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Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

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Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Hi

I am trying to help a relative book a holiday in Egypt and would be grateful for some advice.

The person concerned is 67 year old male and will be traveling alone. He has a few health problems and needs somewhere that would be relatively flat, not rowdy with easy access to a good beach, restaurants, shops, bars and tourist sites.

I know nothing about about the various resorts in Egypt, does anyone have any opinions on which might be the best place to start looking.

Many Thanks

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1. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Hsve a look at the Iberotel Lido(Jaz Lido in Thomas Cook brochure) and read the reviews on here, We love it, situated in Naama Bay a walk away from the restuarants, its a small hotel and I would be happy here on my own, although it does have some steps to climb to the main entrance.

You will find that everyone on here has their favourites, main thing is to read the reviews and find what suites best.

Good Luck

Karen

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2. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Hi there

Take a look at the Ibeotel Palace in Old Sharm, pics under my profile. This hotel is mainly on the flat, not too big with lovely rooms and super staff. Old Sharm is on the doorstep, so he woyuld only need a taxi/courtesy bus to get to Naama Bay

Regards

barbarah

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3. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Just a quick point alot of the hotels have hills to or from the beach but most have a golf buggy service to help out those who need it, email the hotel you chose to check if it operates one. I stay at Hilton Sharks Bay but it has largeish hill back from beach but does do golf buggy.

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4. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Thanks for the advice.

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5. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Hi,

Click my name & look at my review of the Jolie Ville Resort & Casino. It's in Na'ama Bay itself, has direct access to the beach, is flat, has the golf buggy facility to take folk around the complex / to the beach. No need for taxis as retsuarnats are on the doorstep, as is the main shopping area.

The Hilton Fayrouz also features well on here & is only a couple of doors down from the JV, so no taxis again, flat prom along which to walk to the restaurants & shops.

Regards

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6. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Does it have to be sharm?

The fort arabesque in makadi bay might suit him.

makadi bay is about 30k outside of hurghada and there is nothing there bar a few shops and a few AI hotels. The fort arabesque is also sold by saga and they take over one wing of the hotel for over 60's.

It is flat and right on a lovely sandy beach with good snorkling. You can visist both Luxor and Cairo quitre easlily from there either by flight or coach.

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7. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

No, it doesn't have to be Sharm. The main criteria is that it's a quiet, flat resort with some nice bars, shops etc and easy access to tourist sites.

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8. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

Hi,

I too can vouche for Makadi Bay. I stayed at the Sunrise Royal Makadi Bay Hotel. Lovely hotel, with proper All Inclusive - no having to pay extra for the Al La Carte restaurants as you do in a lot of the hotels. Very much hotel based, but only 20 min taxi ride away from Hurghada if you feel the need to venture out. Would highly reccommend the hotel and area.

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9. Re: Best resort for a relaxing holiday?

I'm with nephthys on this one. Either JV or the Hilton Fayrouz would be ideal - both on the flat, both with a lovely beach. Plus you've got lots of great restaurants to choose from just a short walk away.

We're hoping to do Sharm again next May and for all the reasons above will probably opt for the Hilton.

jen

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