The food is very tasty, pizza, burgers, restaurants, and just a buffet, this is one of the big pluses of the hotel. The location is very beautiful, life is raging in the hotel, a lot of staff takes care of the territory, it's fun to run on the well-groomed grass after the herons, and no one scolds)
Of the minuses for everyone, but not for us - music. Music on the territory in pieces, every day or two a new location, it depends where your room is, we were near the vibe club, right 5 meters from it, there were parties there 2 times in the evening in a week, we got tired and didn’t go ( alas), but they rebuilt the sleep schedule, got up at 6-7, went to bed at 21.00, right in front of the "music" and it's normal, you can wake up at night, but this is something that bothers - ear plugs to help, it didn't bother us at all.
We had a late check-out, they extended it until 18.00 by paying an additional 30 euros for this... And we also took a jeepster garden view, and they gave us a sea view, it’s half visible there, but it’s nice, apparently they didn’t have free rooms, and they didn't want to downgrade the room and gave it higher. The loading of the hotel was large, from the minuses, we arrived in a strong wind, we didn’t swim in the sea, everyone was at the warm pool, alas, not everyone had enough sunbeds, but while you’re drinking booze, the place is free)
I highly recommend if you want to spend an active, calm and fun holiday)
The weather let us down a bit, it was very windy and the wind was really cold. Rested from 23 to 30 March. But, thanks to the protection from the wind, you can safely bask in the sun. The water is still cold, plus 21-22. The food is beyond praise. A lot of several types of fish, shrimp, squid, feta, strawberries, fresh fresh juice with melon and orange in the morning. The burger place makes delicious coffee and cappuccino. You pour yourself three types of ice cream, very tasty by the way. An incredible amount of sweets.
And the constant movement and animation by the pool does not let you get bored, in the evening after nine disco (but the DJ sometimes goes into nirvana and forgets that people of different ages have a rest and not everyone wants to hang out under the club) every evening in the burger bar there is an interesting program and even karaoke. The bartender there is smart, I still can’t understand how he, poor with two hands, manages to make all these intricate cocktails and joke at the same time, he’s very cute, smiling, I rarely drink alcohol, but the cocktails there were delicious, the waiter is also fast and sociable. Cleaning every day, everything changes, what you need to add is also smarties. The service is beyond praise. I had a very good rest, I really want to go back there
P. S. The only downside is the lunch box. Two rolls, one with thin slices of cheese, and the second with sausage that we don’t eat, were not spread with anything, I barely ate them, one banana, and two tiny puffs, there was nothing to drink it all down (well, it was all completely inedible). I was already hungry on the plane. Your hotel is quite expensive for a simple Ukrainian, so everything must be at the highest level to the end. Excuse me, but I always write what I think. And everything is super, thank you Meraki.
All this noise cancels all the positives of the hotel: the area is interesting, Wi-Fi is really good, you will not be hungry, bars are not good. Rooms are normal.
Conclusions. Only for adults, therefore, for older children. If you want to culturally rest, sleep, relax, reboot, it is better to choose another hotel.
We have a whole story connected with Meraki. My friends from Belarus and I arrived at this hotel on 09.2020, but we only stayed there for a couple of hours. Anekstur was selling tours to Meraki without being able to accommodate tourists in this hotel. Anektur moved us to another hotel. This made us very upset. The Meraki staff at the reception gave us all possible support and we decided that next time we would definitely come here. And so, on 02.2021 we are two weeks in Meraki)))))))).
This is a wonderful hotel. There is no ostentatious luxury here: marble and fake gilding - a boho-style hotel made of concrete and wood, motivating inscriptions in English everywhere. A very stylish hotel.
The rooms correspond to the descriptions on the hotel website. They pick up well. Bottled water, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and moisturizer, a set of threads, a pencil and notepads are all available.
The territory is well-groomed, from any place a beautiful view. The beach is long, but because of the weather we didn't swim, but only walked along it - 2 km is quite a good distance. There are hammocks for those who want to hang out.
In February, not all restaurants and bars were open, but there were enough workers. We were in Asian and Egyptian - food and service are on top - we left a tip. The sports bar serves delicious noodles and burgers - highly recommended even for those on a diet. The pizza is delicious too, especially the cheese pizza. In general, the food is varied, appetizing and tasty. Sea fish, meat (beef, lamb) and poultry (turkey/chicken/quail) are available for every lunch and dinner. Almost every day there is seafood (squid, shrimp or crabs). Well, plus: dinners overlooking the sea or even on the beach.
We didn’t drink alcohol - we can’t evaluate it, and the waiter brought fresh juices for breakfast to us even if we forgot about them. It used to be that I would ask the bartender for a mineral water, but now it is not at the bar - I already forgot about the mineral water, but the bartender remembers and brings the mineral water.
The most valuable thing in the hotel is the staff, we wish him health, pleasant guests and prosperity.
The territory is large and very beautiful. All in Boho style. The staff is perfect, very helpful. Long beach, enough space for everyone. There are surfing, snorkeling, several swimming bays with bars. Hammocks, deck chairs with anti-wind nets. A sea of unreal beauty and color, few people believe that this is Egypt, and not the Maldives.
Two pools, one heated and great music. The food is fresh, high quality, I had just enough. Soups, cereals, potatoes in different versions, pasta, cereals, salads, sauces, sweets, fruits. Breakfast was real orange juice. Delicious coffee both in the restaurant and in the lobby bar.
There are a lot of people, but there is enough space for everyone and disperse. The Burger Bar has chic burgers and various Thai noodles, which are ordered online through the terminal. It's impossible to stay hungry. Guys animators are really given in full, every day. These are not old-fashioned shows, but modern performers, DJs, outdoor activities. There was no time to be bored. Excursions were not taken from the guide, but ordered on the website. And the savings are decent, and the impressions. Quadrics, Luxor.
The contingent is youth, even if people are aged, soul for sure) If you are going to sleep, then perhaps during the day, because yet it is designed for a party and music can play at the disco until 2 am. You can hear it throughout the hotel.
The Internet is excellent, but there are nuances with remote control, not everyone gets up, these are no longer questions for the hotel, for social networks, mail, banks, etc. , it’s quite enough
The downside is some visitors who come and behave like cattle, but there are very few of them, which pleases.
Definitely want to come back here.
Thanks for an unforgettable vacation!
Settled very quickly, thanks Helmi!! ! The rooms are great, small but clean and new. Yes, everything is fine in this hotel, there is no more such a large and beautiful beach in Hurghada. I will be back in June for sure.
From what especially kayfanuli:
The territory is large, green, diverse. Different beaches, different places to chill and hang out. Every place has its own vibe and special memories now. A chic braid that greatly lengthens the already huge line of the beach. There is always a place where, if desired, you can stay away from the rest by the water with a gorgeous view.
Animation - the girls (Anna and Yana) will not only drag the dead to activity, but in general adequate pleasant people who will sincerely tell you everything. The dude who leads the zumba is generally a fire) Evening parties were almost completely missed, because we found several cool companies and flexed on our own wave
People - companies of "nasty types" are present, but they dissolve in the general mass of cool guys. It seemed to us that the entire contingent was 18-40 and everyone had a very positive vibe. Mostly Ukraine, there were Russians, Belarusians, a couple of cool Brazilians, guilty of a couple of my drunk nights
The staff is the best I have ever seen. Super helpful, polite, with a sense of humor and a ton of energy. Very accommodating guys. Perhaps a couple of healthy men were missing in the field of view, who could pacify the "vile types", but it seems that the guys coped with words
Design - Cool white rooms with wooden decor. In general, all restaurants are completely white, they look very stylish. This is how I imagine Santorini. And black crows are chasing there, which create an aesthetic contrast.
Food courts - I don’t like to be strongly attached to the food schedule and once again drive to the rest.
For such cases, there is a pizzeria on the spit and a burger/noodle shop in the center of the territory. It's fast, tasty, and sooooo convenient.
Bars - expected typical Egyptian alcohol. It's still bullshit, but it's better than any place it's been before. Taking a bottle in a deutik is still a good idea, but it won't disappoint anyway. Bariki are also smart, they try. Made me finally fall in love with bloody mary
Other - there was such a busy schedule of rest that I did not have time for kiting and tennis. It's all there and the people got high. For kiteboarding, an ideal shallow spot, with good wind. I didn’t try the instructors, but I saw that the guys were put on the board in a couple of days, and this is the level. Hookah Krutetskaya, even without hookahs banned because of the corona. Very atmospheric place.
As I understand it, 4 * at the hotel because of the "cardboard" walls and frequent noise. It didn't bother me. I'm the one who knocks, perhaps) I myself sleep in earplugs, which I advise everyone.
Behind the hotel is the same Hurghada.
With a good hotel, the contrast cuts even more. There are bugs everywhere, you have to be very careful. The hotel is quite far from most of the others, so you are the last to arrive from excursions, the airport and other things. But still it is the historical center, near the mosque, super with a fixed price in 10 minutes.
I will say at once that I am an experienced traveler, my 3rd passport is running out and I have been to both homeless tours and luxury hotels, so there is something to compare with. And we went not to look for cons and pick on the little things, but to rest. More precisely to hang out)
Directly rest. Hotel Meraki left a double feeling. It seems that everything is on the level, but there are nuances that, if not spoil the rest, then made major adjustments to its quality with a minus sign. Arrived at the hotel at 12, settled at 13. Norms in principle. Triple room with one large and one standard bed with access to the alley with palm trees and one of the pools. The hotel writes that 35 squares. But this is if you count with a piece of alley and a couple of palm trees) In fact 20 + -.
But cozy, clean, everything works (noise Conder true), figurines, paintings, dream catcher on the walls, entourage. Taken away every day. Swans were not turned from towels, because they pointed out that the boys live and they are not interested in that. Territory hotel area is very large, cool, well-groomed. All green is watered. There are places where we have never been for a week of rest.
The hotel operates on the concept of 18+, ie there were no children in the hotel. The hotel also positions itself as a club, party, youth, but they still need to work and work in this direction. The hotel was filled by 30-40 percent, no more, few people. The contingent is mostly young people (up to 40), but there were also couples of 60+, a grandmother with two grandchildren (followed by an eye and an eye) and another grandmother over 70, who constantly broke the floor dance. It's tin! Such respect! God bless everyone to live to such an age and put it out!
By countries - mostly Ukrainians, less than Belarusians and Russians (not tagged because the hotel is relatively expensive), Europeans, major Egyptians.
The music is like that. DJs have long needed to renew their repertoire. Every third song is a bit of a habib. Well ...And European music is outdated. In addition, this music was constantly shouted until the evening, even if no one was around. And it was annoying. Because to relax (literally) in this hotel is very problematic. Well, except that you are an inveterate paratrooper and used to sleep in very spartan conditions under the whistling of bullets and exploding shells) Personally, I fell asleep from this holiday two days after arrival. Well, imagine. You can't sleep during the day, because the music on the crazy bass is screaming from the pool. Given the logistics of the hotel and the location of the rooms, the month is unrealistic. Like listening to music in a cave. In the evening not to sleep - dinner, show, disco, parties. About 2 o'clock on average.
The roar is such that a locomotive with coal has passed by. And these carts are constantly looking for some Ahmed, loudly shouting the name. I was ready for regular parties, but I didn't think it was so problematic to sleep. Who has a sensitive sleep, it is very problematic to rest in such conditions.
And the main disadvantage of the hotel, although they are not to blame - it's the wind! Constant continuous fierce wind. Whistle. As the animators told me, this is Hurghada. It is very unpleasant when you leave the sea - it is very cold. Strange feeling when you burn up on +30, but you are constantly cold. Beaches near the hotel as many as 4 (! ). We went constantly to the spit - 200 meters. There is a bulk of people and a bar with a pizzeria. Big + that according to the rules of the hotel is forbidden to occupy the sunbeds in advance by tying rags, which our northern neighbors like to sin and ours are not far behind. Came - took, left - fired. A man walks on the beach and watches.
The sea is sand, not deep, there are no stones and corals, fish too. The service at the hotel is the best I've met in Egypt. Fit wondering what is good to bring and so on. Very friendly and responsive. Almost all. I understood that they were a very strict owner and introduced the rule of circular control. (I realized this later).
Animators are constantly asking if they like it. Once she asked the girl that we were not well served in the pizzeria on the beach, namely for a long time cooking pizza, while preparing the Egyptian golden youth (who love this hotel), although they came later than us. When I politely remarked on this to the senior of the pizzeria, he said something loud to me in his Bushmen style, I understood the mat. The animator said okay.
At that time I did not realize that I was, in fact, knocking, although I do not like it terribly and there was no such thought. pizzeria and said he would make us the best pizza.
We refused because we ate burgers. And the next day this senior was already wiping the tables in the cafeteria.
The animators are Russian-speaking girls and Egyptian boys. The boys never approached us, but the girls always came, asked if they liked it and invited us to various games - bocce, darts, volleyball, water aerobics. Special thanks to Ani and Jani for their attention. The girls were encouraged to play with them. Sometimes very intrusive. I understood why, when I saw how they always take pictures of themselves in the general plan of the number of people who play with them, and send them to the management. Probably, those who have few people are either fined or fired.
Helped the girls as they could, although I did not always want to play something).
Food. In the dining room the choice is not very large, but it is delicious, high quality and it is. There are no such stupid kilometers of tables with incomprehensible substances and salads for beauty. It's all in the case.
Of the fruits - melon, orange, banana, dates, persimmons (cool by the way), apples, pears, guavas. But in the cafeteria I ate only soups (and once borsch) and sometimes came to grill - beef steaks, poultry, grilled fish and more. Why? Because they just have a fantastic burger and noodles, where I mostly ate. This is the main advantage of the hotel! Fair! I have probably never tried such delicious burgers and noodles.
And the approach is great: you order a burger or Chinese noodles (with beef, fish, chicken) on the touch screen, take a coupon with the number and wait for your number to appear on the screen, drinking cold beer, which you are constantly wearing bartenders of this institution and watching football on the plasma.
By the way, bartenders and waiters in the burger are the best in the hotel. I do not remember their names, but the cool guys and their tea honestly earned).
There are also free billiards, table football, air hockey and table tennis in the burger room. There is sometimes an evening show. It's a pity that the kitchen only works there from 12 to 17. But that was enough, because I don't eat there. More fun. There are several places with shops and water entertainment (windsurfing, etc. ). So, passing by these places resembles a scene from Gaidai's imperishable masterpiece "Diamond Hand".
Well, remember with Kozodoev and the Turkish prostitute. When he's left and she's left, he's right and she's right) That's it! They can be understood: quarantine, crisis, losses. But it was a little stressful.
In the end, I just walked away with a brick expression and just didn't pay attention, although they called loudly and obsessively. Another small minus is that on the day of departure at 6.30 we were not woken up from the reception, although the guide assured that everyone would be woken up an hour before departure. It's good that you set the alarm yourself.
And, in my opinion, in the hookah room, which does not work, but which is loved by young people, because you can sit there quietly without prying eyes, bedbugs in carpets. Not ready to say, but something bit after visiting this place. And not just me. But they are to blame - there is nothing to rustle in closed locations.
Overall the hotel is not bad. They need to develop the concept of 18+ and make it better, and then I will return there anyway.
And keep in mind that people not only move around the clock, but sometimes they need to sleep.
Specially did not write a review the first 2 days after returning to rest normally and the emotions subsided and the review turned out to be the most objective, maybe someone will find it useful.
All is well!