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“Fantastic service and excellent food”
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Arabia Azur Resort
Ranked #50 of 222 Hotels in Hurghada
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Odder, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and excellent food”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Quiet and relaxing family hotel I would recommend this hotel to every one
Stayed their for one week. In feb. 2014!
Good value for the money!
Do not walk alone in the city at any time, If you are a blonde girl

  • Stayed February 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

My review about March 2007
Bad hotel and bad time ,I spend just 2 nights there, was invited from our friend , but we are surprised by it's worse .
Rooms old with low quality of its materials and so bad paints , building like blocks not a hotel
Beach is good with beautiful view and space but no any quality
Tables top mad of ceramic ,so bad .
Resturant food is terrible , we didn't eat , no quality bad taste , poor variety, Pepsi in boatels
We leave it to take our dinner out side in the city
Snacks bad with no hygiene ,poor variety .
Reception and lobby is big and have enough sitting
I don't recommend it , it was unforgettable time , we are still laughing when we remember it's time
Finally I would repeat again my review for the stay at march 2007 .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Sherin S
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Overall comments

- Bel Air Azur hotel (sister hotel resort to Arabia Azur) was not available so they upgraded us for the Arabia Azur hotel for the Eid holiday. That was a nice upgrade at the same rate price, with the extra sea-view! Hotel manager took us on a personal guided tour in the hotel as an apology and we were convinced about the upgrade and quickly settled in.

- The resort: quite big but still easy to navigate around with clear signs of the main area. There are two lagoons with two main hotel buildings A and B and a beach. The resort has an in-sea marina too with a long walkway through the red sea which is quite unique to this resort. The resort also has Bel Air Azur and Arabella Azur connected to it.

- The room: is well-sized for three people (2 main beds and a sofa bed). It is well equipped with AC, TV, small digital locker safe to keep your valuable things, a nice big balcony with good view, good free mini-bad with drinks and water, coffee and tea free at the room with a boiler, etc. The room service guys changed our towels and cleaned the room every room as required ... but they give you soap without shampoo so take your own shampoo!

- Facilities: Fully equipped resort with many restaurants, Elsalam hospital and dialysis center (linked to the resort at building A), a shops bazaar at the gate of the resort (and a big mosque next to the shops too), and a sport center with tennis courts and indoors activities.

- The beach: the lagoons are super clean and have very useful towel service. You give your towel card to any of the towel kiosks and they give you a towel for your daily use, and they return your card once you return the towel. The sun-beds are great and abundant all across the resort beaches (no reservations needed or even allowed). The showers and toilets and also in the vicinity of the beaches for quick access. The lagoons are suitable for kids with a shallow end too.

- Restaurants: nice inter-continental food at the main restaurants which are located at the main building, the pool and the lagoon marina. The bars are all over the resort offering drinks and ice creams. The dinner on the pool is very nice with some good music and food!

- All inclusive food and snacks: is excellent. There is always something for every taste whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The only exception was the oriental dinner night during the first day of the Eid holiday which had all the Egyptian specialties only.

- The entertainment and animation: were both good. During the day there are great activities.

- Recreation: for the people who like swimming, this is a great place. The pool is big and well aligned for some swimming 'sprints'. There is a shallow section (for the kids) and deep section for the pool. For the people who like sea-swimming and snorkeling ... there is nothing better than the lagoons and the coral reef at this resort! Excellent lagoons with a good scenery, good sandy beaches, good paved areas on the lagoons, and the coral reef is one really interesting for new people and more advanced people in snorkeling. Snorkeling kit can be bought at the resort or rented for 15 L.E. for a whole day.

- Kids and sports: There are plenty of playgrounds, swings and slides at the resort marina and kids area. If the kids want to go for a camel ride then there is a great guy with his camel, he calls it Romeo, where your kids can go for a 20 mins ride for just 40 L.E. Animation team has lots of activities in the morning like volley, football, exercises, swimming, dancing, etc. At night, there are parties and disco on Wednesdays, there are some shows at the theater, and nice singers sparkling the evening dinner.

Overall, my family and I are really happy about our trip to Arabia Azur ... well worth the money compared to the amount of activities, room quality, and food we consumed! Nice relaxing holiday full of fun too!

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Positive
- Good guest relations by Azur resorts manager for check-in
- Excellent food quality
- Good pool with many activities for kids and adults
- Great lagoons and beaches on the red sea for all kind of people: swimming, playing beach-sports, snorkeling and diving.
- Handled the congested times during the peak Eid holiday time good ... didn't feel much degradation in service quality
- The TV channels are not comprehensive ... but not bad. Some Egyptian, German, British and Russian channels

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Negative
- Changed hotels and resorts without informing us about this change in reservation.
- Front-office employees not always helpful, especially the night-shift blue-shirt manager. Asked them to print me my electronic airline-booking and boarding-pass with a printer but they replied: "we don't have a printer. We don't know where you can print your ticket"!!!
- The juices at dinner are not fresh (i.e. are powder taste additives to sugar-added water, making it not concentrated and sometimes do not taste good). The only exception was the Apple juice.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea-view room like rooms 19 - 21 on each floor (e.g. room 219)
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank WebEco
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The pool is nice.
The sea is accessible from many places.

The room we took over looked the sea but was too far from the restaurants and the pool.

Food was good and there was variety of food.

We came at the hotel at 7 am and the guy at reception ,his name is Mansour I think, was very unfriendly.

Drinks included in the all inclusive package were very basic and didn't taste well.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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9 Thank Sameralyhassan
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Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013

arabia azur has simple, adequate and clean rooms with a basic bathroom (shower in bath, no bidet), airco, small safe and fridge. All Inclusive formula offers free (local alhoholic) drinks and good food, although a bit bland. if has a large pool, simple without any frills. smoking is allowed in all indoor areas, nice for smokers, not so nice for others. staff is very friendly and helpfull, especially when tipped. the hotel has nice sand beaches for kids and a pier with restaurant jutting out into the sea with easy acces to a beautifull house reef. windsurfing and catamaran lessons & rental available. breakfast is ok, dinner is good. for the price, dont expect haute cuisine and fresh juices. the collocated Arabella azur has practically NO beach but a small piece in the harbour. diving centre is excellent, focussing on german clientele

Room Tip: ask for room on ground floor, for better water pressure. don't forget boat shoes
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Tonvanhappen
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2013

nice place to spend your vacation in hurghada , location near down town ( 5 minutes by car) and rooms view is nice ... all inclusive system and food good generally and workers are helpful , the marina restaurant isn't that good though .. but there is a good place for snorkeling and the hotel offers snorkeling tools for cheap prices

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Adcito
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Again i enjoyed staying at this resort
What i can say ... For me I totally loved it I tried another places (resorts and hotels) and always back to it with pleasure they can handle the most common problem of huge number of visitors
( Unfortunately except simple small things that i hate this time about some changes from management like: towels that they are used to change it daily this time differs they didn't do that, they can give us small bottle of water if we want out of charge this time it includes charge, restriction on deliver sea-pool towels before 6 pm and this didn't happen before however they are flexible for one or two time we can't reach their in time ).
Except these i really enjoyed like if you can say i didn't feel days it goes very fast (Means happy time).

Room Tip: Choose rooms that have view of Marina
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Kareem E
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Property: Arabia Azur Resort
Address: El Corniche Road, Hurghada 17007/ 5, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#34 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#41 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#45 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
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Hotel Class:4 star — Arabia Azur Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 526
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