Arrived the week of the riots in Cairo, no hint of any issues in Sharm as the resort is for holidaymakers and not Egyptians.
Firstly the welcome was really pleasant and led directed to the restaurant which was much needed after a long flight.
We weren't particularly pleased with the position of the room but given a choice of rooms which had us moved within a day.
Initially the hotel seemed to be overtaken by loud Russians which made the first few days unpleasant, but as the holiday progressed they went home and the English were the majority.
The restaurant below the 900 block was definitely nicer but was closed on the last few days of the holiday due to lack of holidaymakers which was a shame but understandable as even the main restaurant was quiet.
One of the issues which made walking around in the town awkward was being harassed by the shop owners, literally walking after you down the road and on occasion getting annoyed when you say no, in fact you actually didn't want to walk out at times due to the annoying abuse.... learn "La'a Shukran" (no thanks) comes in handy. If you need a taxi you'll be fine but if you don't you'll soon be peed off with one being offered outside the hotel!
Fags were as cheap in the airport on the way back at 180 egypt pnds for 200 and at least you know your getting the real deal.
As anywhere, some staff were more pleasant than others and don't always expect better service if you tip, choose wisely and it does make life smoother than if you don't. Tip the barman and towel guy a couple of times in the olympic pool and your set for the holiday, drinks were brought over first thing but the quantity of money helps, min £2 we found, a quid will just get you a nice smile!
The entertainment guys were very nice, but if you want a quiet life best don't lay by the slide pool as tended to get pestered to play ball games and they wont always take no for an answer which gets annoying!
The rooms in the main hotel seemed to be nicer than the blocks outside, huge beds and great views from the ones at the top.
all in all, food was good, sun was shining and will definitely go back as was a nice hotel and a good place to stay and going back you know the routines.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of the world's repute resort destination of Sharm El Sheikh, Tropitel Naama Bay is the cornerstone of its most famous of bays, offering breathtaking views of the warm Red Sea and the golden Sinai mountains, yet, a split of a second away from the exceptional dining and nightlife attractions of Naama Bay. With an impressive collection of alluring restaurants and cool bars, pristine beachfront and modern stylish rooms as well as numerous leisure facilities, Tropitel Naama Bay blends cosmopolitan architecture with warm Egyptian hospitality to deliver you an experience which is second to none. ... more less
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