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Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas

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Safaga Road Abu Makhadeg Bay, Makadi Bay, Hurghada 84941 Egypt
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#20 of 31 hotels in Makadi Bay
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Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa, & Villas promises tranquilityand opulence with its 444 luxurious rooms, suites, privateapartments and 14 newly built villas.Four dining venues, five swimming pools, including a children's pool(three of which are heated), a state-of-the-art gym, world class Thai managed Spa and sports facilities as well as I-Dive, a five-starIDC PADI dive center, guarantee a fun and unforgettable hotel experience.Inspired by the Sardinian roots of its architects, FortArabesque Resort & Spa combines distinctive Italianand Arabic accents in its architecture, from its imposingmedieval fort structure to its interior touches and décor,where the different shades of Egyptian cave stones fromAswan blend with the antique fine wood furnishings oforiental designs.We would like to introduce our new concept as well, which is unique in Egypt.Nestled within the Fort Arabesque resort, The Villas offer its guests luxurious accommodation, space and privacy in addition to a more personal and dedicated service. Each of the 14 Villas (8 units with 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom, 6 units with 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms) is tastefully decorated to reflect the mix of Arabic accents and Mediterranean influences of the Fort Arabesque Resort. All units have private garden and terrace with private access to a secluded swimming pool exclusive to The Villas. To ensure a fast and efficient service, the check-in is done through a private reception. The residents also have access to the Pavilion which is a private lounge where the villa guests can enjoy a semi-served upgraded breakfast in the morning. For lunch and dinner time the Pavilion functions as an A’la Carte Restaurant, giving the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience. The extra benefits of the Villa Guests include free Wi-Fi, free Gym usage and various discounts in the different outlets of the hotel.Guests at The Villas are free to use all the facilities and enjoy the same ‘all inclusive’ benefits at the resort with quick access to the main restaurant and the beach as well.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Ocean View
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Languages Spoken
Arabic, German

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Trudi Hale wrote a review May 2020
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Had the private transfer turned up at the airport on our arrival to take us to the hotel I would have given them a 5 star. But the fact that it wasted an hour of our time searching for them and in the end having to pay for a taxi. I was not impressed which wasn't a good start to our holiday and ended up with me in tears feeling very vulnerable. The holiday was booked at the last minute so I am hoping this was the reason for the mix up. Unfortunately due to COVID 19, I have been unable to make a complaint. But to be fair, this wasn't the hotel's fault, but our holiday provider. 'Holiday Gems'. But once at the hotel I have to say everything was lovely and the staff were very helpful. I have a gluten intolerance and they couldn't have been more helpful, telling me each day which dishes I could eat from the buffet and making me special bread in the mornings for breakfast. It was a pleasant change to swim in a warm pool each day. We paid for the a la carte restaurant while we were there for 3 out of the 5 evenings, as we enjoyed the entertainment there as well. You could just turn up for a drink and the entertainment and not pay to eat if you want. The buffet was very good, we just wanted to treat ourselves as a special getaway for us and it wasn't very expensive. £15 pp. If you walk down the beach a short way past the 159 restaurant, you can then join a promenade walk down past all the other hotels in that area until you get to the long jetty by the Grand Makadi Hotel where you can go snorkelling there are some lovely fish to see there. only 15min walk. You can also cut through the Makadi Spa hotel to the Makadi shopping Mall with lots of different restaurants and local craft shops if you fancy an hour out. Thank you Fort Arabesque for a lovely getaway. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Dear Harper, thank you for your recent visit and for your valuable review. First of all, we are sorry for the arrival experience that disappointed you, however, we are glad that our hotel team could make it up to you and you left the country with beautiful memories. We are pleased you have enjoyed your stay and especially the helpfulness of our Food and Beverage staff who assisted you with your diet requirements. We will relay your encouraging words to the entire team and we are sure they will be pleased to hear them. We hope to welcome you back very soon to our sunny resort. Kind regards from Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa and Villas Team
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Annette S wrote a review May 2020
12 contributions6 helpful votes
Best house reef we have seen yet in Egypt, lots to see just meters from the beach. plenty of food choice and room on the beach. We especially liked the fact the beach guys make you walk into the water at two/three points to stop you walking over the coral to protect it all - thumbs up guys. we were heading back next week but will sadly have to wait now :-(
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: just ask for what you prefer, they are really helpful
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Dear Annettes, thank you very much for your visit and for sharing your experience online. We are pleased that you had such a great time. It's nice to see that you have been satisfied with the friendliness of our team, a wonderful beach facility, and delicious dining options. The Red Sea does offer myriad opportunities to explore its bounty via snorkeling and diving activities. Certainly, to protect marine life is a must and we do our best to do so. We hope to welcome you back to our resort soon again. Greetings from Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas Team
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potnglass wrote a review Apr 2020
stockton, north east20 contributions19 helpful votes
We have been home from Fort Arsbesque (our second home..) for 4 weeks now. We had a truly wonderful 3 weeks there. It was our 7th visit over the last 10 years and it still draws us back again and again. The hotel is large but is blessed because if that. It has a very large beach front which allows you to wander up and down the beach - there is a bar at each end of the beach if you need an excuse to walk. Because it is so large it has the most amazing gardens and green spaces . The magnificent ground workers keep them in amazing shape and a riot of colours with all the planting. There is a choice of restaurants plus food is available at the main beach bar and the amazing 159 Club. The food is plentiful and varied - we never struggle with choice. The rooms are large, bright and comfortable and the best thing is that most have a great sea view. Ours was on the 3rd floor and we loved it. I can never say enough about the hotels best asset which is the staff. They are so friendly and welcoming. Nothing us too much trouble for them . We have made so many friends among the staff over the years. We also enjoyed catching up with the many friends we have made during our holidays. The house reef is amazing....!! No boat is needed to go snorkelling - just straight off the beach! We can’t wait to return again next year...!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Valued Guest, it is a delight that you are loyal to our property and value your detailed feedback and observations. We are pleased that you again enjoyed your stay. It's nice to see that you have been pleased with friendliness of our team, luxurious accommodation, and delicious dining options. The Red Sea does offer myriad opportunities to explore its bounty via snorkeling and diving activities. We hope to welcome you back to our establishment soon again: your home away from home. Kind regards from Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas Team
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Vivien B wrote a review Apr 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom382 contributions59 helpful votes
We have been staying at The Fort, twice a year for a very long time. We had our Golden Wedding celebrations here and were very well looked after in 159. The gardens are spectacular and are a credit to the Green Staff. During out stay {March} Egypt went into Lockdown because of the virus and then we saw how well the hotel the management and staff dealt with the situation. We had help from the staff in getting a flight back to the U.K. as easyJet had abandoned us!!! Four of us Brits were the last guests to leave the hotel but up to the last moment the bar was open, meals were still delicious and the lifeguard was on duty by the pool, we could have not been looked after any better. Booked as usual for November 2020 so everything crossed for then. Thank you Max, your staff are a credit to your management. Vivien and David.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dear Vivien and David, we are pleased to hear the way you have described your unforgettable stay with us. We aim to create special memories for all our guests especially when they entrust us with that responsibility for their very special days. Celebrations with one's partner are special moments and need to be cherished. It was our responsibility to look after you in that not easy situation. Moreover, we are glad that it was sorted out extremely well finally. We are expecting to see you again in November. Greetings from Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas Team
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Jon C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed for two weeks in January. Had a fabulous time. We went for the snorkelling and it didn’t disappoint! Absolutely amazing!! The beach was beautiful! Plenty of sun beds and plenty of activities. Water was so clear .. it was like swimming with the cast of nemo ! Our room was spotless (thanks to the boys) and spacious. The food was varied & the service was professional but friendly. And different restaurants so you weren’t stuck to one. I loved that the drinks were served in glasses with table service. We spent every day down the beach & ate at the beach bar. Again the staff were lovely especially Waleed. We only went to the pool once .. it’s not our thing but they seemed clean with a swim up bar ! There was plenty to do day & night and the entertainment staff did a good job of making everyone feel involved! Some of the shows were hysterical! One special mention must go to Dasha guest relations. She literally made our holiday! She was so funny & friendly but also very professional. She went above & beyond in every way to make sure our holiday was fantastic. And it was ! We will definitely be back next January & every January for the foreseeable future.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear joncW3893BY Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your wonderful comments with our team here at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas. We are very pleased to learn that you have overall enjoyed the excellent facilities and activities as well as our lovely location on the RedSea coast which has helped to make your stay with us unforgettable. It is also a pleasure to read that you found the service and hospitality provided by our team members during your stay was excellent. Your kind words and recognition of Ms Dasha efforts are highly appreciated and encouraging to maintain and continue delivering the highest level of service to our guests and reading your feedback is certainly very encouraging that the effort our dedicated staff put into their job roles is especially appreciated by our guests. It will be an honour to welcome you back in January and for our team to help make your next stay with us very memorable. Looking forward to the next visit. Warmest wishes Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas Team
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel fort arabesque, fort arabesque makadi bay, fort arabesque hurghada
LOCATION
EgyptRed Sea and SinaiHurghadaMakadi Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
490
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas
What are some of the property amenities at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sofra, Nino's Restaurant, and Makai Tukai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Makadi Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Arabic.