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Fantastic time at Royal Atlas Hotel Agadir
Food : Fantastic ,Limited choice for Vegetarian, request more on first day. Rest of the week will be great. Ask Chef to make special meal .
Service: Excellent on time and with smile. Head waitress Dunia is amazing. Ask for Muktar ,he will put smile on your face. Order you breakfast Tea or coffee as sson as you sit down .Make it before 9.15 a.m for good service.
Dinner in Morocon restaurant very slow and if Vegetarian don't bother.Same goes for italian. Stick to normal Restuarant.
Spa: Very nice bit on expensive side but wortth it.
Trip to Marekesh bit tring but worth it.
Agadir is for peacful holiday with limited night life.
Hotel Entertainment not much to speak about. Enjoy half an hour everynight, go with open mind.
We overall had great time in Royal Atlas.
Royal Atlas - 5* Holiday
Royal Atlas Hotel where do I start to compliment this hotel. On arrival booking in went very smoothly from cases being unloaded off coach to delivery to our spotless and very inviting room. The big comfortable bed (this is the only holiday where I have been able to have a full nights sleep), the bathroom with fluffy bathrobes and slippers and towels that where changed every day, even the little knic-naks in the bathroom right down to a sewing kit and shoe shine. The view from our room was excellent , pool, sea, stone bar and moroccan restaurant. So far no problems now going to restaurant for our meal and from the mixed reviews I had read didnt no what to expect . Service was 5* food not bad but it was nearly 10pm. Accross to stone bar again we had no problems getting served with first drink and a few more also. Went to bed with the impression if this first night is what we can expect in the way of service and friendliness from both restuarant and bar staff then we are going to have a wonderful and very relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we had.
I was very impressed with the security in the hotel and also on the beach not once did we feel at risk.
Only two complaints first the lack of entertainment in an evening and secondly the moaners who complained about the lack of plain english food and a good cup of british tea. Why do these people go abroad and choose to go AI ????
I would certainly love to go back to this hotel but I expect the price is going to rise to that of a 5* as the teething problems seem to be ironed out.
If anyone wants to know a bit more about this hotel and what to expect then please do get in touch with me.
Fabulous Royal Atlas
After being VERY nervous about going to this hotel after the previous reviews, I can assure anyone about to go not to worry about a thing. The hotel is beautiful, the staff are really friendly, yes, a little slow, but hey, we were on holiday, what was the rush????
Hotel - Excellent. HUGE bed, I barely saw my husband all week! Our towels were changed daily and we also had arrangement of petals on our bed and in the bathroom. A little gesture that was really touching. The pool area and the public toilets were all spotless.
Drinks and Food - Again, had no issues. The food was buffett style, lots of choice. Breakfast is fairly light with continental style, and the chef will cook you a lovely omlette or fried eggs fresh for you there and then! I highly recc. the fresh fruit salad too! Lunch and dinner were simular, and there was always a lot of meat to choose from. And the sweets are to DIE for!
Agadir - Very geared for tourists. Did get a little fed up with every shopkeeper trying to drag us in his shop, but the bartering is actually quiet rewarding and very entertaining!!! Went on a trip up to the Kasbar which was quite a sight
We also took a day trip to Maraccesh, which I am really pleased I did, but I wouldn't go back again, but I would recc. everyone to at least go and experience it. It's quite a culture shock.
The only bad thing I can say is the driving is suicidal! Our journey back from our trip was the like a rollercoaster from hell! So if you've even a hint of travel sickness, take about 100 tablets before you set off and the same to come back. I spent 2 1/2 hours throwing up on the coach, but at least it took my mind off us all being killed!!! lol!
I would go back at the drop of a hat, the place and the people are lovely, and the main thing we found was that a small amount of manners went a LONG way.
kath from manchester
just got back from the royal atlas, what a fabulous hotel, the food was incredible , two special gala nights put on for Christmas and new year the staff and the head girl over the restaurants went out of there way to please everyone. the hotel staff were fabulous a little slow in the stone bar but hay, what is the rush as you can have as many bottles of wine and beer with dinner or lunch as you want. rooms excellent plenty of space clean towels and bedding everyday free safe in the room . the only problem we found was the very rude British who want everything on demand and English food . if that is what they want go to Spain , I felt so upset for the staff a smile goes a long way. l am hoping to go back in June and i never go to the same place twice the royal atlas is a excellent hotel
Lovely new hotel
Royal Atlas is a brand new hotel in central Agadir on the beach. Location is good, with an impressive entrance.
Food was good - excellent in the Italian restaurant, didn't get to go to the Morrocan restaurant as it was fully booked.
Rooms are large with good facilities and very clean. Only 2 english tv channels which is surprising considering the number of english guests.
Lots of sun beds, free towels and a beautiful pool with various depths.
Only issue with this hotel was the service. It is organised as table service only, in the bars and for drinks in the buffet and this did cause us to wait sometimes up to 20 minutes for a drink.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone but think that the prices will be a lot more next year.
Superb - hard to beat
When we read early reviews about the Atlas, we were put off and nearly didn’t book. That would have been a mistake. Our experience is that this hotel is excellent and worth its 4 stars plus. There is nothing wrong with the food, which was plentiful and varied. Only the cooked breakfasts were a little disappointing (mainly because they don’t do bacon and they can’t cook fried eggs properly)
Claims of food poisoning (which is a lot more than a touch of gyppy tummy) are wide of the mark. Such complaints can be more to do with how much is eaten and drunk and some guests certainly treated the all-inclusive as ‘all you can eat’.
On all-inclusive you can eat a la carte in the Moroccan and the Italian restaurants, which were very good. But you need a torch to read the menu and they allow smoking in these restaurants as they do in the public areas such as reception and the Stone Bar (but not in the main restaurant)
The staff were all very helpful and friendly.
The weather in early December was ideal – about 77 degrees and sunny every day, with only a couple of hours of cloud and a spot of rain on our last day.
Agadir has the same time as the UK, so there is no jet-lag. The flight from Manchester was only 3 hours 15 minutes thanks to a tailwind and the airport is only half an hour away.
The hotel is centrally-located and it’s easy to get around on foot or by orange taxi. We took a half day trip to Taroudante, which was well worth it.
The room was very comfortable with separate loo and large bathroom. There is a fridge and free safe, but take a kettle if you like a cuppa. The TV has 40 channels – Arabic, French, German and Italian. The only two English-speaking channels are CNN and the dreadful BBC World with one-sided programmes about climate change, Hard Talk with Boy George and how wonderful Sudanese women are!
The Royal Atlas is unbelievably good value.
Fantastic hotel-best we have stayed in for a long time
We had a fantastic time-great food,accommodation,staff ,beach etc.Don't know why all the bad reviews over the last few months.Weather was superb-never saw a single cloud!Will certainly consider going again next winter
Juvenile, juvenile, juvenile!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Without a doubt the most frustrating holiday we've ever been on.
The Rep told us on his introduction that if you were not the patient type and could not joke with the "Juvenile" waiters, then this was not going to be the place for us! How right he was!
For less than £300 A/I for 2 weeks it was excellent value for money, for all aspects . . . clean, standard of rooms, pool etc., but the service well . . .
If you're not afraid to be abrupt, willing to smuggle drinking water into your room, and wait upto 45 mins for a drink with your lunch, this is the place for you. Don't get me wrong, one day the service was prompt and curtious, the next it was shocking! Never were we asked once would we like a drink in the bar or pool areas, we always had to chase and ask, you always had to "wait" for the "waiter"! On the positive side, when you actually got a drink, you could have as many bottles of wine with a meal that you wanted, and it tasted really good! It appears that water is in shorter supply than wine in Agadir.
One of our biggest niggles was the fact that officially, you were not allowed to take a bottle of drinking water to your room unless you bought it from room service. You couldn't buy your own and bring it in without triggering the best security response in Africa, and try taking it out of the bar or restaurant and you'd have thought you started WW3! We played a daily game of cat and mouse with the waiters and I'm not too sure, but I think we won.
POSITIVES - we met some terriffic people. Really enjoyed the themed restaurants. A little disappointed with the buffets, as "hot food" was often only luke warm, but nontheless no food handling problems evident. Lovely hotel surroundings and rooms. Very clean. Few insects. Some of the staff were excellent and tried very hard.
NEGATIVES - Juvenile waiters were not our cup of tea. Maybe this is our fault as we're not suited to this aspect of Moroccan cutlure, maybe we'll just save a bit more and head off to some where with a more service orientated mentality next year.
As I said if you pay less than £300 for 2 weeks A/I, you'll find it great value, but probably still come back frustrated! There is nothing that some basic supervision would not correct.
We booked this hotel for 1 week over Christmas and this is by far the Best Hotel we have ever stayed in.
The rooms were very nice, we stayed in 219 and had partial sea view.
The service was very slow - which we were advised about in the welcome meeting - but friendly enough. BE WARNED - you have no chance have getting even slightly tipsy unless you go to the English Bar over the road!!
The location was great, very busy at night, local shops and restaurants within 5 minute walk.
We didn't try any excursions as none appealed to us, but went to bird zoo accross road from hotel which was good.
Locals are extemely friendly - there is a new shopping centre ten mins walk along beach - only partially open but will be great when finished.
Cant say much about entertainment as only saw 1 show - but this was not to our taste.
Weather was fantastic for December.
All in all I would say this hotel is worth its 4* plus rating - but I would say definately not for young families or young couples as lack of entertainment- JUST A VERY RELAXING HOLIDAY.
Hope you find this helful.
We read lots of reviews on this hotel some good some not so good.
You really need to go and see it for yourself, it really is quite fantastic.
Only open a few weeks prior,so some work still going on and the whole place had a just decorated look and feel about it.
If this were in London is would pass for a 5 star hotel.I work for a hotel booking agency and have seen more than one or two five star hotels.
Great location-right on the beach,the local council are in the process of refurbishing the road in between the hotel and the beach (when i say road it's pedestrian only so no traffic.)
Imagine re-tling Blackpol prom, only twice as long,so work may be ongoing for a while, this in no way affects the hotel, just the occassioinal digger passing, but we were there a week and only saw one.
Roms were spacious, cleaned every day. great power showers too with seprate toilet,complete with phone !!!
Could not get any english channels on tv ,but hey you are on holiday !!!
Food was to die for. fresh,varied and plentiful.Buffet style so only get what you want/like.
I came out every time singing it's praises. Service in bars around pool was painfully slow so work in progress there.
Pool was freezing, i like to spend alot of time in the pool but it was so cold i hardly went in, kids wre in all day so maybe i'm getting old.
Not much entertainment around pool and the night time was aimed at adults, a piano player in one bar and a duo singing
ballards in another bar, great if you just want to sit about and chat while having a drink, but the kids need to be entertained.
We went middle of October so perhaps a bit more going on in August maybe.
Never did any trips, it was just a last minute holiday to get some of the sun we missed out on at home in summer.
wife and daugter have booked to go back next October.
Overall fantastic hotel,just brush up on service in bar and it will be perfect.
We would not be surprised to see this as an adults only hotel in the near future.
Book this with confidence. you will not regret it.
the Wadi Massa
fruitstall chez Omar
Entrance to the corniche by the Place Al Wahda
Wheel chair in Agadir
We have booked the Sofitel Hotel in Agadir during May this year.My husband is confined to a wheel chair.We have now found out that the hotel is miles away from the town.IT isnt easy to get into a taxi, as his wheelchair cannot be folded.He needs to get into a vehicle whilst staying in his chair.
Is there any thing between the hotel and the town?
Will we be able to use the promenade?
How far away is the town from the Hotel?
Re: Wheel chair in Agadir
hi, i havent actually stayed at this hotel but i googled it and apparently its about ten mins from the city centre.if you go on to trip advisor reviews there are quite a lot of reviews about this hotel which may be helpful to you and your husband.its about six years since i was there but i really enjoyed my week there.im not sure about the wheelchair/vehicle issue, perhaps it would be good to call the hotel and see what they could provide for you, have a great holiday,laney
Re: Wheel chair in Agadir
Unfortunately the works to the promenade have just recently begun at the Sofitel end of the hotels chain.
It's not clear when the works will be completed but some reckon June; workers here need constant supervision as they are slow to say the least and the work crew are few.
Yes the hotel is some distance from the centre and to use the prom would be an advantage as the footpaths to the front of the Sofitel suddenly change from paved to dirt and of those that are made, are of uneven cobble type stones, not easy to walk on even in shoes so the road is the best bet.
Perhaps an arrangement could be made with a neighbouring hotel, either Palais des Roses or the Iberostar Founty to access the prom as is through their grounds.
The prom is not completed as yet even where it can be walked upon but there is access to the beach via ramps and “all” that is needed to finish the job is the paving and lighting but it is easy to walk along.
If you are not satisfied then perhaps arrangements could be made to relocate you as the travel agent (assuming you used one) did fail to notify you of the works in progress. This work is now common knowledge amongst all travel agents and many tourists and has been going on for some 16 months.
The Royal Atlas would be ideal for you as it is away from the works, is on the beach, has instant access to the prom, is closer to the centre and people do speak of it highly as it is a newly opened hotel.
I can supply a map of Agadir if required and I do contribute regularly to the aforementioned travel site. email@example.com
Re: Wheel chair in Agadir
Thankyou so much. Could you supply me with a map?
Re: Wheel chair in Agadir
Ireneconroy - I sent you a message some time ago asking for your e-mail, it's the only way I can send you a map.