Spent two weeks here begin July and had a great time. The room was great, it was clean and we had a great view! New towels and bottles of water (in the fridge) every single day and if you need any extra's, they will provide it at once. The staff is very friendly, the food en drinks plenty and of a good quality. Great that they provided free airport shuttle!
It is very nice to be able to switch between the beach and pool (especially when the strong northely winds are sand blasting you at the beach). We did not find the sales men bothersome, in fact they were also very friendly, accept your "no" and are always in for small talk.
The reef in front of the resort is not "wow", but there is a lot of fish and a lot to see. If you're a good swimmer go beyond the curve and snorkel along the coast line, it is much better! Keep in mind that the wind/current is from the North and that you have to swim back as well ;-)
The animation team was "okay", some were more active then others. In our opinion they focused a little to much at the regular guests. If we may do a suggestion to Mercure: Perhaps you can do the beach/pool party at least twice a week. The shows at night are (sorry to say) a bit boring for couples. We did enjoyed the foam party on the beach though!
In the two weeks we were here, we were the only Dutch couple (as far as we know), not a problem for us though. The majority of the guests are Russian, then German and Brittish, all friendly people and we did not had any negative experiences with the Russian guests (like you read a lot on forums).
At the end we had a great two weeks and we'll be back in the Winter for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Hurghada is the perfect holiday destination for people who want to do everything or nothing at all. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the international airport, at the exclusive Hurghada beach resort, this exquisite venue offers guests the ultimate in pure luxury with a private, picture-perfect beach, elegant restaurants and incomparable service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Hurghada Hotel Hurghada
- Sofitel Hurghada
- Accor Hurghada
- Hurghada Sofitel