We have just spent a week (early March) at the Oriental Bay, and certainly had a wonderful holiday very much helped by experiencing a very friendly and efficiently run hotel complex, where the Management and Staff seemed genuinely focused on wanting to make sure everything is done to make your stay as memorable and as special as they possibly can. First-class and spacious accommodation (spotlessly cleaned each day), a wonderfully designed lagoon style pool with ample sunbeds, pool towels, parasols and sunbathing areas that form the main feature of the Hotel complex, again spotless in appearance and efficiently serviced by the all-inclusive pool bar that is most certainly welcome as the daily temperature rises. The indoor facilities are all very well maintained, with a very impressive (relaxing) Piano bar area, just right for pre-meal or post-meal drinks, and a more intense Galaxy Bar/Disco which along with the outside Amphitheatre, is where you will find a variety of entertainment laid on by the animation team. Particularly impressive during our stay was the two show performances by a UK Professional dance group of four girls who put on a superb 45+ minute continuous dance show that included Disco, Irish and Showgirl productions with appropriate costume and music design changes. Real efforts were made in the quality, variety and style of food available on the three main meals of the day, and for an all-inclusive approach we thought the quality and dining experience was very impressive, particularly how they introduced a variety of local and international dishes, and then tempted us on too many occasions to some wonderfully tasting deserts. The Oriental Bay like most of the Hotel complexes in the Maras Alam area, is very much located on it’s own, so there is not really the opportunity to walk outside the complex, other than the very short walk to it’s very own private and impressive (child friendly safe bathing) beach, with an all-inclusive beach bar and daytime entertainment laid on by the animation team. Additionally there are a number of shops within the Oriental Bay complex, so along with the occasional excursion (excellent First Choice Rep by the way, who gave out some very useful information and certainly knew her stuff), and visits to the private beach, we certainly found the complex location and amenities that were available more than satisfied our needs for both a relaxing and where appropriate (wanted) action filled holiday. As mentioned above the Management and Staff are really friendly, and make every effort to ensure you have a great holiday, including the General Manager personally saying good-bye and seeing you onto the airport pick-up bus at the end of your holiday (something I don’t recall experiencing on other holidays). We certainly plan to try and go back, as we found this complex had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday, and yes you do arrive as a Guest, but definitely leave very much as a valued Friend (Thank you to all at the Oriental Bay for a great holiday!)
Ivan & Lesley Balchin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aurora Bay Resort is located on Jabal Rosas Bay, one of the most captivating and exclusive beaches on Egypt's Red Sea coast in Marsa Alam. The resort is an enchanting desert oasis, offering a luxuriously relaxed accommodation surrounded by a spectacular view and dramatic landscapes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oriental Bay Hotel Marsa Alam