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Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas

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Safaga Road Abu Makhadeg Bay, Makadi Bay, Hurghada 84941 Egypt
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 32 hotels in Makadi Bay
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Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa, & Villas promises tranquilityand opulence with its 444 luxurious rooms, suites, privateapartments and 14 newly built villas.Four dining venues, five swimming pools, including a children's pool(three of which are heated), a state-of-the-art gym, world class Thai managed Spa and sports facilities as well as I-Dive, a five-starIDC PADI dive center, guarantee a fun and unforgettable hotel experience.Inspired by the Sardinian roots of its architects, FortArabesque Resort & Spa combines distinctive Italianand Arabic accents in its architecture, from its imposingmedieval fort structure to its interior touches and décor,where the different shades of Egyptian cave stones fromAswan blend with the antique fine wood furnishings oforiental designs.We would like to introduce our new concept as well, which is unique in Egypt.Nestled within the Fort Arabesque resort, The Villas offer its guests luxurious accommodation, space and privacy in addition to a more personal and dedicated service. Each of the 14 Villas (8 units with 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom, 6 units with 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms) is tastefully decorated to reflect the mix of Arabic accents and Mediterranean influences of the Fort Arabesque Resort. All units have private garden and terrace with private access to a secluded swimming pool exclusive to The Villas. To ensure a fast and efficient service, the check-in is done through a private reception. The residents also have access to the Pavilion which is a private lounge where the villa guests can enjoy a semi-served upgraded breakfast in the morning. For lunch and dinner time the Pavilion functions as an A’la Carte Restaurant, giving the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience. The extra benefits of the Villa Guests include free Wi-Fi, free Gym usage and various discounts in the different outlets of the hotel.Guests at The Villas are free to use all the facilities and enjoy the same ‘all inclusive’ benefits at the resort with quick access to the main restaurant and the beach as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, French, Arabic, German and 1 more
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Yasmeen Amer wrote a review 14 Jun
8 contributions5 helpful votes
Pros: The hotel is amazingly big, the deluxe room is very spacious, and the food is great. Snorkeling is hands down THE BEST I have ever done in Egypt; the sea is so clear at the hotel coast it’s beautiful. So many restaurants and food varieties. The spa is epic and the masseuses were very professional and wearing face masks at all times. I had the best hot stone message there for 90 min at a very reasonable price. Cons: We had to change five rooms at check-in because although my friend and I had paid for sea view, all they actually have is partial sea view. This is mainly because there are loads of very tall palm trees that are completely blocking the view. I was on the third floor and had this problem. There was a wedding on my third day of the stay and it made my holiday a nightmare. The place was so understaffed and the ones available were panicking and all over the place. The excuse was always that everyone was busy prepping for the wedding. The wedding day itself was horrendous; we couldn’t even get a decent plate of French fries or any kind of cocktail at the beach. The late breakfast was not served and we weren’t even notified of that. When we complained, after maybe 4 times, they sent us back to our room and we had to wait like 40 min for breakfast! When we complained to Mr. Osama, the Food & Beverage Manager, about the horrible service he didn’t seem to be bothered and all he did was offer us a complimentary dinner at the premium restaurant which we didn’t even go to. We just felt it was a very cheap way to tackle a complaint. The communication between the different restaurants and cafes there is non-existent. Most of the staff were not friendly at all especially at the Le Jardin bar, except for Tony. Everyone would make you feel like you’re bothering them or troubling them by asking for food or drinks. This was truly unpleasant and applied almost to all the waiters and room service people there except for the girl at La Piazza. There are too many Sales people who bother you at the beach even when we had the do-not-disturb banner they provide at the beach to keep them away. The entire front row at the beach is booked for the villas guests who didn’t always show so that was SO ANNOYING! I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who wants a 100% smooth holiday. This is definitely gonna be troublesome despite the awesome beach.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t expect friendly service here.
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kemit wrote a review 10 Jun
Abergele, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
We have been all over Egypt, and stayed in some really nice hotels, makadi bay is half a hour from hurghada by taxi, there and lots of hotels in makadi bay and we have stayed in 4 of them , all hotels are geared up for different things but the one thing you go to this place is the sea beach and pools , the fort arabesque which is my 4th trip to them has got to have the best snorkeling in the bay it has a great beach and easy access to get into the water, the hotel is a great standard the rooms are all nice the food is nice and the staff are brilliant, my first visit was 1999 just after it opened and it's only got better with age , If you want to relax on a nice beach with a great reef and nice food with pleasant staff and decent drinks give it a try , I did and am still going back after all these years.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Khemit, First of all, we would like to seize the opportunity and thank you for such a warm detailed review about your vacation in Fort Arabesque and your kind words of joy, which are of high importance for us at all times. We do always value all our esteemed guests and our hotel team is doing everything possible to guarantee them a most delightful and unforgettable stay. We are impatiently looking forward to host you again, please consider Fort your home away from home. With best regards, Katya Guest Relations Service
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Jennifer H wrote a review 3 Jun
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
This is paradise. Great food; staff is accommodating, our Villa was perfect. It’s Not close to Hurghada city but if you want a relaxing getaway, this location has snorkeling, jet ski , windsurfing on site, and good live music and entertainment. Not cheesy - there is a air of class that you find here that makes it feel all the more inviting. Our package offered premium all inclusive food and drinks. It’s great for couples who aren’t ancient, but have grown beyond the college-age party scene. Makadi bay is peaceful and worth the extra drive from the airport.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Y9456NRjenniferh, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your recent vacation spent here with us, we are being grateful for your nice comments concerning our courteous staff and numerous facilities. Our whole management and staff teams do not spare effort to meet requirements and expectations of the most fastidious guests. We are always at your service to fulfill all your needs and provide prompt satisfaction solutions to grant our precious guests with luxury and supreme hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back once again. With best regards, Katya Guest Relations Service
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loveable01 wrote a review May 2021
Cairo86 contributions12 helpful votes
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We stayed in this resort in May 2021, in a swin-up 2 bedroom villa ( all inclusive). The villa was a duplex, spacious, elegantly furnished, spotless, with a lot of amenities. The beds were so comfy too.  This villa had so much to enjoy; especially with the well maintained pool. Food was ample with 5 or six cafe and restaurants all over the place.  A big variety and excellent service. The resort had an endless variety of water activities and tours: parasailing, snorkling, panorama boats, desert safari, dolphin show... etc So you will be enjoying every minute. * Parts of the sea are a bit stony though,  so you'd better have a sea shoes. Animation team is amazing with that wide smiles on their faces... very active and really really cheerful. The nice thing about the resort is that it is suitable for all age groups: the quiet sensational scenery for honey mooners/ couples; the active areas with non- stop music for teens ( Pool Bar); and the kids areas at the Kids Pool and The Arena. The thing that makes this resort such a beautiful place are the staff. All the people are incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice. They endeavour to go above and beyond to ensure their guests have a memorable experience. My heartly " THANK YOU " goes to Mr. Magdy Shoukry; the guest relations staff: Karina and Dasha for their incredible hospitality and endless help. Love You Fort Arabesque  and will definitely be back... 💖💖
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear loveable01, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your recent vacation spent here with us, we are being grateful for your nice comments concerning our courteous staff and numerous facilities as well as amazing food and excellent service. Our whole management and staff teams do not spare effort to meet requirements and expectations of the most fastidious guests. We are always at your service to fulfill all your needs and provide prompt satisfaction solutions to grant our precious guests with luxury and supreme hospitality. We are looking forward to welcoming you back once again in Fort Arabesque. With best regards, Ekaterina Guest Relations Service
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Noura wrote a review May 2021
Makadi Bay, Egypt1 contribution
Without a doubt one of my favorite resorts. Upon arrival we were promptly welcomed by the staff at the front desk as well as Karina from guest relations. She’s extremely reliable, friendly,and helpful. During my stay I also had the pleasure of meeting Dasha from guest relations. She’s very bubbly and always makes sure that guests are happy. The entire animation team are also very welcoming and work hard around the clock to provide guests with positive vibes. A very special thank you goes to the bartenders at the pool (Omar&Ramadan). They are very welcoming and they make the best cocktails. They also go out of their way to make sure the guests are enjoying their time by the pool. I assure you that I will be coming back to my second home !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Escape15942202148 By this opportunity we would like to forward you our utmost thanks for issuing such an overwhelming and lovely review regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your lovely comments about our facilities and our employees were really touching us and reflecting our continuous efforts to provide our valued guests with the most wonderful and relaxing vacation experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed all our culinary offers and that all our team members served you in a memorable good way Looking forward to welcoming you soon once again at our resort. With warm regards, Ekaterina Guest Relations Service
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PRICE RANGE
US$101 - US$417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel fort arabesque, fort arabesque makadi bay, fort arabesque hurghada
LOCATION
EgyptRed Sea and SinaiHurghadaMakadi Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
490
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas
What are some of the property amenities at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nino's Restaurant, Sofra, and Makai Tukai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Makadi Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fort Arabesque Resort, Spa & Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Arabic.