I stayed in Argana for a week, last week and it just keeps getting better.
As you walk to the entrance you can see and hear the new editions that welcome you to this great hotel. There's a new fountain/waterfall coming down the wall that plays music as it welcomes you on the walk to the hotel entrance. The lawn and gardens at the front have been decorated magnificently and really highlight the area as you walk by.
The reception seating area has had a make over and is great to sit and have a chat while waiting to go out or when catching up with other guests.
The bar had been recently modernised and they have now extended this out to the lounge area where they have introduced fantastic long Moroccan style sofas & cushions and added some TV’s where you can watch the sports if you so wish. On the outside bar terrace they have upgraded and replaced the plastic tables and chairs with more modern and comfortable furniture. Unfortunately it was too cold to sit out in the evenings but they really looked appealing.
I noticed a number of new murals painted on the walls around the hotel and although they may not be to everybody's taste, they really do add a splash of colour around the place.
The work and upgrading around the pool area is continuing and it will really add to the features of this hotel. The snack bar food is quite nice, very reasonably priced and it's nice to just sit outside and relax by the pool when the weather allows. You can also eat from the barbecue near the shisha tent if you prefer but I didn't make time on this trip. It was quiet this time of the year but it was still great to sit or lay around the poolside, especially if you get to use one of the fantastic double bed, four poster sun loungers (not sure what to call them, lol).
As I'm a regular to the hotel I tend to stick with what I like so I would have emailed the hotel in advance of my stay and booked the same room as before as it has great views over the pool with excellent sea views and a fantastic queen size bed (I'm not saying which room as I want it to myself, lol). I will say it is on the 4th floor and like most of the rooms up there, the views are great. So, my tip for you all is to email the hotel in advance of your stay and make your request as they are always very helpful in trying to please you.
Unfortunately the nightclub/cabaret only opened on the night that I was leaving but I did have the opportunity to visit it during the day and witness the transformation from my previous visits. Maybe next time I will get to sample the atmosphere in full flow.
Once again, I have to say it is the staff that put the icing on the cake when it comes to this hotel. From the time I first contacted them in relation to my stay until I was leaving again, every member of staff made me feel so warm as the welcomed me back again. I won't mention everyone as it would take me forever but from start to finish I felt so respected and appreciated as a guest.
While again I will say that this hotel is not a 5 star hotel it is in no way a budget hotel. If you want 5 stars then you can and will pay for that luxury. With the Argana you get a very authentic Moroccan style hotel that has been and is continuing to be upgraded with a sense of pride from the owners and staff members alike. The facilities and service in this hotel is second to none in my opinion and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone or to return to it again. I have always enjoyed my stay in Argana which is why I have returned so many times over the years. A big thank you to all concerned and keep up the good work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in a typical Moroccan style and situated in sumptuous tropical gardens, Hotel Argana strives to offer you an unforgettable stay in one of the most beautiful bays in the world where rest, relaxation and well-being will be waiting for you. Recently renovated and conveniently located 300 meters from the beach and 500 meters from the city centre, the Argana is there to delight all tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Argana Hotel Agadir