The Riu Tikida Dunas is all about the swimming pool – or, should we say, swimming pools. There are four in total, and they’re absolutely huge. The three outdoor ones come with all the added extras you can think of, like water polo nets, wooden bridges and even palm-dotted islands. And when you fancy a spot of sunbathing, you can pick between the terraces and gardens that snake their way between the pools. Inside, meanwhile, you’ll find yet another waterhole. It’s part of the hotel’s spa, which also offers up massages and a hammam.
Elsewhere, there’s plenty to keep you busy. If sports are your thing, try your hand at a game of tennis, football or basketball. The hotel also puts on more unusual activities like painting classes.
When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice. The main restaurant serves up big buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect home-from-home favourites, on-the-spot cooking stations and local specialities. Or head to the Moroccan or grill eateries on alternating days where you can tuck into succulent lamb or the catch of the day.
The bedrooms, meanwhile, are spacious and modern. Décor-wise, yellow ceilings and blue furnishings give each one a beach-like feel. Air-conditioning and satellite TVs provide the supporting cast.
Lastly, the setting of the Tikida Dunas is worthy of a mention. Not only does the hotel sit on its own stretch of hourglass-fine sand, but it’s just footsteps from shops, restaurants and bars, too. And the bright lights of Agadir are just a ten-minute walk away.
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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*
With massages, reflexology, facials, nails and waxing on the menu.
2 outdoor pools
With sunbeds, parasols and towels.
Open on alternate days to the Grill restaurant.
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Excellent in all aspects
Of our 9 nights for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids aged 8 and 5) in Agadir, we stayed the first 4 at Kenzi Europa primarily for the proximity to the local attractions, beach and the water slides and kids entertainment at Kenzi...I had figured well in advance that kids might get bored off Kenzi in a couple of days and had booked the next 5 days at the Tikida Dunas. During a road train ride from Kenzi, I realized that Tikida Dunas was way out of the main tourist area with no hustle-bustle of the tourist city....we were enjoying our time at Kenzi and the kids were not bored at all...so before the day when we were supposed to checkout from Kenzi and check-in to Tikida Dunas, we were in two minds whether to extend our stay at Kenzi and cancel our Riu reservation... Luckily for us, we didn't make the mistake !! As soon as we entered at the Dunas lobby we realized it was a class apart from Kenzi and had a much more luxurious feel/ambiance to it....when we walked across the lobby to the pool/gaden area, it was a WOW factor...amazing views, beautiful garden with 4 pools....sea in the background and the Kasbah hill visible on the side. We had a sea facing room on the ground floor which had a verandah facing the sea..the only thing between our verandah and the beach was a small lawn, the boundary wall of the resort, and the width of the promenade... there were several building within the resorts...the building in which our room was was a short walk away from the lobby/the main restaurant which were on a raised section...you had to walk down the stairs/ramp from the lobby/restaurant to get to the garden and the pools.... The bedroom is quite big and they put in two extra beds for our two kids...the toilet is separate from the bathroom which is great when 4 ppl are staying in a room...bathrooms are super clean and the toilets have a separate biddet seat (we also had this at Kenzi...guessing its a norm in Agadir)..the only issue was that the double bed was actually two single beds joined together....so there are two separate single mattresses on top....not too much of an issue because they do not separate away to create a gap in between... we had one plastic table with two chairs in the verandah..most guests put the chairs/table in the lawn to get some sun as well. We requested two additional chairs and it was provided promptly... The aircon works well and is linked to the verandah door (opening the verandah door switches the a/c off)....the soundproofing on the verandah glass door/window is great and once closed you can't hear the sea....open it and you hear the sea waves, sea gulls and get a nice breeze. A small niggle was that they would switch on the sprinkler for the pots on the 1st and 2nd floor at 10pm at night and the dripping water noise lasted about 30 mins..not a big issue as we were never asleep by then... There is a safe in the room and you have to get the lock-key from the reception..this is provided free of charge... There are a total of 5 pools : a small toddler pool near the mini kids club, 1 fresh water pool with a shallow section for kids and a deeper section on the other side of the two bridges ( you can swim through under both the bridges)....another fresh water pool and a salt water pool...and then there's an indoor pool too. there's a bar by the pools and another bar/restaurant at the lower level...the main restaurant is up the stairs near the lobby..there's also a moroccon restaurant which servers moroccan cuisine for dinner...you need to book for it in advance though..the head waiter takes booking for it during breakfast lunch tme...its included within the all-inclusive package..i tried it one evening and really enjoyed the moroccan cuisine... There's a photographer in the lobby who keeps snapping pictures ..you can get prints from his kiosk in the lobby and a 21cms size print costs about 70dhs... there's a mint tea guy that sits during the day near the entrance....in the evenings he also keeps a tray of moroccan sweets/cookies...i always used to stop by to get a tea here... there's another bar in the lobby and you can get wines in the main restaurant during dinner. There are two kids clubs mini club for under 7s and maxi club for over 7...my 8yr old wanted to stay with her little sister and do the mini club and they were fine with it..the timings are 9:30-12:30 and 3:30-5 and they do different activities on different days..the schedule is displayed in the lobby....the afternoon activity for maxi club often involved water sports (depending on the weather)...during the day they also had entertainment activities by the pool for adults...crazy games, aerobics, stretching, water sports, moroccan receipe live demos etc etc... The morning session of activities typically ended with the mini-club, maxi-club and adults all getting on the bridge for a dance finale...great fun !! the restaurant at the pool level served snacks, sandwitches in the evening...although you are not allowed to take food plates in the pool area (drinks were ok)..ppl would often sneak in a plate of chips and they didn't seem to mind... From 9:30pm the Fonty Bar auditorium had entertainment shows for everyone that typically ended with all the kids on the stage to do a dance...great way to drain kids batteries and prepare them for bed :) Food was amazing...great variety including a kids corner......although they didn't have the names of dishes mentioned during lunch.....the staff could speak and understand english reasonably well so you could find out what an item was.. they had safety cameras near the boundary..not because of intruders jumping from the promenade but to ensure that kids don't jump over the wall to go on the promenade or the beach..there's a 24x7 guard on standby on the promenade to watch out for unaccompanied kids ...there's only one gate from the pool area to get on to the promenade and to the beach and there's another guard there that doesn't allow unaccompanied kids to go on the beach... the beach has sun loungers and you can carry your towels from hotel there...to get the towels you'll be given 1 towel card for each person at check-in..present it at the box near the pools and get your towels...they finish early as do the sunloungers near the pool...but then again we were there during a busy period...never once we did we have issues finding empty loungers near the pool... An amazing overall experience and I've become a fan of Riu...would definitely go there again and recommend it highly to everyone... Feel free to ask questions.More
kunmun23, Reading, United Kingdom
Picturesque hotel in an amazing location.
The hotel complex is very big which is great for families as there is lots for children and adults to do- including having multiple outdoor pools. The staff are very helpful and no request is too much bother. The buffet style food means there is always choice although repetitive after 2/3 days. The rooms are clean and spacious but not luxurious as a 4 star hotel elsewhere would be. The best part of this hotel is it's location being right on the beachMore
Very nice service and situation
People at the hotel are really nice and helpful, bedrooms are very big with bath in the bathroom, beautiful swimming pools and easy access to the sea. Beautiful views and perfect location to enjoy amazing sunset at the apero! Tasteful restaurants (main, Italian, and Morroco), with a lot of choice and variety. Great cocktails. The Spa is very nice and not expensive at all: 1H hammam, argile skin treatments, massages, ....for less than 30€! The hairdresser is also very nice, and great expert for all kind of hair cares, and also at very small prices! We were very happy to stay at this hotel!More
what a great holiday!! the hotel was brilliant! the staff were like family knew your names etc the hotel itself was gorgeous,so clean,the pools were out of this world the weather wasnt very warm when i went at the end of november,which i thought wud be hot being where Morocco is on the map:) the market is brilliant,u have to go there! its only a couple of moroccon pounds and there is 1,000 or more stalls you just have to ask for GATE 9.More
maylou06, north wales
Needs to up its game
Riu Tikida Dunas 27th Mar for 10 nights. We booked this hotel after ready the great reviews and also because we stayed in the Riu Tikida Palmeraie Marrakech last Feb which was very good and the Riu Paraiso Lanzarote in Nov which was also good but didn’t suit us. So we decided to stick with the Riu chain. Over all we had a lovely holiday but we were disappointed with the hotel in general. The hotel is to be closed in November for refurbishment, it is very clean and tidy but the refurbishment is needed as the place is looking very tired. The hotel is towards the bottom end of the promenade so is a good walk to the marina, bars and restaurants. We requested a high floor in block 5 after tips from previous reviewers, which we got. A great view of the ocean but can be noisy from the waves it`s also a block out on its own. This didn't bother us but I could see why it might affect some people. It was clean and tidy and the maid was very friendly. Ask for a topper for beds as they are very hard. Personally I would go for a high floor in block 3 if we returned again these have pool and sea views. The staff are very helpful and want to do everything they can to make your holiday a great experience. The management are visible they walk round the hotel on a regular basis. The dining room staff let the rest down, they are very hit and miss, sometimes removing plates before they are finished with and on other occasions you return to your table with the next course to find used plates still sat there, we always had to ask for more water. They were not too busy just not bothered. The food was our biggest disappointment, it was always edible but it was very average in its quality and unless you managed to be at the food station as the fresh food was being put into the dishes the food was at best Luke warm. The shows are not very good but your are not going to get west end shows !. The entertainments staff are very friendly and try very hard. They come round the pool every day trying to get people involved in the days activities but if your not interested just say no thanks and off they go. The main bar and reception/foyer is one large area. A spacious area with plenty of seating but not a welcoming area. We prefer a cosy lounge bar. The pool area is best thing about this hotel. It is a lovely place to sunbath with plenty of sun beds and lots of space. Overall OK for a week in the sun but it isn't somewhere we would return too.More
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