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.
How to Get There
I have been to this hotel 5 times now over 15 years and I still love it. Be it the food, the rooms, the location, the swimming pool, the beach, I have spent a relaxing time there.
The Caravane restaurant remains a jewel, with amazing food and choice, and a special 5 star for the breakfast and the ladies preparing the pancakes!
Also special thanks to Simo and Lahoucine who have been welcoming, reactive and smiling all the time.
I just regret that the reception crew is not very welcoming neither smiling. I felt like I was disturbing when I came asking for some change, and the check-in was increasingly loooong.. Also on the phone a month before arriving I have not had a nice talk with the haughty lady. Just not acceptable for a Sofitel.
Except that, all is wonderful there, and I'll return next year probably.
I had a good stay here everything is good the shisha service Is super reception team are so pro they give as good rooms they help as each time we ask for something and i appreciate that i would like to thank wafi and chadian for they help thank you so much
I m allowed to put this comment since its a good hotel the swimming pool is big the reception team are so professional they give as an up grade a special mention to wafa and chadia from front desk and also driss who made a magical tea and also the beakfast was good thank you for everythig