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 ...
... sinks or showers, no beds or anything. So they had made us up a bed out of the cushions you sit on, on the floor, when eating lunch at the small tables, with some blankets. We were tired though so didn’t mind and figured we just fall asleep either way. Hmmmm well we probably would have been fine if it wasn’t for the millions of mosquitos! Several hours later, at 4am we are up with a torch trying to kill them all. They ...
... sea and inflated an airplane life jacket. We're having to check out at 11 am tomorrow and our taxi doesn't leave until 5:45 so we'll have to sort something out. Planning to stop off in A&E on the way home to get Sarah's shoulder checked out. Hopefully it's quiet at 4am on a Friday ...
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 Royal Atlas Agadir
Nosotros también acabamos de regresar del Royal Atlas - ¡qué vacaciones tan fabulosas tuvimos! - simplemente no me puedo quejar de la habitación, hotel o la comida - el servicio podría, en ocasiones, ser un poco lento, pero la mayoría de los camareros eran jóvenes y apenas estaban aprendiendo - y lidiaban con cualquier problema de una manera tan encantadora y agradable que muy rápido se te olvidaba. Después de leer muchos de los comentarios negativos estuve algo preocupada cuando partímos, siempre nos alojamos en hoteles 4 ó 5 estrellas y salimos al extranjero unas 3 veces al año, pero ambos coincidimos en que nuestras vacaciones fueron fantásticas - tuvimos la suerte que nuestra habitación estuviese justo en el paseo marítimo con una enorme terraza, y pasamos muchas horas viendo a la gente pasar - había tanto por hacer en la playa que no tuvimos la necesidad de hacer excursiones para entretenernos. Me dan envidia todos aquellos que estan por ir en las próximas semanas, ya que yo regresaría - estuvo genial.
We too have just returned from the Royal Atlas - what a fabulous holiday we had - I just could not fault the room, hotel or food - the service could, at times, be a bit slow but most of the waiting staff were youngsters and just learning - and any problem was dealt with in such a charming and friendly way that you soon forgot about it. After reading the many negative reviews I was filled with trepidation as we set off , we always stay at 4 or 5 star hotels and go abroad about 3 times a year, but both of us agreed it was a wonderful holiday - we were lucky enough to have a room right on the prom with a huge balcony and spent many an hour just people watching - there was so much going on on the beach we didn't feel the need to go on any trips for entertainment. I envy anyone going there in the next couple of weeks as I would go back again - it was brilliant.
We have just returned from The Royal Atlas Hotel and Spa, Agadir. There were four of us all adults and we had a brilliant holiday. The hotel is stunning, from the minute you draw up out side to see the hotel stretch-limo and the wall water features its quite amazing. Inside nothing has been spared the furniture and soft furnishings are exceptional.
Ok, we went to this hotel 13th Sept, we got a very good deal and for what we paid it was a great week.
On ariving at the hotel my partner and I were suitably impressed it is a very clean and obviously new hotel with lots of door people and an orange stretch limo on display giving it a lovely 4* appearance. The check in went smoothly. We went to our room and could not wait to have a dip in the lovely pool, so the first day was ok. On the second day as there were no coffee making facilities in our room, I ordered room service and asked for 2 coffees, we were amazed when a waiter turned up with a trolly full of fresh orange juice, coffee, toast and danish pastries!!! We asked our travel rep whether we had this included and for the best part of two weeks this was not added to our bill, and was probably the best meal we had!!! As others have said the service is really bad at the bars and you have to stand by the bar to order a drink. Unfortunately being the start of Ramadan did have its disadvantages. My partner being a chef did not think the buffet meals were being kept at the proper temparatures and hence we both went down with stomach problems and had to call out the hotel doctor. Knowing the road was being built did not interfer with our enjoyment, we had some lovely walks down the sea front. We did eat out a few times because the food choice was very limited. The problems should in time get ironed out but the biggest problem I can see is that some guests were all inclusive and some were half board and it was very confusing at meal times!!!! The staff I found to be very helpful but a course in english would be of assistance, and if the hotel wishes to keep the english/british sterling they should invest in a Union Jack flag outside!!!!
Je rentre tout juste de mon séjour au Royal Atlas d'Agadir et je tenais donc à faire part de mon avis sur cet hotel flambant neuf.
Un hermoso hotel muy bien ubicado. Encantadora piscina y con muchas y cómodas tumbonas. Desgraciadamente, la comida estaba terrible. El personal del comedor era poco simpático, poco servicial, no sabía como poner la mesa y era flojo. El café usualmente no lo tenías antes de que terminaras de desayunar, y el vino no llegaba antes de que terminaras la cena. Tuvimos que buscar cucharas, y usualmente las servilletas y tenedores estaban sucios. La mejor comida que tuve fue cuando tuve que encontrarme un panecillo y mezclar unos huevos duros con mayonesa y comerme un rollo de huevo - nada fantástico para unas vacaciones todo incluido bastante caras. Nuestros representantes de First Choice eran excelentes y se disculparon bastante por todos los problemas en el comedor. Espero que eso mejore cuando el hotel esté abierto por más tiempo y el personal reciba capacitación.
Glad To Be Home
A beuatiful hotel in a beautiful situation. Lovely pool and plenty of comfortable sunbeds. Unfortunately the food was dreadful. The dining room staff were unfriendly, unhelpful, didn't know how to lay a table and lazy. Coffee often didn't arrive before breakfast was finished and wine did not arrive until diinner was over. We had to hunt for spoons and the table cloths and napkins ususally dirty. The best meal I had was to find a bread roll and mix some hard boiled eggs with mayonnaise and have an egg roll - not great for a fairly expensive all inclusive holiday.
Our First Choice reps were excellent a nd very apologietc for all the problems with the dining room. Hopefully this will improve as the hotel is open longer and the staff undergo some training
Myself and my Husband stayed at the Hotel between 12th-19th September, I will write a factual account as to our experience and provide info on what you need to know if you are going to stay there, right here goes..........