Hilton Hurghada Plaza
Its prominent headland location and close proximity to the old town makes this a suitable choice particularly for couples but also families. The public areas are stylishly appointed and the swimming pool deck well furnished but it should be noted that the hillside location involves a fair walk to the beach.
Clearly visible on its headland location from the northern approach, a prominent arched entrance stands on the main road from which a 400m drive sweeps up the hill, past the tennis courts, across a car park to a second gatehouse before continuing on to the cobbled brick set down area in front of the glass fronted, apparent single storey main building.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms
Built Year: 1990
Glass plate doors open onto a wide lobby which has patterned marble effect flooring and white columns supporting the low ceiling. The tiered floor at the reception counter on the upper-level overlooking, across a low glass partition wall, the lobby bar which is carpeted with bench like cushioned seating and potted shrubs.
Occupying the central area is the main restaurant which has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the grounds and sturdy wooden framed seating at predominantly square tables. A wide corridor, decorated with attractive artwork, leads to the a la carte restaurant which has grey tiled flooring, large murals on the walls and more views out to sea.
Doors lead out onto a broad furnished terrace from where the expanse of the property can be viewed. 7-storey, white facaded building reaches down the hillside with the sea facing rooms having large balconies.
The large lagoon shaped pool is situated on the restaurant and terrace level and has a few palm tree surrounds, a swim up bar and is furnished with mattressed sunloungers and cloth parasols. The neatly lawned gardens reach down the hill to copse of palm trees bordering a parking area that fronts the long stretch of sandy beach.
The seafront is divided into two distinct areas with a marina, attracting luxurious yachts, and the second offering bathing from a crescent shaped beach furnished with sunloungers, fixed parasols and shaded by a line of palm trees.
Area Type: Situated on the hillside bordering the sea off the Sheraton Road Corniche at El Dahar, Downtown where shops, restaurants and bars can be reached within 20-min walk. The area immediately surrounding the property includes some residential property and desert under development. Transfer to Hurghada Airport 25-mins.
Nearest beach: Beachfront (Hurghada)
Map Ref: 4
- Poolside bar
- Beach bar
- Main Bar