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Club Calimera or LTI Akassia Swiss Resort - Marsa Alam 5*

Last year rated as our top hotel and this year still as our number two for sheer indulgence and buffets which would have pleased even King Farouk. 

Rooms
: 444 large deluxe rooms divided into standard, standard sea view and family rooms.  

Room facilities: Air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, non-smoking rooms, wheel chair accessible rooms, daily maid service, safe, balcony/terrace, mini bar, 24 hour room service.

Location: 40km /30 minute drive north of Marsa Alam airport towards El Quseir.  It is about a 10 to 15 minute drive from El Quseir and 90 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. 


Hotel facilities: Two floors, restaurant, coffee shop, babysitting or child care, laundy/dry cleaning service, concierge services, currency exchange, business centre, secreterial service, beauty salon, sauna, gift shop, travel desk, game room, three swimming pools (outdoor), swimming pool (for children), tennis, night club and 500 metres of private beach.  

There is also a large Aqua Park with water slides ( including twelve for adults and six for children ) and a huge wave pool and a "multi game children's aqua tower". 


Did you know ?  The hotel's unique lobby dome is one of the largest in the world.

It's quick and easy to book a room at Akassia Resort by  emailing steven@marsaalam.com - You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival.  You will receive a confirmation and booking reference by email.  

Guest reviews

On Holidaycheck.de, as of 23 January 2017, the hotel was achieving an excellent average of 5.3 out of six stars ( up from 5.1 in August 2016 ) with the best score for rooms at 5.4 ( the same as in August 2016 ), service 5.4 ( up from 5.3 in August 2016 ) and sport at 5.4 ( up from 5.2 in August 2016 ) and the worst scores for gastronomy at 4.9 (up from 4.8 in August 2016) and location at 4.8. ( up marginally from 4.7 in August 2016.)  89% of reviewers on HolidayCheck.de said they would recommend the hotel ( up from 84% in August 2016 ).  

On TripAdvisor the hotel was rated 3rd out of 11th hotels in the El Quseir area (the northern Marsa Alam region) as of 23 January 2017 (compared to 3rd out of 9 hotels in October 2012) with 914 or 83% (up 1% since October 2012) of 1099 reviewers describing the hotel as either excellent or very good  and only 64 or 6% (down 1% since October 2012) describing the hotel as poor or terrible. 

Guest reviews have been mostly favourable


ON THE FOOD 

"Extremely rich breakfast buffet, juices, omelets etc. Thanks to the whole team of chefs.... Tasty lunch and dinner.... so delicious. Nice atmosphere in the evening with candles."
Holidaycheck.de Oliver July 2016


"I have been to Egypt before and got ill but this stay no one in our party of 10 got ill, the food is well prepared and plenty of choice. We even had a special uk night put on for the uk guests at the beach restaurant and had beautiful food and decoration. On my birthday I got presented with a cake and even the waiter in the morning bought me some flowers. We paid to go in an ala carte that night for a special meal and got given a good deal and it was all very delicious."  
TripAdvisor Fairy 14 April 2016


"Food/drink-reasonable choice and nicely prepared. I felt that the choice would have been more if the resort had been busier. The plus side was we were allowed a la carte every night which we did 3 times and this was beautiful. As we were there New Year's Eve there was a banquet and that was fantastic."
TripAdvisor Justeene 7 January 2016


"The food was plentiful and there was loads of choice. Ahmed Eid the head chef was so helpful too as our son was only just diagnosed with a nut allergy and he helped us with choices and was happy to make fresh food if we were unsure. The Christmas gala was superb and the amount of work that went in to the food was breath taking."
TripAdvisor Emma 31 December 2015.

"The main restaurant was where we did most of our eating for breakfast and evening meal, always made to feel welcome and staff always happy to help find a table or make a table big enough, a special thank you to Mohamed, who entertained our children every day with his magic ticks and jokes, The food was good and we always found plenty to eat, very clean and tidy place to eat, as was the beach restaurant for lunch times."
TripAdvisor Yvonne 11 June 2012
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"Food was nice, with themed evenings. Our six year old especially liked the pizza corner as he threw pizzas in the air. One evening he made her a heart pizza which she wouldnt eat till each member of the family saw it! Desserts were lovely, so nice in fact i put on 4.5Ib's!"
( 29 April 2012 ) 

"The dining areas are manned with staff that are wonderful and food that is well presented - Don't go there expecting to have a full english or a Sunday lunch, if you want that i suggest you book Benidorm or Blackpool !! ...... We had no problems with food and (it) would solely depend on whether your children are prepared to try foods from other countries, In between main meals there were 'bars' that served toasties in the morning and chips and burger/hot dog in the afternoon. There was free ice cream between 15:00 and 18:00."
( 5 November 2011 ) 




ON THE ROOMS


"The rooms were cleaned daily by a very nice, attentive room boy. Even from our room, which was part of the main building, one could look out at the sea. The size of the family room is approx 74 sqm including the large balcony."
Holidaycheck.de Sabine & Dennis July 2016.

"The rooms were cleaned very well everyday and we always had new sheets and towels every day. On my birthday and last night they left some beautiful towel art using my children's teddies in it."
TripAdvisor Fairy 14 April 2016

"we had 2 rooms and were given an upgrade. I presume this was because it was fairly quiet. The room had two small double beds and a z-bed(for 3 of us). The room had a sea view and was close to the beach. The beds were very firm, which none of us liked but that's a preference of ours. The bed wasn't big enough for my husband and I to sleep comfortably in together, which wasn't ideal. The z-bed was the most comfortable and we all wanted it!! The room was cleaned daily and the cleaners were lovely and would come back if you weren't up."
TripAdvisor Justeene 7 January 2016 

"The rooms were clean. We were worried about having 4 in a standard room but there was more than enough space with 2 extra beds in the room. There was so much to do around the hotel you weren't in the rooms for long. Our only gripe would be the cleaner we had for the second week would knock on our door really early (9ish!)
TripAdvisor Emma 31 December 2015

"Our room was very clean, well lit had a beautiful view of the pool and main hotel and from the front door we had a view of the dessert where we often saw camels trekking, Everyday we had a lovely cleaner who put fresh flowers into our room, made swans from towels and always cleaned up the complete and utter mess we made of the room."
( 6 August 2011 ) 




ON THE POOL AND BEACH


"only one heated pool (and one in water park). There's loads of lovely pools and will be lovely in the summer but not so great in the winter. There's a nice area to swim in the sea, where you can snorkel too and it's really nice. You can go off the jetty too which is great but weather dependant."
TripAdvisor Justeene 7 January 2016

"The reef .. maybe one of the most 'beautiful I have ever seen with an infinite' of fish swimming around, not at all afraid, but the place most 'beautiful in my opinion was the Mangrove Bay, the mangrove beach, 5 minutes with free bus of the hotel."
TripAdvisor Jessica from Italy 23 September 2012

"snorkelling est un vrai bonheur une multitude de poissons colorés, un corail magnifique, raie, tortue, muraine etc.... nous avons eu la chance de voir un groupe de dauphin passer devant l'hotel !" Translation - snorkelling is a real treat with a multitude of colourful fish, beautiful coral, rays, turtles etc......We had the chance to see a group of dolphins pass the hotel !
( 3 May 2012 ) 

"All together with LTI + Aqua park part, there are about 10 big pools, every day we’ve discovered a new one! They were clean, with plenty of available sun beds ( maybe because it was only April – the summer season starts in May)."
TripAdvisor.com Marketa  3 May 2012

"Il mare e la barriera corallina sono fantastici, per i nuotatori meno esperti davanti alla spiaggia c'è una piscina "naturale" che permette di praticare snorkeling in una zona sicura." Translation - The sea and the reef are fantastic, for less experienced swimmers on the beach front there is a "natural" pool that allows you to snorkel in a safe area.
( 15 April 2012 ) 



ON THE AQUAPARK


"The water park was huge and great fun. There was a great choice of rides and although not all were open at once they alternated between them and would be guided by the people using them. I think the most we had to wait was 5 people it was like having it all to ourselves."
TripAdvisor Emma 31 December 2015

"Aquapark was brilliant. Practically no queuing at the time of year we went and the slides were brilliant."
( 16 May 2013 ) 



ON THE HEALTH CLUB AND GYM

"The gym was relatively well equipped and the massages... well, that depended on the masseur or masseuse (Shakira was fantastic)." 
TripAdvisor Yves 26 December 2015.

"Buono il centro benessere anche se lo abbiamo trovato un po' caro e sicuramente avrebbe bisogno di essere rinnovato. Buona la dotazione della palestra, aperta tutto il giorno e ben attrezzata." Translation
- The spa is good but a bit expensive and in need of some renovation.  The gym is well equipped and open all day.
( 8 April 2012 )




ON THE STAFF 

"Great service.... friendly staff.  They recognized me from last year. Feel-good atmosphere. Thank you ! Also many thanks to the room boys... everything as always tip top."
HolidayCheck.de Oliver July 2016

"Staff-all the hotel staff were nice, polite and very helpful. We were waited on by an extremely brilliant waiter (Muhammad Metwaliy). The only downside is the constant hassle for trips/excursions/treatments etc. It did tail off but wasn't necessary!
TripAdvisor.com Justeene 7 January 2016

"We arrived around midnight after a 7.5h delay, but were welcomed with a plate of sandwiches and fresh fruit.....   the service was outstanding. Staff were for the most part very friendly and helpful. Some really stood out, such as Soby at the beach..... I would never have expected it, but odds are we'll be back in February."
TripAdvisor Yves 26 December 2016. 


"The staff were all amazing, some funny, all very friendly, one guy in particular ( Sameh ) was so helpful and did all he could to make our dining experiences a pleasure for the entire two weeks." 
HolidayCheck.com George August 2012 

"Staff no matter which area were always friendly and accommodating."
HolidayCheck.com Meike July 2012 

"Staff was very extremely nice and friendly, I (as a woman) did not met anyone who would be bothering me or something. For a small tip they would do anything ( but even without it)."
TripAdvisor 3 May 2012 

"The staff were always so helpful and would often run halfway down steps to help with inflatable.....
The receptionist were very good, including Maher Saleh. His English was perfect and was always smiling. We requested a blanket one evening and gave our room number. A few days later i had to go to reception for something else and he had remembered our room number!.....Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful memorable holiday!"
( 29 April 2012 ) 

"The staff were Amazing they couldn't do enough for us. They work all day and all night and hardly get no sleep. Our waitor Hussien was amazing, he would get our table for 12 ready every night at 7 and would know every drink we wanted and would have them ready for us."
( 6 September 2011 ) 

"We were recieved well at reception and booked in straight away by friendly hotel staff, our suitcases were shipped away and driven to our room to save us having to carry them. While having things explained to us in reception we got given a complementary glass of mango juice and a shot of Ozuo."
( 6 August 2011 ) 

"The cleaning staff were brilliant - the whole place was spottless, even the public toilets!
Waiting staff, reception and almost all bar staff were fantastic too.   The animation team were working their socks off with big productions and on the whole were doing a great job (but they should ditch the comedy night)."
( 24 July 2011 ) 




ON THE GARDENS

" I have very rarely seen such manicured gardens with so many flowers. Walking across the site is a pleasure."
( Thaibog 26 May 2013 )



OVERALL

"From the first moment we arrived we received a warm welcome and friendly service. The hotel was fairly quiet but that did not stop the staff working so hard to make our stay fantastic, always smiling and happy to talk. My brother in law particularly enjoyed learning Arabic from the staff and they were happy and proud to teach you."
( TripAdvisor.com Fairy 14 April 2016. )

"We had a wonderful vacation at Club Calimera Akassia. We were received with a drink and could immediately join the dinner. Employees of the hotel were very friendly, always there to help you. Our kids ( and even we ) had a great time in the big aqua park. 
( TripAdvisor hdesmet 6 April 2016 )

"Everything was clean and comfortable. We had a brief issue with the shower but the plumber came within 15 minutes of alerting the hotel of the issue. We always felt safe and welcome from the moment we arrived until our departure."
( TripAdvisor Sarah 17 February 2016 )

"This resort is absolutely beautiful. The staff where so friendly and helpful. The rooms are very well made up and close to the pool area. Stayed here for two weeks. Will be going back to this resort. Can't fault any of the hotel."
TripAdvisor Lorna 10 February 2016. 

"There is something for everyone at Akassia so go and enjoy."
TripAdvisor Russell 26 August 2012.

"After sitting and racking my brains, I can't think of a single bad thing to say about the Akassia Swiss Hotel - it was the perfect holiday, and I would definitely go back again."
TripAdvisor Tina 26 September 2012

"
Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel."
( 3 February 2012 )

"Good hotel, pleasant and friendly staff, good food, brilliant water park."
( 10 November 2011 )

"big nice rooms, very clean hotel, friendly and helpful staff, amazing aquapark, good food, beautiful reef, serious diving center."
( 30 October 2011 ) 

"I really enjoyed this hotel, and I would recommend it to anyone. It was one of the best hotels I've ever been to."
( 13 September 2011 ) 

"I'd definitely recommend this resort to anyone, it was such a nice time."
( 3 August 2011 ) 


It's quick and easy to book a room at Akassia Resort by emailing steven@marsaalam.com -  You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival.  You will receive a confirmation and a booking reference by email.  

Read the reviews on Akassia Resort at TripAdvisor.com

Check out Akassia Resort's own website  

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Check rates and book a room at Akassia Resort at Expedia.co.uk



                     Akassia Resort Photos

 
       Excellent buffets with vast choice of food




Amazing film shot from a drone flying above Akassia.
Youtube 29 April 2015 - 5.25 minutes. 





Over an hour of film of the resort including drone footage and underwater film of the house reef.  August 2015.




 Loose yourself in the resort's extensive grounds.





Youtube video of the amazing Akassia Aqua Park -
20 Mary 2014 - 6.41 minutes. 





                         
Akassia Room view 1.



                           Akassia Room view 2.




                         Akassia Beach view 1




                        Akassia Beach View 2.




                        Akassia Beach View 3.




                         Akassia Beach View 4.  




                              Beach view 5. 




                           Jetty over the reef. 




        Dawn view of the jetty across the reef


                         



                             Akassia Reception.



                         Cool off in the pool.



                             Pool view 2.


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Need a taxi ?

Taxi drivers will often take advantage if you're
stuck at the airport.  Best to book in advance.

If you need a cheap limousine, taxi service,
minibus or car rental at any time 
email Steven at steven@marsaalam.com.

The price for a one way journey between Akassia and the airport is given on the taxi prices page.

No need to pay a deposit as you can pay on arrival.

He has many types of car as well as people
carriers available in Marsa Alam, Hurghada,
Luxor, Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh. 


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Akassia Youtube video tour
November 2010 - 2.3 min - over 14,000 views




Akassia Youtube video tour
May 2012 - 2.3min - over 26,000 views




Youtube video tour of the hotel and Aqua park.
May 2011 - 5.06 min - over 4,000 views





                           Well equipped gym.



                           Akassia aerial view



    The Aquapark has had some great reviews.

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