Having spent a week from 21st June 2014 I can only say what an experience.
After reading all the mixed reviews hubby and I decided to keep an open mind.........
The good bits......
The hotel room-we were given a suite which was huge,cleaned daily had a triple size bed,fantastic air con and a good shower with plenty of hot water,tv in lounge and bedroom which both worked.
Staff.....very friendly and did their best to make your holiday fun. Sara is a gas! And the pool bar staff will willingly chat if you make the effort ( take your own pint sized glasses as theirs are like thimbles)
Book any trips through 007 james bond- brilliant prices and a friendly guy. We did the quad biking into the desert,plus camel riding all finishing up with a Bedouin meal and show.
Pool.....lovely and warm,plenty of Sun lounges and free towels every day.
Weather.........hot hot hot!! 42 most days
Now the bad bits.........
Food! As it was the local school holidays the week before Ramadan we felt the food catered for the Egyptians with meal times a guessing game. Don't get me wrong some of it was nice but after a week on eggs and bread for breakfast and either chicken/fish and rice for other meals it was repetative. The hotel staff will order in for you from MacDonald/ Kentucky Tec if you get desperate.
I'm not a fussy eater but I've had more choice on a 500cal diet!
And then there was the stomach bug,50% of people we spoke to had spent a day on relay to the loo!!! Which put a kibosh on our holiday as we dare not be far from a toilet- so out the window went scuba diving,snorkelling in the latter part of the holiday.
Naam bay- you WILL get hassled. Do not accept any guides wanting to show you where the bank is and t hen asking you to come and sign their book-it's just a ruse to get you in their shops and be warned some tourists have been locked in!
All in all-would I return to the Gardenia Plaza? If it sorted the food out possibly but then you get what you pay for.
Give it a go - at the minimum you,'ll get a nice tan and come home 5lbs lighter xx
Tanya and Mark x
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