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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Staff best assets
Stayed here on a golf and relaxation week. Asked for a room on upper floor,but where shown to ground floor. Asked at reception, where the manager moved us to an upper floor room.as it went all week it was no problem. Almost the motto for the staff here.There was always something to eat which we enjoyed at each sitting. The morroco restaurant was particularly good. .Some of the cocktails tasted poor .but that was probably the only down side. Also the entertainment staff were great.but there shows were a little repetitive. The golf was superb. And because it was so hot there were very few people on the courses. But with plenty of water and a buggy we had a great time. Would look to come back again soon More
A good 4 star hotel
Got back today from this hotel.First impressions:The lobby is very grand and check in was quick and painless.We stayed in room 4127,very clean and spacious,but does need a little bit of tlc here and there.Although not a sea view room,we still had a decent view of it .We overlooked a little walkway that got very busy in the evenings with the locals playing games etc,but whilst some guests found this annoying,it didn't worry us at all,it was quite nice to watch them let their hair down and by the time we were in bed with the doors shut,we couldn't hear them at all. The pool area is very nice,freshwater which is lovely.You do have to be up by 7 to get the best beds,but we got the same ones every morning without any bother.Bar staff are really friendly and pretty quick most of the time,but we did find they prefer to serve men before women,great for me,not so great for the missus. Food was ok,nothing spectacular but always something nice to eat,a bit repetitive but that's the case in most all inclusive hotels.The Italian restaurant was a let down,they serve the same as they do in the buffet and you have to help yourself to food,we were in and out in under an hour which weren't what we'd planned,but such is life. Evening entertainment is pretty lacking..resident club singer,a band and a couple of shows the animation team put on,but we were still up and about until at least 2am each morning,so the night is what you make it really.We went out a couple of nights and it's pretty inexpensive and and you get a good mix of tourists and locals in the bars. We went as a couple to pretty much just lay in the sun for a week,and for that purpose,it was lovely,bit overcast in the morning but very hot and once the sun comes through its there until around 8pm. Whilst they love kids in the hotel,there isn't a great deal for them to do,we would take ours there,but for those that like the animation team to provide their entertainment,you'd probably be out of luck. All in all,a very nice holiday in a very nice hotel.I think it's pushing it to call it 5 star but I'd go back,should I visit Agadir again. Just in case Vivian and Nicky(apologies for any spelling mistakes) read this,hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and your new sunbed neighbours were ok..More
Pleasant and relaxing holiday
We travelled as a couple for 11 nights on 9th July, we had a brilliant holiday however there were a few aspects that could have been improved. Firstly it has to be said that all staff at this hotel are absolutely exceptional, from the pool boys to the maids that cleaned our room, we simply could not fault any of them in any way!! The hotel itself is beautiful, the pool area is lovely and the swim up bar was great. The hotel's rooms are spacious and modern, however ours looked out over a car park and walkway to the beach so loud music and shouting was heard until at least 1am most nights, perhaps this was due to staying over Ramadan and eid. If you can afford to pay for a pool view room as these are on the inside of the hotel I would suggest to. Mini fridge is restocked daily and has a good range of drinks. The biggest disappointment as we arrived was that the Italian a la carte restaurant wasn't open, we asked two people on reception and we're not given any explanation other than 'it will open next month.' The range of a la cartes was one of the reasons why we chose the hotel so I would suggest that both Riu and Thomson make it clear to customers that the Italian will only be open through August. Overall the food is to a good standard with a variety of choices, however as I don't eat much red meat I would have appreciated some more chicken options, eg fresh kebabs that I have experienced in other hotels. Wifi in the rooms would have been appreciated, it was available in the lobby and by the pool area. My boyfriend had emails to send and struggled with the strength of the internet, particularly at night when many guests are making use of it we found it impossible to get a decent signal. The reserving of sunbeds at 7am is something that I feel the hotel needs to address, I didn't expect to visit a 5* resort and need to be up by 7 in order to get a decent spot by the pool. I also found this of particular annoyance when many days we were sat next to reserved beds all day with no signs of any guest to use them, yet other guests were wandering round trying to find somewhere to lie. As a tip for other couples travelling, we arrived out of school holidays so for our first week the resort seemed as though it may as well be adults only, it was very peaceful and relaxing. However as soon as the school holidays started there was a large amount of families arriving and the atmosphere changed significantly. This is by no means a criticism of the hotel as it is described as family friendly, but some advice if you're looking for a relaxing break as it was something that didn't cross our minds!! We found it useful to ask the Thomson rep for directions to the supermarket a two minute walk away, a 200ml bottle of after sun was Â£13 in the hotel shop whilst one double the size was Â£6 up the road. The shop is great for suncream, souvenirs and any snacks you might want to buy for less than half the price in the hotel. Overall our experience of the Riu Tikida Palace was a good one and we would recommend to others!! More
Ellie C, Manchester, United Kingdom
Good week away with friends
This is a good around hotel. Mostly staff are very friendly and are very accommodating. The hotel and grounds are very carefully cleaned and manicured resulting in great place to spend a week with friends relaxing and unwinding. The rooms are spacious and modern with high quality fixtures and fittings and good AC. The weather during our stay (09-16/07/15) was a mix of beautiful sunshine contrasted with thick clouds and low lying mist each making up 50/50. Speaking with the locals, this is apparently typical for this time of year. Pros - Food of a consistent high quality, with a variety of choice. - Live cooking, with friendly chefs. - Pool area large and of interesting in design with the swin up bar. - Good amount of sun-loungers. Though many are reserved early. - Speciality restaurants were of very high standard and added variety (Fusion being especially good!). - Day time entertainment team worked hard and were not too pushy for those who had no desire to participate. - The main Souk is a 20 min walk or 5 min taxi ride (50 dir) from the hotel. It is well worth a visit for an authentic Moroccan experience. There are very few tourists and is not a tourist trap. - Having walked up and down the 'strip' the Rui Place is by far the best hotel in Agadir (by appearances at least). Cons - Drinks (namely cocktails) varied greatly in ingredients and alcoholic volume depending on which bar was used. This got to the point were many drinks were left wasted as they were too strong and not enjoyable. - Although the gardens where kept immaculate, most of the noisy petrol grass mowing, striming and blowing was done during the day time when people are trying to relax around the pool area. This got so load I was struggling to have a conversation with the person next to me! - Evening entertainment is really let down for this otherwise high quality hotel. With the exception of the live band (which really could do with having two different sets when being used twice a week) the rest was of poor quality. Although this is a family hotel, some activities after 10:30 wouldn't have gone a miss. - No AC in the otherwise will equipped gym. - Outside of the hotel, other than the beach, there is little to do with most places looking past their prime. (this maybe due to it being Ramadan during our stay) More
Week away with friends
This is a fantastic hotel. It exceeds all expectations. The staff are great helpful and accommodating . Fab spa. Different areas to drink with lovely views. Dining outside with great service . I would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes 5 star... It is truly 5*. On my recommendation I have I know two family's that have booked. The beach is a stones through from the hotel. Lovely calm peaceful hotel with premium drinks & fantastic food.More
Ang49039, London, United Kingdom
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