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, 3 restaurants, and plenty of sports to try. The whole place is getting a top-to-toe makeover for May 2015, too, so it's set to be modern and contemporary.
me and my partner staid at the dunas from the 11th of september to the 23rd and had a brilliant stay, staid in room 4216 with a sea view, we was welcomed with cocktails and dinner was ready, once we had dinner we went up to our rooms where the porters had brought our suitcases up they expect a tip so make sure you have some coins with you , ten minutes later once in the room we had a phone call from reception asking us if everything was ok with our room wich i thought was exceptional service, the rooms were amazing nice and big and very clean , with two bottles of water everyday put in our room and clean towels every day.
agadir itself we thought was abit boring as we are in our late 20s and like abit of atmosphere and wasnt really up to watching the shows in our hotel every night although i heard the anamation team was very good.
the food in the hotel was nice they tried very hard to change it, the morroccan resturant was lovely, but i must admit towards the end of the holiday we was sick of it and we did still end up going out every night to the marina for food, la madrague was our favourite on the same side as zara but right at the bottom it was amazing and all the locals recommended it .
we went on the marrakesh one night stay visiting esaoira wich was lovely so glad we did it but was very tireing and can say that i was glad i was staying in agadir and not marrakesh as it was very over whelmingly busy all the time.
the weather was amazing for 11 nights ok we had mist in the morning but its still really hot and the sun came out around 12ish at 35 degrees every day, we really enjoyed the mist in the morning as it gave you time to relax abit and have a break from the scorching hot sun when it came out and we like to have a lie in then go for breakfast.
overall a lovely stay and lovely hotel im glad ive been but wont be going to morroco againMore
stephania24, Derby, United Kingdom
Staff let it down
The hotel was as good if not nicer than some riu I have stayed in that are not being refurb,
Most of the furniture did need replaced, could do with tea coffee in room , and had to ask for water to be put in room on a couple of occasions ,
It was a disappointment as in a few of the staff were amazing whilst majority just ok. and only got nicer once your tan was sufficient to show you would be going home soon, so chances of a tip getting higher, some very rude, older man in bar was worse, and would look at you and turn away , even if no one waiting to be served. cats every were and we saw them going for a wee in the restaurant and one lady told us one weed on her leg when she was having lunch, not good. One of staff hassled to get them drink and hide it in spa toilets, judging by glasses in their she did this a lot,
Another girl from entertainment team called us lazy as we wanted to sit by pool and not join in,
The entertainment was mostly very poor, and I'm sure that this could be improved , the main man was excellent and when he joined in it was stepped up. Also entertainment bought in was good.
Food was poor and quite often had run out and you had to wait for more to be cooked, standing in a que with your plate of other food going cold.lots of flies on food, not very good on presentation , best time about 10mins after opening, some ppl did not Que. and just butted in, This is the first time i have ever been ill,I have never been unable to find things to eat, but I struggled here and I'm one a fussy eater.
The area was nice and out side what you would expect from a tourist resort,More
Kb1963, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
This was my first holiday with my partner and it was a fantastic experience.
In a whole the hotel with beautiful, clean and all the staff were very friendly! Small tip however, if you are on the bottom floor it might be wise to wedge a towel under the door to avoid any little creatures walking through at night!
We did quite a few excursions ranging from the massage, buggy adventure and the agadir experience. All of these were fantastic! The massage is highly recommended and the buggy adventure too, take water and if possible a fan as the mini bus we were on had no windows or air con and it was about 45c.
The only bad part of our holiday was the lack of information we received from our rep regarding the culture and especially the tipping. For future info to anyone that is going be very carful going out of the resort. Carry your money in separate pockets, camera cases and every place possible because people will want money for everything! Also it is good practice to make sure you have some smaller change like 20dh and 10dh as these are great for tipping. Also watch out for anyone that says free... If its free it will cost you a fortune in the long run!!!More
I have to say, Tripadvisor made me feel extremely nervous about this holiday. For a couple of weeks before we went away, I spent hours looking through all the reviews and picked up on lots of negativity about the food, weather and 'rooms which needed updating'. I can safely say, this holiday was one of the best! Beautiful hotel, whos staff and managers were so kind and helpful, I couldnt fault any of the staff. The weather was slightly hit and miss, the first day was cloudy with no sun, however as the two weeks went on, the weather got better. One of the entertainment team was telling us that its all to do with climate change. Every year, the summer sun comes a month later. He said the best time for agadir is now October where youll be basking in sun all day every day. However, we went late august and early september and I still came back with a brilliant tan! We also read lots of reviews about the moroccan culture and how the men can be a slight aggrivation to the women. We never found this once. We are a young couple (22) and I as the female, was especially nervous about this! However, when outside of the hotel I always dressed respectfully and never had any issues.
Whilst away we went on the Dune Buggy excursion. This was brilliant fun (so much so we wanted to go the second week as well!) and very well organised.
You MUST visit the local Souk. It was so much fun, and again the locals are great to haggle with and are so kind.
All in all we would definitely return to Morocco. Maybe not Agadir, purely because we feel we have done it all and seen it all, but Morocco as a whole was incredible!!! :)More
Stayed 15- 25 Sept. Had a brilliant 10 days and would recommend this hotel and it's location. Don't listen to bad reviews. The hotel is spotless although does need updating. The grounds and pool area are second to none and by far the best along the promenade. The food and service are spot on and there is something for everyone's taste. The weather, although as reported was not good for most of this year; was excellent. We spent many days on the beach and in the water jumping the massive waves where much fun and laughter was heard amongst holiday makers. The staff from top to bottom are lovely and can't do enough to make your holiday a success. This hotel is getting a refurbishment later this year and I can't wait to see the outcome. Book for late Sept - Oct you won't be disappointed .More
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