Went with my husband and were very pleased with everything! If there were any moments during the rest, they did not affect the overall impression of the hotel.
We arrived early and instead of sitting until 11 and 14 in the lobby, we changed clothes and went to explore the territory of the hotel (it is not small, diverse, cascading and very green) At 11 we came for bracelets, and tension was already boiling in the lobby among those who arrived at the same time with us. People were sitting almost in their jackets, waiting for something incomprehensible, knowing full well that checking at 14.
We received the room at 13:45, on the tour we had a view of the garden, but they gave us a view of the sea and the pool, and with the wording: "Do you mind if you have a room with a sea view? " Other vacationers yelled and ran into the guys at the reception, demanded something and were rude! Of course, they paid attention to those who smiled and came with respect and good mood.
We loved the room! Yes, it was not new, but clean, spacious, everything worked, again the view was amazing! Cleaning in the room suited us, towels and bed linen were changed, the floor was washed, everything was beautifully laid out. Heated pools, as indicated 2. The beach is very cool, spacious, sandy, diverse, the toilet is close, three showers, the beach bar is not bad (separate claims to the bartender on the beach), there is a pontoon and a small sandy entry.
The food suited us! Don't expect crazy variety.
Always 5 dishes on the grill, different every day: beef kebab, yum-yum jacket, shawarma, tuna, fish: gobies, mackerel and even like our crucians, quail, lamb, chicken is very tasty! , crabs are complete crap - not tasty and there is nothing to eat in them. Lots of fresh vegetables, delicious feta, lentils, side dishes not eaten, normal fries, very tasty falafel in the morning, not tasty salads and pickles. Sweet, as for me monotonous, there are not many fruits, but there are different ones. Packaged juices, bottled beer - normal, alcohol will go - you can drink, good wine.
The animation is not intrusive. The coolest animator Mo, it's just an energizer! All the other dying swans who did not understand why and where they ended up. There is nothing for kids to do here! There is no animation for children, playgrounds - one name, they will also be bored at sea, there is no separate baby food, it will be difficult to find something to feed!
It is up to you to decide whether to go here with a child or not, but be prepared that you will run after him and not rest! Check-out was actually the same as check-in: the bracelets were cut off at 12 and all-inclusive ended, and this is normal in principle, and for a hotel with this price category in particular. Everyone who left with us one day sat in the lobby and waited for the evening (the departure was in the evening), we went for a walk. We visited the shark restaurant, very tasty - I recommend it to everyone! We went to the old market - the atmosphere and color!
Cons of the hotel itself! ? bartender at the beach bar: familiar, arrogant, aggressive, freezes when approached, pours half a glass. Some cooks on the grill distribution! there was one shift at the distribution of very unpleasant cooks: he puts no more than a teaspoon on a plate, for example, meat and neighs, like “why are you standing here with outstretched hand? ! ha ha ha! , you want to ask for more, but not 5 grams guys!
And if you humbly ask for more, he threw a piece with the air as if I personally stole it from him! Moreover, he behaved so intentionally, since there were no such problems with the other change of cooks. It left a nasty aftertaste! No matter how the hotel saves, you don’t want to feel like a beggar after paying for your vacation.
But the biggest claim is not to the hotel, but to our vacationers!! ! The hotel is 85% Ukraine. Forgive fellow citizens, and this does not apply to everyone, but you are CREDIT! Chanson from the phone on the beach. I have nothing against your preferences, but this is music for everyone! Some individuals yelled at the hotel workers with a good obscenity, were rude, demanded that they be settled earlier than the allotted time without additional payment. Does he really need to whistle and snap his fingers to call the waiter to him! This is fine?!
The apogee was that on the day of departure, when we were already sitting on the bus and it was not clear why we had been waiting for the departure from the hotel for a very long time, a thumping body of 55 years old filled up the bus for a second with two daughters of 17-20 years old in appearance. One of the girls all the way to the airport tried to calm down and seat dad! Taking vacationers from other hotels, no less drunken bodies filled up. In short, guys, it's all sad somehow! Rest is rest, but is it really so hard to remain a man?!
Sorry, boiled up!
In general, of course, the impressions of the rest are the most positive! I am very grateful to Royal grand sharm for the emotions received! We were satisfied!
Why did I give 10? Excellent service, cool staff, unobtrusive animation (there are children and adults) and a chic area. The hotel is located near Piazza Il Mercato, 40 minutes walk to the old town. I went with my family, there were three generations of us (mother, daughter, grandmother) and everyone liked everything. The hotel is designed for winter holidays, the building is located in Hadab, it is not far from Naama Bay, when the temperature was 20+ it was a little cool, I think it was colder in Nabq during this period. The animation is cool, cool guys, positive, I still communicate with some of them.
1. FOOD - more ours, without the addition of Egyptian spices everywhere, relatively varied and edible. Juices, coffee, good quality beer (I don’t know about alcohol). It is better to buy fresh juices in the MANGOmarket 2 liters - $ 4 (frozen canisters, they make them in the hotel), in the hotel a glass - $ 2.
2. SEA and BEACH - reefs are better, but it's okay, sunbeds should be borrowed earlier if there is a company. This is not a bay, so there will always be a breeze.
3. EVENING - live music, visiting artists, good sound. Animation (girls, boys) only for children during the day on a warm pool.
4. ROOMS - for spending the night and changing clothes, as everywhere else, spacious. A kettle, an iron are given at the first whistle.
TOTAL: If we compare budget hotels where I have been, Grand Oasis, Island, Siwa, Continental and even Hilton Shark - this one is better.
We arrived at the hotel at approximately 21-00, check-out early 4-10. Upon arrival, they immediately put on bracelets, managed to have a normal dinner.
The hotel is located in cascades, 3 or 4 levels. Our room was at the reception level, balcony facing the sea. Everything is fine in the room. The furniture is old and its color is not original, but nothing is broken, without obvious scratches and traces of previous guests. The bathroom is relatively ok. The tile is not very shiny, but there are no traces of drips and mold. Nothing falls off, plumbing is working, towels are clean, there is hot water, soap and shampoos are available.
The food is not particularly varied, but tasty, more like home cooking than catering. The assortment of confectionery is weak. Puffs, donuts, several types of cakes. From fruits: melon, pomegranate, orange, dates. Grill and pans for lunch and dinner, this is a separate line of four employees: meat, fish, pizza, pancakes. The sanitary condition of the canteen distribution is satisfactory. Dining room is clean.
On the territory of the main pool from 10-00 to 13-30 sweet rolls, a couple of types of cheese, sausages. Take on your own. From 13-30 to 16-30 waiters serve. Fast food, fish fillet, pizza are offered. The bar is open.
The main pool is cold. There are two with heating. One is bigger, 8 by 15 meters, it is quiet there and there is a separate bar. The second is smaller, there is no bar, there is music and animation.
The beach is long, there are enough sunbeds. Clean, trash cans and ashtrays everywhere. The plastic pontoon is no more than 60 meters, it is fixed normally, even with a small wave, you can pass without much effort. There is something to see in the sea. Various fish. There are live colored corals. Sunset from the shore knee-deep to the buoys, rocky, not suitable for small children.
In the evenings, on the stage-stage of the hotel, there are show performances by invited artists. Fire show, violinist, guitarist, solo singers and competitions of local animators. There is a disco on the level below the lobby.
Of the alcohol, the least disgusting is rum. You can still drink it if you dilute it with cola. The beer is good. Packed juices are delicious. Beer, cola, sprite, schweppes - all from bottles, normal quality. Bottled drinks slow down the bartender, there can sometimes be queues.
There are no comments to the staff, everything works fine.
As a result, for $ 650 for two for 6 nights, basically everything was fine, since this particular area of Sharma was needed with a short pontoon, a reef and a number of shopping and promenade infrastructure. Taxi from hotel to Old City $2 to Naama Bay $4 one way.