How they got there and how much they rested for
The downside is the transfer. Flights from the Russian Federation do not fly to the resort, you will have to get from Hurghada airport. We didn’t bother with domestic flights, it’s difficult to connect with our package tours, and charters are a risk of missing the flight. We decided by bus: long, but reliable.
I thought there wouldn't be many people as desperate as we are, but we got almost half of the big tourist bus. The transfer was included in the price of the tour. Hotel Novotel Marsa Alam 5 *, 115 thousand for two for 8 days. 1/1
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Novotel Marsa Alam
We really liked the hotel, and I especially want to note the attitude of the staff: polite, they work “excellently”, they know their business. This, of course, is not a palace, but it absolutely does not look like hotels popular among our tourists. Clean, colorful, very calm and at the same time not boring. Very tasty food: varied, interesting, with a twist. The only thing I didn't like was the fruit: almost everyone was so-so, they bought the cheapest and very tasty ones at the local market. The contingent of vacationers is diverse, there are few Russians, mostly Germans, Poles and Czechs. All polite and friendly, never had any conflicts.
The rooms are clean and spacious. Very comfortable beds, you can feel the attention to detail. There is a catalog of pillows to choose from, a fragrance for bed linen. Cosmetics in the room are of good quality, there is even a small tube of aloe juice against burns and a card with a reminder to apply sunscreen. At the reception you can see a catalog of dangerous fish that you should not touch with your hands. I think all hotels in Egypt should have such directories!1/1
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The level of the diving center in the hotel is really very high: new equipment, carefully thought-out locations, professional instructors. Even if you don't like to dive and snorkel, you can appreciate the beauty of the local fauna. Walking along the pier above the coral cap, you can see a huge number of fish even without a mask! The pontoon is not long, 150 meters, no more. The animation team is international, there are Russian speakers. All animation is in English.
We had a good rest, but the road, of course, is still difficult. If you do not like diving and excursions, then it is better not to choose this direction for now – you will be disappointed.
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