We wanted somewhere warm/hot in January for a week and decided on the Red Sea area. It's not too far to travel, small time zone change (2 hrs) and pretty sure of blue skies. Our daughters had been to Makadi Bay area and enjoyed it so we thought we would try the location. Jaz Makadi Star Hotel is in a resort of some 15 + hotels along the Makadi bay. The resort area is exactly that...... a resort.....and you could be anywhere in the world, but we wanted a relaxing easy holiday in the sun which was safe and clean....and that's exactly what we got. So the Jaz Makadi Star hotel: it's not big and thereby is part of it's charm. The staff are incredibly friendly especially to Brits as the hotel has mainly German guests ( who were all very nice, no early towels on the sunbeds!). The rooms were pleasant and clean would suggest first floor overlooking pool , but all had pleasant aspects. We went half board and then opted for all inclusive on the first day which was an extra £150 for the two of us. This included local drinks; the local wine was not very good so I think if I went again I would stay with half board. The hotel is next to the golf coures which was a bit too expensiveat £120 per round. All the £ above are sterling. Suggest that you don't bother obtaining eygptian pounds as no one really wants them, bring euros. Unfortunately with the current stength of the euro things can be a bit expensive but not too bad. A small thing; the area around the pool can be slippery so children need to be warned of this, not a major problem though. The hotel location is a short easy walk away from the beach weaving through two other hotel gardens. There are some 'bazaar' style shops next to the hotel, not a great experience as you are persitently invited in to their shop and not easy to browse without a bit of pressure to buy. We travelled with Hayes and Jarvis with private transfer from the airport , this was great as others ( Thomas Cook travellers) had to queue for visas. A very pleasant week away in a hotel that was perfect for a sunny relaxing holiday in January. We would go again.
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- Also Known As:
- Jaz Makadi Star And Spa
- Jaz Makadi Star Hotel Hurghada
- Jaz Makadi Star Hurghada