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Nada Resort
Ranked #43 of 68 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Reviewed June 12, 2011

My family and I stayed at this great hotel from 25th May to 8th June. We were treated like royalty throughout our stay.
The hotel is geared up for Italians and the entertainment staff did not really speak English, which could have posed a problem if we wanted to join in with their antics.
All we wanted to do during this holiday was relax in the sun. And thats exactly what we did.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

2 main problems:
- The food is cold. It is +/- warm at the buffet but arrived at your table, the food is cold. I do not know if it is due to the air-conditioning system or if the food is just not warm enough at the buffet…
- The restaurant room is small, very noisy and there is not much space between the tables. It looks more like a school canteen. Note also that it is NOT possible to eat outside even though there is a nice terrace.
Here is a list of other small issues:
- Limited variety
- In general, very fat
- “All inclusive” not very clear: limited in locations and time
- No indication of the nature of the meal
- Not a lot of fruits available and fruits are not ripe
- The morning pancakes are used for the evening cannelloni
- All desserts taste all the same (cinnamon)
- Pasta are not cooked enough (and the chef is Italian !)
- Don’t look to closely at the cleanliness of pots and pans and plates
- Coke Light not always available

- Very isolated: not possible to take a walk outside of the hotel (desert and dangerous road), no shops nearby (the shops in the hotel are very limited in choice and expensive).
- Beach: it is big enough, quiet (in comparison with the pool) and there are enough sun beds. But it is not sandy (rocks, coral) and thus painful for the feet (bring special shoes). It is not possible to swim from the beach (coral and rocks), walking into the water is also very difficult. There is a bridge that takes you further into the water but there is a lot of stream and the ladder is dangerous. But if you are not a newbie at snorkeling, there are some nice things to see. It is very windy (but it is nice because of the warmth).
- The pool is medium sized and very noisy (music whole day, mostly Italian and the animator sings!)
- The hotel is partly a building site. It is not very disturbing AT THE MOMENT (Oct 2009) but the view is a little spoiled.
- The gardens are not finished.

The hotel itself does not organize any animation. But do not think it is quiet !
An Italian animation team owns the grounds. All animations (sport, shows, diving, kids club,…) are in Italian only (most of them do not even speak a few words of English/French/German/Arab).
They are very noisy around the pool, not possible to avoid at the entry of the restaurant and animate shows at the theater until 23:30. And because the acoustic of the hotel is very bad, you have very limited quiet time !

Not bad, clean (but not very), new. The personnel speak a VERY limited English (because most of the guests are Italian). The friendliness of the staff is average.

The bedrooms are big, nice and new. TV and fridge not high quality. Airco very good. Nice terrace and views. No bathtub, only shower. Acoustic insulation very poor.


  • Stayed: October 2009
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3  Thank KrineBrussels
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Reviewed May 8, 2009

My sister and I (in our early 40's) were looking for a last minute holiday with guarenteed sunshine and decided to head for here. I had been to Egypt a couple of times but not to the red sea area, my sister had not been before. The weather was fantastic throughout the stay, we were pampered to say the least by not only the bar manager, but the restaurant manager , head receptionist and head chef.
I am not really a 'joiner inner' however I tried the aqua areobics, dancing and even stayed up late on a few evenings to attend the disco after the evening entertainment.
We were in the minority as most of the guests were Russian, however we had a great time and were introduced to the owner and his family who were keen to ensure that the guests stay was perfect.
The food was fabulous thanks to the head chef and his team. The restaurant manager would lead us into the restaurant and seat us at a great table each night. We were sometimes joined by the animation team manager who was equaly friendly despite our reluctance to join in all activities.
I had a day in the spa owned by an englishman, and had a facial and eybrow hair removal. My sister was so pleased with the results she had one too.
I had to visit the doctor twice, he was friendly and was able to find me the medication needed, the cost was minimal.
We would definitely go back again it was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank wendLancashire
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Reviewed December 31, 2008

Almost every winter for the last seven years we've come to the Red Sea to chill out and to go diving. This year however was our first in Marsa Alam and our first in Al Nada Resort.
The most memorable moment was last Saturday when we saw a small group of people, obviously very excited, down on the jetty and almost immediately afterward we saw the dolphins, about a dozen of them, leaping out of the water in all directions. We expected them to entertain us for no more than a few minutes but they stayed for at least an hour and several of us, including myself, got in the water with them.
We will certainly not forget this visit. We've been on two great diving excursions and have already enjoyed over a week relaxing by the beach and pool. We haven't checked out yet but as we've already finished 10 of our 14 days I'm confident enough to say that this has been our best holiday yet.
The staff are so friendly. They always make us feel so welcome wherever we go. They clean the rooms beautifully, ensure we are never waiting for anything at dinner and are always smiling and keeping our two children happy.
The rooms are massive and there are television programmes in most major languages including four English channels just in case you are a film addict or want to keep in contact with the outside world.
There's also a wireless internet connection but if we have one complaint it's that the service was intermittent. The reception explained that the connection was by satellite due to the hotel's desert location. So I suppose the management can't really be blamed for this.
We had no other complaints. The food was excellent and I definitely recommend the fish, the pastas and the seafood. They also serve much better quality bread and fruits than I've had in other Egyptian hotels.
The health club was also first rate and as I've got a bad back I went there several times and the massage therapy helped a lot. They had a nice beautifully clean sauna and steam room but no jacuzzi. A slight disappointment but this was more than made up for by the friendly staff and especially the masseurs who were obviously very experienced and professional. The man in charge also seemed well informed about all aspects of massage and about back pain and he gave me a lot of useful advice.
Most of the rest of the time we spent on the beach. It has plenty of parasols and a wonderful coral reef which extends about 40 meters but if you walk for five minutes to the north you can find a sheltered sandy lagoon for swimming. And one thing is guaranteed. You'll see loads of amazing fish.
We still have three days of our vacation left but without doubt this is already our best holiday yet.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 22, 2008

The best holiday we ever had!
We just came home from one week in Nada hotel in Marsa Alam Egypt. And this is our way to thank everyone there for the perfect holiday.
We went with high expectations. And they were all fulfilled. The hotel has a very good location. We were looking for a relaxing week away from the Christmas stress and our daily life’s. We wanted to relax with good food, good company and to be indulged.
The staffs of the hotel are very friendly and there is always a smile not far away. The food is delicious. We had all inclusive but of course we had to try the steak house on our anniversary and it was the best choice we ever made. The service and the food were perfect. My husband will also never forget the evening we spend in the Bedouin tent at the beach. Starting with a bear and a shisha, continued with a pizza that was made in front our eyes in the oven at the beach and ending of with a shisha and more to drink. A night to remember also because of the friendly atmosphere the chef and the waiter made.
The Animation team became good friends of us. They are warm hearted people, motivated but know when to keep their distance. (Normally I would hate to have people reminding me that now it is time to do something like most animators I have meet before) the Animators in Nada where friendly, always brought us in a good mode and made the invitation to join them in a very nice way. Thank you all Hassan, Emad and Ranja and Haisam. Hugs to all of you.
The massage, WOW. In the island of the pool. Unbelievable. hte next day we tried the sauna. And in the end we worked up the corrage to try the turkish bath. I felt like a new human being.
The snorkeling is just unbelievable. We have been snorkeling and diving a lot in our life, both me and my husband are dive masters, but both of us agreed that the reef outside the hotel was one of the best we have seen all over the world. Very well preserved. And the beach with its small groups of umbrellas and sun beds took away the feeling that we were in a holiday resort. It gave somehow the private feeling you need for a couple to fall in love again.
The rooms are big, comfortable and the housekeeping staff really did their best, and they succeeded, to make us feel like home in our rooms. The cleaning and the small surprise that where waiting for us every day was touching. There was always a friendly face in the corridors when they where there. And our rooms where magically cleaned every day without us noticing that they have been inside the rooms. The big balconies and the view of the garden in the evening with all its lights were unbelievable. We were sitting talking one night until the morning in the balcony until the sun came up. It was unforgettable. And all the guest I spoke with had the same view of the garden and the sea. Think that you can sit like this in December!
Last, but not least we want to thank the reception. Kamal you deserve a star in heaven. Always a joke and a friendly smile. My husband still talks about your jokes. Thank you to Nashwa and Samir. Thanks to the chef in the pizzeria. Thanks to Marsok and thank you all that we do not remember the name of. You, the hotel and the area made our dream holiday come true.
Merry Christmas
Anna Olsson

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Silje_Oie
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Reviewed December 7, 2008

Let me start by saying how important it is to ensure you have a transfer arranged from the airport to the hotel - we didn't and ended up paying over £30 for a 15 minute taxi ride - However from theron the holiday improved markedly.

Neither me nor my wife could find fault anywhere with the hotel's rooms, the staff or the food. The rooms were large and comfortable. The pictures on their website hardly do them justice. The choice of food was even more impressive and the staff from the managers down to the porters were all so polite and friendly.

There's also great snorkelling from a newly built jetty. So many colourful fish you think you are swimming in a fish tank.

We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach or by the pool. We did consider excursions - diving or a day trip to Luxor - but we were on a very tight budget. My wife however tried the health club and said that her masseur was so good she wanted to take him back with us.

The only negative was the occasional high winds which meant that sometimes the sea was too rough for swimming and the fact that in the immediate area around the hotel there's not too much to do as the area is still being developed. It's quiet though and there are great sunsets. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and thought it excellent value and will certainly consider going back next year.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dave_and_family
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Reviewed November 22, 2008

It's my first morning home in London after a truly fantastic holiday at Nada. My only reservation is that while I was there the hotel was just half full so I don't know whether at Christmas the extra busy staff can possibly be as friendly and helpful as they were to me.

The housekeeping were always happy to work around my schedule to clean the room, and kept the room and bathroom really clean ensuring everything from the towells to the beds were just spot on. They even on a couple of ocassions happily ran errands for me to bring things - once from the swimming pool and once from one of the shops.

Otherwise what can I say ? Nice swimming pool. Great evening strolls along the beach and the jetty over the coral reef. Fantastic sunsets. Too lazy to see the sunrises.

Not bad food for a four star - actually quite good for a five star ! Great quad biking - others said the diving was fantastic - I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to water. Persuaded by a friend to take a steam bath and massage in the health club which was much better than I had expected. Animation a little amateurish but very friendly and often funny. I might have had the occasional complaint if I was paying hundreds of dollars a night but all in all for what I paid it was fantastic value. Probably the best value holiday I've had. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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Address: 20 KM South Of Marsa Allam Airport, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Marsa Alam
#31 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
#38 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range: $39 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nada Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 264
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