Hotel Sud Bahia Hotel 3 star
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1976 RUE DES ADMINISTRATIONS PUBLIQUES 80000 AGADIR Maroc Agadir, Morocco
Amy Adejokun Section editor

On the fourth floor of the Sud Bahia hotel there are a series of drawings along the corridor. One of them depicts a young Moroccan girl with tears rolling down her face. And quite frankly after having seen this hotel, we fully understand why. Dated, tired and thoroughly depressing, it looks as though nothing has changed here in about thirty years. The lobby of the property tells you everything you need to know. Not only is it a good hike from the beach, but it has poor facilities, balconies so small that you could not relax on them and little to no atmosphere. It is the type of place that you check into when you turn up to a place without a reservation and you have had no luck with any of the other places in town. One to be avoided if at all possible.

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    Location 7.31 /10

    Situated in the modern town centre of Agadir but a fair distance from the tourist area, the Sud Bahia is quite a trot away from the beach. There is very little of interest in the immediate vicinity of the hotel apart from a few cafés and restaurants although at least it is a bit calmer than down by the front. The airport is around a half an hour's taxi ride away and costs about 200MAD.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    All of the 246 guestrooms at the Sud Bahia are just as poorly decorated and appointed as each other. Most are suitable for couples while some have an extra bed for a child too. The most horrifying thing about them from our point of view is the stained woodchip on the walls although the old heating units are also pretty alarming. Each room has a small desk/coiffeuse with mirror with a small stool as well as an old safe on the floor (20MAD per day), a small colour television, a '70s style lamp, telephone and wardrobe. There are balconies but there are so narrow you cannot place a chair out there so they are basically redundant. The dated bathrooms are the kind of thing you would expect to find in one of those kitsch retro bars who consider the décor to be so old that it is cool again! We had forgotten that they even used to make sinks in that faded pink colour! And the tiling is impressively outmoded too although it must be said that everything was clean. All bathrooms have a bathtub with shower and there are minimal toiletries provided in the form of a couple of bars of soap. Most of the rooms give on to the pool and gardens, although some also have a partial sea view.

    Overview 5.70 /10

    The fact that one of the letters was missing from the hotel's exterior sign told us all we needed to know about the Sud Bahia. And, as if it were needed, both the look of the lobby and the expression on the receptionist's face confirmed our worst thoughts. Upon arrival at the hotel one passes from the bright Agadir sunshine, past the half dead plants in their worn pots, to the darkness of the entrance hall. Perhaps things are so bad at the hotel that they are having to save energy by switching off the lights, who knows, but whatever the reason, it does not create a great first impression. It is true to say that the intricate ceiling work is impressive, however the columns, flooring and seating just through the door at the far end of the lobby are in serious need of updating.

    As the Sud Bahia is a regular hotel and not, like most other properties in Agadir, a club hotel, there is not much in the way of outdoor grounds or common areas. The main space is that of the pool which is largely shaded by the hotel building and by the side of which are some sun loungers but no parasols. There is a small pool just for kids adjacent to the main pool while up at the top of one of the accommodation buildings is a solarium where guests can sunbathe throughout the day with nothing obstructing the sun's rays. One good aspect of the hotel's pool is that there is no animation during the day meaning you can lay there in peace with no risk of thumping music or screaming kids ruining your rest.

    The hotel, while clean, is in pretty poor condition. The carpets along the hallways are worn and a lick of paint is well overdue. Access to the rooms is pretty simple and there is an elevator for those who have trouble with the stairs. Wifi is available on a complimentary basis in the lobby while the evening's entertainment consists of live music in the lobby bar as well as a disco into the early hours.

    Food and drink 6.20 /10

    Amongst the options for dining and drinking at the Sud Bahia are the main buffet restaurant, which serves breakfast (extra charge if staying on a room only basis) and dinner (100MAD charge for all guests), the snack bar next to the swimming pool and the piano bar which serves beverages late into the night during the entertainment and which also has a happy hour each evening. The principal restaurant, which is in a room next to the pool, is, it must be said, neatly laid out although is very simple. We did not get the chance to eat at the hotel's restaurant, but if the rest is anything to go by we did not miss much! For dinner, guests are given the choice of two starters, three main dishes and two desserts, while breakfast is a mix of continental and hot options. At lunch time your onsite choice for lunch is to eat at the snack bar by the pool which looks closed even when open! However, should you be seeking a change then there are several restaurants and cafés near to the hotel which do not look bad at all. Finally, for a drink in the evening, there is the hotel's piano bar, which sounds far fancier than is the reality. A dated space void of charm and sapped of atmosphere, this is where live music is played every night followed by dancing.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    Around a ten minute walk from the hotel, the beach is a calm, safe and clean one with several private activity specialists at your service should you wish to go on excursions or partake in any watersports. Sud Bahia has a private area just for its guests, although this consists of only sun loungers and parasols. Access to the area costs 20MAD per day but there is no towel service and guests are not permitted to take their bathroom towels to the beach so you must supply your own. For your food and beverage needs you will find many a restaurant and bar along the main stretch.

    To know

    Before you book this hotel you should know that although it is accessible to those in wheelchairs, none of the rooms themselves are specially adapted to accommodate them. In addition, there is no built-in air conditioning - only units available to hire at a rate of 50MAD per day which must be booked in advance. Access to the hotel's private beach area also incurs a charge of 20MAD per day.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access

      (free, in lobby only)

    • Air conditioning

      (50MAD per day, available upon advanced request)

    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, Turkish bath, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      water-polo, dance, tennis, sports, fitness

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • You know it can't get worse than this
    • Private area o nbeach (chargeable)

    disadvantages

    • Distance from beach
    • Grim décor/atmosphere
    • Dated
    • No wellness/fitness facilities

    Traveller Reviews

    8
    • Overall Score 1.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in janvier 2014 Posted on 2015-07-07 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        super moment passer a prendre du plaisir dans un confort parfait

      • Advantages

        tous est bien géré,et propre

      • Disavantages

        rien d'inconvenients

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      • Overall Score 9.50/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2015-07-07 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        rgwge erwgeger erwger rwegerg

      • Advantages

        rewgrgw regwerger rewgergewr

      • Disavantages

        grewge rwerger gergewrgwe

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      • Overall Score 6.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2013 Posted on 2015-07-06 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        charmant bien tenu et personne agréable

      • Advantages

        rapport qualité/prix intéressant et literie confortable

      • Disavantages

        aucun inconvénient à ma connaissance

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      • Overall Score 6.50/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2014 Posted on 2015-07-05 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Super hôtel, très beau avec un service excellent.

      • Advantages

        hôtel très grand et clientèle bien accueillie.

      • Disavantages

        Le décor pas assez approfondie, assez simple, et restauration passable.

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      • Overall Score 6.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2015 Posted on 2015-07-02 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel viellot.les draps n ont pas été changes pendant 9 nuits .petit dejeuner avec des croissants caches dans un grand sac en plastique derriere un rideau.des crudités !oui mais pas de sauce.par contre personnel a l acceuil agreable et serviable

      • Advantages

        pas loin de la plage

      • Disavantages

        balcons communicants entre les chambres

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      • Overall Score 2.29/10
    •  Anonymous. Anonymous.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in August 2014 Posted on 2014-08-22 Family - 1 night (Room without a view)

        Filthy and discusting. I can't call it a hotel. It is more or less a brothel. Unfriendly workers, unhelpful and they do not have any manners. I regret the minute I booked this hotel. My kids call this hotel 'the devil house'. We really had holiday from hell. Never again this hotel. Guys, do not believe the pictures of this hotel online, all fake.

      • Advantages

        None. no advantages what-so-ever. This hotel is just filth.

      • Disavantages

        All. Dirty room, stinky pilows and beds. Discusting bathroom, suitable for non human

      • Overview
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      • Value for money
      • Overall Score 0.86/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2013 Posted on 2013-09-26 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel moyen pour le prix nous nous attendions pas a mieux! Déçus par les femmes de ménage qui ne change pas les draps ne mettent pas de serviette!

      • Advantages

        Pas loin De la mer Ce trouve en plein milieu du centre ville

      • Disavantages

        Chambre sale a l arriver draps pas changer Menage pas fait tous les jours!

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      • Overall Score 5.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
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      • Package deals in juin 2012 Posted on 2012-06-20 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Nul,nul,nul !! Hotel vieillot, bruyant, à la limite sale !! Le petit déjeuner est une véritable arnaque !! Je le déconseille vivement !!

      • Advantages

        Personnel conscient de la mauvaise qualité de leur hotel et tente de compenser par leur gentillesse !!!

      • Disavantages

        Tous les inconvénients de la terre !! Hotel pourri ! Eau de la piscine infecte !! sale ..etc...

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      • Overall Score 0.86/10
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