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Magawish Village & Resort
Ranked #134 of 222 Hotels in Hurghada
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Do not go there!!!

We payed for this hotel in may, but they gave us bungallow 15 minutes away from everything (around hotel is just desert, because they are watering with sea water). Food has no taste, staff is not nice, they work just for your tips (for everything!!!). All inclusive is not all inclusive, because is really limited (you can not go to the late dinner, sport only through the day), their have three bars over all the beach, they are open at different times, so you give up, when you walk from one to another, when you are at the beach, because the complex is all around this desert, also they don't want to give you more then two drinks and they are angry when you want more. When you eat, they do stupid "jokes", like taking your food from your plate, they wait when you eat and when you finish, they take your plate same second, because they do not have enough plates (also glasses). Waiters are touching the girls. Hotel is falling apart, ants are everywhere, on the beach they are anoying when they want to sell a trip, fourt-times per a day (they wanted to wake me up just to sell a trip). Only positive thing is the beach. Sports center is very expensive, don't think you will get a discount.

Room Tip: You must check if your bungallow is close to the hotel (first number 1, like 102)
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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10  Thank Anita K
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

This is our third stay and we enjoyed it again and again.
We had a great service, a very thorough and hard working Samir, who cleaned our room to the perfection, and above all we love the beach and the sea.
We came to swim and get fit and to enjoy the African energy and healthy air and it worked; when we came back home, we had more energy and we were pleased that we went this time in July, as it was hot but we had a feeling that we got double quantities of sun, sea water and health.

Thank you Essam and all the team for your hospitality.

Aleksandra and her mum

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank Sandra186273
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

we went to magawish for our summer holidays.we spent 9 days over their with all inclusive service.starting with the food,they really should reconsider to hired a chef cause the food is a catastrophe.the Egyptian guests are so low and bar bar.the room is old and room service is not regular.at the beach you have to reserve the seats from very early cause they don't have enough chairs or towels to satisfy their guest.,as if we are in competition to catch a seat not to relax and chill in our vacation.the animation team is not so bad but we must pray for them to be in a good mood and to show up cause some days we didn't see them at all.
if you want the best beach and sea go to magawish,beside this magawish sucks.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank fairy733
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

we were in this hotel on March 2010. the hotel is the oldest and the largest i think in whole hurgada. the room in bungalow was the old one, with small TV and wooden doors. the beach of this hotel is large and beautiful. the meals on the main restaurant were not good enough. the animation is poor

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Max F
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

Hotel in general is in poor state , desperately in need of renovation.
However it's cleaned daily , every part of it. You can see dozens of workers each day running around, cleaning, watering plants and doing their best to make this old hotel look pleasant and enjoyable.
Service is all-inclusive, but not 24h, you have timetable in which restaurants you are entitled to get soft drinks and meals/snacks.
Type of guests are mostly Russians, (like in all Hurghada), but at my time there were a lot of Italians and Egyptians. Lot of older people, age range would be around 40-60 with kids 10-20.
Since it's a resort, distance to the beach varies from location where your room is. But not more then 5min on foot.
Shopping facilities are scarce but affordable prices since it's in hotel area.
There are 2 centers in Hotel.
Colona Divers for diving and sea trips and
Colona Watersports for kite surfing
Staff is friendly and you are welcomed everywhere with a Hello and a warm smile
They all know basics of english, russian and italian.
Rooms are cleaned daily, but sheets and towels only on every 2nd day.
There is a laundry service and clinic in hotel but i had not need for it.
Complaints are taken seriously and usually resolved under an hour.
One major restaurant, Manta, where you get
Breakfast 7.30-10.30
Late breakfast 11-12
Lunch 13-15
Dinner 19-22 and
Late Dinner 23-01h

Quality of food is kinda poor, but you won't be left hungry. Soft drinks are ok , but local alcohol drinks must be avoided at all cost because of their strong scent of methanol.Beer is ok.
Restaurant is very clean, it's obviously cleaned after and before every meal.
Type of food is local traditional type.
Overall atmosphere during meals is ok, staff is very friendly and forthcoming to help
Animation Team is great, but i must complain on lack of girls in team, only two of them and rest are boys. Daily activities include Beach Aerobic, Stretching, Aquabic and nice music played from speakers
Animation team is also in charge of evening entertainment, at 22h, they call it showtime and it's different every night.
There is a disco in resort but poorly visited, because most of the guests were older people.
Beach is the best in Hurghada! Could use more sunbeds and sunscreens too. Only two showers on the beach, but you don't wait long.
Pools are great too, clean and not too much crowded.
Two pools, one by Manta restaurant, and one by Lotus area, both with own bars.
No free Wifi , just one managed by hotel which is rather expensive
I had a Lotus family room , which is rather big for 2 people.
Big bathroom with fan,
bedroom with two bed and own AC,
living room with own AC, TV, sofa, small table and big table with 3 chairs
small kitchen with microwave, set of dishes, water heater, small fridge,
large balcony with two chairs and table
Lotus area is rather new and in great condition.
Bungalows are older but there are few new ones.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Dragance021
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

Me and my friends came there in the night, about 2 a.m. Nobody led us to the our bungalow. It should be noted, the hotel has a huge territory without any normal light in the night time and guide signs as well. We'd booked a three-man room, so when we finally founded our room, we were really suprised - the 3-d bed was broken, no bedclothes, blanket (it was winter) and towels for third person.. The furniture is bad, but it's not a big problem.. We had't change the bungalow because of some misunderstanding of staff.. So we stayed in this one, the bed was changed. At hights there were really very cold and windy. Strong wind was round the clock. It's not a claim for this hotel :) It's just normal phenomenon for this region and period of year. But the problem was at hights in bungalows - very cold and noisy due to draught, breachs in windows and door.
The food in not so bad, but not so good. One big plus for this place is the perfect beach, big and clean. As for me, there are no other positive moments in this hotel at all))

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank nastatus
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

We stayed 'all inclusive' at this hotel (bungalows) but not everything was included!! Food was quite good, drink choice very limited and served in small white plastic cups. Milk for tea/coffee and breakfast cereal watered down. 'All inclusive' food only served in certain restaurants.

Our room was shabby with very old furniture and not particularly clean. We went with friends and their room was the same as ours. The main restaurant wasn't clean either and some of the tiles on the walls were disgustingly dirty. Luckily we didn't get food poisoning.

Entertainment was crap too and the only place to sit in the evening was the hotel foyer which, with the russians, polish etc smoking, made your clothes stink.
Sports centre which had several tennis courts only had 4 tennis racquets!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ajandannie
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Additional Information about Magawish Village & Resort

Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#74 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#104 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#108 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range: $31 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Magawish Village & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 425
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About the hotel: Hotel Magawish Village & Resort is ideally located in the tourist area of 1.2 km of natural sandy beache overlooking the Magawish island. Everybody likes to stay at the beach, especially if it takes place on the Red Sea coast, where 365 days a year heat. On our proposed resort for a large variety of outdoor activities and sports - from diving and snorkeling to extreme kite surfing. Location: Located on the beach, 8 km from the airport and 15 kilometers from the center of Hurghada. Number of rooms: 425 Types of rooms: 332 bungalow,24 studios, 56 apartments, 9 family rooms, 2 family villas, 2 royal suites. Room Description: The hotel provides accommodation in the hotel type buildings and bungalow-type, which are distributed throughout the hotel to ensure privacy during your stay. All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, bath or shower, minibar, terrace or balcony . Guest Services: - reception desk and information desk - limousine - laundry - internet cafe - professional animation team - kids club - supermarket - shop - two freshwater swimming pools (one heated in winter) - two children's pools - tennis courts - squash courts. - an international diving center - windsurfing and kite surfing - riding (for beginners - with instructor) For children: - playground; - children's club. Restaurant and bars: Restaurant Manta: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. beach bar and restaurant The dolphin: pizza, pasta and salad at lunchtime. Restaurant Mermaid: a wide range of seafood dishes, both international and local, deluxe sea view and a fantastic view of the sky. Stylish pub Bogart's pub & Disco: excellent place to have fun for a pleasant drink. A bar Panorama, bar Divers, a poolside bar Shamousa, a poolside bar, and Lotus Oriental Cafe. Beach: ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Magawish Swiss Hotel Hurghada
Magawish Swiss Resort All Inclusive

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