Labranda Royal Makadi
Labranda Royal Makadi is a real head-turner. Draped in elegant interiors with an emphasis on natural lighting and a prime spot on the desirable Makadi Bay, everything about its look and feel screams 5 stars. In terms of splashes, you have three pools to choose from one for kids and the other for adults seeking relaxation, as well as a heated number.
Its grounds are huge with manicured lawns, which are beautifully lit on a night while tall tropical palms lead you towards the Red Sea. The hotel also has a fantastic All Inclusive concept with all-day dining in the main restaurant and a promenade lined with delicious speciality options. Days are filled with activities whether you head for the sand to try out the many watersports on offer or make use of the onsite tennis courts.
An assortment of deluxe rooms
With a total of 505 rooms spread across three floors, get ready to relax in pure comfort with the smallest accommodation measuring 24 square metres. Fairly traditional in their appearance, the colour combination of dark wood furnishings, terracotta floors and neutral walls helps create a soothing ambiance – just what you need on holiday.
From family-sized accommodation to standard stays and beachfront bungalows – every guest is catered for. All rooms come with the necessities including a twin or king size bed, air conditioning, in-room Wi-Fi, a safety deposit box and private balcony or terrace. If you want to bag the best view in the house, we suggest you opt for a bungalow. Placed directly on the beach with a private terrace gazing onto the Red Sea, wake up to the sound of gentle waves lapping against the rocks.
Fancy food and drink offerings
Forget your run-of-the-mill All Inclusive offerings, Labranda Royal Makadi knows how to spoil its guests. The main restaurant is delectable with themed nights providing ever-changing options, while the beachside eatery and Italian establishment are another highlight. Not forgetting Makadi promenade, which is home to a host of speciality venues. As for staying hydrated, you’ve got four bars serving a range of soft and alcoholic drinks from morning until night.
Blue Lagoon: Serving three meals a day and offering a late light lunch from 11pm – 2am, you can head here most of the day. Although self-service, the food is of a high standard with everything from an extensive salad section, a fresh bread corner and a range of international options including lasagne, pizza and grilled fish. Plus, with themed nights at dinner time, there’s always something new to try.
Trattoria Il Mar Rosso: Offering breakfast, lunch and snacks through the day alongside light a la carte plates come evening, you can’t beat this venue’s beachfront location. With an open-air setting and food prepared right in front of your eyes, your mouth will be watering as you watch expert chefs cooking aromatic stir-fries and stonebaked pizzas made in traditional ovens.
Il Rondo: This is the hotel’s Italian a la carte, which can be found in the main building. The decor has a Tuscan feel with Cypress trees painted on the walls, warm colours throughout and low lighting. Tuck into homemade favourites such as sauce-covered pastas and deep-fried calamari. Visit here from 7pm – 10:30pm.
Taverna Paros: Fancy some Greek fare during your time in Egypt? Then this speciality restaurant found along the promenade is just the spot. Serving meze dishes alongside the country’s favourite tipple Ouzo, you won’t be disappointed. This tasty venue opens its doors at 7pm and closes at 10pm.
Rock & Roll Burger House: Casual dining at its best, Rock & Roll Burger House promises just that – mouthwatering fast food. Situated on the promenade, you can indulge from 6.30pm – 10pm.
Cafe Cairo: Offering an authentic Egytian cafe experience with a selection of hot drinks, pastries and shisha pipes, its oceanside location makes for a calming ambience. You can visit this coffeehouse from 4pm – 11.30pm.
Golden Sun: Found in the hotel’s lobby and operating 24 hours, head here on an evening for glasses of the local wine and fruity cocktails or visit during the day and take advantage of its light bites from small pastries to mini sandwiches.
Tropicana: Centrally located by the pool, hop out of the water and treat yourself to an All Inclusive cocktail, cold beer or some fizzy pop. This handy bar operates from 10am – 4pm.
Terrace Bar: Sitting in front of the main building, when you’re not taking advantage of its wide selection of drinks, you’ll likely be enjoying its entertainment offerings. Open from 7pm – 11pm.
Beach Bar: Not only does this venue come with a great choice of drinks, but it also offers sensational sea views – perfect for unwinding on those warm Egyptian nights.
*All speciality restaurants located on the promenade require a reservation.
Organised sports to relaxing spa days
When you’re not making a beeline for the pool area, this large complex has plenty going on to keep the boredom at bay. Get to know the other hotel guests with a game of darts, release your competitive spirit and get involved with the beach football or hit the gym and feel less guilty about the amount of calories you’ve consumed – and that’s just a taster of its active offerings.
The hotel also has a number of shops, where you’ll be able to showcase your haggling skills. Prefer to relax under the baking sun? Then grab a sunlounger on the sand and stay cool with a swim in the Red Sea. Children will love the FunPoint kids’ clubs, while adults take full advantage of the spa and its stress-relieving facilities. With eight treatment rooms, a Turkish hamam and a sauna, there’s plenty of opportunity to focus on your wellbeing.
Makadi Bay vistas
Found in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada, in the sought-after Makadi Bay, it’s safe to say this hotel has bagged one of the best spots along the coast. This tranquil location offers some fantastic house reef diving possibilities, and with a centre onsite it won’t be long before you can put your underwater skills to the test.
Should you want to experience the best of Hurghada from its bustling souks to its shisha spots and pumping nightclubs – there’s a shuttle bus service ready and waiting to take you to the centre for a small fee.