Just got back from this hotel, 2 adults travelling with kids aged 17, 13 and 12, and we met up with our friends out there gp who travelled with their 11 year old son. After staying in different hotels Egypt now for the last 6 years, there is one conclusion to be drawn, all the hotels are very much of a muchness , with slight negatives or positives depending on each families' views and requirements. In general, Egypt is Egypt and you either love it or hate it ! We obviously love it as it suits our family well. So as far as hotels go, this is a pretty standard for the price we paid and in comparison with other hotels of similar price. We have previously stayed in the tirana aquapark, AA amwaj, Rehana sharm and a couple of hotels in Hurghada.
Positives of this hotel compared to others. -
The beach is the best we have visited, it's not all coral so the kids could swim out in the shallows and paddle and watch the fish, although there was obviously the pier to swim off and watch the fish, the kids were happier just on the shallows. The beach was beautiful , very pretty, lots of sunbeds and the beach snack bar was lovely, we weren't allowed in the radisson blu pool by the beach, although we did sneak in when the lifeguard had his eyes closed !!
The sunbed situation was amazing, we strolled down to the pool after breakfast at gone 10 am and there was always plenty of free sunbeds. We tended to base ourself at the quiet pool and it was lovely, the bar staff at the lotus pool bar were fab and served us well.
The staff were lovely but we find most Egyptian staff lovely in most hotels.
The food, we found to be perfectly acceptable and on occasion, scrumptious ! With beef, chicken, rice and chips as the main dishes but other dishes added in too for a bit of variety.
The restaurants (English only upstairs restaurant ) at breakfast and dinner , always had chairs, tables and was absolutely fine, without a canteen atmosphere and without a fight for free tables , as we were led to believe would happen , based on previous reviews.
The pools were lovely and clean , the kids didn't use the aquapark much (!?) and the night time pool party was brill fun.
The rooms were huge and clean and kept clean by our excellent cleaner Mahmoud who gave us lots of towel art and went the extra mile for us.
The outings we chose this year were the 'hard rock cafe' which was a great night out and meal. And the private speedboat trip to tiran island with 'Mohammed Time Tours' - brill eperience and our driver find dolphins and we sailed alongside them for a good 30 mins.
So now the negatives -
The amount of Arabs, complete with screaming young children, there were approx 70 % arabs in the hotel at one stage. Think this was why the sunbed situation was so good as they tended not to sunbathe ! They pushed into lines and queues and had no concept of waiting in line , some were lovely and friendly .. But they really could not control their young children who screamed in the pool, screamed in the lunchtime restaurant and screamed on the terrace at night .
The lunchtime restaurant ( the English only wasn't open at this time of day ) was a free for all, big queues, limited free tables and staff working very very hard to keep up and they did a grand job.
The evening entertainment was based in the Bedouin tent ( we never went there - as too far from the bar and full of screamers again apparently and very hot !). We based ourselves in the evening on the terrace bar and some nights it was very very quiet , some nights the karaoke chap got everybody up singing and having fun. Some nights the dull background music made us nod off over our cocktails.
So great stay for us in Egypt again. Would we visit this hotel again ? No.. As we never go back to the same hotel twice .. Too many different places to visit .,
Would we return to Egypt ? You bet we will !!
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- Park Inn Sharm El Sheikh
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