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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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.
Facilities► View all
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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We have just returned from a great 10 day holiday at this great hotel. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We were lucky to be in the west wing which is quieter than the east wing. Having eaten once in the east wing never again the east wing restaurant is like a cattle market with a lot of pushing and shoving. When there don't be taken in by the beach sellers as they rip you off we found this out the hard way but talked to our rep and they got our money back for us. The waiters get to know what you drink and will bring you your drink as soon as you sit down. We loved it so much that we have booked again for next year already.More
Vickie F, Kendal, United Kingdom
Well I don't know where to start from. - lunch and dinner lots to choose from but breakfast was the same everyday. Staff are only interested in Germans and very rude. The main swimming pool is ok but waiters choose who gets what first. The other pools are filthy and my daughter found a dead lizard floating in the baby pool which I found disgusting and when I told a member of staff he just got the net and took out never thought to disinfect it after. Entertainment was ok but not great and everything finished no later than 10:30. When we checked in the bathroom sink was leaking which they came the next day to fix. The I spotted dead ants and spiders near the toilet seat and sink where they have sprayed but not cleaned. Went in the cupboard to get a spare pillow after looking at it I found different types of small dead creatures on the pillow case cover. While I was packing from their wardrobe to check out I found holes on my cloths which meant they had other live creatures eating my new cloths away. The beach was nice but that's about it. So overal this is not a 4* hotel at all this should be 2-3* at the max. Will never go there again that's for sure.More
Sandra K, London, United Kingdom
Please read ...this place is awful and that polite!
Currently here for 10 days and this is only day 3. I don't know where to start but I can only assure you this is at best 3 star and some parts only a 2. The whole place is run down and grubby , the staff are really only interested in the German population which seems over 90% of the hotel, the staff I have had dealings with come across rather arrogant, which I'm shocked about as I've visited Egypt on a few occasions and this is my worst experience . The food is, and again I'm being polite with this , it's rubbish, bland and of VERY POOR QUALITY. The spirts that they serve up are like paint stripper. I could go on with other stuff but I'd be here all day. Had to upgrade on night one to a room that didn't smell of sewage, when I went to complain to the manager in the morning about having to stump up Â£170 to up grade to a room with a bigger shower head, he said he'd get some money back, but next day said he would not! The reception staff are just rude and really refused to be of any help. The beach is nice however the sun loungers have more stains on them than Tracy Emins bed..... To sum up , don't pay the 20quid to get in the country pay it to leave. Seriously it's a 2/3 star at best and you'd eat better at your local soup kitchen! Now back home and feel relieved to have survived. Ps all 3 of us had the runs at least twice in the horrendous 10 days we just experienced! More
Not what we expected
Arriving at the hotel, it was dark so didn't get a look at the area. It was quick check in. And the luggage was delivered to our rooms quickly. The rooms are tired and need a update. But clean. We travelled all inclusive and was then told if we wanted tea and coffee in our room we would have to pay extra! You couldn't get a drink before 7am! We spent all our time at the beach as there were very few sun beds around the pool area. The beach was lovely, well kept and the sea was warm with the snorkelling a must do. The beach bar was disappointing, all male staff and regularly looked straight through me and served a man first. The food was very poor at the beach bar, Luke warm chips and a kind of pizza which you had to queue for, or a cold burger or similar. The main restaurant was hectic and small for the size of the hotel. Food was average and the theme nights you take no notice of as it wasn't always what was said. Breakfast was the same everyday, the fresh omelette counter was by far the busiest area. The temperature was very warm and the air conditioned seating area was very busy, and the other seating area was unbearably uncomfortable. The entertainment was below what was expected, the same singer every night. The gardens are well looked after. The staff all seemed to by miserable the exception of a couple.More
Fort ArabesqueResort , Spa & Villas
The villa`s are a very good. OK, you cannot see the sea from them, but you do get a more peaceful experiance. Our daughter and her partner are there are I type (on our recomendations) and they are in the newer Villa`s and are enjoying it. More
gareth f, Cardiff, United Kingdom
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