Riu Palace Tikida Agadir  

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.

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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

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.

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Outdoor pool

With an adjoining whirlpool bath, this expansive, angular pool, flanked with palm trees and day beds, is an ideal place to relax. During the winter months the pool is heated.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Tikida Spa wellness centre*

This place is all indoors, and houses a beautiful pool with plenty of sun loungers. It's an ideal place to get away from it all.

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twin room with pool view and balcony or terrace

These bright, modern twin rooms come with a pool view and either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside. You'll also find that rooms include a TV, air-conditioning, and an extra bed that means you can sleep up to 3.

junior suite with sea view and balcony or terrace

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.

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Excellent break

After having two holidays to Egypt cancelled we decided to try Morocco. Stayed for a week in June during Ramadan and wish we had booked for longer. What an impressive hotel. Had a pool / sea view room on the 4th floor which was amazing, very clean, kettle tea and coffee (ask at bar for milk and they will give you a carton) fully stocked fridge. The food was of very high quality with so much to choose from in both the main restaurant and the lunchtime snack restaurant. Drinks were really good for all inclusive and with the meal you get a bottle (not a glass) of wine!! Massive pool with plenty of beds, although as is the norm now in most hotels some people felt they had to be up at 6am to reserve their space and not turn up till 4pm!! Most days the weather was cloudy until lunchtime but hot. Evenings were quite chilly so we needed a shawl or jacket. All staff are a credit to the hotel, need to mention one who really was outstanding (the lady round the pool with the never ending smile who brought our drinks) we received excellent service from all and never tipped until the last day. I think a couple of things could be improved .... the evening entertainment could be better, (although Friday was good) finished at 11pm then all went quiet. Lights also went out around the outside walkways so low level lighting could be a benefit when you are wobbling back to your room. I thought nothing could compare to Egypt but I was so wrong. Will definately return (very soon). Thanks to all.More

Egypt4201, 186411

Average Hotel, NOT 5 Star!!

I have just returned from Rui Tikida Palace and safe to say a very disappointing trip. Firstly we expected the weather to being nice and hot and it was anything but. The sun never came out from behind the clouds, so a sun tan was out the question. The weather was the biggest disappointment for all 6 of us. The hotel is not a 5 star, more like a 4 star. The lobby and rooms were nice. The restaurants were ok, again would expect more from a 5 star hotel. No iron or ironing boards in any of the rooms so you would need to take a travel iron. The staff were friendly but not all of them spoke English so was difficult to communicate. The food in the restaurants was repetitive with beef being served in every restaurant, 24 hours a day. If like myself you don't like beef, then be prepared to ave pizza and chips for the entire holiday. There was only one outside pool and one indoor pool- again not in line with 5 star hotel. Water was freezing cold in the pool. We traveled as a group of 6 lads. We didn't expect a Ibiza style holiday however there was no entertainment during the day, no music playing by the pools and no entertainment during the evenings- apart from kids shows. This is defiantly a family resort so if your looking for fun this is not the hotel for you. One last point- do not expect a lay in. The inconsiderate cleaners above sound like they are moving every bit of furniture in the room. Was really looking forward to this break and I have to say the holiday was nothing but disappointing throughout. Traveled 11th-18th July 2016.More

dj037550, 186338

Lovely holiday with a few niggles

We stayed here for a week and on the whole it was excellent, food and wine of a good quality and a beautiful hotel. We usually go to adults only hotels but although there were lots of children it didn't bother us. We also found the beach very nice, big waves and lovely sand. There are some people selling stuff outside hotel but a polite no and keep walking does the trick, we were not harassed at all in the beach. The pool area is huge and kept very clean but it is incredibly busy and we fell into the trap of feeling we had to get up early if we wanted a sun bed, by 8 a.m there were very few left near the pool and although pool attendants helped find beds you would really struggle to find one after 9.30/10. Many beds are reserved with no one coming to them until after lunch. Lunch is eaten at the snack restaurant near the pool and it is a bit difficult to get a table sometimes, as other reviewers have mentioned go to all meals later or as we found when it just opens. Waiters very busy but they will get to you to bring drinks when they can, some things you will que for but that should be expected in a self serve buffet restaurant. A La Carte restaurants good, we managed to book all 3 but the Italian one is basically the same food as during the day so can be missed just a nicer setting to the main food hall. Lots of people moaning about rude guests but I have to say we actually cringed the most at the other British guests, shouting and arguing, falling all over the place and generally acting obnoxious, one guy was an absolute nightmare, yes enjoy yourself and have a drink on your hols but remember we don't all want to hear it! Think he fell over and banged his head at one point! Overall a good holiday but a bit busier than we expected resulting in a lack of sun beds and a bit of a unrelaxed mealtime but the weather was good, even with the cloudy days you still get a good tan and the hotel is very clean and well looked after.More

Charlotte G, 190813

Overall Pretty Good

This is a lengthy review, for which I make no apology! Grab some coffee and get comfy. Arriving by private transfer and thus avoiding the check in line consisting of an entire coach load of guests, we were greeted warmly at reception with cold fruit drinks and checked in quickly. The porter followed more or less immediately with our cases. Having to be fitted with and wear a plastic wristband was an unexpected annoyance, which we'd not experienced before. It just doesn't feel very 5*. The lobby is large and impressive, the rest of the hotel equally so. Everything is fairly new and kept well. We changed some currency, painlessly and at a good rate. Our suite was on the top floor (as previously requested by email) and was relatively clean throughout. In my opinion it's worth upgrading when you book, as the upgrade isn't always available when you arrive and costs more than if it's pre booked. The room is both air conditioned (fully adjustable) and has a ceiling fan. The large double bed was, shall we say, rather firm. If you're a sleep on top of the duvet person you'll be fine. There's a complimentary mini bar in the dressing area which is replenished frequently, although not every day. They will also leave you a couple of beers on request. Occasional tips to the housekeeper ensured the room was kept to a good standard. I requested an iron and board with the front desk on day one, and again on day two, and three. It never came. They obviously don't have enough, and they should be in the rooms as standard. The main restaurant for breakfast and dinner was great, there was plenty of variety and the dishes on offer change daily so it's easy to avoid boredom. It's a large space so inevitably will draw unfair comparisons to motorway service station restaurants from some reviewers. There were decent amounts of familiar dishes as well as the opportunity to try something different, which is always nice. Lunch is served in another restaurant entirely, situated at the beach end of the hotel. Some days this could be a bit chaotic although it was better if you sat outside. Yes, they have chips. Don't panic. As with hotel restaurants throughout the world, there are busier and quieter times during the sitting, if you go and it's packed to the rafters then come back half an hour later. Have a drink and some olives in the meantime. You're on holiday. I would advise booking both the speciality restaurants as soon as you arrive, as they book out very quickly. Both Marrakech and Krystal are well worth trying, the former serving what I would guess to be fairly authentic Moroccan food, and the latter closer to a fine dining experience. If you book and don't intend to turn up, have the decency to cancel and give someone else a chance. Guys are expected to wear long trousers and a collared shirt or polo shirt in all restaurants for dinner, not unreasonably. Service at the bars and restaurants generally was dependent on how busy the staff were at the time, I've read elsewhere in reviews that the staff tend to favour French or French speaking guests, although in my experience they favoured guests who were polite, respectful and willing to be served in turn. Premium spirits were available only from the lobby bar, if this matters to you. The cocktails are nothing of the sort, merely crude imitations of familiar classics, ruined by copious amounts of sugar syrup. The wine is perfectly ok, the white best. The beer is ok, quenches the thirst nicely. We didn't intend to spend all day, every day around the pool but when we did it was obvious that the 'sun lounger reservation' and the "must be in the same place every day" mentality was sadly prevalent, with most places around the pool reserved before breakfast. It literally meant that snoozing was indeed losing, so you end up either playing along or tipping the pool boy the day before, which we found preferable to waking at 6am on holiday. On the other hand there were always a couple of loungers somewhere, if you asked the staff for help. The animation guys wander around the pool occasionally asking guests to join in with various activities, they're a nice bunch of guys and girls, my son enjoyed playing football with them. Thankfully there isn't loud music around the pool (apart from a brief daily aqua aerobics session), so don't bring your own please fellow guests. Buy some headphones. Waiter service for drinks around the pool is initially non existent, rectified temporarily by a tip, and thereafter patchy at best. Don't count on it happening at all. The beach is a great alternative to the pool, accessed across a pedestrianised boulevard. There is a roped off area for hotel guests but I wouldn't call it a private beach. The sea was warm (much warmer than the pools) and very clean. The beach sellers are often present, but aren't persistent after an initial 'no thanks'. However if you show the slightest amount of interest, be prepared for the hard sell. The electric scooters for hire on the promenade are great fun, our 7 year old boy got the hang of it pretty quickly but they'd be too fast for smaller children unaccompanied. The service in the hotel goes noticeably downhill when the hotel's occupancy level increases, certainly in our last few days there were a lack of pool towels, some queueing at the bars, noisy children on electric scooters in the lobby, people pushing in a bit in the restaurants etc. This was certainly not the case in the earlier part of our stay and had this been the case throughout it would have been an issue. The evening entertainment is not overly entertaining, although I wasn't expecting the west end style shows and elaborate productions that some reviewers seem to expect. It's more of an early night, get up early, couples sort of hotel. Fellow guests please be respectful of others when you are returning to your room late at night, particularly after you've had a drink or several and my child is asleep. I shouldn't have to open my bedroom door and ask you to keep the noise down, politely or, as was the case, otherwise. Similarly when you are recounting laddish tales at the bar, I'd rather not be listening to them. Although nothing to do with the hotel, the weather in late June was mostly overcast until midday, then brilliant sunshine until early evening which suited us as we went shopping to the Souk, to the marina for brunch and Crocopark in the mornings when it was a little cooler. The little red petit taxis are 20 dirhams (£1.50 ish) anywhere around the town for up to 3 people seemingly. If you're going outside the city then you need a grand taxi, where its essential to agree a price up front. When you're back at Agadir airport, remember to change any un-used currency before you pass through security. Otherwise you'll be stuck with it. Overall a good week in Agadir, but a week was enough I'd say. There, that's it. The end! More

David Bristol,

A long but honest review.

Arrival- Received a welcome cocktail, check in was quick and easy and was given room cards (we was only given one, so asked for a second after a couple of days to make life easier for us) and pool towel cards, luggage was taken to our room for us. We arrived after 11pm and was happy to see the restaurant was open incase people was hungry after their flight. Rooms- spacious and tidy, bathroom was lovely with an amazing shower that I never wanted to get out of and twin sinks, however the hairdryer provided was broken the first night I went to use it, so we had to ring reception to get someone to come fix it. The electrician came after half and hour and problem was solved, although reception decided to ring a week later to see if the problem was solved... A bit late to check if you ask me. Restaurants- in the main restaurant there was always a massive selection of hot food, salads, fruit and sweets. Even the fussiest eater could find something. Although you had to que often with other people just barging in front of you. We booked to have a meal in the Krystal restaurant and was really disappointed after reading all the food reviews on here. It was a beautiful room but it wasn't fully booked. We both ordered the fillet steak for main, it was cold and was not a fillet cut, the dauphinois potatoes were awful because they was cold and the cream had curdled. We ended up leaving and going into the main restaurant. Pool bar- understaffed and always busy, also the prime place for lots of wasps! Also I found that if I was to go to the bar being a woman, men would come up after me and would be served first even though the bar staff had clearly seem me. This frustrated me and even more so when they was abrupt and just spammed my drink in front of me and would be all smiles to the next man. However the cocktails were beautiful, defiantly recommend the strawberry daiquiris! A tip for you, ask for all drinks on crushed ice... Drinks are instantly cooler and for longer! Pool- amazing, plenty of space to swim and have fun. Even though the rules say no balls or inflatables everyone does! It is freezing though, so your better of just taking the plunge and jumping straight in! Ladies even getting your hair wet or you'll still feel cold!!! Sun beds defiantly wasn't a problem although everyone does reserve them, you can always always always get one! Weather- a real let down :( very cloudy and often felt chilly so was wrapped up in my pool towel! Somedays the sun came out but after 1ish, if it was before this it was a lucky day! Don't be mistaken though you will burn so make sure you wear a high factor until you are used to it! Beach- we didn't venture to the beach as the weather never seemed nice enough. However the hotel had a section just for guests which I can see being nice. Security- I feel this is a massive thing to mention, as if anyone's like me I was anxious with what's going on all over the world to fly and not be at home in my comfort zone. You will feel immediately safe in this hotel and well looked after. Guards are at the front and back of the hotel that keep an eye on you as long as they can see you. Don't be alarmed if you go out the front of the hotel then come back in and you set the security alarm off when going through the door; I done this every time... Whoops! Entertainment and the Animation Team- brilliant, we both loved all the team and their enthusiasm made the show, the best night is when the animation team do their dance fever show it's brilliant. Friday and Saturday are the best nights. Also the live music is amazing, the gentleman singing has a voice of an angel. Once entertainment is done for the night that's it, so was happy to have taken a pack of cards! The animation team came round the pool asking everyone how they are and if they want to join in games; volleyball, football, ping pong, darts, bingo, belly dancing. The man with the dreads who does the water aerobics half the time is the best! He's full of energy and really gets into it. Whilst doing it I often looked around and everyone in that pool joining in had massive smiles and was laughing. He's a credit to the hotel. Cleaners- rooms always cleaned well, however if you are not on the top floor and want a lay in forget it! We was on the second floor and at about 9 all we could hear above is was the noise of beds, tables and chairs being pushed around the room! Talk about a relaxing wake up. Kids- they are everywhere. Running all over the place, breaking vases and crockery. One evening when we was watching the show a little girl was being chased about by a much older girl and she ran straight into my boyfriends seat and nearly knocked our tables over full of drinks. She hurt herself as she was going that fast, it wasn't nice. Also try and sit back from the front or you will see none of the show, the amount of mums that are up down up down to get their kids or looking for them because they can't keep track of them is ridiculous. Don't get me wrong I completely understand that this hotel is children friendly but you would think parents would have more control over them. Going outside- a smile and a simple no is all you need if you're not interested in buying anything from beach sellers. Some don't give up as easy but just keep walking. There's also a little man dressed in red with a bell and a big hat! he will be lovely to you and be like "let's have a picture" so you do because you can't get away... He them changed as demands money for the picture.. My boyfriend was good as he just said to him "sorry mate I haven't got any" and walked off so don't be pushed into it if you don't want to. Wifi- only available in restaurants, lobby and some outdoor bars. I don't see why people are complaining about this, I was quite happy enjoying my holiday without having to be glued to my phone! Tips- 1. Get a second room card so you can leave it in the electricity slot near the door and keep the electricity switch on (near the bed) and can charge your electrical equipment while you're not in the room. 2. Ladies if your wanting to use straighteners or curling tongs then bring an extension lead, the mirrors and sockets are no where near each other... I didn't know this and had to plug mine in near the kettle and stretch to the bathroom to do my hair! Sorry if this is a bit too long but it's my honest opinion on the experience here and I hope it helps anyone who may have questions they wanted answering. Overall the hotel is lovely, and most the staff will do anything for you. But I don't see it being a 5 star. 5 star looks wise 4 star food and staff 3 star atmosphere 3.5 star experienceMore

SophieGirton13, 186269

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