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Desert Pearl Apartments
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Bowling Alley Road | Al Kawthar, Hurghada, Egypt (Formerly Дезерт Перл Апартаменты)   |  
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“apartment exceptable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Panicked when arrived at DP as after being told there was no room for us was very glad when English man turned up to save our souls and give us our room, if you like being surrounded by a building site you will love this area! Cheap holiday but now I know why! lock up your daughters local men a pest to young girls especially restaurant staff, food poisoning rife and we went prepared, we were unlucky enough to have an apartment on the main road had hardly any sleep for 10 days as Taxis beef horns most of the night ton attract fares. will not be rushing back :((

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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wellstives, Director of Sales at Desert Pearl Apartments, responded to this review, May 5, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our apartments and we appreciate any feedback that we get.

It seems that most of your comments are directed at external factors that are out of our control of Desert Pearl. We are sorry that you didnt like Hurghada in general with the noise and the Egyptian men and as we don't have any restaurants on site your comments about the food must be directed at the local restaurants. All of these factors we have no control over i'm afraid.

Hurghada is still a developing town and there is building work going on but this doesnt affect the facilities at Desert Pearl at all.

As no mention was made as to the facilities at Desert Pearl and the standard of accommodation I can only assume that you found this acceptable as your title suggests. We aim to offer good value accommodation in a central location of the new tourist area of town which the majority of our guests seem to really appreciate. We are not a hotel and don't have a reception desk to pick up keys from which maybe why security weren't aware of your arrival. I am sure the english man that met you though was aware and gave you the keys quickly and efficiently.

Unfortunately it seems that Hurghada in general wasn't what you were expecting which spoilt your holiday and I am sorry about this.

We are sorry that you won't be returning to Hurghada as it has a lot to offer in terms of beaches, freindly people, great accommodation and of course the year round sunshine.

Thanks again for your comments.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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rotherham uk
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Had a great time at Desert Pearl, rooms nice and clean, plenty of towels and sheets, everything is so on hand, the beach the promenade, small supermarkets just around the corner, taxis right outside and a bonus only 5 minutes from the airport, will be back next year without doubt, super!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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wellstives, Director of Sales at Desert Pearl Apartments, responded to this review, March 29, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Desert Pearl and I am delighted you enjoyed it so much. We know the location is fantastic and we are pleased that you found the facilities and service good as well. Our aim is to offer quality, affordable apartments and I am pleased that we achieved our aim for you.

Thanks again for taking the time to review and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

I stayed in Desert pearl during the first week of July. The location cannot be better. its a 3 minute walk from the main strip, night life, restaurants and shopping. Its also across from the beach and has a nice pool. The supermarkets are close and open late and there is 24hr security.

The apt/hotel is less than 2 years old so its nice and clean and well kept although its not 5 star of course.

Me and my friends had a great time staying there and will definitely return to hurghada again and stay there.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

June2010 we stayed here and, despite the earlier reviews had absolutely no problems at all. The local staff were friendly and welcoming and very helpful.

The 3 bed apartment was clean and spacious and had cable tv and aircon, full kitchen including fridge and washing machine.

The complex itself is on Bowling Road, just by the German School, in a U-shape, the curved pool is in the space between the two sides so catches the sun until late afternoon. There is a pharmacy onsite, and it is a 5 minute walk from a smallish 24hr supermarket, and 10minute walk from a huge 24hr supermarket. The apartments are about 10mins in a taxi from the airport, and 10minute walk from "the main strip".

Had no problems at all while we were there, and the local staff were only to happy to help bring up groceries, hail and negotiate cabs, and advise on how to get to places and what to do and what not to do.

Happy to recommend this apartment complex for a great Hurghada holiday!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

Great Apartments, excellent location. very good value. Not next to a beach but not too far to get to one if needed, staff on site will help you with directions.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

Desert Pearl is excellently located next to the boulevard and plenty of good bars and restaraunts located nearby. Little Buddha was fantastic! There is also an aqua park across the street and the kids loved it.

Apartment was very clean and our balcony looked right onto the pool. We had heard of the problems in the past however we experienced none and the staff we very friendly and helpful.

All in all this represented excellent value for money as it was very clean, tidy and in a fantastic location.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wales
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

I'd like to echo what several other reviewers have written about the issues with ownership of the appartments, meaning that fully paid up owners are not allowed to rent their own appartments! This means that you can book from the owner but they are more than likely to stop you entering, not a nice experience straight off the plane with kids in tow! They're making the rules up as they go along, while we were there, we were asked for exortionate amounts for water and electricity (without any bill or representative from an elec company to prove what customers owed!), failure to pay means you'll get your elec cut off. In addition to that there were constant power cuts, and water shortages, so you spend your whole holiday wondering if you can get washed or sweating a lot! They clearly don't care about having a bad reputation as from what i've heard the situation hasn't got any better. You're better in a hotel, much cheaper, you'll have a beach and you might have a chance of relaxing once in a while!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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wellstives, Director of Sales at Desert Pearl Apartments, responded to this review, May 26, 2010
As the director of the rental management company for Desert Pearl Apartments I want to advise all our past and future clients that the complex is now open again and ready to receive guests.

The issues detailed in the last 2 reviews have been resolved and we can assure that all future guests will be welcomed professionally and efficiently and that you will have a great vacation in Hurghada using Desert Pearl as your base.

We are confident that your holiday will be an enjoyable experience, value for money and one that you will want to repeat which echoes the earlier reviews that we were getting before the ownership issues came to the fore.

Desert Pearl is in a great location in the heart of the new tourist area of Hurghada, close to beaches, diving, shopping and nightlife and offers real value for money. We look forward to welcoming you to Desert Pearl and showing you what a great holiday apartment complex it really is.
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Address: Bowling Alley Road | Al Kawthar, Hurghada, Egypt (Formerly Дезерт Перл Апартаменты)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Pearl Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desert Pearl Apartments are self catering apartments in the heart of the new tourist area of Hurghada. A mix of studios, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units situated around a large swimming pool with childrens pool.Fully equipped for self catering the apartments have spacious modern interiors and offer a quality affordable base for a holiday to Hurghada.Please note that it is not a hotel and doesnt have 24 hour reception and oiur guests will be met on arrival by our rep if we know of the arrival time.There is a gym on site and you are just a few steps away from supermarkets, shops, restaurants and cafes. The nearest public beach is a short 10 minute stroll away. ... more   less 
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