My wife and I stayed here in May 2014. We went we my parents for a weeks escape over the May Day Bank holiday.
This was the first week the hotel had re-opened after refurbishment. The hotel is now know is the Jaz Makadina.
We were the first British Guests in the new hotel. There were only 60 to 70 guests there for opening week. From arrival we were made to feel like royalty. We arrived late on the Friday night and missed the evening meal times. The staff made sure that food was sent to our rooms for us. The rooms were freshly decorated and very comfortable.
Staff could not do enough for us over the weeks stay. Every morning someone from the hotel would ask if there was anything we needed. The food quality was brilliant, however there wasn't a great deal of choice. This however could of been down to only having a few guests, and the hotel is still trying to plan its menus.
Waiter service on the beach was brilliant. Waiters would turn up with a variety of "Special" cocktails for you to try.... The animation team works tirelessly to keep everyone entertained and also asking if everything was good with our stay.
Attached to the hotel is the Extra Divers Makadi Dive Centre. We undertook 4 dives with them and again received nothing but outstanding service from them.
The beach is lovely, there are a number of "House" reefs to snorkel on. However, there are a lot of boats moored in the bay. The Dive Centre boats were always on the look out for people snorkelling, but i was wary of the other boats speeding past towing inflatables or parachutes behind them. Not sure they were really looking for other water users! I hope that this is something that will be dealt with by the hotels in the area to make sure everyone has the right to use the water and not run the risk of any accidents.
Special mentions must go to the following people for going above and beyond during our stay at the hotel. Search them out if you stay here :-)
Yasser - Head Waiter in the Snack Bar at Lunch and the Head Waiter at the Greek Restaurant. Yasser entertained us all week and did as much as possible to make sure we were fed and watered..... Customer service from Yasser is the best I have ever had.
Alina - Animations Team. She was always bright, cheery and very informative about Egypt and their culture. She never stopped running around, but always had time to have a chat and make sure we were all enjoying ourselves.
Ahmed - Waiter on Beach and Bar - His special cocktails always left you with a sore head for some reason. Maybe it was because they were so nice you kept drinking them?? All I can say is Ahmed has a great sense of humour and if he likes you will give you a nickname for the duration of your stay. My wife would hear "All right Treacle" from the other side of the Hotel!
Mr Wassam - the General Manager of the hotel. He was incredibly helpful too us during our stay. He is so passionate about his hotel. With him at the helm it can only get better.
Sandra Pieau and Jens Weckert - Extra Divers Makadi - Not part of the hotel, but they ran there shop and dive centre fantastically.
In a nutshell if you want to stay in Makadi Bay, try the Jaz Makadina for superb service, Excellent Rooms and a great location. We will certainly be returning.
- 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