Serenity Makadi Heights
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Today we came to Safaga,our Port in Egypt,on the Red Sea, for our visit to Luxor,and the Valley Of The Kings.
A stunning sight on a warm, sunny morning, our first views of the barren ,rocky mountains,a backdrop to the Port ,which is not huge ,but of great importance for grain imports from all over the world,and exporting much to Saudi Arabia and other places near and far. The surrounds do not grow a thing,its a barren wasteland just ...
We only saw Safaga from the ship's window's or deck. It wasn't easy for me to get out as the taxi's were limited to come no closer than a 15 minute walk and the temperature was 95F/35C and I couldn't walk it in 15 min on the best of days.
Kent decided that seeing the Valley of the Kings ...
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 ...
122.81km, ave 21.9km/h, total ride time 5:36, total time 6:31 Today was the hardest day we have had so far. The mountain range that has been on our right, well today we went inland towards the Nile and crossed that mountain range. We started at sea level and climbed to 700m over a distance of 57km so the gradient was not much but I kid you not we climbed the entire 57km ...
... thatch roof. Even the unfinished second or more floor can be occupied below. This is the law in Egypt so said the guide. Once arrived at the Valley of the Kings, cameras are forbidden inside the gates. We enter into the inner Sanctum down in the center of a mountain through a slopping tunnel to finally enter into a crypt where the sarcophagus of King Tut lies in a glass sealed tomb. I stopped counting the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Serenity Makadi Heights Makadi Bay
Dans l'ensemble, c'est un très bon hôtel : les chambres, le domaine, le personnel, la cuisine étaient excellents. Mais l'accès à la mer est le seul côté décevant.
A well presented hotel set in the desert with luxury gardens. The hotel is very clean and the locals are lovely, very respectful and always polite, so make sure you always say hello to all of them, from the pot boys to cleaners to the waiters, they all have time for you.
Amazing, amazing, amazing !!!
Where do I start?! What an amzingly beautiful hotel, everything so spacious and clean.
The rooms are big with sat tv, hairdryer, phone, air-con, mini fridge, safe and an iron/ironing board (requested from reception). All balconys overlooking wonderful views. All in all there are 6 pools, three with a swim up bar.
Restaurants are lovely, variety of food and waiters cannot do enough for you, look out for Tariq in the main restaurant who is a real star, make friends with him, he will look out for you during your trip. Also, Hasheam in the swim up bar, very very friendly.
I would definately go back to this hotel, I was gutted when we left! 10 out of 10. Amazing!
Well as you can see from my intro - we liked this place.
We have just returned from just one week stay in this hotel. The hotel is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. It was so lovely that it was hard to come back home! Food was fantastic, perfectly served and staff as always friendly and helpful. Four well maintained swimming pools (including one heated). Hotel was quite empty as it is just few months old, it was opened in October last year so you can imagine everything was new, clean and shiny. Not too many people - so there was plenty of space on the beach in restaurants and in a pub. Good entertainment in just one resort pub in the evening, but you need to expect a lot of Russian people but i promise they love to party as well. For families with children as far as we know there is a kids disco and kids club close to the main pool. Regarding excursions - we took only two, but we strongly recommend them. One was the Mega Safari: jeep, camel, and quad bikes all together plus lunch and dinner in Bedoiuns Camp and reptiles museum and star watching - brilliant!!!!
Firstly I have to say the pictures I found on the net before I arrived at this hotel certainly don't do it any justice, it is extremely well presented and a lot larger than it looks!
without wishing to repeat previous reviews by Carol and Jane which we found most helpful heres a bit of straight talk !
I have just returned from a weeks stay at carols on the 16th march with my mom.
Overall a very good hotel - rooms, grounds, staff and food excellent. The one disappointing aspect is the access to the sea. The beach itself is fine but swimming in the sea is a bit dangerous. For around 100 feet the sea is ankle deep and then it drops suddenly over a coral reef which has now become completely damaged due to guests having to walk over it to get into the sea. They were meant to have built a jetty so you can walk out on that straight into the sea but they still have not received planning permission to do this. So if you want to swim you will need rubber shoes and be prepared for a few scratches and bruises as you get into and out of the water. However once in there the snorkelling is very good - lots of fish (a few jellyfish too unfortunately) and beautiful coral a bit further along where it hasn't been damaged. Not a good place to stay if you want to be able to relax swimming in the sea.