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Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Nabq Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2011

Spent 2 weeks here with my husband and 2 boys (11 & 9).
The accommodation was spacious - we had a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment near the reception/active pool. The balcony overlooked the building site next door, but that was the only thing to complain about.

The food was good - lots of choice, although we found the desserts to be a bit bland.

The swimming pools were fantastic. We tended to stay round the quieter relaxation pool, but from there, the boys could either go to the aqua park, heated pool or the children's pool (near the active pool). The aqua park was a real hit - the children loved the slides, and we all enjoyed the family tyre ride.

The beach wasn't the nicest sand - quite gritty, but the jetty was fantastic to paddle off halfway along, or to snorkel from the end - which we all did! The coral reef is beautiful with a huge variety of fish.

The dive company at the hotel (Egyptian divers) took my husband for a dive (He's PADI qualified) down to 18m to the shipwreck at the bottom of the reef, which he really enjoyed. They also took my son out twice for a try dive - down to 5 m. Both dives were well run and professional, however when we asked for a certificate for my son so he could get his scout badge, they were very unco-operative - they left him sitting for an hour and a half without dealing with him.

The staff were all friendly and the bar staff were very good at delivering drinks to the sunbeds - well worth a small tip.

Internet usage was very expensive - 3 Euros for 15 mins. In the shops outside, it was only E£20 for an hour - much more reasonable!

We did have trouble getting people out to the room when we needed the safe open or air conditioning fixed. One night, when we returned to the room, the children's air conditioning had stopped working. We rang at 10.20pm to ask for it to be fixed quickly. At 11.20 we cancelled the call as we were all going to bed. At midnight, the children were woken up by banging on the door to fix the problem! We weren't happy and complained to the manager the next morning, who was very apologetic, and couldn't do enough to fix the problem for us. My tip is to ask for a timescale then hassle if they haven't come in that time!

The location of the hotel is right at the end of Nabq. For us, that wasn't a problem, as we like it quiet. We felt sorry for the local shops, who obviously struggle to keep their businesses going so please support them

Excursions - we flew to Cairo to see the pyramids - very expensive, but well worth it.
We did the camel ride, Bedouin meal and stargazing which was definately the children's favourite. Ours got to ride their own camel, but many children had to share with their parents - so be warned!
Husband climbed Mt Sinai to see sunrise, which he loved, but it was really hard going (glad I didn't!)
Caught a taxi from front gate to Old Sharm - E£160 return for the four of us - well worth it for the peace of mind that we were going to be picked up. Driver was lovely - very friendly. Old Sharm was a lovely experience - very Egyptian market style shops.

I picked up an upset tummy - tried to cure with English drugs - don't bother! Pick up from the local pharmacies - much more effective!

The entertainment could do with a revamp. We were very disappointed by a Queen night, which was merely staff dressed up miming to Queen songs - need to take tips from Butlins redcoats!

A lovely holiday and I would definitely consider returning here.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2011

Dear kjg102,

Thank you for choosing the Royal Albatros Moderna for your recent holiday. Your feedback is not only essential but is also a helpful tool to measure the level of service we extend to our guests.

We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that we have succeeded to make your holiday a memorable one.

Thank you again and we hope to welcome you to our resort on your next trip to Sharm El Sheikh.

Kindly accept our warmest regards from the Red Sea shores.

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Reviewed 26 April 2011

We chose this hotel based on Tripadvisor comments and our expectations were fully met- we had a great family week in the sun. However, if you go expecting UK 5 star standards of accommodation, service and food you will be disappointed. We went to a genuine 5 star resort (Beaches Turks & Caicos) last October and it was superior to the Royal Albatros Moderna in every way. Then again the Beaches resort was not so superior that it justified the price tag (it cost 5 times as much) so in terms of value for money the Royal Albatros Moderna was the clear winner.
The Royal Albatros Moderna is just about a UK 4 star resort and we were more than happy with all elements of the hotel. We had a 2 bed, 2 bath suite for our family of 5 which was large, bright and clean with a double-aspect patio looking over the gardens and kids pool. Our only negative comments on the room would be that the A/C was insufficient for its size, while the electronic safe kept on failing and we had to hang around waiting for someone to come and open it with the key.
The hotel itself is well laid out with lovely green grounds, great pools and plenty to do for the kids. The pools were not heated and a bit fresh at first but with the weather in the 30's it was not a problem. The one so called 'heated' pool was small and tucked away and as far as we could tell was no warmer than the other ones. We spent most of the day at the activity pool, which was huge or at the aqua park, which the kids loved. We didn’t really venture to the relaxation pool or the kids pool, which were mainly for adults or toddlers respectively.
Neither did we spend much time at the beach, which had gritty sand and no chance to swim as the water was only a few inches deep over the vast inner reef. We did venture along the 500m long jetty most days and enjoyed viewing the fish and snorkelling off the steps half way along and at the end. The beach area also had a grass football pitch which the kids used each afternoon as well as a volley ball court, tennis court and mini-golf course.
The food was plentiful and varied with the 5 restaurants inter-linked so you could pick and chose from the Asiatique, the Tagine, the Mediterranean, the Zum Kaiser or Il Caminetto. We mainly stuck to the food that was prepared in front of you e.g. omelettes, pizzas, pastas, steaks, shwarmas etc as some of the pre-prepared offerings did not look particularly appetising. We didn't try the White Elephant restaurant which was not part of the all-inclusive, although it was tempting towards the end of the holiday as the buffet restaurants could be a bit stressful at times. Drinks were a mixed bag with plenty of soft drinks on tap for the kids, a great coffee bar, beer fine but served in ridiculously small glasses, wine passable and spirits undrinkable (although the Russians didn't seem to mind).
The service was good with generally friendly and helpful staff, who resounded well to a smile and in particular to a tip. The culture dictates that you pretty much have to tip everyone for everything so bring a plentiful supply of £1 coins or $1 bills, or try to get hold of some EGP10 notes out there. Tipping the bar waiter was a good investment as by the end of the holiday he would serve my beer in an extremely rare pint glass!
Overall we would go back to the Royal Albatros Moderna any time we wanted a good value, relaxing week with guaranteed sun.

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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2011

Dear pjvic123,


Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Royal Albatros Moderna, Sharm El Sheikh and for taking the time to write to us your comments as we greatly appreciate all comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

It is a pleasure to see that you were happy and satisfied with the service you received during your stay with us. I have taken notes of your kind comments and will pass it on to all departments concerned as your comments are of great importance to us .

Once again, I would like to thank you for the time spent to write to us .

Looking forward to welcoming you once more to Sharm El Sheikh Royal Albatros Moderna in the nearest future.

Yours sincerely,

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Just spent a week in Royal Albatros and although i had my worries because of a few reviews that i had found, I can only say that either the hotel has improved greatly, or they must be talking about a diffrent hotel. We went with a 15 and 11 year old, who of cause did not want to go, would have stayed at home with there mates, if allowed :o)
We had a fantastic week from start to finish, The staff welcomed us everywhere we went and when it was time to leave none of us wanted to go........15 year old even shed a few tears. The Pools where all very clean and a joy to spend time in, The beech very clean and we love the fact that there are places where the children can snorkel safely.
I have nothing bad to say about this hotel and would and will recommend this hotel........
The one one thing i have to say is we were hoping to have a sea or pool view which we did not have......well we could see a tiny bit of beech if you looked hard enough leaning over the balcany, but we was happy where we was and enjoyed our stay soooooooo much.
Thank you so much to all the staff that helped to make our holiday so special.

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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2011

Dear Miss_Lady_luck,

Warm greetings from Royal Albatros Moderna, Sharm El Sheikh and thank you for submitting a review here as it is always essential for us to know the opinion of our valued guests.

We were very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for choosing Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises and Royal Albatros Moderna for your holiday.

We're looking forward to welcome you again to our beautiful and sunny resort on your next trip to Sharm El Sheikh.

Best regards,

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Reviewed 25 April 2011

very nice hotel, good food, friendy staff!!!!!
Koffie bar was very nice.
nice swimmingpools.

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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2011

Dear veerlevananroye,

Thank you for choosing Royal Albatros Moderna and for posting your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to your return.

Best regards,

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Reviewed 25 April 2011

staff are friendly from reception to gardener cannot say anything wrong about this hotel

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2011

Dear elli97,

Thank you for choosing Royal Albatros Moderna and for posting your review.

It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to your return.

With my best regards,

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Reviewed 25 April 2011

I have just got back from Eygpt and stayed at the Royal Albatros this was the second time i have stayed at this hotel and yes I have booked again to go in Oct 2011 and we will be staying at the same hotel again.

The staff are absolutaly fantastic nothing is to much for them and they are always happy service with a smile, the rooms are clean and the food is great.

The new aqua park is fantastic for all ages.

This is a hotel I will be booking every year as I have stayed in many hotels on holiday but found this to be the best.

Thank you to all the staff at the hotel.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2011

Dear onkar1956,


Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Royal Albatros Moderna, Sharm El Sheikh and for taking the time to write to us your comments as we greatly appreciate all comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

It is a pleasure to see that you were happy and satisfied with the service you received during your stay with us. I have taken notes of your kind comments and will pass it on to all departments concerned as your comments are of great importance to us.

Once again, I would like to thank you for the time spent to write to us .

Looking forward to welcoming you once more to Sharm El Sheikh Royal Albatros Moderna in the nearest future.

Sincerely yours,

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Reviewed 25 April 2011

We went to Royal Moderna for 10 nights, it was fantastic. big changes since same time last year, but even better. there is a new waterpark at the entrance to the hotel, and the sun beds are big double loungers with head cushions!! snack bar and drinks also. there is a new coffee bar, not to be missed, an indian and chinese section for meals, with indian and chinese chefs, you can watch them make the food, it is excellant, there is loads and loads of choice, and if you could not find anything then i would be truly amazed! the best bit is the new irish bar, just like home lol!! and it keeps you well entertained till ealry hours. pint glasses!! and good entertainment. i will definately be going back, been to several hotels in egypt and this was by far the best.

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3  Thank ronnie60
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m_ragab, General Manager at Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2011

Dear ronnie60,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your holiday at the Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm El Sheikh again.

Cordially, I would like to express our appreciation for your positive comments and I am pleased to know that we have succeded to make your holiday worthwile.

Looking very much forward to welcome you back again soon.

Sincerely yours,

Mahmoud Ragab,
Area Director of Operations,
Pickalbatros Hotels & Nile Cruises,
Sharm El Sheikh Branch.
E-mail: mahmoud.ragab@pickalbatros.com

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Address: Peace Road, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Nabq Bay
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Nabq Bay
#14 Luxury Hotel in Nabq Bay
Price Range: £49 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh 4.5*
Number of rooms: 680
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2004, the 5* resort has a dream location on the golden sandy beach on the new hotel zone of Nabq Bay, facing coral reefs in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, and the shipwrecks of the nearby Straits of Tiran. The main building and the attached two-storey building are surrounded by resplendent gardens extending down to the beach. This elegant all inclusive resort is only 12 km from Sharm El Sheikh Airport, and 20 km from the famous Naama-Bay.Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or honeymoon, planning a family vacation in Sharm El Sheikh or just wanting to get away from it all, Royal Albatros Moderna is the perfect place for all ages and interests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Albatros Moderna Hotel Nabq Bay
Calimera Royal Moderna
Calimera Moderna Beach
Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm El-Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay

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