Travel Blogs from Agadir
... of small carparks absolutely rammed full. We got out and headed along a path for about 20 minutes before coming to a wide river which we crossed. There were lots of huts selling water and fresh orange juice and for the first time since Marrakech we heard English being spoken in British, American and Australian accents. We followed the track to a big set of swimming holes that were bursting with people. Ross took a ...
... had hoped to camp in a traditional Berber tent in the desert but they can only do that for big groups and there were no other groups at this time of year). We were quite hungry and lunch was delicious – a chicken and vegetable tagine, pumpkin couscous and fruit. Afterwards we went to the sand dunes and our guide kind of just left us there to look around. Only a couple of Argan trees and a hammock were there. He came back a ...
... sea and inflated an airplane life jacket. We're having to check out at 11 am tomorrow and our taxi doesn't leave until 5:45 so we'll have to sort something out. Planning to stop off in A&E on the way home to get Sarah's shoulder checked out. Hopefully it's quiet at 4am on a Friday ...
Dan and I hit the dirt roads south of Agadir today and had a great time pretending we were in the Dakar rally. The carts were limited but we still hit ~30 mph across the countryside. (and some of that wasn't sideways). Wish they could have gone faster though. Fishing tomorrow. Really trying to pack it in now as we leave Thursday ...
so I just spent an hour an a half writing up the trip to Marrakech and Essaouira and lost it when I wen to load the photos...
Otherwise we chilled in the sea and pool.
Dan and I have a bit of fun planned tomorrow with some dune buggying (and I'm driving) :o)
And today we booked the fishing trip for Wednesday. 5 hours at sea on the last day of Ramadan, boy I bet we'll be popular.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Kamal Agadir
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :)