Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort
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I really liked the Marriott. The rooms were large enough, the bathroom adequate and I particularly liked the separate mirrored/lighted area containing the hair dryer that prevented one from having to deal with a fogged up bath mirror. We were on the sixth floor and had a true oceanview balcony. The beach was well kept, the water lovely, and the only issue was the difficulty in finding a chair if one arrived on the beach past nine am.
All the bartenders were helpful and friendly - the buffet breakfast and dinner average (although the pasta bar at dinner deserves a special mention-yum). The service at the table was a bit frustrating, as often I'd completed my meal before I was offered anything to drink.
The location was only a short cab ride to town, which was good because as others have written, there really wasn't any nightlife at the hotel.
Having stayed at a Marriott Resort in Hawaii barely six months ago - I can say that this one compared quite favorably to the US version - expecially when one considers how much less expensive the Egyptian hotel was.
Can wait to go again
i had a great time at the marriot, the staff were very good to us and the general manager of the hotel was very nice.
My boyfriend and i went to the Marriot Beach Resort from 27th Jan-3rd Feb and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
We stay in a lot of hotels in the Uk and abroad and this hotel was by far the best! The first night i decided i wanted a nicer view from our room and they were happy to move us with no fuss at all! (never be afraid to ask!)
We went bed and breakfast and i would advise this as the breakfast wasn't that exciting so it was nice to eat elsewhere throughout the day!
The Marriot is in a very quiet area, with the 'Old town' about a 20min walk one way and the 'New Town' about a 10min walk the other with great shops and some lovely (and very cheap) restaurants!!
There were a few downsides to the holiday- ie being hassled all the time by the local shop keepers, beeped at by people offering taxis but after a couple of days you knew how to take them and it didn't become a problem! I would recommend you take a torch if you decide to venture out after dark as it is not very well lit and everyone drives without lights on!
Overally a Wonderful and relaxing holiday-will go again!
Good, not luxurious, can't fault it though
Stayed here for a week, and really enjoyed the stay. The beach is private and well waitered, with a nearby diving centre - great snorkelling and great day trip! Travel to Luxor was well worth doing, but it was along day, hotel provided takeaway breakfast etc.
Whilst the pool and facilities were good, the lack of night life at the hotel was a disappointment. The food is more than adequate for a buffet, plenty of variety, fresh dishes etc, rooms are cleans and generally the place is very quiet.
Whilst not being over luxurious it's a pleasant stay, and a welcoming feel is recieved daily.
Loved the Marriott
Re; Hurghada Marriott Room 321 16th to 30th December 2005
I am writing this letter of thanks and appreciation to you for your hotel and staff. I understand and appreciate the challenges of running such a large hotel and the attendant responsibilities. I also acknowledge the difficulty of keeping so many people satisfied and happy from such differing international backgrounds and cultures.
Your front desk staff have been very responsive to us immediately we arrived (tired and stressed from England and from our journey). Our initial room allocation (we had paid for an Elite upgrade) was disappointing for us and so we contacted the front desk straight away. They were very happy to show us two alternative rooms and move us to our chosen room immediately. After two nights in the room we encountered a 'little' problem which caused us some discomfort. I contacted the front desk and the person in charge (don't remember his name) allocated us a far superior room with an outstanding view where we have spent the last ten nights.
We have had a wonderful time here at the Marriott Hotel which has been an oasis for us here in Hurghada. The service has been outstanding and our satisfaction and delight has been made possible by some of your excellent and hard working staff. I realize that any enterprise is only as good as its people and I wish to mention just a few of them by name to acknowledge their input and involvement in making our well needed holiday a success. It is impossible to mention everyone by name of course so you will forgive me if I omit some that although have contributed so highly to us we have forgotten their names or details.
Perhaps the foundation of this service and appreciation we feel is because of the amount of respect and attention we have felt as individuals here and this was notably given by Mr Gamal Abdel Hameil the restaurant supervisor who also resolved a number of other problems for us outside of his remit.
These are the key people that have made an additional and valued contribution to making our stay here at the Marriott so special:
Eman & Dhalia who were so friendly and who approached us to offer their services for massage, they were very flexible with our requirements and accommodated us for our particular needs and arranged for both my wife and I to have a massage side by side in their treatment room. They provided us with a course of three massages each and worked very hard to ensure the massage was effective, enjoyable and relaxing, we can heartily commend their skills and professionalism.
I have already mentioned Mr Gamel Abdel Hameil (Comments above).
It was always a joy to be greeted by Mona (with her beautiful smile and welcoming ways) along with the other girls who greeted us. Mona carried herself with friendliness yet professionalism and I am sure she has great potential in the hotel.
Abdel Whab is very professional and has always treated us with the utmost of respect and friendliness his service along with many others in the restaurant during our stay made such a difference to us. Sami Soliman is one other we can remember, but all of the restaurant staff worked hard to service our needs in an outstanding way.
Fayez Abdelmohsei in particular provided us with many insights into the various specialities offered by the Patio Café each evening. He was extremely courteous and obliging. Waleed also assisted him in meeting our needs and providing us with many quality Shisha's.
Beach & Island and Cafes
Again too many names to mention (many of them similar) but they were very responsive and attentive and provided us with an excellent service. In particular I would like to mention Osama the beach boy who was extremely helpful to us and assisted us daily. He appeared to do his job very well and we commented on how well he maintained the toilet on the island with its cleanliness etc.
Many thanks for an enjoyable stay and a hotel that we will again recommend in the Marriott Group (last year we stayed at the Marriott in Taba Heights).
Good stay but...
We were quite impressed with the Marriott but had made the mistake of booking half board. It is a nice hotel, lovely little beach, lovely little island, good pools. The room was excellent, the staff were OK too but we did not get on with the evening meal- funny really when you think we really enjoyed breakfast. So just book B&B, they have a good italian restaurant and a nice cafe by the pool which does good straight forward food.
We knew what to expect as far as entertainment went and that is why we choose this hotel. There are some good trips from here too - snorkeling and scuba diving plus the opportunity to travel to Luxor.
the marriot is a very average standard marriot hotel, nightime entertainment very poor, nice basic room with very good view of sea, food plentiful and very nice, if you want really basic hotel as opposed to grand style then the marriot is okay if on the other hand its a spoiling holiday then give it a miss and book another hotel
We were in the Marriott Hurghada last week, 29th April to 5th May, having booked the hotel and flights directly rather the usual package to fit in with connections from Belfast.
The promised 'Presidential suite' was indeed a suite c. 850 sq ft and easily the best accommodation we have ever had, albeit one of 10 equally 'exclusive' suites. How I wish they would just be honest! It had an entrance hall, cloakroom & W.C., lounge with TV and fridge, fabulous views, two sofas, side tables, lounger, dining room table and chairs. Then a lovely bedroom with another fridge and TV, more tables, chairs and a sofa, dressing area with wardrobes and safe and a big bathroom with corner bath and shower. Oh and also a great balcony again with great views. All spotless.
The beach areas were not that big and might be cramped when busy, but the 'island' and pool area offered extra space for sunning. The 'port-a-loo' on the island was cleaner than any I have ever encountered anywhere. Ashtrays were everywhere and any stray cig ends removed pretty promptly despite the constant wind.
Food was excellent for Egypt; bar a frequent inability to have everything that should be hot equally hot on the plate i.e. perfectly cooked fillet steak and cold chips and veg.
Nevertheless any complaint was dealt with immediately with good grace. Overall nothing was too much trouble and staff were consistently helpful and friendly.
An inexperienced breakfast chefs inability to cook 'soft fried eggs over easy' resulted in many apologies and two further attempts before the restaurant manager took the matter to the kitchen and head chef with final success.
Every morning thereafter enquiries were made as to the eggs!
After the Cairo bombing, the security was stepped up but discretely.
I would go back, but again probably only if I booked directly, as the marvellous room at such a great rate compensated for quite a few minor complaints.
Wonderful place but slow service!
We spent a week at the Marriott, Hurghada in April 2005. Lovely hotel, nice rooms, good food, overall very relaxing and good facilities for what we wanted - a week of sun and rest. I had only two complaints - the very slow service at the beach restaurant and Armadillo restaurant, this was fine when you had nothing else to do but wait but on our last day when we had allowed for the slow service before our pick up to the airport it wasn't so funny. My other complaint was towels! After the first day, you never had a full complement- always something was missing, either face towels, bath mat or, even one day, bath towels! Apart from that the service was very good, the staff on the whole, very helpful and pleasant, especially Mohammed in the Island Bar, he virtually ran the whole place single handed and remained cheerful under pressure. The facilities are excellent too and I would certainly return to the hotel if we ever went back to Hurghada which, as we don't dive, is probably unlikely.
Excellent customer service!!!
We stayed at the Marriott Hurghada for 7 days in December.The customer service at the hotel was excellent.The only negative we have to complain about is the selection of bevrages at the breakfast.The hotel need to offer water as well as more drink selections.The rooms were very nice.The staff was A1!!! Very friendly.We called to make the reservation and spoke with Abeer.She was excellent.She went out of her way to assure that our reservations and transportation were exactly what we wanted.She came through for us!!! Thanks.She is an asset to Marriott.We would definatly stay at the Hurghada Marriott again!!!
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