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
- 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.
How to Get There
“With great pleasure” or “avec grand plaisir” is the phrase we heard many times a day, accompanied with huge, sincere smiles and inquiries on our wellbeing. The best part of this trip for my husband and myself was the incredibly warm and friendly, yet professional and efficient staff. At the end of our week at the hotel, we felt like we were leaving family behind! A special thank to Smakel Brahim, Naima, Yassine, Abdelillah and Morji, who especially touched our hearts with their kind attentions.
Pam and Jean-Paul Ciquier
The perfect holiday for us.it was the mix of sunshine, fun and relaxation! The service and cleaned daily.
The host with the most!
Always smiling, polite tending to all our needs with greatness laughs too!
We cannot thank you enough and will
Always remember this holiday
I visited the hotel last summer in August with my wife and 2 children. The review is a bit late but i was just reminded of the trip when scrolling through some photos. Our trip was brilliant but i wanted to give special mention to a guy that worked there called Malmo. He was a fitness instructor working out of the gym in the hotel and I can honestly say was one of the nicest, most generous people i have ever met. He ended up teaching me and my wife Yoga out of the kindness of his heart and it was much appreciated. Overall the hotel was very good although it did get a little crowded as it was peak summer but with people like Malmo making guests stays even better it took the experience from being a very good one to an exceptional one!
PhilB , London
This is a spectacular hotel and one well out of my price range had I not been traveling with Gate 1. It is the most luxurious accommodation I have ever stayed at. It is right on the ocean. Sadly we arrived late afternoon and were there only for a day, but I tried to make the most of it. Truly impeccable staff and the breakfast was divine.
I visited the hotel on november 29-4 dec. My stay was lovely and the breakfast was very nice. The hotel staff are really great and the rooms are in tip top condition. I really enjoyed my time and especially with the service that soukaina siad of breakfast gave to me... She was very welcoming and so kind and showed me around the breakfast bar with a lovely smile. You can see she works very hard and that she enjoys her job. I will be visitng again sometime in march and cannot wait to be greeted by soukaina siad. I enjoyed my time and will be definately staying at this hotel again :)