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Steigenberger Makadi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I are 1 week into our fortnight stay at The Steigenberger Hotel Firstly let me state that if you want peace and quiet and relaxation then this hotel has it in abundance. All the staff are friendly and helpful at all times. There are far to many to mention here, but they for us are the heart of the hotel. In relation to the Al a carte restaurants that are on this resort, which you can use once a week as part of your all inclusive package, we felt it was unnecessary to use them as you can get (in our opinion) just as good a meal if not better at The Eagle Restaurant, which is next to the main reception in the hotel itself. Your choice! My wife and I have had Spa treatments all over the world and without a doubt the Spa treatments here are up there with The best. Thoroughly recommended by us both. All prices are negotiable and are mainly in Euro's. We had the Honeymoon package which cost €550 = £480 this adds up to 10 massages over a 2 week period. I would also like to take a moment to thank the house keeping staff who, after I misplaced my wedding ring, found it for me. To say I was relieved was an understatement as this holds great sentiment to me. Thank you for your honesty. Most evenings there is light entertainment in The Bogey Bar and I have to say, so far so good. You can see what is on by looking at the plaque just past the main reception desk. We recommend The Fusion Dance. These two girls worked really hard and were very entertaining. We have found out that most tour operators currently do not do trips to Luxor or Cairo. To resolve this issue we have found 2 options. 1) You can ask the hotel reception to source the trip for you. They will inform you of all costs and issues. Or 2) Hurghada Drivers, who you can contact via their website. Like the hotel they will inform you of everything you need to know and do. The price difference between the 2 is about £10. Our overall package cost £142 for a couple. Both come with a private driver/guide. So far everything has been positive, but I do have 2 gripes. While the room we are staying in is spacious, comfortable and has a great view of the sea, the problem is the beds! My wife and I like to sleep together in the same bed not in 2 separate beds that are pushed together. The only other moan, is the quality of the white wine. To say it is poor is an understatement. We like our white wine and we know quality when we see and taste it. If you care what you drink then the nearest reasonable and just about palatable white wine to have would be The Chateau De Granville. This is not part of the all inclusive so you have to buy it, £25 per bottle.

From the time we arrived at the Steigenberger Makadi we felt very welcomed, check-in was slick and trouble free. Our room was lovely and spacious bed was so comfortable wanted to bring it home are cleaner Ahmed kept everything spotless all the staff were so friendly from gardeners to reception and management and nothing was too much trouble. The food was very good with a good choice at both breakfast and dinner, and lunch at pool bar and beach was good,also waiters at both restaurants in the hotel looked after us so well especially Reda. We hope to return in 2019 once again thank you for a great holiday.

This is the second time we have been to this hotel and it was just as good as the first time in 2017. All the staff are first class and happy to help with anything. If you cannot find anything to eat on that dining day they are always happy to cook something up for you. Rooms are excellent and bathroom as well. The beds are very comfy and the best we have had in Egypt. We had a bay view and it was wonderful to look out but I am told the golf views are just as good. The verandah is large and kept very clean - no dust at all, Most days we caught the shuttle bus down to the beach which is clearly marked and there is a bar available for you to use. Unfortunately the beach beds do not have any mattresses which are not ideal but I did notice none of the other hotels have them either. There is a restaurant you can use at lunch time and the quality of the food is excellent. Service is quick and happy staff. As this hotel is small compared to other hotels in the area it has a more personal feel to it and you do not just become a number. People have moaned about the quality of the wine but it is the same wine that is used throughout Egypt and we found it ok. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all of a good quality and we have no complaints. I cannot think of any negatives to say about this hotel and look forward to returning in a few weeks time.. In 2017 TUI only had 4 rooms but now they have 20 so the hotel now seems busy compared to last year with more british people going so it is probably a 50/50 mix of British and Germans. Be prepared for many searches at the airport - you just seem to have gone through one security and then there is another checking the same things. I think there is four in total - can be taxing but it is better to be safe. There is a good reason why this hotel is number one in Hurghada.and you will not go wrong booking it but it is not a hotel if you want plenty of action and night life.

Once again enjoyed a wonderful stay in this fine hotel. Smooth handling by the staff at the desk and luggage at check-in. From management to maintenance personnel, friendliness is important here.The introduction to the new hostess was a very pleasant and enjoyable experience for us, Gabriella is a worthy replacement and know how to keep her perfectly standing in this men's bastion. In the well-kept restaurant, Mahmoet and his staff assure you of a smooth and good service. In the pool area, Yahia and Said ensure that you can enjoy a very well maintained pool and environment. At the pool bar, Solliman and Tyson were strengthened by Ismael and Mustafa. With a laugh and a joke, this team will take care of your drinks all day long and also for lunch service. Under the leadership of chef Mohamed, the chefs do their utmost to offer you an excellent and varied buffet every evening. During lunch you can also opt for a "special of the day" as a supplement to the card. The small scale, the quiet location, the beautiful, spacious rooms and above all the perfect service makes this the ideal place for us to return time and again during the winter months.

After staying in a steigenburger hotel previously was expecting the same standard. Quite the opposite. Food awful and though a small hotel would have expected better quality for 5 star. The staff at the poolside bar were excellent lifting your spirits each morning. The drain on the bathroom stunk making me retch, air freshener was used not ideal. The rooms are lovely and comfortable if no smell.

We stopped here for a week in March. First impressions are very good with welcoming staff. The rooms are spacious and ours on the 6th floor had a good view. The room was always kept clean and they even come about 6ish to make the room again and deliver water. The pool area has a limited number of sun beds and on certain days the pool boy struggled to keep up with the demand. The hotel responded very well to those situations and even got some sun beds from another hotel. The hotel has only one restaurant, which is a bit limiting. The food was good, but it would be nice to have a choice within the hotel grounds. You get to goto a couple of other restaurants in makadi bay. We went to the grill, it was ok but nothing special and to be honest the food in the hotel was better. My only negative is the WiFi. It is extremely slow, about 100kbs. The hotel,know about this and hopefully the issue with be resolved at the end of the year. I would recommend the hotel. The managers and staff are extremely helpful.

Lovely relaxing place to stay. Food excellent and service very good. Really good value for money because of the all inclusive deal with a good range of drinks and cocktails. Quiet surroundings so very restful and as an Adults Only hotel it suited us very well!

Our visit to the Steinberger Makadi was an excellent experience. The hotel is small by local standards with just 90 rooms. The service was exceptional; all staff were very helpful (but not over much) and appeared to enjoy the jobs that they did.The rooms were large with the most comfortable beds that we have had in a hotel. The food was good, better at breakfast and lunch than dinner which was a bit disappointing. Your correspondents have mentioned the poor quality of the wine but we found both red and white entirely acceptable. The pool area was fine though there was a shortage of sun beds so that if you arrived after playing golf you had a job to find somewhere. The beach was disappointing and very crowded as it served all the Steinberger and Jaz chain hotels. A free minibus provided hourly transfers.The golf course, said to be the best in Egypt, was as good as many in Europe and was, while we were there, uncrowded. Indeed, starting at 0800, we were round in just under 3 hours 15 minutes on one occasion using a buggy. A very long course - the yellow tees are 1600 metres longer than the reds, that's a mile extra you guys so don't expect to beat your wives!!

Just returned from a wonderful week at Steigenberger, what can I say? FANTASTIC place!! We booked for my boyfriends 40th birthday celebrations, he played golf three times on the challenging course (I don't play but went round with him taking photos of the fantastic bird life!) we also went on the royal cruise where we spent a great day snorkelling, sunbathing and relaxing.......Quad biking in the desert was out of this world!! Make sure to bring a scarf/snood to save inhaling the sand...Great way to spend two hours! The hotel is wonderful, very clean and all the staff will look after you very very well... The room is very clean, spacious, nice balcony to watch the sunset...(we overlooked the golf course 18th hole) We came back most days to some great towel art.... If you are Vegetarian or Vegan you will NOT go hungry, we are vegan and they catered for us very well indeed, and they also label the food so you can see what's in it without having to ask. They make the best tasting Falafel EVER, I really could have lived off them, delicious!! Please can I say a huge thank you to 'Mahmoud' who made sure we were looked after without fail every day....(even two delicious fruit platters and happy birthday song came out on my boyfriends big day) Thanks to all the staff for looking after us. We will be back...

Were do I start, my wife and I went to the hotel on the 5th of march arrived at 815 got taken to our room witch was ok at first sight and asked to go up before evening meal closed at 9 . we always go straight to the bar for a first drink and met another couple there, We talked for a while and we went to the bar for another drink the bar person was very rude laughing at my friend and I and talking to people in German we felt very unwelcome and it continued , the food was very very bland has was the standard and so little to chose from, I spoke to the manager about my concerns and he seemed to take them on board, Our room was ok but the cleaner never cleaned floors he just made bed quick brush then gone our bathroom stank of drains and the floor in the bathroom was never clean the towels were renewed daily but were always stained or ripped, Down by the pool the food was ok but never changed the serving staff never seemed happy the drinks were weak and not good to drink, The pool was very dirty all around the edges and some of the slab around the pool were cracked and creating trip hazards , I could carry on and on about this place but lifes to short, my wife and I have been to Egypt 11 times and was the worse place we have ever stayed , its up to you if you go but you have been warned how its so high up on trip advisor is beyond me by the way many more British and German people were complaining while we were there,

Madinat Makadi, Safaga Road Makadi Bay

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Steigenberger Makadi places you 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Makadi Water World. This 93-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. New Marina is also 21.8 mi (35 km) away.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Eagle Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


The 93 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including fireplaces, balconies or patios, and minibars. Guests can expect to find 32-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Steigenberger Makadi features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a water park, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1085 reviews