TUI SENSIMAR Makadi Hotel

Madinat Makadi, Makadi Bay, Hurghada Egypt
4 star hotel

Overview

Ratings summary

Brilliant
744
Good
247
Average
35
Poor
18
Awful
11
 

39 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

excellent hotel great staff

4
Good
by

"had a great time here 14 sept 28 sept this hotel has the best a/c i have ever come across. from the moment you walk though the door the freindlyness of the staff at reception just follows though to all other areas its very clean well presented and the rooms are very comfortable it does seem to cater a little bit more for the german and russian holiday maker but we dident find that a problem we did get a couple of problems with tthe room but it was sorted well within the hour. again very clean around the pool and its right on the beach were we spent most of the time i would warn you not to book trips for snorkeling or diving from the beach lads they will leave you alone after the first day of your holiday i would advise you only use you tour reps it is a lot safer and you wont come home in a body bag as i neally did on my last visit to egypt the beach lads just want your money and have very little regard for your health and safety. the hotel food is not the best ive come across but its ok and hitcham will make you a great pizza my wife would take chicken or sausage over to him to make pizza a little diferent just tell him mr andy from england sent you; moomen in the restaurant will look after your every need with drinks on the table before you have sat down; i found tiping these lads small amounts often gets you excellent service all through your holiday [small as le 10 about 90pence ] but the service you get at this hotel never wains from check in to check out. we went with thomson holidays and our rep emma was realy good and armed with exellent information dont bother to prebook trips on line we did with a cairo by air and could have got it cheeper with the rep and saved 2 pounds.lots of shops just outside the hotel and theres a shuttle bus into hurghada wich is a very safe town to walk around shops bars etc. the only down side with this hotel was the drinks these are of very pour quality it was my only gripe if you like good drinks like scotch gin vodka and rum you wont get it hear it all tastes the same the lager is very gassy there is allways wine red white rose but to get a good scotch in this hotel will cost you 6pounds a go and the brandy is the same but soft drinks tea and coffee are great dont buy bottle water in the hotel its 1.20 pounds a bottle go over the road to the supermarket it is cheeper .so i believe this is a great hotel fabulous staff and great beach i would personally not use a sol y mar hotel again and would prefer a riu as we have found the food and drinks to be of much beter quality but dont be put off as we never had any tummy problems for the 2 weeks we stayed there hope this helps. andy and sue."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 12th of October 2007

Nice hotel bad stomach problems

3
Average
by

"This was recomended by our travel agent as a second part of a cruise and resort holiday. I will start with the obvious the stomach problems. The first week on the boat was fine when we had the transfer to the Makadi Marine the rep mentioned about pharohs revenge and told the coach it was from people turning their air con on upon entering the room and not waiting 5 mins to climatise. From the second day I had mild stomach cramps and the runs not a problem though, one of our party had severe stomach cramps and stayed in their roon all day felt better the next but not totally. on the last day in the airport both of us felt ill again and spent the second half of the flight in the toilet being sick and the runs we have been back teo days and i'm still runnung to the toilet every 30 mins I have starved myself and sought doctors advice and am waiting for it to clear up.

So back to the hotel very nice staff from the moment you walk in can't do enough to help. rooms were clean and in good condition
new towel sculptures everyday, The pool staff always cleaning the area again very nice people even saved our sunbeds for the next morning. bar staff polite and always a smile when they are busy they will bring drinks over for you, There are 2 beer taps self service one in the pool bar and the other in the restaurant wine is also on tap in the restaurant (red,rose,white) also soft drinks in both areas. one problem seemed to be lack of glasses and you had to ask for them not a problem but the glasses came out of the kitchen red hot
The food was not as good as I had hoped, breakfast was boiled eggs,cold meat,cheese, hotdogs. there are egg stations where the chef frys scrambles or makes omlettes for you was nice.
one in our party likes skimmed milk which seemed a problem and the milk sometimes smelt a little off. lunch was average chips, chicken, soup salad the best choice was the fresh made pizza. evening meal was very similar to lunch oh and the bread is lovely along with the rolls.
the beach bar we only used once but was handy for rinsing the seawater from your mouth (Very salty) they also serve pizzas at the beach bar.
the bar upstairs is called the blues bar this was the only place the service fell down some of the drinks are chargeable but they don't know which we ordered a cocktail being told it was included when we went to leave we were told it was a mistake and we had to pay one of our party ordered a baileys knowing it to be payed for but the measure was about half a normal pub measure and cost £4.70 English money.
The dine around seems to have changed since other peoples reviews you now pay £7.50 or £10.50 depending on the place you go to and the first alcoholic drink and water are included.
The pool was nice but the two larger are 1.57m all around no shallow parts be careful
Summary
nice hotel, staff very pleasant, food not that good and watch for tummy bug(people have since told me avoid ice in drinks and don't let any in your mouth when showering)
PLEASE go snorkling it was great can't recomend it enough.
I didn't go on a trip just off the beach.

If I can answer any questions your welcome to email me"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 31st of May 2007

Total Relaxation

5
Brilliant
by

"Having spent a week here May 17th. -24th.I can report that the Hotel is just the place for RnR.
Like most Hotels there was a small hic cup on arrival but this was sorted by very helpful reception staff within minutes. Our room was clean, tidy and adequatley furnished for our needs. The air con was one of the best I ever had. Our bed always had a GUEST on it made by the clever room attendants.
Food was plentiful and a good variety for all sittings. Most meals were designed for our Eastern European & Russian friends but I reported this to the Ex.Chef and he is looking into supporting food for English & Irish tastes, I hope he does as this would help me come again.
Waiting Staff in the restuarant and bars were brilliant. Let them bring you your drinks and assist with your needs this is what they want to do. A lot of guests carried their own drinks in case they had to tip, not nessesary but I would recommend it they work very hard for your pleasure. Pool area was clean and inviting and a drink was only a look a way. Attendants always there to adjust your Shade. Sun Loungers were always available even though people put towels on early.
Beach area was very well laid out with individual areas procteted by a screen. Sand always clean no rubbish. Re Cycle bins everywhere for all waste.I had a slight illness while there and I was looked after as if I was the only guest.
If you want a city , lively holiday this is not it, if you want to chill out this is the place.
Children seem to be well looked after by the Animation Team."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 26th of May 2007

Not bad, but could be better.

2
Poor
by

"The Makadi Marine is one of several hotels that comprise the Madinat Makadi, a development in Makadi Bay. The resort itself is in an isolated patch of desert 40 minutes bus journey from Hurghada Airport. The Makadi Marine is part of the Sol - y - Mar chain ---

This photo shows a high level view of the resort. It looks like it's in the middle of nowhere, and it is.
http://snipurl.com/MakadiBayWide

This photo shows a closer view of Madinat Makadi
http://snipurl.com/MakadiBayCloser

Finally, this photo shows a close up of the Makadi Marine
http://snipurl.com/MakadiMarineClose

These images are from Google Earth.

The Makadi Marine is a four star hotel and this rating is well deserved. The fixtures and furnishings are all very good quality, marble, stone and wood. The rooms are clean and each day there is a different arrangement of towels on the bed from flowers to swans. There is a liquid type soap dispenser by the sink in the bathroom, and another in the shower.

The rooms have TVs with some German, French, English and Arabic stations. The English channels include Sky News, BBC World, Euro News and National Geographic. One of the Arabic channels shows cartoons (e.g. Tom and Jerry) that are not language specific. The hotel caters mainly for families and there are a lot of children there. This can make some areas of the place a little noisy especially by the pool. For those who want to relax, read, sun themselves and dose by the pool then this hotel is probably not for you: If you want to not have to worry about your kids and let them loose then it probably is.

The private beach has loungers and wind screens. It was a little crowded, but there is always space. Too many people ignore the signs and take bread to feed the fish. DO NOT DO THIS. Not only is it against Egyptian law it damages the environment by harming the fish's ability to hunt for food. The Thomson Rep (Dave) actually told us to do this! His knowledge of the environment, law and history of Egypt is suspect and irresponsible. He believes that the two biggest pyramids on the Giza plateau were built be Ramses I and Ramses II. He was out by over 1350 years. To put that into context, the time difference is like claiming that the Millennium Dome in London was built by the Normans in 650AD. This startling lack of knowledge coupled with actually encouraging tourists to break Egyptian law by feeding fish has lead us to take this up with Thomson directly. In the second week Dave left the resort and was replaced by Jackie. I can't comment on her as the only time we saw her was when we left the resort to return home.

The pool area has plenty of loungers, and is home to the 'animation team' a team of people who organise the pool games, aqua aerobics, games, etc. They also play music by the pool, all day. The music is loud enough to be heard over a Walkman playing music and also loud enough to render a talking book played on a Walkman inaudible. Sometimes if you're too close to the animation team the noise of the footballs being bounced around and kicked is more irritating. This is the main problem with the Makadi Marine, but every hotel in the complex seemed to have its own animation team. At one point I turned the speaker around to face the animation team's hut. This helped for a while, but they soon turned it back up. The best day is Monday when the Makadi Olympics (competition between all the hotels in the complex in volleyball, archery, etc.) as all the animation team are away all day with the games and they leave the music on reasonably quiet. The pool itself was too cold to swim in, the children staying there didn't seem to mind.

There are three bars: a pool bar (Tropicana) the beach bar and the Blues Bar. The pool bar has a beer tap, Coke, Fanta and Soda machine and water dispensers that you can help yourself to. The beach bar has water and fruit juices that you can serve yourself. All three bars are also staffed for serving of cocktails, wine and spirits.

The main restaurant has beer, wine, soft drinks and water on tap for you to serve yourself. The trick with the beer is to pull the pump on full, allow it to flow for a second then slide the glass under the flow of beer. The staff will show you how to do this and end up with a glass of beer rather than a glass of froth. The food was fine. Plenty of fresh bread, salads and dressings. The main courses are typically rice and pasta with chicken, beef stews, potatoes. It's all buffet service. There's a grill with fried liver and mini burgers some nights, take care as the burgers are not always cooked through. The hotel caters mainly to Russians which is evident in the food which while not being bad is not to everyone's tastes. for breakfast there are hard boiled eggs, omelettes, cereals, fruit and bread. There's a toaster (you need to pass the bread through twice or three times) The waiters are polite and very helpful. If you get bored with this, you can use the 'dine around' option. For 10 Euros you can eat at one of the restaurants outside the hotel. The oriental restaurant (Sofra) is fantastic. Lovely starters, fresh Egyptian bread and stunning kofta served on your own 'mini barbecue!' We didn't try the deserts as we were too full from the starter and mains. There's also a Fish, Chinese/Thai, Italian and Indian you can choose from. There's a pamphlet explaining this in the rooms and reception will help you too.

Outside the Makadi Marine is the 'Souk Makadi'. There are about 60 small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs like alabaster, camels, t shirts, shisha pipes and tobacco. You will need to haggle. A small complete shisha pipe cost 40LE but they started way above that. I paid 100LE for two pipes, two tobaccos and charcoal. There is also a supermarket where you can buy goods 'fixed price'. They sell some souvenirs and also food like cereals, biscuits, coffee, tea, water, milk, snacks and lots more. They'll take Euros, Dollars and Egyptian Pounds (LE) but have limited quantities of change. You might pay with a 50LE note and get euros in change. Also in the Souk is the El Shisha Cafe. You can get a smoke of a shisha pipe for 15LE (£1.50) I recommend the Strawberry. The pipe lasts anywhere from 40 minutes to 90 minutes. Tip well and you'll get a good one!

Had it not been for Extra Divers (---) we would have gone mad as there's not much to do there. Extra Divers were fantastic. Especially Aziz! Thanks for the great advice and help. Also, go see Sharky the Donkey at the dive centre and give him an apple! We are already PADI AOWD certified so just did some boat dives. Nitrox is free for Nitrox certificate holders which came in handy for deep wreck dives.

Overall, the hotels are lovely, well staffed and maintained. The food is good and plentiful. The main problem is the over-loud animation team that can ruin a nice day by the pool, too many kids, and too many rude Russians. Go check in with Extra Divers just down the beach and make some bubbles."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 31st of October 2006

Not bad, but could be better.

2
Poor
by

"The Makadi Marine is one of several hotels that comprise the Madinat Makadi, a development in Makadi Bay. The resort itself is in an isolated patch of desert 40 minutes bus journey from Hurghada Airport. The Makadi Marine is part of the Sol - y - Mar chain (http://www.solymar.com/makdimar/index.htm)

This photo shows a high level view of the resort. It looks like it's in the middle of nowhere, and it is.
http://snipurl.com/MakadiBayWide

This photo shows a closer view of Madinat Makadi
http://snipurl.com/MakadiBayCloser

Finally, this photo shows a close up of the Makadi Marine
http://snipurl.com/MakadiMarineClose

These images are from Google Earth.

The Makadi Marine is a four star hotel and this rating is well deserved. The fixtures and furnishings are all very good quality, marble, stone and wood. The rooms are clean and each day there is a different arrangement of towels on the bed from flowers to swans. There is a liquid type soap dispenser by the sink in the bathroom, and another in the shower. The rooms have TVs with some German, French, English and Arabic stations. The English channels include Sky News, BBC World, Euro News and National Geographic. One of the Arabic channels shows cartoons (e.g. Tom and Jerry) that are not language specific. The hotel caters mainly for families and there are a lot of children there. This can make some areas of the place a little noisy especially by the pool. For those who want to relax, read, sun themselves and dose by the pool then this hotel is probably not for you: If you want to not have to worry about your kids and let them loose then it probably is.

The private beach has loungers and wind screens. It was a little crowded, but there is always space. Too many people ignore the signs and take bread to feed the fish. DO NOT DO THIS. Not only is it against Egyptian law it damages the environment by harming the fish's ability to hunt for food. The Thomson Rep (Dave) actually told us to do this! His knowledge of the environment, law and history of Egypt is suspect and irresponsible. He believes that the two biggest pyramids on the Giza plateau were built be Ramses I and Ramses II. He was out by over 1350 years. To put that into context, the time difference is like claiming that the Millennium Dome in London was built by the Normans in 650AD. This startling lack of knowledge coupled with actually encouraging tourists to break Egyptian law by feeding fish has lead us to take this up with Thomson directly. In the second week Dave left the resort and was replaced by Jackie. I can't comment on her as the only time we saw her was when we left the resort to return home.

The pool area has plenty of loungers, and is home to the 'animation team' a team of people who organise the pool games, aqua aerobics, games, etc. They also play music by the pool, all day. The music is loud enough to be heard over a Walkman playing music and also loud enough to render a talking book played on a Walkman inaudible. Sometimes if you're too close to the animation team the noise of the footballs being bounced around and kicked is more irritating. This is the main problem with the Makadi Marine, but every hotel in the complex seemed to have its own animation team. At one point I turned the speaker around to face the animation team's hut. This helped for a while, but they soon turned it back up. The best day is Monday when the Makadi Olympics (competition between all the hotels in the complex in volleyball, archery, etc.) as all the animation team are away all day with the games and they leave the music on reasonably quiet. The pool itself was too cold to swim in, the children staying there didn't seem to mind.

There are three bars: a pool bar (Tropicana) the beach bar and the Blues Bar. The pool bar has a beer tap, Coke, Fanta and Soda machine and water dispensers that you can help yourself to. The beach bar has water and fruit juices that you can serve yourself. All three bars are also staffed for serving of cocktails, wine and spirits.

The main restaurant has beer, wine, soft drinks and water on tap for you to serve yourself. The trick with the beer is to pull the pump on full, allow it to flow for a second then slide the glass under the flow of beer. The staff will show you how to do this and end up with a glass of beer rather than a glass of froth. The food was fine. Plenty of fresh bread, salads and dressings. The main courses are typically rice and pasta with chicken, beef stews, potatoes. It's all buffet service. There's a grill with fried liver and mini burgers some nights, take care as the burgers are not always cooked through. The hotel caters mainly to Russians which is evident in the food which while not being bad is not to everyone's tastes. for breakfast there are hard boiled eggs, omelettes, cereals, fruit and bread. There's a toaster (you need to pass the bread through twice or three times) The waiters are polite and very helpful. If you get bored with this, you can use the 'dine around' option. For 10 Euros you can eat at one of the restaurants outside the hotel. The oriental restaurant (Sofra) is fantastic. Lovely starters, fresh Egyptian bread and stunning kofta served on your own 'mini barbecue!' We didn't try the deserts as we were too full from the starter and mains. There's also a Fish, Chinese/Thai, Italian and Indian you can choose from. There's a pamphlet explaining this in the rooms and reception will help you too.

Outside the Makadi Marine is the 'Souk Makadi'. There are about 60 small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs like alabaster, camels, t shirts, shisha pipes and tobacco. You will need to haggle. A small complete shisha pipe cost 40LE but they started way above that. I paid 100LE for two pipes, two tobaccos and charcoal. There is also a supermarket where you can buy goods 'fixed price'. They sell some souvenirs and also food like cereals, biscuits, coffee, tea, water, milk, snacks and lots more. They'll take Euros, Dollars and Egyptian Pounds (LE) but have limited quantities of change. You might pay with a 50LE note and get euros in change. Also in the Souk is the El Shisha Cafe. You can get a smoke of a shisha pipe for 15LE (£1.50) I recommend the Strawberry. The pipe lasts anywhere from 40 minutes to 90 minutes. Tip well and you'll get a good one!

Had it not been for Extra Divers (http://www.extra-divers.de/aegypten_e/makadi/start.html) we would have gone mad as there's not much to do there. Extra Divers were fantastic. Especially Aziz! Thanks for the great advice and help. Also, go see Sharky the Donkey at the dive centre and give him an apple! We are already PADI AOWD certified so just did some boat dives. Nitrox is free for Nitrox certificate holders which came in handy for deep wreck dives.

Overall, the hotels are lovely, well staffed and maintained. The food is good and plentiful. The main problem is the over-loud animation team that can ruin a nice day by the pool, too many kids, and too many rude Russians. Go check in with Extra Divers just down the beach and make some bubbles."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 31st of October 2006

MA-KA-DI MA-RI-NE

4
Good
by

"Im a 18 Year Teenager from Essex who wasn't expecting a great holiday, But i was definatly proven wrong, In Markadi Marine there are many of lovely people who generally want you to have a great holiday from the amazing 'Animation' Team (tell them Mickey sent you-the rope champion) who always put on some amazing activities from Footbal on the beach Polo in the pool to Belly Dancing beside the beach, it didnt just stop their the local Tour Rep 'Dave' was excellent at his job he always looks out for his customers and also is always up for a laugh, for example on our last day my family and friends was involved in a huge match of throwing each other in the pool with Dave he is genrally a rare one in a million TRUE HOLIDAY REP and 'Thompson' are lucky to have him (warning if your thinking of throwing Dave in the Pool make sure he is not wearing his phone (as that is his pride and joy) i know i have not spoken alot about the hotel but the hotel didnt make my holiday these people did they do know how to make a holiday amazing

Thank you Guys n' Gals

( o if you do go to Marine tell dave and lass that Callum Says Hi)"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 8th of October 2006

paradise hotel

5
Brilliant
by

"My wife and I have just returned from one of the best holiday ever,I just don't know where to start.On arrival we were instantly touched by the warm welcome and friendliness of the staff and the guests there.The rooms are spacious and have a well appointed wetroom/toilet.The spirits on offer were quite acceptable to the taste,the beer was plentifull which was self service and the wine is drinkable.There was never a shortage of sun beds around the pool,you could find a couple of beds on the gorgeous sandy beach.The food in the restaurant was excelent with several choices of hot meats and fish and cold alike,beautiful cakes and pastries fruit and cheeses.Crepes and pizzas were cooked to your desire,so too the breakfast eggs/omeletts.Choice of tees and coffee/juice.The entertainment team did their best to entertain all,and encouraged people to join in and mix with the other guests but took a polite no for an answer.Safety deposit boxes are free and very secure.The childrens facilities were adequate,with a wooden playroom to do painting etc.swings and slide.We went on the Luxor trip and Loved it,visited the tombs of the pharaohs the temple of karnac we stayed over and got up early to take the balloon ride as the sun rises and illuminates the nile and the land of the queens,spectacular.Would genuinely recommend this hotel,only those looking not to enjoy themselves will find fault,they are the loosers."

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  • Travel date: Mon 2nd of October 2006

Great Holiday!

4
Good
by

"We stayed at this pristine hotel at the beginning of July this year, although our stay was for one week only - which was a real shame.

On arrival we were also confronted by other English guests telling horrific tales of illness and being on drips etc... but whilst there were a fair number of people ill (us included), the whole situation in my opinion was exacerbated by the excessive heat and the fact that few people were keeping themselves adequately hydrated.

I have been unfortunate enough to have food poisoning on more than one occasion and in my opinion this was definitely NOT food poisoning and nowehere near as bad.

My boyfriend became very ill one morning, but because he sought medical advice immediately and we took on board all that the Dr told us, we were out on the beach later the same day.

Other than that the holiday was great and the hotel really can't be faulted... the staff are unbelievably helpful and will literally run across the dining room to hold a door open for you. The food also was generally of a very good standard and entirely in keeping with the hotel's 4 **** rating.

Advice would be;

1) Don't spend all your time in the air conditioned dining room - we made the effort to eat all our meals on the terrace and we acclimatised far better than most. Constantly moving between the heat and the air con is not good for anyone!

2) If you do get ill see the Dr as soon as possible - it will make a huge difference!

3) The fab boat and snorkelling trip that the Thompson reps offer is half the price from the Tiger Marine place on the beach. Do NOT be fooled by Dave that the price on the beach won't include food or snorkel hire or that you will get stranded - this is rubbish! Its a great day for only £20 per person rather than the £40 charged by Thompson.

Have fun!!"

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  • Travel date: Sun 23rd of July 2006

Take plenty of Imodium

2
Poor
by

"My Wife and I booked this 2 wk holiday with Thompsons. Initially the greeting and welcome party was impressive by 'Dave' the Rep. We found that most boat trips were expertly carried out by the 'Tiger marine & Diving club which could be found on the hotels beach front. you can Barter for a very good Island trip with snorkelling dives on 2 corals with lunch and all soft drinks included for £20. The guides were excellent and extremely helpful to the novices, All equipment needed was provided. The same trip booked with Thompsons cost £45 with no soft drinks provided. The rep will try to con you into thinking that you will not be covered by insurance if you use the tiger beach club - this is nonsense. All of the Makidi Marine staff were very friendly despite the extremely long hours they indure there. The whole expanse of pool area gets scrubbed virtually every night. Most people we spoke to on their 2nd weeks stay had been struck down by a stomach bug. we had been forewarned but we did not realise the visciousness of it. Every couple we spoke to were experiencing it - Acute stomach cramps, Diarrhoea and vomitting, mostly all at the same time. My wife contracted it during our second weeks stay and nine days later back at home, she still has it. i was fortunate to avoid it for most of the holiday, it got me 2 days before we left. i felt really sorry for some of the couples that were only on a weeks stay and spent 4 of their days unable to leave there rooms for long periods because of it. The only decent pharmasists resides behind the precincts fish restaraunt which is only a short walk away. it must be a powerful bug, nothing seemed to hold it off for too long. there is no recognisable bottled water to be bought anywhere. all are locally produced. the hotel leave you a 2 ltr bottle in you room every day. we brought the bugs attention to the Dave the Repon numerous occasions. We felt that, as so many people were infested, it should be looked into and its source pinpointed. The Rep would just shrug his shoulders, his usual reply was "Iv'e been here fourteen month and i have'nt had a solid s*#t yet. - not really the answer we were expecting. If your going to Makidi marine, enjoy the people who are wonderful, enjoy the location but just take loads of imodium, your gonna need it!"

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  • Travel date: Sun 18th of June 2006

pharohs revenge

4
Good
by

"just returned home after me and my partner stayed here for 2 weeks well good points first lovely looking hotel some fantastic staff lovely comfortable rooms poo area fantastic beach ok not much to do there if you have children wel lets get down to the basic facts isnt a place targeted at the british food reflects the german and russian guests would have been nice to actualy have food which was local as if i wanted to eat german and russion meals thats were i would of gone on holiday not much to choose from either and if you enjoy luke warm food then thats great or uncooked meats after approx 3 days into our holiday the stomach cramps started and the the vomiting and low and behod so did the diareha we thought it was just us but at the same time at least another 20 people came down with the same thing off we all went to the chemist as soon as we walked in they new what was wrong before we mentioned anything bad sign as far as i was concerned so we approached the rep to inform him of the illness to which he told us aww well just get on with it its always the same so for the rest of the holiday swollowing calin and immodioum and pain killers we struggled on looking fowad to returning home on the day of our much awaited return home i once again complained to the rep for him to tell me that it will be the same for probably 2 weeks after our return to britain well thomsons you should be ashamed of yourselves for not giving a toss about your customers nevr again thats all i can say still ill now if you are considering this holiday as i say the place is lovely the staff are lovely to just be extremely careful we coud not pin this down to one thing i will be contacting thomsons regarding this holiday so that people wont suffer as we did"

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  • Travel date: Sat 17th of June 2006

Great hotel, poor location

5
Brilliant
by

"We went with Thomson at the end of Feb '06 and we couldnt fault the hotel, the staff were friendly the food was good and the rooms were as spacious as any I have stayed in.

The only problem with the hotel which doesnt seem to be publicised is that it is in an enclave with other hotels far away from Hurghada - I did feel dissappointed not to be staying in Hurgahda itself, there is frequent links with the town however the artificial tourist village is exceedingly fake - it is also quite sad to see the locals being bussed in at 4am to start work."

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  • Travel date: Sat 10th of June 2006

great holiday

4
Good
by

"stayed here for 2 weeks, great place for brits to stay smaller than the other hotels but the best out of the the ones we looked at not so much for kids to do here, everyone friendly and even the germans were talking to us the staff are great and very helpful its near the beach and the souk and bank the food is good not so much breakfast but we skipped that and had lunch instead much more choice, beer coke wine etc is serve yourself(if you want) and the wine is best ive had abroad, cake served in afternoon beach bar serves food from 10.30a so will never be hungry disco across the road if you want to boogiewe wqill go back again and most people i spoke to said the same, everyone seemed to have a really good time rep even had his girlfriend stay there out of the 3 hotels he goes to"

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  • Travel date: Sat 27th of May 2006
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