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.
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.
All are included except where indicated.
Overlooking the sandy beach or with tranquil views of the Red Sea. Pool's can be heated at the managers discretion.
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.
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.
This was our fourth time in Egypt and second in Makadi Bay. First time we stayed at Makadi Palace, the best hotel in the area in our opinion. However we never went the same hotel twice so we have chosen FA this time. I have read many reviews before and after booking and I new exactly what to expect. Now I only have to confirm that everything was said here was true. It has one of the nicest beach in the zone, the longest and the larger space between the sun chairs. Also FA has one of the nicest garden, with hundreds of palm trees of different kind. What it makes it so special is friendly staff, very attendant. While eating, we we used to be asked at least one or two times if we want anything to drink. Every time you could find a decent table, clean and a fast service. Yes, the food displayed is repetitive and not much of variety and yes, this hotel is not for the picky or for the ones wanting luxury. But again all the people I asked the were having a very good time. All the drinks are bottled or canned and original. That I think is one of the best all inclusive. For instance , the sparkling water was 200 ml Schweppes. their wines, exceptionnaly tasty. ( white and rose ones) The wind was almost permanently blowing, sometimes very strong. The climate is changing, and despite we are in April, the temperature never exceeded 29-30C. Unusually for this time of the year when it was supposed to be like 35-36 C. We had a superior room top floor, and I can say it was very nice ( we booked standard). Internet is 5 euro/day or 20 / week. I only bought one day and somehow I had it for a week!!! That perhaps was a gift :) There is one thing more about the staff: I mistakenly gave 101 USD to the bell boy with the luggage, instead of two bills of 1 dollar. He returned to our room saying that it was a mistake!!!! We were shocked by the mistake I made and more of it by his behavior. We only had one boat trip to some islands, with Tito Diving Team at Makadi Prima Life . Unfortunately we seen no dolphins, or napoleon Fish as promised. The team instead was very focused on safety. They checked on us every time we stopped somewhere. Very professional. For not seeing the promised, they gave us a free ride with a speed boat and a flying sofa after!!! The reef on our beach was rich, and very nice, though much less as compared with Sharm. The guests are mainly germans, italiens and then some other nationalities ( few russians), that is one good thing compared to some other where predominantly are russians. A good animation team, not only for their shows ( as for amators) but for their sport activities all day long ( beach volley, aerobics etc) All in all one , it was one of the nicest holiday we had, and probably we will return one day. I would strongly recomend this hotel.More
Marty70, Bucharest, Romania
We went with Saga for two weeks. We booked a villa in the grounds with a swim up pool through the Saga website that showed these villas having twin beds in some. However when we got there they only have villas with one very large double bed or two bedrooms, so this is a mistake on the Saga website. The hotel were very apologetic although this wasn't their fault. They moved us to a superior suite with a wonderful view and two bedrooms with a lounge. We need two beds because I had a recent hip operation. Samhe and Kareem the reps are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. They sorted the room problem very quickly and we had wonderful accommodation. The evening entertainment varies (always a singer) but at its best when Sabrey is on for the night. He is a real entertainer and gets everyone up and dancing, even joining in himself. On another note however, the Saga side of the hotel is more down market. It seems from the Saga website this is for the folk of a certain age group but the pool on the Saga side is often full of young children.More
This was our first stay at Fort Arabesque, we came with our daughter and her friend, the girls had a standard room in the main part of the hotel, it was very comfortable clean but perhaps a little dated.. We choose a villa (V17)these have only been open a couple of weeks and were fantastic.. Well worth the extra. I have mixed views on this hotel, some bits are are really good and others are poor. Let's start with :The positives: The resort as a whole is very nice.. Good beaches pools and gardens, you also get the use of bikes windsurfs and canoes free.. Beach bar is very nice and the entertainment each evening is some what cheesy but a bit of fun for all.. The pavilion restaurant is exceptional.. The manager Mr Ehab Alp and his team are fantastic, nothing is to much trouble. Breakfast there was a delight, and we ate in the restaurant on a couple of occasions.. Great views of villas too. (well done Ehab) The negatives: The food was the same, day and night and to be honest not to my liking. With only one main serving area you have to queue, just like a school canteen.. Seating is very crowded and the staff in that area are miserable and bordering on rude.Reception staff were lazy and unhelpful,if it's not in their remit you've got no chance. The lack of information was extremely frustrating and could have been easily fixed.. In summary this isn't a bad place and if you've booked your holiday I'm sure you'll have a nice time.. These comments are aimed more at management and improving customer service levels that will benefit everyone in the long run.. More
mark7892013, Hythe, United Kingdom
No complimentary water, rude staff, food is average, no mini bar although it was included in my booking confirmation, they charge for everything , I.e a game of pool is 2â¬ for 30 minutes , good water sport facilities but not cheap. Swimming pool too cold to swim .More
What a fabulous hotel. Well maintained hotel and gardens. Beach is amazing plenty of sun beds and well spaced apart. Snorkeling great coral reef just a few metres from the beach. Food great always hot and fresh. Could not fault this resort at all,will definitely return.More
Ann C, Wallasey, United Kingdom
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