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 1396 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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Baby friendly - infact friendly in general

Bit wary about taking our three month old on holiday, let alone to Egypt (had previously been to Sharm a number of times and although the snorkeling and weather were fab, not had friendly staff so were concerned who could assist if anything went wrong), but desperate for some family time and sun we risked it and booked. We would highly recommend this hotel, and although we always like to try new places would definitely consider returning. We stayed in and ate in the west wing, receptionist was lovely, as were the west wing staff - namely Mohammad, Ahmed, Giorgio and the Restaurant Manager. Pool bar man friendly too (forgot the name sorry). Was both our birthdays out there and the restaurant staff made sure we had lovely time. Plenty of space, no queuing for food and lovely guests (mainly - always the odd couple who think we shouldnt take a baby on holiday even though we obviously kept him in the shade) Everyone went out of their way to entertain Daniel and make sure he had a fab time, and felt comfortable there, knowing that our friends in the restaurant would be happy to help should we need it, really loved the personal approach. So glad we went, have amazing memories of our first holiday. THank you :)More

1girlonamission, London, United Kingdom


stayed here January 12-23rd.the hotel is very clean and the gardens lovely and constantly being attended to.The staff are a joy,helpful,pleasant and very sociable.The beach is wonderful and clean the water of the bay warm and superb for snorkelling.The coral reef is reached by wading as the water is not very deep,which was wonderful for a non swimmer like my wife.The fish you can see just by standing close to but not touching the reef are amazing.Food is just about alright,we found something to eat most of our holiday.There is no draught beer in the bars,everything is served in cans.Entertainment is of a bit of a let down but we went for the sun sea and sand.More

kdpl, cumbria

A good hotel

This hotel is good. It has lovely grounds, a great beach, good swimming/snorkelling, it is well maintained and one will always find something acceptable to eat in the restaurants. The only down side is that the rooms are a little tired and could do with some refreshing. The staff perform well although could be a little more attentive and proactive. They were however, always pleasant. The Spa was excellent (the best sessions of massages that I've had for years) and is very good value for money. The Wifi works and is quite fast but is limited to the main reception areas and the beach bar. The hotel has no real faults and was very clean. Overal we had a pleasant break and it was good value for money.More


Very nice hotel with excellent staff

Stayed here the second week in january for a week and couldn't of been happier with the hotel for what I had paid , the hotel grounds are stunning and very well kept and the hotel itself is spotless , the beach is by far the best beach we have visited in Egypt and the snorkelling is fantastic . A couple of years ago we went to mhammaya Island and I can honestly say the snorkelling was better at this hotel than there . The rooms were very clean and very big and definatly met the 4 star standard , the staff were some of the best staff I've ever come across , very polite and friendly and we was never without a drink for longer than 20 seconds . The only things I didn't think was 4 star was the food and drink. There wasn't very much choice in food but the food that was available was excellent so as long as your not too fussy you won't be disappointed , I also felt like the snack bar could of been better but again it wasn't the busiest time of year so maybe in summer they would have more options . The drinks that were available were very good , they provide all soft drinks and beer in cans and all the water in bottles which I think is great but you have to pay extra for cocktails and you had to pay for white rum which I've never known this before in any other hotels but there was other options so again if your not into one particular drink like me you will be fine . Entertainment was a bit hit and miss , they had an acrobat show on whilst we was there and it was fantastic but on other nights when the animation team took over the shows it was sometimes funny but other times just a little bit silly and wasn't that great but at least they tried . There was a few little things about this hotel that don't make it perfect but they are really just little things , I find it hard to say anything bad because the staff really are fantastic and made it an excellent week for us and I would definatly recommend this hotel and would definatly return to it again .More

louandsam, Preston

Heaven on Earth!

We went to FA over Christmas and New Year and what a fabulous time we had. This is the place to be if you want to relax and have no stress. The mobiles were put in the safe, we didn't use the TV and no newspapers! We stayed in the West Wing having booked with Saga. When we opened our curtains in the morning we thought we had won the lottery! Beautiful gardens, spotless beach, plenty of loungers, clear waters. We spent most of our time on the beach but there is so much to do too. I went snorkelling for the first time! It was amazing! The fish are so colourful. The diving school is right on site and you can book all sorts of activities from wind surfing to deep sea diving at reasonable prices. We went on a boat trip on Christmas day and swam with dolphins - what an experience! We enjoyed the semi submarine so much we went on it twice! It goes under the sea and you can see the fishes and corals - wonderful! The hotel is wonderful, all of the staff are attentive and polite - nothing was too much trouble. Being able to use the facilities of the East Wing too felt like we were on a different holiday! We have never returned to the same hotel twice before but we definitely will go back to Fort Arabesque when we need to escape the rat race!More

Beryl F, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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