The hotel is located a good hour’s drive to the south of Marsa Alam airport (itself to the north of the Marsa Alam town). The hotel is a self-contained resort hotel which focuses on diving and windsurfing as the activities. When we stayed there were a few guests who were there for the sun & sand only as well; I was in a windsurfing group.
The accommodation is in a number of 2 storey bocks and the rooms are en-suite, have a small beach-facing patio/balcony and of a generous size. The rooms have a safe, TV (very limited English channels), fridge and a hair dryer. The WiFi is chargeable and limited to the Reception area. The rooms are well serviced and clean with fresh towels upon request.
Most guests are on full-board – definitely a good idea as there are simply no alternatives on the doorstep. The food is readily available and generally perfectly acceptable quality; if not exactly European spec Good Food, it’s fine and apparently significantly better than many Egyptian hotels. The food is of Italian influence (due to the resort’s popularity with Italians) and there is always a choice at all meals with salad and a healthy option. The full board includes drinkable wine and beer. The staff are all friendly and helpful and the resort as a whole is well serviced.
I was there for the windsurfing and the Club Mistral resort is exceptionally well run and credit must go to the whole team there. If you are looking to windsurf, this place is well worth the effort, especially as there are no kites to get in the way and we enjoyed good wind all week. If you have room in your baggage, it’s also worth bringing a snorkel, mask and fins as the snorkelling is simply superb.
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- Also Known As:
- Shams Alam Beach Hotel Marsa Alam