Stella has great food and service but there are a number of unacceptable issues : the coral reef has been decimated and is a just a brown rocky sludge , ruined with overdevelopment and the beach is non existant just a pile of imported sand ( notice the lack of direct beach photos!). Although the Hotel has a first -come first -serve policy on sunbeds it does not stop the Germans and Russians rushing out at 7.30am with their towels to bag the top pool spots and then decide if they will put their " all inclusive" behinds on the reserved spaces later in the day . The animation is abysmal and the internet is unavailable in the room and 5 euros an hour from reception. For a newly built 5 star Hotel this is poor.
So Stella is not good for kids , sea swimmers, snorkellers or internet users but great if you have sharp elbows for the buffet and like tanning ,eating and drinking all day.
What made me write the review was the pushy Stella management pressing us on our last day to write positive reviews here to " help Egypt".
- 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