Riu Tikida Garden, Marakesh Morocco
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A pleasant off centre choice with spacious grounds which would make a relaxed, well organised base for those not wanting to stay in the heart of the city. Popular with British holidaymakers, many of whom stay onsite for the whole day, making use of the sizeable pool and attractive gardens.
Conference facilities accommodate up to 400 delegates, but there appears to be adequate space for all.
An attractive beige coloured, irregularly shaped building with a wide, impressive entrance, approached down a gradual set of steps. All accommodation, spread over 4 buildings, comes with a spacious, shaded balcony, many of which overlook the pool and gardens.
A central pepper pot style roof over the central communal area adds a little sophistication, as do the neat canopies and bay windows above the entrance area.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms
Built Year: 1990
Enormous lobby with its domed ceiling, chandelier and fountain is the focal point of the interior, creating an impressive, stylish welcome. A rather formal looking reception desk is located at one end.
Vast restaurant is impersonal and a little regimental in its table layout, but there are pleasant views over the gardens from one side. A Moroccan restaurant is more intimate and a themed restaurant is located in an Orangery setting. Comfortable, spacious lounge bar often has live entertainment.
Flat, well appointed pool area is lined with comfortable sunloungers and accompanying parasols. Seven hectares of grounds feature lush vegetation, pleasant shrub lines paths for strolling and numerous olive, palm, jacaranda and orange trees.
Sports lovers can choose between badminton, tennis, volleyball and archery facilities and there is a well equipped spa with a wide variety of treatments.
Pool side bar is available for drinks and lunches as well as occasional poolside buffets.
Area Type: On the edge of the Palmeraie area, in a small hamlet with a few shops and local amenities within 200m of the entrance. There is very little in the immediate vicinity of interest to the tourist although a courtesy bus is provided for travel to and from the Medina, 6km away. Taxis wait outside the entrance and local residents provide occasional horse and camel riding facilities. Palmeraie golf course is 3km to the north.
Map Ref: 59
- All Inclusive
- All inclusive available
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Rectangular (27 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (12 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- TV (English language)