The Grand Makadi
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... Enginering" places,very rumpty,and tyres are a good sale item..In places very unkempt,the rubbish ..they throw into the waterways,or at least on the banks.Lots of small holdings every inch cultivated,the odd dog, but not many.The Nile is a great provider,their Nile cruises are not happening just now ,as the Middle East is not where people want to be,but we see nothing of that..
A long drive back to the ship ,with 3 awful accidents to see along the way, one involved 2 large ...
We only saw Safaga from the ship's window's or deck. It wasn't easy for me to get out as the taxi's were limited to come no closer than a 15 minute walk and the temperature was 95F/35C and I couldn't walk it in 15 min on the best of days.
Kent decided that seeing the Valley of the Kings ...
We had the option of happy hour extending far in to the wee hours of the morning or getting up early to go snorkelling in the Red Sea. We chose the latter, and it was AMAZING! The water was crystal clear… we had a guide take us and three awesome Aussies out for a look around… The ...
... nearly cleared out all the lunch but we were able to get a few scraps. Dan kept looking for some non-existent dessert. We drove on to another spot - this one was more exposed but looked much deeper for the divers. Dan and I got carried out by the current along the reef. There were even more crazy coloured and shaped fish. It took ages to swim back to the boat as it was against the current but we finally made it. It was a short 30 min boat ride back and another walk ...
... bien mérité.
Prochain arrêt demain : Sharm El Sheikh .
Today is a Tsunami going to Egypt Valley of the Kings and visit the Luxor and Karnack Temples. 1000 passengers share 27 busses. It’s a pushover to get on and get out of busses. Four hour ride will take us across the Nile to the Valley of the Kings via a new bridge, replacing the local ferries.
The journey ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews The Grand Makadi Hurghada
Well what can i say the good points about the hotel is that its beautiful and pure luxury. Big pool, great views and some amazing fish to look at in the sea. It a fantastic resort for couples not for familys with older children mainly. It is quiet and there is nothing to do unless your german and you can understand the water polo. the entertainment in the grand is terrible very repative. The guy singer sings the same songs most night. The makadi palace has some good shows on some nights but not all and then you can have a giggle doing the club dances which was the best part. Dont worry bout getting a drink in the palace they dnt look at the bands so u wont have to pay. The nightclub in the hotel was not gfreat but at least you could have a dance so taht was at least one plus. I met a few friends was hard as the resort was mostly german. So altogeva if your a couple its for you very romantic for familys with children over 10 its not really the best hotel.
My husband and I stayed at the Grand Makadi, Makadi Bay, Egypt in early June for a week as our main summer holiday. We booked with Going Places and travelled with the tour operator Panorama on an all-inclusive basis.
Just returned 30th June the hotel and staff could not be improved. The pool was warm, the sea like bathwater. My Husband had a tummy upset but we put that down to cold drinks when being so hot himself, plus a bit of sunstroke, although he did sit under the shades all the time. The weather was very hot. The pool area and surrounds were lovely, and if you can stand the heat it is nice to walk around. Food was good in the buffet and the Italian Restaurant, but cold in the Lebanese. We did go to the buffet in the Makadi Palace and also the Thai, which was great and the service was smashing. But as of today, we were told that you could not use their facilities. Most of the people in the Palace used to use the Grand Pool, restaurants, beach etc. The staff who give you the matresses for the sunbeds are great and if you treat them to start with they are always there, even if you want your bed turned into the sun. If you require any more info please let me know. I must agree that the bath we had also needed an update. Yes we will go back
We have just returned from a week at the Grand Makadi. Our party consisted of 21 adults and 14 children and the Hotel did all they could to accomodate such a large group. We were able to eat all together in the different restaurants providing we gave them 24 hours notice. We particuarly enjoyed the Italian and Thai (Makadi Palace) restaurants. In the evening we were all able to sit together and had rounds of drinks bought over to us every 15 minutes without even asking!
We have just returned from a two week all inclusive stay at the Grand Makadi hotel booked through panorama!. The hotel is good and it is joint to the sister hotel the makadi palace. It is hard to say where the two hotels start and finish.
As per the previouse comment excellent hotel the restaurants food excellent, we will revisit, the pools have now got warmer as the temp average at 30 each day.
We had breakfast in the dome each mornming, fresh pancakes for the children loads of variety of fresh fruit, breads, yougart. You need to book the restaurants for the evening, however well worth booking. cocktail bar and Joker club excellent coctails in the evening.
The rooms were roomy well furnished and attended twice a day.
We had a fantastic time, a 5 star holiday cant wait to go back again.
We have just returned from the Grand Makadi (sister hotel Makadi Palace) in Makadi Bay, Hurghada.
We spent a lovely two weeks at this hotel in Feb '06. As others have stated you have full use of the facilities in the Makadi Palace next door. If this will always be the case is uncertain as building work continues in the Palace - although this work will in no way inconvenience anyone.
Just returned from two weeks at this hotel. Fantastic location and excellent service. The rooms were clean and tidy, very large with the biggest double beds I have ever seen.
Fantastic resort hotel
excellent atmosphere like 1001 nights but high standing with excellent smiling service. Possibility of 8 restaurants, most of them à la carte specialities like thai, lebanen, fish, italian food...
Junior suite is much better for little extra option
But: no fitness center and no spa center. And one of the beach restaurant has bad service (you have to fill drinks by yourself at the bar, what a pity!!)