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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Based On 1443 reviews

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  • 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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2-bedroom swim-up villa

2-bedroom swim-up villa sleeps up to 4. Please note villas are only for adults over 16 years old.

1-bedroom swim-up villa

1-bedroom swim-up villa sleeps up to 2. Please note villas are for adults over 16 years old.

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all inclusive resort on the Red Sea

We traveled to Fort Arabesque after 2 weeks on the Nile and Lake Nasser. We wanted to snorkel in the Red Sea. This resort was perfect because there are numerous reefs right off the beach . the Makadi Bay is calm and water is clear. the resort patrons were mostly from Europe and had been there several times for extended stays. the rooms were comfortable and overlooked the Bay. the food was buffet and above average. staff was extremely helpfulMore

fishwish, Philadelphia

A great tonic for the whole family

This is a lovely welcoming friendly location. The hotel is surrounded by acres of glorious green garden which is kept immaculate, the large bay is fringed by a long clean beach. Children played in the safe shallows and were able to watch fish at the shore! Coral reefs are easy to snorkel and a joy! The hotel itself is well kept, every one of the staff we encountered were welcoming and helpful and most went the extra mile. This was our second visit and we will go back.More

Thelma E, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Four stars for location - three stars for food

A lovely big hotel and the best thing about it you can walk into the water from the private beach and the snorkelling is simply wonderful. We went on a boat trip to see dolphins and do two snorkels and the snorkelling off the beach at Fort Arabesque was better. The staff are very friendly. The rooms are lovely. The food was a large buffet, both for breakfast and in the evening and whilst there was plenty of choice it was nothing special. So, look out for a deal and enjoy this place for the access to a very magical part of the Red Sea.More

Chouen, Cardiff, Wales

A welcome winter respite

Stayed at this hotel recently for a week. Our first time and we chose this hotel from trip advisors recommendation. We loved it here. It's truly a fortified construction and well guarded. We did not venture outside unless to take an organised trip. We went to Luxor and it was an early start but they packed us breakfast and gave us coffee before we left. We went half board which was adequate. The buffet food had various varieties but it was often repeated. Can't complain as it was ok and no dodgy tummy, which is always great having packed some Imodium. Lots of cakes! The local obelisk wine in various shades was 'not bad'. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly. One or two were a bit short especially if you have raised a 'negative' point. Some cheeky but generally ok. There is evidence of poor communication as although we agreed free transport by email, no one turned up but that was rectified easily. Also when we arranged a late check out for a fee, another staff rang us to question us overstaying and to remind us that there was a fee! We used the gym which was adequate for purpose and used the spa twice and had massages which were lovely. Room was huge, garden facing but the cupboards were dusty. Daily service to room. The room was a standard and there were in tea and coffee making facilities and no iron in rooms. We had to send clothes to the laundry for ironing and this was cheap and returned the next day. The hotel will try to get you to upgrade with carefully laid leaflets and posters for better view and facilities etc. we dud not bother as we came for sun exposure and not to be stuck in a room. The beach, sea and weather were the highlights. We always managed to get sun beds and there were towels provided for free. You can reserve with reception if you liked one close to sea but there is no need. I expect during peak times this would be advised. There are lots of activities to be had if you wished it; diving, snorkelling, island trios etc. Last but not least a plus is the animation team. They are an asset to this hotel. They work tireless and long hours from what I have observed. Playing games in the morning and at night they entertained us so well. Their lord of the dance show was excellent! They are also bi lingual which was just as well as there were mostly Russians and Europeans in hotel and a smattering of Brits. Well done to all of them. I know some names but not all so I won't mention anyone for fear of missing them out! I zumba, stretched and learn a lot off dance moves too. It helps if you have had one cake too many! If we find ourselves in Hurghada again in the future, we will return here.More

Mandhi13, London, United Kingdom

Fort arabesque

our first visit to the fort - we were collected at the airport using the hotels shuttle service and as we arrived late the hotel had left some food in our room which was nice. The hotel was nice with great beach and snorkelling directly from it. Food was good, fresh with good choice and fine for the family to choose something. Branded drinks like coke available and the staff were great. You have to pay extra for Internet but 20 euros gives a weeks access in limited areas of the hotel. It was a nice relaxing hotel and not rowdy or lots going on which was great for us to enjoy a quiet week. More

AndyD22, Manchester, United Kingdom

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