The Top 9 Riads in Agadir, Morocco

Beautiful room in a traditional Moroccan riad
Beautiful room in a traditional Moroccan riad | © Anna & Michal / Flickr
Sarah Williams

Staying in a riad is a quintessential experience in Morocco. Traditional homes from times gone by, riads are typically found in the old medinas of the country’s cities. As old Agadir, along with its riads, souks, and other historic buildings, was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1960, finding an authentic riad in Agadir is a challenge. There are, however, some newer accommodations in Agadir that have been constructed to closely resemble grand properties from the past. There are also several genuine riads within fairly close proximity to the city. Here are some of the best riads in and around Agadir for your next visit to the popular seaside city.

1. Riad les Chtis d'Agadir, Agadir

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Riad Les Chtis dAgadir, Agadir

Built in the 1970s, the three-star Riad les Chtis d’Agadir extends a warm welcome to all guests. Run by a French couple, the riad is located in the heart of the city, close to major attractions like the Mohamed V Mosque and the old synagogue. Rooms are complete with deep colors, plush textiles, and traditional designs. All have a private bathroom, beautiful wooden furniture, a desk, a safe, and access to Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a separate Moroccan-style indoor seating area. The roof terrace has tables, chairs, and many attractive flowers, and there’s an indoor communal seating area too.

2. Riad Des Golfs

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Golfing figurine stood on a golf ball
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Located in nearby Inezgane, Riad des Golfs offers a comfortable stay with top-class amenities. There’s an onsite restaurant that serves tasty Moroccan cuisine, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace, a reading room, and leafy gardens. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed from around the accommodation. All seven elegant suites can accommodate up to three people, with a double bed as standard and the possibility of adding a rollaway bed too. Suites all have a private bathroom, complete with free toiletries, and a separate seating area. Rooms are tastefully decorated in pale and muted shades, and furnishings are modern and comfortable. The lobby boasts elegant columns, an open fireplace, and interesting artwork. There are several golf courses within close proximity, including Golf de l’Ocean, Golf du Soleil, and Agadir Royal Golf Club.

3. Villa Riad Bahadi Agadir, Agadir

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Agadir beach and mountain
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Villa Riad Bahadi Agadir features simple but attractive Moroccan designs, with clean archways looking out from an inner balcony over a stone-paved interior courtyard with a star-shaped fountain and potted plants. Rooms are comfortable, each with a TV, a desk, and hot drink-making facilities. Bathrooms are shared, but with just a handful of guest rooms, there’s rarely a queue. A traditional Moroccan breakfast, adhering to Halal dietary restrictions, is included in the room rate. There’s a shared lounge/TV room and guests can use the kitchen to prepare their own meals if they wish. The property has Wi-Fi.

4. Riad Villa Blanche, Agadir

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Riad Villa Blanche, Agadir

A stylish riad with soothing neutral tones, Riad Villa Blanche sits close to the sandy beach; Agadir Beach is just a 30-minute stroll away. All 28 rooms have a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Rooms are spacious, light, and airy. A well-equipped property, you’ll find an onsite restaurant/bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, a swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa with a hammam, and a business center. Child-minding services are available for an additional fee, which is great for parents who fancy an evening out while knowing their kids are in safe hands.

5. Riad Dar Haven, Agadir

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Riad Dar Haven

Located in the small fishing town of Tamraght, around 12 kilometers from the heart of Agadir, Riad Dar Haven is in a great location for people who prefer to stay in a quieter destination that is still close enough to the action. It’s also a good base for surfing enthusiasts, with several great surfing spots close to hand. Close to the local beach, the stylish property has nine attractive guest rooms. Rooms feature smooth tadelakt walls, dark wood furnishings, ambient lighting, and traditional Moroccan carpets. All rooms are en-suite. The riad has a swimming pool and a sunbathing area, a roof terrace, and a restaurant, and guests can unwind with a spa treatment. Added perks include free breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi.

6. Riad de l'Olivier vallée du paradis

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Riad de lOlivier

Riad de l’Olivier is a little over 40 kilometers from the energy of Agadir, located in the serene and tranquil mountains of a small community called Tizgui. It’s ideally situated for holidaymakers who love the idea of long hikes in the mountains, visiting traditional Berber villages, and exploring the great outdoors. Alternatively, borrow a bicycle for active adventures. The 3.5-star riad has an outdoor swimming pool, a hammam, a terrace, a garden, a TV lounge, and a restaurant. Breakfast is included in the rates. Computers are available for guests to stay connected and free Wi-Fi is available too. All eight rooms have a private bathroom and unique décor. Bold patchwork quilts adorn the beds, providing vibrant splashes of color against the wood-paneled or plastered walls, and traditional Moroccan features, like tiling and fountains, can be found throughout the property. The cozy vibe is that of a home away from home.

7. Dar Maktoub

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Dar Maktoub

Located on the outskirts of nearby Inezgane, Dar Maktoub is around 11kilometerss from Agadir’s center. Rooms are bright, fresh, and modern, each with a private bathroom, free toiletries, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. There’s a choice of standard or deluxe double rooms for two; extra beds can be provided for people traveling with a child. With two indoor lounges, an onsite restaurant-cum-bar, child-minding services, an outdoor pool, and a well-furnished terrace, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Need to work? There’s also a business center.

8. Riad Taroudant Spa

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Taroudant
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At 73 kilometers from Agadir, located in the old fortified town of Taroudant, Riad Taroudant Spa is within easy reach of the beach and the city for terrific day trips, while also allowing people to stay in a historic setting. The red-walled city of Taroudant is often referred to as a mini Marrakech. With single rooms as well as double rooms, this could be a top choice for solo travelers, as well as couples and friends. All rooms have a private bathroom, storage space, a terrace, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Onsite facilities and amenities include a pool and spa, a restaurant that serves French fare, a terrace, and a garden.

9. Riad Tafilag

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The main square in Taroudant
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Riad Tafilag is another traditional-styled property in the historic city of Taroudant, located around 90 kilometers from Agadir. There are eight individually decorated en-suite guest rooms spread over three levels. Touches of luxury are combined with Moroccan traditions and modern conveniences. The property has two plunge pools, a hammam, and various indoor and outdoor seating areas. Soak up the mountain views from the roof terrace. The onsite restaurant serves delicious Moroccan cuisine and a complimentary breakfast is provided each morning. Other features include free bicycle rentals and Wi-Fi.

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