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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Twin rooms here, feature a cream backdrop with soft chocolate tones and can sleep up to four. There's air-conditioning or heating and a ceiling fan for your comfort, too.
twin room with pool view
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.
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Me and my partner stayed at the tikida palace for ten nights and we are writing this review from our room with one day left at the hotel remaining. The wifi is currently allowing us to write this review from our room as our room is located quite close to the lobby. Any rooms far away from the lobby area will have no wifi as the Internet is restricted to this location only and not in the rooms. On arrival at around 1am we were greeted with champagne and snacks laid out for us in case we were hungry, these were very basic and consisted of cheese and hams etc. check in was very quick even though there was a queue and we were in our room before we knew it unpacking. The room was on the 4th floor with a sea and pool view and was quite a big size with a great size balcony and shower area. the room is decorated well and has all your essentials you would need. Mini bar stocked with water, beer, sprite, coke and fanta and is all free of charge, and restocked daily. I will now list my positives and negatives on the hotel taking into account my previous experiences at other five star hotels around the world. Positives Value for money, this holiday has worked out to cost us exactly half of what we spent last year in Mexico for the same amount of days in another five star all inclusive hotel. So very good value for money for what you get. Very good location directly on the beach, local for shops and restaurants and near a nice marina and well known mountain to visit. Cheap to get around in orange taxis in which you can pick up more or less any time of the day from outside the hotel. We also went in to Marrakech for the day, this was definitely worth a trip. This took round three hours to get there on a coach booked through thomsons in the hotel and cost around Â£60 per person. We would recommend this to try the local foods which are provided within the price and also see the culture of Morocco. Friendly staff all around the hotel. Weather hot for the full ten days here but the sun does not always arrive until around lunch time sometimes. But this is a known fact for agadir, so be aware of this. Two good size outdoor pools with a nice indoor pool which is always quiet when visiting. Only a twenty minute transfer from agadir airport directly to this hotel which is very good. Spa treatments were very good and very reasonably priced. This was located within the hotel. There are also two al a carte restaurants within the hotel free of charge and included within your all inclusive package. One is a Moroccan themed restaurant and the other is modern cuisine. And I would suggest you booking both of these restaurants upon arrival as they tend to get booked up very quickly. Negatives Be aware although we do not come on vacation to watch TV it would be nice to have some English channels when turning on the TV in the background. There is more or less no English channels to watch apart from one news channel. This was disappointing. No wifi connection in most of the hotels rooms. Although I had read some reviews previously before we came to the hotel stating there is room service available this is not the case. There is no room service available. The drinks during the day are not of the best quality, and all cocktails we found to be very basic and not the best we have tasted. The plastic cups provided around the pool are very small so you constantly find yourself going back and fourth to the bar to stay hydrated. They should be double the size at least. No slippers or bath ropes provided in the room, which would have been a nice touch when chilling out in the evening before going out. When leaving the hotel heading towards the beach be expected to be harassed constantly by people trying to sell you phones, henna tattoos, watches and garments. Just be polite and firm and say no thank you, however this can be very annoying after the first hundred times. We found the food at breakfast, lunch and dinner to be very tasty with a decent variety of foods. However over the duration of our stay the food was very repetitive and never changed with us mostly guessing what was going to be served to us before we entered the lunch hall on numerous occasions. We mixed this up by going out to a couple of the local restaurants which were very nice. We would recommend visiting la scala directly opposite the front of the hotel and also la Blanche which is a 5 minute taxi ride away, and was where we had the best food while in Morocco. If visiting souks and local markets, or even the markets in Marrakech be prepared to haggle and negotiate on price as they will always try and rip you off and take your money if you allow them. Hotel entertainment is very average so do not expect too much in terms of being entertained. The singer/ piano in the lobby bar every night is a nice touch however. Make sure you get up every morning at least by 8am if you want a sun lounger!! We found this to be very annoying with people setting there alarms at around 7am just to secure a sun lounger and then go back to bed until lunch time until the clouds had cleared! The beach was ok, however this was a public beach and had many more locals and sales men walking around rather than tourists. The beach could have been cleaner and maintained better. My partner has also stated that women should be aware of how they dress outside of the hotel, as this is quite a strict Muslim country, so be considerate of how you dress as the local women tend to cover up. On evaluation we had a very good relaxing vacation and would definitely recommend this place based on the cost of the holiday. This hotel is very good value for money, not quite five star in my opinion because of the minor negatives stated above, but worth a visit. Hopefully this information provided will help you to make a decision on visiting. 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andy c, London, United Kingdom
I stayed here for 7 nights with 14 of my friends including a mixture of babies, couples and friends. The whole holiday was absolutely faultless. all areas of the hotel are spotless with daily room cleaning and exceptional cleanliness in restaurants, toilets and pool area. The staff cannot do enough for you and will help you with everything and anything you ask for. Be extra nice to the animation team as they absolutely made our holiday. Rachiid, Adnan and Omar are excellent and full of energy all day every day. They will go out of there way to make sure that your holiday is perfect and love their jobs. There is always a wide choice of food in the main restaurant and snack bar and even though some things were not to my taste there is something for everyone to eat. The restaurants get booked up very very quickly and we could not get in to one all week Though so if you want to eat at one book on your first day. The reserving sunbeds rule is not enforced at all and people do reserve their sunbeds from as early as 6.30am. Even with 15 of us we didn't find this a problem though and always got enough sunbeds for all of us although we did reserve each day before 8am. Girls, take your hair dryers. The hair dryer in the room is rubbish and you have to hold the button in the whole time you're using it which is a bit annoying. Also, there were no plug sockets round the mirrors in our room so straighteners etc. had to be used away from the mirror. The doctor is fab if you need him! He's so friendly and kind and genuinely wants to look after you. He does charge around a Â£40 call out fee but he's worth it. He saw 3 of us whilst we were there including an 18 month old and was fab with us all. Staff at the hotel will also collect your prescription for you if it's during the night for the cost of the taxi ride. If it's during the day, a pharmacist will meet you in reception. Also, order more than one drink when you go to the bar if round the pool. The service can be slow and annoying to have to walk back and forth. Overall, a fantastic holiday and as mentioned before, the animation team or 'reps' are amazing and really go out of their way to make you welcome so be nice to them, they deserve it.More
First visit to Morocco for our honeymoon .... first impressions of hotel... first class.. cannot fault hotel.. rooms and pool area really clean.. food ample choice plus Krystal and Moroccan restaurants worth a visit.... only gripe would be Sun not out till about 12-1 o clock but once cloud clears nice and hot... Mr Alberto hotel manager always available and visible working with staff throughout day and night.... sunbeds some days hard to find as people reserve beds early annoyingly not using till afternoon.... all in all a great hotel as long as you don't mind shorter sun hours ðMore
Chris P, Warrington, United Kingdom
Honeymoon/ birthday celebration
First time to Morocco on honeymoon and with family as well to celebrate a birthday. Hotel and staff are amazing and so friendly. On arrival. We had fresh flowers, fruit and desserts waiting for us in our room to congratulate us. Also had the same and a bottle of champagne delivered to our room in the morning of my birthday which was a nice touch. Entertainment staff are friendly and never stop all day. I have to say however I am really impressed with both the housekeeping staff and the general manager. The manager is constantly about, checking things and talking to holiday makers making sure everything is ok. The housekeeping staff are so friendly and work so hard, nothing is too much trouble for them and our room was always spotless, fresh towels and petals on our bed everyday. Also very trustworthy, we left money out to tip, but they never took it so we had to put it in their hands for them to accept it! Would definitely be back and would recommend to all, couples and families as hotel suits all and caters to everyone More
a palace worth going to, minus a couple of points for improvement.
Stayed for a week end of June. The hotel grounds and amenities are excellent and defiantly on par with a 4/5 star hotel. There are a couple of points to bear in mind. 1. Fo I do tends to be quite repetitive and not the best options for vegetarians. We b ended up becoming creative with what was provided and asking the cooks to make us dishes. 2. Evening entertainment is not the best. In fact in most cases people are in this section to have a drink and use the wife. 3. Even though it is written in there policies that sun beds are not to be reserved, they are still being reserved. This resulted in us also participating in this activity, which was not so bad as we tended to get up early anyway, but you would have to be up and willing by 7th to get the good beds, especially if you want the four poster beds. 4. There is only wifi available in the lobby and near the pool area, so no wifi in your rooms. However there is a LAN connection, so if you happen to have your own mini wifi router, you can create your own wifi in your room. Now that I have mentioned some of the bad points, let me tell you this is a really good hotel and the rooms are very spacious and the pool area is really good. The stag are always attentive and smiling. If the above points were resolved then I would give this hotel 5/5, but feel is catching of a 4/5. More
shahp79, London, United Kingdom
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