Externally the hotel doesn't look great, but the rest of the hotel is well presented. The rooms were very spacious and clean. The pool is a decent size. Food was very good and there was enough variety to keep you interested all week, and there is a BBQ/grill for lunches. Staff were friendly and helpful. There isn't much of a bar just the lobby area really, but that was fine. There is club on level 2 but it wasn't that lively unless there is a show going on.
As the hotel is part of the golden five group you can use the facilities at the diamond hotel which is a massive complex including more bars, restuarants and a aqua park. It is only 5 minutes walk away. Good to add a bit of variety rather than staying in your hotel all the time.
I booked the holiday through lowcost holidays and the travel rep was Eastmar. The agent was very helpful and offered many trips. I would recommend the super safari as its great value for money and lasts all day including bedouin visit, food, quad bikes, spider bikes, camel ride, show and star gazing. He also sorted out diving trips (which was main reason for visit), through golden dophin diving. Great boat, all day trip, great diving instructor and as always beautiful red sea.
Were are both from UK so prepared to be outnumbered its 99% Russian. Not that I found it a problem. Be prepared also to be hasseled constantly by the natives out of the hotel to the point of frustration. It's a shame they havn't figured out that this behaviour really puts tourist off.
The hotel is about 30 mins from airport and 20 mins taxi ride to places were you can get a change of scenary and a few more restaurants and bars. Make sure you agree with the taxi driver where you are going and how much before you get in the car. I am not a novice to this as this is my 4th time to Eygpt but I had two really horrible taxi experiences, once a disgustingly sleazy man and another who just tried to con more money out of me at every turn, we didnt even get to the destination we wanted.
On the whole though would recommend the hotel, it was a good holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Category: 4 stars Deluxe Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 Location: in front of Golden 5 city main entrance. Amazing night life with surroundings of shops and cafes. Accommodation:U shape building surrounded by a large swimming pool. Total of 226 rooms: 198 Family Rooms (55 - 60 m2, 2+2 pers., 1 living room, bedroom, bathroom, balcony / terrace) 12 Junior Suites (45 m2, 2+1 pers., 1 living room, 1 bedroom, bathroom, balcony / terrace) 16 Standard Rooms (30 m2, 2 pers., 1 room, bathroom, balcony / terrace) All TV satellite (32 channels), split air conditioner, telephone, safe, coffee set, mini bar . Bathroom: bath, hair dryer, scale. Electricity - 220 V. Restaurants:" La Perla" Main restaurant 320 seats (non smoking) Cuisine: international open buffet Serving: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Italian A'La Carte restaurant Turkish A'La Carte restaurant Bars: "Lobby Cocktail Bar" 24 hours "La brassern" Pool Bar "Billiard Lounge Bar" "Mermaid" Beach Bar ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden 5 Topaz Club Hotel Hurghada