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Luxury break anyone

Post by newcastle » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:59 pm

As I'm alone with the cat for a few weeks I thought I might treat myself to a bit of luxury at El Gouna - La maison Bleue. I've often passed in on the way to the kite surfing beaches.

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It is lovely....but costs around 350 English quid a night.

I'm not saying it's not worth every penny, but feel there's many other places in the world i'd rather see for that kind of money.

Ah well....... :|



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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Horus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:23 pm

And I don't blame you, a little bit of pampering and luxury now and again does you no harm, ;) enjoy your break :up
PS Who is looking after the cat? :D
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Who2 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:40 pm

I had a pretty good time there but it was only £18 quid a night breaky included.
So good any time I fly from Hurgharda I spend a few days there acclimatising..... 8)
Ps: Plus there is a butchers there that sells all sorts of porky products, cleverly entitled The Butchery.
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by newcastle » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:54 pm

Horus wrote:And I don't blame you, a little bit of pampering and luxury now and again does you no harm, ;) enjoy your break :up
PS Who is looking after the cat? :D
I've got the pool guy-cum-gardener well trained.

That's the beauty, and convenience, of having a cat rather than a dog. As long as someone's there to replenish the food/water, and a window left open so it can come & go at will, it doesn't give a toss whether or not I'm in residence :lol:

Incidentally, the windows have grills - big enough to allow the cat to get in, but nothing larger! As for stray moggies....my cat wouldn't let them within 20 metres of the place :stp

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Horus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:22 pm

I agree with you about the moggy, mine doesn't care either just so long as someone feeds her she isn't too fussy as to who gets the job :D
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by carrie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Looks very palatial enjoy yourself and let us know how you got on.

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by newcastle » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:55 pm

I fear people are getting the wrong impression!

I'm NOT going to stay at La Maison Bleue.....I merely investigated it - but decided I could make better use of that kind of money.

I wish I was sufficiently flush to be able to blow a grand on 2-3 day R. & R. without a thought :lol:

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Zooropa » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:34 pm

Maybe others will disagree but im struggling to find any reason (as nice as this place looks) to justify £350 a night!

For us commoners anyway.

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by newcastle » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:54 pm

Zooropa wrote:Maybe others will disagree but im struggling to find any reason (as nice as this place looks) to justify £350 a night!

For us commoners anyway.
In London, or Paris, it wouldn't be at all exceptional.....but it's a bit steep for Egypt! It's for the "money-no-object" brigade.

I expect there are a few others which charge 300 quid plus per night...the Four Seasons in Sharm maybe?

Even the Old Cataract is only around 200GBP.....and deals can be done.

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by carrie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:03 pm

What a pity was looking forward to a really interesting write up, can't you pretend :lol:

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Zooropa » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:34 pm

newcastle wrote:
Zooropa wrote:Maybe others will disagree but im struggling to find any reason (as nice as this place looks) to justify £350 a night!

For us commoners anyway.
In London, or Paris, it wouldn't be at all exceptional.....but it's a bit steep for Egypt! It's for the "money-no-object" brigade.

I expect there are a few others which charge 300 quid plus per night...the Four Seasons in Sharm maybe?

Even the Old Cataract is only around 200GBP.....and deals can be done.
I suppose the old adage here of "something is worth what the buyer is prepared to pay" is relevant, my hotel is important to me but not £350 a night important!

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Who2 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:33 am

If one can afford La Maison Blu one can afford this 24c Gold Wagu beef-burger at Le Garage only 550le... 8)
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by newcastle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 am

Who2 wrote:If one can afford La Maison Blu one can afford this 24c Gold Wagu beef-burger at Le Garage only 550le... 8)
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Mmmmm.....do they do home delivery?

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by newcastle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:57 am

carrie wrote:What a pity was looking forward to a really interesting write up, can't you pretend :lol:
I'll don my MT persona and have a go....

Watch this space! ;)

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by John Landon » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:03 am

Eat one of those burgers and be like the golden goose that Jack Spriggins nicked off the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk... 8)

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Horus » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:29 am

It looks more like one of those piles of rounded horsey poo you sometimes see lying around. :sd
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Who2 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:54 am

I might well look like it, but certainly doesn't taste the same, having said that Iv'e only eaten the horse not it's sh*t.. 8)
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Dusak » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:24 pm

A few months back I was watching my HKN channel, showing a travel log on a region in Japan. There was a restaurant there that served gold leaf ice cream as well as a cut of world class beef that is only available in the particular region. The several 'tasters' of the gold leaf ice cream all said the same, it tasted no different, but something they would never forget and a good story to tell when they returned home. I've always maintained, where there's muck, [or in this case, crap] there's money. Have to say, the topside looked good enough to eat. :eat

For me, the shear bliss of being at home here is priceless. :up
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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by BENNU » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:56 pm

Who2 wrote:I might well look like it ... 8)
No, you are a good looking man.

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Re: Luxury break anyone

Post by Ruby Slippers » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:03 pm

Watching a TV programme last night on worldwide hotels and the one featured was in Singapore. A 'basic' room there would have cost £350 per night.

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