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I would of course never have visited Agadir, had I not read the above statement assuring me that seismic standards had been implemented when the town was rebuilt in 1960 ;-).
... before we leave tomorrow. It was fine washing them in the sink, however trying to find places to hang wet clothes where they would dry relatively quickly was challenging! Drying my socks with a hairdryer was a first!
Mel unfortunately chose the window which when it decided to pour down during our evening yoga class proved to be a fatal decision...clothes were soaked, ...
... to going home and being able to hold my own amongst the surfers down at Vazon haha!
Back the villa a little earlier than usual so I could sit by the pool for an hour or two and catch up with what's going on at home, then it was upstairs to shower and get ready for an hour of yoga before the evening festivities.
Upstairs I was still speaking in a cockney accent as Red out surf instructor truly believes that's how we all talk! I joked to ...
Dan and Sarah had a busy day, first in the gym then to the sea and a game of ping pong before chasing tortoises through the undergrowth. I managed to go an even brighter shade of pink despite applying copious amounts of block. T-shirts for the next few days methinks. We'll book some excursions tomorrow including a trip to Marrakech, dune-buggying, camel ride and some shopping in a ...
Set off midday from Essaouira towards the winding road to Agadir. From the fresh breeze of the coastline at Essaouira to only 10mins inland there was a whopping temperature difference. At Essaouira it was a pleasant 24c but inland it was hitting +40c. It really felt like a calima in the canary islands (when hot desert air blows across).
We stopped off in a small town to refuel and all the locals were staring at us. A bunch of schoolkids came up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atlas Almohades Agadir
Just got back from ramada Agadir!
It was so hot but had great holiday !
Was only at ramada for 4 nghts cos we did First Choice twin centre with Marrekech !
Had to move room first sos all we could see was concrete !! but ten had great room with pool view !
Hotel was lovelly and clean with great friendly staff !
However We found the evening meal very boring and we were only there 4 nights ! Dessert was the same and very dry ! I was surprised with little choice of fresh fruit or ice cream !
Breakfast was grear but I really expect fresh orange juice in Morocco not orange squash with breakfast !
Entertainment was nearly invisible and in small bar area quite disappointing and didnt start til 9 30 ish !
Agadir is fantastic and weather was great , I enjoyed my hols but when I do go back to Morocco I don't think it will be to the almohades !
Clean, tidy hotel
My boyfriend and i have just returned from this hotel, we found the hotel to be better than we expected. It is clean, tidy and ideal for the older generation as it is not too lively, for younger people, however we enjoyed are stay as we had chance to relax.
The food was good, the buffet consisted of mostly salad pasta and grilled meat, but could be a bit repetitive.
However there are many resturants outside the complex, to choose from. We went all inclusive and saved alot of money this way.
The staff are friendly and helpful, but a few find it difficult to understand English. However i would watch out for the locals as they are forever hassling you to buy rugs, 'rolex' watches, jewellery and many other items and will over price them.
Agadir has an excellent beach with plenty of room as it is about 5 miles long, even though you will still get people trying to sell things.
Overall i would recommend this hotel to any one looking to go to Agadir for a laid back holiday, and interested in culture and tradition.
my boyfriend and i stayed at this hotel for one week. i dont remember seeing many children, but i would say that if you want a fairly peaceful holiday this is a nice hotel for any age. hotel is clean and rooms are comfortable. staff are plesant, and polite. food is quite good in the restaurant but cheap wine here is pretty bad!!! if you are not staying here all inclusive then we found that half board wasnt worth it- local food is nice and reasonably priced. b+b is fine. jardin d'eau accross the road does very nice food (3 courses, wine and coffee for £20-£30 per head) and has live music. entertainment in the hotel bar doesnt always start when advertised and entertainment at the pool during the day seems to be fairly lively (although the pool area is nice). if you want peace then your best bet is the beach. its worth paying a couple of £ for sunloungers to avoid being hassled by sellers. avoid the hotel shops and traders- very overpriced. hotel is in a very god location, and i would recommed this hotel and would definatley stay here again. hope this helps!
We had a great time at the Ramada hotel. We are in our mid twenties and just wanted a week away in the sun. We certainly got that as it was 30 degrees most days and not a cloud in the sky.
The hotel is in the centre of the resort of Agadir and just a roads width from the beach. The hotel is situated in large grounds with lovely gardens and a great pool area with plenty of Sun Loungers.The pool was also heated but not too much and so was great for cooling off in.
The breakfasts were fantastic with Omlettes cooked to order as well as fried eggs & pancakes. The usual continental selection was also available.
The evening meals were very hit and miss. A couple of evenings it was horrible but some times it was delicious. They had a good selection of salads too.
The rooms were basic but clean with 3 english tv channels. The bathroom was great( quite large and spacious).
The staff there were very helpful and friendly but a bit on the slow side but that seems to be how Moroccons tend to like it..
Overall I would give the Ramada 8/10. I would definately return to Morocco as it takes just 3 hours to fly, and there was glorious sunshine everyday in March!
Ramada was great, no complaints whatsoever.
Staff very helpful and friendly. Rooms spacious,cleaned daily. Huge choice of food, mixed salads, hot food, barbeque, waiters amazing, really helpful. We had half board, and normally eat out a couple of nights, absolutely no need, if you like fresh food you'll love it....
Pool heated, lovely and clean. gardens well maintained.
Definately recommend excursions,well worth the price.. we did Atlas mountains, Essouira, and Agadir (silver choice - price £79) Moroccans really friendly, they love to barter with you, great fun...
we were a bit worried reading other peoples' reviews having already booked this Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, my teenage son said it was his best holiday, and we've travelled....xx
We were expecting a **** but I would rate this as no more than ***. The bedroom was fine - bathroom pretty tatty. We were half board - breakfast was very good, lots of choice but evening meals tended to be the same every day - salads, rice, barbequed fish. Would recommend this hotel for B & B rather than half board. All the staff were very friends and helpful and spoke English. The hotel is situated very conveniently, near shops, restaurants and beach.
Good for B & B, not so good if full board.
Despite a large contingent for the hotel from the airport, check-in was fast & efficient. Reception area was typically Moroccan but not really inspiring.
The rooms were spacious, clean & had either a small balcony or a larger patio, depending upon the floor allocated. Beds were all twin, no doubles available.
En suite bathroom had bath, shower, bidet & WC. Clean, but again, not exactly inspiring.
For the rooms, I'd give 7 out of 10.
(Note: This hotel is not disabled friendly. There are lifts to all floors but wheelchair access to the pool was almost impossible)
Despite the hotel's claim that the beach is 100 yards away, even from the back gate to the beach was 200 yards, with another hundred yards to reach the sea. From the hotel main entrance, the beach is 400 yards. The beach is public, not private as claimed. The sea (the Atlantic ocean) was far too cold to swim, although one or two braver souls did give it a try.
The pool area is excellent with access to a very good snack bar for lunches where the food is varied & reasonably priced. Plenty of loungers available as November is out of season. Pool was cold for the first few days until they fixed the heating system, after which the pool was refreshingly cold rather than freezing. Depth varies from walk in to 3.5 metres. Diving is allowed in the deeper area.
Pool, 9 out of 10.
The restaurant is well laid out with plenty of food on display for the evening buffet. Most nights, the hot meat & fish is barbecued. All of the evening meals we samples were very bland, generally cold & most vegetables are flavoured with what I can only describe as "perfumed" herbs. I love North African food generally, but there was nothing on the menu that constituted "typically Moroccan" food, other than a very bland cous cous. Many of the dishes include loads of pasta or rice to act as cheap fillers & overall, we were very disappointed. Plenty of fruit & puddings to act as fillers if you get bored with the main courses though.
Breakfast consists of omelettes, pancakes, cereal, various breads & toast. We had no complaints with the breakfasts at all. Due to the poor evening meals, I would suggest bed & breakfast as the best option when making a booking.
Restaurant only gets 3 out of 10.
Across the road from the hotel entrance, there are 2 very good restaurants where a main course varies from around £6 to £10. They are the Le Jardin & The Fouchet bar, which also gives the ladies roses when the meal is completed, a very nice touch.
For children, there is the pool, tennis, volleyball & a mini golf. The only evening entertainment for kids is the poolroom next to the bar.
Finally, the entertainment is awful. One night a magician, another a musical troupe & the rest is hotel staff trying their best, but consists mostly of dance competitions. Find your entertainment elsewhere.
Entertainment gets a 3 out of 10.
Overall, I can give this hotel the following marks.
If booking B & B only, 8 out of 10
If HB, FB or AI, the marks drop to 5 out of 10. The evening meals are really abysmal.
Review of Les Almohades
I stayed at Les Almohades. It is well situated in the city. It was very clean. The food is buffet style so plenty to choose from but found that we preferred to eat out some nights. I did hear people comlaining about the food but I thought it was ok. Don't use the hotel shop which is situated just outside as very expensive. You are not allowed to bring food from outside into the hotel though. We had our bags checked once when returning.
Staff are a bit on the slow slow but that seems to be the moroccan life.
Friendly and welcoming hotel
Myself and my sister went to Morocco because we wanted a warm, chill out time away from the family, time for ourselves. The Ramada gave us this. The hotel was on par with most Hotels. We arrived with all the young entertainment staff awaiting our arrival outside, which did worry us a bit as they were shouting hello and we wondered what they were doing there. We found out they were waiting for us to check in then they took our cases to our rooms. Very friendly and helpful. We later found out they did the entertainment around the pool, at night and in the night club and also was always around at meal times to make sure eveything was okay.
They do try and get you involved in the entertainment but are not pushy and do except if you say no.
We were all inclusive and found out at the snack bar that only certain foods were included, so the next day we went to the buffet restuarant which was much nicer and you could get a nice caraf of wine, which was lovely for lunch.
You will find there are a lot of cats at the hotel, but they are clean and are there to prevent cockroaches, which are not a problem in most of the hotel but we were in the basement level of rooms the lower 100's and one day we did have a bit of an epidemic, however this was only one day, they do spray the areas to prevent as well.
Big bottles of water can be obtained on your all inclusive so there is no need for you to go out looking for it.
The food was reasonable, entertainment in piano bar light hearted and a laugh. Staff in bar, restaurant and entertainment staff very friendly.
The weather was never lower than 28C which was wonderful.
The dress code is relaxed and people were topless, we even had a 75 year old Seth Armstrong look a like wearing thongs at the pool side, very unattractive.
The hotel will change your sterling into Dirhams but they will not change it back to sterling this has to be done at the airport.
If there are any of you wanting to keep in touch with home via e-mail they have two computers with free access between 9:00 am until 10:00 pm which was great for me to keep in touch with my kids via MSN and see them via web cam. However the computer is in french and some of the keys on the keyboard are in different places.
All that is left to say is that we really enjoyed it here there are always a few things that you dont like but these a minimal as in every hotel. The staff were friendly and did speak english. They do like you to give them a tip at the end of holiday. And if you would like nibbles in piano bar give them a 10 dirham tip which is about a £1 and they are overwhelmed and will look after you.
Would definately go there again. Enjoy
There were no reviews of this hotel available when I booked so I thought I would add some comments which may be of help to other people.
The hotel is centrally located in the Agadir Tourist district and ideally situated for access to the shops, restaurants and bars. The beach is about 100 yards away from the back gate of the hotel.
Typical hotel bedroom. It was clean and comfortable enough and as usual you have the choice of BBC News 24 or CNN news for the English speaking channels. Strangly they do not have remote controls for the televisions.
All the rooms contain a safe which require an electronic key costing 175 dirhams per week. A word of warning, switch off mobile phones before putting them in the safe otherwise they affect the electronics and the safe cannot be opened. You then need to call maintenance to open the safe for you.
Most rooms overlook the gardens or the pool but some rooms seem to look out onto the road or carpark. Request a pool view where possible.
The rooms in Block A have larger balconies than Block B.
The main restaurant is buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is reasonable but sometimes could be hotter and the choice each day is limited.
We did not visit the Medina Moroccan restaurant during our stay and the Grill restaurant appeared to be closed.
The poolside snackbar serves sandwiches, burgers, pizza & chipps throughout the day. These are very good but also quite expensive. Not all food from the snackbar is covered by the all inclusive package.
The pool and garden areas are well maintained but sun loungers may be in short supply if you visit during peak season. The pool is much deeper than typical tourist hotel pools, up to 13 feet deep, and there is not much space within standing depth for poor swimmers.
The main bar next to reception was OK. Drinks were quite expensive and the entertainment was the usual stuff you get on holiday. Don't take it too seriously, just sit back and enjoy what there is.
The nightclub was closed during our visit.
Overall a reasonable hotel at a very good price for our late booking, but if I was going again I would probably book bed and breakfast only, then sample some more of the local restaurants, rather than eating in the hotel most nights.
If anyone wants further information, either about the hotel or Agadir in general, send me an email and I will try to be as honest and helpful as possible.