Now I want to talk about the hotel. We bought vouchers for a promotion and in general the hotel is not bad! Very well maintained, the territory is green, beautiful, clean, constantly looked after. I noticed that the managers go all over the territory every day, check the employees. The bar is checked every day for cleanliness. The bar gives local alcohol, cocktail fries, sausages. Do not swim in the sea from the shore, only from the pontoon. The area is very windy, it is better to rest in the season. We rested in early February, the pace was about 22 degrees and it was cool because of the wind. The food is good, but monotonous, quickly bored. Very good animation and they play with children and there are all sorts of competitions for adults. The rooms are also good, I don’t know about the others, we have a completely fresh room. The air conditioner in the room is not set to heat, no one has it at all, so everyone complained that it was cold at night, especially with children!
1) There is no sea... there is a pontoon, but it is impossible to swim, there is a strong current. In a nearby hotel, ropes are equipped, circles - people swim, we only whistled, you can’t even hold on to the rope)
2) A small area of entry into the sea, where half the hotel crowds like herrings in a barrel.
3) There is food - margarine instead of butter, sugar syrup instead of honey, tasteless bread, terrible rolls - flour and sugar... dry chicken and bitter fish.
4) Fruits - wooden dates, green melon, rotten grapes, hard guava, green pomegranate... they are in principle, but what's the point.
5) Rice is impossible to eat, potatoes are wildly tasteless.
6) Coffee is a disgusting drink.
In short - neither swim nor eat... why I came there is not clear.
Before settling, we walked around the territory, swam in the sea, so by the time we settled in, we had explored the entire territory.
We were given a room in the Tiran building. The room is good, everything worked without interruption in the room, everything that was supposed to be in the room was replenished regularly.
Cleaned every day, no complaints about cleaning.
Meals are all included. Everything was very tasty, a wide variety of dishes. We took a little bit of everything to eat, but we understood that we couldn’t eat that much, so we limited the choice.
We visited all the restaurants all delicious and good service.
We visited all the bars, pleasant service, no alcohol, but we didn’t need it.
The territory of the hotel is very large and beautiful, we took a lot of beautiful photos.
The sea is a little disappointing.
Many thanks to the girls animators and the staff in general. An unpleasant impression was left only from communication with the seller in the store with oils, Mustafa. The quality of the product is terrible and the attitude towards customers too.
- a very beautiful reef near the hotel (pier)
- sandy clean beach
- clean swimming pool
- very close to the sea
- close to the airport
- good room cleaning
Thanks to a man named Hany Said for cleaning, the cleanliness of the room is 5 out of 5. He also always responded to requests for water, shampoos, gels, sheets and the like. Thank you!
- beautiful well-groomed territory of the hotel
From the animation, I liked the fire show and water polo in the pool, otherwise the animation was 3.
Cons: Food. To be honest, it's not very good. Few fruits, diluted juices, cheap alcohol, shish kebab was overdried, little choice. No ice cream, french fries were only once. I was waiting for him: D The soup was oversalted once, on the second day they corrected it. But we were never hungry. It's just that this food is not a 5 star hotel. Drinks were served in disposable glasses. Why not buy normal glasses? There is a sense of savings in everything.
- intrusive marketing on the territory of the hotel (spa, excursions)
- the furniture is not new, looks average
- old sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach. They can be used, but not convenient. You can often find rods sticking out of umbrellas. Ideally, they would be replaced with more modern ones.
- Internet only at the reception and in the restaurant
IMPORTANT: according to our surveys of people from other hotels, we concluded that this is the situation throughout Egypt. In all hotels. Everywhere people complained that the food was not very good. Some were worse than us. Therefore, I can say that most likely for the level of Egypt this is a good hotel. By European standards, or at least when compared with hotels in Turkey, this is not 5 stars.
Wishes to the hotel: at least improve food, add variety, fruits, high-quality drinks, replace umbrellas on the beach and sunbeds with new ones, stop using plastic for drinks, buy dishes.
Overall, I rate the hotel 4 out of 5.
Loved the coral reef near the hotel. It is of amazing beauty and covers all the shortcomings of the hotel.
If this is your first time abroad, you will love it. If you have already rested in other countries in excellent hotels, you will feel that hotels in Egypt are a little behind in quality.
What can I say.
The hotel is clean, the territory is well-groomed, they clean the territory always and constantly. Nothing has changed here.
Compared to the first time, everything is much sadder.
There are no vegetables. Queues everywhere. For french fries, they can gnaw their throats. Dishes are poured. If it is rice, then they put it with a slide, if it is meat, then a small piece. They put a small piece of meat and look into the eyes and... give the plate. You ask for more, puts another one of the same tiny piece and again gives the plate. In short, everything that is tasty, they don’t pour a lot of it. Although they put a lot of things on their own (discrimination in this hotel is felt strongly).
To taste, everything is so-so, strongly so-so. Spices in everything, even in potatoes. There are queues behind everything, what is tastier is always gone.
Yes, constant comrades and neighbors in the canteen (namely the canteen, you can’t call it otherwise) sparrows. They eat at the next table and are not afraid.
Bars and drinks near the pools.
Drinks are poured into disposable cups. Pour half a glass and give. If to their (Arabs), then they pour a plump one and decorate it with something (again, discrimination).
In the large pool, buckets of bleach are poured, not even embarrassed by tourists. After swimming in this pool, the skin burned for another 2 days, tin.
The rooms are being cleaned. They don't change the towels in the shower, whether you throw them on the floor or not, they don't care, they hung them up and that's it.
Evening program is something. Fun, playful (NO! ).
Nothing to do here in the evening! It's just a nightmare. Either pensioners with children or... just pensioners should go here : ).
In the evening until 23 bar and then nothing.
This hotel has turned into a sanatorium, Soviet type, no entertainment, nothing. Nearby you can hear discotheques in hotels, and here they don’t even turn on music in the evenings (there should be silence). Young people here in the evening stupidly thumps, although 2 years ago there were discos.
The sea is, but not in this hotel. It's impossible to swim here. The red flag hangs all the time. There is a lagoon, but it does not help.
In short, if you are a pensioner with children - you are here (perhaps), if you are young and active, then this resort is not suitable for you. I decided that I don't want to come here anymore. Boredom.
Room: we got a Superior ...Old, but with 2 double beds ...why we understood the 2nd bed later, when an Arab family (tabor) settled in the same family room next door - so that they would have somewhere to sleep ...It was customary to yell at them exclusively from 12 at night to 6 in the morning ...Soundproofing, of course, no ...Calls to the reception with a request to calm fellow tribesmen helped to sleep a little ...Silicone pillows, as once I was a poor student in a hostel ...After we closed the night curtain, I had to take a shower, because a cloud of dust fell from it on my head ...The issue with the regularity of cleaning and replacing towels was decided by the vandollar ...
everywhere...Even in mashed potatoes...Everything fried, overcooked...the first 2-3 days the choice of dishes was somehow inspiring - then there was simply nothing to eat...We were shocked - there was not even a tomato with cucumbers for which Egypt is famous ...They served only salads from differently chopped cabbage to taste and touch, like birch pulp ...From fruits - apples sliced u200bu200bin a thin layer, floating in water and served like pigs and melons with the taste of the same birch . . On major holidays, it was lucky to try figs, dates, watermelon ...if you have time to take it ...All the cakes - two biscuit cakes with the same layer differed only in icing on top ...Morning pastries taste like a cheap loaf of ATB . . You don’t collect food yourself - they pour the cook ...And that says it all - you ask for mashed potatoes - they pour rice ...You ask for fish - they pour chicken ...
If you shouted at the chef and he deigned to get something for you, but at that moment an Arab comes up and makes an order - they kill you and serve a local ...
To take a turkey, you need to stand in line for 40 minutes, and in line for frying cutlets and pasta ...The argument that I don’t need cutlets, people stand and wait for them to fry, and here the turkey is not an argument for the cook ...A lot there were no queues, because there was no choice of dishes - by the tenth day I personally could not look towards the dining room ...For my wife, with her weak stomach and polite character, it turned into a daily trash ...Several times there were some seafood in a salad with pepper flavor and...grilled crabs - I already shed a tear, is this really possible here...
Drinks: 200 mg are poured into disposable cups ...about half ...well, that is, you have to run for beer often - and rightly so! After all, if you can create a queue - you need to create it!
Beer is okay...
You can drink cocktails, but after a peppery meal - a little, so as not to completely kill the stomach ...
Service: We decided to change beach towels in the evening...we came at 18:05 - they said it was already late, come in the morning...In the morning we came at 09:15 - they said it was still early, come later...We came around 12 - tovel-men decided to tell us how wrong we were and that towels should be changed every day on time before 6 pm ...a little more and he would have told us that this prison has very strict rules and you can’t relax here, but he was interrupted by an Arab who approached him, that gurgled and got new towels to replace the old ones. To my objections that we, as it were, had come earlier and had been listening to his wise speeches for a long time, we were awarded with a contemptuous gritted "minute" ..., as in kindergarten - be-be-be ...
Animation: it is not ...at all ...animation, like food in this hotel, you need to get it.
Either by increasing the level of ppm in the blood in the evening bar to the level of Tagil, which is what most vacationers did ...Or to carry out a special operation to penetrate the neighboring hotel in shoes and a disco dress through the sand across the beach ...During the day there were several animators, but we tried do not disturb them - they are very much tortured ...some kind of driven ...eyes on the floor, they try to slip past without paying attention to themselves.
Beach: sand ...a few cobblestones - they didn’t interfere with us ...There are a lot of sunbeds and umbrellas, but they are very old, rusty ...One umbrella just fell from old age - well, it didn’t hurt anyone ...Beechman quickly took it away . . During sunset, the beach quickly goes into the shade - you can’t soak up the evening sun...
Sea: the Red Sea is a fairy tale...but you still need to get into the fairy tale, because there is only one descent / ascent from the pontoon ...and every vacationer considers it necessary to try on a mask just on the descent ...
The flag turns green an hour and a half later than the neighboring hotel and turns red earlier...Yes, perhaps this is due to the bottom topography and, accordingly, stronger currents near this hotel, but when swimming is the only entertainment, it's sadness...
Territory: beautiful, well-groomed, but not very big ...the fish restaurant is closed ...the jacuzzi is closed ...in fact 1 active pool for swimming, half occupied by a water polo platform ...and 1 relax pool the size of a refrigerator box and ... located next to the active pool and the sound of music...
It's good that this is not our first hotel in Sharm, otherwise the impression of Egypt would be spoiled forever.. .
A huge selection of food, there is chicken, veal, turkey, as well as seafood.
Good staff, always friendly and sociable, which is very uplifting.
I want to say a special THANK YOU to the animators! They do their job very well, they never forgot about me and always called for all Activities, namely exercises, water polo, yoga, darts, boccia, volleyball, table tennis, Olympic games, zumba, cocktail games, aqua aerobics and evening shows.
Biro, Lena, Karim, Elina, Sonya - YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
And also thanks to Roma (bartender) makes very tasty cocktails, attentive, smiling and helpful!! !
But after all, they didn’t fly in the room to sit and blunt on the telly... The territory is large, completely well-groomed. Licked every corner! A bunch of vegetation, everything is green and pleasing to the eye. The staff are friendly and work hard. The pools are clean, disinfected, apparently not with chlorine. No water stink at all. There are a lot of places and sun loungers, periodically wash the area around the pools. In short, the area is very pleased!
Sea. The wind was the first two days and the last day and a red flag hung on the reef. BUT! Even if the red flag of fish hangs, you look anyway. On the beach of the hotel there is a small lagoon where you can swim with a mask and fish, unlike neighboring hotels. The reef itself is full of colorful animals. Special thanks to the beach
Food. There is variety, but for about 4 days. But everything is very tasty! They ate everything! Naturally, you will not see normal sausage and cheese in Egypt, so lovers need to take it with them. Between meals there are snacks near the pool bar. You definitely won't go hungry. There are bars inside the hotel, on the pools and on the beach. From 10:00 to 0:00 are free. We, as rum lovers, were pleasantly surprised by the Cuba libre cocktail! We didn’t even try the rest) It was even that we sat well in the evening and in the morning like cucumbers.
Infrastructure. There are plenty of shops both outside the hotel and on it. On the territory of the hotel, prices are not overpriced, well, maybe a little) Tours are sold everywhere, but we googled the average prices and took the guide from the tour operator for a comprehensive trip along the entire coast of the peninsula with quadrics, camels, scuba diving, all kinds of attractions for the whole day (from 6 to 22 nearly).
Would we go there again? - Yes. Special thanks to the waiter Ahmed, beach worker Muhamed, tour guide Medhat, oil sellers Aladdin and Omar! These people are very positively imprinted in my memory.
Everything suited me in terms of nutrition - there were grilled crabs, lamb (I liked it very much), tuna, which is a bit dry for me, squids with vegetables, octopuses with vegetables, an incalculable amount of sweets, fruits and yogurts. Well, standard chicken, beef and just fish in batter, which will not surprise anyone. I didn’t like the sliced sausage and hard cheese there, just fuu, but against the background of the rest of the meat variety, they didn’t pay attention to the sausage.
Alcohol flows like water at the bars)) If you take cocktails, ask them to pour a little bit, instead the bartenders very generously pour some local rum and whiskey, and the cocktails come out a bit strong))
Separate bold plus diving at the hotel. I googled this entertainment for a long time, everywhere they want $22 for 15 minutes, but as it turned out in the Grand Plaza for $25 they provide 30 minutes! (by the way, I specifically timed the time so as not to be deceived, and really 30 minutes. ) I really liked diving at the hotel, because you don’t have to go anywhere, wait for that transfer that collects people from all hotels for an hour, then you are taken somewhere else and there is a queue wait for yours. In a word, diving is simply Agony, so for those who, like me, are crazy about diving or want to please someone close, I advise you to take diving at the hotel. The reef is quite decent when diving, there is something to see, a lot of fish, so it will not be boring.
There were moray eels, the lion fish lives at about 6-7 meters of depth, it has its own "island" on the rock there. The instructor is good, speaks Russian, is physically strong - this is important! I ordered for a girl who dived for the first time and it was important for me that the instructor was physically strong and, if necessary, could pull her out. Subsequently, we took more dives and dived already three of us, it was cool! Everywhere tourists "dive" one at a time, but here the three of them)) There was a moment that I really liked, we lost our glasses from the sun (we dropped them on pantone), and so, the owner of the diving service, his name is Ahmed, provided 30 minutes of diving for free, so that the girl was not upset.
On the way back, we collected standard lunch boxes, rolls, apples, oranges, karoch, as elsewhere.