Last week I had 4 days off and wanted to spend it on the sunny beach. I had not choices because of flights, visa and etc. thus I choose Egypt. It was my first time in Egypt and in Albatross Beach Resort Hotel.
There are a lot of positive and negative reviews you may find in Internet about all hotels in Egypt. And it's not easy to choose the right one - I looked for the 1st line hotel with sandy beach, less Russian speech, not far from airport. All other thing like food, what kind of alcohol, animation I didn't care. Based on all my wishes I choose Beach Albatross Resort Hotel.
For whom it may needs:
It's 10 minutes from airport. It has sandy beach, easy to get in the sea. A lot of Russians, but I didn't feel it much because it was not peak season.
For hotel staff:
I believe that in spite of a lot of tourists you have, you take care about your reputation and want them to come back and spread a good word of mouth about your hotel. But:
- Do you think it's a good way to meet your guest let them waiting for check-in up to an hour? I was impressed by a man shouting on a manager in the lobby - he had been waiting for 1 hour with young children, while the people who came with me were checked in faster him. You will not earn all money hoping that people will pay for fast check in but you will loose more. All your guest have a long flight and great desire to get to the sunny beach while you stop them in your lobby. Be smarter)))
- I do business and while I'm on a vacation I need to get access to Internet, check my emails and etc. But I was surprised - there was no free Wi-Fi access for the hotel's guests. You should pay 10$ for an hour access with slow Wi-Fi connection. Everybody has electronic devices, social network accounts, emails and so on. Let people share the photos of their vacation in your hotel right from your hotel lobby for free. Let it be free at least at your lobby.
- You have a beach volley - it's a good. But did you play on that field slightly covered with sand? Look at the knees of all that guys who are playing right now, they are broken.
Finishing my review I'd like to say once again: they are in 10 minutes ride from the airport, has sandy beach. And I wish I could say they have fast check-in so you don't need to wait until sunset, they have free high-speed wireless Internet so you could share the pictures of your best vacation with your friends, they have best beach volley field so if you like it you should go there.
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