We stayed at the Royal Makadi Resort from the 3rd to the 10th- Got back last night.
Check in :- Welcomed with a drink in the lobby bar and our luggage was taken to the room. This did take approx 40 mins but gave us time to relax in our room before dinner.
Rooms: Simple, very clean Egyptian room. We stayed in block 12 and found it an ideal location to access all area's. The fridge was topped up daily with fresh water, which was nice after a long day the beach.
Don't forget to tip the housekeeper- we gave him either Egyptian pounds or sterling pound coins.
Food- This was our first All inclusive holday- We were in the Ultra package. Acess to 7 restaurants. We enjoyed the Asian, steak house, and the Bedouin. These were our favourite!
The greek restaurant was not as nice- we are big fish eaters so were disapointed with the fish on offer and was cooked poorly- Would not recommend this restaurant.
Dont go expecting "al a carte food"- it is presented not how we would present al a carte food, but was very tasty and more like 4 star standard food.
We choose to eat at the around the world restaurant each morning for breakfast. This is generally quieter and nicer environment. However, although there has been complaints about the food in the main restaurant we found the staff very helpful and fine for breakie, and a quick bite to eat at lunch.
The access to the towel service was very good and a nice touch to have fresh towels each morning. We never had any problems at the beach. We always managed to get a sun lounger- take a red flag from the Towel centre- stops you being hassled by the reps.
We went snoorkling in the sea, which was often warmer than the pools.
Bar- good service at all bars. We enjoyed the local drinks but if you want your branded UK drinks- you need to go the lobby bar.
Trips not to miss- the Boat trip and the quad bikes- We really enjoyed both of these on a not so sunny day.
This is a very well presented hotel, if your after a relaxing holiday and not looking to go exploring. Things to remenber, although classed as 5 star its more like 3/4 star.
Not a hotel for exploring or people wanting to eat "english food".
Spa- we had a massage and face mask- Good value for money, very relaxing!
- 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