Arena Inn

Egypt, Red Sea Riviera, El Gouna
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Arena Inn Hotel is a convivial mid-sized El Gouna hotel offering all the amenities expected of a Red Sea holiday resort. Built along the saltwater lagoon that separates the island of Kafr El Gouna from the Downtown mainland area, the hotel offers a peaceful waterfront setting a few steps from all the facilities and services of the fully integrated resort town of El Gouna. Cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping galleries, and evening entertainment venues with live music and shows are all within walking distance.

The hotel’s infinity pool overlooks a swimming lagoon bordered by a small sandy beach. Arena Inn guests also have access to the hotel’s sea beach on nearby Zeytouna Island, reached by shuttle boat or bus, where some of the best snorkeling in El Gouna can be found. Arena Inn’s main restaurant, Laguna, is built to resemble a wooden ship’s interior. It boasts splendid views over the turquoise lagoon from its panoramic wooden deck.


main swimming pool

Adult swimming pool (heated in the winter)

Kids swimming pool (heated in the winter)

Apartment building swimming pool (not heated)

Health Club with massage and sauna (against extra charge)

Kids playground

Television room

The hotel’s small lagoon beach is equipped with umbrellas, windbreaks, and sunbeds. A sandy slope gives access to the swimming lagoon, which is framed by Downtown homes on the opposite shore and the golf course in the distance.

Beach volleyball, table tennis, billiards

Weekly Oriental show by the lagoon

Small barge to cross the lagoon to the Kafr El Gouna


The Arena Inn’s Standard Rooms are decorated in calming pastel tones, with furniture made of wood painted a pale turquoise shade complemented by turquoise and beige fabrics and a beige marble desktop. They are equipped with one king size bed or two twin beds; some rooms have a king size bed as well as a sofa bed that can accommodate one child. In-room amenities include satellite television, WiFi Internet access, safe, and minibar. Measuring 19 to 21 square meters, Standard Rooms come with private terraces, balconies, or French windows offering views over the golf course or the Downtown street.

Private terrace, balcony, or French windows

Connecting rooms available

Non-smoking rooms available

Air Conditioning

International direct dial telephone

WiFi Internet access (against extra charge)

Flat-screen television with satellite channels

In-room safe

Minibar (against extra charge)

Shower, hairdryer


Laguna is the Arena Inn’s main restaurant offering daily changing international buffets complemented by an outdoor live cooking station. Designed to resemble the interior of a ship, the dining room features elegant wood paneling and a wooden roof with exposed beams. It is partitioned into smaller sections by pillars strung with cargo nets. A lovely wooden deck extends above the turquoise lagoon, offering beautiful views from floor-to-ceiling windows that open in the summer. Laguna is open daily for breakfast from 7 am to 10:30 am, for lunch from 12:30 pm to 2 pm, and for dinner from 7 pm to 10:30 pm in the summer and from 6:30 pm to 10 pm in the winter.


The All-Inclusive Bar & Restaurant located on the beach at Zeytouna Island provides food and beverages to guests of Arena Inn Hotel, Sultan Bey Hotel, and Dawar El Omda Boutique Hotel as part of their all-inclusive formula. Hotel guests can spend the whole day at the beach, relaxing in the shade, playing in the sand, or snorkeling above the colorful reef, while enjoying refreshments provided by the Downtown hotels. Hot and cold beverages including soft drinks, canned juices, and tea and instant coffee are served. Lunch consists of one dish to be selected from the menu, which features falafel sandwiches, pizza, pasta, hamburgers, and more.

The All-Inclusive Bar & Restaurant at Zeytouna Beach is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.


The à la carte outdoor Zeytouna Restaurant provides a wide selection of food and beverages directly on the sea beach shared by the Arena Inn, Sultan Bey, and Dawar El Omda Downtown hotels. Soft drinks, fresh juices, beer, wine, local and imported alcohols, and cocktails are on offer. The food menu comprises snacks and meals including club sandwiches, breaded chicken, fish and chips, pasta, pizza, burgers, chicken fillets, snack platters, and ice cream.

Zeytouna Restaurant is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm in the summer and from 9 am to 5 pm in the winter.


The Arena Inn’s Pool Bar offers ample seating space to eat and drink in the shade of a thatched pergola. It affords views over the hotel gardens, the swimming pool, the El Gouna lagoon, and the Downtown village houses beyond the waterway. Billiards and table tennis are also on offer next to the Pool Bar. Soft drinks, canned and freshly squeezed seasonal fruit juices, tea and coffee, beer, wine, and local spirits are served. A la carte snacks and lunches include salads, a soup of the day, pasta, and meat or seafood main courses. The Pool Bar is open daily from 10:30 am till midnight; food is served from 12 pm to 8 pm.

Resort Essential Information

Egyptian Pound Currency Egyptian Pound
Arabic Language Arabic
GMT+02:00 Time Zone GMT+02:00
5h 15m Avg. Flight Time 5h 15m
October-April Peak Travel October-April
£2.20 Price of a pint £2.20
Egypt Weather
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