We stayed at the Kenzi Europa for 2 weeks at the beginning of July. The hotel is right in the centre of Agadir, less than 5 minutes from the beach & only a 35 minute transfer from the airport. There is a small zoo about 100 yards the hotel & it is useful to use it as a route to Uniprix to avoid the hawkers trying to take you to shops where they’ll no doubt be paid commission.
The majority of guests in the hotel were either French or eastern European. British guests were very much in the minority.
Our room was lovely, overlooking the pool & the sea. The bathroom was large & the beds comfortable. The room was kept spotlessly clean by the maid, who was a very friendly.
The restaurant, particularly during our second week, was crowded & some of the staff were slow at clearing the tables. Likewise, when it came to ordering drinks, they did not bring them very quickly. The food was adequate, but at times, the dishes were not replenished for some time. At breakfast fresh orange juice was available, but due to the number of people, this sometimes meant queing for10 minutes. It would have been far better if they’d had 2 people squeezing the oranges to keep the queue moving. There was a BBQ at lunchtime, but again, they couldn’t cope with the number of people & could have done with a larger cooking area. The last few nights we ate out at very reasonable prices. It is best to turn left along the promenade, as there are some lovely restaurants.
The pool area & grounds were kept neat & tidy & the pool attendants were quick to bring sun umbrellas if you asked from them. During the second week, there weren't enough sunbeds, even though more were brought out. To our great amusement, people were reserving beds the night before & on our last couple of days all but a couple of beds had been reserved by 8am. The pool area was very crowded & it was hard to find a quiet spot. From around 10 in the morning until around 5.30, music is played, but it was so loud that it was very intrusive.
There weren't enough tables in the bar, either in or outside, & be warned, smoking is permitted in the bar area, so it could be rather unpleasant. The bar staff were very good at ignoring you.
The evening entertainment is in the reception area, so if arriving during the evening, you walk straight into it. The staff try very hard to keep everyone entertained & on the whole seemed to provide something for everyone.
Wifi was available in the reception area, but it was very hit & miss as to whether it worked. The hotel could probably invest in a higher grade provider.
A trip to the Souk is an experience, it is very busy, but interesting. There are a number of souvenir shops selling ceramics, carpets & leather goods. None were particularly cheap even when you haggled the price. We found the same in the souk opposite the hotel. If you’re looking for souvenirs, Uniprix has fixed prices & a good selection.
The holiday itself was cheap, but even so, were we to return to Morocco, we would not stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- Kenzi Europa Agadir
- Kenzi Europa Hotel Agadir