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Arabia Azur Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   El Corniche Road, Hurghada, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #30 of 176 hotels in Hurghada
Cairo, Egypt
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“a nice vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

nice place to spend your vacation in hurghada , location near down town ( 5 minutes by car) and rooms view is nice ... all inclusive system and food good generally and workers are helpful , the marina restaurant isn't that good though .. but there is a good place for snorkeling and the hotel offers snorkeling tools for cheap prices

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Polish first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Again i enjoyed staying at this resort
What i can say ... For me I totally loved it I tried another places (resorts and hotels) and always back to it with pleasure they can handle the most common problem of huge number of visitors
( Unfortunately except simple small things that i hate this time about some changes from management like: towels that they are used to change it daily this time differs they didn't do that, they can give us small bottle of water if we want out of charge this time it includes charge, restriction on deliver sea-pool towels before 6 pm and this didn't happen before however they are flexible for one or two time we can't reach their in time ).
Except these i really enjoyed like if you can say i didn't feel days it goes very fast (Means happy time).

Room Tip: Choose rooms that have view of Marina
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We needed a family friendly resort where my husband and I could dive and that is what the website promised. The check in procedure was chaotic, the guest services team were not aware of any of our requests through Booking.com and seemed annoyed we were not part of a tour company. Once that hurdle was over, the stay was pleasant.

The rooms are clean and simple. The pier and reef are easily accessible, the Blue Sea dive company were immensely helpful. The kid's club was not available all day (we were not aware of that) but they still made diving possible for us in the house reef.

Beds and parasols are available in spite of many residents.

The hotel mainly caters for Germans, Russians, Czechs and Dutch tourists. The Wifi coverage is slow and patchy. Rooms are cleaned every day but it would be advisable not to leave any cash lying around.

It is not the resort you go to for luxury or private time but it is easy and good value for money for a simple family holiday

Room Tip: Ask for bay view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one week with all inclusive, and it was a lovely vacation. Our room was facing one of the two lagoonas. We just opened our veranda door and picked a sunbed just outside our room. The lagoonas are shallow and perfect for bathing and snorkling.
The room was cleaned very well every day, and over all the hotel area was neat and tidy. The food was okey, and absolutely at its best when they served local dishes. Unfortunately they often tried to go all continental with the food and failed.

We went snorkling, but other than that we just relaxed at hotel beach. This was the kind of vacation we were going for and therefor this hotel and area suited us perfectly.

We had a great vacation at this hotel but there was still two thing that annoyed us. Number one was that everyone that worked at the hotel just asumed that we were germans and addressed us in german. All the activities were announced in german, and the staff always greeted us in german. Maybe understandable since there were a lot of german guests. But still, there were scandinavians and other europeans at this hotel as well, and when you go abroad you expect to speak either english or the countrys own language.

Number two maybe seem like a small mather, but when you go to a hot and sunny place like this you look forward to enjoy a cold beer or drink in the sun. The problem was that the beach and pool bar used plastic glasses. Okey enough, but at some point you really want to enjoy that beer in a glass, not plastic and preferably outside. The only way you could do that was at dinner. You see the lobby bar didn't have any outdoor serving. So if you want to drink wine or beer outside and not from a plastic cup, you need to visit a bar at the marina or something.

Room Tip: Recomend to choose a room with view facing the lagoona. It's beautiful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Breda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very nice accommodation, beautiful view from the room (beachside), beds and parasols are always available. Nice breakfast and lunch, dinner was also very good but we preferred to go out for dinner for more variety. We did a diving course given by Shariff, who did such a great job! Ask for him when you want to get your PADI in Hurghada.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with beach view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Holland
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Well, I am posting this in the English tripadvisor but chances are that the majority of the clients here would be Germans (by far the largest community), Scandinavians, Russians, Czechs (or Slovaks) or last but not least, Dutch.

All these groups are represented at this hotel but there would be some occasional other nationalities.

First of all, I agree with Mostafa’s comments.

First the not so good news.

The rooms are dated, the furniture has seen better days, the corridors leading to the rooms are open to the heat, to the insects and have no carpeting so, the people moving about the hotel (often arriving late at night) will make lots of noise while passing in front of your room.

The small space in front of the bathroom has access to a rather large wardrobe, but there is not enough light to see the shelves and spaces where you will put the clothes. Same thing for the bathroom. only two lights by the mirror and so you are having a shower in a dim lit bathroom.

The rooms at the ground floor on the centre and the side lagoons are very nice because from the balcony you have direct access to the “ beach” or the swimming pool.

The pool is not very deep and you can stand everywhere, one wonders why they went to the trouble of making a pool of olympic size but not olympic depth , so there are no block from which to start because diving is not allowed and would be dangerous anywhere on this pool.

The pool area, as always, is very noisy wit kids, music, activities and so on. We went only a couple of times. The advantage that the sun stays longer than in other parts of the two lagoons.

The man made lagoons are very nice on the pictures but a little less nice in real life. The truth is that they are covered, at the bottom, with some mucilaginous algae which is very unpleasant to walk upon and gives you a very squishy feel. The water has often a green-.brown film which is actually the algae growing and decomposing. On the bottom of most of the “ Lagoons” you see this algae growing in some long bulbous and gelatinous shapes which come loose and get to the shore.

The staff could dedicate a bit more of time to clean the beach from this and other things (there is plastic and paper occasionally floating about and finally making it to the shore).


Despite this, there is fish in the lagoon, mostly small fishes or some Mullet and I have managed to see a blue spotted ray (which was as surprised to see me as I was to see her). As you swim towards the island you should be aware that there are many clusters of urchins with very long and sharp spines, be very careful! I have also seen a yellow moray eel.

The side of the lagoons is man made with rocks and cement , used the stairs built in the sides or you need shoes , the rocks are sharp.

The people working here are making the hotel. They are good, friendly and offer much good work and although they appreciate a tip are not soliciting them.

The food is nice but lunch is mostly boring (we are foodies) and only available by the area around the pool ( we lunched in the kid’s ares as many did) because is not so hot and noisy as the rest of the place. Salads and cakes are not covered and there are plenty of flies.

I got VERY sick (they had to take me to the hospital and by George that was an unpleasant experience.......I cannot point fingers but it is sure it was something that I ate and I only ate at the hotel that day and I got very ill very fast, the doctor said it was gastroenteritis, food poisoning, the hospital bill was 1000€, and they have held..........at ransom.........my passport for days until and even after my insurance confirmed payment!.......by the way the hospital is associated to the hotel!).

Breakfast and dinner is nice especially when they have Egyptian food. (why not more lambs? Why not more Koftas?) The Breakfast restaurants (one of which is used for dinner too) are more German looking (like a Stube) than they are Arab, same thing for the so called “ Italian” Restaurant (you could be forgiven to think that you are in Munich!

The spirits are AWFUL none of them have any remote relationship with the name they bear! Perhaps the best is the Vodka (Vodka is basically diluted alcohol with a hint of sugar).

The beer, Stella, is nice and light.


A special mention to the pastry chef and cakes. Outstanding!

Shame they don’t have anything sugar free! In Tunisia I had a similar quality of patisserie but, surprise surprise, also plenty of sugar free cakes! NBone of this here! I am sure they would be a great success!

I have been in Egypt before and also in Tunisia, this is by far the least luxurious of any hotel I have ever been in.


Great personell, not so great hotel.

Room Tip: get yourself a lower floor room by one of the lagoons, preferably the B lagoon.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I adore this hotel.We spent our vacations here last 4 years.
Very comfortable location,close to the center of the city (5 min .by taxi).
Very helpful staff,good rooms,different and tasty food.
If you love snorkeling you will be happy there,because there is a coralreef with a lot of fish.
Animation good as well.During the day many activities and evening is a kids disco+ show.
The hotel is a 4 stars and complitly cost the money you pay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Arabia Azur Hotel Hurghada
Arabia Azur Hotel
Arabia Azur Hurghada
Address: El Corniche Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#24 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#30 Business Hotel in Hurghada
#39 Family Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arabia Azur Resort 4*
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