Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort
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... wash - not so yum and the pastries were actually more like shortbread biscuits.
Next came the issue of packing the rucksack again in preparation for our departure. We have to be out of the room before breakfast and yet we have a morning to catch our final few waves before we head to the airport so what to keep out? Hopefully I've not put anything needed to the bottom of the ...
... 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 ...
... then the fish itself but I did and I am proud! :p
On route we stopped at a place which made argan oil which was quite interesting! Especially since I have been using the stuff on my hair for years! Can't say I was too fond of it as a tea tho - yuk!
After a few hours at the valley we headed into Agadir on a booze run in order to purchase beer for ...
... This morning we went for a walk to the marina and then on to the fishing harbour. Some local bloke showed us around. Talk about organised chaos. I honestly don't know how they find their boats or how they get out of the harbour.
It was very interesting to watch but not to make a living.
In 2 days we had numerous blackouts a couple of them for 2 hours or more. Makes it very hard to write a blog.
... cultural right?) There server there got to know us very quickly and actually prepared my meds for me whenever we were there. (Our first stop in Agadir was actually the pharmacy so I could do my best to describe my symptoms through broken French and hand gestures in hopes of some cough syrup and sinus medication. I think it was a success as my symptoms certainly lessened immediately allowing me to participate in life again, although sitting here in London, I still have a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort
Staff was friendly only when tipped. No knowledge of french, english or german when problems came up: just arabic spoken. definitely not the right hotel for people in wheelchair: paraplegic rooms are dark, noisy (overlooking the bar and restaurant terrace with music all night!), bathroom without shower, just tub without handles.
Having just returned from Agadir I cannot understand the negative comments about this hotel. I travelled with my wife and 14 month daughter and had a very relaxing break. The hotel was authentically Mororocan and had a definite 5* feel. The bedrooms are the main negative point, lacking balconies and views as well as being poorly sound-proofed. I always use earplugs in hotels and particularly recommend these for use at the Sofitel.
I'm afraid I have to disagree with the previous bad reviews. Overall the hotel was probably more of a 4 star rather than a five star as stated. We received a very friendly greeting with hot towels and mint tea on arrival and the hotel staff remained friendly to us throughout our 7 day stay. The hotel was very clean and any queries we had - use of an iron etc were dealt with very quickly. Breakfast was also of a good standard, the fresh orange juice and pancakes were good!
Great but room for improvement
Ambience wonderful, swimming lagoon incredible, and 1 heated pool. Food fantastic, although I agree the saem tajines .
Sevice in dining room slow, and even slower bringing bill . It was sadly one of the nosiest hotels I have ever stayed in, because the building is cement with tiled floor.All night long chairs scaping above and nextdoor, wardrobe doors shuitting etc. the cleaning of the rooms was also poor standard .
The admin staff very unhelpful and i or 2 downright rude . The pool staff and snack bar staff were very friendly . it is juts a pity such a lovely setting was spolit by ataff attitude , if the cleaning standards improve and the service speed then i would say it was 5 star, but best overall would be 4 star
I spent a week in the Sofitel Agadir in october 2005; I've never seen a worse 5 or 4 or even 3 stars hotel: The reception was icy, with only a poor tea served. The room looked over a building site, and though others were vacant, it was impossible to have it changed.The rooms,dark, are badly designed: transparent window between bathroom and bedroom, and only openworked wood panel between WC and bathroom. No balcony too. The care of the room was under minimum, with hairs forgotten in bathroom and no cleaning under the bed. The food was desastrous: three raw vegetables as appetizers, only one meat, the same tajine the week long, the bottle of mineral water 3€ . The dining room was noisy and closed, as if you were staying in arctic. One of the tennis playground was closed, the other damaged, and the responsible blamed you if you used it too often, since it was shared with other hotels. However, the boss owns a Porsche Cayenne and everyday, a man spent 1hour and half to wash it(tyres included!!). No comment.
We went Agadir on the 16th December for one week; I have to say I can't wait to go back! We went with first choice and Sarah the rep there was very helpful! Thanks Sarah!
I stayed at the Sofitel, Agadir for 1 week at the end of October with my husband and 12 month old baby. I had booked direct with the hotel and got a great deal on a Junior suite, Kingsize bed with sofa and ocean view. We also booked transfers with the hotel from the airport (400DH- we later learned that you should not pay over 150DH. We arrived at the hotel and were greeted with mint tea, hot towels etc, so far so good. We were taken to our room which was basically 2 interconnecting twin rooms with a pool view, no sofa. To begin with reception tried to convince us that this was a suite and it took some time before we were given again 2 interconnecting rooms, however this time with a Kingsize bed in one and sofa in the other- the ocean view never materialised. The hotel was a welcome haven from Agadir itself which we found to be a bit of a dump. The service overall was terrible, eg: meals never turning up when ordered via room service, waiting 45 minutes for coffee in our rooms, taking ages to get served and receive food at lunchtime which is not ideal when with a baby, chasing up laundry after 3 days, at 6pm still had not had the room made made up despite 5 call to house keeping and 2 to reception! etc etc. Other aspects of the hotel that were a disappointment were that the towels were brittle and scratchy and there were no pay per view films. I would not reccomend this hotel purely because the dreadful service did not make it easy to relax into the holiday at all. Agadir itself is also not somewhere I would recommend it was very dirty and run down, not in a way that is endearing like parts of Malaysia and Thailand, rather more like somewhere you want to leave.
My Fiancé and I had spent the first 5 nights in Marrakech - which was not the best experience as we wanted culture, not hassle at every turn. We arrived at The Sofitel - and after driving past several typical 5* hotels arrived! What a fantastic welcome and an amazing entrance (complementary mint tea on tap 24/7). We were slightly surprised that a girl half my size was lugging out suitcases to our room. The room - very clean and had local style, a huge bed and was newly decorated. The only slight change from the norm was an empty minibar - but this makes sense as you are free to fill up from the local hypermarket (20DH in a cab).
Just arrived back from this hotel and it was above average for a hotel in a package holiday 'hotspot'. The pool and beach area and the service was excellent, friendly and attentive for everything (certainly different to the service recieved in a much more upscale hotel we had just left in Marrakech).
Formerly known as the Millenium Agadir Hotel, the SOFITEL AGADIR has the most privileged position on the shore of Agadir, being literally the «last resort» south of the central beach. Beyond it, half a mile of sand dunes and the huge park of the Royal Palace (not an hotel: one of the residences of the King of Morocco, Mohammed 6th!)