All round an excellent hotel.Basic bedroom had large very comfortable bed. Turn down service (with nice attention to detail) and free water every evening. Not great view but I didn't go to a hotel to look out of the window.
We went over the Easter weekend and were really surprised that the hotel was still relatively quiet.
Pool area has large single and double size loungers as welll as shaded "4 posters" as well as double hammocks dotted all over. Beyond that a large grass area with sunken sitting/dining areas to eat or get out of the sun a little and more hammocks in the sun. Down to the private beach area with more single/double loungers.
Service by pool we found excellent (a tip helps but that is universal surely) towels delivered and drinks and food as required. Little tip - find a pool attendant you like, tip him nicely and he will look after you for your stay.
It can get windy there, but that simply serves to take the edge of the heat so still use plenty of lotion. The downside means that the beach isn't such a good idea - although it is clean, not pebbled, and pretty quiet.
3 restaurants (+ poolside snack restaurant) were fine although it being a 5 star hotel were much more expensive than in town - where there is much better food than you might expect,
Spa was very nice, again not cheap but you shouldn't expect cheap in a 5 star,
Nightclub with live band 6 nights a week (you can't hear them anywhere else in hotel) was very quiet but large and very comfortable.
One minor problem was sorted out quickly and with a nice gesture of apology. Couldn't ask for more.
They DO take a credit card imprint when you arrive but you don't have to use that card to pay your bill at the end - of there is one.
I suspect you can arrange to pay as you go otherwise.
Small taxi into town about 5 minutes but you MUST agree a price as you get in or you will get ripped off. Don't be afraid to say no if prce too high.
Oh and don't be precious about taxis - think dodgems but with less comfort. Nervous drivers should walk.
Lovely hotel - a walk all along the (very clean) beach promenade into town showed us that this seemed to be the most luxurious all along the front.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Right along the ocean's sandy beach, in the lush Palm Bay, Sofitel Agadir is a genuine treasure, an oasis of peace and luxury just 10 minutes from downtown and 25 km from the international airport. This spectacular 5-star hotel combines refined, contemporary elements with exotic Kasbah-style architecture. The wrought iron accents compliment the colorful fabrics and elegant fountains throughout. Year-round sun and impeccable service add to the pleasures of water sports, golf and tennis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Hotel Agadir
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