Riu Tikida Beach has a prime spot on Agadir’s sandy beach. It’s also got two 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.
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.
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At the spa centre they are offering treatments using Thalassotherapy techniques. You can choose from a variety of algae and fango body wraps.
2 Outdoor pools
The curvy number comes with a wraparound terrace with sunbeds and parasols aligning the pool, plus there's a shower area. The smaller pool is heated in winter.
Visit the Moroccan restaurant for traditional local specialities. Just see reception to make a reservation.
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Twin Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms come with 1 extra bed. There’s air-conditioning. Plus you’ll have a balcony or terrace outside for that extra bit of space.
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms have a bright and airy feel. Outside you’ll find a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. Air-conditioning is also available from May to October.
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Beautiful hotel, the only thing that lets it down is the entertainment
During our holiday search for Agadir the Riu Tikida Beach came up and as we were staying for 11 nights over the Easter period we decided to book it as it is adults only and we were looking for a relaxing quiet break. Nothing against kids, sometimes you just need to have an adult only break. Pour yourself a cuppa, hereâs our impressions: Travel: Our holiday was a package deal with Thomson, the 6am flight from Gatwick was non-eventful, smallish plane, no inflight entertainment and no food included, but thatâs fine as it was just a little over 3 hours, so no bother. We had breakfast at Gatwick but food was also available for purchase on the flight. Upon arrival it took a long time to get through immigrations, they were VERY thorough going through everyoneâs landing cards with a fine tooth comb, and once we got to the other side to collect our luggage it was a little chaotic and took us a minute to find the TUI representative who was at the exit of the airport in a corner. We got directed to the outside armed with a number for our waiting bus. Naively we assumed the porters waiting outside were part of the TUI group so we let one of them take our luggage trolley to the bus. Of course he expected a small tip in return for what we could have easily done ourselves as it was only a short walk but you live and learn. Transfer and check-in: We got dropped off at our hotel last after other passengers were dropped off at the Riu Palace and there were only a handful of us so check-in was very quick. We previously stayed in a Riu hotel so my husband and I both had Riu Class cards. I had emailed reception ahead to request a room with pool or sea view and not on the ground floor and our request was fulfilled. As we arrived before the official check-in time our room wasnât ready yet so we were given the AI bands and directed to the lunch buffet restaurant for food before we could occupy our room. Room: The room was beautiful, newly decorated in a grey and white colour scheme, very tasteful with gorgeous lamps and an amazing bathroom. A few minutes after we got there we had a knock on the door and one of the housekeepers delivered a bunch of roses for our room. A lovely touch which I think is due to the Riu Class card. The room was very spacious with a nice balcony, plenty of wardrobe space, towels and bathrobes. The beds were comfortable, unfortunately it was 2 single beds pushed together (apparently there are no double beds at all in the hotel) which had a tendency to move apart during the night. It didnât make sense to us why every room had single beds in an adult only hotel where presumably the majority of guests are couples but everything else in the room was perfect. It was cleaned every day, towels got replaced at the same time and we had 2 big bottles of water put out by the cleaner daily too. Thomson representation: We attended the welcome meeting the next morning which was very useful for a general overview and tips on taxi prices, market visits and what there is to see and do. I would like to point out though that we found the excursion prices highly inflated. I did some research before we got there and found a UK based company with offices in Agadir which did the exact same trips for a 3rd of Thomson. Needless to say, we booked our trips with the other company which included a tour to Paradise Valley and a dune buggy ride, both of which I would highly recommend. We also visited the Sunday market (Souk El Had) twice. Thomson offers a âtripâ for that as part of an excursion as introduction to Agadir but I really donât think it is necessary. You can easily go there by yourself, get a taxi from outside the hotel, agree on 25 dirhams (approx. Â£2) and ask to be dropped off at Gate 6. Youâll be fine without a guide, sellers are not at all aggressive compared to other souks weâve been to and you can do it all in your own time. Whilst the Thomson rep was friendly we did get the feeling that he was more concerned about selling excursions rather than listening to what we were asking so we didnât really have any further interaction with him during the rest of our stay. Food and drink: Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style in the main restaurant. The variety and quality is very good, however it is quite repetitive. Rather than having a little bit of everything each day, might be best to stick to single dishes instead so it doesnât become too boring. When it comes to drinks, there are wine, beer, soft drinks, a small menu with signature cocktails and not much else outside of that. Weâve stayed in other Riu hotels before where the bartender would just mix you up any cocktail you like but the ingredient list available here was very limited. During meal times wine and water would just be served to your table by the bottle so you didnât have to keep asking for refills. There are 2 a la carte restaurants, one fish and one Moroccan, which alternate days so each one is open 3 nights a week. Both are closed on Monday and there is a Moroccan theme in the main restaurant instead. You need to book the a la carte restaurant with reception in advance (before noon on the day) and the menu is fixed. So check the menu for that day before you book as you might not like it and wonât have a choice. It is advertised by the lunch restaurant at the beach end of the hotel (which becomes the fish restaurant at night) and reception has a copy of the menu too. Hotel grounds: The landscaping is done very well and the double sunbeds around the pool are fantastic. You can just sink back and relax in the big pillows and enjoy the sunshine. The pool is a little on the cold side but once you are in itâs a nice relieve from the heat â¦ we did have some very hot days with temperatures up to 38 degrees. Itâs also quite humid so the refreshing cold water is a good thing in my books. There is a swim up pool bar but unfortunately it is no longer in use. It has now become the towel hut, you can get soft drinks there but it is not manned at all times so it depends if someone is there or not. The decked seating areas are stunning with planters and lanterns and it is the perfect place for a sundowner and pre- or post dinner drink. On the beach side of the hotel you can exit to the beach promenade on the right hand side of the restaurant. Youâll get some local sellers outside there but we didnât find them to be aggressive at all. A simple friendly no thank you usually has them walking away. Iâd really recommend hiring one of the electric scooters available all along the promenade. They are great fun and the best way to zoom up to the Marina for a walk around. As a guideline, we paid 150 dirhams for 2 scooters for an hour. Prices quoted vary greatly so donât forget to haggle. Other guests and stuff: During our stay the majority of guests were French. Previous reviews mentioned that they seem to get preferred treatment but Iâd like to disagree. If anything, it comes down to the language barrier. French is the local language so I think it is just easier to communicate for the staff. Whilst all the wait staff speaks English, some have more difficulties than others, but we found everyone very friendly, accommodating and helpful. We would like to send a special thank you to Abdellah in the main bar, he really looked after us and we had some great conversations with him. Other facilities and entertainment: The entertainment is the only area for us that lets this hotel down a little bit. The evening âshowsâ are repeated weekly and a lot of nights the entertainment consists of the same singer singing the same songs. Iâm sure some of the guests appreciated this, especially some of the ladies who couldnât wait to start dancing with him whilst he was serenading them, but I would say that for anyone under 65 it is unsuitable. There were only 2 nights we enjoyed, one of them had 3 guys performing acrobatics and human pyramids followed by a fire eater, and the other was a dance tribute to Michael Jackson which was ok. The other nights, apart from the singer, we had some kind of strange human slinky, a half-hearted whirling dervish and a group of ladies performing a Moroccan dance in a very non-energetic way. The only close by alternative for evening entertainment are the bar and club on the hotel grounds (also open to the public) which have free entry if you are a hotel guest but are not part of the AI package. We went there 1 night to check it out and left within 5 minutes. The staff was rude and the drinks were ridiculously priced. Animation during the day was fairly non-existent. Times and activities were advertised on a board near reception but when we got there no one was there. Till the last day we couldnât figure out the timing for the aqua aerobics as it didnât seem to match up with the timetable advertised at all and just appeared to happen at random times. We also went to try archery and when we got there the security guard kindly went to inform a member of the animation team that there are takers because he was nowhere to be seen. In general, there seems to be a complete lack of any animation during the day and it was a little hard for us to track someone down for the activities advertised. There is however a very nice and well equipped gym which my husband took full advantage of. One other facility we would recommend is the hotel spa, we had the introduction hammam special which was advertised everywhere (including the place mates in the restaurants). It consisted of mud, hammam and a full body massage followed by free use of the salt water indoor pool. It was so relaxing and I would love to do it again, next time maybe for a package that lasts longer as the 1 and a bit hour was over too quickly. To sum it up: Would we stay at the Riu Tikida Beach again: yes â for a holiday to relax by the pool, read a book and just watch the world go by. If youâre after a hotel with lots of activity this might not be for you but if you just want some peace and quiet itâs a great hotel for your vacation.More
Where do I start, Rooms very nice depending what rooms you have ,we paid extra for sea view/pool view lovely view but the noise from evening singer/band was absolutely awful as if they were singing in your room glad to get home to have a good nights sleep these rooms were 721, 720, 719, and 718 every guest was complaining as there isn't a dividing wall from the auditorium so it was very very noisy. Hot breakfast was cold you had to ask to have eggs cooked for you rather than cold ones on a supposedly hot plate which the staff didn't like doing.Having stayed in Rui Hotels for many years this is the worst one ever, it needs someone experienced in hotel life to show them what to do as you didn't feel like a customer more of a nuisance their attitude is all wrong. Will definitely not be going back it was a complete disappointment to my Husband Myself and our 2 Adult Sons. Golf was brilliant though. .More
Stunning views, hotel , staff and food were amazing, ask at reception about the pure passion restaurant it's amazing.
Everything you'll ever need ,you're only a short taxi ride from the harbour and souk where you'll find bargains galore. Try the pure passion restaurant the food is to die for ask the hotel reception staff you won't be disappointed. Around the pool you'll meet a young lad called marunane when he's about you'll never be without a drink but don't forget to tip him at the end of your stay.More
Still here for another week .. Brilliant couples hotel. Complete relaxation,great food and very very nice rooms (901). Loads of seating in an evening, only one word of caution which I have only seen mentioned in one previous post ... Long trousers for men at the evening meal. Looking forward to the rest of our holiday . BTW ignore the bit about reserving sunbeds ... You can ... A row of 8 to 10 have been reserved every day so far from about 8am and nobody comes to them till 4pm if at all.More
Classy hotel and understand allergies
We spent a week at this hotel in November 2016. Its interior decor is magnificent - classy and elegant. It has a wonderful variety of areas to relax all furnished tastefully. The bedrooms are beautiful ,spotless, discreet and we had a view over the pool also some rooms facing seaward. There was quite a strong wind from the sea and we noticed that most hotels were sheltered or set at an angle to avoid the wind. Whether this is year round I don't know. Anyway it was not a problem. Access to the beach is across a paved promenade, where each hotel has its own private thatched umbrellas. However most important to me being wheat, nut allergic and dairy intolerant was the fact that the chefs understood the situation and personally escorted me around the buffet to show what I could eat or what I could not. They also prepared special meals for me. If advised ahead the hotel will provide gluten free, dairy free alternatives. We purchased special items at the marjean supermarket a short taxi ride away. Agadir is not rich in history due to an earthquake in the 70's. It is very much a destination for tourists who would like relaxation. The staff are second to none.More
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