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Mangrove Bay Resort

29 Km South Of The City Of Qusier On The Road To Marsa Alam, El Quseir, Marsa Alam 84712 Egypt
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29 Km South Of The City Of Qusier On The Road To Marsa Alam, El Quseir, Marsa Alam 84712 Egypt
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Mangrove Bay Resort
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Karolina K wrote a review Dec 2022
Sopot, Poland2 contributions
Stayed for a week during Christmas, beach almost deserted, and even when full, guests are very considerate and quiet. Accommodation typical for a three star bungalows on the beach. Good food at the diving bar, beautiful views. Staff very friendly and helpful. Wonderful holidays for those who like being close to nature. Warm, shallow water, great for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Roland D wrote a review May 2022
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An excellent location and diving center but terrible reservation personnel and terrible reception, rooms and food are below average. The hotel reservation in cairo was unprofessional and indecent taking our reservation (8 rooms), mr. Alaa was rude with 3 different persons of the group who tried to explain our needs. Reaching the hotel, all what we requested was disregarded, and the reception was not able to handle us as customers. The food was poor, especially the dessert. That’s said, I have to admit that the hotel location, the view, landscape and the diving center are impressive. It is a putty to see such great potential lost like that with bad service.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: No parking availability in the hotel but outside of the hotel with no shades. Not a big issue,...
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olga z wrote a review Mar 2021
Sremska Kamenica, Serbia21 contributions12 helpful votes
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From the first contact (via booking.com) they did everything to make out stay relaxing. The only problem was that you can not make a payment via booking.com but through the bank, but Mangrove provided all the necessary paperwork for that. After that everything was smooth: driver waiting for us at the airport, transfer, check-in that took only minutes and then a nice (maybe basic but spacious and clean) room with a good AC and the fridge and the safe and the most beautiful beach with a gorgeous house reef. Food was delicious, and of a good variety, even though with COVID going on the number of guest was rather small. I loved that they included local dishes in both breakfast and diner menus, since I really like Egyptian salads and sweets. Hotel is situated in the bay, next to a desert, and has a nice garden with a lot of palm trees. Both beaches are scenic, we chose one that is closer to the jetty. There is a lot of space, a large number of sunbeds and umbrellas, so you do not feel crowded. Staff is welcoming and attentive. All epidemiological measures regarding COVID were in place, so we felt safe. There is no: animation, baby sitting services, loud music, parties...which we loved. So if you want tranquility, nice and clean rooms, personalized service and beautiful sea do come to Mangrove! Yes, I am planing to come back and yes, I am recommending this place to my friends.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: you have a sea view even in the second row :-)
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Marla C wrote a review Dec 2020
Zurich, Switzerland45 contributions6 helpful votes
The Hotel has a beautiful parc with lots of trees and shadow. It has two dreamy beaches (unfortunately you can‘t go swimming directly from the beach since the coralls start immediately). The rooms are average, working AC, only two plugs in the room, everything is a bit old but serves its purpose. Dinner is average but one gets used to it. The diving compensates for everything. Considering the affordable price it still deserves 4/5 stars 👌🏼
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patti W wrote a review May 2019
Birmingham, Alabama146 contributions32 helpful votes
Booked here because supposed to have best house reef in area. Hotel describes itself as "unfussy", I'd say minimalist. More than a bit dated. AC, when it works, often cut itself off & didn't restart. Light bulbs kept falling out of fixtures. Bathroom had no amenities beyond some hanging soap dispenser & the world's tiniest shower but hot & cold water. Housekeeping did a great job on the room every day. Had sea view room & a fridge & in room safe. One of the few places I've ever stayed that offered NO water for free in rooms. You had to pay for every bottle of water. Had to deal with representative in Cairo to book & I arranged & paid for pick up in Hurghada & transport back to airport in Hurghada. He became almost an annoyance in demanding to know, over a week in advance EXACTLY when & where I'd be in Hurghada. I didn't know yet because I was trying to make arrangements from Luxor. I finally turned it over to my Luxor guide & it took him 2 days to work it out. It wasn't pleasant. But I was picked up in Hurghada by a nice man who stopped along the way for me so I could buy snacks, which aren't available at the resort. The trip back to the airport, the driver dropped me at the wrong terminal & I had to pay to get a taxi to get me to the right terminal. Half board. Plenty of options for breakfast including a big array of pastries. Dinner was a bit more limited in options, I ended up skipping on several days & just eating a late lunch at the mini restaurant at the dive shop which had an extensive menu. Dive shop was GREAT. Ducks made it easy for me when I needed a heavier wetsuit quickly. There was odd weather going on, heavy, heavy wind, colder at night. I had to layer 2 wet suits & a skin suit to stay warm while snorkeling. One of the features of Mangrove is the enclosed bay which keeps it from having the heavy chop of the Red Sea but the wind still pushed it enough to make trying to stay in one place for a picture difficult. Wifi "free" only 2 hours a night AT the lobby ONLY during dinner time. My Egypt SIM worked great. Be aware the hike to the entry into the bay can be a bit long, especially in the sun, carrying equipment & you have to dodge multiple ropes for the boats to get around. But nice coral, not as many new fish as I'd hoped for but the conditions just worked against me, not their fault. Based on the quality of the room, I'd give it a 2. Ducks dive center made the experience come up to a 3. Transportation arrangement should drop it to a 1. But the house reef would have been outstanding in different weather, so I gave it a 4 when it really deserves about a 3. If you come for the reef, be prepared for the minimal accommodations, a potential hassle with transportation & paying for water but a great dive shop.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Omar R wrote a review Nov 2018
Madinaty, Egypt7 contributions5 helpful votes
In Love with the place. Price for value regarding the hotel is fantastic. I have been in so many places from Safaga up to Marsa Alam i think i love this place the most simply because it has a beautiful beach sandy with beautiful palm trees behind unlike others with rocks and again price for value is super. Regarding the diving (Ducks) a very professional team with a friendly crew and a wide variety of dive sites.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Stuart M wrote a review Jul 2018
Street, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
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This was my fourth stay at Mangrove Bay Resort, but the first as a family now that my two children are qualified divers. To say that we had the most amazing 10 days would be an understatement; it was possibly the best family diving holiday we have ever had and we are already planning our return next year! And here's why, (in no particular order because each point is important), for a really super dive holiday you have to consider three key things, IMO, which are: 1) the quality, safety, service & value for money of the dive operator, 2) the quality, variety and accessibility of the dive sites and 3) the quality, service & value for money of the resort. To start with the resort. Mangrove Bay Resort is not a 5-star hotel and if you are looking for top of the range accommodation then this is probably not the place for you. But if you are into your diving, the hotel is perfect. The hotel is well kept; the twin rooms are clean, have air conditioning and are serviced everyday and it offers excellent service in a friendly and personable way. The waiters very quickly got to know us by name and attended to our every need. Nothing was too much trouble for Mohammed and his team and everyone made us feel very relaxed and at home. The food was excellent - there was a wide choice for breakfast which included fruit juices, fresh fruit & fruit salad, pancakes, delicious pasties and homemade croissants as well as cereals and omelettes or fried eggs cooked to order by the front of house chef. As Mangrove Bay operates on a half board basis, we bought a light lunch at the dive centre (toasted club sandwiches, burgers, subs, fries, salad, etc) for well under a fiver! We relaxed and had our lunch in the shaded seated area with a gentle cooling breeze looking onto the idyllic views of the Red Sea between dives. The evening meal was also superb! Eating outside on the terrace area, we were treated to a fabulous buffet meal every night, which included soups, beef, fish and chicken dishes as well as vegetables, rice and potatoes. The homemade desserts were to die for, as was the sweet Egyptian watermelon! The hotel also has a lovely swimming pool and sun-lounge area which was absolutely perfect for a pre-breakfast dip or for topping up on our tans between and after dives. Large beach towels are provided - free! So the resort gets a thumbs up from us! And so on to the dive centre and the diving! Essam runs Ducks Diving which is located within the resort, just a minute’s walk away from our rooms. Essam and his wife, Marian are absolutely delightful - way back in 2000 when we first met Essam we knew then that we were in good hands. (My wife wrote in her dive logbook, “Essam is brilliant”!). Ducks is run in a relaxed, friendly and highly professional way. Safety is of paramount importance to Essam and his team and as a result everything is done professionally and thoroughly. The dive instructors (Gunter and Mohammed) were superb with my children; one did her JAOW and the other his Rescue Diver course. We felt completely relaxed in the knowledge that they were being well looked after. We rented most of our equipment, which was of a really high quality and there was never an issue if we needed to change something or when I left my mask on the large boat from the previous days’ diving! Ducks has the most amazing house reef which is accessible directly from the resort, (a one minute walk). Here we encountered so much marine life, from giant moray eels, turtles, spotted eagle rays and huge feather-tailed stingrays to the cutest box and puffer fish and colourful dottybacks and dancing anthias! We even spent a memorable morning diving and snorkelling with a dolphin! The hard and soft coral is abundant and in excellent condition. The house reef also has shallow sandy areas which are perfect for dive courses where my children did their in-water training. We were never disappointed, as every time we dived the house reef we experienced something completely different and the night dives were magical! There is a wide variety of dive sites, each offering a different experience. Ducks currently has two zodiacs (speed boats) and one large boat. The zodiacs are used to take divers to dive sites (from one to 10 minutes away) on the inside and outside of the bay, while the large boat takes divers on full day excursions up and down the coast. We dived both the north and south sides of the bay from the zodiac and were treated to some truly excellent dives with a school of hundreds, if not thousands, of redtooth triggerfish on the northside and the most stunning coral gardens on the southside. We also travelled south one day on the large boat to dive with a dugong. The crew looked after us so well and we were most impressed with the thorough pre-dive briefings as well as the scrummy lunch. To summarise, our stay at the Mangrove Bay Resort was so relaxing. Bearing in mind it is a three star hotel, we couldn’t have asked for better service and food and a more friendlier, professional staff. As for the diving and the whole dive experience - it was simply wonderful!! If you are a British diver it is well worth considering Mangrove Bay Resort as an alternative to a liveaboard or a resort in Hurghada or Sharm. The atmosphere here is lovely; so relaxed and peaceful, and the diving is excellent. You will be so well looked after by all the team at Ducks that you can’t help but have a special time. There’s a reason that 80% of Essam’s guests are returnees, (including us); we have experienced this ‘hidden gem’ of Red Sea diving - no wonder we keep coming back for more!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Nadinne Abou wrote a review Jun 2018
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I cannot summarize how amazing this experience was without going on and on about it! But I'm gonna try: 1- The Diving Center owners are wonderful people, instructors are extremely qualified and professional, and the diving equipment is top notch. 2- The room was extremely clean and hotel staff are more than perfect and friendly. 3- The hotel is located in a heavenly place; pure nature and beautiful views of the reef and the sea. 4- The hotel clientele is super so everyone is very nice, peaceful, friendly, mind their own business. Overall, I cannot summarize this in any other way... Peaceful, Happy, Relaxing, Professional, PERFECT!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms on the first row have a view of the sea and mangroves.
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Yassawi wrote a review Jan 2018
4 contributions16 helpful votes
One of the best house reefs on the red sea by far. A perfect simplistic quiet place with a beautiful spot on the beach and friendly hospitable people. Also, the prices are very reasonable. The Ducks diving center has a crew of highly trained professionals that are very thorough and patient with you in teaching you to dive.. They also make sure you have a good time and see alot of the underwater paradise on your first dives. If you are not looking for luxury but more for a relaxed underwater journey this is the place to go. (Even snorkeling at the location is beautiful)
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Corinne W wrote a review Nov 2017
Witham, United Kingdom99 contributions85 helpful votes
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This is our 4th visit to Egypt, so we are fairly new to it all, but in that time we have stayed in 7 different hotels, and I have to say on a lot of levels Mangrove Bay is up there with the best. I'm sure the management won't mind me saying it doesn't quite come up to the same level as the Old Cataract in Aswan, but then they don't charge the same either. On this trip we stayed overnight for our first night in Hilton Hurghada Resort hotel, because of a delayed flight. Despite some of the negative comments on here, our room in Mangrove Bay was cleaner, the bed much more comfortable, and the food most definitely was better. The couple of minor niggles we had with the room were sorted immediately, without any fuss. We have stayed in (what was then) the Intercontintinental Palace Port Ghalib and Hurghada Movenpick, and in neither hotel did the food match up to Mangrove Bay. There was an excellent selection available at breakfast and dinner, even when the guest numbers were low, and the food sold from the bar at lunchtime was not only delicious but very reasonable (around £3.50 for a fresh tuna sub with salad and chips). Their fresh croissants at breakfast are to die for....I am carrying 5 extra holiday pounds to prove it...and their desserts were by far the tastiest I have tasted in a large hotel (see the 5 extra holiday pounds). The staff are all so friendly and helpful. They could not do enough for us. There is nothing else around, nowhere you can walk to, but that doesn't seem to matter. Some people do go on trips from the hotel, but most stay put. As for the diving centre, Essam and his team are simply wonderful. They can't be faulted. Essam started the dive centre when the hotel opened, and it was purely for the excellent diving. We don't dive, only snorkel, but the snorkelling was outstanding, unforgettable. We are planning on returning next year. One thing we really couldn't understand was, having met loads of UK divers during our visits, it was strange that at this gem we were the only Brits...all the rest were German, Austrian or Swiss, with many returning year after year for the 20 years the resort has been open. The hotel are desperate to welcome some more diving Brits. It is now 2 years under new management, and they are working hard to get the hotel back up to scratch, with room, pool and hotel renovations, and even improving the pier area for divers and snorkellers over the coming months. They will also be offering better pricing in the near future with free WiFi in the main hotel reception area. Please, please - if you are a British diver looking for somewhere new, try Mangrove Bay. Sharks, turtles, dugongs, rays, and the most amazing reefs, a lot of which are accessed daily by boats from Marsa Alam. Ducks Dive offers day and night boat trips from either the large boat, rib or little boat. The reef area around the hotel is exclusive to hotel guests, as is Ducks Dive, so always quiet. As mentioned before, there is not a huge amount for children to do, but there is a lovely play area, and two beautiful beaches. If you want a simple holiday with early mornings and early nights, good food and wonderful diving, please give this hotel a try.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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What are some of the property amenities at Mangrove Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mangrove Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mangrove Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mangrove Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mangrove Bay Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Mangrove Bay Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mangrove Bay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.