Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian
Recently opened in July 2011, the Hilton already enjoys one of the highest ranks on TripAdvisor and HolidayCheck. Not suprising given both the Hilton name and that it has direct access to one of Marsa Alam’s best natural sandy beaches at Abu Dabbab.
ROOMS 450. The hotel bedrooms are in individual blocks of 12 to 24 rooms arranged on two floors. Alll the blocks are located within extensive landscaped gardens. Standard guest rooms are 462sq ft, deluxe rooms are 535sq ft and suites are 1011sq ft.
Standard: decorated in Nubian style. Computer users can stay connected with high-speed internet access, movie fans can enjoy a film on the LCD TV, or simply relax on the balcony or terrace and enjoy the views over landscaped gardens and the sea. Even the standard rooms are lavishly equipped with 37 inch flat panel HD televisions, night lights in the bathroom, in-room movie channels, granite counter tops, air conditioning controlled by an adjustable thermostat, ceiling fan (in case you don’t like air conditioning), tea/coffee making facilities and even two telephones including one in the bathroom !
Deluxe: As far as I can work it out you get a standard room with the following extras – an additional 73sq ft of space, a bathrobe, a dining table and chairs, separate seating area with sofa sleeper, separate bath tub and shower and a kitchenette.
Suites: Similarly equipped to the Deluxe Rooms but with much more space – over one thousand square feet.
LOCATION: Approximately 34km NORTH of the town of Marsa Alam but about 26km SOUTH of Marsa Alam airport and 97km south of El Quseir.
GENERAL FACILITIES – Of greatest interest will be the hotel’s own beautiful natural sandy beach fronting Abu Dabbab bay where if you are lucky you can swim with sea turtles or even sometimes a dugong – a large herbivorous marine mammal. But even if you don’t like snorkeling or scuba diving, there a lot of other activities for those who don’t want to spend all their time on the sun loungers – these include basketball, fishing, a jogging track, swimming in the pool, table tennis, pool and bicycle rental.
For customer convenience there is also an ATM, baggage storage, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a clothing store, a concierge desk, foreign currency exchange, a gift shop, a laundry desk, a news stand, room service and a safety deposit box.
Families with children will be pleased to know that the hotel also offers a babysitting service, children’s activities, a children’s menu, high chairs, a playground and a playpen.
Business services may not be at the top of most visitors’ agendas here but they include express mail, a fax and a printer.