While picking up a hotel for this trip we read reviews here and on other sites, and reviews for Makadi were very good for Stella Beach, however reality differs. Main specialty of this hotel are post-soviet public which does not leave hotel, usually arrives under influence and departs in similar condition. Hotel marks visitors with color bracelts depending on nationality. If you are former soviet union nationality you will be automatically adreesed in Russian language and respective manner (rather inaproriate sometimes). This poses problem for those tourists from these countries who are not drunk most of the time and prefers intelligent English rather than mostly poor Russian (Russian is much harder to master therefore Egyptians speak much better in English). My advice is to turn bracelt inside over. Due to obvious reasons, hotel facilities could have been better, we found some broken furniture in the room, tiles on the floor is no good. Another downside is food, very small choice of diet food, for example since I ate last few pieces of local bread which can be passed as more or less dietary, I never saw it refreshed and untill our leave it was only white bread to choose from. It is also first time I didnt found a milk shake in any of the bars. However my and my wife's compliments goes to Hamam - he cooks BBQ outdoors and it is really delicious, making up somehow for other flows. Most of the personnel are ok. Besides Hamam I want to thank to restoraunt manager Mohhamed, he is doing good job, which is of course very hard because of two oppposite kind of visitors. This is very important as sometimes you may find very diffirent approach, especially in the bar, where we were offended by bartender who went into some politically incorrect analysis.
Resuming our stay: this is an average hotel, my advice is to pay few hundreds extra and choose something in Hurghada itself, not in Makadi, seclusion of the area and cheaper price attracts wrong kind of guest, as a result your stay might be not good as it could be. As to managment, I want to thank you anyway and wish you inspiration in improvment. Remember, that sometimes you can teach some of your guests how to behave properly, but political sciences should be excluded in that respect. Shukran!
- 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