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 1284 reviews

  • 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 with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a camp-bed.

twin room with limited view

Twin room with limited view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a camp-bed on request. Can be sold as a single.

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My fly and flop week in September

Have stayed at the Fort 4 times, went for a week in September with my mum for the 4th time. Had a gorgeous room in the west wing - but needed to change it to be close to the main area for mobility issues. The reception staff were pretty amazing fitting us in - as there were a large amount of bookings - service all done with a smile - thanks, my mum really appreciated it! The pool area has recently been upgraded - new loungers and umbrellas, which really made a difference, there were water aerobics, the swim up pool bar was open each day (on previous visits it wasn't), so there was always a lot of atmosphere around the pool (not to mention some stellas in the sun!). Thanks Mohammed for your great service! Umbrellas had also been upgraded at the beach - make sure you bring reef shoes with you to get in and out of the sea - and don't leave without snorkeling the house reef is amazing. One change for the worst was charging of 30 E per week if you needed a sunloungers at the waters edge -they do give you a cooler with beers and water - but if you're on an all inclusive package, I feel that that it's a bit of a scam.... not to mention if there are guests with mobility issues it super hard to be on the beach near everything as those loungers are taken - hence why we did the pool all week. Rooms are cleaned daily with some fun towel art surprises every day - the housekeeping team are happy to give additional towels if needed and do check to make sure everything is good with your stay. There's a large amount of salads, fresh fruits available at mealtimes. I personally believe that the food was much better on my previous 3 stays - they used to run theme nights on the food, but you now get the same stuff every night (lunchtime varies and they have recently introduced rolls). As a result the food can feel a little same ish if you stay for a week - if your staying for 2 weeks, then that might be a little tough! A few pet peeves from me though - we used to get milk in a milk jug, you now need to use plastic cups for milk - which is bad for the environment and really lowers the tone of the place. Management - take heed! My mum wasn't drinking and it was tough to get a cup of tea (yes - we are Irish!) after lunch - the restaurant manager sorted us out though once I had a word with him. The number of staff have been reduced, so dirty plates are left on the table until you have finished everything.... that is another change for the worst as it wasn't so before. Top tip - keep refilling your water bottle - those plastic cups of water are useless at the beach and pool bar! The service was always good, beers and wine plentiful, smiles and greetings from all the staff - anything we needed could be sorted out. If you can deal with my pet peeves then it's a great place for a fly and flop.More

Lorrainemmartyn, London, United Kingdom

Great Hotel

I stayed here in March and loved this hotel the beach was fantastic and quiet, i managed to position myself at the same spot every day and my view was great!. My room was enormous and actually really nice. The food was ok although i have to say i found the food better up at the saga wing so tended to eat thee for my evening meals. all in all i loved my stay at this hotel and may well return.More

mattandersson, sussex

beach holiday

good location, something for all ages. Rooms very good, lots of space for your clothes etc. On its own stretch of beach. food excellent, all inclusive and as much as you wanted. \beautiful gardens. Lots to do for active people of all ages and plenty of space to relax. Went with Saga,in May. I am a solo traveller and it was great.More

daisy m, Preston, United Kingdom

Forget all surrounding

Very quite ,blue sea surrounding ,golden sun ,very clean large room active housekeeping staff and green every where what I need more it is cheaper than my home cost ;))) nice staff keep your money and pay %50 less than your home coast.More

786Nani, Cairo, Egypt

Good place...but sick bug!

Visited in 2013 for the sole purpose of kitesurfing. A little disappointed that I had to get a speed boat out to kite, but this was probably due to little research from my part. The hotel was decent (large bedroom) but i've had to score this as 'poor' due to nearly all visitors getting a sick bug. It really did wipe us out for the best part of the week.More

Mick F, Brighton, United Kingdom

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