The Best Hotels to Book in Hurghada, Egypt

The marina in Hurghada is perfect for a stroll
The marina in Hurghada is perfect for a stroll | © Jan Wlodarczyk / Alamy Stock Photo
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21 October 2021

Immaculate beaches stretch across the coastline, with celebrated Red Sea snorkelling and diving opportunities, a luxurious marina and traditional El Dahar nearby. Whether you want a family-friendly resort with waterslides and a kids’ club or a relaxing stay with a couples spa and romantic restaurants, you’ll love these top hotels in Hurghada, Egypt – now bookable with Culture Trip.

Desert Rose Resort, for an all-action escape

Desert Rose Resort
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The 130 activities offered here mean you’ll never get bored: think diving at the house reef, yoga on the meditation deck, classes such as Latin dancing and sports including archery. Kids will love Superhero Days and movie nights, while you can relax at the spa and in the jacuzzi. Finish the day with shows including EDM DJ sessions, discos for kids and themed nights. Stay in rooms, suites and villas with a view. Go all-inclusive, and enjoy varied eateries including daily themed buffets, pool-side bars and themed food festivals.

Steigenberger ALDAU Beach Hotel, for a chill by the sea

Rooftop terrace with a pool and sun-loungers looking out to the ocean at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay.
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Indulge at this five-star beach hotel with sea views from your private balcony or terrace. Find peace in the spa with Turkish baths, beauty treatments and the outdoor saltwater pool that’s heated in winter. You’ll love the restaurants and bars, from romantic beachside dinners to outdoor shisha corners. Enjoy belly-dancing shows on the Tamarind Terrace or live music and cocktails in the lobby. Working? There are many function rooms including a virtual technology ballroom.

Continental Hotel Hurghada, for a private beach break

Continental Hotel Hurghada
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Relax on the private, palm-lined beach, and indulge at the brasserie buffet or Dabke Restaurant serving Egyptian cuisine and wine. Sip signature cocktails at sunset on the adults-only sundeck; then, get romantic with a candlelight dinner on the pool- and garden-view terrace (in warmer months). Round off days with evening shows such as traditional Egyptian dancing, and don’t miss the jacuzzi and hot-stone massages at the health club. Special trip? Book a private, luxury villa with a pool suite and sea views.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Sahl Hasheesh, for a luxury stay

The Oberoi Beach Resort
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Everything’s decadent at this five-star resort, starting with the impressive architecture: think light-drenched, high, domed ceilings and neoclassical columns. Take a boat cruise at sunset or to nearby islands, and spot marine life on PADI-certified dives. Feeling romantic? Book the luxury couples suite at the spa and a private under-the-stars dinner at the end of the pier. Even the little ones can stargaze with telescopes and play outdoor games at the kids’ club. Suites have a traditional Egyptian design, and some come with private pools.

Hurghada Long Beach Resort, for a family-friendly break

Hurghada Long Beach Resort
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Kids and adults will enjoy this all-inclusive resort, which has a 110m (361ft) private sandy beach, six swimming pools, adjoining family rooms and special kids’ menus at the main restaurants. Your children can enjoy the kids’ club and playground while you sample cocktails at one of 12 bars, try a round of tennis or squash on the courts and pamper yourself with mud wraps and skincare treatments at the Turkish hammam. Off-site, try hotel-organised jeep safaris and submarine tours.

Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, for an activity-packed vacation

Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort
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Check into a sea-view room or balcony-clad suite in Hurghada town, near nightlife and lots of sites. Into fitness? You’ll enjoy the outdoor pool, sports courts, gym, diving centre, kayaking, sailing and surfing. Tuck in at the breakfast buffet, atmospheric Italian restaurant, entertainment-throwing cocktail bar or beachside barbecue. Best is the private bamboo island: cross the over-the-water wooden bridge, which is lit up at night, to enjoy relaxing massages as you listen to the waves.

Beach Albatros Resort, for a holiday with the kids

Beach Albatros Resort
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Marvel at the elaborate architecture of this five-star hotel as you sample family-friendly restaurants. Stroll down the pier to splash together in the gentle sea, hit the pools (some with water slides – you’ll love the swim-up bar), or play table tennis in the games room. Kids’ club activities include painting and baking, and you can try water polo, camel riding and diving. Come together for nightly shows at the open-air theatre. Book the jacuzzi suite to watch the sunrise from your outdoor tub.

Sentido Mamlouk Palace Resort, for a fun-for-all break

Sentido Mamlouk Palace Resort
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Expect a family-friendly atmosphere at this award-winning resort with a private beach. Spend fun days in the 11-slide aqua park, join in-water Olympic Games, and marvel at sea life on glass-boat trips. Kids will love the mini-discos and movie nights, and you’ll feel rejuvenated after yoga, tai chi and sunset meditation. Don’t miss the Chocolate Magic treatment or anti-stress massage at the spa. Try world cuisines including Mexican and Asian at the kid-friendly restaurants, and watch out for festivals and carnivals.

Jaz Aquamarine Resort, for waterpark thrills

Jaz Aquamarine Resort
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Beachfront jacuzzis, in-house boutiques and an open-air theatre await when you book a room or suite with a balcony or terrace at Jaz Aquamarine. The waterpark has 22 slides (eight for children), while there are 17 swimming pools, including an adults-only option, which you get to enjoy while your children join the kids’ club. Explore the surrounding area with tips from the in-house concierge, visit the hotel dive centre, and get pampered at the beauty salon. Finish with on-the-beach cocktails and dinner at international restaurants and buffets.

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