Me and my friend came here on our first all inclusive holiday and also our first holiday without our parents and we were very impressed!
The hotel is absolutely beautiful. It’s more than just a hotel it’s like a whole town – we only left the hotel a handful of times we had no need to! It’s fantastic and easy to get around once you’ve got your bearings.
Our room was gorgeous, very spacious & a lovely balcony and you could tell how much effort the cleaners had put in to making it nice for us every day. Absolutely no problems with cleanliness it was spotless. One thing - the shower was great at first glance, we were so impressed by the massage jets but this did flood the whole bathroom every time we used it so we only used it for the first few days.
The service at reception was also fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Medhat and Ibraham were so friendly (and hilarious) and they helped us out so many times – even at 4am when we’d ring reception for something trivial Ibraham was always ready to help! Overall the staff at the hotel really enhanced the holiday because everyone was so friendly and they were all ready to have a joke or chat with you. You could tell they really cared if you were having a good holiday. The Harem Bar was nice – great to have a 24/7 bar which some of the other hotels in Domina didn’t have so we were grateful to have that. Would have been nicer if there was more of a bar setting though it wasn’t too social being in the reception area but we still had some hilarious times there. The Bahia Bar by the beach was nice to sit in the evenings but shut at 12 so for those without a 24/7 bar it might have been quite annoying.
The Harem pool was lovely, nice swim up bar, nice service. You might be forced into aqua aerobics. Being in Harem you also had access to other pools around the hotel which were a lot deeper and bigger if you’d prefer that. It’s nice that you get the variety.
The beach was great – enough deckchairs for everyone and we loved the deckchairs that went in the shallow part of the sea we thought they were fantastic! I’d say try and get a spot near one of the bars as it can be a little bit of a trek to get some water. The snorkelling was fantastic the fish come so close to you it’s fascinating and a really great experience. You can just jump in so easily and suddenly you’re surrounded by fish!
The spa was possibly the best part of the hotel it was like walking into a dream world it was heavenly! Two huge Jacuzzis with salt water so you floated around and there were waterfalls and just absolutely gorgeous surroundings. I had never been so relaxed in my life. An amazing pool at the top as well.
I would recommend bringing plenty of suncream as I paid nearly £25 in the hotel supermarket!! I then found it was cheaper in the pharmacy next door but still a lot more expensive than you can buy at home. Everything else in the supermarket was reasonably priced though and handy to have there.
As two girls by themselves the men in the stalls got quite annoying by the end if you didn’t want to buy anything but nothing we wouldn’t have expected.
One negative would probably be the food. Spices the Harem restaurant was not the nicest place ever. It was quite repetitive especially in the second week after we’d both had bad tummies and so were being careful with what we ate. I had a diet of mainly potatoes and bread. But the staff in the restaurant were great – especially Welson. They brought us French fries and could cook anything you wanted if you asked. But it would have been nicer if there were more restaurants / variety available. The a la carte meals you had to pay for and we had one at the steakhouse Petrus and we both agreed it was one of the nicest meals we’d ever had. It was absolutely gorgeous and great service, great wine, we were so full it was delicious.
The animation team worked extremely hard and there are good deals they can give you. We got an evening trip to the desert (highly recommended), our a la carte meal and a boat trip for a more than reasonable rate. Andrea on the animation team was great and sorted us out with everything we needed. The shows in the evening were really enjoyable we thought - especially the MJ and Elvis tributes. It would have been better if drinks at the arena were free but they weren’t extortionate. The dancers were fantastic and they were there working every night with so much energy.
Stargate the hotel club was an experience. The first night we went was the ‘pervert party’.. we had some really crazy nights there. Rock night on Thursdays were great, that had music we actually knew. And there’s an all inclusive bar in the club which was great although we did get very drunk several times. The drinks in that bar are very very strong.
We would definitely return again. We had a fantastic time and really miss being there!
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- Also Known As:
- Domina Hotel And Resort Harem
- Domina Hotel Harem
- Domina Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Domina Harem