I stayed at this hotel 29th April - 6th June 2005
This was my first trip alone. I enjoyed it. I must admit that I felt terribly unlucky when the coach pulled up outside a shabby looking hotel and told us we were staying there, however upon entry my opinion soon changed - a beautiful entrance / lobby area presented itself. The pool area was lovely and there was an array of flowers all over the hotel.
Upon arrival at the hotel there was a large fruit basket waiting for me in my room which I thought was lovely.
I got very sick due to drinking a smoothie with ice, but the hotel cleaner and the room service chaps were extremely nice and helpful and really looked after me.
The room wasn't as nice as those shown on their website and were a little shabbier. However the premises were lovely, two large pools, wonderful views of the hills and the night entertainment was wonderful. I stayed on a bed & breakfast basis. Four restaurants were available on site, however I only ate at the main dining area which had a wonderful selection of foods in the morning and in the evening.
The only negative note was when I was stood outside the hotel a man trying to lure me into his cab pretending he knew me and said he worked in the kitchens - he said he wanted to take me to a market - of course I didn't go. Upon mentioning this occurrence to some of the other guests I was told that this was a common trick used by conmen who will pretend to be a member of hotel staff, lure you into a taxi and take you to a market where you have to buy stuff or else you'll be left there. Other things were some children would come up you me and beg - I've been to countries were haggling at markets is the norm and people pestering you to look at their stalls is commonplace. However having children come up to you and beg was a different story completely - I didn't enjoy that, but understood why it happened.
On the whole I imagine the hotel has improved a great deal (and judging by the recent reviewer pictures I'd agree). When I went Morocco was in the very very early throws of making itself a regular holiday destination.
It would be interesting to go back and see the differences - if any.
- 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