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“Enjoyable” 3 of 5 stars
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Ryad Mogador Al Madina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Blvd du 20 Aout, secteur Balneaire, Agadir 80000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #46 of 80 Hotels in Agadir
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

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.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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london
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

We arrived at the hotel quite late due to the 2.5 hour queue at the airport passport control, i has e-mailed the hotel prior to arriving asking for a king size bed with sea views. Upon checking in they initially could not find our booking, after 20 minutes of waiting we were found and told that only twin rooms were available, upon protesting they showed us a double room- no view and in what seemed their basement area, upon refusal of this we were given a room on the very top floor at the very end of the corridor. as e were both exhausted we took the room. Next day we found ants in our fridge, upon ringing reception who found it very difficult to understand my English, they only spoke French/Arabic. I was informed someone would come to check out my complaint, after waiting for over 2 hours I rang reception again and finally someone turned up after another 30 min wait. I got told it was common all they did was wipe down the fridge and leave.
Next day same problem, and after complaning again we were given another room, Twin as they stated no other rooms were available even though the hotel only had a few guests staying.
Food at the hotel was appalling, every day was the same breakfast or dinner this included the files that joined us. Third day in we started to eat out. The service at the hotel was poor staff were not very friendly or helpful especially at reception we were we felt we were treated unfairly and discriminated against, us being Asian. We found that they had all the time in the world for their guest from France or Germany.

Unfortunantly our flight go cancelled due to the volcanic ash, upon telling the hotel we were told we could stay in a "shower room" for over triple the price, upon asking them to try and understand and reduce the price we were basically told that it was not their problem or fault and that if we were not happy we could go- which we did.
We found a hotel next door, whose staff were so helpful and went out of their way to accomadate us. (Hotel Tagadirt) even though this is a very basic hotel we were treated as royalty, staff especially lady called Fateha went out of their way to help us.

We also found a lovely little restaurant named" BEST FOOD" just across from the Hotel Tagadirt who served the most amazing food (you must try the Morrocon Soup and Lamb Cous Cous) they were to die for.! The elderly gentleman serving was just one of the nicest people you could meet.

Apart from that Agadir is a lovely place to vist its very clean and the people you meet are lovely. There's not much to do but if you just want to chill and relax this is the place to go.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

We went to Morroco for a Little winter sun in November. We planned to sit beside the pool and do nothing for 5 days and that is exactly what we did.
When we arrived they were expecting us and knew immediately who we were. The Concierge took our bags to the room which was gorgeous, he showed us where everything was including the fridge, (this used to be a mini bar but since being taken over the hotel no longer serves alcohol.) he also pointed us in the direction of the nearest supermarket to stock up on water or other soft drinks. The rooms were very clean and the towels and bed sheets were changed daily. The rooms were decorated in keeping with the hotel theme . The Food was of very good quality and the service to the table was excellent. We had the same waiter more or less every day and he remembered our room number and what our drinks order was. It was the same around the pool the lifeguard always came with fresh towels for the sun beds. The waiter always came over to see if we wanted any food. The pool Was gorgeous it was well looked after especially to say that the season was nearly over and it would have been hammered over the summer. The lifeguard was out every morning cleaning the pool side. The location was excellent it was just a few minutes walk to the beach. and to the markets.
Agadir itself is very nice, there are very limited places that sell alcohol. The shop keepers and restaurant waiters can get a little annoying pestering you to go in their shop but after you have said no they back off a little but can be persistent. There isn't a lot to do at night time but some restaurants put on entertainment. There is an English pub practically next door to the hotel but is pricey.
The other reviews of the hotel are very inaccurate the waiters and reception couldn't do enough they ordered our taxi to the airport and even told us that because our flight wasn't until later we could check out a little later at no further cost. The only criticism i have is that there is not enough choice of food, but this is partly due to the religion and views of the hotel, eg no bacon or sausages for breakfast.
There is a spa in the hotel which looks and smells very nice.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

We booked this hotel wanting a short break and found this for 5 nights, a snip at £170! (Half board). We were a bit worried about some of the reviews we had read, concerned that the hotel was going to be dirty.

We arrived late evening to find the hotel was nothing at all like it had been described in previous reviews on Trip advisor. The reception was stunning, the staff on the desk were very friendly and helpful and the general cleanliness of the hotel was top notch. The rooms were really big and fitted with air conditioning etc.

The food in the hotel was always well presented and good quality. The waiters could not do enough for you and were always helpful.

People grumble that the hotel has downsides because it does not serve alcohol, and that's right it doesn't. What people forget are that it is a muslim country, and with all the bars directly next door does it really matter???

The hotel is in a really central location and I don't think you would be disappointed with the hotel at all. I just think that Agadir itself might not suit everybody as it is more for families or people looking to chill out for a few days.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Guimarães
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

Hotel Ryad Mogador Al Madina, my Accommodation Review:
weak feeding and little diversified
superficial cleanness - edge of the very dirty swimming pool
weak general cleanness
they ramadam during it without animation
the bar of the swimming pool alone functions to the call and has much little variety
the lunch is " to carte" much little varied
degraded building to need workmanships
in the supper room, the employees cut carme e, in front of the customers, eat it by hand
the restaurant is small, the announces ones in the Internet are in the exterior for any customer and some closed ones
in the attached photos, to see broom hidden behind curtain in the hall next to the reception, and curtain badly placed
cockroachs take a walk for the building and rooms, customer directment prove the soup of the pan with the shell to serve, the bread are not protected so that who cuts to not it touch to it with the hands

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

We went in 2008 and are going back in 2009. We just loved Agadir and this hotel. It is beautiful, very well situated, very clean and the staff is very friendly. Another wonderful thing is that there is no alcohol in the hotel which allows the place to be very peaceful and secure. Besides the hotel is very well situated. We had a marvelous time.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

Forget the latest reviews... the Hotel have changed name and gerency, now belongs to Ryad Mogador, and changed name, now called Ryad Mogador Al Madina - Agadir!!
Location: is very good, in the center of the city, very close to the beach!
Rooms: big and with some luxurys, with good quality !!
Entertaiment: almost doesn´t exist !!
Hotel Area: Very good, nice swimming pool!
Meals: Food good quality and variety, expecially breakfast and deserts!
Staff: friedly and nice!
Agadir: Great and big Beach... good weather, great sea water, friedly people, and good prices! I advise this destination to everyone, especcialy to familys! Be prepared because in June to Agosto, 95% of people their are moroccan!
Weather: Mornings ae not very good, very cloudy, but the weather is very nice, not very hot or cold!
NightLife: Very poor and expensive
Price: Two persons, 7 nights, Half board, flight Portugal-Agadir, 1050 Euros!
Things to do: Beach, beach, beach, walking in the beach, going to the souk (market), if you are able to negociated you can get good prices, but don´t forget they have special (huge) prices for tourists, they are not the same to local people! you have to negociate - offer very little, they will not seel you if they loose money)!
Going to Marrequexe: 8 hours of bus (going and coming), I didn´t went there!
Phones: By a Morrocco Telecom Card, very cheap - If you phone at night , 5 Euros you can spend 30 minutes! roaming is very expensive!
Prices: Water (1,5l) - 0,5 Euros / Taxi (petit taxi) (1-2km) - 0,4 Euros / At the Beach, 1 donuts - 0,20 Euros ! But don´t forget you have to negociate almost everything, if you are paying almost the same you would pay in Europe , is because you are being "roobed"! Prices are very low....
See the photos!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Blvd du 20 Aout, secteur Balneaire, Agadir 80000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Agadir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Agadir
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Agadir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ryad Mogador Al Madina 4*
Number of rooms: 206
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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Lti Al Madina Palace Agadir

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