Ali Baba Palace
With an impressive aquapark, private stretch of sand featuring a diving centre and an enormous swimming pool, one of the largest in Hurghada – you certainly won’t run out of things to do. The beautiful landscaped gardens enhance the hotel’s appearance as do the scattered palms which decorate its pathways.
It’s a playground for children and adults alike with an endless list of facilities, little ones will love the hotel-run kids’ club, teens can get competitive in the games room and grown-ups can hit the spa for long hot tub soaks. Nights here usually involve trying out the eight bars and restaurants, before settling down for a show, which could be anything from fire extravaganzas on the beach to acrobatic performances in the nightclub.
644 well-appointed rooms
Rooms are comfortable yet stylish and have been designed to keep you cool. Painted in light colours with floor tiles and large windows along with adjustable air conditioning, there’s no better place to escape those sizzling midday temperatures. You can also enjoy your own outdoor space with a balcony providing garden, pool or sea views.
As standard all accommodation comes equipped with satellite TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. While, family options have some extras such as sofa beds and additional space. You can also opt for interconnecting rooms perfect for larger groups looking to enjoy a holiday together.
Quality dining and casual bars
You won’t be short of palate-pleasing experiences when you come to Hotel Ali Baba Palace. If the aromas don’t tempt your taste buds, just wait until you see those appetising buffet stations laid out in front of you. The All Inclusive programme also offers a wide selection of drinks whether you’re a wine lover, prefer an ice-cold beer or would rather make your way through the list of spirits. Of course, there’s also plenty of soft drinks to keep you feeling hydrated.
Ringo Tree – This is the main buffet restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving a wide range of international options, there are cooking stations where you can help yourself to everything from meat dishes alongside rice or potatoes as well as fresh salad and bread for vegetarians.
Morgana: As soon as you walk into this restaurant it becomes apparent that it is the Italian eatery. You only have to look at its columns, which have been decorated with the country’s flag, Venice wall frescos and checked tablecloths to make this assumption. Serving your main meals you can dine here around the clock, just make sure you try the pizza – it’s delicious.
Zomorodah: Serving oriental flavours, this is where you can try traditional Egyptian fare alongside Asian dishes. Open for dinner between 6pm – 10pm, make sure you try the folded bread.
Beach Bar: This lunchtime venue is perfect for snacks with burgers, chips and pizzas all satisfying your junk food cravings. But the baked bread by the Bedouin lady is a real highlight. There are also special evenings where you can enjoy themed dinners featuring al carte menus and a show.
Pool Bar: Nothing says holiday like a pool bar, and this waterside number is quite the spot. Order premium cocktails straight to your sunlounger with waiters providing a speedy service. Drinks are served from 9am – 5pm and snacks are available between 12:30pm – 4pm.
Lobby Bar: Serving drinks past midnight, this is the ideal spot for a nightcap.
Thieves Disco: This is the hotel’s discotheque where you dance and order drinks until 1am. It’s also where you’ll find some of the evening entertainment. There are often foam parties on the beach when you want to really let your hair down.
*You can also attend a barbecue at the pool bar, this is available to guests once during their stay and a prior reservation must be made.
An amazing animation team
There’s no denying this hotel’s huge selection of facilities, whether you choose to ride the biggest slides at the aquapark, which is free to guests, hit the never-ending swimming pool or head for the gym for that much-needed daily workout.
But no one gets the guests interacting better than the friendly animation team. Organising daily activities from poolside fun such as water polo and volleyball on the beach, everyone is encouraged to get involved. And they don’t stop there, they also put on fantastic shows come evening with skilled fire throwers taking to the stage and choreographed dances setting the upbeat tone.
Teens will love the diving centre, while smaller kids will enjoy challenging their family to a game of mini golf. Those looking to book into the spa, expect the 4 star treatment with massage rooms waiting to pamper you and a sauna allowing you to flush out those toxins. There’s also a list of facilities which a chargeable including a fully-equipped bowling alley.
A central location
Found on Safaga Road in Hurghada, this spot is perfect for discovering the best of what Egypt has to offer. Not only is the breathtaking Red Sea coastline on your doorstep, a hotspot for divers and snorkelers alike with its spectacular underwater world housing over 1,200 species of fish, but it’s also not far from the resort’s centre.
For greater submerged experiences,Giftun Islands and Diving Center Hurghada are just a 30-minute drive away. Desert tours are also a popular choice with quad bike and camels taking you across this sand-filled landscape, while inviting you to experience the traditional Bedouin lifestyle.