• Direct access to beach with sun loungers and umbrellas
  • Classic rooms with minibars and private balconies/terraces
  • Five restaurants and seven bars on an all-inclusive plan
  • Three outdoor swimming pools; plus an Aqua Park
  • Spa and wellness center with sauna, steam room, and hot tub
  • Fitness center with fitness classes and personal trainers
  • Entertainment program and animation team
  • Meeting and event facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout
  • Free on-site parking
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  • Room decor is looking a bit tired
  • Located far from the city center
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Bottom Line

The Sunrise Select Garden Beach Resort & Spa is a three-and-a-half-pearl resort along the Red Sea coast in Hurghada. It has private beachfront access and is just a 16-minute drive from the airport. The grounds are extensive with three swimming pools and an Aqua Park along with features like a fitness center, spa, event facilities, and several sports/activities facilities. Rates are all-inclusive with five restaurants and seven bars from which to choose. Both kids and adults are kept entertained with the daily entertainment programs from the animation team. The 480 rooms are fairly standard with underwhelming decor and amenities like minibars, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. Travelers can also consider the neighboring resort, Sunrise Grand Select Crystal Bay Resort, with similar features at slightly lower rates.

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Mega all-inclusive resort with large grounds and a sandy beach

Like most of the resorts scattered along the Red Sea coastline, Sunrise Select Garden Beach Resort & Spa is a mega resort featuring all the bells of whistles for entertainment. The exterior is a rusty orange color, with the gardens featuring tall palm trees, lawns, waterfalls, and landscaped areas. The lobby is rather grand, with a huge mosaic-ed dome in the center with large arches surrounding the central area. Each of the restaurants and bars offer an individual design aligning to their theme.

With the Aqua Park and family pool area usually packed with families, couples without kids can find refuge in the adult-only area by the beach. The beach in front of the hotel is packed with straw parasols and sun loungers, leaving little open space. There are also a few shaded sun loungers surrounding the outdoor swimming pools. Overall, the resort offers a relaxed holiday atmosphere with enough to keep all kinds of guests happy. Guests here are mostly family and group travelers, along with couples attracted by the honeymoon packages.

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On a sandy beach a 16-minute drive from the airport

Sunrise Select Garden Beach Resort & Spa is located on a resort packed strip along the Red Sea in Hurghada. It has a beachfront location, with the beach only a four-minute walk from the main resort area. The immediate area is mostly made up of other hotels and resorts. Senzo Mall, with a variety of restaurants and shops, is a 17-minute walk from the hotel. Hurghada Grand Aquarium is a seven-minute drive from the hotel and Makadi Water World is a 20-minute drive. It's a 25-minute drive from both El Dahar, which is the old town, and Sekalla, the city center. Expect a 16-minute drive to Hurghada International Airport.

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Classic rooms with minibars and private terraces

The 480 rooms feature classic and standard interiors. Decor is looking a bit tired with wooden cupboards and furniture, lightly-colored tiles, faded rugs, white walls, brown curtains, Egyptian-themed artwork, and gold light fittings. While the rooms could do with some freshening up, they remain clean and well-maintained. All rooms have a furnished private balcony or terrace with either garden, pool, or sea views. Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, tube-style TVs, minibars, tea- and coffee-making facilities, telephones, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms include shower/tub combos, and come with hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, and house-brand toiletries. Bathrobes and slippers are provided in selected rooms. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

The Royal Villa is the only room differing in decor, featuring a more elaborate Arabian theme with five bedrooms and bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area, hot tub, and private swimming pool. 

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Five restaurants, seven bars, three swimming pools, Aqua Park, spa, fitness center, entertainment program, and event facilities

Features are the reason most guests choose to book here. The all-inclusive rates cover all meals available at five restaurants: buffet style all-day dining at Giardino International Restaurant, Asian cuisine at Nasaya Restaurant & Lounge, Italian fare at Basilico Italian Restaurant, Arabian cuisine at Gamila Arabian Restaurant, and healthy meals at Roots Diet & Light Concept. Room service is available. There are seven bars, including The Nubian Shisha Tent, Nasaya Beach Bar, Aqua Bar, Oasis Pool Bar, Sun Ray Lobby Bar, Victoria Pub, and Amuse Billiard Bar. 

Three swimming pools include a family pool, kids' pool, and adult-only pool. An Aqua Park with 12 waterslides and two kids slides is popular with kids. Spa and wellness facilities feature a variety of beauty and relaxation treatments, plus a sauna, steam room, hot tub, and Turkish Bath. For fitness there is a gym with cardio and weight-training equipment as well as fitness classes and personal trainers. There's also a floodlit tennis court, beach volleyball court, archery, horseback riding, full-sized football pitch, and various water activities on offer. The animation team provides entertainment all day and night, with daily entertainment programs for both kids and adults. Meeting and event facilities are available. Wi-Fi throughout the property and on-site parking are free. Additional features include 24-hour reception, concierge, shuttle service (added fee), luggage storage, and souvenir shop.

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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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