4th time in Egypt; 1st in Hurghada. Late booking for snorkelling & sun. Got both but out of the 7 days we were there only able to snorkel reef on 1st & last day because of high winds. Good reef though but gets very crowded.
gardens hotel had beautiful gardens & well looked after. Should be aware of different nationalities & their cultures. But could always find somewhere quiet & ordered to eat. eg Lebonese restaurant for breakfast & outside eating area at lunch. Beach restaurant needs some reorganization so that you can get your complete meal after one queue & not have to queue for each item.
food was good if you chose dishes & not just piled plates like some people did. Food in tagines was very good. Duck was also good. Chefs liked to be told when a dish was particularly good. Lebonese restaurant needs to look at their way of seating. Went for 2nd sitting & did not get main course untio 10.00pm! also pushed to one side by late comers! but food, eventually was good.
Agree with earlier comment on drinks. Could not tell the difference between whisky & brandy!!
Ouzo was not as we know it. Rum had no flavour at all. Good beer at Lobby Bar but told did not have a ice making machine.
Relaxation pool was great for peace & quiet. No music!!! Yes!! If we had been staying for longer we would have requested another room away from main pool.. Block 3 seemed nice.
Beach well organised. Comfortable new beds.
Staff friendly but some need to show manners with the male visitors. Husband had to wait many times for extremely long times whilst bar staff appeared to be polishing!
Bed linen spotless and changed daily but seemed after the firstday room was not swept.
Been to worse hotels but also been to better. Served purpose for a week of sun & warmth. would not go for longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stella Di Mare Makadi Beach Resort & Spa is located in the prominent Makadi Bay area, on Egypt's beautiful Red Sea Riviera. Makadi is a peaceful bay with many opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. The semi-tropical climate makes this both a summer and winter resort. With its warm, healthy climate and the beauties of the coral reefs, this is a place to delight sun seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Makadi Bay is a convenient 25km south of Hurghada International Airport. The location makes it easy to access the town of Hurghada, and there are many other notable places of interest nearby, such as the island of Giftun, which is a Marine National Park, where desert and marine life are protected by law. In fact, much of the Red Sea area has a protected status. The Stella Makadi Resort & Spa is situated on a white sandy beach, and has a spectacular house reef very close by, which guests may use for snorkeling. In addition to the natural beauty of its setting, the resort has the advantage of many facilities and services to ensure a holiday that offers a wide choice of activities. There is a Spa and Health club, a shopping mall and a discotheque, to name just a few Stella Makadi Resort & Spa guests are assured of dedicated service, with all their needs taken care of in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stella Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay