The good bits - lovely hotel, friendly staff and good service, beautiful pools and beach! This hotel has 2 hotels - beach and gardens - I stayed in the beach hotel which was closer to the beach - the gardens hotel was slightly newer and had the wave and slides pool - i would recommend gardens hotel for families with children. You can visit both hotels restaurants, bars and pools and there is a free shuttle bus between the two hotels. The trips are amazing - would highly recommend dolphin safari :-) Quad biking and beach trip were also great! The entertainment was good - kids disco every night for an hr and then adults entertainment - belly dancers, live singers, sand art, once a week beach party etc. The animation team made the effort to speak in EVERY language - as there were a variety of russian, polish, german, english, spanish etc. The buffet restaurant had a different theme every night so it didn't get boring but some items the same for picky eaters - pasta bar, kids sections etc. desserts were the highlight for me. My partner is very picky but he always found something to eat. Lunch could get a bit samey - chips with either sandwich, hotdog, burger or pitta with meat in. The bad bits - a'la carte restaurants were hard to book but they changed the booking system part way through our stay which meant we could book all our weeks visits at once instead of lots of queuing. Toilets around the pool area are not clean (mainly to be fair because the mixture of hot weather + toilet = smell) i went back to my room when i needed the toilet. Also air con sometimes switched off in the restaurant area which made it very hot to eat in 35 degree heat. Do not visit Hurghada town - all the shops are the same and u will get hassled ALOT! Overall we were happy with our stay and really enjoyed it, i would recommend it to other couples and families.
- 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