Just returned from a week at the Grand Makadi, and what can i say, other than brilliant.
We booked this holiday a 2 weeks before Christmas and paid £389 each which included a Junior Suite. As another reviewer had stated about the poolside villa being free, i emailed the hotel a few days before our arrival to request the room. I recieved an email back stating it was 20 euros pppn extra, and as i didnt want to pay for it i emailed back saying so, and to the original booking as it was, with the junior suite. On arriving at the hotel, and whilst waiting to be allocated our rooms, i was called out and was given a pool villa free of charge. Well impressed with the room, and location would definitely try for one again.
The food being all inclusive can get a little repetitive even after a weeks holiday, but this can be said of any all inclusive anywhere. The food in the LaLuna restaurant was excellent, with a good choice of hot and cold buffet. The different restaurants within the hotel also offered a good choice, howver, the Lebanese Restaurant was by far the best. The ambience of the place, and the food, especially the Kofta was to die for. Ate hear twice in the week, and both times the food was excellent. The Carribean restuarant was a bit of a let down though. No complaints on the food choice, or quality. I had the South Sea Curry, and it was lukewarm. This was no major problem, and was rectified when mentioned. Did make me wonder though if all the dishes were served lukewarm, although my other half had the Aruba Grill without any complaints. The bar staff were the friendliest we have met anywhere we have been, and Khaled, the bar waiter went beyond the call of duty to ensure we had good service. I sat there one morning at 10.30 and it was roasting. The next thing i know i have a G and T infront of me, without any request or beckoning.
The pool is enormous and cleaned every night. There are more than enought sunbeds to go around, and the beach (private) it superb with easy access points into the sea to snorkel.
This is not a negative of the hotel, however, an evening entertainments programme would be beneficial. Although we met some fantastic people and had a good criach, it would have been good to have some kind of entertainment, as they had at the Makadi Palace. I did mention this to you of the Senior Management Team, and he said that they only put on entertainment in the summer months, but would take my comments on board.
Any negative reviews on here, please ignore, and those who put them on, are hard to please, and thrive on bad reviewing, I know that everyone cant be pleased all of the time, like a fellow guest who couldnt get any Brandy all week, due to some issue with the supplies in the whole of Hurghada, but that is out of the hotels control. Now i agree, i would be peed off if they were out of my drink all week, and the hotel should substitute it with a premium brand, which they didnt have a problem with, but this is a different debate for a different day. The hotel was absolutely brilliant, better in our view than the Makadi Palace, and they will certainly be getting our patronage again, without a doubt, and as we only got back last night, already looking for the next deal out there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Makadi Hotel is a lively destination with the needs of younger families firmly at its heart. There is a large sweeping beach, and a jetty that takes guests directly to the house reef where they can enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear Red Sea waters. The large swimming pool and sun terrace offer plenty of space for sunbathing, and the children’s club and sporting activities keep the children occupied. Add a diverse choice of restaurants and it really is an ideal base for enjoying all the Red Sea has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Makadi Hotel Hurghada
- Grand Makadi Hurghada
- Grand Makadi Bay