BO Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel has great location: 5 minute walk from the beach & 5 to 10 minute drive to down town and other city attractions (Souk Elhad & the Marina). Our apartment/studio had a wonderful sea+mountain view. The hotel is spotless with comfy beds, good towels, a practical kitchen and a good furniture. We did not try the hotel’s restaurant. We went grocery shopping at a big department store located 10 to15 minute walk from the hotel. Staff members were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay at Bo Hotel again.
Somehow the hotel management thought it would be a good idea to let out their hotel to a group holding a samba party. However I had travelled 12 hours with my wife and 3 children to arrive in Morocco and we were looking forward to a good night's sleep. The din from downstairs was unbelievably loud. It felt as though the floor and ceiling were shaking with the noise. It continued until 4am !! I thought it would be reasonable to be compensated for this with money off the bill, perhaps even no charge for that night. But the people on reception weren't empowered to do that. Extremely disappointed by the sheer ineptitude of the place.
I have just returned from spending a week here, and if you don't mind a lot of walking and want a cheap break this hotel would be ideal. The staff are friendly and helpful, which helps make up for the hotels weak points. On arrival we were allocated the wrong room type, but this was quickly remedied. The staff speak some English and with the free wifi being so good it was easy to use Google translator when needed. The wifi here is actually better than in most of the resorts I have stayed in - cannot fault it at all. The hotel looks very modern and upmarket from the exterior and reception area. The rooms however are tired, poorly finished and poorly thought out in terms of usability, They are clean and comfortable though. I have added some photos of some areas of the room that could do with addressing; mainly issues related to the 'kitchen' and availability of plug sockets. Considering this is a self catering apartment you would expect there to be some worktop space as a minimum; there was none, This made simple things like making breakfast difficult, so we didn't attempt anything more than that. The plug sockets were primarily in odd places. We had a twin room, bit only one bed had a plug socket next to it to charge a phone. I had to charge mine on the draining board. There was no plug socket near the mirror and dressing table, so I have to plug my straighteners in over the hob and stretch the cable round the wall to the see what I was doing in the mirror. Hardly ideal. The biggest gripe with the hotel was towels. Towels are taken in the morning and not replaced until around 5pm. This is no good if you want to go to the pool or the beach and come back for a shower before towels are replaced. We nearly missed an excursion because of this. I have never known this situation at any hotel I have ever stayed at. Other niggles; fridge freezer wasn't working properly (reported it twice and gave up), ant problem started when people moved into the adjoining room, pool is not heated in winter so is too cold to use, hotel is located approx 30 minute walk to town, difficult to get taxis without walking towards beach an town to flag them down. The location was disappointing in that it was so far away from everything; I have added some maps to show distance to the marina and a few of our favourite restaurants and places to visit. They are all at least 30 minutes away. The hotel is about 10 minutes to the beach promenade. There are restaurants there, but they don't offer as much choice and are charging for the view/location. We got this trip at a really good price, so we weren't expecting anything fantastic. Overall it was a nice place to stay if you're just using it as a base to wash and sleep.
when you will decide to stay in this hotel do not buy any food. Quality is bad and Italian style food in Morocco is simply stupid idea. We also had to pay for mint tea served with food (what is out of order). Breakfast is dull - everyday omelette is boring. No meat at all. Wi-Fi was out of range most of the time in the room. Spa Hotel guests have to pay to use sauna and Jacuzzi and session is £10.00 (!!!) what is outrageous. Room was specious but was very cold to start. Nice town but terrible hotel
We were just in Agadir for 1 night before traveling to Essaouira. The room we first got was weird as it seems out of run - Cold and cleaning was so so. After asking for another room (and they could see why) we got upgraded to the best room with perfect ocean view. Breakfast next morning was fresh and made on the spot - very pleasant surprise :)
VERY Unhappy with the service received during my stay at this hotel. The majority of the reception staff were very warm and welcoming but the restaurant staff and management were ATROCIOUS. Very unwelcoming, very unpleasant. They almost behaved as if they did not want anyone staying at their hotel. My family and I weren't the only customers that received this horrible treatment. Another man and his family actually came to the reception very angrily complaining about the lack of care and consideration they were receiving in the midst of our foul treatment. It appears as though during peak seasons they may care more about the service they deliver but during off peak season they don't care how they treat their customers. The restaurant staff spent more time avoiding having to serve anyone than actually serving. The reception staff were friendly but unhelpful and the management were backstabbing and deceitful. Even the condition of our apartment was less than satisfactory (towel racks coming off the walls, sockets hanging out barely working and stale towels). I'm soooo disappointed with the treatment my family and I received. BEAUTIFUL city...Horrible hotel.
The rooms we were given were nice and spacious. It was very clean, as was the bathrooms. Nice balcony views, clean pool area and nice breakfast. The staff were polite and helped us with our problems. the lobby and pool was 24/7 so we were free to go to the beach and go for a swim in the pool past 3am. very close to the beach, but on the quiet side, not where the shops and other places are.
What an absolute delight - state of the art gymnasium with EVERYTHING! (Even wi-fi) All machines are from a top professional Italian manufacturer! There are additional rooms for specific types of training such as Yoga. Heated Indoor & Outdoor pools -Huge jacuzzi- Swedish Sauna- Hammam- Fitness coaches on hand- supply towels and robes. Loads of shower & locker facilities. Open from 08h00 till 23h00 every day. VERY CHEAP - it works out at just under £2 per day with unlimited usage If you only visit once or twice it works out at £10 a day - still very cheap considering you can stay as long as you wish, using the pools etc! I now visit every day (almost) Like I said - choice of equipment is amazing!
We spent 2 weeks here in a really roomy apartment that effectively had two bathrooms as well as a big living room and a big bedroom. Everything was kept spotlessly clean - in fact this was the cleanest place we've ever stayed in. While the kitchen was small it had all that we needed. The staff were very helpful and organised a taxi for us when we needed to get to a pharmacy late at night. We couldn't have asked for more and we certainly hope to return soon.
Stayed for a week in a studio room, which consisted of a large room with comfy double bed, sofas, table & dresser, as well as a spacious bath/shower room & kitchenette with large fridge/freezer, 2 hobs & sink. Pots/crockery/cutlery & kettle provided but no washing up liquid/cloths, so bring them or they are very cheap from supermarket. Also no grill/oven but we ate out most nights anyway as dinners can be very cheap in morocco! Very clean room- cleaned everyday, fresh towels, etc. Decent sized balcony with table & chairs & view of sea. Controllable aircon system too. The staff were very friendly & helpful- will book you excursions & taxis if you ask (although if you do it yourself via the sellers on the beach boardwalk you will be able to bargain a lower price most probably). Italian restaurant attached looked nice & seemed to be open all day, & although we didn't eat there, it always had business in the evenings. Swimming pool was also very clean with many comfy sunbathing chairs. We went in september when the schools had gone back, so it was lovely & empty- may get a bit crowded at peak time as it isn't huge. A spa/gym seems to be being built but is nowhere near ready. It is about 20 min walk to get properly into town but that meant it was lovely & quiet in our hotel always. Taxi to/from the airport: costs 200Dh fixed price. Watch out for porters trying to take your bags 5metres to the car & expecting money for it. (Just keep hold of your bags & tell them no thankyou!) Beach: five minutes walk from the hotel, & you can then walk down the beach promenade to the right to get to clusters of restaurants which are fairly priced (although fairly noisy in the evening with live music coming from every one!). Also friendly sellers of various things roam the promenade- make sure to haggle! Start at a quarter/third of the price & be confident & firm. Supermarket: a large one called Marjane is ten minutes walk (turn left out of the hotel & walk straight down the road until you see it). Prices here are fixed. Taxi one way will cost you 10Dh (if you haggle). The Marjane does not sell alcohol however. A kind of smaller supermarket called the Uniprix does- just grab a taxi & ask to go there, it is not far at all. Taxis: to get around Agadir there are "petit taxis" which are orange Peugeots (i think) & they all look the same, which you can just flag down (there are so many you see them every minute). Make sure you agree a price before you get in. Ask the driver how much, & then knock off 5-10 Dh. You should be able to get anywhere in Agadir for about 15, definitely no more than 20. To go out of town there are "grand taxis" which are white mercedes. These are sharing taxis & can be a tight squeeze (4 in the back, 2 in the front plus the driver) but are much much cheaper than getting one all to yourself. We went to a town called Taroudant, which is described as a small Marakesh (& half the distance!). It was about 1 hour 15 mins but only cost us 35Dh each, as opposed to about 300Dh for one to ourselves. It was squashed but bearable & worth it to us. You can get grand taxis from "El Batoir", an area of Agadir in which there is a huge taxi car park. Once there, just ask any driver where you want to go & he will point you to which taxi is going there. TIP: taxi drivers never seem to have heard of Bo Hotel so when you are getting back, ask for the Timoulay Hotel which is right next door! Restaurants: cheap restaurants in an area of streets called Talborjt (can get a set 3 course meal for about 45 Dh), nice cafes for lunch in El Batoir near the taxi rank, & some cheap restaurants along Boulevard 20 Aout, which is not extremely close but definitely walkable from the hotel (go straight past the palace & you will get to all restaurants on the right). On this road, Le Jardin d'Eau was middle priced but with lovely Moroccan decor, & my favourite of the holiday was Le Jazz- set 3 course meal for 40 or 45 Dh, really tasty, very friendly staff, & although they were blaring out english chart music at first, when i asked them to turn it down, they switched it to lovely soft jazz. Other things worth doing are going to the Kasbah (remains of town/castle on the hill)- not much up there but the view is stunning! Grab a petit taxi & they will wait for 30-40 mins & take you back down for a good price if you haggle. Also the Souk El Had - modern, large, clean & spaciously set out market with all sorts of stalls- clothes, wood, jewellery, spices, argan oil, etc. Other souks slightly out of Agadir are more traditional however, but both types are worth seeing. People may try to get you into their stall or stick to you to be tour guides which can get annoying- just be friendly but firm saying no thankyou/non merci several times & KEEP WALKING! Don't stop if you don't want to, & they won't follow you far. All in all, both a great town & a great hotel.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 63 reviews