I travelled to Hurgada with my boyfriend for some late summer vacations in october and it was the best experience we could imagine. The weather was purfect and the sea was still warm.
The stay in Safir was everything we expected and needed and even more!
It has the best location - near old town Sakalla and 10 min by taxy to the new center (just say Litlle Buda if you want to go there). But it is still enouhg far away, that it is quite and peacefull. (Don't pay more that 10 egyptian pounds for a taxy, anywhere you go).
The hotel was very very clean. The rooms were cleaned every day and the towels and sheets were also changed daily. Also the beach and the swimming pool were daily cleaned. (You don't need your own towels for the beach). The room had air-condition and a satelite tv, the bed was huge.
The staff was very nice and polite. All of them - the receptionist also gave advices where to go out, how much shoul the waterpipe cost etc. Also the waiters were nice, the cleaners, even the doormen :) (We tipped the receptionist with 2 EUR and he gave us the room with a terrace, near the beach).
The food was great, they had enough to offer for everyone. For breakfast was everything you needed: 20 differt types of bakery, corn flakes, yoghurt, jam, pancakes, fresh fuit, eggs and delicious omlets, salads, deserts etc.
For dinner was even more: 2 types of soups, 10 types of salads, every day a fish meal, vegetarian and ofcuorse meat and pastas, rice, potaoes.... And 10 types of delicious deserts, also fresh friut.
The beach and the swimming pool are private, only for hotel guests. The water is celas, the beach is sandy and they have umbrellas and comfortable deckchairs (you don't have to pay extra).
No complains about the hotel! Very beautiful!
I also highly recomed the trip to safari with motocross or jeap. They offer the trip in hotel. We took the motocross and that day was a really great day. It is very cheap for what they offer- we were driving into the desert for an hour and there we visited the Beduin villiage. The cooked us a tea, we rode a camel, saw the sunset and the got the insight of the life in villiage, got a dinner, have a animation program in the evening, smoke a waterpipe and drove back at night. It was really intresting. Don't be affraid of the man offering this trip - he can be pushy, but he is honest, you will get, what you pay for. But wear sunglasses and sometning to cover your head, mounth and ears.
I didn't go snorkling, but people who went, were also very satisfied.
I also went to a trip to Luxom and it was also worth to see!
Some futher advices: if you want to go shopping for souvenirs, you will soon find out that this can be quite a challange :) If you are exausted from bargganing, go to the new center (near Litlle Buba is a Hurghada stars and also some other shops) - they have prices on the products and it still very cheap. Quite interesting is also to visit the old Bazar in Dahar, the oldest part of Hurgada (cca. 20 min by taxy).
If you want to go out: during the weends is lively in the New Marine (near Sakalla) - the are two discoteques Hadkandi and The minister of sound - the etrance fee is around 100 egyptian pounds. In the new center is Hard Rock caffe (I had a great time there, during the week is for free) and also some other places, but I didn't go there... It is safe to walk there at night, no worries, espacially the new center. Once we went to Sakalla at night and there we no turists :) I didn't feel so good there... :)
I hope my review will help you. The Safir hotel is realy good hotel, no worries! Also non of us hadn't got problems with stomach...
- Also Known As:
- Hurghada Safir Hotel
- Safir Hurghada
- Hotel Safir Hurghada