First of all as you read from all other reviews the hotel and staff are second to none.
The word of warning is be carefull who you book excursions with as we found out to our lifelong costs. We booked our Honeymoon withThomas cook and went with Blue Sky travel (who Thomas Cook uses) to go on snorkeling and diving trips running out of Sunrise Royal Makadi which is over a hours bus trip not 10 mins as rep told us. The first trip was a snorkeling trip to paradise Island the whole trip was a joke from start to finish and is a serious accident waiting to happen due to lack of Health and Safety even for Eygpt Standards.
The second trip was a Diving trip. I was scheduled to dive and my wife was to just snorkel, she was talked into trying out diving which she agreed, which ended up with my wife being sexually assaulted by the dive Instuctor whilst at 8 mtrs underwater for 20mins. she was so traumatized by what took place it wasnt till our return to our hotel she told me what had happened, apart from the assault she recieved no actual dive training only how to breath, the matter is now under Investigation by British Police, Egyption Police, Thomas Cook Legal Dept and Padi Dive Association.
The reason for telling you all about this is so you can just be aware and to use the Hotel Dive facilities and the excursions running from the hotel marina, because as we found out if anything happens off the hotel grounds the managment are simply not Interested They Listened but they didnt hear. they were more interested in if we were happy with our rooms than the wife`s welfare. My wife was as also told by Thomas Cook rep to just remember the fist few good days we had and to go home and cook your husband some spicy dinners and all will be ok and to forget it ever happened.
This is our third trip to Eygpt and will be our last. Please be Careful.
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- Intercontinental Abu Soma Hotel
- Intercontinental Hurghada