Travel Blogs from Agadir
... wash - not so yum and the pastries were actually more like shortbread biscuits.
Next came the issue of packing the rucksack again in preparation for our departure. We have to be out of the room before breakfast and yet we have a morning to catch our final few waves before we head to the airport so what to keep out? Hopefully I've not put anything needed to the bottom of the ...
Woke up and decided to have a morning off from yoga to let my body have a rest and recover - feeling a tad achy to say the least.
Breakfast was the usual cereal, yoghurt and a smoothie made with banana meaning I couldn't have any.... they seem to be ignoring my request for a berry based one! Then it was down to the beach for a morning of surfing! Actually managing to get up and stay up on the board now woo...there's a surfer chick in me somewhere! ...
... tomorrow. Such a lovely place with massive houses - quite a contrast to the little village we are in which is also completely dry so no alcohol in the shops and it can't be consumed anywhere that doesn't have a license!
Back at the villa it was the usual, evening yoga followed by dips and nibbles and then dinner! Hopefully il be back on a surf board ...
... tents as well. These people come up the mountains with their livestock in summer and head down into the desert further south for the winter. But don’t be fooled, even though they are nomads our guide told us they still have cell phones, laptops and internet. We passed through the town of Tafraoute and stopped for a coffee which was very strong and our guide was quite disgusted we didn’t use the three massive cubes ...
... incorporating a nod instead of a shake, meaning "yes, you're right, it was me who gave you gonorrhea".
Last night for all the Yorkies and our token German so we celebrated by drinking copious amounts of contraband booze that was never travelling to the UK anyway, and waking up shocked and vomitous with what appeared to be the worst hangover I'd had since the now infamous "four days of debauchery" ball tournament of 2011. All right, maybe that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsArgana Hotel Agadir
So far so good! Staff are great, lovely pool outside - havent used it yet, buffet breakfast was spot on! Bed is comfortable, showers are hot (if you need!) and fantastic views from the fourth floor! I've a room overlooking the pool and ocean, gorgous! There was a slight mixup in my booking at the start, i ended up getting a key for "Robert Murphy's" room, but soon rectified and have my own pad to lounge in. Cant complain! Would recommend no doubt. A 5 minute walk to the beach at most. Fridge in room to keep your water (or wine if you drink white) nice and cold. Happy days!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Argana Hotel Agadir
My husband and I have travelled around the world a few times and this is our take of Agadir and the Argana Hotel: We stayed a week at the Argana Hotel. First, lets say that Agadir with a few day trips planned ahead, had everything we needed for a nice fun and romantic vacation. The hotel is extremely clean, the pool staff work very hard to keep the entire area sparkling clean. The buffet they offer is fine, but the local cuisine is cheap and exceptionally good, so give it a try. Breakfast is awesome, try those square crepes, those are so delicious!
Agadir is a touristic location, tranquil, safe and has a pleasant beach area. There are many hotels in this area and we choose to stay at Argana 4* hotel in our 4 day stay in Agadir. Argana hotel is located about 500m from the beach and realistically it takes 15-20 minutes to get to the actual beach. The staff are nice and friendly but there is a general feeling that they are underpaid and you need to tip....everybody will kindly hint to you!
We had not been to Morocco before and booked our holiday, 19th to 26th March 2006 on the strength of support for this hotel we'd found on tripadvisor. We were'nt quite sure what to expect but need not have worried as this hotel is perfectly adequate for most people's needs. It's spotlessly clean, centraly placed and 'the staff make it worth while'. They are very attentive and pleasant particularly in the restaurant. They've given themselves a 4* rating - Thomson are nearer the mark with their 3+. We liked the food, the pool area (a bit of a sun trap) and the general ambience of the place. It really is good value for money. As usual there were gripes but they're minor and amount to no more than nit picking - the fridge didn't work properly (if you had one at all), the hot/cold water mixing for the shower became an art form and there were some slight language problems with some reception/bar staff. There's no entertainment to speak of. However, for £500+ for 7 nights H/B for the two of us it was a nice relaxing break. Recommended? No problem. March is somewhat unpredictable though - 23 degrees became 41 degrees in double quick time, with the odd nightime shower thrown in!
We stayed at the Argana Hotel having been moved from an awful hotel elsewhere in Agadir. What a good move. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and the service was excellent. The food, especially on Moroccan nights, was lovely and did mostly cater for vegetarians too. The breakfasts were particularly good, with freshly cooked stuff like pancakes and doughnuts and eggs to order. The hotel looked slightly worn, but the staff cleaned often and the public areas were particularly good. When we did encounter a small problem, such as a light gone, it was dealt with promptly. There was some sporadic daytime animation which was quite fun, and shows on 2 evenings only - so not exactly full of fun, but you could easily go out on the town if inclined. The massage parlour was lovely and we would recommend this. Maybe not quite a 4 star, but a very good three star and we thought value for money.
Had a good week here helped by the fact that the sun shone everyday (25 degrees)contrary to the forecast!Rooms are fine with nice balconies.Breakfast buffet is excellent with vast selection including freshly made to order omelettes, eggs, pancakes. Evening meals are ok with a different theme each evening..Spanish, Italian etc. We found variety and quality were fine but sadly let down by being lukewarm. The exception is the Morrocan evenings with excellent tagines all piping hot..perhaps they should stick to their own cuisine every evening!Restaurant staff are the stars going out of their way to pander to you. They appear to have a system where they adopt you for your stay, ushering you to a regular table, remembering how you have your coffee and what wine you like all of which is pleasantly attentive.
We have returned from the Argana hotel and I cannot give it enough praise. The hotel is unbelievably clean, the staff very helpful, nothing is too much trouble. I was initially reserved about the concept of buffet style half board meals but the variety and quality of food was fantastic.
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I have been in marroco for the first time and was a very amazing surprise!
i just love it! I also advice argana hotel for the best reasons! the best food , receptionist are very nice, everithing very cleaned, congratulations to the pool team. every days you have entertainment!
the hotel is very well situated, you just have to walk 10 minutes till the beach!
i really advice you!
but do not saty just at agadir. you must go to marrakech or essaouira.
and buy excursions outside the hotel. they are twice cheaper!!!look for agencyes. you will find a lot!
My partner and I have just returned from a 2 week holiday at the Argana Hotel in Agadir - a great location for a chilled, relaxing break.