We get asked sometimes where we stay when we travel – out of curiosity, surely, and also to give recommendations. That's why we decided for a comprehensive hotel report on all our accommodations this time. What do you think? Should we do more of this?
Pro: We got a good price (31 Euro on booking.com) for a large, tastefully furnished and very clean two-room apartment. Apart from the bedroom there was a living room with sofa and a dining table and large French windows – sufficient sockets in all rooms. Good shower, and a small room advertised as "fully equipped kitchenette" which consisted of a fridge, a water kettle and two sets of plates, cups and cutlery. Good buffet breakfast. The hotel is within walking distance from the airport.
Contra: What the kitchenette wasn't equipped with was such basics as a sponge or a dishcloth. The small, unheated pool that didn't get much sun in winter was of no use to us (but at this time of the year it didn't matter either that it doesn't have beach access). The TV-Satellite combination was complicated and needed someone to set it up (who didn't show up).
Conclusion: A very comfortable apartment close to the airport and just a bit away from the beach area.
See also: Navigating Hurghada