We have just returned from a week at this hotel, two sisters with 4 kids aged 8,6 5 & 5. What a big mistake! We read the reviews here before going and thought - well it sounds like bliss - a nice week away to relax with pleanty for the kids to do and eat. How wrong we were! The first three days the weather was poor - thats a chance you take anywhere I know - but there was NOTHING to do - nothing to entertain the children at all. The evening entertainment was outside and that did not start until 9.30pm. The food, hmmm where do I start. There was no organisation in the restaraunt, It was like camels fighting for water, pushing and shoving, the second night I could not allow the children to enter the food section to choose their own dinners as they were being pushed and shoved in all directions. Other guests did not even apologise to them just stared and walked away. The doof was oily. If you like Rice and Beef you will be ok for the week. The Chef's would make you a pasta every night if you wanted to as I think that is all that they knew how to cook! The Thomas Cook rep was still asleep. We called her twice to ask what there was to do - the only suggestion she had was to take a flight to Cairo - but as it was a 25 hour round trip she did not recommend it for children! ? The only tip I can give is take a trip with some of the guys on the beach, we had an excellent camel and horse ride in the desert and then another day we had a boat trip - but we had to travel 1hr and 40 mins to get to it as the hotel is literally in the middle of nowhere. If your are going to this hotel can i suggest that you learn to speak German or Polish and Not arabic as 95% of the guests are from here and the staff speak their languages and hardly any english! Oh and i nearly forgot - DONT take a walk on the stepping stones! I slipped as they were all loose and had a massive bruise on the back of my legs!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brayka Bay Resort caters for couples looking for a romantic holiday, individuals seeking a peaceful break or divers who want to focus on their favorite sport. 320 spacious and elegant rooms giving breathtaking views on the sea or the lush and tropical gardens. Soft lounge music will make you forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life. The exquisite wellbeing center offering relaxing massages and other rejuvenating treatments is the ideal place to unwind and distress. Divers take advantage of the on-site dive center that is offering courses and open water dives for professionals as well as less experienced divers. The extensive house reef will fascinate divers and snorkelers with its diversity of fishes, corals and other underwater world creatures. An easy access into the sea directly from the shore is an added value for unpracticed swimmers. Brayka Bay is one of the three resorts of Brayka Resorts Complex that is offering a new and unique holiday experience. Brayka Resorts are much more than just hotels, they are a destination within a destination where relaxation meets family time along with fun and party with friends. Beautifully nestled in the stunning bay Brayka, they range over 1.3 km of coast line offering sandy beaches, tropical gardens, excellent leisure facilities and two stunning outer coral reefs that are home to an incredible diversity of marine life. Build up your holiday. Choose whether just to relax and delight in the best conditions of privacy and tranquility, or meet new people and unwind after accumulated stress, or take fun all day long and party. Meanwhile, you are invited to enjoy wide range of dining and recreational facilities in the entire Brayka Resorts Complex. One week will never be enough to try out all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brayka Bay Reef Hotel Marsa Alam
- Hotel Brayka Bay Reef