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
Mounia was very helpful and gave as the best room service, very friendly even though she doesn't speak English. The hotel was superb however, there is a language barrier with some staff who know English.
Just back from one Week in AGADIR , & stay in SOFITELRoyal Bay
Impressed by welcome, kindly,warmess of all team
Room Service, SPA ,During Breakfast,near Pool,at Plage, During Diner,in Ryad,at Reception & at bagages Drop
All is topp
A Special AWARD to AMINA from SPA
Arrival - very poor check in. Wrong room so we had to change. Staff was not interested in making your stay unforgettable. The standard of this 5 star hotel is very very bad. The hallway smell of old old ... S Carpet is so stained and dirty. Service in general is far from what y can expect. Tennis court is filled with holes and compare with the picture used on the website it is nothing like it. The food is good but last night changed everything - after eating at our favoured restaurant a big fat cockroach passed my feet. The waiter was so stunned that he left without saying anything....... WOW
I have never experienced anything like this and have no need to stay at this hotel ever again. It is simply not worth the money.
This hotel could only have obtain the stars for the outdoor area
AICHA works in the resort as house keeping. If it wasn't for Aicha I would be reviewing this hotel's staff at the front desk service as a point blank 0. Aicha has saved the hotel from a horrendous review based on the service we received upon our arrival. Aicha is an accent to the whole team. She approaches the simplest task with love and dedication, paying remarkable attention to the finest of details. Aicha greets guest with a warm smile and a graceful presents making her guests feel welcome and at home. Through out our years of travelling I have never come across such a hard working respectable dedicated humble individual. She is a diamond in the dirt in the hotel and her graciousness has gone unnoticed for too long, as I praised her everyone seemed as though they knew yet she is still working within house keeping? When they have a member of staff by the name of sahar working on front desk with such attitude and disrespect... I won't spoil my review on Aicha, I'll be reviewing the hotel staff on another review.
I wish I could put down in words how special Aicha is and I felt as though she is wasted in the position she is in now and deserves to be where all guests can be put at ease and rest with her around. I'm truly blessed to have met a remarkable person .... so thank you Aicha for making our holiday feel like a peace of home.
While it’s a 5 star hotel, compared to the Riad’s I’ve stayed at, this hotel was a disappointment. It has an old, damp feeling. All the furniture is old, dusty and damaged. The phones are from another century, and I had to constantly call just so they could hear me. The service is subpar which is expected when it’s a hotel. The bigger the place, the less important the service.
The night club and the pool were rather empty, which was disappointing.