We travelled to Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort on Sept 13th for two weeks and I can honestly say this hotel delivers everything you want out of a restful holiday. The flight with Thomas Cook was cramped, but we booked extra legroom, so the only problem we had was people standing within our area to stretch their legs. The transfer time from the airport was about thirty minutes so no problem there. On arrival at SRMB, we were greeted by a vast team of staff who ensured you went to your allocated room safely, though I would recommend you look out for the special one called Mohamed (see photo) for that extra special treatment. The rooms were cleaned every day and had plenty of room for the small amount of time we spent in there, all the pools were great, but we tended to stay around the family pool as we were in block 10 and so was more convenient for us.(see photo of Islam, who always had a smile and a drink ready for when we arrived). We also went down to the beach a few times and I must say that if, as previously reported, the best area for snorkeling is next door at The Fort Arabesque, then there must be a massive amount of fish life there, as I found the area around SRMB beach to have an abundance of varied fish life.
We tipped staff as and when we felt deserved and thought this worked well. All the staff were polite and served us as quickly as they could, but if you go to the Lobby Bar look out for the final two characters who I assure will go that extra mile to ensure you have a fantastic holiday. The red flag scheme seems to work well with everybody but the Spa team, but we reserved a couple of treatments and they did not bother us too much after that. We tended to use the Around the World restaurant for breakfast and lunch, as this was much quieter than the main buffet. For the evening meals we used the a la carte restaurants and whilst we were there a new one opened, The Greek, bringing the total to seven venues for a la carte, each one having different merits so I wont bore you with favorites.
At the end of our holiday, all the lobby staff and a few of the waiters came out in the searing heat to say goodbye to us, which was a really nice touch and had some of the departing women in tears, so I will say thank you to all the staff of SRMB for a truly fantastic holiday and we hope to see you again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunrise Select Royal Makadi is located in the heart of Makadi bay. The hotel is built on relaxing landscape, with spectacular avers and fine sand beach for enjoyable vacation. Distance form Hurghada international Airport 30 minutes, from Hurghada downtown 35 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Royal Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay
- Sunrise Makadi Bay
- Sunrise Royal Makadi Bay