"lt's just perfect"
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"New and Value for Money"
Excellent Hotel , All renovated in may 2014 , Check in was fast and excellent , food is great , snacks on pool and sea are ok , animation team is nice , evening entertainment is good , it is value for money and excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Outstanding and amazing Hotel and resort ,very cheap prices if you compare with offered services ..the management is very professional, staff very kindly and honestly ,great for diving & swimming & playing golf & suitable for either relaxation, entertainment or family vacation .they are offering daily show for kids as well as adults , you will not not […] spend a dollar inside if you need because everything is included, this is second stay for me here and i am willing to visit every year Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Every thing was great. Hotel has to improve english speaking staff. All guesta are German.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Have been upgated to vip room. Very helpfull staff. V good food all inclusive. Will return back next vacation. I rate it 5 starsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful and relaxing trip"
The hotel is near beach and the sea view is beautiful. The room is ok and clean. Anyway, it is a relaxing trip and full of wonder.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was relaxing time and themost perfect place for itt.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ein Hotel zum wohlfühlen"
Die Anlage ist nicht so groß,daher sehr familiär. Direkt am Strand,eigene Tauchbasis vorhanden. Das Personal ist in allen Bereichen sehr freundlich.Die Zimmer sind etwas älter,aber sehr schön und sauber. Das Essen war sehr gut .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Start , Keep it up"
08/20/14 Boto81 Cairo, Egypt
Hurghada is my favorite vacation place , i was in Madinet Makadi before I booked my vacation in Jaz Makadina after reading in the Reviews about the renovation of the hotel, The hotel is 100% new , everything in the photos is real I arrived before check in time at 9:30 AM, Mr Ahmed in the reception was very helpful , we had our room in less than 5 minutes ,an excellent room (105) with a wonderful sea view and near to all hotel amenities (Pool , Beach and Restaurant) ,House keeping was excellent , keeping the room in the best condition , Sayed from housekeeping always surprised us with very beautiful towel art on our bed Pool is excellent, with big place for the kids , my girl enjoyed the water Hossam and Osama at the pool were very helpful , always helped us to have a good spot there Animation Team was very good especially Hesham and Nadya, there is something for everyone , Adults and kids , I loved the waterpolo and darts games and my daughter loved the mini disco at night :), night shows was nice but the place for the shows is not suitable there should be a theater for the shows The Food in the main restaurant was excellent ,Tasty and good selection , The head chef was always there greeting us and asking if we need anything , Mr Ali too was always welcoming The only problem that the Hotel was crowded , sometimes you can not find salad plates or drinks glasses The Snacks in the Sakala and Beach restaurants was not the best , it was fair , service there was not very fast Mina in The Obbaa Bar was the best , he kept making a new cocktail for us every morning to drink on the pool , but the bar at night was very crowded , the waiters were not fast , I once stayed 20 minutes standing at the bar to have a latte and it was not good , other time a water bottle came after 20 minutes too, I loved my vacation in Jaz Makadina , I recommend it for everyone as it was clean , welcoming and full of entertainment , I hope to visit it again next year
"first time in Egypt"
08/13/14 JanaMinarikovaSVK Nitra Region, Slovakia
This was our first time in Egypt and we were very satisfied. Hotel was clean, food was good, staff very friedly.. beach was amazing, always enough sunbeds.. underwater life was perfect there... a lot of corals, fishes... we think underwater life near the hotel was better than paid snorkling trips... we can recommend this hotel to those people who relax and enjoy snorkling...
"Superb holiday, true value for money"
08/10/14 LeDragonLXXVI Ljubljana, Slovenia
We spent our summer vacation between 2 and 9 August 2014 in Hurghada, Egypt at this fantastic hotel. Overall, our holiday was one of the best if not the best we've ever had, also thanks to the hotel. So I would recommend the Jaz Makadina to almost everyone in a heartbeat. I'll try to give an unbiased review, so here are the pro's and con's. Pro's: - renovated recently, all the amenities are basically new, in perfect condition, very well maintained; - beautiful architecture typical of the region - the entire Madinat Makadi complex is done in the same style. The big pro is the fact that this is a "village style" hotel of several three storey buildings overlooking a lush garden or the pool/sea area. And it is literally next to a very nice beach. So whichever room you are assigned to, you'll swim in the Red Sea in a matter of 1-3 minutes (unlike some other hotels in the area). - very, very clean throughout. Everywhere. - nice beach, wonderful house reef virtually at the doorstep. - everyone is working very very hard. The management is present almost all the time to control the quality. - generally, everyone is very kind as well. No one is ever unkind (which can happen quite often in places like Greece). But I do have some remarks that will be listed under the "con's" section. - although it is a big hotel, it is laid out and organised very well so neither the restaurant/pool area/bars/beach get too crowded - we could always find a deck chair with shade everywhere, getting a table to our liking for meals rarely took more than a couple of minutes, so a big plus here. - the food is quite varied and generally tasty, I never had anything I didn't like, some dishes are exceptional. Of course, this is still an all-inclusive hotel at a typical all-inclusive destination in the Muslim world, so there are details that might bother certain people. For instance: the "pork replacement" meats - salamis, "hams", sausages are typical of the Muslim world and one cannot find European-style pork alternatives that are more suited to our palate (such as beef bressaola, turkey smoked ham, chicken frankfurters, etc.). Even though this is a 5* hotel, do not expect what you would get, say, from a Kempinski, a Hilton or a Marriott in Europe. If one were able to just take one starter, one main dish and side and one dessert (as you would if this were a la carte), the dining experience would never be repetitive and always tasty. But of course, there's always some sort of stew, there's always fries, spaghetti, there is some recycling going on. But I understand that. And as I said, certain dishes were truly brilliant. - the same goes for the drinks - the local wine (we only had red), beer and spirits were ok, the wine actually very good. The soft drinks were international from the Coke/Nestlé family, the juices local (far too sweet for my taste, but it's always like that in the Arab world - don't expect to get a Pago juice), the coffee Nestlé, they had the fantastic hibiscus iced tea, etc. - nice choice of background music throughout the day - hearing The Eagles on the Red Sea is surreal. And kudos to the DJ (the guy programming the playlist) - it was not repetitive (at least I couldn't see a pattern which bothered me a lot at other resorts - you know which song is coming up), but I certainly wouldn't mind a bit more of Arabian music. - the reception was professional. - any matters were dealt with very quickly and suggestions were taken into account. - plenty of nice little touches that make you feel good (cold towels, a waiter coming to the beach asking if you wanted to drink something just when you really felt like it and were too lazy to get up)... - the Aqua Park (watersides) is fantastic fun for everyone, the snorkelling is divine, serious divers have a fantastic dive centre at the doorstep, so... - very good entertainment programme - shows: we saw the African Show, the Fire Show and the Dance Show, but this is about it. The cons: - the evenings, apart from the above mentioned shows, are generally quite dull affairs - endless boring bingos, a guy singing karaoke hits and then up to 10 people dancing until midnight when it all ends. I have never been to the disco that is part of the larger Madinat Makadi hotel area, so perhaps it's better there. But I didn't mind that this is no Ibiza - I was there with the wife and kids. - the animation was catered for (German and Russian speaking) kids and that's about it. The local Egyptian boys were enthusiastic and energetic, the Russian girls much less so. If animation is a big thing for you and your family, you might be left wanting for more. I quite liked the fact that they were not pushy or too loud as animation teams can be. - the restaurant service can sometimes be understaffed so you wait for a while before someone clears the table or to bring you drinks (the annoying thing is that there is no self-service wine dispenser as there is for soft drinks and beer, so we always had to wait). But the service is generally very kind and attentive. - the same does not always apply to the bar staff. There are bartenders who can retain a smile and joke and make you feel special although they work very hard for hours in the scorching sun, but there are others that never smile, look you in the eye or even ignore you or your kids. This has happened several times. And it happens everywhere at all inclusive resorts, so I got used to it and I don't really mind because I understand how hard it must be for them. Especially since certain customers know no manners - they order stuff without saying please or thank you, they can be rude, so I can imagine that having 12 year old kids order you ice creams without showing any respect (I saw that, I was shocked) can be annoying and demotivating... But again, this would not happen at the Ritz where they treat every client with the same degree of attention and respect. Also, the bar tenders do not know the cocktails they're supposed to serve or don't have the ingredients to make them (for instance, the grenadine syrup serves as grenadine or strawberry purée), but again, I don't mind. - I would prefer to see that the cups for the all inclusive beach/pool drinks during the day were the hard plastic washable glasses like they have in Turkey or Greece and not the disposable paper cups. - as for the food, see above under "pro's". - 150 MB internet included for free is very very little. Further internet use is horribly expensive. But maybe that's good - people spend much less time with their iDevices and more time talking to each other. - given that the main clients are German and Russian, it did bother me that hotel staff tried to talk to me in German, but that's a personal gripe I had. Nothing serious. As you can see, the pro's outweigh the con's by a long margin. The reason I wrote this is to give everyone a very strict and honest picture of what is going on. Only people who are nitpickers or whose sport is to look for something to complain about will not have a good time here. Everyone else, go to Makadina Jaz hotel. You will find sunny hot weather (that is never unbearable because of the breeze, pleasant sea and pool, good air-con), smiling kind people, beautiful tended surroundings, professionalism, fantastic marine life... - an unforgettable holiday that is true value for money! We will definitely be back!
"Second home, agreedable staff, excellent services and amazing hotel environment"
08/08/14 Martin L Slovakia
Dear Mr. Zakaria and all staff. It was the best holiday ever. We have really enjoyed staying in your beautiful hotel. Your staff is very friendly and put a smiles on our faces every day. Especially Mamdouh, Mohamed, Nasser and all guys in Aqua bar were very kind and helpful. Food was excellent, drinks really refreshing and snacks very tasty. Services on the beach are on very high level and staff maintained the beach always clean. We never had problem with couchettes, the current capacity is sufficient. Rooms and hotel environment are magnificent and walking through the gardens is really relaxing. One more time thank you. I hope that we will come as soon as one can.
"Very good choice"
07/02/14 Alex_Kyiv2014 Kiev, Ukraine
In June 2014, we spent two weeks in Jaz Makadina. The hotel is completely renovated – the rooms are exactly the same as they look on the hotel site photos (we booked superior family). The rooms are cleaned very well, bath accessories are renewed as necessary. Hotel territory is green and clean – not big, but comfortable, and you shouldn’t work long distances. The beach is also good – umbrellas create a lot of shade, sea entry is convenient, and in contrast with neighboring hotel, you have enough space to swim even during the ebb (the deep is about 2-3 meters I think). There is a sandbank with reefs at some distance. Drinks and cold towels are served on the beach by the waiters. The food is good – not so wide choice as in 5-star hotels in Turkey for example, however, it’s well-cooked, tasty, and some specialties are regularly offered. I would also strongly recommend snacks in Sakkala bar – they are declared as snacks, however, this is actually a la carte restaurant lunch menu. Hotel staff is cheerful and trained, provides excellent service. Special thanks for the bar and restaurant staff, they do really good job. Animation is quite active, we were tuned on lazy holiday, however, seen a wide choice of activities were offered – yoga, water polo, aqua gym, darts… At night, there were some interesting shows, or live singers. Those who want some more activities may go to the aqua park for example (five minutes by shuttle bus, unlimited admission is included to the hotel price), or to the night disco not far from the hotel. Resuming, I would appreciate the hotel really meets 5-star requirement, and is very good choice if you plan to go to Hurghada region.
07/01/14 Kristina K Klaipeda County, Lithuania
Perfect hotel. The staff are great and pleasant. The food was delicious and always fresh. The territory is not very big so you can reach everything easily. I loved the beach which is spacious and perfect for swimming and snorkeling - there is a coral riff not far away. Moreover, hotel has a big nice garden. Rooms are very good, clean and there is everything you need. I really recommend this hotel, you won't regret choosing it!!
"Excellent choice for a relaxing vacation."
06/24/14 Melgazzar Egypt
Simple Excellent in every thing. The location, staff hospitalization, service, food yes the good is perfect, the beach is great, the room is so clean and comfortable, I love the place. Makady Bay Area is so lovely
06/15/14 Marwa H
I have spent 5 days in this amazing hotel. It is great for a family vacation so relaxing with opportunity for everyone of the family to do something interesting. The good is great , staff extremely friendly , device is great really there is always someone trying to make your stay even more relaxing and easier. Simply it is such a recommended place for a special vacation. I especially liked the towel art in the rooms and the ice cold towels available all the time on the beach and pool to cool u down from the heat
"Very good hotel"
06/10/14 Agne K
Hotel and animator was great. We are planing to come here next time with our child because for children are very good conditions. Also Beach was very nice, large-clean rooms, the hotel personals are very friendly.
"Great facilities !"
05/19/14 Kemi O London, United Kingdom
Yes would recommend ,,,,!!!!! food and facilities lovely . Ours was all inclusive so ate far too much . Great base - it's a distance from airport but worth the wait ! Stayed for 1 week loved it it was one of the most memorable holidays
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