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Historical Traveler Reviews Jacaranda Golf Hotel Agadir
Noël au Maroc
J'ai passé les vacances de Noël 2004 à l'hôtel Jacaranda à Agadir et c'était absolument merveilleux. La piscine est superbe et elle était assez chaude pour nager chaque jour (bien loin de Birmingham...) Tout l'ensemble est de toute première catégorie, les chambres, le bâtiment et les jardins.
Il y a un centre artisanal génial à environ 100 mètres de l'hôtel, dans la médina d'Agadir, et le droit d'entrée est très bon marché et peut être utilisé pendant plusieurs jours. Vous y verrez les oeuvres des bons artistes marocains qui excellent dans l'art du filigrane, dans la fabrication d'objets en différents bois (thuya et peut-être amandier), et qui font des chaussures et des pantoufles devant vous. Aucune pression pour vous faire acheter quoi que ce soit, ce qui est bizarre pour le Maroc et Agadir.
J'y retournerais bien mais ma moitié préfère les Canaries.
A Unique Hotel In A Tranquil Setting
We've just returned from a holiday in Morocco, and have no hesitation
in recommending this hotel to couples of any age. The Jacaranda is a unique hotel offering a quality holiday in a most tranquil setting. Don't be put off by the word 'Golf' in the hotels' name - we don't play ourselves, though I understand from other guests it is very convenient for a number of excellent golf courses in the nearby area. Primarily it's a hotel to be enjoyed by any weary traveller looking for something a bit different - away from the usual queues of self service buffets and relentless 'animation' that seems to be the norm in large holiday hotels.
It has a beautiful walled garden full of flowers (even in February!) and lots of wildlife, including breeding tortoises large and tiny, and a wide variety of songbirds - even nesting falcons high up in the palm trees! t the heart of the garden is a lovely, sunny terrance where we ate our leisurely continental breakfast - and often lunch too from the excellent a la carte menu (all waiter service). In the evening, in the elegant dinining room, the owner's touches really shine - quality china and glassware, pristine table linen, unobtrusive waiter service, background music, and candles and flowers on every table. And then there's the fine, french style food - delicious! Nothing overdone or 'stuffy' - just perfectly proportioned, flavoursome food, beautifully presented and well balanced, such that we enjoyed our last three course evening meal as much as that we had on our first evening when we were so pleased to discover we had stumbled upon such an excellent restaurant.
Do go half board because there's no set menu here - just choose anying you'd like from the a la carte menu and relax whilst your meal is prepared
The grounds contain a good size outdoor swimming pool (great for lazing around with a good book, whilst -at this time of year - the swallows skim and dip the surface of the water just feet away from the end of your sunbed), and a surprising similarly sized indoor pool and facilities too. As for the bedrooms, they're good sized, simply furnished (with great king sized beds), clean and airy, sunlit in the mornings, well lit in the evenings, and we had a walk-in power shower in our bathroom with a never ending supply of steaming hot water.
This hotel may not suit everyone; true, it's a little way from the hustle and bustle of the town/beach - though easily accessible by taxi (just over £1 each way) or bus (about 20p each, each way). All I can say is, whenever we left it and ventured into the big wide world outside, we were always pleased to return to the intimacy it offers. And, on the plus side, it's only a couple of hundred yards away from the medina for hastle free shopping from the local craftsmen, and a little lunch, in beautiful architectural surroundings, or if you fancy a walk/camel ride to the river bank a little further on, you'll be rewarded with stunning views across the sands down to the estuary, with hardly a soul in sight (take your own shade!).
The characterful owner of the Jacaranda, Madame Christel Butz, is justifiably proud of the Jacaranda and the standards she maintains. She'll welcome you with a smile, spend time with you and each guest in turn, and wave you off as you leave. Your pleasure is her pleasure. Thanks, Madame, we had lots ...!
Lovely hotel, superb location
My wife and I stayed last week at this small hotel some 4 km out of Agadir. Our hostess, Mme. Butz, greeted us personally on our arrival. If you want a tranquil oasis where you are not hassled by street sellers, night club noise and general city bustle, this is the hotel for you. It was a short bus ride (20p) or a short taxi ride (£1.30) from the ceentre of Agadir. The hotel is well placed (500m) from the Medina of Agadir, where one can buy all sorts of interesting objects, clothing, etc. The service was excellent all week and our hostess joined us for dinner on several occasions, taking the trouble to explain what spices she'd used, and how the meal was prepared. The kitchens were absolutely spotless and we were totally relaxed by our stay. It was a good base from which to explore and we took a two-day trip to Marrakesh and Essouira, which is a must. All in all, it was a lovely holiday spent in a fine hotel set in immaculate gardens - ten out of ten!
Mike and Debbie, Liverpool.
Good hotel, poor location.
My partner and I stayed at the Jacaranda in January of this year. May I firstly point out that the rating we have given this hotel is in no way a reflection to the service we received at the hotel as this was excellent, as was the food.
Our first impressions of the hotel were excellent as we walked in to the reception area and was greeted by the owner (see photograph). With high expectations we made our way to the room which was clean and spacious but the same attention to detail that we had found in the reception area was not to be found.
On the first day we found it quite strange that there weren't many people around...later we realised there were only 3 other couples staying there! This is probably due to the location of the hotel as its not near to the beach and also the time of year. We walked to the beach but it took us around an hour and the courtesy bus that the hotel website says runs twice daily didn't seem to exist.
We payed for half board at the Jacaranda and it was completely worth it! I would recommend anyone thinking of staying here to stay half board - half board at this hotel is the luxury of choosing from a full a la carte menu for the evening meal and not the usual buffet style food you might receive in other hotels. The food was excellent and is probably better than anywhere in Agadir.
The service we received at this hotel was excellent and all the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant stay.
This is a small intimate hotel and I would recommend it to couples but definately not families as there is nothing to do activity wise in or around the hotel. It is a good base for exploring the surrounding areas but if you are looking for a hotel with easy access to the beach or lazy days around the pool then this hotel isn't for you.
Overall we had an enjoyable stay at the Jacaranda and we would definitely return if only for the food!
Sarah and Neil (both 27), Manchester England
Nice place to get your bearings
We stayed at the Jacaranda on the first few nights of our Honeymoon having flown into Agadir airport. We choose the hotel because it is quite close to the airport and looked like a nice spot to reflect on our wedding for few days. This proved to be the case.
The Jacaranda has been designed and built using ecologically sound principles. Moreover, it is beautifully finished with some wonderful stucco work in the lobby. The staff were friendly and efficienct and the food was good. Our room was clean and spacious with direct access to the pool, through the lovely gardens.
We stayed at a time of low occupancy - which was nice for us as we needed some peace and quite before moving on to Marrakesh. The Hotel is ideal for this kind of "getting you bearings" stay or for those who would like some peace and quiet in pleasant surroundings. It is perhaps not so suitable if you require lots of activities within walking distance as it's location is somewhat isolated on the outskirts of Agadir.
Thanks go to our indefatigable host, Christel, for a pleasant stay.
Das reine vergnuegen.
gewoehnlich werden geheimtips diskret unter freunden gehandelt.
mit dieser zurueckhaltung taeten wir aber christel butz mit ihrem "hotel jacaranda" keinen gefallen.Sie hat es verdient dass ihre unternehmerische optimistische begeisterung fuer dieses land,seine bewohner und ihr hotel von einem groesseren kreis wahrgenommen werden.
mit ihrem slogan "klasse statt masse" trift sie den nagel auf den kopf,wie sie ueberhaupt ein ganz einfaches geschaeftsmodell hat: sie haelt einfach ein was sie ihren gaesten auf ihrer webseite in aussicht stellt.
last but not least ist sie eine patente,aufgeraeumte und blitzgescheite schwaebisch-schweizerische gepraechspartnerin,die einem die zeit an der hotelbar oder im restaurant aufs angenehmste verkuerzt.
Fazit aus st.ingbert im saarland : herzliche gruesse,viel glueck und erfolg und bis zum naechsten mal.
Das Jacaranda Golf Hotel liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe von drei Golfplätzen, die mit Taxi oder Shuttle leicht zu erreichen sind. Das Haus und die wunderbare, exotische Gartenanlage mit Pool sind sehr gepflegt. Das Frühstück in der Morgensonne ist ein Genuß.
Das Restaurant bietet eine anspruchsvolle Küche, die auch als
Halbpension gebucht werden kann.
Die deutsche Besitzerin Frau C. Butz kümmert sich sehr aufmerksam um ihre Gäste.
Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.
Little Paradise with good and healthy food
This Hotel is the perfect place for people who want to relax and enjoy good and healthy food or for people who play golf.
There is so much to see in the garden and one can swim or relax by the pool. You can also swim in the indoorpool and enjoy Sauna or a massage.
The rooms are nice, clean and very spacious. Even though they all have a TV, I don't think you will be needing it! The people that work there are very polite and know to speak several languages.
We always enjoyed breakfast outside in the garden and had lunch and dinner inside in the diningroom. You can have your drink at the beautiful bar and then enjoy a delicious meal with a good wine.
There are three beautiful golf courses nearby so the people who play golf have a lot to enjoy and to discover.
If you love to buy crafts there is a very nice place called Medina near the hotel. You can walk there and enjoy your day at that place as there is so much to buy and see. You get quality for a fair price and no one will bother you.
The next time my husband and I need some relaxing we will fly again to Agadir and stay in the Jacaranda Hotel. There is no need to fly to South America.
Christmas in Morocco
I spent Christmas 2004 in Jacaranda Hotel Agadir and it was absolutely marvellous.The pool is wonderful and it was warm enough to swim every day-a long way from Birmingham.The whole set up is top class the food, the rooms the hotel building and the gardens.
There is a great artisan centre about 100 yards from the hotel the Medina d'Agardir with a small admission charge which can be used for several days. Here you will see the fine Moroccan craftsmen in Filigree, several types of wood thuja and I think almond maybe not,m and shoes and sklippers made before your eyes with absolutely no pressiurte or hassle to buy, strange for Morocco or Agadir.
I would go back again but the better half is stuck on the Canaries.