To start off I would like to say I completely disagree with the negative opinions written about the hotel. As stated in the info its located quite a distance from the center of Hurgada but I would definitely say thats a plus, its nice and quiet and not too much comotion going on outside the hotel. Not far away you have a market (Sultan and Cleopatra) where you have fixed prices and can pretty much get anything you need.
The hotel itself is beautiful! Very spacious, clean and generally done with great taste. The staff are very nice and helpful, almost everyone speaks english well or if not at a communicative level (as for the British complaining about the language skills of the staff please look at yourself first and see how many languages do you speak?). The food at the two main restaurants is quite good, there is always something a bit dfferent every day, quite tasty and pretty much anyone can find something to their liking. It is almost impossible to try everything there is to eat. And again for the British who complain about the food, hope you made it back and have had your lovely traditional mean- fish and chips, and the epic english breakfast! Talk about delightful and sublime cusine. Bon appetite! ;) Another big plus- you can eat anything- veggies, friuts, salads and drink your beverages with ice and you will have no stomache problems. Everything is clean and washed with filtered water, the ice is made with filtered water too!
The pools at the hotel are gorgeous. You can go somewhere with a lot of people or somewhere with almost no people at all. There are places where there is music or facilities for children and different kinds of animation and places where it is quiet if you are not interested and just want to relax.
When it comes to the beach, it is sandy, maybe its not puffy soft white sand but you are not in the Caribbean people! It is known to humankind that Egypt has a rocky sea side, if you are not aware of that you probably missed a class in geography. There is a jacuzzi on the beach which is quite nice jump into when it gets windy.
The animations at the hotel take place everyday, there is live singing and different shows everynight. Nothing spectacular but it is always a fun way to spend your time. There is also a hotel bus which takes you to the center of Hurgada and picks you up after 3 hours, it costs 4 dollars per person and it is probably the most comfortable way to get to the city. You need to book it at the lobby 4 hours before departure.
We were in a superiour room with a view of the pool and a lttle bit of the sea (4109), it was cleaned spotless every day and Farid from housekeeping even came by to check if everything was ok before he left work. We got a big bottle of mineral water everyday, and on the first day a bottle of coke and sprite, for free. It was big and well furnished nothing less than anyone should need.
You can find free wi-fi at the tarass next to the lobby. It works just fine during the day but sometimes in the evening when there are a lot of people the transfer slows down and it doesnt work too well, but at the end of the day you dont go on holiday to sit on facebook :)
It is very useful to get yourself acquointed with the map of the hotel as it is huge and therefore there are a lot of places you might not find if your are just walking around. The Bluemarine Resort for example has an amazing bar which all the all inc. guests can use.
Generally speaking a lovely and relaxing holiday. If you are looking for something more exciting then you should probably go to Sharm el Sheik or find a hotel near the center. We went there with the idea of catching some sun and just relaxing by the pool in a beautiful surrounding and that it exactly what we got. Thank you! We will definitely come back again :) Couple from Poland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iberotel Aquamarine Resort is made for those who want to spoil themselves with the prefect, relaxed, All inclusive luxurious five-star Egypt holiday. Located on the southern tip of Hurghada with its own unspoiled private beach, this impressive complex features seven restaurants. It boasts over 1,001 comfortable rooms equipped with all the latest facilities, services and amenities as well as the “Mercato” shopping complex and a conference centre for up to 1500 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberotel Aquamarine Hotel Hurghada