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I would of course never have visited Agadir, had I not read the above statement assuring me that seismic standards had been implemented when the town was rebuilt in 1960 ;-).
... 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, ...
... and rice - rather tasty I must say. After dinner we sat on the sofas and chatted about what we all do in our "normal" lives back at home! I probably had the most uninteresting of jobs - we had Alexa who sells gaskets, marketing people for redbull, a guy who works for victoria secret, bbc employees and best of all someone who used to work for BAE who still had the marketing video for the ...
... you like some hashish" I think if I wasnt alone it would have been easier.
I ended up going to a place called "Jardin d'éau" a french restaurant I came across (a lot of french infulence here and everyone speaks french; handy to know it for travelling). I got John Dory with Gambas and Saffron stunning doesnt do it justice!
It wasn't long ago that we were laughing at all the people stranded from the volcano, stoked that our trains and buses were unaffected. Karma works quickly. A few weeks later our Easyjet flight from Gatwick to Marrakech was doing a U turn over southern France. It was almost worth it just to see the face of a guy who didn’t wake up until we landed back in Gatwick - not as many palm trees as he expected ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTagadirt Hotel
Well, actually, no doors. The bathroom door is a curtain. But no, it's a little early to say what I think of this place. You have to take everything into consideration. Location, price etc.
Whilst the most noticeable omissions include air conditioning and a balcony, it has everything else one needs - which is a bed and running water.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Tagadirt Hotel
After reading the posts on trip advisor my partner and I decided to book a weeks holiday at the Tagadirt during 26th Feb - 5th March.
I would say the hotel is no more than a 2* - although we did hear that there were much worse around Agadir. The room itself was acceptable although all 4 of the chairs in the dining area were broken! The beds were fairly comfortable (although they were the usual foreign substitute of 2 singles pushed together to make a double). Our room was also about as far away from reception as you could possibly get which involved lots of steps although this did result in our own sea view terrace area and firm thighs by the end of the holiday!
As far as the food goes in the hotel I can only comment on the breakfast as we only had dinner the day that we arrived and then went out every night after that. Breakfast was fairly poor - the best things were the croissants but omlettes and pancakes were also available which were quite nice too. The juice and coffee - which were the only things available to drink in the mornings were pretty foul so bring a bottle of water with you in the morning! However as it is fairly cheap to eat out the food situation shouldnt be a problem for most people - just book B&B rather than half board to save you a little bit of money.
The hotel is in quite a good location as it is only a 5 minute stroll down to the beach (which is very nice) or a 10 minute walk into the town centre.
There are some good restaurants in Agadir - we had a Lonely Planet guide which we took with us everywhere and we especially liked a place called Bab Marrakesh (we had to get a taxi there) and for our final night we treated ourselves to La Scala near the beach which serves lobster, oysters and other tasty fish dishes. We were very disappointed with the Scampi restaurant (near the Kamal hotel) which was fairly overpriced for the relatively tasteless food.
The hotel had several trips that you could go on - however these were pretty pricey - around £190 for 2 of us to go to Marrakesh for one night. We managed to arrange this ourselves via the Supratours (coach) office (near the mosque in town) - approx £10 return each and we asked our rep to ring up one of the recommended hotels in the Lonely Planet guide which was a stunning riad near the souks which was just £50 per room. I would definitely recommend arranging this yourself to make a massive saving.
All in all I would not recommend the Tagadirt hotel but would recommend a visit to Agadir.
Je reviens de 9 jours de vacances a l'hotel Tagadirt, ou j'y est decouvert un personnel aux petits soins pour ses hotes. L'acceuil est excellent, j'ai etait tres tres bien acceuillis a pourtant 2h30 de matin et le lendemain j'ai noué le contact avec tous le personnel aussi bien femme de chambre (qui font un travail dificile mais avec un grand sourire et une grande sympathie), le maitre nageur de la piscine est gentil, le personnel de service est cool, vraiment rien a dire, meme sur la propreté de la chambre, le ménage est fait tous les jours de font en comble.
Un petit point faible, le repas du midi est restraint car ont nous proposes juste deux menus et les boisons sont payantes mais par contre le soir vous aurez le droit a un superbe buffet et le vendredi a un resto marocain, le samedi l'hotel s'emflamme avec une ambiance et de la musique. TOUS les soirs il y'a de l'animation a l'un des bars de l'hotel avec soit danses folklorikes, karaoké, musique arabe....
enfin bref un tres bon hotel que je vous conseil sans probleme.
Basic But Acceptable
This is a basic hotel I would say 2 Star. Some rooms in need of refurbishment, but more than made up by the very friendly staff. If you have the slightest problem with your room you will be moved with no hesitation.As we were after the first night due to a problem with the window. I`m a fussy eater, but I ate what was on offer. Went up for seconds on the Moroccan kebab day and the veal day.Entertainment pretty amaturish except the magician. As the hotel is next to the Al-Medina and close to the English Bar this was not a problem. The resort is fantastic at this time of year. Getting back to the English Bar, normally would`nt touch one with a barge-pole, but this one in agadir is very good.
Summing-up if you don`t want to pay too much for your hotel and don`t mind basic, then the Tagadirt will not be a problem.
After reading a few negative comments before booking here, I was feeling unsure about staying at the Tagadirt Hotel.
Upon arrival I was surprised to see that it was quite a nice looking hotel with a great view onto the ocean but still wondered what the rooms might be like.
I was very surprised and can't say that myself nor my girlfriend shared a similar experience with any of the previous (negative) comments.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
What a Place, What a Resort, What a Hotel !!!
Hotel Tagadirt in Agadir, Morocco.
When we booked our holiday we didnt know much about Morocco at all but after arriving at our hotel all we can say is Excellent.
The hotel is simple and basic but very well equipt and clean. Every member of staff at the hotel are welcoming and friendly and always eager and keen to bend over backwards to help you with anything. Agadir as a resort is great for all ages as it has everything to cater from familys, young couples to elderly. The resort has lots to offer from relaxing by your hotel pool, beach to many enjoyable excursions that tour operators offer.
We had a brill time and would recommend the hotel Tagadirt and Agadir to anyone.
(p.s - dont let people put you off with what they have an imagine what it will be like, its just not true)
Having read the reviews on this website, my husband and I thought that we'd chosen well.......that was until we arrived at the Tagadirt!!!
To say we were dissapointed was an understatement, particularly as we'd booked our holiday back in January and had been looking forward to it all year.
The room although cleaned daily by the maids was in need of some maintenance (as was the rest of the place). The toilet cistern lid was cracked, as was the sink. There were what appeared to be burn marks in the bath, the seal round the bath was black, and if you were having a shower (which was located over the bath) then the ledge next to the bath just ran water straight to the wooden window which was rotting nicely! We were also two flights of stairs up and the bathroom window opened fully to a straight drop to ground level, so no apparent safety considerations. I can only assume that they wouldn't dream of putting families with young children in these rooms.
We were there on a B&B basis, but that wasn't up to much either. The food was basic and not at all enticing.
There were a few nice members of staff, and most would say hello, but all in all no-one seemed to be putting themselves out.......apart from the pool maintenance guy who was lovely and out there every morning cleaning the pool.
As for the entertainment well there was hardly any, and considering the bar was empty anyway there really wasn't much point.
Definitely a place we'll be avoiding in the future!
when you tell people where you are going to stay you think tagdirt well you automatically think its dirty and horrible, but instead it was amazing. The people there are amazing friendly nad speak english as well as arabic and french.
I stayed on a bed and breakfast the food was lovely and you felt as if you had been there years people would say good morning even if you did not know them.
There were so many places to eat it was just trying to find the time to eat at them all. personally i found that i liked camels as the food and people are lovely and i also liked the irish resteraunt where they served a mixture of english and moroccan food.
The entertaiment at the hotel at night was brilliant there was always dancing for the children before a play or dancing came on it was a real treat for all the family. the people there were amazing the maid would come in every day and give us clean towels and wash the floor and if there was ever any concerns you always felt as if you could just ask her.
The staff around the pool were amazing and were really friendly it was nice to be able to be yourself around them. The porters were also amazing they were very polite and did not find anything to much trouble.
I really redcommend going to morocco and staying at the tagadirt hotel if you are looking for an amazing time then this is the place to go.
i so loved it that i am going back there.
A gem of a find
Having not read any reveiws prior to our holiday our minds were not tainted by opinions. Tagadirt is a gem and finding the holiday on a late booking web site was the best find for me in 2005.
On arrival our bags were taken to our room whilst we filled out the registration card. The reception staff were fantastic, helpfull and smilling at every oppertunity. The other staff are freindly and will do anything to please. Our room was large and very clean. Maid service was daily, including clean towels. Power showers, plenty of hot water .Even toilet paper was at least two rolls. Cleasiness in and around the hotel was faultless, the pool area was cleaned by a team of six every day. The snack bar (poolside) was very good.
We stayed B&B and breakfast was a selection of criossants, jam, meat, cheese, pancakes(hot), ommlettes, tea, coffee and much more. Eat till your full no one cares
A Childrens club is run all day every day at no cost.
The hotel is located near the beach, restaurants and shops yet is quiet and relaxing. All our evening meals were at restaurants and the 'Camel' is the one recommendation, try the Salmon.
Overall this has been a good holiday in pleasing surrounding.
A change of name, get rid of the word 'dirt' in Tagadirt as we found no dirt and you'll find its a great place to stay.
Great value great place
Having been apprehensive about going to the Tagadirt after reading a previous review, we couldn't have been happier with the place! Bearing in mind that this is only our opinion and it really does depend on what you are looking for from a holiday, but we found the place to be extremely well siutated, it was clean, comfortable and all the staff were polite, friendly, respectful and very helpful. Maid service was daily, towels changed daily, the rooms, although basically furnished, were fine with a powerful shower and ample supply of hot water.
The hotel is almost in the centre of everything (shops, restaurants, bars, discos) at the same time being quiet and only a short walk from a fabulous beach.
We stayed on a B & B basis so can only comment on the breakfast - which consisted of croissants, bread, meats, cheeses, salad, sometimes omelette, honeys, jams, coffee, fruit juice - just the thing to set you up for the day.
We used the hotel as a base to explore Morocco, but from what we could see, others staying there were just as happy staying by the pool area all day. Again, this was clean, the maids cleaned it thoroughly every morning, and the pool attendant was on hand nearly all day.
Entertainment is varied and almost nightly (it was still relatively quiet in terms of tourists when we were there), but if nothing appeals, then there are plenty of other places a short walk away that provides you with a choice of how to while away the evening.
If it's luxury you're after with a wealth of facilities then it would not be suitable however. Also, there didn't seem to be much going on for the kids, but this may have been due to the fact that it was still relatively early in the season.
The resort of Agadir (which is what you have if you take away the first and last 't' in Tagadirt!) whilst being touristy, isn't overly so and you don't have to go far to discover the real Morocco.
If you like dining out, there are lots of excellent restaurants to choose from who not only provide fabulous food, but great entertainment to boot. Le Jazz, Le Savannah, Camel's and Le President to name but a few.
In short, if you want a clean, comfortable, well-situated place to stay with a friendly atmosphere this is for you. And if you really want to be well received, try learning a few words of Arabic - the Moroccan people love it. They are fabulous, and nearly all of them speak at least 3 (sometimes 5 or 6) languages.
I stayed at the Hotel Tadadirt from 20 February to the 27 February 2005. Having previously read an review of this hotel which stated that it was dirty I was apprehensive to say the least, but I was pleasantly surprised. My room was clean and tidy. The staff were cheerful and alway willing to help.
I stayed on B&B board. Breakfast was an continental affair which was sufficient to break the fast after a long night. Luckily where the hotel is situated there are many places to eat which were relatively cheap. The hotel is not far from the beach down some stairs to the side where you will discover an enclave of shops. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay