My boyfriend and I went to Viva Sharm from the 5th of august until the 15th of august.
Our flight was delayed which meant that we didnt arrive at the hotel until about 22:00. We checked in and were told that they would bring some dinner to our room; this didnt happen.
The hotel itself needs major renovations; although the 'entertainment' pool has been recently tiled, it been done poorly and like most things needs to be replaced.
It was okay, the rug needs replacing as it is fraying and I kept tripping over it. Be wary about the plugs because many of them are falling out the wall. We were by the quiet pool in room 310 in the newer rooms, on our final day we used a room by the activities pool to shower in before which were horrible and im glad we didnt have one of those rooms.
The cleaner was lovely and made us animals out of towels.
This was the worst part of the holiday. There were about 5 different dishes to chose from at lunch and dinner which were mostly the same for both meals. The breakfast was the worst meal with most of the food catering for the Egyptians and the Russians. You can get ommlettes and friend eggs but for some reason you have to outside to the pool to get them. We skipped breakfast most days, mostly due to the fact that breakfast finished at 10 which was too early considering you're on holiday and want to be able to have a lie in. The best meal we had on holiday was a McDonalds which says something about how bad the food at the hotel was.
The only drinks they offered at meal times were orange or apple squash and the only other drinks you could get were spirits, if you wanted fresh juice or cocktails or any food from the lobby bar you had to pay more - therefore, its not all inclusive.
Animation staff were lovely, although with there only being 3 of them the evening entertainment wasnt amazing. The management didnt decide what they wanted the entertainment to be until the last minute so the animation team didnt have long to prepare anything. The bar staff were lovely, especially TokTok.
We went 3 excursions whilst in Sharm - quad biking in the desert, aqua park and also snorkelling at Ras Mohammed. All 3 excursions were amazing, especially the quad biking as its something that you dont get to experience everyday.
Overall, I wouldn't return to Viva Sharm; even though it is a cheapish holiday, its still not worth the money you pay seeing as you have to eat out and have to pay for the extras. We would go to sharm again but not in August as it far too hot - about 45 degrees most days.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Viva Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Falcon Hotel Viva Sharm
- Falcon Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Falcon Inn Viva Sharm El Sheikh