Me and my partner stayed in the albatros palace for two weeks, and both can honestly say that it is our favourite holiday to date. There was a problem with the rooms, we had booked a suite back in december, although found out in may that it had been overbooked. Upon arrival, we were allocated a large sea/pool view room which was still fantastic, as well as being given a bottle of wine and fruit basket, and our room until 6pm on departure, so werent too displeased!
The hotel itself is beautiful, and its true that the staff never stop cleaning! Inside and out the place is spotless, really nice. The choice of food is amazing, however i was unlucky enough to pick up the Egyptian bug, which after a trip to the pharmacy cost me over £30 to get rid of!
The staff really are the most friendly, especially as us English have manners and the ability to smile! Even without tipping, the staff knew what we drank and were always refilling your cup whether you wanted another or not! Even the staff who hassled you about going on trips/ to the spa were very friendly, and we quickly picked up the nickname 'Bristol' thanks to Abdul!
The pool area is fantastic, although as has been said it is almost impossible to get a sunbed until the late afternoon, we tried to join the great sunbed race by waking up at 7.30 one morning, but still not one was without a towel. Beds were however always avaliable on the beach, although the sand was hard, and the heat was stifling, we always chose to bathe on the jetty where the funky bananna seats were always available, and the sea breeze made the heat much more bearable.
In the 2nd week we made a flying day trip to Cairo which was fantastic on the whole, although a very long day, leaving the hotel at 6am and returning at 1.30am! We booked through Memphis tours, who i dont think i would recommend due to their unproffesional nature. They took us to all the amazing sites (pyramids, cairo museum, coptic cairo) which where breathtaking, but also took us to certain expensive shops where we were put under pressure to buy. The worst part of the day was when we were taken to the largest market place in Cairo and left alone for an hour and a half! Being a petite blonde girl of 19, the experience was horrible. I was constantly hassled by men, even though my fiancee was with me, the women would stop to stare and make nasty comments in the streets, it really was not a tourist friendly area, and i was angry to have been left in that situation by the tour guide.
All in all the holiday was fantastic and i would recommend to hotel to anyone, we are not the type of people to go to the same place twice, but we might make an exception for the albatros palace!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on 72,000 sqm, the Albatros Palace Resort delivers a beautiful beach side oasis with a wide variety of activities and attractions. The distinction of this luxurious 5-star resort lies in its great architecture, warm hospitality, finest in accommodation, dining and facilities. It is only 15 minutes from Hurghada Airport and 20 minutes from the city center. Albatros Palace Resort ensures guest comfort in every way and provides rooms and suites designed with a true sense of luxury. At this all inclusive resort, there are more opportunities for fun and adventure than you will have time to indulge in with just one visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albatros Palace Hurghada
- Albatros Palace Hotel Hurghada