Fort Arabesque

The Fort Arabesque is pulled up alongside the Red Sea, with a sandy beach and coral-filled waters on its doorstep.

This place has a whole load of highlights. For starters, it’s right by a sandy beach. Then there’s the pool scene – 4 in total – and bedrooms that come with sea-view balconies and Egyptian woven textiles.

Gardens cocoon the whole hotel, filled with palms, hibiscus and jasmine. Scattered throughout them you’ll find a handful of eateries, plus a stylish spa offering Thai massages and couples’ treatments.

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  • Official Rating
  • 3Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 445Rooms
  • 5Lifts

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners get a basket of fruit and bottle of local wine.

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet meals. Ice-cream at the Windbreaker bar and beach bar 09.00-17.00.


Local alcoholic and select non-alcoholic drinks 09.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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4 outdoor pools

Overlooking the sandy beach or with tranquil views of the Red Sea. Pool's can be heated at the managers discretion.

East wing buffet restaurant

Buffet dining room with a terrace and fantastic views out to the Red Sea. You also have a chance to experience an oriental buffet once a week. And if you feel like exploring during the day, the hotel can provide a packed lunch for you on request.

Beach snack bar

No need to rush back to the hotel when you're feeling thirsty, this bar is right on the beach. Snacks are available here at set times.

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twin room with limited sea view and balcony

These twin rooms are calm with simple, clean décor and there's natural light from the patio doors. Outside you'll have a balcony with glimpses of the Red Sea. There's air-conditioning, a fridge and satellite TV also available within your room.

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Perfect holiday

Stayed here october 2015 we will definately be returning. The hotel is the only hotel with its very own coral reef in the bay and it is kept exclusive for hotel guests. The hotel itself is beautiful and the gardens are all kept in pristine condition. Couldnt recommend this hotel more More

Kris G,

A lovely week in the sun

We have just returned from my best holiday yet at the fort. Normally we travel in August but decided to try it out in April. We were all very surprised at what a lovely holiday we had at this time of year. It really helped with the unusual high temperatures!!! When we arrived we found out we had been allocated rooms in the west wing, (more commonly known as saga block) our first stay in that wing, would recommend. Our rooms were large and spacious and on the ground floor. One morning I pulled back the curtains to see a couple of fennecs (desert foxes) walking through my garden!! Once again the room staff did an excellent job of keeping the room both clean and tidy, with fresh sheets daily and the fridge well stocked with soft drinks and water. The food was the best ever with plenty of choice and some new additions like fresh sandwiches made to order. If you can't find something you are a very fussy eater!! The beach is the hotels main and best feature and has the best bay for snorkeling. Under the sea you will find the most amazing aquatic life including turtles octopus and every fish you can think of. Lifeguards are on duty from 9am till 6pm and also keep an eye on guests coming in from Sunrise next door and stop them using our sunbeds. Be warned at this time of year the water can take your breath away!!! At the end of the beach you will find IDive which also do boat trips as well as diving excursions 3 times a day. Well worth a visit even if just to see Nor their lovely white poodle who has a woof for every visitor!!! Security at the hotel is tight and on departure your luggage is kept in a secure room and checked out only when your coach arrives. The room is monitored by both cameras and staff all the time. If you go with an open mind you will have a relaxing enjoyable holiday and I certainly can't wait too return.More

catwoman67, 580406

Brilliant April Holiday

We are regular visitors to this hotel. We have never stayed in April before and loved it. As usual we found the reception staff welcoming and efficient. Our cases were quickly transferred to the west wing, known to many as saga block. The rooms were spacious, had a garden view and were kept beautifully clean. We were lucky enough to see the desert foxes playing. The food has improved and we always had plenty of choice at lunch and dinner. The fresh sandwiches at lunch time were very good. The beach is always so beautiful and is the best in the bay. You can snorkel on the house reef. The water temperature took your breath away on entry, but you quickly got used to it. Life guards are on duty, although not as many as in August. They also are on hand if any guests from other hotels try to use the sun beds. All the staff are friendly and helpful, from the towel man, bar, waiters etc. At the end of the stay your bags are taken to a secure room, monitored by cameras and staff. This is new and very reassuring. You collect your bags when the transfer coach arrives. The dive shop as always gave brilliant service. We recommend them for all levels of diving abilities. The hotel can't please everyone, but it certainly pleases us very much!More

Hollypolly80, 186356

Our first trip to Egypt

We have just returned from 10 days at Fort Arabesque and are already looking to again! The hotel was excellent and the staff very friendly. We were very hesitant due to the problems Egypt has had but it was totally unfounded. We felt very safe the whole time. The snorkelling off the beach was unbelievable even in shallow water and no need to go in off a jetty!! The food was excellent and well presented. The evening entertainment by the animation team was very good and also the little in hotel shops. Seek out Peter in the little glass ware and perfume oils shop. We stayed in the East Wing and would ask to go there again as we had a lovely view of the beach and the room was very nice. Can't wait to go back!!More

sheilaanddavid38, 6582227

Absolutely amazing!

Had an amazing week (wish we could have stayed longer) We travelled as a couple with grandchild in tow 💜 She loved it too!! On arrival we were directed to a lovely, large room with an amazing sea view. So close to the beach... we could hear the sea! Couldn't hear any lawn mowers unlike the previous reviewer lolll 😂 Also, it was cleaned to a very high standard every day. Our lovely room attendant made amazing towel sculptures on the bed for the grandchild every day! She looked forward to this after a long day swimming etc! Swimming.... We visited the beach every day. Lovely coral reefs (even in the shallow) No problem getting sunbeds. Occasionally visited the pool. Lovely swim up bar for adults. Shallow swim pool for children. Vast choice of food in restaurant. Sampled everything. No sickness! They cater for everyone, in my opinion. The beach bar (where we had lunch most days) had a choice of burger, hotdog, chips etc...if you can't be bothered going to the restaurant lol....they call them snacks. The pizza there is really good!! The evening entertainment started (for us) in the Arena at 9pm with the Kid's disco. Our girl loved it! Brilliant. A show was put on after this by the animation team...a brilliant team 🙌 After this we retired to bed! A couple of nights we called into the lounge and listened to the singer and had a dance. Lovely! Quick mention about the previous reviewer!.... There are no smokers in the dining areas. Smokers are allowed in outdoor areas... Like anywhere else in the world! The guy appears to have problems with smoking lawnmowers!! 😭😭More


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