Our first visit to Egypt took us to Hurghada. A few friends had recommended the area. We wanted warm weather, sunshine and a hotel close to the Red Sea. In January it can be 25°C. During our stay the temperature did not get quite this high, but we enjoyed warm weather during the day. During the night it was about 12°C.
The vacation was great and the week was sunny.
The Shedwan Garden Hotel has 4 stars.
Our first room situated outside the main building in a quickly built additional wing. The front door and the balcony door had a gap of a few inches between the floor and the door. The wind was strong, outside and also inside. The furniture was cheap and old. We decided to change rooms.
Personal discussions with the personnel worked well. We got a room in the main building. We had to give up the wish of a balcony and partial sea view, but instead we got a real room, with great furniture, space and no wind inside 🙂
There were lots of cats around this hotel. I heard it is common in Hurghada.
The garden of the hotel was very nice. The personnel took good care of it. You could stroll through it during the evening and on your way to the beach.
The beach of the hotel was OK. We had yet not found the amazing world of snorkelling and photographing underwater, so the beach fulfilled our needs – we got to swim in the Red Sea.
There were no coral reefs close to the beach, but you could take a boat and travel to coral reefs and go scuba diving.
We saw some pedal boats and decided to try one. It was actually quite fun and sporty to pump the pedals in the high waves.
Here are some great shots of the Blue Lagoon and Hurghada, seen from the sea.
It was nice to swim in the Blue Lagoon. The temperature was not too hot, but during the day it got warm and the water felt great on the hot skin.
I recommend to travel to Egypt and to enjoy the country’s many beautiful places, beaches and its many attractions.