Me and my partner have just returned from a fantastic 14 night stay. Lots of positives about the Sea Gardens, many of which are similar to other reviews, only a couple of minor negative comments that overall don't stop me from recommending this hotel.
Rooms - Room was plenty big enough as there was only 2 of us in a family suite! The bathroom could do with a little update on the decor, but everything you needed was there. A few more plug sockets would of been handy, just so you didn't have to keep rotating things on charge. Overall a fantastic room with big balcony that wasn't overlooked even being on the ground floor! It was cleaned spotlessly every day, even got a few towel creatures and flowers thrown in!
Pool- Mainly used the Sea Gardens pool, I would say it's the slightly smaller of the 3 but not by much. Plenty of sun beds and parasols to choose from, and never once felt the need to reserve a space before breakfast. Pool bar basically does what it says on the tin, snacks were as you would expect, staff often came round to serve drinks. Plenty of people selling trips etc by the pool, but it wasn't constant and a no thanks was more than enough. If you do decide to book something through them, then haggle! Worked for us!
Beach - Plenty of space as it stretches across the front of Sea Life and Club, this is probably why it never appeared to be that busy! Quite shallow but plenty of fish to be seen, in places it is quite rocky with it being close to the reef.
Restaurants - Plenty of choice across all meals, evening meals rotated themes weekly. Even the other half who is extremely fussy managed to find something every night. Visited the seafood al a carte, really good set menu. Didn't visit the other al a carte's only because the other half wasn't thrilled about the menu offerings, but from what other guests were saying they were worth visiting.
Entertainment - Occasionally had live singer at the lobby bar, but most of the entertainment took place in either Sea Life or club. We tended to head to Sea Life, which was literally across the car park. The shows were pretty much the same as you would expect from most hotels, with occasional outside groups coming in. Pool party on Monday was great, fire show and belly dancer early on. Animation team work really hard, and offer nights out to guests every night after the entertainment. Soho sq seemed to be the most popular!
Staff - Always polite, helpful and couldn't do enough for you! They always went out of the way to say hello or check if they could do anything for you, regardless of where they worked.
Waterpark - You get one free day at the Sea Club Aqua Park, about 5 mins up the road. No queues, decent enough slides. You only get one free drink and snack, so take plenty of bottled water with you.
Overall the hotel was excellent, being able to use the facilities across all 3 hotels was great and gave you plenty of choice. Neither of us had any issues with stomach bugs, so it's very much hit and miss as on a previous holiday to Egypt I did pick up a small bug. The only issue we had was the arrival of some guests around Eid. A small minority had no respect for other guests, staff or the hotel. Things were taken from bags, and guest's property damaged. Meal times were a nightmare, food throw around restaurant, handled and returned to the buffet, food left around the pool. Kids were left to run riot, with no control whatsoever. However through all of this the staff were incredible, many were embarrassed by the behaviour of these guests. Laura, from guest relations was excellent through these few days, listening to guests and trying to resolve issues.
Finally the animation team, in particular Lavinia and Amy were fantastic, plenty of activities daily (can't comment on kids club etc as we had no use for any of this). They worked really hard every day and took time to have a quick chat when you were round the pool.
Definitely recommend this hotel, staff were fantastic, just try and avoid Eid if you can!
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Gardens Hotel Nabq Bay
- Sea Garden Hotel
- Hotel Sea Garden
- Sea Gardens Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay