We stayed here in early January for a week and it was a really nice hotel. The rooms and the hotel was kept very clean, and the garden was rather pretty. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Beach was nice but we didn't use it much as the water was a little too cold when we were there. Food was very good, although after a few days you realise it is more or less the same everyday despite different "themes". Some foods could be a little bland, there was all kinds of spices available to put on your food once it was on your plate, but it would have been nicer to have it more seasoned to begin with. However, I understand this is the case throughout Egypt. Breakfast was very nice.
The hotel taxi service annoyed us as it (both times we used it) dropped us off at a shop despite our protests, with the shop owner trying to press you to do a lot of shopping. You then have to return to the shop for your taxi back to the hotel and go through the same thing again...
Also it could be a bit noisy at night, I think it was some machine washing the stone covered garden paths or something (am not sure) that woke me up a few times.
All in all, it was a lovely hotel and I would definitely recommend it, but I doubt I'd go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location: The complex is located northwest of Hurghada directly at the hotel's wide sandy beach. Shallow entrance into the water with bathing platform (swim shoes recommended). El Gouna is about 10 km away and the airport is about 20 km away. Equipment: The extensive hotel consists of a main building and 3 outbuildings in total, it has 456 rooms. Everywhere the theme of film is reflected again. The breakfast and lunch is served in the main restaurant "Indiana Jones" buffet, dinner should be reserved in one of the 5 a la carte restaurants - including "Don Vito" - Italian, "Aladdin" - oriental, "007" - fish restaurant, Buffalo Bill "or" Oceans 11 "- international) in the buffet restaurant. The "Grease" restaurant offers fast food from 10 am - 12.30 pm and from 12:30 pm 7.00 am fast food. Lunch snacks are also offered at the beach from 12.30 pm - 14.30 pm hours from the buffet. Further facilities include a reception with a lobby (safe available at a charge), free WiFi in the reception area, 9 bars (Celebrities Bar, Adults only Bar [only in winter season], Coyote Ugly Bar, Beach Bar, Pool Bar, Disco Bar[drinks not inclusive], the vitamin bar[not inclusive], the "I Scream" cafe), lifts, disco (drinks for a fee) and amphitheater. In the middle of the complex is the attractive pool area with artificial river, "The Black Pearl" a pirate ship with 5 water slides for large and small. 5 other pools (one heatable) as well as a sun terrace with sunbeds and umbrellas. Bath towels are available upon deposit. The hotel also offers a laundry service, spa and doctor on site for a fee, a pharmacy and some shops are located in the hotel. Country: 4 stars Room types Double room: 2 single beds and a sofa bed (double bed on request), equipped with bath and shower / WC, individually regulated air conditioning / heating, satellite TV, telephone, WIFI for a fee, fridge (once at arrival filled with water and soft drink) Balcony or terrace. Double Superior: 3 single beds and a sofa bed (double bed on request), equipment such as double, but larger, Double Sea View: 2 single beds Facilities such as the double rooms (double bed on request), but have sea view or side sea view. The rooms have a balcony and are located in the main building, partly in the side area with a view over the entire complex to the sea. Family room: A double bed, a single bed and a sofa bed, located in the main building, equipped as the double rooms with view to the desert and are larger than the double rooms. No balcony or terrace. The family rooms type B are double rooms with a connecting door either balcony or terrace. Super savings room (economy): 2 single beds (double bed on request) have the same facilities as the double rooms, view to the desert, no balcony or terrace. Availability is limited. Catering Ultra All Inclusive: Breakfast 07: 00 am -10: 00 am in Indiana Jones Buffet Restaurant, 10.00 am - 12.30 am Late Breakfast in the "Grease" restaurant, lunch buffet from 12: 30 pm -14: 30 pm in the main restaurant and on the beach, coffee / tea and cake / pastry, dinner in one The 5 a la cart restaurants can be reserved (inclusive). 12.30 pm - 07.00 am Fast food in the "Grease" restaurant. Selected local alcoholic drinks and soft drinks 10.00 am - 0.00 am at the bars. Soft drinks and hot drinks in the "Grease" restaurant during the entire opening hours. Conversation: Varied entertainment and show programs, Shooting studio with movie accessories. 3 D cinema, one of the largest amphitheaters on the Red Sea Hidden Camera: Through a professional camera team, different funny scenes are recreated every day, which could surprise you during your stay. Every Thursday at the "Night of the Oscars" in the amphitheater the funny results are shown. Free Style: On your arrival the animation team will divide you into 3 -4 groups, in each group the guests will be assigned individual roles from the film industry. Director, writer, actor and Cameraman. Through the professional team, each group will create a 10 minute film, with their own ideas. At the "Night of the Oscars" you can present your short film and a jury will choose the best idea, the best film as well as the best actor. Cinemagram / Video clip: Slip into the role of your favorite star (actor, singer, etc.) for professional make-up. Afterwards you will receive your own personal video as an unforgettable souvenir. Movie Clip: Allow yourself a whole day of the hotel's professional team with the camera to accompany your activities and take the unforgettable memories directly on DVD. For child Separate children's pool with 3 water slides. German-speaking childcare, hourly in age-appropriate groups (4-12 years / 6 days per week). In the vacation teen programs, children's shows, special days and children's parties, playground, Kid's Disco. Sport Included: Aerobics, tap aerobics, aqua gym, fitness room, water ball,volleyball, beach soccer, table tennis, Giant chess, shuffleboard, mini golf, 3 Tennis courts Sport for a fee: Kite surfing school, diving school, tennis equipment and floodlight in the evening, billiards, horseback riding (horses, camel) Hotel service: Early check-in / late check-out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Calimera Hurghada Hotel Hurghada
- Calimera Hotel Hurghada
- Hurghada Calimera Hotel
- Calimera Golden Beach