The pools take most of the applause here – there are 18 altogether, plus a quartet of bonus waterparks.
Formerly known as the Iberotel Aquamarine, this hotel is huge. It comes with a beach – a private number decked out with thatched-roof daybeds – and a jaw-dropping 18 pools.
The pools come in all shapes and sizes, 1 just for adults, others geared towards kids – plus there are 3 waterparks. Food-wise, the numbers stack up, too, with a couple of buffet restaurants and 4 à la cartes.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Late breakfast 10.30-12.00. 3 visits to the à la carte restaurants a week. Snacks 12.00-17.00. Afternoon tea 17.00-18.00. Ice-cream 12.00-17.00.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.00-24.00. Large bottle of water in room daily.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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These 1 bedroom apartments are simply furnished with a neutral scheme. You’ll have 1 child bed in the twin bedroom and 1 extra bed in the lounge. There’s a kitchenette and outside a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
18 outdoor pools
With a whopping 18 pools to choose from, you're well and truly spoilt at this place. Lined with sunbeds and dotted with palm filled islands, the relaxing setting continues throughout.
There is a short walk to get to the sea.
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double family room for up to 3 adults and 1 child
These stylish contemporary double family rooms with their natural tones and soft furnishings sleep up to three adults and one child. They come with a queen-size bed and two sofa-beds in the lounge area. There's also a bottle of water on arrival that is replenished daily, plus there's a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space.
These stylish contemporary twin rooms with their natural tones and soft furnishings sleep two. Bottled water is replenished daily, plus there's a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space.
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Not a hotel we would visit again.
So on a positive our son who is 10 had a great time. Loads for them to do,lots of children and a great kids club. Water parks are great and the staff are good. On arrival it took a long time to get everyone checked in and our Thompson rep made everyone wait in reception until everyone checked in. Then were put into groups in order to be taken to our room which was just an nightmare and not needed. We then waited for our luggage in order to freshen up before we could eat that the hotel had kept the buffet open an extra hour for us. After waiting we went downstairs and found our luggage just left in the middle of a lobby 3 floors below us and then had to carry them up ourselves(no lifts in the hotel) which is fine if they had told us and thankfully no one took our belongings. The room was a nice size and was kept really clean over the 10 days we spent at the hotel. The cleaner was lovely and always left us extra water and plenty of towels. Some of the pools are good but some do have a strong sewage smell and this was the same with the outdoor showers. Now for the food which i can only discribe as SHOCKING!! The same food everyday in the buffets and could not tell you what it was serving. All the meat were fatty and cooked in sauces and looked like they had been sat under the lights for hours, the veg was over cooked mush and the meat/cheese counter I couldnt tell you what kind of meat it was, the cheese was ok and so was the bread but this was it. We had been having omlettes for breakfast for the first few days until we all got ill and realised it must be the eggs but then to be honest it could of been anything. Supposedly the salad was all washed with bottled water but i dont think that is the case due to us being home for the last 6 days and yet we are all really suffering with gripping stomach pains (our 10year old son is in bed ill and been like this since we arrived home!!) The restaurants at the hotel are "ok", a little better than the buffets but still very average. In order to book the restaurants you need to use the computor in the reception which is fine but you need to do it very early in the morning otherwise all the restaurants are fully booked and you need to book them 2 days in advance. Now for the staff on reception...Rude,obnoxious,unhelpful unless that is if they spoke to my husband and not myself! On asking someone at reception to tell me were the football pitch was in order to check on my son he just kept repeating that I needed to ask the animation team and not him to which another guest heard and showed me to the football pitch...it was a 2min walk from the reception area! On check out day it was just a total nightmare and chaos and 100s of guests leaving at the same time with loads of buses arriving at the same times. Will we be visiting this hotel again....never!!!More
Nareace T, Manchester, United Kingdom
This is my 4th stay in 18 months, I have stayed in January, April, December/January for Christmas and New Years and now just back in July. Every stay has been fantastic, it's so nice to be recognized by many of the staff. Mario and Salah the taxi drivers which I have got to know, I sent Mario a message from the UK to pick us up at airport, so much easier and more comfortable than the coach. 200EGP in a large land cruiser, and return trip by Salah in a new Toyota small car 100EGP both well worth it. Saied Mohamed and all his staff at the island bar on the Bluemarine side, very well looked after and look forward to seeing them all again soon. Every thing about the hotel is wonderful, we had a 10 day stay and every day was different, from breakfast in the four corners with manager Essam or a late breakfast at Le Perla bar by the pool,from a beach day or pool day or Bluemarine pool day, followed by upto 10 different places to eat in the evening. The room was large upgraded(thank you) Osama our cleaner always smiled even working all day in the 45deg heat. The hotel had around 3500 guests there and it never ever felt crowded. My next visit will get me a red wrist band VIP for 5 visits. A big plus for Hurghard is the new airport terminal has now opened. Thank you to the reception staff.More
Dave J, Northampton, United Kingdom
Not the holiday me and husband were expecting.
Was very disappointed with swim up pool,adult padding pool only.service good first week,terrible on second on average had to wait 30mins to get a drink and be served.Some days had to go and get towels changed yourself. Food very repetitive and lack of choice. Weather and housekeeping excellent. Trying to book a -la-carte is so hit and miss,the Italian and Chinese were worth waiting for. On the hole good holiday but let down with rating of 5 star platinum,no higher than 4 starMore
yvonne e, United Kingdom
Best kids club team
An amazing hotel in everything starting from the receptionist at the front desk.great food staff and quality.welcoming staff and friendly waiters that really do their effort to please you.cleanliness is superb everywhere.and of course best kids club team esp.vika and alina.wishing to come again soon.More
July 6- July 20th
I and my partner have visited Egypt 11 times in the last 10 years between us, I would recommend it to anyone, however sadly I wouldn't recomend this hotel, it having waterparks made it a possibility for our holiday next year when I get to take my children with me. The entertainment was either a dance troupe, an acrobat display who someone murdering some well known classic songs all of which would of been buzzed on BGT or any other talent show, sadly my local karaoke bar is more in tune and knows the correct words. The animation team is made up of German or Russian staff who won't approach you if your English, if they do it is very laboured and almost false, these are the same people who do the kids clubs, it wasn't a wonder why there were no English children at the clubs, it was that or the fact they marched around the grounds singing songs in German. The hotel grounds itself are amazing and are very well looked after, but once outside of the grounds there isn't much to do at all, you can walk up to other shops outside other hotels but there isn't much there that at all that doesn't need a 20-30 min taxi ride, which if you book from the taxi rank inside the hotel will see you overpay massively. We wanted to go to hard rock on a return journey basis and they wanted Â£20 to drop us for an hour and then collect us, every hour after that was an additional Â£5 ph...a local Orange taxi is a lot cheaper. There are 3 non a la carte restaurants and all I can say is if you like eating the same foods day in day out then you'll love it. I am on a high protein diet and I love chicken but after a week of having chicken with mushroom, chicken with bell pepper or chicken with onion it gets very tiresome quickly, they do have a healthy option but that just means boiled with no flavour, occasionally if your lucky they will put the healthy white rice in the same warmer as the healthy, fish or beef so the rice does taste of something! Every time I've been to Egypt each restaurant will have differing menus to the other on resort, not the Aquamarine same menu, there is the 4 corners restaurant that boasts different cuisines.....it's chicken with mushrooms cooked in 4 different styles! Kids corner.....the same menu as the adults just fewer choices and cut smaller. They have a cooking station in all restaurants at night next to the pasta station but it never says what the meat is. I waited 10 days to see cauliflower and broccoli and it then tasted more like salt than anything else. You get a large bottle of water in your room every day but if you want a small bottle of water at dinner or xtra these are freely available there are water dispensers in all the restaurants but these are often warm, once I asked for extra t-bags and sugars for our room and got told 20 mins, I thought this was quite fair given the size of the grounds but then they never turned up and had no record of me going to reception and asking! The oriental fusion a la carte restaurant we did manage to get into.....once, it was amazing but then was this because the normal restaurants were so dire, we couldn't get in again as it was fully booked for the duration of our 2 week stay. The only silver lining on this holiday was Ahmed and Soliman at the Aquarius pool bar, nothing was too much trouble, both always smiling and always acknowledged you as you approached the bar or were lounging by the pool, their personal service was 5* sadly the others were not. A manager may comment on this post stating how it all could of been rectified at the time, I didn't pay in excess of Â£1800 to have things rectified I expect things to be as stated in the brochure. Don't get me wrong I would reccomend anyone to go to Egypt for their holiday, just sadly this hotel isn't as described and isn't as expected. I did hear from a few guests that us brits are charged more than our eurpoean counterparts (how true this is I don't know) which is why we get unlimited visits to the a la cart restaurants...that worked out quite well then considering they are fully booked. Also the band's on the wrists are stipulated by nationality not the week you arrive, make up your own minds by that. I wouldn't reccomend this hotel I would recommend Egypt I would reccomend Sharm. More
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