We were in need of a relaxing holiday and that's exactly what we got. The resort was better than we expected and a wonderful surprise. It was very clean and welcoming and given the time of year we picked it was extremely peaceful--exactly what we needed!
We booked through Thomson as it was a great deal/offer and took care of everything. We booked the 2 hour massage through Thomson (about £26 each) and it was amazing!! It was off location from the resort but transfer to and from are included. A full 2 hours and we felt amazing after.
As for the resort-The staff overall are wonderful. Everyone is very pleasant and helpful. The only opportunity would be for them to work on the reception staff. You would think they would have the best people working there however, it was very hit and miss. Some nice and helpful and others who could care less about helping you.
Other than that everyone was always so respectful and professional.
The rooms were immaculate and cleaned every day to the same standard. There was always someone cleaning in the halls and throughout the resort making it all the much better. I read about the reviews of the beds not being queen/king and they just push two single twin beds together, however this is true and there is no alternative. Having traveled a lot though, I know this is more common than one thinks and not that big of a deal.
The food was amazing!! There is a wide range and selection in each of the buffets and options of having dinner served to you in 2 different restaurants (set menus). The selection changes slightly everyday which is great so you don't get bored of the same thing everyday. There is also themed meals or featured items which is lovely. A Spanish Paella lunch, BBQ lunch, Sushi etc.
I'm Coeliac (allergic to Gluten) and the head chef among others were very helpful. They would check on items and point out things for me. Lots of things for me to choose from.
The drinks were given out at plenty and majority of the bartenders were great. Some had a lower level of English however would still try their best to understand and make you happy. The only thing that could be improved would be the quality of the mixes for the cocktails. They were quite sugary and artificial tasting. So we tended to switch to mixers instead. Shame as I was really looking forward to Pina Coladas!
The entertainment staff were wonderful- Nehza, Gigi, Sofiane, etc and Moussa the pool boy! :) Since we were there at a time with mostly older golfers and couples (perfect for relaxing with no running and screaming kids around!) the activities were not as full or popular. So they would walk around encouraging people to get involved which was great!
We had plans to go out and do many things in the city and surrounding areas but never got to it as we just enjoyed our time relaxing at the resort. Definitely a good sign! :)
So, I recommend and already thinking of booking next year!
The beach was amazing with soft sand and the water although chilly was wonderful and clear. It was quite windy in the afternoons but it was expected this time of year.
- 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