Sofitel Agadir Royalbay Resort details
A plush 5-star retreat, the Sofitel Agadir combines an exotic beachfront setting with a great pool scene and dining.
The Sofitel Agadir is one of those hotels you sigh over in glossy travel magazines. Stylish and intimate, it’s got all the credentials for an exotic hideaway. Take the courtyard-come-lobby, for instance. The scent of rose bushes and the tinkling of water create a Zen-like atmosphere. Add swaying palms and oversized sofas to the mix and it’s likely you’ll want to spend a lot of time here.
But delve further into the hotel and it’s just as impressive. Just past the lobby is the outside pool area. There’s a huge swimming pool, but it’s the surrounding terrace that makes the headlines. Dotted with coffee tables, hammocks and loungers that resemble four-poster beds, it’s the perfect spot for soaking up the sun. From here, a private walkway leads you to the beach – a golden sandy stretch that snakes off into the distance.
Indoors, meanwhile, the hotel mixes old and the new. In the bedrooms, traditional mahogany beds and closets are off-set against white and peppermint green walls. In terms of mod-cons, you’ll find Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and satellite TVs.
Food-wise, the main restaurant serves up huge breakfast and dinner buffets. In the mornings you can fill up on fresh fruit, cereal and cooked-to-order omelettes, while at dinnertime dishes from Europe, Morocco and Asia fill the tables. It means you can tuck into a steaming bowl of special fried rice one night and enjoy a succulent joint of lamb the next. When you want to push the boat out though, pick one of the three à la cartes. One specialises in African favourites while the other offers up gourmet French cuisine with plenty of steak and seafood on the menu.
After-dinner options are in no short supply either. Kick off the night with cocktails and live music at Lounge Bar, or keep things more low-key with a glass of wine at So Zen. Later, the hotel’s nightclub, So Fun, belts out the tunes long into the night. With its indigo colour scheme, plasma-screen TVs and bright strobe lighting, it looks the part, too.
Location• 1.5km to Agadir's shops, restaurants and bars • 22km to the airport
• Swimming pool with heated section in winter
• Buffet breakfast and dinner option served in the air-conditioned La Caravane • Themed evenings • 3 à la carte restaurants, reservation required • 5 bars
• Tennis • Beach football • Gym • Sauna • Massage • Aerobics • Aqua aerobics • Moroccan bath • Spa • Table tennis • Pool table
• Live music • So'night Nightclub open every day with live music nightly
• Hotel-run kids' club, 4-12 yrs, during school holidays • Playroom • Cots and highchairs
• Lobby Wi-Fi access • 24hr reception • Money exchange • Room service • Laundry service • Internet access • Souvenir shop
All rooms come with plush soft furnishings with a splash of colour, and have air-conditioning or heating dependant on weather, satellite TV, phone and minibar, on request. Standard rooms have a king-size or twin beds. Double rooms sleep up to 2 with a double bed, bath and shower. We also offer Pool-view double rooms sleeping 2 adults and 1 child, with a double bed, child bed, bath and shower, and Sea-view double rooms sleeping 2 adults and 1 child, with a double bed, child bed, shower in bath.
Thomson guests can benefit from discounted golf packages at Golf du Soleil golf course, seasonal restrictions apply.
Extra Local Charges
Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide