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Sultan Bey - cosy hotel in El Gouna, Egypt

We were really pleased with our hotel in El Gouna, Egypt. The Sultan Bey is beautifully located on a lagoon in luxurious El Gouna, and because it's small, it feels cosy and homely.


Sultan Bey - our hotel in El Gouna

We have for once travelled on a charter trip (with Airtours) and Peter chose a hotel in El Gouna that looked cosy. When he booked, he thought he was booking in Hurghada (which is just south), but with hindsight we are really happy that we ended up in El Gouna. And yes, the hotel was really cosy!

Sultan Bey hotell i El Gouna

El Gouna is quite a special place, as it is an artificial holiday resort. At the same time, it is beautiful everywhere, and we really liked the hotel, which feels small and personal. The hotel is right next to the water, and is surrounded by vegetation and flowers everywhere.

Sultan Bey Hotell i El Gouna

Location of the hotel

Perhaps one of the most important things when booking a hotel is the location. At least we think so, and we have to say that the Sultan Bey is located absolutely perfect in El Gouna. It takes about three minutes to walk to the centre, where you can go shopping or perhaps try a restaurant.

Peter och Helena

If you want to get to the marina in El Gouna, you can take a tuktuk for a small fee. If you just want to hang out on a nice beach, take a shuttle boat to Zeytouna Beach Island, which takes a few minutes. You can also go on snorkelling excursions, starting right from the hotel.


Our hotel room

The room at our hotel in El Gouna was cosy and with the facilities you need. There was air conditioning/heat pump, plenty of electrical outlets, minibar and a safety box that could be locked. The bathroom and shower were excellent, as was the cleaning. We also had a patio. Soooo wonderful to be able to open up to the sun and the flowers outside!

The free WiFi included did not work in the rooms, but you could pay extra for "premium WiFi". We did not test this, but instead bought sim cards for our phones.

All Inclusive at Sultan Bey

We stayed with All Inclusive, which on Sultan Bey means that all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner in the form of a buffet or a la carte lunch on Zeytouna Beach Island) are included in the price.

At certain times, small pieces of pizza or cakes are also included at the pool bar. All local drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee, local spirits, etc.) are included in the price and served by the glass. Imported drinks, bottled drinks and freshly squeezed juices cost extra.

Buffet på Sultan Bey hotell i El Gouna

What did we think of the food?

We never think the buffet is much fun, but the food still gets a pass. For breakfast you can order eggs any way the chefs want and there's good bread, yoghurt, pastries and fresh fruit. For lunch, they often grill something, maybe hamburgers or skewers.

When it's time for dinner, you can expect a variety of dishes with both meat and fish, picked up directly from the chefs. The buffet also includes plenty of bread, vegetables, desserts and fresh fruit, and we feasted on strawberries and sharon fruit. The food wasn't always great, but most of it was good and over time we got better and better at picking out the "goodies".
Kockarna på Sultan Bey hotell i El Gouna
Middag på Sultan Bay hotell i El Gouna

The pool bar at Sultan Bey

The pool bar is nice and here we had several beers, Gin and Tonic, coffee and pizza bites. But don't worry about our health! On this trip we have for for once had time to work out. We've simply done a few yoga workouts in the room!

Final rating of Sultan Bey Hotel in El Gouna

We were very pleased with the Sultan Bey hotel in El Gouna, and can highly recommend accommodation here for those who want a quiet and relaxed holiday, especially for those travelling without children. It is almost so we could come here again, but we like to discover new places.

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Facts about Sultan Bey hotel in El Gouna

  • Location: Kafr Island in El Gouna, Egypt
  • Class: 4 stars
  • Number of rooms: 115
  • Number of storeys: 3
  • Service: Reception with helpful staff, buffet restaurant, pool bar, pool, children's pool (but we didn't see any children), beach towels, sun loungers and parasols, transport to the beach, book exchange, souvenir shop and WiFi.
  • In the neighbourhood: Diving shop and El Gouna centre with shops and restaurants.
  • Read more: Hotel website

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