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Jaz Makadina
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Makadi Bay, Madinat Makadi, PO Box 193, Hurghada 193, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #97 of 182 Hotels in Hurghada
4.5 of 5 stars 133 Reviews
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“our holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

sue and nancy
we had a wonderful holiday, every thing was really perfect, the staff were brilliant, that includes the bars, restaurant, and reception who were marvellous. every where was clean and tidy at all times, including the rooms! pools, beach, and kiddies areas.
the restaurant chef even cooked especially for me as im allergic to garlic on several occasions, but there were usually about 10/14 differrent menues plus salads, always some thing for the pickiest guest!
would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone, shame im back in makadi in october and was unable to get a deal in sol y mar club so have to go else where just hope its as good!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Danish first
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assuit,egypt
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

i think that i will return again as soon as possible , the hotel is very nice and the staff is so friendly . we came here in club makadi since sun,26,2011 and only i stayed 5 min in the reception to check in .
really every think here is very excellent .we interested with every thing here specially pools and beach . the food was various and very good
the anmation team is speaking german ,so it is difficult to understand

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicestershire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We chose this hotel for the quieter location - it is in a secure area called Madinat Makadi. Although the hotel was full of Russians and Germans, we felt at home and the staff kept telling us how good our English is (we did own up to being English eventually but we kept up the pretence for a short time!). The staff were very polite, could not do enough for us. The room was spotlessly clean and remained that way for our stay. Excellent housekeeping! The food was plentiful and varied. There was no problem acquiring sunbeds either at the pool or on the beach. The reef was very colourful and we spent a lovely morning snorkelling around the reef looking at the beautiful bright corals and the colourful fish. We saw a blue spotted stingray - very pretty! and numerous other fish including wrasse and angelfish. Overall, we had a relaxed a pleasant stay and would recommend Makadi Bay to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cairo, Egypt
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8 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

I traveled more than 15 times to Hurghada, so i decided to go this time to a different place so i headed to Makadi Bay which is 32 KM away from Hurghada Center.

The hotel is located in a large compound and golf resort called "Madinet Makadi". The hotel is a 4+ star, which means it is almost a 5 star hotel and it is only one of two hotels inside the compound that actually have a sea view and are a few meters away from the beach... This means easier access for you especially in the summer an hot sun of Hurghada.. It works based on an all inclusive system, which makes it great to stay inside and you don't need to head to Hurghada at all.

A perfect place for relaxing and enjoying a honey moon or a clam stay with your family and kids... they really have cool activities for kids in that hotel...

The food was OK but not great...

I would recommend this hotel to everyone looking for a calm relaxing vacation and i would definitely come back....

btw... If you're a German you will enjoy it to the max, as they have a German speaking animation team with lots of German tourists,,,,

Room Tip: See view or pool view...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

We stayed at the Sol y Mar Makadi club the week before Christmas.
The hotel in itself is very well maintained, it is part of a complex of small hotels, which in fact looked pretty much the same. The gardens are beautiful and almost manicured like.
the first room we had was with seperate beds, and after a word with the reception they gave us another one, which was a bigger family room. There is 2 pools, one small warm, a a bigger unheated one. The second one was for sure deserted at this season meaning every body was packed around the small one, but still we could find lounge chair everyday.
The beach area is small, again this was no problem at this season, but I can imagine that in summer time it might be problematic to find a place there.
There are many reefs just in front of hte hotel beach, and snorkeling is very very nice. Even better is to book a day trip with the dive center of the hotel, they are very professional and friendly as to compare to the other ones around.
So everything could be quite good but considering the price we paid, but the big big problem was the food.
It was simply the worst food I ever had in a hotel, and I have benn in many hotels in Egypt and Tunisia. The food is bad period. Always the same, but more problematic is the bad quality. It was to a point that it was spoiling our evenings just to thought we would have to eat at the hotel restaurant. Just a smell into the dining room was putiong you off. It was that bad.
Another point to mention is that the staff is eating among guests, which I think is not vey professional. It is the first time I see that in a Hotel.
Clientele of the hotel is mainly Russian and German.
The animation is terrible. Loud and poor.

So will I go there again? For sure not I dont recommend this hotel to anyone, sure the gardens are beautiful, the diving was very nice but the food is just awful. There are much better altenative for the same price. For example the Jaz Club Mirabel in Sharm el Sheik is so much better and not more expensive.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev, Ukraine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

Just returned from Club Makadi.
Found it to be not so big, very green (for Egypt) and family oriented.

Territory: lots of trees, very well maintained

Rooms: could be better, very basic and without any touch of design. We were staying on the ground floor and the room (Family room, building 7) was quite dark. If you want to have a good sea view be aware that it can be very noisy because sea front buildings are grouped around the pool, restaurant and animation.

Beach: good sand beach, suitable for young children playing and bathing. Not so may fishes

Food: variable enough but it will be better to have a bigger choice in Kids menu

Pools: the hotel has three medium size pools, one is heated. When we were staying no one was using the other two because the water was too cold.

Guests: the hotel is German/Russian (not so many of us :) ) with a majority of Germans. Most are families with children.

Spoken languages: German is used everywhere and some Russian. English is very basic and not all personal understands it

Animation: Germans for Germans.

Kids club: rather small and Germain-oriented. There is a Russian girl there who is taking care about Russian kids but the whole activity is in German.

All in all I can recommend this hotel for families with children, but do not expect something extraordinary.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

We spent a week in Sol Y Mar Club Makadi. The hotel is big with lots of buildings. We got the room 607 which was a bit far from the beach but it was very good because we could sleep well all week, it was silent. The food was good and various. The beach is nice, the water is clear and hot. The waiters are gentle. There were a lot of animators (germans) who played with the kids all they. The hotel has a big park with wonderful vegetation. There are several shops in the hotel but those are very expensive so don't buy anything there. You can change money far from the hotel at the bank, but because of the ramadan the opening of everything was very chaotic... We had problems with the followings: there is no free wifi, but you have to pay 5 dollars for half hour. The hotel is far from the shops and from the pharmacy, you have to walk at least 1 km in the 40°C (or more) to the pharmacy or to the supermarket to buy a bottle of water. The doctor in the hotel speaks "basic" english, he didn't understand the most things we told him, and he didn't have any medicines (although we had the insurance) so we had to go to the pharmacy for it. There were a lot of germans in the hotel, who were very loud... If you want to have a sunbed at the beach, you have to go down early in the morning (around 7-8 a.m.) because everybody "reserves" all the sunbeds with a towel and after you can't have it. You can get free beach towels every day but they don't wash it so the towels are always dirty. Last day we paid $30 for the late check out and we would have had to leave the room at 6 p.m. but the luggage-porter hammered on the door at 3:30 that we have to give him all the luggages at that moment... And of course all employees expect the tip - like in every arabic country.
But all in all I can recommend this hotel because it's nice and very clean.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Makadi Bay, Madinat Makadi, PO Box 193, Hurghada 193, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#66 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#70 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Jaz Makadina 5*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel was formerly known as "Sol Y Mar Club Makadi" and following total renovation; this new five star property is now operating under the flagship of "Jaz Hotels & Resort" luxury brand. The revamping plan encompassed upgrading the hotel's rooms, public areas, outlets and a facilities in addition to adding brand new services & outlets as well. It's also worth mentioning that both "Sol Y Mar" & "Jaz" brands are owned and managed by "Jaz Hotels, Resort & Cruises". ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sol y Mar Club Makadi Hotel Hurghada
Sol y Mar Hurghada
Sol y Mar Hotel Makadi
Hurghada Makadi Resort
Sol y Mar Makadi

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