In second row to the wonderful beach only separated by a well-traveled road, lies the 4-star hotel Mogador Al Madina in Agadir.
We stayed at this hotel as part of a very cheap package tour. The pictures on the Internet were appealing, the website of the hotel read quite well and there should be free Wi-Fi. Since the hotel does not belong to a huge, but rather to a manageable chain, we were quite good things for a week to have found a nice home.
From the airport in Agadir it is about 24 km to the hotel Mogador Al Madina. Fortunately, the bus did not stop at every hotel along the route and so we were at the hotel after a good 35 minutes.
At the reception we were greeted very friendly in German. After all formalities were completed, we were taken to our room.
That is a standard room?
The door opens and we stand in a small anteroom. From here a corridor leads into the room. On one side it goes to the bathroom, on the other side there are built-in wardrobes.
Yes, and then we step into a very spacious room. We are in a double room with extra bed, the room size is 50 m².
Wow, that’s a standard room?
First, the most important look in the bathroom. A bathtub! Always a dream for me, at home I unfortunately have to do without this luxury. The toilet is in a small extra room, which can be separated from the bathroom with a sliding door. Everything is very clean and that should not change during our stay.
The room is the last room on the second floor of a 3-storey house. On one side there are windows that allow the view to the pool. Here the sun shines in in January from 11 o’clock. The other windows face the street. Unfortunately, there is no sound insulation and so really quiet it was not in the evening hours. The sun shines into the room here until sunset. During our stay in mid-January, we only opened the windows during the day to bring the heat into the room. At night it cooled down to as low as 3 degrees and we kept the windows closed. With the window open, however, I would have found it difficult to sleep, the street noise was already disturbing.
Important to us:
The safe was big enough for 2 small laptops.
Unfortunately, the Wi-Fi did not reach our room.
Theme half board
We had booked our stay with half board. So the first evening we went to the restaurant of the hotel. There were 5 people sitting in the restaurant and there were 4 waiters running back and forth. And – there was no buffet there, although this was part of the dinner according to the advertisement. Ok, sometimes there are changes of plans, there was a small menu card: soup, salad, 2 main dishes to choose from, fruit or cake for dessert. In this hotel – and we knew this before – there is no alcohol, not even with food or at the bar. For us this was not a problem, but other guests seemed to mind. The soup was ok, the salad was carried into the restaurant with a clear film cover and only covered in the restaurant at the next table, the main courses were tasteless and with the fruit you can’t do much wrong. All in all, not a plus point for the hotel.
However, I can understand that no buffet was offered. With the number of guests who sat there to eat, it would have been a waste of food, because certainly not everything would have been eaten.
But one should not judge after once, so the next day there was the second chance, which was just as deficient. On this day, too, there were only a handful of guests in the restaurant.
The next 2 days we went out to eat and looked before whether the announced buffet would perhaps still be there. On Saturday it was then – buffet time! There was a larger tour group in the hotel and apparently they wanted to present themselves well. Unfortunately, the tasteless food also pulled through the dishes offered and unfortunately not one food was something visually appealing.
On our last day we were told at breakfast that the restaurant was closed in the evening and we should go to the specialty restaurant of the house. We had already eaten there and so the traditional Moroccan cuisine could sweeten the last evening.
Another quick look at the breakfast at the Hotel Mogador Al Madina. It was sufficient and appealing, but nothing extraordinary. We switched from coffee to Moroccan tea after two days, it definitely tasted better!
Insight into the hotel complex Mogador Al Madina
We liked the complex of the Hotel Mogador Al Madina very much. I always find it nice when the hotel complex is built a bit winding and not so straight. In this hotel you can walk over stairs and winding paths past small green areas.
The pool area has a pleasant size. In January, I was partly alone there. In summer it is certainly quite crowded under the umbrellas.
The hotel has a spa area, but we did not visit it. I even saw a children’s club, but it was dormant because there were no children in the hotel.
In the evening we drank sweet mint tea in the hotel bar and used the free wifi.
Would we come back again?
Agadir will definitely see us again. The hotel Mogador Al Madina could also come because of the location to the city, the beach and many restaurants in the shortlist. However, we would then book only with breakfast and go straight to local restaurants to eat.