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.
Based on 1241 reviews
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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Can't wait to go back
No complaints. Excellent beach not crowded with ample sunbeds. Staff in restaurant and bar helpful and friendly. Food was fresh and delicious. Don't want to say too much as don't want it overcrowded !!!!More
dorothy111, Camberley, United Kingdom
Good and bad
We booked this holiday using loveholiday.com. Much cheaper than First Choice. On arrival late evening we were asked by reception to wait two minutes. A juice was provided and twenty minutes later after complaining a member of staff came over and asked us to fill in forms and provide our passports. Eventually forty five minutes later we were shown to our room. Giving the room the initial once over the bathroom smelt a little damp. Next to the bed stuck to the wall were half dead ants. Pulled out the bedside cabinet and a pile of dead ants and fluff and dirt were revealed. Called housekeeping they came up and we asked that they ensure it was cleaned in the morning as we were tired and just wanted to go to bed. Beds were clean. The television in the room was old fashioned and not tuned in very well but we did not raise this issue as we were on holiday to get away and relax. Room 4420, drains did not drain properly during the whole week and the ants returned second to last night. Cleaner gave us some fly spray to kill them, and took the filter out of the shower to drain, all became clear once we were due to leave. General cleaning of our room was okay but not thorough. Furniture needed to be pulled out and cleaned under. Admittedly I did take our Dettol wipes and wiped down doors and tv remote. 5th visit to Egypt and on each occasion we have been ill and in the case of husband he was very ill. However, this holiday we all remained well so either avoiding the pool or the additional cleaning by us may have helped or we are just immune now. We ate in the East Wing restaurant. Breakfast had a good choice but it was poorly laid out. We tried to avoid busy times as it was like being back at school in the canteen, queuing and shoving. I saw the omlette man one morning, he made eye contact, I smiled and he walked off! You have to find your table and like other reviews we found the waiting staff not great. The odd one made eye contact and smiled but most of the time they chucked cutlery down whilst rudely shouting to their colleagues. (cheaper on the tips for us). For evening meals we went after 8.30/9pm which meant that some evenings there were not many choices a lot of tureens were empty/had scraps in. Fish plentiful but not for 10 days. We found the food a little bland after 5 days. Hate to admit it ended up in Hurghada stuffing down a hearty burger and milkshake (and I don't like MacDonalds). So food not really great. Lunch on the beach. Deep fat fried something in a bun with chips and bits of salad each day. Not dressing to go to restaurant so not sure if lunch would have been better there. Beach, sunbeds, sun shades fantastic. We went to the quieter part close to the diving centre and a drink beach bar where you could get coffee/tea, tinned drinks, ice lollies all day. Perfect. Always beds available Brilliant so no up early with the towels. Towel shack open long hours and very well organised. Felt the shop, greedily charged way too much for crisps, chocs, etc. Go to the SensoMall or Hurghada in the taxi and stock up, the food is loads cheaper in the supermarkets if you fancy chocolate or crisps. The ice cream in the shop has also defrosted and refrozen so it was not nice. However they did mend my lilo I bought from them the day before which had a hole in it for nothing. My husband and 14 year old daughter went on the Quad bike safari based at the hotel, they spent 2.5 hours zooming around the desert at sunset, apparently they would highly recommend this as it was safety orientated and a lot of fun. Refused to pay for the gym, it should be free as a facility of the hotel to guests. No gym for two weeks. Staff in the bar area were very more customer friendly and it was nice to wi-fi and drink coffee and relax there. Reception staff very good. Even though I e-mailed the hotel from England and asked if we were going to be able to keep our room up to 6pm as we had an evening flight and being advised that it would not be a problem for an additional payment we were advised on the last day we would have to move two doors down. After insisting strongly we eventually were allowed to stay in our room and not have to move everything over for 4 hours.More
Cliveandissi, Ashford, United Kingdom
A Chilled Week Away
Stayed here over easter for a week with my husband and son (aged 11) as we celebrated my husbands 50th. Checking in was painless and our bags were immediately taken to our room which was a decent size and clean. Towels were changed daily and mini bar was stocked regularly. Hotel and grounds are kept clean as was the beach which was lovely, we always ended our day at the beach bar to watch the sun go down. Pools were very nice and one was heated on a few days while we were there which was nice. What I really liked about this hotel was the drinks were in cans so no watered down local brews served in a small plastic cup, local spirits were also good especially the rum. Food was of good quality, there was always something to eat regardless of how fussy you are. I especially like the freshly made to order omelette at breakfast - very nice. Most of the staff were polite and friendly although there is the odd grumpy one but you get staff like this everywhere. Overall had a lovely holiday and would definitely go back. More
Cathyjayne, Manchester, United Kingdom
Fun but relaxed holiday, great value for money.
On arrival we were a little concerned when seeing we had to pay for both wifi and use of the gym, it wasn't a huge price, but wondered what else we'd end up paying for! Our bags were taken up by staff as we were guided to our rooms where they had thoughtfully given us some food as the restaurants had already closed, it wasn't great quality, but ate it as we were hungry. The room however was very spacious, so we rested our heads on some rather comfortable beds, there was great (though a little noisy) air conditioning, and even blackout curtains...wonderful sleep all week!! After the initial worry, the rest of the week was marvellous, the food was lovely, the staff were very helpful and we had a great time. We really enjoyed our time on the beach, and I think we were lucky enough to pick the hotel with the best beach and quite possibly the best sea. We went snorkelling almost everyday in the sea, the coral and wildlife was just beautiful. My partner unfortunately got a stomach bug on the last day, however, we'd been on a boat trip where they had served food so it was unclear on where it had come from. If you like a bit of adventure then I recommend the dessert experience excursion. Great trip, highly recommendable. More
my family holiday on fort arabesque was nice because it was basic on the hotel the food was nice but the service from waiters was unpolite or not polite as I'm Egyptian they didn't give me good service like other nationality ,,and they put me far away from the sea view and there are other guest pay less and they have nice sea view roomMore
ahmed s, Alexandria, Egypt
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