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SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Makadi Bay
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Just got back from 2 weeks in Hurghada staying at this hotel ,there were 5 of us, our kids aged 18,16 and 11 and wife and myself.Food was very good with a lot of choice ,we had breakfast in Mexican restaurant as it was close to our rooms and nice and fresh with choice of cooked breakfast,cereals,yogurts, toast etc. Main Restaurant was very busy at lunch times when opened at 12.30 so left it till 1.30 then could get a table no problem and food always fresh,evening meals we ate around 8.30 to let young families eat theirs ready for kids disco,choice of rice,pasta,chips with different fish,beef and chicken dishes and again always freshly cooked.(No pork as Muslim country).My son did miss bacon for his breakfast.
The animation team were always upbeat and liked to have a chat and there were different activities in the morning and afternoon from archery, belly dancing , darts and table tennis to water polo,aqua-gym and beach volleyball and even capoeira the martial art to name only a few,you could take part or not with no pressure,they worked hard all day and were always up for a laugh in the evenings and always put 100% into the shows they did on stage. a big thankyou to,Sebastian, Brown, Boko,John, Morisio and Kareem to name a few, the whole crew were brilliant.
The pools were huge with lots of space to mess around in and as long as you got your towels down between 8 - 8.30 you had a choice of beds .I often put the towels down then went back to the room and had a coffee on our balcony( a very nice way to start the day) and the private beach was just behind the main pool with proper sand ( in Sharm El Sheik it is mainly corel beaches with walkways out to the sea) and a nice safe shallow beach with lots of different water sports to do.
We did 2 trips, the Maymaha island trip is a must as the beach there is white sand with beautiful blue/green water and so clear you can see the fish 20ft down and they provide the snorkels,flippers and life jackets if you want one,the food was nice there as well although you do have to buy your own drinks, just getting there was a treat as you felt like you were on a yacht for the hour crossing and back ,we left at 8.20 and got back at 5.00 a very good day.
The second trip I did myself as it was a 5am start to Luxor it was 4 hours on a bus so not really for young children but the Karnak Temple was amazing and had 45 mins to have a good look around then a nice meal on a Nile cruise boat and to the valley of the Kings which was excellent although you are not allowed to take photos there anymore and you have to pay extra to go in and see tutankhamun, who is still in his tomb in a glass case now, although all the gold is in the museum in Cairo ,there are other tombs you can look in as well.then a papyrus shop and an alabaster shop and a half hour boat trip up the nile. a long but very good day.
We,ve been to Egypt 7 times and this hotel is the best overall.
Thankyou for an excellent holiday!!

Room Tip: blocks 16,17 and 18 are near the pool
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Wonderful relaxing holiday. The hotel is ideally suited to accomodate the most active or the most relaxing of guests. There are a good range of excursions to choose from and the hotel amenities just cap it off. The snorkelling was amazing off the beach, which we did mosts dayswith always something different to see. There was a good choice of food every day which was excellent. The restaurants were very good too. The most memorable part of the stay was the staff, the animation team were awesome. So friendly and couldn't do enough for you, plus the banter was excellent. A big thankyou for making us feel so welcome, we would definitely return again to this hotel.
Thanks Amanda, Graham, Sandy and Lyne

Room Tip: Be aware you will be in the minority for tourists, this area is very heavily eastern european biased...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

My boyfriend and I travelled to Egypt for a relaxing all inclusive week away after a busy year. What we expected was a nice week where we could chill out and enjoy the sun, which we got, but there is so much more to this hotel. We were greeted after our delayed flight with drinks and food still provided for us at such a late hour and a really nice welcome from all the staff. Throughout the week we got to know the amazing animation team who really made our trip special. Natalie and Sylvia in particular made the trip as homely and comfortable as it was, they along with others in the animation team spoke to us regularly, acknowledged and remembered us, came to wave us off when we left, which was a lovely touch. The entertainment was fun, the food was excellent, the a la carte restaurants offer a great variety for everyone and they're very easy to book on to - and they're unlimited!!!

We could not have asked for a better vacation, and felt vey welcome as a gay couple in a Muslim country! I would recommend this holiday to anyone and everyone, there is no prejudice to anyone at this resort. We also found there were no extras added on to our bill at the end, everything was actually free, just as it should be in an all inclusive but sometimes isn't!

Our room was located so close to the pools, bars, beach and reception without it ever being too noisy or loud! The views of the clear blue Red Sea were exceptional and the fish you can swim with on your own private beach mean there is no need to pay the extra for a snorkelling trip, although we would highly recommend the scuba diving company found within the hotel!!

The only slight niggle is the wifi is fairly slow, but there is enough to do at the resort to distract you from your twitter, email or Facebook! Don't judge what you hear about Egypt as this is not true at this resort. Thank you for everything, thank you for a great holiday, it was so much more than we could have ever asked for.

Miss you all already!

Bradley and Thomas :)

Room Tip: Block 16 has an amazing pool and sea view, and is close to everything - we also felt that having a r...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bradley C
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Well arriving at this hotel we were greated with a cold flannel and a cold drink to freshen up, with everyone saying 'welcome home' we had our suitcases taken to our amazing room for us and one of the concierge showing us to our room personally. All staff are amazing, especially El Gandy ( pool bar guy) who by the end of the week knew our order by heart and had our drinks ready for us. I need to take a moment to mention the animation team, who were absolutely unreal, they were always smiling, upbeat and making sure you were 100% happy. Natalie, John, Kareem especially! Thankyou guys for making our holiday incredible.
The sunbed situation is ok, but you need to be up by 8 ( or earlier) to get one and when you do, stick by it for the 1st couple of hours, because some guests do decide to just claim your beds ( this never happened to me,but did witness it)
My partner and I never actually made it to one of the Al Lacarte restaurants as always fully booked, so I would say, go at midnight, book for whatever you can so you can enjoy the whole experience.
The hotel staff do walk round asking if you want certain excursions, if you don't want any bothering then they have red flags you can get when you collect your towels in the morning and you just stick them to your sunbed and no-one will bother you. As I said I never booked into the Al Lacarte restaurants, but was never disappointed with the main restaurant, yes it gets very busy and you might have to walk round to get a table, but once there, you have a wide range of food that caters for everyone. Overall this holiday has been amazing and I will be booking for 2 weeks next year and hope to see all the same staff there as they were a fantastic team who really did make you feel as though you were at your 2nd home!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

Hotel Management

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Me and my boyfriend went to Egypt for the first time and stayed here! All I can say is what an amazing time we had the trip we had to maymaha island was out of this world!
The resort was full of everything you need, no need to leave there! From shops to different restaurants to all the pools and the beach within seconds from the main pool!
The animation team was wicked they get you involved with everything a friendly good morning to everyone round the pool make you feel really welcome we made really good friends with them all it's a shame we couldn't of brought them home to England to brighten everyone up! The held the best beach and pool party and was always asking and making sure you was ok and helped out with any questions you might have!
Overall we've had an amazing 10nights here and will defo be returning! X

  • Stayed: July 2014
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

Hotel Management

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Overall the holiday was fantastic. The food in the a la carte restaurants was delicious and the rooms were very comfortable and clean. However, the best attribute of this hotel is it's animation team!! They are marvellous! Kareem, Ghazal, Brown, John and Natalie made my family and I feel so welcome and at home from day one of our holiday. They were so friendly and always encouraged the guests to get involved.

Waterpolo with Kareem and Ghazal was always a lot of fun. Definitely worth giving it a go!

I would also recommend Arabic lessons with Kareem. He is a fantastic teacher!

The animation team work so incredibly hard and make this hotel 100 times better for being there. They work tirelessly and always remain incredibly enthusiastic. Hats off to them! They are the reason I would return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view/beach view.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

Hotel Management

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Outstanding. Animation team were amazing. Ghazal was top notch with his achery excellence and his brilliant lute playing in the lobby most nights a week was really good as well (DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING - he had us all dancing). Doing water polo with Kareem in the mornings was very enjoyable too. MeDa was also a very very good laugh! Finally, Marley... What a lovely bloke! The animation team really made this holiday brilliant! The hotel itself was also fantastic in all areas, definitely wanting to return!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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royalmakadi, General Manager at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear our valued guest,


The SUNRISE Royal Makadi Team thanks you very much for these wonderful compliments.

We are very pleased that we could meet your expectations and proud of your comments!

We wish you a lovely time back at home and are looking forward to welcoming you at SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort soon again!

Sunny regards,

Hotel Management

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Address: Makadi Bay, Makadi Bay, Hurghada 623, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada > Makadi Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Makadi Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Makadi Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Makadi Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Makadi Bay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Makadi Bay
Price Range: £60 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 698
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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