We came back yesterday from a wonderful holiday here ... got the holiday blues today!!! We didn't know what to expect as we had never been to Morocco before and didn't know anyone either that could tell of us of their holiday experiences. The reviews on tripadvisor were really positive so we booked --- and we are so glad that we did! We went through First Choice and from the booking, the arrival at our hotel and the departure they were very good. We were a bit disappointed when we landed to see clouds and it was chilly (although nothing that we had left behind in England!) but the weather was lovely by the time we got to the hotel (the journey on the coach there was a novelty seeing how they live as we drove through the streets).
When we arrived at the hotel the staff were so welcoming, they took our luggage to our rooms while we went to the pool bar for some lunch and a glass of wine. Our room was spacious, the only downside was the beds and pillows were really uncomfortable and I did struggle to sleep. We couldn't believe the amount of cleaning that went on around the hotel at all hours, there seemed so many maids, bar staff and anyone in general who worked there had a broom or cloth in their hand! The management staff were always on hand to help,nothing was too much trouble for them.
We did have to move room as I didn't think our air conditioning was working, it was making a lot of noise but didn't seem to chill the room, we opened the door of a night to let some air in, I think this might be a bit of a problem in the Summer when the temperature rises, it was ok for us as it got quite cold of a night, we did get moved to a bigger room but unfortunately it was the same.
The food (and drink/cocktails) was great there was a main dining area which served lots of different food and also a Moroccan and Italian which you had to book. We dined in the Moroccan three times as it was cosy, the food was lovely but it was the same every time, the Italian was nice but it was where the lunch was served by the pool and it would have been nice to have a more intimate setting and waiter service, all in all we were impressed with the food.
The weather was better than we had expected, it was a bit chilly first thing til about 10ish and again about 5ish when it seemed to get windy but we laid out on the sunbeds all day, got a tan and needed the aftersun when we came in, the wind was very deceptive.
We didn't venture outside the resort of a night, we were happy to stay at the bar where there was always lots of people around and entertainment. and have few drinks and eat about 9.00 in the restaurants. We did have a walk along the promenade which is directly outside the hotel a couple of times during the day, we got approached by men trying to sell but a polite 'no thank you' was all it took for them to leave you alone. We overheard some conversations from couples who had gone to nearby nightspots and it seemed that they did have a great time! There is a little train that runs outside the hotel and takes you to the harbour, that was worth the experience and cost just under £3 for both of us for the return journey.
Would we go back - definitely ..... but just hope that they take note that the beds are uncomfortable!!! We did have a lovely relaxing break and have got some lovely memories from staying at the Riu Tikida Dunas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Agadir * Separated from beach only by the beach front promenade * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the hotel's private beach * Main building and 2-story annexes * 50,000 m2 gardens * 1 km from downtown Agadir * 500 m to a supermarket and shops * 25 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clubhotel Riu Tikida Dunas Agadir
- Tikida Dunas Agadir