This authentic Moroccan hotel has a great position right on the beach, just 5-minutes’ drive from Agadir’s centre.
This whitewashed, traditional-style hotel has views over the Atlantic. It’s also got its own stretch of private beach, complete with 4-poster cabanas that are the ideal spot for a massage.
Inside, the décor is best described as modern Moroccan – think ornate tiles and contemporary furnishings. The hotel’s got a handy spot, too – it’s just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Agadir. And whatsmore, it's had a refurbishment ready for summer 2016.
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Golf discounts at Golf du Soleil.
Buffet meals. Speciality restaurants for dinner.
Unlimited local and select imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks-10.00-24.00.
All are included except where indicated.
At the spa centre they are offering treatments using Thalassotherapy techniques. You can choose from a variety of algae and fango body wraps.
The curvy number comes with a wraparound terrace with sunbeds and parasols aligning the pool, plus there's a shower area. The smaller pool is heated in winter.
Visit the Moroccan restaurant for traditional local specialities. Just see reception to make a reservation.
I've just stayed at this hotel for a week with my partner. Before coming I made sure I kept constantly up to date with the latest trip advisor reviews on this hotel. All of them was fantastic and outstanding so you can Imagine I was excited. Maybe I was expecting more from the reviews but I certainly wouldn't say it's anything more than a 4* hotel.and having stayed in Riu hotels in the Caribbean I was expecting the same kind of 4* class but it didn't seem the same. The hotel was very clean and modern and pretty much what I expected but wasn't wowed. Staff on reception did seem very helpful. The room was beautiful I've got to say and the bathroom was amazing.( Very impressed with the bathroom). No tea and coffee in the room but was given water each day. Breakfast- lots of variety. I didn't understand why they would put hot food out in front of the chef cooking eggs etc as this meant everbody was queued up awaiting their eggs covering all the hot breakfast food already put out and actually leaning over it. Kind of put me off wanted some of the hot breakfast and I partly couldn't get to it. Also waiters decided where you sometimes sat even though there was plenty of tables ready and empty. To the point where people was being moved from there chosen tables to go and sit on bigger tables with other people. And clearly by their faces they weren't happy. I personally like my own space at meal times. Also staff didn't seem very happy in the mornings. The Moroccan restaurant was another story .Ive got to stay this restaurant and the staff was absolutely fantastic .Beautiful food and service. Evening buffet restaurant was again lots of variety had a better feel than breakfast and staff was quite good. The outside pool snack area- what can I say? No service at all. Found the staff was very ignorant and not helpful at all. Pool- now this got me annoyed every single day.There are clear signs up about reserving sun beds but no guests or more so to the point no staff took any notice . A couple of days there was absolutely no sunbeds for me and my partner to use. I accept the lovely comfort pool beds are gone straight away but still expected to come down and get a standard sunbed.Now I do not know if these people was sleeping out all night to reserve the best sunbeds but I was up at 5am one morning for the Marrakech trip and towels was already put on the beds??? The hotel needs to tighten up on this ,as I it's not fair on other guests. There is a part of the beach which is the hotels private area and got to say the guys who work that part are fantastic. They will bring your drinks as there is no bar on the beach. As it was school holidays for Morrocan children you can imagine how busy the beach was with families. Very very busy. Marrakech - wow. Wished I had stayed there. What a place to visit. It was a full long day booked with Thomson ( worked out Â£75 pp) inc 2 meals in authentic Morrocan restaurants . The hussle and bussle of the place has to be seen .Definitely worth the money.Although I will point out when these people try to sell you something it's very hard getting away. And they will argue with you about what price you agreed. But I loved the day. The heat was unbearable compared to Agadir which was cloudy and much cooler. Entertainment- the entertainment let the place down. The guy who was the hotel singer tried as much as he could.Always had a smile on his face ,but we got very bored and ventured out of the hotel. We thought we would try the night club Papagayo next door but as it only opened at 1am we gave that a miss and went into Zanibar also next door. At first it seemed ok very dark we soon realised it was a bar full of Morrocan prostitutes and business men . But it was quite interesting people watching and we wasn't bothered by any of them as we was together and still went in again a couple of times as it had modern music playing. The Thomson rep ( Morrocan guy with glasses sorry I've forgotten his name) was fantastic and very helpful. Overall Agadir is low key and if you want a lazy holiday this is a good place to visit I personally was expecting a little more with the the hotel being a Riu.More
Bev G, 187062
Spent a week in this hotel and I can honestly say that it will be a holiday that I will always remember. The hotel reception and staff were so very friendly and all understood English which just made things easier. The hotel room was spacious and nicely decorated in good taste. The shower was a big size too and done up nicely, with a magnified mirror attached for us old girls trying to put on make up ! There were 4 restaurants, two of which had to be booked in advance, which was for Moroccan food and the other being a fish restaurant. There was a wide variety of foods and just so much to chose from. I went on a few excursions, but did not chose to do this with Thompson as they were too expensive. so whilst by the beach front, I met a tourist guide, Ismael, (+212 662 224312) who took us around to all the tourist attractions around Agadir. We went on a city tour, camel riding, quad biking, jetski, which was all fun and recommended. The holiday was great and I will definitely go back.More
The hotel has recently been renovated which has a lovely feel through the hotel lobby, the decked bar seating area is great in the evening with waiter service for all your pre dinner drinks. The staff without question are the best I've had in a AI resort nothing is to much trouble they circle constantly ensuring your never in need of anything. We had a room with stairs which gave us a little more room, the rooms were comfortable and large with everything you need. We had two ltr bottles of water every day. Swimming pool area have large comfortable beds to use, you have to get up early to get one or tip the pool boy who reserves them. Plesent pool area snack bar and buffet just off the pool, the breakfast area was also located here. Happy with the hotel felt the holiday was made by the facilities along with exceptional staff. Not very pretty area with very little to so, we did pop out to a local resterant call la Sarla this was excellent by far the best food for the holiday, food reasonable, but drink expensive, only five mintues walk away from hotel, worth a visit. Only 1/2 hour transfer time from airport, airport quick easy and no trouble. I wouldn't recommend two weeks here unless you like doing nothing everyday as it does fell like ground hog day, the weather was cloudy 80% of the time which is a shame it was grey from morning until night.More
I have not been on many all inclusive holidays before, my husband has, so I didn't know what to expect. This hotel far outweighed my expectations. As you walk in the front door you will be impressed by the lobby. It has recently undergone extensive renovations both inside and out so a lot of the photos you see on here don't do it justice. It has been modernised to a tasteful Art Deco/ traditional/ beach theme and was incredibly quiet and tucked away from the nearby hotels. We arrived very late and they had set up a plate of food in our rooms. The staff were incredibly attentive and checked us in quickly and wheeled our bags to our room. The room was probably the cleanest either of us has ever stayed in and the modernisation work helped to keep it looking fresh. Our shower was spacious and powerful, if you like a bath you will be disappointed as there isn't one. The beds and bedding were crisp and fresh. We had a balcony that overlooked the neighbouring hotel but we could see the sea and the kasbah really clearly (once the morning sea must cleared!). The bars and drinks on offer were excellent and the waiting staff were friendly and attentive but not in your face. You could sit out on the new terrace or in one of many lounge areas comfortably and you would be brought olives and nuts with your drinks. The food was on another level, the choice in the buffet was exceptional with traditional Moroccan food, pastas, seafood, amazing steaks and a huge selection of salads and sides. This varied every evening so you didn't get bored of the food. The selection of desserts was excellent and I would recommend the chocolate mousse. The lunch buffet was also varied and served in the restaurant with sea views. We didn't bother with the Moroccan or seafood restaurants you had to book, they had a set menu and that was it, there was much more choice in the buffet, although they did look a bit more atmospheric. The poolside has been refurbished too so was clean and fresh, you did have to get up early to get one of the double beds but the sun loungers were in plentiful supply. You could change the pool towels as often as you liked and these were actually very clean and soft. I am a beach person, I would normally spend all day there if I could, however I wasn't impressed by the beach here. We walked along the water one day and noticed a lot of faeces on the waters edge!Needless to say I didn't go in the water! However it was a very impressive stretch of sandy beach and the locals used it all the time, it was always busy even when the sea mist was in. The surf looked good but I was put off trying this out. Our flight was not until 22.40 but you still get full use of the facilities and food. You lose your room at 11am, you could pay for late checkout however. There is also a courtesy room you can shower in but you have to get there early in the day of departure to book a decent time slot. There was enough time for us to get some dinner before the coach arrived to take us to the airport. Whilst there we booked trips with Thomson and did the camel ride (good fun but ached the next day!) and the Agadir experience. This one was a good way to see a lot of the top sights in a fairly whistle stop tour. Things to note: Time keeping is very relaxed, our driver for the camels was late, our Agadir experience was late and the transfer to the airport was 30mins late. When someone tells you it will be a 30minute drive expect 45. In August there is often a sea mist in the mornings that usually goes by the afternoon. However on a couple of occasions it didn't really lift, even so it was warm and we still caught the sun so be prepared. More
ok firstly the grounds and hotel are superb its a very relaxing all day and night and 99 per cent of the staff there are great until you cast an eye on the dancer guy who also does pool aerobics watch him at all costs as i left my 19 year daughter less than 5 mins when two of the staff asked her if she would like to sit outside which is ok at first thought until you realise they use it as a place to practice their predator instincts as i caught one of them shall we say entertaining two young girls i wouldnt mention this normally but it was relentless woman chasing even the other members of staff shake their head at it.Anyway lets look at food in a word awful breakfasts eggs rarely cooked propley the two woman chefs are terrible however dinner time did improve entertainment dont bother the weather is hit and miss as the area has a sea mist problem but if you travel 15mins inland you will find the sun but have very limited places to go except the souk which is a great shopping place dont do paradise valley it isnt paradise it smells of urine in the swimming holes and going in the morning when its cool is ok until you go back in unbeliveable heat my family were all in panic climbing back and the other half was close to collapse the guide who did nothing whole trip was less than useless dont go trust me do go do the camels its a couple of hours fun in better weather as its in the morning and is cooler buggies in the desert is a must really enjoyed that mini sahara is really two hours of driving dont go unless the weather in agadir is misted i give it 7 as the people we met there made it all worthwhile the place itself if i was asked to go again i would say no as the constant tipping hassle and excursion hassle simply done my head in.More
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