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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.


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


As of 20 May 2019, Carnelia Beach Resort had had no reviews on TripAdvisor since July 2017. Based on these old reviews, the resort had a disappointingly low ranking of 63rd out of 69 hotels, though somehow (despite there being no new reviews) it did manage to improve marginally on its ranking of 64th out of 68 hotels in February 2018. It had also bettered its ranking of 68th out of 74 hotels in January 2017 and 57th out of 67 hotels in July 2013. 

As of 20 May 2019, but based only on old reviews posted until July 2013, 40.6% of reviewers rated it as either 'very good' or 'excellent' (up marginally from 40% in January 2017 and 39% in July 2013) and 32.5% rating it as either 'poor' or 'terrible' ( compared to 32% in January 2017 and 34% in July 2013 ). Please note that except for most recent calculations (based on all reviews up to July 2017 ), previous ratings figures were rounded to the nearest percentage point. 

I wasn't able to find any recent overall ratings for the hotel's facilities on as of 20 May 2019, however on, 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 -


"Animation very good, my daughter spent all her free time spent in the kids' club. Adults do not get bored.... Room small, but cleaned well. The restaurant food is plain, very little fruit. The staff is very attentive. Nice hotel, recommended !" ( Very approximate translation of short extracts from the original )                                    ( Michele 14 January 2017 )

"Nice relaxing intimate spirit among the whole hotel - good food, clean... German operated - internet available, entertainment and programs are daily."
( 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 !"
( 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."
( 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."
( 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."
( 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"
( Gunter December 2011 )  

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

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

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

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

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


"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."
( 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 !"
( 5 April 2012 )  

"The diving station was the absolute highlight. Super great."
( 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 ) 


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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  The rooms score relatively well on HolidayCheck

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

                      The main restaurant

Promo video of Carnelia Resort taken back in 2010
May 2010 - 2.24 mins - 4+ likes - 1,700+ views 

          Reception simple, cool and functional.

                             The kid's Club

                          Carnelia gardens

                          The hotel's beach


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