Occidental Allegro Agador
Travel Blogs from Agadir
On Tuesday morning after stocking up on supplies at a big supermarket we headed north along the Atlantic Coast. A short distance along and we turned inland to find Paradise Valley – an oasis made famous in the 1970s by Jimi Hendrix and then by all of the hippies who followed in his footsteps. The road was a narrow one and wound through the mountains with small palm groves following the river. We got there to find ...
... We had to take a 4X4 off road track to get there yet at the other side there were plenty of normal small cars there – these Moroccans are crazy! The beach was quite nice (apart from the rubbish – but everywhere has mountains of rubbish, even the national park was full of rubbish) and there are caves in the cliffs which are used by local fishermen. We then headed back to Agadir where Ross and I were quite happy to shower and ...
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.
Historical Traveler Reviews Occidental Allegro Agador Agadir
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.
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!!!).
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!
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!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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 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.