On the Red Sea coast of Egypt, Hurghada city is the second largest city with a fantastic reputation amongst tourists. Founded as late as the 20th century, the city has seen numerous Egyptian and foreign investors coming in to turn this small sea-side town into a bustling modern-day resort.
With the city being divided into three distinct parts – Old Town, City Centre and Village Road – there is plenty of time & space to rest and relax in this wonderful upcoming resort.
Despite being in the middle of a desert-like environment, Hurghada city has a sub-tropical climate that is predominantly dry. The summers are extremely hot while the winters are quite mild and cool. The weather stays warm throughout the year and rainfall is almost unheard of.
Daily highs can hit up to 370C in peak summer while the lowest winter lows are around 140C. From November to April, Hurghada is quite pleasant and a fantastic place to be in.
A relatively unknown resort-town, Hurghada city is quite different from the crowded resorts around the world. There isn’t much to do in this city, with water sports like windsurfing, kite-sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, and snorkelling or scuba diving being extremely popular amongst tourists. Al-Mahmeya is a protected national park where beautiful coral reefs create some excellent snorkelling spots.
There are many uninhabited off-shore islands that are surrounded by these wonderful reefs. Tourists can hire boats to these islands and spend the entire day without anyone disturbing their privacy. Hurghada has a number of resorts and accommodations in and around the city, each of which adds to the city’s night-life.
There are plenty of local restaurants that serve a variety of food from all over the world, influenced by the settlers from Germany, Spain, Greece, Russia, Poland and much more.
The city runs on tourism and has clear & calm waters that make sea-dips more exciting and fun.
Popular Hotels in Hurghada City
Marriott Beach Resort
On the shores of the Red Sea, the Hurghada Marriott Hotel has a wonderful location away from the tourist-rich spots of the city. There are private islands, owned by the hotel, where guests can be ferried to for some privacy and time alone. Just five miles from the international airport, this hotel is the epitome of luxury.
The rooms are filled with all sorts of amenities like mini-bars, Internet connectivity and even in-room safes. There is an Italian restaurant in the hotel, which adds to the experience of the regular restaurant.
One of the islands owned by the Marriott Beach Resort also has a restaurant, offering a different experience to the rest. There are a couple of swimming pools and a fantastic fitness centre along with a couple of Squash & Tennis courts each.
The Hilton Resort is right on top of the beautiful beaches in Hurghada city, giving its guests direct access from their rooms to the sea. The famous coral reefs and beautiful waters are ideal spots for guests to go snorkelling or scuba diving, activities that are organized by the resort as well.
There are plenty of shopping and entertainment spots around the resort, ensuring that everyone can take a bit of Hurghada back with them.
The resort has almost all the modern amenities of a world-class resort while adding its own special touch to each. There are plenty of restaurants and bars at the hotel while those looking to stay in fresh water can dip into the wonderful swimming pool.
Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Resort
The Steigenberger Al Dau beach Resort is located in the heart of Hurghada, and offers not just easy access to the brilliant beaches of the city, but also proximity to the fantastic city and its shops & clubs. Surrounded by a grove of Palm trees, the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Resort is just the place to be for the best of both faces of Hurghada.
The resort comes with a nine-hole golf course as well as an aqua-driving range where guests can launch their balls into the sea. The Turkish bath and sauna are just part of the fantastic experience that guests can enjoy, while the Spa and treatment rooms are a wonderful way to loosen those stressed muscles.