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Citadel Azur Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Sahl Hasheesh | P.O.Box 236, Hurghada 1, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #22 of 183 hotels in Hurghada
Witney, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great hotel for me as I wanted a relaxing break on my own but it is also great for families and couples. It has the feel and amenities of a small resort in itself and I did not feel the need to wander out.

No problem with sun beds whether on the very long beach, by the lagoons or around the pools and all with adequate shade from the very hot sun

All the staff were really friendly and helpful, although sometimes the bar service was a little slow but this is common in most hotels I have stayed in in Egypt.

I also like the resident group, who I watched and danced to every night---great variety of music and when the knew I was leaving they dedicated a song to me--nice touch Other hotels I have been to in the month of March have not had this and I have ended up going to my room to watch videos.

Room Tip: I was in Block 7 right at the back up lots of steps but no issues here as there is a Taf Taf bus run...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

The location , the design , the sea , the view , the gym , the fishes .... Awesome ) the food , the wifi , and solicitors are making it not the fully enjoyable stay ) but solid 4 out 5 points ) best stay in Egypt so far )

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We loved the place, the room, the view...it was simply PERFECT
Only problem for a five star hotel you don't get pampered enough, it was a bit crowded during our stay, staff was yelling at each other, and you get to help yourself in everything...and another thing food is not that good at all!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a great find! Stayed for 1 week (02/03/12 - 09/03/12) and can highly recommend for those wanting to get away from it all and relax in beautiful surroundings with warm sea, good food and friendly staff.

I think we were the only British couple there, which is a shame, but meant that the staff all recognized us instantly and went out of their way to be helpful. The resort is huge with lots of stairs which helped us work off the excellent food. Out of school holidays it was only about 50% occupied, plenty of space around whichever pool / beach you fancied. The large infinity pool was a firm favourite with us, very warm water and great views. Beaches have been carefully sectioned to break up the tide and provide great snorkeling, as do the two lagoons – loads of colourful fish and the whole place is spotless. The towel huts dotted around everywhere meant no carrying wet towels about, you just get a fresh one at each location, great idea.

People always moan about the food at all-inclusive hotels, but really there was a plentiful and varied selection, replenished regularly and no queues. The main restaurant is buffet style with a differently themed dinner each evening but book 24 hrs ahead and you can opt for the excellent Italian, Brazilian or Fish restaurants. The house wine is perfectly drinkable but there is a large selection for sale if you prefer.

The pool bars were excellent, especially the one nearest the lagoon, manned by Ahmed – Mr Mojito, he definitely makes the best ones ever. We particularly liked the fact that no food is served at these bars, just great hot and cold drinks, no rubbish, no flies!

The temperatures ranged from about 25-30 degrees during our stay, but it never felt oppressively hot as there is always a warm sea breeze. On a couple of days when the winds picked up we still found it comfortable to sunbathe as there are wind breaks everywhere. Mosquitos where not in evidence at all, so March must be a good time from that point of view.

The only slight flaw is the evening entertainment is on the poor side. The team work very hard but it is mainly in Russian, and if you eat at 8pm you miss most of it anyway. It will be interesting to see what use the Ampitheatre is put to when it is finished. The lobby bar is very large and overlit, not much atmosphere. There is certainly call for a Sports Bar of some sort. That said, we were more than happy to linger over dinner and drinks, we were there to relax and we certainly did. Will be returning (with friends) as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Our room was above the Citadel restaurant, so close to all facilities and we did not have any proble...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

..We had a short stay in the hotel.3 nights.The room was spacious..50 sq metres..etc.Meal was perfect.Drinks in the bar ..is garbage.The slippers were brought...BY REQUEST!..5 star hotel...The laundry of my sweater,promised like welcoming free..was not done at all!..I washed it at home..so could compare.Every thing,we needed,i asked ,calling receptionist.The shampoo and shower gel were from big plastic containers and looked similarly..i asked about conditioner..no!..So,,it is good place,but the level of service spoils all work,I recommend it to divers and those,who need a harbour for the yacht.The hotel has own harbour and the biggest beach 1.5 km long.
Also the restaurants are very nice

Room Tip: remember that it is in Egypt
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

One of the most amazing resorts ever, very good view, excellent stuff, perfect all-inclusive experience with high quality restaurants and bars. i loved the shisha corner. overall one of the most amazing trips i ever had.................................................

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were in just 4 days, Otlet it was a short vacation.
With the entry into the waste rock heap of imagination on both sides of the road.
At this point, really understand that it literally cut out of the mountains for years.
Architecture and the hotel area are impressive, for 4 days and my husband did not pass the entire beach and a whole territory. But this was not needed, we found the beach that suits us and calmed down.
Disagree with the opinions of the authors, who argue that a coral reef on the beach. Probably because of the length of the beach all the rest in different parts of the world, and not all doplyvali up a good reef. We found a reef to the left of the central harbour, there was tortoise on a daily basis.
For those who do not want to veplyvat′ the open sea, there are several private lagoon with comfortable steps for logging in. There are also royal laguna for children with sandy.
Food is not bad, we always found a decent option, there is a cafe Mozart, where coffee and sweets and café serving ice cream.
About the room-everything was excellent, bathrobes and slippers, large comfortable room with a huge balcony.
Tip: we lived in a 5, we recommend the first part, it is relatively close to the restaurants and the beach, the surrounding is quiet and not crowded out.
Assessment of 4 set for the very many stairs and eating normal, but no more.

Room Tip: Tip: we lived in a 5, we recommend the first part, it is relatively close to the restaurants and the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sahl Hasheesh | P.O.Box 236, Hurghada 1, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Hurghada
#12 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#20 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#21 Family Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Citadel Azur Resort 4*
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