Club Calimera Akassia Swiss Resort(4 stars)

36 KM North of Marsa Alam International Airport 8236 El Quseir View on map

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1,170 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.3
  • Service
    5.3
  • Location
    4.7
  • Food and Drinks
    4.9
  • Sport & entertain
    5.2
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Matthijs
Still an amazing hotel also after the third time!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2015
It is a really good hotel, nice located on the red see! The hotel is well maintained. Very friendly staff, a great aqua park with much slides. The hotel also has a really gorgeous house reef with a lot of beautiful fishes. We will come back for the fourth time!! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Bo
Very recommendable place to stay
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2015
We stayed yet another week at this very nice place for the fourth time. The hotel is very relaxed and the atmosphere is calm. The food is very good and you have a variety of restaurants/bars to choose from. Rooms are clean and have good standard. The staff is very friendly and serviceminded. The hotel has its own beach with a lagoon where you always can bath. There is also a peer which ends at the reef slope. Snorkling is fantastic there. If you are lucky you sometimes see doplhins. There are local sales people on the beach and they ... are friendly and can take no for an answer. There is also a small local market with shops. If you are looking for a nice hotel with all inclusive with great service then I really recommend this hotel. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Veronique
I'll be back
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2015
I've been in egypt for several times, different places, but akassia is my favorit. In general i would like to describe it as as great. The gardens are so beautifull, the staff treats you like kings and queens and always with a smile, the rooms are modern and well cleaned every day. Akassia is all in, and i would say starting from the breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is great and a lot of different choice The desserts. Mmmmm. I met several nationalities from italy, germany, belgium All kind of ages. For me this is a hotel where i ... can relax at the different pools, the beach, or an active holiday due to the animation and where my kids always have fun. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    I've been in several kind of rooms and even the standard rooms are modern, big, have al a pool or sea view, minibar, big terrace, safe, coffee machine

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    For me this hotel is on it's gastronomy his 5* more than worth! The choice is so big than it is impossible to taste it all, you can eat all kind of fish, meat, chicken, fresh prepared pizza's, the desserts are soooo good. Akassia has several restaurants and i have tried them all!

  • Service
    6.0

    Holiday by holiday i had an excellent service always with a smile, they speak english, italian, german

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    At the pool or on the beach you can always participate on a game... In wintertime some pools are heated... All of the pools are so well treated.... And the garden... I can walk for hours in it!!!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I've been in egypt for several times, different places, but akassia is my favorit. In general i would like to describe it as as great. The gardens are so beautifull, the staff treats you like kings and queens and always with a smile, the rooms are modern and well cleaned every day. Akassia is all in, and i would say starting from the breakfast, lunch and dinner... The food is great and a lot of different choice,... The desserts.... Mmmmm. I met several nationalities from italy, germany, belgium, .... All kind of ages.... For me this is a hotel where i can relax at the different pools, the beach, or an active holiday due to the animation and where my kids always have fun...

  • Location
    6.0

    The beach is in front of me... I even saw dolphins In the hotel we have several shopping facilities and a shuttle service is ready if i wanted to go port ghalib or on excursion... I wide choise on excursions... Snorkling, diving, luxor, marsa alam, history

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A UM
Sun Sand & Sea but a little windy at times!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2015
Great Hotel with Great Choices of Facilities provided for Families Holidays, Sport facility and Excursion is also good. However, need more Entertainment for Adult & Solo travellers in the evening! A large Resort with lots of European holiday makers from all ages. With Good Customer Service but always room for improvement especially with a 5* credential. Culture differences, generally staff should be more aware of Solo Travellers and that women do travels alone! read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    A Good Size Double Room but Very Dated Soft Furnishing, TV & Bathroom Fittings. Cleanliness is good in general in the room and at the Resort but could be better in public toilet areas.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Restaurants for all inclusive package holiday have good selections of dishes, Cakes and Salads but lack of different types of Fruits apart from the basic Apple, Dates, Banana and Oranges. It would be nice and could do with more Local Dishes available as everyday option since we are in Egypt. Most importantly, staff need more training on Basic " Food Allergies & Intolerance" and Cross Contamination issues. Also understanding what Gluten Free/ Lactose Free diet / Vegetarian/ Vegan diets is all about and are most important. Perhaps, more training needed on how to cook Egg should be cook , Fry /Omelette and not drowning it with Oil and the Different between Ham & BACON. :) A Needs and Must have for "Warning Label" on the food counter where there are Products/Dishes that is contains Nuts. As restaurant staff don't always understand the question asked.

  • Service
    5.0

    Good Service but always room for improvement especially with a 5* as a credential. Great Customer Relation Team dealt with complaint efficiently and quickly if and when needed. Most Staff members at Front Desk speaks good English, French, German, other languages is also spoken in other parts of the Hotel. With culture differences, general staffing need to be aware that women do travels alone!

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Great Pool choices and water sports activities and entertainment for kids. Although lack entertainment for Adult traveller in the evening. Excursion is not directly linked to the Hotel, however could provides better transport for small group travelling if minimum booking was made and especially for long journey such as Luxor trip. Driving & Drivers should take more care especially on unfinished roads with full of pot holes. SAFETY Issue Drivers stay OFF MOBILE PHONE while Driving!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Great Hotel with Great Choices of Facilities provided for Families Holidays, Sport facility and Excursion is also good. However, need more Entertainment for Adult & Solo travellers in the evening! A large Resort with lots of European holiday makers from all ages. With Good Customer Service but always room for improvement especially with a 5* credential. Culture differences, generally staff should be more aware of Solo Travellers and that women do travels alone!

  • Location
    5.0

    As it was my first time visited to Egypt I have not much to compared with in term of location. However, the areas is good and quiet though it is a little far from town or city. Great facilities and entertainments for families with children at the hotel but lack of things to do in the evening for Adult & Solo traveller/s. Varieties of Excursion that is available which is good if you are not a person that like to sit on the beach the entire holiday.

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Manuel
Wonderful snorkeling
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2014
This was a wonderful Vacation! We were snorkeling almost every day. And we saw so many fishes and other Sea animals. The House Reef was exellent. And then was there a Hotel Bus. He was taking us to a nearby Bay (5 minutes) for free. The Reef there was also awesome. In Adition to that we have to recommend the excellent Ice Coffee we got almost every day at the SeaViewBar. Thanks a lot to the hard working men there - Aziz and Fady. Good job! It was very nice to meet you. Also the whole Resort - it was ... really comfortable to be there. We hope to come back soon. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Sanna
A very nice hotel that has pretty much everyhing
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2014
We were two couples that went to Akassia and we had a very good time. The food were good, very big variety of the dinner-buffé. The pool at Akassia was big and clean, it was not hard to get seats either. The beachbar was the best place to sit at, very very nice. A big thankyou to Mohamed who worked there, he really made our journey to the hotel even better. Sameh Arafa who served us at the dinner was also amazing. We have never been at any hotel were the staff was so friendly and helpful. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Sandra
Will gladly come back!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2014
Great hotel, highly recommended, very suitable for families. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are very large. We would come back.:-) read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Andy
Excellent service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
We had a very nice holiday , everything was very clean and cared for . Especially the service in the restaurant was exceptional , and a special thanks to Sameh Arafa who made ​​the holidays memorable read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Marc
A good hotel with an excellent aqua park
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
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  • Room
    5.0

    Nice , great and clean room , in the family room 2 TV's

  • Gastronomy
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0

    Friendliness in restaurant was very good . Ali G. served us very well ans was very friendly. A friend for ever...

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    A very great aqua park , with more than 15 swimming pools, I never seen this before. Great for children ...

  • Hotel
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
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Lisa
Excellent holiday, recommend it as 10 out of 10
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
Fabulous hotel, everything is central to where you need it, the most awesome water park, beach a short walk, staff so friendly, everything was spotless and staff cleaning the place constantly. Cooking outside at night was fantastic. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Rooms spacious, if you spend too much time in it. Your not out enjoying the holiday.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Food was more than adequate. Plenty to eat all day, beach burgers, ice cream 3 -6 pm

  • Service
    6.0

    Staff so helpful, rooms cleaned impeccably , full medical facilities and chemist on site.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Pools absolutely outstanding, disco stunning in a cave on the beach, lighting from disco lights up the beach . Looks amazing. Animation team were fabulous, especially Marianna. Very friendly, make you feel at ease.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Fabulous hotel, everything is central to where you need it, the most awesome water park, beach a short walk, staff so friendly, everything was spotless and staff cleaning the place constantly. Cooking outside at night was fantastic.

  • Location
    6.0

    Hotel with own beach, little shopping bazaar. No need to leave the facility at all really.

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Hana
Exclusive holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
In the hotel we was very satisfied. Service and food also excellent. At dinner, the waiter served us Sameh Arafa. He was very kind and attentive.He spoke several languages. Fulfilled all our wishes and our children. Great praise Sameh Arafa. Thank you Family Vancurovi from Czech Republic read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    all good, a little further from the sea

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Good quality of food and drinks and also quantity atmosphere very nice

  • Service
    6.0

    Sameh Arafa was excellent Room cleaning perfect

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    A few activities - animators excellent - Vasek from Czech Republic and Marianne from England super excellent

  • Hotel
    6.0

    In the hotel we was very satisfied. Service and food also excellent. At dinner, the waiter served us Sameh Arafa. He was very kind and attentive.He spoke several languages. Fulfilled all our wishes and our children. Great praise Sameh Arafa. Thank you Family Vancurovi from Czech Republic

  • Location
    6.0

    Very nice, distance to the beach - from our room near in aquapark cca 7 minutes, shopping in hotel

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Chloe
Relaxing summer holiday in Egypt.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2014
Very big hotel, loads to do for all ages including water park, wave pool and shopping centre! Very clean hotel, rooms cleaned very well each day including fresh towels. Very clean around pool area as well, very well looked after hotel. I went all inclusive and it was perfect. The variety of food could have been slightly better but wasnt a huge issue. Food, drinks and ice cream avalible all day. I went with my friend, we are in our early twentys and had a great time!! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Very good size room. we have 2 single beds but they were very big!! Everything you need in a room is there. Bathroom very big and clean with a big walk in shower.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There are many different places you can eat at various times through out the day. They have a ate breakfast option which is brilliant if you wake up late! The food in the main resturant is good, could be a better variety but there is always something for everyone. A la carte resturant avalible which is lovely! Dining areas kept very clean at all times and waiters are always making sure you have all you need and as soon as they see your drink getting low they bring over a new one!!

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff are very friendly and helpful and if they cant help you themselves they will find someone that can! They love the English but all of the staff speak every language you can think of! Our room was always cleaned very well every day with new towels supplied. Beach/pool towels supplied free of charge which is great!

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Animation team were great and will do all they can to get lots of people to join in and make freinds! lots of activities on all day for all ages. Beach is lovely and not over crowded and you are still close to everything if you need food or a drink. Pools are lovely and clean includuing the pool with the wave machine which is brilliant!! Mini showers dotted around by the beach so you can wash the sand off!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Very big hotel, loads to do for all ages including water park, wave pool and shopping centre! Very clean hotel, rooms cleaned very well each day including fresh towels. Very clean around pool area as well, very well looked after hotel. I went all inclusive and it was perfect. The variety of food could have been slightly better but wasnt a huge issue. Food, drinks and ice cream avalible all day. I went with my friend, we are in our early twentys and had a great time!!

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is on a beach so you have amazing views and you are only ever a 5 minute walk away max! Amazing coral bay on the beach and i would advise everyone to visit this as it is amazing!! The hotel its self is in the middle of no where but its not a problem as you have everything you need on the site and there are a lot of trips and outings arranged if you did want to leave the hotel. about a 40min car journey to the airport but this is a great trip as you see all sorts of amazing things and have desert one side and the beach the other! There are a lot of trips that you can go on. We went on the Super Safari and i would definitely recomend this to any one!

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David
An experience of the very best ever had
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Other stay
  • April 2014
All Inclusive with thompsons,the best ever,so clean,so friendly,so nice,just simply perfect,nothing was wrong,all the staff so friendly,the room was perfect,a one minute walk to the beach,2 minute walk to have meals,the splashdown was amazeing,the free towels clean every day so nice,many Italians there good fun,all ages there from baby to senior people,thompsons rep Lorraine was the best rep ever so organised and helpful,hope to go again wish it was today, read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    we had a family room for the 4 of us,2 double beds 2 single beds,good hot shower,electric for shaver ,hair dryer,air con fridge,tv balcony,kettle with tea and coffee,safe,all free,a very clean room,cleaned every day,and animals were made from the towels,a newish room,a good size room,nice and light,all at the ground floor level ,just a few rooms above us ,no noise,so quiet,a nice man to clean the room everyday ,we did tip him

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    4 resturants one as a special example a british night,one by the beach,one on the beach and the main restaurant,all areas are very clean,all types of food are available,congratulations to the chef a super special easter feast,food all meals was excellent,a super large range of food,many chefs cooking food in front of you,all with smiles and being funny so nice ,all drinks were also excellent a large variety,we did give some tips but the staff are not looking for tips.

  • Service
    6.0

    never complained no need,the front desk so friendly,there manager talked to us every day,how did the man at reception know our room number without us telling him,so clever,foreign language no problem,clean room,at meals the waiter knew what drinks we wanted as we sat down all our drinks arrived,as soon as half drunk a new drink would arrive,so nice,the pool bar man so nice and helpful and also the aqua bar pool bar man so nice and funny with the ice cream

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    entertainment was here from 9 am until midnight,sport on the beach ,pool,fitness club,so much entertainment all morning all afternoon and a live show at night,super show,disco later,no problem for a sunbed they are everywhere all so clean so nice to relax.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    All Inclusive with thompsons,the best ever,so clean,so friendly,so nice,just simply perfect,nothing was wrong,all the staff so friendly,the room was perfect,a one minute walk to the beach,2 minute walk to have meals,the splashdown was amazeing,the free towels clean every day so nice,many Italians there good fun,all ages there from baby to senior people,thompsons rep Lorraine was the best rep ever so organised and helpful,hope to go again wish it was today,

  • Location
    6.0

    beautiful setting built like a sand castle with 10 rooms per sand castle,so many sand castles,it was a very big site for the hotel,and a free golf cart ride available,40 minutes from airport a traffic free road,many excursions available to see and swim with dolphin,turtles,sea cow,ride camel,quad bike,shopping at night near the hotel,some shops in the hotel,beach is a one minute walk,oh so clean,wave pool available as well

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Hazel
One of the best holidays I've had in years!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
A fantastic week. The staff at the hotel were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The Guest Relations Manager there could teach UK hotels a thing or two about good service. We want to go back! My daughers have had a fair few holidays abroad over the years and rate this one as the best ever! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Michèle
The fifth time and always again with great pleasure
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
Always gladly again. Were this year for the fifth time in the Akassia Swiss resort and not for the last time. Super friendly and nice staff in the whole hotel, animation simply great, large selection of swimming pools and a great water park. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Jenny
Dream of a lifetime came true
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
There are 2 hotels combined (LTI and Akassia) under the same ownership, the LTI being slightly more luxurious as other travellers told us but we found all the features Calimera had to offer absolutely satisfactory for a family holiday. There are hundreds of rooms but it never felt overcrowded since there are so many different things to be done. Several pools, the beach and an Aquapark with 22 slides and childrens pools as well as a pool bar are all in easy walking distance. Having booked all inclusive, breakfast and dinner were served in the large restaurant at the hotel ... and for lunch you could choose to go to the beach restaurant with a stunning view onto the reef and the red sea. The hotel also has a spa, tennis courts, an olympic size pool, several shops and animation going on in several places so that you can choose to take part or rather want to find a quiet spot and relax. The hotel has got its own beach and reef and offers diving and snorkelling, equipment can be rented there and there are courses and guided tours available. But even without equipment you can see the multicoloured fish swimming around you when going into the sea for swimming. The hotel itself was in good condition with a lot of attention to flower beds and gardens. Everything was very clean from the hotel room to the restaurant and the beach, even the beach toilets were cleaned several times a day and staff seemed to be working round the clock to keep it that way. There was a very mixed range of guests from families to couples and seniors. We arrived with a plane full of Brits but we met Germans, Italians, Belgians, French and Polish, all in all just a really nice mixture that showed this hotel has got something to everyone. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    Our room wasn't the biggest I've ever seen with two single beds and an additional one for our son, but then we were only there to sleep and shower anyway. There was bedside tables, a desk, TV, minibar, safe,kettle, telephone, air-condition. There were individual overhead lights although I would have preferred a smaller bedside light so not to wake up everyone when switching it on. The room is air-conditioned, there was a good-sized bathroom with a big walk-in shower, sink and toilet. It was maybe not in the newest condition but spotless and clean every day no matter how much mess we made, even our clothes were folded and stacked neatly every day, beds made and everything neat and tidy.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There was plenty of food and drink available almost at all times. Everything was fresh, well cooked and all dining areas were clean and well maintained. There was plenty of choice at all mealtimes in the buffet style restaurants. We were a bit disappointed because we had really hoped for more authentic arabic food but I suppose we were in the minority there since the other guests seemed to enjoy the rather european style food with an extensive salad and dessert bar, a pasta station where you could put your own sauce together from lots of different ingrendients, fresh grilled meat and fish and kids options as well. There were themed evenings (italian, german, english and so on) but even then admittedly we got a bit bored with it after the first week. There is a more exclusive italian style restaurant in the hotel (not included in all inclusive) that is quite good but I guess foodies like us are just never satisfied. There was also fresh juices and cocktails available at very small prices, ice cream in the afternoon, food and drink just never seemed to stop.

  • Service
    6.0

    Service was absolutely outstanding in all areas all around the clock! Hotel staff were always friendly and helpful and sometimes literally seemed to be reading our minds, they just couldn't do enough for us. Staff at the restaurants and at reception spoke at least two or three languages sufficiently, complaints were resolved within minutes and they always chatted to our son or played with him. On arrival our TV didn't work, after a call to reception it didn't even take 2 minutes until someone knocked at the door to fix the problem. After two days staff knew what we liked to drink and sometimes we were served before we'd even reached the table. I always got my "10 o'clock-coffee" brought to me wether I was at the pool or on the beach, tables were cleared as soon as you set down your empty plate, drinks refilled constantly, just absolutely brilliant. Even the gardeners and cleaning staff always had a friendly word. They made us feel like kings and queens! There was a doctor available and a laundry service, there's an internet corner (although internet is rather slow for our standards), a bar in the lobby for late night drinks and a disco for the party people. The Thompson rep gave great service, too. She was available almost every day, alsways friendly and helpful and when we had a small complaint about an excursion and a wrongly booked time and date and she made every possible effort to resolve it there and then and we received apologies and presents. All in all very impressive service that we've never experienced anywhere else.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Good animation, even we joined in sometimes although we don't normally, again very friendly staff, there's a kids club, plenty of sunbeds with umbrellas, tables, ash-trays and all the works. As said before, everything was incredibly clean, even the beach was cleaned and straightened every night. The only small disappointment was the swimming times because after sunset swimming in pool and sea was forbidden for safety reasons which I found a shame. I would really have enjoyed a night swim, even if it was a special feature once a week. The pool was cleaned every day, water in the sea was clean, too, only in the open sea (where we went snorkelling) there were a few (not dangerous) jellyfish but that didnt bother us too much watching all the beautiful fish and turtles and everything else. The aquapark is the biggest attraction for the kids and it has everything to keep children of all ages entertained all day. There is staff at the top of every slide to make sure children are safe and distances kept and sliding mats and boats are used the right way. There are wave pools, toddler pools with slides and fountains and play equipment, a playground and all types of slides for small and big thrill-riders.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    There are 2 hotels combined (LTI and Akassia) under the same ownership, the LTI being slightly more luxurious as other travellers told us but we found all the features Calimera had to offer absolutely satisfactory for a family holiday. There are hundreds of rooms but it never felt overcrowded since there are so many different things to be done. Several pools, the beach and an Aquapark with 22 slides and childrens pools as well as a pool bar are all in easy walking distance. Having booked all inclusive, breakfast and dinner were served in the large restaurant at the hotel and for lunch you could choose to go to the beach restaurant with a stunning view onto the reef and the red sea. The hotel also has a spa, tennis courts, an olympic size pool, several shops and animation going on in several places so that you can choose to take part or rather want to find a quiet spot and relax. The hotel has got its own beach and reef and offers diving and snorkelling, equipment can be rented there and there are courses and guided tours available. But even without equipment you can see the multicoloured fish swimming around you when going into the sea for swimming. The hotel itself was in good condition with a lot of attention to flower beds and gardens. Everything was very clean from the hotel room to the restaurant and the beach, even the beach toilets were cleaned several times a day and staff seemed to be working round the clock to keep it that way. There was a very mixed range of guests from families to couples and seniors. We arrived with a plane full of Brits but we met Germans, Italians, Belgians, French and Polish, all in all just a really nice mixture that showed this hotel has got something to everyone.

  • Location
    4.0

    The hotel is located about half an hours drive away from the airport of Marsa Alam on the coast of the Red sea. It is quite in the middle of nowhere with the city of El Quesir and another small town called Port Ghalib fairly close by. Although the city of Luxor is only about 200 miles away it takes about 5-6 hours to get there by coach so getting a glimpse of Egyptian history and culture is a bit difficult. There are limited shopping facilities in Port Ghalib and even at the hotel although that is rather common tourist things they sell. There are excursions to Luxor, Asswan and other places available, some with overnight stay but for our 6-year-old the 17-hour-coach trip to Luxor was a bit too much although we quite enjoyed the sightseeing. We also did a fantastic half day trip to the desert which is highly recommendable, all of us had great fun in the beduin camp, riding a camel, quad riding, dance and music and sunset in the desert mountains. As for the location it really depends on what your main idea of holiday is and what you want to get out of it.

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Tolomei
Fantastic Holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
Woderful vacation. Akassia is excellent, a relaxing place where you can fully enjoy the beautiful Red Sea. All the persons working in Akassia are gentle and kind, they all pay great attention to the guest's needs.The food is good and various.The rooms are rather big and comfortable,all the green areas are well kept,flowers are everywhere.Surely I will go back to Akassia as soon as possible....can't wait to go back!!!!!!! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Gerd
Beautiful holiday in the Club Calimera Akassia.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
In february we had a wonderful week at the Club Calimera Akassia and. We'll be back! Especially outstanding is the really great and very friendly service! Whether in the restaurant, at the bars, at the reception, etc. everywhere in the area one was served very friendly and accommodating! Many of the staff speaks a good german and you feel really everywhere as a gladly-seen guest! The rooms are nice and big, in particular also for families! There were several pools and a large aquapark (22 slides) for large and small is simply wonderful and no boredom left! A great house ... reef just invites to snorkel. Should (of the wind because) the red flag hoisted his, the hotel also offers a free ride in a neighboring bay, where you great snorkeling! The buffet offers something for every taste. There are also 3 'stops', where both at noon and in the evening freshly cooked or (very delicious and after desire occupied!) pizza is baked! The area was clean and well maintained. We were all around comfortable! You should know, that was around the hotel no entertainment possibilities. If you however with the destination in advance busy, it is actually clear. However the hotel has a small 'shopping mile', where sunscreen, snorkeling accessories, cosmetics, souvenirs etc. could get everything. Also a pharmacy and there was a doctor in the hotel. For us it is a hotel, which we can definitely and good conscience to further-recommend can! We were the first time since. But. We are already planning our next stay there! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Michel
Splendid time to take free time.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Business trip
  • February 2014
Personel is very friendly and gives very good services. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Bedrooms are very nice, perhaps the temperature of the douchewater could be more regular because hot and cold goes up and down...

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The hotel personel was always stand-by and very friendly. On the beach there were to many people with proposals for massage, diving trips....

  • Service
    6.0

    Very Friendly personel all over the hotel and accomadation.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Swimming, playing in the gliding tubes, snorkeling in the sea!! TOP!!!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Personel is very friendly and gives very good services.

  • Location
    5.0

    Very beautiful gardens, always propre, nice buildings....TOP!!!

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Susanne
Sun and beach relaxation.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
We were the first time in Egypt. The hotel is great. The service was great. Friendliness of the staff excellent. The rooms were pleasantly large. The pool was very clean. We could the pool towels several times a day to change leave. The sea was clear, although we moderate wind had. The kitchen must be praised. It was lunchtime and also grilled. The choice of the food was always good. In the rooms there was a water digester, as well as coffee and tea. We have a day at the aquapark spent. The employees of the life guards teams have ... extra for us various slides and also the foreign language competence actuated. The utilization of the hotel was at about 20-25%. I think, we will be back. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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