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 1344 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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twin with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a camp-bed.

twin room with limited view

Twin room with limited view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a camp-bed on request. Can be sold as a single.

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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

Lovely Holiday

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

Sue D,

Relaxation and beyond

We have been there on june 2013, we stayed one week. The hotel is super clean , tge staff are friendly and no tips they have a tips box on the reception bar you can put the money you want. The food was excellent, everyday the buffet is different and the beach is blueeeeeeeeee amazing makadi bay with love :-)More

Eman G,

Fantastic week of winter sun

Just back from a week here. If you are looking for a quiet resort with a beautiful beach then this is the place for you. The food is good, everywhere is clean and the snorkelling is amazing. The staff also are very attentive. The evening entertainment is absolutely shocking however made friends with some golden oldies so a good laugh was had by all and ALL of the reviews tell you this so you should not be surprised.More

PaulineRomford, Romford

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