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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Food & Drink
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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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Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace
Stylish and modern junior suites come with either a balcony or terrace. 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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Pre winter break
ok it's fine it's not great but fine ! Staff very helpful food moderately ok wine dire! Guests a mix of folk some loud and rowdy but you have choices. Some very nice but no long term friendships needed or built.More
Dont book if you want to sleep!!
Its my last day here at the Palace Tikida after a 2 week holiday. Let me start by giving you the positives in my review: Beautiful pool area, plenty of sunbeds, lovely pool. Lovely spacious rooms - albeit a bit scruffy as not maintained. Evidence of water leaks, dirty marks over walls, bugs splattered on walls & ceilings. Grounds are lovely, well maintained. Food: Breakfast was great, loads of options and very tasty. Choice of drinks, non alcoholic and alcoholic were very good and had branded alcohol. Negatives: Noise!! Dont book if you wish to get a good nights sleep here. Walls are so thin you can hear everything from rooms either side and above. Constantly woken up during the night by people above walking in heels across the floor at 2am, 3am. Can hear suitcases wheeled across floors, wardrobes opening and also as they serve drinks late there is constant noise along corridor throughout the night as guests are inconsiderate and are very noisy when going back to their rooms. I can usually sleep through noise but here it was horrendous. Im looking forward to going home to get a decent nights sleep. Buffet Food: lunchtimes were awful, the system does not work as lunch served in smaller restaurant near the beach. There are not enough stations, so queues for food were really long. Dinner restaurant was better which is near reception. Area much bigger to accommodate the number of guests. Buffet food very repetitive, same standard foods every night pizza, pasta, tagines, fish, salad and with a couple of different dishes a night. Im not a fussy eater but was actually bored of the same foods. The a la carte restaurants were good, there is a fusion international one and Morrocan one, both had a small menu though. Unfortunately after eating at these my husband & I both suffered with bad tummy. Staff: The reception staff can be very rude and abrupt, no good customer service here. The waiting staff are hit & miss, some are lovely and some obviously dont want to be here. In the main restaurant at breakfast I noticed that if the hotel manager & food and beverage manager were in there eating their breakfast then the service was exceptional, you get table service for drinks with a smile. At other times they cant be bothered so its up to you to get your teas/coffees etc and there are used breakfast plates left on tables as not cleared. Beds: unless you like super hard beds, these are uncomfortable to sleep on even with the mattress toppers. I did notice there was a huge difference in service from one guest to another. This came down to tipping. If you tipped the pool bar staff, waiters etc then you received impeccable service, if not then you dont receive the service. Weather: Our first week was cloudy and cold. Many people covered in towels sitting around the pool. Last few days the sun has shone and its been glorius. Definitely true that there is the Agadir mist in August but now seems to have cleared. Overall I would say this is definitely not a 5 star hotel, due to lack of good customer service, food and sleep quality. The management really need to look into these issues to have any repeat custom. I certainly would not bother to return. More
Lovely by day, sleepless by night
Positives: + superb WiFi everywhere in hotel. Best I've experienced anywhere + lovely pool and grounds. Comfy sun beds + very good all inclusive drinks - known spirit brands. + excellent coffee (espresso etc) + big bedrooms + nice breakfast options + nice a la carte restaurants + lots of space in resort for lounging with drinks in evenings Negatives: - this is a major one: noise at night times from corridors and from floor (room) above. There is zero sound proofing. You hear everything. Doesn't matter if people are considerate or not, tiled floors seem to magnify all noise. Be prepared to be woken up in early hours of the morning by folk ending their evenings. Nb bars are open v late and all inclusive leads to very happy and noisy couples and families returning to bedrooms. By far the worst I've experienced anywhere in the world and a real shame. If there were no negatives than this one I'd still not return because of the impact. If you do book ensure you get top floor. We were on third. - lunch is hit and miss quality wise. Buffet always far too busy at peak lunchtime. Feels like feeding time at the zoo. Not relaxing at all. Much quieter around 2.30/3.00pm if you can hold out. This worked for us as we opted for the 9pm dinner slot at the a la carte restaurants. - dinner buffet is ok but again very busy unless you go late, 9.00pm onwards. Lots of waiters working very hard but creates another fairly manic dinning experience. - no chance of a lie in after 8am. Cleaners who are lovely and did amazing job are not the quietest! Constant dragging of bedroom furniture across the tiled floors is deafening. Sounds ridiculous but it will wake you up no question, possibly even make your ears bleed!! - hotel maintenance. It's a Moroccan five star but never a five star in Europe. We were lucky with our room in general, compared to some of the reviews here, but still not particularly well maintained. Nothing that I would or did complain about, but evidence of leaking air conditioner, scuffed walls, more remnants of squashed mosquitoes on walls than I cared to count. Afraid we added to this. - super hard bed mattresses. We ended up sleeping on top of quilt cover which made a difference. - staff hit and miss customer service wise. Receptionists could be fairly abrupt. Waiters and bar staff generally good and usually enough on so you aren't waiting long for a drink etc. All in all would have given 3.5 stars if review system would allow it.More
Not 5* standard
Lots of people in our hotel got poorly from food, water bottles were reused water from previous day, staff were not bothered about service, bugs and rats by the pool just overall not 5* quality we'd expect for a Riu hotel as we've stayed in 2 before. More
Acceptable but not 5*
We had a 10 day stay at the end of August. 6 days of sun and then 5 days of thick fog and cloud. The evening fog was really horrid. Good points: On arrival our 2nd room was in a dreadful state on checking BUT Amine, on reception, did a fab job at 1:30am in the morning and gave us a suite so we ended up with 1 standard room and 1 suite. Pool was fine, particular mentions go to Tarik for taking such good care of us. Breakfast, we had excellent service at breakfast and would like to give a mention to the Breakfast Manager (sorry I didnt make a note of his name) attentive and friendly. Staff in general - never had any issues with the staff and service. Meals: breakfast great, lunch we always ate early and then there are no queues. Dinner - after a while we were bored so we ate out - at Pure Passion and most often at El Toro (great food and price). Bad points: so we didnt expect or research into the weather - wrongly we assumed its summer and a hot place but never expected the 5 day fog/cloud. sitting by the pool in jeans was not what we booked for. I think that the description of the resort on the Thomson website should mention that there is a particular weather condition during Jun/jul/aug/sept and this causes the fog. We would not go there again at that time of year. Its not a 5 star hotel - we've stayed in many around the world and its a good 4* and thats fine. The spoiler for us was the weather.More
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