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Hotel Sultan Bey Resort
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in El Gouna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a mediam size hotel only 5 mins walk to down town,the staff are very helpful and friendly rooms are not huge but plenty of room to be comfortable,there is a shuttle boat that take you to the beach or stry by the pool,the pool bar looks out over the lagoon.
will be going back again,

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was our first time in Egipt and we were lucky when we chose Sultan Bey. The hotel is very nice, the rooms are big and clean with nice balcony. The furniture is a little old but the room was clean and this was for us most important. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed very much the quiet evenings, with candle lights nice music and good food in the hotel restaurant.
We did not know about the Dine Around scheme - i don't know if we had this option or not (we had HB) - if we had and were not told this i could consider a minus.
El Gouna city is very beautiful, an oasis of peace and tranquility in the middle of the desert.

This is a place were we want to go back.

Room Tip: We loved our room 410 with garden view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I used to travel during my anniversary to red sea, where I can find relaxation, comfort and sea activities which I like so much. This time I had chosen to go to El-Gouna. From previous reviews, I made my choice for Sultan Bay for its good rating and nice wording said for it. Actually the reviewers feedback was exactly in its place.
Very good hotel, in an excellent location near to every thing, with an excellent view on the lagoon. The most thing I liked in this hotel is the transportation facility to Zaitouna beach, unlike the other hotels, it has its own boat which transfers you every 30 mins to the beach. And guess what, you take this boat from inside the Hotel directly from swimming pool, marvelous.
Overall I enjoyed my stay in the hotel, the staff was very friendly and was playing with my young child (1.5 years) in the restaurant. The food is good and the room was very clean. I liked the style of the room decoration which is very good and not traditional like normal Hotels. The swimming pool is not that big but its OK.
I personally recommend the Hotel specially that its price is very good. Excellent value for money paid.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

this was our 4th trip to el gouna, but 1st stay at the sultan
& we really liked it. the rooms are big and very clean, everything you want except a kettle but we always take a travel one anyway.
the pool is great witha nice bar beside the lagoon, perfect for evening drinks watching the sun go down.
everything is in walking distance, downtown resturants are amazing, i would only go b&b because you really will miss out. be aware tho eygyptian portions are enormous!! a meal between 2 sometimes is more than enough!
el gouna itself is really quiet & relaxing, untill after about 10pm then you get some great beach partys, mangroovy beach has kite surfing & for the rest of us its diving
unless you like a bit of that then theres not a lot else to do.
but we love it
the beach club just 2 mins away is our fav spot, the music is good food is yummy & cheap & theres a thai girl there doing amazing massages, & they make a mean ice tea with mint! the best in el gouna!!!
the staff are really helpful especialy the resturant manager
& our boy who cleaned the rooms was just lovely, we pushed our 2 single beds together & he got all special bedding to fit the enormous bed we`d created!
The dive connection team are fab but thats another review!!!
go & enjoy it really is a special little place
oh yeh the beds are amazingly comfy!!!
we will def go back there next year

Room Tip: rooms on 2nd floor ( there are only 2) over the pool are gorgeous views & not noisy
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was a very enjoyable location.

Good value for money, access to a terrific beach: Zeytouna for people of the resort with terrific snorkelling over corals with views to delightful colourful fishes

The only reason that hotel gets 4 out of 5 points is because it is not truly 4 star quality. The rooms and especially the bathrooms are in need of refurbishment. They are however kept clean. The hotel is cosy, the staff friendly.

Remember to ask for the dining coupon and go visit Steinberger hotel, this is a 5 star hotel. You are only allowed to eat elsewhere 3 times by coupon if you have half board. Its nice to get out after nearly 2 weeks stay.

Use Dive Trek and go swimming with Dolphins. It is a reputable company and will keep you safe.

Room Tip: Dont stay in a room facing the pool, the noise may not be conducive. All rooms are virtually the sam...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

As second hotel of my summer holiday 2012, we decided to visit El gouna in small hotel called Sultan bay
Sultan bay is a small hotel located in downtown elgouna (3 min walk from supermarket, bus station),
Perfect for relaxing. it gives you the feeling that you are in your own cozy property.
No animation, no night activities (only the general gouna activities which is on Wed and Fri located outside the hotel)

The hotel is good if you are a diver or going to explore egypt reasons:
+ You don't have to pay for all inclusive that keeps you day and night in the hotel
+ Near to bus station, diving centers, shopping area and lots of different resturants
- 30 min to center of Hurghada (taxi = 30 € or public bus =2€ per person) (price is 2 ways)

My rate in details:

1- For Children (7/10)
For those who travel with children , The hotel is perfect if you are not looking for children activities managed by animators.
+baby-cot is available
+baby chair in the restaurants
+Perfect and small swimming pool for children
+You can always keep your children on sight as the number of tourist is very limited.
-No playground, mini club
-No children meals
-No children entertainment nor activities

2- Room (7/10)
Nice rooms location swimming pool or lagoons
+ Standard room large enough for a couple and a baby cot or extra bed
+ Minibar available (affordable price 2€ soft drink, 4€ beer, 19€ bottle of wine)
+ Nice small balcony
- Room need some maintenance and upgrade (old creepy TV, old hair drier)

3- Food&Drinks (8/10)
You will get what you expect from 4 stars hotel, small 1 restaurant with daily of different 6 to 7 main dishes.
+ Buffet is very clean
+ Clean fruit and vegetables
+ Tasty sweet and food
+ Drink price is affordable +/- 2 € for soft drink

4- Beach (7/10)
Sultan bay has its own beach located at Zeytouna island which is accessible by shuttle boat (3 min)

+ Nice beach with restaurant and bar
+ Bridge takes you over all corals and shallow parts directly to a nice snorkeling area
+ sandy area for children to play
+ Beach volleyball, aqua center and massage is available.
+ little playground for children
- No live guard
- sometimes we need to wait for a couple of hours to get a towels (so i advise to take your towels with you from the swimming pool)
- you don't find place if you arrive late (after 11 am)
- beach boys reserve places to some tourist
- Beach is shared with 4 other hotels.

5- swimming pool (8/10)
+ small will maintained swimming pool
+ small isolated (by a small bridge) part for children

6- Staff (9/10)
As usual in Egypt, staff are always friendly.
+ Well trained staff
+ good and fast service

7- Sleep quality (10/10)
+ no noise, no music, perfect!!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the swimming pool are have better view Rooms on the lagoons are quieter Visit the beach...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I just came back from a short break with my family to Gouna.we stayed at this small hotel .it was actually my fourth visit to this hotel I tend to visit Gouna once every year.this year I felt the hotel was different the room was newly refurbished but not quite done nicely .the buffet breakfast was not at the same standard as before .i really felt sad as the hotel was better before .my son lost the key to the room when he went out with his friends I had to pay 100 LE (15 euros) which I felt was too much .they still use ordinary keys in the hotel I told the front office manager that it was better for them to use cards to open the doors he said that maybe one day they would do that .i think next year I might stay at another hotel especially that this year I payed much more for the 2 Dbl rooms I booked.

Room Tip: Higher floors overlooking the lagoon are much better don't take a room over looking the beach cl...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Kafr El Gouna | El Gouna, El Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada > El Gouna
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in El Gouna
#5 On the Beach Hotel in El Gouna
#6 Family Hotel in El Gouna
#7 Romantic Hotel in El Gouna
Price Range: $67 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sultan Bey Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sultan Bey is a labyrinth of alleyways, courtyards and domes spreading from the shores of the turquoise lagoons to the heart of Downtown Kafr El Gouna. This 4-star hotel prides itself on providing its guests with services of the highest standard in intimate surroundings. Beautifully decorated rooms enjoy balconies or terraces with views of the lagoonor central courtyard.The hotel provides 115 rooms, standard room with garden or Piazza view and superior rooms with lagoon and/or pool view. Several restaurants and bars are spread over the property, one on Zeytouna Beach Island which is easily accessed with a short Shuttle boat ride to enjoy the open sea. Some chairs and umbrellas are also available on the lagoon beach.Swimming pool and some sport activities are organised in the hotel. ... more   less 
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