16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Excellent Hotel, Great Location
"I took my husband for his 40th Birthday - we had a fantastic time, felt very safe in the hotel, I have food allergys and the chef cooked me plain food and the reps were helpful. The hotel is near the beach but there is an alley to walk down where there are street sellers painting and wood carving. there were amazing to watch and did not hastle you. There is a security guard on the gate to the hotel 24 hours a day which we thought was good. We also did the 2 day trip to Marrakesh and would highly recommend it as it is an awsome place."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of August 2010
"We have just returned from our all inclusive holiday. We went for a rest and the staff at the hotel ensured we got it.
The staff at the hotel are friendly and treat you as you treat them. Abdul who is the pool man works tirelessly to ensure you get a sun lounger, pad and parasole no matter when you turn up at the pool.
We would certainly recommend this hotel if you are looking to switch off for a couple of weeks. Our only warning would be that you should be aware that all inclusive customers are treated very differently from half board customers, they have a long way to go to resolve this problem.
- Travel date: Tue 20th of July 2010
Do not go
"I was there last week with some mates what can I say what a nightmare. staff are so ignorant never talk to you with any manors never get a smile and walk around like beggars waiting to be tipped and asking to be tipped. receptionist very rude always trying to short change you when you get money changed and one of nights squared up to me asking if I wanted a fight saying ill be back in 5 for you.
food very poor no choice and disgusting we had to eat out every day.
AC didn't`t even work sinks get blocked every other day made several complaints nothing got done.
asked for a iron said we don't have one.
bar closed at 11.30ish and if you spoke after 10pm you got a complaints.
felt that they do not like English and are always looking to pick arguments with you.
all rooms come with a safe which you have to pay for.
my advice don't bother staying at this place it will ruin your holiday like it did ours staff are very bad mannered."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of July 2010
Very quiet but enjoyable
"The hotel is very clean and well run. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful, especially the pool attendant who will always manage to find you sun lounges,cushions and an umbrella if you want one.
We stayed on an All Inclusive basis with the food choice plentiful and very varied. Lunch is served outside barbeque style which made a pleasant change. Alcholic drinks are only included in the All Inclusive price up to 11 pm which was late enough for us but there was only a limited choice as part of your price (some spirits including bacardi you had to pay for).
The evening entertainment is pratically non existent but added to the very quiet, relaxed, laid back atmosphere of the whole holiday.
I would certainly recommend this hotel although probably only for one week, as any longer I think the general relaxed nature could turn into boredom!"
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of July 2009
This was mine and my childrens first hol...
"This was mine and my childrens first holiday abroad and was obviously very worrid about what we would find.
Outside the hotel entrance was beautiful with a guard on the front so that the whole complex was secure (Maddie had not long been missing), as soon as we got off of the bus there was someone ready to take our bags for us, all the staff was very helpful.
The poolman was very amusing and happy to help with anything, he even topped up the childrens sunblock for us.
The 2nd day we met our tour guide we were her only customers there at that time, she helped set up three excursions (tour of Agadir including the Souk, Sand dune buggys and a day tripping ocean fishing where we could jump from the boat into the ocean for a swim)
I would got back tomorrow.
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of February 2008
"We were relieved to be transferred here after one night at the Tivoli!!
The Odyssee Park is well situated for the beach, restaurants etc. The hotel is very well decorated with character and the hygiene standards were excellent. The rooms are bright and airy, the bathroom was spacious and clean. The breakfast was nice with a good selection, we only ate one meal in (as we wanted to experience the restaurants) which was very nice. We picked the Moroccan night and it was lovely. The staff were all fine with the exception of the bar staff who were not so friendly/helpful.
My only criticism would be that if you aren't all inclusive you cannot buy any snack lunch. There is only barbecue meat and chips but no salad which was pricey.
All in all - very satisfied..."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of July 2007
we loved the odyssee park hotel
"we have just spent a delightful weeks stay at the odyssee park hotel and would recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a clean place with good food and excellent staff. the rooms are bigger than average and the bathrooms are great for women who want space to do their hair and put on make-up. there is even a hair dryer. the hotel has beautiful well tended gardens and it is lovely to wake up to the sound of bird song each morning. the pool is good and nice to relax by. odyssee park is close to the resort centre and within easy walking distance to the beach. our previous hotel was cancelled 3 days prior to leaving the uk due to building work so we were very anxious about where we were going to be staying but were pleasantly surprised by the odyssee park and will definitely use again.
pauline and les tamworh staffs"
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of March 2007
A really nice hotel
"We've just arrived back from a week's stay at the Odysee Park, all-inclusive. When reading this review you should remember that we visited in January, which is about as off-peak as you can get, and not everything may apply in the height of the season.
There were three of us in our party, Mum and Dad (50s & 60s) and Daughter (28)
On our arrival we were greeted warmly in reception with a glass of 'Moroccan Whisky' (mint tea)
After handing over our passports one of the reception staff noticed that it was our daughter's birthday : he vanished into a back room and re-appeared with a single red rose, which he duly presented to her. You can't get a better start to a holiday than that.
One person has commented that the hotel was dark and gloomy. The atrium style reception did look a bit dingy on the day we arrived as there was no sun, but for the rest of the stay we were able to admire it's lofty elegance. The corridors ARE dark, but that's because the Moroccans are very much into energy-saving and there are time switches on every corridor and stairway. We didn't find it a problem.
The rooms were tastfully decorated and spotless, with comfortable beds.
As commented on earlier the majority of the guests were German, but there were probably half a dozen nationalities in all, which gave the hotel a wonderful international feel. The food reflected this â we personally would have liked more Morrocan fare. The criticisms of luke warm food are partially justified. We discovered that if we didn't go into the resturaunt at the beginning of a service the hotplates did not do a very good job, so the lesson is - get in early.
We were amused at the early-morning jockying for pool-side positions by the Germans. In true Brit style we sauntered out after breakfast and were always able to get loungers where we wanted them, possibly because of a good tip on the first day to the famous pool-man, Abdul, who has turned a menial job into a branch of entertainment.
The staff generally were very friendly and welcoming - we must mention Walid in particular, who became a real friend.
Overall we think we were lucky to have chosen this hotel. We had a wonderful holiday in Agadir, and would recommend the Odysee Park to anyone who just wants to chill out in the hot Morrocan sun."
- Travel date: Mon 29th of January 2007
Central Location, OK/acceptable but would try to find somewhere else
"The location of this hotel, apart from the busy road outside is brilliant. You are literally minutes from the seafront on foot and a whole array of shops and restaurants. Howeer, be warned the hotel switches off its air conditioning on the 1st November every year, and will not switch it back on, despite requests from our Thomas Cook agent. Also there is no fridge/mini bar in the hotel. If you are thinking of going all inclusive, think again....we thought the food was edible, but not briliant - there are some excellent restaurants along the sea front and in town where you can have a slap up meal for the 2 of you including drinks for around Â£15.00 (between the pair of you!). Whilst there is not a lot to see in Agadir itself, it's a good introduction to Morocco especially if you take the 2 day coach trip offered by your tour operator to Marrakesh and Ouessoira. This has now wetted our appetite to come back. The actual hotel staff were all friendly the rooms could have been a little cleaner. Everyone we met in Agadir was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Try the restaurant on the sea front called La Fiore - the lamp chops are excellent."
- Travel date: Sat 6th of January 2007
Really Enjoyed our stay
"We stayed for a week with another couple, and we all enjoyed our stay. I can not think of any negatives about the hotel, just a couple of times drinks barman got a bit confused at pool bar, but apart from that nothing major.
We found majority of staff friendly, from reception to the cleaner. The pool man was a good laugh, & we enjoyed being entertained by the man on the keyboard in the bar (sorry bad with names!!). We stayed on ground floor overlooking pool, room was fine considering the money we paid for the all inclusive week. Food was fine, I was the only one in our group that could not eat most of the dishes as I have to watch what I eat, but the others were more than happy with the choice.
I think the only downside of the week because we did not want to do trips was that there is not much to see in Agidir. We did the Train ride, but the Bird Walk was well worth it.
We will return to the Odyssee, but for a fortnight,so we can do some trips to see more of Morocco."
- Travel date: Sat 25th of November 2006
not too sure
"We stayed at the hotel the last two weeks in August and booked a family room and a normal size room. The family rooms air con was no use and they look over the busiest main road in Agadir - non stop horn tooting so was impossible to open the window. Despite this the hotel staff would have put us in a smaller room overlooking the pool but would have been really cramped with 4 in a room. This was the only problem in the hotel. We were all inclusive and the food was great plenty of choice always fresh, but the food out and around in Agadir is so cheap (watch out for the 'dry' restaurants) and we didnt get bothered as they can see the all inclusive bands. The reception staff were on the whole ok but we got told off for vacating at 12.05 and tried to get a late dep fee out of us. Entertainment almost non existent apart from the infamous Abdul and a piano player. If you are looking for a good beach holiday DONT BOTHER as lots of Mr Hankies floating in the sea. The hotel itself was wonderful ultra clean and hygenic. I personally wouldnt go back to Morrocco with children (9,12, 16,16) as there isn't enough variety."
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of September 2006
"we arrived at the odyssee park around 7 pm and were pleasently surprised by the warm greeting we received from the hotel staff who couldnt do enough for us
the hotel room was very clean and air conditioned which was needed
the food was so so but edible
the pool man ABDUL would always oblige you with getting chairs around the pool area and placing them whereever you wanted them he was a scream with his antics
the only critism we would have is the amount of germans and french which seem to gather at this hotel hence the catering was not for the english people
would like to have had some english food but hey thats what holidays are all about isnt it
would recommend the odyssee to anyone going to agadir
definitely the place to go for peace and quiet and to soak up the sun
great excursion to do is touradant temperature reached 49 c whilst we were there but worth it
kim and pete dormer aug 30 2006"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of September 2006