I have just returned from a fortnight at Viva Sharm. We were two adults and three kids aged 10, 12 and 12.
We booked a cheap and cheerful holiday and thats what we got.
I really cant knock it.
On the plus side the rooms were clean and refreshed every day (we had two interconnecting which was great) and the pool area was very clean and comfortable. Bob was by far the most helpful member of staff and a credit to the team, we left our towel cards with hiom and he organised our spot for us every day. Awesome :)
On the not so great (although still cant really knock it) side was the entertainment and the food.
On the entertainment side its relatively basic with the odd outside entertainer brought in but otherwise the local animation team give it a go but its a bit like a trip back to the 70's / 80's :)
The food I ate every day but I am not fusy and quite partial to beef stew and rice to be honest. If your not then there isnt much else although the did do fasta to order alot of the time which is palatable to most. For breakfast there was always fresh omelettes which were really nice.
All inclusive drinks were fine for the kids but I am partial to a beer or three and I ended up buying these from a second fridge most nights as the ones I was served were invariably on the warm side which doesnt really cut it in 35 degree heat.
Oh, and last, DO NOT change your money at reception, they offered a paltry 9.5 top the UK Pound as opposed to 12 in town.
All in all we paid so little to stay here that I really cant complain, I just thought I would be honest in what I thought of the place. If you need a place thats clean and tidy, a comfy bed and a spot by the pool then honestly you cant go wrong, just know that you cant pay budget and get 5*.
On another note, what we did with the money we saved on accomodation was entertain the children with various activities. For this you should definately go and see Ibrahim at Angel Tours which is accross the street from the front entrance to the hotel.
We booked the following for 5 people for @ £500 English : Tiran Island Boat Trip, Parasailing, Go Carting, Aqua Park, Swimming with dolphins. Compared to the reps and most other places we looked, this was a bargain. What made it better though is its literally 1 minute from the Hotel and they cant do enough for you. Ibrahim took us personally on some of the trips and other made all the arrangements as you would expect. Aside from that though he helped us top up our phones and internet, went to the supermarket and got us some drinks, helped with a mildly sunburnt child etc etc. All above and beyond but means we will be going to see him again in November when we return to Sharm.
Hope you found this useful and have a great holiday.
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