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“Inexeptable for a 4* hotel” 1 of 5 stars
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King Tut Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arabia Road | Al Wafaa District, Hurghada 67, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #102 of 182 Hotels in Hurghada
Innsbruck, Austria
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Inexeptable for a 4* hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed here as a family holiday (8 adaults, 2 of them Egyptian, age 21-58) and were rather shocked by the overall quality of the hotel.
It should also be mentioned, that all of us have been in Egypt previously several times or are born here...

On arrival, we were greated in a very unprofessional and unpolite manner and since the hotel was overbooked, we were moved into the linked sisterhotel "Sphinx", which is supposed to have even 5*...

But the rooms were dirty on arrival, the food the worst we've eaten in this country till now (but on an open buffet), nearly all of the staff were unfriendly (but this is likely due to the fact, that 99% of all guest are of Russian nationallity, who do treat the staff with no or little respect).
Furthermore, there was loud music playing half of the time, even loudly hearable in all of our rooms, giving little chance to rest or retreat.

Even after trying to improve the situation (get people to clean the rooms completely, (try to) open the partly screwed rooms saves, not much improvement could be done.

Also all materials used by the hotel seem to be of the poorest quality and/or is fully used up. This refers to food, rooms materials, bed sheets, public area furniture ect...

Additionally, the surrounding of the hotel (and nearly all of old hurghada) is surely breaking down and gives no good inside on the Egypt we love...

Now, after 2 days in this "resort", 5 of us have stomach issues and we will move to a different hotel (Mirage) for the remainder of our holidays!!
Another feedback on this hotel will follow after the completion of our stay :)

If you can avoid it, do NOT book this hotel, as there are many other for the same or even better prices, for surely better value!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

King Tut and Sphinx hotel are really great. Guest can use all services of both hotels, that is really great. All inclusive is also full, 24h guest can drink coffee, juices, water, alcohol. Food is great and all employers are really nice. Room was very big, clean every day.
The best was animation team. Mido, Moahmud, Magda...they were the BEST. Every day we had some program, Fakir show, Miss hotel, Mister hotel, Oriental dance, Aqua aerobic...really nice, interested and polite animation team!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valencia, Spain
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I spent my holiday with my husband. We are honeymooners. We were surprised and happy from the room decoration and fruit baskets which was brought in the room when we arrived.
Our holiday was super! The staff at this hotel is super! Every one is polite, friendly and helpful. The hotel is small but cozy. The territory is not large and tidy.
The food is tasty and the choice of the food is great!
There were a lot of Russian guests but they didn't prevent us to rest.
As a result, I think that we will come back there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We came to Hurghada with couple of friends for a week of scuba diving adventure. The hotel was chosen because our diving center had a little office on the hotel grounds, so we thought it will be convenient to stay there.
Unfortunately the hotel turned out to be quite poor.
The worst was probably the food, I have never eaten something like that before. Tasteless and looking really bad. The beach was a laugh, small and stones everywhere. The restaurants smelled and were sticky from dirt and spilled coca-cola. Coca-cola was only served in little plastic mugs.
The hotel was full of Russians and the Egyptians didnt like them for some reason (I heard it from couple of people). Prob because they were drunk very often?
The room was ok and quite clean, the staff was ok.
The Hurghada itself is a strange city, with dirt and sand everywhere, with unfinished or empty buildings, with lots of poor people and lots of empty spaces. It just lacks the atmosphere. Fortunately you get rewarded once you go under water.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

My partner and I visited the King TUT in July. It was amazing. I've never been to Egypt before but I have to say they are the most friendly people I have ever met (although they do like the women!!). The hotel was beautiful and had loads to offer. It is situated right on the beach front and as we were placed in one of the suits the view was fantastic. Hurghada is wonderful and the markets are really entertaining it's worth a visit. We are going back next year and hopefully staying in the King Tut again. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sweden
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

I was ripped off for money by a young man named max who works there on the safari. He tricks quests by telling them he is really poor and we all end up sending money to help him .His boss is a man named sacha. They meet the quests in the Garage disco there at the hotel.. I first met them in December. Max also works at the Zahabia hotel. The managers have to keep this young man away from people. I have been tricked out of 15 thousand dollars. The hotel does not have a good policy for there guests. I found out through internet that many people have been tricked.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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somewhere in Denmark
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2010

My wife and i stayed just for one week as a little break from the winter in Denmark,and were treated very well by the hotel and staff as we were possibly the only two foreigners in a Egypten hotel full of Russians or so you can say. the food in the hotel was ok but the selection was not that great, but as we spent most of our time out very early travelling around looking at pyramids and things we took packed breakfasts with us which were not so good, a boiled egg,a small bannana, and a couple of other things, can`t remember what they were so, on our second early morning trip we bought a pizza and had that for breakfast on the bus. The worst thing we did was to book bed and breakfast in the hotel , "advice" don`t, at least untill they figure out how it works we would have been cheaper taking full board, but not the fault of the staff ,definitly a management problem as it seems the left hand did not know what the right was doing.
But all in all we had a great time and a nice stay at the hotel.
And our compliments to Scan Tours, they did a great job.
We are a couple in our 50? .
cheers
Allan and Susanne.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about King Tut Resort

Address: Arabia Road | Al Wafaa District, Hurghada 67, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#51 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#70 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — King Tut Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The all-inclusive King Tut Resort Hurghada boasts the perfect location by the Red Sea and a beautiful coral reef, with direct access to the beach through its pretty garden.Rejuvenate at the Hurghada King Tut Resort sauna, and in the pool and Jacuzzi. For a more active time, take some windsurfing lessons. Let the multilingual staff at King Tut arrange trips for you, including diving or quad bike safaris. Join in with the belly dance classes and volleyball games.Enjoy an evening of quality entertainment from the entertainment team and dance the night away at the nightclub. Write home about it using the free Wi-Fi internet access. Admire your lovely surroundings at the cafe among the trees and by the fountain.One of the 3 attractive restaurants offers a romantic meal on a 2-man boat. Return to shore to soak up the atmosphere at the beach bar. Try the Bedouin-style Sahara Tent, or the cozy lobby bar ... more   less 
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