Hotel Riu Tikida Beach
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Got into Agadir about 9pm and got a car to the hotel. It was an inspired call when we booked as we got into the hotel well before the 2-3 coach loads that were on the plane with us. The scant offerings for supper and the room overlooking the main road had us disappointed and after a night broken with the sound of heavy vehicles breaking we were …
... I opted to just stay in the rocks in the sun. It looked like a couple of the shacks there were accommodation so some people must have been staying out there.
After a while we were back on the road back towards the coast. The N1 road follows the Atlantic coast and the scenery is quite stunning, especially the contrast between the dusty brown rocks and sand dunes compared with the deep blue of the Atlantic ...
... quite a bit. Afterwards we headed back towards the coast and to the Souss Massa National Park. It extends along the banks of the Wadi Massa (river). It was quite surreal seeing the extreme green of the riverbanks and surrounding palm groves compared to the arid desert. In winter there are a lot of birds who migrate here including flamingos. On this day however we didn’t see much of anything. We then went to Sidi Moussa ...
... 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 ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Great food, great service, great rooms, great everything! Need to come back!!!!!
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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!