Having just spent 2 weeks at the Tiran Island Hotel- ( 7th to 21st August 2010) I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The All Inclusive package was poor. The food was very poor and the drinks not much better. The soft drinks such as coke and sprite all came from bottles that were not chilled, Beer was served from bottles and not from the draft taps on display and was constantly warm. In fact down at the beach bar the drinks were hot. As for the so called local alcoholic drinks the content was zero and the local wine watered down. Staff at the various bars seemed uninterested in serving you, rarely smiled and were more interested in chatting to one another. The food was of poor quality for the duration of our holiday and consisted of either chicken or beef which was reconstituted daily and both my wife and I are only just getting over the bad stomach we had for the duration of our stay. If the chef spent more time ensuring that the food was to an acceptable standard instead of carving flowers into the side of water melons for decoration things might improve. The deserts were the same everyday with what look like frozen cakes from Iceland. The general standard of hygiene in the restaurant was extremely poor with a build up of discarded food evident on the floor and in the corners and therefore the inevitable plague of flies. The queue for drinks was ridiculous with only one person available to serve. The pancakes on offer at breakfast time were constantly empty and the continual requests for more to be bought out had little effect. Around the pool we were continually harrassed by the staff from the Gym/Massage/Spa to the extent that you had to be rude to get them to leave you alone. The music played was excessively loud and repetetive with the same CD played for the duration of our 2 weeks there. In fact unless you were some 30metres away you could not have a conversation and the so called entertainment was well below par and in the evenings held outside in temperatures in the high 30's well away from any bars. In fact the music in the hotel bar played "God rest ye merry gentlemen" daily and in the restaurant you had "Welcome to the Hotel California" everyday. Well at least that was right. You can check out any time you want but you can never leave!! Not unless you were never less than 25metres from a toilet!!
The hotel itself is in the middle of nowhere with one supermarket some 15-20 minutes walk away and the nearest shopping/eating centre is Soho. The beach is a very short free bus ride away but as I said earlier the drinks at the bar are not refrigerated and therefore unpleasant. We found it best to go down and have a swim and then return to the pool. Having seen that this hotel was supposed to only have opened last year it was disappointing to find that the standards were so poor. In fact the only 3 good meals we had were ones we paid for. 1 in the hotels Indian restaurant and 2 outside of the hotel.
Would I recommend this hotel to anyone. No. Steer well clear. This is a very poor hotel not worthy of a 1star let alone 3/4.
- 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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