Arrived at the makadi palace at around 22.30 very impressive approaching the hotel and also inside, a very fast check in and then the bell boy will take you to your room, we were given a ground floor room facing gardens, there was a smell in the bathroom so went to reception desk and asked for another room preferably with a pool view, which we received but this time with single beds are well!. to eat at this time there are no restaurants open at the palace so we found out that if you go to the grand makadi next door there is an Italian that serves pizza and pasta till 12 and they are good, staff very friendly . now getting a sun bed if you don’t mind the pool areas and there is lots of area the grounds are massive, you will get one up to 10.30, but on the beach, if you want a front bed you will have to be on the beach between 6 - 7 am I'm not joking other beds will all be gone by 9.30 – 10 am the reason being both hotels use any part of the beach. The beach is not that wide and on the water entry quite rocky good for children when the tide is out, small rock pools, fish, crabs. You need water shoes. They have got a very good reef a bit difficult to get out to but once on it it’s very good. Food .breakfast you have the dome and the melange they serve everything from cereals ,cold meats ,egg station. Lunch. The same restaurants plus the sunset beach bar ,burgers and fries in the basket, kebab, and fish. The rendezvous they have, hot dogs, various sandwiches, ice cream. You can also go to the Thai for a set meal. Dinner. You have the dome and melange buffets and you have the Thai garden , the discovery, and the botanical and you can also use the Italian a set table with a bottle of wine and the Caribbean both at the grand next door ,all these restaurants have to be pre booked ,just go to the restaurant after 3pm you can go up until they close and ask to book a table you can book days in advance so on arrival go and book one for each night but you might need a diary to keep up with the times. Drinks are no problem bottle water is given when you want from all bars restaurants as with all other drinks , we did find the palace to be very quite in the evening on the verge of boring bar staff seemed reluctant to keep you topped up ,would walk past you even if your glass was empty . so we started to go to the grand and in there you will have a grand time, they have good singers on they have music playing you can have a shisha pipe cheaper than the palace and better plus the waiters can’t do enough for you .you can get a shuttle bus to hurghada just book at reception the day before sometimes they can get you on the same day last pick up in hurghada 12. . cleaners do a great job so tip him, be careful thou because the towel man who will call round at about 6-7 pm and sometimes will let his self in to change the beach towels any money on the side he will think it’s his tip, we had one who would take your do not disturb sign off and knock and knock till you opened the door and ask you are you o.k. this is after he took 50£E. but all other staff where fantastic even downto the reception. So would I go back dead right I would beautiful place ….Enjoy?
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