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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village

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PO Box 275, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very basic but at an amazing price. Very close to the airport and they will pick you up for free. Wifi did not really work all the time but its free and that is hard to find. Many local people go here and the restaurant has some amazing dishes all very fresh and at unbelievable value. Friendly staff that don't... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of Sharks Bay Umbi and your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been extremely disappointed with your service. On the 18/06/2015 I have booked vacation package to Sharm el Sheik. Once there I discovered that I have been charged from Expedia with the high season price, while UMBI Diving Village considered August a low season, and that the room allocated to me, the view hut at the UMBI diving village... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

I was sorry to read your review, especially as we all discussed this with you a number of times whilst you were here. I have checked back through the email thread between you and our reservations department and 3 times it was pointed out to you that the View Hut had no air conditioning and therefore was not a good... More 

Berkshire
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is perfectly located for divers. The onsite dive centre has priority access to the Sharks Bay jetty which eliminates the need for lengthy minibus transfers and permission queues. There is a well kept beach, a bedouin tent and restaurant for food and drink - all of which offered good quality at great prices. The hotel is built into... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of Sharks Bay Umbi. Really glad you had good time with us and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bedfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of positive but also negative! Positive..let me change to a room lower so less steps! Nice rooms...doors to balcony didnt close but fridge big and clean! I was very unsure what to do re half board as several places to eat. They showed me once i asked. Breakfast was only really ok. Meals in the restaurant better than ok... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thanks the taking the time to write this review on Sharks Bay Umbi. We will take your comments about breakfast on board and look at making some improvements. More 

Hannover, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my son and i spend a very nice time for 2 weeks diving in juli 2015. we meet a lot of nice people. we can recommend this hotel / diving center for divers and no divers (snorkeling from the boot) if you are looking for an relaxed calm atmosphere. if you are looking for nightlife and shopping (and a lot... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of Sharks Bay Umbi and really happy to hear you are all planning on coming back to see us. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to that place to relax and have a good time with my friends but it was really terrible that we had to change to another hotel after our first night . Rooms are not clean , as you can see insects and actually bed is full of them . Location is far than centre of town so if... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Sad to read your comments and sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We checked the room you were in and could find no evidence of any insects so not sure what happened there. We are not a glitzy 5 star resort but that is what so many people love about the place. The beach has a fabulous... More 

Nabq Bay, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend had not dived for a few years due to a bad experience elsewhere, thus he needed a competent and safe instructor. I took him along to meet Samir who patiently guided him back into the water. Now confident I joined him for a second shore dive, I always enjoy diving in Sharks Bay. Umbi were friendly and professional... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and really glad that we could help your friend get back into the water. More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Umbi Diving Village for 10 days in July. If – like us – your backpacking “roughing it” days are behind you, but you don’t yet fancy the sterile artifice of the Hilton, Sheraton and the like, then Umbi is a really good bet. It has a bit more charm and individuality to it than the big name... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on us. Most of what you say about Sharks Bay Umbi is spot on! We are aware that the WiFi hasn't been great recently so we are currently looking at ways to improve it. Hopefully next time you visit us it will be better :-) As for alcohol, the beach... More 

Manheim, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i did 2 days diving with 3 dives per day. We are very new divers and the staff was more than patient with us as we learned the ropes. We dove around reefs teaming with colorful fish. They were unlike anything we have ever seen. We also saw one turtle and several barracuda. These dives were enjoyed... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thanks for writing this review and so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Sharks Bay Umbi. We have been having a few problems recently with the quality of the WiFi but we are looking into ways that we can improve it. More 

Barley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is about my 6th visit to Umbi and although it has changed over the years it has not lost it's laid back/relaxed charm. I have no doubt we will be back again & again Sharks Bay Umbi is not for everyone. Our visits have been with a group so it has been the ideal location to relax, chill out... More 

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UmbiRestSB, Front Office Manager at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of Sharks Bay Umbi and we hope you will come back for your 7th visit soon! More 

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