This is my first trip advisor review & I'm writing it cuz I'm very disappointed with my "relaxing" holiday.
I'm 30 & travelled with a mate. Wanted food sun & a laugh. Couldn't wait to get home!
Hotel itself is pretty, well themed & pleasant. Rooms are fine - sea views available. If your lucky! However I wasn't, I was put in a room above the club which is banging till 2am. I'm a youngster at heart but earplugs were not enough the bed was literally walking across the room with the vibrations! I complained & was moved on my third day to a sea front beach view which was amazing. But I'd had two nights of no sleep. Not great start...
Service - can't fault it. Staff were friendly, fun & waiters kept bringing drinks before you'd even asked. The best part by miles is how much they welcomed you. 10/10. I even got help from a waiter when I was sick, more than the dr did! Lovely staff.
Food - a good array of grub but wasn't the greatest quality. Bit tasteless & sloppy & as far as all inclusive goes has put me off as I ended up going to McDonald's up the road which is NOT like me I'm not a whingy English eater & actually don't like McDonald's all that much!
Drink is all cheap quality & not varied enough, cocktails are poor & there's no "girly" drinks like Malibu, ameretto or archers. It's ALL gin, whiskey or some harsh killer vodka. I didn't enjoy this at all.
I got sick on my second day was ill all night being poorly - due to water or food I think.
Amenities were fine - pool, spa, wifi (thank god!!) few guys offering darts/volleyball etc each day. Had a massage which was nice. And the two days I spent in bed I was happy watching an English movie channel. Mrs Doubtfire was a highlight of my week!!
Location - Poor. If you're 60 or over a few sun bleached restaurants next door might be your thing but there's no bars or nightlife...and I wasn't looking for Ibiza. There's literally a couple local boutiques. A Zara. A Pizza Hut & McDonald's. nothing else - at all. Marina has a few restaurants but nothing special & one English pub that's more expensive than London.
All this wouldn't have bin so bad if the Entertainment at the hotel was good - the same two guys on an organ, singing the same stevie wonder songs every night, got boring after the second night. It stops at 10.30pm as well. Worst part of the holiday was boredom at night. And being sober the entire week it dragged.
So we decided to go the loud club Zanzibar next door... Like I said, we wasn't there for clubbing but thought we'd check out as we were bored. Within 4 mins of standing at the bar, I knew it was a BROTHEL. Young girls in skimpy outfits sitting with older men. Girls lined up at the bar staring at me, then coming over to my mate to see if he wanted some "company".
Its £6-£10 a drink. £5 to get the girls to sit with you for a chat. Fruit platters are available & then £50 for an hour out back. Was an experience! But wasn't overly welcoming being a girl. But we didn't get into any trouble.
Then the best part - the TOUR REP.
Saad is his name & RIPPING YOU OFF is his game!!
We expressed an interest to do two tours - no money was exchanged. We were given no tickets & no booking conformation. Nothing was confirmed.
Then I got sick & the Dr was called. Everybody in the hotel & staff knew I was ill, (even the local tea man who comes in on occasion giving out tea on a carpet!) so we cancelled the trips at reception. This was done twice as my mate did It also. At the end if the week Saad then wanted us to pay for the two trips, totalling over £150 that neither of us had bin on, got tickets for or actually confirmed the booking for. He said HE had paid for our tickets out his own pocket & we HAD to pay him back! ???
Utter pish - who does that?? When we declined he followed us round the hotel to the point he was staring at us, leering, even stood watching us eating in the dinner hall & made me feel VERY uneasy.
he was saying he had paid Thompson for us. I checked the fine print & its not even Thompson who does the trips so he was lying. He was very aggressive & basically I can see he obviously does this on a regular basis with the older clientele who - like my Nan - wouldn't have like confrontation & paid him to keep the peace. It was a complete sham. He is frankly a THIEF.
Tips: go out the hotel for tours, they're cheaper!!! And next to McDonald's there's a restaurant - ask for Joe. He is a friendly lovely guy, good English who will help you for everything you need including tours!!
- 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