At the start of September my friend and I visited this hotel and really enjoyed our trip. The staff and management couldn't do enough for you. One of the best overall hotels I've stayed at.
This hotel made us feel really welcome and we especially enjoyed eating in the various restaurants our favourite was the Asian where Mohamed Ali looked after us. We also enjoyed the steak house where in the daytime you could have lovely freshly cooked pizza - Mohamed and Said looked after us. Our room was regularly cleaned by Antonuis Room 12101 which was right near to the reception area and family pool. Twin room lounge joined thereon hallway dressing room area and bath and shower, w.c.
I also dined in the egpytian restaurant which I enjoyed. With the camel (Pepsi) outside, this was looked after well, its teeth cleaned daily and it was recovering from an operation but really cared for.
The lobby bar served about 5 branded spirits to Thomas Cook guests so this was nice as some of the other drinks weren't so nice the brandy didn't taste like brandy. You could drink whenever you wanted but not the same could be said for the food, we were unable to get a snack before flying home. Never mind was not the end of the world.
The room was very nice and Antouuis left me a rose which was nice and several towel sculptures. The room had a small fridge with water and soft drinks etc this was refilled when we needed it. We'd asked before for a kettle and this was provided for us. When we arrived we had a phone call to see if we had everything we needed - nice touch.
The grounds were vey nice and a pleasant walk with a waterfall in one part of the garden along with modern scupultures etc. The beach was okay but not as good as the beach next door and the snorkelling just next door was brilliant, waist high the fish you could see was amazing i went snorkelling loads of times.
We went on the snorkelling trip with Thomas Cook, but were the only english people on it but we thoroughly enjoyed this, we had 3 stops, two at sea and the last one at paradise island there was over 50+ boat moored up here, hell if you ask me. I preferred the other two stops and they serve a lunch and soft drinks. We also were fortunate enough to see dolphins. The guide on this trip did a brilliant briefing best i have seen.
I would like to return to the hotel soon and would recommend it. The tipping at this hotel is by placing money in boxes so you don't feel pushed into tipping all the time, very good idea.
I would rate this hotel above the other 3 hotels I have stayed in Sharm/Taba Heights this being my 12th visit to egpyt!!
- 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
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