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Albatros Palace Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #33 of 180 Hotels in Hurghada
Shropshire
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5 hotel reviews
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“A fab time had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was our 5th trip to Egypt but our first to Hurghada. 2/8/13-9/8/13

On the whole we had a great time and can not fault the hotel at all, the only aspect that perhaps affected the children was the lack of other English people in the hotel. For the first 3 days it was just us, then a family of 9 arrived from England. My boys did kind of play with the Russian and German kids but of course conversation was limited. It wasn't a problem for me though!
The staff work tirelessly and were so friendly and helpful, they are even nicer when they realise you are English!
I did not use the spa, I was asked for a couple of days but just kept saying no, they got the message and left me alone. Also I didn't leave the hotel unless on organised trips as I was on my own with the kids, I thought that would be safest so I can't comment on what the nightlife outside the complex was like.

Food:
At first we found it all quite overwhelming as there are six themed restaurants, which each night all three of us wanted to try different ones....awkward! But after a few days we settled into the Mediterranean one. Myself and my eldest son tried everything, I don't understand the comments saying the food is repetitive as we tried something new every lunch and dinnertime. None of us got Delhi belly and we ate the fish/salad and had ice in our drinks.

Drinks:
The spirits are harsh and not of our quality but its a dry country on the whole, I guess they don't place too much emphasis on the quality of the alcohol. A rose spritzer or a shandy suited me perfectly. The kids were happy with pop or fruit cocktails. The powdered juices mixed with water have been served in every hotel I've been to in Egypt, so I wasn't surprised, it's no biggy!

Pool:
Pool area was spotless, the life guards worked tirelessly. Ice cream, pancakes and doughnuts are served all day by the pool along with the swim up bar and the pool side bar. The slides are for little ones but we went next door to the sister hotel to use the bigger ones. Unfortunately you have to buy an inflatable ring to use the white slide as they are not provided, you can get on for a fiver though. Best thing though was we never struggled for sunbeds, no getting up at 6am to reserve them like in Sharm, in fact reserving beds was prohibited.

Entertainment:
The best entertainment I've experienced in Egypt was at the Holiday Village in Sharm, but that was organised and carried out by English people. The animation team here were made up of two Germans and two Russians, but they worked so hard and spoke so many different languages they were great. Mini disco for little ones followed by magic shows/dance shows/comic sketches and a hilarious Mr and Mrs competition. By Egyptian standards the entertainment was pretty good!

Snorkelling:
There is a few coral reefs off the hotel pier that provide great snorkelling, lots of nemos and Gills to see :-)

Room:

Had everything we needed, cleaned every day, flat screen tv, air con, free safe.

We will return!!

Room Tip: I'd suggest a pool room, the view is great. We were in 1133 on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wolverhampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

definatly not a 5* more like a 3* food was repetative and cold in all resturants not a good choise in any of them asiatic the worst service on the 2 nites we went in there no plates or drinks available for at least 30 mins .hotel grounds and pool is immaculatly kept clean and tidy rooms also clean and well presented.entertainment in foyer very basic and repetative.such a shame as this could be a brilliant hotel if attention to this is done . foyer seating needs replacing leather seating dirty and springs sticking up not a good first impression .we would not return to this hotel if this is a 5* wouldnot like 2 see a 3* in the area.such shame as this could be a fantastic place if they change just a few things.

Room Tip: pool view is best
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

An excellent hotel with 6 restaurants and 4 bars and a coffee bar. We went last year and returned this year and was recognised by many of the staff who speak good English and have a good sense of humour. We were given a pool view room on the ground floor despite only paying 1st Choice for a garden view because my mother had a leg injury and they stated as they knew us from last year they would give us a nice room. The rooms are large and comfortable with a fridge, safe and flat screen TV. The pool is huge. Please ignore any negative reviews re this hotel as some people just can't be pleased. The hotel is constantly being cleaned and the gardens and pools are well tended. This Hotel is soooo good we have now been 3 times

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

definitely not a 4* or 5 star hotel, cracked, chipped glasses not once or twice but every day! chipped crockery, had to chase for cutlery as they only lay places for 3!!?? NEVER take a glass from one bar to another unless you wish to be told off, the food was ok but VERY repetitive. leather seating in foyer looks plus but in reality you need to sit carefully - either sagging seats or spring up the rear. We asked the animation team for a disc of there wake up don't be lazy music - paid £10.00 and got a blank disc. Power cuts every day. Yes the staff work hard and are forever cleaning but that is to keep the flies at bay I expect. the photos on the web sites do not apply to this hotel - it caters well for kids and if you want to drink yourself silly but it is def not a top hotel - even by Egyptian standards we have stayed in better 3*. sorry would not recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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15 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

For us was just perfect. Good variety and quantity of food, superb pool, great spa. It has it all! The location is poor, but who cares; you have everything inside. And the personnel make you feel really at home, provide that you tip them ( usually a smile and good manners do the job; for rudeness they have plenty of other customers). Absolutely recommended.

Room Tip: Pool view are better, but noisy. The street is just fine.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pensacola, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

all was very nice. would have liked to have ice cubes and beer in my room. the pool was fantastic. The beach was not really that great. The salt water pool is a very good idea. Food waqs real good and the variaty was excellent. the wnes were also good

Room Tip: close to the main building, pool side or garden side does not matter
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel friendly staff but they need to sort more entertainment out for the daytime and evenings .They also need to do more variety with there food alot of it was same day in day out.
Also dont leave any money on the dressing table as my husband left his birthday money on side by his cards and the cleaner took it he saw the rep out there and explained what happened and he said that he probably thought it was a tip but when husband said no as he gave him a tip every time he done room he said would get back to him but he never did.so lock everything away in the safe.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Albatros Palace Resort

Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#25 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#29 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#32 Family Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Albatros Palace Resort 5*
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