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Just outside Marrakech is the Riu Tikida Palmeraie, situated in 13 acres of exotic gardens. This fresh, modern hotel has so many facilities that it feels like a village in its own right. The hotel is in the smart Palmeraie district of Marrakech, a 30-minute shuttle bus ride from the Medina. For when you want to venture into the centre, the hotel puts on a complimentary bus service so you don’t need to worry about trying to navigate public transport or spending a fortune on taxis.
Riu Tikida Palmeraie is around 25 minutes from the airport when you travel on your pre-booked coach transfer as part of your holiday package. When you arrive, you’ll be met with breathtaking views of the hotel and you’ll just know that this was the right choice for you. This hotel has also been certified as sustainable according to the Travelife Standard for Hotels & Accommodations (by Travelife for Accommodation).
The buffet restaurant is the star of the show here, it has a smart, inviting dining room which is just waiting to welcome you and your family or friends. The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, on the spot cooking stations, continental breakfast and snacks, and dinner dishes prepared on the spot. There is also a delicious poolside restaurant which offers Continental breakfast, light lunch and Italian cuisine dinner. Please note, a reservation is required for dinner. If you fancy something a little more traditional to the country you’re visiting, why not make a reservation at the hotel’s Moroccan restaurant.
There’s a selection of onsite bars here, which are great spots to grab a drink or two throughout the day or evening. The poolside bar is open throughout the summer to ensure you stay hydrated when relaxing in the sunshine. In the winter, the bar is open weather dependent, but thanks to Morocco’s toasty temperatures throughout the winter months, your chances of an al fresco drink are pretty high!
If you’re hoping for a more authentic Moroccan experience, or want to venture out of the hotel to get a bite to eat, then the centre of Marrakech has a whole host of restaurants to suit whichever cuisine you desire. Head over to tripadvisor to find great recommendations for tried-and-tested spots that customers can’t stop raving about!
Of course, one of the most favoured activities to do on holiday is lounge by the pool. Luckily for holiday makers headed to RIU Tikida Palmeraie, the pool is this hotel’s star turn. It’s supersized to say the least, and marooned in the centre is the bar. Framing the water are stone terraces, lined with loungers and brown parasols. An indoor pool has big, floor-to-ceiling windows with views out to the gardens. There’s a children’s pool outside too, which is 53cm deep, the perfect depth for paddling youngsters.
As well as Riu’s signature fitness and art classes, there are plenty of activities to try your hand at. There’s a multi-sports pitch for football and volleyball, plus a couple of tennis courts. Little ones have a RiuLand kids’ club, with a programme of games and activities. Check out this stellar list of activities and sports:
- Beach volleyball
- Multi-sports pitch
- Riu Fun4All sports and entertainment programme
- Tennis courts
- Water polo
Relaxing At Riu
If your holiday looks like the ultimate relaxing retreat instead of trying your hand at the wide range of sports on offer, then not to worry! The spa has various treatments on offer to indulge and pamper yourself with. Inside there’s a pair of hammams and there’s a menu of facials and muscle-melting massages to try out. There’s also an on-site beauty salon if you’d like to top up on your favourite rituals.
At the end of a long day, the best thing is being able to put your feet up and lay your head in a comfy bed! At Riu Tikida Palmeraie, you can be sure to get a good night’s sleep, and your hotel room is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. You can expect a balcony or terrace in all rooms. There’s twin rooms available which can come with an interconnecting room. Or if you’d like a bit more space, you can opt for a junior suite which comes with a lounge area.
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