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“Fantastic Holiday...More then i expected!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Albatros Resort Hotel Hurghada
Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #61 of 183 hotels in Hurghada
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“Fantastic Holiday...More then i expected!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

Me and my friend not long got back from our holiday in Hurghada, Egypt, and it was definatley worth the while. Albatros Resort was also defo a great hotel, Amazing weather, lovley people, great food, great atmosphere and just over all a perfect place to get away and relax. I have no complaints about my time spent in the hotel and i would defo return when i have the chance.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

Just back from the Albatros Gardens in Hurgharda. First impressions were a really nice clean Hotel, the gardens were impressive the food was a variety of choice salads, Beef, chicken, fish, rices, cakes, sweetbreads. We thought WOW its going to be a fab holiday. After the long 5 hour flight from Manchester we had a little bit of everything then went off to bed in our lovely clean room. No complaints.
We got up next morning went for Breakfast and discovered the Salad remained the same as the previous night as did the cakes and sweet breads, the pre cooked crepes were reheated to within an inch of their life the coissants were damp. Hoisien the egg man became our morning saviour with his quick made omlettes and fried eggs.
The lunch menu consisted again of the same salad meats and cakes from the night before and the coffee like liquid tar from a 1970's drinks urn.
Moving to the evening menu and you expect that things my be different, and they were, instead of boiled potatoes you got shreaded potato, instead of Yellow rice with veg in you got whiite rice with veg in. The soup was an oxo cube with if you were lucky bits of tomato or other floating stuff in. And this remained the meals for the week, unless you ventured to the Mandarin for a chinese or the Alfredos for an italian both venues need to be pre booked the day before you wish to eat by booking through reception. Dont try to turn up at the empty restraunts without booking you will get turned away.
The Pools looked great lots of choice as to where you lay your towel. But that is where it ends the water was so cold you were awarded a medal for attempting to get in. Hence very few did. Even the kids who on every other holiday I have ever been to,normally fill the pools stayed out of the Pools here.
The beach did exist but only if you were staying at the Albatros Palace the local 5 star hotel of which you had to walk through to get to the Sea. For us mere mortals who stayed across the road you were only allowed in certain areas of the beach ususally where the rubbish was or the jettys for the diving boats. You cannot even pretend you are from the Palace as your all inclusive wrist strap are colour designated to each hotel.
The road that you must cross to get to the beach is a very busy dual carriage way and you take your life in your hands crossing it as the motorist will cross lanes to drive at you!!
So to the evening entertainement, where do I begin. To say it was the most appauling embarrasing charade is an understatement. The music backing track being played during the balance act was "Party like a [--]" and the other track contained the lyric " take your bikini off an suck on it". How did they get away with this I hear you ask because the audience contained holiday makers from Russia, Poland, Germany and other nationalities that make up eastern Europe. And they along with very small children were happy clapping away to lyrics that they obviously did not understand. The entertainment staff were fantastic if you have the mental age of about 4 years old.
So to Hurghada itself we ventured out after taking the Taxi arranged by the Hotel itself, we were told the Taxi would take us to the shopping district and drop us off at McDonalds and then pick us up from there 3 hours later. We were advised to not go into any back streets for our own safety and to keep to the shops on the main shopping promenade. We got into Hurgaharda and the Taxi driver did not take us to Mcdonalds rather he took us to a back street shop, Rameses. Where a young man opened the taxi door and harrassed and intimidated us before we eventally escaped. He knew we would have to go back there as the Taxi driver had told us he would only pick us up again from this locaion. We eventally found Mc Donalds after running the gauntlet of traders at break-neck speed you could not look into any shop without harrasment and sometime bodily being barged into the doorways of neighbouring shops. Apart from counterfit clothing / bags and seaside tat with an Egytian theme there was nothing worth seeing. And anything you do see here can be bought at the airport bazaar when you are leaving.
On to the money do not take Egytian pounds they dont want it, take your money in Euros, US Dollars or Pounds stering, if you only have Egytian pounds as we did exprect to pay more for everything.
If you want nothing more to your holiday than to sunbathe and eat repetative food this is your ideal place. Other than that if you still insist on booking Albatros Gardens - GOOD LUCK and take a pack of cards!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

just got back from beach albatross gardens and after reading mixed reviews was a bit concerned on what i would find.The hotel was spotlessly clean and i mean eveywhere from the entrance to the rooms.Everyone was helpful the meals had a good choice and even the free snack bar on the beach was clean and the food good and plentiful,plenty of good sun loungers on and off the beach.We had bottled water 24hrs a day and all free and with a fridge in the room it was lovely
If i was pushed to find something bad to say it would be no entertainment(but cabs were cheap)but you know that before you go, and you are on a flight path so some noise but not disturbing Travelled lots and this hotel is excellent for the money you pay JUST GO!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

Stayed in Aqua Blu resort with a wall around 3 hotels from the albatrosgroup. You can use everything but the main restaurant is where you go for dinner. Outside between the wall you can use anything (the pools- 1 with gulfs (ask), 1 with big glidingslives, 1 very big landscape swimmingpool. Every hour there is a hotelbus to the beach (our bar there is La Plage for drinks and food). You have special restaurants everywhere. Much animation. In nov. it is at noon 40 °c (with a seabreeze ok). Luxor (ex-Thebe) 280 km and the U-boat are ok (buy the double DVD from the u-boat). They bring your lugage to your room and when you leave they bring it with a pick-up to the reception. Sometimes 1$ or 0,50 €cent makes them happy.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Argyll Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

I am just back from a two week holiday in Egypt, my first time there.
Ceratinly won't be my last!
We arrived at the beach garden, which is only a very short distance from the airport, one of the resorts selling points for us was that it had great flumes/water slides, we could actually see them as we were flying over,
It was comforting to see that we had security on the entrance to the hotel.
Check in was smooth, we were escorted to our rooms,shortly after our arrival our helper who would be looking after our room, arrived to greet us and told us that he would be cleaning our room for the next two weeks.
We had a spacious room, with a single and a large queen sized bed, plenty of hanging space and storeage a balcony, colour t.v, a fridge, air conditioning, en suite, with shower.
We got clean towels every day and our room was always clean when we returned, from a hard days sunbathing.
We had the use of the resorts other two hotels, Aqua Blu, and Aqua Vista, so we had plenty of scope, and never got bored, there were so many pools we tried them all on different days.
There was plenty to do, every day, there was volley ball, aqua aroebics, water polo, football, all organised by the animation team, a lovely enthusiastic team of young people.
On site there was tennis, table tennis and also available from the animation boxes, dotted around the pools, were games, scrabble, and pool floats available for a small returnable deposit .
The resort was without doubt THE cleanest I have ever stayed at, I was totally amazed by the standards, I can't stress this enough, really has to be seen to be believed.
The food was excellent, a great choice every day and all fresh produce, the drinks were also good, real coke, fanta, sprite all on draft, ready for you just help yourself, there were huge fridges on site totally stocked to capacity with fresh bottled water, you could have as many as you wanted, so in the morning, you could just grab as many bottles as you needed, also the bottles were sealed with a vacum seal over the lid.
I see it says above on "tips for writing a great review" say what you liked best and least. there is only ONE thing I can think of on this holiday that I dodn't like and that was the Vodka, in a word, "YUK!" It was undrinkable, I even noticed the Polish and Russians were drinking rum!!
Worthy of mention are the spa treatments, which I had several, pedicure, facial and massage, excellent and all on site, don't forget the prices they first quote you are negotiable, they expect you to haggle.
I would recommend Egyppt and in pafticular this resort to anyone, and plan to go back a.s.a.p.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

Just returned from a 2 week stay at this fabulous hotel. My sister and her 2 children (14 and 10) and me, my partner and my 15-year-old son. I cannot understand all the criticism. The staff were lovely. It was the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in – staff cleaned everywhere all day, every day. There is not one corner of the hotel or grounds that is dirty.

There were no problems at check-in and we were allocated a family room at the Albatros Beach Garden as booked – very spacious with 2 bedrooms with TV in each room. Our suitcases were brought up straight away. My sister’s room was actually in the Aqua Blu but we could see her room from ours so it was not a problem.

You can use all the facilities of any of the 3 hotels - Albatros Beach Garden, Aqua Blu or Aqua Vista. We preferred the pool at the Aqua Vista which is very large and has plenty of sunbeds and is never overcrowded. It tended to be busier at the waterslides but our kids could go down themselves when they wanted to go on the slides. Towels are provided in Towel Bars situated around the complex which saves having to pack one. The beach was slightly disappointing and we only went once – not as good as the beach we had when in Sharm but we were happy enough around the lovely pools.

Breakfast was fine - fresh melon and pomegranate, yoghurts, cereals, omelettes cooked to order, boiled eggs, crepes, cheeses, pastries and a selection of lovely bread/rolls. Perfectly adequate.

There are various snack bars to choose from. We didn’t bother with the buffet in the restaurant for lunch as it was quite similar to the dinner time buffet. Instead we ate at the various snack bars dotted around. The Aqua Vista snack bar does beautiful freshly made pizzas as does the snack bar behind the wave pool at Aqua Blu. The snack bar situated between Aqua Blu and Aqua Vista did a variety of lovely snacks on the BBQ and we tended to go to this one.

The buffet dinner at night was lovely. There was always a good variety of food – chicken, beef, fish etc. and always something outside on the BBQ as well as pasta where you could pick your own sauce to have with it. The soup was lovely and the desserts – so many and all gorgeous! Can I add that no-one in our party of 6 had any tummy upsets or illness for the duration of our holiday.

The shops on-site were good. A couple of days before we left my sister and I discovered some shops below the front of Aqua Blu that we hadn’t noticed. These shops were cheaper than the ones at the front of the Beach Garden. The shop keepers here were particularly helpful and friendly, probably because they didn’t get as much trade, and the prices were much cheaper. Worth investigating.

One thing on a negative note is the vodka wasn’t very pleasant so we drank brandy/rum instead. The beer was really nice though and the coffees at the coffee bars were lovely.

There are a lot of Russians, and some are quite rude, but in no way did this spoil our holiday or would it stop us returning. We met up with a few other Scottish families while there – if you look around you do bump into English speaking people.

We went on the Luxor trip which cost around £60 each (half price for younger children) – this included entry to the Karnak Temple, Hatshetsup’s Temple, the Valley of the Kings and a sail on the Nile. It was amazing! Beware though it is a long day and the temperature while we were in the Valley of the Kings was 45 degrees centigrade! Around the pool during October it is between 31 and 35 degrees – luckily the air conditioning in the rooms/reception areas is excellent.

We also went on the snorkelling trip booked on-site at the hotel with Sky Red Sea (you can get the price down a bit if you haggle). You get a full day out on the boat, 3 stops at coral reefs for snorkelling and stop off at Paradise Beach as well as lunch on the boat. It is a brilliant day out.

It was my sister’s first trip to Egypt and she loved it. We are looking at going back again and would definitely stay at this hotel again – we are going back as soon as we can afford it!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

Cannot believe the people who moan about this hotel, Its brilliant, really clean with lovely tidy gardens. A choice of pools and restaurants to suit all, and really friendly and helpful staff. If you live on junk food, dont go. most of the food is based on fresh salads and veg, with a variety of dishes to go with it, much of it cooked fresh in front of you.We were there for two weeks and never had the same meal twice. Only downside, the shops in the hotel are really expensive, nothing is priced, and and the shopkeepers come across as really dodgey. Going to book a return trip next year.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#28 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#44 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
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