Tulip Resort

17th km Southest Marsa Alam Airport, Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Sinai, +12345, Egypt | 4 star hotel
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Life in the depths of the sea.

A travel blog entry by sheela.beckley on Jul 09, 2014

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"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it;" Psalm 96:11 As I sit on the cliffs high above the waters, I am overwhelmed by all the different shades of blue and the beauty that lies in front of me! The Red Sea sparkles like jewels in the midday sun. Around the waters there is only golden, dark brown desert that reaches into ...

Not a ship in sight!

A travel blog entry by johnnoonan on May 05, 2014

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... of water in earth for pirates and terrorists, at night all lights on the boat were concealed aside from basic navigation, and all security crew were posted around the lower decks with high-powered water cannons at ready, and night-time infrared goggles, they took it very seriously. The weather is constant, still BHot and high humidity, my little black pigmy missus here says it's heaven...... Tomorrow the port of Aqua, Jordon, and off by bus inland though the ...

Day 4 En Route to Aqaba Jordan

A travel blog entry by nickandjo on Apr 26, 2014

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... what is happening to the people in my country’ and the crowd then parted and let him get away from the edge of the bridge and the 30 foot drop into the Tigress. A narrow escape! The bombing campaign ceased when the allies bombed a baby milk factory and bomb shelter full of civilians. The ground war began and fortunately the Iraqi army
retreated from Kuwait back into Iraq. The next lecture is on the second Gulf War.
After a hasty lunch we ...

Little Brother

A travel blog entry by scubanut on Oct 29, 2013

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Moved to Little Brother at about 05:00 in the morning! Briefing at around 06:30 then off in a Rib for our first dive along the East side of the island. Saw a couple of Threshers, a small White Tipped Reef and a Grey Reef Shark. All managed to get back to the boat quite ...

The Brothers

A travel blog entry by scubanut on Oct 27, 2013

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Arrive at Big Brother in the early hours of the morning and were woken at 05:30!! Our first dive was on the SE Plateau, a very mild current running south along the reef to plateau, dropped down to about 34M, hung around in the blue and we're rewarded with a beautiful Thresher shark gracefully swimming by. After a few minutes hanging around we started back along the reef wall and we're escorted by a very friendly Napoleon ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 17th km Southest Marsa Alam Airport, Marsa Alam, is near St. Catherine's Monastery, La Strada Shopping Center, Ras Mohommed National Park, and Victoria Wharf.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Tulip Resort Marsa Alam

    Bad Hotel, Great Dive Center...is the trade off worth it?


    I'm a diver and have visited the Red Sea 22 times. I've stayed with many resorts and hotels and I decided to give the Tulip Inn a try based on recommendations from my travel agent and the reviews from this website! Now I'm here to set the record straight. Sadly, my stay at the Tulip ranks as the worst I've ever experienced. I have never before been so dismissively and disrespectfully treated by hotel staff before at the Red Sea. I found myself having to beg for bar and restaurant service while putting up with one inappropriate question after another; ie: "are you married?" and "where is your husband?" The staff were completely lacking in proper 5 Star hotel management training and etiquette. Add to this, the repetitive and really bad food, (shocking, as I understand that this is an Italian owned hotel!) the hot water that only worked twice during my stay and the hard matresses and pillows and you get a 3 star experience in a 4 star (barely) environment . The Positives: the Dive Center, the swimming pools, the hotel's position on the water and the jetty. But beware, this hotel does not offer 5 star service or amenities, nor is it good value for the money. My advice: if you dive and food and hot showers aren't important to you, go for it. The dive center is great. If you are travelling with family that do not dive and you presumably want to remain married, look elsewhere. As for me, The Tulip Inn won't be benefiting from my repeat business.

    Tulip Resort war super genial und relaxing


    Als meine Familie und ich mit dem Bus auf dem Weg vom Flughfen zum Hotel waren dachte ich "wo bin ich gelandet" es war weit und breit nichts! Doch als wir ankamen war ich überrascht, das Hotel war wie eine Oase in der Wüste. Die Hotel Halle wo sogleich auch die Loby Bar ist, ist wunderschön ausgestattet. Wir wurden sehr freundlich aufgenommen, und wir mussten auch nicht lang warten bis wir alle Informationen hatten und den Zimmerschlüssel bekamen. Im gegensatz zu den Hotels in Österreich sind die Zimmer nicht alle in einem Gebäude sondern wie Bungalos rundum den Pool. Die Zimmer sind super, sauber gut austestattet und jedes Zimmer hat einen eigenen kleinen Balkon. Der Pool ist wunderschön, und die Poolbar ist super, man kann im Wasserbleiben und etwas trinken das fand ich genial. Der Strand ist wunderschön und das Wasser sauber. Um zu tauchen muss man ziemlich weit raus da das wasser sehr eben ist, aber das man nicht durch das Wasser stapfen muss gibt es einen Steeg. Das Essen war gut doch es hätte eventuell mehr auwahl geben sollen, aber im großen und ganzen war es super. Cocktails sind nicht sehr bekannt, bei den Ägyptern, glaube ich und der Alkohol war auch nicht sehr Überraschend doch dafür waren die Säfte genial. Die Ägypter selber sind herzensgute leute, und sehr hilfsbereit. Sie sind sehr warmherzige leute, ich selber habe viele Freunde gewonnen. Die Mitarbeiter in diesen Hotel sind super ob im Service oder im Animations Team egal sie gaben jedem das Gefühl man wäre zuhause. Was noch angeboten wird das aber nicht all inklusiv ist,ist das man Quat fahren kann, oder in einem gemütlichen Zelt sitzen einen guten Ägyptischen Tee trinken kann und wenn man will nebenbei noch eine Wasserpfeife rauchen kann, man könnte auch am Strand reiten gehen wenn man das wünscht. All dies findet man am Strand. Ich würde auf jeden fall wieder in diesem Hotel meinen Urlaub verbringen.

    Bad food, bad staff attitude towards women!


    On the positive side, the resort is small and compact making it easy to navigate. The pools are beautiful but not heated and the three women in the animation staff excellent (three Russian and one Tunisian ) the men in the animation staff however were not present and basically unavailable. A disappointment.

    The rooms are basic but clean, however the mattresses as hard as rocks as were the pillows. The towels are small and ragged. The biggest disappointment by far was the food: the salad bar is mostly out of a can. The fish smelly and unedible, and always white rice and stew. Nothing new, nothing innovative, just terrible, and the same day after day, night after night. I've stayed in resorts everywhere along the Red Sea and this is the first time that I came back having lost weight, not gained! Very bad.

    We traveled in a group of 4 women, and the restaurant and bar staff treated us disrespectfully - as if we were non existant.

    We had to really work at getting served! These people need to be taught that they can't treat western women the way they treat their own. I would not go back to this resort, would not recommend it, and think it is more a 3.5 star than the 5 star it is billed as.

    All Italiano..... its a Brit free zone


    Hotel good, clean well presented and staff try hard.

    One big downer, the whole hotel is full if Italians! We were the only Brit family in the resort which is fine if you dont want to talk to anyone. Most of staff were tuned into Italian also, but that said it was a good holiday and hotel was above average by Egyptian standards.

    Also, dont book anything else but ''all inclusive'' the hotel is designed for this and without the ability to upgarde the hotel has limited flexibility for other mealplans etc.

    Lastly, dive centre is limited. No real volume of numbers so if you are trying to get to Elphinstone daily, forget it!

    Attenti ai cani!!!!!!


    Questa è una segnalazione che desidero rivolgere a tutti i turisti che decidono di trascorre re le loro vacanza a marsa alam

    Questa è la seconda estate che io con la mia famiglia decidiamo di trascorrere due settimane in questo posto bellissimo,dove i villaggi offrono tutte le comodita' che un cliente desidera.Ma cosa succede se un pontile non è ancora ultimato e vuoi farti un bagno?

    A noi il primo giornoè stato detto dalla gentile responsabile della "fon & Go"che avremmo potuto utilizzare tranquillamente il pontile del villaggio vicino ancora in costruzione.

    Mio marito ,la mattina all'alba, ha l'abitudine di farsi una corsetta in riva al mare,scegliendo proprio il tratto dalla nostra spiaggia all'altro pontile,quando una mattina all'improvviso si è visto assalire da un branco di cani randagi,rabbiosi.Si è difeso a calci e sassate sotto gli occhi di altri 5 turisti pietrificati dalla paura,che avevano gia' raggiunto il pontile.Non so come ce l'abbia fatta,ma mi sono chiesta se fosse stato un bambino?

    Perche'nessuno ci ha messo in guardia da questo pericolo?

    ATTENTI ,quindi ,quando si fanno le passeggiate in spiaggia allontanandosi dal proprio villaggio,fatele in gruppi e mai da soli

    e i bambini,vicini a voi!

    Bella struttura, il servizio un po' meno


    Ottima struttura, buona pulizia, buon cibo, piscina e giardini sono tenuti molto bene, le stanze sono pulite.la spiaggia è molto grande e abbiamo trovato sempre lettini e sdraio.Il mare subisce maree che rende lo specchio d'acqua prospicente non balneabile causa il basso fondale, ma la piscina e le numerose escursioni (a pagamento) fanno dimenticare il problema. Volendo esiste anche un pontile a circa 1km che scavalca la barriera corallina e che noi abbiamo trovato di facile accessibilità.Note dolenti: il ristorante ha camerieri poco organizzati e confusionari l'animazione non è un granchè(un vero disastro) le cene speciali.......meglio evitarle sono sempre a buffet con qualche confusione in più e costano!Attenzione ai braccialetti dell'all inclusive, ce ne sono di 4 tipi.......... il pensione completa(solo 0,5l di acqua a pranzo e cena), l'analcolico, l'alcolico(valido dalle 10 alle 23), l'alcolico senza limiti d'orario (valido fino all'1).

    Un appunto al Tour Operator (che vende la vacanza nel resort) la Phone and Go, che non ha rispettato fin da subito quanto indicato sul programma di viaggio anche se come tutti i tour operator riportava la possibilità che ci fossero cambiamenti dell'ultimo minuto.l'assistenza al resort poi non è stata impeccabile, abbiamo saltato 2 cene per trasferimenti che comunque abbiamo pagato.

    ciò nonostante il giudizio della struttura resta buono, solo sufficiente quello del tour operator.

    Tolles Hotel


    Okay, ich möchte zunächst einmal vorausschicken, dass die Flüge mit Astraeus beide Male schrecklich waren, da es weder Kopfkissen noch Decken gab. Jetzt zum Hotel: Es ist verglichen mit den 4-Sterne-Hotels, die ich in aller Welt kennen gelernt habe, eher ein 5-Sterne-Hotel. Sorry, dass ich darüber meckere! Wir fanden das Personal des Tulips ausgezeichnet (uns gefiel besonders das Animationsteam!). Nach meiner Ansicht verdienten auch die Sauberkeit, das Essen und die Englischkenntnisse 5 Sterne. Kurz gesagt, das Tulip ist der ideale Ort zum Ausspannen und nichts anderes zu tun als sonnenzubaden und ins Wasser zu springen und wenn noch Zeit bleibt, noch etwas mehr sonnenzubaden.

    Ich muss allerdings deutlich darauf hinweisen, dass der Aufenthalt in Marsa Alam wirklich ein "Hotelurlaub" ist. Die nächstgelegene Stadt ist nämlich 2 Stunden Autofahrt entfernt! Das Fitnessstudio ist ebenfalls super, es gibt Hanteln, Lat Pull Down usw. Gute Reise!

    Tulip Ferienanlage


    Buchten bei Thomas Cook einen Pauschalurlaub, um Tauchen zu gehen. Das Tulip Resort war im Katalog nicht beschrieben, so dass wir nur wenige Informationen hatten, als wir England verließen. Das Hotel ist toll, so 4 Sterne, vielleicht mehr. Die Zimmer sind gut ausgestattet, sauber und haben alle Balkone. Drei wunderbare Pools (nicht geheizt, aber im April ist das okay), einer davon mit Swim-Up-Bar. Offenbar gab es auch Tennisplätze und ein kleines Fitness-Studio, Sauna etc., aber all das sah nach harter Arbeit aus, so dass ich zu diesen Einrichtungen nichts sagen kann. Das Essen im Hotel war großartig und es gab eine große Auswahl - wir hatten All-Inclusive gebucht. Die Getränke an der Bar waren auf die örtlichen Getränke beschränkt, aber das Bier, der Wein und Gin waren alle okay für mich! Das Hotel liegt ziemlich abgelegen - es ist weder in einer Stadt noch in einem Dorf, es gibt also keine Möglichkeit, außerhalb der Hotelanlage zu essen oder Bars zu besuchen. Für uns war das in Ordnung, da wir hauptsächlich Tauchen wollten- wer was von Ägypten sehen will, würde eh keinen Pauschalurlaub machen. Wer Abende mit Action möchte, ist hier wohl an der falschen Adresse, sollte besser Naama Bay oder Dahab buchen. Das von Italienern geleitete Tauchzentrum ermöglichte uns an vier Tagen das Tauchen vom Boot aus. Die Tauchbedingungen waren großartig und das Ganze ist gut organisiert mit erstklassiger Ausrüstung. Auch die Sicherheit der Taucher und die Umwelt wird ernst genommen. Es ist nur schade, dass es statt 3 nur 2 Tauchgänge pro Tag gibt, damit die Gäste zum Mittagessen ins Hotel zurückkehren können. Die Korallen waren in hervorragendem Zustand und es gab eine vielfältige Tierwelt im Meer zu sehen (Schildkröten, Delfine sowie die etwas üblicheren Tierarten im Roten Meer). Die Sicht war bei allen Tauchgängen gut und auch die Strömung machte uns bei keinem zu schaffen, das Tauchen schien ein Kinderspiel zu sein (und ich bin nicht unbedingt ein geübter Taucher!). Insgesamt ein reizendes Hotel mit tollem Essen und einem hübschen Strand. Guter Ort zum Tauchen und Abschalten.

    Great Place


    Ok I would first like to say that the flights with Astraeus were awful on both occasions, they had no pillows or blankets.

    Moving on to the hotel it is more a five star hotel, that is compared to some of the 'four stars' i've stayed in around the world.

    Sorry about the rant! We found the Tulip had excellent staff (loved the animation team!), A mon avis the cleanliness, food and standard of English was also 5 star.

    In a nutshell, the tulip is the ideal place to go to relax and not do anything accept sunbathe and dive and if there's time, sunbathe a little more. I cannot stress enough how ever Marsa Alam really is a 'hotel holiday'; The nearest town is 2 hrs away by car! The gym is great also, it's got dumbbells, lat pull down etc.

    Bon Voyage!

    Tulip Resort


    Went on a Thomas Cook package holiday with the intention of going diving. The Tulip wasn't listed in their briochure so we had little information before we left the uK. Hotel is great, somewhere around 4 star, maybe more. Rooms are well furnished & clean and all have balconies. Three great pools (not heated but fine in April) with swim-up bar in one. Apparently there were tennis courts and a small gym, sauna etc but that all seemed like hard-work so I can't comment on these facilities. Food at the hotel is great with a good choice each day - we went all inclusive. The drinks at the bar were limited to local drinks but the beer, wine and gin were all fine for me!

    The hotel is isolated - its not in a town or village so you have no options for food or bars outside of the hotel. This was fine for us as the holiday was mainly about diving - if I want to see Egypt, then I wouldn't be going on a package holiday anyway. If you want lively evenings then this probably isn't the place for you, try Naama Bay or Dahab.

    The dive centre is Italian-run and organised 4 days boat diving for us. The dive conditions were great and the operation is well run with good equipment and safety of divers and surroundings taken seriously. Only disappointment is that it is 2 dives per day rather than 3 in order that guests get back to the hotel for lunch. The coral was in excellent condition and the sea-life very varied (turtle, dolphins as well as the more common Red Sea sightings). Visibility was good on all dives and the current didn't really affect any of them, all the diving felt pretty easy (and I'm not a confident diver!).

    Overall, lovely hotel with great food and decent beach. Good location for diving and getting away from it all.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Tulip Resort Marsa Alam

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent