We were a small party of five looking for a short winter break. As Egypt is mostly desert you cannot expect stunning scenery out-side of the resorts, but inside the complex the hotel lived up to its promise.
If you like to sap up the sun, be warned that December can be windy!, but the sea which was only a short distance walk was warm and snorkelling was fantastic, with loads of fish to sea. We did not do the diving but other gusts we spoke to said that was fab as well.
The accommodation was a little 'tired' with some appliances not functioning, but were all resolved satisfactorily when taken up with the Public Relations staff and in particular the manageress who's courtesy was exceptional throughout the holiday.
We naturally had security concerns before booking the holiday given the current climate, but in the event it was the three lane 'anything goes' driving that was scary at times when on excursions to Luxor (which is a must do as always), and transfers to and from the airport......
The experience was generally great and we would like to go back again.
Having read about 5* hotels in Egypt being a big over claim, we were preparing ourselves expecting the photos to have flattered the place, assuming it would be a bit tatty, not necessarily perfectly clean, boring food and maybe a patchy level of service. Nothing could have been further from the truth, it was SUPERB.
Add to that all the staff were warm and friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you.
We seemed to be the only English family in the hotel, which I have never experienced before, but loved it. No forced 'making friends' but all the staff spoke English and seemed to give us extra service as we were a bit of a novelty.
Everything conveniently situated, a lovely beach with a reef about 40m out with loads of fish and coral to see snorkelling.
Traveller from Kent, England
Located 30 kilometers south of Hurghada, this all-inclusive hotel overlooks its own sandy beach on the coast of the Red …More
Set along a natural bay and framed by windswept dunes, the town of Makadi Bay is south of Hurghada on the Red Sea Riviera. Calm waters, teeming with colorful marine life, attract divers and snorkelers. The hub of town is the lively Souk Makadi market. Popular day trips include desert safaris via camel or Jeep, and cruises to Giftun Island, ringed by a garden of coral reefs.
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