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Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Yussif Afifi Road, Hurghada 84111, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #4 of 183 hotels in Hurghada
Cairo, Egypt
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7 hotel reviews
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“Exceeded our expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel is the only hotel where photos & videos do not show the real beauty it has.
Very clean.
Very comfortable.
Fantastic rooms.
Very tasty food.
They have recreation team.
Professional staff that really cares about our needs.
Free shuttle bus twice a day for down time.
I'll definitely go there again & again :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed in Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel in a sea view room. The room was spacious and with a large balcony, however the interior of the room was not that impressive and the dark wooden furniture to my mind does not suit a beach resort , the carpets and curtains need to be more stylish . The blackout curtain still allows light to get through and accordingly we were obliged to awake in the very early morning

The pool and pool area were very large and magnificent. The lazy liver is really enjoyable. The kids club is large with its private sitting area and pool

The out door cafes were really excellent, serving shesha, soft drinks and snacks …the beach was safe, the water was lovely and transparent, however the beach activities were limited

Our reserved room was on full board basis, the served buffets in general were good.
The hotels was very close to a bazaar, supermarket , pharmacy and shops that sell clothes and souvenirs

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southwold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is the third year running we have visited the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel and up until now have not posted a review. This is very remiss on our part as the hotel and all of its' staff are stunning! If you want a totally relaxing and stress free environment you could not pick a better location (that said, you do need to stay within the hotel complex as Hurghada itself has very little to offer and the locals are very pushy; especially towards females). We found the pool area particularly tranquil, this is mainly down to the staff who we found to be incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Mohsen, Yousef, Romany, Michael along with numerous others made our stay so special with their banter and repartee, they really made our holiday.

In those rare moments when you are looking for inspiration, you can always rely on the animation team to entertain you. Whether it be "aqua gym", beach volleyball or general mirth, you can count on them to keep you on your toes with their amazing portfolio of activities. A special mention must go to Jackson whose exuberance and attention to detail, not to mention his incredible stamina (the guy never seems to be able to sit still for five minutes!) makes him the perfect holiday host.

This hotel has something for everyone, the pool is enormous and the stretch of beach is calm and relaxing. The hotel was absolutely brilliant the first two times we visited and we are still yet to be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Second time in Hurghada and second time at Steigenberger Al Dau Beach. Excellent resort for the whole family. While the parents can enjoy the professional service, kids can entertain at the Kids club with the very friendly team.
I am traveling a lot alone for my job and the choice of the hotel when I am with my family is always a critical point. I cannot find any drawback to this location. Of course, you can always improve something according your needs and your special expectations. But this place will definitively fit to most of the people wherever you are coming from. And in fact, you can find here people from a lot of different locations.
As a summary, just try it and enjoy it.

Room Tip: Ask for the family room when traveling with kids. Lower number (e.g. 1301) are closer to the beach...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I loved my holiday there.
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a good All-in
never feels crowded
great mix (keep this up)
good diving instructor (pascal)
good food
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Backshish = tipping. some people are asking money the whote time (I tip people, but asking money for delivering a reservation for a restaurant?!)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Being in Egypt for > 13 years, we have seen a lot of resorts. Steigenberger was one of the better ones.

Plus :
- huge resort with enormous swimming pool surrounded by lovely garden, golf, beach. It never feels crowded. Great mix of nationalities (Belgians, Germans, Nordic countries, French, and Eastern Europe ..)
- free wifi in the lobby. Slow Wifi but it worked. Lobby was huge and is like a mini "place" with shops, coffee corner, piano music, lovely bar. If you want Wifi in your room it is very expensive.
- Food & Beverages : wide variety on the buffet. Most of the evenings BBQ in the main restaurant. Every night another theme like German, Italian, Arabic etc. Italian pasta buffet wasn't the best to be honest. Salads great and never got sick. The libanese resto on the beach was lovely too. Drinks best we ever had in Egypt. Real cola (not fake Arabic), best cocktails and Mocktails. Even the gin tonic was good. Need to sign off every time you order, which is a great idea, no waste of drinks and makes you realise what you get. First time in all inclusive without drunk people and tons of wasted drinks & food. So the sign off works ! Lovely and wide choice of ice creams. Very well trained staff of bar tenders and waiters.
- Activities : lazy river is so cool and fun, never saw that before. Great scuba diving club, my son of 11 years finished his junior Padi in French, teachers of all over the world, very professional. Great running track. I can recommend the golf initiation ! Free pedalo boats, initiation surf .. Aqua gym wasn't the best. I always love the glass boat trips, problem with the local glass boat is you cannot see a lot through the glass ... A problem with air bubbles. But we had fun on the boat and really enjoyed the sand bank trip. Just outside of the hotel nice promenade street full with little shops, pharmacy, camel rides.
- Some minor points : because of the lakes in the golf area, it is full of mosquitos ! Do not forget repellent sprays !
No house reef for snorkeling, all destroyed. Sea full of plastic and garbage, although staff cleaned it 2x a day. Private resort, so nobody gets in, but forget long beach walks, you cannot get out neither. Rooms are spacious but need a refresh ! Towels need to get renewed.

In short, great peaceful resort. No hectic music or stupid night shows. Very relaxing high standard with some great extra's like beach butlers, guest relation professionals, piano music or great live bands during dinner.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I was extremely disappointed with our stay in this hotel. Decided to take a short break with my family from Cairo and after listening to a few friends mentioning the Steigenberger Al Dau in Hurghada, we decided to book.

The service was poor; service staff seemed to show a preference to please and attend to the foreigners rather than us Egyptian, the reception was extremely unhelpful and one waiter laughed in my face when I asked if there was a place to buy an umbrella (to protect my little daughter from the sun).

Rooms are cleaned ok....but air conditioning was poor; if you do decide to stay there, make sure your room is not facing the sun.

A few positives:

1. Location

2. Good selection for breakfast buffet - not sure how fresh everything was.

That was the first and last time for us there....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel

Address: Yussif Afifi Road, Hurghada 84111, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#3 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#5 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#6 Business Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in 5-star deluxe surroundings: Spacious rooms, private villas and elegant suites, first-class restaurants and a 5000 m3 pool landscape. Play a round of golf, relax at the Thalasso & Spa, or head to the beach and go diving, snorkelling or surfing at the Dive Club & Aqua Center. ... more   less 
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