I stayed here with my partner for ten nights at the start of November. It is not the type of hotel we would usually go for, being a family hotel and we travel as a couple, but we were after a cheap break in the sun and so we booked this based on the trip advisor reviews relative to the price. We were pleased with our choice and had a good holiday.
The hotel is in a good location, just a couple of minutes walk to the promenade/beach and nearest restaurants (we were B&B although most people in the hotel were on all inclusive) and a 15 minute walk to the marina at the far end of the promenande. The marina is worth a visit as we found it was busier than the promenade and had more atmosphere. There are some decent shops like zara and also some good restaurants. We visited two restaurants - pure passion and le quai, which had good reviews and they were excellent. Very upmarket, beautiful food, good service and unbelievable value -we had two courses and drinks for about £40 in total.
The room we had was a good size, everything worked and it was clean. We were located on the first floor (not poolside facing) and our room was quiet which we were pleased about.
The pool area was large and we didn't find it necessary to get up early and reserve beds. We tended to go on the grass up the hill as there was lots going on around the pool and we wanted to relax - it was good to have the option. There was music around the pool but it wasn't overly loud and did stop over lunch so not a problem. There was also a good programme of events including cooking classes, dance classes etc if you wanted to join in but you weren't roped into it! The staff were friendly and keen to ensure everyone was having a good time. Pool towels are provided - you have to pay a deposit to reception then get a towel and then claim it back at the end of the holiday.
We only ate breakfast in the hotel so can't comment too much on the food. Breakfast was reasonable. There were pancakes, hot food, cereals, breads, pastries, yoghurt etc. however the pastries were quite dry and there was no fresh fruit on offer. Tea and coffee was from a machine which wasn't great but again, as we didn't pay much for the holiday we didn't expect a 5 star breakfast.
Agadir as a resort was ok, what I imagine Sharm el Sheikh was like 15 years ago. To be fair there were a number of activities and trips we could have done but not a great deal to do in the resort itself. The promenade is new and is good in the sense it is long and easy to walk but so much more could be made of it. It is basically just restaurants all the way along, not really any shops to look in. It would really benefit from having more to do on here like cafes, bike hire etc. It also isn't very well lit. We got the impression most people go all inclusive to Agadir and as such stay in the hotels, so it was mainly locals out and about in the evening. Perhaps it being November meant not as much was going on.
Overall we had a good time as were were purely aiming to get some sun and not spend too much. If you are after a luxury holiday/hotel then this isn't it but there is no denying it is good value for money.
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- Also Known As:
- Kenzi Europa Agadir
- Kenzi Europa Hotel Agadir