Being located about halfway between the airport and the tourist area of Agadir, Dar Maktoub would have been difficult to find if not for the detailed directions sent to us before our arrival by the lovely manager, Manu. Whilst not especially convenient if you want to spend time in Agadir, the location of Dar Maktoub was perfect for us as we were looking for a quiet, peaceful few days of rest and relaxation. As others have said, the gardens and pool were stunning.
As a group of 3 we had booked 2 rooms; 1 standard and 1 superior (for the extra room for 2 of us sharing), but when we arrived it was to find that the standard room had been upgraded to a superior and we were next door to each other in a small private courtyard that was shared with just 1 other room. Both rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated in traditional Moroccan style and had large bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. We had efficient air conditioning, flat screen TV and 1 room had a fridge but not the other. There were no hair dryers but this was not a problem for us. Also no tea/coffee making facilities.
A cold breakfast buffet was available until 10:30hrs each morning and eggs were also available on request. It was necessary to advise the staff whether we wished to eat in at lunch and dinner time as they buy all the ingredients fresh each day. If there was anything we didn't eat we only had to say so and a substitute was served. We always ate out for lunch but we ate dinner there 4 out of the 5 nights that we stayed. There was no choice; 1 starter, 1 main and 1 dessert but they were always, all, absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. There was a limited list of Moroccan wines that were surprisingly good.
Manu has a small but excellent team who were keen to serve our every need but although they were attentive, they were never intrusive. In fact when we asked for some ice at the bar we were also advised that if we ever wanted some when there was no member of staff present, we were welcome to help ourselves. When we wanted to eat out 1 evening Manu made the booking at our chosen restaurant and organised a taxi for us.
All in all this hotel delivered on all fronts; comfortable rooms, beautiful gardens and pool and smiling and attentive staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the three golfs courses of the Region (Golf du Soleil, Golf Les Dunes and Golf de l'Ocean), and in front of the superb National Park of Souss Massa Draa, Dar Maktoub is a unique place in Agadir combining elegance and authenticity. The domain is the perfect destination for golfers, friends and families to enjoy sport activities with a wonderful climate all the year long (25°C and 300 days of sun). Dar Maktoub welcomes its guests in a magical and enchanting environment, in the heart of the National Park of the Souss Massa, renowned for its exceptional Fauna and Flora (more than 300 species). Dar Maktoub offers its guests a personalized and high quality service during their stay. Combining a contemporary architecture with a traditional Moroccan style, Dar Maktoub is located in the middle of luxurious gardens, offering a charming environment to its guests. With its amazing panorama on the National Park of the Souss Massa Draa, Dar Maktoub is one of the most beautiful spots in Agadir. Enjoy the welcoming and relaxing atmosphere around the large outdoor swimming pool (200m²) during your stay. Located next to the swimming pool, the bar and its subdued lightings is the perfect setting to drink a refreshing cocktail at the end of the day. ... more less
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