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4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #52 of 66 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Courtenay, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I absolutely adored this place... the atmosphere was great, hotel staff were wonderful and went out of their way to make sure we had whatever we needed/wanted. Beautiful beaches... amazing diving... the dive instructors are beyond incredible... patient and kind. Cant wait to go back. Room was always clean... food was great... they have a pasta station where they make the pasta to suit... was wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Comfortable family hotel in a totally unique location; the natural eco system of El Nabaa provides stunning dives, great beaches and the hotel gardens are beautiful.

For an all inclusive resort we were amazed at the consistently high standard of the food in the restaurant and the genuine care shown by the staff. This was our second visit and we will certainly be back soon!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

room was clean and comfortable beautiful sand beach house reef for diving and snorkeling full of turtles diving center has professional services and a beginners services as well

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

Awesome diving sites and very nice people, at the diving center as well as in the hotel, restaurant and so on. Highly professional diving service, perfectly organized while keeping a smiling and positive mood that makes holidays even more brilliant!

Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

We stayed for a week in march at this hotel with our two boys (2 & 4 y old).

We booked the hotel and the charter flight through a french TO specialized in diving trips. We already came here 8 years ago, so we knew what to expect : a quiet hotel, out in the desert with a child-friendly beach and an exceptional housereef.
Going to Egypt w/ children, we were really apprehensive about food, and Equinox proved to be a good choice, we all came back with better stomachs than before leaving...

The transfer from Marsa Alam airport was smooth, about 20 minutes. The check-in went well, althoug egyptian bureaucracy can be tiresome with all the forms to fill in.

We had a quadruple room which was very big (45m2) with 4 separate beds and a ensuite bathroom and a fridge. There was a tv, but no antenna so... Well, the beds were made everyday with the towels folded into different animals. The kids loved the surprise every afternoon!
There was a very nice swimmingpool area, but the water was too cold, so it was never used.
The buffet restaurant served food mostly geared towards divers (98% of guests were divers), so lots of pasta, rice and other carbs, with a choice of veggies, meat and fish. Some of the days, we had excellent egyptian desserts. Most important of all, the food was of good quality. This was not an all inclusive resort : bottled water was extra, as well as all other beverages, except during breakfast.
The beach is half a mile long and has umbrellas and windprotections. During our stay we had 3-4 quite windy days (end of winter), but the beach is protected in a bay and behind a reef so it is still not a problem for the kids to swim.
The snorkeling from the hotel is excellent, the best we've ever had. Supposedly, there's a dugong living nearby and we saw most of the other reef inhabitants : eagle rays, moray eel, reef shark, lionfish, scorpionfish...- the list is too long.
There's a diving center next to the hotel, with nice staff, but they are not very well organized and the equipment is not very recent.

All in all, we got what we came for and left very pleased. The "in the middle of the desert" feeling that we had 8 years ago was not the same, several other buildings are on their way up in the area, but the closest hotel is still 2km away.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

We booked this on the basis of the one existing review but it was a great choice.!

Not many native English speakers (we were the only two for most of the time) but very helpful and friendly staff (most spoke good English).

Food was great too. Very good slightly oriental food - not poor attempts at western European food like some places.

The hotel has a diving centre, a wind surfing/kite surfing school (both seemed good) and kayaks for hire but the main event is the house reef. One of the best we have seen (comparable with some of the Maldive ones). Great coral and we always saw between 2 and 5 turtles (do collect any floating plastic you find while out snorkelling as it kills the turtles if they eat it - they think it is jelly fish).

Rooms fine. Nothing good or bad to report.

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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2007

I was suprised when I was looking for reviews about the Equinox Hotel in Marsa Alam, there was nothing not even in the forums. Well this hotel is away from the city about 20 miles south in the middle of nowhere and built on one of most beautiful diving sites in Marsa Alam. If you're looking for a nice and quite hotel away from the crowd and interested in diving and snorkling, this is the one. However it's only a 3 stars hotel but the service was GREAT and the food was awesome, we booked all inclusive and was cheap during November 2006. That was one of my friend working at US Embassy in Cairo who took us and he used to deal directly with the hotel. While we were diving, our kids were having fun in the big size and well designed pool, there is also a nice beach with bungalows and tents and a jetty at the far end from where we took the boat for liveboard dive. That was one of my best diving trips in Egypt.

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Additional Information about Equinox El Nabaa Resort

Address: Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#29 Top resorts Hotel in Marsa Alam
#37 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Equinox El Nabaa Resort 4*
Also Known As:
Equinox El Nabaa Hotel Marsa Alam

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