This is a fairly decent hotel but unfortunately it has some major flaws.
The rooms are nice, the pools and surroundings are quite impressive and it's only 20 minutes from the airport.
Mealtimes are best avoided, so be prepared to take lots of extra spending money for meals out.
My son had a 'meat' baguette for lunch but couldn't manage to chew through the tough meat. The waiter took his plate away and as the kitchens are in full view (Aqua park restaurant) we watched as a 'chef' removed the meat, cling-filmed it and put it in the fridge ready for the next service, he then cling-filmed the bread and put it in a large stainless container with all the rest. Any old chips were treated in exactly the same way.
My wife found pre chewed olives and stones in her salad. We ate out for every meal
The aqua park is good fun (but be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes for a ring/dinghy) and the pools are nice although at this time of year only 2 are heated.The rest are Baltic and in the week we were there, we didn't see anybody using them as they really are that cold.
You will be harassed 8-10 times each day while you are relaxing around the pool from salesmen trying to push you to go on excursions or go for a massage.
Tipping is essential if you want any kind of decent service or just to raise a smile from your waiter/barman.
We found that the new marina was the best place for quality food and service at very reasonable prices. Unfortunately we were advised not to go on our last 3 days as there was a 'Mini revolution' taking place (our taxi drivers words) so we thought it wise not to take a chance.
We also experienced the same nightmare check- in as described in other reviews.
We would return to Hurghada but not to the Jungle aqua park hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jungle Aqua Park offers the largest water theme park in Hurghada. It is an amazing resort of endless choices at Red Sea coast. Being an Aqua Park, it is popular for its water slides, varied swimming pools, besides a multiple range of sports and social activities for people of all ages. You will find something for everyone at the Jungle Aqua Park, whether you are planning an active holiday or a family vacation combined with a most exquisite theme of water sports and leisure. ... more less
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