Cocooned in lush gardens, the ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie is a quiet retreat just 15 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, 15 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.
Facilities► View all
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 including wholemeal products and on the spot cooking stations and continental breakfast and snacks, and dinner dishes prepared on the spot.
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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, air-conditioning, TV and an extra bed in the bedroom.
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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews Show more reviews »
So me and my partner came here on holiday during September, we arrived in the hotel at roughly 1 am, the resturant was kept open for us to grab a bite to eat before settling in, the food wasn't labelled for we had no idea what was what and just planted a seed of doubt straight away, food was mank. The room as alright, felt like a 20 minute walk from the rest of the hotel but it was nice, though we did have 2 single beds pushed together, so that's a bit of a cop out. Next morning we had breakfast, which was the same every single morning, so lived off dippy egg and toast. The pool area was always nice, always easy to find a sun lounger. The pool was absolutely freezing, it took me most of the week to get chest deep in the pool, though once you're in, it's not too bad. The sun is very hot even at the end of September, it was still 30+ degrees! We didn't do any excursions as they was rather expensive, we did go into Marrakech New Town and visited a resturant called Loft, beautiful food, we then went to 'the tallest bar in Marrakech' Sky Bar, meant to be an amazing view for sunset, if you stand on the chairs and can see over the wall; cocktail was lovely here. Have to make sure you're appropriately dressed here though. Food either got better throughout the week, or we just adapted to whatever we was eating, which was normally chips and some sort of saucy meat. Italian resturant in the resort isn't worth eating in, don't bother, its crap. The Moroccan one was better, if you're willing to try lots of different things, we only ate in here once though. The staff were amazing, very helpful, spoke to you around the pool, got you drinks, entertained all ages! Evening entertainment took ages to start, normally came on about 10 in the evening, it was so weird it made it funny! Alcoholic drinks weren't great, my boyfriend drank beer all week so that was fine, but they only stock things like; gin, vodka, rum, and then cocktails, which were basic. Overall, I probably won't return, for the fact it was so boring, it was nice to chill out and not worry about doing anything, but doing nothing is boring! More
We were a little apprehensive as some the reviews posted before our departure weren't entirely favourable, however we're having an amazing stay and are yet to experience any of the negative points mentioned in other reviews. Rooms: We're staying in a standard room on the west side of the hotel grounds (room 1126). The rooms are very spacious, cleaned everyday and in good condition. The room is one of the largest 'standard' room we've stayed in and has A/C with a silent ceiling fan, comfy beds, sofa, shower/bath, fridge. The only issue we had was getting hot water from the shower during the first morning, we mentioned this to reception and it was fixed within 30 minutes. There's also a safe and bottled water is restocked each day, both of which are at no extra cost. Food: There are 3 separate restaurant areas. There's the main food hall which is used for breakfast and dinner, another smaller restaurant which is used for lunch and the 'Italian' restaurant. Finally there's the 'Moroccan' restaurant. The food is lovely at each and there's a large selection which should satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. The food is cooked well, fresh and is of high quality. You can also eat at the Moroccan and Italian restaurants as many times as you like during your stay, you may just have to reserve your place a few days in advance. Staff: Brilliant across the board, the staff couldn't do enough for you and are always smiling. You never feel like they don't want you there and you get a feeling that they themselves get satisfaction out of the service they provide. Even the RIU activities team were far more chilled than other places and were very good at gauging if you wanted to partake in any activities. We've discovered that if you make the effort to learn a few Arabic phrases this will goes far and amounts to some funny exchanges. Hotel/Grounds: Very large spacious complex with beautiful and well kept gardens, there's a few ponds with wildlife and there are always birds flying around. It's a really relaxing environment with various walkways allowing you to explore. The hotel grounds are very quiet overall, depending on where your room is you may be able to hear the music from the pool/entertainment area but this normally quietens down around 11pm so it shouldn't be a problem even if you are located close to these. There are multiple areas where you can relax, either outside or inside. The pool is massive, cleaned every evening and we didn't have to fight for a sunbed (although some people still do reserve their sunbeds early!). There is also free Wi-Fi available which can be accessed from around the hotel lobby area and pool, the bandwidth obviously depends on how many people are connected but I've had speeds of up to 100MB/s so it's speedy when not overloaded. Additional Info: Clean pool towels are available to change whenever you like. You can change your currency at reception, they can help with booking excursions and there's an ATM in reception. There's also an inside pool, a gym area, tennis courts, football/basketball, volleyball and a kids area. There's also a free coach service that can take you into the heart of Marrakech. Summary: An excellent hotel with outstanding staff, clean and safe environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended and wouldn't hesitate to go back, something we're already considering and we're still here on our 1st stay.More
Not the type of hotel I was sold !!
Hotel was clean and the staff were friendly but we were very disappointed to say the least when we woke on on our first morning. The Thompson staff sold us this holiday stating 'it was a big hotel but as it is so big there will be no issues with sunbeds and crowds etc'. What a untruth !! It was our idea of hell - it felt like we had booked an 18- 30 holiday during the day with the load music and the number of people squashed around the pool and a Butlins holiday camp on an evening with all the children. Due the vicinity of the hotel, there was nowhere to escape to other than booking trips away (which we did) and I have to say the staff were amazing at helping us do this. But on the whole, it's a really busy hotel (more like a posh prison perhaps?) and unless you like a rowdy holiday camp type of holiday - stay well clear !!More
Nicola M, 186411
What a hotel
My third time at this hotel That in its own talk volumes it's a very relaxed 4 star hotel but I think the 4 stars under rates this hotel because The staff the entertainment the food and bedrooms are all 7 star I can not believe anyone would slat this hotel but if they do they have been to a different hotel to me I so look forward to coming back I hope in the very near futureMore
barry m, 186342
Superb holiday - great staff
The hotel is only a twenty minute taxi transfer from the airport. A super quick easy check in with the receptionist who gave me a welcome drink and plenty of info about the hotel. Then I got a friendly lift from the porter in a golf cart to my room. I had a spacious room with a view of the pool and a nice friendly cleaner who made sure all the toiletries were replenished daily who also made some clever towel art. Pool area was huge with friendly bar staff and two bars with plenty of drinks to choose from and refreshing ice cold beer! Food was excellent with a great choice - make sure you wander round first and maybe have a chat with the chefs who will be proud to explain their traditional cuisine. Main bar was nice and chilled out - make sure you try the Mojitos with plenty of white rum and fresh mint! Entertainment team was great fun and came around to get you to join in the activities - but they also left you alone if you just wanted to relax. It makes all the difference to have a friendly chat with the staff and a please and thank you go a long way with them. I did tip here and there but only because I wanted to not because I felt I had to - which was always received with appreciation and a smile. Overall I had a blast so am going back in November - see you all then!More
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