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“be careful......” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Desert Rose Resort
Ranked #26 of 229 Hotels in Hurghada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“be careful......”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2009

I stayed at the hotel many times over the years and used to enjoy it because of it's wide open space, view on mountains and proximity to the sea. There is always vaccant space on the beach.

Unfortunately the staff changed very often and so did the management. On my last stay first my Ipod and later my books were stolen from me and only when i threatened to call the police did my books return. Nobody really cared so do not leave anything on your chair.
I also found the sea and sand in the bay area not to be clean, as the sand and waters stagnate.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank icydanger
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2008

Before the review, i just want to say - If you are booked to stay at The Desert Rose resort (Hurghada) or thinking abut booking, ignore the other reviews on this site, ITS FANTASTIC!!!

We got back from the desert rose 2 days ago, its perfect. The hotel is lovely, everything you need and more is in the resort itself so unless you want to go out you dont have to.
The staff treated us like a king and queen as we were the only english there and they love english people, 90% of the people there were russian and the staff hated them so they really looked after us, bringing us drinks and helping with anything they can. It was REALLY hot while we were there. I would recommend going to visit Paradise Island and defo go on the Desert safari!! But book it through the hotel not your rep, we made the mistake of booking our trip to Paradise island with our rep and it was nearly double the price, it was worth every penny still. On the way there we jumped off the boat and swam in the red sea with the beautiful fish and coral (amazing...). I am not a fan of sea water but this was the best experience of my life. Food is nice, plenty of choice and each dish is replaced often so there is no chance of any bugs etc.
The private beach is lovely, kept really clean.

GO FOR IT, you will have a brilliant time.
Bex x

  • Liked — Everything :)
  • Disliked — 1 certain staff member
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank bunnybex
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Niagara
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2008

I stayed at this resort thru a Egypt tour. The resort is located right on the Red Sea and it is very nice. There are 3 pools which are beautiful. The staff is fantastic, very friendly, bar staff at the pools joke around. Got to know people by name. The resort itself has some problems, lots of concrete, which takes away from the natural beauty of Egypt. The food wasn't very good. Some of it was good, some was cold and bland. We couldn't drink the water, juice due to the water. The drinks at the pool bars are quite strong, and one complaint I had was that they don't wash the glasses just rinse them. Our room was clean and there was some decent night entertainment. The city of Hurghuda is about a 20 minute cab ride, cost us 20 bucks US. There is a shopping centre right across the street. Internet is available for 30 pounds for 30 minutes.

  • Liked — Sun, Sea, Pools
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank lmcd1
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Serbia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2008

Great beach, great service, great food.

Stayed August 2003
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1 Thank sandra150yu
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Skopje,Macedonia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2008

The most awful vacation in my life!!!!!!!

5 star?????????
Are you sure???????

There is an disgusting smell around the pavilions, same food every day (only egyptian of course), filty rooms and towels (if you pay extra to the cleaner maybe you will have a clean room),not friendly personal (lazy as much as possible), boring animators.....

I will not recomend this hotel even to my worst enemy!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friends from Macedonia

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank GogoSkopje_Macedonia
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Belgrade
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2008

The hotel was great,food was ok... Rooms are beautiful, people in the hotel was very nice and gentle... I liked pools a lot, and the beach was ok too... Hotel have animation team,and I liked Madu from the team.... ;)
I was very content with this hotel,and I will come again for sure...

Jovana from Serbia

Stayed June 2006
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Thank jovanaANDmadu
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bucuresti
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2008

We stayed for 3 days , we couldn't eat anything , the food was bad , the plates and glasses were dirty , the drinks tasted horrible , the restaurant was dirty , and with bugs , our room was very dirty , others were ok , the water in the pools very cold , not enough sunbeds , very big resort , it took us at least 10 min to go to the beach , personnel not polite , too meny drunk russians.

  • Liked — beach bar
  • Disliked — restaurant
  • Stayed April 2008
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
Helpful?
2 Thank etshor
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Property: Desert Rose Resort
Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast 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:
#5 Business Hotel in Hurghada
#11 Best Value Hotel in Hurghada
#15 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#20 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#24 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#35 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Desert Rose Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 912
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Desert Rose Resort Snorkel, dive, wind surf, and soak up the warmth of the Egyptian sun in The Desert Rose Resort located in Hurghada, offering its guests the ultimate beach holiday on the Red Sea. Just fifteen minute drive from Hurghada Airport, The Desert Rose is a 300,000 square meter iconic luxury 5 star resort, accommodating its guests in a fabulous selection of 872 spacious guestrooms, 40 suites, and 5 sea-facing villas with spectacular views of lush landscaped gardens, swimming pools, aqua park, lagoon, and the azure sea. The Desert Rose Resort's 1 kilometer pristine beach, and its idyllic 40,000 square meter natural lagoon with golden sands is a choice location for enjoying a unique stretch of private beachfront, providing a wonderful environment for activities or simply relishing the stunning year round unbeatable climate. ... more   less 
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