We traveled in a group of 2 adults and 3 children aged 17, 14 and 3 in early feb. Before we went I have never been so apprehensive about going away as I was going here. I had read so many bad reviews that I really wondered had we picked the right place. BUT the apprehension soon vanished on arrival. We were told to leave all suitcases outside and a porter came, we were shown to our rooms and our cases arrived within minutes. Tip: If you have any american dollars they love these! We had interconnecting rooms both rooms were HUGE, ours was a larger than kingsize bed with a camp bed in the corner for the 3 year old and the older two had larger than single beds twin room. Showers were massive but our 14 year could not get his head around the fact that they had used glass bricks in the bathrooms so when using the toilet the other occupiers of the room could see you on, albeit in an obscure way, the 3 year old thought it was great to place the camera up to the glass and snap away!! The cleanliness of the room was very high and some days we came in to the strong smell of dettol. The cleaner Osama left us towel sculptures or flowers regularly on the beds too which was a lovely touch! And the hours he worked just cleaning is remarkable!
We had a pool view and were a little disappointed that we didn't get the sun however it was nice just the same. The noise however from the entertainment was extremely loud but did completely stop at 11.00pm prompt.
The food was pretty good and there was always something that we could find to eat, we always sanitized our hands on entering the resteraunt and my husband ate the salad, me and the kids didn't, but none of us were ill with the 'tummy'. We were however ill will with a 12 hour flu type thing, which left myself with a chest infection and my son with an ear infection, however this could have come with us as the 3 year old took a cold with her. We did have numerous trips to the chemist but they were always helpful.
The beach is about a 10 minute walk through the sister hotel across the street and you need to obtain a beach pass from the azures reception first but out of the 2 hotels the azure is definitely the nicer the 'grand' looks nothing but shabby and tired for the price difference!.
The large pool was freezing but the smaller heated pool was great for the kids but the spa man and beauty/hair man are a pain in the rear and struggled to understand why you didn't want a massage or you hair doing, although after a number of days being pestered they did seem to realize no!
We didn't have fab weather as 4 days were very windy and chilly but on the whole it was ok and better than the freezing weather they had at home!
They keep the hotel very clean and very tidy and all the staff work very hard and what seem to be very long hours.
My kids didn't take use of any of the kids facilities so I could not comment on these although we did visit mini disco.
Out in the resort, the locals do get a bit annoying as they are so in your face and as polite as you try and be to say no they do test your patience, the taxi drivers as well are a pest, always peeping their horns at you. I like to get out and have a walk whilst on holiday and whilst that was possible I did feel that you are very on your guard and the feeling that you are always watched, so we didn't wander that far from the hotel which was a shame as I would have loved to have seen more! We did get a hotel taxi to cleo water park which was great fun and I recommend that.
To sum it up, the hotel was spot on, the resort - would have liked to be left in peace to visit more places, would we go back - Definitely!!
- Also Known As:
- Primasol Tropicana Azure Club Hotel
- Primasol Tropicana Azure Club Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Tropicana Azure Hotel
- Hotel Tropicana Azure
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