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The best hotels in Hurghada for an exquisite Egyptian winter escape

Swap the chilly weather for a warm and relaxing getaway and book your stay at these elegant hotels in Hurghada.


If you’re dreaming of a warm, sunny, and indulgent winter getaway, you’re in luck – it’s only a short flight away, thanks to easyJet. How? The affordable airline has started offering direct flights to Hurghada, making Egypt’s beautiful Red Sea beach resort towns (and their year-round sunshine) more accessible than ever for winter sun-lovers.

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But don’t let the low-cost flight fool you; Hurghada is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotel brands, which have attracted a refined crowd of travelers who love the fantastic views (both on land and underwater), the pleasant weather, the high-quality service, and the authentic Egyptian hospitality. And the best part is, you can enjoy all this at a much lower cost than usual…

This place won’t remain a secret for long. And it’s even more tempting with the Nile Valley, the ancient wonders of Luxor, and some of the best coral reefs and watersports activities nearby.

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly resorts, grand hotels, or trendy boutique hideaways, these are the best (and most lavish) hotels in Hurghada for the ultimate winter escape.

1- The Oberoi Beach Resort, Sahl Hasheesh


The Oberoi Beach Resort is one of the most luxurious choices in the area, situated only 30 minutes from Hurghada Airport on a stunning stretch of the Red Sea coast. The resort combines traditional North African style with neoclassical flair, creating a majestic atmosphere – enhanced by covering a remarkable 48 acres of land.

Rooms are spacious – some suites even boast their swimming pool – and children are (very warmly) welcome, but the resort is so expansive that you’ll feel like you have the place to yourself. Scuba diving lovers, or those who want to try it, will be thrilled: there are some fantastic sites nearby and a PADI-certified center.

2- The Chedi, El Gouna


The Chedi El Gouna is the first Egyptian property to join the Leading Hotels of the World collection, even though it only opened last year. And it has already attracted a new and shiny crowd of guests who love The Chedi’s unique style of understated luxury – at a much lower price than usual.

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But the quality is top-notch, with excellent service and a remarkable 2:1 ratio of staff to guests. There’s a scenic private beach for relaxing on warm days with snorkeling, SUP, snacks, and drinks, while if you’re looking for the ultimate indulgence, you’ll love the sleek Asian-inspired spa.

3- Serry Beach Resort


Serry Beach Resort is close to Hurghada Airport but feels like a world away from the noise. It’s a peaceful oasis with stylish black-and-white interiors, lush plants, glowing candles, and panoramic views of the Red Sea.

With 453 rooms, there’s something for everyone, from family-friendly “Chalets” and multi-bedroom options to exclusive penthouses and suites with private plunge pools and jacuzzis. For a fun time, it’s the same idea: kids will love the new Aqua Park, while adults can explore the wonders of the Nomad Spa, lively Beach Club, multiple restaurants, and an endless list of daily activities.

4- Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay


Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is on a protected peninsula south of Hurghada, surrounded by the Red Sea and desert mountains. The views here are unique, as well as the opportunities for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and all kinds of water sports.

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Besides this, there are 325 rooms and suites, five bars and restaurants to pick from, many indoor and outdoor pools, and one of the most oversized spas in the world, offering more than 7,500 sq meters of pure relaxation.

5- La Maison Bleue, El Gouna


La Maison Bleue is one of the most charming boutique hotels, blending high-end glamour and vintage quirkiness. A majestic Mediterranean-style mansion on the edge of an exclusive part of Mangroovy Beach, it’s painted a lovely light blue with elegant white shutters – but inside, it’s more extravagant.

Imagine lavish colored marbles, brightly decorated columns, grand old-fashioned furnishings, and eclectic artworks – plus a spa, a great restaurant, and many cozy corners to relax in. And then, there are the guest rooms: only 11 in total, each with unique interiors, loads of personality, and beds fit for a king. Heavenly.

6- Casa Cook, El Gouna


Casa Cook is one of Hurghada’s most popular and attractive places – and it’s only for adults. It has a very photogenic mix of modern design, natural colors, and organic elements, contrasting with the misty Saharan sands and blue lagoons.

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No wonder, then, that such a place attracts a very hip crowd, who spend the sunny days here doing yoga, sunbathing, and pampering themselves before having fun with DJ music and unlimited drinks until late at night.

7- Sheraton Soma Bay Resort


Sheraton’s Soma Bay Resort is one of the most magnificent hotels in the area, inspired by the Karnak Temple complex in nearby Luxor. It also has a great location, with 800 meters of exclusive beachfront for guests, lush gardens, and views of the Red Sea Mountains in the distance.

With such a beautiful setting, guests naturally spend more time outside than inside – but when they go to bed, it’s in one of the 326 bright and well-furnished bedrooms, most of which have fantastic sea views.

8- The Makadi Spa Hotel


The Makadi Spa Hotel is the place to go if you want a truly indulgent getaway. It’s a short drive south of Hurghada in the resort town of Makadi Bay, where you’ll find a true haven of well-being. Everything here is designed for total relaxation: it’s only for adults, all-inclusive, always glowing with warm golden light, and quietly serene except for the sounds of birds and a gentle breeze.

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It’s no wonder that couples adore it here – and they will even more soon since the hotel is about to reveal its brand-new spa in the next few months, along with lots of new pampering options.

9- Cook’s Club, El Gouna


The Bedouin-inspired Cook’s Club is the trendy hotspot of the moment for relaxed, luxury-loving travelers. It’s located in the refined area of El Gouna, with fantastic snorkeling, wind- and kitesurfing spots right nearby and plenty to keep you entertained.

Rooms are simple and minimal yet stylish, but guests usually hang out around the central swimming pool, where inventive cocktails flow, DJs play music, and Thursdays are famous for wild pool parties. The hotel also has direct access to a private saltwater lagoon, a small sandy beach, and a lively restaurant serving local and international cuisine.

10- Steigenberger Aldau Beach Hotel


The Steigenberger resort is a large beachfront property in the heart of Hurghada, and it has three different hotel options: the elegant, adults-only Pure Lifestyle, Aqua Magic for families and water park lovers, and Aldau Beach Hotel as the ideal middle ground.

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Both kids and adults are well looked after here: a golf course, a relaxing spa, seven restaurants on-site, a diving club, pools, and countless watersports to have fun with all together – and a fantastic Kids’ Club to complete the package.

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