Hilton Hurghada Plaza
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... mummy. The Famous King Tut’s mummy was enclosed in 110KG of solid gold. Unfortunately we were unable to take photos of the area.
Finally we saw Karnak temple. This massive temple contained a roofed area that was 5,000m^2. 134 pillars were required to hold the roof up, 122 of them being 10 metres tall, and the final 12 were 22 metres tall. (Forgive me if my numbers are off, it was plus 45, not the ...
... the Red Sea, but decided not to. We wanted to relax a bit. The
beach here was not located near the hotel, so that was a shame. It has been warm every day since we arrive in Egypt, but our day off to relax was a bit moody and there were clouds out. These days in Hurghada were a bit of a shame in terms of both in and out of the hotel. We had some quiet moments sitting by the cold pool while listening to music and walking ...
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 ...
... boat, Marlin, along a wobbly plank. It was overrun by Russians. One of them was wearing a captain's hat with no sense of irony. Another was wearing a floppy purple paisley print hat. He was male. El Capitaino's wife fainted during the diving briefing. Some other guy sat through the entire Russian diving briefing until revealing at the end that he didn't speak Russian, only English. I think it may have been the part where the instructor asked everyone to raise their ...
Had my holiday there and it was GREAT!!! This was my 3rd time in Hurghada, but my first self catering holiday as I'd always go to resorts before. This apartment is way higher standard than any hotel I’ve stayed in Hurghada before and I’ve been in 5x hotels. The apartment I stayed is brand new, nice furnishing, big plasma TV. The kitchen is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Hurghada Plaza
We enjoyed our Christmas and New Year stay at the Hilton Plaza. It's a nice hotel - although its five star rating in some holiday brochures may lead you to think that it is much more luxurious than it is.
We cannot fault this hotel, where all the staff are always smiling and keen to help. The standard rooms are spacious with good bathroom facilities and the view from the balcony over the superb pool, gardens and hotel's own beach was beautiful. We did not opt for the available upgrade offered on arrival as it really wasn't necessary. All of the hotel was always spotlessly clean. We booked very last minute (2 days before!) but there were no hitches whatsoever.
As we paid under £300 for a week B&B at the Hilton it was ideal. However I would have been disappointed if I had paid more.
Fantastic sea view But!
Hilton Plaza has a fantastic sea view for main building rooms. The main restaurant is poor (both variety and quality wise) and small compare with the size of the hotel. The kitchen in general is disappointing (room service & a la carte). The rooms are average (compared with 4 stars standard). The beach is nice but the beach restaurant (cafe) is very poor. Entertainment and recreation facilities are below average. The swimming pool with a nice pool bar is (OK). If you are seeking nice sea view then it is a perfect choice But!
We have just returned from a one week winter break in Hurghada and had a fantastic time.
Firstly, having been to Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, I would recommend Sharm. We found Hurghada to be very shabby with lots of run/falling down buildings (some of which we did see in Sharm - but to a lesser degree). Hurghada, at the end of the day, is a third world city which will provide you with with an insight into different cultures and experiences, however we personally prefered Sharm as a holiday desitnation.
We had our honeymoon here in September 2004 and i will have nothing bad to say about it at all! We had no expectations at all when we booked the holiday and we were so impressed with the hotel and resort that we went back in March 2005.
I am really fussy - and I could not fault this Hotel. Technically a Hilton 'Resort' it was built in 1997 and has a very airy spacious feel. It was one of those places that when you arrive you feel that you chose well.
Good and not so good
we were there in august and although this is a good hotel it was a bit disappointing. Service was good, but the hotel wasn't too clean. especially the main restaurant was disappointing but that wasn't the staaf's fault. the hotel was filled with arabian guests who had lots of children with them and who were quite annoying. they really messed up the buffet and so. but the staff even admitted the service was better in the winter time because only european and american people visit that time of the year. but luckily there was the small italian restaurant. That made everything good.
A good hotel with very friendly personnel, especialy the catering related workers, who made us feel welcome at all times. Attractive outdoor swimming pool even though not suffciently heated (we were there in the beginning of March). Very pleasant private beach with the coral reef at just a 5-minute boat trip. The rooms are okay with excellent views of the RED SEA and the reefs. Try the room service which was really cheap and efficient. The food is not grand however it was fresh, well cooked and variable. Best asset of the hotel: the personnel - waiters, room attendants, and the very amusing hairdresser and shop asistants. Very good massages too! Worst thing of Hurghada: the wind. We had six days of wind unfortunately - maybe we chose thw wrong time to go there (March).