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Utopia Beach Club
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   20 km south of El Quseir, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #44 of 64 hotels in Marsa Alam
Prague, Czech Republic
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13 hotel reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Spring holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

It´s a very nice place with beautiful beach and amazing coral reef full of fish. If you want to relax, snorkel and have a great time without noice Utopia in an excellent choice.

We liked the bars and restaurants. All the week there were the same kinds of food but there was such a wide choice that we had been satisfied.

People there are very kind and friendly. You´ll like them.

Only one unpleasant thing - mosquitos! Don ´t forget an insect repellent.

We wish you a nice holiday
M&R

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This was our first resort holiday. We chose it as we have a seven month old baby so wanted something with good facilities nearby and we were very happy with our choice.

The room was huge and clean and quiet. The choice of daytime amenities meant we never got bored - four swimming pools, a water slide and a beach. There is great food and we loved the touch of lunch being served on the beach. The staff were super friendly and helpful.

The snorkelling just off the beach was spectacular and very easy. There are a number of easy and affordable daytrips possible through the hotel.

The food was varied and there was something to suit all diets.

We were the only English visitors so we had a good opportunity to meet people from other countries which we enjoyed.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Surely you can't expect the Maldives 5 star treatment here since is a low budget resort but for sure you will be amazed by the great coral reef you can enjoy snorkeling just within few meters from the shore. People of the diving centre are very nice and helpful, definitely is worth to book some tours by boat or by bus, turtles, dolphins and coral reef will welcome you for sure.
Food and drink is pretty average here, don't expect a great gourmet but at least no big gastrointestinal discomfort (avoid raw vegetable and no-no tap water also for teeth cleaning).

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms on the west side! there is a quite big diesel generator running 24/7 that produce...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I do not belong among people who like to stay in a huge resort for one thousand or more clients.... But if you want to dive in the Red sea you practically do not have another choice...
From this point of view I can say that Utopia beach resort is a good place as a base for underwater Adventure.... Clean and nice rooms, satisfactory food and good services... Of course, you have to take into consideration that you are NOT in Europe, of course :-)
So, if you love diving, Coral reefs, wonderful underwater nature - I can recommend Utopia as a good place to stay.

Room Tip: Better to stay in bungalows, not in the main building where you can here quite noisy Power generator...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Just a quick note to explain that I booked an holiday at the Utopia resort.
What I did not note is that the resort has two different hotels the Utopia and the Pensée Azur. It seems to be only one but not.
In the past , they were belonging to only one person, but after his death the hotels were separeted .
This is the reason of too many differencies on the advices of the website.
I prefer to be clear to everybody.
Today you stay in one hotel but you can not take drinks, lunch or dinner in the other one even if you have all-inclusive package.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We stayed at Utopia for week during our first visit to Marsa Alam.

So the best part of the resort is the sea. The reaf and water are amazing and great for snorkling and diving. The dive center folks are really nice and helful in getting you whatever experience you want.

Sadly, besides from the sea, the hotel did not live up to my expectations. The rooms are a little run down (and some noisy). Everyday when our room was cleaned, they forgot the replace things (glasses, towels, sheets). We had to call daily to get these items when we returned to our room from the beech. Whenever they delivered clean towels to our room, they were usually damp. We saw the person who cleaned our room daily and he kept pushing us to give him a tip and we kept telling him the room was not made up properly. The water pressure in the shower is also horrible. It goes from spitting to trickle and back to spitting every 30 seconds.

The staff at the hotel is very nice. Everyone is friendly and trys to accomadate you. I think the biggest disappoint of the hotel was the food. Besides from Monday nights (local Egyption food) the food is very bland and nothing to get excited about. Lunch was the worst, since the food was not even that hot. I know all inclusives you get tired of the same food, but from the first day we were disappointed with the quality and variety of the food provided.

One last point, unless you tip the bartender, they will generally not let you take a drink back to your room for the evening. I like to have a glass of wine at night while reading and did not want to sit in the smoke filled lobby, so I attempted to bring the glass back to my room. Every nite was the same... someone chasing me down saying that glasses were not allowed to be taken from area they were received from. The don't care about the wine... they just want to keep track of the glass. I guess there is a shortage because several times I had to wait for a drink because they did not have a glass available. I don't think it's a lot to ask to be able to have a glass of wine on your patio in the evening.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

The Utopia Beach Club is a huge resort on a beautiful beach right on the Red Sea. We have been there in September 2011 and loved the fact that without having to rent boats or book a private excursion you could just go into the see and it was already being in the most wonderful acquarium with corals and fish of all sort!
Sunbeds on the beach are comfortable and towels are provided. We felt that the staff was very present and careful, so we even left money and cameras under the umbrella without issues.
Rooms are very basic, but they do get cleaned every day. The shower had very little water pressure, so it was best to use the ones outside.
Food was ok, but really not a gourmet choice (this is the downside of all inclusive packages). Breakfast is nice and also the freshly baked bread at lunch. Once we went to the beduin tent on the beach for dinner, where we had a nice fish menu including lobsters at 25 euros each.
The staff of the hotel was always very helpful. We needed a doctor in a couple of occasions, due to some coral accident and that comes at additional cost, but still we were well taken care of.

Room Tip: Rooms by the beach are bungalows and probably older than the ones in the main building.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Utopia Beach Club

Address: 20 km south of El Quseir, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Marsa Alam
#31 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Utopia Beach Club 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Utopia Beach Club is a family managed Beach Resort. A natural paradise for divers, snorkelers and sun lovers. Located on one of the most breathtaking shores of the South Red Sea, Egypt. ... more   less 
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