With 4 swimming pools and a beach on its doorstep, the Tikida Dunas is a water baby’s paradise.
This hotel has a standout setting. Not only is it on its own stretch of hourglass-fine sand, but it’s just footsteps from shops, restaurants and bars. The centre of Agadir’s only a 10-minute walk away, too.
There are 4 pools, 4 restaurants, and plenty of sports to try.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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Oceane Wellness and beauty centre*
There's so many treatments on offer here with massages, reflexology, facials, nails and waxing on the menu, you'll be spoilt for choice.
3 outdoor pools
Huge pools with wooden bridges and palm dotted islands are a key feature of this hotel. Pick a sunbed and parasol on one of the terraces or gardens surrounding the pools.
The buffet restaurant offers a varied breakfast with continental and wholemeal products. For lunch and dinner you'll find a selection of dishes on offer, plus there are on the spot cooking stations too.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These spacious twin rooms come with a balcony or terrace bringing in lots of natural light. Air-conditioning and satellite TV are both included. There's 1 extra bed in the bedroom.
Suite with Sea View and Balcony
Neutral shades and soft furnishings give these sea-view suites a warm and luxurious feel. There's a double bedroom with 1 extra bed, air-conditioning and satellite TV. Plus, there's a lounge, and a balcony or terrace offering a bit of outside space.
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Me and my sister stayed for a week in this beautiful hotel. We can't fault it. The hotel itself was lovely, very clean and all the staff were very friendly. We arrived late and thought food would be available on arrival but unfortunately all that was available was bread and cheese. Not what you want after a full day of traveling. The rooms were massive. There was definitely enough room for about 4 people in our room and there were only 2 of us. Now the weather, to be honest, the weather wasn't great. Very cloudy and foggy till about 3pm. Now if you're booking a holiday to sunbath everyday then agadir probably isn't the best place for you. However, we still managed to sunbathed everyday and enjoy the pool which was lovely and clean. You need to get up about 6am if you want a sunbed. We learnt this the hard way and went down at 8am and there wasn't 1 sunbed spare. So we got up at 6, put our towels down then went back to bed till 8:00. The food was ok. If you're into your seafood then you'll be in your element as we found most of the food dishes were fish. But, if you're happy living off chips and pizza for a week then do well. You can't say there isn't enough food though as there is food available all day long. The beach is very nice although there is only a small part allocated to the hotel as the beach is public. There are also lots of camels on the beach which, may or may not put you off. The sea is lovely though and there are no rocks or stones so you can actually walk in without hurting your feet. Now, the entertainment team. They were AMAZING! Every day the would make sure we are ok, enjoying ourselves and had everything we needed. They always had activities on during the day and music playing which set such a lovely atmosphere. The one thing I loved about the entertainment team is they weren't pushy. If you didn't want to join in they would accept that and leave you too it. Zakia (on the entertainment team) made our stay so good as she was so funny and spoke to us for ages. She's also an incredible dancer!!! The shows in the evening were run by the same day time entertainment team which was good. The evening entertainment was so funny and you can tell they put a lot of effort into it. If you're flying with easyJet but booked with Thomson make sure you see the Thomson rep to get one of the visa leaflets so you don't have to stand at the airport filling it in. All in all this was an amazing holiday and we'll definitely be returning, hopefully in October!! Thank you all for making this the best holiday ever, Lots of love, The sisters with the 2 doughnuts. (Becca & Kim) xMore
becca h, 186338
Arriving: We stayed at the hotel for 14 nights from July through to August. Overall, it was a great holiday. The hotel was clean and the rooms spotless. When you first exit the airport arriving in Agadir, porters will try to take your cases to your coach for you, but they will be asking for money, don't allow them. When you first arrive at the Riu Tikida Dunas Hotel, your cases will be pulled from the coach. You collect your cases and stand with them. You will go and check in at reception, they will give you your elected colored wristband, and a sticker with your room number on. You stick the sticker on your cases and leave them outside reception. Your cases will be took to your room for you. If arriving at night time, they will have left out dinner for you in the Moroccan restaurant (the rep will tell you if done so). Also before your departures, your cases are locked in a room, or you can keep your room on for 500 dirham, (around £50). WiFi: The hotel has WiFi everywhere around the resort, but if you are in the first block of rooms, it is difficult to catch WiFi, unless you stand on your balcony. Entertainment: There is an entertainment team that work in the day and do a show every night. In the day they do activities like darts, and they run a kids club and a teens club. Also, they do group dances for everyone to join in with. The shows are different every night. Food: The food is buffet based. They have plenty of choice, however because it is buffet based, it's the same selection every day. for the evening meal, they have one main meat that alters throughout the week, one day it could be chicken, the next day meat loaf for example. Room: The room has air conditioning. There is a safe which is free to use. Towels are changed every day, new bottles of water put in the fridge, which is free. Shops: There is a shop inside the hotel near reception but its not very handy for necessities. There is also a small supermarket across the road which is similar. There aren't any large supermarkets in the area but there is the promenade to buy things like souvenirs. however, be careful what you buy and how much for. When being sold something, HAGGLE. When they offer a price, ask for a price that's under half of the offering price, and then SLOWLY work your way upwards. They will still be making a profit with half of their price, but don't give into their prices. There is also a market called "Souk El Had (your rep will tell you about). Its basically a market for knock off designers and souvenirs but once again. HAGGLE. Taxi's: When getting a taxi, only get in the red taxis or the yellow and white taxis. Do not get in a blue taxi, as they pick up other people on the way, and you will not get t o your destination straight away. Taxis should be no more that 20 dirham going ANYWHERE in Agadir. Only pay 20 dirham, and check before you get into the taxi. (rep will tell you more) Any questions? Ask below :)More
Great holiday unfortunately spoiled by the weather
My parents and I have decided to return to Agadir again, but this time in the RIU dunas. We stayed in the RIU palace two years ago, where the experience was great. However, I enjoyed my experience here too, although there was a lot of sea mist and not much sun. Reception- We arrived alone at around 3am, we were supposed to get the Thompson coach however we missed the Flight, and flew with royal air Maroc. The receptionist was really nice considering it was really early in the morning, and luckily we didn't have to wait for our rooms like we did in the palace, so we went to bed straight away. During the holiday, the receptionists were all really nice and helpful, booking places for the restaurants was a breeze with them. Nice and friendly receptionists! Rooms- Our room was a standard room on the top floor, overlooking the tennis courts. We had a "double bed" (it was two beds squashed together) and a single bed for me. The single bed had a sturdy and hard mattress whereas the double bed had a nice soft one. When we arrived, there was a bug on the cover of my bed, but it was removed and luckily no other bugs were found on the duvet or under my bed. We didn't have enough towels at the start. During the holiday, the cleaners came at around 11am and cleaned our room. Every time she cleaned it, it was clean but, I left my swimming costume out to dry in the balcony and it got stained with bleach. The rooms were clean with a few stains on the cushions that can't wash off. The shower was clean, the toilet was clean and the sink was too. Overall, the cleaners did a good job. Pool and poolside- The pool looked great and big at a first glance, and I loved the greenery in the middle of the pool and around it. However, the pool floor was quite dirty at times and I scarred my feet. The pools were great sizes, there was plenty of space to swim or play water polo! The poolside had a nice bar next to the lunch hall, where I enjoyed a few drinks. A note for sunbeds: I would reccommed getting up really early at around 6am to reserve a sunbed in the places that are desired, because people get up extremely early to take the sunbeds they want and there are no good spaces left in a fully booked time. Also, the towels given were almost always stained in dirt so I would recommend checking them before you use them. However, I liked the fact that there was WiFi everywhere, although it was slow in most places. I also liked how you can bring a drink to your sunbed and not have to take it back to the bar: someone else picks it up for you! Food and restaurants- There are four places to eat: A hall by the pool for breakfast/lunch, a hall next to the lobby for lunch/dinner, and two themed restaurants. On the first days, we were overwhelmed by the large amount of food and the variety, which was great. However, it got really repetitive over a 2 week holiday and I usually ended up getting chips and pizza alongside a little bit of soup every day. For lunch, we tried going to the main hall by the lobby to eat there and see if there is more of a variety, but it was even worse! The restaurants were clean and on dinner, the staff would come and pour water for you. At dinner, I especially loved the stall where they would cut meat such as beef or pork for you (it changes every day), they even had a tasty meat cake which went well with their gravy! I also liked the selection of desserts and fruit. Asian restaurant- The Asian restaurant was easily booked in the reception, and we booked it for 9pm. When it opened, I loved how modern it was. When we started choosing what to eat, I absolutely loved the food, since Asian food is my favourite. I will list a few things they had: Miso soup, selections of sushi and Japanese appetizers, fruit, salads, pork and chicken with a selection of sauces such as hoisin sauce, noodles with a sauce and either beef or chicken, chicken skewers, a selection of different desserts and ice cream. There was more, but I can't remember the huge variety! The restaurant was modern and clean, well maintained. Moroccan restaurant- Two years ago, when I went to the palace, I remember it was a restaurant where you could order. This was a self serve just like every other one. To be honest, I prefer self serve because I can eat how much I want. When I first had the chicken "paella" two years ago, I fell in love with it. I was extremely happy to find that it was available there. The cook was really nice, offering me fresh chicken skewers. There were quite a few really tasty dishes, however I forgot their names. I loved eating the chicken skewers with cous cous, and I also loved the lamb tangine! The sauces were great, and the meat was cooked great. The desserts were well decorated too! The design of the restaurant gave you a comfortable, Moroccan vibe and I loved it and the cleanliness of it. Entertainment- This is probably the key to riu's hotels: the animation team! The animation team were really nice and they always made sure that people were enjoying themselves and getting involved, no matter the weather. On our first day we were pretty clueless about what to do, so we just followed the crowd. We saw that there was a darts game going on, so we joined in. It was good, but it's not for the shy people because you have to stand up in front of everyone. After the darts game, we went to the poolside in front of the box animation, where we played a game of musical chairs. After that, there was a "follow the leader" type of thing, where we would go up to the bridge on the pool, and another song would come on. We danced to that song, and at first I thought the song was fun and it was good to dance to, but when the days went on, they played the same song 3 times a day after every activity! When the sun was out, I decided to do the aqua gym with my dad. It was really enjoyable especially with the sun out, and at the end there was a competitive swimming game where you would have to swim to the other side and pop balloons for your team, faster than the other team. After that activity, we had to dance to the usual song on the bridge. If you do not want to dance to that song, every time after an activity, then I would suggest running away! The entertainment was for all ages, they had a kids club and a teenagers club too! I went to the teenagers club a few times which I didn't enjoy, but it was only because of the people in it, so that's based only on my experiences. The animation team that lead that Club were great, as usual. Then there was volleyball: I remember playing it at the palace two years ago, and I absolutely enjoyed it so I decided to do it here too. It was absolutely great! I preferred the volleyball here more than the palace because here they had 2 courts, and also everyone was really serious about the game. If you are not a sporty person then this is not for you. I am a sporty person, so I loved it even though I wasn't the best player. However, since I played every day, I improved and it got more and more enjoyable every day. Thanks for every person of the animation team who participated and made this a highlight of my holiday! They also played many other sports such as football and waterpolo, which was great! Another highlight was the tennis: since I am a tennis player myself, I was happy to find out that the tennis courts were right outside my room! My dad went to the coach there, and organized lessons every day for me and him. If you are looking to start tennis, I would strongly recommend taking lessons with hassan, he is an Amazing player and coaches really well, no matter what language you speak! The entertainment here is vast, and I would definitely reccommend participating in an activity! At night, there would be live music at the lobby and a show at the founty bar, which was enjoyable! Overall, I really enjoyed this holiday: this resort has so much potential in the hot weather, I was really sad when it was time to go. I do reccommed this resort for anyone who is looking to play sports during the summer, and is looking for fun outdoors. I really hope that I could come back here: thanks riu for another great holiday!More
Wonderful 2 Weeks
Spend 2 weeks holiday here at the end of June 2017. Everyone on the arrival coach was going to this hotel, which shows its popularity. As it was late when we arrived, the staff had kept the dining room open for us, and we were ushered in to have a meal before checking in. I thought this was a really nice touch. Our room had a sea view and was in a very quiet place, exactly as requested, (5000 - 5020 are the best for this), up a couple of flights of stairs. I have difficulty walking but can just about manage the stairs. However, 3 days into the stay my condition got worse and I had to use my wheelchair permanently, so we asked to be moved to a lower floor. The reception staff were very kind and understanding and we were moved later that day, so full marks to them! The accommodation is great, with a large walk in shower, lovely comfy beds and a big TV, although could only get news channels in English, but then again, you don't go to Morocco to watch TV! LOL. Also there was a lovely comfy sofa to sit on, and in our now ground floor room, we had a large patio. The poolman brought us two sunbeds. The rooms were cleaned to a very high standard every day, with fresh linen on the beds and fresh towels daily. The safe is free, and there is no deposit for beach towels which can be changed whenever you like. The pools are fab, plenty of sunbeds, so no need to get up early to get one. There are three large pools available including one for children, one deep one and one pretty shallow. The food was fantastic, with a great selection every night. Sardines, fresh red mullet, beef, lamb, pasta, salads, ice cream, cakes, everything imaginable available, and the hotel has an Asian Restaurant and Moroccan Restaurant, which you have to book the night before at reception but these are well worth it especially the Asian, which we went to 3 times within our 14 nights there which says how fantastic it was! The selection at breakfast and lunch was just as good, and if you wanted to you could eat from sunup til midnight as there are snacks available during the day. At this point I need to make a special mention to MUSTAPHA and YOSEF, two brilliant guys who waited on us. Nothing was too much trouble for these guys and they were always smiling! The communal areas were spotless at all times, including the toilets, where they were cleaned continually by full time cleaners. Obviously this hotel has very high standards and maintains them. Full marks to the cleaners! Sometimes there was a queue for drinks at the bar but there were so many staff on that the service was extremely quick with hardly any waiting. There was live music in the bar, with a couple of blues musicians and Moroccan musicians playing most nights. There is also a small amphitheatre where they had various entertainers but we didn't use this much and ideal for families. The hotel has a private beach and is a short walk from the town and marina. There are plenty of trips, but as we have been to Agadir many times we didn't do any of these as we have done them in past years. To sum up, an excellent hotel, with excellent staff, excellent food, and extremely clean and we can recommend this hotel to anyone, young or old.More
Visited riu tkida dunas in July. Can't fault the hotel. Spotless with very friendly helpful staff. Plenty of choice in food. Lovely pool area. Recently re vamped to a high standard. Would definitely recommend. Will be returning More
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