My best friend and I had a much needed holiday in Hurghada, and stayed at Aladdin Beach Resort for 10 days. The rooms were extremely clean and were thoroughly washed each and every day. My best friend being Dutch, he had booked this with a Dutch group and we stayed on full board basis. This included free mineral water, water, wine, beer and coffee. However we had to pay if we wanted any cocktails or juices. The prices though were minimal and their fresh lemon juice fantastic. :-) They had a great buffet. I can't really tell you that much about the food, because I preferred to find my food in the city. For authentic local cuisine I recommend to try some of the many "holes in the wall" offering Sharma and other Egyptian delights. Ebrahim and “Topbanana” were just two of the servers that made our stay brilliant. Our first day there we were given a special offer (new arrivals only - they must have recognised the new arrivals on the pale white skin of the Norwegian, aka me :-) ) to go to the spa. And I ended up buying several sessions after my first try. Said at the Spa had fantastic hands, and I really did love my appointments there. Maxim offered bus service from the resort and into Hurghada town centre. He is a great guy and we got to know him really well as the days progressed. Taxis are also cheap, but make sure you decide the price before getting into the car. Being offered to drive the taxi for a while was an extremely tempting offer, but my friend for some reason did not find the idea quite so appealing. Of course the bus stops right outside a souvenir shop as can be expected. We were welcomed here by some really fantastic guys, amongst them Sultan and Ali. They serve the world’s best coffee. I am not used to travelling with tour groups, so for me it was strange not being able to book any tour I liked. If you want to do individual tours which are not offered by your tour operator, then contact some of the tourist information centres in town. Or ask one of the locals. They are all extremely helpful and friendly. There was a great beach at the resort. Give the towel guys some tip in the beginning, and they will hold great spots for you for the upcoming days. There is much more I can write about this trip, but in short I just have to say that it was a fantastic holiday, and I just wish I had more time so I could thoroughly explore Egypt while I was there. I have taken a slight point off on location, but that is just a personal preference. I like to be within walking distance of all the events, and here we were dependant on transportation to/from the city. Apart from that the location was brilliant. And it was right by the seashore with scuba trips and private beachfront.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aladdin Beach Resort is a hotel located in an area of 134,400 m² which puts you atthe heart of Hurghada, conveniently close to everything the city has to offer. You are only a short drive 8 km from the airport, and close enough to stroll around Hurghada and take in the inviting atmosphere, unique culture and fascinating sights on offer. The hotel boasts its own private beach, with stunning, serene views of the famous Red Sea, and there is a range of different activities available locally. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aladdin Beach Hotel Hurghada
- Aladdin Beach Hurghada