Marriott Hurghada Beach Resort
Tucked away at the quieter end of the modern development S of the town, this resort property offers a myriad of facilities in an attractive location right on the beach front. The internal decor is stylish enhanced by attractively furnished lounges and courtyard.
Each of the pool deck, beaches and the private island are well furnished and there is a quiet pool area across the road by the fitness centre. With the benefit of shops, bars and restaurants within short walking distance, this is suited to couples and families with children of all ages.
A bold white frontage borders the quiet street separated only by a strip of car parking and a large portico extending over a cobbled set down area in front of the glass plate and rotating doors.
The facade is predominantly white reaching the full 7-storeys but with, other than on the 2 lower floors, few windows facing inland.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms
Built Year: 1998
Attractively styled single height lobby with grey, polished, marble effect flooring against almost regally decorated walls adorned with framed artworks. Furnishings comprise of wooden framed, upholstered armchairs and sofas with the far wall comprising floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto an open inner courtyard with terracotta tiled flooring and sturdy wicker framed cushioned seating.
The long reception counter stands to one corner beyond which are the elevators, a beauty salon, row of shops and a patisserie/coffee shop with Internet station. An internal promenade past the courtyard leads to the main bar where there is late-night music and entertainment.
The main restaurant which is stylishly furnished with high backed, upholstered chairs at predominantly square tables on a terracotta-coloured tiled floor with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the furnished terrace.
Taking a U-shaped form, the 7-storeys of accommodation has large balconies mainly overlooking the grounds and towards the sea. Much of the broad terrace between the wings comprises the lagoon shaped pool which is surrounded by paved decking and furnished with mattress sunloungers and cloth parasols and attractive shrubberies, small flowerbeds and tropical plants in high clay pots.
In addition to a fruit juice bar, there is the grill with alfresco-style seating overlooking the beach. Beyond the external entrances into the bar and main restaurant, there is an Italian a la carte restaurant with sumptuous furnishings and impressive artwork.
The sandy beach, which is well furnished, is divided in 2 by a jetty leading to the private island where there is a bar and clusters of conservatory style, deep cushioned seating. Other facilities in this section of the resort include a children’s playground and watersports centre.
From the front of the building, an overhead walkway leads across the road to the sports area which includes a tennis court and second pool, in a quiet environment and is overlooked by a 3-storey high wing of accommodation of which the lower-floor is occupied by the dive centre and fitness facility comprising of a well-equipped gymnasium, massage rooms and Jacuzzi.
Area Type: Situated adjacent to the beach off a quiet stretch of Sheraton Road 3km S of Sakkala where the main shops, restaurants and bars are located. A line of shops, restaurant and large bar on the opposite of the street with shopping malls and aqua park within a 20-min walk. Transfer to Hurghada Airport 15-mins.