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SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Makadi Bay
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I have been in Egypt for the fifth time and this was my best holiday ever! Everything from the first day to the last day was without the smallest problem. Wonderful environment, cute rooms, clean spaces, delicious cuisine, friendly staff and really really fantastic, still smiling animation team, especially Gazal.. All of us loved his music, dancing and playing archery with him.. But really big thanks to all animation team :) Although they are really hard working, they are still smiling. Hotel is suitable for singles, pairs, young groups and families with children. We wanna come back for sure, maybe really soon :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Simona S
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear Mrs. Simona S,

The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Team would like to thank you for your valued and appreciated comments.

We hope to welcome you once again in the nearest future at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi and wish you all the best!


Kindly be sure that the hotel and Hurghada is safe. Be sure that we will do our best in order to make them enjoying unforgettable holiday in our resort.


Sunny regards,

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Was the best holiday, lovely food and all the staff were very helpful especially the animation team, as well as keeping everyone entertained they sat and listened to what people had to say and were so so friendly! I've got to say Kareem was my favourite, he was brilliant! Always talking to us about whatever we brought up.

Room Tip: Rooms around family pool 2 are probably best as no bars are open near that area of an evening so ver...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rebecca A
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear Mrs. Rebecca A,

The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Team would like to thank you for your valued and appreciated comments.

We hope to welcome you once again in the nearest future at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi and wish you all the best!


Kindly be sure that the hotel and Hurghada is safe. Be sure that we will do our best in order to make them enjoying unforgettable holiday in our resort.


Sunny regards,

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Absolutely Perfect everything was amazing ,, cheked the reviws about the resort as amazing but after i gonna there really it's the best ever.. everything was perfect rooms, resturants , the beach ,the staff .. nd the best animatiom team these guys really made our holiday especially Ghazal , boca , barbraa <3 can't wait to go back again and again and again :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank SamarSamy
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear Mr. SamarSamy,

The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Team would like to thank you for your valued and appreciated comments.

We hope to welcome you once again in the nearest future at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi and wish you all the best!


Kindly be sure that the hotel and Hurghada is safe. Be sure that we will do our best in order to make them enjoying unforgettable holiday in our resort.


Sunny regards,

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We have just come back from a weeks stay. The staff are amazing - so polite and helpful. Rooms are huge and kept immaculately clean (we had family suite - two rooms with interconnecting door.

We did have a couple of issues which we addressed with management. I am not going into details -suffice to say the have been heavily knocked by the lack of tourism due to many countries cancelling flights and holidays to Egypt and they desperately need to get holiday makers in.

The pools and beach are lovely. A constant breeze so whilst you know it's very hot, it doesn't feel it.

We would definitely revisit - something we don't often say as we like to experience different places BUT this hotel really goes above and beyond making you feel at home

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank bkent
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear bkent,

The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Team would like to thank you for your valued and appreciated comments.

We hope to welcome you once again in the nearest future at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi and wish you all the best!


Kindly be sure that the hotel and Hurghada is safe. Be sure that we will do our best in order to make them enjoying unforgettable holiday in our resort.


Sunny regards,

Hotel Management

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

it was the first time , i cheked the reviws about the resort it was amazing but after i gonna there really it's the best ever , sweet rooms , resturants was great and fantastic food , the main thing make our holiday the entertainment team , they never sleep , they smiling all the day make us in another planet , specialy ( gazal ) we liked his music , and playing archery with him he was very nice with us , we'll come again and again and again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear Mr. Sherif H,

The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Team would like to thank you for your valued and appreciated comments.

We hope to welcome you once again in the nearest future at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi and wish you all the best!


Kindly be sure that the hotel and Hurghada is safe. Be sure that we will do our best in order to make them enjoying unforgettable holiday in our resort.


Sunny regards,

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Just arrived back after spending a week here with our boys aged 10 & 8.We were in block 35 in a family room which was spacious and clean. Cleaned every day and fresh towels provided. You also get pool towels provided whenever you need them so no need to take any. We spend most days around the family pool with the slides, these are turned on between 10-12 and 3-5. The boys loved these and they also spend a couple of hours a day in the Thomas Cook kids club which was great for them. The hotel backs onto the lovely beach with clear hot waters. Again, towels provided here and numerous bars to get refreshments from all as part of the all inclusive package. It was only around 40 minutes from the airport. Nice and warm every day. Great choice of food options all day long. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Cumbrianrover580406
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Dear Cumbrianrover580406,

The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Travelled as family of 4, including twins of 11, booked All Inclusive through Thomas Cook (first and last time). TC add nothing to the holiday experience except cost and were highly unsympathetic and dismissive when we went in a few days before departure to be told we 'were under Terms and Conditions' so couldn't cancel or re-book without penalty. All we wanted was some advice! We were enjoying ourselves on holiday so much that, after about a week, we requested the hotel quote us for next year. Not only was the price less than half that with TC but it was for 2 weeks not 10 days! The hotel staff are so attentive that you can sort out any issues or requests directly with them

Booked the 'Dolphin House' boat trip direct with Blue Wave at the beach, as recommended by other reviewers. Sadly, we had not looked at the weather forecast and it was a rough day. This did not affect safety or enjoyment but it did mean we didn't see any dolphins to swim with - a couple came close to the boat but just swam away. The boat crew tried hard but admitted it is very difficult when the sea is rough to encourage the dolphins to come and play. Do book the trip, as it is a great day out, but have a look at the wind forecast first

Snorkelling - amazing! If you think it is good at the beach in front of the resort, just walk less than 10 minutes to the left when you reach the Sunrise beach to the next beach in front of Hotel Fort Arabesque. You might get moved on by the beach manager if you try and use one of their sunbeds, but just stash your stuff with him and walk into the sea. Mask, snorkel and flippers available from the local shops at Sunrise for EGP350 (around £35) - don't let them charge you more. The silicon sealed ones are the best and provide a fantastic experience. Our twins are only just over 4' tall and, by the time they walked in up to their waist, were surrounded by dozens of tropical fish of varying breeds. If you venture out a bit further you can see barracuda, rays, turtles and more different breeds of fish than you have ever seen. It was like standing and swimming in an aquarium!

If we weren't on either beach, we just lazed around the pool or occasionally swam up to one of the pool bars for a drink. As has been said many times on this site, you want for nothing - the staff are very attentive, food great and entertainment fab. We saw no issues with security

Our most relaxing and best family holiday yet - until we return next year!

A few top tips for a self-booked holiday:

Call the resort to negotiate or agree a rate while you are there. They are honourable people and will offer you a price based on the prevailing conditions

Don't book a coach transfer - we walked out of the airport and picked up a taxi for EGP100 (less than £10). We beat the coach transfer by about 45 min and had a quick, trouble-free check-in

You might get a bit of a dodgy tummy but swift doses of Immodium/Dioralyte/Paracetamol will sort you out. We took it all with us and didn't have a problem for more than a day or so

Use skyscanner.net for your flights - keep logging on until the flights for next year are released

Room Tip: Blocks 35 - 37 have the 150 family apartments - huge for family of 4 in two separate bedrooms
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Magoomigator
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royalmakadi, Guest Relations Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Dear Magoomigator,

The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Team would like to thank you for your valued and appreciated comments.

We hope to welcome you once again in the nearest future at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi and wish you all the best!


Kindly be sure that the hotel and Hurghada is safe. Be sure that we will do our best in order to make them enjoying unforgettable holiday in our resort.


Sunny regards,

Hotel Management

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Address: Makadi Bay, Makadi Bay, Hurghada 623, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada > Makadi Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Makadi Bay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Makadi Bay
#8 Spa Hotel in Makadi Bay
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Makadi Bay
#14 Luxury Hotel in Makadi Bay
Price Range: $71 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 698
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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