I booked Beau Site as it seemed the best hotel option in Marsa Matrouh and wasn’t disappointed. It is a little away from the main centre, at the western end of the bay, but has an attractive outlook across the Matrouh lagoon and its own private beach, which is kept spotless, and is in a quiet location.
For the price, the hotel provides a very good standard of accommodation. Some of the fittings are looking a little tired (particularly the bathroom) but otherwise my room was clean and comfortable, with a balcony giving a nice view along the bay.
I stayed two nights and had my first evening meal at the hotel. It was a set menu, international in style, and quite OK. The breakfast buffet was more Egyptian style and excellent, particularly the second day when there was a bigger spread, probably because there were more guests staying including a sports team (usually big eaters!).
The second evening, I ate out with my driver at Abdu Kofta, which he said was “famous in Matrou”. It deserves its reputation; the food here is superb, with an amazing array of side dishes, excellent service and quite inexpensive.
WiFi at the hotel is via an external provider and connecting up is a complex process involving buying a scratch card, visiting a web site, and receiving a password via an Egyptian mobile phone. However, Marc the duty manager at reception is extremely helpful and logged on for me using his own mobile.
There is an ATM a short walk from the hotel.
Apart from its beautiful beaches and WW2 connections, there are probably not many reasons for tourists to visit Marsa Matrouh but, if you do, Beau Site is a good choice. I would happily stay there again.
As an aside, Marsa Matrouh makes a convenient base if you want to visit the War Cemetery at Saloum, as I did. It is a comfortable afternoon trip by car and having an excellent driver in Essam Mohamed added to the experience.
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