Riu Tikida Garden
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... his nose up at my 40 dirham cents. Looked as menacing as a skinny 16 year old can be bless him. Fooded in the square on some heavy gravied tagline and bits, all for about 7 pounds each? Word of warning, free refills of that amazing sweet mint tea will give you diabetes...or at least a buzz that will last a good length of time!! It's not 1:43am been a busy boy! ...
... do one without the other. After a few hours of walking aimlessly, happy that if you had to get lost anywhere, the streets of Marrakech were by far the most entertaining. Of course we had found retreat at one point for an off the beaten track lunch (Tajine with figs and a yoghurt desert that put every other yoghurt in the world to shame) we did finally reach the square. The walk from there was easy.
It was back to the rooftop terrace for some ...
... a palace that has been turned into a museum. True to Moroccan style it wasn’t much but high walls on the outside but once inside the courtyards and details inside the rooms were very impressive. It had a selection of doors, jewellery, pottery, carpet, weapons and woodwork. Later in the afternoon we had a bit of rain (was quite surprising actually!) but it cooled the weather down a bit which I appreciated. When it stopped ...
... all that different from any other third world country where everyone is poor. If you know certain things going into it... It's easier to deal with. We knew we'd get hassled for money just for watching the snake charmers... Ok. Fine, it was a must see. We knew we'd get hassled for henna and totally avoided the scam of them giving me a "free sample" on the hand. We knew we'd get asked for it at every souk stall we passed. But honestly, when we said "no thanks", smiled and wished them ...
... discuss my room change; we wonder if the travel insurance people have said something or maybe they have a patient who requested a suite. I feel a bit unsettled. Never mind, tomorrow, I will be out. Bruce heads out with plans to explore the medina, looking forward to setting his own agenda. Ahmed texts that he has asked for an appt with doctor at 8.30, not yet confirmed. I text Bruce. Time ticks by slowly. Eventually, it is time for bed. My last wake up injection at ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Riu Tikida Garden Marrakech
Wonderful food and attentive staff
Our family stayed here for 10 days in August 06.
We found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The accomodation was clean and comfortable.
The pool never got too crowded although occasionally there was a shortage of sunbeds.
There was a good selection of food(we were half board)& we looked forward to the suppers.
A few things could have been improved upon-
there were only 4 return trips into Marrakesh each day on the minibus.
there was no evening entertainment to speak of, despite advertising a' cabaret'.
the only bar snacks available were either a full 3 course meal or chips &something (we would have liked to had a choice of sandwiches, pannini etc.)
We would definitly book into this hotel again.
We stayed at the Tikida Gardens in June 2006, 7 nts. We are both in our mid-30s.
Ich buchte einen Twin Center Urlaub (organisiert von Thomson Holidays in Großbritannien) zusammen mit einem Freund. Von Anfang an ausgezeichnete Organisation. Wir verbrachten vier Tage im Hotel Agadir Beach Club, ein ausgezeichnetes Hotel, wunderbarer Service und sehr große und saubere Zimmer. Alle Restaurants servierten exzellentes Essen. Dann wurden wir nach Marrakesch gefahren, Die Reise mit dem Bus dauert 3 1/2 Tage aber die Landschaft ist spektakulär mit Blick auf das schneebedeckte Atlasgebirge auf der einen Seite und Palmen auf der anderen Seite. Bei der Ankunft im Hotel wurden wir vom Personal an der Rezeption eher gleichgültig begrüßt. Das Zimmer war fantastisch, sehr sauber, geräumig und man hatte einen wunderbaren Blick auf die wunderschönen Gärten. Der Service im Hauptrestaurant war im allgemeinen extrem schlecht, die Kellner unterhielten sich miteinander und kümmerten sich nicht um die Gäste, als wir dann aber deren Aufmerksamkeit hatten waren sie sehr freundlich. Das war solch ein Unterschied zum Speisesaal des Hotels Agadir Beach Club wo alles super organisiert ware. Das Personal an der Rezeption des Tikida Gardenswar unfreundlich und nicht hilfsbereit. Mit dem kleinen Minibus kam man kostenlos ins Zentrum von Marrakesch ...
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Sind gerade von einem einwöchigen Aufenthalt im Tikida Gardens zurück gekehrt und hatten eine tolle Zeit. Alles war ansprechend und sauber, vom wunderschönen Foyer, den reizenden Gärten bis hin zu den angenehmen Zimmern. Es war reizend, dem englisch sprechenden Volke zu entkommen. Die französische Atmosphäre spiegelt sich in der Küche wieder. Das Personal war freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Internet funktionierte zwar nicht immer, aber alle anderen Anlagen waren sauber und funktionierten. Der Shuttle Bus und die Taxen waren günstig und so kamen wir leicht in die Stadt.
I stayed at Tikida for a week in May and was impressed with the quality of the peaceful, air-conditioned room and its view, the friendly staff, the massive clean pool and lush, well-maintained gardens. The Hotel is a short cab ride from town, but this came as a welcome relief from the madness of central Marrakesh! Taxis into town are cheap, and usually the driver will happily guide you around the sights saving you hours of frustrating wandering in the town's complicated streets. The drains in the bathroom are a bit smelly, but have a good water pressure and are kept very clean. The food is plentiful and well prepared, but lacks variety. The entertainment in the bar is quite kitschand resereved, but head into town for excitement. Overall we had a great time and Tikida is a peaceful, clean oasis, but head elsewhere for the nightlife.
Enchanted by this hotel
We have just returned from a week at the Tikida Gardens and we had a fabuous time. From the beautiful foyer, the lovely gardens and the pleasant bedroom all surroundings were attractive and clean. It was lovely to be away from English speakers and the French atmosphere was reflected in the cuisine.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Although internet did not work for the whole week, all other facilities were clean and operational. The shuttle bus and taxi services were cheap enabling easy access to the town.
i(34) stayed at this hotel with my sister in law(29) for a winter sun break,i was truely humbled by how hard all the staff worked (on very very poor pay)to make sure we had a fab time (both of us very well travelled 55 countries between us,so not easily impressed!).The gift shop staff charged my mobile phone nightly,the sport mannager bought me a cocktail for trying archery & hitting the board!& the waiting staff offered to take us into town for a drink with their mates!im a vegetarian ,food was great for both of us,so much so people we met on day trips ate at our hotel instead of their own as the food was so much better!ive stayed in 5* hotels that wer'nt as clean or friendly or well situated as this hotel,we went over valentines day the hotel was FULL of roses even petals floating in the fountains,beautiful place!
This is a pleasantly designed hotel with decent buildings and a lovely garden. It's in the Palmeraie which is a 15-20 minute cab ride from anything you'd want to see, and the only taxis which wait near the hotel are the overpriced "grand taxis".
Together with a friend I took a twin centre holiday organised by Thomson Holidays from the UK.Excellent organisation from the start.We spent 4 nights at the Hotel Agadir Beach club, an excellent hotel, wonderful service and big spacious and extremely clean room.All restaurants serving excellent food..We then transferred to Marrakech which is a 3 and a half hour journey by coach but the scenery during the ride was spectacular with the snow capped Atlas Mountains on one side and Palm trees on the other.:On arrival at the hotel we were greeted rather indifferently by the reception staff .The room was fantastic, very clean, spacious and a beautiful view overlooking the wonderful gardens. Service in the main restaurent in general extremely poor with the waiters spending more time talking to each other than attending to the diners , although when we did manage to catch their attention they were extremely friendly.This was such a change coming from hotel Agadir Beach club where the dining room was superbly controlled .Reception staff were rude and unhelpful in Tikida Gardens. Small minibus provides a free shuttle servie to Marrakesh centre...
Marrakech in December
We had a great week at the Tikida Garden. While the hotel was fairly empty, being December, the service could not be faulted, the rooms were excellent and the gardens were beautifully maintained. The cold restaurant food, starters and sweets, was delicious, as were the breakfasts, but the hot buffet food was not particulary exciting. There is a large indoor pool kept at 28 degrees C which was a pleasure to swim in, and we had 8 days of wall to wall sunshine. For those so inclined, there is "music" in the bar, and a night club, neither of which we could hear in our room. Thoroughly reommend this hotel, which is to a true four star standard.