Visited this hotel mid-May for a girlie chill out week. Did not disappoint!
Arrived midnight and were pleasantly surprised that a cold platter was available on arrival, which was greatly appreciated.
Disliked the wrist bands, but accept that this is pretty much par for the course with most all inclusive hotels.
Our standard room with pool view on 3rd floor surpassed expectations. Spacious, very tasteful decor and great additional seating area indoor and on the balcony. Loved the bathroom with double basins and found wardrobe storage and shelving adequate but not generous. Ceiling fan nice alternative to air-con and used this most nights.
Outdoor pool tempted us to a pre breakfast swim every day and was a good opportunity to secure our very comfy sun beds. Despite signs saying ‘do not reserve sun beds’ this was obviously disregarded and unfortunately you inevitably get caught up in this if you want to relax by the pool. Having said this there was additional outdoor seating with very comfortable furniture available further away from the pool. This area will probably be more appealing when the 2nd bar is open. Also lovely having fresh clean pool towels available every day. The pool area was very clean; pool was great to swim in and the bar and bar service was good, especially when they came round to your sun bed with the drinks trolley!! Impressed that our drinks were made with branded spirits. Although any drink is available from the bar, the availability of bottles of water would be a useful addition.
Food at breakfast, lunch and dinner was excellent and again beyond expectations. Amazing choice and particularly enjoyed the range of regional dishes available. Whilst the ambience of the A La Carte restaurants are worth enjoying, the food is frankly no better than the main restaurant and the service does not reflect a 5* A La Carte restaurant. Generally it would appear that staff are trained to whisk plates away very promptly – sometimes too promptly – but more often than not service is accompanied with a beautiful Moroccan smile.
The animation team work hard for all to make use of the activities but are very respectful if, like us, you were happy not to leave your sun bed. Lovely friendly team and was a pleasure chatting with them. They also provided good fun entertainment during the evening shows.
From the hotel across a pedestrianised promenade lies an amazing beach. The sun bed area is not of the standard of the pool area and there is a slight feeling of being penned in. However, for long walks to the Marina, or in the other direction towards the Kings summer residence (or as close as you can get!) it was just perfect. Also very easy to walk from the hotel and explore Agadir.
Beautiful climate with very comfy breeze and regardless of whether or not the sun is shining, you do need high factor sun cream if you don’t want to burn. We booked our holiday through Thomsons, as a late booking, and overall were delighted with our choice and would definitely consider returning.
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