Minamark Beach Resort
This 4 star complex found in the downtown area of the resort is perfect for families. Not only is it great value for money, but it’s full of activity. As soon as you leave the lobby, prepare to be amazed by the roomy swimming pool complete with a children’s section and hot tub ideal for bubble-filled soaks under the scorching sun.
The private beach is another highlight with its very own diving centre, but if you want to experience the best of Hurghada’s sandy coastline its beaches can be reached in five minutes by foot. Here, you’ll find a plethora of watersports enticing adventurous types. Back at the hotel, the animation team are always on hand to put you in the holiday mood with belly dancing and dart competitions guaranteeing a fun time.
Stylish rooms with Egyptian touches
The hotel’s accommodation is very traditional in its look and feel with wooden furnishings set off by colourful bed runners. Among its 297 rooms, you’ll find three categories – standard, superior and deluxe. The main difference being your view, standard stays come with city and street vistas, while superior and deluxe types overlook the hotel’s garden, pool or sea.
Air conditioning, satellite TV, a mini bar, separate bathroom and balcony or terrace can be expected from every stay. Guests can also request interconnecting rooms if they’re holidaying as a family or extra beds for groups of three.
A quartet of restaurants
With three themed a la cartes alongside local and international buffets, there’s plenty of opportunities to pig out at this luxury hotel. As for drinks, guests are promised All Inclusive beverages 24 hours a day, not to mention fantastic shows performed by the hotel’s first-class entertainment team.
Water Blue & Sunshine: These buffet restaurants are full of delicious surprises. Taking care of your main meals, head for the fresh bread and salad corner, or make a beeline for the grilled meats surrounded by mouth-watering sides and local sauces. All before hitting the sugar-filled dessert corner. There’s also a grill menu every night where you can try food straight off the barbecue.
SeaBride Fish Restaurant: Try bait plucked from the Red Sea at this a la carte style eatery. Pick from a three-course set menu with tasty options such as hearty fish soup and crispy calamari giving you a glimpse of what’s on offer. What’s more, it’s positioned right by the beach with a shack-like appearance, fitting in perfectly with its seafood theme.
Piccola Restaurant: This Italian-inspired restaurant is another a la carte favourite with its pizza and pasta mains. While, the salads and soups are just as appetising.
Sultana Restaurant: This is your go-to for Lebanese food with meat featuring heavily on the menu, from chicken skewers to potatoes covered in sauce and rice pudding for dessert, oriental plates are yours for the taking.
Pool Bar: From locally produced alcohol to refreshing soft drinks alongside tea and coffee, stay hydrated by the water with tables conveniently scattered by the pool. Beverages are available from 10am – midnight.
Beach Bar: Cocktails by the ocean anyone? With a gentle breeze coming from the sea, enjoy cold drinks in one of the hotel’s most adored settings from 10am to 5pm. Serving snacks in between main meal times as well as ice cream from 12pm – 3pm, this multifunctional venue is a must-visit.
Moon Light Bar: This is the place to head when you want tipples after midnight with All Inclusive drinks being served until 10am the following day.
*A la carte restaurants can be visited once per stay and will require a prior reservation.
Activities for all ages
When you’re not sunbathing poolside or hitting the bar for another All Inclusive cocktail, there’s plenty happening around you. The animation team work their hardest to get everyone involved in the action by organising activities which will appeal to every age. Sports fanatics will love unleashing their competitive side with volleyball and football tournaments. Those looking for some light-hearted fun can try their hand at belly dancing.
Smaller children will love making a splash at the mini onsite aquapark, but the kids’ club is bound to keep high-energy toddlers occupied for hours with its great selection of facilities. Arts and crafts tables, TVs and a scattering of toys are just some of the things you can expect to find here. As for evenings, little movers will love dancing to their favourite songs at the mini disco. Adults, on the other hand, can look forward to after-dinner shows with fire-filled performances, traditional folklore dances and bonfires taking place on the beach.
After all that excitement, it’s time for some much-needed pampering at the Agua Spa. This tranquil environment has nine treatment rooms ready and waiting to take care of those aching muscles with Turkish baths, facials and full body massages all on the menu. Over in the gym, the sauna and hot tub are about as relaxing as it gets.
In the heart of the city
You can’t get much closer to Hurghada’s attractions than this hotel. You’ve got everything you need on your doorstep – shisha smoking cafes, local bazaars selling all manner of goods and traditional restaurants serving the finest authentic dishes – allowing you to experience real Egyptian culture.
Right by the sand, there’s no underwater adventure quite like those in the Red Sea. Whether you’re a beginner looking to earn your first diving qualification, or you’re dying to see what lies below those gentle waves with daily excursions taking you to the best coral reefs, there’s no end to its sunken fun. You can also head deep into the desert with a buggy or jeep tour for the ultimate adrenaline rush.