Just returned from a week in this stunning hotel. Without reiterating all the other very positive reviews on here we had one our best holidays ever. Never known a week go so quickly.
Apart from the usual Gatwick trauma not helped by an overly officious Thomson check-in manager (what is the point of having self-service check-in kiosks but no bag drop facility) the flight was on a brand new 737-800 a pleasant not too long 3 hour flight; Agadir airport was quiet by the time we arrived at 10.30 pm. A quick 30 minute transfer, easy check-in & a cold buffet waiting for us all of which made the journey more bearable.
The hotel is only 3 months old so still being finished off; not that it interrupted the holiday. Once the gardens have matured & finishing touches complete it will be even better. Definitely has the “wow” factor.
It is the little things that make all the difference; the drinks trolley round the pool; the most comfortable sunbeds we have been on; mini-bar (free) in the room & tea & coffee; drinks served at all meals; a great view from the bar looking over the pool & sea; the hotel management being very visible; great friendly staff; the whole hotel spotless clean.
Bedrooms are large, very spacious even though there is a lack of drawers & shelves. Yes the beds are hard but once you get back to your room after the bar has closed at midnight you don’t notice!
Ignore anyone who says the food is "samey". Apart from the A la Carte, which we didn’t really enjoy, choice, presentation & quality of the food is excellent. Nothing better than starting the day with a fresh cooked to order omelette with a glass of fizz sitting outside overlooking the pool & sea.
Agadir is a lovely resort, wonderful sandy beach; great prom running all along the beach, plenty of shops to browse & buy in (just across the road from the front of the hotel). We always felt very safe & the “sellers” didn’t hassle you once they know you weren’t interested in buying.
Our tips would be:-
Book a pool view room – it is definitely worth the little extra
Book your late check-out room as soon as possible – 600 dirhams (£45.50) until 6 pm (we had a 7.30pm pick-up) Although it is now a pre-bookable option on Thomson’s website for summer 2013
Don’t worry about the cloudy mornings – the lazy sun (as the locals call it) usually breaks through by lunchtime – but you will still get burnt.
Get out & see the resort.
Our only real criticism would be that the lovely ambience of the hotel would be better suited for adults only.
A perfect holiday – amazing value for money & yes we have booked for next year. Ignore the negative reviews on here - not sure that the person who wrote the review titled “not 5” stayed at the same hotel.
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