Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel Review

The Riu Palace Tikida Agadir is in a great location, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Agadir on Morocco’s Mid-Atlantic coast.

Collage images of riu hotel tikida palace in Agadir Morocco

This luxurious all-inclusive resort is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. With stunning views, outstanding facilities and plenty of activities on offer. The all inclusive hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir is one of the best resorts in Morocco.

Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, hit the fairways on one of three championship golf courses. Or explore the local area, this very good hotel has something for everyone.

Read more about the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir. This review is based on our stay at the hotel in January 2023, which we booked through Tui.

Luke and Kay from Flawless Journeys standing outside of the entrance to Riu Hotel Palace Agadir

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Location

Riu Palace Tikida Agadir all-inclusive Hotel located in Agadir, Morocco. It is nestled on the beachfront promenade of the Atlantic coast, with views of the nearby marina and kasbah.

View of the Riu Palace Tikida Hotel from Agadir Beach and Promenade taken on a sunny morning.

The hotel is about 30 minutes from Al-Massira International Agadir Airport. Just 10 minutes away from the city centre of Agadir, a hub for shopping, dining, attractions and nightlife.

This is a kids-friendly hotel. However, we decided to take a trip without them and went with Luke’s Mum and Dad instead.

Luke and Kay with Lukes's mum and Dad outside the entrance of the Tikida palace hotel in Agadir Morocco

Hotel Riu Palace Lobby and Common Areas

The lobby and common areas of the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel are beautiful, modern and inviting. It makes a very impressive entrance, elegantly decorated with plush furnishings, stunning decor and cosy seating.

The grand entrance to Riu Palace Tikida Hotel in Agadir

The Hotel Riu Palace Tikida lobby is very large. It is the central hub of the hotel with plush seating areas that you can relax in from sunup to sundown. The reception and bar are located within it.

Sunset view from the lobby of Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Morocco

The hotel grounds are lush and well-manicured, featuring spectacular fountains and large gardens filled with colourful flowers. Throughout the common areas, you will find spacious lounges where guests can relax and unwind, as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and recreational facilities.

Restaurants at Riu Palace

There are four restaurants available at the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel. Each offering a delicious selection of international, regional and fusion cuisine. Including, a la carte restaurants, French Fusion, Moroccan and Italian restaurants.

Le Santal – Main Buffet Restaurant

The main restaurant, Le Santal of the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel is the perfect spot to indulge in an international buffet where Breakfast and Dinner are served every day.

Breakfast

The Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel offers guests a variety of breakfast options.
At the main restaurant, there is a buffet-style breakfast with an international selection of dishes including live cooking stations for pancakes and omelettes. Beverages include tea and coffee and fresh fruit juices, as well as sparkling wine.

Images of Breakfast buffet served at the Main Restaurant inside Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel which consists of pancakes, doughnuts, bacon, eggs, sausages,fruit,bread and sparkling wine

Dinner

With a huge choice of starters, mains and desserts, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud. Even fussy eaters will be happy with the selection as they have pizza, pasta and chips for them.

Images of Dinner buffet served at the Main Restaurant inside Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel which consists of lamb tagine, fish, rice, vegetables, hot and cold meat and a selection of desserts like cheeses, fruit, cakes, yoghurts and icecream

At the live cooking stations, you can watch as your meat or pasta dishes are freshly prepared right before your eyes.
Bottles of wine will be served directly to your table. Or pick up something fancier from the bar on the way to eat! This restaurant also offers special-themed buffets twice a week you won’t get bored with the food available.

Beachfront Restaurant

The beachfront restaurant of the Riu Palace Agadir is open at breakfast and lunch. There is indoor and outdoor seating available. The unique setting of this restaurant overlooking the Agadir beach promenade makes it an ideal spot to watch the waves while enjoying a delicious meal!

Beachfront hotel restaurant in Agadir at Riu Palace

Breakfast

For those looking for something lighter than what is available in the main buffet breakfast restaurant, the beachfront restaurant serves up an authentic continental breakfast.

Lunch

Choose from a fantastic selection of international buffet-style lunches. Guests can enjoy dishes from around the world, all freshly prepared and ready for them to savour. Whether you’re craving something succulent from the meat or fish carving station, an array of freshly-made pizzas, or live pasta cooked to perfection it has it all!

Images of Lunch buffet served at the Beachfront  Restaurant inside Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel which consists of roast pork, salad, cold meats, cheeses, sauces, bread selection and a big selection of cold desserts

Snacks

This is also where you will find afternoon snacks, including chips, pizza, biscuits, cake, fruit, and ice-cream.

Sparkling Wine, Cappuccino and Doughnut on a glass table with a Riu Hotel napkin.

Il Mare – Italian restaurant

In the summer months only, the beachfront restaurant turns into a Mediterranean foodie paradise with a menu full of Italian dishes. This was not open when we visited so I can not give my opinion here.

Krystal – Fusion restaurant

The Krystal Fusion al a carte restaurant at the Palace Agadir Hotel is an all-inclusive treat included in your stay.
Guests can enjoy a break from the buffet of the main restaurant and sample delicious French fusion dishes served by the waiter service to their table.

Images of starter, main and desserts served at Krystal Restaurant inside Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel which consist of octopus, prawn wrap, steak, lobster with rice, chocolate soufflé banoffee pie and a vanilla and raspberry mille-feuille

The atmosphere of this beautiful restaurant is one of comfort and elegance, with soft lighting and stunning decor.
It must be booked in advance for one of two daily sittings 7pm or 9pm.

Krystal Menu

Fusion Menu at the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir

It has a fairly limited menu with only four choices for starters, mains, and desserts. Each course is beautifully presented and will leave you feeling satisfied.

Marrakech – Moroccan Restaurant

The Marrakech Moroccan al a carte restaurant at the Palace Agadir Hotel offers an all-inclusive experience with delicious Moroccan cuisine served with waiter service right to your table.

The atmosphere is one of beauty, with amazing Morrocan-style lighting, comfy seating and stunning decor. Reservations must be made in advance for one of two daily sittings 7 pm or 9 pm.

Images of starter, main and desserts served at Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant inside Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel which consist of seafood and chicken pastilla, beef tagine, cous cous with vegetables, fresh fruit salad and a milk bastilla

The menu is limited and I must admit the starter and dessert were not to our taste; the pastilla was very dry and the milk Bastilla was bland. We had better Moroccan cuisine outside of the hotel!

But the main course of lamb, chicken or beef tagine served with couscous and vegetables plus the service and atmosphere made it worth the visit.

Bars at Riu Palace

There are 4 bars to choose from all drinks are included on an all-inclusive basis.

O Bar – Main Lobby Bar

This inclusive Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel bar will make your stay even more special it serves drinks all day long whether that’s for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or drinks in the evening.

The O Bar, inside the main lobby of the Riu Palace Agadir.

Bar Menu

Choose from an excellent selection that includes premium brands of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and mixers for all your cocktail needs.

The main bar menu at the Riu Palace hotel tikida Agadir

Knowledgeable and helpful bartenders will ensure you get what you asked for so you can take in the beautiful view of the sunset with a glass of sparkling wine or start the night off right with an exotic passion fruit martini.

Enjoying a cocktail pornstar martini at the riu tikida Hotel

With its relaxed daytime vibe and live music in the evening, it’s no wonder this hotel’s bar is a favourite hangout spot for all guests.

La Scene – Stage Bar

This bar is located in the entertainment stage room, so you can enjoy drinks whilst watching the evening entertainment. The same drinks as above are available here.

La Terrase – Terrace Bar

This outdoor bar area at Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a cool drink while taking in the incredible views of the Atlantic coast. Offering table service, you can choose from an extensive selection of beers and cocktails or try a signature mocktail. It shares the same menu as the main bar and stage bar.

La Brise – Pool Bar

This pool bar is located in the swimming area of the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir Hotel it serves hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages. Here you can relax under a shaded terrace while sipping on a cool drink after a day of fun-filled activities by the pool or beach.

Pool Drinks Menu

The Pool bar menu at the Riu Palace hotel tikida Agadir

There are 2 outdoor bars, they have a more limited choice of drinks than the indoor bars. While I’m not a fan of plastic cups, it’s understandable for safety purposes that drinks are served in them around the pool.

Swim up Pool Bar at Riu Palace Agadir

Tipping

The Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir is an all-inclusive hotel and tips are not compulsory. But by giving a little here and there to the staff who go out of their way to help you can guarantee a more personal service from the staff.

From finding sunbeds, a nice table to eat dinner and keeping you refreshed with drinks, without even asking! They are forever grateful for whatever you give whether that be pounds, euros, dollars or dirhams.

Rooms at Riu Palace Tikida Agadir

The Riu Palace Agadir offers rooms with either a garden, pool view or sea view, with private bathrooms, balconies or terrace, air conditioning, satellite tv, free wi fi in all of them.

Twin Room with Pool View and Balcony

We stayed in room 3100 the room is very large with a split floor bedroom and lounge area. Very modern and stylish, with comfortable twin beds pushed together. It includes air-conditioning, satellite TV, a fridge with soft drinks, tea and coffee-making facilities.

Twin Room in  Riu Agadir Tikida Palace Hotel

The private bathroom is huge and modern with a stunning walk-in shower and his and her sink. There is a toilet and bidet in there too. Basic complimentary toiletries are included.

Twin room at the Riu Agadir Tikida Palace Hotel With a private bathroom, air conditioning.

The balcony has a great view over the pool and if you look to the left you still have a beautiful sea view and can see the kasbah too.

Luke and Kay from flawless journeys on the balcony with a pool view at the riu palace Agadir Morocco

Cleaning Services

The housekeeping staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms were cleaned each day with fresh towels, toiletries replenished, and beds made.

Check Out Times

Check-out is at 11am, however if you need to stay a bit longer they do offer late check-out at an additional cost.

Standard Room

This is a smaller double room without the pool or sea view, they still have everything you need to enjoy riu hotels at a cheaper price.

Junior Suite

The Hotel Riu also have the option to upgrade to a junior suite available with a very large double room and a larger balcony with a sea view looking over the agadir beach. Junior suites come with a higher price but in my opinion, the pool view still had a sea view too at a lower cost than junior suite!

Twin Pool View room. Bathroom with his and her sink, toilet and bidet

Pools

There are 4 pools available, one heated indoor pool inside the spa and one heated outdoor pool. Another unheated outdoor pool and a shallow kids pool at the kids club.

Beautiful geometric pool with large comfortable sun beds at Riu Palace Agadir Hotel

The outdoor pools at the Hotel Riu Tikkida Palace are sure to impress, with two beautifully designed geometric pools next to each other. One outdoor swimming pool is heated in the winter with an adjoining whirlpool bath. We still found it pretty chilly though!

There is also a swim-up bar to enjoy a refreshing drink but this is in the unheated pool so best for the summer months!

There is also a heated pool indoor where the spa is.

Indoor heated pool inside the spa at Riu Agadir Tikida Palace

Sun Loungers

There are plenty of sun loungers on the terraces and also very big bed platforms with cushioned mattresses situated around the pools. With plenty of parasols if you like some shade.

Plenty of sun loungers available at Palace Agadir Riu Tikida Hotel


There are different levels and separate sections all around the gardens go for beds near the pool if you want to be part of it all or if you like quieter areas, look for the raised platforms away from the pool.

Beach

Another benefit of staying at the Hotel Riu Tikkida Palace, you can step out your door and onto the beach chairs in just a few steps.

Agadir Promenade and beach outside the Riu Palace with the beachfront restaurant.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Agadir Promenade, which runs between the hotel and beach. Along the way, you may be approached by locals who will try to sell you things from toys, sunglasses or jewellery. If you’re interested in buying, take a look – otherwise, a polite “no thank you” is all you need to say.

Separate private beach area on Agadir beach with sun loungers set aside for Riu Palace Tikida Agadir guests.

There is a private beach area reserved exclusively for Riu guests where you will not be pestered. Relax and feel the sand between your toes while lounging on comfortable sun loungers or under-shade umbrellas, all included with your stay!

Riu Palace Hotel Entertainment

The entertainment staff really do help to make the vacation unforgettable. They know how to keep you entertained through the day and night.

Daytime Entertainment

Looking for something to do during the day? The Hotel Riu Tikkida Palace has you covered! With sport activities available to play tennis, darts, boules, Aquafit, Pilates, volleyball or table tennis there is sure to be something for everyone.

Boules lanes at the Riu Palace Hotel

If you’re looking for fun or a more peaceful activity such as classes in Arabic or Berber languages or a bit of afternoon bingo the Riu hotels entertainment has you covered.

Kay playing bingo at the pool bar.

We did win a Riu hat at bingo!

Kids Club

There is also a kids club with a range of activities for children at Riuland. We didn’t use the service so can’t advise on it, but here is a picture from the outside showing the small kids pool too!

Riuland kids club at Tikida Palace Aagdir with a shallow kids pool

Evening Entertainment

The evening entertainment at the Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir was put on by the animation team we were there to watch the Morrocan Night performance. They also had a karaoke night.

Saxophone player for evening entertainment at Hotel Palace Tikida Riu

We also really enjoyed the atmosphere of the live music and singers every evening next to the bar.

More Hotel Property Amenities

Air Conditioning

There is air conditioning throughout the whole complex for you to enjoy a comfortable stay.

Wifi

A speed and very good hotel free Wi fi signal is available throughout the whole hotel including the rooms and around the pools.

Lifts

The hotel has multiple lifts or staircases available throughout the resort, allowing guests to get around with ease.

Gym

The hotel offers a fully equipped gym which is open daily from 8am-7pm. The machines are modern and it is always manned. There is also a spacious facilities for within the fitness centre for classes. Although I didn’t take place in any this time!

Fully equipped Gym in the Riu Hotel Tikida Palace in Agadir

Spa and Wellness Center

The Riu Tikida spa is the perfect place to relax with its very good facilities including a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, treatment and massage rooms. You can also enjoy massages or beauty treatments.

Spa services available in the Tui Riu Palace Tikida Hotel in Agadir

We did not take advantage of the Tikida Spa during our stay so I can’t comment on the spa services.

Riu Hotels are Green & Fair Hotels

All Riu Hotels are Green & Fair, committed to sustainability and being a responsible business in holiday destinations. The hotel offers fair working conditions to its staff and supports local communities. From careful energy-saving policies to innovative waste management and environmental practices, Hotel Riu is dedicated to preserving the environment while creating an enjoyable experience with a fair hotel booking.

Stunning landscaped gardens of Riu Palace Tikida in Agadir Morocco

Other Riu Hotels

We have also stayed at other Agadir hotels including Hotel Riu Tikida Dunas and Riu Tikida Beach. All of which are all-inclusive hotel basis.

The Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir is the best one. The premium drinks and better food options set it a notch above the rest!

FAQs


Is there WiFi available at the hotel?

Yes, WiFi access is available for all guests throughout the hotel and is free of charge.

What’s the best currency to take to morocco?

The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). You can exchange your money for Moroccan Dirham at the airport or the hotel. However, Pounds, Dollars and Euros are also generally accepted at tourist locations, and it may be easier to use these instead.

Is there an ATM at hotel?

Yes, there is an ATM at Riu Palace Tikida Agadir. You can find it in the lobby of the hotel.

Are premium spirits included as part of All Inclusive Package?

Yes, premium spirits are included in the All Inclusive Package at Riu Palace Tikida Agadir. You can enjoy your favorite drinks without worrying about paying extra.

Is there tax or visa payments owed at the Airport or Hotel?

No, taxes and visa payments are not owed either at the airport or hotel.

Is there a room minibar?

Yes, each room is stocked with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages in the minibar. Soft drinks and water are all available for your convenience. Alcohol has to be ordered at the bar but you can take it back to the room with you!

Do men have to wear trousers for dinner?

No, smart shorts are accepted at most restaurants for dinner. However, trousers and other more formal attire may be required at certain restaurants.

Places to Eat in Agadir

If you are staying for 2 weeks you may want to go out for something different to eat, there are some amazing restaurants worth a visit. We will be writing a review and sharing some pictures soon!

Pure Passion

A seafood restaurant at the Marina inspired by the flavours of Morocco – this one is super tasty!

Chems Ayour Agadir

This is a great place to visit for Morrocan food and an evening packed full of entertainment!

El Toro

An exquisite steakhouse that serves top-quality cuts of meat.

Things to do near the Hotel

Spend your stay at Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir exploring the attractions this city has to offer, such as the miles of white sand and crystal-clear blue waters of Agadir Beach. We will be writing more about the places we visited whilst in Agadir soon.

The Kasbah of Agadir lit up at night.

Visit the ancient fortress Kasbah of Agadir Oufla atop a hill overlooking the coastline and city, the largest traditional souk (market) in Morocco with hundreds of stalls selling spices, jewellery, clothes, and more.

Visit an Argan Oil factory to learn how this precious oil is produced, come face-to-face with crocodiles at Crocoparc, and take on a 36-hole golf course with beautiful views at Golf du Soleil.

Weather in Agadir

One of the main reasons we love Morocco is the short flight time to get guaranteed sunshine! We have visited in October, November and January with beautiful sunny days.

We hope this review has helped you decide if a stay at Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir is for you. This hotel offers great quality and value for money, with all-inclusive and great facilities.

The staff are friendly and attentive and it really does feel like your home away from home! We can highly recommend Hotel Riu Palace Tikida and look forward to returning soon.

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  1. Highly recommend this hotel we had a fabulous time with Luke and Kay absolutely brilliant time thank you so much for your lovely company ❤️❤️ food was fabulous and everything else looking forward to coming back x

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