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Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort 5*

Recently opened in July 2011, the Hilton already enjoys one of the highest ranks on TripAdvisor and HolidayCheck. Not suprising given both the Hilton name and since it has direct access to one of Marsa Alam's best natural sandy beaches at Abu Dabbab.

ROOMS 450.  The hotel bedrooms are in individual blocks of 12 to 24 rooms arranged on two floors.  Alll the blocks are located within extensive landscaped gardens. Standard guest rooms are 462sq ft, deluxe rooms are 535sq ft and suites are 1011sq ft.


ROOM FACILITIES

Standard: decorated in Nubian style.  Computer users can stay connected with high-speed internet access,  movie fans can enjoy a film on the LCD TV, or simply relax on the balcony or terrace and enjoy the views over landscaped gardens and the sea.  Even the standard rooms are lavishly equipped with 37 inch flat panel HD televisions, night lights in the bathroom, in-room movie channels, granite counter tops, air conditioning controlled by an adjustable thermostat, ceiling fan (in case you don't like air conditioning), tea/coffee making facilities and even two telephones including one in the bathroom !

Deluxe: As far as I can work it out you get a standard room with the following extras - an additional 73 sq ft of space, a bathrobe, a dining table and chairs, separate seating area with sofa sleeper, separate bath tub and shower and a kitchenette.  

Suites: Similarly equipped to the Deluxe Rooms but with much more space - over one thousand square feet.

LOCATION: Approximately 34 km NORTH of the town of Marsa Alam but about 28 km SOUTH of Marsa Alam airport and 97 km south of El Quseir.  

GENERAL FACILITIES - Of greatest interest will be the hotel's own beautiful natural sandy beach fronting Abu Dabbab bay where if you are lucky you can swim with sea turtles or even sometimes a dugong - a large herbivorous marine mammal.  But even if you don't like snorkeling or scuba diving, there a lot of other activities for those who don't want to spend all their time on the sun loungers - these include basketball, fishing, a jogging track, swimming in the pool, table tennis, pool and bicycle rental.

For customer convenience there is also an ATM, baggage storage, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a clothing store, a concierge desk, foreign currency exchange, a gift shop, a laundry desk, a news stand, room service and a safety deposit box.

Families with children will be pleased to know that the hotel also offers a babysitting service, children's activities, a children's menu, high chairs, a playground and a playpen.

Business services may not be at the top of most visitors' agendas here but they include express mail, a fax and a printer.  

You can book a room at Hilton Nubian Resort by emailing steven@marsaalam.com - You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival.  
 

GUEST REVIEWS

The Hilton Nubia scores very well on guest reviews on TripAdvisor.com,  coming 13th out of 73 hotels, as of 6th March 2017, although its ranking has slipped two places since September 2016 and eleven places since November 2012. Happily, satisfaction levels remain almost stratospheric - with 90% of reviewers (up 1% since November 2012) rating the hotel as either "excellent" or "very good" and just 3 per cent (no change since November 2012) rating the hotel as either "poor" or "terrible". 

On Holidaycheck.de the Hilton scores a very respectable 5.1 out of six stars, as of 6th March 2017. Ratings have remained reasonably steady over the last few years as you can see in the table below. You will notice a very slight improvement in the rating awarded the hotel overall rising by just 0.1 to 5.1 since 2012, but there have been small drops in the ratings awarded to rooms, service and location over the same period.  However there is a very positive sign in the increased number of reviewers recommending the hotel standing at 80%, as of 6th March 2017, compared to 76% in August 2016.  

   Category   Nov 2012     Sept 2016   March 2017
       
 hotel       5.0        5.1       5.1
 rooms       5.7        5.5       5.5
 service       5.2        4.9       4.9
 sport         ?        4.9       4.8
 food       4.7        4.6       4.7
 location       4.4        4.0       4.1

Unfortunately this website didn't record the level of satisfaction for sport on Holidaycheck as of  November 2012.  Reviews on TripAdvisor.com and HolidayCheck.com have been generally very positive -


OVERALL

 "The stay at Hilton Marsa Alam was the most amazing stay ever. It was what made our honeymoon very special. Thanks to the very special team leader Mr Michael (Front Officer Manager) for his perfect hospitality.. and every team member all over that beautiful property."
( TripAdvisor.com 28 January 2017 ) 

"All in all..I would definitely recommend going to the Hilton Nubian Resort in Marsa Alam. I think we will be back... So much more to see at the house reef."
( TripAdvisor.com Lionfishie 18 May 2016 ) 

"Have stayed in various other locations and this was by far the best. Superb room, excellent service, delicious food, fantastic snorkeling and diving. Would highly recommend this hotel for a chill out week......am already planning to return next year."
( TripAdvisor.com 17 May 2012 ) 

"Despite the fact that we had to pay for good coffee and that the service was sometimes a bit slow, we would recommend this hotel, because it is very nice, the people will help you and you don't have to go far to dive because it can be done just in front of the hotel."
( TripAdvisor.com 13 May 2012 ) 

"We really loved our stay at the resort and we strongly recommend it to everyone.  High class hotel, qualified personnel, great atmosphere and delicious food."
( TripAdvisor 16 May 2012 ) Read the reviews of Hilton Nubian Resort at HolidayCheck.de

"Everything was absolutely perfect"
( HolidayCheck.com Zuzana February 2012 ) 


ON THE STAFF

"All the staff are really friendly and cannot do enough for you. The animation team in the hotel are fantastic. They put on a great range of daytime activities and sports as well as brilliant evening shows. The Irish dance show is a real highlight."
( TripAdvisor.com Samantha 25 January 2017 )

"We organized our wedding anniversary choosing the Hilton Marsa Alam and it was the best choice. We spent a week there and nothing went wrong from the arrival to the departure from front office, food, beverage service, housekeeping security, gardeners, really all departments. Special thanks to Mr Michael front office manager. Mr. Awad F&B manager, Hany bar manager, Moataz pool."
( TripAdvisor Walter 21 July 2016 ) 

"Every single person in the staff was exceptional. True magicians. Housekeeping - Omar was a star. He made us the best towel art I have seen, on top of being so adequate in his job."
( TripAdvisor.com Ahmad 24 March 2016 )


"I can speak for the whole group when I say that the staff and service are simply the best we have ever received on holiday. (They) cannot do enough for you and it is clear that they enjoy their work and want to make the holiday makers' stays relaxing and memorable."  
( TripAdvisor.com owensmum47 27 May 2013 )

"The  hotel invited us - and, I imagine, all guests - to drinks in the Axis bar to meet all the staff.  Clearly the staff want feed back and this was an excellent, informal way to do it.  What a pity so few guests turned up ! We met Ehab, the Food and Beverage Manager, and were pushed to offer any criticisms. So our daughter piped up that there was no jelly on the menu so of course it was hand delivered at lunch the next day by Ehab himself !"
( TripAdvisor.com 24 April 2012 ) 

"Most of the staff are very friendly, everyone says hello when they pass.  Some of the staff are real jokers and think it's funny to "play" with you; make you repeat your order a few times, not directly hand over your drinks......it's funny when you are a child, but not as an adult."
( TripAdvisor.com 17 May 2012 )

"Excellent, attentive service. We felt welcome and recognized and the staff was very happy to help."
( TripAdvisor.com Canadian guest 11 May 2012 ) 

"From "check in" to "check out" this was a magnificent holiday. The staff were not only attentive, but seemed to be enjoying their work from top management to gardeners.  We were made to feel so welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay." 
( TripAdvisor.com 27 April 2012 ) 

"The staff were exceptional, such beautiful people, most spoke excellent English and couldn't do enough for you. Ehab, the food and beverage manager went out of his way to ensure my dietary needs were met. Mina from reception went of his way to find me a trip to Luxor.  Mustafa liased before my arrival about transport to and from the airport and my gluten free requirements."
( HolidayCheck.com Carole March 2012 )

"Staff attentive but not pushy."
( HolidayCheck.com Zuzana February 2012 ) 



ON THE BEACH AND SEA

"The hotel is located at Abu Dabbab Bay, which offers superb opportunity for snorkeling. The coral reef is full of colourful life. We spent 14 beautiful days and would not hesitate to return there again. We also recommend this hotel for those who love to watch under water life and don't mind that the hotel is not located directly on the beach."
( TripAdvisor.com Ondrej 6 June 2016 )

"For snorkeling or diving, the house reef is beautiful... believe me, I have been around the world. Turtles, guitar sharks, blue spotted stingray, leopard stingray, loads of stuff to be seen around the reef and above the seagrass area. This time unfortunately we did not see the dugong/seacow.... We did a snorkeling tour called "snorkeling under the stars" which was only 25 euros each. You go in when it gets dark and you have a torch. The guide shows you around the north side of the house reef and you will see the animals act differently when it is dark."
( TripAdvisor.com Lionfishie 18 May 2016 )


"The beach is a long one with white sand. You can easily wade right to the point you enter the reef. You can swim adjacent to the reef but over the sand (the reef is on your left) and see wonderful coloured fishes.....If you like to venture into deeper water, you can easily find four or five turtles and, if you are lucky, a dugong.  For some of the day at the end of April the water was cool, but I only wore my bikini and managed OK for at least half an hour." 
( TripAdvisor.com  Italian guest 11 May 2012 ) 


ON THE SWIMMING POOLS

"There were not many guests at the hotel when we were there. The main pool was undergoing (renovation) but they are almost (finished) working on it. It will look beautiful when it is ready I am sure. We didn't miss that pool at all because there was plenty of room around the other pools and the beach."
( TripAdvisor.com Lionfishie 18 May 2016 )

"My daughter was completely in love with the swimming pools (we were in building 19 right next to the smaller warm/heated pool and it was lovely) and the hammocks by the large pool (next to the main building.)"
( TripAdvisor.com Canadian guest 11 May 2012 ) 


ON THE FOOD AND DINING

"I have never, ever seen or tasted a better dessert buffet in Egypt, or in any other African country. The variety, the flavours, the colours and textures, the different sculptures... real artwork and pleasure for the eye and palet. I rarely eat desserts but guess what... I could not resist these amazing creations."
( TripAdvisor Greta 22 June 2016 ) 

"I am on a medical diet....  before booking I sent the hotel an email asking if they would be able to cater for me....Chef Hany and Hesham took very good care of me. Every day they came looking for me at breakfast, lunch and dinner and then we thought of what they could cook for me. They were always caring for me and anything was possible. So many many compliments to these two gentlemen and the rest of their staff.  Your caring for me has helped me feeling good so I could fully enjoy my vacation."
( TripAdvisor Lionfishie 18 May 2016 )

"The food is of perfect quality and tasty. The wine, which is served with the meal, is of very good quality. (Dining here) has no health problems......    The choice for me was more than adequate. Due to the low occupancy rate, the size of the buffet was adjusted, which I think is understandable (but evens so it was) absolutely exemplary! It was still not possible every night to try everything !"
( HolidayCheck.de Marion May 2016 )

"Fine dining in the main restaurant....veal, lamb, chicken, beef served in delicate spices, fabulous salads. Breakfast was our favourite meal, the eggs taste like eggs used to taste when I was young and a fabulous selection of fresh fruit. I can recommend the grapefruit...sweet and tangy.  Extensive choice at every meal, with a very personal service.  I have no idea how the staff manage to remember your personal preferences, but they do."  
( HolidayCheck.com Peter February 2012 ) 

"Never eaten better in North Africa before. People can find a broad range of dishes: meat (but no pork), fish, vegetables and many many tasty cakes ! No gastroenteric problem at all........Generally, everything is clean, except for the napkins.  I had more than once a dirty napkin on my table."
( TripAdvisor.com 11 May 2012 ) 


ON THE ROOMS

"Rooms were great and nicely decorated. Clean and most of the time a personal touch with fresh flowers. Thank you Nabil !"
( TripAdvisor.com Erik 22 June 2016 ) 

"Room wise - we were upgraded to a suite for only 25 euros per night. This meant we had two bathrooms, a bedroom and a separate living/TV room. Very relaxed and well worth the extra money.....  great queen bed and nice pillows, fine showers, small fridge and tea/coffee making facility in the room, two bottles of 1.5 litres of water every day. Plenty of closet space."
( TripAdvisor.com Lionfishie 18 May 2016 )

"We had an upgrade to a deluxe room booked (EUR 20 per night). King size bed (we slept great), large LCD TV. Near the beach, with a very nice pool right outside the door Super charming cleaner who appreciated our praise and a small tip. The rooms were always spotless."
( HolidayCheck.de Lissy March 2016

"Big room, spacious closets, minimalist (style) with a walk-in shower, safe, large television, private terrace with sitting area, minibar, small stocked kitchenette, super comfortable king beds, telephone, air conditioning and so on.  Leaves no wish open. Excellent room service !"
( HolidayCheck.com Stefan January 2013)

"Everything nice and every comfortable, the best equipped room I've had so far on my trips, so that's a big plus."
( TripAdvisor.com 17 May 2012 ) 

"The room's cleaning was impeccable and Ahmed made a new creation everyday ranging from a beatiful swan in the middle of our bed to a monkey hanging from the ceiling."
( TripAdvisor.com 16 May 2012 ) 

"We were upgraded to a gorgeous suite for no reason at all, complete with fantastic whirlpool bath. The room was clean and fresh, with really nice amenities and complimentary mineral water every day."
( TripAdvisor.com 16 May 2012 ) 

"Large, immaculate, beautiful with a fridge, flat screen TV, balcony and safe and loads of cupboard space, ironing board, iron, hairdryer, phone, sewing kit, shoe shine kit, enough toiletries to last the week, in fact everything you need bar sun cream, cleanser and moisturizer."
( HolidayCheck.com Carole March 2012 )

"Clean, spacious and airy."
( HolidayCheck.com Zuzana February 2012 ) 

"The rooms are five star, wonderfully comfortable bed with the softest bedlinen, sumptuous bathroom with walk in shower, fluffy towels and robes, spacious balcony with two comfy relaxing chairs and a settee."
( HolidayCheck.com Peter February 2012 )

You can book a room at Hilton Nubian Resort by emailing steven@marsaalam.com - You don't need to pay a deposit as payment can be made on arrival. 


WEBSITE LINKS

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Read the reviews on the Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort at TripAdvisor.com 

Read the reviews at Hilton Nubian Resort at HolidayCheck.de




                       




            Hilton Nubian Videos & Resort Photos.


Guest videos his stay & reef snorkeling with GOPro
June 2016 - 3.5 minutes - over 7,000 views. 




August 2012 - 13 minutes - over 39,000 views.



A guest's video record of their stay.
October 2015 - 4.28 mins - over 3,000 views



        The Hilton Nubian Resort opened in 2011



      Impressive domed ceiling of the reception.



                        Reception seating area. 



                             The lounge bar.



                          Luxurious rooms



                       Another Hilton room view.



       And the suites are even more luxurious



                   Bath/shower room.







A youtube video tour of the hotel
September 2011 - 8.53min - over 11,000 views



                The main buffet restaurant



                Chill out by the swimming pool.



                        Another Hilton pool view.



                                 And another.



              The pool at night - perfect anytime.



    Even the toilets impress with a grand design.




                       The beach bar at dawn



        One of the best beaches in Marsa Alam



     Try not to miss the sunrise over the Red Sea.


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