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“Stella Makadi: Our second visit”

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Stella Di Mare Beach Resort & Spa Makadi Bay
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Makadi Bay
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“Stella Makadi: Our second visit”
Reviewed 29 September 2011

We stayed at the Stella in mid September for the second consecutive year. From a service point of view this resort definitely does deserve its five stars. The staff were outstanding in every way possible and went out of their way to help in all areas of the hotel. We did experience a change of management half way through our two-week holiday, so please bear this in mind when reading this review.

We were greeted by warm welcome from the immaculately dressed reception team, and then shown to the restaurant that had been kept open for our late arrival. There was an ample amount of food for us to eat and we were greeted by smiling waiters. We then sat on the terrace and were served drinks by the attentive waiters in the bar area, which was lovely and relaxing following a long journey. This high level of service from the waiters working around the bar and terrace continued throughout our holiday.


The room was a very good size and you will definitely have plenty of storage space as a couple, with a wardrobe each and plenty of drawers. The room boy kept the room immaculate throughout our stay and we could not fault the service that he provided. The finish on the bathrooms is not particularly polished, but we have found this seems to be par for the course in Egypt and how long do you spend in there anyway?!! The only real fault we could pick with the room was that the towels in the bathroom were worn and thread bare, which is not really what you expect in a five star hotel, but they were clean and replenished every day. The hotel may also benefit from taking down all the net curtains in the bedrooms and washing them, as they were slightly grubby and it does not look very nice when the sun shines on them. However, we do appreciate that this may be hard to keep on top of in such a windy, sandy resort. We found the room peaceful and there was never any noise at night. Most of the entertainment finishes at 11 pm. The beach and foam partiers were kept well away from the hotel, so unless you are someone that likes to be in bed by 9 pm, you should not be disturbed at all. Even if you had a room around the main pool where all the activities take place, where they are using microphones and load music, this still does not start until 10.30am, so it really should not disturb you unless you want to lie in until very late which would be a dreadful waste in such a beautiful climate.

Where the food was concerned, there was a marked improvement to the quality in comparison with when we stayed last year and there did seem to be a lot more variation. All of the food was well cooked, although it does become a little repetitive over two weeks, but that will be the same of any all inclusive. The only complaint that we did have in the main restaurant was that during the first week, we did notice that a lot of the restaurant staff who were handling food were not wearing gloves. However, this issue was resolved as with immediate effect with the change of management.

The snack bar down on the beach is nice at lunch times, but you will be very lucky to get a table between 12.30 & 2pm. They serve pizza, fries, kebabs, baguettes and burgers all of which were quiet nice. If you want a larger selection of food lunch time and you can go and eat in the main restaurant. They do open the snack bar as seafood restaurant in the evenings, but we cannot comment on this, as we never ate in there at night.

The Shisha pipes are good fun and all of the guys that make them up for you are really friendly and helpful. They are always happy to bring them to your table on the terrace up by the main bar. Or if you really want to relax, you go can go down to the `shisha hut` to enjoy one down there where you can lay on the cushioned floor. Whichever option you choose, you will be made very welcome.

The general standard of hygiene in the hotel overall had dropped slightly form the previous year, but again from the moment the new manager took over, there was a marked improvement in these standards. We did both experience bacterial stomach infections. There is however a possibility that this may not have necessarily been down to the hygiene standards of the hotel. A lot of guests were not washing their hands after they had used the toilet. Surprising enough the young Italian women were the worst offenders. This disgusting practice was witnessed every evening and can hardly be blamed on the hotel. Although strangely enough they seemed to always find time to re apply their lipstick. A charming pursuit when one cannot even be bothered to wash ones hands after doing a number two. However much we complain about the Russians they do seem to have mastered the basic art of washing their hands after going to the toilet.

Having travelled extensively through third world countries for over thirteen years we would suggest that if you do get diarrhoea that is accompanied by any stomach cramps, go to a chemist and get the local medication. Avoid taking Imodium as it may cause your diarrhoea to take the other exit, which is from previous experiences, is highly unpleasant.

The pools were all very nice and there is a quiet pool where you can go if you want peace and tranquillity. The main pool hosts music and activities. There are normally plenty of free sun beds around both the pools but if you wanted a sun bed on the beach you did have to get up early to ensure that you secure a bed with an umbrella. The beach itself was pleasant and clean, although some of the sun beds could have done with a good wash. However they were by no means filthy and a good wash with hot soapy water would have done the trick, as most of it is caused by a build-up of sun cream. The gardens are absolutely charming; they are perfectly kept and look beautiful.

Due to the change of management, there was a change in Animation team after the first few days. The first Animation team did not really seem to do a lot, apart from wander round aimlessly, looking a mess. However, a much smarter, proactive group replaced them and they seemed to have a good mixture of nationalities in the team. The Animation team worked very hard at trying to get everybody up getting evolved in activates which seemed to work during the day. However, we felt that due to no fault at all of the Animation team, the hotel’s guests were just not interested in playing the games and competitions that the Animation team were trying to organise during the evening. We personally felt that this was purely down to the clientele of the hotel. The Stella now has a good Animation team, but due to the clientele it attracts, we felt that they would be better off utilising the team to get people up dancing; or hiring a D.J. or Singer. On the one evening that this was done, it was very successful. In a five star hotel, it would seem that many guests purely want to dance, listen to music & relax rather than play games and competitions. That style of entertainment would be better suited in a `club` style hotel and again, we would like to stress this was not a fault of the actual Animation team.

There is a charge on all the al la Carte restaurants and you do also have to book them in advance, but only by a few hours. There never seemed to be any complaints about availability. The Italian and Indian sit down are around £18 a head for a three course meal but you did still get all your drinks on the all inclusive. The décor in the building where the al Carte restaurants are situated is quiet spectacular and if you do not want to eat in there, it is definitely worth a look.

There is also an Italian buffet that you can book into for around five Euros a head. This brings us to the only real complaint that we had about the hotel. Last year, we found the Italian buffet fantastic and great value with a really nice ambience. This year however, on both occasions that we ate in there we were disappointed. We booked in for the 8pm sitting and on both occasions they ran out of some of the starter courses. Instead of replacing them, they replaced the beautiful canapés and h’orderves that the earlier sittings were treated to with plain salads. Also, on both occasions they ran out more or less completely out of deserts, leaving just empty plates in the display cabinet. On the second occasion we were asked to wait ten minutes for our table to be ready (which was not a problem). We arrived just a few minutes after 8pm so we were not early. On this particular evening because all the deserts had run out again, we asked for some more, only to be told (all be it very politely) that they had run out. It is appreciated that some of our European & Russian counterparts will gorge themselves to near puking point, but if the management have accepted the later 8pm bookings, they should provide food for the later bookings. Although judging by the ever-expanding size and gluttony of some of the guests, the only way for the hotel to do this successfully may be to put it under armed guard!! Due to the fact it happened on both occasions that we ate in the Italian buffet, we would not recommended it unless you can get the earlier sitting around 7pm.

All in all, the entire hotel is good value for money and there is not really a great deal to complain about. We had a nice holiday and staff made us very welcome and we would like to thank all the staff for making our stay so memorable and enjoyable. With regard to new management, we felt that there was a definite improvement in general standards across the entire hotel. We are confident that the new management will endeavour to improve and maintain high standards in the future.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

We were there from 12th-19th September.

The hotel is constantly being looked after, by cleaners, painters and gardeners - all of this done discreetly, so no noise or obvious works going on.

It is not dissimilar to other greek and turkish 5 star all inclusive hotels that we have stayed at. The food was varied and plentiful, we always found something we would like to eat. Like any AI, it would probably get a bit samey if you stayed 2 weeks. But they did try to vary it quite a lot with themed evenings and as other people have said there are two other restaurants that you can book at a charge of £12.50pp, India and Italian, if you want a change. We tried the indian and it was great value for money and considering we were in Egypt, they did a great job!

We were extremely lucky and got a room upgrade to a suite, we even had to bathrooms. The electricity does keep tripping, but it only goes off for about 5 minutes at a time.

The first day, we tried out the beach and had a constant flow of people, trying to sell us massages, boat trips, meals in the other two restaurants, etc....but they were very friendly and not too pushy. I hope this helps you understand how they work....Egyptian people generally decline an offer the first time it is offered, this is their custom. If they want the offer, they accept the second time of being asked. If they still decline the 2nd time, they don't want it. They expect us to think in the same way, that is why when you say "No, thank you", the first time, they try again. If you say "No, thank you" again, they will leave you alone....I hope that helps, we are in their country, after all.

After that, we went to the quiet pool, and by the way, you get bigger towels from the Pool guy there, than from the beach :-). If you can't find somewhere, just ask him, he will try and help you and doesn't automatically expect a tip, we did this and felt so grateful, that we did give a tip before we came home, just because he was so helpful and friendly.

We went with Youtravel and they were great. We booked a boat trip with them and sadly, that was the day my partner got sunstroke/Pharaoh's revenge and so he didn't enjoy it that much. We bought the video from them......don't bother, some of the trip is not even your group snorkelling, they have mixed it with a diving trip....naughty, naughty! Anyway, we had also booked another quad biking excursion, but said we really couldn't do this as we were worried that he would still be ill, so we cancelled. They were great, they refunded us the full cost....so when my partner felt better, we booked another snorkelling boat trip, but using the Dolphin Centre, bought from our sunbeds on the beach (barter). This trip was better, they took us to 3 stops plus Giftun and one was near a shipwrek, where my partner saw 7ft Moray eels. He also got to see Matra rays at another stop and we again bought the video and this was our group and no added diving trips. Getting on and off the boat it a little challenging, but they do help you.

The beach is a mixture of sand and gravel and the tide is way out....and the sun was setting by about 6pm each evening. The tide does start coming in at about 4pm and so do some of fish, star fish, etc, so if you have sea shoes you can wear, it is work going to have a look then, or just go along the jetty at that time and you will see, we even saw a couple of small rays. Or do what I partner did, get up to see the sunrise over the jetty and you will see loads then as well.

There is a bazaar of shops on site. Personally, being a typical Brit, I don't really like bartering, so found it a bit tiresome, but if you do like to barter a bargain and are quite a strong person, then you will enjoy. They like British people, as we are polite and friendly, so they love talking to us.

You are not really in walking distance of anywhere, but if you just want a week of relaxation, there is enough going on at the hotel to keep you entertained for a week and plenty of exercusions to choose from.

If you do get a tummy upset, just go to the pharmacy and just tell them you have a tummy upset, don't bother with imodium, it won't work....Egyptian tummy upset - Egyptian tablets to cure it and then it will be cleared up in a day. My partner asked for it, so to speak, he did everything wrong and he knows that....he drank beer and sat out in the full sun all day, then had a massage, then proceeded to drink more beer in the evening, then went out in the sun again the following day...this is a receipe for disaster. Keep hydrated with water, don't sit out in the sun all day long if you're not used to it and always drink lots of water and no alcohol after a massage!

All in all, it was a great holiday and we would go back.

Enjoy!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We stayed 6th Sept for 1 week. Weather was amazing,blue skies sun shining every day. Staff were excellent and couldnt do enough for you. On arrival reception was welcoming and our cases were taken to our room. We had a sea view overlooking the quiet pool. Pools were lovely but if you were looking for more action around the pool you had the option or if you prefer quieter and no one bugging you then that was even better. Both pools had swim up bars. But the big issue was sunbeds!!! why on your holiday would you get up at 7 just to get a sunbed, they say not to reserve them but everyone seemed to ignore that unless yout tip the pool boy. Beach was ok not pure sand but snorkellin excellent. Food was plentiful and varied choice, while we were there the haed chef was wondering around asking everyone how we were finding the food and if anything could be better. Every night was a themed night from eastern,Italian,German,British,Mediterranean. Also on site was 2 ala carte restaurants Italian and Indian. We ate in the Indian for a supplement of 12 euro each but was lovely and worth a visit. Quite a few shops nite to and defo worth barttering.
Overall excellent holiday and would.recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We have just returned from Hurghada where we stayed at the Stella Makadi Resort. I must say, after reading some of the reviews I was a bit worried. However, we couldn't be more happy with the whole experience. The hotel is great, it is fantastic even! There is a huge swimming pool area with pool par and also beach bar nearby. There are plenty of sunbeds, no need to get up at 5:00 am to reserve one :) The room was very nice, air conditioned, with balcony. Cleaned every day with fresh towels supplied regularly. The hotel has its own beach with more sunbeds. The beach is sand and shingle so not great for children who like to build sand castles. We went with our 1,5 year old son and he was very happy. The sea is very shallow for a few meters so didn't have to worry about him too much. There is a long pier leading into the sea to the coral reef. It is quite breath taking so if you fancy a bit of snorkelling this is the place to go! You can also go on a day-long trip with Aqua Centre which is located just by the beach. The trip is a bit cheaper to get from them rather than from your tour operator so that is a bonus. There are guys walking on the beach offering trips so you don't even have to leave your sun bed :) We spoke to Tommy who was very nice and explained exactly what we would do. We were very happy with the trip and definitely recommend it to anybody - we even saw dolphins!!! There are lots of other things you can do like kite surfing or wind surfing, safari in the desert, camel riding. Apart from the extra activities the hotel provides its own entertainment with things like aerobic, football, water polo, volleyball, disco, kids club etc. But be aware - the whole resort was build on the desert, there is nothing else to do there, no real sightseeing, not even in the town of Hurghada (which is approximately 40 min drive away). Still, we went for a week - did the day-long snorkelling trip on one day and then a morning submarine trip another day (amazing stuff - do go if you fancy seeing coral from up close without getting wet!) and we spent the rest of the time either swimming or sunbathing.
The main restaurant in the hotel is quite impressive. Very comfortable, very modern with quiet music playing in the background. The food is just amazing. Every day they have a different theme so you get a variety of cuisines. It is also very tasty and everybody will find something for themselves. There are a lot of people though so be prepared to queue.
The staff in all of the hotel is doing all they can to make your stay more pleasant and enjoyable. They are always very polite and friendly. Our little boy was always their "best friend" and they tried to entertain him whenever they could. The restaurant staff was brilliant too, they are always there when you need them. Thank you very much guys for your hard work!
As for the sun - a little tip - do use high factor sun blocker! The sun is very aggressive in Egypt and you will burn easily and quickly. Don't drink tap water or have ice in your drinks or you'll get ill. We didn't get ill while we were there but we did get travellers diarrhoea after coming back to England.
Now, moving to a little less positive note. Our son had a throat infection - a very painful one, he didn't want to eat and didn't want to drink, he didn't even want his dummy! So we took him to see the doctor who is supposed to be available 24 hours. We called from our room and he told us to come in half an hour. So we went. He treated us like we were overreacting and panicking (maybe we were but if my 18 month old son doesn't want to drink a drop I am allowed to panic). He gave us some antibiotics and told us to come back the next evening at 8:00. So we went again, our son was not feeling any better at all, ever worse I'd say. The doctor wasn't there, the receptionist called him and he said to come back at 9:00. So we did, he still wasn't there, arrived 15 minutes late. This time he told us how serious the illness was and how serious the consequences might be etc. Basically, scared us to death.To cut the long story short, he did make our son better before we left Egypt but what surprised me is that we had to pay for the consultation and check-up visit. I mean I understand that we have to pay for the medications but I would think that if a hotel employs a doctor they pay his salary so you don't have to. Anyway, my advice here is get travel insurance, even a very basic one. You never know what might happen. I am so glad we bought one!

Overall, this is a lovely hotel, fantastic staff, great coral, superb weather, tasty food and would definitely recommend it to anybody and will happily go back myself!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Stayed at the Stella Makadi with my girlfriend for two weeks (30th auguest - 13th september) and we were overall quite impressed with the hospitality shown in the hotel.

When we arrived, our bags were taken straight to our room and they refused to let us carry any. People whom may feel insecure don't worry they mean no harm, it is their job to do this! Drinks are available at the reception as you first enter incase you are feeling parched from the ridiculous weather that is in Egypt.
Our room was lovely, we got a pre-booked room in block 5000 with a king size (if not bigger) bed, big TV with about 7-8 English channels, nice bathroom, balcony out-looking the pool and beach, and a little seating corner. I think we struck lucky with the room, but remember there is no extra cost for the better rooms it's all about letting them know before arrival.

As we were by block 5000, we spent much of our time by the quiet pool which had a lovely pool bar in a freeform pool and kids shallow pool. Just near it was a grassy area in which you can also place sun beds where ever you please, and you get a nice catch of the wind to keep you cool. (one thing to mention, the quiet area isn't allowed for excursion sellers to roam about and disturb you, however they are allowed on the grassy area, so be warned).

The sea is always warm and most of the day the tide is out and if I am honest doesn't look great, but the further you go out, the more coral there is (that is alive) and the more life in the sea there is. You can go snorkelling and do all kind of water activities out in the sea all day if need be. (I recommend going for a walk into the sea just as the sun is setting, oh my oh my. Amazing).

Food is not amazing. That is all that can be said. Seriously, if you are someone whom goes on holiday for food and all that variation you get in other countries, count yourself unlucky here. The restaurants (extra cost ones) are also not great either and basically sell better looking buffet food on a plate. However, we did not go for the food and don't really care. So we stuck with the pizzas, chips, BBQ food and pasta pretty much. (For two weeks this gets VERY boring however, so be warned). It is very tasteless compared to food you get in England, and extremely Russian and German based. I guess they seem to like their food plain and tasteless. However, the beach bar at lunch time was nice for a snacky lunch, they had various baguettes with various fillings in them with chips and salad. Still weren't amazing, but better than the night time food!

The hotel is occupied mainly by Russians and Germans. The Russians are rude and ignorant when it comes to dinner-time, pushing into the queues and giving you blank rude responses when asked to go to the back. Give them no benefit of the doubt, they may do things different over there, but a queue is a queue, and you can bloody well get in it! Germans were fine, just be ready to not here English people everywhere.

The staff are excellent, the cleaners do extremely well, as well the gardeners. They literally work their absolute socks off! I would recommend, if you do tip anyone, to tip the cleaner (for his amazing job I already know he will do) and also the towel man (for sun bed reservation benefits). Mohammed, the supervisor around block 5000, does little to nothing however, and comes into your room asking if everything is ok and then stands around awkwardly waiting for a tip. Don't give him one, because he really does nothing at all.

The Shisha tent on the beach is a must to go and chill out after dinner. The people in there are great to talk to about anything, an they have some funny stories. Get them to make you a Beduin tea and Watermelon flavour shisha. Amazing! (They also sell the tea for when you go home if you can't get enough of it!). Ahmed the very dark guy whom is staffed there is a lovely person and get to know them well enough and they won't bother making haggling a nightmare! (He gave us a free bag of Hibiscus tea and really cheap tea).
On the subject of haggling, we are British, and because we are British, they naturally give us extremely high prices because they know we are too laid back with that kind of thing! We kept a standard in our head, whatever they initially give you as a price, try to bring them down to just a little over half their original price. It's a hard game, but if you have your partner with you, confer with them about how cheap it would be in England, and how much money you have left, and they start to get impatient. And being nice doesn't hurt either, they make it easier for people whom communicate with them.

We do not recommend you go with the excursion team on the beach, they are a bit lack of safety and pressure for tips afterwards. We went horseriding and it was very scary! I'd recommend Thomas Cook for things such as Quadbiking and rough sports of the like and for smaller things like snorkelling and boat trips, shop about the resort to try and find cheaper places.

We only had a few complaints all in all at the hotel. As you do. First off was on my girlfriends bithday, they sent a letter to the room inviting us to the Indian Restaurant for the night which we thought was lovely. Well... invitations such as that usually mean a free dinner at least or if not some info on what is being offered, right? Not the case! They invited us to come to the restaurant, to eat and THEN to let us know that actually, they want us to pay for it! I tried to let reception know how absurd it was, but they did not buy it. They simply implied that the letter meant you get a free cake, even thought the letter said nothing about a cake but all about an invitation to the restaurant. Oh well.
Another complaint was the power. The main power hub of the hotel kept on cutting out, EVERY NIGHT for at least 4 nights. It would cut out for about 5 minutes, then emergency generators would come on and power just the TV and lights, but not the airconditioning! A room in Egypt at night with no airconditioning is NOT comfortable AT ALL. I'm guessing this was a temporary thing, but be warned and un-surprised if this happens on your stay.

Finally, the thing that most people look out for, we were NOT ill. However, we had traveller's diarrhoea for about 4-5 days as we are British and are not used to 36c weather all day and 30c weather at night. Don't be stupid whilst you are out there, it isn't a clean place overall, the money is dirty, the water is bad etc. etc. etc. Bring alcohol rub for your hands, NEVER drink the tap water or have ice, eat basic things instead of going crazy style at the buffet and don't drink alcohol all day in the sun. You're not superman, you're technically in the desert so get your common-sense hat on and hydrate yourself, keep yourself clean and just be sensible.

Overall, this stay was nice, relaxing and we had a great time. Only a few minor faults that barely affected anything, and yes we would visit again.

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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Stayed here at the beginning of April, to be perfectly honest I spent the whole week extremely bored, as in Makadi Bay there is nothing to do whatsoever. Even in Hurghada its self there isn't really anything to do. Don't go here if you enjoy doing stuff and not just lazying round the pool and beach, especially if you like to to see the ancient history of Egypt, as there really isn't anything atall!
The rooms were rather large and the beds were massive! The rooms were also clean, which is always a good thing!
The food wasn't really that great, I'm not fussy and eat most things but just generally the quality etc. was not appealling to me. Even in the A La Carte restaurants it was standard. To be honest most all inclusives aren't that great, if your looking for quality food, a half board hotel would be much better.
The staff were lovely though and nothing was too much trouble!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

Came to this hotel on 23rd Aug 2011..no problems wot so Eva..had an enjoyable experience. Wud reccomend ova Sharm..staff went above and beyond expectation..chefs (fady)..bar staff peter(geezer).for serving me beers in a proper pint glass...Mina (cry baby geezer)..talal..for looking after my lad snorkeling and swimming in the pool. Food was excellent too, different every night. Would definitely go back. Thanks to all at Stella makadi..V LISOW and family..notts..England.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Stella Di Mare Beach Resort & Spa Makadi Bay
Address: Makadi Bay, Makadi Bay, Hurghada 84511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada > Makadi Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Makadi Bay
#9 Spa Hotel in Makadi Bay
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Makadi Bay
#14 Romantic Hotel in Makadi Bay
#15 Luxury Hotel in Makadi Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Stella Di Mare Beach Resort & Spa Makadi Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 605
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stella Di Mare Makadi Beach Resort & Spa is located in the prominent Makadi Bay area, on Egypt's beautiful Red Sea Riviera. Makadi is a peaceful bay with many opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. The semi-tropical climate makes this both a summer and winter resort. With its warm, healthy climate and the beauties of the coral reefs, this is a place to delight sun seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Makadi Bay is a convenient 25km south of Hurghada International Airport. The location makes it easy to access the town of Hurghada, and there are many other notable places of interest nearby, such as the island of Giftun, which is a Marine National Park, where desert and marine life are protected by law. In fact, much of the Red Sea area has a protected status. The Stella Makadi Resort & Spa is situated on a white sandy beach, and has a spectacular house reef very close by, which guests may use for snorkeling. In addition to the natural beauty of its setting, the resort has the advantage of many facilities and services to ensure a holiday that offers a wide choice of activities. There is a Spa and Health club, a shopping mall and a discotheque, to name just a few Stella Makadi Resort & Spa guests are assured of dedicated service, with all their needs taken care of in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Stella Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay

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