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.
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.
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.
We didn't check in till almost midnight,there was a plate of food for us in the fridge
Loved the food ,the pool area was nice ,went down about 7,30am placed our 2 towels on a lounger each ,job done,the matress beds were always taken,but didn't fancy them anyway,as they couldn't be moved around. Nice pool bar area near the restaurant and snack area,you could ask for 4 drinks, if you wanted more they brought them down for you on a tray.
Lots of chicken and beef for lunch plenty of pasta etc,wine wine and more wine .
The staff were brillent ,didn't seem to me that they prefer the French, they could converse with them more as it is the second language .
A few tips dropped here and there,as the service deserved it.the two animation staff were a couple of young guys ,ran the games etc and got people up and dancing in the evening .
A Morocon due were the entertainment, and although they played lots of morocon songs etc were still entertaining .the visiting entertainment was also ok as well. (it's not the west end ),We enjoyed it and the drinks were flowing nicely,we didn't even have to ask for them
OK it needs referbishinsh but it's a really nice hotel, clean tidy etc.its being closed for 5 months in November to be one a platinum hotel
Overall a wonderful holiday well and highly recommended More
Rob R, Wickford, United Kingdom
Four star hotel with five star service.
I've just got back from 2 weeks at the Tikida Beach and feel very relaxed, rested and rather smug. Compared to other all inclusive hotels I've stayed in I thought this one was absolutely fantastic.
Firstly, it's location was perfect for me. I could sunbath around the beautiful pool and then when I got too hot I would move to the sunbeds on the private beach for some breeze. Yes it's adults only which is a massive plus, as much as I love my kids of course.
The beach is beautiful. Lovely soft sand that goes on and on.
Our room was very spacious and spotless. The cleaner came everyday. TV in room which has really good English movie channel.
The food was wonderful. True Moroccan fair, in two weeks I didn't have the same meal twice. Great drinks menu. Cocktails very nice and lovely coffee but do try the traditional mint tea, very refreshing and sorts out any holiday tummy.
This hotel has all sorts of facilities which I didn't use, but we're there if I'd of wanted too.
What makes this hotel special is the fantastic staff.....I felt well and truly pampered. Always checking on you to make sure your ok. Even the hotel manager makes regular appearances at most meal times asking how you are. We did make a habit of tipping 10-20 dirhams a time, which is nothing considering the level of service you receive at the Tikida beach. I've stayed in some lovely hotels but this is the only one I would go to twice. For a completely relaxing break with such a short flight from UK and 30 minuet transfer from airport and perfect climate (not as hot and humid as Majorca last year) it's spot on.More
Sara M, Ilkley, United Kingdom
Overall great, but disappointing for practicing Muslims
I'm not one to ever bother with writing reviews, but I feel in this situation something needs to be said.
I'll start with the positive first...The Riu Tikida Beach Hotel is a great hotel to holiday at. The staff are extremely friendly and make efforts to welcome you into dining and being at your service at all times, the food is freshly made, delicious and so much to choose from. The hotel even has it's own authentic Moroccan cuisine which is beautiful, and a fish restaurant for fine-diners which both need pre-booking. Great entertainment every evening from 9.30pm until 11pm at the open bar. Wifi is ok-ish around 50MB. Special feature of having the beach and promenade just round the back. One of the highlights is catching the first sight of the amazing sunset over the sea from your balcony if you are lucky and get a beach-facing balcony, otherwise your balcony faces the swimming pool area. Rooms are exceptionally clean and tidy, and you get new towels and bed sheets every day. Beds are very comfortable. TV and mini fridge available in rooms.
Lastly, the Thomson rep Hatim is extremely approachable and has the most knowledge of all reps about Agadir and Morocco, but a downfall is that if you are travelling by coach, you could be left waiting outside the hotel for more than half an hour if you have booked an activity, as there is sometimes traffic on the main road. You just need to be patient.
So, onto the disappointing part... If you are a Muslima and practising the hijab, note that you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN POOL WITHOUT A BATHING SUIT ON! i.e. you cannot use the pool in hijab. On my first day, I had worn my burkini all excited to use the pool when I suddenly got stopped by one of the staff members pre-warning me that I will not be allowed in the pool wearing what i wore, and this happened a second time by the time i got to the pool side. I was completely confused, disappointed and felt offended as I was in a Muslim country, on holiday, and was not allowed to use the pool i had paid for, because I wanted to cover my modesty. I was not the only one who had experienced this, as another Muslim woman in a burkini also got stopped. After making complaints about this, we both entered the pool regardless, as I had learnt from some background source that the Director of the hotel was once a Muslim turned to Judaism. It was also funny that when I asked one of the workers why i couldn't enter the pool in my burkini, the lowsy reason that I got back was that the material effects the chemicals of the water, even after I argued that this does not make any sense when the material i was wearing was the same as a bikini or swimsuit.
I am grateful that we had a beach to use instead, but this rule totally infuriated me and many other Muslims and totally had no sense, so by the end of the holiday we were getting into the pool as they would not give us a refund. After agreeing to have a meeting with the Director, he had never showed up, and as I had one day left to enjoy my holiday and the facility of the pool which I had paid for, I still carried on using the pool in my burkini.
On top of this, I was being praised by Muslim staff and your typical non-Muslim English holiday maker for using the pool regardless of the pathetic rule, as no one understood why I could not go in, there just was no explanation for it. I wouldn't have been able to do this without the other lady complaining about it and setting up the meeting with the Director (whom never showed up), so may Allah reward her for standing up for her beliefs and for other Muslim women's rights too. I was also told on a personally level that the hotel gets the same complain occasionally and the likely outcome of the meeting with the Director is that he will offer you to use the pools of other hotels, but again this is not the point when i paid my money for this particular hotel.
I also felt very bad for Muslim women workers at the hotel who told me that they also wear the hijab but when they are at work, they are not allowed to. There is something terribly terribly wrong here and this is why i would not give this hotel no more than 3 stars. If you are Muslim, I was also be careful of the food, as pork is also served, and I had found remnants of this in my plain rice, however all meat is said to be halal.
One other problem that kept occurring was that the safe in the room kept breaking, and at times it would not allow us to open it, and at times (after getting fixed) it would not allow us to close it. This happened in both of our rooms.
Overall, i enjoyed my experience at the hotel minus the pool ruling, so would recommend it mainly for non-Muslims.More
Giorgia C, London, United Kingdom
just been to this hotel in august and had a great time staff are lovely and cant do enough for you rooms are very clean and maids are in your room every day. the manager is always around and the restaurant manager is there to greet you for almost every meal.the food was good and plenty of choice and the also have themed nights in the main buffet. the pool is cleaned every morning and pool towels are provided. the only downside was the room overlooked a alley down the side of the hotel, all in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone the thomsons rep also told us the hotel is getting a referb at the end of the year and its upgrading to thomsons platinum hotelMore
196kevin, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Lovely people, great food.
Spent 11 nights with my wife returned 24th August. The Hotel needs work from an aesthetic point of view but that is being addressed.The staff here are a shining example to many about customer service and interaction, from start to finish exemplary. Hatim our Thomson rep. was fantastic, contrary to what I have read on here???The Hotel manger was available everyday ,all day around the hotel for a chat and a hello, a pleasure. Meal time was an adventure, we always try the local meat and fish dishes and were never disappointed. If you want the usual pizza ,chips and pasta then that is also available. Pool area nice and relaxed unless an activity taking place, beach close by, Souk well worth a visit.Evening entertainment is a bit cheesy but always good atmosphere if you get involved.The staff made the holiday Mustafa, Said, Hyavant, Rachid, Ayoub all deserve a special mention, but everyone of them are a credit to the Hotel. Never revisited any Hotel , but, after the refurbishment in November would seriously consider going back very, very impressed.More