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A beautifull building built in a traditional manner with the room overlooking a central courtyard and a water feature filled each day with fresh roses and the scent of roses wafting through the whole building. At night they light the building with candles. Probably the most romantic place I have ever stayed in. The rooms are very good and there is Wi-Fi every where. The food is high and the breakfast is too big. The side rooms are a bit noisy at night.
The title says it all. Either management is obsessed with overpowering fragrances, or the reviews of sewage issues are true. Either way, our room positively wreaked of sweet, cheap perfumes. The stench had soaked into the fabrics of the entire room, and it all smelled suspiciously of feces, not roses. Even opening the large sliding glass balcony doors and the entrance door (creating cross circulation) didn't alleviate the smell. By nightfall, our eyes burned from the smells.
Also, the little details that make a hotel special just haven't been envisioned by management. Larger details were missing too, such as hand towels in the bathroom, or even tissues. Housekeeping staff aggressively tried to enter our room at 22:20 to turn down the bed, even though we had locked the door and were already in bed. Not taking the locked door as a cue, they knocked until we answered. Seems a bit late for that, no? Earlier in the day, a housekeeper knocked and immediately entered, before I had time to answer the door from two meters away. Our room overlooked an outdoor staging area for the kitchen below, with views of food containers sitting on the pavement. Finally, our room was directly over the kitchen and we heard every voice and pot clanging, though the room was quiet during late hours.
On the plus side, the waiters in the restaurant were exceptionally polite and helpful, doing their best to overcome limitations from the kitchen. Menu is very limited and food was bland, though it was presented with a notable flair.
Although built recently (2011), the hotel feels like it has some old world charm. All the other hotels by the beach are large modern monstrosities which lack character. This place has bundles. The restaurant is expensive by Agadir standards but the food is utterly delightful and the atmosphere is warm and cosy with great lighting. By day, it isn't quite so alluring, the biggest problem being that you cannot sit out by the pool without being bombarded by flies and other flying insects, which is a great shame. Otherwise, the place is near faultless and appears to me to be by far the best hotel in town without charging exorbitant rates.
Aesthetically very pleasing hotel, different to the other chain hotels sprinkled along the Agadir beach. However, even if we just stayed the night, the hospitality was lacking a bit. It could have been the fact that we were a backpacking couple in comparison to the slightly older age cohort staying there. Would however still recommend and would probably stay another time!
From the scent of roses wafting in the air to the immaculate and comfortable rooms, this Riad is top notch. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The pool is relaxing and peaceful. And the food in the restaurant was simply delicious. I will definitely return.