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.
Rooms ► View all
twin room with limited sea view and balcony
These twin rooms are calm with simple, clean décor and there's natural light from the patio doors. Outside you'll have a balcony with glimpses of the Red Sea. There's air-conditioning, a fridge and satellite TV also available within your room.
1 bedroom family room with limited sea view and balcony
These bright, modern family rooms can sleep up to 5 people - there's twin beds, 2 extra beds and 1 child bed. And you'll find your room is fully air-conditioned. Outside from your balcony you'll be able to catch glimpses of the Red Sea.
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Third Holiday at Fort Arabesque
This was our third visit, the first one in February. Although at times the wind was cold, the sunshine didn't let us down. Some pools were heated, which was most wonderful. The staff was very welcoming as always and made us feel at home. It was great to see how the gardens are developing and their updates in terms of health and safety. We were initially worried about the lack of teenagers/young crowd during this time of the year because we have two of our own. We couldn't have been more wrong: we met lots of fun people, mostly from Germany and England, all full of live and great attitude. Highly recommend it.More
Minus one star for the rat and one for the wifi
Room 367 west wing. (Lovely full sea view) 8th Jan - 5th Feb Our second visit to the fort,last year we were in the east wing , I totally agree with a previous poster , if your face has not been here for the last 10 year and when you arrive everyone screams with delight and air kissing abounds (and that's just the waiters)then forget it, the waiters will ignore your empty glass at dinner as they pour the "regulars" drinks. After a few evenings of this my husband being fed up of holding his glass in the air and still being ignored , gave a very loud clearing of the throat, it did work ,but the waiter was not happy. Another evening and he took himself off to get his own drink, the maitre d told him he would bring a drink to our table and after that he personally kept his glass full. You will always find something to eat, although I personally found the meat offered to be of a cheap quality, we tried over cooked beef and lamb both being tough.tiny pieces of chicken, and beware , you are offered one slice /piece , hold your plate there in disbelief and EVERY chef said " you want more ?? " One evening mashed potato was on the menu, this had the consistency of soup . The wedges were much better and the fish was always agreeable, lots of salad on offer, well I call it salad, someone with a creative streak was an absolute marvel at mixing lunch time leftovers with rice or pasta. An equally creative chef mixed a load of sponge mix , divided it up , and added different food colouring , so on display was a pink sponge finger with pink icing, a yellow sponge finger with yellow icing etc. Fresh strawberries ,oranges, dates,apples ,banana and melon available . Breakfast -- eggs, scrambled,boiled or chef will make poached or omelette for you. Mashed potato , cold halved tomato with a sprinkle of cheese, small beef or chicken sausage, Egyptian brown beans,crepes. Cereal ,grapefruit ,yogurt, toast machine and variety of bread/jam/marmalade / honey plus sweet pastry items. Plus a choice of butter or flora. Also sliced cheese and meats. The beach at the fort is its top feature, the coral amazing, lunch food at beach bar consisted of mass catering frozen food ,pizza, fries, sometimes hot dog,sometimes fried fish,(plus lettuce tomato cucumber ,) you have to time this properly or you end up with cold everything ,doesn't seem to be any facility to keep anything hot. Lots of birds fly in, please don't feed them , we did see them helping themselves to bread rolls left uncovered by staff. You can't help yourself to drinks here ( except water and coffee) but the other bar near idive has a fridge of cans of beer and soft drinks. Both beach bars have a freezer with choc ices etc West wing bar also has a help yourself fridge and evening "entertainment " please go listen to him "sing" I will say no more. The decorators were in whilst we were there, painting the corridor walls ,and a lovely shade of peach it is too. Now to the best bit, for some reason the air conditioning blows out warm air until a certain time of the year, it was getting so warm and stuffy I decided to leave balcony door open a crack (3rd floor remember ) the thick heavy curtains were closed. At about 4 in the morning my husband awoke , he thought something had crawled over him but decided it was a dream, a little later it happened again ,he sat up and thought he say something scurrying on the floor,jumped out of bed,closed doors to lock it out but had locked it in. It was a brown rat which then proceeded to run up the inside of the curtains to hide. Contacted reception and minutes later a very nice man arrived with a stick , found where the rat was hiding and gave it a whack on the head ,it promptly dropped to the floor spreading blood everywhere . He cleaned up took the rat away and didn't seem in the least surprised or shocked. We settled down to get a couple of hours sleep but were woken an hour later by reception to ask if we wanted to move room. Would we stay again ? My husband says yes ,purely for the snorkelling , I say no, but if I did say yes I would request east wing,the rooms are the same and the staff friendlier. the west is far too much of a clique. Nearly finished folks . THE WIFI , OR LACK OF What a total scam, I came with my own Mifi and bought a local sim at the airport unfortunately 10 days before we came home it ran out , I should have gone to Vodafone shop in Hurghada but I couldn't be bothered and went to reception and purchased a wifi ticket 20 â¬ for 7 days (or 5â¬ for 1 day ) This is for one device only, and wifi can be accessed in beach bar or reception IF YOU ARE LUCKY. It is the slowest most unreliable signal I have ever encountered, be warned,More
Cant fort it at all!
Got back two weeks ago after my 7th time at this hotel and every year I take a different family member with me so they can experience the joy I do. I am always welcomed on arrival by lovely staff and always meet the most amazing people from all countries! Food always the best and great rooms never felt safer . Thank you for another great year with you all, booked already for next year .can't wait leana the. Gobby German bird haha xxMore
Leanaw L, 186338
Nice relaxing hotel
Our second visit did not disappoint, we are given rom 471 in the west wing, great views over the gardens and bay. Room was ok, it is a typical Egyptian hotel room, bed ok, bathroom good with posts oh hot water. Small balcony, we might go gpfor a twin room next time as they seem to have bigger balconys. Restaurant food good, nice buffet selection,only at one meal did we not find anything we really liked.More
Slowly packing for yet another trip to this great place.
Stayed in this hotel several times last 5 years and always looking forward to return. We love beach, garden, do not grumble about food. Loundry service excelent and very cheap - do not bother to pack lots of shirts etc. Have them washed. Hope that wifi will be in 2016 available in some rooms. Definitely will be ready to write more in April after return.More
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