My family & I have just returned from probably one of the best holidays we have ever been on at the Sea club aqua park in Nabq bay, Sharm El Sheikh.
Before booking this holiday we read many reviews of which some were not very positive, mainly related to the hotel not quite being finished in certain areas when first opened & the food. However we had absolutely nothing to worry about. All amenities in the aqua park/hotel were open & in very good condition. Many of the comments were about the food, At which point I would like to mention that tourists travel from many different destinations such as, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine & Poland to mention just a few which would make it more difficult to cater for everybody than say a Spanish holiday resort. Given this we found a very good selection to cater for most tastes & were very pleased to find the restaurant managers (yes you, Osama) pro-actively seeking advice from visitors to further improve the selection of food on offer.
We spent many hours playing on the fantastic selection of waterslides on offer, paddling round the lazy river & bobbing up & down in the wave pool.
There is a free bus service to the sister hotels ( less than 1/2 mile away) that runs every 20 minutes or so. Although there is an extra charge to eat in the main restaurant there are 2 snack bars that can be used with your all-inclusive band, and all your drinks are included. But probably the main reason for visiting this hotel is the snorkelling. There is some very shallow & safe snorkelling for less confident swimmers. There is also a jetty with access to snorkelling in deeper water which again is fantastic. The hotel also has sun-beds on the beach free of charge.
Our room was a family room with a pool view & I have to say it was EXCELLENT way beyond our expectations, Everything in the room was of high quality & the Bed/bedding was oooh sooo comfy & enormous. Air-conditioning, a safe & small fridge were included at no extra cost. Even a large HD tv was provided.
Another space saver in your suit-case is beach towels as these are also supplied with no extra charge.
Despite all the above being fantastic I have not yet mentioned the main point that changed our holiday from being very good to being fantastically relaxing, enjoyable, memorable & has us pining to return. What is this you ask? Quite simply, the staff! If Carlsberg did people they would be Egyptian, so friendly, helpful & fun loving, Nothing is ever too much trouble. There are hand shakes & smiles around every corner you turn that really make you feel special.
Mehmoud must have left towel art school with a distinction, the various shapes & animals never failing to put a smile on our faces when returning to our room after a hard day playing.
Ahmed, Marwan & Hezem provided entertainment making cocktails Tom Cruise style at the bar, as well as all the other excellent bar staff.
Abanoup, Osama & Ali, plus a few others, (whose names we didn't catch] played with the kids and looked after us at meal times. Also a mention is needed for Osama the restaurant manager for not only being instrumental in the arrival of a full roast chicken at our table one evening & trying to further improve the selection of food for British visitors, but also for teaching our daughter to write in Arabic.
The life-guards not only ensure your safety but also provide a giggle & more importantly making sure you get a big enough push down the slides.
We have not been home a week & we are trying to arrange a return visit to this excellent hotel, not only for the pool, the slides, the drinks, the food but mainly to spend some more quality time with some of the nicest people we have ever met. Here`s Dreaming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charmillion Club Aqua park Family resort with 302 units (standard , family rooms & family Suites). 24Hrs All inclusive. Main Restaurant buffet breakfast lunch & dinner. Indian Restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Italian set menu restaurant serving dinner. Fish & chips corner and burger, hot dog, pizza from 13:00 - 16:00. 3 Different bars & Disco. Spa and GYM, tennis court, Amphitheater and kids club. Shuttle bus to the beach during the day every 30 minutes . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charmillion Club Aqua Park Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay