Hotel Blue Sea Le Tivoli
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Historical Traveler Reviews Farah Marrakech
I thougt that this hotel was lovely for the price that we paid (£25 per night with brekkie). The rooms were clean with balcony and sea view. The breakfast was above average and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool area was nice and never too busy. There was nothing much to do in the evening at the hotel but we never really drink in hotel bars anyway.
My husband and I stayed at Le Tivoli for the last week of August/beginning September for our wedding anniversary.
If I could sum up the holiday I would say - recommend Agadir but def NOT the hotel.
From the very beginning the hotel was a disaster. When we arrived, the room smelled stuffy and unpleasant. We thought this was because the windows had not been open for a while so we kept them open for the first few hours to let some fresh air in - this helped!
Secondly, the hotel is advertised as a 4 Star hotel - it is most definately NOT! It's more like a 2.5 or max. 3 star. The standard of cleanliness in the rooms was awful - our bathroom was not cleaned throughly on a day to day basis and there were crisp remnants on the carpet in the bedroom for three days! The rooms are large, and the bathroom is large butb without proper cleanliness, this meant nothing. Trust me, my husband and I had dodgy tummies for the first three days of our trip and the toilet was used a lot - unfortunately it was not cleaned a lot!!! Nuff said! Other hotel guests complained of didgy tummies too - it wasn't just us.
The atmosphere in the evenings is non existent. This hotel is definately not for couples - maybe it was the fact that we went in the last week of school hols but there were kids EVERYWHERE - screaming kids in the pool/around poolside and screaming babies in the middle of the night.
The hotel is advertised as a 4 star, good for couples hotel with an 'international restaurant'. I've already mentioned the first two points and disagree with them. The 'international restuarant' left a lot to be desired - awful is the only way to describe it. We went half board and what a mistake that was! Most of the food was Moroccan - buffet style - no menu. If you don't like the food - tough - what you see is what you have to eat. I'm a veggie so there was nothing for me to eat except salads - which probably explains my dodgy tummy...
My husband is a meat eater and even he could not stand to look at the meat - some other guests said the same thing. Going half board was a waste of money.
We went with Thomas Cook and the brochure picture looks amazing - it's only when you are close up that you realise how tired, dated and dirty everything is - even the sun loungers.
The hotel was too large - if you did not get up early enough to 'hog' a sun lounger, you did not get one all day, so my husband used to get up at 7.30am to hog two sun loungers with our beach towels draped on them.
The towels in the bathrooms did not arrive until 3pm in the afternoon - but the old ones are taken first thing in the morning, so if you wanted to have a shower after being at the beach or in the pool, you had no towels until 3pm ish!
All I can say is thank goodness we only went for a week, and thank goodness there was a McDonalds and Pizza Hut within walking distance of the hotel!!!
Next time, we will be staying in a much smaller hotel - less 'mass produced' and on personal recommendation - i will certainly not be picking out a hotel from a brochure if I can avoid it.
Treated like Kings and Queens
This hotel was excellent, and can be booked through the Panorama company. It was very clean, and noting was too much toruble for the staff.
I'm usually very fussy where I go abroad, but if someone paid for me to go right this minute back, I would without hesitation.
I enjoyed my stay at Le Tivoli. The rooms were large and very clean - great shower - the pool area was nice, the food fine. The staff were very friendly. It was a great place for a quiet week in the sun. If you want all inclusive/english style entertainment, then this probably isn't the place for you. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. The hotel had a nice mix of different nationalities. Generally, I found Moroccan people very pleasant and got no more hassle than you would do at my local market on a Saturday, let alone a night out in Romford......
Tivoli - Basic but remember where you are!!!
I returned yesterday from the Tivoli and can confirm some previous review comments, namely tired decor, no minibars,poor aircon (switches on but does little!),pool umbrellas just holding together etc.
Everything in Morocco is arguably about fleecing torists and you must bear this in mind as well as the fact that values here are completely different..this is a developing country . Whatever some may say, westerners need to be careful..there are not guards outside Macdonalds drive through for nothing! We walked out with an ice cream and suffered a barrage of anti-western abuse from a passer-by.Expensive drinks and boring food sadly detract from this hotels appeal but it's much the same in similar hotels I believe.As for stomach upsets none really appeared after the first 48 hours bedding in period!
to be truthful...apart from the sun I would suggest looking elsewhere for a holiday.
OK but not 4 star.
We have stayed at the Tivoli Hotel 4 times over the last 3 years. The rooms are of a generous size and comfortable. However, the decor is now beginning to look a little 'tired'. Our last stay there was in October 2004 and we decided then that we would make a change on our next visit. We have just had another week in Morocco, but did not stay at the Tivoli as we thought the price was too high for the standard of accommodation. We actually stayed at the Kamal, a much smaller 3 star property which we will definitely return to. The sun beds and umbrellas at the Tivoli were definitely in need of replacement and there is a very scruffy 'stage' area by the pool, with torn curtains hanging down, which has never been used while we have been there. The gardens are beautiful and the pool is great with a separate children's area. The staff, on the whole, are pleasant. Meals are buffet style and they do get a bit boring as they tend to serve similar food each night. Entertainment is poor. No atmosphere in the evening at all. We have never had a problem with food poisoning or upset stomach from food at the hotel. We did notice last week when we walked past the Tivoli that the outside has been repainted, so maybe they are renovating. We did go to have a look at the pool though and the broken umbrellas are still there. Now we have found the Kamal, we probably will not return to the Tivoli.
We stayed for a week at the hotel in April 2004. The hotel and pool area are pleasant enough but, right from the start, the restaurant did not impress. However, on day 2 I got a severe attack of food poisoning which lasted several days. I guess one must occasionally expect things like this in countries like Morocco but we had no similar problems anywhere else on our holiday. Furthermore, it subsequently transpired that several others in our party had suffered the same problem at the Tivoli and, so one of the local reps told me, in 2003 they had a major outbreak of food poisoning which affected many of the people staying at the hotel.
PS Very quiet in the evenings - we were forced to go out to other local neighbouring hotels to find any 'atmosphere'.
We've just returned from a week at this hotel. Great food, lovely pool, huge rooms (slept 4 and baby). The gardens were gorgeous and the staff friendly. We'll be returning again.
A great place to relax in the sun.
My husband & I stayed at this hotel and we had a wonderful stay. Staff were polite and friendly, the rooms were of a decent size and decor and the hotel grounds were really pleasant. The hotel is situated a small walk from the town & markets and in all we were really happy with value for money. I would recommend this hotel and would definitly choose no other if going back to Agadir.
I stayed in the Tivoli Hotel in july 2004 and for a four star hotel, it is very basic...air con was not working, hotel refused to give me a minibar despite having kids, the food was always the same, the staff very unprofessional.....and the hotel manager was arrested the day I left for fraud !!!!!!!!
The hotel belong to Driss Basri, the Terror, the ex Interior minister under Hassan 2, I dont have to tell you how he made is money.....I believe it is not a 4 star but a 3 star. Dont go there, especially if you have kids !!!!!
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