Arrived late evening at Riad Villa Blanche to a warm welcome from Khalil, a pleasant English speaking young man.My suite was excellent,nicely furnished ,spacious with large balcony.Come the morning I discovered that the hotel was nowhere near any beach,yes you could view the sea in the distance but getting to the beach involved either a very long walk or ten minute taxi ride.The hotel is in a residental area and there are no other restaurants,bars within walking distance.I have a walking disability and my choice of hotel was taken on the information shown on various web sites,so you imagine my annoyance.It is totally unaceptable for any site to give such misleading information regarding a hotels location.Riad Villa Blanche own web site says the hotel is situated a few metres from Agadirs magnificent sandy beach.This is just a shameful lie.When I mentioned this to the managers,it was suggested that this 'error' was a French thing,and that they didn't seem to mind.There was no apology or suggestion of room rate reduction.Surely the cost of accomodation is partly reflected in the location?The Villa Blanche is expensive and I consider this 'error' is just a cover up for a good old fashioned con.So back to the hotel.It is certainly very nice and has good facilities,the staff are friendly and helpful,but be warned there is very little English spoken and that can be a real barrier.Ordering a breakfast can be a challenge and at just about £12.00 for whatever you have,you need to get it right.It was just not possible to get English breakfast tea or hot toast.Obviously no proper cooked breakfast! They just did not understand.The restaurant is very French,a limited menu and again very expensive.In the evenings the hotel is lit by hundreds of small candles,which is all very romantic and pretty,however not very practical as in the bar and restaurant it was almost impossible to read menus or see what you were eating.Combined with allowing smoking almost everywhere I might suggest a bit of a fire risk!So to sum up,a nice hotel,friendy helpful staff,dreadful location and expensive,and very French.Agadir is ok and when you do find the beach,thats not bad either.Will not go back there and would not reccommend.Thats all folks,Shaun Blake.
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