One word to start this off 'Cloe' the best thing in the hotel. Nothing was too much for her and she smoothed every problem that we had. I cannot praise her enough. The staff were also excellent and all were friendly.
It's a nice resort, plenty of beach and sheltered chairs. A nice swimming bay and a huge pool. There’s quite a lot of noise from speakers around the pool due to fitness classes going on, but on the beach it isn’t too annoying and it doesn’t go on all day.
There were lots of Russians and Germans, fewer French and Brits, but no problems, although the queuing system does not work so well in some Countries apparently.
We went to windsurf as beginners, this resort isn't for us we discovered. The centre was first class with tons of new gear, but the access to the sea is a little narrow for us and is shared with the swimmers, venturing out into open sea was a little daunting especially as we had 30 knot + winds when we were there. The safety is however good and recovery is easy if you do get out of your depth.
The food was average, we ate well, but it did get a little repetitive despite there being a different theme to each night, a week was enough for us, drinks are local but readily available, this is a budget resort remember.
We had a nice room with a sea view, worth the upgrade I think, otherwise you will over-look a construction site if you are unlucky.
To sum up, this is a nice resort for the budget conscious and good for a weeks break and some sunshine.
- 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