Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort
What We Love
- Hammam and argan oil massage in the Daniel Jouvance Spa
- Fireside shisha in the Le Riad bar and cocktails in the Le So nightclub
- Nightly music and performances give insight into Moroccan culture
- Beachfront location, but the hotel is also within strolling distance of the bars and restaurants on Agadir’s central boulevards
What To Know
- Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1960, Agadir is a modern resort city; it lacks the traditional ambience of other Moroccan cities
- There are more than 300 rooms and suites — do not expect an intimate boutique hotel
- European families descend en masse during the Christmas holidays
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Inspired by traditional Berber architecture, the Royal Bay brings to the heart of modern Agadir a sense of the ancient calm found in the Moroccan countryside. Hand-crafted cedar doorways, arches, fountains and domes create the feeling of a sumptuous palace or riad — as imagined by architect Chan Sau Yan, whose other buildings include Singapore’s landmark Tokio Marine Centre. The decor amplifies the sun-drenched splendor, with antiques, artworks and Moroccan carpets, poolside palms and fires flickering in the balmy evenings. The dominant color is orange; it’s seen everywhere, from the seats in the alfresco restaurant to the towels at the beachfront pools. It reflects southern Morocco’s citrus groves and year-round sunshine. While this five-star Sofitel hotel is a perfect spot for dedicated sunbathing, it’s also easy to pass the days with water sports, golf or daytrips to the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara.
In the Area
Agadir’s long, golden beach is the best place to spend time; available activities include windsurfing and jet-skiing. Within walking distance of the hotel are the Musée du Patrimonie Amazigh, which displays Berber craftwork and artifacts, and the Mémoire d’Agadir museum, which commemorates the earthquake that devastated Agadir in 1960. At sunset stroll up the seafront promenade to the marina, which has excellent restaurants including 33Yacht Adress, or embark on an excursion to the 16th-century kasbah overlooking Agadir. For an authentic experience of Morocco, take a taxi two and a half miles inland to Souq al-Had, where a jumble of stalls sells everything from local crafts to herbal potions.
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I had a great holiday it was amazing.
The hotel staff was very helpful.
Pool manager Omar was very inventive.
Also pool bar staff Yousef was very helpful and kind.
We will definitely come back.
It was the best hotel in agadir and a great view of the beach.
Amazing people, can complain about anything, also the food was a great selection every day.
We travelled here last year, however trying to catch up with my holidays to write a review to help other travellers
Agadir is an amazing place to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this hotel
Hotel isn’t too far from the airport and also the hotel is quite classy and located in a plush area of the beach.
Rooms were great, staff were very hospitable and the facilities were perfect just we went at a time where it wasn’t suitable to jump in the swimming pool etc because of the weather
Would defo go here again
This could be a fabulous place to stay.. The environment is beautiful and the pool area is so lovely, with a great private beach: However the service is appalling, reception is a joke it took us over an hour to check in and another hour when we asked to print boarding passes, there is no organisation and no attention to individuals needs.What ever you do DON’T SIT DOWN we fell for this twice and were completely forgotten. The service in the restaurants is no better, they all run round like headless chickens, there is no leadership or organisation. FAWLTY TOWERs springs to mind, it was hilarious! There was one exception, Mohammed defied the odds and was able to attend to more than one item at a time he should be put in charge!
The rooms were clean, but the bathroom flooded every time we took a shower due to an ill fitting shower screen, and the air conditioning didn’t.t work.
We initially thought the security on the gate was for guest protection, turns out they are there to stop you taking in your own bottle of wine.
Some good leadership and training in customer service would make this hotel so good, such a shame the service spoilt our experience.