Let me start by saying that after reading some of the reviews I wondered what hotel they were staying at and what they expected for the price they were paying.This is one of or the most sociable hotels I and my wife have stayed in after years of holidaying in Egypt. The staff were always helpful but what made it for us, apart from the clean rooms, excellent food choices, private beach, good drinks etc etc was the attitude of our fellow holidaymakers. Making new friends and acquaintances was really fun in the Garden bar and round the hotel area.
After two weeks of chilling out this is definitely the place to go to recharge those batteries.
With the 5 restaurants on site ( soon to be six ) the food, although not always to my personal taste, was beautifully presented. With Essam and his crew serving breakfast in the cove and his alleged brother serving lunch in shimmers, to Fayiz at the beach bar not forgetting the double act of Hany and Ossama in the Garden bar who never once held their hands out for tips the service was excellent and fun.
There are bars and events going on in the sister hotels if you are into that sort of thing and there is also another 14 plus eating venues that we could have used.
We had room 6313 which overlooked the Makadi Palace and the sea and was very spacious with a 30 ft by 20 ft balcony. The room was kept really tidy by our housekeeping boy who left a few pleasant designs on our bed which looked amazing.
Although the Spa was not open and yes, there is work going on as there is throughout Egypt, this did not distract us from a glorious holiday. So much so we have already re-booked for September this year.
To sum up, this is a great hotel with great staff, good food a relaxing atmosphere and excellent value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oasis of peace, relaxation and tranquility. The Makadi Spa*is the Red Sea’s largest custom-built Wellness resort. Recently opened, it focuses firmly on all aspects of wellness, with its accommodation,and dining tailored specifically to the needs of the most discerning of its adult-only clientele. *The Spa is as yet not in operation, awaiting construction completion within the next months to come. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay