We stayed at this hotel for two weeks (arrived 24th dec). The Hotel is not very British orientated but the room was good and clean, powerful hot shower and fresh towels daily.
The weather was excellent, we largely sunbathed for the full 14 days. The chaps at the beach are excellent, without the necessity to tip, they provided us with a good bed everyday were pleasant and friendly.
The beach bar and indoor bar were good, we mainly drank red wine and gin which were both ok. Note order wine by glasses we made the error of asking for a bottle with dinner on our arrival, the bottled wine is chargable.
The breakfast restaurant was limited, we had omlette or crosissant mainly but it is geared toward the russian tastes.
The beach bar served burgers, chips, pizza and lots of salad which was fine for everyday eating. there is a shopping mall nearby with a big supermarket which we visted twice, its cheap with lots of variety, although you cant buy alcohol and we missed the option of having a glass or two in our room as we like to.
The evening meals are best in the Italian restaurant which is included in the all inclusive, you usually had roast beef or chicken, potatoes, veg and pasta options. The best food on the whole however was in the Oriental which is part all inclusive part paid (90 egyption pound each so twenty quid ish for both of us) for unlimted egyption style buffet and unlimited alcohol, the food was really good there and the service excellent. Its a real shame the main restaurant was not better, the service was poor and the food just simply not up to scratch, it looked good but tasted very bland.
This was a good relaxing break but do not expect little england as it does feel very 'foreign' if you like. The hotel reception staff were not particularly helpful and spoke little English so i do sympathise with anyone who had any specific issues, we had a trouble free holiday though and would definately go back. We only spent the equivalent of £300 and therefore it was a very cheap christmas break.
I am not sure I would venture far outside the hotel, on our short trip to the mall we witnessed a pickpocket outside, although he was quickly brought to task by his victims!, the outside is a very poorly developed area and i sensed a level of danger but perhaps i was just being a wimp!, the hotel is heavily guarded though and we were made very comfortable by the bar and restaurant staff as one of the very few english couples there.
We dont have children, but it seemed that there was lots of entertainment for the children there and they seemed constantly entertained.
Overall a good holiday, a basic but good hotel, food needs improvement but is overall good given the type of hoilday. We would also praise the hotel for the efforts they put in to the New Years eve dinner, that was really very good.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Aladdin Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Aladdin Beach Hotel Hurghada
- Aladdin Beach Hurghada