My husband, myself and my 17yr old daughter have just come back from an amazing week in Egypt and the Ibertel Lamaya Resort. This hotel has everything you could possibly want from your holiday. When we arrived we were greeted with a refreshing towel and drink, while our luggage was taken care of we found our rooms. We arrived late but sandwiches and fruit arrived for us in our room. The next morning we found the view from our room was amazing looking out over the pools and the sea to our right on the third floor which was nice and quiet.
We had a welcome meeting from the management and our wonderful rep Ahmed who all introduced themselves, while we had another refreshing drink! Everyone is extremely friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. They are desperate for the english to visit again, after all of the problems in Egypt over the last year they have dropped considerably, which is a real shame, Marsa Alam especially is so far from any problems you don't feel at threat from anything whatsoever.
The food at this hotel is superb with all tastes catered for, there is the main restaurant with indoor or outdoor areas, also on the beach there are three huts which serve food during the day with pizza, pastries, toasted sandwhiches, popcorn, candy floss and drinks. There is also an a la carte resaurant which we were invited to for an indian evening which was again superb.
There is a diving school at the hotel which was busy everyday taking people out, we snorkelled off of the jetty which was amazing.
We went on a couple of trips with Thomson which were excellent, especially the day out with Corona V a diving boat where my daughter had two dives on the same day while we again snorkelled everything was managed very professionally, thank you to Jimmy and his crew, again extemely friendly. We also went on the quad biking trip which was incredible not for the faint hearted!
The hotel bar in the evening served not bad cocktails Mai Tai a favourite! We noticed they did have some entertainment in the evening but we didn't see alot of it as we usually chatted to other people we had met, usually about the dives and experiences of the day! We did notice that people who had been going to Egypt regularly loved it and were going back two sometimes three times in one year, and those, like us, who hadn't been before were planning to go back as soon as we can! For a few years we have wanted to go to Egypt but always been put off by people, most of who have never visited, but now having been I wished I had done it years ago.
Please, Please come to Egypt especially this hotel you will not be disappointed.
Finally thanks to our lovely rep Ahmed who we met coming out of the airport and who we left at the airport after a brilliant week, he is so kind and goes out of his way to make sure you are enjoying your holiday, my daughter sketched a cat for him when he heard she liked drawing them, he brought her a lovely neckless which she was very touched by. On our last evening everyone of the staff we met said they hoped to see us back so much so we could have cried!
What beautiful people Egyptians are inside and out! Thankyou!
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- Also Known As:
- Iberotel Lamaya Hotel Marsa Alam
- Iberotel Lamaya Marsa Alam