An October 2004 trip
to Agadir by linet
Quote: Agadir is not typical Morocco. But it is a good place for starting Morocco. Some package deals of hotel+flight to Agadir are cheaper than flight itself in this crazy world of tour operators. After recovery in the hotel for a few days, you can travel through Morocco all by yourself.
A tip: If you really have the feeling that you are being ripped off during shopping, just stop at one of the Marjane supermarkets (there is also one in Agadir) to get a fair price.
Hotel | "Occidental Resort , Tammelt"
In order to recover from the flight we hanged around for a few days, watched all-inclusive guests, wow, they eat really a lot! But the lunches in Agadir tasted always better than the hotel. Food in the hotel was more about quantity, quality was absolutely the worst we have had in Morocco. There were many tennis courts, three swimming pools and the occasional animators in the hotel. I was surprised about the synagogue in the hotel: Beth Agador, which was closed all the time. I asked the girl at the reception because most employees are Muslims and customers are Christians, so why not convert this into a multi-religious center where people can get spiritual assistance in their bathing suits? The girl looked serious and said: 'The big boss is Jewish'.
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 16, 2004
Occidental Allegro Agadir
BOULEVARD DU 20 AOUT A
It is relaxed, friendly and great value for money. They have a good selection of wines and an affordable 'catch of the day' menu for lunch. The waiter brought the fish to the table and cleaned it almost with a ceremony. A portrait of the king of Morocco was hung on the wall, smiling upon us. He is known for his ambition to make Morocco a modern country - he has introduced his wife to the public as their queen, and more importantly, he married only one woman. So we toasted to his honor and ambition in this tastefully decorated, unique place.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2004
Au Dauphin Bleu
Complexe Commercial Tawada 80000 Agadir
At the entrance you will be picked up by a guide, but you do not have to stick to them, especially if you do not speak French. Buildings are used to illustrate traditional Moroccan handwork like shaping wood, making babush, etc. It is surely more interesting in to see the markets in Marrakesh, but here without hustle and bustle you will be a bit more relaxed than a real commercial center. Hand workers were very polite and would answer all questions, gesture politely. There are shops as well, very expensive ones and a very expensive restaurant.
Buses leaving to Medina D'agadir are very often, pass all hotels in Agadir. You really cannot miss it; ask the reception of your hotel. Entrance is including the bus ride 40 dirhams.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 16, 2004
Just Out Of Agadir, Near Palace
The only good reason to come to the Kasbah is the great view of the Agadir bay and marina. You will see from here that there is plenty of industry here, especially fishing. So it's not all about tourists in this city - you can still get a grasp of Moroccan life.
On The Hill