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“Nice and quiet hotel.”
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Arena Inn
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in El Gouna
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Esbjerg, Denmark
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice and quiet hotel.”
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Nice and quiet hotel. Really good atmosphere and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Used hotel as a base during a weeks scuba diving trip, so stayed on a B & B basis.
Rooms are pretty basic but clean - they have a mini safe, (wasn't advertised in our brochure).
Location is great, 2 minutes walk from Downtown, (bar and restaurant area), and 5 mins from the diving centre we were using.
Small pool, lots of sunbeds - never felt crowded.
El Gouna is a very quiet resort - not many people about. Locals are not to pushy and are helpful.
Weather was fantastic as was the diving. Taxis or Tok Toks are plentiful and cheap.
Resort is 30 mins from Hurghada if you want a night out with a bit more life.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2011

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Arena and have had a wonderful time.The staff were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.Rooms were really clean. We had a pool view room on the ground floor with an interconnecting room for our son which was ideal. El Gouna is a town that has been built especially for tourists and has many bars and restaurants all of which are within a few minutes walk from the hotel and very reasonable.With this in mind I would advise to go bed and breakfast as we did, as the food at the hotel is very geared to German guests and not very varied (so I am told) I must mention Dunes bar, the staff were so friendly and really made us feel welcome, they always found time to play pool with our son and there was a show nearly every night (belly dancers, Whirling Dervish etc)
I would really recommend the trip to Dolphin house bookable through Mohammed who walks round the pool.We had never snorkled before but swam with dolphins and a whole host of sealife in the coral reefs.Also the quad safari is really good. We did the afternoon trip which meant we saw the sunset in the desert and came back in the dark!
Michaels shop nest to the pool is really reasonable and yes you can barter with him but he won't hassle you and is good fun.
We would love to return as we had a great time I am just sorry that the main tour opperators are not using El Gouna next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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yorkshire england
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53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

stayed at Arena during December . Its about 22 degrees during the day, but down to 12 in evening. This is obviously not Arenas fault but the bar is wide open to the outside at night . Every one huddled around in coats trying to look like they are enjoying themself.
The place is run down and grubby but not dirty!!
Lots of mozzys about and with bad fitting windows, drain vents and not so good AC
it was a real problem
The staff are mostly very friendly and helpful.
Will I come back .? In summer (march to October)maybe but price would have top be very keen.
There are lots of better places at similar prices

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Coleraine, Northern Ireland
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Third time in El Gouna, Third time at the Arena Inn - everything that was good on the previous visits, were equally good this time. Friendly staff, rooms well maintained and as always the waether was great - although the staff hadnt much control over that part!
Unfortuantely it would seem that UK tour operators such as Thomas Cook, First Choice/Thomson are moving out and will not offer it next year - just means that i will have to look at alternative ways and means. Thanks once again for a great holiday - Arena Inn

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Hotel is perfect for relax and enjoy holiday in Elgona, hurgada , Egypt.
Price is god, friendely stuff , clean room , houskeeper do there job well.

i recommend the hotel 100%
Hotel stuf is friendly and helpful, great impration once you arrive and they do there jobe as it have to be done, the pool stuf is friendly and they make there best to make the gust enjoy there holiday , the activety on the pool side is good enough to fill the day and they offer some snorkel trips too. organized scheduel for the pool activty and the best in wednesday is the oriantel show is great

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2011

I've been to Gouna 5 times in the last 4 years and stayed at the Steigengerger and Sheraton before choosing this time to stay at the Arena. We stayed at the Arena knowing everything about it is reasonable. The evening buffets can be good if you catch them on the right day and so-so if you go when the menu is not so good - subjective I know - The Downtown area the Marinas and the tranquil no hassle life of El Gouna, is for me what makes it the best. The Arena Inn is a nice clean cosy little place to rest your head. You wake up to a fantastic breakfast, then the day is about golf, snorkelling, relaxing by thier nice pool or choosing between the lagoon and the sea for a quick dip. Sea fishing desert trekking I've tried and enjoyed them all. Wonderful restaurants downtown, thats why I wouldnt reccomend all inclusive. Its always good to return to nice clean hotel room at the end of a energy sapping hot sunny day. Big up Arena, Big up Gouna Nothing against the Arena but next time I'm going to rent an apartment or a villa, Inshalla!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Arena Inn
Address: Kafr El Gouna | El Gouna, El Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada > El Gouna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in El Gouna
#7 Top resorts Hotel in El Gouna
#7 Spa Hotel in El Gouna
#13 On the Beach Hotel in El Gouna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arena Inn Hotel is a convivial mid-sized El Gouna hotel offering all the amenities expected of a Red Sea holiday resort and only bookable under bed& breakfast or bed only. Built along the saltwater lagoon that separates the island of Kafr El Gouna from the Downtown mainland area, the hotel offers a peaceful waterfront setting a few steps from all the facilities and services of the fully integrated resort town of El Gouna. Cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping galleries, and evening entertainment venues with live music and shows are all within walking distance. The hotel's infinity pool overlooks a swimming lagoon bordered by a small sandy beach. Arena Inn guests also have access to the hotel's sea beach on nearby Zeytouna Island, reached by shuttle boat or bus, where some of the best snorkeling in El Gouna can be found. Arena Inn's main restaurant, Laguna, is built to resemble a wooden ship's interior. It boasts splendid views over the turquoise lagoon from its panoramic wooden deck. The Arena Inn counts 144 hotel rooms in three main buildings facing the lagoon on one side and the golf course on the other. This Red Sea hotel is family friendly, offering entertainment opportunities, a kids playground, as well as connecting rooms for added convenience. It also welcomes couples and groups of friends. The Arena Inn is particularly appreciated for its very nice atmosphere, and repeat guests praise the staff's friendliness. ... more   less 
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Arena Resort El Gouna

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