Just returned from a 7 night break, our first time in Egypt. We were a little apprehensive generally about the stories we had heard about hygiene, tummy bugs etc.. We did however have nothing to worry about. The Royal is an immaculately clean hotel and you can see they take seriously the way they manage food preparation and general hygiene. Onto the best bits, on arrival - the check in was really well organised and we were welcomed with a cooling drink and then swiftly accompanied to our room. We opted for a " family room", it had a separate bedroom for our daughter. The room was very spacious, the bed was super king size and had beautiful cotton sheets with duvet and huge pillows. This was the most comfortable bed we had ever slept in whilst outside of the UK on a holiday, even in a higher standard hotel . Our room had a balcony that over-looked the pool and was nearer to the main building, it could be quite noisy at night due to the music and entertainment which finished around 11am. So if you like an early night try and request a room away from the main building. The resort it very big so there are rooms further away that would be quieter. The mini bar in the room is not included in the " all inclusive package" which is a shame, you do get small bottles of water replaced for free daily but everything else is chargeable. the water-park is fabulous, our daughter was never out of the pool / slides which are manned regularly and are very safe. The staff are very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, Ahmed Rafab Shrarh who worked in the Cascades restaurant has to have a special mention as he was incredible attentive, enthusiastic and great with our daughter . Wafa who worked in the Pool bar then later in the restaurant again was brilliant, genuinely made an extra effort - he makes a mean cocktail and does special non alcoholic ones the the children, who loved them. The food in the Cascades restaurant was very good, after reading some of the reviews. I am mystified why some people could complain !!! You would have to have a very fussy palette not to fine something of interest from the dinner Buffett. They do their very best to accommodate every palette, with guests from Russia, Eastern Europe the menu is broad. We thoroughly enjoyed each evening, having a tendency to like spicy ethnic food we were in our element. If you don't, then there is pasta, great vegetables and always a good roasted meat daily. Breakfast was also very good, everything you would expect from an " all inclusive package" . The hotel also likes to accommodate children who have their own " food station" with pasta, French fries etc.. All the usual to keep them happy. The only negative is the wine in the restaurant, not very good quality at all, it seems to differ from the wine served at the pool bars. We did mention it to the. Manager, maybe this will change if more guests comment.
We visited the " SkyBar" whilst there and would thoroughly recommend this, it's a roof top bar within the hotel - it is chargeable but worth it. The view over the hotel is great, it is very contemporary and relaxing , comfy seating and great cocktails. The SkyBar isn't promoted very well and under used. We used the bar when our daughter was at one of the Kids Clubs parties so we had 2 hours of free time. The Spa is also worth a visit, don't pay full price though, you can haggle and reduce the list price of the treatments. The Cleopatra treatment was superb , 2 hours of pampering from mud wraps to massages , oil scrubs, steam bath and saunas. Really worth a visit. We didn't' take the opportunity to visit any sites as we were only there for a weeks relaxing break, we did though go to Soho square which us worth a visit . If you want an upmarket shopping experience then it's the place to go, lots of nice shops a mixture of traditional and modern , good restaurants / drinking places Etc.. Finally, I will also mention the Thomas Cook Kids Club which was brilliant, very well organised , safe and fun for the children. Lots of organised parties, sports and when the weather is very hot it is a good place for the children to get out of the sun.. The Chocolate party was a particular favourite. All in all a brilliant holiday and we will return to Le Royal
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- Le Royal Holiday Resort Sharm El Sheikh is the latest addition of Le Royal Hotels & Resorts, a brand celebrated for premium standards and a hallmark made of excellence and comfort.426 luxury accommodations, 12 exclusive Food & Beverage outlets, state-of-the art Wellness Center, extensive Aqua Park are just a few of the top facilities featured . ... more less
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