I stayed for 5 nights in October 2012 together with a friend. We had a very nice big room with two Kingsize beds, a small balcony and a big modern bathroom. The wing we stayed in was quite and housekeeping was regular and thourough.
We spent most of the time snorkeling at the house reef, which is really beautiful and actually the best cared for in all of the hotels at Makadi Bay. We also visited the reefs of the neighboring hotels which were mostly destroyed. We saw lots of fish, some squids, firefish, murray eels, stingrays, so actually a quite good selection of marine life.
At the beach there is also the opportunity for several water sport activities such as kayaking winsurfing, Sailing as well as some other sports activities like Yoga or beach volleyball if you want. But the staff was not intrusively and at the beach you had a good opportunity to relax without loud music etc.
The all-inclusive offer was providing a quite good selection of food at various timepoints, although the selection of alcoholic beverages was a relatively limited for the all-inclusive offer.
The food was mostly italian style, which could have used some variance, but for 4 nights it was sufficient. The buffet was refilled regularly and always hot. The staff was friendly and helpful.
So all in all I can recommend this hotel for people interested in a beach and snorkeling trip for some relaxation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa, & Villas promises tranquilityand opulence with its 444 luxurious rooms, suites, privateapartments and 14 newly built villas.Four dining venues, five swimming pools, including a children's pool(three of which are heated), a state-of-the-art gym, world class Thai managed Spa and sports facilities as well as I-Dive, a five-starIDC PADI dive center, guarantee a fun and unforgettable hotel experience.Inspired by the Sardinian roots of its architects, FortArabesque Resort & Spa combines distinctive Italianand Arabic accents in its architecture, from its imposingmedieval fort structure to its interior touches and décor,where the different shades of Egyptian cave stones fromAswan blend with the antique fine wood furnishings oforiental designs.We would like to introduce our new concept as well, which is unique in Egypt.Nestled within the Fort Arabesque resort, The Villas offer its guests luxurious accommodation, space and privacy in addition to a more personal and dedicated service. Each of the 14 Villas (8 units with 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom, 6 units with 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms) is tastefully decorated to reflect the mix of Arabic accents and Mediterranean influences of the Fort Arabesque Resort. All units have private garden and terrace with private access to a secluded swimming pool exclusive to The Villas. To ensure a fast and efficient service, the check-in is done through a private reception. The residents also have access to the Pavilion which is a private lounge where the villa guests can enjoy a semi-served upgraded breakfast in the morning. For lunch and dinner time the Pavilion functions as an A’la Carte Restaurant, giving the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience. The extra benefits of the Villa Guests include free Wi-Fi, free Gym usage and various discounts in the different outlets of the hotel.Guests at The Villas are free to use all the facilities and enjoy the same ‘all inclusive’ benefits at the resort with quick access to the main restaurant and the beach as well. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fort Arabesque
- Fort Arabesque Makadi Bay
- Fort Arabesque Hurghada