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Ray's Home from Home

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GBP £ 89 | USD $ 115

Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Max Occupancy: 3 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Type: Apartment
pool Swimming Pool
ac_unit Air Conditioning
wifi WiFi
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Ray's Home from Home

Hosted by Raymond (Ireland)
About the Apartment
Mission Statement: To provide safe, relaxing and comfortable accommodation in the owner's holiday home at a reasonable price.
The apartment location has been carefully chosen by the owner as his own private holiday home. Factors taken into consideration were - closeness to the Airport after a long flight, close to two beaches, namely, beach 9 (Free) and Magawish Hotel Complex.
The location is in a quiet residential neighbourhood of private villas with a local mini market close by providing essentials. Close to Senzo Shopping Mall, Carfour, Ragabb, Betterways & Metro Supermarkets. On your way to the Supermarkets you will meet several locals who are friendly and welcoming. By staying in Magawish you escape the hassle and hooting horns of the yellow taxis. By calling Careem Taxis on your mobile app which Ali will install for you on your arrival when picking up the keys for apartment,to take you down town to Shereton Road and Marina for just 50Le (€2). In the Shereton/Marina areas you have a wide choice of restaurants and shops.
The Pool is ideally located outside the apartment door. Enjoy a relaxing time by the pool in the tropical sunshine, while you sunbathe you can pop inside for an ice cold drink or refreshments. Ali, the apartment manager, speaks fluent English and is available to organise and advise on trips such as:- (1) Sea Safari (2) Desert Safari (3) Diving/Snorkeling (4) Wind Surfing (5) Boat trips on the Red Sea (6) Trips to Cairo -Pyramids and Museum. (7) Luxor and Nile Cruises. (8) Giftun Island with its coral reefs and tropical fish with a meal and snorkeling on the way back. (9) Paragliding . Further information and details from Ali.
Apartment Facilities:
Satellite T.V(with Netflix), Free WiFi, Gas & Electric Cookers, Fridge, Washing Machine, Hair dryer etc.. Electronic Insect/Mosquito Killer. Battery Operated Light in case of short power cuts.
Utility Room suitable for clothes drying and storing equipment.
The pool area is ideal for sunbathing complete with two sun lounges, umbrella, table and chairs. It also contains a BBQ – ideal for a nice evening gathering with your friends.
Manager/Tour Guide
My Apartment Manager Ali Elgzar is a fully qualified Tour Guide who speaks fluent English.
You can contact him on his mobile phone regarding outings or tours; general information and any issues that may arise during your stay.
There is no door control; so your friends can visit without any restrictions or questions being asked.
Special rate if booking for one month or more - contact owner.
The price you pay for booking this apartment is inclusive of the following, bed lines, fresh towels, gas, water, electricity, wi-fi, toiletries, cleaning materials, water cooler with large bottle of water provided. Special offers for guests who book for two consecutive weeks or more - 15% discount. Special offers must be agreed with the owner when booking.
Minimum length of stay is 3 days
Change over day: FLEXIBLE
Minimum stay may vary by time of the year.
Smoking allowed: YES
Mobility: NONE
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This property also rents as a monthly rental, view details.
Additional Rates:
Daily rate from: 15
Weekly rate from: 105

Prices are quoted in EUR
Monthly rate from: 484 Euro
Map / Location:    location_on Map Similar Properties
Postcode: 1
City: Hurghada
Region: Red Sea Governorate
Area: Red Sea Riviera
Country: Egypt
Main Features:
Sleeps/Guests up to: 3
Pool: done Pool
Payment options:
Airconditioning: done
Internet: done
Availability Calendar:       booked Booked   Available Available
Reviews: (7)
Overall Rating: (4) rate

avatar Rating: (5) rate
This is a small quiet compound 
and the apartment is newly decorated and fully equipped with modern appliances. The location is ideal and we could walk to the local beach everyday. It was great to be only five mins from the airport too when we were tired after our flight. 
The manager Ali really looked after us - he even picked us up at the airport! He arranged an overnight trip to Cairo and took us see the pyramids at the Cairo museum which was a highlight for us! His English is excellent and he works as a tour guide too so he knew all the best spots to bring us to. 
The apartment is also near two excellent supermarkets Carefour and Spinneys in senzo mall. All in all, we had great relaxing holiday, especially as this was our first trip to Egypt - highly recommend staying here and definitely plan on going back again.
Written by: (County Sligo, Ireland), Visit Date: 2018-02, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
During a recent visit to Egypt, in fact my first time there, I was fortunate to choose No 3 Villa Gardenia as the rental accommodation for myself and my friend who accompanied me on this visit. This apartment, which appears to have been recently very tastefully redecorated, is located in a quiet area that is in close proximity to the Airport in Hurghada, a major advantage for tourists travelling from Western Europe. Just a ten minute walk form the apartment, there is a small supermarket which stocks all of the essential items someone in self catering would require and the prices are very reasonable. This is a one bedroom apartment with a sofa bed in the living quarters, the kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and the bathroom has a particularly good shower. The TV and all appliances worked as required. The weather was very pleasant during our stay, with bright sunshine and temperatures in the range 25 C to 30 C, however, there was a nice breeze from the Red Sea that meant it was never uncomfortably hot or humid. We discovered a beach within walking distance of the apartment, and it was excellent for wither sunbathing or swimming in the sea which was very clean and safe. The Manager of the apartment introduced himself as Ali, a native of the area, who speaks fluent English. He is also a Tour Guide and he can organize boat trips on the Red Sea, or trips to places of interest. Ali organised a three day trip to Cairo for us, this proved very interesting and enjoyable with the highlight being a visit to the Pyramids at Giza. A short taxi drive away is the City of Hurghada with shops, restaurants etc. to cater for all tastes. We would highly recommend this property and indeed this area to other tourists who wish to have an enjoyable, relaxing holiday in a very pleasant environment.
Written by: (Ballyshannon, Ireland), Visit Date: 2018-03, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
I visited this villa on a recommendation for a week in March and wasn't disappointed. It was so convenient to all amenities. We arrived the short journey from the airport by a car that the owner organised for us. The one bed apartment has a sofa bed in the living room, fully fitted kitchen, fabulous shower. It has been recently refurbished and everything was spotless. After leaving our belongings in the apartment we had a look around and found the local supermarket which stock most of what we needed. The beach is a short walk away and ideal for sunbathing. The following day we met the manager, Ali, who answered any questions we had and organised a boat trip. The villa is ideal for scuba divers in that it has a separate small room to lock your gear away, so you its not left in the villa. What was really fabulous was the use of the terrace in the morning to have your breakfast and plan your day. There is a swimming but it was being refurbed when we arrive. Overall we had a fabulous time. Would definitely come back and stay here and thank you to Raymond and Ali for a hassle free trip.
Written by: (London, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2018-03, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
I stayed on my own in the apartment for almost two weeks and enjoyed the whole experience. The apartment is lovely and well maintained with everything you will need for your stay. Ray (the owner) was very friendly and provided me with details on how to contact him if I had any problems. The weather was quite cool while I was there but there was heating available so I never felt the cold. Didn't attempt to use the swimming pool though so cannot comment on that! I was also provided with taxi numbers so if I wanted to go into town, or out for a meal somewhere, I could contact one of the drivers and I felt safe travelling with them as they came highly recommended. I shopped in Senzo Mall which is a short taxi ride away and I also walked to Carrefour which is about 30 minutes away if walking but if you are planning to buy a lot, I would recommend a return journey by taxi! All in all I would thoroughly recommend the apartment for anyone who wants to experience more of Egyptian life instead of being confined to the hotels and I look forward to staying there again soon. Thank you Ray!
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-01, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (1) rate
I would strongly urge everyone to stay clear the manager of the apartment adds more and more money on to things such as taxi fares this extra money then ends up in his pocket and not the taxi mans, when you notify the owner of this he says he doesn't have any problems with the manager and dismisses your concerns. The manager also becomes very verbally abusive to you if things do not go his way even to the point of saying that bad things will happen threats via WhatsApp messages so ensure you keep all messages for future evidence if the need arises. If you do go ahead and book this apartment ensure you go through holiday lettings website and not just through the owner because if not more money is added on and you will never be able to obtain your money back because the apartment manager cannot deal with any issues that arise. I was an actual witness to another couple who was trying to obtain their money back the apartment manager contacted the owner in front of 5 other witnesses and the owner didnt want to no he just put the phone down this left the apartment manager blaming the owner and begging for time to get the problem resolved. These issues are still on going so please think very carefully before booking if you want to be verbally abused and ripped off this is the perfect place to go.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
This was my second stay at this villa and I enjoyed it so much I will definitely book again! Ali, the manager was waiting for me at the villa when I arrived and even had drinks prepared which I thought was a lovely gesture. The villa has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I chose to book a taxi (I recommend ABC Taxis and they can be contacted via WhatsApp and Viber) and shopped in Bestways but there is a Spinneys supermarket in Senzo Mall which is nearer the villa and also a Carrefour close by too so plenty of choice. I found a little supermarket within Magawish which is only about a quarter of a mile away and has all the basics if you forget something. I also walked to public beach Number 9 which is the nearest beach to the villa. It took about 30 mins and I spent an enjoyable afternoon there (40 LE admission charge). There are other public beaches you can use but Ali can give you advice on these. There were some problems with the water supply to the villa during my stay but after a phone call to Ali, he arranged to have it sorted straightaway. The swimming pool was out of use during my stay but as a non-swimmer, this did not bother me. When it was time to check out, Ali came to collect the key and arranged transport to the airport for me which again was a nice touch. I would highly recommend staying at the Villa and can't wait to return!
Written by: (Bodmin, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2019-04, Source: TripAdvisor

avatar Rating: (5) rate
My partner and I stayed in Ray's Magawish apartment for 11 nights. As he had been holidaying in Hurghada himself, the owner was there in person to greet me, along with the manager, Ali. We were met and driven to the apartment and offered refreshments. We got a personal guided tour and given useful tips and advice for making the most of the apartment and our stay in Hurghada. We also questioned the previous negative review and were shocked to hear the full story of how some guests show such flagrant disregard for hospitality. Having previously stayed in old Hurghada with my partner, I was looking this visit for somewhere with air conditioning, close to the Intercontinental District for daily scuba diving (with Divers' Lodge, based at the Hilton). The apartment was a little far out and at a cooler time of year, walking to the dive centre would be perfectly feasible. However, in the scorching summer sun, the idea of walking (although only 30-40 minutes away) was a bit much for us. So, we just strolled to the main road each morning and hailed a taxi to take us there for less than £1! Going out in the evenings to shop or eat and drink in the main town was a bit further to travel, but still easily done. The little supermarket/bakery around the corner was useful for essentials. The whole place was so quiet and it was lovely to be away from the hustle and bustle (and constant beeping horns) of the town. The apartment itself had everything we needed and more. Already stocked up with bottled water and toilet rolls, plus a few supplies and ice in the freezer. A/C was a godsend, as was the large fan, the water cooler, toaster, microwave, panini toaster, large fridge/freezer, all pans, cutlery and utensils, clean towels and linens, washing machine, private open-air utility room for drying dive gear and laundry. Bathroom recently refurbished and the shower was lovely. Wi-fi worked well and was easy to top up when required. Smart TV with plenty of channels and Netflix was a bonus. A real home from home! The tank water ran out at one point, but a quick message to Ali and it was sorted straight away. There were also a couple of random power-cuts which we were forewarned could happen, but there's an emergency light which comes on automatically in such instances and in any case, they were very short-lived and caused no major problems - Just had to re-sync the smart TV with the Wi-Fi on one occasion. I only tested the pool once as we were out most of the days. It was small, but clean and cool, so very refreshing in the Egyptian heat. I really couldn't fault the accommodation once I'd found my bearings and would gladly return here in the future. Thanks again to Ray and Ali for a wonderful welcome and delightful stay.
Written by: , Visit Date: 2019-07, Source: TripAdvisor