Luxury on Agadir's wide and white sandy beach.
A five-star residence on Agadir Bay, just along the promenade from the city’s palace and medina (old town), and lining a sandy, golden beach. The calming style sees Berber architecture – hand-crafted cedarwood doors, archways and fountains – and a riad-like shape enhanced by French lighting, citrus scents and facilities befitting a resort hotel. Next door is another Sofitel, the Thalassa Sea & Spa, and, beyond that, golf courses and surfer towns.
Comfortable and luxurious, there are 273 rooms, including 18 suites, one royal suite and six garden villas (sometimes called bungalows), which come with private pools. All bedrooms have mahogany beds, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.
Guests have a range of restaurants and bars to choose from:-
La Caravane takes you round the world with Moroccan, French, Italian and Chinese cuisine;
L'Arganier offers outside meals by the pool or on the private beach;
La Nasse features influences of Morocco;
Le So Good serves French dishes in a refined environment;
And for a day time coffee break pick Le Riad.
Afterwards, the Lounge Bar offers cocktails and live music, So Zen matches wine with a chilled-out vibe, and So Fun is a strobe-lit nightclub.
By day, an impressive spa centre competes for attention with a pool terrace accompanied by hammocks and four-poster day beds. There are two tennis courts.
The Kids Villa is a fun space with lounge area, reading room, movie space and a tea room.
The hotel’s central courtyard is a nice place to read: a tranquil place of rose bushes, tinkling water and over-sized sofas. Other options include butler-brought drinks on the beach, golf or watersport excursions and drives up to the local kasbah (fort), from where you can watch the sun set over the city and ocean.
For those looking for a business meeting space or conference area, there are 9 meeting rooms, catering for upto 500 people.
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Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.
When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.
The Sofitel in Agadir was really nice, especially the room design. Everything was modern and luxurious. However, we were a bit stuck because of not feeling well, so were stung by the high prices for meals etc at the hotel. Staying at a mainstream hotel after the other boutique hotels confirmed my preference for the boutique hotels that are sometimes more basic, but much more unique, personal and homely.
Christina G who stayed here in November 2012.
Sofitel Royal Bay, Agadir & Southern Coast has been rated 1 time, with an overall rating of 3.00 out of 5.
A 28-room riad with sea-views, decorated in a traditional Moroccan style
173 room hotel & spa with private beach on the Atlantic Ocean
A wonderful way to stay in Essaouira when being in the heart of the city sounds too stressful..!
Taghazoute is a funky, small, surfers fishing village, where life is slow and peaceful and the views are stunning.
When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.
The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.