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Aqua Vista Resort & Spa
Ranked #113 of 222 Hotels in Hurghada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 9, 2009

the hotel itself is immaculate ...you can't expect more for the value,we went in october,still hight temp 34 degrees and it wasn't too busy,plenty of space and lots of sun beds around pools.Aqua vista is part of albatros chain hotels and this is great as you can use hotels around and dine in their restaurants if you're all inclusive of course..but aqua vista has the best restaurants anyway, 4 to choose from all day serving food as well.If you're by the pool you can have drinks from the bar and snack from the grill from 12 o'clock.Not much of the entertainment at all...it is french club so it is in french,next door aqua blue is more in english and hotel guests are more lively as well so this was our pool base,you can go on water slides to albatros garden, next door to aqua blue<all few steps away..the beach is arcoss the road and there is shuttle bus every half hour,you can walk if you like about 10 min but bare in mind..it's HOT!!!beach is not great,very small and shared by few hotels so no chance for sun beds unless you there at 5am,very crowded,not good for snorkeling as all fish scared off.Go on snorkeling trip on the boat,mahmaya island is amazing,must go,take a safari trip to the desert as great experience and rent a taxi for a day to go to luxor,about 3 hour drive through mountains and you can see how the landscape changes as you reach Nile,it all becomes green and alive,go to karmak temple and valley of the king,the price you pay allows you to view only 3 tombs so choose wisely,i recommend tomb 2,6 and 14,we had boat ride on the Nile as well which was quite relaxing.Egyptians are friendly bunch but will expect you to tip them for anything,take lots of small change not coins though..one dollar bills or egiptian pound will do,dont think it's not enough as you will see how many times you will be expected to tip.It does get tiring but this is the way they live.The food was ok,big choice,but if you are fun of english fry up in the morning forget about it,all healthy food and more for french,continental style..we loved it..we enjoyed local beer and spirits as well don't recommend wine.if you like night life go to Hurgada is quite modern and full of tourists..In overall it was great holiday and I def will go again..

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2009

Hotel facilities very good, loads of pools, sunbeds, water slides, all immaculately kept. Rooms are spacious and spotless, staff really friendly, all English speaking and good fun, food good albeit a bit repetitive, drinks plentiful and of the quality you'd expect from an all-inclusive resort. Entertainment programme all in French, so be prepared to make your own! Sales reps from the spa and safari company get a bit annoying, but don't be afraid to haggle or say no.

Outside the hotel is a different story! It's in the middle of a huge building site, miles away from anywhere. Taxi drivers are highwaymen in disguise, haggle your price before getting in, and always try and have correct change, they never have any! We were scammed by one taxi driver who snatched money from our hands so quick, then changed the notes to lower denominations and demanded more money from us. If you want to go to town, be very specific of where you want to be or they will drop you in the middle of a very dodgy shopping at their friends shop and get you in with a story of havin to book your return taxi in there. Once you're in, the door closes, they bring you tea and give you gifts of crappy tat, then do the major hard sell. DO NOT GO IN THE SHOP!
Another taxi driver took us the long way round and demanded more money, and going to the airport we booked taxi with hotel thinking this would be safer, you pay the hotel before the journey, but still the driver demanded more money when we got there, very threatning and quite scary.
Hurghada town is not unlike Beirut, very very dirty, run down, with a horrible feeling of unease as tou walk thru the streets.
The new marina is beautiful but expensive, Really lovely classy restaurants, and Papas bar, (the only place you'll find English football just incase you get withdrawl stmptoms!) 20 yards off the marina we saw a taxi driver drive off at speed with a passengers bag still on the back seat........very scary!
All in all, wonderful hotel if all you want to do is take advantage of an all inclusive in the sun, but if like us you like to "escape" every once in a while, avoid at all costs.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

we stayed at aqua vista it was so good we got back on the 16th and i miss it so much!!! i dont agree with the bad revews atall!!! the entertainment in the day was french but at night it was so good and lots of fun! they spoke english even tho there wasnt really alot of english people who was there !!! all the staff was so frendly and helpful and the hotel was nice and clean! the food was good they made an effort with bbq's every other day 4 reasturants to choose from, food always fresh, and lovely cakes lots to choose from!!!! 3 hotels in a row so always lots of pools too choose from, as it was 1 big garden lovely grounds !!! and lots of activitys like mini golf and big chess ect. i no there wasnt alot of english people but enuff ,we spoke to a few n they all said how they loved it!!! theres a lil park n my son absolutly loved it he never lost his smile all the staff giv him so much attention!!! and our spot on the beach was relaxing abit rocky but the sea is so warm and clear with the fish swimming around!!! i would go back, if you want a relaxing hoilday thats the place to go!!! =D=D=D *****

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

we stayed at the aqua vista this year, the hotel itself was lovely very clean and the staff very friendly and helpfull. wouldnt go back though, this is because all entertainments were in french so our children didnt understand and couldnt use the kids club! the food was very poor mainly constisted of rice,chicken and beef every night just with a different sauce! For the whole 10 days of our stay one of our family were ill with a bad stomach and it kept returning the hygiene must be very poor!! i would also not advse any one with young children to go the 30minute journey in to hurghada town its AWFULL!! we were constantly being harrassed by people in shops and children begging for money and food!! if you want to go to egypt go to sharm el sheik, its much better for famillies.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank laylenn
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

Ok, it is what it is! Essentially, butlins for the French, Germans and Russians. However, considering what we paid £84 for 2 nights for two people, it is not bad value for money! From what I observed, the staff were very welcoming and very very good with kids. If you are a family with a budget then this could be the place for you. However, I will echoe what has been commented in the other reviews, this is mainly a French, German and Russian resort and the level of spoken English is limited. Only main down side is the food; the same every night and quite bland.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

Me and My boyfrind went to this hotel from 10 days!
All the staff at the hotel are frendly and welcoming, however same as other peopel have said all the enertainment both day and night is all in Fench and Russians there is nothing in English.
During are stay we did book two very good trips with sky tours which is a company withing the resort one was to the desert there other was snorkeling all day !

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank UkClairebear
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

We felt very let down by this hotel and they certainly didn't want the british there.On arrive they said they had no bed available,nothing in english.( no info) food was horrible and I kept the toilet company for the first week. Ordered a cake for my partners birthday for 9.30am and it was given to him by the cleaners later in the morning on a toilet visit. We couldn't book any trips after the first one as the meds rep disappeared and we even had to arrange our own transfer to the airport home. All I can say it was clean and the cleaners and bar staff where friendly. The pool was very cold and very few people went in. Entertainment was the same man useing a backing tape for 2 weeks. My advice is don't go.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank patbrushett
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Additional Information about Aqua Vista Resort & Spa

Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt (Formerly Aqua Vista)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#62 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#68 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#97 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range: $61 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Vista Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 273
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The modern 4* all inclusive resort captures the best of Egyptian charm and sun-drenched warmth. Located only 7 km from Hurghada International Airport and 15 km from the city center, Aqua Vista offers all the comforts of a charming Red Sea resort with a unique combination of casual elegance and affordability. Whether you are planning a romantic get-away, an active holiday or a family vacation, here there is something for everyone. Set within the resort gardens and surrounded by 3 crystalline pools and towering palm trees, the Aqua Vista has every amenity to relax and rejuvenate you, with our specialists offering treatments that skillfully blend ancient and modern practices. Let us enrich your visit to Hurghada with a memorable experience at the Aqua Vista Place: 15 km away from Hurgada center, second line, 700 m away from the beach (transportation provided) Room fund: 273 rooms Room types: - Standard Rooms - Family Rooms Room descriptions: Rooms feature balconies with pool or garden views. The 273 air-conditioned guest rooms at Aqua Vista include mini bars and safe boxes. The beds have "pillow top mattresses", televisions are equipped with satellite channels and free movie channels. All accommodations provide desks and telephones. Bathrooms offer shower with handheld shower heads, makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. In addition, amenities available on request include wake-up calls. Housekeeping is offered daily. Hotel infrastructure: At Aqua Vista we will delight you with a wide choice of culinary varieties. Sample our sumptuous buffet with daily changing themes from all over the world. During the day, enjoy lunch, light meals or snacks in our poolside restaurants and bars. 4 restaurants are available: Italian, Asian, Oriental, Mediterranean Food. Our dear guests can use the area of all three hotels: Aqua Vista, Sea World, Albatros Aqua Park(aqua park, kid's slides and playgrounds, bar, swimming pools) Aqua Vista offers 24-hour front desk, safety deposit box, luggage storage, room service, babysitting/child services, laundry, dry cleaning, barber/beauty shop, ironing service, souvenirs/gift shop, packed lunches, fax/photocopying, ATM/cash machine with currency exchange on site, concierge service, private check-in/check-out, special diet menus (on request), vending machine and WiFi is available in public areas free of charge. Sport activities and entertainment: Your attraction to the great outdoors is apparent by your presence here at Aqua Vista, so you can be sure that our wide range of resort activities contains something to appeal to every age group and interest. Our hard tennis court is a delight for tennis pros and amateurs alike! With the stunning views, light blue sky, and lush green fields that surround you, you may find it difficult to keep your eye on the ball! In addition to 5 sparkling pools, a tennis court, a multipurpose court, a beach volleyball court, table tennis, the resort offers a wide variety of unique and exciting activities to entertain everyone in the family. Our animation team has the creativity and resources to plan activities for the whole family. Our fitness room with latest equipment will help you work off your indulgent meals. After a hard day's play, a well-deserved massage or body treatment will help soothe your aching body and prepare you for tomorrow's adventure. Guests can enjoy sauna, steam bath and whirlpool before or after their treatment. A truly child-friendly resort, the Aqua Vista offers a wide variety of formal and informal programs, activities and facilities for the entire family. Programs at the Kids' Club offer a wide variety of activities dedicated entirely to children. Developed with both the needs of kids and parents in mind, these programs and activities aim to create an enjoyable and fun family vacation for everyone. - Daily animation program - Evening shows - Live music For children: You want to make sure your children have plenty of fun on holiday? Our Aqua Vista makes a family holiday truly special. There is so much for younger guests to do and plenty to occupy them while parents relax. The Kids Club pulls out all the stops to make sure that the kids have plenty to keep them happy and busy during their stay with us. - Kids Club (4-12) - Kids playground - Kids mini aqua park (in Sea World) - Swimming pools and water playground Restaurants: Oriental Restaurant "Si Omar" Enjoy the delicious Oriental food under the umbrella of our all inclusive concept. Italian Restaurant "Casanova" Enjoy the dinner at the Italian regional cuisine, this stylish specialty restaurant one of the Resort's most popular Asian Restaurant "L' Asiatique" L' Asiatique brings you the diverse flavors of the Asian cuisine to the shores of the Red Sea. With unmatched variety in use of ingredients and spices Mediterranean Restaurant " Calamari" Nothing surpasses the experience of dining on fresh fish and shellfish after spending a day by poolside. Calamari 's wide selection of only the freshest seafood and mediterranean food expertly prepared to bring out the seafood's delicate and unique flavors is not to be missed. Beach: Aqua Vista guests use the beach of Beach Albatros Resort 4*, which located on the first line. Sun beds, beach towels and umbrellas are for free. ... more   less 
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