8 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Nightclub or Hotel
"This Hotel needs to decide if it wants to be a night club or a hotel. The nightclub part plays extremely loud music until 4.30am so loud that it resonates through the main part of the hotel, even with earplugs you can feel the vibration. Asked to be moved next day, luckily there was another room in next block other people werenât so lucky. Not a bad hotel with a nights sleep but without a guarantee of a room away from the main block a stay in this hotel would be totally unacceptable unless you work nights which is unlikely on holiday. Better to be safe than sorry and give the rihab a wide berth."
- Travel date: 15th December 2009
This Hotel residence Rihab is only 2 sta...
"This Hotel residence Rihab is only 2 star(should not be as 4 star rated as in many website). we arrived to hotel in 3rd week of July. we been told Airconditioning is not working and they dont know when it will be repaired. we spoke to a family where living there week and half before us said the same. it was not donw they just shut it down. there was no internet either. self catering facility were very poor. we had to survive with 2 cup and 2 glass infact we were 4 people. it was 20 minute walk from beach and with children it is difficult due to a hilly road. At night music where very laud till 2 oclock in the morning find it very difficult to sleep for a week and all the music was in Moroccan. first day tired their breakfast it was very poor for the price we have paid for oneday. their pool side snack was even worse then breakfast better go to a restaurant in the town. over all it was not a good holiday due to a hotel what we expected or what we been told about hotel nothing was true. all the travel operature should regrad this hotel to a 2 star minus."
- Travel date: 26th July 2008
This hotel is meant to be a 4 star and i...
"This hotel is meant to be a 4 star and it's far from it. I would say it's more like a 2 star in the uk. We stayed b&b but didnt have breakfast in hotel as it was very poor. Each morning we got a taxi into the town and had lovely food from a place called the English pub. There were 2 bars in the hotel the one on the 4th floor was very expensive the one downstairs was a little cheaper but very moroccan,noisy and smokey. We met a few people in the hotel who weren't happy at all and had to move rooms up to 3 times because of cockroaches!!! We must have been very lucky because we didn't see any in our room. The holiday overall was very nice just a shame about the hotel. Hope this helps you!!"
- Travel date: 19th June 2008
Thinking of going to rihab, I say No No No!
"We booked this hotel via internet after a crummy but honest hotel in Essaourria. It looked ok on this site, and some of the reviews offered encouragement. How wrong we were to be positive. After a foul stinking bus ride down the coast, we arrived in Agadir, and were taken to what looked like an ok Hotel at night, surrounded by open land and a part built neighbourhood. A friendly front desk, that was it. We changed our first room, (an ashtray with fitted beds). My partner was pregnant and started retching. They changed our room fairly quickly, and the replacement was as dismal as the first, same grotty furniture etc A note on Morocco generally is that with a lack of water maybe they just havent got into cleaning things? Is it just me, but everywhere in the 'cheaper' places we stayed there wasnt enough broom broom in the room. This place was typically foul. Grubby nasty blankets on suspect sheeted old fashioned beds. A silverfish the size of a mouse in the sink, the stink of tobacco smoke everywhere, picking up all sorts of things on your feet on your way out of the shower. We checked out the following morning after a holiday breakdown, and busted the bank on a credit card checking into a hotel on the beach, which almost saved the trip, having a big door that said 'stay out' to the locals. The only time in the country we weren't hassled by idiots trying to sell you things you didnt want and wouldn't take no for an answer. But I digress, this terribly depressing dump of a hotel is not what it may seem in the photos, you wouldnt swim in the 'pool' unless you were forced to, the food we didnt even dare risk. We are not pansies, my partner has travelled all over the world, literally. I will never bother again with this weird country."
- Travel date: 30th May 2008
Good basic accommodation
"This is quite a simple and basic style of hotel. It perhaps isn't a 4* hotel by UK standards but it is clean and suitable for a budget holiday. The food isn't fantastic so self catering is advised and food from the bar is select and often only available for limited hours. Drinks however, are easily available. There is no internet either at the hotel. Staff are friendly, helpful and happy to accommodate your needs. The pool is well maintained, perhaps quite small, although sufficient for the size of the hotel. The beach is a walk of about 15 minutes and a small supermarket is a similar distance away. Both are accessible via a main road. The resort of agadir itself is modern and aimed purely at tourists and has little moroccan charm like Marrakech but is a great relaxing beach resort. The hotel is located in a area whcih is still being developed and so building works are near by. It is also a taxi drive away from the centre of the tourist area. However, taxis cost just over Â£1 (20 MDirham) during the day to the main centre and marina. Please don't be put off by negative comments. This hotel is not the best in agadir and this is reflected in the price. If you want a more luxurious hotel then head for the sofitel or a larger hotel whcih is advertised as a 5*. But, if you need a simple and basic room to stay in during your holiday then this is suitable."
- Travel date: 30th January 2008
You need to go to Rehab if you stay more than one night here !
"My family and I booked on line to stay at the Residence Rihab Hotel in Agadir for what was supposed to be 7 nights in a 4 star hotel. We departed on the afternoon of New Years Eve looking forward to celebrate the new year in what appeared to be advertised as a small pleasant new hotel. What followed on our arrival turned out to be a nightmare and lasted only two nights. On arrival the first impression was depressing, the hotel is surrounded by building work which appeared to half completed and derelict. The reception was clean and the hotel staff were very polite and helpful - however the bar area, that was occupied with locals all of which were non residents led us belive that this was the local meeting place to acquire an escort for the night if you understand what we mean. The comments made by the previous review - monkey40 - is correct in that the web advert is misleading - this is not a 4 star hotel , it would struggle to attain 1 star. When shown to our two rooms we discovered that the locks to the balcony sliding doors were broken and inaffective as to were the windows. We pointed this out and requested two other rooms - and two more and two more. We were shown and moved rooms 7 times that evening all with the same problem that none of the balcony doors were secured. The hotel manager attempted to reassure us that there has never been a security issue, however, given the clientele in the bar area did not give us any degree of confidence. By this time new years eve had came and gone and we reluctantly retired to a room that in the morning gave rise to a severe leak in the bathroom, no water from the hand basin and exposed plaster pealing off the wall. We again raised this together that the make shift repair to the balacony door had resulted in the entire locking mechanism falling off in my hand. Again we were moved to another room, 8th in total in less than 12 hours, and suprise suprise the door mechanism to the balacony was broken. The doors was only one of the problems - others were the spare blankets were musty and smelt, the food presented for breakfast was awfull, the dining cloths on the table where the food was presented was filthy, the 8 rooms we were presented with were cramped with well worn furniture and were not well equipped. An ocean view is blocked by a half finished building work surrounded by grey corrogated 3 to 4 metre fencing. The pool area did not have a pool side bar / snack area as advertised or intrernet service as advertised. The ocean view bar on the top floor was closed due to refurbishment. The duty manager and staff were to be honest as helfpful as one can expect but they were also very embarrassed with the whole situation as far as the duty manager admitting to us that the hotel was not a 4 star rating. Having spent an horrendous night we went for a walk only to discover 5 minutes away the Iberostar Founty Beach Hotel which was of 4 star rating . On our return at midday the locks on our balacony doors appeared to have been repaired only to discover that when we tried to open and close the doors the whole lock and door mechanism fell apart. Yet, again we reported this to the rep he stated that the other hotel the tour operator offers in Agadir was dirtier than the Rihab - - that was enough and we demanded to the travel rep that we be relocated or arrange flights back to the UK - this was only our second day and we were prepared to travel home. After much deliberation with the Tour operators in the UK we were relocated to the Iberostar on our third evening whereby we did not incur any cost, we spent 5 great nights in clean spacious rooms / accommodation and extremely good choice of food, fantastic gardens three pools, one heated and private beach. We are not in the habit of going to this extreme, we travel abroad regulary in nothing less than 4 star hotels.We paid for what was advertised as a 4 star spacious clean accomodation only to be presented with very poor standards and feel compelled to inform travellers going to the Residence Rihab Hotel what to expect. The Hotel Rihab is supposed to be relatively new - we were informed by locals and the staff that the hotel was built Two / three years ago. If this is correct and what was presented the workman ship is very shoddy and poor. This is not a new hotel and is not 5 minutes from the beach - more like 15 to 20 minutes The rest of our time in Agadir at the Iberostar was what we expected from a holiday, having said that when venturing out side the hotel, whether this be on the long stretch of beach at Agadir or walking on the promenade be aware of locals trying to sell you a wide range of goods - they are very persistant- be polite but firm and they will eventually get the message. Taxis - agree fare before your journey. Summary - Morocco - great weather for a winters break - average 23 - 25 degrees, make sure you stay in a reputable hotel group - if you can put up with the locals constantly trying to sell you items and beggars at every street corner then Morocco is for you - for us no - not again - plus for us, the Iberostar Hotel delivered a high quality first class service and we would recommend the Iberostar hotel group."
- Travel date: 9th January 2008
This is a fairly new resort so while boo...
"This is a fairly new resort so while booking it was very difficult to find any information but as it was very inexpensive, I took a gamble and apart from the noise at night and the fact that it is on a construction site, I think it has potential. The location is at least 10 - 15 minute walk to the beach and not 300m as advertised. We booked a one bedroom self catering apartment but they gave us a lovely, spacious two bedroom apartment. The apartment was very clean with comfortable adequate furnishings. Cooking was a challenge as there is only a hob no oven and very few utensils. The staff where very friendly and helpful we had problem with noise as there is a club that plays loud music till late so we had to move rooms, which was not a problem as the resort was empty but could be a problem if there are no alternate rooms available. All considered I would have stayed longer but the noise was a problem for us so we left after the second night even though we booked for four."
- Travel date: 7th December 2007
If this is Rihab, I'm all for it!
"As soon as we entered the apartment (we took self catering) and saw the towels folded in the shape of swans and the duvet sprinkled with fresh rose petals, we knew that we had stumbled onto something special. The Rihab couldn't be described as central, but it's only a five minute walk (downslope) to the magnificent beach. The rooms are very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. How the maids can come up with a different 'towel sculpture' every day, I can't imagine, but it all adds to the friendliness of the hotel. The pool isn't big, but it's totally enclosed and more than adequate for cooling off and there's a small pool for children. There is however, plenty of furniture, a bar and a good poolside menu. It's probably 20 minutes walk into the centre of town, most of which is flat, but an 'orange' cab which are always nearby will get you there for a pound including the tip. We did eat in the restuarant and found the food very good and plentiful. The Moroccan red wine is quite excellent and extremely good value for money. All in all, the Residence Rihab was a memorable experience which we intend to repeat."
- Travel date: 23rd October 2007
Top traveller tips for Hotel Residence Rihab
"Renovation , provide good towels, stop that loud music and think of the children, provide heating to the swimming pool when it is cold . "
Hotel Residence Rihab is also called
- Residence Rihab Hotel