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.
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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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Best beach in the bay
I stayed at the Fort Arabesque last year and obviously enjoyed it hence my return, I'm I diver and mainly visit Egypt for it's excellent diving, but this hotel is not just about it's excellent dive centre and snorkelling on it's very own coral reef. It's a lovely hotel with very friendly staff, rooms are very clean and spacious, I had a room in the east wing with a sea view but I think it depends which travel company you use. Food was good with plenty of choice, my only gripe is people smoking in the inside/outside dining area , I don't understand why it's allowed or why people would be so inconsiderate to smoke while people are eating ! but apart from that I can't fault the hotel. Best beach in the bay, dive centre are very professional, even if you don't dive try the boat trip to Giftun island, snorkelling alone is great ! Sorry I do have another gripe...reserving sunbeds is not allowed but not at all enforced...why ? Try the Fort you wont be disappointed !More
Fort Arabesque Review
Just got back after a week at Fort Arabesque hotel. Generally all things with the hotel was very good. We had two adjoining rooms (1104/5) on the east wing ground floor over looking the gardens and a partial view of the sea. nice little garden and a patio with evening sun that you can sit out & relax before tea, One small down side is the noises and voices from all the people in the outside hallway from 6 in the morning till almost midnight, people obviously couldnt care less about people who may be sleeping, Food was not bad if a little repetitive reasonable quality for a hotel of this size, Down side is the constant queue jumping from the predominantly German guests (you need to be pretty blunt with them, ) Also there is part of the restaurant that is outside, but covered and would make a nice area to have dinner (or breakfast / lunch in) However there seems to be NO restriction here on smoking in this area, consequently you have to stay in side where its busy and has the atmosphere is that of a motorway service station.. As a non smoker with children it was impossible to get away from the smoking , the Beach, The entertainment area, all the bars, and beach bars, pool areas were all frequented by smokers, there really is no where to get away from them at all, But the staff, in the Bars & Restaurant were very good as were the cleaning staff. and the room cleanliness was excellent. The evening entertainment was of reasonable if Amateurish qualityMore
Deepblue7777, Truro, United Kingdom
Location excellent! Service brilliant, food ok!
We have stayed at this hotel for more than 6 times in the last eight years. This hotel is set in a wonderful location with beautiful garden with lots of space and a white sandy beach with safe easy access into clear blue waters with the most wonderful islands of coral just beneath the surface. This is the best for snorkelers. The fish are truly amazing. Gobsmacking beauty! The hotel is large with good facilities with two restaurants and a beach restaurant/ bar. The food was excellent but the hotel has had to reduce the costs to remain competitive and therefore the quality has reduced somewhat. Everyone finds things they like and it should put you off visiting. The service thought out the hotel is excellent the staff work hard to please. The rooms are reasonably appointed, very spacious and always well maintained and cleaned. Wifi is available but at high cost and only in the lobby and beach bar! Overall a wonderful holiday resort. More
Gerald D, Cambridge, United Kingdom
My partner and I had a lovely holiday at this hotel. I had been to Egypt twice before but my partner had not and was a bit wary of going to Egypt at all. We stayed in the East Wing on the 3rd floor room 431 with a lovely view over the complex and Makadi Bay. It was nice and quiet at night, beautiful sunrises visible from my bed early mornings. The room was a bit tired, the shower also,although it did work, and there was always plenty of hot water.The room was cleaned every day and towels replaced too. The food was good with lots of variety. We had an all inclusive package and could have eaten all day if we had really wanted to! You could eat all salads and the ice in drinks was fine too, I believe the hotel has it's own water purifying system. No dodgy tummies here! Having spoken to various regular tourists at this hotel, it seems the West Wing is better than the East. We did eat at both and agreed. Some 'regulars' had been holidaying at this resort for 5, 7 and 11 consecutive years. Great recommendation in itself we thought! There are 5 swimming pools some heated to 30degrees, which was lovely after a dip in the unheated ones. The staff were cleaning the pools early every morning and they always looked so inviting. We would go back again but try the West Wing I think. We didn't take any Egyptian currency and every where takes Sterling. Pound coins are very popular.More
Ronnie D, Brantham, United Kingdom
Ooooooooosh! It's Fantastic.
Our 4th visit to the Fort...think that says it all really. Ok, so the rooms could do with a face lift but they are still clean and comfortable. Food is acceptable, we have had a lot worse in Egypt. It's a fact you don't go to Egypt if your a foodie. You go for the endless Sun...beautiful sea....great beach......wonderful snorkeling......friendly happy people. Boat trips from the I DIVE center are a must. Hassan and his team are great. I would recommend and return in a heartbeat. There is always Hard Rock Cafe in Hurghada if you fancy a change from the hotel buffet!!.More
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