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TULIP RESORT - MARSA ALAM 4*

Tulip is one of Marsa Alam's better four star hotels with excellent service, good food, a clean beach and for those who wish to walk off the calories a jetty almost one kilometre long.

Rooms
: 246 including 32 family rooms of 39sqm, 123 twin bed and 91 king bed rooms each of 32sqm.  96 rooms have connecting doors. The guest rooms are designed as low-rise bungalows, laid out in a huge U-shape around the main swimming pool area. 

Room facilities: Air conditioning, bathroom with shower, direct dial telephone, mini-bar,  safe deposit box,  private terrace or balcony.  Some rooms have handicapped facilities.

Location: 15km south from Marsa Alam airport and 46km north of the town of Marsa Alam.

Facilties: Main restaurant (Jasmine) open - breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30 lunch: 12:30 - 14:30  and dinner: 19:30 - 21:30,  fish restaurant: open from 19:30 till 22:30. Baccara Italian Restaurant open from 11:00 till 17:00.   English Pub and disco.  Lobby and pool bars.  3 swimming pools, largest 1500sqm and the middle one 500sqm (heated) and one children's pool.  Diving Center and a health club with gym, sauna and hair salon open from 0800 to 2000.  A Kid's Club open from 11.00 to 17.00.  Beach volleyball, tennis court, horse and camel riding,   a 250 metre long private sandy beach and coral reef.

Secret tip:  Although the Tulip Health Club has satisfied customers we would still recommend if possible travelling 3km south down the coast road to what is probably the best health club in Egypt at the nearby Al Nada Resort which is often frequented by both local and visiting VIPs from Cairo.  For abooking you can ring the owner Mr. Seifein Shafik on 01284 332 337


BOOKING A ROOM

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


GUEST REVIEWS

As of July 2013, its' ranking had slipped to 22nd out of 66 hotels in the Marsa Alam region down from 18th in December 2012.  However satisfaction levels improved slightly with 79 per cent of reviewers (+1% since December) giving it a "very good" or "excellent" rating and with only 8 per cent (unchanged since December) rating it as "poor" or "terrible". 82 per cent of Trip Advisor reviewers would recommend the hotel.

On Holidaycheck.com, as of December 2
012, it has an excellent average review score of 5.1 out of six stars (unchanged since December) with the highest scores awarded for rooms at 5.4 (unchanged) and service at 5.3 (unchanged) and slightly lower results for sport at 5.1 (unchanged), gastronomy at 4.9 (unchanged) and location at 4.6 (also unchanged). An impressive 91 per cent of holiday check reviewers said they would recommend the resort.  

Overall, guest reviews on TripAdvisor and HolidayCheck have been mostly very positive.


ON THE BEACH AND SEA

"The scuba diving is amazing and the beach allows you to walk out for a long while before even hitting deep water."
( TripAdvisor.com Rachael S. 24 June 2013 ) 

"The jetty goes a long way out but great snorkeling from there and we had the bonus of five dolphins coming in and swimming among us."
( TripAdvisor.com 2 March 2012 ) 

"A weary long pontoon," moaned one guest commenting on the jetty, "about a ten minute walk to the end."  

( TripAdvisor.com 6 February 2012 ) 

Another guest loved the jetty commenting "The long foot bridge across the reef is great."
( HolidayCheck.com Ines March 2012 )

"The nearby reef is very worthwhile seeing, and I had a meeting with a turtle and dolphins."  Strange how German reviewers make such pleasures sound strangely business like.  
( HolidayCheck.com Jorg March 2012 )

"The beach is clean, being swept clean every evening and you can find enough beds and umbrellas."
( TripAdvisor.com 14 January 2012 )


ON THE ROOMS

"The design of the hotel is very good as... all rooms overlook the sea and the pools. There are three floors and we had a room on the top floor with a balcony. Each block of three is staggered so that each individual balcony is not overlooked by its' neighbour (and) despite being in blocks with many rooms joined we found it very quiet and had undisturbed sleep. The rooms are spacious and the bed comfortable... (and) there is a spacious shower room with a hairdryer."
( TripAdvisor.com Karen201211 21 May 2013 ) 

"Large room, walk in shower, king size bed. Big balcony. Room was kept spotless by the cleaner, nothing was too much trouble."

( TripAdvisor.com 26 April 2012 ) 

"The room was beautiful and spotlessly clean thanks to Mohammed who also did wonderful things with our towels and night clothes !"
( TripAdvisor.com 1 April 2012 )

"The rooms were spacious and modern."
( HolidayCheck.com Ines March 2012 )  

"We had a sea view for a small charge but it was worth it. Sitting in the evening on our balcony, watching the stars above the sea - simply great."
( HolidayCheck.com 14 January 2012 ) 


ON THE STAFF

"We went as a family, myself, my husband, brother and sister-in-law, and we liked to sit and play cards and dominoes each night and have a drink and a giggle. Each night, when we arrived in the bar area, the bar staff would move tables, chairs, get rid of ashtrays and have drinks on the table before we even had to ask. They were polite, respectful (although also) always up for a laugh..."
( Guest's comments on HolidayCheck.com April 2013 ) 

"The staff were always eager to help....Thanks to all."
( HolidayCheck.com Karen February 2012 )  

"The room cleaning was brilliant. The boys very nice. Almost every day new surprises for the kids in the room. And without tips. The staff in the whole hotel was really nice !"
( HolidayCheck.com Christin & Rene February 2012 )

 "The service was perfect. The staff were very friendly no matter whether it was a waiter, gardener, house keeping.......The room was always clean, and a small tip would ensure great hand-made towel figures....(and in the restaurant) hardly was the plate empty and it was already cleared. After a few days the waiters already knew what you wanted to drink and you no longer needed to get it yourself."
( HolidayCheck.com Claudia February 2012 ) 

"Very attentive and polite staff without requiring any tip, but you cheerfully give them coz they deserve it."
( TripAdvisor.com 14 January 2012 ) 


ON THE FOOD

"There is always something to eat. Fresh pasta and pizzas are cooked exactly to order, omelettes are cooked to order in the morning, along with fresh croissants and pancakes. The eating areas are very clean and the food is beautifully presented."
(  Guest's comments on HolidayCheck.com April 2013 ) 

"The food was really good.  A lot of chicken.  We were both there for two weeks and the food was different both weeks.  Even if you are a picky eater there is something there for everyone."
( TripAdvisor.com 22 May 2012 ) 

"The restaurant served a variety of buffet food all very tasty.  Also very clean in the restaurant."
( TripAdvisor.com 26 April 2012 )  

"Food is very good. Everyone can find something for himself and never leaves hungry. Deserts are amazing and almost every day there is an outside grill with fish or pork served by the chef. Waiters are very observant and fast, always ready to bring you what you want."
( TripAdvisor.com 14 January 2012 )


ON THE POOL

"Should just mention the heated pool which was amazing !"
( TripAdvisor.com 1 April 2012 ) 


OVERALL

"Perfect resort to rest and relax. Good food, very clean, kind staff and perfect location for diving and snorkeling. It is just a bit remote. There is nothing in the area, no village, no ancient sites, so no reason to leave the resort at all, total relaxation at the pool and on the beach with a 100 per cent guarantee."
( TripAdvisor.com Dublinherbert 13 July 2013 )

(Actually this webiste doesn't agree on  one point - that there's nothing to do outside your resort - there are national parks, fascinating historical sites and of course the possibility of overland or diving safaris - but you may need help to visit these places -  please check our where to go section).

"If you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday this is a must !"
( TripAdvisor.com 22 May 2012 ) 

"Have never spent a holiday so perfect and delightful. Animation crew is amazing, skilled and kind, service excellent........ Amazing people, we loved you Tulip."
( TripAdvisor.com 8 April 2012 ) 

"This hotel is highly recommendable for a snorkeling vacation." - the reviewer gave the hotel a maximum score of six stars.
( HolidayCheck.com Simone March 2012 ) 

"Good four stars not more," commented one reviewer perhaps not aware that Tulip is indeed rated a four star.  
( TripAdvisor.com 6 February 2012 ) 

"Far from a big town, but enough to do, with a good restaurant, swimming pools and good service. Scuba diving, snorkeling ? This is the place !"
( TripAdvisor.com 4 February 2012 ) 


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


WEBSITE LINKS

Check out the hotel's own website

Check rates, availability and book a room with Sunishine.co.uk

Check rates, availability and book a room with TravelRepublic.co.uk

Read the reviews on the Tulip Resort at TripAdvisor.com



 
      

                   TULIP RESORT PHOTOS



             Elegantly designed hotel entrance.




             Rooms highly rated on TripAdvisor.




An excellent video tour of the hotel.
January 2012 - 5.12 minutes - over 9,000 views. 





Seven min slide show of photos set to music
Youtube - Nov 2007 - 7min - over 17,000 views.





Youtube video tour of a Tulip Resort room
April 2006 - 49sec - over 12,000 views.





Dancing animators at Tulip Resort.
March 2013 - 4.17 minutes - over 1,200 views.





              
Relax with a coffee in the lobby.





                     Or with a drink at the pub.





Or get a tan on the beach - but limit your exposure





                     Anyone for volley ball ?





                Diving practise by the hotel pool.





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