lti Agadir Beach Club
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Pleased to be home !
Not the greatest of holiday experiences.....................
Hotel a bit grotty in places with endless drab corridors. Both the Main bar and Beach bar we found uninspiring with the former offering tedious evening entertainment - has to be heard to be believed. Service at the sparse outdoor seating was painfully slow - it would have been so nice to sit\drink outside in the evening warmth......
Very well tended gardens surrounding the pool but spoiled for us by unnecessarily loud "dance" music and staff playing football.
Tried three of the on-site restaurants and whilst the service is attentive, the food really is basic and sameish. Local restaurants don't appear to have much more to offer - but do try The Scala - Very tasty and good portions !
Our room was pleasant enough though and the maids were most efficient.
Overpriced (twice what it cost outside !) bottled water is available from the bar (not the small shop !) and we witnessed other holiday makers having their outside purchases being confiscated by door staff !
Beware the mini-bar........despite our accurate stock taking, the Cashier was adamant that we had consumed more. This is difficult for either party to prove\disprove but left a very nasty taste in the mouth on departure.
An Honest Review
Uncertain at first after avoiding passport control bribes at the airport. Lots of steps at the hotel (no lifts). Excellent view over pool and sea, extra large balcony and air conditioning. Maid Service excellent Hotel was very clean through out, entertainment was all in french but we still enjoyed it. There were some exceptional members of the animation team that when you got to know them made it a really fun holiday for both kids and adults.
Plenty to do around the hotel day and night. The pool was suitable for all age groups.
good selection of food (its ok if you like fish chicken and salad no cereals in a morning). The Female staff at the pool bar were ignorant but all of the men were ok towards english people.
We had a great time with the hotel bar staff once you get to know them.
and unlike some reviews we had no real issues and had a fantastic time!!!!!
In Agadir itself watch out for beggers and unofficial tour giudes. The Souke(market) is a good experience but be aware of more beggers and morrocan's dragging you into their stalls.
On an evening we had some pleasant walks however be prepared to walk amid of thousands of locals (adults and childern til late evening).
for anyone who enjoys a good english cuppa with milk, bearing in mind there was no shops selling milk on the promenade we had to take a 10 minute walk to a local store or a 20 minute walk to the Uniprix.
we would go back to the same hotel but only to the rooms that have been refurbished.
if you can't be bothered to haggle look for the fixed price shops !!!!!
well my husband and i stayed at the beach club for the first two weeks of july and found it well above your average spanish/turkish/greek 4* the staff were always polite and extremely helpfull, the hotel was kept very clean, the rooms were on the small side but again clean with fresh bed linen every other day and clean towels every day.
the 5 restaraunts were lovely, the italian was great, the beach and pool areas were always lovely and clean.
the piano bar was really relaxing and the live entertainment was also good, shame there wasnt more people in the night club as it was a lovely large room and well thought out.
as for noise in our room we never heard any and we was overlooking the pool area. as far as i am conceren its a truely relaxing place to stay and we will be returning for a week in october.
Just returned from a 2 week stay in the Agadir Beach Club Hotel, absolutely superb hotel, friendly, helpful staff who were always on hand & nothing was too much trouble. Hotel was clean & child friendly. Rooms cleaned everyday, towels supplied for use around the pool & on the private beach. The beach was no more than 100 yards from our room, which was great, the sea was nice & warm, beach is cleaned daily.
Drinks are about the same price as here, I would advise that you get some duty free on the way over & keep them in your room. The rooms are adequate, with en-suite, fridge & safe, air - con, although the beds could have been a little firmer.
Some very good restaurants around the area, 2 in particular, La Scala & Le Jardine. Both will cost about the same (approx £70.00 for 3 course meal for 5 people inc drinks), but the service at Le Jardine was superior.
Definitely reccomended, would go back.
Beautiful Hotel with excellent facilities
We returned from a week at the Agadir Beach Club over a week ago and it was great. The rooms were lovely, the hotel is gorgeous, there is a great selection of 5 restaurants in the evening, a piano bar, a cocktail bar, snack bar for lunch. It was lovely.
The food is lovely and the staff are friendly.
We barely left the resort for the week, it was so comfortable.
The restaurants are reasonably priced, and with some tour operators you can do a half-board option.
One tip - set your alarm early to put down your towels on the sun-loungers by the pool as there is usually a rush.
Nice stay but.........
Well back at last from our stay in the Beach Club Hotel and I'm sorry but after reading other reviews I now must throw the cat amoungst the pidgeons so to speak. First the bad points about the Hotel: the rooms are VERY noisy, there is no soundproofing whatsoever to speak of and if people are talking as they walk past your room you believe that they are in your room with you. It is badly in need of a re-furbishment; with the rooms showing signs of age - mold in the bathrooms; broken fittings; items not working etc. The rooms are small and the so called terrace for our room was barely a 4ft by 4ft square just outside the door, just large enough to squeeze in 2 chairs.
The Hotel caters mainly for its French customers and will virtually ignore you if you try to ask for any assistance in English. The only way we found around this was to persist and refuse to move from the reception area until we were satisfied. We had to ask for a move from our first room because of the racket and constant noise and were told by reception staff that the Hotel was full and no more rooms were available, only to then watch as another English speaking couple came up to the desk and asked to swap rooms and were given another key right in front of us! When we asked what was going on the English couple interjected and said this was their 3rd swap and told us to insist and not take anything less than what we wanted. Strangely the reception staff suddenly found us an other room!!!
The food was very basic and geared up to the French although the other restaurants were good especially the Moroccan. If you go half board I strongly recommend that you forget the evening meals as they are disgusting and instead use your meal vouchers for the 'Oasis Bar/Restaurant' by the pool where the food is much better, you can then eat outside the hotel in one of the many local restaurants which are cheap and have a far superior food selection that the mundain Beach Club restaurant. If you are after a treat the I can highly recommend the 'Jardin'd'or which is just a short walk from the hotel.
The pool area and pool was pretty good and excellent for kiddies, the beach was terrible - broken sunbeds/umbrellas and disgustingly dirty with cigarette ends and discarded wrappers/ tins and bottles everywhere.
Good Points: There are a few, in spite of most of the staff in reception and some in the bars treating you as though you are glass and look straight through you there are some staff who were very friendly and pleasant but you have to hunt them out. The Hotel itself WAS once very well presented and in places retains its splendour but now sadly has lost it. All in all we enjoyed Agadir and had a good time and did a few trips out to see the sights. Would we go back to Agadir? YES Would we recommend the Beach Club Hotel NO, definately NO.
Overall a brilliant stay!!
Just returned from 7 nights at the Agadir Beach Club with my girlfriend....
Overall a brilliant stay, Hotel itself is a 4 star as they say, some parts still look a bit 80's, but it is very clean, tidy & pleasant, especially compared to some of the holes i've stayed in over the years!
Staff were excellent, most spoke English, all spoke fluent French, so swot up on your Francias!
Location - spot on! Own private beach with free beds.
Slow 5 to 10 mins walk to resort centre.
Beach - Massive, & mostly clean, certainly cleaner than a lot of Aussie beaches i've been to - especially considering the throngs of people using it, & it is cleaned daily too.
Pool - Looked impressive, very large & cleaned regularly, although we did not use it, we prefer the beach.
Rooms - Very clean, maid service daily, air con, mini bar, balcony, decent shower with hot water.
Food - I though it was fine, although my girlfriend is a little picky with foreign food, so she sometimes had trouble finding stuff to like. We used the Italian on site numerous times - ace food, the main restaurant seemed fine too, the brekky is continental style buffet - no fry ups! Still nice though.
Some of the more expensive food required a small supplement to pay (we were half board), e.g. Fillet Steak was an extra 30 Dh (less than £2 supp). Still good value.
Bars - Again were fine, although the cabaret trio were not to our music taste, so most nights we wandered off elsewhere for entertainment. The Trio played cover versions English + French, ranging form Elvis to Dire Straits to Wham to UB40 to some very Middle of the Road stuff, just not our cup of tea thats all, but a lot of people did seem to enjoy them. Main bar closed at 12.30am ish. Night club on site (not visited) - no worries about noise though.
Down side - Girlfriend got ill on the Tues, jury is out whether it was sunstroke or food - we ate at the Italian on site the prev night. I was fine.
Up side, she is better now, & the staff helped us out too, telling me where the nearest pharmacy was, arranging for her dinner to be brought to our room, at no extra charge (although i tipped the waiter).
Agadir in general - exactly what i expected, remember - its a developing nation, so has a lot of poverty, although not as much in Agadir as elsewhere in the country. Agadir is cosmopolitan, we felt no risk out walking/drinking at night, got minimum hassle compared with other countries i've been to. Yes, you do get some begging, have to haggle for stuff etc, & they all want part of you/your cash, but remember they are very poor compared to us. Its just part of going to somewhere like this rather than Spain. If you ain't sure about this sort of thing, stick to Marbella/Crete.
I would go to Morocco any day rather than a English style resort.
I agreed with my girlfriend when she said it may not be the ideal place for your 1st time abroad though, but we loved it!
There are lots of restaurants/cafes/bars to wonder around in the evening, & it has a pleasant promenade, where you mingle with the natives.
One other slightly negative vibe - my girlfriend has bright blonde hair, & some locals (more the women) couldn't help but stare at her (in jealousy in our opinion), as the local women still dress in traditional dress. She did remain dressed appropriately when outside the hotel too. One group of locals did call her a slag in French (I think the word used was Salop).
The local lads just eyed her up, no real harm done....
Trips - We booked up through Massira Travel (recommended in the Lonely Planet Book), situated on the corner of Blvd 20 Aout & the road to the hotel, good value, much better than the Thomas Cook rep was offering.
We went to Marrakech for 1 day, departed 7am, returned 1130pm, it cost 300Dh each, about 18 Quid each - a marvellous day, very hot, that city is one place you will not forget!
We also done a side trip to Immouzer in the Haut Atlas, again booked through them, another fulfilling trip!
That trip was actually re-arranged for free, after we had to cancel the original at short notice after her illness.
Weather - left London 30c, got to Agadir 27c & cloudy!
Cloudy for 1st 2 days, 27c, then all hell broke loose! 32c the next day, then increased each day, up to 42 on our last day! Yes, there is some cloud at some point most days, caused by the sea & mist colliding with the land mass' humidity - but you still get burnt! Marrakech was a mouth drying 42c & very humid, Immouzer was a gut wrenching 48c - hotter than anything i've known!
A memorable trip in more ways than one - certainly recommended, But, not for the faint hearted!
Feel free to email with any questions.
Adrian, Gillingham, Kent UK
Horrible experience, glad we were only there for one night
The hotel is completely in need of refurbishment and staff retraining. It is filthy dirty and smells of sewage in many areas. A sea view room should not include a view of the main road and nothing else!!!
Agadir Beach Club
ï· Large swimming pool
ï· Elegant reception and public area
ï· Beachfront location
ï· Excellent maid service
ï· Staff very friendly
ï· Free sunbeds umbrellas and towels
ï· Bedrooms and a lot of the hotel in need of refurbishment
ï· Food very drab, buffet 3 times a week which was good. Other than that most evenings the food was very bland with only a bowl of lettuce and tomato for salad.
No very much fresh fruit â tinned fruit for breakfast.
ï· 4 other restaurants to choose from with a small supplement. However they were mostly empty. Dining in the Marakesh restaurant usually ended up with stomach problems next day!
ï· Resort does not have many bars that serve alcohol
ï· Resort very limited in what it offers for the tourist
ï· Continual hassling by local people to give money at any opportunity or to buy things
ï· Same group singing the same songs each evening.
ï· Daytime entertainment programme by the animation team very limited. Didnât seem to have any idea of what games to organise in the pool.
ï· No games room
ï· No TV lounge for any sports enthusiasts
ï· Should be graded a 3* hotel not 4*
Personally we would not go back to this hotel nor Morocco. Visited Marakesh, which was a fantastic experience which should not be missed.
Just arrived back from the Agadir Beach Club and had an amazing holiday. It's perfect for a couples holiday especially if you go early in the summer before all the children arrive. We didn't have a sea view room but saw one and if you are thinking about it it is worth the extra money. The pool was fantastic however towards the end of our holiday it started to get busier so it was harder to find a sun lounger so again go early in the summer. In saying that the whole of Agadir was only begining to fill and become lively so depending on what your are after,the timing of your trip is important. The Restaurants are lovely, there are five i think but we only tried three and enjoyed them all. There is a really nice bar that had a band on every night but it closed a bit too early for my liking but that didn't matter cause there is a nightclub in the hotel as well so we just headed there. I would highly reccommend this hotel because it really did have everything, the pool, the beach, the food, the bar and nightclub, friendly staff(maybe sometimes over friendly but that's their way). The rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day. So what more could you ask for. We'll defo be going back!
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