Sunrise Garden Beach Resort Hurghada

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Safaga Road, P.O. Box: 385, Hurghada, Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt

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Sunrise Select Garden Beach Resort & Spa
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    5 Stars ! I don't think so....

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    Didn't like it...

    The resort has a nice stuff, is set in beautiful grounds and has a beautiful beach but definitely not a 5 stars

    1- the room was far from 5 stars, its big but old, I expected a nice LCD TV but instead I found an old TV which doesn't work probably in fact it needs a miracle in order to work from the first time, the air condition needs at least an hour to start to cool the room. The bath tub was dirty. The mini bar doesn't work at all. From the first night I found ants all over the bed plus big black stain on the pillow and the blanket... eww! I informed the reception and they promised to send someone but didn't show up as I expected. I was very disappointed

    2- The food, it's all you can eat and drink place so the breakfast buffet was very good, however the lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant is awful, the food is all catered towards the Russians, its tasteless with no variety. The only good thing is the a la carte restaurant but you need to book in advance and depending on your luck 'cause it's always fully booked. Drinks was OK

    3- Spa is nothing special. The treatments is expensive, the Jacuzzi is a joke, didn't try the sauna or the steam room, also didn't check the gym so can't say anything about it

    4- You have to pay for the WI-Fi. They charge a ridiculous price

    5- It's far away from down town and they doesn't provide a free shuttle, so you have to take a taxi

    6- Lobby is cool which has a pianist and the lobby bar is fantastic, I enjoyed the smoothies they serve

    After all it wasn't a bad experience but wasn't what I expected it was my first time in Hurghada and I really like it but next time I don't think I'll go to Sunrise Select Garden Beach resort again. In my opinion it's overpriced and not for me.

  • Perfection!!

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    The Place was excellent, Very clean, plenty of food which was excellent and we couldn't fault anything!
    The reception bar staff manager Mohamed Taha and barman Ayoup were very friendly & welcoming too. We had such a great time there and the rooms were very clean. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and we will definatly we going again! thank you.

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    We stayed for 1 week in this very nice hotel with a good all-inclusive.
    The people were very friendly, the garden and pools were nice and the food was excellent.
    We were there during the Eastern Holidays and it as already very warm (30°), but we were grateful that the water in one of the pools was heated (specially for children it was great !).

    Unique Quality: Pool with glides for children.

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    Five star all incl. hotel

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    Recently built 5 star hotel located approx. 30 mins. outside the city center of Hurghada. This is an all inclusive hotel with 5 different restaurants, it's own beach, three swimming pools, fitness center, several bars and shops, in other words you do not have to leave the resort during your stay. Said to be frequented by well-off Russians and Europeans.
    The rooms where very spacious (approx. 30 m2) with terraces or balconys. The resort is very family oriented so people you want to party might not find this hotel suitable. After midnight the resort was very quiet.

    Unique Quality: The facilities were excellent. The hotel had just opened when I was there and everything was very clean and in proper condition. The staff (the number almost outnumbered the guests!) were friendly and nice.

    Directions: Most of the taxi drivers knows where the hotel is located.

  • Hurghada's Friendliest Hotel

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    The Hotel is clean with friendly, helpful staff who go out of their way to make your stay more memorable and enjoyable.

    The grounds are well maintained and clean, the resturants ply you with fine food and drink and the bar is open 24/7. What more could you ask for in a holiday.

    There are three pools with more than enough sunbeds, slides for the children and an entertainment programme to keep them occupied. Evening entertainment is laid on and is generally quite good.

    The rooms are spacious with a small balcony. Bathrooms are huge and all done out in marble, once again rooms are kept very clean and the cleaners are also very helpful.

    Unique Quality: The open friendly approach all staff have for the guests.

    Large spacious open areas to relax and never feel crowded.

    Directions: On beachfront 10 minutes from the airport

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    Sunrise Select Garden Beach

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    Five star all inclusive beach resort, opened mid 2003. Resort in oriental style.
    442 rooms & suites in 11 small 2-floor units spread over the extensive grounds.
    Large rooms, all with 2 queensize beds, with separate sitting corner, and either terrace or balcony. Nice marble bathroom with tub.
    In the lush tropical garden (as far as 'lush' is possible in the middle of the desert) three swimming pools (one heated during winter). Plenty of sunbeds and free towels, both at the pools and on the beach.

    Unique Quality: Extensive all inclusive program with eating and drinking around the clock (litterally 24/7!): 3 restaurants: Giardino, main buffet restaurant ; La Trattoria, Italian à la carte restaurant ; Gamila, Egyptian/Lebanese à la carte restaurant.
    Bars in the lobby, at the various pools and on the beach.
    Health club (free massage) with good quality fitness apparatus, sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi.
    Hair dresser salon with one free haircut.
    Sports & games on the beach and around the main pool.

    Directions: 10 min. from the airport

More about Sunrise Garden Beach Resort Hurghada

Giardino

by myriam_c about Giardino

Main restaurant at the Sunrise Select Garden Beach resort.
Buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With show cooking for all meals.
Various themed evening buffets.
Wonderful food, good wines! Inside and outside eating.

Great Relaxing Holiday

by TripAdvisor Member Peacock-family

Just returned from a week in hot Hurghada. Would definitely recommend the Sunrise Garden Beach, especially for couples.

The hotel was full when we were there, but you could still always get a sunbed by the pools or at the beach. You do get people coming round selling trips and the animation team asking you to join in the daytime activities, but a simple no thank you and they leave you alone. The pool and beach both have a snack bar where you can get lunch (pizza, burgers, chips, fresh doughnuts etc.) Lunch is also served in the main restaurant and the Italian. Unlike other all-inclusive hotels, you do not have to pre-book the A La Carte restaurants and you can go as many times as you like.

Our Room - block 5
Our room had a view of the beach, and was quite big, although the bed was rock hard. It was like sleeping on the floor. The cleaners put blankets on top of the matress to make it softer, which helped a little.

Staff
All the staff at this hotel are extremley friendly and helpful. They made you welcome from the minute you stepped off the coach. We went into the English bar most evenings, and the barman (Wallied) would get our drinks without us having to ask. Look out for Franky (bar manager), again very friendly, and likes to exchange jokes.

Hotel Shops
Be careful if you buy handbags from the shop downstairs. When we were there someone bought a faulty handbag, and had trouble getting their money back.

Photos
Look out for the photographer. He takes some lovely photos. We especially liked the ones taken at sunset, on the jetty.

Amazing

by TripAdvisor Member bcuk2003

Returned from Honeymoon at the Sunrise Garden Beach resort on Friday 22nd September and had an excellent time there. How anyone can give this hotel one or two out of five is beyond me and I seriously wonder about the sanity of such people. The hotel is not perfect – but provides everything promised in the brochure and provides them to an extremely high standard.

The staff are friendly and generally quite efficient. Contrary to other reviews, they are NOT just after tips. I tipped the bellboys for carrying our cases to and from our room (as I would do in the UK) and tipped the cleaner on our final day. These tips were optional and I never felt obliged to tip anyone within the hotel. There are tip boxes in the buffet area near the main exits and therefore, if you wish, you can discreetly leave a tip in there. The odd please and thank you works far better than any tip. Be polite and you will receive excellent service.

This is the cleanest hotel I have ever visited. Rooms are serviced every day, pools are cleaned every night, lawns are cut daily, etc etc. In other words, it is spotless.

The Rooms are specious, well designed and well kept. I’ve read complaints on here about the lack of English TV channels. There are a fair few English channels including movie channels. There is also an Arabic sports channel which shows live premiership games. To be honest though, if you go to a country like Egypt and find the time to complain about the lack of TV channels, you need to have a long hard think about your life.

The all-inclusive element of the hotel was first class. No armband system, no exclusions on what was free, some international brands, decent tasting local brands, no frustrating reservation system for the a la carte restaurants. It truly is all-inclusive. The international brands are in the Victoria bar and are well hidden so you have to ask for them! The Victoria bar by the way – come midnight – turns into the most bar disco ever. Well worth staying there at least once to watch the other nationalities boogie! Trust me. It’s surreal. Oh – and on the majority of nights we were there, a man called “William” was the barman. He is a really, really nice guy with a very dry sense of humour.

Breakfast is totally bizarre. You can have with meat balls, chilli con-carnie etc. To be fair though, you can get toast with different spreads, pancakes, omelettes, cereals, fruits and a host of other, more usual breakfasts. Don’t expect your full English with smokey bacon though. It ain’t gunna happen! THIS IS EGYPT!!

There are a number of dinnertime options, I enjoyed the pizzas and kebabs by the pool but the restaurants also opened and the range of food was varied.

Evening meals were very good. The Italian was excellent and the Egyptian restaurant, in my experienced was superb. The problem with Egyptian however is that the menu doesn’t give much indication as to what you will get! The Buffet restaurant was also very pleasant – lots of variety and lots of rotation. Could get a bit repetitive at times though.

The beach isn’t great but adequate. The pools however are fantastic. Lots to choose from including family pool, quiet pool etc. No problems with sunbeds whatsoever – but common sense says that if you wait til 3pm to get up – you wont get the best spot!

The snorkelling trip offered by the hotel (we booked with Moses at the beach) was a great experience and good value for money. The Luxor trip, booked through Thomas Cook was A TRIP OF A LIFETIME. Very tiring, but worth it. The tour guides are 1st class and tell you all you could ever want to know. Do take a bit of cash for souvenirs, snacks and tips though. Lots of small notes too for toilet visits, 10p a go!

The hotel offer two free shuttle services to Hurghada. You have to book your place on these with reception! In the afternoon it goes to the old town. In the evening it goes to the new. You get lots of hassle but its a good experience. The new town has plenty of bars, McDonalds and plenty of shops etc but you will get bothered every ten yards you walk.

All in all, a great hotel and a fantastic holiday. The Luxor trip makes it extra special and Hurghada is an experience! Highly recommended.

Honeymoon Paradise

by TripAdvisor Member Lolly4098

My husband and I have just returned from our honeymoon at the Garden Beach Resort and it was absoloutly fantastic. The hotel/rooms/pools were very clean and the food was great, something different every night and very fresh. Our room included a fridge and a digital safe, the rooms are large with a generous sized bathroom. We found there to be ample sunbeds around 3 very large pools, there is even a quiet/adult pool and an entertainments pool which regularly provides activities such as aerobics and volleyball etc. The people at the hotel are very polite and helpful. We recommend snorkling and the trip to Luxor is worth every penny, totally breathtaking. The English are a minority here as most tourists are Russian or German. There are a few Dutch who we found to be the most arrogant!

Now for the advice! Make sure you take a few pound coins with you for when you land, if you need the toilet in the airport the attendents will want paying. This goes for everywhere there is a public toilet however once in Egypt you can just give them 10LE (10p!). We found the best currency to use was the LE (Egyptian pound) and there is a cash machine and a bank in the hotel. Should you be unfortunate enough to end up ill (Pharaoh's Revenge as they call it!) then the chemist accross the road will sort you out for £3. You do not need to take beach towels with you, you will be given a beach towel card which entitles you to 1 towel a day each. Finally when travelling back, don't go to the first duty free you come to in the airport, there's another one further down which is even cheaper!! If you have any questions about this hotel I'll be happy to advise, just email lolly4098 -at- aol.com.

A great hoilday

by TripAdvisor Member fabiopont

I stayed here sept 6 and it was a lot nicer that I expected. The staff were amazing and made me feel like a princess! (especially mohammed from the resturant who bought me a gift when I was leaving) The food was lovely (especially the beach bbq) I treated myself to a cleopatra massage which was to die for! The beach was a bit of a let down though. I think I only went down there once. And the health club was a bit dirty. I would deffinatley reccomend this hotel I wish I was still there.

Excellent facilities, but take care!!

by TripAdvisor Member JerryBolton

Ok, the Saturday before we departed (on Oct 27) we got a letter from T Cook telling us our original choice of Sunrise Makadi Bay (booked in May) was not possible as the Makadi Bay was closed for winter. This turned out not to be true and the proferred explanation was that someone had 'pressed the wrong button.' It was not lost on us that our family was the only one from the flight going there. So, Vanessa the rep was very helpful in what was a tense situation and obtained for us intermediate compensation and a room with a sea view (not that you could see the sea though). Moving on, the hotel and room were very clean at first glance, the pool areas made it not too hard to get a sunbed. They now have a scheme that any 'towelled' sunbeds have their towels removed at 1000 am if the beds are not taken. People aren't stupid though and simply returned to the pool at c0950. The two pools were spacious and after two days they heated the kiddies pool which is shaped like an '8' and has one (proper)water slide. Beware the paving around the pool is very slippy (more later). However, we quickly realised that squadrons of flies were ever present throughout the whole day. Didn't anyone else notice this or do the flies only holiday there in late October. I'm not talking about one or two, but from the start of the day there would be 2/3 flies constantly on your legs/arms/face increasing in the afternoon to 4/5. No need for aerobics, you did it on your sunbed to keep the blighters away. The outdoor lunch area was also popular with the winged pests and the one time we ate there you had to use your free hand to keep them off your food. Any spilt liquid would have 50/60 flies gorging on it (yes, really) which was quite stomach churning. Complaints to the management seemed to get the response that this was the norm. They did promise to smoke the greenery but I only saw this happen on the last day and then to one side of the hotel. It made no difference to our pool. Food was generally good and, as a previous reporter said, the British are in the minority so the food is Russian/French/German oriented, but if you can't make a decent breakfast out of cereals, pastries, any kind of egg, omelettes of your chioce and pancakes then stay in Torremolinos. The two a la carte restaurants do not take bookings, are quite small inside but we ate there every night without a problem. The sea is a total let down and the main reason we wanted to go to Makadi Bay. Here, they have brought the sea to the man made beach which means you can go 150 yds out and still be calf deep in featureless water. Go beyond the sand bar and there is virtually no coral. So snorkellers go elsewhere. Moses the 'Blue Sky' rep will give you a better deal for a boat trip than our company rep. For £50 (inc lunch and water) we got the trip to Giftun Island (not bad but you wouldn't want to stay the whole day there) and then four snorkelling stops on top. As if on cue, six dolphins swan back with us to the harbour.
The Titanic waterpark opens at 1000 am and costs £30 for two (kids under six go free). Separate area for toddlers and younger ones and an interesting 'lazy river/rough water' ride. Paths here were even more slippy than the SGB and people were falling all over the place. Because of the 630 pm dinner time for our 5 year old, we went into Hurghada at 4pm, doh!, and met an empty street with all the vendors looking at us. This is when it's really handy to know just a few basic words of Egyptian, besides being polite, so 'la shokran (no, thank you)' seemed to impress and do the job, although one vendor tried to get nasty.
Back at the SGB, the health club is quite good, offering a range of different massages, top one (Cleopatra) lasts 90 mins and costs £40. Well worth it according to the wife.
Tips; the Bank onsite will change your large notes and a LE10 or 20 (£1-2) will go a long way bearing in mind these guys earn about £15 pm
It was only after the incident on the next to last day I realised that the lifeguard tower by the kiddies pool was never manned - except for when a toddler decided to climb it! It was 930 in the morning when a scream from the mum was accompanied by an unconscious boy being pulled out of the pool (right next to the tower). He was not breathing and had no pulse. It seemed no-one knew what to do including the distraught father who was holding his sons head too high. Between me and a French guy we sent for an ambulance, performed CPR for what seemed like a minute, during which the lad became cyanotic and very white. Eventually we restored a pulse and the lad (6years old) vomited and slowly (not like the films) started breathing to the point where he started crying. No one seemed to understand this was a good sign. We then covered him in towels and took him to the doctor (thought: why didn't the doctor come to us?). That put a damper on the morning, but I told you the pool area was slippy.
After that a pool attendant stood at the bottom of the chair for two hours after which he was not seen again. Khalid, an amazingly insightful and funny towel attendant, was very cut up about this.
As if all that wasn't enough, T Cook sent a too small plane to collect us and because we had too much baggage (our fault then) we got diverted to Munich (lovely) meaning we got back to Gatwick at 0050 instead of 2245. We then had to wait 1 hr ten minutes for our bags when there were only three planes in. T Cook handlers there could only say that our bags were between the plane and arrivals (gosh, really?).
Last word; OK holidays when you exclude the dramas but would not go back

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 Sunrise Garden Beach Resort Hurghada

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Address: Safaga Road, P.O. Box: 385, Hurghada, Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt