Egypt


Egypt Hotels

Egypt, home of one of the seven man made wonders of the world, the pyramids. Along with the very popular Sharm El Shiekh resort, Egypt has much to offer in the way of diverse holidays

While Luxor is the sightseeing heaven, Makadi Bay tends to be more family orientated. Although Egypt is simply bursting with wonderful and amazing sights there is also plenty of opportunity for relaxing on the beach.

An entry Visa is required for Egypt and costs approx 15 GBP per person.

How Hot?

The best time to visit Egypt is from October through to April, particularly if you're planning on visiting the Pyramids of Giza or the temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel. Running from May to August summers in Egypt are exceptionally hot and dry, with the average temperature in the south at 105.8ºF (41ºC) and 95ºF (35ºC) in the north.

Out and About

Egypt offers a huge diversity of holiday experiences from endless ancient sights and historic attractions to niles cruises, desert safaris and the clear blue diving waters of the Red Sea.

Cairo and Gisa sit side by side across the banks of the River Nile and here you are going to see the famous Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Dashur. In the city of Cairo there are endless museums, mosques and markets to explore and the gardens of Al Azhar Park provide peaceful respite with panoramic views over the city. Top attractions include the impressive Egyptian Museum, Abdeen Palace, the Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the Mosque of Ibu Tulin.

Further up the river, in the Nile Valley, Luxor is another prime destination for discovering the ancient wonders of Egypt. Here you will find Luxor Temple, the Temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Deir el Medina and the Colossi of Memnon. A little further south, at the beautifully located Aswan you can browse the souk, visit Elephantine Island and the Aswan Museum, discover Nubian villages and visit the Aswan Botanical Gardens and ruins of ancient Abu.

Resorts along the Red Sea Coast include ever popular Hurghada, the picturesque Makadi Bay, the prestigious Soma Bay, laidback El Quseir and the quieter resorts of El Gouna and Marsa Alam. These beach resorts are ideal for taking safaris into the eastern desert and of course, to take advantage of world class diving and snorkelling waters. Historic attractions include the Ottoman Fortress and the Faran Mosque at Al Quseir. Leisure attractions include the stunning marina and golf club at El Gouna, the Sindbad and Makadi water parks at Hurghada

On the Sinai Peninsula, the cosmopolitan and lively resort of Sharm el Sheikh and neighbouring resorts including Naama Bay are perfectly located for the colourful underwater world at the Ras Mohammed National Park. This coast is lined with beaches and coves and a top destination for snorkelling and diving. There are many leisure and tourist facilities such as golf courses, marinas, bars and nightclubs. Away from the beach you can visit St Catherines Monastery or take a safari into the Sinai desert and mountains.

On the Gulf of Aqaba, the resorts of Taba and Dahab offer a beach front setting with a more relaxing atmosphere and authentic Egyptian flavour than some of the Red Sea resorts. The order of the day here is s simply snorkelling, diving and relaxing at a beach bar or, you can take a safari by jeep, quad bike or camel into the desert and colourful mountains.

Out for Lunch!

In Egypt bread forms the main backbone of the Egyptian diet and is consumed with almost every meal. In the larger cities like Cairo you can find various forms of cuisine from traditional through to International cuisine. Most traditional restaurants served meat and fava bean dishes, a typical Egyptian dish.

Whilst staying in Egypt you can dine in a variety of restaurants serving anything from traditional to International cuisine. You will find Italian, Mexican, Japanese and Sushi restaurants all over the country. The larger cities have Western style fast food chains like KFC and Mcdonalds, but these can be fairly expensive. There are small stand up shops serving Egyptian version of fast food like shawirma-lamb cooked on a spit.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - Sharm: London 5 hrs 15 mins, From Manchester 5 hrs, From Glasgow 5 hrs 30 mins

Cairo from Glasgow 6 hrs 20 mins, From Manchester 5 hrs 30 min From London 5 hrs 15 mins

Currency - Egyptian Pound

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed and mainly hotel based.

Best Time to Visit: from October to April

Top Hotels In Egypt

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Egypt, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Sultan Bey Hotel View rates for Sultan Bey Hotel
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El Gouna
Located in El Gouna, the hotel offers a great space for sunbathing and four-star service. A great pick for a sunny getaway to Egypt....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort View rates for Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort
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Marsa Alam
The hotel has an isolated location well suited to those looking to explore the Abu Dhabbab Reef. Facilities on site include swimming pools, fitness centre, dive centre, childrens playground and entert...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Albatros White Beach Resort View rates for Albatros White Beach Resort
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Hurghada
Albatros White Beach is a luxury hotel set right on the beachfront to the north of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. This is a great pick for a family or couples’ beach holiday....

4.7 / 5 from 28 reviews

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel View rates for Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
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Luxor
The Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel enjoys a great location looking out onto the main road in Luxor and backing on to the banks of the Nile....

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Mecure Le Sphinx View rates for Mecure Le Sphinx
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Giza
This 5* luxury hotel offers elegant accommodation and a good range of facilities combined with a central location that makes exploring the major attractions easy from this superior property....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Sheraton Soma Bay Hotel View rates for Sheraton Soma Bay Hotel
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Soma Bay
Sheraton Soma Bay Hotel has striking architecture, inspired by the Karnak Temple, a house reef and an 800 metre long natural sand beach. It is home to the Cascades golf course, a thalasso Spa, diving ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Ramses Hilton Hotel View rates for Ramses Hilton Hotel
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Cairo
The landmark Ramses Hilton sits on the east bank of the Nile in the heart of Cairo, just steps from the Egyptian Museum and just a short drive from the Great Pyramids of Giza....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Movenpick Resort El Quseir View rates for Movenpick Resort El Quseir
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Marsa Alam
Movenpick Resort El Quseir is an attractive resort on the Red Sea with Nubian style architecture and direct access to the sands of Sirena Beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Royal Lagoons Resort View rates for Royal Lagoons Resort
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Hurghada
The Royal Lagoons Resort Aqua Park is a 4 star resort which offers a variety of activities and facilities for guests to enjoy making it an ideal choice for couple and families....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Jaz Aquamarine Hotel View rates for Jaz Aquamarine Hotel
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Hurghada
Located at the southern end of Hurghada the Jaz Aquamarine is an attractive 5 star hotel with extensive facilities, including 15 pools, water-parks, kids club and a host of wining and dining options....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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