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Rehana Sharm Resort
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Nabq Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2012

My husband and i stayed at this Hotel in January 2012 to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we were not disapointed as we were made welcome right from the start.
we had such a great time that we are going back there again in May this year for 3 weeks.
the food was great plenty of choice and our room was lovely large modern and clean
this is not a new hotel but well maintained..
we also had the option of using the sister hotels beach which was just opposite our hotel and there was a bar on the beach which we could get drinks and snacks that were included in our all inclusive deal.
we didnt even get deli belli once in 2 weeks, which was great as we had in other Sharm hotels previous years
the drinks were plentyful with no skimping on measures
the gardens are well cared for and a pleasure to walk round.
we met a great crowd of people that we had a great laugh with, which was great as we were on our own when we arrived.
the staff were really helpful and friendly we would really recomend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We arrived at this hotel on the 8th of April 2012 for 14 nights. 6 people 2 adults four children, age from 16 to 11, and I must say this hotel is one of the best we have stayed in , and we have visted lots of hotels all over the world, the food was better than expected and the staff at this hotel take pleasure in making sure you enjoy your stay, they even arrange weekly reveiws to make sure everytthing is going well for you, the swiming pool's are in top condition lots of places avaliable daily, and sevral diffrent pools for you to choose from , daily activities around the pool from the top animation team, this makes sure the kids dont get board, these included Drats, water Gym, water polo dance lesson and many others day time activities, night time is also good with sevral diffrent bars to vist and lots of entertaiment going on through the evening, the restrants which you can visit on the resort serve some excelent quality food, and the italian is a must, the rooms are very basic but anything you need they will make sure your needs are met. the beach which is loacted two minites from the hotel is another must a shuttle bus takes you there and back, and once at the beach the staff are all over you trying to make sure yoiu have everything you need to enjoy your day. food and drinks are avaliable on the beach if your on an allinclusive pacakge we did find the the snack bar at the beach was slightly better than in the resort. Its true what thay say you get what you pay for, and this hotel knows how to make sure you will return, we feel value for money was excelent and will be retuning again this year I hope the management team at this hotel take credit for there hard work and ditirmination to make the english people enjoy what is turley an excelently run Hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank sumner4
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

This was our 4th time to Egypt. The hotel grounds and rooms were lovely.
The food was a big let down. on previous trips we had a wide variety of food but food at the Rehana was very minimal and a let down. There were 3 a la carte restaurants italian, indian & mexican. We did not go to the italian however was told it was nice. The indian and mexican were nice however waiters got flustered and couldnt manage the tables. You just have to be prepared to wait.

There was lots of mosquitos of a night and they bite you no matter what bug spray you wear, they are also in the rooms. Around the pool you are pestered by flies more than people trying to sell boats trips or spa packages.

there was an emergency one day with a russian who required CPR. It was down to guests to perform as hotel staff ran around like headless chicken. One man eventually arrive with what we thought was a difib however it was a BP machine...the man wasnt breathing a BP will not help!!!

All in all an enjoyable holiday.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Lois S
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

The first point to make is that the Tour Operators should not be rating the Hotel as 5*, although I note some rate it as 4* - which is more accurate. The high rating creates false expectation which is likely to upset some people and leads to some of the, frankly, overly negative reviews. Generally, I judge a hotel by the experience I have and whether or not I get a great holiday, not on how nice the reception area is - these things add to the ambience but don't materially affect the holiday. I have just come back from a 10 day break with my young family and we had a great time, and that was in no small part due to the wonderful staff and the fact that the management took great care and attention to make sure everything was fine. I have stayed in true 5* hotels with nice receptions, elegant rooms, smart restaurants and so on, but there I felt I was just a commodity to be served efficiently, to be overcharged and then to move on swiftly. For its flaws, and it does have a few, we found the Rehana Resort to be a friendly place - so many staff made such a fuss of our kids and they went out of their way to do the small things really well. A small observation to share - the staff respond well to politeness and respect. If you say hello or good morning and use their name, we found you always get a response in kind. So use those name badges....

During our stay we met someone from the management team who is leading a range of improvements to the hotel facilities, food and general presentation. A new reception should be ready this summer, along with a new gym and some changes specifically targeted at British tourists - new menu, quieter residential areas, private pools and so on. If you have already booked for the summer you may start to benefit from these. Some of the criticisms about the Rehana are fair - the food can be a little bland and the serving of drinks lacks finesse, and the spa needs an overhaul. I think they have taken these points on board from several Brits and are making the changes now. However, the speciality restaurants were all good, the grounds really lovely and the pools were excellent. We enjoyed all our organised trips and the hotel taxi service and courtesy bus worked well for you own ventures out. There is plenty of aerobics and dancing sessions on - so if you don't have kids, or can get some 'me' time, you can keep yourself amused. Our room was clean and well furnished. The supply of towels was fine and their little towel sculptures were great. My only criticism of the accomodation was that it could do with a bit more colour/imagination in the decor - but then I have seen that a lot in AI hotels across many countries.

Final comment about the Russians and East Europeans. I read a lot of people getting hot under the collar about this. Most of this is just culture clash. Anyway, get used to it because their tourists are coming in ever greater numbers to Turkey, Greece, Mexico and Cuba as well. Yes, some of them were a bit boorish and rude, but the vast majority of families there were well behaved and kept their own company. They caused us no problems and did not spoil our holiday in any way. Let's be honest, us Brits export some 'choice' individuals all around Europe but we don't all vomit in doorways and pass out drunk in the street do we? Take people as you find them - we did meet friendly people from Belarus, Russia and Poland.

As I said earlier, the Hotel is planning to make changes to cater better for the differing needs of Brits/Europeans and the Russians. I should also add that the Rehana is no different from any other hotel in the resort in terms of its tourist make up - it is unfair to criticise the hotel because of who books to stay there!

So to sum up - the Rehana needs some areas for improvement but we had a great holiday there and so should you. Don't let some of the frankly ridiculous reviews put you off. The other Brits we talked to there were enjoying their holiday too. I think the silent majority should speak up a bit more and provide some balance. My guess is also that if you booked for later summer or autumn this year you will get to see some of the changes which might also add a little extra icing to your holiday cake.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank L W
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

This is their idea of a 5 Star hotel......!!?? A CON !! I will use another agent next holiday.
Expedia optimistically rates it 4 star.

THIS IS A 3 STAR HOTEL that is NOT on the beach..... using Egyptian standards.
I have spent my working life of over 40 years continuously travelling to hotels all around the world....................

Pools reasonable and clean with beautiful gardens.
Rooms very basic with occasional hot water.... need TLC.
Food .....OK for the price!
Public areas/ Bars/ Restaurants.... a bit dull and souless with poor lighting.
If you want to escape turn left and walk to The Union Jack Bar... good food/beer/TV/staff.
If you are a plane spotter you can see many interesting charter jets flying just OVER the hotel day...and night!... You are 4 miles from end of the main departure runway.
If you are a Muslim you will appreciate the calls to prayer from the Mosque RIGHT next door especially at around 4am.

Having said that, it is CHEAP with pleasant, excellent staff who deserve a 5 star hotel.
Afterall, it is the same sun as a real 5 Star hotel like.... The Savoy Sharm...

I will not be holidaying in Sharm again...MOST places are much more attractive!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pete b
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

my self daughter and friend have just returned from this hotel 2 days ago , this was not the allocated hotel as the original had closed, however we were not to disappointed as we stayed here 2 years ago .in fact we were very happy as things had moved on .they now have 3 alacarte restaurants and a new chinese one being built.their is also a new reception under way.what do people expect for their money ! there is always something edibel and plenty of choices at meal times.we eat alcarte most evenings, and were really looked after by the staff who are all very happy to their best for you T hey now have meetings for guests to air there views this is a meeting not to be missed. would we go there again yes yes yes without hesitation. our ages were 73 60 49 dont miss out we will be there again soon quirky prestatyn north wales

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

There are lots of bad things to say, but they would be very picky and very minor. Such as; old decor, wonky lampshades, lights that dont work, broken AC - all of which happens in a travel lodge at home. That is how I would describe Rehana Sharm - Egypt's Travel Lodge.

There are mosquitos EVERYWHERE, no matter where you go, I recommend buying 'OFF!' spray from the shops in Sharm as the english stuff didnt seem to work! If you do get bitten, go to the pharmacy opposite the hotel, for £4 you can get Fucicort - its a steroidal cream and AMAZING and the only cream that got rid of the swelling and sting. I was bitten 97 times on my legs on the first night there. This was nearly four weeks ago now and my legs are still covered in bruiselike marks :(

We were extremely worried, and had been following the reviews for months before arrival, and arrived with very low expectations. However, when we were shown our ground floor room, our faces hit the floor! VERY clean. Yes outdated, yes could of been 'done up a bit' but to the Egyptians this is probably luxury! We were pleased anyway, afterall, it hadn't cost that much for 2 weeks to stay.

Food - I am so fussy, I don't eat fish, red meat or dairy, yet I enjoyed the food here. I was quite content with rice, salad, chips, vegetables, pasta, lentils, and the flavour was really nice. However, as you can imagine this gets tedious after a week, and you're there for two! My fiance couldnt stand the sight of the food after a few days and we ate out many times (TGI Fridays in Nabq Bay is very cheap, about £20 for two 3course meals, and its incredible food), and also ordered in a McDonolds a few times who deliver to the hotel very fast! (BTW BEST McDonolds Ive ever eaten!)
Breakfast is the worst meal of the day if you don't like pastries and croissants. The eggs, according to my other half, are apparently very nice though, but if you ask them to make a fried egg, they have NO idea what you're on about and think you're odd! They just do boiled or an omlette.

The gardens are beautifully kept and so colourful.

Yes you can access the beach, but it isn't worth it at all. Much nicer at the pool.

The big pool with the slides is the heated pool, although it was only heated for a few days and then broke apparently. It's very noisy though, you can't relax at this pool! The pool by blocks 5 and 6 is the best, it's where all the English congregated! Yes its a cold pool, but at 2pm when it hits over 30 degrees, you need the freezing pool! I loved it to be honest, very relaxing and nice.

Another note for the english: the bar above reception is where everyone seems to sit and drink and play cards, we all completely took over, even the english from the rehana royal beach would come over. we are completely outnumbered - theres 1 english to about 80 russians lol!

We found the non-english ok though, yes rude but does it really matter?! Don't let lack of manners destroy a wonderful holiday. We actually met some young Russians who couldnt speak english, we cant speak russian, so we spoke in german and they shared their premium Gin with us and were SO lovely. Also met some russian men who played cards, and were very polite, despite neither of us understanding each other!!

Overall, this hotel is FINE. And I probably would come back once the English section has opened up fully so there would be more English tourism, as this definately is a foreign resort. The building work didn't bother us at all, it was quiet and it's nearly done, they're jsut finishing the front. I think it's meant to be the English reception, and it looks very nice so far.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 7 km North of Sharm Airport | South Sinai -Sharm - Nabq bay, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 1111, Egypt (Formerly Hotel Prima Rehana)
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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Nabq Bay
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Nabq Bay
#19 Romantic Hotel in Nabq Bay
#19 Spa Hotel in Nabq Bay
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Nabq Bay
#20 Luxury Hotel in Nabq Bay
Hotel Class:4 star — Rehana Sharm Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 663
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable 4* hotel was designed for those who love the sea, sun and fun together. Cozy and intimate, with a complex of fancy shaped pools, it is perfect for a family holiday. The hotel offers an interesting entertainment program from morning till the very evening with lots of attractions. Care about our youngest visitors is our priority! Water slides and playgrounds - a paradise for children. And for sure a lot of new international friends will be a nice special bonus. Great place to fly-by-night with excellent disco, various evening shows and late dinner and all the refreshments throughout the day. Rooms : The hotel has a total number of 666 rooms of different types: * Standard - 25-29 m² - comfortable room * Superior - 28-30 m² - comfortable room of a larger size * Family -30-35 m² - one large room * Executive - 30-35 m² - luxury room * Suite - 45-60 m² - luxury 2-rooms apartment Each room is equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, private bathroom with shower or bath, television, telephone, safe box. Balcony or terrace with a beautiful view of the garden, which is well taken care of, palm trees and swimming pools can be found in every room. KIDS CLUB: The comfort of our smallest guests is our priority. Kids Club was established for those who are searching for fun and joy all over the days. A variety of activities, hand works, games and fun with experienced, professional and lovely international team of kid's animators will make your child wish to stay there forever. Two outside playgrounds will help parents to enjoy all the leisure activities together with their children not only in the Kids Club but on the beach as well. And for sure everybody are welcome for the most important part of the program - Mini - Disco! ENTERTAINMENT: Every day various classes with an international animation team (yoga, dance lessons, water volleyball, etc..) are provided all over the territory of hotel. Our evening shows held in the Old Egyptian Amphitheatre will take you to the fairytale of Arabic night. Fakir show, belly dancers, Egyptian art, derwish show will create the spirit of ancient magic . And our live singer, violin performances and dance competition will help you to discover your hidden talents. Sombrero Disco will take you into fly-by-night tour under the latest hits together with our DJ SPORT: The hotel's aqua-park consists of 12 different shaped swimming pools with area of 6,000 m² in total, large and small for children, with water slides for everybody. Some of them , including the Main one, are heated in winter. Our international animation team offers different opportunities to train not only sense of humor but body as well. Everyday you can enjoy and have a lot of fun with: * GYM and fitness * Tennis courts * Table tennis competition * Volleyball tournament * Darts * Water Polo * Aqua-aerobics * Belly-dance and Latino -dance lessons Rehana 24 Hours All Inclusive: * 24 hours food & beverages service in all of our 25 outlets (restaurants , bars ,snack corners) * Three main buffet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner ) & Kids' corner * Four a la carte restaurants (Italian, Mexican, Indian and Lebanese) * Early breakfast, late breakfast, snacks, tea time and late dinner * Snack Beach bar (beverages & snacks ) * Kids' snack corner * Food Court with full amenities * Entertainment (daily animation program, night shows ) * Sports (mini football, basketball tennis courts, table tennis, GYM, water polo, aerobics , dances lessons, darts,..) * Free entrance to Sombrero Disco. * Tea & coffee service at the rooms (upon request ) Rehana Ultra All Inclusive: * Enjoy the 24 hours formula PLUS: * 24 hours All inclusive food & beverages (including drinks at the disco) * Three additional visits to a la carte restaurants (Asian and Oriental in Rehana Royal Beach and Seafood restaurant on the beach) * Space Disco in Rehana Royal Beach free of charge entrance & drinks * Mini bar upon arrival & 2 bottles of water daily * Fresh fruit platter upon arrival * Free Shuttle bus to and from Naama Bay/ Old Market * Free SPA package (Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, Turkish bath) once per stay * Laundry service (once per stay) * Sports (mini football, table tennis , tennis court during the day & in night time free of charge) * Turn down service * Free Internet daily * Rehana souvenirs ... more   less 
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