Originally we had booked Steigenberger Makadi Bay, but we switched to Kempinski Soma Bay half-way through our 7 day trip for an upcharge of around 350 Euro. And it was totally worth it. We were taken to the hotel by our travel agent in a private car. They tried to scam us by charging us some fantasy currency rate, but eventually we could also pay by credit card at the official rate.
We went to Egypt in January, because it’s the closest beach destination in Winter. We flew there with Condor from Hamburg to Hurghada. It was my first package trip and probably my last one. We booked via HLX and paid 1206 € for one week half board in the Steigenberger Makadi Bay hotel with flights.