Best hotels and hostels in Red Sea Coast

  • Top ChoiceLodging in El Gouna

    La Maison Bleue

    A fantasy constructed out of the imaginary life of a wealthy Levantine. With an eclectic interior that is all grand tiled floors, intricate wooden ceilings and walls graced with a quirky mix of art deco, Minoan and Egyptian art, La Maison Bleue exudes both opulence and decadence. Suites are enormous and supremely comfortable with distinctive early-20th-century styling fit for royalty.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Hurghada

    Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh

    Peaceful, exclusive and opulent beyond your imagination, the Oberoi sits a good 30-minute drive south from Hurghada and features palatial suites decorated in minimalist Moorish style. Each comes complete with sunken marble baths, private courtyards – some with pools – and panoramic sea views. Justifiably advertised as the most luxurious destination on the Red Sea, the Oberoi is world-class.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Al Quseir

    Mövenpick Resort El Quseir

    Al Quseir's best hotel stretches around a coral bay 7km north of the centre, with the best rooms just above the shore. It offers good European and Egyptian food and the usual five-star facilities, including a nice spa. Among the most laid-back resorts along the coast, it also offers quiet evenings and a refreshing absence of glitz.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Marsa Alam

    Deep South

    If you're looking to strip it back to the basics of sun, sea and sand, Deep South offers palm-thatch huts and simple but extravagantly painted chalets, a warm welcome and good food in an exceptionally mellow atmosphere. There are good dive packages too. It's located on a hill across the road from Tondoba Bay, 14km south of Marsa Alam.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Marsa Alam

    Wadi Lahami Village

    Tucked into a remote mangrove bay 120km south of Marsa Alam, this hideaway is worth the extra effort it takes to get here. Diving is the main activity – the pristine reefs of the Fury Shoals are easily accessed by boat – but the lonely location is perfect for nature-lovers too. Service is as good as at sister camp Marsa Shagra.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Marsa Alam

    Marsa Shagra Village

    This large-scale camp 24km north of Marsa Alam offers a range of accommodation from tents to deluxe chalets, and spectacular snorkelling and diving on the house reef, as well as a full dive centre. Marsa Shagra was one of the first eco-minded places on the Red Sea and, despite the development around it, has stayed true to its sustainable-tourism credentials.

  • Lodging in Hurghada

    Kempinski Soma Bay

    Kempinski doesn’t do understated and this massive complex is no exception. From the palatial arabesque lobby to the immense beach and huge pool area, this is luxury firing on all five-star cylinders. Be aware that Soma Bay is a good 40km south of Hurghada, so this isn't a place for people who like popping into town.

  • Lodging in Safaga

    Menaville Resort

    This low-key four-star resort is popular with European divers. The hotel fronts a wonderful stretch of sand and accommodation is in whitewashed, airy bungalows surrounded by flowers, set around a large pool. It also attracts visitors for its climatotherapy cures for skin diseases such as psoriasis and for arthritis. There's an in-house medical team and treatments include black-sand baths.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in El Gouna

    Captain's Inn

    This friendly hotel is a favourite home-away-from-home for divers and kitesurfers in town for thrills on the water rather than fancy rooms. The location, off the main marina and near to restaurants and the beach, is fantastic; the flower-filled courtyard is a great place to relax. The rooms – decked out in natty blue and white – are light-filled and comfortable.

  • Lodging in Hurghada

    Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort

    Within walking distance of the resort strip’s nightlife and restaurants, the well-kept rooms here are spacious and light-filled, and each comes with a balcony. Some visitors may be disappointed by the small beach area, but if you want full facilities and the freedom to pick and choose where to eat, it’s a great choice.

  • Lodging in Hurghada

    Dana Beach Resort

    If you simply want an easygoing beach break, this 841-room megaresort serves up masses of amenities, making it a winner for families. There's a reef just offshore that's great for snorkelling, and the well-tended gardens, four swimming pools and a long strip of sand are prime fodder for kicking back and chilling out.

  • Lodging in Safaga

    Nemo Dive Hotel

    A well-run, 30-room Dutch-owned hotel across a quiet road from the beach on the edge of town, the Nemo has attentive staff, some neat modern decorative touches and a small, good beach with pool and bar. Rooms are spacious and bright and the rooftop seaview restaurant serves simple international food and cold beers. Perfect for divers. One-week full-board packages available.

  • Lodging in Hurghada

    El Geisum Village

    This stalwart of the Hurghada scene isn't going to win any style awards, but its tidy and bright rooms, decked out in a cream-and-green combo, are popular for a cheap beach break. The centre of the action is the curvaceous swimming pool surrounded by well-tended gardens that run down to a minuscule patch of private beach.

  • Lodging in El Gouna

    Sheraton Miramar

    Designed by architect Michael Graves, this mammoth pastel-toned five-star resort is one of the original signature properties of El Gouna. The entire complex is strung along a series of beach-fringed private islands just offshore from town and it's a lovely place to stay if you just want to flop out on the beach.

  • Lodging in Al Quseir

    Rocky Valley Beach Camp

    About 10km north of Al Quseir, this camp is a veritable paradise for shoestringing scuba aficionados. Rocky Valley lures in divers by offering a variety of cheap all-inclusive packages, which include Bedouin-style tents, beachside barbecues, late-night beach parties and some incredible reefs right off the shore. It’s a fun place where management works hard to foster a communal atmosphere.

  • Lodging in El Gouna

    Dawar El Omda

    In the heart of downtown El Gouna, this tastefully decorated four-star is adults-only. The hotel, whose name translates as 'the mayor's house', eschews European design in favour of classic Egyptian lines and arches, and has cosy, well-appointed rooms and a convenient lagoon-side location. There’s no beach, but shuttles are at the ready to whisk you away to the sands.

  • Lodging in El Gouna

    Mosaique

    We really like Mosaique's bright rooms, with their balconies, comfortable beds and blue-and-white textiles. The location on Abu Tig Marina makes it easy to go out and explore shops and restaurants, although the extremely tempting heated-pool area may put plans for leaving the hotel on hold. A short walk to the beach, this hotel is popular with families and kitesurfers.

  • Lodging in Hurghada

    Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel

    Large, tastefully decorated rooms, a mind-boggling amount of activities on offer and an absolutely mammoth pool make the Steigenberger a long-running favourite for a family holiday, although service suffers when the resort is busy. The private beach is kept beautifully clean and the manicured gardens offer a shady retreat after a day in the sun.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Hurghada

    Luxor Hotel

    This small hotel on top of Ad Dahar's hill is run by friendly Said and has good-sized, clean rooms, all home to drab brown furnishings but with surprisingly good facilities for the price tag, including TV and fridge. If you're solo, upgrade yourself from a single room, as they're a bit poky and dark. Good views from the roof terrace.

  • Lodging in Marsa Alam

    Oasis Resort

    Located 24km north of Marsa Alam along the main road, Oasis is smaller than many of the megaresorts along this stretch. Its 49 chalets were built with a nod to traditional architecture and are individually decorated. Rooms here are spacious, airy and comfortable, and all have sea views.