MARSA EL NAKARI VILLAGE
There are not so many three star hotels available in the Marsa Alam region and of those there are this is probably one of the best rated by guests. The village, one of the very first tourist facilities to be established in the area in 1990, provides basic accommodation, a reasonable choice of food and a great spot for diving.
25 chalets (either simple domed roof “huts” sharing a communal bathroom or “deluxe chalets” with AC, mini-fridge and ensuite bathroom etc) , seven royal tents (including mini fridge and fan) and thirty standard tents.
ROOM AND TENT FACILITIES
Chalets have hallway, ensuite bathroom and sun terrace. Royal tents are twice the size of a standard tent and well equipped with fan, mini-fridge, wardrobe, bean bag, table and chairs. Standard tents have twin beds. Toilets and showers are located just a short walk away.
There is also a restaurant and a bar area. Several diving companies operate from here utilizing either the house reef or speed boats to take you to other areas. Camel safaris and kite surfing may be available on request.
Marsa El Nakari is situated 18 km (11 miles) south of the town of Marsa Alam and about 78 km (48 miles) south of Marsa Alam Airport. It was the location of a Roman port city and remains of this ancient settlement can be found on a hill overlooking the bay.
Head Office Address 9 Degla St (Shehab St ), Mohandiseen, Giza, Egypt. Some websites also list “53 El Hussain St., Dokki, Cairo, Egypt”.
Landline Tel: +20233371833/9942
Telephone the Village: +201282166511.
As of 15 March 2021, TripAdvisor rated Marsa El Nakari second out of twenty two speciality lodging resorts in the Marsa Alam area ( up from its position of third of eighteen in May 2019, fourth out of sixteen such resorts in 2018, and fourth out of twelve in 2017 ). It has benefited from an ongoing improvement in the percentage of reviewers rating it as either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ rising from 90% in January 2017 to 91.8% in March 2018, to 92.9% in May 2019 and to a highly impressive level of 93,5% as of 15 March 2019. Meanwhile the percentage of TripAdvisor reviewers rating the resort as ‘poor’ has continued to decline over the same period from 3% to a mere 2.4% – one of the lowest negative results for any Marsa Alam accommodation. No one has ever given it as a ‘terrible’ rating !
The full figures are given in the table below. Please note however that in 2017 the TripAdvisor ratings were rounded to the nearest percentage point.
TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS – JAN 2017 TO MAR 2021.
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Unfortunately, as of 15 May 2021, I couldn’t find an overall star rating on holidaycheck.de – presumably because there seem to have only ever been two reviews (the earliest posted in April 2014 awarding the resort 4.7 and the last one posted in September 2015 6.0 stars.) There is no evidence of any reviews of the resort on HolidayCheck since then.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor have generally been very positive.
SOME REVIEW QUOTES
The dive centre, is very well organised and the staff knowledgeable and helpful…”