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.
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.
Due to low occupancy rates and to facilitate much needed refurbishment of the West wing that is usually used by Saga guests, all visitors were housed in the east wing of the hotel. As you can imagine there was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth to the accompaniment of many, many complaints from the disgruntled few who couldn't just enjoy themselves and accept the situation. There were legitimate complaints...mainly about the log jam at mealtimes - the restaurant serving area being much smaller than what we were used to. Perhaps the presentation wasn't as good but there was always something to eat, and very tasty it was too. Sameh, the Saga rep was due to go on holiday himself and for the same troublesome few it was just not good enough! How he managed to keep smiling is beyond me...the rooms weren't good enough; the restaurant wasn't good enough; the food wasn't good enough; the Saga lounge wasn't good enough and so it went on. I'll bet he was pleased to get away, so then of course the replacement rep wasn't good enough either. The beach is brilliant, the staff under very trying circumstances were just as friendly and helpful as usual and the snorkelling of course is wonderful. I enjoyed my holiday and will return, possibly next year.More
Jean J, 186394
We have been several times in Hurghada, corals prettier and more colorful than the nearby Hurghada. Beautiful beach, very cozy, clean hotel, great service. In Makadi isnÂ´t center, you must go to Hurghada or to complex Madinat Makadi (about 10 minutes walk by beach), where are more shops, but they are more expensive than in the center of Hurghada. Waterpark, which hotel Arabesque hasnÂ´t, can be used at the Tia Heights. The main clients are Germans and Italians, pleasant difference compared to other hotels full of Russians. Accommodations Very spacious, clean rooms. 2 double beds in a standard room, balcony (we had a side sea view), sofa-bed and a table. Large shower, daily refill shampoo, soap and shower gel. Satellite TV, free safety box, mini fridge replenished soft drinks (juices, cola, water ..) and free beer every day. Diet I really liked the original drink cans. Juices (orange, mango, pineapple, apple, multivitamin..), tonic, cola, Sprite, Fanta, beer (Heineken, Stella Sakara - all made in Egypt), glassed wine red and white, local alcoholic baverages. All inclusive ends at midnight in the lobby bar and in the West Wing at the pool, beach bars and pool bar inuntil sunset, another bar in the arena to about half by 12pm. The food was amazing, always something delicious. The dining room is quite small - part air-conditioned and most without air conditioning. We went to eat half an hour after opening and we always found a place in the air-conditioned section. Themed dinners. Desserts are enough for me, however, the fruit is really missing. Every day pears, bananas, dates. We are accustomed to the melon that was missing. Plenty of salads and vegetables. Enough showers on the beach, playroom and playground. hotel services The hotel has a great animation team. All day activities - volleyball, yoga, aqua aerobics, petanque .. Mini disco time every evening in the arena, then played / danced scenes from animators, every night a different theme. The hotel has a few shops - spices, tea, pharmacy, towels, handbags.. The hotel has a shuttle bus to the city of Hurghada for about 7 dollars there and back. Beach We walked around the entire bay and beach at this hotel was really the best. Beautiful sandy entrance into the water, ideal for children's, shoes were not needed. Sunbeds were not spanked at each other, we had plenty of space and we always found a space. The first row is mostly prepaid (for 5 euros / day you can pay for the place 2 times a day they bring a fridge with drinks and fruit). In the second or third row is always a free place. Definitely worth a walk and swim the entire beach, as the left and right is different, but still absolutely the best I've had the opportunity to see in Egypt. Coral several such small buns. Compared to Hurghada, beautifully colored. Rich underwater life. We had a 3 year old son, he only to stands up sees many kinds of fish. 2 beach bars, one with a late breakfast (pastries), lunch (french fries, vegetables, meat), afternoon snack. At the other end of the beach is bar on a self-service refrigerator with drinks.More
It's 5th time we are at this hotel! The most impressive thing - it's the tact and courtesy of ALL the staff. My respect to the hotel's management ! Keep doing! Your policy is admirable. Special thanks to Beauty salon. Reem, you are really professional! More
The hotel was advertised as a 4 star hotel but in reality the main hotel part didn't reach this level and in my opinion was 3 star only. The hotel was well placed with a good beach, plenty of sunbeds and shades and good access to swimming and snorkeling. However, the hotel is in need of some refurbishment and this was evident by the amount of building work going on whilst we were there. Work was going on outside of the complex and this was major construction work with large excavation equipment and all of the consequent noise and dust. Inside the hotel the noise was not too intrusive but it was there nonetheless. Around the main hotel complex there were various projects such as re-roofing of some of the bar and public areas and this meant banging and angle grinders all day long. The noise could be avoided if you went far enough along the beach but it was audible from most of the pool areas. Having said that, we stayed in one of the Villas which are slightly separate from the main hotel. These are in significantly better condition than the main part of the hotel and well worth the 4 star rating. Each block of 5 Villas backed on to a small private swimming pool with stepped access from the Villas small garden and terrace area. Whilst you do not get a sea view, your do get a private restaurant with waiter service for breakfast and dinner. Lunch is taken with everyone else at the main hotels buffet restaurant. The beach is only a 3 minute walk from the Villas and easily accessible for most people. The hotel offers a Premium Sunbed Service which affords you a reserved sunbed on the front row, adjacent to the sea and includes an icebox with drinks, iced towels at lunchtime and fruit skewers prior to your lunch. This service is an extra â¬5 per day but it is a nice touch and probably worth it if you really don't have the energy to pop to the beach bar for your drinks. The staff were all very friendly and helpful but unfortunately the level of room cleaning was not as high as we would have expected. The cleaners spent less than 10 minutes each day in our Villa and this included making the beds, cleaning the bathroom, cleaning the main living area and also the outside terrace. We were only staying for 3 nights but if we had been staying longer this may have turned into a bit of an issue, especially with the slightly increased dust levels caused by the building works. All together we enjoyed the experience and would probably return to this hotel but only for a short break and only in the Villa section of the hotel.More
We have been coming here now for the last 4 yrs, and we are disappointed with it this time , half of it closed due to lack of people. So we had to use the east wing restaurant we found the staff off hand and unhappy they hardly spoke at all and previous visits staff had been happy chatty and very helpful , I found the pools dirty and full of bits also it was an adult pool but very often noisy children were in it but no notice was taken , there are other pools for children ,and as for the beach bar that was a disgusting experience it was if it was too much trouble to serve you this really did shock us as before nothing was too much trouble , and for the first time I did struggle with the food thank goodness for the pizza , it is looking tired as lots of people have mentioned , the rooms were clean , some but very few staff was helpful and friendly, grounds looking untidy too , beach was still nice tho as we checked out staff asked no questions regarding our stay or thank you for visiting , so I'm sorry to say will not be visiting againMore
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