New Farah Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Spent a week here 30/4/19 to 7/5/19, nice hotel, close to all amenities, decent room, cleaned every day, good base to explore Morocco, only one drawback, Ramadan starts on 7th May, the hotel bar closed on 3rd May to prepare for Ramadan?, if you like a drink after your days activities, book your dates carefully ! Oh, as an afterthought, dont take Moroccan currency to the airport on your return trip, they dont take it anywhere except coffee shops, and you cant change it so your stuck with it, cant change it in the UK either.
I visited this bar 3 evenings only to find the excellent waitress no longer there and not many customers. I have known this hotel and bar several years now and the atmosphere was certainly different. The bar is spacious and has a nice beer garden with plenty of tv screens to watch football. Usually its packed with Moroccan clients and buzzing with social activity. The beer is very cheep and there is another bar on top floor - a rooftop bar. Its worth visiting on street la rue de la foire opposite cafe la Fontaine
What a lovely,friendly,hotel the Farah turned out to be.The place is spotless and is in a great position for everything.about 20mins to beach and close to great,cheap,Moroccan restaurants.The hotel has two bars,the Sky Bar has Moroccan music and singing on most nights and the ground floor bar has a TV showing sport.Bottle of Flag Pils was only 20dh,although I always paid 25dh.Although both bars are mainly frequented by Moroccan males,they are very friendly.Loved a drink in these bars when I returned at night.The swimming pool,although small,was always clean and there are tables and seats around the pool that you can take your drinks out to.My room,OK it was dated,but it was spotless.The bed was very comfortable,I slept like a baby,and there was always lovely,clean,fluffy towels and lashings of hot water..There is also a fridge in the rooms which is really handy for storing beer and water.Must mention the lovely Nejet who sorted out my room every day.She left it in an immaculate condition.What a star.There is a lift to all floors,I was on the second floor and never had to wait for it to arrive.There is also a restaurant on site which serves meals,and although I never ate here,it always smelt good.All the staff at the Farah were so friendly,especially every one on reception.Nothing was too much trouble.I must also mention Sayeed on reception.He was so helpful and spoke excellent English.I will have no hesitation in staying at the Farah next time I'm in town.Try Bab Agadir Restaurant/Cafe.About a 5min.walk and it is the best Moroccan food in Agadir.The Harira is superb.
Arrived yesterday, checked in and we're greater by helpful staff that were very helpful. We have a room on the 3rd floor and have not had any probems with noise. We face the street and noise is minimal. Need to remember this is a budget hotel. Room is basic but clean and has all we need except a kettle to make tea. We paid £ 22 per night and it is worth every penny remembering this is the low season. There are a large number of places to eat that are very cheap for 2. Don't go to Tafanout for breakfast. We were invaded by bees seeking the honey served. Will update the visit when we have tried places to eat. The hotel is a very good deal. Hope this helps.
I'm glad I chose the New Farah for my overnight stay in Agadir - I'll be coming back for a couple of days next week, and know I'll have everything I need for a comfortable stop-over. The price is middle-of-the-road. For just under 250dh B&B I can find cheaper rooms in the Talborjt - but not with solid quality. My room here is large, comfortable and well-equipped - with a good bathroom. Being on the 1st floor and looking over the street, it might have been noisy - but the Rue de la Foire is a quiet, classy little boulevard without much through-traffic. No disturbances! Breakfast was good, standard Moroccan faire, and the staff have all been delightful. The cafe downstairs gave a good simple evening meal. Only the wifi is disappointing, at least here in the room - Skype and WhatsApp calls not good. I know it would be fine downstairs, but who wants to Skype from the hotel lounge? All in all a decent choice for the price.
I stayed here during a week in October and loved the closeness to "everything" in Agadir. Great clean hotel in the center of Agadir and the cleaning lady was great! After the first day she adapted to my schedule and did't even try to clean before 10.00 hrs. She also made the bed the way i wanted it! Please remember that a tip of 2-300 dhs probably is 10% of her monthly wage (that's only 30 dhs a day)... Not a lot for you and me, but probably quite a lot for her... Also in the bar, why not pay the bartender 25 dhs for a beer instead of 20? This is a great hotel with really nice staff which I'd recommend any time.
New Farah is exactly what you think it is and not more. A bit old school, very loud, a bit dirty, a bit messy, with a nice staff and good location. Pros: - nice staff (helpful, polite, fast reactions, cleaning staff worked and tried a lot) - price - we liked location on the outskirts of tourism sector next to nice food places and 15min walk to beach Cons: - beds and furniture were quite old school and squeaky - extremely loud - music from bars in the hotels were really loud, cleaning ladies in the morning were loud. Not much to do so be prepared - earplugs saved us!!! So for the price you pay it is exactly what you get - so do not expect too much and you will be fine!
Arrived at this hotel and was most underwhelmed. Rooms were not what they appeared on their website and we were told by the receptionist that the pictures they promote online are of their apartments which is misleading information. Our room was very basic and tired decor throughout. The A/C was ok but no fridge in room to keep water or anything else cold. The beds were also brick hard and we had 1 small pillow each. The pool (I use the term loosely) was empty and dry as they said their was a fault and it would be up and running by the end of the day. This was fixed the following day but was not used by anyone at all and I can’t blame them. The furniture around the pool was disgusting and dirty and not the environment you want or expect around a pool. Food - breakfast (again I use the term loosely) was abysmal. Very few items out on their ‘buffet’ and no hot items so we had what looked ok and left but went elsewhere the following morning. We did ask about certain items and were told they asked the chef but no and we also saw them making omelettes on request for people which we were not told about or offered. Luckily we only had to endure 2 nights there and we checked out early and got on our way. One good thing was that after leaving and visiting the beach, they did allow my younger sisters to use a room for a shower before we had to drive to Marrakech.
This hotel for the price is great, location is excellent only about 5 min walk from the beach lots of nice restaurants, clubs and shops within 5 min walk . The hotel is well maintained nice and clean . 99% of the staff are excellent, friendly and accommodating especially the guys on reception you couldn’t ask for better staff. Sadly there was a downside to my stay hence the review as I can honestly say it’s first time i have ever wrote one. Breakfast I would avoid completely it’s literally a plate of bread and an Over cooked ( majorly ) boiled egg. All though there is a place across the road called larasse which do a great breakfast for just 2 euros more. This wasn’t really an issue for me though the main issue was a waiter called Sahid you need to completely avoid this guy . I stayed for a month thought he was a nice guy at first until I worked him out , when I first starting having breakfast there he was charging me 55dh - later found out it was only 35dh and for coffee he was charging me 50dh - later found out it was 13dh constantly asking to borrow money I lent him a 100dh stupidly feeling bad for him and thinking I would get it back- never got returned. In the end he ripped me off for 536 dh. He would ring my room at least twice a day asking for cash and he would text my mobile at 2am asking for money , then become vocally aggressive when he didn’t get his own way. Avoid him at all cost - small bold guy with glasses works in the downstairs restaurant - sahid Regarding the food I found If you ate in the day time when the two ladies were in the kitchen the food was good but when they wasn’t on at night time you could definitely tell the difference. I would highly recommend this hotel just be wary of the comments above, reception did offer to fix the problem with management I decided to not act upon it as I couldn’t be bothered with the aggro.
The first reaction from the hotel was a shock, we had to fill in the arrival notices by ourselves plus we had to pay cash the local tax (1e / day) that I thought I paid already by booking the hotel. The service at the counter was bad and when the coupons were filled we were just shown where the elevator is located, then we had to search for our room by ourselves. Another shock was the room. We had hoped for a balcony, but there wasn't any. Beds did not include blankets. Later we were aware that this might be a general in anywhere in Morocco... Cleaning was done while we were in the room and the cleaning was what it was, the cleaner emptied the litter and slightly cleaner wiped the beds with her hand. :D The room was dark (and the whole hotel was dull and stuffy), the sockets did not work and there was no safety box in the room. However, the positive thing was that the water in shower was warm and the room had a mini fridge (which nevertheless ceased to work when we left the room because we got only one door card). Noise outside was hard on daytime because our window was on the site where was a big construction going on. The view wasn't the best neither. The service at the bar upstairs was really bad but fortunately the service at the downstairs breakfast place/restaurant was good and margherita pizza was cheap. :) And there was a turtle on the backyard!
- Close to Agadir Beach
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Agadir Beach is within a mile (2 km) of New Farah Hotel, and other popular sites like Agadir Marina are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 47-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, a private beach, and an outdoor pool.
In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
A 32-inch LCD TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a ceiling fan, and a safe.
Guests staying at New Farah Hotel enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, self parking is MAD 10.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for MAD 200 per vehicle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.
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66.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 130 reviews