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Jungle Aqua Park Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Safaga Road P.O.Box 110, Hurghada, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #11 of 178 Hotels in Hurghada
Al Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I've spent with my family two holidays in Jungle Aqua Park, summer 2011 & summer 2012. The resort is great, Rooms are clean and all are on ground level on the pools directly. Food is Ok having varities in about 5 or 6 restaurants. The Aqua Park for Adults and kids is the best, we've enjoyed it so much specially the kids. Plenty of nice pools are available. The staff is friendly as well as the animation team.
The only weak point is being on the other side of the sea shore , no direct sea shore in the resort although they have an access in another facing resort, but going by bus and coming back is not that comfortable in addiion to the sea shore there is not that nice and full of rocks. In general the resort is great, clean and very well organised. kids will have fun and enjoy so much.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed in jungle Aqua for one week 22-29 March 2013 with Thomsons. We are a family of four with children aged 5 & 9.

This was our first go with an all-inclusive resort and the helpful reports/reviews of trip advisor largely shaped our views of where to stay/go for this trip so I thought I would return the favour.

The flights were painless, at 6ft 1inch the seats were very cramped, as in Ryan air legroom but that means more seats per flight and lower prices. We paid for the pre booked seats but with the benefit of hindsight we should have booked seats in row 32 as on the 757-200 these are the emergency exit seats and you have unlimited leg room.

On arrival in Hurghada it is organised chaos with teams of people herding you like cattle to pay for your visa, there was no point in heading to the bank on the left to save a couple £ for the cheaper visa as it was closed anyway. After a 5 hr flight with two children I didn’t much care if I was overcharged a few £.

The drive to the resort on the bus was uneventful but the amount of half-finished abandoned building sites was shocking.

Upon arrival at Jungle it seemed again to be organised chaos full of Egyptians jabbering in broken English to just leave our bags on the pavement directly outside the entrance, essentially abandon them, and go to the check-in counter. At the check-in counter they took our passports which at first seemed unnerving, but in hindsight its only to photocopy them.

Then another bloke points in broken English telling us “Go there Go there” hands waving in all directions. A bit jet lagged and confused we wandered around the entrance area for a good 20-30 mins not really having a clue where to go. I grabbed a “cocacola lite” for me, code for “diet coke” and got some fluids down the kids necks. Eventually, a friendly Egyptian popped by, gave us our room card, then told us to go back to the kerb and point out to the porter which were our bags. Like an over weighted Sherpa he hauled them to our room in one go in the 1000 block which if you have young kids is the prime location as its right near the water parks, close to the food but no noise at night.

A well-travelled friend and Egypt regular suggested to take lots of US 1$ bills and tip small and often, I tipped $1 and he seemed happy enough.

The room was large, spacious and spotless with decent aircon and a small fridge stocked with bottled water and coke. Not 5 star but they more than do the job. TV is mostly German and Russian but it had a couple English move channels, I think it was channels 26 & 27. The room boy/cleaner worked his tail off and kept it spotless daily. We tipped him $2 a day and left it on the bed when we went out for the day. We would come back to all sorts of towel art which was a great delight for the children and well worth the couple dollars for the entertainment.

Walking around the complex, it’s essentially Europe dropped into Egypt but a very well thought out layout. We spent spent most of our time at the small kids waterpark but did venture up to the bigger one from time to time.We also made a lot of use of the main pool that’s heated in front of the food areas. I am glad my wife brought a life jacket for our 5yr old as they otherwise would not have let him down some of the big water slides with me on the double rings.

I feel the cold quite easily so I packed my kitesurfing rashvest and did the same for the kids as when the wind gets up I got quite cold in the water, even with a heated pool and 28-30 deg air temp. Many of the pools are unheated so I packed shorty wetsuits for all of us which came in handy as I took the kids for a few 730am swims as the unheated pools are very cold. The Germans are out early with their towels and all the best spots for the daily lay up point are gone by 730-8am. Although the sign say no reserving beds it is not enforced, so when in Rome…

We were very nervous about the food with our first trip to Egypt with no shortage of horror stories but there was no need, again a really well thought out complex. They cater for even the fussiest of eaters and you will not go hungry with a decent selection of food. The hot food was hot and cold food was cold.

We never had any sore tummies and everywhere you look there always seems to be someone scrubbing/cleaning. They cater to primarily German/Russians and we saw the gluttony that was described in other reports. If they come out with a pan of freshly grilled fish with 20-30 pieces and there are 3 fat Russians in the queue in front, don’t expect to get a look in. That said, they didn’t seem to waste it either, those people can seriously eat. However, the amount of gluttony wasn’t really that bad considering the amount of people there.

For us the coffee shops we a big hit, especially “Jazz”, my little guy was averaging 6 “ice sugar chocolates” a day, again code for a cross between nestle chocolate quick and a milkshake. My daughter was a big fan of all the different fruity drinks they would whip up and me being boring was happy with English tea, my wife the white coffee.

We planned on going to the beach but as we were having enough fun we never got around to it. Apart from the mall we never left the complex.

We aren’t boozers so in the evenings we spent in our room area watching movies on the tele or Ipads, playing games, coffee shop, hanging out etc so can’t comment on the nightlife. We never used the kids clubs as I would rather play with them than dump them off.

Essentially it is a big complex generally full of people playing happy family.

If you are sad like me and need to have internet access to check on work. A walk to Senzo mall is 15 minutes door to door to the Vodafone shop there. I gave the lady my mobile, she popped in an Egyptian data only SIM card and for 70 Egyptian, £7UK (get the lady at the Vodafone shop to set it all up on your phone for you), we had 3 gig of data. I then set up an encrypted mobile wireless signal broadcasting from my android phone which is really the first time I have used this and it worked a treat. I had a portable wireless system to both the ipads and the laptop. The downside of course is we somehow burned through 3 gig of data in four days with my kids downloading stuff. Another trip back to vodaphone and now that we had the SIM it was £5 to top up another 3 gig of data and this is valid for 3 months but can be topped up when we come back.

The onsite pharmacy is seriously expensive, I paid £12 for some local sunscreen when we ran low and had an allergic reaction and was Mr Blotchy bright red skin with contact dermatitis. Once bitten twice shy I went to the pharmacy at the Senzo mall, big tube of cortisone cream, <£2UK, never saw the doc, just went to the chemist and showed him my skin.

The Egyptian workers work tirelessly and as I run my own business this place has excellent management that is clearly actively engaged with their staff. The staff and genuinely friendly and like a good bit of banter. I didn’t find the sales people for trips overly pushy, as soon as we told them we weren’t interested they moved on.

The resort is under the flight path for the airport but it’s not really that noticeable. The airport is a joint military airport and on three of the days there were Egyptian Migs screaming around which was quite entertaining and my son was convinced they were the red arrows.

The only real disappointment was the spa, my wife used it not me, she reported that it wasn’t very clean and felt it was very expensive with the quality of the work just average. I suspect that this is a separate business trading on the complex.

Do not change up UK£ to Egypt£ in the UK. At the post office I got £1UK = £9 Egyptian. At the Forex machine in the complex, £20UK = £205 Egypt. It seemed a bit odd at first but follow the idiot proof directions, pop in the £UK notes and out comes £ Egyptian at a decent rate, brilliant.

All in, I am a serious convert to all inclusive, this complex very much exceeded my expectations, my son wants to move here. We are overdue to visit family overseas but I would rather put that off and come back here in October.

  • Stayed March 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We have just got back from the Jungle aqua parc following a very nice holiday.
We travelled as two adults and two chidren aged 10 and 6.
The hotel is only 20 minutes from the airport and when we got to the hotel the check in was very slick and we were soon in our room.
The rooms are spacious and very clean, the cleaners were very friendly and keep the fridge topped up with water and coke if you ask.
towels are supplied for the room and also for the water parc in a handy bag,( saves weight in your luggage).They are changed regulary.
Mosquitos were a problem but again the hotel will supply plug ins and spray.
Pack repellent and antihistamine though.
Do not use the shops on site as they are expensive, walk to Senze mall 5 minutes away as much cheaper here.
Food is not brilliant but still very good.
Would recommend the mexican in the evening which is located in the cafe at the water parc.
Pool areas and water park are great. There are three heated pools dotted around but the unheated pools were chilly when we were there.
Most of the guests were either russian or German.
Allthough the resort is large, nothing seems very far to get to.
You do get bothered by the in resort sales team trying to sell you tours or treatments at the spa.
They are friendly and you can haggle, but they can get on your nerves a little especially for the first couple of days( they notice people who do not have tans as new arrivals). just politely say you are not interested and eventually they will leave you alone.
Very good hotel and would return.
All in all i would recommend this this hotel as it is great for families and felt very safe

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to the Jungle Park in march. It was our first all-inclusive holiday and first time to egypt. I travelled with my wife and 2 year old son.
We are a rather adventurous couple so we were a little sceptic about the concept of all-inclusive hotels but I have to be honest: it was excellent! The hotel is the most toddler and child friendly hotel I ever went to, the rooms are very spacious with a separate part for kids (we were only 3 and our boy is only 2 years old so we had plenty of space!), the bathroom was also very spacious with a super comfy walk-in shower. Our room was situated in a more remote part of the hotel so it was very quiet at night.
The hotel is SUPER well organised, all the staff are extremely friendly and working day and night to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
With the 7 thematic restaurants the choice for food is never a problem. For me the Italian and Asian cuisine were the best. And then there is the Aqua Park: thrilling, the best water roller coaster this dad has seen. We booked it because of our boy but he wasn't allowed in the park so daddy had a lot of fun instead! It is very crowded though but queing at the coasters was not a problem, at some coasters waiting times were 2-3 minutes max. No use in promoting the Red Sea as a diver's paradise: I went on a 1-day diving trip : turtles, reefsharks, stingrays, dolphins and the most beautiful reefs: I've seen them all.
If you have little kids and want a fun and careless holiday in a beautiful and very well organised hotel, then the Jungle Park is your thing. We will definitely go back when our boy is allowed in the Aqua Park!

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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mogenstrup, Storstrom, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We have stayed at Jungle Aqua Park twice. The rooms are nice and the staff very friendly and serviceminded. The water park is a lot of fun but sometimes very crowded. The food in the restaurents is good but not a big variety throughout the week. Also the restaurents are crowded and you sometimes have to wait a bit to get a table. The hotel area is big and very pretty with green areas and good pools. At night there are noise from music if you have a room near the bars, but only to about 11 pm. But we love this hotel and will for sure return to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Brilliant hotel!!!!! Spotlessly clean, food catered for all tastes, great pools all21 of them!!! Aqua park great for all ages, spacious rooms, the only downside was the nightly entertainment for adults, it was non existent apart from that a great hotel!!! If you get the chance snorkelling in the Red Sea is amazing which takes you around 4 islands the last one being paradise island, the clearest blue sea you've ever seen, stunning!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

The staff at this hotel complex are working constantly to make sure it is kept spotlessly clean & tidy & it shows the rooms are amongst the best we have stayed in, a bonus was the seperate room & beds for the kids there is nothing worse than having to share a bed! the food is generally very good and you can always find something you like although it can be a pain if the some of the food you like is in different resturants!. The shops around the hotel are a bit hit & miss pricewise, if you are looking for a last minute gift you would have a better deal at hurghada airport which by the way is only about 20mins away,the on site pharmacy is pricey too a better idea is a 10 min walk to the senzo mall where its a lot cheaper for the same thing dont forget mosquito repellent you will need it we got bitten badly & to be honest nothing deterred them it was worse round the pools outside at night the medication from the on site pharmacy consisted of calamine lotion which wasnt any use at all, one or two of the staff had a less than pleasant attitude with lone women guests making them wait to be served until the men in the que had been attended to that though was the only downside which in 2 weeks was quite good,the beach at the sister hotel dana beach wasnt much to talk about but it was worth going to have a look at if only to say you had gone!? The entertainment wasnt always entertaining & if your kids are a bit older will wonder WHAT!!! Overall its a fabulous place and we would definately return.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Safaga Road P.O.Box 110, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 178 Hotels in Hurghada
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Hotel Class:4 star — Jungle Aqua Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 860
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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