Hotel Continental Hurghada (ex Movenpick Resort)
Going all out to impress you, this 5 star oasis comes with all the finishing touches. Rooms fit for a king, oceanside dining and landscaped grounds featuring water fountains and tall palms. Everywhere you look all you can see is blue with an extensive pool overlooking the Red Sea.
Alongside its luxurious setting, Hotel Continental Hurghada has a whole host of fantastic facilities and services. The 24-hour reception desk is always on hand to help with any queries, while the entertainment staff make sure everyone is having the time of their lives with organised activities and nightly performances.
Spacious rooms fitted with chic interiors
With slick furnishings and contemporary lighting, the rooms here ooze style and sophistication. The low-key colour scheme summons relaxation as do the soft bathrobes. All accommodation comes with air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, TV, hairdryer, mini bar and a complimentary newspaper delivered daily.
Should you choose to upgrade your stay, there’s some additional perks on offer. Family rooms have a little extra space with a seating area, perfect for socialising and sea view options bring you the best views in the building with balconies overlooking the sparkling azure ocean.
Swim-up drinks and al fresco dinners
All Inclusive, Bed and Breakfast, Full Board and Half Board – you name it, this hotel has a board basis to suit you. Whether you prefer to explore the resort’s traditional eateries and big-name chains or eat in your hotel, there’s enough food and drink options to satisfy your taste buds.
Al Dente Restaurant: This is top pick for special evenings with outdoor tables decorated with candles, creating a romantic ambience. Serving Italian favourites, get ready to indulge in a menu of mouth-watering flavours. Head here from 7pm – 10pm.
Al Khalig: Placed ideally close to the beach, there’s no better spot to enjoy a light lunch or a refreshing ice cream. And if you don’t head here through the day, make sure you stop by for sunset drinks. Guests can visit from 10am to sunset.
Al Dabke: Visits here are all about tasty a la carte food accompanied by Red Sea views. From tender meat options to Middle Eastern mezzes, not to mention an extensive wine list – you’re in for a first-class dining experience. Open from 1pm – 10pm.
Palm’s Brasserie: This all-day eatery invites guests in for buffet style food – that’s your breakfast, lunch and dinner covered daily.
La Terrace: You’ll find this convenient hangout poolside, whether you’re after soft drinks or a hard spirit. Plus, you can also choose from a range of delicious snacks from 2pm – 5pm. Opening at 10am and closing at sunset, make this your day time drinking spot.
Captain Bar: With friendly staff serving you from 10am – 11pm, everyone is welcome at Captain Bar. Sit down and order your favourite drink, watch traditional acts showcase their talents or try the afternoon tea between 4pm – 5pm.
Engage in endless activities
Every day brings a new experience when you stay at Hotel Continental Hurghada. As much as spending all day every day by the pool is tempting, with tons of activities and facilities at your fingertips there’s plenty of fun going on aside from sunbathing. If the diving centre and fantastic selection of watersports doesn’t take your fancy, nothing encourages a bit of healthy competition like a game of beach volleyball.
After a day in the sun, some evening entertainment wouldn’t go a miss. With live performances taking place after dark, guests can sit back with a cocktail in hand and enjoy authentic acts such as belly dancers and acrobats. Or, you can skip the heat altogether and enjoy a pampering session at the onsite spa, where skilled masseuses are on hand to spoil you.
Direct access to the Red Sea
Not only are you in Hurghada, one of Egypt’s most adored destinations, but you’re also inches away from the sea and its underwater charms. World-famous coral reefs make for unforgettable snorkelling and diving experiences as does its fascinating collection of tropical marine life.
Away from the hotel, there’s sightseeing opportunities galore. Nearby, you have Hurghada Grand Aquarium, where you can view all kinds of sea life without even entering the water. Shopaholics will be delighted with Senzo Mall, an air-conditioned shopping centre filled with stores selling a range of traditional and modern items. While Hurghada’s upmarket marina isn’t far either.