Hotel Riu Tikida Beach
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Unfortunately due to weather conditions surf was a no go today as it wasn't safe enough for us novices. Therefore it became a pyjama day with a few outings to the roof terrace when the sun broke out, where also I should now have luck for the rest of the trip as a bird pooped on my leg... yuk, however it was much to Mel's amusement.
We decided to try washing some of ...
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 the motorway in the UK (very strange)!
A couple of small villages and a dirt track later I let out a sigh of relief as we approached an absolutely beautiful villa!
Inside we were met by the very friendly yoga instructor - Tara who made us feel right at home! A quick trip to the room where our names were written on the door and we were downstairs meeting our companions for the week and eating our first vegetarian meal! Have ...
... the Souk Al Ahad which is a big market place selling the usual tat. There was a fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables section when we first walked in which smelt the nicest as it turns out. We avoided what we believe were the fish and meat sections because we couldn't bring ourselves to go down those alleys to find out. The produce was laid out in massive stacks of bright colours and we were surprised not to be hassled ...
... I was surprised as it looked like some alien writing from some sci-fi movie
We got to bed pretty knackered and i had to sleep with some blankets and pillows that previously covered the engines we transported. Nontheless i slept well waking up smelling of motor-oil!
In the morning i was able to have a quick wash and me had a Moroccan omelette, simply with olives!
We headed off to the beach to the river entrance with Jays jeep and half-way there got stuck in the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Riu Tikida Beach Agadir
Great food, great service, great rooms, great everything! Need to come back!!!!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Riu Tikida Beach Agadir
I was in RIU Tikida Beach for 3 weeks and hated it.
We took a short Dec sun break in Morocco & chose the Tikida Beach following our caribbean experience of Riu hotels. We have stayed in Tunisia about 5 times before, so North Africa is one of our favourite places, but I do know it's not to everyone's taste, so if you're not sure just go for a week first time to try it.
We've just got back from a week at the Tikida Beach and have loved every minute of it. The rooms were spacious, very clean but basic. Our balcony overlooked the pool. There was enough to do on site, the Gym is fairly well equipped, but you had to book the jacuzzi, which was strange as we seemed to be the only people to use it. We had a Hammam in the hotel. It is a steam and a body scrub. Certainly left you squeaky clean. We did the trip to Agadir, the fishing port (It was closed the day we went but nothing to see anyway), the Kasbah hmmm (nice views though and the Souk. They take you to a fixed price shop first so get an idea of prices. We still got a bargain but could have done better. Felt very safe walking around the local resorts and on the beach. The odd person comes up trying to flog us t shirts/rocks but a firm no and they left us alone.
Sorry to be boring but I'm going to continue the trend of praise of the Tikida Beach Hotel.
I've never stayed in a 4star hotel before so this was luxury!!
I can't believe this hotel has only two reports - it was fantastic!!!! The only downside with the hotel is the French, there's too many of them.
There's only one flaw with this fabulous hotel- if you are allocated room 263 or nearby. Nothing wrong with the room - views are spectacular and the room is what you'd expect from a 4 star hotel - but this particular room is directly over the Zanzibar bar and restaurant where live music is played every night until 0300 am, fine if you're a party animal but not so good if you like to be tucked up by at least midnight. We continued to stay in the room as we loved the views and the room itself - luckily we were given some earplugs! Tourists in adjoining rooms who complained about the noise were re-allocated another room, but this may be a problem during high season. However, I must reiterate that this hotel is fantastic, the location is right on the beach near but not too near the centre of Agadir, the staff are all friendly and very helpful and most of them speak enough English to understand what you need but some French would be an asset-if only to be polite! We were at the hotel for two weeks and the food was consistently excellent as was the service in all the restaurants and bars. The hotel was exceptionally clean and well maintained both indoors and out and finally, to entertainment - lots of daytime activities (if you feel the need) and evening entertainment varied from magicians to Moroccan night, but the highlight for us was the resident duo in the Cascade bar, fantastic singer & brilliant keyboard player - well worth spending an evening in the hotel!