5th time here in three years and looking forward to returning next year. Due to the recent troubles in Egypt the hotel was much quieter than previous visits and was partially staffed from the team from the sister Nubian Village. This in no way lowered the standard of service or quality of experience.
This time we stayed in a room in the main block next to the quiet "English" pool. If you like quieter surroundings then request a room here. Otherwise the bungalows are lovely, set in in beautifully tended gardens between the main hotel and the beach & lively pool. Rooms are always spotless and any issues dealt with very quickly. A flat TV, fridge, great AC and large shower are standard. If you need a morning cuppa then just ask Wassim in reception and he will have you provided with a kettle etc.
Due to the quality of the animation team we spent more time than usual at the lively pool. Special mention to Zino and Kate who were really friendly and enhanced every visitor's stay.
As usual the food was great with loads of choice. The Italian restaurant run by Mohammed is well worth a visit (but don't let it keep you from the fresh pasta in the main restaurant as the chef is a genius). As long as you like good, fresh varied cuisine then you will probably put on weight!
The staff are a real asset to the hotel. We got to meet many from the sister Nubian Village who were as friendly as those we know in the Island. Hany in the pool bar was a true pro but he is back in the Nubian Village now. He should be the standard to which all bar staff strive to attain.
As usual I was snorkeling off the pier, which with reduced visitor numbers was more relaxing than on previous visits. Still an abundance of amazing sea-life to be seen "on your doorstep".
If I must put a negative it would be the pricing of a late check out which some may feel is a little expensive. An email to the hotel will give you details if you need to consider it before you book.
What more can I say? We love this place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a laid back break in lovely surroundings with great people. There are lots more details in my previous reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Nabq Bay, overlooking Tiran Island, the Nubian Island Resort Hotel is unique in its architectural Nubian elegance embraced by the spectacular land and seascapes of Egypt Sinai Peninsula. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nubian Island Sharm El Sheikh
- Hotel Nubian Island