I spent 9 nights at the hotel with my girlfriend and we were both extremely impressed. The value for money was incredible.
The food was good for an all inclusive and there was lots of different restaurants serving plenty of food. We ate far too much whilst we were there! Mos did a good breakfast and we tended to use the Pool side cafe for lunch which served fish and chips, pizza and burgers to order. For dinner we booked at the cactus bar one night, where they serve you a BBQ with different meats and seafood which was very nice and much better than the other all inclusive restaurants. Mos was pretty plain for dinners but some nights it served some good dishes. Its probably worth having a wonder to see what the different restaurants are serving each night. We tried both the Sushi and the Indian al la carte, which you have to pay extra for and they were both exceptional and very good value. We paid £30 for sushi for both of us and £25 for the Indian which was one of the best Indians I have had. For men there is a dress code for trousers in the evenings at most of the restaurants.
The pools were all very nice and very clean.We tended to stay by the smaller pools where we often had a whole pool to ourselves. A big thank you to Ahmed and Ali who served us drinks by the pools and sorted our towels. They were both extremely nice and made sure we always had drinks and snacks. There are plenty of pools to use and as a guest at the reef, you can also use the facilities of the other resorts on the same premises. The rooms were very nice and were cleaned daily. The only thing I would complain about is the lack of wifi in the room as if you wanted internet you had to go to the lobby or pool area.
The beach which is a 10 minute walk was fantastic. The snorkeling was incredible and there was also another bar serving food and drinks on the beach. We didn't use the dive centre at the resort but did a day trip to Tiran island which we booked through the rep Ahmed at reception. We paid £55 each for two introductory dives and some snorkeling. The diving was incredible and the perfect opportunity for any beginners wanting to try. We both did two 20 minute dives as well as lots of snorkeling in crystal clear waters teeming with fish. The hotel also has a pretty good water park with lots of slides.
My only complaints were that the internet in the lobby area and main pool area was tediously slow. It was a real pain to check emails and load websites. As there wasn't any internet in the rooms this was a bit annoying. Luckliy we didn't really need the internet too much but for people who need to do business whilst on holiday this could be an issue.
Whilst the majority of the staff were fantastic there were a few occasions where the staff were telling each other off in front of guests which was quite unprofessional. This only happened on a few occasions though.
My other complaint, which is nothing the hotel can do about, was the very rude Russians who treated the staff horribly and are generally very loud and obnoxious. I've never seen people as rude and felt very bad for the way in which they treated the staff.
Lastly one very trivial complaint was that the pool areas and the patio played the same CD on repeat nonstop. It isn't the longest CD so by the end of your stay you are sick of hearing the same songs. A change of CD would have been nice but this was only a very minor thing!
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return and would stay for longer next time. There was plenty to do and we hardly ventured out of the resort. Would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a chilled beach/pool holiday with lots of food and great staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SENTIDO Reef Oasis Senses Resort in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh is the perfect hotel for the entire family. SENTIDO Reef Oasis Senses is a stylish and contemporary hotel offering high comfort in beautiful surroundings, and is located directly on the beach. For the more active family, the hotel organizes a wide range of activities, and there is a tennis court and diving centre at the hotel. When you want to cool down after an active day at the beach, you can enjoy a healing massage at the hotel's spa. Or why not a relaxing trip to the wellness centre's sauna, Jacuzzi or steam bath? At SENTIDO Reef Oasis Resort, there is truly something for everyone, regardless of age. ... more less
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- Reef Oasis Senses Hotel Sharm El Sheikh