Just returned from a week in Agadir. We were looking for a good value all inclusive break in a sunny climate and that's exactly what it was. The hotel was great. Large reception with welcoming, friendly staff. The rooms were large, spacious and clean. And the pool area was great.
The only down side was the bed reserving round the pool. I've never stayed in a hotel with such competitive bed reserving in all my life. I woke up early at 8am on the first day hoping to reserve a nice cabana style bed, only to find they were all taken. For the rest of the holiday, I has to set my alarm for 5.55am just to get a decent spot. I heard a rumour that if you paid the pool staff a few dirhams, the would reserve a good one for you early in the morning, but I don't know how true that was.
The service in the hotel was good, but goes without saying, if you look after the staff...(I.e. Tip well on the first day) they will look after you.
The food in the restaurants was good. Good variety and with a different theme every night. Italian, Moroccan, Chinese etc.
The entertainment is the hotel was dire but taxis are very cheap (£3) to go to the marina where there are a few trendy bars if you want an alternative.
We went on one excursion - the day trip to Marrakech. It was great to see a different part of Morocco, but be warned - it's not for the faint hearted. There was A LOT of walking through many baking, snaking, tight busy streets. Many of the older people in our struggled to keep up especially in the intense heat. (42 degrees)
It was a stark contrast to the temperature in Agadir which was actually fairly cold in the evening. Definitely pack a few jumpers and cardigans, because at night you will shiver.
If you are looking for a cheap week away in the sun, I couldn't fault it really. A proper four star hotel. Would go back if the price was right!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Agadir* Separated from beach only by the beachfront promenade* Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the hotel's private beach* 4-story building* 12,000 garden* 1 km from downtown Agadir* 500 m to a supermarket and shops* ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Beach Hotel
- Riu Tikida Beach Agadir