The busy port and resort city of Agadir, rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1960, "feels unlike anywhere else in Morocco" (Lonely Planet) -- here, it's all about the sun, the sea, the sand and relaxation, which the boutique Le Riad Villa Blanche hotel offers guests in spades. It features an enticing modern spa, a shaded inner courtyard and gardens, and is within easy reach of the sandy beach (an 8-minute walk) and city centre (a 20-minute walk), so is ideal for families, couples and individuals seeking chilled-out pampering.
Although modern Agadir features many gleaming resort complexes along the coast, as well as concrete monstrosities in town, the Kasbah, port and marina are worth exploring if you can prise yourself from your sun bed. Originally built in 1541 and restored in the early 18th century, the Kasbah's outer walls, set atop a hill overlooking the port and marina, remarkably survived the quake; the inscription above the gate, which says "Believe in God and respect the King" in Dutch and Arabic, is a reminder of Agadir's historic significance as a trading port. Views from the top are excellent, but the hike up can be uncomfortable in the heat, so it's best to take a taxi (approximately MAD25). Continue to the port for a glimpse of authentic Moroccan life amid the commercial fishing boats, souk and galleries, or head to the marina -- a purpose-built pleasure port with international shops, restaurants and cafés, and group boat trips. There's also a free shuttle to the golf course at Golfe de L’Ocean, as well as other golf courses nearby.
The hotel has 28 spacious and elegant, pet-friendly rooms and suites blending traditional Moroccan décor with contemporary design and fixtures. Each includes a king-size bed, a large bathroom, free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV and a mini bar; some feature balconies or terraces with sea views. Upgraded rooms offer additional sitting/sleeping areas. Room service and free parking are available, and there are facilities for disabled guests. There's an intimate, upscale restaurant serving Moroccan-French cuisine and two bars (including the seasonal pool bar serving snacks and light lunches; mineral water and herbal drinks are available in the spa bar). Other amenities include a lounge, a library, an outdoor pool, a shaded courtyard and garden, as well as a luxurious contemporary spa with massage rooms and treatment cabins, a heated indoor pool with balneotherapy, a hammam/sauna, a private Jacuzzi, a fitness centre, and a suite for two with a private sauna and a hammam.
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for continental breakfast: MAD 180 per person (approximately)
Airport shuttle fee: MAD 300 per vehicle (one way)
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 50 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is 20 kilometres from Agadir International Airport. Transfers can be arranged on demand from the hotel for around MAD300; alternatively, a taxi will cost MAD35-40. If hiring a car, follow the Rue 448/Rue 18 Novembre south and you will see the property signposted to the left.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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