There’s a lot going on at the Riu Tikida Palmeraie. Set in 13 acres, this complex has a huge list of sports and entertainment to enjoy. That means pretty much everything, from tennis and the massive pool, to daytime and evening entertainment for young and old alike. Or for that little extra treat, there’s also a top-draw wellness centre for anyone wanting to hit the pause button. Cue all sorts of treatments, facials and muscle-melting massages. The food’s good too, and includes the usual buffet set-up, as well as Moroccan and Italian joints.
Based on 2485 reviews
- Official Rating
Holidays with added luxury
- Highly rated by you
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Kid-friendly Premier Families collection
- Long-haul Premier Luxury collection
- Stylish 4 and 5-star hotels
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals.Snacks. Theme nights twice a week. Optional dining in the Moroccan and Italian restaurants.
Unlimited local and inported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
Sunbeds, parasols and towels are freely available.
Evening entertainment programme
Shows, live music or Riu evening programme available daily.
With various treatments.
Rooms ► View all
Twin room sleeps up to 3. This room comes with a ceiling fan and a mini-fridge. Most also have a seating area with a sofa.
Connecting room sleeps up to 3 adults. This room comes with a ceiling fan and a mini-fridge. Most also have a seating area with a sofa. These rooms must be booked in pairs.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
we went as a group of 4 couples, the guys playing golf 3 times - fantastic hotel !! The food was great, book the moroccan restaurant at least once - very authentic we played at 3 courses - all within 20 minutes taxi drive - great base free shuttle bus into marrakech - you must see the souks, square,snake charmers etc - truly amazing - the atmosphere is nothing like here in uk best tip - have a meal in one of the riads one afternoon - true taste of moroccoMore
Feeding time at the zoo!
We arrived after a stress free journey. Took 4hrs to check in, queue to be told room not ready, come back in 30mins. The queues were that long 30 mins meant just joining the back of the queue. Lots of complaints, check in was a farce. Probably more Thompson's fault that the hotel but it wasn't dealt with well. Room was nice although shower wasn't very good and bath was ridiculously small. I'm 5ft 7 and 11st so not exactly big and I couldn't sit in it with my arms at my side and my knees were almost at 90 degrees, just got out straight away. Not exactly relaxing. Gardens are beautiful with roses in abundance and herbs giving off lovely smells. The bar staff are fine but the drinks are awful. Everything is sicky sweet and pre-mixed. The menu has lots of cocktails but none taste like they have any alcohol in and are pre-mixed. The beer is fine, red wine decent and rose ok. Stay away from white wine it's horrid. Waiting staff at meal time work incredibly hard and deserve a medal as when the dinner bell rings it was like the title suggests. We unfortunately without thinking booked a week during Easter so the hotel was packed with screaming kids making it not exactly the most relaxing week. Blasting music at the pool made it feel like a week in Magaluf at times and the animation team, although they worked hard and tried their best, made it feel like being on the set of Benidorm. The first night they were dressed in 1970's outfits with fake afro's to welcome us to dinner - I mean please when was that ever likely to be classy or indeed funny. It was just a bit cringeworthy and tragic. The wifi is only available in certain areas of the hotel and is patchy at best. Cleaners are excellent and work incredibly hard. Shuttle bus into town is good. Marrakech has to be experienced and there are some bargains to be had when you get used to haggling. I would recommend booking Maison MK which was absolutely stunning and has fabulous views over the city. The food is easily a match for any 2/3star restaurant in the UK. I was otherwise a little underwhelmed by the city. Definitely a culture shock but everyone is out to rip you off and frankly it's dirty/smelly and not the prettiest place the world. There is also a complete contempt for animal welfare which I found a little distressing at times. Food in the hotel was average at best, the Italian restaurant was probably the best, the Moroccan and generic restaurant a little samey and bland not to mention having to battle hordes of large wobbly folks in search of their 3rd helping of pizza and chips! . The deserts were consistently poor. Trip to the Atlas Mountains was good and the guide very knowledgable and professional. Argon oil co-operative was a bit of a rip off having been overcharged by 100 dirhams and it was expensive in the first place. Wouldn't go with Thompsons again and probably not all inclusive unless we were paying three times as much. My advice would be stay at a stunning riad like Maison MK for 3 nights rather than a week at Butlins in the sun. More
thanks to our children
maybe a strange title but for our 50th wedding anniversary in 2011 our children treated us to an absolutely fabulous holiday. we were a little apprehensive when they told us as we are very much beach holiday people BUT!! what a fantastic hotel this is . entertainment to match any we have ever had anywhere beautiful grounds to wander around in perfect peace and seclusion it was surreal to sit in the sun and look at the atlas mountainsnot far from us covered in snow. as for the staff words cannot do justice to the way they looked after us and everyone else for that matter we told the manager that he should be proud of every one of them. we would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to chill out and relax.More
eddie d, Glasgow, United Kingdom
We stayed here early April and cannot recommend this hotel enough.Deputy manager and all staff were brilliant.The room was nice but a little darker than I'm used too,however we had a little bit of garden and all rooms have tables outside.You might also want to take a kettle with you if you need your cuppa the minute you wake up.There is only 2 plug sockets in the room but this wasn't a problem to us.Food was amazing,no complaints huge amount to choose from even for fussy eaters as I am.The animation team are great with the kids at kids club.Kids club is 10-12.30 and 3-5.my 7 year old loved it there and they did lots of things with the kids,it seemed quite structured and I felt totally safe leaving him there.We was confused about tipping before we went but when we got there we tipped as we would at home.It around 12 dirahm to the pound and we left tips dependent on the service but it's not necessary.The staff are so polite and are there to make sure you have a great time.There is a free shuttle to market which I would recommend,a real eye opener but we did feel safe and was advised to ask in a shop if you get lost and don't let the locals lead you off.Towels for the sunbeds are free to use from reception so it's not really necessary to take your own.It was 35 degrees while we were there which was enough for us,reaching to 50 degrees in the summer months.Wifi is available in reception and the main restaurant,which was quite a walk if you just wanted to check emails.Also the towels in the room could do with replacing as they'd seen better days but that's my only complaint.As a family we had the most amazing holiday.The staff who work here are a total credit to the hotel and management.Sorry for waffling on.Happy holidays xMore
r1tracey, Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Excellent - definatley recommend a visit
We visited the Riu Tikida Palmeraie 10/03-17/03/14 and although initially the weather wasn't great we could fault the hotel and the facilities. Spent a quiet week relaxing on the beds around the pool. Although the pool itself was freezing the weather warm up! The staff were friendly and polite, the room was very clean and the food was excellent. Really can't fault it and would definitely recommend others to stay - perhaps try a different time of year to guarantee the weather ;0)More
Things To Do► View all
Other People Viewed
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
Prices displayed in the 'top places to stay' section are the lowest prices available departing within the next 365 days. All offers are subject to very limited availability.
All prices shown are updated once every morning and therefore could change at any time during the day. All prices shown are per person and are based on 2 adults sharing unless otherwise stated. When selecting an offer you will be asked to enter in the number of adults and children travelling, the applicable price will then be displayed based on your chosen party size.
All offers are subject to availability. First Choice reserves the right to withdraw these offers at any time and without notice. For full booking terms and conditions please click here