Just got back from two weeks at the Lamaya and wanted to write a review as a thank you really! not for the beautiful hotel setting, the lovely food, the gorgeous red sea snorkeling But for the lovely, lovely staff that made us feel valued and ensured our continued happiness the whole time we were there. All the staff at the Lamaya are outstanding in their ability to make you feel welcomed and special from the guy who polishes the reception floor to the waiters and room cleaner (Ehab your a star) they really are a fantastic bunch and the management should be very proud of them.
The animation guys are brilliant and we will miss Teemo's (sorry not sure of spelling) call for "waterpolo" at 11.15 every morning. Ahmed the Thompson holiday rep is the biggest asset to the hotel and Thompson, he will sort anything out for you (except find pool que chalk, only joking) and is a lovely, lovely man who deserves a massive pay rise!!!!! Thanks to all of you for making our holiday special.
Practically; Marsa alam is hotter than the center of the earth so stock up on the factor 50+. We did get abit of travelers diarrhea' not because its dirty just because that's what happens to your digestive system when you travel to far flung places! we bought some medication from the pharmacy for four of us which cost 50 euros the antibiotic is; antinal/diax ( nifuroxazide) not sure if you can get it in uk? The water park is ok to spend a couple of hours and we went on a couple of trips; turtle spotting with colona (organized by Ahmed) which was amazing and a trip to Safaga which we bought ourselves which wasn't as good because it was a long trip (two hours by bus and two by boat) and the rough sea meant I spent the whole journey back throwing up into breakfast bag (attractive) wish we had done the desert safari instead!
On the whole though it was a fantastic holiday and the hotel, food and staff are great we all enjoyed it and would definitely go back (in the cooler months perhaps) The only down side for me was watching my 11 year old son get punched in the face by the angry German kid for absolutely no reason at all but while we can pick our hotels unfortunately the hotel cannot pick their guests!!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Iberotel Lamaya Hotel Marsa Alam
- Iberotel Lamaya Marsa Alam