Yesterday we came back from a perfect holiday in the Palace intercontinental in Port Ghalib. This luxurious hotel gave us the perfect relaxed holiday we needed. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. It was nice and quiet, not crowded with people. Beatiful decorated hotel, nice architecture.
Each morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast on the terrace with a view over the pool and the sea. A great start of the day. Barakat, Ahmed, Raouf gave all the attention needed. I especially liked the fresh fruit and the small pancakes made by the cook Salâh.
The reef at the sea offered a variety of beautiful fish and coral. On the first day we saw a seaturtle. You could spend the day on the beach under a kind of umbrella , in long deckchairs with cushions. Towels are provided. Next to the hotel is the Crown Plaza, with a beautiful reef as well. No problem to go there. There are also possibilities to make daytrips to other reefs in the area, no need to be bored.
Our room was spacious, well equiped with a separate shower (nice and big) and bath. Comfortable beds, safe, minifridge, tv, fauteuil, balcony, in short, everything one could wish for...and should you miss something, the personnel is always willing to help you.
The fact that there is no all-inclusive is a big plus, because the big tourist crowds stay away and now you can choose whether to eat at the Olive restaurant (to be honest the buffet is nice, but not great) or to go to the Pool deck restaurant or to the Italian restaurant Di Vino in the Marina nearby (excellent Italian food, friendly people, good prices) or even to have a simple fastfood at the Pizzahut or the TGI friday restaurant. I think there will be more variety of restaurants in the future...There are also two restaurants at the side of the Crown Plaza, but we didn' t go there.
We want to thank Nina, Hatim, Ibrahim, Ahmed and all the others who gave us a special feeling that we were treated as VIP’s.
Bârak Allahu fîkum , shoekran jazîlan … un grand merci wa ila l-liqâ !!
Ed and Anja
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located deep in the southern reaches of Egypt, between the Sahara Desert and the Red Sea, lies the amazing destination of Port Ghalib. The Palace Port Ghalib is ideally located at the heart of this exciting destination, overlooking Port Ghalib International Marina, Corniche & Khan and the reserved coral reef of the Red Sea. The Palace Port Ghalib features 308 premier rooms. All beautifully appointed rooms offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort; the resort offers a choice of three restaurants, The Olive offering International cuisine, Pool Deck offering Lebanese cuisine, a selection of snacks and seafood delicacies, with superb views over the glistening Red Sea and the swimming pool. The resort comprises as well Port Ghalib International Convention Centre, the award winner Six Senses Spa, Kids Club. The resort lies within walking distance from Port Ghalib International Convention Centre offering a meeting space of 1,950 square meters, capable of hosting all types of events from full scale conventions of 2,000 delegates to informal small size meetings, 16 breakout rooms. For shopping lovers, the resort offers an exceptional shopping experience at the International Marina, with a half kilometer stretch of a traditional Egyptian Khan bazaar. The Palace Port Ghalib is 2 kilometers drive from Marsa Alam International Airport, 210 km from Hurghada and 370 km from Luxor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental The Palace Port Ghalib Hotel Marsa Alam