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Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences

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El Gouna, Hurghada 84513 Egypt
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 20 in El Gouna
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Ancient Sands Resort is the PLACE to BE on Egypt's Red Sea Riviera. The resort in El Gouna contains over 80 apartment suites offering guests a relaxed alternative to more traditional styles of hotel accommodation plus 56 Deluxe hotel rooms. Lush landscaping surrounds the suites at Ancient Sands to provide a tropical paradise amidst the desert. The apartment suites themselves provide fitted kitchens, private living areas with en suite bathrooms and fantastic terraces overlooking the exceptional views. The suites range from one to three bedrooms providing an ideal option for any situation whether an individual traveler, couple, family or group of friends. Our onsite restaurant also offers delectable Brassiere style cuisine with freshly prepared, seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ancient Sands Resort provides a homely yet luxurious holiday accomodation in El Gouna, providing access to the best the Red Sea has to offer from diving to beaches, water sports to nightlife.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Parking
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Golf course
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Manicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German
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Jeannine wrote a review May 5
Hungary26 contributions
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Its a wonderful hotel in El Gouna. The pools, building, reception,rooms, beach everything its so small but so nice. Its a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Golf area and the view its something special. Everything its so close to hotel Marina/ Downtown/ the beach just 5 minute with Toktok. First i want say respect. 🙏 Respect how the people work the housekeeping, security,waiters,chefs,reception,guest relation, managers and all staff. Respect how this workers treat with the guests. Respect becaouse everyone take care about the work. The food is really so tasty and alway varied the Chef make it perfect. In the poolbar /Andrew good work/ so fast and the waiters so kind. Reception is so helpfull anytime. Housekeeping work cleanly. Big respect for all the hotel becaouse everyone work from the heart excatly Mr.Magdy the F&B manegger who control and take care about the hotel and his work so much. Thank you so much, and hope too come back again.❤
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ms. Jeannine, Thank you for sharing your lovely positive feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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AymanAbdallah2022 wrote a review May 5
Cairo, Egypt1 contribution
it was nice stay, it is recommended to stay in such hotel, nothing was missing somehow. of course we are not specking about very luxury hotel, but we receive the rooms very clean and quite fast in very friendly manner
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr. Ayman, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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Karsten H wrote a review Apr 2022
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Excellent accommodation and very friendly services in all areas, especially the animation team Koka and Jeanine, tasty and extensive selection of food. We enjoyed the whole stay, minor problems were immediately solved.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ancient Sands, Owner at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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fwanis wrote a review Apr 2022
Mainz, Germany37 contributions9 helpful votes
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We were in dire need for a proper vacation. We got the recommendation to Ancient Sands from several friends who have been there before. The possibility of booking an appartment in an all inclusive luxury hotel had its charm. Also the concept of El Gouna was very appealing to us. We were not disappointed… Starting with the lovely archtecture of the hotel that is sitting on a slightly distant hill in El Gouna reminding me of a castle from Prince of Persia (the game or the movie you decide). So driving up to it gives its name another mistique. Our first appartment on the ground was lovely. It was spaciuos & nicely arranged. But as our stay was for one week we asked for one on the first floor with a view & the next morning it was made ready for us. That appartment was amazing! Very spacious on a corner with 2 balkonies one view on the main pool & one view out on El Gouna with the red sea. Wow! The food at the restaurants was very tasty. We were lucky that our first night was the oriental night, so we had all the local dishes. Breakfast is also open bufet & very tasty, specially the egg station. Lunch is in another restaurant a la carte. The beautiful main pool that is surrounded with palm trees was heated so we had a lovely water temperature of 30 degrees celcius. We were a bit unlucky that it still was windy, so getting out of the pool was chilly. Now to the great staff where i like to name a few that stood out: Starting with the reception with Martin & Abanoub who were very welcoming & made us directly feel at ease. To the restaurant staff starting with the chef cook Ibrahim who made sure we were happy with our food & even made an egyptian streetfood dish specially for us although it wasn‘t the oriental night, only because we loved it a few nights before. The waiters Shaban, Bishoy & Mina were extra kind a attentive. At the pool Andrew provided us with coffee, coke & made lovely cocktails & didn‘t leave us in the dry. Also Mohammed had always the towels ready for us. The animation team was welcoming us to take part in activities but were unobtrusive & not annoying like in other places. Last but definatly not least… Mr. Magdy Makram the Food & Baverage Manager. This man is a hands on manager. You find him everywhere anytime. He was so nice, welcoming and always made sure we were satisfied & had what we need. When we ate out one night, he asked us the next morning where we have been, that we were missed & what food we missed. You see him controlling every little detail & instructing his workers with the tasks that need to be done in order to make the guests feel fine. That kind of dedication is rare. To sum it up. Our goal was achieved. We had a LOVELY vacation in an AMAZING hotel where we really could reset & recharge. That was for sure not our last time in this great place. We are planning for the next time already…
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Wanis, Thank you for sharing your positive and detailed feedback with us. Your lovely comments will be passed onto the related departments for sure. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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Billmorrissss wrote a review Apr 2022
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The worst hotel ever simply don’t go there, misleading no direct beach , it is simply like motels we have in Australia, I can’t give them even 1 star , simply go to well known hotel , this hotel is completely bad
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Morris, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We regret to see that we did not live up to your expectations regarding the mentioned ratings, it will be passed onto the correct departments in order to make the necessary improvements. Please note that we do have private beach access at the Marina in which a shuttle bus drives our guests every hour. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. With Warm Regards Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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Isabellevdb82 wrote a review Apr 2022
Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution
Great hotel with top service! Friendly, open and very caring. Clean hotel, top accomodation and a very nice well kept golf course! I have severe food allergies and the restaurant (and its cheff and maitre Madi) are very alert and prepare with care delicious and safe meals. Yvonne and Abanoub from front desk are always available and make you feel welcome immediately. Magdy and the staff of food and beverage are top as well! It's a gem in the desert where good vibes prevail!
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Response from Yvonne Franke, Owner at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest Isabelle & Bruno, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We will miss seeing you both around. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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marco k wrote a review Apr 2022
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Thank you for a great, fantastic relaxing holiday. The food was phenomenal as was the whole hotel. Thanks to a perfect staff, the vacation was unforgettable. A big thank you to Ibrahim, Taymor, Kirolos, Khalil, Andrew, Magdy, Mina, Beshoy and Kerolus
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Yvonne Franke, Owner at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
Responded Apr 7, 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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fadiaraman wrote a review Mar 2022
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It was an extremely bad experience I thankfully met Remon on my exit who assured me this isn't the standard. I was given a complimentary night so I'll go again before end year to check it out. Staff is good but cleanliness has a major issue. Moreover balcony chair was broken missing a screw abd I nearly fell off. Kitchen staff smelled bad when we were putting foul. Rest of staff good and extremely friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Yvonne Franke, Owner at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
Responded Apr 1, 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that your bad experience was turned upside down before leaving. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon and make your next stay a memorable one. Your comments will be passed on to the correct departments in order to make improvements where possible. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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Jan B wrote a review Mar 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom62 contributions61 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week - (split into 2/5 days as I went to a trip on Nile in between). I found this hotel to be very nice, rooms/apts are very well fitted and very comfortable . Staff are very helpful & found me a ground floor room for my return. Food is ok - breakfast has the usual omelettes , fresh fruit & compotes available as well as the pastries/rolls etc - plenty to chose from. Lunch at the Piaza restaurant, menu could be a little more expansive but ok. Dinner menu is ok - nothing exciting. I think they could release a little more areas/space for sunbathing . Relaxation pool area could take some more sun beds & the sandy area here would be better paved over. Leisure pool area has too many palm trees making it too shaded, mind in July/august time that might be welcome!!! Also seems to be a lot of flies around that area?? But on the whole a pleasant stay but would opt for a hotel nearer El Gouna .
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Try and get a hotel room - apts are lovely but spread out a little.
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Response from Jenja Klebanova, Owner at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
Responded Mar 27, 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Your comments will be passed on to the correct departments in order to make improvements where necessary. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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Laurent B wrote a review Mar 2022
Ittre, Belgium2 contributions
If you enjoy a calm and beautiful place, you should pick up Ancient Sands . Architecture is unique as well as the view on the ocean. Spa and Gym will be soon open and it will become even better. Everyone who is working there is very friendly and cheerful.
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Responded Mar 22, 2022
Dear Valued Guest Mr. Laurent, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sunny Greetings! Your Ancient Sands Resort Team
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PRICE RANGE
$133 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EgyptRed Sea and SinaiHurghadaEl Gouna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
147
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences
Which popular attractions are close to Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Nearby attractions include Abu Tig Marina (1.0 miles), El Gouna Cable Park Sliders (2.4 miles), and Zeytuna Beach (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bongoyo Restobar, Tandoor Restaurant - Ali Pasha Hotel, and Captain's Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences have airport transportation?
Yes, Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Arabic.