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“Welcome to the Building Site.” 2 of 5 stars
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The Captain's Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in El Gouna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
west yorkshire, england
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Welcome to the Building Site.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2006

We arrived back to England on Saturday 26th May 2006, The hotel is small and friendly. There are no frills here, the rooms are small but clean, the bathrooms are small, and yes the shower curtain sticks to you while you are having a shower, but, but, but the builders have now arrived and from 8.30am to 8.30pm all you can hear is the banging, the constant banging, and this is due to go on for another 2 months according to the General Manager of the hotel (after going to egypt for the last 10 years, i would put another month on to that to be safe), so if you like to holiday on a building site then book for this hotel, but dont say you have not been warned!!!! the builders are really friendly and should you wish to take pictures of all the building work going on, they love to pose for the pictures.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2006

We stayed at Captains Inn on a last minute deal with Going Places. The Hotel was clean and comfortable in a nice setting on the Harbour. The room had a small balcony and was very clean, as was the Hotel altogether. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Theonly complaint being the shower was a bit small! We are both slim but it would not have accomodated very large people. The breakfasts were excellent, and lots of nice Restaurants around the Harbour, we did go to Downtown but the Restauarants were no better. Flew to Cairo for a day to see the sights although tiring it was wonderful. The El Gouna area especially Abu Tig Marina was very quiet and the beach also, not suitable for children but for us to have a weeks complete peace and quiet it was wonderful.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2005

We stayed at The Captains Inn on Abu Tigg marina on a last minute bargain holiday with Thomas Cooke and it was a great deal. The hotel claims 3+ stars and the only small issue that I could possibly fault it on was the size of the shower - the ---- curtain kept sticking to your backside when you tried to turn around. The rooms were kept clean with a daily service, the staff were very polite and friendly, the breakfast was excellent and the dinner we had there was very good value for money. The location is spot on perfect, right on the marina and easily placed for all the good restaurants and the wonderful beach.
The shuttle bus to and from 'downtown' is cheap and frequent and the tuk-tuks are a cheap and amusing form of taxi. The number of very expensive motor boats in the marina is impressive and the general cleanliness is excellent. We ate in La Scala - excellent, Tandoor - pretty good, Captains - great for steaks, China House (downtown) - great Chinese, ...BUT The Hut - very, very disappointing after the good reviews I had heard. We ordered Lobster and were given what can only be described as oversized prawns. The reason seemed to be that there was a party of Egyptians celebrating the end of Ramadan and they (I Guess)had pre-ordered lobster - very large, juicy ones too... I was totally ---- with being palmed off with the tiny ones and the lack of service we received while the staff all ran around bowing and generally sucking up to what I guess were rich locals... If you go to The HUT - beware!!! Scuba diving was brilliant although the end of October is very windy and the 90 minute boat trip back from the dive sites can be very bumpy in the strong winds. Take your travel sickness pills... ElGouna is not real Egypt and from what I heard of Hurghada, it (El'G)is much more of a resort and great in that respect. If you want great weather, good food, good service and a relaxing break then go for it... Can't wait to go back

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Address: Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > El Gouna
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in El Gouna
#7 Family Hotel in El Gouna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Captain's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
The Captain`s Hotel El Gouna
The Captains Hotel
Captains Hotel El Gouna

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