We spent a couple of days here in December, on a short break away from shark attacks in Sharm el Sheikh and closed beaches.
On arrival I was not satisfied with the room I ordered (nothing wrong with the room, it was the location in the building I did not like..)
Anyway, the front desk staff did its best to please us in the matter, and we eventually got a room with a better subjective location.
Its been three years since my last stay at this hotel, and I would say that the hotel needs an overhaul. The room we stayed in had faulty faucets, the drain in the sink barely drained, and the grip handle in the bathtub was plain and simple dirty. Especially the faucets seem to be ready for a replacement. Waggly and not precise, something You normally would not react to in a 2 or 3 star hotel, but Marriott?
The service staff at the poolbar I found a bit on the lazy side, and not as attentive as they professionally should be.
The massage parlor at the premises, connected to Marriott, try to sell massages for the price of 500 - 600 Egp for 45 minutes...Get real, You don´t even pay this at home in a professional place...
Breakfast: Pretty much the same that You find in almost every 3,4,5 star hotel in egypt. Nothing special at all. I wonder why they cant offer slices of beef, turkey and chicken, but solely the mixed, cheap diluted "salami" they serve everywhere. I get it if it was the regular russian all-inclusive resort, but again....Marriott?
The pool is small, but in good shape, clean, and above all warm in wintertime.
The beach: Also small, nothing new here, but nothing worse either. It is what it is....
On the bright side: since my last stay they have upgraded the televisions to solely flatscreen tv, with the broadest variety of english speaking channels I ever found in egypt. The picture quality is also very good.
But...Why charge extra for cabled internet at these room rates?? 130 Egp for 24 hours of internet access in the room?
Room service: Still among the best, nothing to fault here...even the prices are reasonable considering..
The lobby area is very nice, and the service crew in the lobby, including front desk workers, are very service minded.
Furthermore, the quality on the food in resturants, and the taste, is very good, among the best I have experienced in an Egyptian hotel ever.
Total impression: Still a nice beach hotel, but they need to address the flaws, especially since this is a Marriott and not an average arabic wanna-be hotel.
When You go to a Marriott, you expect to be pampered. Do not have these expectations at this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located and directly on the beach, the Hurghada Marriott invites you to experience the ultimate in Red Sea luxury. This Hurghada hotel famous for its extravagant lifestyle and Red Sea charm, delivers exceptional service and outstanding amenities. Our beachfront resort in Hurghada features 283 spacious rooms complete with sea view and sumptuous furnishings designed for your comfort and relaxation. With a variety of dining options, this Marriott hotel boasts a diverse selection of international cuisine with 9 restaurants ensuring every day is a new experience. Whether your stay is business or pleasures our extensive amenities including wifi, outdoor pool, two tennis courts and a private island, the Hurghada Marriott ensures you of a memorable holiday. Experience the legendary Hurghada night spots and take a plunge into world class diving, explore and discover our Hurghada resort, the greatest vacation where life is ‘simply blue’! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Hotel Hurghada
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