Hi there, we've just got back from staying 7 days at this resort.
Just so that it is very clear from the beginning, this hotel is catered for Italian guest mainly.
Firstly when we arrived the rooms given to us were incorrect. We had booked rooms with single beds and several double rooms. They were all doubles. The hotel was very quite and there were not many guest for the size of the hotel. This was good as it was quite and you had lots of space at all the pools. The hotel tried to keep everyone in the same area as more than half the hotel was empty. The other half of the hotel was deserted. Although you could walk around everywhere and use any pool.
The beach for the hotel is very little. And stones. Man made. Not good for young kids. If daring you can walk out for a few hundred yards on rough stones then there is a drop. Also a jetty is there with someone always looking out which is a bonus (lifeguard). Is you take snorkels this jetty is great. I spends hours just floating and seeing all the coral an fish. You can walk down the steps at the end straight into the water. Other hotels also have jetties but for there own guests.
There are no water sports on the beach front there unlike other hotels at the other end where we stay twice before (coral sea area). If you book ANY activities, you will have to be taxied around. This can waste lots of time as per picking and dropping people off in a small van.
Quad biking you should be looking at around £15 from this hotels rep. Husain. Who organises activities as part of the hotel's change. Also £20 for parasailing off a boat, £20 snorkelling in the sea, £50 for diving. Snorkelling an diving are an ALL day trip. You will leave at about 9am and be back at about 4pm. The boat will take you to the neighbouring islands and stop several times, whilst divers are diving other on the boat will snorkel. They provide snacks etc. max people on boat around 20. Take a bandanna or scarf so that you can wrap it over your face and head, they all wear helmets now, remember the prices are per person, we had a big group 10. But you must haggle and be prepared to walk away!! REMEMBER they are not as busy and need the business.
Meet a comfortable and affordable price!
The hotel entertainment team keep guest as busy as they can, they play water & beach volleyball, table tennis run shows for children etc.
There are themed nights on wedn and sat each week. Different food and out door drinks etc.
The hotel provide you with 2 bottles of water ONLY which are in you room fridge when you arrive. If you are all inclusive then drink are available all day from 9-12 midnight. After which ALL machines are turned off. Even water in reception. No filling bottles as they get really angry as they don't sell bottles then.
The rooms are big and clean. House keeping come every day, and expect towel art. There is a safe in the cupboard to lock away valuables.free to use. You will need to give reception £10 for each beach towel you require. Refundable when you give back your towel card(s) at the end of your holiday.
The towels you get from the main pool area only at certain times of the day.
The restaurant caters for mainly Italian guests, lots of spaghetti and risotto dishes., fish and many seafood dishes daily. You will find many dishes in this hotel repeated daily. I would rate the food 6/10.... Vegetarians will struggle at this hotel. Many times the AC is not on ...ask them to turn it on if you need it.
Breakfast from 7.30- 9.30 and lunch 12.30-2.30 dinner 7.30- 9.30.
Another thing is that this hotel has a lobby area BUT no one uses it because they never keep the air con on. I found no communal area where people would just sit or relax, there are sofas empty bars, etc but who wants to sit there on their own in such heat.
Also on another note if you are given a rusty room key, tell the person who checks you in as these are likely to break in doors and they will charge 10 euros for a key! The doors are tricky to open in some rooms.
Taxi from /to airport should be about £10-15
Nama bay shopping £25 rtn bargains everywhere as long as you haggle!!
If you are going in the even (or day ) just let security know you are going and your room no.
The hotel security are very funny about taxi's dropping there own guest off to the front of reception?!?! We had kids and a baby of 2 but still had to walk to the security gates and back each time.
NOTE you do. Not need a visa if you are not travelling out anywhere!,
I seen many British people being PUSHED into these lines by Egyptians at the airport to by visa's. which u don't need.
There is a big sign up on the wall which also says this that no one reads as they push you into this line. Only buy if you are travelling, ie Cairo ..
Gift shop at hotel very expensive but namabay probably best place to do all you shopping... Remember be focused, if they say they will do you a good price for something and just choose first, say no... They tend to then bump the price up and when you turn around an say no they get angry you wasted their time. But they never give you a price in the first instanst. Always sort prices if you are getting many of the same items.
I would probably not rate or recommend this hotel for people with kids under 5.. As there is no real beach area and dangers everywhere, including the balconies which have big gaps between railings. All the paths in the hotel are stone set and uneven so be careful when walking or small children.
This would would good for couples. People who want to get away. Chill. They mainly speak Italian here but staff do understand English. There is no poolside service so expect to walk far for drinks. And only small plastic cups.
Pools have steps where they can play but not really any kid pools.
For adults the pools are great. 165cm deep mostly.
The beach area was a big let down for me, if you walk to the front of the hotel and walk to the right there are a few shops and markets to shop also.
No wifi in this hotel. They have a hub but always broken. They have a gym which opens 9am also. On site spa also.
I hope this helps people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Luxury 5-star Tamra Beach Resort is ideal for single travelers, couples and families looking to avoid long airport transfers and for somewhere they can relax and have everything catered for without the need to leave the resort. Tamra Beach resort is in the Nabq Bay area and on the beach front only a 10-minute drive from Sharm el Sheikh International Airport. It also offers 24-hour front desk service. The Resort is mainly an Italian Club, but welcomes other nationalities. The resort is located next to Nabq National park which is known for its colourful marine life and its extraordinary Mangrove colonies. All rooms are air conditioned they also have a bathtub, Rooms have modern furnishings and come with cable TV and a safe Deposit box Free of charge. The resort offers rooms with balconies overlooking the Red Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamra Beach Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Tamra Beach Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay