After all the 5* comments , I feel the odd one out expressing slightly less enthusiasm. We to had the wind most days , so it does seem prevalent , despite management comments to the contrary. Yes the staff are great , and the beach is peaceful...but..
a) The breakfast buffet is fine , but nothing “wow” given it is the “most expensive hotel in Hurghada” ... much of the fruit was unripe, rock-hard rolls no-one ever ate... Some days they didnt even have bananas, plastic yougurt pots..
b) Breakfast is either in the rather chilly (a/c) and somewhat spartan main restaurant, or the “courtyard” which is pleasant but in slightly chilly shade early in the morning.It has no sea views, and feels quite crowded once a few tables are occupied , especially if kids are around. Its such a shame they dont have any sea view dining :both the pool area tables and covered pergola (fantastic views) are not open for breakfast. (why?).
It was very low occupancy during our stay : if they ever fill up , I think it could get quite crowded in this smallish area.
c) As others say , it is expensive : cocktails £10,wine £10/glass, minibar coke £3, so do stock up in town (or better , buy at arrivals duty free).
d) At lunch , the menu is limited : either full main course or nuts &crisps. They don't offer the mezze plates that are available on room-service only.
Of course the suites are spacious and private and we ended up in out courtyard most days, but that can get a bit claustrophobic, and you dont get the sea views. There are loungers round the pool, but if kids are playing...and no shade..
Overall it seems slightly dated. the luxury hotel world has moved on, and they have in my opinion been left behind a little.
We also took a taxi into town. The only “tourist” destination is the marina , very pleasant, bars & cafes, primarily for locals, but its a tedious 35 minute drive: speed bumps and road blocks). I guess all the other resort hotels are “all-inclusive” (and there are a LOT of them!), so there is absolutely no tourist “scene” and there is no buzzy corniche, or pedestrian area, and thus no evening passagiata (compared to say Sharm) . Downtown is busy at night, but only with local residents.
Would I go again: ?no.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just spent two weeks at the oberoi, the accomodation was a large king bed suite with a seperate sitting area. There are two large flat screen TVs in each suite a private courtyard with dining area and sun loungers. The rooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The bathroom is large with shower and sunken bathroom in granite and the toiletries are replaced daily or if you run short on request. The whole complex is kept remarkably clean by the staff. The staff deserv a special mention because to a man( and woman ) they are polite helpful and above all a friendly people who make you feel welcome an liked.My wife and I both had birthdays during our stay and both had birthday cards and a cake delivered to our room. ... more less
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