We stayed at this hotel for two weeks from the 23rd January 2014. We had a fantastic holiday, great weather, great food, room with a sea view and great staff.
We were almost put off by some of the nasty comments about this hotel - our advice is; don't believe everything you read. Most of the unfair comments were about the food but we could not fault anything. There is a huge choice available at every meal time, always with a freshly cooked option, at any typical lunch or dinner there was a huge choice of fresh bread, choice of soups, fruit juices, a choice of at least 20 different salads, plain rice, fried rice, potatoes, vegetables, freshly made pasta, fish, meat, chicken, huge selection of cakes and deserts, fresh fruit and dates (Medjool dates which are approx £5 a dozen in the UK). If you could not find anything you like out of that lot then I suggest you book a Bed and Breakfast and eat at McDonalds. Special thanks to Zhairy who helped all the "newbies" and made us feel welcome and to Ahmed in the restaurant who both made sure we had everything we needed.
The rooms were cleaned everyday with fresh towels and on most days; lovely "towel art", beds were changed every 3 or 4 days with fresh linen. The Housekeeping staff were always polite and would get us anything we needed for our room.
The bar staff really made this hotel, they all worked so hard and always had time for a joke and always "service with a smile". Sammy, Big Mohammed and the others always had time to get you what you wanted and rarely did we have an empty glass.
Our one concern was for the reef just off the beach. Unfortunately some people (despite warnings around the hotel and at the beach) thought it amusing to take food from the restaurant and feed it to the reef fish - this is not clever or smart. There are additives and ingredients that can KILL THE FISH, it is an offence to feed the fish and you can be prosecuted, fined or even jailed. If the fish die, so will the reef. If you feed small fish it will attract bigger fish, you will then attract predators into areas where there are lots of swimmers/snorkelers and we all know where that leads. We did report this to the hotel and we were assured that the attendant on the pontoon was employed to protect the reef and to stop people standing on it or feeding the fish. Things did not improve while we were there and we again reported this to the hotel.
There are a couple of things you should be prepared for:
1. "Big Boy" is a 5ft Napoleon Wrasse who will make an appearance just off the pontoon - he is harmless and seems to like his photo taken - please dont feed him.
2. Middle age russians in budgie smugglers - you have been warned! :-)
We would definately return to the Tiran Island Hotel
- 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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