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.
This hotel should not be five star as small details let the hotel down.
Overall the place is lovely it has a deputy manager Rafael who is everywhere all day and have a team by the pool who do the games etc who are fantastic. We encounter many issues while at the hotel and the hotel has rules which they don't follow up on
Signs by the pool no inflatables allowed in the pool but they sell them in the hotel shop!
Can't reserve beds by the pool but the pool cleaners help you with cushions at 6am to reserve beds so if you have not put a towel out by 7am you might struggle to get a good place
Hotel reception not helpful got told the 2rooms we booked were on separate floors but the rooms were 4 days apart
Wanted to play snooker and asked reception where the balls were nobody knew so nobody can play snooker or table football
Pool bar staff are so relaxed they will take your order and then forget about it and you end up having to remind them
Thomson rep John doesn't recommend hotel facilities but his own favourite places close by
He's something else that guy worst rep ever.
Rooms if you are on the left side block you might hear the bar music till late
Room ceiling had a lot of water damage in the bathroom
Had no water on arrival in mini bar and had to go the bar to get it as room service put the phone down
One day the mini bar man knocked at the door and I told him what we wanted and he got it from his trolley then stopped while I had the door open for him to chat to a chambermaid for at least a minute
Hotel is nice and I would recommend the hotel and area to anybody felt very safe and the pool staff are awesome.
I wouldn't visit again but it's worth a visit just keep an open mind as it's not all bad just small areas need an improvement
A few buts...
Hotel stunning, everywhere there is an air of being looked after as you would want to be. Bar service superb, some staff are more friendly than others. You name the drink they have it JD, SMIRNOFF, RON BICARDI ETC. Cocktails galore. Rooms very spacious walks wardrobe high class bathroom free safe free minifridge with beer coke fanta etc. Pool area no problem getting beds, water cold but warms up during the day. Service round the pool if you want it. We were tipping 50 dirhams (Â£3.50) and getting high class service regularly. The highlight was the food. How anyone has the audacity to criticise the food here need shooting. You could do on your favourite food here and on new discoveries. Only down side to hotel was paying for late checkout, 5 star should be included. Outside a letdown any shopping you could do across the road.More
thestewarts49, Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Great all inclusive holiday
Wonderful week at this hotel last week in August. We arrived at 1.00 am after a 1-1/2 queue through customs (be advised) pleasant air conditioned coach transfer of around 50 minutes. Warmly greeted with a drink and advised that the restaurant was open for us and food had been prepared. We were allocated a pool side first floor room - perfect! It was large, spacious, well appointed air-conditioned and spotlessly clean. Well stocked fridge with water, soft drinks and beer. Most of the guests were quiet when moving through the corridors, which meant we slept well throughout the week. The various restaurants all served a very great range of food which was well cooked and looked appetizing. Salad, fish, meat, pasta, pizza, veggies. Plenty to choose from in our opinion. The local red wine was surprisingly very good indeed. The various bars were well staffed, efficient and friendly. Put your towel on a sunbed at 7.00 am - and you won't be disappointed. If you can't find one at midday ask - and they will get one for you - simple as that. If you want lots of activities then maybe look elsewhere. We go to relax, chill out and enjoy the beach a little - so it was just right for us. Very enjoyable and would recommend this place every time. Wi-Fi in reception area was great and our daughter found a good spot where she could stream YouTube without any problems. We only went in for the entertainment on one occasion - it was fine and the staff do a good job. Don't expect a 'West End' show - but do expect to leave with a smile. The reception staff get everything done for you if you do have a problem - so ask! They got light bulbs replaced and towels changed so no complaints from us.More
5* Building; 3* Management !
A beautiful hotel building. My wife and I stayed for the first 2 weeks in September and the hotel was fully booked.
On day 5 we saw that the pool was being emptied in the evening. We were told that a child had excreted in the pool and that it was being emptied, cleaned and refilled overnight. It was two and a half days later before the pool was open again. The management had decided that as the pool was to be emptied they would take the opportunity to rip up and re-do the tiling around the edges before the winter.
Every 2nd day they would run out of draft beer. It appeared that they only ordered beer when it ran out and then only enough for one day ? To be fair they did offer cans of beer but this was super strength and not suitable for thirst quenching (this probably accounted for the drunken aggressiveness of a minority of guests). Same state of affairs at the buffet restaurant. Items were not restocked until they had run out and not at all when the restaurant open times were half way through. It seemed that the management wanted to ensure that there was never any waste.
Much is made of the a la carte restaurants. The quality of the ingredients is poor, the service is excruciatingly slow such that many diners, ourselves included, walked out midway through their meals.
The pool area was seriously overcrowded and by 7am the majority of sun loungers had towels on them.
None of the above are what I would expect from a 5* hotel. The building is magnificent, the rooms are large, comfortably furnished. The majority of staff are extremely friendly and helpful but restrained by the policy by which they are required to work.
This may be 5* by Moroccan standards but does not come anywhere near to that of 5* holidays in the Caribbean or European destinations.
Would we return to this hotel NO. Would we return to Morocco probably no but a trip to Marrakech was an unforgettable experience.
One thing that the travel brochures do not mention but the locals tell you is...never visit Agadir in August or early September as sea mists blow in and last all day during this period. Don't ask me why. They just do.More
we stayed at this hotel last year it is beautiful that is why we are gong again very soon in October 2014 for two weeks we always stay at a RIU hotel simply the best im spoilt this hotel is like being in paradise nothing but the best the hotel is relatively new the rooms are spacious big comfy beds the bath room shower room etc are all fab the grounds well maintained the staff cannot do enough for you the minute I walked into the hotel we were made welcome im disabled and they could not do enough for me and my friends they did not look at my disability they made me feel normal which made my holiday everything is within easey reach the beach is close by if you holiday here im fussy I only like the best and I like being pampered and that's what I got I was looked after by allMore
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