Cocooned in lush gardens, the ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie is a quiet retreat just 30 minutes’ drive from Marrakech’s medina.
There’s a lot going on at the Riu Tikida Palmeraie. Spread across 13 acres, this complex lines up a trio of restaurants, tons of sports and activities, and a monster-sized swimming pool.
The hotel is set in the posh Palmeraie district of Marrakech, 30 minutes’ shuttle bus ride from the medina. Bedrooms are nice and big, and mix modern décor with authentic Moroccan touches.
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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 imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The large angular outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace with sunbeds and parasol aligning its edge.
Evening entertainment programme
Shows, live music or Riu evening programme are available daily.
The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, on the spot cooking stations, continental breakfast and snacks, and dinner dishes prepared on the spot.
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Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace
Your junior suite will come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra room outdoors. The suite includes a lounge area, ceiling fan, TV, twin beds and an extra bed in the bedroom. The junior suites have a luxe feel about them thanks to rich earth tones and a dark coloured rugs.
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These spacious contemporary twin rooms come with either a balcony or terrace. The rooms come with a ceiling fan, TV and an extra bed in the bedroom.
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Just returned from a week in the sun with a friend in Marrakech and this hotel was fantastic. We booked through thomson and paid just above £450 per person all inclusive and due to the flights being late at night this meant we had a full 7 days here. Staff: Absolutely fantastic, they speak a number of different languages including english, french and arabic which makes it easy to be understood. Rooms: very spacious, always clean and standard - TV's don't work in all the rooms for the music channel when getting ready in the evenings but this isn't a huge problem. There are safe's provided in every room without any charge for the whole time you are there, I would recommend using them as you don't want to risk. There was a discussion between other guests as one had APPARENTLY had money taken in the sum of £100 however this wasn't in the safe. Food: Breakfast: this is ok but not the best, the is a variety of pastries and eggs etc however not much fruit overall. Lunch: much better than breakfast, large variety of dishes ranging from panini's to traditional tagines. Dinner: we only ate in the main restaurant on the first night and last because we didn't have chance to book in to the other restaurants but the food was still good with a huge variety ranging from fish to meat and even curry on some evenings. The Italian restaurant was delicious some great interpreted dishes and the Moroccon restaurant we were extremely happy with the meat was all cooked perfectly! I would definitely recommend booking in to these to experience some different areas. The pool was always clean and kept tidy and the staff such as towel guys etc were always around should you need anything. **TIP** everyone seems to go crazy on holiday and get sunbeds at 5:30am!! you can tip the pool boys and they will get your beds for you or if you want a good bed pop down there between 7-8 and you will get one. Evening entertainment: unfortunately this was not as good as some of the other Riu's I have been to and I just "didn't understand" the acts so we decided after half an hour of watching something that wasn't even good we went to the pool bar where we sat and enjoyed an acoustic guitarist and singer and they were incredible definitely recommend sitting here - **TIP** bars stop serving around 11/12ish but if you go and ask for 5/6/7/8 more drinks they will give it to you and you can sit there until your ready to go to bed **BE CAREFUL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE HOTEL** We went as just two friends and thought we would have one photo, we ended up having a couples photoshoot to which the guy tried to force us into buying these pictures even though we said instantly before taking any pictures we do not want to buy any. After having to put our foot down one evening he became rude and ignored us any time he saw us.- they were good pictures but only if your in a couple. Trips: we visited the waterfalls through Thomson, great experience and thoroughly enjoyed it - quite abit of time was spent on the coaches however this is expected due to them being quite far away - please bare in mind you have to climb down 600 steps and back up those 600 steps, fine for us but for others not great with outdoor exercise they did struggle - especially in the heat. Fantasia by night!! - the best thing you could do on your holiday, they only offer this on a Wednesday and Saturday night but you arrive to belly dancers, morrocon music, locals etc. Eat local food (amazing as per ) and then on to the show which is horse racing (moroccon style) guns being shot in the sky, belly dancing, horse stunts etc. - would definitely recommend. Camels - always great to do a camel or similar trip as it breaks up a day, it was good for the first 20 minutes but after that you are only being walked through desert type land nothing to see which is a shame because you get to dress in their moroccon outfits, have some great pics and then its let down a little as it becomes boring. Shop in hotel: very good, cheap aswell - shut on sundays though, sell the standard hotel bits. Going out and about: We didn't due to being two young ladies and didn't want to feel unsafe, we heard a mixture of reviews from other guests some hated it and felt horribly unsafe but others that were with men said they were fine. two girls we met went to a club one evening and one had her phone stolen and the other got into a fight with the locals about groping her. However this can happen anywhere but we preferred not to put ourselves through this as we were on holiday and didn't want it ruined. Would highly recommend this hotel as the staff were just fantastic and the hotel was perfect to just sit and relax - and drink mojitos.More
Wonderful week of relaxation and sunshine
This is the best all inclusive hotel we have stayed in and our first experience of Morroco. The hotel was spotless, both communal areas and our room. We stayed in a standard room which was huge and would easily accommodate 3 adults. There are 3 restaurants, the main buffet which served a good range of food and as we ate about 20:00 was not too busy. There is also an Italian and Morrocan restaurant, again both buffet service, but smaller so feel more like a proper restaurant experience and you just pre book in reception, again there was plenty of choices. The pool is huge and we did not have problems getting a sunbed, we were usually up about 07:30 and at that time there was plenty of choice. The only beds which seemed to be booked early were those on the front edge of the pool. The pool boys were always helpful and a small tip goes a long way! The Riu Fun entertainment staff were great, special mention must be made about Nozzy who made aqua gym such fun. They work tirelessly to make sure the guests are having a great time but if you do not want to join in they just have a chat and respect you are just enjoying the sunshine. Quite a few people we met had stayed at the hotel before and we would have no hesitation in returning. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, and the facilities great ( we did not use the gym, spa or indoor pool). It would be easy to just stay in the hotel but the hotel shuttle bus takes you right to the main square in Marrakech and the Medina and square should not be missed and visit both during day and night for 2 different experiences. This is a wonderful hotel and we will be looking to try other Riu hotels. More
Pleasant week in the African sun
Just returned from the Riu Tikida Palmeraie with my wife and son age 21. We all had a very enjoyable week at this hotel. In spite of previous mixed reviews there are far more positives then negatives and for anybody seeking a relaxing, pool-based break in the sun, this is a very good option if you can book for a reasonable price. To keep the review brief, I have listed main elements and have rated as follows: General: Excellent- Customer care and service, Hotel Grounds,Transfer time from airport (30 min) Good- Check in time, Wi-fi, OK- Air-con in reception/bars, pool towel service Not so good- Queue at passport control at arrival airport. Filling out of forms etc. Rooms: Excellent-Free safe, bed 'art', Good- Room size, Bed comfort, Daily bottle of water provided, Hanging space, Fridge in room (very small though) OK- Room fittings, air con (quite but not very effective-see tip below) Bath & shower, Hairdryer. TV Not so good- No tea/coffee making facility, no drawer space. Room a bit dark and light switches were a little confusing. Hotel Facilities: Excellent - Beautiful Grounds Good- Pool area and daytime activities, Reception staff, Bar area, the Gym and indoor pool OK- Evening Entertainment, Pool Towel service Not so good- Number and condition of sunbeds and lack of shady areas. the hotel ATM (couldn't get it to work) Food and Drink Good- Restaurant food in general, Morning coffee in pots, Moroccan Restaurant and (surprisingly) the Red and White wine. OK - spirits and beer quality (although some cocktails better than others) The Italian Restaurant There are a lot of previous comments on food quality. We found the food to be of a fairly good standard overall although you may find a little repetitive if staying for 2 weeks. The quality of beer/spirits was generally ok. Travel tips - Do take time to visit the city centre and the Medina/Souks. I can recommend the 'Moroccan Evening trip' and the horse drawn carriages which was quite an experience. Try and keep aircon on in the room to keep a reasonable temperature (need a card to do so) If you need local currency change GBP in small amounts at reception for tips/taxis etc. You will have to change any 'unspent' currency at the airport and there may be quite a queue. The sunbed issue means that the best shady spots are reserved by 7.30 am. However the pool staff may be able to help (but be prepared to tip) Take a pen with you - there are travel forms to complete at the arrival airport-one required for each member of party. You also need to complete a similar form when you leave. In summary this is a good value option for a pool based break and would recommend for adults of all ages. Perhaps not so much to do for school age children. All the Hotel personnel are polite and cheerful and cannot do enough for you. I had the misfortune to fall and hurt my knee and the staff could not have been kinder and made sure I was OK. Thank you all for a great week.More
We booked this hotel due to recommendations and it did not disappoint! Food was lovely, customer service was excellent and could not have asked for more! Caters well for different age groups including children! The pool was lovely and being all inclusive, the service was excellent. Although, this was our first time travelling to Morocco (to experience the culture) I would not travel to Morocco again. Having being to places like Thailand, Morocco is by far the worst place I have travelled in relation to culture and such. I would not recommend leaving the hotel (except for excursions) as it really is not safe. Apart from the hotel and the facilities therein, there is not much else to do, especially not for children. If you're looking for a chilled out break and not one for leaving the hotel, book! The hotel is amazing. If you like travelling like me, book elsewhere!More
great hotel at great value
stayed for two weeks from end of august 2017. did not have high expectations as it was a fairly cheap break and some of the reviews on here were a bit disparaging. needn't have worried as it was a really enjoyable two weeks in a clean and well maintained hotel which has really friendly and helpful staff from housekeeping to barstaff, waiters to reception; everyone was polite, professional and helpful. it is true that you need to be sharp down in the morning to get a sun lounger and some of the loungers are broken but other comments on here about the food are wrong. The food was excellent, always fresh and hot and plentiful in variety. We never had a bad meal in two weeks. Ate twice in the Moroccan restaurant and it was good also. Didn't use the Italian so cannot comment really useful free shuttle bus into the madness that is the city and its well worth heading in and seeing the sites. Met one of the new managers who has just moved here from another hotel and he was a lovely gent who is keen to make improvements where they are needed. Special thanks to the two Jamals ( main restaurant and pool bar) who went above and beyond - really great customer service. first time in marrakesh and it wont be our last. highly recomended.More
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