El Quseir / Mövenpick Resort El Quseir*****
Mövenpick Resort El Quseir is situated on a rocky plateau in a beautiful bay (el Quadim – the ancient one) on the shores of the Red Sea, approximately 140 km south of Hurghada and 6km from the town of El Quseir. Airport transfer takes either 1 hours from Marsa Alam or 2 hours from Hurghada. The well-maintained resort with its Arabic architecture boasts an excellent service catering even to sophisticated expectations. Many repeaters appreciate the unique atmosphere that makes the resort an oasis of comfort. A staircase leads down to the beautiful sandy beach with its inshore coral banks.
In parts, the house reef reaches up to the beach area (bathing shoes recommended.) Water sports enthusiasts appreciate the ideal opportunities for snorkelling and diving.
This comfortable Nubian-style hotel consists of the main building and several traditional bungalows widely dispersed in a complex designed with caring attention to details. Among the conveniences that make the resort extraordinarily popular with repeating guests are the stunning lobby hall with front desk and business corner (internet available), the buffet main restaurant, 4 A-la-carte restaurants (Italian, international, grill and fish/seafood), bars, pool bar and several shops. 2 fresh water pools and 2 pools for children (heating for winter months) are located in the beautiful garden area. Sunbeds, umbrellas and beach towels are free of charge both on the pools and on the beach. Bank, ATM/money changer and laundry service are available as well. The hotel impresses with its relaxing and stress-relieving atmosphere and its attentive yet cordial customer service.
The 250 rooms and 3 suites are located either in ground-level bungalows or double-store stone buildings. The comfortable superior rooms (about 28m²) are equipped with shower, restroom, hair dryer, aircon, satellite TV, telephone, internet, WiFi, Minibar, Safe and either private balcony or terrace. Garden view, partial seaside and full seaside view are available on request. Premium rooms provide the following amenities on top: block 11, 12, 13 and 14 are available either with garden, sideways and full seaside view / located in the center close to splendid El Quadim Bay (short walk) / bathing robe and slippers / iron & board / beach bag / coffee & tea unit. The family rooms (about 40m²) are equipped the same as the Superior Rooms, but feature 2 separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Available for at least 2 adults and 1 child, 3-4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Sport and Wellness
Included: sauna, jacuzzi/whirlpool, gym, library, table tennis, table soccer, basketball, street hockey, aerobics, aqua gym, jogging trail, darts, boccia, beach volleyball.
Included for all inclusive guests: tennis (training, floodlighting, equipment at charge), squash (training, equipment at charge), archery, canoe, pedalo. At charge: massage, beauty center, excursions, horseback riding, tennis, squash, bikes, archery, canoe, pool/billard, table-tennis, boccia, pool, archery, beach volleyball, darts and try-out wind surfing, aqua aerobics; international day time and evening time animation, open air theater.
At additional charge: dive center, windsurfing, tennis courses as well as spa and wellness center with massage treatments, sauna, jacuzzi, hot steam bath and hamam, selection of sports/relaxation courses as pilates, zumba and Tae Bo. Horseback riding and golf course in collaboration with external local operators.
Catering & Culinary
Choice between Half-board and All inclusive.
All inclusive includes full board (buffet in the main restaurant), late riser breakfast from 10.30 to 12AM, snacks from 2 to 4PM, cake from 4 to 5PM, ice cream for children from 9AM to 6PM (2 scoops a day), selected local alcoholic beverages and carbonated drinks according to opening hours of the bars. Dress code in the restaurants: we advise our guests to wear respectful attire to conform to local customs.
Kids‘ club for children from 4 to 12, animation program for teenagers in the main holiday seasons. Playground with roof, separate pool for children, baby beds & baby phones.
In the restaurant: buffet for children and highchairs.
Babysitting at a fee (on request.)
Accepted credit cards: VISA, AmEx, Diners Card, Master Card
Aufgrund des vorgelagerten Korallenriffes sind Badeschuhe empfehlenswert. Um angemessene Kleidung im Haupt- und "Seagulls" Restaurant wird gebeten (lange Hosen, Hemd und geschlossene Schuhe für die Herren). Am Hausriff ist die Anzahl Taucher limitiert, daher wird empfohlen Tauchgänge vorab zu buchen.
A couple of TUI Environment Champion Award as well as Green-Globe-seals for ecologically running the hotel.