Situated in a sheltered bay on the Red Sea, the Tia Heights Makadi Bay offers extensive resort amenities close to spectacular coral reefs.
The 1062 rooms range in size from 55sqm to 274 sqm, are comfortably furnished and feature their own private balconies, with either garden, pool or sea views. Each features air conditioning, minibar, in-room safe, hair dryer and satellite TV.
The resort is massive and even features its own dive centre with coral reefs right in front of the property. There is also windsurfing, tennis courts, and the largest swimming pool in the Middle East.
There are an incredible 14 restaurants on-site ranging from the Italian La Trattoria to the El Sayyad Restaurant, where Egyptian cuisine can be enjoyed. There is also the aptly named Sunset Bar.
The main focus is on the resort itself and the diving immediately in front of the resort. Hurghada Airport is 19 miles from the resort.
This is what guests seem to most appreciate about this resort. It is very big indeed, and as a result can offer a wide range of activities and facilities. Considering that many guests were there to view the coral reefs, the dive centre right out front was often mentioned as a highlight.
Great animation team
Whatever individual complaints guests may have had, they all seemed to hold the animation team in high regard. They were described as professional and entertaining, with a great ability to engage the crowd.
Great GM and senior hotel staff
Considering the enormous size of the resort, quite a few guests commented that the GM and his senior team were remarkably hands on. They speak of their complaints being addressed directly by the GM, and of him being very accessible.
Some cleanliness issues in the restaurants
There are 14 restaurants on-site, so it's possible that this does not apply to all, but several guests mention that the restaurant they ate in was not cleaned properly. They speak of dirt under the tables, and elsewhere. It gave them an uncomfortable feeling that if the front of house was in such a state, the kitchen was unlikely to be better.
Restaurants sometime like being in a scrum
This is a very widespread observation. So many guests speak of a very bad atmosphere in the buffet restaurants, with guests running here and there and generally being pushy and uncouth.
Questions regarding 5* rating
There were quite a number of guests who questioned the resorts five star rating. It wasn't necessarily that they thought the resort was awful, just that the sort of obsessive attention to detail and refinement they expected of a five start resort was nowhere in evidence.
Wellness / Spa
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
On-site boutique shopping
Towels at the pool
WiFi in public areas
24-hour room service
Free WiFi (public areas)
Organised activities for kids
Balcony (upon inquiry)
Bathtub (upon inquiry)
Theme / Type
Food and beverage
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Safaga Road , Makadi Bay , Egypt Telephone: +20(65)3590590 | Fax: +20(65)3590595 | Official Homepage
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