ClubHotel Riu Tikida Dunas
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Yes indeed! My first lesson was after breakfast. Marlene explains to me why I find matches in her WC: after "polluting" the atmosphere, you light a match and the sulphur removes all bad smells!
(... and we never stop learning! A nephew of mine since told me that the above theory ...
... than they had started, and her bed drenched! Luckily we have a spare bed in our room.
The evening meal was not as good as previous but we finally got some cous cous, however I still think the Ainsley Harriet Moroccan medley you buy from waitrose was better!
Desert came in the form of Moroccan tea and pastries. The tea smelt like mint sauce - yum but tasted ...
Woke up and decided to have a morning off from yoga to let my body have a rest and recover - feeling a tad achy to say the least.
Breakfast was the usual cereal, yoghurt and a smoothie made with banana meaning I couldn't have any.... they seem to be ignoring my request for a berry based one! Then it was down to the beach for a morning of surfing! Actually managing to get up and stay up on the board now woo...there's a surfer chick in me somewhere! ...
... of me certainly didn't like the loud bangs which went off several times, thankfully his owner/trainer had a tight hold of him.The performance was a little bit touristy but as we were tourists today it was to be expected but good fun and the mint tea was very refreshing on a warm sunny day.After the show which lasted about an hour we then made our way to the walled market El Had souk with its kaleidoscope of vibrant ...
Through a supreme effort of will I made it out to a restaurant where I gorged on half a Sprite, one triangle of stale bread and 5 mouthfuls of Moroccan soup before returning to bed, exhausted and nauseous, where I entertained myself by lying painfully awake and worrying myself even sicker about the 5 hour taxi and bus journey to Marrakech I had planned for the following day.
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Vom Hotel begeistert
Wir waren gerade 7 Nächte im Tikida Dunas in Agadir und wir hatten einen fabelhaften Urlaub. Das Hotel ist exzellent und das Personal, von den Kellnern im Restaurant bis zum Animationsteam, war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Rezeption hat uns bei unserer Ankunft sehr freundlich empfangen. Das Zimmer war sauber und man hatte eine tolle Aussicht auf den Strand und das Meer. Das Essen war exzellent, mit reichlich Auswahl und für jeden Geschmack. Nur Schinken und Speck gab es nicht. Insgesamt ein großartiger Urlaub bei herrlichem Wetter und ich kann das Hotel nur jedem empfehlen.
Ein richtiges Paradies
Riu Tikida Danus bekommt von mir 10 von 10 möglichen Punkten! Mein Partner und ich übernachteten vorher für eine Woche in einem anderen Hotel und suchten uns dann ein neues, weil es unsere Erwartungen nicht erfüllt hatten. Als wir dann im Riu tikida Danus waren, konnten wir gar nicht glauben wie sauber, groß und einfach nur wunderbar es war! Es hat so um die 4 Pools (1 drinnen) und ein Meerwasserpool. Sie sind riesig und recht seicht, die tiefste Stelle war in der Mitte und ging mir so bis zum Kinn. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hat auch ganz gut Englisch gesprochen. Das Essen war spitze mit reichlich Auswahl und man konnte auch immer etwas mitnehmen!! Die Aussicht vom Balkon war spektakulär. Man kann die Seen sehen, den privaten Strand oder die Swimmingpools. Was nicht so toll war (und das ist nur eine kleine Sache), es wurde in unserem Zimmer immer der selbe Film gezeigt. Ich bin nicht gerade der größte Fan von Hugh Grant, aber wenn er dann auch noch die ganze Zeit auf dem Bildschirm zu sehen ist...Aber insgesamt ist dieses Hotel ein Palast und ich kann es jedem nur empfehlen, der einen entspannenden Urlaub verbringen möchte.
The place was absolutely fantastic and the staff of the hotel were amazing except steer clear of the head waiter as he is a bit of a jobsworth. The first night we got there we just sat down but apparently we were supposed to be guided to our table!! This did not go down well. The food was amazing but did get poorly towards the end of the holiday because I tried a bit of everything!! The setting was beautiful if you want a relaxing holiday but if you like exploring this holiday is not for you. I would definately go back. Met two amazing people there who kept us gossiping and drinking to early hours of the morning thanks shaun and sue. If you still have my email address get in touch as I have lost your phone number!! Anyway the staff could not do enough for you they were excellent and if you tip them at the start of the stay you will never have to queue at the bar again. The place was immaculate and I would recommend it to people with kids as well as the entertainment team were always putting things on for the kids to do. Top hotel and location.
Give Morocco a Chance!
Rather apprehensively, we booked Morocco for our main holiday this year, not quite sure what to expect and the Riu Tikida Dunas hotel, which we expected to be good having stayed in another Riu previously. Morocco doesn't seem to have been hit by the English yet, as there were very few at the hotel, which seemed to be mainly filled with French people. Unfortunately, this did mean that our 12 year old daughter didnt seem to find anyone her age to keep her company.
The Riu lived up to its usual high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and good varied food (none of us suffered any upset stomachs throughout the two weeks). As mentioned in a previous review, the rooms are hugh and most have a lovely view overlooking the swimmiing pools, sea or the lake. There was the odd whiff of sewage some mornings - it may have been coming in from outside via the air conditioning but nothing to worry abut.
We found the staff to be very friendly, kind and hard working. The Entertainment team also work hard and some of them are great dancers, however, we found the entertainment to be quite varied in standard from night to night (obviously other people might have other views).
You can use the Moroccan restaurant at the hotel once a week and we enjoyed it and the atmosphere - you find yourself sharing a large table with perhaps two other couples and there is live Moroccan music.
We loved the golden sandy beach which backed the hotel complex and we have to say we believe that the hotel complex has the best beachside location in Agadir. There were also three outside swimming pools - one is seawater and also a large indoor pool, gym and health treatments available from seawater wrap to body scrub.
Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas everywhere and loads of space, so nobody was sitting ontop of each other.
I was surprised how little hassle we had from the locals and we were left alone when we just said 'No thanks'. Visit Agadir Souk and barter for a few items - lovely cotton tops with embroidery at very cheap prices, leather slippers, wooden items etc.
We also took the local CTM coach from Agadir to Marrakesh on our own for just £10 return each (80 dirhams), which is a 4 hour trip but you really get to see the real Morocco (buy your return ticket a few days beforehand) and use the internet at the hotel to book a cheap 4 star hotel in Marrakesh overnight, so that you can see the Souks and the famous square by day and at night when it comes amazingly alive.
We had a lovely holiday - thank you Riu, thank you Morocco and we wouldn't hesitate to go back there.
Riu tikida Danus gets 10 out of 10 for everything!!
My partner and I stayed at a different hotel for a week or so and decided to change as the hotel didn't meet our expectations.
As soon as we stepped into Riu Tikida Danus I couldn't believe how clean, big and just wonderful it was!
It has about 4 pools(1 inside) and a sea water one. These are massive and are quite shallow, the deepest bit is in the middle and goes up to your chin.
The staff are extremley freindly and speak English very well.
The food was marvellous, everything you culd possibily want, and it there was always food on the go too!!
The views from the balcony were spectacular, you can see the lakes, the private beach or swimming pools.
The only downpoint (which is so minor) is that they played the same film over and over again on TV in your room. i mean I can't stand Hugh Grant the best of times but when he's on 24/7 it gets pretty tiresome!
But overall this hotel is a palace and I recomend it to anyone who wants a hot relaxed holiday!!
Good Hotel Friendly Staff
If you have booked a holiday in Morocco at the Riu Tikida Dunas then you won't be disappointed.
The staff are very friendly and welcoming.
The rooms are oversized kept spotlessly clean and are situated in low rise well laid out blocks in landscaped and well tended grounds.
Most of the rooms have a good open aspect and nice views so requesting a room with a sea view is not so important.
The grounds are very extensive and your room may be a few minutes pleasant stroll from the restaurant. If you need a cuppa first thing in the morning perhaps you might want to bring your own kettle-there is a mini fridge in the room for milk
Everything at the hotel from breakfast lunch evening meal and getting drinks is self service. The food is buffet style and there is a wide choice and lots of variety. There is something for everyone-traditional Moroccan through pasta to burgers pizza and chips for the kids. Ok it gets a bit samey over fourteen days but there is only so much a chef can do isn't there?All is freshly cooked in small batches and replenished frequently.
Well above average food
The drinks are all locallly produced and the quality is not marvellous-if you really must have Gordons or Blue Sapphire for that sundowner on your balcony then you might like to bring some duty free
Besides to break up the routine you can book into the Alhambra Moroccan restaurant once a week and the setting and the food are excellent. There is also a barbecue/grill each evening-booking required-and this also is very good.
The hotel has a private beach front location and this section is well maintained. The long clean beach is very busy and bustling; the locals use it as a route to work in the morning riding bicycles along, there was also a group of Tai Chi enthusiasts out there early most mornings and joggers galore and Sundays see the local lads out playing some semi-serious soccer games. This added a different dimension to beach life for me and was great to observe.
Agadir itself is not a spectacularly interesting place so booking into a good hotel is important and the Tikida Dunas fits the bill.
The Tikida Dunas is well located a short stroll from some local shops and a short taxi ride into town -about ten Dirhams -less than a pound and the petite taxis are plentiful .
Mind you some drivers will try and charge you double or treble by not turning on their meters!! Quibble if you don't want to give them that extra seventy pence!
There are plenty of ATMs in town and one in the next door Tikida Beach Hotel about five minutes stroll away
I would recommend the Tikida Dunas and Agadir for couples or families with young children-teenagers will struggle after a week-two weeks may stretch them too much!!!!
There is not a great deal to do.
Please also bear in mind that Agadir has its own mini-climate and the weather is very changeable.
There is a misty almost foggy feel some days with a cold wind coming in off the Atlantic.
During the two weeks I was there -7th -21st May there were only a few days when there was a blue sky. The sun seems to hide behind a grey sky-but you will still pick up a tan.
Clear blue skies were not the norm
There are plenty of trips-we went overnight to Marrakech and Essourria-a lot of travelling but well worth it.
Would I stay at the Tikida Dunas again -Yes definitelly
would I return to Agadir-no
GREAT FOR FAMILIES
We had a family Easter break here, the staff we lovely, the food was good and the kids were happy to go to the kids club or hang around the pool (which is very shallow so good for the very young one's). The whole hotel was very clean and as it was all inclusive you didn't have to worry about having enough cash on you. We would all go back.
First Class Hotel
We had two weeks here in February, just caught the start of good weather in the second week after a few days of dismal stuff. I agree with previous reviews,can't fault this hotel in any way. The landscaped gardens and low rise Andalusian-style architecture are fantastic and, although the water in the lagoon-style pools was too cold for all but the hardy it will be fantastic when the sun hots up.
Everything else was first class, staff, rooms, food and drink all faultless. The St Valentines night buffet was exceptional, red roses for the ladies, canlelit tables and an animation team collection of gangsters and molls to greet diners on arrival. I agree this hotel will suit all. Plenty for families to do but space enough for other guests to escape them if they are looking for peace and quiet.
My only quibble was with my tour operator Portland Direct (part of Thomson/Tui). Gentle reader, I won't bore you with the details other than to say their after sales team are unhelpful and avaricious and they won't be seeing me again.
A superb hotel
We have just returned from a week in this hotel and what a fantastic time we had! This hotel has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday. The staff could not have been any friendlier and helpful. We were treated like royalty from start to finish. The animation team were lovely and always have things going on during the days for those of you who get bored just laying in the sun. The hotel is stunning with good views both over the sea and over the pond/gardens. The food was perfect, something for everyone! Dishes for everyones taste...fish, pizza, chicken, salad....and for the more adventourous...calfs brain and squid!!!!
The rooms were very clean and comfortable and were cleaned everyday.
Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Morocco. Perfect for couples, families or groups!!
Any questions feel free to e-mail me.
Loved this hotel
We have just returned from 7 nights at the Tikida Dunas in Agadir and had a fabulous time. The hotel is excellent and all the staff from the restuarant to the animation team are extremely friendly and helful. The reception gave us a great welcome on our arrival. The room was clean and had a great view over the beach & sea.
The food was excellent with a wide choice to cover every taste. Only exception was there was no bacon or ham.
All in all, we had a great holiday with lovely weather and would certainly recomend it to anyone.