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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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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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.
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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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.
Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
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First time in Morocco
Hotel Hotel was incredibly clean and the rooms were immaculate and large. The shower was fantastic (power shower) and there was air conditioning on offer too. The hotel rooms have a fridge with water and soft drinks which are restocked daily. 9/10 Food Restaurants in the hotel area great! Main buffet always has a large selection food for breakfast. Lunch is served in the snack bar, this is the same food everyday! this can get very annoying, so we did venture out a couple of time for lunch. Evening meal can be taken in the main buffet restaurant, or in the three specialility restaurants. The Krystal is by far the best one! staff and food is amazing in here. Next is the Moroccan, nice main courses but let down by starter and main. The third is an Italian, however its served in the snack bar and is a buffet style, so its basically just the left overs from lunch, not great! Weather It's normally relatively foggy up until about 12 pm but that clears out and then the sun comes out although for the last 4/5 days that didn't happen which was a shame. 6/10 Hotel Activities There isn't really a lot to do which is a shame but because it's a five star hotel they don't tend to do much. They have daily ping pong tournaments, holly ball and aqua gym which is fun apart from that not a lot. They do have evening shows which are horrendous although there is a singer by the main bar who is there every night and they are really good.3/10 Beach Beach is good clear and it's relatively warm and running into the waves was a lot of fun. There are random tents scattered across the beach which doesn't make it scenic but it's still good. However the hotel dose have a private section of the beach which stops people trying to sell you things which is a real problem when walking outside the hotel. 6/10 Outside Activities There are a few things on offer but it's not very good. Moroccans have a unique way when you step outside. On three occasions when we stepped out rather than asking for money they will gently put their hand on the item whether it's food or your sunglasses and they would want that from you. If you don't give them anything they will follow you for like 3-5 minutes (incredibly annoying) not to mug you or anything but they have a different way about it. When you step outside there isn't many tourists at night time which isn't really very re-assuring. The marina is not really worth a visit, hardly anything to do around that area. 2/10 Staff Incredible, absolutely incredible, you do get better service if you offer them a small tip which we didn't mind doing as they work so hard it was well deserved. 10/10More
Wouldn't return but not the hotels fault
After reading most reviews, I'm unsure what people are going on about with struggling to find sun loungers. Myself and my partner did not come down to the pool until 1030-1100 most mornings and never struggled. What exactly are the "best located loungers?" Surely it is personal preference and my preference is not by the pool where everyone has to walk past you. Yes, these loungers are generally gone early, but there is loads around in good areas. There is a 24 hour all inclusive bar in the main hotel reception area. The mini bar in the hotel is free and is topped up every two days. It is filled with pop and water, but you can request beer as well. The food at this hotel is good, with a healthy selection. Yes some is repetitive, but you change what you eat don't you.. and try and create variety. You have bottles of wine and pop brought to your table instead of by the glass. You can have Prosecco (sparkling wine) at breakfast too. My main criticism is that the tables are too close together. The staff try to to seat people next to one another, but as it gets busy, they haven't any choice and you feel like your having a meal with someone else. It happened to us on the second night, but luckily we had a laugh with the people next to us. Krystal restaurant is nice, very modern and the staff are pleasant. The animation team do appear lazy and didn't do as much as the Riu we went to in Marrakech, but one explained their not an Animation Club, because the hotel is 5* and doesn't want an annoying team. The hotel rooms are amazing, but we saw the superior which is even more grand. Don't get caught out by the mosquito's. I didn't see any and so thought it would be okay not to put bug repel on.. don't do it! There about and I was bit 12 times in one night. They stay away if you have your repellent on. The beach is disappointing, as the pictures make it look nice. It's more like Blackpool but without the wind and with orange sand. It just came across a bit dirty to me (I don't mean litter wise). The hotel pool is nice, not too cold. People keeps mentioning the weather and although it was warm, it would have been nice to see some sunshine, the weather is one reason I'm not sure I'd return for a third time. It's always cloudy. Someone please tell me when it isn't, as we've been now in July and Oct/November. I would stay at this hotel again, but we both preferred the Riu Palamarie in Marrakech, purely because it's smaller which means the staff give better service.More
Highly recommended - amazing!
I dont normally leave reviews but had to for this. Arrived home today from here and it was amazing start to finish. Rooms are spacious and always spotlessly clean, along with the rest of the hotel. A few English channels on the tv too. We always got a beach towel even late morning and always got a nice comfy sunbed right near the pool no matter what time we arrived. We were unfortunate with the weather as it was mostly cloudy but still hot and came home with a nice tan ! The staff here are amazing, they make you feel like you're the only ones staying here. They all speak very good English, and will go out of there way to make you feel like you're at home. Mohammed at the lobby bar is great, and very friendly. Youssef and his team around the pool are amazing, they will always make time to talk to you to ensure you're having an enjoyable time. Food wise, everything was delicious always found something that most people would eat for all 3 meals. We went to the Krystal restaurant which was amazing, the food was cooked to perfection. Overall no complaints, it was practically perfect. However, keep an eye out for wasps they fly around a lot during the day. I will be back ! Thanks everyone for a wonderful stay :) More
Rachel H, 186338
A well relaxing holiday
A beautiful hotel the staff are all fantastic can't do enough for you. This is our 3rd time here and have had a fantastic time each time 👌the weather hasn't been the best but still got a tan, highly recommended it More
Great location, not so great hotel
Agadir is a destination for sunny holidays and this hotel can guarantee a great place in the sun. With great poolside area, comfy loungers, parasols and free towel service, it even has a nice little hump that keeps you separated from promenade street sellers and stares so that you can relax in the sun. Or if you like open waters, there is a private plastic lounger area by the ocean. Unfortunately the best located loungers are taken by 06:00 and after 10:00 you might be stuck with not so comfortable plastic lounger. Poolside personnel are not really bothered with no reservation policy or shameless people who take two mattresses for their loungers, so you might have to confront someone yourself. Similar story with the towels, they sometimes run out before 10:00 and you can be stuck without one for a while, so I recommend you exchange them before pool closing time and taking them with you to your room. Food wise there is always a choice, you will always be able to find something to eat, although meats are not that great, almost all of them are chewy, stringy and tough, freshly cooked meats are usually undercooked and come out raw and bloody so be vary not to get some stomach crap in the first days of your holiday. It is however inevitable as me, my girlfriend and plenty of guests we met had had bad experiences with stomach ache, "not so great" bowl movement and general problems with appetite and eating. We struggled for two good weeks after returning from the holiday. Service wise this hotel does not shine either except for the cleaning staff, rooms and hotel in general is clean and is being cleaned regularly by seemingly more personnel than there are waiters at your service. Every mealtime can be different as waiters try to serve you drinks and take a way dirty plates but because they seemed to be very understaffed, you can be waiting for your drinks for quite some time and sit with your dirty plates next to you for all the time you eat. Rooms in this hotel are big and spacious and include bathroom with shower/bath combination, two separate sinks in front of a big mirror, separated toilet and bidet. Reasonably sized built-in wardrobe with 10 hangers in ours, safe and a mini fridge witch is being refilled every other days. You have two beds pushed together quite firm and obliviously not cuddle friendly having gap in-between them, TV, small lounging area with sofa, coffee table, and separate round table with two chairs and of course balcony with small table and two armchairs over watching the poolside and Kasbah (view is totally worth the extra cost). But it is not all nice and comfy as the air conditioning in this room is useless, barely blowing any kind of air out of its vent and leaves you facing a dilemma, either leaving the window open and being eaten by mosquitos in your sleep or sweat like a pig and not get any sleep at all. There is however a ceiling fan which can give you some refreshment if the conditions are right. Also, tap water reeks of chlorine. Overall it is an ok hotel, I would keep it in mind looking for a place to stay in Agadir, but there are definitely better hotels around in this price range.More
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