We have just returned from 10 days at the Royal Makadi and had a wonderful time. All in all food, rooms, housekeeping and general public areas were very good - cleanliness was generally the order of the day and to me the hotel did "what it said on the tin". My only negative comments would have to be two aspects,
1, The beach could do with a further beach bar and additional toilet facilities - possibly one at each end and,
2, Whilst I have respect for the "egyptian culture" I really do think the traders are missing a huge trick by not having fixed prices in their shops. My wife and I would have been delighted to have spent more time (and money!) browsing in the shops after dinner each evening but the 'hassle factor' simply puts you off doing this. In terms of buying in the shops - you either love a haggle or detest it and unfortunately we fell into the second camp.
One word of caution though watch the ramps - my wife did take a tumble by slipping on the surface (clearly no slip resistance tests in place!) - I have to say though one of the hotel management team who witnessed the incident was extremely apologetic and we regularly got asked how things were throughout and fortunately no injuries were sustained..
Anyway back onto more positive feedback,
The Animation Team were absolutely brilliant - from the holidays we have had we have honestly have never met such an enthusiastic bunch of guys and girls, they were were just simply first class..Whilst too many to mention individually special thanks have to go to both Kareem (nincinpoop) and one of the other guys who took Yoga classes.. You could tell these guys were very keen to develop their english language skills and quite frankly they used the english language far better than ourselves! They were such friendly jolly people that really went out of their way to ensure all guests were completely satisfied with everything..
The hotel is admitadly in a remote area so if you wish to take a ride somewhere dont hesitate to talk to Pete the "taxi man" in the lobby -very helpful he was too with nothing too much trouble.
I would say that when we first arrived we were a bit unsure of some of the bar team but then we got friendly with a chap called Sameh in the Pergola bar - a smashing chap with a warm heart that the management team should be proud of..
All in all Sunrise a great holiday was had, thankyou.... a real credit to Egypt!
- 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