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Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in El Gouna
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Just returned home after our 8th stay at the Moevenpick in El Gouna such a restfull place if you want it ! no fighting for sunbeds plenty for all, you have the main beach, the lagoon area or 3 pools to choose from we have travelled the world but we always get drawn back to El Gouna staff are so friendly, rooms spotless towels changed twice daily and best of all very trustworthy staff I left safe open and jewellery out still in same place on return to room all in all a very well run hotel and we will be returning next year.

Room Tip: had a ground floor room with patio and lagoon view in cluster 5 have tried most rooms in cluster 5...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear guest,

thank you very much for your nice comment, we were glad to welcome you at our resort and we are delight to know, that you enjoyed another vacation at your 2nd home.
The compliments have been forwarded and the entire team of Moevenpick El Gouna is waiting for the 9th visit soon.

Sunny greetings

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Very enjoyable, unfortunately brief (three night) stay. The hotel and staff met and exceeded every expectation. Although a large resort, there is plenty of room to find your own space for relaxation or otherwise. The main buffet restaurant was excellent with a vast array to choose from and the Thai restaurant was fantastic!! Excellent spot for all you kite surfers out there however windsurfing equipment was poor and the latter, we felt, a little overpriced. Please note that the watersports were run independently from the hotel. Easy (and cheap) to get into Downtown El Gouna and El Gouna Marina where there is a choice of restaurants, bars and shops.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear Jan,

thank you very much for your comment, we were glad to welcome you at our resort and even more delighted, that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope your next visit will be a bit longer and looking forward to meet you again soon.
Sunny greetings

Linda Osman

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

The staff were all amazing helpful a wonderful smile extremely pleasant,Children entertainment,
The kids loved the heated pool. Lots of restaurants and very close to downtown The resort is more than perfect,The room sea view was amazing and the beach is very clean and good for swimming
and The animation team was awesome very funny (mega fun) and one called Adam was funny , helpful
Good breakfast with helpful waiters
El gouna is a fabulous place that worth visiting must go to Moevenpick should be your first choice

Room Tip: choose sea view was amazing
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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear guest,

thank you very much for your comment, it was our pleasure to welcome you i our resort, and we are delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.
we are looking forward to meet you soon again and sending you until then
Sunny greetings

Linda Osman

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

large sized ants even in bed, kids woke up next day with ant bites and red rash, the hotel is really lovely, the pools and beach just amazing. had it not been the ants problem it would score a five star

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Dear Mr. Ahmed,

Thank you for your comment, we are very sorry, that you had to face some ants in the room, Normally, if there is no food left around the room the ants are not entering the rooms and we are having a Pest control company touring the resort twice daily to minimize the attacks as much as possible.
Please feel free to send me and let me know which area of the hotel you were staying in, to recheck the situation there.
We sincerely hope to be able to welcome you again in our resort and show you, that your unfortunate experience is not our standard.
Best regards

Linda Osman

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

OK, its a resort and not a hotel so maybe my expectations were not properly calibrated but still i expected more even for the "best resort" in El-Gouna.

I will give it to the resort it had everything, and i mean everything, that one will need in a resort:
Indoors (table tennis, gym (though very small), sauna, massage and spa, facial treatment saloon, daily children dance/animation sessions, some live performances etc) and outdoors (variety of swimming pools (heated and non heated) for all ages, outdoor jogging tracks/trail, bicycle riding tracks/trail, 2 large tennis courts, play ground built for kids, camel rides, boat rides, snorkeling facility etc). And of course the large span of sea shore where the family can safely swim/play in the red sea. Seriously it had everything!
The staff are very pleasant and ready to help at all times.

So what is missing?

The room - clean but not not as big as i would have expected a deluxe room
Structure of the resort - the rooms are spread across the large span of land the resort is on. The structure is not the prettiest i have seen and i feel it can be better. Ask for rooms very close to the reception area (that's where the restaurant for breakfast is located) as the walk from any of same rooms in cluster 7 is minimum 10mins.

So if you are looking for a resort (not hotel) in El Gouna, I will recommend this resort any day just be sure what you are looking for is a resort otherwise i believe you can get slightly lesser price hotels in El Gouna.

Stayed here from Friday 4th April till Monday 7th April. Stayed a night in room 7316 and then changed to room 2306.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the reception area; cluster 1, 2, 3 & 4.
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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear guests,

we would like to thank you for your comment, it was our pleasure to welcome you at our resort.
We deeply regret that our resort was not according to your expectations, but a resort is a resort.
rooms are spacious compared to other properties, maybe the next time, a Suite or family room would suit you better.
Please feel free to contact us in advance next time you will hopefully visit us, and we will do our best to arrange the room according to your preferences.
Sending you sunny greetings

Linda Osman

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

The place is amazing, animation team are very friendly.

Also the kids club activities make the kids busy during our trip

We had one free trail for kids surfing .

Also there is a camel and tennis area.
The heated pool beside healthy club area is good

Stayed: April 2014
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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear Marwa,

thank you very much for your comment. We were glad to welcome you at our resort and we are delighted to know, that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope, we will be able to welcome you and your family soon again and sending you
Sunny greetings

Linda Osman

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a superb 2 week holiday at the Movenpick Resort & Spa based in El-Gouna and we would have to say that that this is by far the best Egyptian Red-Sea Hotel that we have stayed in so far!
If you have read, or would like to read my previous Trip Adviser reports, you will know that I am a keen Scuba Dive and with both my wife and I being retired, we now have frequent holidays to the Red-Sea, (this being something like my 15th Red-Sea holiday). Therefore as a result of our experience in staying in different hotels in a variety of locations such as Taba Heights, Dahab, Marsa Alam, Sharm-El-Sheikh and now El-Gouna , we now feel that we have plenty of knowledge on which to base our Trip Adviser comments related to Egypt.
So what’s so great about the Movenpick? Well being a Swiss company the whole management of the hotel is run with typical Swiss efficiency, (not of course that all of the management are Swiss Nationals), but it does mean that that the whole place is spotlessly clean, well maintained and that guests are provided with a very high quality of service in all respects.
Absolutely everything from the quality, presentation and choice of food, to the quality and cleanliness of the guest accommodation, the crockery, tableware, table linen, bed linen, bath/Hand towels etc, were all first class.
However what really made the Movenpick so special for us was the politeness and courteousness that was shown to each and every holiday maker by all of the staff and management at the hotel
From the Gardeners, Room Boys, Bar Attendants, Waiters, Chiefs, Reception Staff and Managers all were smartly dressed, spoke in almost perfect English (as well as several other languages), and always greeted you with a “Good Morning”, “Can I help you” and if you asked for anything you where answered with “ It’s my pleasure”. So while all the staff were excellent at this point we would particularly like to mention and give our personal thanks to:- Walleed (at the Spa Pool), Michael (at the il limone Restaurant) . Siad (Manager at the Palavrion Restaurant) and last but not least Antony Lockett (Director of Food and Beverage), (an English guy), who we now personally blame for our increased waste measurements for offering all of the utterly tempting and irresistible food that was made available.
My wife and I were on the All Inclusive package which entitles you to dine in any one of the 3 Movenpick restaurants, but we would particularly like to recommend the (il limone Mediterranean Restaurant) which offers great friendly waiter service and excellent food in a very pleasant setting.
So after you have had stuffed yourself with all of the lovely food on offer you can walk some of it-off with a very pleasant stroll through the excellently well maintained and beautifully coloured grounds and gardens of the resort, which are planted with a variety of shrubs including brightly coloured bougainvillea and Hibiscus plants etc.
So by now you are possibly thinking (so what is the catch) as no hotel/resort can be 100% perfect?
Well there are no real negatives directly associated with the management and running of the hotel itself, but there are some things that you should be aware of:-
Firstly the Movenpick is more like a small village than a hotel, which is why it's called a resort. It’s a massive complex and to give you some idea of the size, a leisurely walk from one side of the resort/hotel grounds to the other can take 25 minutes and while this may provide for a very pleasant walk through the grounds, it also means that your accommodation could be positioned a good distance away from Reception or the Main Restaurant. (See the Movenpick Web-Site for a detailed site plan and for more details).
Secondly, as I previously mentioned, with me being a keen Scuba Diver and my wife a Snorkeler we enjoy the sea but at the Movenpick the beaches are more like fine building rubble than sand and as there is no pier out to deep water or to a reef, therefore you needed to walk out into the sea for some 300 yards before you can even get the top of your thighs wet.
So while the Movenpick has a choice of 3 lovely swimming pools, for us personally the lack of access for Snorkelling was a bit of a negative. All my Scuba Diving took place from dive boats moored at ABU TIG MARINA some 2 miles away.
So while the beaches at the Movenpick are not great for swimming this of course is a totally different situation if you happen to enjoy KITESURFING as the shallow water and the almost constant wind makes for a great location. (Unfortunately this is not our sport).
Finally, this was our first time in El-Gouna, which as a place we would recommend, but as above it is far windier than other Red-Sea resorts like Sharm-El- Sheikh and the proof of a fairly constant wind is evident by the way that the trees were growing at some 45 Degrees due to the constant wind pressure. There again the wind was not a problem if you were sun bathing and simply helped to reduce the air temperature.
The acid test would we recommend the Movenpick Hotel to others? Answer = Yes Highly Recommended.
Would we return to the Movenpick again ourselves? Answer = Yes.

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Linda O, Public Relations Manager at Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear guest,

we are delighted to know, that you completely enjoyed your vacation, it was our pleasure to welcome you at our resort, and we would like to thank you for the real nice comment from your side.
Of course we shared all the compliments with our team members and all of us are waiting for your to come back very soon.
Please let us know if you have any question before your next visit and we are sending until then
Sunny greetings

Linda Osman

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Address: Main Street | PO Box 72, El Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt
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Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada > El Gouna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in El Gouna
#1 Family Hotel in El Gouna
#2 On the Beach Hotel in El Gouna
#2 Luxury Hotel in El Gouna
#2 Spa Hotel in El Gouna
#6 Romantic Hotel in El Gouna
Price Range: £80 - £453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Movenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna 5*
Number of rooms: 420
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna is nestled on a peninsula, with its own exclusive beachfront. It offers spectacular views of the Red Sea, the tranquil lagoons and the lush gardens. The ideal surroundings combined with the resort's extensive facilities all make for a perfect stay. The charming center of El Gouna with its picturesque architecture and numerous attractions is only a few minutes away and Hurghada International Airport can be reached in 30 minutes. ... more   less 
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