I have visited Egypt before a few years ago but stayed in Sharm el Sheikh. I wasn't overly keen on that area and my boyfriend wanted to visit egypt so we tried hurghada. Although the hotel is a bit worn it didn't matter to us. The hotel grounds are lovely and staff are friendly. The food choices on offer are amazing and by far the best in terms of options I have ever experienced in an all inclusive hotel. (The carribean and the indian especially!!)
You can sit by the pool and the staff will bring drinks to you - what more could you want on a relaxing holiday. I disliked being pestered when trying to go into the bathrooms round the pool. I understand you're visiting a tip culture place and I am happy to give tips but don't think you should be pestered by the cleaners when trying to go to the toilet!!
The drinks on offer weren't that great and i disliked the cocktails - very sugary!! This did let the place down a bit.
A few days into the holiday our bathroom started leaking through the ceiling - through a light. We notified reception and they looked into it. It took another couple attempts of speaking to them to get everything sorted. I know these things happen but it should have been 100% sorted straighht away as it was a dangerous fault to have.
All in all we enjoyed ourselves but I probably wouldn't return to egpyt and if I did I don't think I would return to the Grand Makadi.
- 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