Moevenpick Resort Hurghada
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We got up that morning and went to breakfast. We walked around again for a bit in town, and UB hadn't felt well for a few days, and that morning it was worse than ever. We got medication for him ($25 US). We were set to leave that afternoon to take a boat to Hurghada, so we hoped he'd be better by then. We spent the day relaxing by the water and …
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 ...
The people in Egypt came as quite a shock after the welcoming people of Sudan with every Egyptian storeowner pleading for us to enter their stores, always promising "no hassle, no hassle". Often these salesmen will stand directly in front of you blocking your path and one man even promised Christine he wouldn't touch her if she came into his store. Shopping, even wandering around markets, in Egypt is not a ...
... the sun beating down but once in the shade the breeze was perfect. I made my way down to the Marriott - passed through security tighter than an airport and made my way to the beach - the water was absolutely stunning - and I can understand why so many tourists (mainly Europeans) would flock here for sun and relaxation. Noticing many dormant cranes and unfinished (yet clean looking) buildings/projects - I again ...
... than a little freaked out that when we would all swim off in different directions… after our "guided snorkel" we had a little free time, and the inner child in us had us jumping, bombing and flipping off the boat. In the afternoon we were back on the Bus, heading to Luxor for the night.
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Moevenpick Resort Hurghada
Bin erst gestern aus dem Inter-Continental zurück gekommen. Ich würde es als ein freundliches Hotel bezeichnen weil das Personal sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit war. Hotel und die Zimmer sind komfortabel und sehr gepflegt. Das Frühstück ist gut, gute Auswahl. Abendessen ist fad und an den meisten Abenden gab es dasselbe und es war oft kalt. Mit Sicherheit kein 5-Sterne Hotel, eher ein 3-Sterne Hotel.
We spent a week here in May and found it disappointing.Weather great, lovely pool and beach so what was wrong?
My wife and I stayed at the Intercontintal, Hurghada between 11th-18th November 2005.
Very best Hotel, very poor kitchen
Stayed 11 day's at the hotel.
Rooms, swimming pool, etc: everything extremely clean and maintained!
Personel are all most friendly and helpfull.
Very large pool
Had a very nice vacation in a top-resort.
Only the evening food is a problem.
Little taste, no variation and almost all food is cold.
A problem managment will have to solve soon!!!!!!
Just got back yesterday from Intercontinental. I would call it the friendly hotel, because staff is very very friendly and helpfull. Hotel and rooms are comfortable en kept very clean. Breakfast is good, lot,s of choice. Dinner is without taste and many evenings the same and often cold. Sure not 5 stars, but rather 3 stars.
This hotel was pretty average compared to other hotels of equivalent standard we have stayed in within Egypt.
Having read previous negative reports on the Inter Continental, Hurhada, we have just returned from a 2 week holiday and were pleasantly suprised, by the hotel standards.
My girlfriend and I are from the UK and stayed at the Intercontinental in the last week of June/first week of July '05.
The Intercontinental Hurghada is a fantastic hotel, we visited in July 04 and we still talk about it.
I went there in June, and we had to change twice from room, as there was a big electricity generator very noisy in th bottom of the hotel. The bed in rooms are great but the shower and cleanless not so good. The minibar was half broken, the television runs but some of the services like the bills on the television doesn't work. We could'nt also close the window that gives on the terrace. The buffet in the main restaurant is really not famous and far away from a french quality. But the Italian restaurant (with extra charge) is really much better. The external bar is nice with the music in the evening. The beach was nice but the water is really not very clean and there is nothing to see underwater (sometimes some fishes but not gret variety). as the corals are all deads. In fact I prefered really the sofitel in hurghada.