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“Couldn't have asked for more :-)” 5 of 5 stars
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Dessole Alexander the Great Hotel
Km 20, Marsa Alam El Quseir Rd. Marsa Shagara, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #62 of 64 hotels in Marsa Alam
london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Couldn't have asked for more :-)”
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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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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  • Italian first
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English first
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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kent uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Yes it is Italian led, but how fantastic, not to be with other brits. I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in egypt and have discovered if you respect the locals, watch your manners, they will treat you like royalty. Yes the hotel is basic, the food average, but excellent value for money. Marsa alam is beautiful and so unspoilt fortunatly, like naama bay 15years ago.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

The food is terrible even the "safe" options of pasta and pizza are a joke despite there being a resident Italian Chef. The restaurant is like a canteen, food is terrible, menu repetitive and food often unrecognisable "mush", Chicken was on the menu almost every day. The Gala Dinner on the Saturday night was the only time an effort to provide half decnt food was made. I saw staff picking up slices of cold meat with hands and putting on a customer's plate. There was a weekend influx of locals who go straight to the front of the queue for everything and who also pick up food from the serving dishes with their hands. I saw bar staff repeatedly drying glasses and cups and then wiping their sweaty faces with the same tea towel. Drinks are served in small plastic cups, beer is from a bottle of "stella" but you are poured about a third of a cup. If you want the bottle you have to pay. This was an all inclusive holiday and for that we got beach towels and food, fruit juice had to be paid for, the non alcoholic squashes were powders mixed with water. Wines were terrible and served hot. If you wanted a decent coffee this also had to be paid for. The staff have no idea of manners or customer service at all. The hotel itself is quite nice if in need of a bit of TLC lots of nice seating areas away from the crowds but no service is provided in these areas, in fact no service is provided anywhere, you have to go and get everything yourself which is a bit strange as these people are doing themselves out of the chance to make a few tips.. The only good thing about this place is the beach and the Snorkeling from the jetty which is great, turtles and dolphins can be seen close by as well as a good range a colourful fish. However this is in danger of being spoilt by the hoards of loud and noisy Italians who seem to enjoy harassing the sealife. All signage is in Italian only and the place appears to cater for the not too particular section of that community otherwise I'm sure the food and drink would be much better.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

The hotel is oriented on italy customers. The food was delicious, enough enterteiment , nice sea. I could recommend this hotel for small children. The staff was friendly only if you give some tips. We hat all inclusive, but they didn´t have 4days white wine in all bars in the hotel. The beer was often hot not cold. The massage team in the relax part was grade.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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