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“Beautiful location and very friendly staff in Marina Lodge, Port Ghalib”

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Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Port Ghalib
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My wife and I have been in Marina Lodge for 4 days. The location is beautiful, directly at the harbor, the sea is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. We have been to the hotel before, but it has improved a lot. The boat trips, organized via the office at the hotel, are not expensive and are really great! All staff (in the restaurant, in the bar, the housekeeping staff, the person who arranges the taxis, the staff at the reception etc)is are very kind. I want to mention the Reservation Manager Ahmed Zaki, who does everything to make your holiday pleasant, he is a great guy! We for sure will go back to this great resort.

Room Tip: Rooms in front of the swimming pool
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Marina Lodge At... M, Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Guest,
Thanks a lot for your positive feedback about your recent stay in the lovely hotel. I am sure that all our friendly team members is happy to read your wonderful praise specially those you have mentioned.
Will be waiting for your soonest return :)
Thanks a lot for such a positive feedback and I am pleased to learn that you had a wonderful Stay.
We will be always looking forward to your return.

Yours Sincerely,
Hotel Management

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This hotel could be so much better, a good location with good size rooms and right on the Marina.

Many of the staff are indifferent or just downright rude, unless your Egyptian.

The queue for food is a prime example, portions given to native people are three times that offers to us.

You have to stand there with your plate and keep asking for more, usually me with a tut or raising of the eyes.

It's not too bad though as the food is terrible! The lowest grade ingredients are used, not one good meal the whole week.

The young chef cooking the eggs in the morning is particularly rude, clearly doesn't like Europeans. He makes this quite obvious.

Not a problem as we won't be visiting this hotel ever again.

If you have booked see if you can change, if you haven't, then really stay away.

The manager will I'm sure have his usual stock reply to this, you can see them copied and pasted on lots of other comments.

The place is unmanaged and unloved. It will need a budget increase and a change of staff to improve, unlikely to happen.

I have been to a lot of hotels in Egypt and this is by far the worst, save the location.

There is free wifi in the reception area, however it rarely works and when it does it's very weak and intermittent.

Do your self a real favour and stay well away.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Ahmed L, Front Office Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time, we are truly care for the mentioned comments you have said about the hotel, team and services.

At Marina Lodge Port Ghalib hotel, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discrete service to our guests and their appreciation and acknowledgement is always our greatest reward.

Kind regards,
Hotel Management

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

A good hotel with very good service
Location is very nice
Beach is ok, many fish on the reef
The only one is the bad animation, and the pushy khaled, who is behind every woman.
Everything else very recommendable!

Stayed: May 2017
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Ahmed L, Front Office Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear Valued Guest,
We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you have said about the hotel, team and services. I am glad that you felt pampered we are extremely delighted to have you as a “Guest” For Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib Hotel and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

They were very helpful & cheerful they make their best to entertain the guests & the children .. Nice show & party everyday .I liked the hotel very much . It was a very nice experience .. I suggest to go there for a nice relaxation place .

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Ahmed L, Front Office Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Dear Guest,
Thanks a lot for your positive feedback about your recent stay in the lovely hotel. I am sure that all our friendly team members is happy to read your wonderful praise specially those you have mentioned.
Will be waiting for your soonest return :)
Thanks a lot for such a positive feedback and I am pleased to learn that you had a wonderful week.
We will be always looking forward to your return.

Yours Sincerely,
Hotel Management

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a hotel with a bit of effort actually might be ok. On a positive note if you are a diver with Emperor Divers the location is perfect right in front of the hotel. The rooms are of a good size, clean, comfortable think 3 star. Shower decent. If you are here for the diving request rooms in 700's .There is no Wifi in rooms and limited near bar/reception.

There are 2 good size pools nice view of Port Ghalib which is accessible by water taxi every hour. There is a small beach 10 minute walk away with toilet and refreshments however rocks make it uncomfortable walking into sea.

There are no lifts so if you have mobility issues you need to request ground floor room.
We were allocated a room on 1st floor initially overlooking the bar. The noise level from the entertainment was horrendous and went on to the early hours and despite complaints no effort to turn down music in fact it was turned up which seemed only to the benefit of the 2 over enthusiastic entertainment staff who were trying to get people up dancing and only ones dancing were small children.

We were moved but reluctantly the next day.

There is a total indifference with the staff, is a smile too much to ask? The food is as other reviews have mentioned is at best basic, hot food is cold always despite the false hope of a heated containers, food choice is limited and for vegetarians you are going to be disappointed, food is bland, tasteless. Breakfast offers you best hope with made to order omelettes the pastries look tempting but sadly stale same thing with desert in the evening . With all the poor reviews one wonders what it will take for the food and beverage manager to actually do something about it. We were a group of 6 divers and been before but unfortunately unlikely to come back again.

Such a shame the location is great but there needs to be an overhaul on the food and some customer service training or staff would not go amiss

Room Tip: Rooms number 700 above ideal for divers short walk from boat
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Ahmed L, Front Office Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Guest,

We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you have said about the hotel, team and services. I am glad that you and your better half felt pampered
At Marina Lodge Port Ghalib hotel, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discrete service to our guests and their appreciation and acknowledgement is always our greatest reward.
Kind regards,
Hotel Management

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Additional Information about Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib

Address: PO Box 12, Port Ghalib | Red Sea - Egypt, Port Ghalib, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Port Ghalib
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Port Ghalib
#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Ghalib
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Ghalib
#3 Spa Hotel in Port Ghalib
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Ghalib
Price Range: ₹ 2,205 - ₹ 3,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib 4*
Number of rooms: 201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina Lodge at Port Ghailb offers 201 rooms, where guests can feel at home in one of the many beautifully appointed, Nubian-styled rooms, while enjoying the picturesque garden or Marina view from their own private balcony or terrace. All rooms feature the following facilities: • 24 hours service • Hairdryer • Satellite TV • Individually controlled air conditioning • International direct dial telephone • Voltage 220 V • Dressing table • Internet access (With Charge) Contact Reception • Adaptor • Walk in shower • Mini bar • Safe • Sofa RESTAURANTS & BARS Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib offers a choice of restaurants and bars with superb views of Port Ghalib International Marina in addition to an extensive 24 hour room service menu. • Indigo: Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style. • 50 Bar:An indoor / outdoor bar provides daily entertainment and a wide variety of beverages. WITH EXTRA CHARGES • Shark Bites: A poolside snack bar • Viz: A rooftop terrace serving a wide variety of beverages • Shisha Corner: A romantic open-air venue offering flavored tobaccos, hot and cold Egyptian drinks. SPORTS & RECREATION • Private beach • 2 large swimming pools on two levels • Gymnasium • Large sun terrace • Sauna and massage • 5-Stars PADI registered diving operator • 3 meters diving pool for beginner, intermediate and advanced diving courses on site and dive lectures. • Dive Shop • Kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing and wake-boarding 15 minutes from the hotel). Thank you for choosing Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib and wishing you pleasant stay with us. The Management ... more   less 
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