Palais des Roses
Travel Blogs from Agadir
... I opted to just stay in the rocks in the sun. It looked like a couple of the shacks there were accommodation so some people must have been staying out there.
After a while we were back on the road back towards the coast. The N1 road follows the Atlantic coast and the scenery is quite stunning, especially the contrast between the dusty brown rocks and sand dunes compared with the deep blue of the Atlantic ...
... in Morocco. In 1960 a big earthquake flattened the whole town so a new modern one was built in its place. We went to the Vallee des Oiseaux which is a long narrow green space in the middle of city filled with aviaries occupied by exotic birds and a small zoo with monkeys, gazelles and goats. After a bit more wondering we finally found a tour operator that was a) open and b) spoke English. We booked a two day 4X4 tour departing ...
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 ...
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.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Palais des Roses Agadir
5 Star promise, 2 star at best. We stayed here from the 9th April 06 for a week. Dumped at the gate with no welcome to be given a small, damp smelling room with limited view. We paid adult fares for our son and booked a superior room which by the way doesn't exist. After much argument got a bigger room, no view but the road and no balcony. The food was adequate but limited and there was absolutely no entertainment, very boring but you might like that. Now to the pool, looked good an impressive design with plently of room which was good. Rumours of pool water quality abound with no sight of anyone ever cleaning it. It was not a sea water pool and was used daily by hoards of seagulls drinking from it and using it to bathe. This indicates as suspected that no chemicals were added. I stopped swimming in it after a local child used it as a toilet. The motion in question was not removed for over half an hour while bathers unaware swam around it! It is a wonder that illness wasn't full scale, glad I had my jabs, never again. Oh forgot the chicken bones at the bottom of the pool. The hotel, for star next door looked better.
This is the second time My Partner & I have visited the hotel "Palais de Roses"
Iam 59 and my partner is 73
The hotel is not owned by Meridian now.
It changed hands a few months ago and is owned by a Arab business Man.
The service is Excellent. The rooms are spacious.
The hotel in general is superb in Location and decor.
We have found all the staff from Reception to waiters all very helpful.
The hotel is ideal for Mature adults who are interested in relaxing without families and like a holiday with a different culture.
This was a beautiful hotel to stay in, lovely decor and good restaurant food. But I found the reception staff were very rude and not helpful at all, bearing in mind it was a family holiday and we booked 3 rooms. We were also placed in a room with leakage and serious damp problems and we wasted a day appealing and pleading for them to move us out. The n to top it off on our departure date we had to leave our luggage at the consierge when we were just about to leave 2 suitcases were missing. The reception staff did not respond and did not take this seriously. It was only the doorman who told me that they may have been placed on a transfer coach that was taking passengers to the airport. The reception still did not react and acted very cold towards us. Myself and a relative had to chase a cab to chase the coach that was going to Agadir airport. It took another hour to reclaim them back as the tour rep didnt want to, for security reasons. Yes this is a beautiful hotel but expect a chill in the reception area.
Excellent hotel and staff.
Iam 58 years old and male. My partner is also 73 and male.
We have had a excellent holiday at the hotel with very friendly staff.
The food is excellent and nothing is to much trouble.
Every one had the same treatment, either young or old, with courtious manners.
This is nice to see and puts the majority of beer bellies and english loud tubs of lard to shame.
This hotel is a excellent choice for middle age and older people where standard of staff and manners will be appreciated by the older mature person.
It was nice to see that the hotel was not dominated by mothers and their prams-thank goodness.(English of Course)
Can't do enough for you
We have just returned from a 5 day break in Agadir with our 6 year old. Shortly before I left home, I broke my foot. At the time of travel, I was still on crutches and unable to put any weight on my foot. Upon arrival, the staff immediately located a wheelchair for me and changed our room to one closer to the pool to provide easier access for me. Throughout our stay ALL hotel staff went out of their way to help me. Yes, sometimes you had to wait a few minutes to get your bill at the pool restaurant, but i'd rather have friendly, helpful service over cold, efficiency any day! In general, the moroccans are very friendly and love children. Locals doted on our son (and me) and ensured that what could have been a difficult trip was instead, highly relaxing.
The hotel was obviously built to be a five-star establishment, unfortunately the service is barely three star. We suffered with inadequate towels...one night we didn't have towels at all to shower with. Our key cards needed to be reprogrammed every 48 hours (we stayed 14 nights). We found our room inadequately clean for our crawling baby and the crib that they tried to pass off for her was really a laundry basket. Only after four nights did they provide us with a safe bed for our baby. The pension system for meals is based on tickets which are confusing and do not include beverages. We were astounded to be presented with a checkout bill for beverages that we had already paid our servers for. They gave us a hard time to bring drinking water and food for our young children into the hotel. Do not go there. There are plenty of alternatives in Agadir.
Could have done better!!
We spent over a week at this hotel.Le palais des roses has an impressive pool and beautiful rooms. However,the service is very poor at the pool ,we had to wait more than 50 minutes once we were able to get a waiter for a drink. A cashier at the hairdresser was dishonest and become rude when confronted.Definitely a good looking hotel but overpriced for Agadir ,170$
double with breakfast . Management should definitely train their staff.
Good with a difference
Hotel VG but not the Meridien anymore. infact it changed hands again(in one morning which was entertaining and very noisy). The staff ratio to guests is very high as off season. The pools and garden were well attended.
Wanted to book some treatments in the Thalasso but did not seem possible because of the change in ownership. Would suggest that you have at least a smattering of French as not all the staff speak English as well as they think!. On the whole enjoyed a very restful holiday.
We stayed in the hotel on a week's relaxing holiday. The hotel was gorgeous with lots of fresh flowers around the main lobby area. Our room was very comfortable, cleaned twice a day and we had a view across the pool out to the sea. The pool area was nicely designed with padded loungers and staff waiting to put a towel down for you! There were lots of restaurants to choose from and all had surprisingly reasonable prices for a 5* hotel. The staff were friendly and spoke good english. The hotel is a bit out from the centre of agadir but you can walk in either by the roads or on the beach. It took about 15mins and you felt quite safe. There are also lots of taxis waiting to take you in if you want. Agadir is nothing special though anyway so we were happy to stay around the hotel.