Travel Blogs from Agadir
After leaving Dublin at 15.20, my plane landed in Adagir almost 4 hours later. No time difference, but a massive temperature change! To my delight it was a wave of hot sweltering heat that greeted passangers as we disembarked the plane.
The palm trees on the drive to the city were a welcome sight. I loved their street lanterns too, they' …
Sunday 7th November To begin with, I am a single traveller so things get a bit dull at times; I try to make up for the lack of excitement by exploring as much as possible and blending in with the locals wherever possible. Up at about 2:30am, what a pain. Taxi arrived at 3:05 am. Only got about 3 hours sleep. Tried using the cash machine at the …
On Tuesday morning after stocking up on supplies at a big supermarket we headed north along the Atlantic Coast. A short distance along and we turned inland to find Paradise Valley – an oasis made famous in the 1970s by Jimi Hendrix and then by all of the hippies who followed in his footsteps. The road was a narrow one and wound through the mountains with small palm groves following the river. We got there to find ...
... morning (Sunday) to take us out through the Anti Atlas Mountains and into the "little Sahara" (as they call it) for an overnight stay. We couldn't go into the “big Sahara” as they needed a minimum of four people for the tour and as it is their quieter time of year there was no one else to go with.
So on Sunday morning our guide picked us up at 7am from our campsite. Unfortunately he spoke fluent ...
Nice day today. Started off cloudy and cool. Fortunately the fish prefer the misty conditions and we had more success in the morning. We all caught fish and Dan had a good swim. We shared the boat with a group of 9 French. (Bordeaux apparently). Some appeared to be flight crew as one lept ...
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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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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.