We have been here in December 2011.
We can recommend a stay for 1 week, if you stay longer you should combine it with some activities outside.
The hotel is placed a long way from Hurghada. From the airport to the hotel it takes 30-45 minutes.
My impresseion was that it is placed somewhere in the nowhere. So located so far outside the hotel has to offer a lot to feel comfortable - and it does.
The hotel is build like a citadel, a very nice picture.
It has a big nice lobby with access to the wlan.
The reception is separated from the lobby, so that the checkin happens in a relaxing situation.
When you check in, everyone is greated in russian, that was dissapointing because that gives you the feeling, that the reception does not really take about the information they have of you.
The checkin takes a little time, be prepared.
The room we got had a really nice view to the ocean and the lagoons of the hotel.
It was a little bit old, but ok. If you are honeymooners you should ask for a room with one big bed, otherwise you will get a room with to sparate beds. Only 25% of all rooms have kingsize beds.
The resort is a full inclusive resort, 24 hours a day! Thats great, you can have snacks, drinks all time long.
They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch is buffet menue. Good selection for a one week vacation, but could be boring if you stay longer.
For dinner they offer buffet menue and dinner in 3 restaurants. We tried the buffet, the brazilian restaurant and the italian one.
The italian is the one we can recommend mostly. Great kind of pasta, pizza and very friendly staff.
Beach: Well they have one, but not a sandy one and if you go the water there is no sand. It is a mix of stones and coralls and if there waves, even small ones, it is tricky to get into the water.
Lagoons: Really nice. There you can jump into the water and do some snorkling, even in the undeep water you will several kinds of fishes, really nice. If swin a little bit out of the lagoons you will see more and several kind of fishes.
Service: Ok ...
Food: Ok up to good
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CITADEL AZUR RESORT SAHL HASHEESH! Heaven on earth! A Sunken Paradise Reborn! Our exclusive luxury architecture built with natural coral stones which has been hand chiseled from nearby mountains is a true architectural achievement. The Citadel Azur Resort with an atmosphere of the ports in Southern France or the Amalfi coast embraces a large marina where you can enjoy a touch of a small Mediterranean village with its own harbor. Overlooking the Red Sea, each spacious and luxuriously appointed guest room features spectacular sea views. A unique holiday with water sports, boat trips, marina and private beach extended to 1.6 km long, 3 manmade sea lagoons inside an amazing house reef. Relax at the swimming pools elevated and scattered around for your convenience in the resort and enjoy our state-of-the-art health club and gym. Book a wellness journey with our team of professional in our on-site Spa. Conveniently located only 20 minutes drive from Hurghada International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citadel Azur Hotel Hurghada