MARINA LODGE AT PORT GHALIB
Next to Port Ghalib Marina; about 5 minutes from Marsa Alam airport by car and approximately 60 km (37 miles) north of Marsa Alam town. There is a shuttle boat (water taxi) which takes guests free of charge to and from Port Ghalib marina and shops which lie across the bay.
201 inc 98 twin rooms, two junior suites, two special needs rooms, nine deluxe rooms with an oriental seating area plus family rooms (connecting adjacent rooms) and Senior suites which include a living room and a panoramic view.
Fully adjustable air conditioning, private bathroom/shower room, private balcony or patio with garden view or port view, satellite TV – stations include Italian, German, French & English, hairdryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, direct dial telephone/internet – elec current vltg / 110-240.
Restaurant, diving school, glass bottom boat from in front of the hotel, Convention Centre service with capacity for up to 60 people, secretarial service, fax services, photocopy services computer outlets, wedding license, disabled access, disabled rooms with full access to all outlets, disabled toilets. We understand there is a 24 hour room service which is an unusual luxury for an Egyptian four star hotel.
But no ATM, no bank and we are not sure if there is a hairdresser or beautician. However you can find ATM machines in Port Ghalib.
On Tripadvisor, as of 16 March 2021, Marina Lodge was ranked 4th out of five hotels in the Port Ghalib Marina area. However it should be noted that some of the best hotels in Marsa Alam are located here, so a fifth position doesn’t mean that the hotel should be avoided.
As of 16 March 2021, 82.2 per cent of reviewers described the resort as either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ ( up 10.2% since December 2012 ) and just 8.6% rated it as either ‘poor’ or ‘terrible’ ( down 5.4% since December 2012 ). However the March 2021 score represented a slight deterioration on the resort’s highly impressive 84.7% rating it as either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ in February 2018, even if it is still very respectable.
We have listed in the table below all the figures for the last five dates we checked them on TripAdvisor, but please note that prior to 2018 the ratings figures were rounded to the nearest percentage point.
TABLE 1 – TRIPADVISOR RATINGS – DEC 2012 – MAR 2021
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On Holidaycheck.de, as of 16 March 2021, the resort scored its best ever rankings in all categories. The hotel overall scored a creditable rating of 4.7 out of six stars (up from an already respectable 4.4 in May 2019), with the highest grades awarded for service at 5.1 (a leap upwards from 4.5 in 2019) and rooms at 5.0 (a significant improvement on 4.6). Following close behind came sport and entertainment at 4.9 (much improved on its previous rating of 4.3) and location also at 4.9 (up from 4.5) and with the lowest, but still reasonable score of 4.7 given to gastronomy – up from 4.3 in 2019.
As of 16 March 2021, 85% of reviewers said they would recommend the resort which is the best score ever recorded here. The complete results for the last six dates we checked the Holidaycheck figures are given in the table below.
TABLE 2 – HOLIDAYCHECK SCORES – DEC 2012 – MAR 2021.