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Golden 5 Paradise Resort
Ranked #189 of 221 Hotels in Hurghada
Reviewed 9 November 2011

I took my family to the Golden 5 in October 2011. We stayed in the Sapphire Suites Hotel part, which is across the road from the main complex. We found that we did not need to venture across the road too often as the Sapphire Suites, and the adjacent Topaz Club had all we really needed.
Yes, the hotels are a little dated, but you get what you pay for. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, especially when they knew we were British. They relish the opportunity to practice their language skills, especially as 99% of their guests are Russians.
The room we had was a suite of 2 bedrooms, bathroom, hall, and balcony, and was clean, tidy and worth the money, no question.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

Just got back from a one week stay in the Paradise Golden 5.
When we arrived our initial reaction was ok - rooms very good, mini bar stocked up etc! Very hot weather all week - about 30-32 degrees
Most of the hotel staff were friendly - especially towards us.Our rooms were cleaned daily / fresh towels and the cleaners even went the extra mile by adding some nice touches flowers or animals shaped from towels, they try hard and appreciate it when you acknowledge them (because the Russians don’t). We had excellent service from the bar (Hony pronounced Honey) and restaurant (Muhammad)

They try really hard at most things. We got cold beer most of the time in glasses. The food is ok. The dancing fountain (have to comment on it), the show lasts ½ hour and even though I am a bloke, I thought it was quite good, it’s different.
Don’t expect 5 star luxury and everything to be all inclusive and you might be pleasantly surprised, read up on what is included before you go like 1hr of golf / billiards per room per week .
Remember you are in a foreign country where they do things differently and not as efficiently as you might expect, but this could be the same for Greece Turkey.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Aliya2010
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

this complex needs pulling down.old @ dirty if you can rough it maybe ok,if you ant a decent holiday stay away. ther is nothing 5* about it.all inclusive means no drinks in reception you had to pay. drinks on beach long wait @ warm. stay away.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank marie234
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

We stayed under RCI exchange programme in December 2008 for a week.

Very huge compound having many facilities and its own beach. Wonderful red sea.

Rooms were huge and could be joined from inside. We had partial kitchen. Rooms were air conditioned.

Hotel lobby is beautiful.

Under RCI exchange it is advisable to stay at this place.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

we arrived in the dark late afternoon on 8th of feb 11 , we were told the Hotel Sapphire Suites had been closed so they put us in the Paradise part of the Golden five , we enter the Hotel and thought WOW , we were taken to our room on the 4th floor,The room was ok but a bit dull we had a balcony overlooking pool , we unpacked and went for our tea ,The food was ok but a bit cold , we had a couple of drinks and went to sleep , next morning we had our welcome meeting, we soon relised there was only sixteen people in the hotel because all the Russian guests had been flown back home by there goverment, so only sixteen british left, the hotel has 5 resteraunts but 4 of them were closed due not guests and only one girl doing animation Sahsa who did her best to entertain us , there would have lots to do but everything was canceled , all local shops were closed but we did find some shops open in the Senso centre which was about 20 mins walk , In the only Resteraunt we could use there was Pigeons flying around and walking under your table while we were eating ,next day we went to see our rep who had been called in by another couple complaining about Pigeons and there room after this we had our meals in another room up on the third floor while they tried to get rid of pigeons, the food was much better with more choice and it was hot , so during the day all we had to do was sunbathe, they were doing there best and made us feel welcome, On thursday evening we were having our tea and just saying its not that bad really my partner went over to get some cake as we had all holiday to her horror she saw several cockroaches running about on the table so we didnt have any cake again ,but i had cake every day ,luckily we were leaving next day so we didn say anything but put it on leaving forms , i would just like to add that since we got back i have been ill with stomach pain and diarrhoea , This Hotel needs a lot of work inside outside the pools and gardens are very well looked after shame about the interior of the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

Myself and my partner fancied a cheap pre-Christmas break in the sun. Having booked flights separately the Sapphire Suites at Golden 5 City looked like a reasonable all inclusive option.

Just a bit of background, the Golden 5 City complex is absolutely vast, there are, despite the name, actually seven hotels which form the complex (Sapphire, Topaz, Paradise, Club Golden 5, Al Mas Palace, Diamond and the Emerald. You can use the bars, clubs and restaurants of all the hotels as well as the beach bars and restaurants and the Aqua Park and associated pool. Pool/Beach towels are provided.

The Sapphire and Topaz form there own separate little hotel complex across the road from the main Golden 5 Complex. As stated the complex is so large that it’s a good 15 minute walk through it to the Beach, luckily a shuttle bus is provided at ½ hour intervals.

Checked in at the Sapphire Suites with no problem and received the all inclusive wrist bands. Was shown to our room (note no lifts but the building is only three stories). As the name suggests, all the rooms are suites with a separate living room and bedroom and large bathroom. The rooms are very clean (Cleaner Ali was excellent) but are a little dated. The bedroom has ample wardrobe space, balcony and two double beds and individually controlled air conditioning. The lounge had a further TV, two sofas, table further storage and further individually controlled air conditioning.

The Sapphire and Topaz complex appear to be the most modern, the other 5 hotels while clean and reasonably maintained are defiantly showing their age. You can imagine that 15 years ago they would have been quite splendid.

There is a large private beach with lots of sub loungers. There are plenty of sun loungers around the Topaz pool.

During our stay we dinned in the Sapphire, Topaz, Diamond and Paradise Restaurants. The Sapphire and Topaz are by far the best, the Diamond is okay and the Paradise, while having live entertainment, should be avoided at all costs. There is an entertainment programme at the complex, although it is geared towards the Russian nationalities.

The hotel is 95% Russians with the other 5% being largely non British. I would say that this ratio of guests goes for Hurghada as a whole. We had no problems with the other nationalities and it was nice to get a way from the booze Brit culture.

The alcohol served was reasonable (if local), and readily available. The latest we stayed out in the actual hotel was at the Paradise billiard bar which was still serving gone 1.30am. There are two or three ‘night clubs’ on the complex, however they serve premium only drinks which you must pay for.

We paid $5 for the beach party one night at the hotel, I suggest you save your money. Off complex I would recommend the Little Buda Club in Hurghada, very classy is expensive. There’s also a Ministry of Sound at the Marina. Just down the road from the hotel there is also a further club, the Havana Club (you will see the spot light in the sky) and a couple of bars.

There are lots of shops around touting for your business. I would suggest a visit to the fixed price Cleopatra or Cairo Bazaars near the hotel so you know the price of things. I wouldnt buy the cigs on offer in these shops or shops on the complex, I believe they are fakes. Get a taxi to the near by Senzo Shopping Centre which has a large supermarket with real cigs for 9 egyption pounds a packet.

Cheap hotel, worth its money, but by no means a Riu.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank BentyUK
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Reviewed 19 November 2010

Travelled to Hurghada as part of a 10 days Egypt tour and the Agent had booked us at this "5 Star Deluxe Resort". Had checked the reviews and told him to change the same but was told it was too late.

Grand entrance. Felt like fools that we did not want to stay there. Then reality !!! The rooms are a poor reflection of a grand past - toilets flush leaking, nobody to listen to your complaints. Rooms having carpets not cleaned for ages ... It gets better. At about 5:30 we start walking to the beach ... all around only Russians and East Europeans, kids racing around in carts – chaos. Then the lights go-off … for 2.5 hrs. Pitch dark with no power backup. Went to room, no water – apparently it needs power ! Screamed at the agent and told him I am checking out.

8pm, lights come on … the dining area is madhouse. The hotel is apparently ONLY inhabited by ‘all inclusive package’ Russians and we were the only other nationality there – it was obvious to us by then why. People stacking up on food and wasting 50% of the same. Decent variety but really BAD and tasteless. The tables were dirty and inspite of pleading, no one bothered to clean it up and put fresh napkins. Same experience the next morning.

Next morning we cancelled our booking for the 2nd night and walked off … please don’t even venture close this place unless you come from Russia on a charter plane - on a cheap all inclusive package. I am definitely not a racist, but the fact that no westerner or other nationalities stay here is for a good reason.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Hurghada Shahl Hasheesh Road, Hurghada 84512, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#100 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#115 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#123 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range: £29 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden 5 Paradise Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 464
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Category: 5 Stars Check in :14.00 Check out :12.00 Location:At the center of Golden 5 city, viewing the dancing fountain ,and the main swimming pool & the beautiful scenery of the city green landscape and sea. Staying at Paradise you will feel the luxurious and comfortable life with following the route of the cable car to the beach while passing by the trifle connected swimming pool.Accommodation:466 rooms including 12 family rooms (1 terrace/balcony, 2 bedrooms , 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom)4 junior suites 2 senior suites 2 Presidential suites ,Annex buildings 2 floors L shape and Andalusia building Most rooms and suites have balcony, equipped with:satellite- TV & radio, individual adjustable air condition .Bathrooms feature bathtub , weighting scale, telephone , Hairdryer, Minibar, safe box, daily clean linen & electricity:AC 220 volts Restaurants/Bars:Restaurants:"Red Sea" main restaurant Cuisine International Serving :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner German a'la carte restaurant Bars:"Day and Night" coffee-shop Cuisine: International snacks & beverages Hours: 24-hours Billiard bar (All Inclusive)Cuisine: snacks & beverages Hours: 10.00 am - 02:00 am Piano Bar (charged as per consumption ):Cuisine : International Hours: 05:00 pm - 02:00 am Pool bar (All inclusive) :Cuisine: snacks & beverages Hours: 10:00 am - sunset Russian Restaurant , 80 seats Cuisine: Typical Russian Hours: Dinner, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Services & Facilities:24-hour room service 24-hour concierge , Laundry service: charged as per consumption , price list available in the room pm Conferences Facility:Paradise conference room:capacity of 300 persons , Paradise VIPs Lounge: 150 seats.Internet cafe Limousine service, Beauty salon ,Lobby shops -On request doctor ,Tour & travel desk .Babysitting on request ,Pets: are not allowed Pharmacy Supermarket ,Safe box available at the reception .Recreational/ Leisure Facilities:Main swimming pool (not heated)Aqua Park Golden 5:daily from 9:00 am - sun set- Free for all guest of Golden 5 city hotels including- 5 slides,- 1 heated swimming pool,- 3 heated pools for children with slides ,- Sandy area for children with slides,- 2 all inclusive bars.Discotheque "Night Flight": (free entrance , charged drinks)- 09:00 pm - 11 :00 pm for children- 11 :00 pm - 03:00 am for adults. Yacht marina Beach: 1000 meters smooth sandy beach , umbrellas ,mattresses, chaise-longue, towels - all are freeWater & Beach sport center:- windsurfing- snorkeling- boat excursions- Horse riding center (against charge)- Beach Volley Ball (free of Charge)- Para-sailing Diving center (charged):- Daily: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm ,Health club: Free of charge gymnastic; massage , Jacuzzi ,sauna, steam room are charged Dancing fountain daily show: 09:00 - 09:30 pm.Motorized train: free of charge: 09.00 am till 05.00 pm every 45 min.Tennis courts, Table tennis , billiard , chess court, mini golf,bicycle & motorbike hiring, and(for more info,please contact our receptionist)Kids club with animation , swimming pool, andbaby sitting on request- Morning: 10:00 am - 01:00 pm- Afternoon: 03:00 pm - 05:00pm• Languages: English, German, Russian, French• Parking: Private car park available , free of charge• Currency: EGP, Euro, USD• Credit Cards: MasterCard , Visa Card ... more   less 
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Paradise Golden 5 Hotel And Beach Resort
Paradise Golden 5 Hotel & Beach Hurghada
Paradise Golden 5 Resort Beach

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