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“Not 5 star in my experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dana Beach Resort
Ranked #22 of 223 Hotels in Hurghada
Certificate of Excellence
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not 5 star in my experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We spent 11 nights here in March, and unless they were hiding, we were the only english couple in the hotel! We were told they dont have many english people booking in there.
The hotel, rooms and grounds are lovely, well kept and clean. Plenty of sun loungers both on the beach and around the pool. The bar and restaurant staff are friendly and helpful, I didnt get the same feeling from the reception staff however.
The food was ok, pretty much the same in which ever restaurant you eat in, I wouldnt say 5 star though.
The "entertainment" in the evening was ok if you are over 50 (we are not), a not so good "pub" singer most nights which finished at 11pm, Thank goodness for Vako, who played some good music into the early hours to the few of us that wanted to party on as the advertised Havana nightclub doesnt actually exist anymore!
In short if you are english, like to have a few drinks around the pool and maybe a game or two, like to have the crack after dinner and dance the night away then this is maybe not for you.
Its more geared up for Russian and German families who all seemed to disappear to bed after 10pm, I do that at home, I dont want to do it on holiday!

Room Tip: In my opinion it wouldnt matter where your room was, its only a 5 minute stroll from any one block o...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MrsBeaky
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York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We spent our first week on an amazing Nile Cruise, early starts and late finishes are certainly something we became accustomed to but you have to make the sacrifice if you want to leave Egypt knowing that you have seen as much as there is to see. So what better way to spend the second week in the relaxation and comfort of Dana Beach resort in Hurghada. There is plenty of accommodation here, plenty of places to eat, drink, swim and sunbathe. I would highly recommend the L'Asiatique restaurant, plenty of choice on the menu, the staff were very attentive and the glass floor over the water and the fishes below your feet were astounding. Overall this is a good resort considering the horror stories from other people we were with who had stayed at alternative resorts before. It has plenty of pools, a boat taxi to a private beach, lots of shops just outside the main entrance and if you have kids there are good activities arranged for them too. The hotel interiors are lavish and extreme and have the perfect continental touch. The accommodation itself is clean, fresh and basic and thats all we were looking for. Thumbs up Dana, Well done.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul8124
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Dana Beach Resort is part of the Pickalbatros chain. This chain has more resorts in Hurghada, and if Dana Beach is a representative example of the rest of the chain, than I would try another hotel from the chain also.

This resort has everything you wish for when stayin in an all-inclusive type of resort at the shore of the Red Sea in the middle of the desert. For sure you won't be bored when staying here for one week, as the resort is large enough and varied enough to be entertained for the time.

The resort has three swimming pools (50 meters), and two are heated during winter. This is really pleasant when making your laps in the early morning. People working there are really friendly to everyone, without any tipping. However, these men work 12 hours a day and therefore deseve some tipping, I think. Everything is very clean and is being cleaned troughout the day, there are even people gathering leafs that fall into the water or that float in the sea.

Also, the food is great. Real mayonaise, good fries, fresh fruits and vegetables. Great Star Bucks like coffee corner and a bar where you can get crepes with some good icecream (Mövenpick). Five restaurants where you can have varied diners every day. I would say enjoy!

Not any negative feedback? Yes, the animiation team is not of good quality especially the male part of the anmination team. They treat guests with a type of disrespect, i.e. think that all women think that they have a great sex-appeal and do not treat them respectfully. I find this very cheap and not worth a five star hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BarryandHeleen
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SCOTLAND
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

My friend and I have just returned from an extremely relaxing stay in this hotel. After a bit of a disappointing start, we spent the rest of the week totally impressed. We had booked a 'promotional room' and got the holiday for an exceptionally good price so we were not expecting the usual luxurious Egypian rooms of our previous stays in Sharm. However, the room we were given would not have met a basic B&B standard. It was very small, very worn and the electric points didn't work. To be fair the minute we pointed this out the next morning we were offered a choice - upgrade to a 'superior room' for 5 € a night or move to another room. We decided not to pay the extra and the second room was much better: nothing special but definitely adequate with a small sitting area, working plugs and close to the beach. Well that's it for negatives.
The grounds of the hotel are spectacular. Beautifully kept, pristine lawns and flowerbeds surround the river which runs through the complex and there are numerous little areas to sit on comfortable chairs in privacy and enjoy watching the world go past. The food is absolutely fine with a range of fooods to suit most people (even a diet corner but who goes all inclusive to diet!!). All the restaurants serve the same salad starters and puddings but as these are fresh and delicious that is not a problem. A previous reviewer complained about 'recycled' dishes but we know this to be untrue. We were frequntly the last in the restaurants and watched the staff tip everything that was left over into huge, communal bins! We also did not experience any cold food as everything was kept at sizzling temperature. We tried most of the cocktails and enjoyed them all and the wine is served in the bottle and, whilst not exactly top standard, extremely drinkable. The sundowner crepes and ice-cream should not be missed!
We went to the Spa twice - once for the whole Hamman experience and the other for a full body massage. We would definitely recommend you do this. The service is fantastic, the expertise of the staff second to none and the price is very reasonable; especially if you haggle for a special deal. We paid about £50 each for our 3 hours of treatment. For a bit of exercise, my friend went to the gym which she thought was well equipped and I did daily Zumba on the beach - great fun and suitable for all standard including people like myself who fall over their feet! We never met any other English speaking people there but as we do not go abroad to meet lots of other Brits that wasn't a problem. In fact when we said we were Scottish and Irish I think we got a bit of extra attention.
If the owners upgraded some of their basic rooms to add that little bit of extra luxury that so many of the Egyptian hotels do so well, this would be 5 stars all the way. As it is, I would still thoroughly recommend it and may well return next year!

Room Tip: If you want anything more than basic, you should probably pay for a superior room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank dolphin50
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Me and the wife just got back two days ago this is a big complex food good and very clean.a small boat takes you to the beach it's great It takes about two minuets.On the beach there is a place you can drink and eat.If you have kids you cannot go wrong.In January the small pool is heated then you have a large pool then a kids pool with all play things in they will have so much fun so will you

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Gazzapilk
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

My husband and I spent a week her in November and it was just perfect.
The weather was fab and hotel even better.
Yes the english are in the minoraty but it really didn't matter. very friendly staff and guests.
The odd tip always goes a long way but not once did I feel like I had to.
Food: never had any worries finding anything to eat.
All in all can't complain about a thing.
Some reviews moaned about a long walk etc etc.....go to a smaller hotel then. There is even a boat if you fancy being lazy.
Fantastic holiday.

Room Tip: tip the reception man when you hand in passports.....he decides where you go :)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sarah P
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Excellent hotel with staff to match, quality of food was up to 5 star standard and staff acted in a friendly and efficient manner, we never had to wait for our glasses to be topped up. The service in the lounge bar matched any I have experienced in top hotels in London. Cleanliness in all areas was very good, even the beach toilets were spotlessly clean and had hot running water which as I have found in other resorts abroad and at home in the UK is extremely rare.
We were there in the first week in January, so you could only sun bath between 11.00am and 3.00pm, so a tip is to take warm clothing for the evenings which can be a bit chilly.

Room Tip: it is very reasonable cost to upgrade the rooms so I recommend this as an option.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sillett5
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Property: Dana Beach Resort
Address: Sahl Hashish Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#14 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#18 Business Hotel in Hurghada
#21 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#22 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#25 Family Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Dana Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 841
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