We spent our spring holiday in Hurghada in Alf Leila Wa Leila 23.03-30.03. I chosed the hotel only based on reviews I had read from tripadvisor and I was happy with our choice. Full complex is really hudge, with many pools, restaurants, bars, caffeteria, lots of activities and shopping-street :). Hotel is divided between "usual" hotel building and villa kind of houses. We were staying in "usual" rooms. Rooms are normal sized but unfortunately cleaning is not very good. Bathroom had sort of walk-in shower space which didnt have any door or special divider or curtin - so all the water splashed everywhere in the bathroom and floor was soaking wet continuously. By the end of the day the bathroom was very dirty because of this water. Few times we didnt have clean towels either but you know - it happens :) I guess it was the way to get some extra penny for room service to bring the towels - he had forgotten earlier.
Restaurants were nice, pleanty of food, service also good. We tried all different restaurants but seems the food was actually brought from one kitchen and divided between the restaurants, only some desserts were different - but no complaining really - it all tasted very good.
There is enought of sun-beds everywhere and pool boy is happy to help to find one for you, in case you are sleepyhead and not there for suntanning at 8 in the morning.:)
This hotel is special good for kids, because there were special pool with all sliding and climbing and swinging equipment in it, also playground and sun-bed with shades - so little one can take a nap. There was also a SPA in the same territory... and quite nice one. We used the package for 2 massages, and peeling and jacuzzi and sauna. Peeling with coffee was good, massage with chocklate also good, but second day massage with peperoil - my God - I was totally beaten up... I do like deep tissue massage but this one was waayyyy too much.. my back is literally blue - still. If you planning to go there, please make sure either you want very strong or soft massage, there is nothing in between. :)
There is shopping street close by - approx. 300 meters and famous Senso Mall, with food store, restaurants, shisha bar etc. nice place really. Lots of local families were hanging out there in the evening. There is also Cleopatria shopping street close by with the shop of fixed prices.
We also took the trip to El Gouna this time which was nice experience. Its nothing like Egypt at all - rather like little European town with shops and caffeterias and yahts parked in downtown.Golf fields looked amazing - had serious urge to make few rounds - but next time.... :) Its really nice to go for walk and chill out. We also went to El Dahar old market - another interesting experience.. :)
Hurghada is the place to go back, to escape from cold climate, get some sun, energy and just chill. This was my 6th time in Egypt and im still not tired of the place :)
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