On holiday in Marocco in the HOTEL RYAD MOGADOR AL MADINA PALACE AGADIR ****. We booked up with Onthebeach which listed this as a 5 star hotel. I must say that I have stayed in many 5 star hotels all around the world and this does not come up to the 5 star rating given. The Hotel layout is not very user friendly and if you had mobility problems you would have considerable difficulty negotiating the public areas, especially if you were in a wheelchair or have difficulty walking up and down stairs. There is a VERY limited lift facility which does not serve any purpose. Firstly you need to use stairs to get to the lift and all it does is get you to a level which requires you to negotiate yet more stairs. If you are in an unfortunate situation where your room was not in the middle of the complex then noise pollution from the road and surrounding night life will keep you awake until at least 3am in the morning. Our room was situated at the side of the hotel and we were kept awake at night by the noise from the road and a pedestrian short cut from the beach road to the town centre. This short cut is used by the revellers leaving the various night clubs when they closed at 2 pm. The air conditioning in our room was also very antiquated and did not function adequately – so not only was our room noisy but also very hot making sleep difficult. (They are building 2 night clubs next door which will be open soon).
The breakfast was a buffet with not a great deal of choice for a 5 star rating and you needed to be very alert and watchful as the food was taken very quickly. Some dishes were replenished when staff had time, but the chefs seemed to be fighting a losing battle!!. If you were a late starter even within the breakfast time-frame things got worse as the limited choice means you have to have what was left. The Dinner was also a free for all rush so we decided to eat out for the rest of our stay. The one very positive thing about the hotel is the staff who could not be more helpful and polite. They always greeted the guests with a courteous smile and demeanour. Morocco Agadir has a great deal to offer and with some thought by the appropriate authority can become a good destination for holiday makers as well as the Moroccans who live here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set just 150 metres from the sandy beaches in Agadir, this hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a spa with sauna and hammam. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. Satellite TV and a fridge are standard facilities in each guest room. Guest rooms feature a traditional Moroccan decor. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer and amenities. Traditional Moroccan cuisine is served in the buffet restaurant at Ryad Mogador Al Madina. Breakfast is provided every morning and guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the tea room. Leisure facilities include table tennis and guests have access to the fitness centre at hotel Mogador Al Madina. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and there is a gift shop on site. The centre of Agadir is 1 km away. Agadir International Airport is 24 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lti Al Madina Palace Agadir