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“Peace and Tranquility - Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
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Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   5 The Corniche, Nuweiba 46618, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Nuweiba
Kent
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“Peace and Tranquility - Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

This was our second trip to Swisscare and only the second place in 12 years of independant travelling that we have ever returned to. Alvin and his team were fabulous - they could not do enough for us.
The suites are brilliant, very spacious, large bed, 2 bathrooms, a really effective fridge, constant hot water, very effective A/C and a small kitchen area for making tea/coffee etc - rather than a small tray with nowhere to plug the kettle in, as is so frequently experienced. The evening turn down service also includes a nightly mossy room spray.
The food was even better than last time. The idea of a standard main menu which varies completely every day, even takes the effort out of having to decide what to eat each night - brilliant. You also know the food is freshly cooked rather that just heated up in the micro. Should there be something on the standard daily menu that you do not wish to have, you can order anything at all from the full resurant menu to replace that item, providing you inform the staff in the morning. The bar is small but suited to the needs of the place, plently of live football on the TV if you want it as well as pool, darts etc. Drinks are reasonably priced. Just ignore the Spurs memorabillia which adorns the walls ha ha!! Poor Alvin, don't know what he sees in them.
The pool is absolutely fabulous, spotlessly clean water and surroundings.
The beach is natural soft sand - a rarety in Egypt and you can order your lunch and have it delivered to your sunbed - total luxury. There are a few guys who trot along on camels once in the morning and again in the evening and call you to see if you want a ride. They are no problem and do not hassle you if you say no. There are no beach sellers, wonderful.
We went to Swisscare to completly relax and having experienced perfect peace and quiet last year and again this year we will regulally return. There are a list of tours available and snorkeling is reportedly excellent - although we do not indulge yet but Alvin is convincing us to give it a go.
If you want a lively, noisey location with nightlife, shopping etc - Swisscare is not for you. This is for the peace loving fraternity. Long may it remain so.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Again we have had a super holiday at the Swisscare,this was our 4th time and we can not praise Alvin and his excellent staff enough! Our room was spotless,the welcome pack consisting of a bottle of wine water and a bowl of fruit plus tea and coffee making facilities beats any 5star hotel,the snorkeling on their own Reef is superb so are the lovely strawbeachshelters,all in all Alvin and his staff can not do enough for any off his guest ,
that is we are sure so many off his guest keep coming back.Our stay was for 2 weeks
from 19Sept till 3thrd oct.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Have read the reviews on here about the swisscare hotel, and all I can think is that there must be two different swisscare hotels

The hotel I stopped at was run down, and half of one of the accomodation blocks was boarded up.
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My personal experiance was dirty beding in the room when I arrived , and when I asked for thre duvet cover to be changed , the duvet itself had several stains on it , as though someone incontinent had been using it. When we asked for a new duvet , theytold us that they had brought us a new one- it was worse than the first...
The architrive was hanging off in the bathroom, no safe or fridge in the room and in the morning before we left , we had no hot water in our room .we were moved out by a large uk travel company after one night as it was that bad

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kent, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

If you want a bit of peace and quiet, no music at the pool or on the beach, this is the place to go ,we have just come back from spending two weeks there ,this was our second visit and we will be returning next year, what more can we say.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Just to confirm other reviews. A wonderful spot - quiet , relaxing and very personal service without intrusion. Just returned from a two week trip with family two teenagers 18 and 16. My husband and I will definitely be back and so will the children albeit maybe under their own steam. We all discovered snorkelling which occupied our time . The dive centre next door (African Dive) provided all the equipment we needed - also advice. As did Alvin, proprietor of the Hotel who yesterday saw and photographed two turtles swimming off the reef - see his website for photos. My main comment is that we felt we were in Egypt and not at a tourist hotel anywhere in the world. The cooking was Egyption - this was a challenge at times for the many courses and large servings!!! The menu could be altered if anything was not to your taste and Allah our wonderful waiter would find us daily to check we were happy with dinner. Snack/lunch could be taken at the beach, in the restaurant or in your room. Most of the time we were alone in the pool and also at times on the beach. If you can get up early on your hols do so and spend a quiet couple of hours when it is cool just watching the horizon and the odd camel who wanders by.

A definite 10 out of 10 - but could be found too quiet for teenagers looking for more action than a swim across the reef and a glimpse of a fascinating underwater world.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

Last month I spent a week at the Swisscare with my wife and daughter and we were all extremely pleased with our choice of hotel. The rooms were clean, well equipped and very large (the double bed must have been about 7ft wide although I didn't measure it). The water coming out of one of the showers was a little erratic but as we had a choice of 4 showers between 3 people it did not bother us and we did not report it. Every thing else about the suite was just great.

The restaurant and bar were very comfortable and the food was a delight.The menus were imaginative and every dish was beautifully presented. There was also plenty of it for those who like to consume.

Alvin,the owner of the hotel, the waiters and other staff could not have been more helpful and friendly and were always at hand if needed.

Outside there was a large, well mantained swimming pool with pleasant surroundings. The beach was clean and sandy, sun loungers comfortable and food and drinks were served at the beach and pool bars. The reef, which was a short way offshore was good for snorkelling, although I was disappointed that I never saw Gertrude, the resident turtle (must try harder next time)

We were hoping for a quiet and relaxing holiday with no noisy night clubs and that is what we got. We hope to return next year.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

What can I say that hasn`t already has been stated by others... I have just got back after 2 weeks at The Swisscare travelling with my wife 2 young daughters 8 and 3 and my 14 year old neice, this is probably the best overall hotel I have ever stayed in, the location is superb on a wide quiet sandy beach with a sheltered sandy lagoon ideal for youngsters as its quite shallow. Across the sea are the mountains of Saudi Arabia and infront of the hotel are the Mountains of the Sinai. The hotel itsself is run by Alvin and his staff were the most attentive I have ever come across, nothing too much trouble and would go out of their way to ensure that you were getting the best service. I have to mention and thank the Chef Aymen who had to contend with my family who must have been the most fussiest eaters that he has come across, he changed the majority of the menu daily to suit their pallets, myself I had every dish he cooked for the entire 2 weeks and enjoyed every single one.You will not go hungry there !!
The bar and waitering staff Mohammed, Alaa, Freddy ( goodluck in the army, stay safe ) are the most attentive you will come across for genuine personal service, We have stayed many times at the Coral Hilton Nuweiba and never were asked by the manager how we were enjoying our holiday and if there were any problems or met him casually on the beach for a chat, you get this at the Swisscare were you are a guest not just a room number. I can`t thank Alvin and his team enough for making our stay the best we could have asked for and are already planning our next visit. If you dive there is African Divers onsite, very friendly, relaxed run by a lovely couple Daniel and Sarah who can cater for introductory dives upto Tech dives, dives start at 0945 so no rushing breakfast :-) The Nuweiba area is very quiet with little to do, which can unsettle the wife ! this was quelled by a shopping trip to Nuweiba town and another to Dahab which took about a hours drive, don`t book with the reps its cheaper if you arrange it with the hotel as we found out.
The suites are huge with aircon and ideal for large famillies or groups, they are basically 2 rooms made into a suite with connecting door, so you get 2 bathrooms !!, in the evening the staff make up the extra beds while you are at dinner and spray to get rid of the Mossies and flies. Camel rides can be arranged on the beach for 25 Egyptian Pounds about £2.50 from a local Bedouin who rides up and down the beach several times a day.
All in all this place is a gem so thanks again to Alvin and all his staff and see you all again soon.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel

Address: 5 The Corniche, Nuweiba 46618, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Nuweiba
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Nuweiba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on its own private sandy beach between the majestic mountains of Sinai and the sparkling clear coral-filled seas of the Gulf of Aqaba, the Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel has been specifically designed for those guests seeking clean and comfortable accommodation with excellent food and drinks in an astoundingly beautiful, peaceful and relaxing environment. ... more   less 
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