The Elysees Hotel is located close to the resort centre of downtown Hurghada. Built in 2008, this comfortable hotel offers modern and spacious accommodation in 281 rooms. The hotel boasts a range of facilities, including its own private sandy beach, two swimming pools and a relaxing spa.
The Elysees Hotel has 281 rooms in total: 136 standard rooms, 85 deluxe rooms, 12 one bedroom apartments and 48 two bedroom apartments. These comfortable and stylish rooms have pool views, and 45 of the standard twin rooms have a balcony. Rooms are well equipped with air-conditioning, flat screen LCD Satellite TV, telephone and safety deposit boxes. Rooms offer en-suite facilities with shower and WC, and hairdryer.
This well appointed hotel boasts two swimming pools (one heated in winter and one with swim up bar) plus a children's pool. Beach volleyball, table tennis, watersports and evening entertainment are offered. There is a shopping area, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa offering a range of treatments. The Elysees private sandy beach is located across the road, opposite the hotel. Complimentary WiFi is available in the lobby.
There are a range of dining and entertainment options, including the main restaurant, Hollywood, serving hot and cold buffet, Lucky Dolphin English pub and restaurant, a coffee shop, beach bar and pool bar. There is also a beach disco.
There is a children's pool, kids club and playground.
The Elysees occupies a good location close to downtown Hurghada, just 15 minutes’ drive from the airport. Divers can choose to dive with either Divers' Lodge or Aquarius Diving Club. Divers' Lodge is just 10-15 minutes' drive away from the hotel, located at the Hilton Resort. Aquarius Diving Club is located at the Marriott Hotel, a couple of minutes walk away.
Hurghada was the first commercial dive base in the Red Sea and is now a thriving resort that caters almost exclusively to divers. It offers a fantastic choice of dive sites, many of which are sheltered and within a thirty minute to one hour boat ride from resort. Outstanding reefs and drop-offs are available, whilst Hurghada’s location also gives access to the legendary wreck graveyard of Sha’ab Abu Nuhas.
Learning to Dive
Hurghada is the ideal place to dip your fins into the water for the first time. There are a large number of safe and sheltered sites that offer superb visibility to appreciate the fabulous marine life. Plentiful reefs sit in shallow water that is perfect for beginners. A full range of courses is offered at the dive centre and qualifying dives are undertaken at sites situated just a short boat ride away.
Hurghada’s many dive sites offer an abundance of reef marine life and an incredible diversity of corals, including impressive towers and pinnacles to explore. Sha’ab El Erg is a particular favourite, a huge horseshoe-shaped reef that is dotted with ergs and is renowned for its resident dolphin pod.
The spectacular marine park surrounding the Giftun Islands is a highlight, with nearly ten sites and a variety of dive plans to suit all experience levels. There is enough here to keep most intermediate and experienced divers completely absorbed, including an incredible wall tumbling to more than 50m, drift dives and spectacular gorgonian fans, plus the opportunity to see larger reef species and the occasional passing pelagic.
For wreck enthusiasts there is no better experience than a day boat trip to the incredible Sha’ab Abu Nuhas which is usually available at least once a week. Situated about halfway between Hurghada and Ras Mohammed, this reef patch lies next to a major shipping lane and it is home to four complete wrecks. It is magical to swim into a cloud of glassfish on the Chrisoula K and the Giannis D and see lionfish stalking prey in dark corners of the hold.
Regaldive work with two well established dive centres in Hurghada:
Aquarius Diving Club has been operating from the Marriott Beach Resort (formerly the Marriott Hotel) in Hurghada since 1998. The 5* PADI IDC dive centre offers a full range of dive courses, day boat diving and snorkelling.
Divers' Lodge is located at the Hilton Resort. Established in 1993, Divers' Lodge are a 5* PADI IDC and TDI facility, offering a range of diving and courses.
Aquarius Diving Club
Aquarius Diving Club is a well-established name in Red Sea diving and has been operating from the Marriott Beach Resort (formerly the Marriott Hotel), Hurghada, since 1998.
The dive centre is located directly on the beach, conveniently next to the jetty from where the dive boats depart. The 5* PADI IDC offers a full range of dive courses, day boat diving and snorkelling. There is a dive shop on site, as well as an air-conditioned classroom and training pool. Equipment is available for hire and there is plenty of safe storage should you prefer to bring your own.
Guests diving with Aquarius Diving Club will enjoy the dive centre’s enviable location at the Marriott Beach Resort and their excellent facilities for post-dive snacks and relaxation. Confined water sessions are held either in the training pool or from the lovely private beach which even has a small island.
Aquarius Diving Club is situated within easy reach of the centre of Hurghada and most hotels. Free transfers are provided from all hotels in the resort.
Diving Offers Book your dive pack or course with Regaldive prior to departure. Our prices are lower than those in resort. You can also take advantage of our great value dive pack offers.
Dive pack offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. For diving only bookings, there is an additional admin fee of £15 per person.
BUY ONE GET ONEHALF PRICE DIVING
Book any dive pack or course and your buddy can book the same HALF PRICE! Valid for departure dates:
1 December 2017 – 15 March 2018
16 April 2018 – 15 July 2018
Group Offer Book 11 dive packs and get one FREE (Not available during half price promotions)
Divers' Lodge is a PADI 5 star IDC facility and the longest established TDI facility in the Middle East. Established since 1993, Divers' Lodge offers a complete programme of recreational and technical diving, including courses, daily diving, special trips and snorkelling. The centre provides perfect training facilities with a heated pool on site (winter months only) and a bay for confined training.
Based at the the Hilton Resort, the centre allows for easy access to a wide variety of dive sites, some as close as 10 minutes from the centre. The local team at Divers Lodge have an amazing knowledge of both below the water and above and are always flexible, friendly and very welcoming, allowing all divers to feel at home.
Book your dive pack or course with Regaldive prior to departure. Our prices are lower than those in resort. You can also take advantage of our great value dive pack offers.
Any dive packs offers listed below are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. For diving only bookings, there is an additional admin fee of £15 per person.
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE & BUY ONE GET ONEHALF PRICE DIVING
Book a 4, 5 or 6 day dive pack or a PADI Open Water, Open Water Fastrack* or Advanced Open Water Course and your buddy can book the same FREE! Valid for departure dates:
20 November 2017 – 22 December 2017
5 January 2018 – 30 March 2018
Book a 4, 5 or 6 day dive pack or a PADI Open Water, Open Water Fastrack* or Advanced Open Water Course and your buddy can book the same HALF PRICE! Valid for departure dates:
16 April 2018 – 6 July 2018
* Fastrack materials (£45) included in the offer price for both divers
Group Offer Book 10 dive packs and get one FREE (Not available during promotions)
Hurghada was once a traditional fishing village but now is a thriving, busy resort well-known to divers. Downtown Hurghada has some colourful bazaars and great shopping opportunities for leather, gold, carpets and cloth. It is also possible to combine diving with a trip to visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Temples in Luxor.
Tours available include boat trips, sunset cruises, and jeep safaris into the desert where you can join the Bedouin for a traditional meal. A popular trip is a 1-day tour to Luxor to see the magnificent Valley of the Kings and Temples of Karnak and Luxor.
The downtown area is a short trip in a microbus taxi but many shops are within walking distance from the main hotels.
The hottest time of the year is July and August with air temperature of over 30 ºC. The coolest time is January with the temperature at around 20 ºC. Rainfall is negligible and it is invariably sunny but breezes can be cool.
Egypt is 1 or 2 hours ahead of GMT depending on the season as Egypt does not operate Daylight Saving Time.
Egyptian pounds or LE. Approximately £1 = 20LE
We recommend that you take some money in cash to Egypt. There is a currency exchange desk available at the hotel. Please note that Scottish notes and Australian Travellers Cheques are not accepted in Egypt.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to travellers for personal recognition of the services offered. We would advise that you allow approx. £10 for gratuities for local staff for the duration of your stay.
Rough Price Guide
Local beer: 35LE
Snack meal (pizza / sandwich): 40LE
Bottle of mineral water: 10LE
Soft drink: 15LE
There are flights from London Gatwick and Manchester airports direct to Hurghada every Monday, Tuesday & Friday. Regional departures are also available from Birmingham.
Extra flights to Hurghada will be available this summer from Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. Next winter will see new Hurghada flights from Newcastle and new Hurghada flights on Fridays will be available from Glasgow.
Transfer: Varies according to hotel choice. Minimum transfer time is approx. 10 minutes, maximum transfer time is approximately 20 minutes from the airport.
Departure tax: N/A
Passengers travelling to Egypt must have six months valid on their passport from the date of departure from Egypt.
A single entry tourist visa for Egypt is required for all nationalities. For British passport holders with British citizenship, Egyptian visas can be obtained conveniently and inexpensively on arrival at Hurghada airport.
Other nationalities should check with consular office.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Egypt, but we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and polio. Though malaria does exist in Egypt, it is generally not present in the coastal resorts.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure. For the most up to date advice please consult your travel clinic.
Further information regarding vaccinations for travel to this country can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and from your local healthcare provider.
As flight prices vary from day to day, Regaldive will prepare a quote for you based on current flight prices available. This ensures that you receive the most competitive pricefor your chosen travel dates. Holiday guide price of £443 based on January 2018 departure.
Please call 01353 659999 or e-mail Regaldive, using the link below, for a quote:-
Board: Bed and Breakfast
Half Board Supplement: from £28
Deluxe Room: from £30
One / Two bedroom Apartments: Please enquire
All Inclusive Supplement: from £56
Gala Dinners: Xmas and New Year included.
Child Prices: Infants under 2 yrs £65, 1 child 2-11 yrs sharing adults' room from £379
Private return car transfer (based on 2 passengers - price per car): £18
POA = Price on Application
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