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Rixos Sharm El Sheikh
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Nabq Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Two things struck me at Rixos.

1. The staff really are wonderful and friendly and that counts for a lot. I had read reviews before I booked and young Mohammed at the beach bar is the legend they say he is. We spent most of our time there.

2. If you like to generally complain you will find things to complain about. If you can chill you'll have a great time.

Positive: Food is fresh & good and lots of choice. A la carte was good especially the Italian where the Chef came out to speak to us and ask us what we'd like him to cook for us. We ate in Nefertiti a lot (no kids under 12) but also in Zodiac (lots of young'uns), & enjoyed the food & ambience. Beach bar was fab. Lots of trips you can do but best do with eg Sinaisafari Adventures who are great, cheaper & do more stuff. The two trips I wanted to do the hotel said no. Staff all great including guest relations who are all lovely. They aim to please and they do care. Cocktails are great.

Negative: The only bad food experience we had was at the Taj Mahal where they were very rude and obnoxious and so we just left mid meal. You may well get Pharoah's revenge btw - we both did and lots of others. Not sure you can blame the hotel food prep for that but imodium is a bad idea. Go to the local pharmacist to speed remedy & enjoy the rest of your hols. There are two main pools really (but 10 in all). One of these two were closed almost every day as people were defacating in the pool. Conspiracy theorists say it was deliberate and even that it was corporate sabotage. I suspect pharoah's revenge and kids having a bet/laugh. Either way, it happened far too often. There was some drama around people getting drunk and fighting or collapsing. The staff take some crap there but they managed it pretty well. Although they advertise serving branded drinks, if you want eg a quality brandy, be specific otherwise you'll get the moonshine,

In summary, I would probably not go back but I did have a really nice and fun time. Drunks are generally nice, right?

Room Tip: Stay on the ground floor. Pool side is noisy. Garden side is quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This hotel has something for everyone. The family rooms are very big (2rooms) and suitable for 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 7. The pools are huge and kept very clean. Food choices are very good and the beach is fantastic. The entertainment team work very hard and are very good. The hotel is spotless and has lovely grounds.

The downside.... Some evening entertainment is a little strange. But go to the beach bar instead. Also The Zodiac main restaurant can be crowded at times which affected the beverage availability and getting a table.

All the food was very well prepared and the drinks kept chilled and replaced as you would expect. Top tip - Do the pub quiz and win a cabana by the sea. And use the snack bar ( fish restaurant) for lunch it's Perfect!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank 284MrsD
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Returned this morning from the 2x weeks at the this being our 8th stay in Sharm two x adults 1x child age 11. So sad to have left and for 1st time ever didnt feel ready to come home!.

This Hotel is setting the Standard for other hotels in this region and having stopped at some of the best already eg: Sensatori and Blue Reef Oasis they will need to start upping there game a little. Food was excellant in all the reastaurants including both buffett. Italian better then some high class british Italians.. Rooms very spacious and modern with hugh walk in shower.

Pools and Sunbeds a plenty no need for the early morning towel run!! Plenty of activities durring the day for our little girl (Thanks Rebecca for the Gymnastic lessons) to Kamber, Luca, Alex and Captain you were such fun. To Yi I Man Ash and Acmed fro Fab ool service. Adam the Taxi driver, and not for getting the wonderful BELLA for everything she did for us you truely are a credit to the hotel. We will deffinetly return this hotel next year please keep the prices in realistic range for British Family holiday and im sure you will have returning trade year after year.

Thanks again for everything to you all and If I have missed anyone im sorry :-)

Deborah and David (Tamworth)

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Bicksabroad
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

We went to this Hotel for 2 weeks at the beginning of August 2014
We booked a family room which was very spacious and my only complaint would of been that it would of been nice to of had a bath
The hotel complex is lovely and all the staff are fantastic
We tried all the restaurants during our stay and the food was nice but not fantastic, although the fish restaurant which was also a lunch time restaurant was lovely and we went there daily
The drink sprits were all premium brands, the drinks in the room fridge were also premium brands and were stocked up daily
The jetty was also great fun and we saw lots of fish
I travelled with my wife and two daughters aged 14 and 11
Sun beds were not an issue and the staff were great
Now the negatives!!
On 3 occasions the main swimming pool was closed due to items being found in the water, but the staff did close the pools and then start the cleaning process
Also for a great hotel the wifi was terrible
I think this hotel will be refurbished soon and then it will increase in price

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Geoff E
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

we stayed at rixos on the 18th june for 2 weeks (sorry for late review) returning the 2nd july we are returning guests to rixos as there simply isn't another hotel like this one it is sheer 5* luxury the hotel stands with nine swimming pools. with plenty of sunbeds to go around so no fighting to find one or getting up at stupid times to reserve one. also fresh beach towels provided daily free of charge 2 restaurants zodiac and Nefertiti 2 pool bars oasis and lagoon serving drinks snacks( hotdogs, chips, toasties, roast chicken sandwiches) both pools are swim up so you can enjoy all refreshing drinks in the pool( highly recommend the mojitos in the lagoon pool) there is also the beach bar which serves burgers pastas pizzas salads hot and cold sandwiches outside of there is a icecream stand serving various flavours my favourite is the mango ice cream. on an evening you have the choice between the 2 main restaurants or the seven a la cartes. indian, Chinese, sushi, Egyptian, Italian, fish, and now the Turkish, although you have to pay for the Turkish which works out to be a round £17 each we gave it a try on our first week, we were warned not to eat for the full day and go there on empty stomach as they served so much food. OMG.... is all I can say this restaurant has the perfect setting. perfect views over the red sea. perfect atmosphere, perfect service and most of all perfect food it was that nice we tipped them 200 Egyptian £20 English we got mixed hot and cold appetisers then a mixed grill between us which was cooked on a bbq in front of us. we could barely eat the mix grill due to the amount of food in each course. if I was to have that meal back home in Newcastle it probably would cost arount £150 including drinks, so it is worth every penny we went back a second time keeping in mind we couldn't walk afterwards, soon as we walked in the reception all staff laughed because they knew where you had been....

YIP.... I CAN PICTURE YOUS ALL NOW THINKING/SAYING WHY SHOULD I PAY WHEN IAM ON A ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY.. DONT BE TIGHT GET YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKET, WALLET, PURSE AND GET IT BOOKED YOU WONT REGRET IT

we stayed in a deluxe room with a huge kingsize bed and a large sofa which extends into a bed flat screen tv on wall and tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, walk in shower and separate bath hair dryer and be-day our room was cleaned and made up everyday. to a very high standard. also our mini bar was stocked WELL everyday with lager coke Fanta sprite water and juices also room re stocked with tea coffee sugar and creamer everyday the room also comes with safe in wardrobe bath robes and slippers


There is evening entertainment outside the old reception varies from bingo, kids disco, live shows, live singers, competitions, crazy games, pool party and beach party twice a week and and indoor nightclub everynight. the entertainment team are a great bunch so a loud shout out to Levent, romeo, captain, kamba and Rebecca and not forgetting the one and only omar......

we had such an amazing time this year.even if it did have a certain person from x factor staying in it( kitty your soooo lucky I didn't have a few tins of tomatoes to chuck at you when you performed live on the beach) and it wouldn't of been the same if it wasn't for Bella, Meg. Kelly, jolien and lily. this hotel couldn't cope without yous, eeeeee the laughs we had with bella meg and Kelly.. just a shame I cant repeat them on here hahaha ooooh and this cropper has his bag and key in suitcase ready for our next visit which is booked and paid for sooooo guys you have 9 months to get your shopping lists to us.

one last thing I would highly recommend is a private hotel transfers soon as you come out of the airport you car is directly in front of you and takes 8mins from airport to hotel
anyways if you want to book a holiday in sharm el sheikh then RIXOS is definitely the place.. happy holidays everyone

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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10  Thank lilcraigyd
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We've stayed in Rixos for ten days in august.
What can I say? Big rooms big pools fantastic for us and the children and swim up bars for drinks
Very high standard food at the buffet zodiac restaurant,although we didn't like very much the a la carte restaurants and although service at the zodiac wasn't for the standard of a five star hotel
Congratulations to the turkish chef for the excellent food
The turkish restaurant was exceptional, the atmosphere,the decoration of the table, food and also service
We'll return for sure next year.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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7  Thank apo m
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

There are no words to describe this hotel. Everything is absolute 5* luxury. Travelled here with my family at the end of July. Arrived around 10pm and were welcomed with a drink and told to sit whilst they did the paperwork. The all inclusive wristbands aren’t just a piece of plastic, they were proper leather bands which you could adjust which was very nice. We were taken to our rooms, very spacious and plenty of complimentary toiletries that are replaced everyday, as well as the mini fridge being restocked daily. Never had any problems with towels etc.

The staff in this hotel are what makes it really stand out. They really cannot do enough to help you and within a couple of visits to their bar/area they know you and your drink order. Your drinks are replenished as soon as you have finished your last, sometimes even before! You also get crisps and nuts with your drinks. Sayed Gamal in the entertainment life centre bar in the evening, you made our holiday so thank you!

The entertainment team are also great. Working all day in that heat but they still always had a smile on their face. Rebecca, Kamba, Captain and Romeo being the ones that engaged with us most. They aren’t too pushy making you do things you don’t want to and will stop to chat when they see you.

Always plenty of room around the pools and plenty of shade/umbrellas. Some people were arriving at 1pm and still finding a sunbed, and if you couldn't then the pool attendants certainly could. Service at the pool bar can be a little slow compared to the standards elsewhere but nothing to worry about.

Zodiac restaurant can get a little busy especially at breakfast however we never had trouble getting a table or anything and food was always hot and restocked quite well. Dishes were quite similar each day but that's the same with every all inclusive and doesn't really matter when the choice is so varied to start with. Drinks are all poured from bottles and not mixed in a machine wherever you are.

All in all a brilliant hotel and I would 100% recommend that anyone booked to stay here. You are looked after from start to finish and nothing is ever too much trouble. Thanks Rixos!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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9  Thank bathrose1
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Address: | Nabq Bay, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh > Nabq Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nabq Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Nabq Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nabq Bay
#3 Spa Hotel in Nabq Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nabq Bay
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nabq Bay
Price Range: £156 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rixos Sharm El Sheikh 5*
Number of rooms: 695
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
198 Superior Rooms, 290 Deluxe Rooms, 70 Family Rooms and 137 Junior Suites are spread around this beautifully designed modern resort. Several swimming pools wind there way between buildings or there is a gorgeous stretch of beach providing our guests with lots of options on where to spend their days. There are even 3 water slides to entertain the young and the young at heart. Try snorkeling from the wooden jetty or merely a stroll at sunset to see the magnificence of the underworld of the Red Sea. Dining choices include international buffet or choose from the World of Cuisines, with Chinese, Indian, Sushi, Italian, Sea Food or a taste of Egypt. ... more   less 
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Royal Grand Azure Hotel Nabq Bay
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