Agadir

Riad Villa Blanche

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A boutique, luxurious riad-style hotel on the sun-drenched Moroccan coast
  • It's an 8-minute walk to the beach & 20 minutes' walk to the city centre
  • There's a free shuttle to the golf course
  • It has an intimate, upscale French-Moroccan restaurant & 2 bars
  • Hotel facilities include a luxurious spa, indoor swimming pool & fitness centre

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

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.

Fees

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.

Renovations and Closures
The property will be renovating from 02 October 2017 to 15 November 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Swimming pool
  • One of the swimming pools

Alternate facilities will be available offsite during the renovation.

During renovations, the riad will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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