Flamenco Beach and Resort
Travel Blogs from El Quseir
... at work, this is what I will be dreaming of. When I worship and praise God, this will be a constant reminder of His beauty. "The seas have lifted up, O Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-the Lord on high is mighty." Psalm ...
... it is in the middle of the desert. The people are friendly, and have a small zoo with snakes and other small animals. Their are camels everywhere. I had a 15 minute ride on a camel. It really gives you the opportunity to see how other people around the world live. I mean, these people definitely do not have fridges, cars, built brick houses or supermarkets.
... Sharm to Hurghada and then get a taxi as it was only marginally more expensive than taking the bus - and the journey was going to take about four hours (when you factor in driving to and from airports - the flight only takes about 30 mins) as opposed to 16!
Our journey wasn't too stressful - and aside from a brief detour into Hurghada so that Ruben could buy some bolts for his backplate, was straightforward.
We got to the Akassia resort just outside El Quseir, where ...
... travelers can take to get to El Quesir, one of which is usually off limits to tourist busses. Well, because this is a geology trip, we wanted to go down the off limits road to see some of the Nubian Sandstone outcrops as well as the contact points between the Nubian Sandstone and the Basement Complex rocks. So we got to the road, our guide got out to talk to the guards, and they let us go through. I later asked our guide why they let us through if tourist groups aren't allowed, ...
Today is really our last day. We get picked up tomorrow at 3:15 am for our bus to Hurghada. To enjoy our last day to the fullest we added a camel ride to our normal routine of snorkeling and then laying in the sun. We had a great time. The hotel staff came and got us for our reservation. The 2 camels were lying on their sides like 2 dead dogs. The trainer gave them a command and they rolled onto their knees. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Flamenco Beach and Resort El Quseir
We visited El Flamenco for a week in July and were pleasantly surprised by the value. I agree with most of the previous reviews so won't repeat.
The hotel is in two parts try to stay in the part over looking the sea the hotel is great very clean and the staff could not do enough for you. We have just stayed for two weeks the last week of june and the first week of july and it is hot the temp at 8am in the morning is 38 and over 40 by 10am but their is a wind witch does help alot with the heat more on the wind later. We were told that the transfer time from Marsa Alam airport was 20min we had a shock when we found that it is 1hour 30min to the resort, the hotel operates on a no cash system you sign for everything eg drinks ice cream etc and you have the choice to pay this off at the end of your stay on a card euro egyption dollers etc or you can check your account anytime and pay it off. The food was good it is of course buffet style and does get repeated but it has a itialin resturant witch is very good we ate their every night the last week remember the drink is expencive the cheapest bottle of wine is £10.00 and most shots are £4.00 a can of soft drink was about £1.20 you could go to the town and buy big bottles of squash but you cannot buy wine etc anywhere a large bottle of water at the hotel is about 65p.
Just returned from Flamenco Beach/Resort . visa at marsa alam airport was £13.00 sterling.There are two parts, beach hotel and a resort hotel extension across the road , both have beautiful gardens, worth crossing road as there is a big hexagonal pool and bar over there. Upsides, spacious well cleaned rooms, mini fridge in room which you order what you want from bar list and they deliver. staff always ready with hello and a friendly smile and beautiful manners. cashless hotel bill system,we left every thing of value in free room safe, so we didnt have to carry handbag or wallet any where which was great.food in flamenco was mainly european buffet so there is something for every one. meal times, brekkie 6.30 till 10.30 evening meal 7.30 till 10.00pm. pools on beach side clean. loads of sunbeds both pool and beach all with free toewls and thick matterass,s and windbreakers. beach grill open to get snacks from up till at least six of an evening. ice cream corner fab ices. drinks reasonable there own beer was bout £1.80p for large bottle, coke £1.10p for bottle. large water 60p. they have a hotel bus which charges £3.60p return to elquesier. or you can go on a guided tour through rep for around £9.00. horse riding which goes from movepick can be booked at flamenco reception starting at £8.00 an hour with free transport to movenpick
Just returned from this hotel and had a lovely time. The hotel itself was a litle remote, with only 2 other hotels nearby, so with regards to going out of the complex in the evening there was no where to go. Saying that , it was OK to stay around the hotel and have dinner and a drink. The hotel did provide entertainment but not the best especially the egyptian history show! The food was excellent and loads of choice although after a week you could do with a bit more variety, however it was still excellent. Drinks were reasonable too. The rooms were so clean it was the best I have ever seen. The staff were helpful and friendly. The complex itself was lovely, very clean with wonderful gardens. The jetty is good if you fancy snorkelling off it however this is the only place where you can swim in the sea from the hotel, and maybe not ideal for scared swimmers, but there are lots of pools to cool off in. Day trips worth doing are to see the dugongs (sea cows), also the dive school have good trips and dives available. All in all really nice place to stay.
Ich bin von diesem Hotel gerade zurückgekommen und hatte eine sehr schöne Zeit. Das Hotel an sich ist ein bisschen abgelegen, mit nur zwei anderen Hotels in der Nähe - also wenn man abends raus gehen will, gibt es nirgendwo hinzugehen. Andererseits war es ganz OK im Hotel zu bleiben und Abendessen und einen Drink zu haben. Das Hotel hat für Unterhaltung gesorgt, aber es war nicht das Beste - vor allem die ägyptische Geschichtsvorstellung! Das Essen war exzellent und es gab eine extensive Auswahl, aber nach einer Woche wünschte man sich ein bisschen mehr Abwechslung. Drinkpreise waren angemessen. Die Zimmer waren extrem sauber - sogar die sauberste die ich jemals gesehen habe. Das Personal war hilfreich und Freundlich. Die Anlage war herrlich, sehr sauber und verfügt über wunderschöne Gärten. Falls du gerne Schnorcheln gehst, ist der Anleger ganz OK, aber zählt als einziger Ort wo man vom Hotel aus schwimmen gehen kann. Der Anleger ist aber vielleicht nicht ideell für diejenigen die Angst vor Schwimmen haben. Es gibt jedoch genügend Schwimmbäder wo man sich abkühlen kann. Einige Tagesausflüge lohnen sich - z.B. ein Besuch zu den Dugongs (Seekühe). Die Tauchschulen bieten gute Ausflüge und Tauchgänge an. Insgesamt eine wirklich schöne Unterkunft!
i travelled to the flamenco beach resort in marsa alam very cautiously after having already been to el ghouna and having a boring holiday. to say i was pleasantly surprised is an under statement and i have already made enquiries for re-booking for next year. although the hotel is situated in the middle of nowhere you have plenty of different things to occupy your time whether it be the hotel entertainment which is on every night to a quiet drink in the bar ,pool, table football, tennis ,health club and of course the snorkling or diving which were all great . i went in a family group of seven which included a three year old and he loved it, the swimming pools were great for him as well as us, the beach was lovely not too crowded, the staff very helpful, the weather couldnt have been better although it was very hot you didnt feel it due to the sea breeze . one or two improvements could be made as in a mini-market and of course the food , breakfast was fine but i found the evening meal a bit boring in choice but you get that anywhere,prices were very reasonable for drinks and ice creams and also to fill up your fridge.we flew from manchester in may and surprised there was no in-flight movie so this made it seem a long flight.upon arrival everything was very organised from filling in your registration forms to room allocation. cant think of anything else to mention had a great time cant wait to go back. will answer any questions if you ask
We couldn't find much info about this hotel before going, so we weren't sure what to expect - however I think we were pleasantly surprised and pleased with our choice!
Stayed for a week in Feb 06 paying around £350 half board. As previous reviews mention, Al-Quseir has little to offer but is good for a few lazy hours in the (few) shops or walking on the back streets, all very safe. The town has no nightlife and is completely alcohol free so your hotel will be the hub for your stay.
Flamenco beach resort is such a nice hotel, you are best staying in the part which overloks the sea though as the other half of the hotel is a bit out of the way and across the road from it. food wasn't great there but edible! They cook everything in mineral water so its all safe. The staff were amazing, especially entertainment staff, very funny and attractive! The hotel is in the middle of no-where so you cant really go out of the resort unless you book a trip somewhere. Lovely place, any questions welcome.