Stayed with a friend having requested a 'quiet' apartment each with Thomson and were delighted to find we had this with the added bonus of large rooms overlooking the sea and the pool. The room maids are a gem and leave your room spotless and are very polite in a friendly way. All staff are quick to identify your needs and preferences which are guaranteed with a small 20 D tip after service and a short, polite response in French from you.
Food choice is great for all tastes and although I loved their fish, the roast duck carved for you was delicious and even roast pork was cooked one night despite this being against Muslim culture. Great for veggies too and they do fab potatoes in many ways and lovely cauliflower cheese. Got addicted to adding natural yoghurt with figs , other fruits and honey to start breakfast, followed by egg dishes and pastries. The sweets in the evening were too varied to mention but gorgeous and reckon this is why the French stay here as pastry chef must be good.
Weather was windy most days which gave low humidity so you do not sweat but gave a nice tan, so beware and use factor 30 if you are a medium tanning Brit. Beach area is roped off for our use only, with bar staff attending and a great place to watch everything and meet the locals at the sea edge which is always a surf riders paradise.
Pool is a magnet for children and some who go topless ( not sure why they think this ok with Muslim women on holiday there too, but hey ho). Pool terrace bar is my preference to eat lunch along with a bottle of rose wine which is your best bet and i am a red wine person . You will not get Gordons gin if expecting this as all drinks are branded locally. Look for waiter called Hishaam and he will get you really great mint tea after or before alcohol and is a young hard working family man with great attention to you and a great smile when you say it " was good".
In all, this was a great relaxing holiday as I was restricted having had a wrist fracture before going, so only did Agadir trip, train route and walked the promenade or beach. You will get hassled to buy things but " non merci " , sunglasses and keep on walking, will work if you are not interested. Beds are the best I have ever slept in , so along with the great cleanliness , save a bigger tip for the maids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Agadir* Separated from beach only by the beachfront promenade* Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the hotel's private beach* 4-story building* 12,000 garden* 1 km from downtown Agadir* 500 m to a supermarket and shops* ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Beach Hotel
- Riu Tikida Beach Agadir