Sea Star Beau Rivage
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The last time we went diving was in the Philippines over a year ago. It was great to be exploring the underwater world again. Today, we did two reef dives. Jacques, from Monaco, was our dive leader. Our second dive, in the afternoon, was much better with lots of colourful fish and exquisite-looking coral. Lunch was cooked on board the boat and it …
Enough was enough. It seems our tent mattress has become the prime nesting spot for hundreds, if not thousands, of fleas. Last night was hotter than the previous night, and it seems the DOOM spray didn't quite do its job. I now have a few dozen more bites all over my body, and since we were both up all night, me scratching and Matt sweating, we are …
The less said about the coach journey the better!! Four hours at night on a remote (ish) Egyptian road is not for the faint hearted. Dodgy overtaking, driving on the wrong side of the road and that game where you try to get as close to the vehicle in front as possible at high speed, to name but a few. Oh, did I mention all our dive gear tied to the roof with a piece of string? Well, we and our kit got to our destination in one piece, although nerves a little bit ...
... to read the signs). Beyond the enclosed area granite obelisks, and many more rooms in various stages of reconstruction lay. The temple was big enough for us to lose our friends for twenty minutes – a hard task, as we were literally the only four people visiting Karnak that day. Hopefully the pictures do it justice.
Our last stop with Overland Oasis (our overlanding company) was the resort town ...
... that the Morissey movement is just not favorable to the completion of a lot of these projects. As I had a date with Mohammed I made my way back to the center of town and Mohammed was waiting - he made me some hibiscus tea and we talked about his life in Egypt - how they are all struggling with the lack of tourists. This area seems to be a bit more popular with the tourists but nonetheless it did feel a bit like a ghost ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sea Star Beau Rivage Hurghada
Was für ein Urlaub
Es war nicht einfach sich für ein Hotel in Hurgharda zu entscheiden, nachdem wir aber vom Sea Star gehört hatten, wollten wir es einfach ausprobieren. Es war einfach nur wunderbar. Freundliche Menschen, die alles getan haben, damit sich ihre Gäste wohlfühlten und wie zu Hause vorkamen. Ich kann dieses Hotel allen Gruppen oder Pärchen und Alleinstehenden empfehlen, es kommt einfach jedem gut und Sie werden bestimmt mit einem Lächeln zurückkehren.
I stayed with a friend at Sea Star Beau Rivage for 1 week and had a great time in this superb hotel. I can highly recommend this place for those who have high expectations in terms of the quality of service as well as the location. The Sea Star Beau Rivage Hotel is located approximately 10 minutes (by car) from the heart of Hurghada and therefore it is quiet and ideal for a relaxing stay. The rooms are very clean and most of them overlooking the sea. The hotel's private beach is probably the best in all Hurghada - it is sandy and very clean (the hotel staff clean it 2-3 times (!) a day), ideal for swimmers as well as for families with small children. Most importantly, it comes with its own coral reef, which makes it especially attractive for all who like to snorkel. There are enough sunbeds for every guest and the hotel staff (highly professional and attentive) make sure that you get those sunbeds that you really want. They also provide clean beach towels every day. There is a diving/aqua center, which offers all kinds of sporting activities and their own staff is highly trained and very friendly. The restaurants are quite good, much better than we expected. The food was well prepared and plenty, sometimes it was difficult to make a decision as there were too many choices. There are two clean swimming pools with plenty of sunbeds, however, we did not use them as we preferred the sea. There is entertainment in the evening (live music and singing), a small disco and 2 bars, however, if you want to throw yourself into the nightlife, you should take a taxi downtown where it's at. The hotel's surroundings are not very nice (lots of construction), however, it was quiet during our stay. These days you will find ongoing construction everywhere you go in Hurghada. There are small souvenir shops, pharmacies and supermarkets right in front of the hotel, which are open until midnight. Nobody has ever stopped us when we carried beverages in the hotel from the nearby supermarket.
This hotel in its self is really amazing. Very clean, own private beach with beach towels provide. These could also be used if going out on snorkelling/diving excursions.Well worth the 4-5* rating. The staff on the whole where very obliging and well mannered. The down side is the food in the main restaurant was very bland and poor in view of the hotel rating. Also the hotel is situated on the outskirts of Hurghada and only 2-3 shops outside. The main resort being 15 minutes drive. No good to people who enjoy a walk after their dinner. There are not many British guests residing. At the time we stayed there were only 4 of us. Mainly aimed at Geman, Austrian, Italian and French guests. The snorkelling along the sea shore was fantastic.Aim the hotel at more British guests and certainly would return
What a ride
it was hard picking a hotel to stay in, in hurgada, but me and my friends we heared about the sea star hotel and we decided to give it a shot. we never regret that action till now. the stay over there was simply amazing, friendly people working over there and they just do whatever it takes to make the guest smile and feel like at home. i would highly recommend this hotel for group of friends, couples or even alone, it just suits every mode and i'm sure that you will end up with a smile on your face.
My trip to Egypt was the birthday present from my family and i went to Hurghada with my sister. That was the most memorable trip I ever had in my life (I was travelling to many European countries before)!
I cannot say anything bad about Sea Star hotel - I spent one week with my boyfriend and we were really impressed by the friendliness of the employees....they were always smiling and kind to us; always there when we needed something....so if you really want to experience the hospitality of Egypt you should go to Sea Star!
We are a Hungarian couple who stayed in Sea Star Beau Rivage Hotel Hurghada in January 21-25. 2005. On January 24th. we returned in our room from dinner and we discovered that our private belongings disapparead from our room: My Canon digital camera, My wife's Olympos camera, two Nokia mobile phones, my wife's wallet with money and creditcard. There is no safe in the room and the door was locked. Someone opened it with a key. We informed the hotel security and management who behaved in an arrogant, unpolite, non-cooperative way. Their approach was that it couldn't happen in a five star hotel. In late night at 2 a.m. we got to the local police station to get a report. I had to describe the story first in English but I was threatened that I should not mention the name of the hotel and the theft otherwise we should stay for two other days while the investigation would be carried out. Finally I got a short report only in Arabic laguage.
I stayed at this hotel the last week in november, and I had a great time.
Sea star beau rivage is the best place for a holiday
I spend the best holiday in this hotel people and staff are very friendly. Service was great ,food is very good ,the room was nice. I want to thank every body there, specially the music band for their lovely singing. I wish to come back again soon.