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Unfortunately due to weather conditions surf was a no go today as it wasn't safe enough for us novices. Therefore it became a pyjama day with a few outings to the roof terrace when the sun broke out, where also I should now have luck for the rest of the trip as a bird pooped on my leg... yuk, however it was much to Mel's amusement.
We decided to try washing some of ...
... I didn't know why I was still talking like this and she replied "I know, top of the morning to you" haha I do believe that is actually Irish!
After yoga we got ready and headed to the BBQ at the Auberge where we sat on a roof and enjoyed some life music. We actually got meat as well which was a pleasant surprise and got to try some local beer (speciale). Really good evening but absolutely shattered now so off to bed I go...last full day in Morocco ...
Starts off leisurely enough with Sarah nabbing a cabana early in the morning. Then she left a towel AND a book there to really flummox the Germans. The weather is low mist again and the temperature is much cooler as a result. Up by the marina and near the Kasbah hill the weather is again very bright, clear skies and heaps hotter. We booked an hour on some what can best be described as 3 wheeled Segways. Heaps of fun and covered the ground very quickly. Dan had a low speed tumble ...
... 8212;actually two ports, which generate some jobs for this area as an alternative to tourism. Unfortunately not many of these jobs pay very well.
Finally up around a bend is Anza which is between the cliffs and the ocean, overlooks by a big cement factory. Definitely not on the tourist circuit, as the water is quite polluted here. Here I veer off the highway an into the neighborhoods—with homes that are ...
Left Agadir about midday and headed for a town on the outskirts called Ait melloul. Its famous for its trade with anything to do with cars.. its all there. We snooped around to see if anyone wanted to buy the last mercedes engine we had.. not much luck really. We left one of the tyres in for repair that had a gash on the outside and wasnt repaired properly in Essaouira. In ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Kamal Agadir
You should definitely go to the Kamal
I really don't know which Agadir the trip advisor from London went to, but it is not the Agadir we know and love. The locals are very friendly and not in the least threatening. Maybe this person just does not appreciate the difference in cultures. We have been to Morocco six times and usually stay at a 4 star hotel (much more expensive than the Kamal), but as we wanted to go off into the Sahara for 3 days, we took the budget option and we are really glad we did! We have never seen a hotel as clean anywhere in the world and we have travelled extensively. I defy anyone to find a speck of dust. The staff - all of them - were so friendly. One afternoon, my husband went to change some travellers cheques at the bank next door, but it was closed. The clerk behind the reception desk lent him 300 dirhams so we could buy lunch, saying he could pay him back later. You would not get that in many of the so-called better class hotels. Rooms are comfortable with loads of storage space. Towels changed daily; daily maid service was very efficient. Breakfast is a standard continental with a variety of bread and croissants with preserves, but it was plentiful and you could purchase extras such as eggs etc if you wish. We found the food from the pool bar to be very acceptable and reasonably priced. The restaurant is not glamorous, but the staff are fantastic and the food very good. They do a great lamb tajine. There is a TV which you have to pay for, but which sad person goes on holiday to sit in the room watching TV! Oh yes, the person from London. The hotel is centrally situated, so you can get to the tourist areas by the beach in about 10 minutes, but you can also get to the areas where the locals do their shopping and eating. Yes, the pool is cold, but plenty of people, including myself, braved a refreshing dip. It was fine once you were in. Having found this little gem of a place, we will definitely give the four star a miss and return here.
The Kamal Is Brilliant
If your thinking of getting some winter sun where the people are friendly and accommodation is clean, look no further. Me and my boyfriend holidayed in the Kamal for a week at the end of February. We wouldn't bother going to any of the Canary Islands again!!! The only snag we hit was that we didn't have a kettle in our room (which was no fault of the hotel it was just an oversight on our part) as this would have been nice. We ate in the hotel restaurant 3 times where you can get a 3 course meal for around £5. We will DEFINITELY return - thanks to the hotel Kamal for a very enjoyable stay.
Ideal spring time place
Just returned from 7days at Hotel Camel
Spotlessly clean, very friendly,helpful staff excellent location
Did not try the pool but many did.No complaints heard.
So the breakfast is bread, jam & really fresh croissants,whats the problem, there is all sorts of extras at a very low price and you can drink as much coffee as you like. Breakfast served from 5-30am until 10-30 am great for early morning trips or a lay in,
Tried the poolside food, well cooked nicely presented and reasonable price
Would imagine it would be very hot in mid season as no air conditioning but excellent value for a spring break.
Went for a walk along the beach on Sunday evening, hardly any tourists but thousands of locals all dressed in their Sunday best.
Good value restaurants away from the seafront. Visit the Berber market on a Tuesday 2 miles outside Agadir and get a good taste of local life(?)
Will definitely have another visit.
I will only tell you this once
Hotel Kamal was the business, rooms were clean, the staff were courteous, helpfull and trustworthy so don't waste your money hiring safety deposits. Bread and butter for breakfast took some getting use to, but there are plenty of nice places to eat out if you fancy a change, eat where the locals eat and you can't go wrong, Loved the Fish resturants at the fish market . For a more romantic setting try the Le Jazz Resturant for dinner.
We spent a night in marakesh, Rode on a horse drawn carriage through the old town of Medina, Visited the souk market and the minaret in the square. We loveeeeeeeeeeeed it.
We also travelled to Taghazute on the local bus, excellent beach, good for surfing and so much space to find your own isolated patch and fall in love again if you catch my meaning! and there's more we went for a moroccan bath (Hammam) and a massage, simply divine my partner is still raving about it, it is an experience that we won't forget in a rush. We also liked the Papagayo night club, suitable for the reserved and loud ones alike. We also ended up in the casino ones or twice.
Agadir is the daddy of them all if you are looking for a cheap winter sun, can't reccomend it enough. Would have proposed to the other half many times over (it was that romantic there) except I couldn't get a word in. Typical!!
Just returned from Hotel Kamal in Agadir. We found this to be a very clean hotel and the staff very welcoming. The rooms were cleaned by the time we had eaten our breakfast, and often again during the day. The breakfast was fine, croissants and bread with butter and jams and tea or coffee.
Reception was good and knew everybody's room number on sight, which is quite a feat with a full hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Agadir. It's about a 10 minute walk to the beach, where we spent lots of time (and money) at the Ocean Beach bar. Can't wait to go back!
Great place, great staff
Just returned from a weeks stay in Agadir at the Hotel Kamal. Basic but very clean and comfortable as described by other visitors - but how much time would you want to spend in your room when its hot and sunny outside ? Staff were so friendly and helpful - especially Mohammed in the bar. The pool food was great - especially the toasties, tuna salad and tomato and mozzarella salad. Generally in Agadir the food was great and drink was plentiful. The people there are very friendly and haggling with them is good fun! They bend over backwards to give tourists what they want - including ham/bacon which is against their religion, but some tourists expect it to be like it is at home and aren't prepared to accept that other cultures and ways of life are different to theirs, perhaps they should stay at home in future and everyone would be happier ! Would recommend the Kamal to anyone.
I have just returned from 3 nights at the Hotel Kamal and had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff, as already described in other reviews, were friendly, kind and very helpful. The pool is cool but very refreshing, there is a beautiful terrace on the second floor, perfect for watching the sunset and the hotel is in a very convenient location. i would also like to recommend a restaurant on the ave. aout 20 called Johara, the moroccan food we ate in there was just amazing and worked out at just £12 per head with wine, 2 courses, tea and a tip - a bargain! Agadir will not give you a true taste of morocco as it is primarily a tourist destination, however, if you're looking for a relaxed beach break, i would thoroughly recommend it. We booked our trip through Panorama who looked after us well too... enjoy!
My friend and I have just returned from 1 week's holiday at the Kamal. We couldn't have chosen a better hotel. The location was excellent. The hotel is spotless. The staff are very friendly, will help you with anything and they always greet you with a smile. Breakfast was very basic, croissants and bread rolls with jam but sets you up for the day. Breakfast was in the restaurant which overlooked the pool and the background music provided a very relaxing atmosphere.
Having read previous reviews, we didn't try the pool but we were told it was very cold. We ate from the pool side snack bar one lunch. There wasn't a lot to choose from but our food was cooked, hot and substantial for a snack.
The room was a good size with everything we needed. The TV was extra but who wants to sit in a hotel room watching TV on holiday??? It was cleaned thoroughly every day and the cleaning man even left us some flowers one day. We never had to wait for him to clean the room as he always appeared as we left for breakfast and he'd finished when we'd returned. The evening always started with a very large G&T sat on the very good sized balcony, watching the sun go down.
All in all an excellent holiday, and an excellent hotel which I would have no hesitation in recommending
Fantastic base to visit the city.... wonderfully friendly staff
I would have to completely disagree with the above review - i just came back from 2 weeks at hotel Kamal and i had a lovely time. The hotel, yes is basic, but it is a 3 star so for what you expect it exceeded my expectation - the hotel is spotlessly clean and I was so impressed with the friendly manner of the staff - they are so lovely to you they really make you feel welcome. (I also felt really safe there so would be great for single travellers) The pool bar food was good as was the restaurant food and the hotel bar small but cosy and inviting. The swimming pool is cold yes, but seeing as the weather was in the high 30s, then i cant believe that you would want it any different - it was wonderfully refreshing!! I didnt find people rude either - yes a few were annoying and haggling, but only what you would expect and they dont actually mean you any harm its just their way - you only have to ignore them and they will soon leave you alone. If you accept their culture and their way of life and just enjoy being in another place.. you will have an amazing time - i cant belive that any person in their right mind would rather go to Butlins (rainy, pebbly beach) than sunny Agadir (hot sunshine, sandy beaches). I will definitely be going back there :)
Only go if really on a budget
it was okay,apart from the fact the swimming pool felt as though it was refrigirated it was so cold,even kids were refusing to go in it.
The breakfast was like being on a camping holiday and eating in a school hall,the food at the poolside bar always looked undercooked despit insisting everything was well done.
And after paying for tv remote to watch the tv all the channels were in Arabic .
The hotel was clean and basic but my advice if you choose to go somewhere like Agadir pay a little extra and get a decent hotel and at least if it rains you may have sky tv,nice food or a view of something other than a genirator.
i would not go back to agadir unless you put me in a 5* hotel and escorted me places,I found it dirty the people quite unfriendly to tourists and the men quite threatining,id rather spend £300 and have a week in Butlins in the rain than go back there.