5 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
very good value for money, great snorkelling for beginners
"This is pretty much about the title - really welcoming staff & great beginners snorkeling.
Tasty grill & fresh berries at the beach just add to the pluses.
If you want to just have a week to relax at good quality hotel with some snorkeling - this is a choice in Makadi Bay."
- Travel date: Thu 7th of May 2009
"Stayed here from Christmas til just before New Year 2008. Really enjoyed the oriental restaurant and the buffet was good too. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Amusingly, everyone assumed we were from Germany, because I guess a majority of the clientele to Makadi Bay are German and Russian.
Spacious room, comfortable bed, sizeable bathroom. Mini-bar alcoholic drinks and snacks are not covered under the all-inclusive deal.
Beautiful hotel grounds, attractive topiary and light displays. Great pools and beach, with proximity to several other hotels and watersports providers. When booking on Expedia we didn't realise that there were about 4 or 5 resorts all neighbouring, so it seems like the whole Makadi Bay is kind of a big resort (just the color of the all-inclusive wristbands differs...)"
- Travel date: Tue 6th of January 2009
"Super hotel. We stayed at this hotel with two kids. Everything was excellent (food, service, room, etc.). The beach is also good, snorkeling is available The hotel worth 5 stars !!!!!. I would absolutely come here again."
- Travel date: Thu 4th of December 2008
I will come to this hotel agian
"We spent in this hotel all week in the end of october. It is the 4th time in egypt, but this hotel was the best. Delicious food, comfortable hotel room, lovely garden ans coast, amusing entertainment every evening. Wonderful , wonderful hotel, we will come again. Vita"
- Travel date: Mon 5th of November 2007
This is our all time favourite hotel (if we are paying)
"We like a good deal, and oh boy did we get it with this hotel. Lovely room (rather tired balcony furniture though). Clean and comfortable. The shower worked beautifully (often a tricky one in Egypt).
The food was excellent at the Beach Restaurant. And very good at the hotel (especially the puddings). The food varied daily and was generally well cooked. I even managed to eat the salads and fruit without getting deli beli.
The staff were all very attentive (but not overly friendly, as is common in Egypt).
We were the only Brits in the hotel, but the other hotel guests (mainly Russian and German) were very polite and well behaved.
The all inclusive Pharaoh Club was almost perfect for our needs. All alcoholic beverages and food were included. Although our room mini bar was sadly lacking in alcohol. We could have requested some beer and wine to be brought up, but we didn't realise that until it was time to leave.
You get a free massage each at the nearby Spa, per week, which was rather superb. Plus free laundry service, which was handy, and an amount of time on the hotel internet service thrown in too.
The thing that really got me was the cleanliness of the hotel and the surrounding area. I never say one item of rubbish lying around. The complex was seriously into recycling too, with recycling pottery earns at regular intervals around the complex.
We were gutted to find the hotel fully booked up for our return trip in March of this year. But would highly recommend it to anyone else wanting to visit this area."
- Travel date: Sat 24th of February 2007