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Nubian Island Hotel
Ranked #55 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Just returned from 11 nights in the Nubian Island hotel and had a great time. If you are looking for a quieter time ask for a room near the "quiet pool". Our room was right next to the main building and we could just walk out our patio door straight onto the pool. The room was a fair size and was kept spotless with clean towels every day and the bedding changed a couple of times during our stay. The food was good with plenty of choice and your drinks weren't restricted, you could get as many as you wanted. All the staff were great, especially George at the pool bar. If you don't want to be annoyed with people trying to sell you spa or diving deals ask the towel attendant for a "do not disturb" sign. Only drawback was the insects, my wife and I were covered in bites and the holiday rep said the only thing that was working was an injection which you could get in the pharmacy across the road for £10. Best £10 I've ever spent, bites stopped itching and no new ones. The hotel tries its best to keep the insects down and each night at sunset all the grounds are sprayed. I would definitely go back to the Nubian Island.

Room Tip: Get one at the "Quiet pool"
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ruslana0212, Public Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Valued Guests!
We highly appreciate your comments. All staff and Management wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing from you soon again.
Best Regards,
Ruslana

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Just returned from a week's holiday at Nubian Island resort'from the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble everyone was very welcoming.
The hotel itself is kept beautifully clean from the cleaners of the rooms to the gardeners of the grounds outstanding.
The food was great too something for everyone superb choice.
The animation staff also were fantastic special mention to zino who always kept the party going
Also special mention to Natasha our customer relations person she was so friendly and helpful.
Can't wait to go back next year for 2 weeks this time

Room Tip: Ground floor beside quiet pool best location for hotel
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ruslana0212, Guest Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Valued Guest!
Many thanks for your review. we wish you a merry X-mas and Happy New Year. Also let us wish you all the best, prosperity, health, and definitely new meetings with us!
Best Regards,
Ruslana

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Arriving at the hotel at around 6.30pm I was a little worried as I was the only guest getting off the coach, however I was met with big smiles and a hearty greeting from the reservation desk team and invited to have a lovely cool cocktail and another and another, I was then shown to my room which was extremely clean with plenty of clean towels. On getting up the next morning after a terrible night sleep on a mattress as hard as rock I spoke to Mohamed and he put a mattress topper on it which did improve the situation a little. The room was cleaned and the bed sheets changed daily and towel art left on the bed by Mohamed, although 2 love hearts with lots of pink and red petals picked from the nearby bushes placed alternately on them seemed a little strange for a solo traveller but I did smile when I saw it.
The restaurant staff where really friendly and always had a smile and arranged drinks and there was always a good and plentiful choice of food which was always warm and tasty.
There was entertainment every night some excellent and some not so good.
The Animation team are a credit to the hotel especially (ladies first) Gabby and Kate and then Zino and Antony, everyday they would stop and chat and advised on what is going on around the hotel.
In general the Nubian Island Hotel has caring staff who do their utmost to ensure that you have a great and trouble free holiday and in my opinion they succeed in doing so.
I will certainly return and recommend the hotel to family and friends.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Ruslana0212, Public Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear John,
Many thanks for your review. X-mas and New Year is coming so let us wish you all the best, prosperity, health, and definitely new meetings with us!
Best Regards,
Ruslana

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We've just returned from Nubian Island, after 2 weeks holiday there. The check in at reception was very good and we were in our room within 10 minutes. The room was excellent. clean sheets and towels changed daily, the down side was the mattress and pillows were like concrete and we found it hard to sleep. We sunbathed around the quiet pool, there were always plenty of sunbeds available, there is a pool bar in the centre of the pool and George who runs the bar is brilliant. The food in the restaurant was good. plenty of choice, but I got fed up of it and hardly ate for the last 5 days, I told Natasha the P.R. and she said what sort of thing would you like so I said something plain and simple like fried egg and chips she came back within minutes and said find a restaurant worker in a pink shirt and tell him what you want, which I did and ended up with lovely fried eggs chips and bread and butter. The downside to the hotel for us was due to breaking my leg this summer I found it hard to move around the hotel , the bar on a night was upstairs and there were no lifts and on the staircase the handrail did not run the full length of the stairs, we sat outside relying on waiters to fetch our drinks, which were very efficient until 22.15 when they seemed to forget you existed,. We spoke to lots of people who were all in the same mind as us, the hotel needs an outside bar it gives an easy outgoing friendly atmosphere and would be well placed just outside the sliding doors. We cannot comment on the Italian restaurant or the beach due to the distance and steps to the beach making it impossible for us. The entertainment staff are very good especially Zino a great guy. All in all a good hotel, excellent staff just get some softer pillow and mattresses and an outside bar and you'd have an excellent hotel

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank juneWestYorkshire
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Ruslana0212, Public Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear Valued Guests!
We highly appreciate your comments concerning outdoor bar, soft pillows and mattresses and definitely try to improve. Hope to see you again and spend vacation with us.
Best Regards,
Ruslana

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Me and my partner have just returned from a holiday at Nubian Island. We were a little sceptical about the stay after reading a couple of the reviews but that was nothing to worry about.
The food was good and although I am a fussy eater I always managed to find something to eat.
The entertainment was good and Zino always made time to speak to us. As did Natasha from guest relations. They always made sure that we were happy with our room and service everyday.

George at the pool bar was brilliant and always remembered our drinks and had a chat with us.

All in all we had a fantastic holiday which was made by the friendliness of the staff. We would deffo come back again!

Room Tip: There's a lot of stairs like most hotels in Sharm so if you struggle with these then a lower flo...
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Ruslana0212, Public Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear Morgan!
Happy to read happy comments from you. George and Natasha and all the rest of our staff are waiting for your next visit.
Best Regards,
Ruslana

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

We've read the other travellers comments and have to concur with all of them. The hotel is lovely, the rooms are fine (worth asking for softer pillows tho'), the food was good - we even had a chicken curry made specially for us!!!; the pool and grounds of the complex are spotlessly clean, the staff are really friendly and work very hard. The 'mozzies' were a nuisance, but the hotel did its best to eradicate them each evening. The Entertainment crew were good and also worked very hard - we loved having Kate coming for a daily chat around the pool (she's a sweetie).]
Overall the hotel deserves all the praise it's been given. We've been to Sharm quite a few times and the Nubian Island is by far the best hotel we've stayed at! Thanks to everyone concerned at the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ruslana0212, Public Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear Valued Guests!
Thank you for kind words and high appraisal of our hotel and its staff.
Wish you all the best.
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Ruslana

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here (Room 567). The management & staff were very good and eager to please. The choice of food was excellent especially the omelettes in the mornings and pancakes at dinner "nom". The pools were not overly busy and there were always sun beds available, the towel guys were great. The beach was kept spotless and the jetty was well supervised for safety and the ecology, the abundance of fish and coral was truly marvellous. There are strong currents along the reef front, fins are best used if you intend to do snorkelling and swim shoes for the beach. There was always a smile from the bar staff. The bars had nice "hot" coffee better than Costa's and good cocktails although I'm not sure about the alcohol content but not a bad thing ;).
Our room was perfect and kept very clean, yes the bed was hard but we found it ok. There were people having awful problems with mosquito bites. We wore long trousers after dark, we stayed inside the hotel in the evenings as well. We also kept the nets closed on the balcony and had no issues with mosquitoes.(Jungle Formula Spray)
The animation team were fun p - p- pp - p lol. We enjoyed the shows. They are hard working guys.
We did the yellow submarine trip booked from Ibrahim at the hotel and it was very good if you are not a snorkeler. "Sinai by Star Light" with Gino (Thomsons) this was also good, we had a camel ride a Bedouin meal and shisha pipe follow by cloudy star gazing not there fault.
We also did "That Friday night Feeling" which I think we were a wee bit too old for but we still had fun. Soho Square was ok but you could buy the same stuff at the hotel at a better price.
I also had booked diving online with Ocean College which was great.
The shop staff in the hotel were very nice and always up for a bit of banter, all genuine fakes but they tell you that.
We really liked our holiday, great weather, great hotel.
Can't wait to return to Sharm and the Red Sea.
Cheers Nubian Island for a very enjoyable stay, we would definitely come back.

Scottish money is not accepted in Sharm & buy a Visa at the Airport £15ish if you intend to go to Ras Mohammed National Park or further.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ruslana0212, Public Relations Manager at Nubian Island Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear Valued Guests!
Thanks a lot for your substantial review. The p - p- pp - p is a remarkable song of our animation team - none can sit still, everybody involved and have fun. We are waiting for you!
Best Regards,
Ruslana

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Address: Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 41231, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#41 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#47 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#51 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#54 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range: £49 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nubian Island Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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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