Me and my girlfriend booked a last minute deal to this hotel ( booked it at 11am, flying at 2.30pm the same day) so as you can imagine we didn't have time to research the hotel as we took it at face value.
On arrival you drive past the casino that is advertised on the website...however this is just a shell as the casino never got built...we then walked over a bridge which over looked the "lazy river".This really was the laziest river I have ever seen as it had no water running through it...just fag buds and rubbish..
We then checked into our twin room which should of been a double. That's didn't bother me too much as my girlfriend kicks Iike a crazed horse in her sleep :) What really bothered me was the disgusting , tired, shabby old room...The walls were stained, the bath was stained black and there was a bundle of hair the size of a cricket ball by the side of the toilet...my girlfriend broke down instantly...I stormed to the reception and kicked off big time. They moved us to a double and cleaned it almost in front of us...not the 5 star service we were expecting especially since I took the mop of the ignorant night porter and did it myself...crazy. The next day we tried to have a positive start but as we explored the dirty grounds we realised what a bad decision we had made...everything from the tennis courts ( with no net) to the pool was awful...we were so upset that my girlfriend rang home. Within two hours we had hour bags packed and we were on route to the raddison blu hotel 5 miles down the road. A big thanks to her mother...this hotel saved our holiday, it was truly amazing.
This was my first post on trip advisor and I actually created my account just to warn people off this hotel...if the Egyptian tourist board can rate this a 5 star then I wouldn't even like too imagine a two star hotel...
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- Also Known As:
- Sol y Mar Riva Mar Hotel Sharm El Sheikh