I visited the Sunrise Royal Makadi Bay in August 2014 with my husband and 2 sons aged 5 and 8.
Upon arrival we were given a wet towel and a welcome drink and were asked to take a seat in the spacious lobby. Another drink was offered and our passports taken. We filled out the forms in the comfort of our sofa and were given our room keys whilst relaxing with our drinks.
It made a change not having to queue up at the reception desk to check in. We were escorted to block 35 and given a little tour on the way which was nice. Our luggage followed shortly after.
The room was very spacious with lot of storage space. We had booked a family room which consisted of 2 rooms connected by a hallway. This was perfect as the boys had a separate sleeping area. We had a view over the Family pool 2 which was nice and quiet.
Breakfast could be taken at the main buffet restaurant or if you wanted a smaller more relaxed breakfast then the Mexican restaurant was perfect. This was closer to us and was more personal as you got to know the staff really well.
Various options for lunch including pizza, burgers, hot dogs as well as the main buffet and smaller buffet at the Round the World restaurant. The main buffet had so many options, you would never go hungry.
Dinner could be taken at the main buffet restaurant which again had a huge choice, or you could pre-book into one of the 7 A la Carte restaurants – Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Bedouin, Mediterranean, Greek and Steak House. This could be done up to 3 days in advance and has 2 sittings – 1830 and 2000.
There are many pools to choose from and we mainly stayed at the Family Pool 2 which was smaller and again more personal. The staff at this pool were very friendly and welcoming. We got to know them so well. There is a small kiddie pool here with slides which was popular. The main family pool was much larger and is currently being refurbished and having a new water park built. This looks to be amazing when it is finished which should be by the end of 2014. The main pool is very big with one small slide, separate sports pool and plenty of sun loungers. The beach was also spacious with beautiful clear water, perfect for snorkeling and watching the fish.
What makes this hotel so special is the Entertainment team. They all work so hard everyday and are always checking to make sure you are happy. They provide a full program of activities during the day and evening which were really enjoyable. The shows in the evening were popular and varied also.
We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here and came home feeling relaxed and chilled.
If you would like more information about this hotel, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07882481066.