We always go away as a family in February to break up the long Winter and this time to Egypt was an absolute dream when it came to the weather it was glorious(18th Feb onward). We usually go to Tenerife this time of year but once again plucked up the 'strength' to go back to Egypt(hadn't been since 2004) and have to say were not disappointed and in fact were pleasantly surprised with how standards have improved WRT food and general hygiene matters.
We stayed at Sunwing Water-world which has fabulous facilities for the Children and adults too , in addition the Hotel is fairly new so the furniture etc is in very good condition, however, in places the finish of the decor is an absolute joke and in some cases dangerous(loose hand rails) it needs a good clerk of works to have a walk around and give the Manager a 'snagging list' .... That said it did not ruin our enjoyment and we were careful to ensure that all hand rails were checked before being lent on.
The staff are in some cases rude and lacking in basic manners but fair play they are Egyptian and speaking English, I cant speak a word of Egyptian.... Also the cultural differences must be remembered too, tipping is not mandated but recommended a pound for the Waiter(sterling that is) to 25 for the tour guide(8hr trip).
An all round great Family Holiday for us and so long as you are understanding of different cultures and not in a rush I would recommend for all....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunwing Waterworld Makadi’s emphasis is on fun-filled family holidays during the peak season, while offering a great off-peak location for adults who enjoy the variety of beach side bars, restaurants and premium quality rooms that only a five star hotel can offer. Built around a vast waterpark, huge waterslides, Aqua Loop, wave pool, Flow Rider and lazy river, it is the ideal location for water babies of all ages. ... more less