We spent the first week of Feb here and we were very impressed. We booked with Red Sea Holidays through Travel Deals Direct and got a very good deal. The Red Sea Hols rep was on site daily and was very helpful. We loved the hotel and would be very happy to go back.
We had a 'Junior Suite' as standard - don't pay more for it if you're offered 'cos we got the impression that they are just ordinary rooms. We were on the ground floor over looking the entrance of the Grand Makadi next door and the Red Sea. The room was spacious and clean. The room entrance doors need a short slam though, otherwise they don't lock. Not all staff realise this and we got back one evening to find that the chap who pops in to turn the bed down had left the door unlocked. Staff are very helpful, but we did feel our room was alittle like Piccadilly Circus with staff coming to clean, check the room has been cleaned, turn the bed down, etc. Judicious use of the 'Do not disturb' sign was needed!
Had no problem finding sun-beds, there were always loads free. The pools are freezing though, but the ones in the Grand Makadi were warmer. There are poolside waiting staff who constantly wander round to bring drinks. We managed to get small change for tipping from the Reception at the Grand Makadi - the Makadi Palace Reception staff weren't quite as helpful on that front.
The food was excellent. We ate lunch in the self-service buffet Dome and Melange restaurants and the Grill cafe, but only ate in the Dome the first night. The rest of the meals we took in the Thai Garden (twice - very good), Botanical restaurant (once - excellent), Taraboush lebanese restaurant in the Grand Makadi (twice - very good) and the Italian at the Grand Makadi (once - OK). My husband did have a tummy bug but we're still not completely sure that it wasn't something he's got before we went out or picked up whilst travelling. We thought the All Inclusive tarif was excellent and didn't go off tarif during the week. They do try to get you to up-grade your drinks by paying an extra £25 a week, but we didn't and there really wasn't any need to.
It was lovely to visit Egypt and be hassle free, the staff were friendly and helpful without being pushy.
The worst thing was that Red Sea Hols booked the flights with Thomas Cook and the aeroplane was like a sardine tin. I've never travelled with such little leg room, and for a 5-6 hour flight it really wasn't comfortable.
- 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