32 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Enjoyed the stay
"I enjoyed my stay at the hotel, just would like to mention that would be good if hotels in Morocco could facilitate for Muslim women. For example, separate swimming pool or times-for women/times for men. Would of loved to have a swim but due to religious reasons didn't feel comfortable with all the mixing. I'm sure other women would benefit from that, as there were quite a few Muslim ladies from abroad who would definitely agree with me. This is something developing in places such as Turkey, so would work well in Morocco! Other then that I had a nice time staying at the hotel, beach near by and comfortable. Thank you "
- Travel date: 20th September 2016
"Like every hotel you have good and bad staff, to start with don't expect any porters to help assist with your luggage up the stairs they're hired just to show you where your room is. On one occasion the reception staff had refused to give me direction to go to the souk and kept pushing for me to take a taxi when other guests from the hotel had told me that you can walk it there, i did eventually get directions from the other guests and the walk was less than 15 minutes. The cleaners clean do a really good job of cleaning the rooms everyday however on my last night they had removed our bed covers which meant we could not sleep before our flight. The hotel entertainment is quite cheesy but they do try very hard to keep everyone upbeat from early morning till night, would recommend you definitely go to Ayoub for any queries he was by far the most helpful staff member. The hotel shop prices are extortionate but the shopkeeper Hassan is very nice and does compromise if you don't have change. As for the restaurant staff they'd have their moments sometimes they'd be at your service to provide you drinks other times you have to constantly ask them. The food that the hotel serve is decent but very repetitive which got a bit boring after a few days. They did have a bbq one night but i never really got a chance to try it out as it was near the stage and was packed out with children being entertained. Few issues I did realize when I came in and also spoke to other guests how the hotel is definitely not wheel chair friendly at all as a family with two wheel chair users had to be forced to eat outside as they could not access the restaurant due to the steps. The WiFi at the hotel was a hit and miss, in the rooms we found the best place was to sit in the balcony however for the lobby the fewer people the better the signal. The hotel guests were majority local people which had made the language barrier a lot hard and in a sense there was a sense of favoritism as staff would attend to those that could speak the language first. Overall my experience in Morocco was good but that was due to the excursions and the people i met during the stay. I can clearly say that the hotel is not a 4 star standard and staff need to be retrained. "
- Travel date: 19th August 2015
"When we first came to Trivoli on Monday the 10th of august many of the staff didn't seem to want to help us and many of them gave wrong direction to us for the beach and souks and for that reason my group got harassed by a lot of the men. The food was decent apart from one night when the Cous Cous was gone off and gave us an upset stomach. A lot of the time the food was repetitive and you get bored of it quite quick. The rooms are ok but WiFi is very bad. Also the hotel is not a place for disabled people. The next day after we arrived we woke up and went for breakfast we came across the hotel entertainer Ayoub who welcomed us very friendly and helpful he became our guide and gave the right directions and right places to go. Everyone from children to adults took a shine to him because he is such a friendly person. On our last night here Ayoub took me and my group and few other holiday makers to Shisha lounge to be solely an interpreter and for that reason the next day the poor chap got sacked from his job without an a warning. As for hotel staff well they are not friendly nor do they ask if you are ok and how your stay is. On our 1st night which we arrived 2am we could see 1 of the beds in our room was broken clearly you could see it and it tool 2 phone calls and half an hour wait to get it somewhat fixed. The security in the hotel also are very rude and every time you walk past you get dirt's given. All in all i give this hotel a 1star."
- Travel date: 19th August 2015
What a mistake to make ...!
"Le Tivoli looked like it was once a great hotel - shame they did not keep up the maintenance or the standards of that bygone era. Advertised as a FOUR star Le Tivoli would now struggle to make TWO!! Just about everything needed attention â even the chandeliers in the lobby. The rooms with en-suite were reasonable in size but tatty with a faint smell of damp. The bathrooms looked grimy though they were cleaned daily â they just needed to replace the horrible shower curtain with a screen and generally pay some overdue attention to the rest of it. Our first room was on the top floor but the only two lifts were both broken throughout our stay. We then discovered that the air conditioning for the entire block was in worse shape than the lifts so we moved to another block which had working lifts but the room was in a similar condition. No fridge, kettle or hairdryer and the only items provided were 3 small bars of soap and half a loo roll. Oh, there was cable TV, mostly French or Moroccan but there was Eurosport and 1 dedicated English channel, BBC World News.... Wow! However, the Chambermaids were very helpful .. Even though we travelled with another couple there were only half a dozen Brits staying during our week. Marmara Cosy Club had taken over the entire hotel on behalf of the majority of guests and eight resident Marmara reps, in their early twenties, made sure their French guests were entertained all day and evening. We had no idea what was going on and were specifically excluded as all notices where obviously in French and when we did stumble across an activity we couldnât understand it anyway... One or two of the reps were polite and did talk to us, in passing, but the majority just walked away when they discovered we were British. The pool was OK though a little small with a separate paddling pool for children, however, it was not always accessible as the Cosy Club reps took over parts of the pool 3 or 4 times a day for various activities. They also played music for most of the day in-between the activities and although some was pleasant most was the type of music only teens and twenties appreciate â it was nice when it stopped. With only two exceptions the hotel staff always spoke to us in French and were not as helpful as they seemed to be for the Cosy Club members. Apart from the paddling pool there were no facilities for children at all, not even in the only restaurant. Actually there were two restaurants but only one in use at a time, one for breakfast and the other for the rest of the meals. The food was something else â to be fair we did have two reasonable evening meals but breakfast seemed to be leftovers, although we did have fresh bread and croissants one morning... There were absolutely no concessions for us or any other nationality, no fresh eggs or anything we would recognise as breakfast. Needless to say all meals were geared to adult French guests with nothing for children. We tried the food for three days then eat out and rejoiced in the fact that we were only half board. Fortunately there was a very nice restaurant directly across the road from the hotel. Agadir is certainly worth a trip â even though it is clearly a tourist destination, it is still developing. The locals are very friendly and polite â excluding the shop keepers who can be a very persistent to the point of putting you off. âI want your moneyâ does not encourage you to enter their shop... and if you do â haggle and be very firm. My wifeâs leather bag came down from 750 to 250 dirhams, however, most annoyingly; when I was paying he wanted even more than agreed. He didnât get it and we did get the bag at the agreed price. Recommendation: Choose another hotel.... "
- Travel date: 22nd June 2011
unwillingness to help
"I have just got back from my holiday in morrocco, Stayed at the le tivoli for 4 nights and i am just disgusted to say that for a 4 star hotel it has very unpleasent, unfriendly and no willingness to help attitude. I had a family room with bed and breakfast the room was beautiful which was big and spacious but that and the swimming pool were the only two good things about the hotel. The breakfast was awful was not worth waking up for. The staff when you asked them for something as simple as hot milk all you got was a uncaring reaction. I wont go back there again thats for sure. "
- Travel date: 23rd June 2010
the best hotel in Agadir
"i have visited a few hotels in Agadir the best one was Le Tivoli every one was very nice the staff are very polite the staff speak a lot of languages very halpful. the rooms where very nice and comfortable is has balcony with a very lovely view of the beach the bathroom was vey big with the shower and a bath are separate. The food was great there was a wide open buffet with all types of food my son had his birthday there the staff made him a cake with his name on it and sang happy birthday anyone who wants to go to Agadir should go to the tivoli hotel a recomned this to anybody "
- Travel date: 19th February 2010
Absolutely loved the hotel, I have to sa...
"Absolutely loved the hotel, I have to say we thought all the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The ladies in the shop were a bit rude, eyeballing you up and down but I think that was just a culture thing. All the staff spoke English well, bar staff were attentive, polite and spoke good English. The entertainment staff tried really hard to get everyone involved, it was good for kids. Pool was lovely and rooms were cleaned and towels and beds changed every day. We stayed half board and ate at the hotel and were fine, the food was fine, a bit repetitive but you know what you are getting at least. I would definitely go back to this hotel. It was in a good location and for what we paid was fantastic. Yes there were other hotels like Sofitel there but they were expensive and the club there is good if you like rave music, otherwise give it a miss and go to PapaMayo (think that's what its called). We had been warned about Agadir but you know what, we had the best time. The guys in Agadir were fine, if they started hassling us we told them to leave us alone and they did - it was perfectly fine for two girls travelling alone together - yes there were people trying to sell things and asking for money but think you get that everywhere - really would recommend staying there. Agree on the cabs but I have to say they did put the meter on when we got in otherwise we would just get out and wait for another cab. If you are looking for the night life, we spent most of our time in the English bar and then in the various nightclubs around the area and still had a great time and it was more than adequate for what we wanted. We were really sad to leave!"
- Travel date: 26th July 2008
just got back from le tivoli. ok hotel, ...
"just got back from le tivoli. ok hotel, definately 3 stars! waiters rude and unhelpful. beautiful country but full of CON men! all they want is your money. Taxi drivers on the whole ok to start off with, then they start haggling with the fare, despite agreeing on a price before getting in! they refuse to put the meter on - usually costs a few dirhams to go anywhere, but they charge you sky high prices. they will end up taking you where they want to go - ofcourse they get a commission from the places they take you to i.e shop/camel ride etc. we used 3 taxis asking them to take us to the Souk - they told us its not nice but you can go to this shop instead! souk's ok, but more pricey than in marrakech. marrakech is wonderful but hot hot - 45degrees when we were there! good bargains, if you can haggle in the souk. snake charmers etc will charge you money if you take a picture - usually 20-30 dirhams (2-3 punds) if you dont pay they become aggressive as we learned from another couple! so yes, take pics but make sure you pay. although its not written anywhere how much! went to marrakech for an over night excursion. the hotel charges you Â£100 per person and local guides approx Â£40. we went for the cheaper option and regret it very much. they put us in a 2 star hotel with NO A/C and a ford transit van! our driver was great fun though! overall, really nice place agadir, wonderful beach and food. pricey. locals will con you so take plenty of money. try the camel ride (again haggle and haggle more) we will not be going back, as the people make it unworthy. country and culture really amazing."
- Travel date: 24th July 2008
We stayed at this hotel at the start of ...
"We stayed at this hotel at the start of June, the hotel was fine, more like a 3* rather than a four star, the hotel was clean and tidy. The hotel bar staff were very helpful, but the reception staff were very rude and very ill mannered. The breakfasts were awful, with my partner and I having to go out for breakfasts most days and the suppers were OK, but rather bland and boring. The hotel had little form of entertainment, and the hotel had a very strict policy of not bringing any drinks or food into the hotel that wasn't bought outside. The water in the hotel was extremely expensive, I would advise people to pop across to the supermarket and buy your bottles of water there, as you get a 2 litre bottle for 1/3rd of the price of a 500ml bottle from the hotel. Agdair, was not great, for a young couple there was not much too do, haggle everything, and be very aware in the Souks of people around you. Overall it was fun, but we definitely would not go back to Agdair and not to this hotel........theres a lovely hotel in Agdair called the Sofitel though- We spent most of your time there!"
- Travel date: 25th June 2008
We have just come back from a holiday at...
"We have just come back from a holiday at the tivoli and enjoyed every minute of our stay which was for four weeks. The waiters couldnt have been more pleasing and it was very emotional when we had to say goodbye. The food was excellent and plenty of variety,the bread was always very fresh and plenty of everything. The rooms were very clean with clean towels every day and clean sheets every two days the maids worked very hard. The people on the reception could have been a bit more pleasant. there was a man playing the organ and singing in the receptoin every evening and he was excellent and made our evenings very enjoyable.We couldnt fault the hotel or agadir we hope the go back someday and get some of their beautiful sunshine and very friendly people."
- Travel date: 18th March 2008
Again this year we chose the 5 week pack...
"Again this year we chose the 5 week package holiday in Agadir but this time half board at the Tivoli . We enjoyed staying in this hotel . The food was varied and although not always piping hot (they do have a microwave for clients use) it was varied enough for us to find something that we fancied . The pool area is pleasant and the pool heated ! The staff were friendly and usually accomodated your requests , including moving to a room with a view of the Kasbar . If you like beaches however forget Agadir for the moment as in January 2006 they started digging up the beach to build a new promenade. This has and still does mean piles of sand, concrete sea walls and part finished hardcore paths. The instigators of this construction have given little or no thought to the people like us who have been going to Agadir partly because of the very extensive and unspoilt beach. "
- Travel date: 19th February 2008
Having recently stayed at a brand new 4/...
"Having recently stayed at a brand new 4/5* hotel in Egypt I was reminded of my stay at Le Tivoli. The staff were polite and numerous. They were helpful and responsive and appreciated my attempts at Arabic. The staff made a fuss of the children which was nice. The Moroccans are very friendly people as a whole. The accommodation was clean, worn in some areas but not in any way that detracted from the overall 4 star impressions. The room, a family room was enormous with fridge and TV, it was clean and comfortable. We don't bother with tour reps generally so the lack of input didn't detract from the holiday. A nativity was organised for Christmas day which involved live animals and live Mary and Joseph. Christmas Dinner which was at no extra charge was lovely. The entertainment was stunning. Being a bit lazy we rarely managed to be up in time for breakfast, which was ok if a bit limited. The hotel is surrounded by a wide selection of restaurants and shops. It is within walking distance from the beach. I came across this web site whilst looking to re-book at Le Tivoli so yes I would stay there again."
- Travel date: 6th December 2007
Top traveller tips for Hotel Le Tivoli
"Learn french or arabic as only then will staff prioritise you"
"Might aswel be a hotel for locals"
"A very long sandy beach is only 5-10 mins away and there is a nice restaurant across the road from the hotel."
"Agadir is nice to visit for beach"
"place to go would go there again"
Hotel Le Tivoli is also called
- Le Tivoli Hotel
- le tivoli agadir
- hotel le tivoli