Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Hurghada.
The luxury Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa offers a large property with six pools, five restaurants, and a private beachfront location -- all without kids, as it’s an adult-only property. The 372 rooms are modern and differ in decor but have all the amenities needed like minibars, kettles, and balconies. A spa, all-inclusive meal plans, and free Wi-Fi and parking are great additional perks. However, with a location that 40 minutes by car from Hurghada, guests are limited to the hotel and its amenities most of the time. Families might want to consider the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel which allows kids, has a golf course, and is closer to Hurghada.
Baron Palace Sahl Hasheeh is a family-friendly, upscale oceanfront property that’s 30 minutes south of Hurghada International Airport. With the resort's 12 restaurants and bars, free breakfast, and all-inclusive options, guests stay well-fed while enjoying the private beach, busy infinity pool, spa, modern gym, outdoor tennis courts, and kids’ play areas. The 644 rooms feel a bit less luxe than the public spaces but have good amenities like flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and kettles. Welcome bowls of fruit are a lovely touch and Swim-Up Suites have access to an adult-only pool. For those who prefer an adult-only property, consider the nearby Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa.
The 364-room Sunrise Grand Select Crystal Bay Resort is a four-pearl property with a private beach along the Red Sea, a 15-minute drive from the airport. Family-friendly amenities include a large pool and kiddy pool, kids' club, and daily entertainment and activities, while couples often utilize the well-equipped spa, beach loungers, and seven bars. Six restaurants include an all-day buffet venue, Greek eatery, and Indian spot, but food can be hit or miss. Lower-category rooms are old-fashioned and need of an update, while others are more modern. They all have kettles, flat-screen TVs, and outdoor spaces. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are both free, and all-inclusive packages are available. As an alternative, Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel offers elegant rooms and a nine-hole golf course overlooking the Red Sea.
Crowded and busy are the two words that come to mind at the mention of four-pearl SENTIDO Mamlouk Palace. It’s an all-inclusive property featuring a beautiful swimming pool and beachfront access on a traditionally-designed Arabian property. Entertainment for all ages, a spa, and eight restaurants attract lots of visitors making for long wait queues, poor service in restaurants, and difficulty finding sun loungers. Rooms are simple and spacious with great balconies, but they have dated elements like tube-style TVs. While the all-inclusive rate covers most food and drinks, there are some time limitations and reports of poor food quality. For couples who want to book a quieter resort with an adult-only policy in the Hurghada resort area (about a 20-minute drive from the city), consider SUNRISE Holidays Resort.
The 79-room Romance Sahl Hashesh is an upscale, adult-only property set on an appealing stretch of golden sand a 30-minute drive south from the Hurghada International Airport. The well-appointed rooms have a classic, stately feel, and furnished terraces, most of which overlook the sea. Marble bathrooms, minibars, desks, and kettles also come standard. On-site facilities include three restaurants, several bars, and a small gym and spa. All-inclusive packages are available. An outdoor swimming pool is pleasant, if underwhelming, and most guests spend their time at the beach. Travelers looking for a kid-friendly alternative should consider the Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh, which has a kids' club, three pools, and restaurants serving a variety of cuisines.
Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh is an upscale beachside property with sweeping views of the Red Sea. The 566-room resort offers plenty of leisure facilities to keep guests occupies, including three pools, a children’s pool, gym, spa, and a range of entertainment options and activities for both adults and little ones. There are also five restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines and three bars, with one directly on the beach. The rooms are mostly contemporary, outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minibars, bathtubs, and separate showers, plus furnished terraces -- some overlooking the sea. Travelers wanting a similar property closer to the airport and Hurghada city should look into the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel, which also has a golf course.
The Steigenberger Aqua Magic is a four-pearl all-inclusive resort set across sprawling grounds that include nine pools, a lazy river, and two separate water parks. The 725 bright, cheerful rooms have pleasant pool-view balconies (though not in some entry-level rooms) and free minibars (but these lack liquor). Nine restaurants and bars include 24-hour drink service and late night snacks, plus a nightclub; breakfast gets better reviews than lunch and dinner. Extensive facilities include a 24-hour gym, excellent spa, sauna, steam room, golf course, diving and water sports center, supervised kids’ clubs, and nightly entertainment. But among the drawbacks are a somewhat isolated location, and extra charges for internet access other than in the lobby. Travelers looking for a quieter vibe might consider the comparably priced, adult-only Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa.
The beachfront Old Palace Resort is a four-pearl, all-inclusive property set on the Sahl Hasheesh Bay, about a 40-minute drive to Hurghada. A myriad of features include two outdoor pools, spa and fitness facilities, a kids' club, varied dining options, free breakfast, and several bars/lounges. The palm-dotted grounds are lovely, as are the hotel's public spaces, but guest room decor -- and some of the amenities and bathroom fixtures -- could use an update. Rooms are clean and pleasant nonetheless, and all have balconies. Travelers might want to upgrade to Chalet Rooms for fresher decor and better bathrooms. Internet here is another downside, as Wi-Fi costs extra and is reportedly spotty. For better rooms, check out the Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh -- though rates here are more expensive.
Albatros Palace Resort is an enormous four-pearl beachfront resort that mostly caters to British families. The resort has direct beach access with beach loungers and a swimming pier. There's also a massive outdoor swimming pool with all day entertainment from the animation team. The all-inclusive rates include meals and drinks served at the six restaurants and eights bars, along with access to the spa (treatments cost extra) and fitness center. Kid-friendly amenities include a kids' club, shallow kids' pool with waterslides, and loads of meal options. The 621 guest rooms feature Arabian decor and are equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and balconies. Downsides include slow Wi-Fi in rooms and that smoking is permitted in most outdoor areas. Couples may want to consider Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa for a more quiet, adult-only hotel.
The four-pearl SUNRISE Holidays Resort is an all-inclusive adult-only resort situated on a private lagoon beach in Hurghda. The private beach includes sun loungers, water-sport activities, and a scuba center. The 380 rooms and suites are pleasant and include standard amenities like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Most of the rooms have lovely sea views from private balconies. With the resort's five all-inclusive restaurants and eight bars, guests stay well-fed while enjoying the private beach, busy outdoor pool, cozy spa, fitness center, game room, and daily entertainment from the animation team. Some of the facilities are out-of-style, but rates are incredibly low. For those who prefer a kid-friendly resort, consider the nearby Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh, also with all-inclusive options.
Sprawled over the Red Sea coastline, Jaz Aquamarine Resort is an enormous upscale beachfront hotel that caters to families via 18 pools (some with waterslides), bars, a disco, kids’ sports, and a hangout area for teens. The 1001 rooms are underwhelming in decor, but have large balconies with garden, pool, or beach views. The private beach could be cleaner, but offers camel rides and whirlpools. While all-inclusive rates cover meals at several buffets and a la carte restaurants, food gets mixed reviews. Other downsides include the slow free Wi-Fi, smoking permitted in most common areas, and the spa’s location in the adjacent hotel. For a more romantic experience, couples should consider the adult-only, beachfront Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa.
The Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel is a luxury hotel that makes use of its beachfront setting with leisure activities that focus on families. With a full-service spa, two outdoor pools, dive center, private beach, and international conference center, this property provides it all. The nine restaurants, bars, and a nightclub provide diverse cuisines and entertainment, though most are smoking-friendly which may be a drawback. The 388 stately rooms all have balconies, flat-screen TVs, and minibars (which are free in suites). The biggest downside is that Wi-Fi isn’t free in rooms, unless booked with all-inclusive rates which also include meals. As an alternative, the Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh offers free Wi-Fi and hosts more couples than kids.
This all-inclusive, four-pearl resort occupies beautiful, palm tree-studded grounds and a large stretch of private beach along the Red Sea, about 30 minutes from downtown Hurghada. While its location is isolated, many on-site amenities, from the four restaurants to the six pools, live shows, spa with Turkish bath, and water activities keep guests entertained. Babysitting services, kids’ menus and a play area make it especially child-friendly. Interiors are clean but could use some refurbishing, and pesky fees apply for in-room Wi-Fi, but all 912 rooms have balconies offering lovely garden, pool, or beach views, plus mini-fridges and shower/tub combos. The beachfront Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel has more stylish interiors, but higher rates.
Positioned in the heart of Hurghada’s tourist district, this 828-room, four-pearl resort has a distinctly Egyptian look. For starters, the buildings it occupies are designed to resemble a vintage kasbah or caravanserai -- though, given the super-sized scale, it can feel less like the Red Sea Riviera and more like the Epcot World. The grounds, which are dotted with towering palms and dome-adorned gazebos, reinforce the theme; ditto for the spacious, traditionally decorated guest rooms and many of the resort’s drinking/dining venues (most notably El Nigma, a sensuous à la carte restaurant). On the downside, the beach is a five-minute walk away, and, save for a trio of pretty oasis-like swimming pools, there are few recreational facilities on-site. Travelers could comparison shop with the various other luxury resorts in the area, such as the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel.