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 1583 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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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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Great holiday ... lovely animation

We also was in egypt ... in fort arabesque hurghada in march 2014 ... such a great hotel , stuff and animation ... we had a lot off fun ... it was a pleasure to know all of you ... the animation with tarek tito haitham samy and hisham was the best we ever met. Hope to see you all again ... best wishes for the fort arabesque teamMore

Mandy84Deutschland, deutschland

Best beach in Makadi bay

We stayed for a week as a family with two children. (7 and 10 years). I can highly recomment this hotel as it has the best beach in Makadi bay. Even from neighbouring hotels guests came to snorkel here. Fort Arabesque has a sandy beach with ample space between the parasols and a fantastic marine life just in about 10-20 meters from the beach in shallow water such as 80cm depth. There are really nice coral gardens with hundreds of different species of fish. We even saw moray eels. The food is OK here. The rooms are clean but some of them are a little dated. Most guest are returning for severeal times to this hotel, and the main pont is that majority of them are british, italian and german.... We hardly heard any slavic speeking guest, though there are some Czech that I know. The main pont is that there are no russians. At neighbouring hotels about 80% of the guests are russian, and as we tryed one of these hotels last year it makes a great difference for a relaxed holiday.More

Viktor_HU_D, Debrecen, Hungary

Superb holiday in Fort Arabesque

Together with our family and friends, we have visited this resort in the beginning of July. (4-11.) The first impression of the hotel and staff was amazing. As I previously worked for Accor Hotels, I know what is good customer service about. Thanks to Mr. Sameh Ahmed, (Front Desk Staff) we experienced a very warm welcome, during our stay we felt looked after. :) The rooms are huge, comfy, very clean, air-conditioning worked properly. Food was variable, tasty, definitely less people in the west wing, no waiting time for fresh pasta or egg during breakfast. About the Spa: nice, clean, good value, reception staff was very friendly. Our room was close to the elevator (321), so it was a bit noisy, but all in all, it was a wonderful stay, special thanks to the staff, bar tenders, housekeeping, front desk, they all provide excellent job! Regarding to our Hungarian tour guide and our experience, the best beach in Makadi Bay! See you soon! Ms. Reka NagyMore

Réka N,

great hotel friendly sraff

We arrived late at the hotel and found food and drink in our room. The check in was very quick, we were in the east wing with a side view of the sea very spacious and very clean. The towels are lovely and fluffy and ample toiletries left in the bathroom everyday. The beach towel service is very good and there is no scramble for sunbeds, there are ample places to sit by the sea and the pool. The entertainment team are great they work very hard I particularly enjoyed the stretch classes and the evening entertainment. The manager in the restaurant was very quick in accommodating two vegetarians in our party by providing the right food. The bar by the lobby has staff who are very friendly and provided excellent service with a smile, The beach bar serves drinks and snacks when the restaurant is closed. Adam from the dive centre is very friendly and informative. All the staff in the whole resort are very friendly which made our stay very pleasant. The grounds are kept beautiful with flowers and palm trees by the gardeners who work tirelessly.More

Jasu P, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Still a great hotel to visit

I had read recent reviews of this hotel since our visit last year and was a little concerned for our visit this year. I need not have worried at all! 3rd visit in 3 years and I thought that the hotel was doing very well. The hotel has an old style feel about it - some may say tired - but that isn't really true - look deeper and you will see that rooms are fresh and spotlessly clean. Food - I have seen it reported that it was a bit "repetitive or boring" - I would reply that the food was very good and that there was always something different on offer. Also consider this - if you eat in even a top restaurant for 7 to 10 days, 3 meals a day - then the menu will be the same or similar - it is up to you to ring the changes and if you can't at Fort Arabesque - then you didn't really try. Also I would like to congratulate the hotel - the dining room was spotless too - air conditioning vents, and over the food islands fantastic. Beach was well looked after and the envy of the bay if not of the whole of Hurghada, with beach attendants/marshalls sorting out interlopers quickly, firmly and impressively tactfully - and often in a foreign language to their native tongue. The beach reefs are still surviving with lots of fish to see. No problems obtaining a sunbed at all. Animation was better than last year with the right level of chatting to visitors to obtain involvement. Nice balance guys & gals! Getting busier this year - but still tolerable! Would not hesitate to return for a sun, sand holiday.More

gillybede, Woking, United Kingdom

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Fort Arabesque
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 1583 customer reviews
from £400.49