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.
These twin rooms have the added bonus of a pool view and feature a cream backdrop with soft chocolate tones. They can sleep up to three with either twin or a double bed, plus a sofa-bed in the living area. There's air-conditioning or heating and a ceiling fan for your comfort, too.
The RIU chain of hotels is generally speaking of a very good standard. The hotel and lobby are very clean, nicely decorated and lots of space. A typically all-in so no real hassle at all. Staff and services are good and quiet friendly and helpful. The restaurant is ok but after a couple of days I do miss some variety. Nothing wrong with the food at all and for families with children this is a perfect place. If I really need to make one comment it has more to do with the efficiency of the restaurant staff. I have seen better but this did not ruin the holiday but could be a working point. Enjoyed the pool, the general service. Loved the hotel and I can also recommend without a problem to all types of travellers. Wifi users - only in lobby and pool.More
Johan L, Belgium
beautiful hotel helpful friendly staff
when we first arrived we were put in a room very close to a road which was very noisy i did request a quiet room due to sleeping difficulties. After a night of no sleep i went to reception to ask about switching rooms.....no problem we had 2 rooms and they moved all of us to the other side of the hotel with amazing sea views.. no hassle.no charge....even moved our luggage for us...impressed!!
Rooms are stunning very very clean & maid service daily if you wish..mini bar topped up daily...bathroom was beautiful and large with separate toilet area which i think is a very good idea..be warned though ladies take a small mirror as no plugs near mirror i took a small mirror as i had read this before i travelled not a major issue though!!
Food ..well you wont be hungry i am afussy eater & didnt struggle to eat..2 a la carte restaurants were amazing couldnt fault any of it very lavish service amazing food even better..italian was more buffet style so not as good as the others but food still lovely...do not be put off by bad food review's we were spoilt for choice & plenty for kids to chose from...we loved to eat breakfast overlooking the sea outside we were early risers so always got a seat if you went later was a little busy but not to bad..we traveled on the 16th july it started to get busier when we left 12 days later but as the place is so huge plenty of space for everyone!
Pool area great no issues with sunbeds at all ..yes people do reserve but if ur up early..1st come 1st served ..you will never be without a bed ...lots of lovely areas round the pool.you can get clean towels everyday so yes u can travel without packing towels :)
alcohol......i had read on here there was branded spirits...there isnt..i ended up drinking pina coladas all holiday as i didnt like anything else ..we often went out to the bars across the street so i could have a baileys lol.....would have expected drinks to be better for a 5*( would say high 4*).....but we are not big drinkers so not that much of a problem for us.
entertainment.....lol..my 10 year old daughter loved it this is a family friendly resort not much going on after 11pm which suited us but if your looking for a nightlife u wont find it here..we went to agadir centre to a couple of bars very quiet no atmosphere really so didnt bother again!
We dont really do all inclusive as we like to get out & about we walked up the promenade a lot even went to mcdonalds once lol....it was ramadam celebrations when we went so the atmosphere on the promenede was amazing all the moroccons holiday here as its cooler very busy but vibrant. Armed police were present & security was present around the perimeter of the hotel grounds .private beaches were mostly empty & not many english people ventured out of the hotel which is a shame..we visited the market which i found amazing be prepared to haggle ..can be stressful..but all part of there culture so when in rome !!! i had some real bargains but you can haggle down a lot...my daughter wanted a michael kors bag started at 650 durhams & bought for 150 dirhams!!!so quite a jump if you are prepared to haggle...
Overall a lovely holiday but we wont go back we like somewhere a little smaller more family run ....if you like big beautiful resorts where u are spolit & waited on this hotel is for you.......... oh nearly forgot can be cloudy in the mornings ..but watch out u will still burn!!More
Angie H, Beverley, England, United Kingdom
This hotel was amazing! I stayed for 10 days mid June and I can't fault the hotel. Everything in the hotel was amazing as every little detail was well thought about. The hotel was always clean and the atmosphere at night was great with 2 forms of entertainment every night. The food was brilliant with theme nights and enough choices for everybody. There is food available 24.7 which is great if you want to sleep in or if your having a late dinner. The restaurants in hotel are brilliant, do book early though as they fill up fast. Getting a seat round the pool you do have to get up quite early to get the good seats, however we have turned up to pool after the late breakfast at 12 and there has still been some spaces. There is plenty of seats on the beach however there is people walking around trying to sell you stuff so if you want to relax and not get bothered I would stay by the pool. The hotel has actives going on though out the day, and lots of things you can do if you want to stay in the hotel. There is a few shops across the hotel which you can haggle with and get a good deal. The rooms are amazing! Unfortunately you don't get wifi in the room, but you do get it around the pool and in the lobby and if you really want wifi in your get a pool view as in some rooms you do mange to get wifi.
I can't fault this hotel. And would visit it again!More
Victoria B, Warrington, United Kingdom
A superb weeks stay in the Riu Palace, Agadir.
- Staff all very polite and helpful
- The rooms provided everything you could wish for (albeit the wifi was not accessible in the room) & they were very well maintained by the housekeeping team
- The food from breakfast through to desert was faultless
- The facilities were A1 although it's worth noting the spa services do incur additional fees
In short I could not fault this hotel & we will certainly be returning in 12 months time!More
JoshPearson, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!!
We have just returned from the most amazing 10day break at this wonderful hotel! From the moment that we arrived at the hotel we were treated like princesses! All staff members were very friendly and always wanting to help you. The hotel is beautiful, very clean and well kept and the staff work very hard to maintain this!
The facilities are excellent. 2 pools are brilliant outside. 1 has a swim up pool bar which is great when the weather is warm! There are more than enough sun loungers and although people do reserve them early you will still find one at lunch time. If you struggle you can ask a member of the pool team and they will find loungers for you and bring them move them to wherever there is space. There is also a heated swimming pool indoors as well next to a gym and a fitness study where they run regular classes.
The food is really good! The main dining serves all 3 meals of the day but you can also grab lunch from the snack bar near the pool of you want a more casual lunch. For dinner there are 3 additional restaurants within the hotel that you can eat T numerous times throughout your stay which is great for a change.
There are a couple of bars within the complex. 2 pools bars, 1 with a swim up bar. There is the main lobby bar inside where you can relax and listen to some live music on an evening. There is also the show bar where all the entertainment takes place as well as a bar on the terrace so you can enjoy sitting outside if it's warm enough!
The entertainment team are brilliant! They are constantly running games and sports throughout the day by the pool to keep everyone happy! The evening shows are ok but are repeated weekly so if you are there for 2 weeks you see them all twice!
The rooms are huge and really spacious! We had a huge bed with a couple of separate seating areas and then a big balcony. If you don't have a pool view then the view for your balcony is not great so try and get a pool view!!!More