The Riu Palace Tikida Agadir takes the term ‘luxury’ to a new level – a beachfront location and a chic pool scene are among its top credentials.
This hotel is right next to the beach, part of which is reserved for hotel guests, so it’s easy to flit from pool to sand throughout the day. It’s on Agadir’s shop and restaurant-lined main promenade, too.
A huge pool steals the show outside, while indoors you’ve got a handful of à la carte eateries and a spa.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with optional dining at Fusion, Moroccan and Italian restaurants.
Unlimited selection of local and imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, served until 24.00.
Snacks at set times.
It's here that you'll have the choice of eating in the main restaurant or al fresco on the terrace. There’s a mix of local specialities and international favourites, so you’ll find everything from chicken tagine and couscous to pasta dishes on offer, along with live cooking stations.
Stylish and modern junior suites come with either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside. Your suite will include a lounge, TV, air-conditioning, and an extra child's bed that means you can sleep up to 3. Just so you know you'll have 2 separate bathrooms too.
Spacious and stylish - your junior suite comes with a sea view and either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside. Your suite will include a lounge, TV, air-conditioning, and an extra child's bed that means you can sleep up to 3. Just so you know you'll have 2 separate bathrooms too.
We've just returned from a very enjoyable week here.
We were greeted with a cocktail and check in was very efficient.
We opened the door to our standard pool view room and were amazed at how big and how nice it was. If we had paid to upgrade to a junior suite I would have happily accepted this room. As a standard room it was exceptional.
We then went for a stroll round the pool area and again this is a great area with plenty of space and lots of good quality sun beds.
Between the pool and hotel there are some large comfortable sofa areas which from a distance look lovely but on closer inspection are filthy and clearly have been for a considerable time. It is odd to have permanent fabric sofas permanently outside and worse still, never properly cleaned. I only saw one person use them all week and it's obvious why they aren't utilised.
The food in the buffet lunch and dinner is good without being exceptional. Service in both buffet restaurants was very good and most of the staff were very friendly and attentive.
We also ate at both a la carte restaurants. I would not revisit either which was frustrating because the chefs can clearly cook, they just have very badly formulated menus. Particular lowlights were duck with plantain and the tropical prawn wrap. They were truly appalling and talking to other diners, most agreed.
One very nice bonus was premium alcohol was included in the all inclusive prices but does need to be ordered by name or you get the local brands.
On the 3rd day of the holiday I developed very nasty and familiar bites all over my ankles. I am very susceptible to insect bites and the worst I have ever experienced are cat flea bites. They are very different to normal bites and this is what they were. We know they came from the area of lovely sofas by the bottom pool bar. It was a shame because we liked that area but once we avoided it we got no more bites. Again these fabric sofas are open to the elements and the wildlife 24/7.
This issue was brought to the hotels attention and I hope they treat it seriously because these bites are extremely painful until treated.
Whilst at the hotel we used the spa for a 90 minute hamann massage and this was excellent. Nice surroundings and a service I would highly recommend.
I would also like to praise the maid service, it was exceptional and our room was spotless all week. If the maids keep the same rooms the maid for room 2050 deserves special credit from the management. This was the best maid service I have experienced in any hotel.
All told we had a fabulous weeks holiday and the hotel is very very good but it is not as great as some of the reviews on here have you believe, but it could be with a couple of little tweeks. More
Simon F, Manchester, United Kingdom
Six of the best!
Arrived home yesterday after a great week at this amazing hotel.
Although this hotel has only been open for a few years, this was our 6th visit!
Absolutely love the place!
It's a great 5 star hotel in a great location, but the real stars of this hotel are the staff! They are so friendly and you couldn't wish for better service.
Food and drinks are amazing - as you will see from almost all the reviews on this site.
We tend to go here off season, so either October / November or January / February when the weather is always a lot better than the UK, and prices are excellent also.
If you are considering going to this hotel, my only advice is: Just do it!More
Should be more than 5 star
I was surprised to see some negative views on here. This hotel was fantastic, spent a week in lovely November weather, paid extra for a garden/ pool room which was a suite. Lovely staff, very friendly. Food was fantastic so much choice. Very clean and well kept. Good spa. Evening entertainment not great but wasn't important. Good drinks, very nice wine. Service nothing too much trouble. The pool staff did sometimes forget to bring ordered drinks but you could just walk to one of the two outside
bars. A la carte restaurants lacked atmosphere, would have been better to offer true Morocco experience. We didn't want to leave, I would go back. Security at airport and hotel good. Riu Palace should be proud of its staffMore
Fab Hotel - Winter Sun
We read some great reviews before we went and also looked at the not so good ones, but after staying at the hotel last week I can honestly say that I agree with the great reviews definitely 5 star, staff were great, management were equally good, made them selfs known, you always saw the Managers walking round talking to guests snd staff, cannot fault the hotel at all. Great facilities, great rooms very spacious, the hotel is situated nicely on the beach with a amazing promenade for walks. Don't believe what you hear about being hassled when out we yes people will ask you to buy but once you say no they leave you alone, especially the roped off area of the beach for the hotel as the sellers are not allowed inside the ropes. We did z day trip to Marrakesh which was amazing and very worth while doing as a group, well worth the money as it included 2 meals at very good restaurants, travel and also entrance to various places, this I would definitely recommend doing via Thomson. Finally Craig and Hassan the Thomson reps were fantastic and always available to help, also a big thank you to their manager Collete who looked after us on the way in, at the hotel and again on the way out, they are all a credit to Thomson.More
Travelled with my partner in June 2014. Was a real hidden treasure.
Great location, fantastic cocktails. Rooms were modern and the restaurants were also of a good quality. Staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel was not over packed so the staff remembered you and your drinks.
Would I stay again? Yes, defiantly.
Would I reccomend to friends/family. I already have.More