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“An oasis of calm and a relief from the hustle and bustle of Agadir.”
Review of Riad Dar Maktoub

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Riad Dar Maktoub
Ranked #25 of 79 Hotels in Agadir
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 October 2016

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.

Room Tip: From what we could see, all the rooms were individually decorated and fairly spacious.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Stayed here for three nights as part of a nine-day tour of Morocco. It was a lovely place to stay. The room that we stayed in was spacious and clean, and the Riad's grounds were well-cultivated. The pool area was nice and the restaurant served delicious food every night.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Excellent service at a very quite location outside of the city center. All personnel are very kind and helpful. Excellent food for lunch and dinner, much better than in good city restaurants. The new building and swimming pool surroundings are very nice, with a lot of flowers.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

A quiet garden, full of birds, A perfect swimming pool, wonderful imaginative food, cooked and presented with flair by friendly and attentative staff
We stayed for a week of relaxation, pampering and sunshine in January, and were thoroughly spoiled and petted by the staff, Manu (the manager) runs a happy team, who really care for their guests.
Agadir and the bustle and desert world of Morocco is outside the walls of this oasis world.
You can lie by the pool and bird-spot from your sunbed, or cross the road outside and wander on into the Souss-Massa national park, and see flamingoes, and storks in the estuary, and meet camels grazing.
Our second visit but not our last

Room Tip: Every room is different, all designed to shade in summer, but with outside sitting Superior rooms ha...
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

We incredibly enjoyed our stay. The hotel has a beautiful garden and pool where you can relax for days. Location is perfect with quick beach/city/golfs access. Decoration of of the hotel is done with excellent taste and attention to detail. Staff well trained and very nice. Foodlovers this is your place, the chef is incredible and imaginative, during one of our excursions we bought fresh lobsters from local fisherman's and had them cooked buy the chef. A real delight!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Maktoub

Address: Avenue Moulay Ali Cherif, Agadir 80350, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Agadir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 79 Hotels in Agadir
Price Range: $92 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Maktoub 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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