This luxury hotel comes with a private beach and no fewer than 18 pools. And it’s got a first-class dining scene, too.
This place has one of the best pool scenes in Egypt. We’re talking 18 swimming pools, including three lake-sized numbers, and four waterparks. And just beyond them lies a long strip of private beach.
The hotel has an opulent feel, with a spa and six first-class restaurants – highlights include a Lebanese and Asian à la carte. In the evenings, musicians and dancers take to the outdoor stage.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, late breakfast 10.30-12.00, buffet lunch and dinner. 3 visits per week to the à la carte restaurant. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00. Snacks 12.00-17.00, afternoon tea 17.00-18.00 and ice-cream 12.00-17.00.
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The hotel's mini club is especially for kids between 4 and 12 years-old. The staff are multi-lingual and the kids are supervised at all times.
18 outdoor pools
With a whopping 18 pools to choose from, you're well and truly spoilt at this place. Lined with sunbeds and dotted with palm filled islands, the relaxing setting continues throughout.
International buffet restaurant
Topaz, the resorts main restaurant offers delectable international cuisine.
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These stylish contemporary twin rooms with their natural tones and soft furnishings sleep two. A large bottle of water is replenished daily, plus there's a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space.
double family room for up to 3 adults and 1 child
These stylish contemporary double family rooms with their natural tones and soft furnishings sleep up to three adults and one child. They come with a queen-size bed and two sofa-beds in the lounge area. There's also a bottle of water on arrival that is replenished daily, plus there's a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space.
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Too Many Children
January 2015. Would we book this hotel again? Sadly No. Too Many Children. I swear there were more pushchairs at this hotel than in the biggest Mothercare store. They were everywhere, in the restaurants, A La Carte venues, Snack bars and even the Fayrouz lobby bar(More about that later). We sort of realised when we booked this hotel that it might be Family Friendly, but nothing, absolutely nothing prepared us for the reality when we arrived there. You could not move anywhere in the hotel without the dulcet tones of children ringing in your ears which is fine and dandy if there are areas where couples who chose this hotel for a week or two of peace and quiet could get away from it. But there was nowhere, anywhere! The Fayrouz Lobby bar. The name "Bar" sort of lulls you into thinking that you are entering an area with a peaceful atmosphere where you could sit with your partner or friends enjoying a glass or two whilst indulging in small talk and the atmospheric nature of this bar with its subdued lighting and comfortable seating further enhances that opinion. Whata mistakea to makea" Pushchairs and children, sorry noisy children everywhere, running, screaming, shouting, yelling, screeching. An absolute nightmare, and this went on until late at night when most children should have been tucked up in bed allowing the adults some peace and quiet time. So to the A La Carte restaurants, surely here we could indulge in the fine variety and quality of the food on offer in peace and quiet. Oh no we couldn"t! Even in here we were subjected to very young, and I mean very young children perched in high chairs inches from our faces and whilst we tried to enjoy our food all the kids wanted to do was to throw theirs as far as they could. It"s really quite an experience to sit in the beautiful decor of the Asian A La Carte tucking into delicious Wantons or Sweet and Sour Chicken whilst having bits of unchewed Chicken or whatever flying past your face, and as you turn sideways to see where it originated you look straight into the smiling face of a child with bits of food stuck to every part of its face. Lovely. Don"t get me wrong, every parent has as much right as anyone to eat wherever they wish, but surely the hotel has a responsibility to ensure that couples or groups without children can if they wish eat in an Adult only area. They do have Adult areas in some of the food outlets such as the Four Corners restaurant where they have got it strikingly wrong. The Four Corners is divided into three dining sections with the middle section being a smallish, dark, intimate comfortable area absolutely ideal for couples or groups to sit and enjoy their dinner, but how wrong could you be. The reality is again, pushchairs and children everywhere and yet the farthest section of the restaurant, an open area with bright lighting is designated an Adult only area and yet this area would be the perfect place for families with children as it is much roomier, much lighter and parents could supervise their children much easier in there. Now you might already be lulled into the impression that we are two grumpy old codgers but you couldn"t be further away from the truth. We are parents and grand parents who love our children and grand children but sometimes parents/grand parents need and want to get away and be on their own enjoying each others company in a quiet, calm surrounding. In this hotel that is practically impossible. FOOD. We stayed at this hotel for two weeks and only ate dinner at the main restaurant twice, the Four Corners four times the rest divided between the Asian four times, the Lebanese three times and the Italian once. Why only once? because the hotel in their infinite wisdom, irrespective of how long you are staying only allow one stay per visit, so anyone who has booked two weeks or more are basically being penalised. Surely it should be once per week! A previous reviewer stated that there are five A La Carte restaurants, well there are only four the other being a Fish restaurant. The food quality overall was very good with lots of choices both for lunch and dinner but breakfast was a different matter:If you like eggs you"ll be ok but it does get pretty repetitive after a week or so. The food in the A La Carte venues was always tasty,well cooked and presented and although the choices were not vast there was always something tasty to eat and as a whole the food and the quality would not disgrace many top hotels in the world. THE HOTEL. The hotel public areas were always kept immaculately clean(Pity the same couldn"t be said about our room). The gardens and the grounds were immaculate and the pools of which there are a lot clean and tidy. There are a number of steps to negotiate in this hotel which has no lifts at all but there are two ramps one either side of the hotel for those who need them including pushchairs and wheelchairs, so if you are less able just be aware of it. We were told by the hotel guest relations staff that there can be as many as 20+ nationalities staying at the hotel at one time and whilst we were there the biggest majority seemed to be Russian but give credit where credit is due on the whole they were well behaved and courteous. There are swimming pools everywhere with the main pool being the biggest and the noisiest with blaring music from 10am until dusk. If you want peace and reasonable quiet there are lots of grassy areas around the hotel where you can lay on sunbeds, but you won"t totally get away from the constant noise or the Spa staff and others trying to get you to spend money. There were always plenty of sunbeds available anytime of the day but they are not the most comfortable and could do with the removable rubber mattresses that most good hotels have and whilst on the subject of sunbeds this hotel could do with a number of reclining chairs around the grounds for less able guests who find it difficult to use sunbeds. STAFF. As a whole the staff are a credit to the hotel with most being polite, helpful, friendly and considerate, but there were a very few exceptions and one in particular who never ever made proper eye contact but instead concentrated on our hands and whether we had any money in them to give him. The staff do not earn very much money so if you can and it does ensure you get treated much better a few pounds here and there will help. We made sure we generously tipped all the staff who we had direct contact with eg Room cleaner!!!!, Waiters, Bar staff. Special mention for Mohammed the young waiter who worked morning in The Topaz restaurant and evenings in the Fayrouz Lobby bar. We have rarely met such a courteous, friendly, pleasant, attentive and obliging waiter. He always had a smile on his face and made you welcome whenever he saw you. A really credit to the hotel. THE BEACH. You can"t really call it a beach because it has no Sand just a mixture of broken coral and shell, but nevertheless we have been to other Egyptian hotels with much worse beaches and some no beach at all. It was reasonably clean but not pleasant to walk on. HYGIENE. We could only find one Disinfectant Hand cream dispenser outside or inside any of the restaurants in this hotel.Maybe there were more but we couldn"t find any and if we couldn"t find them it would automatically mean that others also couldn"t find them. I think they should be compulsory in all restaurants, in all hotels no matter where they are. Regarding hygiene, why do some guests refrain from using the clean napkins provided when slicing fresh bread or cake. These napkins are purposely placed there for guests to use to pick up the bread or cake ensuring that no guest touches the bread or cake whilst cutting it. After all some guests could have been to the toilet directly before entering the restaurant or even wiped or blown their noses. Come on, this is totally unacceptable. OVERALL. There were two dodgy characters at the hotel(You know who I mean Lynne and James) and one of them, no names mentioned but it wasn"t James, didn"t know the difference between a Rat and a Mouse when she was trying to explain a film to us about a Mouse that lived in a Chefs hat. For hour after hour we sat in the baking sun, sweat pouring down our faces, glasses of alcoholic beverage downed one after another, faces contorted in pain as we tried to remember this damn film about a MOUSE!!!!!!!!!! The Film,.............. RATATOUILLE. Seriously, we met Lynne and James and had many a good day and evening with them, the only problem being, in the evenings in The Fayrouz Lobby bar you couldn"t hear each other speaking. Our overall opinion of this hotel: If you have children and want a child friendly hotel with decent food, lots of swimming pools, clean and tidy public areas, lots of bars, lots of snack bars and places to eat, lots of noise and action around the main pool, plenty of games and brilliant water slides then this is the place for you. BUT, if you want peace, quiet and relaxation this is definitely not the place for you. These are our own opinions and you make of them what you will. As the old saying goes: You can please some of the people all of the time You can please all of the people some of the time But you can"t please all of the people all of the time.More
David M, Lymington
Pre Christmas sunshine
My husband and I stayed at the Jaz Aquamarine end of November. We found the hotel to be quite plush. Staff were friendly and attentive. Rooms were cleaned to a high standard. Food in the main buffet restaurant was plentiful and varied, but we found the restaurant very busy. The four corners buffet restaurant seemed more reserved and served the same dishes as the main restaurant. We also ate at the Asian, Italian and the Lebanese restaurants where the food was of good quality and we received excellent service. Drinks were also good most of the time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return. More
TAJW, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Well organised , great on detail and perfect stay!
We were concerned that such a big hotel could be a little disorganised and lacking in the finer details ...not so at all! Every detal was taken care of and we were totally pampered from start to finish. Excellent check in and bags quick to room and was really nice not to have to queue for keys but whisked to a lovely bar with a drink in comfort...great start! Room beautiful and spotlessly clean, needed more hangers and they were there in minutes . Food very good and loads of choice for everyone.... Appreciated the late breakfasts when we fancies a lie in. Bar service good and they soon learnt your drink and how ou liked it... Again attention to detail. Staff amazing everywhere and always with a smile and a willingness to help. Particular thanks to reception team who were very helpful with organising our reservations for dinner for this of us less computer friendly....it was really easy when they showed us and we had a laugh about our lack of know how. All in all a great bunch of staff who helped create a warm atmosphere. Will certainly be back this year!More
This was my third trip to Egypt but first time to Hurghada. The idea of this holiday was total rest and relaxation. The hotel is huge, but at this time of year it was not full and neither were the flights. The room was beautiful and very clean. We had a swim up pool room and the pool was heated (as were all the other pools in the complex). We tended to sit on the beach until mid-afternoon and then by our pool for the rest of the day. I love snorkelling, however there are better sited hotels than this if that is your main desire. There was a reef but the tide didn't come in until late in the day the majority of the time so you had quite a walk to get to the sea. As snorkelling is my main interest when visiting Egypt I was quite disappointed. However, the staff were extremely friendly, polite and very helpful, they are always eager to please and will try to accommodate any requested ( we had a family room with a double bed and two singles, I pushed the two singles together and the changed the bedding to a double sheet and double duvet. All in all I had a relaxing holiday with good weather and cannot recommend Egypt enough!!!More
catpicklesdog, Telford, United Kingdom
Another great holiday
This was the 5th year for us at the Aquamarine. The main point of our holiday is to relax which you can certainly do here. You can do as much or as little as you like and we tend to spend most of our time around the relaxing pool where the staff pamper us very well. Nothing is too much trouble. All the restaurants are great but our favourite is the four corners for breakfast and the Asian a la carte. The variety and quality of the food is always very good. The hotel is stunning with beautiful gardens and architecture but what makes it so special for us are the staff. It is good to be greeted warmly on out return and Mr Ibrahim Khaled especially made us welcome and was very attentive. The hotel and staff never fail us and it just keeps getting better and better.More
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