Atlantic Palace Agadir
Travel Blogs from Agadir
... and Dino paid a brief visit to Marlene (Dino is from Luxembourg. Marlene knew him from her days of car racing, and hadn't seen him in 40 years).
Esther joined us early evening, and together we celebrated our reunion and our forthcoming trip into the desert with a glass of champagne (or two). Our evening meal was accompanied by an excellent wine brought along by Esther.
Sunday 4th, ...
... 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, ...
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! ...
... of whiskey. No
chance as we do not drink so they then said that was good and gave us
200 Dirham back. During this trip we also passed some of the goats
that climb the trees to get the argan nuts. They look just like black
rubbish bags blown into the trees. We parked on the beach ...
... in our travels in Morocco. We had heard about the hospitality of Moroccans, but our knowledge of Muslims was very limited, and we were a bit nervous about how out-of-place we might feel. But then we arrived in Tangier, completely out of our element, and we were immediately welcomed and put at ease. At every step of the way through this ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atlantic Palace Agadir
Absolutely loved this hotel
Just back from a one week's stay at the Dorint Atlantic Palace Hotel in Agadir, Morocco. I can't praise this hotel enough. It was beautiful. We were so delighted to see how beautiful the hotel was upon arrival. The staff were extremely polite and friendly. Our room was spacious and beautiful and spotless. We arrived to find in the room a bottle of wine, roses and a basket of fruit. Rose petals were scattered in a sweet pattern on the bathroom towels and on either side of the bathroom sink - in welcome for us. The towels were snow white, thick and very good quality. We were provided with snowly white towelling robes (dressing gowns) to wear.
Our room was cleaned daily if we wished (bed changed etc.) but to save the staff some work, we chose to only have this done every couple of days.
The food was excellent and the choice for breakfast at the buffet style restaurant was wonderful.
We felt very at home in this hotel and felt very lonesome for the hotel and the staff when we were leaving. We want to return there again.
The hotel is within walking distance of some lovely restaurants and shops and very near the beach. The hotel also has it's own sectioned off private area on the beach where you can use their sun loungers.
The weather in January was just gorgeous... bright sunshine, blue skies. Perfect.
In the town we loved using the little white train that runs around town on the road. You can hear it coming because the driver rings a bell and you just hold your hand out and flag him down and he will stop for you. It was only 2 Euros for a return trip. Very good value and great fun.
We avoided the hassel of having to haggle in shops for things we wanted by just going to "fixed price" shops where you can see the prices. We also avoided the "souks" - the market area for the same reason. That made for a very relaxed holiday. The beach was wonderful and we joined the walkers strolling up and down it. At the time of year we went (January) it was not crowded - just really lovely.
I hope this review is of help to someone. We would heartily recommend Agadir for a holiday. The sushine, roses everywhere, the friendly people, and best of all, our wonderful hotel.
Great place to stay
I have business in Agadir all the time and have stayed at the Atlantic Palace at least 15 times in the past year. It is always a pleasant experience. I was shocked to see the two negative reviews here. The hotel staff is extremely friendly and will solve any problem if asked. Some tourists are just content to whine and never try to actually communicate with the "foreigners". It is a pricy hotel. Not a place if you are a lower end or budget minded traveler. It has several choices for restaurants as well as a buffet style restaurant as well. The morning breakfast is superb quality and extremely abundant. The pool is beautiful and the thelasso therapy center is superb. The rooms are extremely clean, I always have rose petals scattered over my pillow and in the bathroom by the housecleaning staff. A very thoughtful touch. When I stay in Agadir the Atlantic Palace is always my first choice. I do stay in several other places there and will review them separately. If you stay there and have a problem, just ask to see the manager or the concierge. They are great to work with and will solve any problem possible. You won't find any hotel of this quality and price range anywhere in Europe (I know because I travel there all the time on business as well) or in the US.
A great hotel!
A beautiful hotel, very good location near the beach and the city centre, excellent food, spacious and clean rooms, great service. Staff was very nice and helpful.
There is a very good 27 hole golf course nearby.
Rooms and staff are terrible...
Dorint Palace Hotel Luxe ??? I don't think so...
OK the architecture is wonderful (reception + private salon) but the rooms are terrible. Not clean very well and also in a awful state (see picture of the bath tube) nerver took a bath....
The staff is totally unprofessional (males). We were 2 girls and believe it or not, we have been treated very badly. Remarks, agressivity and bad looks.
This hotel do not deserve to be considered as one of the best hotel of Maroco. NO WAY
I was very pleased with the SPA and with the food (nothing to sais negative about this)
But the room and the staff at the reception... never again... we were very pleased to go back home.
Fantastic on e of best holidays ever
Have just returned from Holiday at the dorinth palace agadir and although it was arranged to make up for a terrible holiday in Bulgaria (see Marvel hotel in sunny becach report on trip advisor) I have to say it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on, The hotel and staff were second to none similar to hilton and marriott over here. food was excellent and the resort was typically morroccan, would definitely go back and highly recommend it
Excellent Hotel, not so great a resort
My husband and I have just arrived back from a 2 week stay at the Dorint Atlantic Hotel in Agadir, (we are both thirty-somethings!). As we took the taxi from the airport to the hotel it was indeed a culture shock as the scenery looked a little like shanty town. nevertheless as we nearer the hotel it did improve slightly.
The hotel is very impressive, the staff are very friendly, the rooms are spacious and very clean. The food is good, there is a buffet style restaurant, an A La Carte and a pool bar restaurant. There are plenty of good quality sunbeds, parasols and towels are provided, and although it can get busy the pol staff are very willing to find you a bed.
Agadir is unimpressive and uninspiring and be prepared for the Morrocan sales techniques, keep your cool and a sense of humour whilst fighting off shop assisstants!!
We decide to go for a tour aroung the port (taking the petit orange taxis (very cheap around 10 dirhams) imagining a sleepy fishing port) do not go there it is the ugliest place I have ever seen, a true industrial port, we got the taxi driver to turn round and take us back!!
The excursions to Tafraoute and Marrakesh were a welcome escape from the resort, but its extremely hot and you will need to take bottles of water with you.
The hotel itself was the saving grace of our holiday, if we hadn't stayed here we would have got an earlier flight home. Go to the Dorint Atlantic its great, but don't go to Agadir!!
Cinco estrellas Lujo, solo para cobrar
La categoria de 5*L, solo se ve en los precios. Me entregan una habitación con la caja cerrada y recepción pretende que el cliente se encargue de esperar a que venga un técnico externo para que abra la caja.
En el restaurante te sirven una bebida en un vaso sucio, lo devuelves y no te sirven otra y pretenden cobrarla. Despues de hablar con el camarero, el segundo Maitre y el primer Maitre, todavía te tienes que pelear con este último para que te sirvan una cerveza en condiciones.
La comida del buffet es peor que en la mayoría de los hoteles de 3 estrellas.
A lovely hotel on the African Atlantic coast
Although Agadir was apparently full in July, the Dorint certainly didn't give that impression, as there were always enough long chairs by the pool! :) The service was really good, as was the food, and the rooms were very pleasant. We had four days of Thalasso at the hotel, which was also brilliant! I highly recommend it! The hotel concierge was especially helpful when we were planning our numerous day trips.
Luxury and Warmth
As first time visitors to Morocco, myself and my partner cannot thank enough the staff at the Dorint Atlantic Palace in Agadir for their wonderful hospitality and for making our stay in their beautiful country a memorable one. The food was delicious and we must say that the hotel is extremely beautiful and well maintained.
We will never go again!!!
architecture is marvelous
food is more then ok
but the service is so bad and unpleasant that we are more in need of holidays after then before