on first impressions, the hotel appears outstanding and by the end of our trip the general aspect of the hotel, i.e the decor and gardens etc i maintain are outstanding. The negatives unfortunately supercede the positives. over run by russians and germans...no other english people in this large complex. The usual reserving of sunbeds, didnt bother us, but come the evening, there is an area where they have live music...again guests were reserving seats in this limited seating area whilst they raided the restaurants, overfilling plates and and wasting unwanted food. i mentioned it to the reception but they didnt action anything. we found the reception and guest relations unhelpful and having spent 4 days in the complex we were eager to get out and see the area as there is nothing on the doorstep. we enquired to 3 different people about a bus service and each said that only taxis available via the guy on the desk in reception. these taxis were expensive so we sought info via another source to find u can flag down minibuses which are safe and the trip cost GBP 1.00 each as opposed to 20 euros . also Wifi expensive. again they quote u 5.50 euro per hour which we purchased 3 times. 2days before departure it rained all day so we purchased a 24 hour at 20 euro which we were told by 2 different internet staff that it had to be used in a 24 block and didnt carry over. consequently i am writing this review after that time frame....yet another lie!
The restaurant , bar and housekeeping staff work hard but the drinks quality isnt very good. the food adequate, all buffet style. asian restaurant the best, indian food excellent,
The noise in the corridors is very noisy, other guests not having any consideration for others.
they have a pontoon area off the beach which is very good and excellent for snorkelling.also if travelling as a family with young children, the kids pool is very good. the gym and equipment is by no means adequate for the number of guests. the hotel is 5 star but due to the negatives mentioned, i would give it 3/4 star. the evenings were boring, lacked atmosphere and generally in bed by 10pm.
stayed at resort of el gouna back in nov 2012 and no comparison. this resort is approx 40mins away and was excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on 72,000 sqm, the Albatros Palace Resort delivers a beautiful beach side oasis with a wide variety of activities and attractions. The distinction of this luxurious 5-star resort lies in its great architecture, warm hospitality, finest in accommodation, dining and facilities. It is only 15 minutes from Hurghada Airport and 20 minutes from the city center. Albatros Palace Resort ensures guest comfort in every way and provides rooms and suites designed with a true sense of luxury. At this all inclusive resort, there are more opportunities for fun and adventure than you will have time to indulge in with just one visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albatros Palace Hurghada
- Albatros Palace Hotel Hurghada