INTERCONTINENTAL PORT GHALIB PALACE

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Mar 29th, 2014
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INTERCONTINENTAL PORT GHALIB PALACE

Rooms: 309 rooms including 13 royal suites and a three bedroomed presidential suite.

Room facilities: Private balcony or terrace. Cable television, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and butler station, direct-dial telephone, radio, electric razor plug, air conditioning, ceiling fan and 24-hour Room Service.   The bathrooms have a large bath and a walk-in shower. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available and  premium butler and valet services are available on request.    According to one newspaper report  the hotel also “boasts a £2,500-a-night three-bedroomed presidential suite, which has already attracted several top names in politics and business.” ( Sunday Mercury  7 August 2008 ) .

Premium room services include butler, free morning newspaper delivered to the room, separate check-in area, turndown service and a valet service. 

Location: at Port Ghalib less than ten minutes drive (5km/3m) from Marsa Alam airport and about half way between the towns of Marsa Alam and El Quseir.   The town of Marsa Alam lies 67km or 41 miles to the south.    The hotel lies close to many faciliites within the Port Ghalib Marina development and is just 500 metres from the Corniche (waterfront) shopping area and 700 metres from the marina.    

Hotel facilities: No fewer than three restaurants with menus in the main Olive Restaurant said to be created by Michelin star chef, Conrad Gallagher. Two bars including the Pool Bar which serves light snacks, sandwiches and ice creams and the Look Out Bar, also outdoors, for pre- and after-dinner drinks. Also gym, health club, parking, swimming pool, business centre, ATM, car rental, casino, doctor, florist, gift shop, pharmacy, beauty centre, camel riding, scuba diving, quad biking, deep sea fishing, tennis, mini golf, babysitter, playground, kid’s meals and kid’s programme.

Newspaper Review on the food: “(The) personal touch of Michelin-starred executive chef Conrad Gallagher….(meant)… my seared scallops on prawn risotto, and my husband’s prime steak, was one of the best meals we’ve tasted.” ( Sunday Mercury 7 August 2008 )

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