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Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Safaga Road | Abu Makhadeg Bay, Makadi Bay, Egypt (Formerly Fort Arabesque Hotel)
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Ranked #10 of 20 hotels in Makadi Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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SOUTHAMPTON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from 2 weeks at the fort, not the start we hoped for as we had requested superior west wing room but given east wing with promise to move us in a few days time. The room was smaller than west wing, views restricted but what most upset us was the stain on the bed cover which we had... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us again at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. Your loyalty means the world to us. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused during your first night. Even though we do our best to cater for special requests made by our guests, yet unfortunately we are not always able to do... More

Clacton on Sea
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from Fort Arabisque This is out 15th visit to Makadi Bay but the first to this Hotel and an excellent Hotel We arrived late due to a 4 hour delay in Gatwick but the restaurant stayed open specially for my wife and Myself with about 7 waiters The Food at the Hotel was excellent and we... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review and for choosing to stay at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We greatly appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to share your experience and to recommend us. It is a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed our food. As for our... More

wantage
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to this hotel and we came back because of all the great things. The setting on the beach with a few metres swim to coral reef and amazing fish is the main draw. But the hotel is spacious, well staffed and has beautiful gardens. Food is of very good quality and great variety.the bedrooms are... More

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Wirral,England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GENERAL - Having made a huge mistake in our choice of hotel the last time we went to Egypt, we were a little anxious about getting things right this time around, especially as this was a holiday to celebrate my recent “significant birthday ending with a zero”. Thanks to reassurance from several TA posters on the Makadi Bay forum we... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a wonderful review following your recent stay at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We highly appreciate your time and effort to convey your feedback and are glad we were able to make your holiday a perfect one. Thank you for sharing your compliments about our food, all-inclusive drinks, location, views, landscape, pools and... More

Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Fort A twice previously I knew that it is a beautiful place and after having had a very sad and stressful year I chose to go back in March for two weeks to relax and recharge my batteries. On arrival we checked in at East Reception and were so amazed that were recognized from 16 months beforehand... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us again at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. Your loyalty means the world to us. We highly appreciate your time and effort to convey your comments and are glad you had a great holiday. It is always a pleasure to receive such motivating and wonderful feedback, which I have shared... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had a great time staying at the fort arabesque,28 feb till 14 march, found the hotel very big and every where very clean,had a very large room with a good sea view, the surrounding gardens are are a credit to see,and wait to you get to the beach one of the best we have been to,lots and lots of sun... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We thank you so much for your motivating review and are happy we were able to meet your expectations. Your positive comments about cleanliness and Housekeeping team was passed on to all concerned. Thank you for sharing your nice comments about our gardens... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to Egypt and everything about Fort Arabesque was superb. Food was of very good quality and cooked to perfection with a varied menu. All the drinks were branded, including Stella and Heiniken for us who enjoy a beer or three and for the kids genuine coke, sprite and fanta which they really appreciated. The rooms were very clean... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review and for choosing to stay at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We greatly appreciate comments made by our guests and are glad you enjoyed your stay. It is good to know that you enjoyed our food variety, quality and taste. As for our hotel grounds, they are definitely beautiful. We have... More

Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Fort Arabesque on 7th of March for a two week break, having promised our children we would return after a fabulous holiday here in 2009. I have to say, we were not disappointed in the least. We all had such a wonderful time, which is an achievement travelling with 3 children of varying ages (13, 8 and... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. Your loyalty means the world to us. It is with such pleasure that we received your review and would like to thank you for the time and effort taken to convey your comments. Thank you for sharing your compliments about our hotel gardens,... More

cairo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a super nice experience, I went there twice in one year. Beach is great, service is perfect, food is offering lots of choices, very friendly staff , very efficient in z reception. DONT miss a visit to z spa it's heaven . Z only bad experience was z beach VIP reservation was mishandled with daily problems

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review and for choosing to stay again at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We greatly appreciate comments made by our guests and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are also happy to know that you liked our beach and food. Our team spares no effort to provide the best service and... More

Sheffield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this hotel for 11 nights at the end of February - we are a family of four with two kids aged 13 and 9.Its about a 40 minute journey from the airport so no problems there.Reception at the hotel was good and remained like that throughout our stay - Always helpful and courteous.The hotel has an ATM outside that... More

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FORTARAB, General Manager at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We sincerely appreciate your time and effort to convey your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back at our resort in the future. With our best regards, The Management More

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Additional Information about Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas

Also Known As:
Hotel Fort Arabesque
Fort Arabesque
Fort Arabesque Makadi Bay
Fort Arabesque Hurghada
Address: Safaga Road | Abu Makhadeg Bay, Makadi Bay, Egypt (Formerly Fort Arabesque Hotel)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Makadi Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Makadi Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Makadi Bay
#9 Romantic Hotel in Makadi Bay
#10 Luxury Hotel in Makadi Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa, & Villas promises tranquilityand opulence with its 444 luxurious rooms, suites, privateapartments and 14 newly built villas.Four dining venues, five swimming pools, including a children's pool(three of which are heated), a state-of-the-art gym, world class Thai managed Spa and sports facilities as well as I-Dive, a five-starIDC PADI dive center, guarantee a fun and unforgettable hotel experience.Inspired by the Sardinian roots of its architects, FortArabesque Resort & Spa combines distinctive Italianand Arabic accents in its architecture, from its imposingmedieval fort structure to its interior touches and décor,where the different shades of Egyptian cave stones fromAswan blend with the antique fine wood furnishings oforiental designs.We would like to introduce our new concept as well, which is unique in Egypt.Nestled within the Fort Arabesque resort, The Villas offer its guests luxurious accommodation, space and privacy in addition to a more personal and dedicated service. Each of the 14 Villas (8 units with 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom, 6 units with 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms) is tastefully decorated to reflect the mix of Arabic accents and Mediterranean influences of the Fort Arabesque Resort. All units have private garden and terrace with private access to a secluded swimming pool exclusive to The Villas. To ensure a fast and efficient service, the check-in is done through a private reception. The residents also have access to the Pavilion which is a private lounge where the villa guests can enjoy a semi-served upgraded breakfast in the morning. For lunch and dinner time the Pavilion functions as an A’la Carte Restaurant, giving the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience. The extra benefits of the Villa Guests include free Wi-Fi, free Gym usage and various discounts in the different outlets of the hotel.Guests at The Villas are free to use all the facilities and enjoy the same ‘all inclusive’ benefits at the resort with quick access to the main restaurant and the beach as well. ... more   less 
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