Occidental Allegro Agador
Travel Blogs from Agadir
... and Dino paid a brief visit to Marlene (Dino is from Luxembourg. Marlene knew him from her days of car racing, and hadn't seen him in 40 years).
Esther joined us early evening, and together we celebrated our reunion and our forthcoming trip into the desert with a glass of champagne (or two). Our evening meal was accompanied by an excellent wine brought along by Esther.
Sunday 4th, ...
... before we leave tomorrow. It was fine washing them in the sink, however trying to find places to hang wet clothes where they would dry relatively quickly was challenging! Drying my socks with a hairdryer was a first!
Mel unfortunately chose the window which when it decided to pour down during our evening yoga class proved to be a fatal decision...clothes were soaked, ...
... through security without any major dramas thankfully. Located our driver immediately and began the journey to villa mandala (our home for the next week)!
I don't think il be driving in morocco - I hope the journey was the most dangerous aspect of this part of the trip! Travelling at 80mph in the middle of the road, people crossing in front of us and a rather strange man dressed in black on crutches in the middle of what would be ...
... with a loverly drive through the town dump to get there. They had to ride 2 per camel which looks even more uncomfortable than riding one on your own. And they were all roped together so no scope for a runaway but not a real camel riding experience either. The pictures prove they actually went and didn't just sit in the hotel reception. Today we got up bright and early (well 10am when the cleaner knocked) and headed off ...
... 4x4. The only solution was to let some air out of the tyres.. it worked wonders with just a little less!
Soon we arrived and it was empty, the water was crystal clear and Jay went for a swim while i took pictures of the surroundings. Back to the house and it was announced that a Ram was to be killed. I asked if i could take some pictures to which they happily agreed. The killing was quite a sight and i had to remind myself that this was part of everyday life and necessary
Historical Traveler Reviews Occidental Allegro Agador Agadir
Good Value All Inclusive Holiday
This was my second visit to this hotel (Oct 2004 and May 2005) and I'm shocked at the poor reviews. Firstly, during both visits I never had any type of stomach upset (and I ate everything and drank the orange juice). Secondly the food is lovely, those who complain obviously want the typical 'chips with everything' and burgers). The food consists of nice salads, lots of really good veg, fruit, roast chicken, pasta, and stuffed tomatoes. The only bad food is served in the Chinese a la carte restaurant- avoid it.
The rooms are basic but clean and the water is hot at all times of the day.
Staff are friendly (but not over-friendly) and the grounds are well kept. I loved the beach but not the hotel's private beach bar, go to Tahiti Beach Bar (next door) and pay the £1.00 for the bed and parasol.
Overall, both of my holidays were good, the weather was excellent particularly in October and generally good value.
Worst Summer Holiday Yet!
I went with my boyfriend last summer for a relaxing break in nice weather with the intention to sunbathe, eat, drink and do a day trip or two. I didn't have ANY of this!! The hotel was dark, damp and staff were overly friendly (invade your personal space). The rooms are noisy as there are so many people staying there! The pools themselves were quite nice and there are some nice gardens but the pools were not heated so were freezing. Needless to say the weather was awful, 1 half day of full sunshine and the rest we sunbathed with t-shirts and towels over us (that's when we could get a sunbed if all the Germans/French hadn't taken them by 8am!!!).
The food was really basic and just the smell of the same food on day 3 was enough to turn our stomachs. We bravely ventured out of the hotel walls (NOT RECOMMENDED) only to be hounded like by a pack of wolves (locals) to try to get us to talk/buy/spend etc. They are so tactile and I felt very threatened....so we stayed in the hotel after that experience!!
You should learn french as the staff aren't fully trained in English, which was a struggle - thank goodness for GCSE'S!!
We were a couple here and were about the only one. This is not a romantic, relaxing break but would be OK for families I guess. We had an OK massage there, and the day break to Essouira was great - I'd stay there if I went back to Morocco it was far more laid back and less touristy.
If you want basic food that you don't have to pay for, like cheap entertainment (a bit of foriegn singing) and have lots of kids who want to run around the building and play in the pool then this is the place for you!
It was ok!!!
We went to Morocco on a whim,last minute thing for my birthday,having never been on a beach holiday!! Hotel was ok , i actually liked the surroundings,pools and the entertainment was quite good and actually got better throughout the week!The room was ok bed comfortable and the tv was great no remote as you have to pay for it as you seem to have to for everything in Morocco!However we had an american tv channel showing all american films 24 hours a day great!!The trips we went on were quite good particulary the day trip to Marrakesh..a definate must when going to Morocco! Agadir itself was ok and the uniprix shop again is a definite must in agadir town centre as you pay exactly what it says on the price ticket no haggling and cheaper, if not perhaps always not as good a quality product!
My husband particulary hated the haggling and hassle we had even just outside the walls of the hotel be prepared for that!No problems with clothing however if any ladies want to wear shorts anywhere.
Food however was dreadful definate worst part of Agadir.. we were all inclusive and basically the food for every meal of the day became exactly the same.By day 5 we were there for 7 nights I was living on pringles i had taken with us and chocolate.The beach was lovely a little bit of a walk from the hotel which is no good for anyone with walking problems due to the amount of steps on the property!However it is totally different and for anyone who wants a good rest and to sunbathe then this is the place.
Spent 1 week in this hotel on an all inclusive package. Would definately not go back to Agadir in general. The hotel has some good facilities like tennis courts, pools etc but the rooms are dreadful, dark, dreary and cold. The corridors are completely in darkness with no windows, when elevator door opens search begins for light switch, which is on a timer and switches off again in a minute! Food was TERRIBLE, breakfast was the only safe option! There' s 4 restaurants in the complex and one worse than the other. Only redeming feature is that the hotel is very near the beautiful beach.
Fantastic food staff rooms facilities night life entertainment and finally swimming pools say hi to kamel for me sum1!!
i thoroughly enjoyed this it was FANTASTIC hee hee honestly you cannot be dissapointed with this hotel the staff are extremly friendly with the help of a tip of course! if i could i would go back there!!!! the only downfall was the beach which was a giant footy pitch my sister howeva was loving the attention directed at her!! if you go you must go and see the fish market which is open in the early morning however it ends at 10am!! if you go to the burber market be sure to wear trousers. you can get a guide very easily but be careful he may try to marry you im not joking!be careful! BUT BACK TO THE HOTEL ITS BRILL!!!!!!!!!!
Great really recommend it!
Me and my family visited the hotel at new year 2004. I found the hotel great and satisfied all my needs. The staff were great and the entertainment was very good every night. we enjoyed our trip so much we decided to go on another holiday to the same hotel in july 2004 and have booked another holiday there in february 2005. There is a disco right next door and was very good playing a wide variety of music. Also it closes at 5:00a.m so party on all night!!!! The beach was excellent as you had a choice of watersports and could relax on the private section or join the hustle and bustle on the open beach. I found the souk to be an eciting place to shop for traditional moroccan items however i found the bartering annoying. This hotel is a great holiday for all. I have made lots of friends from it and cannot wait to return and see them all.
Christmas in Morocco
Having just returned from Occidental Allegro, I have to say our stay at this hotel will be one i shall never forget, there were a few things that need seeing to such as the rooms desperatly need refurbishing, and more lighting, however the staff were lovely people the food was okay you would always find something to eat and never starve.
We were there for two weeks covering both Christmas & New Year, although they do not celebrate Christmas they put on an amazing time for us i would not have missed it for the world.
There entertainment always finished at 11pm which was fine for us except for New year which finished at 1am.
The complex is huge & has recently been taken over infact only 3 weeks before we went, so there is every possability that they will improve there furnishings, for the money we paid i feel it was good value.
My wife and I stayed at this hotel from the 12th to 19th November and enjoyed a relaxing holiday. The food in the buffet restaurant was not very good but we always found something edable. The lunchtime menu at the Italian Restaurant was excellent and we ate there always. The speciality restaurants were OK the best being the med-fish restaurant. The best bar was the Casanova bar and the barman was great. This was the only bar that we had cocktails made for us. The heated outdoor pool was clean and the music played around the pool was just right for us (all english golden oldies). The staff were excellent and always tried to please (we changed our room because of the view over the main road)The odd tip always works wonders--even though they do not expect one. The beach was good but the facilities on the reserved part for the hotel were just about adequate. The entertainment was not very good and finished by 10.15pm and drinks had to be paid for in the disco which was always empty and closed after 2 nights. The weather was glorious -- sunshine and hot every day.
The only real complaint we had was that the towels were grey even though they were changed every day.
The complex is very clean & the staff are great. The plumbing isn't that bad, we managed to use the shower OK & the toilets flush well. The food is a different story, watch anything that is meat, it is often not cooked properly & the orange juice & fruit juices are all made with the local water which is very high in mineral content & gave us all very upset tummies. The waiter told us that they didn't use pure orange juice because it simply cost too much. Both I & my son had to call out a doctor for food poisening or as he called it, the Morrocan bug!. Agadir it's self has a fantastic beach & the hotel has a nice private section of it & the locals are very friendly. I wouldn't go back to this particular hotel again, the upset tummy just isn't worth it.
If only I was French!!!
Just come back from Occidental Hotel Agador, Agadir Morocco. Very disappointed with accommodation rooms are old in urgent need of remodernization. Plumbing very poor took 30mins to half full a bath. Showers are out of the question more like a torture chamber one minute freezing cold next boiling hot. Food cold and bland no exciting morocco dishes. Came back with food poisioning avoid orange juice as this is made from tap water. Enternaintment good if your French. The English are a minority and the French take priority especially at the bars. If you go all inclusive beware dont lose the wrist band can cost anything between £8 - £15 to replace. Wouldnt go back to this hotel. Advertised as a 3+star I certainly wouldnt agree with this maybe a 2 star.