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Jasmine Village Hotel
Ranked #108 of 222 Hotels in Hurghada
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“Great Holiday”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

I have just returned from a lovely holiday at Jasmine Village hotel.
We arrived at around 5.30pm and got settled into our lovely promo garden room. Yes it is a bit dated but we weren't intending to spend much time in it.
It was cleaned well every day and had clean towels daily too. The shower was a bit unreliable with full force for 30 secs and nice temp and then 30 secs of red hot so we spent time jumping in and out of it but you get used to that....lol
Our cleaner chatted to us daily and if you tip 10s every other day he makes beautiful towel sculptures on the bed with flower petals.
We had a full sized fridge in the room and 4 water bottles were put in daily.

The beach was lovely. Sandy beach which you could walk ot around 20m and reach the coral reef. This had more fish / coral on it than some of the reefs we visited on the boat trips out. There is also a wreck under the water to the left of the boat pier where we saw rays, porcupine and bat fish along with the usual ones. The water sports centre is also great at teaching wind surfing.

For breakfast we had to search for tables laid up ready to use and very rarely had napkins. we had to ask for cutlery regularly too. breakfast consists of omelette or fried eggs, cereal, croisants, cheese and ham and bread. The chefs though were lovely.

The beach restaurant for lunch was very basic. Either hot dog or burger with chips and salad.

The Italian restaurant by the pool did lovely pizza and chips at lunchtime though.

The meal choice in the main restaurant in the evening was poor though and the same most days. You can eat at either of the two other hotels (Alibaba and Aladdin) attached though but very similar there.

We did pay to eat at the fish restaurant on the beach twice as this was fantastic!! A platter of Lobster, Crab, prawns, squid, fish plus salad, bread and dips and chips £25 each.

We did two excursions. One Giftun Island boat trip which was £22 and took us out from 8.30 - 3.30 and we snorkelled at 3 reefs and had an hour on Mahmya beach too. lovely day.
The highlight was the Dolphin Safari with Dinodiving.com. We arranged this through our rep at the welcome meeting for £50. we left at 6.30am and returned at 6pm including a lovely breakfast and lunch. We swan with wild dolphins for approx 2 hrs finding them in a rubber dinghy and dropping in to swim with them. A photographer took photos that he downloaded onto facebook and we could access FREE. We also stopped at other lagoons and snorkelled with a guide showing us great fish etc. The staff on the boat were so friendly!!!

The temperature was lovely all week 25-32 degs but you do need to get up early and be on the beach at 8.30am as the hottest part of the day is 11am. By 2pm it is stating to get chilly on the beach and you need to move to the lagoon area or the pool where the sun is.

All in all we had a great relaxing holiday and although the food was poor it didnt ruin our hoilday.
Looking at going back next year!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for 2 weeks in November 2013 on the all inclusive basis. We visited there last in 2011 and we re-booked due to the overall high standard of the staff, food etc. Once you have 'zeroed in' on the Egyptian experience you will find that there is everything you need there for a fabulous holiday. There is a lot more interest in travellers from the UK there and as a consequence you are always made to feel welcome. Generally the food was always excellent and there was always something available from the different venues around this hotel and the facilities of the sister hotels next door, the Aladdin and Ali Baba. The Oriental Restaurant at Jasmine is very nice with excellent views form the first floor with smaller numbers than the larger ones. If you are fussy about food, my wife is a chef, then tip a chef there and you will always have access to freshly cooked food. When it comes to tipping, I would suggest that just because you are on an all inclusive basis doesn't mean that you shouldn't tip staff for good service. Doing so will always change your experience. Use £ sterling or dollars, you don't need local currency and the beach boys etc. will always except £1 coins. The main clientele at the hotel are Russian but are gradually being educated in good manners by the rest. The hotel and grounds are well maintained, the older rooms are basic but adequate and we tend to go for the small villa types with a garden view although if you want a modern room, ask for a first floor property which are larger with a wet room. There was never any problems with sun loungers on the various beaches and pools with plenty of availability. If you are looking for a welcoming break in the sun, then this is the place to stay. When we go back, and we will, we will be booking this hotel again.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are more modern with full sized balcony and large bathroom.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here on an all inclusive basis and for the price we paid we certainly felt that we got excellent value for money. The food did become somewhat repetitive but over a two week period and considering the numbers that they are catering for it's hard to see how this could be avoided. The specialist restaurants provide some variation and we recommend you use your allowed number of visits. The entertainment was good and the staff were excellent providing service, cleanliness and smiles. Hopefully one day the Russians will learn some manners as their behaviour was the only factor that detracted from a truly terrific holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I stayed here last May. Lovely room with a balcony, a safe and a fridge and very clean. Accommodating and friendly staff and all times. The swimming pool was lovely and the entertainment staff were great!! We stayed on an all-inclusive basis, my only criticism would be the food. Plenty to choose from but everything contained the herb dill!!! So random and spoilt many of the meals! Overall lovely and would recommend it to anybody.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel twice with my partner and was very impressed on both occasions. The rooms were large and if you got an upstairs one you had the added benefit of a double balcony. It was spacious with pool , lake, beach, mini zoo, putting and entertainment. You could choose from various restaurants to eat and could always find something you liked. You could also use the adjoining hotels Ali baba and Alladin. There was a courtesy bus daily to the marina or into Hurghada.. There is a large supermarket nearby where you can buy just about anything and not too much hassle while walking there. I am hoping to go back in february.

Room Tip: upsstairs rooms with a balcony are much bigger
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The rooms and facilities generally were very good and kept clean. The staff were friendly enough but service could be a bit slow at times. Food was sometimes of rather an odd mix but there was plenty of it and it was of good qulity in the main dining room. We would recommend using the Oriental Restaurant serving good local cusine as this was excellent. We were pleased overall and felt we got value for money especially as we were on a tight budget.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is the 2nd time we have come to this hotel.

I have 3 children aged 6, 9 and 10 and all 3 have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

The staff are so helpful and very friendly!

The animation team are just the best!

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Jasmine Village Hotel
Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#89 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Jasmine Village Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 446
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