This hotel looks like a little village, with annexes sprinkled around 13 acres of gardens. It’s in the smart Palmeraie district of Marrakech, a 30-minute shuttle bus ride from the medina.
Rooms fuse modern style with authentic Moroccan touches like inlaid wooden tables. Food-wise, there’s a handful of restaurants to choose from, while outside a huge pool takes centre stage.
The pool is this hotel’s star turn. It’s supersized to say the least, and marooned in the centre is a pink-domed bar. Framing the pool 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.
FOOD & DRINK
Along with a smart buffet dining room, there’s a poolside eatery serving up light lunches and Italian cuisine for dinner, and an atmospheric Moroccan restaurant with a menu of lamb and tagines.
The buffet restaurant features on-the-spot cooking stations, and twice a week there’s a themed spread.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
As well as Riu’s signature fitness and art classes, there are plenty of sports to try here. There’s a multi-sports pitch for mini-football and volleyball, and a couple of tennis courts.
Little ones have a RiuLand kids’ club, with a programme of games and activities.
Shows and live music kick off after dark, and there are also a couple of late-night bars.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Inside, you’ll find a small gym and wellness centre. There’s a hammam and the wellness centre does a nice line in massages.
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.
• 6km from Marrakech's old quarter • 13km to the airport • Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus into the centre of Marrakech
No of Pools
No of Kids' Pools
No of Restaurants
No of Bars
Along with the standard All Inclusive package, you'll be treated to these benefits:
- Beach volleyball
- Tennis courts
- Moroccan cuisine
- Themed buffets
- Italian evening meals
• Kids' pool • Playground • Daily entertainment programme at the RiuLand kids' club with clubs for 4-7 & 8-12yrs