We have stayed in Hurghada Seagull Beach Resort for one week in November 2010 to get warmed up by Egyptian sun, to travel around, to go out diving, etc. Overall, we were very pleased by hotel location (literally in the center of the town of Sakkala, district of Hurghada), friendly and attentive staff, services offered inside and outside the hotel, including beach and pool area, daily animation program, etc.
The rooms in "new Seagull" building are spacious and clean enough, but furniture was a bit shaddy, compensated by view out of the window and from the balcony. Keep in mind that the hotel is divided into two buildings - the old one (around 550 rooms), and new one (200 rooms); there is a restorant, several cafes and pubs in each, but larger building was usually overcrowded. Services offered are more or less the same, beach areas and pools are nicely laid out, with plenty of sunbeds and free towels for all-inclusive guests.
Location in the very city center has its positive sides - you can start shopping right behind the hotel door, or opt for a walk (be ready for constant hassling by sidewalk traders!), just don't expect total quitness at Seagull. A sheer number of guests, plus active street life with endless use of horn, plus arabic world outside ensure a constant noisy background. To get some rest, try asking for a room that overlooks inner yard (pool area) only. In any case, hotel animation team will start daily show at 10pm so quitness lovers should look for other accomodaiton options. And by the way, animation team does its job remarkably good, trying to account for all languages guests speak, sometimes succeeding, sometimes not.
Tips. Good shopping place is "Cleoparta Bazaar", just across the street - the prices are fixed there, and are a way lower than you can bargain from the traders on the street. Food & beverages are good in the hotel, so there is no need to but anything extra - especially if you are all-inclusive. For evening walks, try finding marina, mosque, or christian church nearby, as the rest of Sakkala is tightly filled with apartment buildings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our deluxe four star resort is the perfect location for a wonderful holiday under the warm Egyptian sun. Only a few minutes from Hurghada airport and within walking distance to downtown Hurghada. The Sea Gull Hotel is the perfect location, where you can combine great fun and action with days full of wellness, sun and relaxation. Seagull Beach Resort 4 star deluxe situated in the heart of hurghada directly on the blue water of the red sea, 10 km from the airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hurghada Seagull Beach Hotel Hurghada
- Seagull Resort
- Seagull Hurghada