Arranged through Trip Advisor, pretty much went according to plan! Slight delay at Bristol, not sure if that was volcanic or just Bristol. That made for a late arrival at the hotel via our private airport/hotel transfer & with our 2 mother-in-laws in tow [one 63, the 84]! Hotel reception staff were brilliant, quick and easy transferred to our rooms/2. Our in-laws needed a change of room the next morning however purely because of steps to climb & not condition, relocated to a ground level, pool located room with ease & suitcase transfer by staff. It did become quite obvious from the first morning at breakfast that we were in fact the only English at the hotel of mainly Eastern European & Italians. This not a problem for us as we were treated by ALL members of staff with the utmost of politeness and never without a smile! The 'All Inclusive' food & drink package could not really be faulted even though very much geared toward the more prominent clientèle but lets be fair we English can be a little set in our ways, including trying out foodstuffs! For my part there are no complaints however by the last couple of days our in-laws searched for some home food & the restaurant manager Hesham, along with Chefs came up with a blinder for us all.....Fillet steak, mushrooms, toms & chips [chips could be got throughout] starting with soup [soup was always plentiful] "Happy Days". One or two, maybe all waiters took a shine to us but again you only get out what you put in, Ali was such a waiter & we nicknamed him 'Top Banana' and the work they all do is really unbelievable! If you should go AND you really should ask Ali has is he getting on with the 'Faherinet' after shave..LOL. BRITS be warned about the mosquitoes, you will really need to take the relevant steps to prevent being savaged. My mother-in-law was particularly bitten but again to the rescue came the staff with Adel Omran/General Manager coming to the rescue, getting his own doctor to visit and duly 'stab her in the cheeks of bottom' with much needed anti-biotic & cream. If being in a minority group worries you, you'll be put off but even when we visited the next door sister hotel Sol Sharm which was 65% English, I much preferred the Sol Cyrene for it's quality & relaxing environment but again that's what I was looking for! From Front of House to Cleaners, Gardeners to Waiters, Housekeeping, Pool Attendants, Bar Keepers, Hassan & Kadry & Chefs to Managers, to Adel....101% for a very great holiday. I have and will continue to recommend to friends & Family of like minded requirements. Good Luck for the future & hope we meet up again. Tony, Karen,Maureen & Betty. Oh by the way the weather was brilliant [although not in their control] However be warned, the Taxi drivers are outrageously mad when it comes to driving even so good fun....better than the speed boat trips!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aurora Cyrene Resort enjoys a unique location at Ras Nosrani Bay, with a spectacular view overlooking the entrance of Aqaba Bay and Tiran Island. The hotel enjoys a beautiful 400-meter sandy beach with an easy access to the sea and the Coral reefs, just a 5-minute walking distance from the main building with shuttle bus service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Cyrene Hotel
- Sol Melia Sharm El Sheikh