I was a bit scared by some of the reports but really, whilst it is not a fantastic hotel it was fine.
Check in was fine and quick, bit if a hair raiser to the room with 5 of us in a TUK TUK. Not overly bothered but I should imagine it would scare the crap out of some!
Superior room was massive and generally OK. Quite tired in some areas, lots of cracked floor tiles, shower curtain stained, mould round the bath and on tiles, wall fan in bathroom hanging out. Really a lot of it is attention to detail and poor workmanship when repairs are done. Over-painting on to window and door surrounds, banister painting has put paint on walls or wall paint on banister, sealant round bath and mirrors poorly applied or on top of old sealant, toiled pan had been replaced but cement/grout was u mentioned the issues with the room to reception and was offered another room which had been recently refurbished. It was smaller and a bit near the disco however it had also got some glaring errors which should be picked up on daily inspection and I also noted some poor workmanship in the makeover.
Grounds on the whole well kept though evidence of poor maintenance again in some areas.
Pool seemed very clean.
Restaurant. Again looking tired and tatty in some areas. Food on the buffet was plentiful and as buffets go pretty good with some nice varieties.
The pay to go to restaurants were poor. Especially the fish one. The starter on the set menu was not as described by a long chalk and the seafood soup was with crabsticks which are really Crab Flavour Sticks and generally have nothing to do with crabs. How any self respecting restaurant can use them I do not know. The Italian was not too bad. These three restaurants were the only ones open apart from another buffet restaurant which was restricted to certain tour operators, mainly European, if you get my drift.
The bar service was good, indeed the staff generally were good, one waitress Saffa deserves special note she was excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Egypt's spectacular Red Sea coast, TIA Height's large resort is ideally situated on a stretch of sandy beach in Makadi Bay. The hotel faces the magical waters of Egypt's Red Sea, nestled between desert dunes and breathtaking mountain ranges. The bay provides a superb location for scuba-diving and snorkeling. Built over 250,000 square metres (in a total surrounding area of one million square metres of land), this five star resort boasts an international standard Aqua Park, a 6,400 square metre swimming pool that is considered the largest pool in the Middle East. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, LoveHolidays, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Cancelon, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Evoline ltd so you can book your Tia Heights Makadi Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Tia Heights Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay
- Hurghada Le Meridien
- Meridien Makadi Bay
- Le Meridien Makadi Bay Hurghada