My husband and I stayed in this hotel in June. This is a beautiful looking hotel and the features in the reception area include a stunning view from a large window overlooking the terrace down to the sea. All areas are kept immaculately clean and the rooms are very spacious and cleaned every day, including clean towels and bed linen. We were upgraded to a chalet room over looking the smaller of the two pools which is in the quieter area with a refreshment bar. There is also a large pool over looking the sea which offers more enertainmnt with a pool bar. Our room was lovely and had an amazing bathroom with seperate shower and toilet areas. There was also a bath that you could see the living area from, in front of this was glass and shutters for privacy very unique. There is a mix of nationalities here but very few English. This is because it is not well known with the major tour operators. These companies need to wake up and make this hotel more available to the English. We travelled with A1 Travel at a reasonable price. The restaurant has a variety of meals but naturally has to cater to the majority so I was told by the Executive Chef Mr Ahmed Ali that we only had to inform him and he would cook anything we wanted. His main priority is to make sure all guests are catered for. The General Manager Mr Fathy was always available and very helpful at any time as was Mr Shaheen the Operations Manager. We were invited to a dinner in the Italian Restaurant with other guests which gives you an opportunity to get to know other guests and put any ideas forward that could improve any issues we may have, this is a really good idea which other hotels seem to be following (the violinist here was marvelous) The entertainment in the evening includes a show run by the animation team and there was also a singer on one night. The terrace area plays back ground music while you sit and have a quite drink if you prefer. All the staff go out of their way to serve you and do not expect to be tipped at every opportunity. We gave our tips to staff at the end of our holiday and as they do not earn a great deal of money were very grateful. Staff like Abdul Kalek, Eslam and Taha made our stay most enjoyable. The beach area is the best I have seen in Egypt with panoramic views and easy access to the sea. There is also a small coral reef for snorkeling. There are water sports of all kinds and you can also hire a pedal care for an hour to take you right along the bay at a price of £15. If you are the type of person who likes to take a walk there is a beautiful plaza that has fountains and lights up at night, it is something quite amazing. You can get the hotel bus for £4.00 each to take you to Hurghada or the Marina with its fish restaurants and bars. I would recommend this hotel to anyone of any age and there is also access for the disabled. I have been to Egypt many times and this has got to be the best hotel I have stayed in. There are more expensive hotels here but this hotel is of a resonable price and quite a gem.
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