We have just had the most wonderful 2 weeks stay at the Sunrise Royal Makadi, at Makadi Bay in Egypt. This was a 5 rated all inclusive hotel thet lived up to its rating. We stayed there from the 29th Jan to 12 February 2010. We booked this hotel for a special occasion, it was my brothers 60th Birthday while we were there, we were a party of 4, myself and my husband, and my brother and his wife. We are in our middle fifties and we all wanted a really nice place to stay for this special occasion and the Royal Makadi ticked all the boxes. It is a very big resort with over 540 rooms. This did not affect the running or cleanliness of this hotel as sometimes when the resort is very big some things get over looked. No matter what time of day it was there was always staff cleaning wether it be the pools, of which there was 8, the gardens, which were imaculate even though it was winter there, the buildings and pathways or the rooms which were cleaned everyday. No where did we see any litter, anytime a leaf fell in the pool the pool staff were fishing them out and if anything was overlooked, the 2nd manager in charge was out there checking and putting things right, not that this happened often. The food was really nice, sometimes a bit repetative but we have stayed in many big all inclusive hotels around the carribean and other areas and this is the norm. The entertainment was good but as it was out of season being the month we stayed it was,nt bad. The entertainment team worked endlessly and all the bar staff could,nt do enough for you. If anyone say you get up out of your chair to get anything then they were there in a second making you sit down and doing it for you. Everyone was so polite and friendly.
Also the management was very approachable and mixed with the staff and holiday makers. Its not often you see the managers come out of their offices and mix let alone are willing to muck in and do things like collect glasses or clear tables.
I must give a special mention to the second in charge manager, Mr Wael Habib. I have yet to meet a more approachable man who would go out of his way to make sure your holiday was the best it could possibly be. If theres a problem he would put it right straight away. Not that we had any. Oh and he looked the spitting image of Dev off Coronation Street, he was his double i swear. A wonderful pleasant man who you saw everyday walking around the complex making sure all was well and everyone was happy.
I must also mention the staff in the round the world restraunt especially Ahmed el Sayed and Asmaa, oh and Mohmed, they were wonderful people who kept a smile on your and their faces every morning, this restraunt is a little quieter on a morning for breakfast if you don,t like the noise and hustle bustle of a big place first thing when you get up and you can look out over the beach from this one also.The hotel has 3 al a carte restraunts also, Asian, Italian and Around the world.As well as other places to eat and drink.
All in all this hotel is a must if you want to stay at a hotel where you are more than just another tourist. They really make you feel special. Mr Michael the 1st manager is a nice man who also mixes with everyone and listens to what you have to say. Both managers really care about the hotel and its staff which is important as a hotel is only as good as its managers, and the managers are only as good as its staff,
So if your looking for a place to stay in Hurghada, then look at this one and give it a try, i will certainly be going back to stay at the Sunrise Royal Makadi, it was a first class hotel with first class staff and first class surroundings. A wonderful hotel!
- 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