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Our joint second favourite five star hotel for 2020 - On account of the excellent service, good value and great location just a short stroll from the centre of Port Ghalib marina. Both Siva Port Ghalib and Port Ghalib Resort occupy the same facilities and grounds close to the heart of the Port Ghalib marina complex. 

: Siva Port Ghalib has 347 rooms including six suites while Port Ghalib Resort has 303 rooms including 4 rooms for disabled guests and 7 suites. 

Room facilities: Private balcony or terrace. All rooms have either a king size or twin beds, shower, WC, hairdryer, bathrobe, air conditioning, safe, tea/coffee facilities and satellite TV. Telephone and mini-bar are at an extra charge. 

Location: at Port Ghalib less than ten minutes drive (5km/3m) from Marsa Alam airport and about half way between the towns of Marsa Alam and El Quseir.   The town of Marsa Alam lies 67 km or 41 miles to the south.    The hotel lies close to many faciliites within the Port Ghalib Marina development and is just a short stroll from the Corniche (waterfront) shopping area and the marina.    

Hotel facilities: The main buffet restaurant serves a mix of international foods and has Oriental, Asian, Indian and Italian themed live cooking stations. There are three bars located by the pool, at the beach and in the lobby. You can also find two (at extra charge) a la carte restaurants serving Mediterranean/Indian and Italian menus. A room service is also available. 

An impressive range of activities are offered including a tennis court, billiards, table tennis, diving, snorkeling, horse riding, mini golf, sauna, fitness centre, spa managed by Six Senses Spa and Wellness Centre, massage, hammam, private beach area, library, children's playground, entertainment staff and evening entertainment. The hotel internet connection covers the rooms and common areas and the hotel offers a free connection in the lobby area only.

Other services offered include limousine services, a 24 hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, currency exchange, luggage storage, ATM/cash machine on site, babysitting/child services, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre and gift shop. 

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


On first glance it appears, as of 9 May 2019, to have a poor ranking on TripAdvisor since it only comes 5th out of 5 hotels in Port Ghalib ( no change on February 2018 ). However all the hotels in Port Ghalib have far higher ratings than the average for the Marsa Alam region. As recently as March 2017, when TripAdvisor was still ranking Port Ghalib hotels as part of the greater Marsa Alam area, Siva Port Ghalib had a very respectable ranking at 22nd out of 75 hotels, placing it in the top third of reviewed hotels where the competition is intense. 
Ratings on TripAdvisor have remained good, with no sign of any significant  decline in standards.  As of 9 May 2019, 85.4% of reviewers rated it as either 'good' or 'excellent' and just 5.1% as either 'poor' or 'terrible', which represents no significant change on the levels scored in November 2016, March 2017 and January 2018 (see the table below. The figures for 2016 and 2017 were approximated to the nearest percentage point. ). 

Date % 'very good'
or 'excellent' 
% 'poor' or
 11/2016         85       5
 03/2017         85       5
 02/2018         85.2       4.9
 05/2019         85.4       5.1

On its ranking is equally impressive at an average of 5.0 out of six stars as of 9 May 2019. The average ratings of holidaycheck reviewers shows declines in several categories compared to 2016 and 2017, but an improvement in three categories compared with 2018 ( see table below.) 

Category Nov 2016  Mar 2017  Feb 2018  May 2019 
hotel       5.2      5.2      5.0     5.0
rooms       5.4      5.4      5.2     5.3
service       5.3      5.3      5.1     5.1
location       5.0      5.1      5.1     5.3
sports       4.9      5.0      4.8     4.9
gastronomy       4.8      4.8      4.5     4.4

The percentage of reviewers recommending the resort declined from 96% in March 2017 to 89% as of 9 May 2019, although it should be noted that an 89% rating was also scored in February 2018. Guest reviews on and have been mostly very favourable -


"We were the first time in Egypt. Everything was so great...hotel, rooms, food, weather, people...all are so kindly, special a waiter at the beach bar...his name is Ahmed..... so nice boy with the most beautiful smile!"
( Sabina 26 December 2017 )

"We were really happy with the hotel. It was a nice service. The reception called the room to see if we were happy and it was good cleaning. The area was beautiful with a short walk to the marina, and the beach had perfect snorkeling opportunities."
( Muntherib 9 February 2017 ) 

"The first hotel.... where we felt so comfortable. The staff - very kind and very helpful, but not insistent like in other hotels. The room was well cleaned everyday. The menu varied and fantastically prepared. In short - first class service."
( Edytta 8 January 2017 )   

"Service amazing ! Good food ! Just by the airport, but you are not disturbed by the airplanes at all. The pool area is so beautiful, nice private beach, all inclusive is top class."
( Albert 6 January 2017 )

"If you want to come to Marsa Alam, choose this hotel, you will not regret it. From the first day, from arriving at the hotel....we had only the best impressions. We received our rooms immediately and went to eat. Dishes are different and tasty every day ( meat, fish, grill, crabs, sweets etc ) - amazing. Respect and best regards to the chef. Also thanks to the staff, they really care for their guests."
( Makysm November 2016 )

"Amazing surroundings, close to the beach, beautiful sea, good food, nice place for children, very close to Port Ghalib. I am pretty sure that I'll come back very soon. Siva is very close to the beach, which is great. The sea is just behind the door."
( 785jiric 11 October 2016 ) 

"Love Siva Port Ghalib hotel. Love the rooms that have there own little garden then straight on to the beach. Love the staff - they make you feel most welcome. Love the food. Reception and guest relations are happy to help. I'm in love.  Snorkeling is amazing. We have been six times to this hotel."
( Lisa 7 October 2016 ) 

"When I go diving at Port Ghalib I want a comfortable hotel, a great bed and good food. On these points the Siva delivers, the food and service is good, the rooms comfortable with good a/c and the bed is not as hard as some Egyptian hotels."
( Bob 6 October 2016 ) 

"The place is designed and made with love. I stayed the most amazing ten days in my life. Everything is super clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly, kind and smiley."
( Inna 3 October 2016 ) 

"Again another wonderful stay at this hotel.  We (first) visited in March 2016 and had a wonderful time. We decided to go back in September. Great service, food and accommodation. Staff go out of their way to give you a great experience ! Port Ghalib is the Caribbean must see in Egypt. Beautiful diving, nice marina area."
( Nathalie 14 September 2016 )

"We stayed in Siva for 15 days and enjoyed it so much. It is close to Port Ghalib Harbour/Marina and also situated near the airport so we got to the hotel in a few minutes. The staff here were so nice and kind.  Whatever we asked them about they were able and willing to do that for us. Food was very good."
( Patricia 10 August 2016 ) 

"This is the best place I've ever stayed at. The rooms are amazing and very cozy. The service .... the best service I've ever experienced.  The buildings are amazing with a very unique style inside and out. I really do recommend this hotel."
( Nouran 5 August 2016 ) 

"Myself and my wife have just returned from Siva and it was a truly relaxing experiene. The hotel was very clean, with great attention to the standard of the room every day. All the staff were friendly, approachable and would always look after you whether in the various bars or restaurant."
( Dean 8 July 2016 ) 


"When not relaxing in our own space we were encouraged by the particularly friendly animation team to join them every morning for a stretching class of half an hour on the lawn. There was yoga on the grass as well. Every evening the animation team had a show ready and after the show convinced us to dance with them, including our disabled daughter who didn't want to miss it after the first night."
( Benhelanne 20 February 2017 )

"What really brought up the hotel experience was the wonderful staff. All the people working there in all areas were friendly and ready at your service. The animation team did a great job with their performances and worked hard to be pleasant and spend time with the guests."
( Muntherib 9 February 2017 ) 

"The waiters and the entire staff are most friendly and try to spoil the guests. It was my 37th vacation in Egypt and I can therefore make some comparisons. The waiters bring the drinks to the lounger only moments after placing the order. The service is in my opinion praiseworthy."
( Translated from the original review in German - Walter October 2016 )  

"The service is very friendly and the helpful receptionist, ever so lovely, a great first impression of the hotel. Special thanks to Mrs. Heidi Essam, GM assistant. She was always making sure that we receive the best service and she has provided us with all the information we needed to enjoy our trip to the maximum."
( Hassan 30 September 2016 ) 

"Couldn't fault the staff - anywhere. They were always helpful and most willing. I would like to mention the Animation team, who worked tirelessly all day and never failed to stop and talk to us when they went by the pool. Well done all of you. Must also mention Ahmed El-Raay from security...... I didn't notice that my purse with our Egyptian money fell out of my bag and dropped between the cushions. He went out of his way to find it for me and I was very grateful....."
( Karin 29 September 2016 ) 

"All of the animation were so friendly and they were one of the best animation teams I've ever met. Every single one of them is so nice and they're so interactive with the guests. I had so much fun with the animation and I loved all of the games and activities they made."
( Tayam 13 September 2016 ) 

"A bit thanks to the whole staff and I mean the whole staff. From receptionist to cleaner to waiter, all these people did their very best to make guests happy. All this without giving any signs of "making efforts". A naturally friendly atmosphere with lots of extras ( including an early morning breakfast when we arrived at 4 am ) so there is absolutely no "but" here."
( Laszio 25 August 2016 ) 

"Staff were helpful and did everything to take the stress away from picking you up at the airport to providing beach bag and towels fresh everyday... truly showing that the little touches matter."
( Brendon 3 August 2016 )


 "As ever the reef is fantastic for snorkeling and diving. Water colder but different fish species. As usual great service from Aquarius Divers in the port."
( Kim 19 February 2017 ) 

"The perfect snorkeling place. I saw many turtles, even barracudas, morays and huge coral fish. If you are not a good swimmer the hotel will provide you with life jacket and all the equipment to assure your safety."
( Hassan 30 September 2016 )

"Went to Siva Port Ghalib as I wanted to snorkel on a coral reef and see marine life. Have returned from an exceptional week. Superb fringing reef with two jetties for access.... Marine life was superb: turtles, eagle rays, morays,  pufferfish, porcupine fish and a beautiful reef. Most impressed."
( Kim 28 July 2016 ) 


"Spacious room, bright with roofed balcony overlooking the pool. TV, refrigerator, safe, hairdryer. Great bathroom with large shower area."
( translation Michaela November 2016 ) 

"Furniture a bit old but very clean and very friendly room boys. The coffee maker is an additional device which can be used often. The lighting could be slightly stronger. You can sleep well on the bed and there is no creaking."
( - translation - Walter October 2016 )

"Double room with garden view: The room was large, beds comfortable. I have slept well. The bathroom with toilet and shower was generously built, also small walk-in closet, couch, mini fridge, kettle, TV but with only two German-speaking channels."
( - translation - Claudia October 2016 ) 

"Our room (no 3222) - a nice big bedroom, a comfortable and pretty bathroom and a very large terrace with a view to both the seafront and the inner garden/lagoon. I'm sure ours was one of the best but I am also convinced that the others were nice too."
( Laszio 25 August 2016 )

"Large, great AC; fresh hand, shower and beach towels every day.... 1 litre of water per day. Leave a tip each day. We always left 1 dollar on bed."
( Cris 19 August 2016 ) 


"Food always sufficient, delicious and very good - specially the fresh food - only a pit that some dishes were lukewarm - otherwise it would have been perfect."
( - translated from the German - Manfred - November 2016 )

"Food was good esepcially the chips and hotdog/burger at the beach bar. Drinks were served cold (we hate warm drinks) with ice if you wanted."
( Sheedy 2 August 2016 ) 

"There is a large selection of food.... We always found something good to eat at every meal..... For breakfast there is always an omelette station which is nice. Dinner always has at least two stations, plus a barbecue. The extra station changed every day, from crepes to shwarma. They have a baker/pastry chef resident I think, as there is always fresh bread of many types, and many different desserts."
( David 8 July 2016 )

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


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Port Ghalib Resort - the grounds, snorkeling, dolphins. 
Oct 2019 - 10.47 mins - 76+ likes - 9,400+ views 

Video tour of Siva Port Ghalib Resort 
Nov 2018 - 7.11 mins - 71+ likes - 16,000 + views

Beautifully edited video of a holiday at Siva Port Ghalib.
March 2017 - 6.32 minutes - over 2,000 views.

Short video tour of the hotel
June 2016 - 2.38 min - over 2000 views. 

Video memories of hotel, house reef and a Nile cruise.
December 2017 - 10.54 min - over 500 views.

A tourists video of Siva with music -
December 2015 - 2.25 min - over 1,800 views.

Interesting video tour of the hotel - German narration.
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   The rooms a great blend of modern & traditional

 Another room view - Red Sea in the near distance !

                               And another - 

Reception: functional blend of tradition & modernity.

                              lagoon and pool

            An oasis of gardens, pools & lagoons.

                             Pool view

            The gardens are beautifully maintained.

        Main buffet restaurant spoils guests for choice.

                             Well equipped gym

                                  Beach view

                       Another great beach view.


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