Riu Tikida Beach has a prime spot on Agadir’s sandy beach. It’s also got one of the best pools in the neighbourhood.
This place wins big points for its location. It’s on a sandy beach that stretches for 9 kilometres, and the hotel has its own stretch. And when you fancy venturing out, it’s just a 15-minute walk to Agadir’s shops and souk.
The huge pool is the star here, closely followed by the restaurant line-up, which includes a gourmet seafood place. Activity-wise, there’s a good mix of sports and classes, while evenings are all about live shows.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks until 24.00. Tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Facilities ► View all
At the spa centre they are offering treatments using Thalassotherapy techniques. You can choose from a variety of algae and fango body wraps.
Visit the Moroccan restaurant for traditional local specialities. Just see reception to make a reservation.
Head to the spa for treatments that will leave your skin feeling like cashmere or take a dip in the pool the choice is yours.
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These rooms have a light and airy feel with neutral decor. They can sleep up to three, with twin beds, plus a single camp bed on request or they can be sold as a single. There's air-conditioning, central heating, a small fridge, a satellite TV with limited channels along with daily maid service and towel change. The linen is changed every four days.
twin room with limited sea view
These rooms come with a limited sea view and have a light and airy feel with neutral decor. They can sleep up to three, with twin beds, plus a single camp bed. There's air-conditioning, central heating, a small fridge, a satellite TV with limited channels along with daily maid service and towel change. The linen is changed every four days.
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Would Definitely Come Back!
Me and my boyfriend (I'm 19 and he's 20) visited this hotel and Morocco itself for the first time last week and had an amazing time! The whole holiday was just absolutely lovely and so relaxed. The hotel is in a really good location with brilliant access to the beach and a really nice pool with plenty of space, we were never left without a sunbed. I know they are refurbing soon, but I honestly didn't think it needed it! The decoration was slightly dated but that really didn't bother me or my boyfriend. The bar area is a bit small but it was a good laugh to sit in there in an evening and watch the entertainment. There were also a lot of regulars who got up dancing every night which we found quite amusing to watch. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for you and really appreciated tips even as small as Â£1.50 (about 20 dirhams). It was a shame that the entertainment finished at about 11 and the bar closed at 12 but there is a club which we couldn't use as it was closed for Ramadan. It's a really lovely hotel with a really good location and I would definitely recommend it. A few people we're saying 'it's a bit boring for the young ones' but we didn't agree at all. We loved it!More
efinerty, Manchester, United Kingdom
We stayed here for 2 weeks at the start of June. The hotel is due for a refurbishment in November but I didn't feel the hotel was run down or needed an updating! They have cats at the hotel which have been neutered etc and are fed twice a day, they are a nice source of entertainment! We had a suite (902) which was across two floors and overlooked the pool! Reception service was very good, bar staff in the evenings are great and very attentive even when it is busy! Food in general was good, lots of selection. The Moroccan restaurant in the hotel is a great experience and felt very authentic, although I found the food quite bland and lacked spice to the tagine. The fish restaurant is a must! Siting overlooking the sea, staff are very friendly and helpful. Some reviews have expressed bias to the French, we didn't have this issue at all. I think the reason people would perceive this as most of the staff speak French and quite broken English. Agadir as a town isn't the most exciting, the kasbah is a sight to see and costs approx 100 dirum for the taxi up and for the driver to wait 10 mins whilst you take pictures etc. The sea is great for beginner surfers we had lessons and think that was the highlight of or trip! The Atlas Mountains are also a wonderful sight if you are keen on a day trip! More
famished12, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
We stayed at Riu Tikida Beach from 4th June to 18th June. Hotel itself was lovely on a whole, slightly dated but I understand a refurb is happening later this year. We arrived at about 1am to a cheery greeting and mocktails, couldn't tell you what they were like, as they ran out by the time I got to the tray, no biggy though as I was a bit tired and just wanted to settle down for the night. We were on the second floor away from the nightclub areas so our room was very quiet apart from the delivery vehicles in the mornings but again no biggy as I like to get up early. A salad was left in the fridge on our arrival which I thought was a nice touch except for the fact that the banana looked like a small monkey had already tried to eat it. A tiny bit disappointed that there was no kettle and coffee making facilities in the room but in hindsight water is better for you anyway. Weather was a bit hit and miss for the first couple of days which gave us a great chance to get our bearings and wander round the local area which was quite safe enough to do so, a few people trying to sell you things, local art, jewellery and single packs of tissues but a polite no thank you and a smile does the trick unless what they are selling is of interest to you. Well worth walking to the marina and taking a bit of time to enjoy what's around. The pool area was very clean although the pool never seems to heat up no matter how hot the weather is, getting a sunbed is a bit of a chore unless you pay the pool boy or set an alarm for 4am! Clearly the no reserving sunbeds sign is for decoration only as no one abides by it! However all the beds with towels on pre 5am also had a copy of Marie Claire (In French) I did notice that beds would appear on the days that there were not enough so another issue that was sorted on arising. The pool bar served only non alcoholic drinks on our second week, not sure why, we just opted for going to the other bar rather than making an issue out of it. The staff at the pool bar were really friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The lunchtime restaurant was well stocked with delicious dishes and the staff were always cheerful and helpful. The main restaurant used for breakfast and dinner served up plenty of really lovely dishes and really gave us nothing to complain about food wise, the service however was another matter. Some of the staff were really cheerful and helpful but there were a few waiters in there that were really rude and heavily favoured the French! Whilst I understood this to a certain extent it did get tiresome to be sat at dirty tables and receive sloppy service whilst the French guests were sat at clean laid up tables, whilst the waiters bent over backwards to please them! Most mornings we sat patiently and waited for the delivery of a cup, then later the coffee and eventually a teaspoon after having to ask for one! Simple things! On day 8 of my holiday I was shouted at and received a certain amount of abuse from a waiter because I refused to sit, yet again at a table covered in somebody else's breakfast mess! This didn't upset my holiday but did make me cross at the time as I could see that the only reason I was being told where to sit was because the clean tables were "reserved" for the French who on a whole were equally as rude as the waiters! I did hear someone say that Anybody who thinks there is a divide in service is clearly not well travelled and that We should tip! Upshot is I have been to many destinations and have never been shouted at by a staff member and I regularly tip when good service has been received but I'm not in the habit of tipping to ensure good service is received. The few waiters in the main restaurant is really my only complaint. The Moroccan restaurant is a must the food and service is excellent! The maids were fantastic, our room was always lovely, clean and fresh and cleaned to the highest standard. The entertainment is so bad it's good, same singer, same songs, sang in the same order every night and all the songs you might love before a holiday here you will listen to and laugh after two weeks of hearing them murdered on a nightly basis! Gave us all a good laugh! There is other entertainment in between bad bouts of song murdering, a whirling spinny man, a belly dancer who sulks and strops off if no one dances with her, a magician who has purchased his act from toys are us, dance groups, acrobats to name a few but all had us highly entertained in their own way. The staff in the bar at night are great, glasses never left empty and always a friendly face. I would definitely return to Agadir and as long as the waiters have learned to treat all guests equally I would return to this hotel.More
GOT WHAT I PAID FOR BUT TIME FOR RENOVATION
We are a couple in our 30's stayed for 1 week June 2016. Pleased to see some unexpected extras, e.g., large comfy beds by the pool (if you could get one), "champagne" with breakfast, robes in rooms. Previous trip advisor reviews worried me. Preferential treatment for french - staff naturally chat more to those speaking same language. But it did seem that French guests got their drinks quicker, to me. Not a big deal really. Staff Reception, bar and pool staff usually friendly and helpful, pool side bar and dining room staff generally seemed unhappy and disinterested. Cats Lots of them, but not the normal strays - these cats are cared for by the hotel, vaccinated and fed, provided with a "cat cafe" where they mainly lived. I don't like cats, but they were no problem in my view. Wifi Very slow - available in reception area only. Room Paid for side sea view - had a lovely view of pool and sea. Large rooms, comfy and clean,but dated. with very poor air con. Pool Lovely and clean, quite big, lots of large double and single beds instead of loungers, but people put their towels on them reserving them for the entire duration of their stay, day and night, so you had no chance of getting one really. Parasols are old and tatty. Other sun loungers don't lie flat. Decent pool loos. Gorgeous gardens. Waiters will bring drinks to you on loungers if you stop them and ask, doesn't appear to be a service freely offered. Pool Bar Swim up bar closed for the first half of the week, then opened for soft drinks only. Disappointed because we chose the hotel for this. The other pool bar became a bit of a joke. Ask for a glass of wine and you get a whole bottle, but ask for water but you can only have one glass. We had a daily battle with staff there to get cold bottled water, as we drink this by the gallon. It really should not be that hard! Food Typical all inclusive, good enough choice and I enjoyed what I ate. Lunch buffet at the restaurant by the beach was better than the restaurant where you had breakfast and evening meal, where you are crammed in. Slow drinks service and often got drinks order wrong, and slow to clear tables. Best not to be in a hurry. Hassan the Thomsons Rep Great bloke, seems genuinely interested in making sure things are right for you, took time to come down to the pool each day to see people. Entertainment Same singer, same songs, night after night, same customers on front row waiting for singer to ask them to dance with him. After an hour another act would appear, dancers, violinist, other bizarre acts, which broke the night up, before the singer would do another hour. Seems people enjoy this, so maybe its just not my scene. There were all sorts of age groups there when we were there but it seems the entertainment was targeted mainly at guests of a certain age. Overall OK. Ive rated it as AVERAGE because to me, that is what it is, an average 4 star all inclusive. Ready for renovating which I believe is happening soon. I think I got what I paid for. Could be stunning, and hopefully this time next year, it will be.More
Lovely relaxing week
This hotel provides a good standard of facilities and in the week I was there found nothing to complain about. The room was spotless and well presented and the cleaner did a great job the whole time we were there. The outside areas again were spotless and clean, there were plenty of staff and they were always helpful. The only negative would be people starting to put/leave towels on sunbeds from the pool closing. But always managed to find one no matter when we went down. The food and restaurants were of good quality, not as much variety as bigger hotels but something for everyone, hot, replenished and tasty. The service from the staff was outstanding and there was no distinction between French and English guests if you were polite to them. A small tip now and then does wonders as well, even though it is all inclusive that is the moroccan way. I can't comment on the entertainment as we are quite happy to entertain ourselves in the bar areas but most people seemed to be enjoying it. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a nice relaxing break in a clean and well maintained hotel. Just remember that you are in Morocco! Things are done a little slower than the UK and the food is Moroccan based. Be rude to the staff due to their speed and expect them to slow down!More
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