The Stella Makadi resort is excellent and dont be put off by the negative comments.
We had a NORMAL flight on a shabby Thomas Cook plane, no wonder they have been voted the least popular airline. We have been to Sharm many times and if you want to travel outside of Sharm then a visa is required. Indeed any traveller to the following destinations require a visa. Nationals from the UK travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Newiba or Taba resorts ONLY for up to 14 days. At the moment its £13 each or 150 Egyptian pounds. If you go to Hurgahda then no visa is required.
The hotel reception was lovely, clean and bright. The reception staff were very helpful and speedy checking us in and we had a lovely room with a sea view.
As you would expect at busy times the main restaurant is busy also you have to contend with the Rusians, who do not respect anything or anyone. The food, however is generally good, and we found there was always something for everyones taste. The cheifs were assessible and on hand to request any dietry requirement and all of the food was quickly assessed and replaced.
There are two other resturants on site, an Italian and Indian, these are not included in the all inclusive package. We didnt try them so I have no comment.
The day time bar service was really good and the staff were very helpul but evening bar service could be very slow unless you had a good report with the staff.
I found all the hotel staff are very willing to help and assist, especialy UK guests, provided they are treated with respect.
This is a lovely resort try it
- 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