The Holiday Inn Resort Safaga Palace hotel is located on Egypt's Red Sea 100 metres from the sandy beach of Shams Safaga. It lies between Hurghada and Safaga (5 km) and is 45 minutes' drive away from Hurghada Airport and 3 hours' drive from Luxor. Renovated in 2007 this family friendly beach resort hotel offers a simple relaxing ambiance with a total of 302 guest rooms and suites including non-smoking rooms. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service a hotel safe a currency exchange facility and a café. It also offers a mini supermarket a hairdressing salon 3 bars a pub and a nightclub. A TV lounge 4 restaurants and Internet access (charges apply) are available to guests and this charming establishment also offers meeting facilities for up to 250 persons with high speed wireless Internet access. Guests can take advantage of the laundry and room services (both for an additional fee) and the valet service 24 hours a day. The younger guests will enjoy the kid's club and the children's playground. The hotel provides convenient rooms. The hotel features its own private beach and marina with surfing diving and aqua centres (charges apply) and the hotel is officially recommended by the Handicapped Scuba Association (HAS) for handicapped divers worldwide. In addition the resort's recreational facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a children's pool a sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols and a poolside snackbar (charges apply). Guests may also relax in the spa bath sauna steam bath or with a massage treatment all for an additional fee. Sports enthusiasts may enjoy an aqua aerobics session and it is also possible to go banana boating windsurfing sailing catamaran sailing canoeing and pedal boating or play tennis or table tennis all for an additional fee. There is aerobics volleyball or beach volleyball and a gym on offer for no extra charge and guests can enjoy a game of billiards or darts for an additional fee. The hotel also puts on an entertainment programme with special activities for children and adults. Guests may select their breakfast from a buffet or a menu and the midday and evening meals are also available in buffet form. The midday meal may additionally be enjoyed à la carte. This establishment offers all-inclusive stays. The hotel is officially recommended by the Handicapped Scuba Association (HAS) for handicapped divers worldwide.