We wanted a week away from England's miserable January weather so booked late (1 week before) to Makadi Palace, as it was featured by the Red Sea tour operators, thro Travel Zoo - at a really bargain price.
Our requirements were primarily sunshine, in an all inclusive good quality hotel. A relaxed quiet week. We got virtually all of our requirements! This hotel along with the four others in the chain of Red Sea hotels were, and are, desperately quiet thro Jan/Feb, so heavily discounted deals are available if you can leave your booking till late. Can't see that changing for a year or two either. If you can still go now then go, otherwise earmark perhaps for next year?
Others have commentated on room standards, location of them etc and really we agree with those views. We were initially located on the ground floor close to reception. Consequently this proved very noisy at night with guests and luggage coming and going at all hours. The management were only too happy to relocate us and gave us a choice of three alternatives. They couldn't have been more accommodating. Although all rooms are generous junior suite sizes, you will be disappointed if you are expecting European '5 star' standards within the rooms and bathrooms. Our assessment would be much more akin to 3 star UK rating.
That is the only downside we can offer and is more than made up for by our enjoyment of all the remaining contributions of Food, Gardens, Location, Staff courtesy etc. The sun shone all week with temperatures around 30 deg rounding off a memorable week!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Makadi Palace Hotel is set in lush gardens famed for their beauty, and offers the perfect space to relax unwind and enjoy a well-earned break. Tranquil surroundings, attentive staff, an extensive choice of à la carte dining – both on-site and at the Makadi Mall – as well a stunning beach and a wide choice of sports facilities at the Makadi Sports Centre ensures guests will be reluctant to stray far from their holiday home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makadi Palace Hotel Makadi Bay
- Makadi Palace Bay
- Makadi Palace Egypt