Bellevue Beach Hotel
Worlds away from Egypt’s resort style properties, this small and friendly hotel offers an intimate feel made for relaxing. Covering a small area of just 35 square metres, it won’t feel overrun by tourists with its spread-out accommodation and exclusive access to a wide body of sand sitting inches away from the pool area.
Found in the El Gouna district of Hurghada, this 4 star paradise has been designed with families in mind too. From a kid’s pool, which is heated during those milder months to family-sized rooms and children’s options at the buffet, your teens and tots are taken care of. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, its 7ème Ciel Spa is a recognised wellness brand, not to mention it’s the only one of its kind in the area.
Situated in a residential spot housing a total of 86 guest rooms, the hotel’s accommodation is well scattered with different areas to choose from. Plus, with a hillside setting most stays are raised offering fantastic views of your Red Sea surroundings.
In terms of style, you’ll be welcomed by a neutral colour scheme with patterned textiles and wooden fixtures and fittings. As standard, guests can benefit from amenities such as air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, electronic safety deposit box, minibar and a flat screen TV with satellite channels. Rollaway beds and cots are also available upon request.
With six categories, enjoy ocean vistas from your balcony, junior suites measuring 50 square metres, family options with a separate living room and standard stays with all the essentials. But there’s one room which stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that’s the stunning seafront number. Placed conveniently on the ground floor, you can be on the beach in a matter of seconds.
The Bellevue Beach may not have an endless list of dining and drinking options, but the few it offers are first-class. Whether you choose to go All Inclusive, Full Board or Half Board, they’ll be plenty of opportunities to indulge. Consisting of a main buffet with live cooking stations, a cosy rooftop terrace serving pizza, a laid-back pool number featuring a submerged bar as well as a lobby drinking spot conveniently placed next to the hotel reception – you have everything you need in one place.
There’s also a Dine Around programme, which gives guests a greater sense of culinary freedom. Allowing you to dine outside your complex, choose from a list of restaurants at participating hotels or hit the many eateries located at the Abu Tig Marina.
Sunny Shade restaurant: This is the hotel’s buffet restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks for those who don’t make major meal times. This brightly lit room has a scattering of tables to choose from and encourages you to help yourself to international options with a selection cold, hot and live cooking stations. You’ll also be happy to know that there’s plenty of choice for little ones with fresh pasta and pizza served daily. Open from 7am – 10.30pm.
Cuba Cabana Bar: As part of the pool area, enjoy an ice-cold beer on the deck or order a fruit-filled cocktail from the water with a swim-up bar complete with sunken seating. Not only is this a great way to stay cool during those sizzling Egyptian summers, but the views of the beach are a real highlight. Plus, with a thatched roof reminiscent of Cuba, its laid-back charms are infectious. Head here from 10am – midnight.
La Veranda Pizzeria: Gazing on to the hotel’s luxury pool area with a rooftop setting, this stunning venue is open daily from 11am – 11pm. Come evening this is the place to go for sparkling sea panoramas while days are best spent stuffing your face with warm pizza slices.
The T-Bar: This is the hotel’s lobby bar, which invites guests to choose from a list of local and imported beverages. With an indoor and outdoor space, order a carafe of wine and stay here until 11.00pm.
Dine Around El Gouna: This unique offering provides you with a 50 LE value per person when booking any of the listed a la carte restaurants. This money-off coupon will be taken off your final bill. This fantastic offer is available to Half Board, Full Board and All Inclusive guests and is based on the length of your stay. To gain your voucher or make a booking, simply head for the reception. This is perfect for anyone wanting a change from the hotel’s dining options.
Room service: If you require food and drinks brought to your room, the hotel also offers room service around-the-clock, however this will come with an extra charge.
*Please note – the All Inclusive programme runs from 7am – 1am, apart from your arrival day when it starts from 2pm and your departure day when it ends at 12pm.
A stand-out spa and fun-filled activity programme
Stays at this establishment are all about unwinding or getting involved with the many leisure offerings. The animation team is always on hand to inject some fun into the hotel’s tranquil grounds, from aerobics in the pool or volleyball on the beach. They’re also in charge of the evening entertainment which usually involves a dance show.
Looking for a tamer way to stay active? The hotel comes equipped with table tennis equipment and a dart board. Kids, on the other hand, will adore the shallow pool and the private beach. With plenty of room to stretch out along its exclusive sheltered shoreline, choose from an array of deluxe loungers and enjoy peaceful sunbathing stints on the sand. While, the constant sea breeze will make those scorching summer temperatures slightly more bearable.
Whatever you do, don’t miss a trip to the spa. As part of the well-known 7ème Ciel brand, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy a couple’s massage with treatment rooms specifically designed for duos, step into the bubbling whirlpool or hit the sauna and sweat out those unwanted toxins.
A beachfront beauty
You can’t get much closer to the sand with a stay at the Bellevue Beach Hotel – after all, the hint is in the name. The coastline is stunning with the softest grains and warm waters enticing you in for a dip. But if you want to sample the watersport offerings which Egypt is celebrated for, we suggest heading to the closest public shore – Zeytouna Beach where you’ll find a snorkelling jetty.
For adventures outside your hotel, El Gouna’s bustling Downtown area is within reach. Here you’ll find everything from authentic shopping experiences to romantic restaurants lit by candlelight and popular open-air clubs. For more exhilarating offerings, you can always book a diving excursion and see what lies deep below the famous Red Sea, witness far-stretching desert vistas with a safari tour or let your little ones run wild at the nearby indoor playground.