Hotels and Rates
In total in the resort of El Gouna 18 hotels, they have about 3000 rooms. This is a bit, in the world there are two dozen of individual hotels, where the numbers are even greater. Out of 18 hotels only 4 are marked as "three stars", 4 are considered "five", and the remaining 10 are "quartets".
The most respectable here is the hotel Moevenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, but it is not the most expensive for the price. The leader by the size of the price tag is La Maison Bleue El Gouna. This is a small hotel with a fairly expensive interior. However, except as an interior, he has nothing to boast about.
What to do and where to go
A set of excursions here is standard. A trip to Cairo to the Great Egyptian pyramids , an excursion to Alexandria . The distance from El Gouna to Cairo is 430 kilometers (5 hours drive), to Alexandria 620 kilometers (7 hours drive). In both cases, we do not recommend day trips, as it is too tiring. It is better to go for two days with an overnight stay.
The sights of Upper Egypt (in the south of the country) are also far enough away. Luxor is 320 km, Edfu 420 km, Kom Ombo 480 km, and Aswan 520 km from here.
A set of local entertainment is standard - diving, desert safaris with a visit to the Bedouin village and a trip on a boat to one of the wild islands nearby. Also in El Gouna you can find all the resort types of water activities - windsurfing, water skiing and parachuting.
Of exclusive entertainment can be called only football matches. In the city of El Gouna has its own football team playing in the Premier League of Egypt. Their home stadium accommodates up to 13,000 spectators, and all tourists, all hotel personnel and all local residents can sit here at once, and there will still be a place.
Looking at the modest size of the stadium, you might think that football in Egypt is unpopular and the stadiums in the country are small. El Gouna Stadium is the smallest among the Premier League teams in Egypt. The largest arena is in Alexandria - Borg Elarab holds 86,000 spectators.
You can go see the match, if it will take place at the time of your visit to El Gouna. Unfortunately, we do not know the good source of the timetable to anticipate this moment.
Another entertainment that is not available in other resorts in Egypt is an open-air free cinema in the Downtown area. Films in Russian here do not show, and the majority of Russians consider this attraction useless.
It is very strange that the architects of the resort El-Guna did not foresee here an aqua park. However, this can be understood, because their main task is to sell real estate to rich Europeans, and the water park is not needed for this. And it turns out that for children in El Gouna there is nothing interesting, and it's sad.
To sum up
If you value peace and quiet, El Gouna is a good choice. If you categorically do not accept arrogant behavior on the part of the Arabs, then you are here. In other cases, we do not recommend this resort to you.
Have a good rest, and read our useful articles about Egypt ( links below ).