My partner and I spent a week at the end of October at the Tiran Island. Our room was fine with a lovely view of the pool and sea, however the bed was not that comfortable. Ali who cleaned our room was lovely and even took our lilo away to blow it up for us. The staff in the hotel are all friendly and very helpful in particular Mahmoud in the pool bar. The entertainment staff are fun and work extremely hard, especially Jet Li and Sam. Now the bad news, the food is bland, not much variety and unappetising. I came back home with a very bad stomach that lasted a week. The breakfast has put me off eggs for a while, fried, omelette or boiled. If you didnt want eggs then the choices are dry pastries, white bread, bland looking cereal or potates. Fruit juice is a loose term for dried powder mixed with water. Some mornings it was weak others it was too strong - horrible. Lunch was slightly better and Dinner much the same. Not a lot to look forward to. And dont drink the wine in the restaurant, actually I think it was vinegar. The red wine in the lobby bar was nice and we took that up to dinner. We ate in the Curry House twice,situated in the lobby which was not included in the all inclusive but is great value for money and lovely. The beach bar food also not included in the all inclusive was good food but the bar itself is uninviting and had a smelly drain in the middle of the seating area. The staff were great though.
We were 'all inclusive' but its not really 'all inclusive' You could drink beer all day, unfortunately, out of small plastic cups but if you wanted a bottle of water you had to pay for it! Ice cream was only free between 4 and 5pm and was dished out in the plactic cups from the bar/restaurant just up from the pool area, but was never a bar you would want to sit in. Very bad and grubby as was the main restaurant. If you got to breakfast anytime after 9am and wanted to sit outside on the balcony there was never any clean tables and when the tables were cleared, they didnt seem to cleaned down. The doors from balcony to restaurant were dirty especially the handles that everyone was using.
The shisha bar near the ampitheatre was good for an evening drink, good atmosphere but the all inclusive drinks stopped at 11pm and the bar closed shortly afterward. The entertainement staff put on a show each night in the ampitheatre which were really enjoyable.
Unfortunately the hotel was full of russians who were rude, loud and disrespective. One was even seen peeing up an outside wall near the kids club! He was removed and the hotel did seem to deal with them well.
Overall thank you to the all the staff but unfortunately the food lets it down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of Sharm el Sheik's finest locations in the heart of Montazah, the Resort is able to offer an outstanding vacation, diving and conference experience. The luxurious four-star Tiran Hotel features 335 rooms and suites with sea, pool, garden and mountain views, two restaurants, including an Indian specialty restaurant Opening October 1st 2009), three bars, an extensive landscaped outdoor pool and children's pool, a kids club, an ampitheatre, a business centre, an internet café and a spacious conference hall with adjoining syndicate rooms. The Tiran Hotel has its own private beach featuring relaxation facilities, dining and a Bedouin tent. ... more less
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