Knowing confusing situation in Egyptian tourism, Hostmark is one of best hotels in Hurghada and would recommend it to people around the world.
I and my wife also came in using recommendations from our travel agency GPR International in Serbia and our impressions are more than good.
For those who do not know Grand Seas Resort Hostmark is 14 km away from Hurghada and it is property of Egyptian Police. It has been built with intention to use earned money for building of Egyptian infrastrucutre such as new road toward the Cairo, that will short duration of travel for 1.5 hour. It is nice to hear that one country and a Government Instiution use tourism for better life of own people. Fact that hotel is belonged to the Police explained its high degree of safety as well as very professional behavior of personnel. I read lot of stories about bad experience with personnel in other Hurghada hotels. We had no any problems. It is truth, it was situation when we found not cleaned room in 6. pm, but after phoning to reception, housekeeper urgently came and do it his job, excusing because he had new group of guests, not requesting any tip, what is common situation in many other hotels in Hurghada. Generally, tourism workers in Egypt expect to get a tip or „bakshish“ independently of job quality. I followed principle: if you work good you will get tip, if you do not work no tip. Hotel workers in Hostmark are very modest people with chronicle smiles on face. If you give him tip he will say „thank you sir!“, if you do not he will also smile. Nice people.
Hotel Direction is very rigorous toward to employees and all suspicious and not allowed actions are punishing by losing the job. Especially, for workers is not permitted any type of „close connection“ with guests especially not with women. From that reason this is good place for lonely women that want peace and relaxing. If they want sex this is wrongfull place. It can get in cheap Russian hotels in center of Hurgahada.
Director of Hostmark, a noticeable man, with charcteristic Egyptian, pharaoh face physiognomy, each day was walking through the the complex in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening controling quality of service. Especially he controlled fantastic pool and during the whole day as well as during the the night there are the workers who clean pool. He is very dutiful man with obviously wish to make great vacation to Hostmark’s guest s and it was very affable for me personally to see that main Boss personally worry about quality of service.
Rooms are big, clean and stylish arranged, with 2 big queen size beds and viewing on sea and pool. Also we had a room deposit box for money and documents very simple for handling. Our money and passports with tickets have been completely safe and recommended all people to use this way of keeping.
Every day you can take towels and reserved your place on beach or pool. And, for all guests there is place.
Food is good although it is personal question of taste. I d like it and I relaxed my stomach with it. Egyptians are experts for vegetables. Many people has complains that their cakes are not too much sweet but I liked it. Really great cakes and great looking. Like in cookbook. It is important say it is very, very clean object.
Is there any objection?
Price of bottled water. Hotel insists guest s should buy water in, that cost 12 pounds ( 1,5l) while in shop it cost 2.5-3 pounds maximum. It means for one hotel bottle you can buy 3-4 bottles of water in shop. But in some cases it is big problem to enter it. You can try. But if they discover it they can be very rigorous and can take it. Of course, water should not be for a free but this is to much expensive and should be corrected. For instance, In Tunisia in hotel bottled water is 2 times more expensive than in shop. This is overpriced.
The other prices are ok.
Cappucino 13 pounds (1.5 euros)
Fresh juice from Guava ( great thing) 20 (2.5) pounds, and big 40 pounds
Pizza 38 pounds (4.5 euros)
If you have no cash you can take drink and food on account, signed it with a number of your room and on day of your departuring you will pay your debt with small interest.
If you need to prolonged your room for several hours on departuring day it is possible for 20 euros. Our friend do it ( till 18.00h) but when tried to enter into, 10 minutes before deadline she could not. Obviously her card was installed for blocking before deadline (10 minutes earlier, who knows why) and she had to call bag-man for help. He than called receptionist and room was open.
Beach is only 10 -20 meters away from pool! It is one of the greatest thing!
The main guests are Germanss, Austrian, Italians, Serbs,tourist s from Baltic, Finland, Arabs from Middle East and Egyptians, membrs of Police families as well as Russians who are not favorite in Hurghada due to wild behaviouring and due to sexual exploatation young Egyptians men. Russian women of middle age call room services man and then simply close the door provoking the explicite situation. If Egyptian man accept, can lose job if refuse, also can lose the job, because frustrated Russian woman complain due to allegedly attempt of sexual violence, that can not be proved! In this hotel Russians are currently in small number and the rest of international guests can enjoy in peace.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Seas Resort Hostmark Hotel Hurghada
- Grand Seas Hotel Hostmark
- Grand Seas Hurghada