I've just got back after spending 12 days in Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort and Spa and can't wait to go back!! Was worried 12 days might be too long, but would have happily stayed another week or two!
The staff, in particular the animation team, were beyond fantastic! They all went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and almost like celebrities! Have to name Momo, Timo, Mido, Osama and YoYo in particular for taking so much time out to ensure we were always enjoying ourselves and getting us to participate in as many activities as poss - there are a number of exercise/dance/relaxation classes throughout the day, and the animation team put together incredible shows in the evening, my personal favourite being the cobra show and the comedy night.
The staff in the restaurants would say hello and stop to speak every time they saw us making us always feel very welcome. The chef also made a special dessert for me an a friend - its those little touches which added to the specialness of the holiday. In particular I have to mention Taha for being absolutely funny every single night at dinner and having us in stitches. He provided us with some of the best moments of the entire holiday!:-) Also Mohsin the shisha guy would keep us entertained each evening with his singing, smile and dancing - a real joy each evening.
The only downside of the resort is the spa. We booked 4 massages (2 x Egyptian, hot stone and aromatherapy). It felt as though the ladies giving the massage had no idea what they were doing. During the hot stone massage, they were unable to keep hold of the stones and these would slip out of their hands every few minutes. The staff really need to be trained and I wouldn't recommend the massages. Also, we were continually offended by Ahmed the lifeguard. Initially he had been very friendly, but as soon as I rejected his offer for a drink, he became extremely rude with us with his passing comments and would not help with moving the sunloungers etc even though he was continually happy to do this for the other guests.
Despite these downsides, I would still strongly recommend this hotel as I have had the best 12 days, and again would say this has got to be due to the friendly and incredibly warm staff at the resort. The location is stunning and the resort is simply beautiful! I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunrise Select Royal Makadi is located in the heart of Makadi bay. The hotel is built on relaxing landscape, with spectacular avers and fine sand beach for enjoyable vacation. Distance form Hurghada international Airport 30 minutes, from Hurghada downtown 35 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Royal Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay
- Sunrise Makadi Bay
- Sunrise Royal Makadi Bay