Serenity Makadi Heights
Travel Blogs from Makadi Bay
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 ...
... is now much hotter and will take a bit of getting used to, especially after two days in the air conditioned cabin. Will venture out to some of the parts of the ship that we have not yet visited this trip, while things are quiet and most people are off on ...
... not know how they were feeling but I was doing a steady pace. At 40km we got into Qena which was the start of the chaos. Today's ride took us into the agricultural lands close to the Nile where we came across "vegetation"(haven't seen that since Cairo) and loads of people (also been scarce in the desert). The race ended at 61km today at the lunch stop. From there I joined Steve (1of 4 SA riders) for the +/- 50km to Luxor, ...
... la grande satisfaction de mes pauvres genoux surtaxés implorant pitié. Revenus coté Est vers Luxor et Karnak, nous sommes satisfaits des photos prises à la volée quelques pas à l’extérieur de l’autocar. Les brocanteurs sont toujours là pour nous solliciter à la moindre halte. C’est peine perdue, ils ont gagné à nous séduire encore une fois. Revenus à la noirceur de la nuit vers 9 :30 pour ...
Day 85 – March 30
The first of four sea days en route to Aqaba, Jordan.
Shortly after leaving Salalah we entered the Gulf of Aden with Yemen
to our starboard (right for you landlubbers) side and Somalia to our
port side. These waters are where the Somalian pirates are most
active. Ever since we left Singapore and entered the Indian Ocean the
captain has regularly informed us that we are sailing in waters ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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.