AL NADA RESORT -
Review by MarsaAlam.com.
We are currently offering this hotel at unbeatable price of 25 euros per person per night full board from now until June 2014 with a free luxurious spa treatment and a free limousine pick-up from the airport and return at the end of your holiday when you stay for one week or more. See our special offers page for details.
Summary: Of Marsa Alam's four star hotels it has the most comfortable rooms, the most impressive overall design, the best swimming pool, an outstanding health club - possibly the best in Egypt, friendly staff and excellent buffet dinners.
Every year the hotel has also been favoured by playful dolphins with several sightings close to the jetty.
The only two disappointments are the relatively hight internet and limousine charges but most other hotels also ask high prices.
Of all Marsa Alam's 40+ hotels, we consider this is the best all-round hotel.
Rooms: 270 large rooms.
Room Facilities: All rooms have balcony or terrace with sea view plus all the facilities you would expect and a few more - hair dryer, satellite-television with channels in English, Italian, French, German and Arabic, mini-bar, private shower room, safe with combination lock, climate control air conditioning, telephone and good quality heavy drape curtains to keep out the early morning sun. Additionally wireless internet access is
available and most rooms are wheelchair accessible. The room sizes are considerably larger than other four star hotels in the area with a comfortable seating area, good sized wardrobes, generous sized desk and top quality fittings. The bathrooms too are better than those in many five star hotels with none of the loose fittings and shoddy workmanship you so often see in other Marsa Alam four stars. All in all you feel that the owner spent more money on the rooms than was really necessary for a four star. But that's great news if you are a guest !
Location: Just 23 km south of the airport, 20km south of Port Ghalib marina and 43km north of the town of Marsa Alam.
Hotel Facilities: Two restaurants, main buffet restaurant with sea views ( meal times - breakfast 0700 - 1000, lunch 1300 - 1500 and dinner 19.30- 21.30) with vast choice of prepared food as well as dishes cooked to order, reception and pool bars, one of Egypt's best health clubs with sauna, steam room, massage facilities, coiffeur, tatoo and gymnasium ( open 0900 - 2000 ) - a favourite of visiting Cairo VIPS coming to Marsa Alam; laundry, supermarket, parking, perfume shop, souvenir shop, fashion shop, spices shop, conference hall, limousine service that can arrange tailored excursions to Luxor, Hurghada or elsewhere , a friendly 24 hour reception, table tennis, beach volleyball, internet access including wireless, an in-house doctor, disco, Roman theatre, weekly oriental show, giant chess, poole, Kid's Club and children's playground, 400 metre private sandy beach with marina jetty - perfect for chilling out, swimming or fish gazing, extensive coral reef, diving excursions ( it's just a ten minute drive to the famous Abu Dabab Bay where you can see the Dugong sea cow, turtles and dolphins ), a great animation team and a choice of desert quad bike, horse or camel safaris.
Health Club: Possibly the best in Egypt and certainly well above the standard usually found on the Red Sea. Professional and experienced masseurs ( both men and women ) offer a friendly, attentive and unhurried service that attracts regular visits by local and Cairo VIPs. If you want to spoil yourself try the Cleopatra beauty and massage programme. For two hours you really will think you are Queen Cleopatra. And it works. I left feeling refreshed and years younger and my skin had a vibrant shine.
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Did you know ? Built in 2007, the owner employed one of Egypt's best artists to paint the traditional style Nubian murals which adorn the walls of the hotel's vast reception and other areas.
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Recent reviews on TripAdvisor.com have been very positive.
On the food -
"Il cibo era abbastanza vario,specialmente nei primi piatti dove lo chef italiano Danilo ci deliziava tutti i giorni con preparazioni diverse" - translation - There was a good variety of dishes, especially those with which the Italian chef Danilo delighted us every day."
(8 February 2012)
"What I really appreciated was that, unlike some large hotels I have stayed in, here the waiters were easy to call over and were very acommodating in bringing me all sorts of requests that you wouldn't normally expect to find on the menu." ( 13 December 2007 )
On the rooms -
"Camere pulite spaziose come anche i bagni e un bel terrazzo con una vista magnifica." Translation - Spacious room as well as bathroom and a beautiful terrace with a magnificent view.
( 29 July 2011 )
"Le camere molto spaziose e sempre ben curate da Mahmound " Translation - The rooms very spacious and always well taken care of by Mahmoud.
( 31 August 2011 )
"camere pulitissime e spaziose" - translation - clean and spacious rooms.
( 16 October 2011 )
"Our room was big spacious and cleaned daily to a high standard"
( 30 November 2007 )
"The housekeeping were always happy to work around my schedule to clean the room, and kept the room and bathroom really clean ensuring everything from the towells to the beds were just spot on."
( 22 November 2008 )
On the beach -
"Il mare è splendido, indescrivibile, il pontile è comodo; spesso passano tartarughe e delfini proprio davanti all'hotel." Translation - The sea is wonderful, indescribable, the pier is enjoyable - turtles and dolphins pass close to the hotel.
( 18 August 2011 )
"Il mare è veramente molto bello; sia dal pontile che dalle spiagge circostanti si può vedere una barriera fenomenale e noi abbiamo avuto la fortuna di vedere proprio di fronte alla struttura le tartarughe e i delfini!" Translation - The sea is really beautiful, from both the beaches and the pier you can see a phenomenal reef and we were lucky enough to get a close up view of turtles and dolphins !
( 11 September 2011 )
"Anche se non sapete nuotare il bagnino, se lo chiederete, vi fornirà giubbetti salvagente, permettendo anche ai meno esperti di godere lo spettacolo di una barriera veramente intatta e ricca." Translation - Even if you can not swim, the lifeguard, if you ask, will provide life jackets, allowing even beginners to enjoy the spectacle of a reef still intact and rich ( in sea life )."
( 22 September 2011 )
"Dal pontile abbiamo visto tantissimi delfini e anche le tartarughe !" Translation - from the wharf we saw lots of dolphins and even turtles!
(16 October 2011)
"La spiaggia è grande e ben attrezzata,dotata di ombrelloni e lettini con materassini.L'accesso al mare è consentito dal pontile e non dalla riva,ma,guardando il mare sulla sinistra facendo circa 200 metri oltre il villaggio c'è una spiaggia di sabbia fine adatta a bambini." Translation - "The beach is large and well equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and matresses. There is access to the sea from the pier and the shore and 200 metres beyond the village there is a sandy beach suitable for children."
( 22 April 2012)
"There's a fantastic jetty which runs for about 100 metres across the coral reef to where the deep water starts and you can stroll along and look down at all the beautiful coral and fish or at night time stare up at the beautiful night skies. It's also easy to go snorkelling from the end of the jetty and there's a life guard in the unlikely event that you might need some assistance."
( 9 November 2008 )
On the staff -
"la gentilezza, la simpatia, l'affabilità, la cortesia e l'amicizia (sì, avete capito bene, l'amicizia) del personale egiziano ci scioglie e ci fa sentire a casa." Translation - The kindness, sympathy, courtesy and friendship ( yes, you read right, friendship ) of the Egyptian staff there melts us and makes us feel at home.
( 22 September 2011 )
"i ragazzi dello staff sono stupendi gianluca, le gemelle, marcella, dario, carmelo, silvia, caterina, il cameriere Tamar e il bagnino Adam,resteranno tutti nel nostro cuore per averci fatto trascorrere una settimana belllliiiissssiiiimmmmaaaa." Translate - The boys of the staff are wonderful....Gianluca, the twins, Marcella, Dario, Carmel, Silvia, Caterina, the waiter Tamar and the lifeguard Adam, all remain in our hearts for letting us have such a wonderful week.
( 19 June 2011 )
"I certainly won't forget the excellent service. By the time you leave you really feel that you are part of a family and even my husband seemed to be virtually in tears as he left for the airport."
(20 November 2008 )
"The staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful; the animation team are great and always happy and smiling. They do try to make our stay comfortable."
( 30 November 2007 )
"I....marvelled at the way they would chat to one guest one minute in one language and then to another in another."
( 13 December 2007 )
However there was this lone voice of dissent -
"We found the communication quite hard as some staff could not speak English"
( 30 November 2007 )
Although the same reviewer was very happy with their overall friendliness and helpfullness.
On the health club -
"o e la mia compagna abbiamo usufruito con grande soddisfazione del centro benessere del villaggio dotato di salette per i massaggi ( consiglio il turkish massage ed il trattamento cleopatra), idromassaggio, sauna e palestra attrezzata." - translation - "Me and my partner were very satisfied by the hotel health club which has massage rooms ( I recommend the Turkish massage and the Cleopatra programme ), whirlpool, sauna and gym."
(19 April 2012)
"fantastici massaggi al centro benessere" - translation - "fantastic massage at the spa."
(8 April 2012)
"Meno male per il centro massaggi!!! Massaggiatori bravissimi!!! Massaggi indimenticabili!!!" - translation - "Thank God for the massage centre. Bravo masseurs ! Unforgettable !"
(23 March 2012)
"N.B.: fatevi fare un massaggio nella spa!!!" - translation - "Don't forget to get a massage at the spa !"
(16 October 2011)
" I must say that next time I'll spend more time trying out some of the various massage programmes - because if my masseur is anything to judge by - then they really do have an excellent team."
( 19 November 2008 )
"In conclusione posso dire las nostra esperienza e stata assolutamente positiva. Consigliatissimo." - translation - "In conclusion I can say our experience was very positive. Highly recommended."
(12 April 2012)
"sobrio e familiare il Nada resort offre tutto quello che serve per rendere un soggiorno piacevole." - translation - "A homely resort which offers you everything you need to make a pleasant stay."
(3 April 2012)
"mare meraviglioso sole deserto.. cosa chiedere di piu..si mangia abbastanza bene e il personale egiziano e meraviglioso..cordiale e professionale." Translation - Wonderful sea, sun, desert....who could ask for more ? You eat pretty well and the Egyptian staff are wonderful, friendly and professional.
( 26 September 2011 )
"E' stata una settimana bellissima!! Eravamo in 56 ospiti. Siamo stati "coccolati"da tutti. Bravissimi gli animatori della eden viaggi. Veramente bravi e molto coinvolgenti. Bravissimo tutto il personale del Villaggio: cuochi, camerieri,...Si è mangiato molto bene." Translation - It's been a beautiful week ! We were 56 guests. We were spoiled by all. Talented animators of Eden. Really good and very lively. Bravissimo all staff of the Village: cooks, waiters.....We ate very well.
( 16 June 2011 )"Probably the best value holiday I've had. Will definitely go back." ( 22 November 2008 )
"a fantastic place. The staff......food and accomodation were well worth
the money." ( 22 February 2008 )
You can book a room at Al Nada Resort by mailing email@example.com - You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival. For our special room offer of just 18 euros per person per night please see our special offers page.
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