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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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.
Facilities► View all
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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Fantastic hotel, fantastic location
The experience overall was certainly worth the 5* rating I gave it. Nice rooms, well maintained, good food in the restaurants, helpful staff all over the hotel, especially the waiters and chefs. There was a well stocked pharmacy, the diving off the reef was exceptional and the associated dive centre iDive was well run and professional. We had a fantastic trip, we paid for all inclusive which was value for money. Can't really fault it at all, only positives.More
a good 2nd visit
Stayed for a week in a 2 bed swim up villa which was lovely. We also had the bonus of all the extras that go with the villas which was well worth it. The staff were very friendly and they all work so hard to make this hotel work, the hotel needs updating but has the best beach location, sun beds well spaced though mattresses were very shabby , never had a problem with finding a bed but as usual the dawn bed raiders were visible, shame hotel does not practice what it preaches! Found the snorkelling to be very good, wear beach shoes as bits of coral are about. Weather was again great, and the gardens tidy. We had breakfast and dinner at the pavillion which was part of the villa package, food very good, Mr Bean and Co run it very well. Found the wine palatable, beer coke etc in cans which was good. In all a good week at the Fort.More
Morleyjackson, Oxford, United Kingdom
Another Brilliant Holiday at Fort Arabesque
This was our fourth visit to the Fort. Our previous visits had been in March and we found that the weather in November was very similar, although the sun left the beach earlier, about 4:30. Dusk around 5:00. Daytime temperatures around 30c. Water about 25c. Most days wonderfully sunny. We had previously stayed in the East Wing, but this time were allocated a ground floor room in the West Wing. Rooms just about the same - very spacious with two huge beds and good facilities. Can use the facilities and dining rooms in either wing. Generally we found less of a queue for evening meals in the West Wing, but after the initial rush, no problem. Food was fine with plenty of choice. Wifi available at the weekly rate of 20 Euro, - Â£15 and good coverage in the reception areas of both wings and the beach bar. Nowhere else though. Can only sign in to one device at a time, then have to log out and wait an hour or so if you then want to log back in with a second phone or tablet. Not a problem when you get in the routine. TV in the room has Euro / CNN / BBC World News, but not much else unless you speak German, Arabic or Italian. Staff as always were very friendly and helpful. Water sports was good. Enjoyed the windsurfing and kayaking. The only downside for windsurfing being that the wind is almost always from the north and offshore, so good sailing out in the bay, but always a lot of tacking to get back in. Snorkelling and swimming in the clear warm water was fun. Plenty of space around the sun beds to manoeuvre to find sun or shade as required. Towels man very friendly and helpful. Pleased to find that the airport at Hurghada has been rebuilt since our last trip and is really nice and modern. Lots of modern shops and facilities, with no hassle. Security is excellent and gives you confidence that you are as safe as they can make it. Multiple security checks, but probably best not to advertise what they are, except to say they were more stringent that at Gatwick, which is good anyway. Security getting to the hotel from the airport and around all the hotels' grounds is comforting. Had a lovely two weeks and planning to return in the new year.More
AnnaandJohn, Westonzoyland, United Kingdom
Excellent hotel and staff
Just back from 1 week at Fort Arabesque, couldn't fault it, we requested a room in the west wing as, even though we're only in our 40's we like peace and quiet. We weren't disappointed, rooms are very spacious, we had 2 double beds, settee and plenty of wardrobe space. The west wing restaurant is quieter and smaller than the east wing but the food is the same in both, couldn't complain about the food, everything was hot and tasty and the waiters were really nice, even though they appear to do very long days. Pool bar music was a bit loud on the first day, but this was rectified for the rest of the week, animation team work hard to keep you entertained but don't mither if you're happy on a sunbed with a book. The snorkelling off the beach is amazing, most areas I went in were easily accessible, didn't need dive shoes, don't just stick to the roped entry area in the middle of the beach, the area near the windbreaker bar was really good. Can also recommend the spa, massage and facial both excellent, my friend also had a pedicure at the hair salon and was very impressed! Now the negatives, all inclusive was good, branded soft drinks etc, however, cocktails weren't included!! You could have vodka and Coke free but if you wanted it made into a cocktail it was 50 Egyptian pounds (Â£5) 2 cocktails an evening for 2 for a week adds Â£140!! The Internet, no free wifi, cost was 5 euros for 24hrs but you could only use in the main reception area or sunset bar even though you had paid for it!! Most decent hotels now offer free wifi or at least paid wifi that can be used in your room!! We would definitely visit this hotel again, but next time take sterling instead of Egyptian pounds! They try to avoid taking them and apparently payment in sterling is cheaper!! More
Bevwrigley, Hyde, United Kingdom
Fantastic Hotel but need to sort out who can use the "SAGA" pool
Stayed for one week in earlier Nov with 11 year old daughter, primarily to dive. Fourth visit to "the Fort", so knew what to expect & so requested and received room in the west wing as it is closer to the excellent iDive dive centre. Room fairly big for two and adequate, although could do with a little updating particularly in the bathroom. Food good and all staff very friendly especially Ahmed who cleaned the room. Only problem was the pool a the west (SAGA) wing - there had been some kind of incident and so this pool was now marked as Adults Only on one half - OK my daughter can use the other half I thought, but not if she wants to be a child and enjoy herself - lots of tutting and moaning by the SAGA guest. The manager was called on one occasion because some children where splashing and generally having fun!! This is not acceptable to me when we where put in a room overlooking this pool and other pools are significantly colder. The SAGA guest treat and call this the SAGA block and the SAGA pool & whilst SAGA occupy 85 rooms in that block it is not for their sole use, although it appears they would like it to be. iDive diving centre superb as usual, particularly Mustafa, Carlo, Erica & Mohammed (equipment guy). Going back at Xmas so hope the issues with the west wing pool are resolved as it may be too cold to use the other pools then. Went to "Tia Heights" water park for half a day - â¬40 for the two of use including lunch (that we didn't need) - a little run down and most staff don't speak English as the guests are predominantly Russian. Good fun but been to better. Easy walk from "The Fort"More
cbrjones62, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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