Safir Hotel Hurghada
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An enjoyable off season break
We booked this holiday purely as something to do over half term and went with our daughter aged 7. This was our first time in Egypt as a family although I have been many times some years back for sightseeing. We expected little - just a change of scenery, hopefully a bit of sun all for an extraordinarily low package price for half board. What we got was a thoroughly enjoyable week away that centred around a very attentive 3 person animation team that entertained our daughter day and evening - we reluctantly participated a couple of times, which only added to our daughters enjoyment.
The room was spacious with fridge and TV and clean - no insects, no mould, slightly dated but more than OK versuswhat we expected.
Dinner was simple, fresh, basic salad, meat and fish. There was an egg/crepe station at breakfast which involved very little waiting and a good selection of breads and pastries.
Drinks at the bar, for Egypt, were expensive, but in comparison to "home" not so. The wine however was a revelation - Egyption Cabernet Sauvignon at EP 110 was very drinkable indeed, certainly more so than most French vin de table - with a different provenance, it would probably be chosen if taste were the main criteria.
Small tips to the gratious staff go a long way - for the sake of a few pounds here and there you can make a few peoples' days.
Take this hotel for what it is and you'll enjoy it. Expect luxury and sophistication at these prices, you'll be disappointed.
Un joli petit hôtel à Hurghada
Nous y étions pour notre lune de miel, notre dernière étape en Egypte. Les repas étaient bons, variés et savoureux. Le personnel...apparemment ils étaient mal payés et très tristes (ceux du pays...très agressifs). Je recommande cet hôtel pour son emplacement (avec 2-3 ep, - 0,27 à 0,40 € - on peut aller n'importe où à Hurghada... mais attention à ne pas prendre un maxi-taxi à la place d'un taxi...ils vous feraient payer 10 fois plus cher)...
C'est un super endroit pour nager sous l'eau et faire de la plongée...il y a un bon club.
Pas de problèmes majeurs.
Un bel hôtel propre et sympa
Mon ami et moi, nous sommes allés en Egypte pour Noël et avons dormi à l'hôtel Safir Hurghada, juste à 15 mn en voiture de l'aéroport. C'était un hôtel très propre et agréable.
Tous les employés étaient très sympas et serviables. Nous étions en chambre plus petit déjeuner, mais nous avons pris presque tous nos repas à l'hôtel. L'équipe d'animateurs était un peu bizarre!
Il y avait beaucoup de vent mais aussi du soleil, vous êtes prévenus !
C'est un hôtel que je recommanderais certainement.
Une nuit absolument horrible
Nous étions un groupe de 3 et avons passé une nuit au Safir en avril. Nous devions avoir une chambre dans la partie de l'hôtel donnant sur la plage, mais comme ils étaient complets (soit-disant), ils nous ont mis de l'autre côté de la rue.
La chambre que j'avais donnait sur la rue devant, et derrière il y avait la cour de la blanchisserie, où travaillaient également les ouvriers de la maintenance. C'était difficile de fermer l'oeil avec les conversations incessantes des ouvriers pendant toute la nuit, et le bruit des voitures côté rue.
Dans la salle de bains, il y avait 1 savonnette et il avait déjà fallu que j'aille demander une bouteille de shampoing. Je suis retourné à la réception une seconde fois pour demander une deuxième savonnette pour la douche.
L'employé qui était de service cet après-midi-là était désagréable, il m'a dit qu'il m'avait déjà donné du shampoing, alors qu'est-ce-que je voulais encore et que j'étais vraiment pénible et commençais à l'énerver.
La douche était horrible. N'acceptez pas qu'ils vous mettent dans une chambre de l'autre côté de la rue.
Ein kleines & nettes Hotel in Hurghada
Es war das letzte Ziel unserer Flitterwochen in Ägypten. Das Essen war toll, große Auswahl und sehr lecker. Das Personal...sie waren offensichtlich unterbezahlt und nicht sehr glücklich (die Einheimischen waren sehr aggressiv). Ich kann das Hotel wegen der Lage empfehlen (für 2-3 EP kommt man überall in Hurghada; aber Vorsicht, steigen Sie nicht in ein Maxi-Taxi ein, die verlangen den 10-fachen Preis). Toller Platz zum Schnorcheln und Tauchen. Es gibt dort einen guten Club. Nichts groß auszusetzen.
Nettes, sauberes und freundliches Hotel
Mein Partner und ich waren über Weihnachten in Ägypten und haben im Safir Hotel Hurghada übernachtet, knapp 15 Minuten vom Flughafen entfernt. Das Hotel war sehr sauber und angenehm. Die Angestellten waren allesamt sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Wir hatten Übernachtung mit Frühstück gebucht, aber wir haben auch sonst oft im Hotel gegessen. Das Animationsteam war ein wenig seltsam! Das Wetter war zwar sonnig, aber auch sehr windig. Also aufgepasst. Kann dieses Hotel definitiv empfehlen.
A litlle & nice place in hurghada
we were there on our honeymoon the final destination on egypt
food was great,various and tastefull;the staff ..... they were obviouslly underpayed and very sad ( the natives ..very agressive)
i recomend this hotel for his location (for 2-3 ep you can get enywere in hurghada...but pay atention not to accept a maxi taxi as a taxi...they will charge you 10 time)
....great place for snorqeling and scubadiving..there is a good club; no major complains
Overnight Stay Absoutely Awful
Our tour group of 3 stayed overnight at Safir in April. We were suppose to stay at the beach front area but since they were fully booked (so they say) we stayed across the street. The room I got faced the street in the front , and the back faced the laundry / maintenance yard for the workers. It was difficult to sleep of the constant talking of the workers thru the night and the cars on the street. The bathroom had 1 bar of soap and had to ask for a bottle of shampoo. Went to the reception area a second time to ask for another bar of soap in the shower area. The guy working that afternoon was rude and said he already given me shampoo so what else do I want and that I was being difficult and giving him a bad time. The shower area was awful looking. Don't let them give you the rooms across the street.
How can you say the entertainment team were dodgy?!?!
I have just got back from the safir after a 2 week break for the school holidays. it was absoloutly excellent the staff were the friendliest people i have ever met(even more polite than the greek) i became best of friends with the animatiomn team staff giza and hamada.and they bent over backwards to help us. they don't get many english at the hotel you see and the english are of the many that actually stop to have a chat with the staff all the other people are just plain rude so do stop and have a chat,they'll like it very much and you might just have a new friend for life!
we booked 3 boat trips at the joker center there(the private aqua center)
we went to el gouna and giftun island.we loved giftun so much that we decided to go for a 2nd time and loved it even more than the first i highly reccomend both the trips.me and my family also went on the safari through the desert which can be booked at reception by the small shops it was very fun,me and my mum and dad went in the jeep with another english family whilst my brother went on the quad bike.he thoroughly enjoyed it. and so did we.(but do wear sensible shoes because there is a mountain to climb if you want to see the beautiful sunset)
the rooms were SOOO clean and every day we got a differnt sculpture on the bed and the head cleaner and the gardener used to bring in a bunch of flowers for me every day.
but i must warn you... the cleaners may say top you after cleaning your room that they are going to live with there parents for a while back in cairo or luxor....f.y.i. this is so you give them a little tip for the ride....DON'T DO IT...cuz all that will happen is you will see them the next day sweeping up the leaves..they will soon scuttle off once they see you..
but that is the only bad point really to staying at this hotel me and my family loved it so much that we are going back when it isn't even open to english customers...we are staying at another hotel very clse by so that we can go and visit all the staff and giza and hamada when ever we want. i highly reccomend this hotel for stays but remember to stock up on the sun cream..we ran out in the first week and it is very dear to buy out there..
btw the town og new hurghada is excellent we didn't go to the old one but the new one was enough try the ramstores,hurghada stars and the abu ashra market.
thats all for now and i hope this was useful to you!!
yours sincerly Lucy Gould,13
Nice, Clean and Friendly Hotel
My partner and i spent christmas in Egypt staying @ the Safir Hotel Hurghada,a short 15 min ride from the airport. The hotel was very clean and pleasant. Hotel staff were all very friendly and very accomadating. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis although we also ate the majority of our meals @ the hotel. Enterainment team a bit dodgy! Weather was very windy but sunny so be prepared! would definately recommend this hotel.
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