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“very sad......” 2 of 5 stars
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Summer Palace Hotel
Portawfik, Suez, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Suez
Olandese
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“very sad......”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

...arrived 5 o'clock in the morning.and did not need any further light to see that this 'hotel' has passed its best days long time ago.
There is a good WiFi conn. and a (verynoisy)airco so no complaints about that.
I could even still have a "breakfast" with the cucarachas passing by in the restaurant.
Shower is not inviting as the bathtub still has the remains of my predecessors........
It would pay off if it would be completely refurbished by a well known/respected hotel organisation as the location is not bad at all.
There are on/off signers for vessels which pass the Suez Canal so customers whole year by.
I don'y need a 4 star hotel but just a decent stay would be nice...
I will have to stay a couple of days more then initially planned:I'lldefinately search for something else.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

A tired old hotel - but it has a bar! The rooms are delapidated. TV has BBC World News. Free wifi the only positive. If you have to stay in Suez this is probably as good as it gets. This hotel would have been good 50 years ago

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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cablelayer
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

tired old {1960`s or 70`s} seaside motel ,rooms are ok but can be noisy near reception,staff seem to shout a lot at night,
Grounds are very tired and partly delapidated with what could be a nice beach,just a shame no-one seems to care about the rubbish and broken glass on it,a real hazard for children.
Old salt water swimming pool ,which is high sided in the deep end and not enough ladders for safety
You will be asked for tips even when just passing staff on the stairs!
Restaurant dinner,passable if your hungry enough.
Breakfast OK.
Nice enough view from room .
Stayed one night and moved ASAP
Certainly no palace.
Very few decent hotels listed this end of Red Sea,could be a problem if your expectations are higher than backpacker accomadation.

  • Liked — free internet
  • Disliked — noisy and plenty of mosquitos
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Summer Palace Hotel

Address: Portawfik, Suez, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Suez Governorate > Suez
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Suez
Number of rooms: 92
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