Hotel not luxurious but very nice, rooms spacious - bit tired but clean, the beds are very comfortable and the air conditioning is excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful without being pushy or annoying - entertainment pretty poor, in fact some of it was so bad it was good! To be fair the Animation Team did work very hard and if you're a family with young children they couldn't have tried harder - there were singers in the bars - the female singer in the East wing bar was outstanding and could sing anything but there were two male singers in the West wing, one of them was only on one night and was very good - the other one was not a very good singer but was very entertaining, especially for all the older single ladies!
The food was varied and of good quality, we found the restaurant in the west wing was better for us as it was less crowded and in the east wing there were far too many noisy out of control children - but the food choice was equally good in both of them. The pools were lovely, the swim up bar very handy, and there were always plenty of sunbeds and sunshades available. The real star of this resort though is the beach and the fabulous house reef. The sea is very shallow for a long way out with lots of coral easily accessible without swimming or snorkelling, which means you are able to see the wonderful colours of the coral and the huge variety of fish without getting your hair wet! If, like us, you enjoy snorkelling you will love it here - out in the deeper waters we saw a blue spotted stingray, a huge moray eel, lion fish, parrot fish, angel fish and big shoals of an enormous array of big and small fish - absolutely wonderful! Lovely place for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday without breaking the bank - we will definitely be coming back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa, & Villas promises tranquilityand opulence with its 444 luxurious rooms, suites, privateapartments and 14 newly built villas.Four dining venues, five swimming pools, including a children's pool(three of which are heated), a state-of-the-art gym, world class Thai managed Spa and sports facilities as well as I-Dive, a five-starIDC PADI dive center, guarantee a fun and unforgettable hotel experience.Inspired by the Sardinian roots of its architects, FortArabesque Resort & Spa combines distinctive Italianand Arabic accents in its architecture, from its imposingmedieval fort structure to its interior touches and décor,where the different shades of Egyptian cave stones fromAswan blend with the antique fine wood furnishings oforiental designs.We would like to introduce our new concept as well, which is unique in Egypt.Nestled within the Fort Arabesque resort, The Villas offer its guests luxurious accommodation, space and privacy in addition to a more personal and dedicated service. Each of the 14 Villas (8 units with 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom, 6 units with 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms) is tastefully decorated to reflect the mix of Arabic accents and Mediterranean influences of the Fort Arabesque Resort. All units have private garden and terrace with private access to a secluded swimming pool exclusive to The Villas. To ensure a fast and efficient service, the check-in is done through a private reception. The residents also have access to the Pavilion which is a private lounge where the villa guests can enjoy a semi-served upgraded breakfast in the morning. For lunch and dinner time the Pavilion functions as an A’la Carte Restaurant, giving the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience. The extra benefits of the Villa Guests include free Wi-Fi, free Gym usage and various discounts in the different outlets of the hotel.Guests at The Villas are free to use all the facilities and enjoy the same ‘all inclusive’ benefits at the resort with quick access to the main restaurant and the beach as well. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fort Arabesque
- Fort Arabesque Makadi Bay
- Fort Arabesque Hurghada