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Imperial Hotel

4 stars

Safaga - Egypt, Red Sea

For your windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing holiday to Safaga, the Imperial Hotel is a comfortable all inclusive hotel set directly on the beach with windsurfing and kitesurfing centres on the beach a few minutes’ walk away. 


Directly overlooking the beach, approximately 45 minute drive south of Hurghada airport, 7km north of Safaga and approximately a 5 minute walk to the windsurf and kitesurf centres. Nestled in the foot of Soma Bay the hotel is located in between the sister hotels, 3* Shams Safaga and 5* Shams Prestige.


322 comfortable air conditioned rooms set around the pool with full or partial views of the sea/ pool. Room categories include Standard, Superior Duplex or Superior Seafront. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 1 child in a Double Room, 3 adults in a Triple Room, or 2 adults and 2 to 3 children in a Family Room with connecting rooms available on request. 

The Standard Rooms are comfortably furnished with air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, safe box, mini-fridge, phone, a balcony or terrace and for an extra charge. 

The Superior Duplex rooms are approximately 40m², with a sitting room, small kitchenette (not equipped for cooking), ensuite bathroom and a balcony. The mezzanine upper floor features the bedroom and a small bathroom.

The Superior Seafront rooms are approximately 30m² in size, with a larger balcony, with a Jacuzzi and panoramic views of the bay and sea. 


The hotel is all inclusive; this includes buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner plus a teatime and late snack menu. Drinks are served by the glass (with set times) soft drinks, mineral water, local beer, wine and spirits. Internet access and WiFi are available in the hotel at an extra charge. The hotel offers 3 restaurants; including 2 á-la-carte Italian and Oriental restaurants (reservations required) as well as a coffee shop, internet café, pool and beach bars. WiFi is available with an extra charge payable locally. 

There are 2 swimming pools (one heated in the winter months), a children's pool, sun terrace, spa centre and fitness room. Tennis, squash, volleyball, football and table tennis facilities are available. Massage’s, a jacuzzi and sauna are available with an extra fee. The Shams Spa Centre is independently managed and located at the hotel. There is an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, Egyptian Hammam, beauty salon or a specialist massage treatment such as a Chocolate Oil, Oasis Stone, Pharaoh Massage or full body Sea Weed scrub. All services are payable locally for an additional charge. The Shams scuba diving centre is located on the beach in front of Hotel Shams a short walk along the beach. Tennis, squash, volleyball, football, gym, billiard and table tennis are all available.

Children up to 5 years stay free of charge and for children between 6-12 years discounts of up to 50% are available. Extra facilities for children include a Kids’ pool and play-ground and Kids Club for children from 4 to 12 years.


The Kitesurf centre is situated the left of the hotel approximately 200m along the beach and the windsurf centre is located approximately a 5 minute walk along the beach (500m) next door at the Hotel Shams. More >

Our Opinion

Centrally located between windsurf and kitesurf centres, enjoy the heated pool year round and choice of a la carte restaurants. We recommend the 'Ultra All inclusive' package with free weekly minute massage and sauna package and scuba diving introduction. We recommend the Superior Seafront rooms with wonderful panoramic views of the bay and sea.

Price from £700 Including flights - Enquire about this hotel >

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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to Safaga, Red Sea

Best Time: Spring and Autumn.
Launch: Sandy beach running
into shallow training area with
some coral heads.
Wind Direction: Cross shore from
left in morning. Swing cross shore
in the afternoon.
Wind Type: Thermal, strongest
early in day.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Flat water with
windchop. Flat water training area
& beginner's lagoon.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Good year round
    conditions for all sports.
  • Best wind June - Sept.
  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing
    & diving.
  • Great beginners
    learning area.
  • Excursions to Toubia
    Island for experienced riders.
  • Most popular board size
    100 - 130 L.
  • Most popular sail size
    5.8 - 6.9 M.

Weather Information

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