Spent a week at the Makadi Palace 21-28 March and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Travelled with Red Sea holidays and to be honest for less than £1000 for the two of us this represented hard to beat value for money.
Have previously stayed at the Grand but preferred the Palace and didn't venture further than the Mall.
Weather was great, 30* in the daytime but a cool breeze in the evening. Never struggled to get beds by the pool. Waiters were great and looked after us all week.
Rooms large, spotlessly clean. Bathrooms tired and water pressure poor, used the bath more than the shower. Air con fine.
Didn't care for any the buffet restaurants, food OK but waiters very slow to clear tables and re set them, found ourselves looking for cutlery, napkins etc. I would say this is an area for improvement.
Lunchtime at the Rendezvous bar was great, they serve the best kebabs I've tasted for a long time...how anyone can say these are tasteless is beyond me. Waiters in here are fantastic.
We really enjoyed the on site Botanical and Thai restaurants and visited the French and the Chinese at the mall which were really good. Booking system for the Mall is a pain!
Beer and rose wine were fine, vodka very drinkable, tried a couple of cocktails that were 'interesting' to say the least.
In terms of entertainment, we spent time in the joker bar, the piano bar and watched the football in the sports bar - we enjoyed the entertainment we watched.
As others have said staff were great, sociable, friendly and professional. We tipped little and often, in small dollar bills, a lot of guests tip in pound and euro coins which the staff can't bank - we came back with lots of these after changing them for notes!
There were a few niggles but for the price we paid we have no complaints at all and would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Makadi Palace Hotel is set in lush gardens famed for their beauty, and offers the perfect space to relax unwind and enjoy a well-earned break. Tranquil surroundings, attentive staff, an extensive choice of à la carte dining – both on-site and at the Makadi Mall – as well a stunning beach and a wide choice of sports facilities at the Makadi Sports Centre ensures guests will be reluctant to stray far from their holiday home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makadi Palace Hotel Makadi Bay
- Makadi Palace Bay
- Makadi Palace Egypt