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 1467 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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Return visit to Fort Arabesque

This is my second visit to this hotel and was not disappointed. Had a lovely two weeks relaxing and enjoying the views and surrounding areas of Makadi Bay.The location of hotel is brilliant with only a five min walk to the beach.Relax by the pool with a drink whilst still having a fab view of the bay. Accommodation is very spacious, clean and linen changed regularly.Food is plentiful with plenty of choices.Local wine, beers and spirits available throughout the day on all inclusive.There is an interesting walk around the bay which will take about 2 hrs return at a leisurely pace.There are also several piers where you can see the coral and fish without getting wet! Overall a lovely relaxing holday and plenty of warmth and sunshine.More

Carol A, Warrington, United Kingdom

Amazing two weeks

I have just returned from two amazing weeks at this resort. The food was excellent as well as the rooms (superior room)- service was outstanding by all staff and the reception staff go beyond their call to help you (thank you to the man behind reception) who helped me get my earrings out when I did not know how to unlock them - purchased these from the jewellery shop in the lobby of the hotel which is a must for all as well as the bag shop they have amazing personalities. The pools are clean, the beach is a lovely walk - other holiday makers there were friendly (all nationalities)More

madammish, London, United Kingdom

Lovely Relaxing Resort

We just came back from a short stay at Fort Arabesque. The resort is lovely with beautiful flowers, lawns and various types of plants. It's all very well looked after and the beach is nice and clean as well. We have been to Egypt before so we were just looking for a nice place to get away for some beach time and relaxation. There are a few little reefs out the front of the resort and you can just walk in straight from the beach instead of having to use a jetty. This would be good for people who don't like the idea of jumping into deep water to snorkel. There are a many types of fish including little anemone fish and bigger types of fish and coral to see. I even saw two lion fish in about 2 feet of water one afternoon. Other resorts I've been to have had a better house reef, but again they were only accessible by jetty. We went all inclusive and had our meals at the hotel. The food was quite good and even though I'm a vegan, there was plenty to choose from. The drinks are basic, but it didn't matter much as we mainly drank water to keep the dehydration at bay. There were only a few Brits at the hotel with the majority being German it seemed, which is neither here nor there. The resort was pretty quiet and nice to be able to relax with a book or have a snooze on the beach. Other resorts nearby were much livelier and louder and were much more crowded. We went to Hurghada for a short look around (about 2 hours) which was more than enough. Unless you are looking for a lot of shops with cheap tat and not much else, I wouldn't recommend bothering to go. We booked through Travel Republic and saved a decent amount rather than going through Thomas Cook direct. We had no problems with anything from the flights, hotel and transfers. I would recommend this hotel to people looking for a relaxing getaway and a little bit of snorkelling.More

Wildlifetraveller77, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Just what we wanted

Me and my girlfriend stayed at this hotel in march 15. We went with a package from Thomas Cook. Around £1200 for 10 days A/Inc. I was a little worried as previous visits to Egypt have been hit & miss to say the least. What we wanted was a peaceful, relaxing break. And that's exactly what we got. The staff are very good, service is spot on. The bar staff especially need a shout out as they do try hard, and work long hours. The food was better than expected, something different everyday. Including carved meats, and a BBQ outside. There was always something nice on offer. Gardens were lovely, very well kept. As was the beach, i could always get a sunbed. If you do want to get right at the front then pay the weekly fee (€20) to the hotel or get up very early! Germans and the English were both at it with the towels. My girlfriend was up at 6am to watch the sunrise one morning and while taking photos from a sunbed it was "claimed" by a rude guest. (The fee you pay the hotel for a bed includes a cool box full of drinks and snacks) Entertainment team, they try hard and some of the acts were very good some not so good. They are about during the day doing different activities if you want to get involved. The sea, this is the jewel of the hotel. If you want to see plenty of fish and don't want to pay to dive then this is the perfect place. The coral is 10 meters from the beach and in good condition.There is a dive centre on site, and a water activities hut. You can windsurf and sea kayaking free. There was a cat but think it was broken. If your looking for 5*, then this hotel isn't that, and it's not trying to be. It's a good 4*. Rooms are slightly dated but still perfectly decent, beds comfortable too. Shower nice and always hot water available. We stayed on a ground floor, which meant the sea view wasn't the best. Also we got a lot of noise in the corridor in the mornings. Won't be a problem if your an early riser though. Will definitely be returning for some winter sun! Thanks Fort Arabesque for a relaxing holiday. More

tripbrad, norwich,

Just can't make the grade

We booked this holiday 11 months prior to travel for £1405 including flight 20kg luggage and transfers and sea view room on an all inclusive package. Travelled 27-02-2015....13-03-2015. Flight with Monarch on time with good service. Transfers with A2B / Resort Hopper Beware these are scammers. Name boards held high on arrival into airport terminal, then ushered to kiosk where you will pay up to £5.00 per person MORE for your visa. To avoid this ignore the initial board go to another kiosk pay for your visa then look outside for your A2B rep he will then advise you of the mini coach to your resort. We were talking with several couples that were staying at our resort but astonished to find that they split us all up and sent us to different mini buses all then had to endure a tour round all the hotels dropping off on route. On arrival the front desk allocated rooms as quickly as possible ours was 343 East wing third floor with sea view. The room clean tidy and functional with 2 large beds, dressing table, chairs small dinning table newish fitted wardrobes and room safe which is included in the price. The beds are comfortable, however, this cannot be said for the pillows which are a cheap foam and sheets are old and bobble. This combination makes for the worst nights sleep ever! The room had a least 7 sockets so plenty of scope for charging the array of electronic gadgets within our luggage. This room did not have a kettle, unlike many other Hotels at this level, but upgraded rooms are available with tea - coffee facilities. The air conditioning in our room was not working the first week, then switched on the second week. This was also noted by other guests within the resort. Bathroom was quite small, clean with plenty of hot water. Fridge with water and juice re-stocked daily. This hotel has many many repeat guests who come back year after year, some stopping for 4 weeks and longer. This complex probably has the best beach in Hurghada, it's quite sheltered on windy days which we had plenty in the first week.. The sun beds are well spaced with many new covers, some having wind breaks which come in useful in breezy conditions. The beach towels on our visit were all good quality and can be exchanged daily from the towel desk behind the beach. Those wishing for a front line sun bed with wind break have to be on the beach at 6.30 or alternatively pay 30 euro to reserve for a week which includes a cool box and fresh fruit at lunch time. This beach is great for snorkelling at only 25 meters from the shore it has a mini reef teaming with all different species of fish. For the more adventurous Idive scuba diving centre is situated at the west end of the beach. The weather was mixed during our stay 28-36 degrees with windy conditions the first week. One day of heavy cloud cover, with a water temperature of 23 degrees. The hotel has two main areas east and west wing, both have restaurants and do slightly different food. The dress code for dinner is smart casual,(long trousers for men) but sadly no one in the east wing stops clients from entering, but, this cannot be said for the West wing. Management need to address this issue. Sadly the East wing still permits smoking whilst dining, but is no longer permitted in the reception area. West wing is smoke free but had no air conditioning, possibly a cost saving exercise the first week! The west wing is a much more civilised place at all meal times. The food is reasonable, but does start to become repetitive after the first week, this is common with all inclusive. Having said that you will always find something to eat. House wines are of a similar quality, however, the majority of soft drinks are all branded quality names sold in a tin/bottle. Anyone wanting cocktails this is charged unlike other hotels. Wi fi is charged at 20 euros a week, which is only available in the reception and the beach bar and the quality is very poor/ unusable at times. In fact I'd go as far to say it's useless and not worth the money. At Sentido hotels and others WIFI is FREE. Catamaran was still out of use, no change from last year at this time! We attended the beach bar for surf and turf (cost LE 250) with friends and although the meal was tasty it was only served with half the menu, no French fries, herb butter, tarter sauce and we had to request finger bowls. We were taking to a couple who unfortunately had a minor accident on the beach and my wife being a nurse offered to change the dressing, but found the first aid box behind reception to be appalling, blunt scissors, insufficient bandages, to address the minor knocks and cuts of every day life. All in all in if you get a good deal this place is worth a visit. All staff being friendly and efficient requires a lot of tweaking to get a solid 4 stars! More

andrewmartin160862, Leeds, United Kingdom

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