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“holiday from hell” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dessole Alexander the Great Hotel

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Dessole Alexander the Great Hotel
Km 20, Marsa Alam El Quseir Rd. Marsa Shagara, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #62 of 64 hotels in Marsa Alam
Preston
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“holiday from hell”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Also known as Alexander the Great , don't let the fancy web site fool you. This is a filthy pit not fit for humans to stay in. I had the worst experience. Dirty, stained bed linen on arrrival, shabby furniture, fire alarms cellotaped to walls, no water in plunge pool, missing tiles to swimming pools. Food was appalling & I lost half a stone in a week.Staff rude & totally ineffectual in getting problems resolved.Lagoon smothered in mosquitoes & breeding ground for insects . Dangerous rusty man hole covers sticking up around the complex.The hotel is unfinished in part with birds flying in & out of the open windows above the dining area.Couldn't wait to leave and paid £903 ( one week) for the experience. Hated every minute.Hotel should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. I have stayed at 4* Sharm before & it has been wonderful. I would not touch this place with a barge pole. Disgusting!!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

just dirty and very mean staff there.......we were treated in a very bad way.....:(

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Wawa, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

I just returned from this hotel, lovely staff, clean rooms, although require refreshing. We were in the office Alpha Star at a great price, great experience. Beautiful reef. Reefs at Sharm and Hurghada to hide. we saw moray, turtle, manta rays, but you need water, for example wejśćdo at 6.30 then it is transparent and a greater diversity of fish. We recommend to all, was sorry to leave. Certainly come back. I recommend: people who appreciate peace

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

-All staff were great and very professional.
-All the rooms has either a balcony or a small outside area with furniture, room was a bit dated but clean and tidy. No complaints at all. (I can't do hard beds, but my partner found the beds great)
Great location on the beach, well planned resort, with a large clean and well taking care of swimming pool, 45 min from Airport. (But there is nothing else around except desert, and a other resorts and a few small tourist shops.
I loved the food, lot's of nice salads and fish everyday... (and cakes) I could not drink the wine, (red or white) it was really, really bad just cheep and nasty. (So bring your own, very expensive to buy locally and still bad quality) But beer was great!!! Lager 5%
I also absolutely loved the egyptian massage, I have had many in my life but this was the best ever.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincolnshire UK
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

My sister & I found the staff very helpful. The food was good and you could have as much or as little as you wanted. Very clean resort with good facilities for all age groups. We were the only English there, more need to go and discover the fabulous location this hotel is set and the friendly staff who go out of their way to help.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

nice beach,rooms clean and comfortable ,food not bad ,staff very friendly and cant do enough for you, very peaceful place.very relaxed atmosphere, would go there again,great value for money

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

All staff was very friendly and helpful. And the food was very very good :)) Nice sea for snorkeling and animation programs was cool. Thx Momo and the others ;) See you next time people... BRIXIA CLUB!!!!! ;-)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Km 20, Marsa Alam El Quseir Rd. Marsa Shagara, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
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Ranked #62 of 64 hotels in Marsa Alam

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