Just back from our second stay at thei hotel, having been 3 years ago previously.
Still rates at the top of our list of favourite hotels. This year the promenade, which was under construction 3 years ago was finished and what a bonus it was. It is a lovely way to walk into town, and one day we hired bicycles and cycled along it. So flat and safe, but wouldn't risk the roads !
The Animation team excelled themselves this year. There were activities on offer each day, but they didn't put any pressure on guests who obviously just wanted to relax. The team were great and I loved the water aerobics classes each day. ' Betty Boo ' and 'Kneesup' were very professional and with a keen sense of humour !
The quality and availability of food was excellent and the staff, without exception, were friendly and efficient. Small tips give regularily obviously helped, but the service was great anyway. We especially enjoyed eating in the seafood restaurant overlooking the beach. Lovely to watch the local families out for evening strolls along the promenade.
We didn't find the fact that the majority of guests were French in any way a problem. We even managed to communicate quite well with them !
We encountered one problem which was quickly resloved. We had requested a quiet room with a pool view. ( Having been aware that on our last stay the noise from the Club disturbed a few guests ). We arrived at the hotel at 11a.m. on a flight from Manchester and unfortunately our room wasn't ready till 2pm. This meant that we had to sit about in the clothes we had travelled in which were obviously more geared to British weather ! In future we will take swimwear in our hand luggage. The room we were then given was in a quiet part of the hotel, but the pool view we had requested turned out to be a close up view of the service area on the next hotel. Apart from being a very ugly side of an otherwise attractive hotel, the noise from delivery vans, laundry and kitchen entrances, was just totally unacceptable to us. We enjoy sitting on our balcony looking out over the pool, grounds and sea in the evenings.
We returned immediately to the Reception desk and told them that we weren't happy with this room. They were unable to move us that day, but the following morning a room was available to us which fully suited our requirements.
Once in a lovely room, our holiday was perfect.
Be warned about the HUGE queues at check in at Agadir airport. We were surprised to be taken to the airport 3 hours before our flight, but it soon became obvious why. We queued for 2 hours just to check in. After that no problems.
- 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