Hurghada

27 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Hurghada has come a long way from its roots as a peaceful fishing village. Now one of the most popular Red Sea resorts, Hurghada’s beachfront boasts over one hundred hotels. The superb beaches, excellent scuba diving opportunities, and easy transport links to the city of Luxor and the pyramids makes Hurghada a popular choice for anyone seeking an Egyptian beach holiday.

Whether you want to go quad biking in the Sahara desert, cruise to the unspoilt island of Giftun, or just enjoy the lively nightlife of the promenade, there’s something to suit everybody. First you have to decide where to stay. The town is fairly small, but has three distinct areas: Sekalla, El Memsha, and El Dahar.  Each has something different to offer visitors, and all are worth a visit.

Sekalla (Waterfront)

Hurghada’s hotel quarter, Sekalla is where most international tourists base themselves. There are plenty of mid-range and luxury places to stay along the promenade of Sekalla’s long sandy beach, and if you venture inland a block or two there’s plenty of budget accommodation. During the day Sekalla is a great place to top up your tan, go snorkelling, or take a boat tour. There are lots of great shops, too, if you get bored of lying on your beach towel. In the evening the area comes to life with excellent restaurants and trendy bars. The new marina is a lovely place for an evening stroll, and is another hive of activity with plenty of cafes, bars, and nightclubs.

El Memsha

Also known as Village Road, El Memsha is the modern part of Hurghada and is another hotspot for travellers. The area is known for its wide palm tree lined boulevards, which play host to big name hotels, restaurants and a seriously lively party scene. International eateries abound, including a Hard Rock Café, and the area is also home to the famous Little Buddha nightclub. During the day you can try your hand at water sports, or head to a dive centre and explore the beautiful Red Sea coral. There’s a reason that Hurghada is one of the world’s top diving destinations, after all. 

El Dahar (Old Town)

You can get a real taste for local life in the bustling downtown district of Hurghada.  It’s a great place to nab a bargain, and the shops sell everything: from souvenirs and fresh fruit to traditional Islamic clothing. There’s a big souk where you can practice your haggling, and plenty of cheap restaurants serving up local delicacies. The long distance bus station is located in Dahar, if you’re planning any onward travel. Bear in mind that not many people in El Dahar speak English, and it’s a good idea for women to dress respectfully: that means covering your knees and upper arms.

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What are travellers saying about Hurghada?

9.8
Family Travellers
8.9
Outdoor Enthusiasts
7.6
Nightlife Lovers
7.6
Foodies
7.2
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Member reviews (69)
dave owen
dave owen
22/03/2019

untidy,pestered relentlessly by hawkers,food mediocre,wont be going back.seen it,done it.

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart
31/07/2014

a place to be at the beach but not much more. "A place in Egypt but not in Egypt".

Ann.peter
Ann.peterLondon
13/12/2012

Hurghada is one of the best known places on the Red Sea. It lies 600 kilometers south of Cairo, halfway down the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea. Hurgada has always been an attraction for those who seeks peace and tranquility. It is both a summer and winter resort and the starting point for deep sea fishing expeditions. There is also windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, glass-bottomed boat trips and other sports to be enjoyed. Almost every hotel possesses a perfectly equipped diving center. i visited Hurghada in Egypt with alltoursegypt.com ,i enjoyed with them.

Sue Divine
Sue DivineUnited States
06/01/2017

The Red Sea is gorgeous. There are lots of hotels to choose from. The service is fantastic and everyone just has a great time! BUT ... if you're a single woman traveling alone... don't get too friendly with the local men. Sometimes just a smile or two in their direction will have them wanting to marry you! haha

FAQs

The least expensive month is June, with an average of £38 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Hurghada is August, with an average price of £64 per night.
The average price of a hotel in October last year was £48 per night. This is 1% less than the average nightly price of £49 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Hurghada, the expected average temperature in October is 26.7°C/80.1°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 36.8°C/98.2°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 11.4°C/52.5°F.
The nearest airport to Hurghada is Hurghada (HRG) (0.75 miles).

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