Just returned from a 2 week stay, ....
Mercure is located about a 10/15 min drive from the airport. On arrival we were greeted with a refreshing fresh fruit cocktail (much needed after the 5.5 hour flight!) and were checked in to our room by the reception staff - who were very friendly and welcoming. We were then given a brief tour of the hotel by the lovely Jasmine, before being shown to our room.
ROOM: We were in room 1215, which was extremely spacious. We had the luxury of having 2 balcony's, a queen sized bed, and a walk in shower large enough for 2. Absolutely no complaints to be made about the room, do recommend using the safe provided to store passports and other valuables! Rooms were cleaned daily at the convenience of the guests so there's no need to worry about having to rise at a certain time! 1 bottle of water per person per day was also provided for each room, handy to pop in the fridge provided and essential on hot days.
HOTEL: The hotel is not a complex. It is just the right size. The private beach joining the hotel is amazing, and we never struggled to find a sunbed. The Red Sea is a must for those who enjoy snorkeling! The pool area is large enough, in a nice walking distance from the rooms with a children's pool attached. The hotel has it's own amphitheater also, which hosts the brilliant evening entertainment! The hotel's size definitely gave it a more personal feel.
STAFF: We could not have asked for more friendly, approachable and helpful staff. All the reception, animation, bar, restaurant staff and management were amazing, making an effort to remember every one of their guests by name adding to the personal touch of the hotel. The animations team are brilliant, thanks to Marley, Ziggy, Paolo and the crew for providing us with laughter and entertainment every single day and night. The animation team really do work hard to keep the guests entertained and we recommend watching them in action for the show they put on every night - be sure to also join in their day time activities that they do, they really are lovely company and friendly people to talk to/make friends with.
FOOD: There is 3 restaurants at the hotel. The main restaurant, holds buffet themed nights for every day of the week so there is plenty of choice of food for the guests, I myself am a fussy eater and yet I enjoyed my meals every night and even had the option of trying more exotic, new food. For those who just fancy a bit of pizza/burger/chips, these are also available at dinner times and from the pool bar in the afternoon!
We would recommend visiting the Marina, Hurghada's newly opened area, roughly 20 mins away from the hotel and accessible via both the hotel provided taxi service or the local one (just flag one down outside the hotel) The marina is picturesque, with English bars, clubs and plenty of restaurants for you to try alongside the lovely scenery of the ships at night.
Finally, we'd like to thank everyone at Mercure for making our holiday as special as it was, we feel we left with friends that we will never forget and we are already considering returning as soon as possible :-)
Karl Jackson, Lianne Noonan Room 1215 May 6th - May 20th 2013.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Hurghada is the perfect holiday destination for people who want to do everything or nothing at all. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the international airport, at the exclusive Hurghada beach resort, this exquisite venue offers guests the ultimate in pure luxury with a private, picture-perfect beach, elegant restaurants and incomparable service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Hurghada Hotel Hurghada
- Sofitel Hurghada
- Accor Hurghada
- Hurghada Sofitel