Riu Tikida Dunas - All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Riu Tikida Dunas - All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Overall, excellent stay, staff friendly and helpful. Hotel 4* and well deserved, grounds well maintained and beautiful, great views. Rooms cleaned daily. Good variety of drinks, highly recomend the Moroccan evening. They have resident cats who visit the restaurants at meal times, Most people didn't seem to mind their presence. The restaurant was well presented the food looked appetising and a variety of dishes on offer. However, the food was bland, often just warm in temperature. We were surprised how uninspiring, mudane and repeatative the food was. Unfortuntely, my husband developed stomach cramps and diarrhoea within 24 hours of arriving and 8 days on still symptomatic. Hotel staff came in the night to provide water and toilet rolls, they offered to call the doctor if required. Heard 3 other people being ill during our stay. I booked a 25 minute back massage, the women remained in the room whilst getting ready and the curtains were open. 15 minutes later the massage was over and left for 5 minutes to relax, again she remained in the room whilst i got dressed. I complained that my treatment was cut short, she just pointed to her watch. We went on the High Atlas mountain trip. The jeeps were new with proper seating and an experienced driver. We had photo opportunities, gorgeous views and an experienced guide, we had the best food we'd eaten all week. The resort lacks the moroccan charm and atmosphere we expected. If you want the culture and food experience visit Marrakech!
Well it started off badly ground floor room but staff great moved day after to 2nd floor,We were near the ponds the frogs were very noisy at night but after first night you block them out and don't hear them ,the rooms are very spacious and clean the maids came in team handed .If you wanted a sun bed round the pool you had to get your towel down about 6-30am it was rediculous we were there after breakfast which is at 7-30am someone put there towels down already next to us but didn't arrive till 14-30 this needs sorting by the management.Breakfast wasn't great if you are expecting a full English your in for a shock all other meals dinner,tea were great lots of choices not eaten so many cakes on holiday,the alacarte ,Morrocan ,Asian (Chinese)are great and worth booking ,the staff are great from management to gardeners all were very helpful .The entertainment at night is not great but the entrainment team do there best during the day the entrainment staff are none stop there's always something going on.We like walking the beach front is ideal for this flat and long go as far has you want right down to the harbour but men take a top or you won't be let in ,there is no way you can say there's no room on the beach its massive swimming was a bit rough sea,we We walked to the zoo witch is near the market and about 30 minutes walk or catch the train which goes round the sites. Overall for just a 7 nights stay we will be going back but a bit later in the year and upgrade to top floor with sea view it's worth it .Looking forward to going back next year
I don’t know where to start with how bad this hotel is Rock hard bed bird poo all where the kids pool is or the cold food or the moody and miserable staff, would never recommend this hotel the night time entertainment is even shocking and lazy hotel has such potential but so many things let it down such as staff food and the running of the hotel
very pleasent stay, slept well, food av, would return. plenty to do day and night. beach lovely, beach sellers not aloud to approach guests withing hotel sevtion of beach. amination team great. thank you
Stayed here in June and had a great time. The hotel staff were really friendly, the entertainment team were hilarious and provided constant entertain whilst we were lounging around the pool. Would definitely come here again. The only downside was due to being a cat lover - the hotel states that the cats that wander around the grounds have all been neutered and vaccinated which is just not the case. We saw many males with their gonads on proud display & one female had kittens whilst we were there (although they were super cute!) just isn’t fair to them as people were constantly picking them up and touching them when they should be left alone.
As part of a Morocco multi-centre holiday, I stayed at the RIU Tikida Dunas with my son at the beginning of April 2019, for four nights. We opted for a full sea view room on an all inclusive basis, as is typical for RIU hotels. After a long weekend stay in Marrakech with visits to Ouzoud, Tikida Dunas felt very resort-like. The hotel and its surroundings could have been anywhere in the Canaries, it had such little Moroccan flair. For us, it could only be described as a bit of a come down after the exceptional standards and location of RIU Tikida Palmeraie in Marrakech. That said, if you like to go to an AI resort and aren’t much of a culture vulture, this could be the hotel for you. Agadir, in itself, is very much a seaside resort with nothing really but a few markets to give you a glimpse of “real Morocco”. There are also restaurants and touristy shops along the front, not too far from the hotel. If you are thinking of staying in the resort and travelling out to see a bit more of Morocco, this is possible, but be aware that you are hours away from both Marrakech and Essaouira, and the typical TUI excursions don’t give you much time to see either. Especially the latter. If it’s beach you’re after, I recommend staying in Essaouira over Agadir (especially for Game of Thrones fans — ie. Slaver’s Bay, Astapor). To boot, outside of the hotel areas, Agadir is run down, dirty, and derelict. While there are unfinished buildings are a thing in Morocco, there’s really nothing to Agadir. It feels like a carcass. With location out of the way, the hotel itself is clean and light. Rooms are a little tired but cleaned daily with fresh bedding, toiletries and towels. No tea or coffee making facilities are available. Staff are friendly but we did not receive the same warm welcome we did in Marrakech, with locals, or our tour guides. Weather was hit and miss, hovering around 18 degrees in early April but the coastal wind made it impossible to swim in the hotels many ice cold pools. There’s wind then there’s Moroccan coast wind! If you are thinking of taking a family break in Easter and you’re looking for as-good-as guaranteed sun, Agadir isn’t the one (neither is anywhere in Morocco). We don’t mind the weather however it is, but it would have been handy to have a sunny/warm day to make use of the pools. We had a blustery afternoon on the beach the first day, which is just across the promenade from the hotel. Loungers are available for RIU guests free of charge. Food is plentiful. Buffet for breakfast and lunch is in the poolside restaurant while your AI evening meal is in the main hotel building. This did break up the all inclusive eating experience, as if you were dining elsewhere. As I travelled alone with my son, I didn’t drink, bar a few wines with my meals but this was the one place in the entirety of our stay, that I had crippling stomach pains and a bad tummy. We had eaten in all sorts of places in Marrakech, with locals, with no choice of dishes, and went with the flow. No problems. Neither did we suffer at RIU Palmeraie. Through a process of elimination, I think it was down to a bit of a suspect meal in the Moroccan restaurant at the hotel. That said, the experience of the restaurant itself was lovely with a live musician and moody decor but I was completely bed bound for the best part of the day following. I couldn’t eat at the Asian restaurant due to said stomach upset, but my son ate salt and pepper chicken wings with rice. He wasn’t overly enamoured and isn’t a fussy eater at all — he ate tagine after tagine the whole holiday! To summarise, it’s OK, could be better and could be anywhere! Definitely lacking Moroccan warmth and charm and was a disappointment after visiting other RIU Tikida Palmeraie in Marrakech. I’m of this opinion more so after visiting Leonardo Laura Beach Hotel & Splash Park in Paphos (Cyprus) this May/June which is of a similar vein to this. As a family-friendly beach holiday hotel it truly did put Tikida Dunas to shame. I wouldn’t return either to this hotel or Agadir. If you’re undecided, choose Marrakech or Essaouira, without hestitation.
Room was large and clean. No issues with hotel itself. Was clean and looked pleasant. Pools were cold, but to be expected in May. Weather wasn’t as hot as I’d expected for Morocco, but again nothing to do with hotel. The food and drink were the issue. For a 4 star hotel I’d expect more variety and better quality. It was all so bland and poor quality. There wasn’t much variety and particularly change much from day to day. It was a cheap holiday, but I’ve paid the same in Turkey and Rhodes and Cyprus and had much better food and drink. I’d read a review on here saying the drinks are watered down and didn’t believe it however it is true. My partner drinks beer so he had no problems, but I drink cocktails and these were horrendous. They were alcohol and squash or extremely watered down fruit juice. Not one of them tasted nice! We thought being part of a chain and having a good name with good reviews would make it a good hotel. It was the food and drink which let it down massively. I didn’t particularly like Agadir. The beach had a lot of washed up plastic and camel poo all over it - again nothing to do with the hotel. They’re section of beach looked clean and well kept. My partner found the staff rude. I’m indifferent. I think you get what you pay for and it was cheap. However being part of the RIU chain they may want to look into the quality of food and their customer service within the hotel. Some reception staff are hard to understand. We are at around 9.30 every night so half an hour before the restaurant closes and it’s clear all staff have been told to close down and get out as soon as possible. As they are concentrating on this over the guests they have dining. It was hard to find a table ready so one night we sat at a larger table with our food and started eating. One male waiter flagged a female waitress and made her come over and get us to move. She sat us on a table which had not cutlery or glasses and then got all this for us. They won’t ask you if you want drink or wine if you dine later as like I said before they are concentrating on closing down. So dine earlier if you want drinks and better service. Even then you are lucky to be asked though. The Moroccan restaurant was much better. However after finishing our mains we had the same issue. They just want you out. So didn’t offer more wine or drinks. Just concentrated on clearing plates and relaying table up. All in all if you don’t mind cheap food and watery cocktails the rest of the resort is fine.
Just visited this fantastic place and I must say it was amazing from the service, staff, food and nothing was to much trouble especially when we changed our mind on the rooms twice. The animation teams are great and a special mention to Aivass who was looking after the beach towels what a lovely gentleman he is. My only advice is if you do the quad biking then make sure you keep an eye on your left leg where your side calf is as it’s next to a very hot pipe which is not covered and if you get your leg close to it it’s painful and you can burn yourself so keep your left leg away and make sure you have some change with you as they stop you for Moroccan tea and you need to leave a tip, the quad biking trip was private not via the tours.
We’ve just spent a fabulous week in this lovely hotel. Large clean room with a good terrace balcony. Excellent food particularly the Moroccan restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are served in a restaurant almost on the promenade with beautiful sea views and camels walking by the window. Private area on the beach with loungers and parasols. Great pools and surroundings. Loads of places to sit, lay or chill out. Lovely views of the beach and mountains. Well kept gardens. Very friendly staff. Felt wonderful after a great treatment in the spa. Couldn’t fault anything. We will definitely return to this excellent hotel.
I am someone who reads a lot of reviews on a place before I go on holiday, and I worry about all the negative comments and stress about them before I go. If you also do this Let me tell you that you have nothing to worry about with this hotel. I couldn’t fault it. It’s beautiful. The hotel is very clean, and spacious and a beautiful place to relax in. I was a bit worried there wouldn’t be a lot to do, but that’s not the case. There are day trips and the usual stuff such as pool tables, table tennis, and off course a beautiful beach with water sports and such. We were never bored. The food is a bit repetitive but there is something for everyone and unlike a lot of people complaining about it we found it to be perfectly fine. All in all I have had a wonderful holiday here with my boyfriend and we would recommend this place to anyone. The only thing I would maybe say is negative is that the reception staff could be a bit rude, but that didn’t bother us at all. Don’t read into all the bad reviews they’re rubbish. This place is lovely.
- Walking distance to Agadir Beach
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Agadir Bay within a 5-minute walk of Agadir Beach, Riu Tikida Dunas - All Inclusive is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights like Agadir Marina. This 406-room, 4-star property has 3 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa.
There are multiple options for onsite dining with 4 restaurants, including Tamaris, which specializes in international cuisine.
Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony, a refrigerator, and a ceiling fan.
Riu Tikida Dunas - All Inclusive features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center.
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84.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 4569 reviews