We went with friends on this holiday as they had recommended it from travelling before and had loved it. We did go Nov/Dec time and the weather wasn't as great as has hoped which didn't help raise the mood, admittedly.
The rooms are excellent, loads of room and very clean, we were very impressed with this. There was lots of nice pools but only 2 were heated during our visit and the others were far too cold to use. this wasn't really an issue tho, the swimming pools weren't the cleanest I had seen but not the worst either.
The resort itself was clean and tidy and could see a lot of activity going on everyday for it to be kept that way.
The staff were all ok and not rude.
The food was edible, just. But this is probably just me being picky as it wasn't to my taste, what the menus read and what you expect and get aren't always the same thing.
The buffet at lunch time, a few times we found to be rushed and no care taken. A few times we went without. The main buffet restaurant is VERY hot and stuffy. My husband and daughter both caught salmonella during our stay!! My daughter had to have 6 weeks off school when we got back as she was so ill !!!!
The beach and harbour are nice but just nice.
Overall, I just think the holiday wasn't really for me, I like to explore and experience different things and different cultures and to be honest you feel a little imprisoned as you can't leave the resort and wander to any local bars or see any local scenery etc. I got bored of walking the same paths and the same restaurants everyday. To be honest we could have been anywhere as we didn't see any of Egypt or its culture just a hotel catering very much for the russians and the brits.
I can see what people like about this resort as it feels safe and is clean but it just wasn't for us.
- 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