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CARNELIA BEACH RESORT - MARSA ALAM 4*

Rooms: 150, each of 35sqm including 8 connected or family rooms (two standard rooms with connecting door).

Room facilities: direct dial telephone, satellite television, minibar, hair dryer, small private terrace or balcony, ensuite shower room.

Location: 45km north of Marsa Alam airport and 26km south of El Quseir on the Marsa Alam road. It is 160km from Hurghada airport.

Hotel Facilities: Restaurants, bar and pool bar, lounge, beauty salon, health club, oriental tent with belly dancing, shopping mall, two outdoor swimming pools one of which has a jacuzzi, diving centre, laundry, safety deposit boxes, a kids playground and an in-house doctor.

For sports enthusiasts the hotel provides tennis courts ( extra for use with lights at night ), volley ball and table tennis. For games enthusiasts billiards, darts and backgammon.


BOOKING A ROOM

You can book a room at Carnelia Beach Resort by emailing steven@marsaalam.com -  You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival. 


GUEST REVIEWS

As of 7 January 2017, Carnelia Beach Resort stands at a relatively low ranking on TripAdvisor at 68th out of 74 hotels in the region and little changed from its similar position of 57th out of 67 resorts in July 2013.  

There was a slight improvement in the relative proportion of guests giving a favourable rating. 40 per cent of reviewers rated it as either "very good" or "excellent" ( up marginally from 39% in July 2013 ) and 32 per cent rating it as either "poor" or "terrible" ( down slightly from 34%  in July 2013). 


I wasn't able to find any recent overall ratings for the hotel's facilities on HolidayCheck.de as of January 2017 however on Holildaycheck.com, as of July 2013, it was awarded a respectable average of 4.2 out of six stars. The resort received the best scores for rooms at 4.7, service at 4.4 and location at 4.3 with lower scores for sport at 3.9 and gastronomy trailing at 3.8. 

Reviews on TripAdvisor and HolidayCheck have been mixed, but generally positive -


OVERALL

"Nice relaxing intimate spirit among the whole hotel - good food, clean... German operated - internet available, entertainment and programs are daily."
( TripAdvisor.com Adel 26 July 2016 ) 

"I remember the beautiful sea, the wind that I usually hate but that there was welcome....I want to go now, now, now !"
( TripAdvisor.com 6 May 2012 ) 

"We had a great time. It's a resort that offers relaxation....great food, attentive staff, clean rooms, a wild and fascinating environs and as for the sea - I can't think of sufficient adjectives to describe it.  Add to this the nightly dimming of the outdoor lights and if you raise your eyes the stars put on a show."
( TripAdvisor.com 21 March 2012 ) 

"For us it was the first time in Egypt and a very good hotel, a bit Spartan but excellent, clean, we ate well and the waiters were the kindest we've ever had.  We could not have found a better environment for our first experience of Egypt."
( TripAdvisor.com 19 March 2012 ) 

"A great hotel with everything you could want: great food, nice atmosphere, beautiful pool and a great room.....but only ten guests in the whole hotel...This caused by the revolution.....I hope it gets on its' feet again."
( HolidayCheck.com Andreas February 2012 ) 

"The hotel itself, however, can only be described as adequate.  The rooms were okay and the food enjoyable.  Overall the complex a bit scruffy and this underlined by an occupancy of only about 20 guests"
( HolidayCheck.com Gunter December 2011 )  

"Very good hotel, nice quiet setting with fantastic staff....would certainly return."
( TripAdvisor.com 20 November 2011 ) 

"Very suitable for those seeking tranquility and who want to see the wonders of the sea."
( TripAdvisor.com 24 October 2011 ) 


"Basic, somewhat dated hotel with very nice staff."
( HolidayCheck.com Herald & Gaby June 2011 ) 

"We had a very nice vacation"
( HolidayCheck.com Uwe April 2011 ) 

"For people seeking tranquility the hotel is very suitable."
( HolidayCheck.com Kerstin January 2011 ) 


ON THE BEACH AND SEA

"The sea is wonderful and the reef comes right up to the shore.  You can stroll as far as the nearby hotel (Akassia) and south as far as the Bay of Shells, along the desert......and you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset."
( TripAdvisor.com 9 April 2012 )

"Spectacular coral reefs, sea flora at hand without even having to get wet.  Carpets of starfish, urchins of incredible size, giant shells everywhere....and rare blue coral....all visible from the beach !"
( TripAdvisor.com 5 April 2012 )  


"The diving station was the absolute highlight. Super great."
( HolidayCheck.com Dana November 2011 )  

"The diving and snorkeling was great. The diving school was very good and all were very friendly.  You can walk into the sea even if it is very windy, since the jetty is located in a bay."
( Holiday Check Uwe April 2011 ) 


ON THE ROOMS

"After a complaint everything was fine. Two very large beds, bathroom with shower, small terrace, fridge, safe.  We were satisfied."
( HolidayCheck.com Dana November 2011 )  

"Our room was always cleaned early and decorated with towel sculptures."
( HolidayCheck.com Herald & Gaby June 2011 ) 


ON THE FOOD

"The food was okay. We were not starved and there was always something for us.  None of us had stomach upsets."
( HolidayCheck.com Uwe April 2011 ) 


ON THE POOL

"The pool was sometimes even colder than the neighbouring sea and therefore not usable. This should change hopefully as temperatures rise."
( HolidayCheck.com Christian February 2012 ) 


ON THE STAFF

"They reacted immediately to any complaints and were always keen to help and to ensure everything was right for us."
( HolidayCheck.com Dana November 2011 )  

"The Egyptians very kind. wonderful animators, too nice........All very helpful for anything."
( TripAdvisor.com 21 November 2011 )  

"The staff was always friendly and helpful."
( HolidayCheck.com Uwe April 2011 ) 


ON THE BEAUTY CENTRE

"Do not miss the beauty centre with three beautiful boys and professional, great prices and excellent treatments."
( TripAdvisor.com 5 April 2012 ) 


WEBSITE LINKS

Check out the hotel's own website.

Read the hotel reviews on TripAdvisor.com 

Check availability and book a room at Carnelia Resort on FleetwayTravel.com

 
Check availability and book a room at Carnelia Resort on hotelscombined.com
















          CARNELIA BEACH RESORT PHOTOS



  The rooms score relatively well on HolidayCheck



  Blue- tiful - swim in the pool or the sea nearby



                      The main restaurant



A youtube classic ?
Carnelia resort slide show to music
May 2007, 2.26min and over 16,000 views 


A youtube video tour of Carnelia Beach Resort
April 2010 - 2.27min - over 2,600 views.



          Reception simple, cool and functional.



                             The kid's Club



                          Carnelia gardens



                          The hotel's beach



                        
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