Just back from a weeks holiday here (8th - 15th Sept).
First of all the hotel is immaculate and the staff work non stop keeping it that way, whether that be the room cleaners, gardeners or restaurant staff.
Check in was quick and simple, we were shown to our rooms as it was dark when we arrived. Our cases duly arrived shortly after.
The restaurant was opened up especially for us too as it was after hours.
We had a room at the far end of the hotel, near to the beach. This meant a fair walk everyday for breakfast, evening meals etc but it was quiet at night which is fine by me.
There was plenty of choices for breakfast from cereal, fruit, breads, salad, omelettes, hot food etc etc.
If you're expecting to have a full English everyday you'll be disappointed but this is an Egyptian hotel not a local greasy spoon.
Lunch and evening meals there is plenty to choose from and I never found anything I didn't like. Had no idea what some stuff was but that's half the fun!
Ate in 3 of the a la carte restaurants. The Italian was ok. The Lebanese and Oriental were excellent, the Teppanyaki table is well worth experiencing.
All of the pools are clean and warm (after the initial feeling of freezing cold). The water slides are all decent too. Note you need 3 people to ride the largest one. If you're in a couple and haven't got friendly with anyone you'll have to try and borrow a child from somewhere!!
The sea is a long way out and is a fair old walk. I would highly recommend beach shoes or similiar. Once you're there tho it's worth the walk, especially if you want to do some snorkeling. There are a lot of fish to see in all sizes and colours
Contrary to some other reviews I've read I never once felt I had to tip anyone at the hotel. Having said that a small tip goes a long way to getting great service. Our cleaner was nice and friendly and his towel art was excellent.
The drinks waiters are superb and never stop working
Wi-fi as mentioned in other reviews isn't great in most areas but hey you're on holiday, you don't have to update your Facebook status every 5 minutes.
Also contrary to another review further down I never once felt British guests were singled out and treated badly, in fact the complete opposite.
It is true that Brits are massively outnumbered by our European counterparts but I felt like we (and all the Brits I spoke to) got better treatment than others. I guess having manners and not being ignorant helps.
I would recommend this hotel if you want a relaxing holiday or love swimming/water parks.
We would certainly return here without hesitation
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iberotel Aquamarine Resort is made for those who want to spoil themselves with the prefect, relaxed, All inclusive luxurious five-star Egypt holiday. Located on the southern tip of Hurghada with its own unspoiled private beach, this impressive complex features seven restaurants.It boasts over 1,001 comfortable rooms equipped with all the latest facilities, services and amenities as well as the “Mercato” shopping complex and a conference centre for up to 1500 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberotel Aquamarine Hotel Hurghada