From both the outside and the inside, the Amadil is a pretty impersonal complex. The exterior is an unsightly, whitewashed mosaic of balconies while the lobby is both outmoded and void of any atmosphere. The hideous new roof that now crowns this latter space only goes to reinforce the airport terminal look which is supported by the sheer size of the lobby and the presence of shops, flowerbeds and even a gazebo on a mezzanine level at the centre of it all. The floors above and their corridors and wings create an open gallery which goes all the way up to the glass ceiling so at least the space is bright. The unremarkable lobby bar is the venue each night for live music, one of the few elements of animation at the hotel. This is not, though, the type of entrance hall one wants when they arrive at a hotel; it should be more intimate, warmer and you should not have to trek to the lifts or any other service that one might usually find in a lobby. The hotel is in the process of renovating its three lifts, one by one, so be prepared for there to be some work going on in late 2012/early 2013.
Outside at the pool guests have huge amounts of space in which to sunbathe and the exposure is excellent. Good quality sun loungers are placed all around the odd-shaped pool and there are also parasols if need be. The area is pretty quiet as there is no loud music blaring all day and only a few activities going on such as aquagym sessions and ping pong. The greenery surrounding the pool is pretty and well maintained and there is also a snack bar for those food and drink urges between meals. Adjacent to the pool is a smart little kids club which is clean, safe and has a variety of games and costumes for dressing up. A kid's pool is also to be found in the vicinity.
Although we wouldn't describe the wellness centre as a destination spa, it is actually one of the best looking ones we came across in Agadir. It boasts a beautiful traditional décor with warm colours and mood lighting and has an attractive relaxation area at its centre around a fountain. The circular facility has ten massage rooms, three of which are for couples and one of which is given over to Thai massages. There is an indoor pool heated to 26°C as well as a hairdresser-come-beauty parlour. The products used are a combination of well known brands from France (for the facial treatments) and local argan oils for everything else.
While not wholly inspiring, the public areas of the hotel are clean and orderly and despite relatively large distances between the rooms and the hotels services, it is easy to find one's way around. There is a wifi service throughout the hotel although there is a 100MAD per hour charge for this. The business centre is also subject to a fee. The hotel offers rooms for those guests in a wheelchair