Being long haul tourers normally, beach holidays aren't normally our thing, the Makadi however gave us such a great holiday that we'll always try and do an early week every year!
We're hot on service and this is an area that the Makadi excels in......we dropped the hotel an email to advise we would be celebrating our anniversary there and all of the staff really made sure that we were given a holiday to remember. Celebration cakes, flower decorated tables, fruit and chocolate in our rooms and lots of little touches that made our time special.
We had a room on the top floor in block three overlooking the pool and sea and I would recommend these, quiet and lovely views. The rooms are spacious and were kept beautifully clean throughout our whole stay.....I've seen many bed decorations made from towels but the 'elephant' we came back to one day was the best I've ever seen!!
We ate at all the hotel restaurants and all offered good food, would really recommend the Botanical Gardens and the Thai restaurant. We also tried the Lebanese restaurant at the neighbouring hotel and the food was good but was very hurried and we felt a bit hassled to eat as quickly as possible. The restaurants in the Mall are reasonable but a bit soul less, not as good as those at the Makadi itself.
Snorkelling was great, fantastic amount of fish and lovely clear waters, no need to say more on that!
If you feel like some pampering do try the Cleopatra Massage that are on offer in the white tents on the beach - pay around half of the price shown and you will have a great 75 minutes of massage.
We never set foot out of the complex and for two people who like exploring that says it all - if you need a week to recharge this is a good bet.
Finally, I must say a word of special thanks to Anna in customer relations. Anna, it was great meeting you and thank you so much for all of the things you did to make our holiday so special, you are a real asset to this hotel and show customer service at it's best.
Thanks also to all of the other staff who do a fab job, especially Mohammed who kept our drinks
flowing all day by the pool!!
We'll be back :)
- 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