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Rooms: 268 mostly with either a sea or pool view and of two types - either a 36 sq metre standard room or an even larger and truly luxurious suite. 

Room Facilities: Standard rooms are a generous 36 square metres and come with an ensuite shower room, either a queen bed or two single beds, a terrace or a balcony,  a smart TV, a safe box, a mini bar, free wifi, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. 

A suite comes with a bedroom, living room and two bathrooms and the luxury of two smart TVs , free wifi and a balcony with a sea view. 

Location: 57 km north of Marsa Alam airport and just 19 km south of the historic port city of El Quseir.  Both Hurghada ( 160 km ) and Luxor (235 km ) are possible with day excursions bookable through Steven's taxis. 

Hotel Facilities: 

A choice of three swimming pools or a large private beach. While parents pamper themselves in the spa their children can make new friends at the Kids Club.  Guests can choose between three restaurants and two bars.

La Palme restaurant serves international cuisine and is open from 07:00 to 10:00 and from 19:00 to 22:00. 

Al Dente restaurant overlooking the sea serves Mediterranean food and is open from 12:30 to 10:00.

The Papyrus restaurant hosts special evening events and live entertainment. 10:00 to 02:00. 

The Island Bar at the pool offers snacks, BBQ and cocktails.  10:00 until sunset. 

The Ramla Beach Bar serves cocktails, soft drinks and snacks each day until sunset. 

and there's also a 24 hour room service.

Booking a Room:

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

Guest Reviews:

On, as of 5 May 2019, the hotel had achieved a respectable ranking of 25th out of 69 hotels, but this was down from its ranking of 16th out of 68 hotels in January 2018. There have also been declines in the percentage of reviewers describing the resort as either 'very good' or 'excellent', dropping from 87% in January 2018 to 83.3% as of 5 May 2019, and a marginal increase in the percentage of reviewers rating the hotel as 'poor' or 'terrible', up slightly from 6% in January 2018 to 6.9% as of 5 May 2019.  Nevertheless the results remain reasonably impressive. You can see the complete figures for three dates when we checked given in the table below.

 Date  Ranking % 'very good'
or 'excellent' 
% 'poor'
or 'terrible' 
 08/2016   27/74         94%       2%
 01/2018   16/68         87%       6%
 05/2019   25/69         83.3%       6.9%

The ratings on have also been positive although a slight decline, as of May 2019, in most categories compared with August 2016. As of 5 May 2019, the hotel achieved a very respectable average of 5.1 out of six stars (down from 5.5 in August 2016) with very high grades for rooms at 5.6 (down from 5.7), service at 5.1 (down from 5.5) and sports also at 5.1 (down from 5.3) and only slightly lower scores for location at 4.9 (up from 4.8) and gastronomy at 4.7 (down from 5.2). 83% of reviewers said they would recommend the resort, which is down on the 92% result in August 2016, but up slightly on the 82% level attained in January 2018.  The figures for the last three dates we checked are given in the table below.

Date Hotel Service  Rooms  Food  Sport  Location 
08/2016  5.5   5.5   5.7  5.2   5.3   4.8
01/2018   5.1   5.1   5.6  4.8   5.1   4.9
05/2019   5.1   5.1   5.6  4.7   5.1   4.9

Overall guest reviews on both TripAdvisor and HolidayCheck have been mostly positive -


"We are having a wonderful time though it’s very sad to see it so empty, not any children for my granddaughter to play with. The staff are all absolutely lovely and friendly, they all say hello and ask if we are having a good time, the gardener picked me two flowers this morning on my way to breakfast! The hotel is top class, very very clean and our sea view room is amazing, very spacious lots of light, lovely big shower and comfortable bed."
( amd Brighton 19 December 2017 )

"Everything was as we expected, and even more. The resort, the staff and the food were excellent. We had all the privacy we needed and all the utilities and services were more than satisfying.
( Amir N. TripAdvisor 18 August 2016 ) 

"The hotel is very nice. Many positive memories. Good room. The service is very good. All polite and friendly. I liked the animation team..... I recommend this hotel."
( Nora Holidaycheck August 2016 ) 

"Excellent place and very nice staff. I will go back. The room was nice. Wifi speed is very good. Everything clean but it still needs more activities for kids and acqua park. I love this place and recommend it for others."
( Hany I TripAdvisor 26 May 2016 ) 

"I had a very good vacation in this location. The hotel itself is new, nice area, good rooms with a great coral reef. Nothing to complain about."
( Baemm TripAdvisor 22 March 2016 ) 

"This is a lovely new hotel on an enormous beach..... Everyone here was very helpful and pleasant and, even though there were few guests, the quality and choice at the buffet were excellent. WiFi was excellent everywhere."
( Judith W. TripAdvisor 15 March 2016 ) 

"We spent another week in this great and amazing hotel. This new hotel has modern rooms and the staff is always friendly and very helpful. All rooms are near the beach. The food was excellent again. I can recommend this hotel for everyone."
( Feucht TripAdvisor 8 March 2016 ) 

"Newest hotel with the usual quality service of the Accor chain. Everything is new, high speed internet free of charge. Very nice jetty to jump in the middle of the sea and enjoy the marine life. Good standard of room service and food you can't wait to go back for."
( A El Feel TripAdvisor 23 May 2016 )

"Wow it's a new hotel so clean and the staff so friendly and the rooms so big. Three swimming pools and the food is amazing and of course we will not forget the animation team......We will come back soon. We love it."
( Mohamed A TripAdvisor 23 February 2016 )

"I recommend this hotel to families as the animation team was excellent in addition to the kids area, also I recommend it for a honeymoon, as privacy and the sea view is fabulous, coral beach with great snorkeling, all was amazing."
( Anton G TripAdvisor 13 February 2016 ) 

"Overall we would always come back and recommend this hotel at any time - hopefully we'll be back soon. Kindly note that this not a five star hotel according to European standards. Even though there is a diving school and tours (eg for shopping, sightseeing) can be booked, the hotel (like many others in this area) is placed along the coast line with nothing else close by/within walking distance."
( Julia B  TripAdvisor 3 January 2016 )

"This hotel is new and has of course to improve different things. The standard is Egypt five stars. Don't expect European five stars. Everything is clean. They cleaned all the pools every day. The rooms are nice and the bed is very comfortable."
( Astrid K TripAdvisor 1 January 2016 )


"The jetty provides access to the reef and we had the incredible opportunity to swim with dolphins, a few meters from the hotel. A rare and fantastic experience ! ..... I can only recommend to lovers of the Red Sea come here to stay. They will leave with unforgettable images."
( Fatimag TripAdvisor 9 July 2016 )

"The beach is a sandy beach which invites long strolls and relaxation. Exactly what we were looking for. Kids enjoyed the beach and shallow water."
( Julia B TripAdvisor 3 January 2016 )


"The rooms are spacious and the quality of beds and linens is wonderful."
( W Judith TripAdvisor 15 March 2016 ) 

"We were escorted to our room that was really amazing and cozy. The hotel is brand new, the rooms are spacious: really gives a fresh positive feeling and extremely clean and tiday."
( Amr E TripAdvisor 8 February 2016 )

"The rooms are completely new and nicely arranged and really clean. The room boy Youssef was fantastic and left some awesome towel-animals for us everyday..... Always choose the beachfront rooms on the second floor. They have a fabulous view."
( Katrin A TripAdvisor 24 January 2016 ) 

"The room design is very beautiful, the bed mattress and pillows are very comfy."
( Vicka TripAdvisor 29 October 2015 )


"The highlight was the friendliness of the staff, especially ...the animation team consisting of Saphira, Mochito and Jimmy, praise. They were always very friendly and permanently in good spirits.
( Thomas HolidayCheck August 2016 ) 

"Service at the highest level. In this place it is possible to feel as a royal personage. We would like to thank Yahia Hassan - the best waiter, Mohamed Ahmed - the best barman..... Special thanks to the boss of the service - Mr Sherif Eid, who loves children and the reason that our stay was better and better every day."
( I Tomczyk TripAdvisor 8 March 2016 ) 

"Our welcome started with a sweet smile from the security guy, a very helpful bellman and an overwhelming warm attitude from the reception team. Reham the reservation manager was there to welcome us and ensure the quickest check in possible..... The staff are super friendly and offering help. Mr Sherif at the main restaurant, Mohamed the beach boy who guided us through our snorkeling activity, Salama and Mohamed at the bar loung serving your drinks the way you wish without you even making the effort to task for it, Yehia at the restaurant who studies the way you like your orders and just makes it his routine."
( Amr E TripAdvisor 8 February 2016 ) 

"This holiday would not have been as nice without all the people who worked there. All waiters (especially Ahmed Haggag), the barkeepers (especially Salama Ali) and of course the people on the beach (Mohamed Sharif El Deen - the beach boy ) and Mohamed Eshmawy (lifeguard) did a wonderful job......and not to forgot we had tons of fun with Jimmy and Sam from the animation team. Even if we don't like animation they just hung around and talked and played cards with you, if you didn't want to participate in sporting activities."
( Katrin A TripAdvisor 24 January 2016 )

"All the staff were extremely experienced, friendly and helpful especially Mr. Sherif, the restaurant manager.... The animation team took great care of our kids and prepared a lovely programe to keep them busy."
( Nbadra TripAdvisor 5 January 2016 ) 


"The food in this hotel is really good and there is a lot to choose from. But I wished there was more vegetarian/vegan food, still there was always something I could eat and it tasted great !"
( Christopher C TripAdvisor 28 June 2016 ) 

"The food was totally acceptable and we didn't experience any repetitive dishes. We loved the local salads and dessert - the kitchen staff really did an amazing job and were always up for a nice word and/or joke....  The main restaurant might seem a bit noisy but there is always a quieter place to sit."
( Julia B TripAdvisor 3 January 2016 ) 

"The main restaurant is a disaster. The cantine atmosphere and the noisy acoustic is not acceptable. The service management assistant, Sherif Eid, did a very good job and reacted immediately to make it comfortable for me..... The food was no highlight but good."
( Astrid K TripAdvisor 1 January 2016 ) 

"The buffets were super tasty and cooked very well."
( Vicka TripAdvisor 29 October 2015 )

"The food is delicious and the staff are very helpful and friendly. You have to try the beach front Italian restaurant as well as the terrace of the main restaurant to witness an amazing sunset view."
( NBadra TripAdvisor 5 October 2015 )

You can book a room at the Novotel Marsa Alam by emailing - You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival. 


                           NOVOTEL PHOTOS

Youtube film of the Novotel - April 2016 - 14 minutees.

                 Novotel standard double room

          Standard room and its ensuite shower room

                        Standard twin room

                      The beach - view 1. 

                    The beach - view 2

                           The beach - view 3

                   The Novotel swimming pool

                                Pool view 2

                                Pool view 3

                  Wine and dine with a sea view. 


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