We were rather strapped for cash but desperate to have some form of honeymoon and we have to admit to choosing the holiday on the basis of the price. When we got there I was impressed with the service provided by the staff who are all very helpful. The room was clean but had no natural light as we were in one of the inner rooms. There are better rooms which have a balcony but we were quite happy with the room we had. There was very cheap room service available and satellite tv. We went half board and the food was very nice. Obviously we could have eaten out save for our budget and the area has lots of bars and restaurants to try. There is a restaurant downstairs and a rooftop bar and swimming pool. The pool looked very inviting but sadly was not heated. The hotel is very central to all the attractions. if you want to do daytrips we would advise you to ask around because we paid for a tour from the hotel but another party found someone else to do it for half the price. REMEMBER this is a muslim country and as such it is not geared up for drinking in the evenings. The poolbar is shut at night and the restaurant had no idea why we would want to sit of an evening with a glass of wine. There are some english bars but they are of the Irish Pub/karaoke kind. Some of the larger hotels allow you to use their facilities but unfortunately we were so broke we couldn't really try this out. We recommend the felucca trips, the pony trap transport and the temples. This is an awesome location and all in all we had a fantastic time. We went in January. it is hot during the day but not scorching but the sun goes down between 4 and 5 pm and you will need a jumper or coat for the evening.
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