Harmony Makadi Bay Hotel & Resort

, Hurghada, Egypt
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Harmony Makadi Bay Hotel & Resort

, Hurghada
5 star

Rooms: 552

Safaga Road - Hurghada - 642 - Egypt +20653590350
236 Traveller

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Anyone for Mashed Potatoes for Breakfast????

from tractorboybrum
The hotel itself does have some plus points, the room's were spacious
and air con worked well! Some staff were keen to please, especially if they thought there was a tip in it for them! The grounds were spacious and the beach was large enough so you could escape and get some privacy. There is also a reef off the beach however you have to climb over old dead reef which is hazardous.

Our main problem was with the dire food, mashed potatoes for breakfast is lapped up by the russains (who by the way don't que). All the food is geared towards the russains, the food is the same for lunch and dinner and there is no variety from day to day. Hurghada is aprrox 30 min taxi ride and we found ourselves eating out rather than going hungry! Alcohol is often served hot in plastic cups from pool bar- 5 star I think not! We stayed here because we got a cheap deal, however ended up paying out more money having to go out to eat. This hotel is not geared towards the British tourist, we met other British people staying at the hotel and they shared our culinary depression.

Transferred to another hotel

from scorpio1962-11
Were firstly given wrong room but after demanding to see the manager, who we were told wasn't at the hotel, he magically appeared & the room was sorted. Food was warm; drinks were warm (when they should have been cold); not enough sunbeds available; grounds in poor state; nowhere to sit in the lobby; water/electricity supply very unreliable; one bottle of water daily in mini-bar; hotel full of russians/polish, never saw another English person/family; there was a 'pervert party' on Monday evenings-I thought anything like that would be found at the Blue Bay Getaway, not a family hotel; what finally tipped us over the edge was when we came back from the beach at 6.p.m our room hadn't been cleaned & when the cleaner came he cleaned our floor with water out of the toilet!! Ever likely my husband was ill & couldn't seem to get better, it didn't help that we couldn't flush the toilet when the water supply went off. We were transferred to Le Meredien down the road & it was heaven, totally the opposite to what we had experienced previously. How it could be called 5 star, we'll never know, I would rate it at 3* & that is being generous. If you haven't already booked-don't go!!

My best holidays;)

from MeganMmm
I came back from Egypt yesterday and I really want to go there again! I'm from Poland so Egypt is an exotic place for me, aspecially the temperature there is extremely higher than in my own country.
Hotel is beautiful, the idea of the way of bulding it is very nice, because there is one major building with all relevant staff like reception, bar, a few little shops, main restaurant, disco, gim, bilard and pong-pong place etc. There are about 50 houses with flats. The rooms are quite good quality, there is a little hall, nice bathroom with a shower, huge mirror and all the staff which is needed. There is a tv, big bed, mirror with a commode, chairs and a little table, big wardrobe, safe box (for free) and a bic terrace or balcony. For more information see [--]
I'll try to prepare this website as quickly as I can. There will be some photos, description of the hotel in polish and english.

Worst Hotel

from joanne1Glasgow
Just returned from Domina Makadi Bay Hotel. Absolutely dreadful. 95% of guests were very rude Russians. Food very basic and limited amounts available. Entertainment geared towards Russians Ripped off at Hotels Beauty Salon. Waiters totally disinterested in guests and avoid serving you at every opportunity. Found alternative accommodation at Fort Arabesque Hotel for a few days which was absolutely fantastic. Can also recommend Carols Makadi Bay Hotel. Have been to the Red Sea 7 times now and can honestly say that the Domina is the worst hotelI have ever stayed at. Take my advice and don't go.

Not 5 Star

from KaraEwan
This Hotel is quite a nice hotel. Plenty of facilities. Lovely beach,
good snorkelling. Lagoon to swim in, 3 pools. The hotel has not been finished off very well in places. The rooms were spacious and kept very clean. The staff were wonderful, the best we have had anywhere. The food!!! We went all inclusive, Breakfasts and lunches were ok. Beach bar, half the time, what was on the menu didn't actually correspond to what you ended up with or what was available. The Italian restaurant was dreadful. Hardly any italian food served and what was served was awful. Evening meals in the dining room left an awful lot to be desired. Food was never hot. Beef you could use to sole your shoes with, fish that looked as though it would eat you if you didn't eat it first.

The hotel is in the middle of nowhere which we knew when we booked so don't go there if you want lots around. Hotel itself I would rate as 4star. Food about 2 star

t do it!

from ellamanamou
This hotel is a down market Butlins! Which is great if you want that. Drab accomodation, cold weak showers and dirty pools.
The hotel is 90% Russian occupied and in turn catered to their taste.
The food is grey, tepid and extremely badly presented. The dining room is like a canteen, noisy, dull and suspect. I speak from experience as i have been involved in hotel catering for many years! Five star it is not! Within 24 hours both my partner and i had food poisoning and it wasn't caused by the local spirits or watered down sodas!
The main reception is uninviting and lacks ambience along with sufficient seating.
The whole place is souless and "Domina time" which is an hour ahead of the rest of Egypt leaves one feeling institutionalised and confused!
on a health and safety issue the lighting around the whole development is poor, the drain covers in places are raised and damaged and the grass is badly laid which causes uneven footing when walking on it.
Sockets are not fixed into walls properly and housekeeping do not respond to requests when asked. Hairdryers which burn your hands when held.
The all inclusive package which is offered has restrictions attached which is fair but commercially i would say this hotel is ridiculously stingy.
I would not expect Egypt to be compared to European five star standards but this is beyond belief !

awful

from sdjc
we spent two weeks at this hotel and wanted to go home after the first couple of days!

HOTEL
the hotel itself looks nice, the rooms are big and the gardens are beginning to take shape, but it is in the middle of nowhere.
if you want to go anywhere you have to pay for a shuttle bus (usually free in 5* resorts) or taxi
you can not even walk along the neighbouring hotels beach.

BEACH
what a big disappointment.
there were jellyfish all along the waters edge and in the sea, and i am terrified of the things. the dead ones stunk as they were left for days before being cleared away.
it was extremely hard to find a sunlounger unless you got up at 6 o'clock as i was advised to do by the pool guard !

FOOD
the biggest disappointment.
the food was very repetitive, the same thing every three days.
the portions the 'chefs' gave out wouldn't have fed a sparrow and if you asked for more it was thrown at you.
the staff were not at all friendly or helpful. at times we had finished our meal and our drinks had still not arrived !!

this hotel is definatley not a 5* hotel and it would be difficult to even give it 2*.
i would not recommend it to anyone, sorry

secluded

from opener
Have just returned from a two week all inclusive stay at this hotel and i sorry to say 1 week would have been enough. The main problem being the location, theres nothing for miles around. You could not walk out of the area along the beach as you were stopped by security , why i dont know , as we have never had a problem strolling along the beach front at other hotels we stayed at previous in that area. Also you could not swim in the sea because of sharp coral, (wear protective shoes to walk out) the tide goes out a long way. Definite no go for children. There is a play area for kids but what a place to put it, right next to a man made lake? There are 3 large pools but not one is heated, (which is probably why i spent the last 2 and a half days in bed with the hagar)? The hotel itself was spotless thou the food a little repetitive. The animation team tried hard and the shows were not bad. We got the impression that they must have rushed to get the place finished on time as the grounds still need a bit of work doing on them. If you want peace and tranquillity then this is the place for you. One final question, are there any none smokers in Russia because there were certainly none in that place,

Lovely staff - shame about a few other things -

from suelouise
We wanted a relaxing holiday and we did enjoy our stay overall. The "Domina time" was a bit confusing - they put the hotel clocks an hour infront of Egyptian time, supposedly to give us more sunshine hours - interesting concept that!
The staff were fantastic, so polite and friendly, absolutely no complaints there, they couldn't do enough for you and were continually so smiley - lovely.
BUT. The dining room was a real disappointment. We had some really nice food, and there was a fairly good variety on a help yourself basis. Sadly the area where the hot food was displayed - and prepared in some cases was tatty and in a very poor state of repair. I dread to think what a UK environmental inspector would make of it - probably close it down! Actually it reminded me of aButlins restaurant, not a five star hotel.
As for the beach. Well it was manicured to perfection as far as sunbathing goes and plenty of sun beds and most important - wind breaks which were an absolute necessity in Feb as the wind was strong and chilly most of the time. But there was no safe access to swim. The dead coral was razor sharp and we needed strong shoes (which you can borrow on the beach for free) to wade out to water deep enough to swim in. After wading very carefully out for a couple of hundred yards, the ground suddenly drops over the edge of the most amazing coral reef alive with thousands of the most fantastic fishes. It was worth the effort to see, but quite dangerous - a wet suite would definitely help for protection. No water sports were available which was disappointing.
Another gripe is that there was nowhere else to go for a wander after dinner with out getting a taxi. The hotel shops were tiny and expensive with no accessible alternative - £4.50 for a toothbrush!!! We couldn't even stroll along the beach at night to have a peek at our neighbouring hotels as guards stopped us entering their space. Also the only place to get a drink and an indoor sit down in the evening was in the hotel lobby bar area. There are not enough seats to accomodate the number of guests at that time of year and the variety of drinks included in the "all inclusive" price is severely limited indeed. No little private areas for the romantically minded either.
The rooms are large and airy, with lovely comfy beds and deliciously lush cotton sheets, but the bathrooms had grout missing and cracked tiles all over - not good for a hotel which is only about a year old. The sound proofing is abominably poor, every footstep can be heard from your neighbours, especially when they trot home "tiddly" in the early hours which the Russian guests are very prone to! And there are a lot of them.
The evening entertainment was very poor quality and the bar outside was a small table with vending cups for glasses. If you had a beer, only a third of the bottle fitted in the glass and you weren't alowed to take the bottle with you (understandably for safety reasons) - they need proper plastic glasses urgently. If like me you love your gin - beware, they are huge and you can only fit about a thimble full of mixer in the cup. Hic!
Anyway - we had a good rest and the pools are really gorgeous, if chilly in Feb. Oh and raise your eyes and check out the stained glass domes in the ceilings. If you can't go snorkelling, they are a good substitute, absolutely amazingly colourful.
I would like to thank the staff for their friendliness and smiles, but wouldn't go back or recommend this hotel as five star - more like three.

No where near 5 star

from JimT_Lincoln
Staff very friendly and good. Food repetitive but good. Bedroom spacious and clean but bathroom tiles broken and grout missing. Dining room very bland and lacks character. Cooking area needed repairing and would fail UK standard Health and Safety checks. Entertainment low quality. Entertainment area evening transportable bar was a table with bottled drinks served in vending maching cups!! 5 star?? I think NOT! Beach led onto a coral walkway which was waist high at high tide. Coral reef was 250 metres out over dead, stoney coral. Good sturdy shoes required if intention is to snorkle in red sea from this beach. Own water sports staff declared the coral reef too dangerous for them to take anybody out to it in their boat. Good relaxing holiday but hotel was isolated and not up to what was expected. Very disappointed.
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  • Address: Safaga Road - Hurghada - 642 - Egypt
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