I have been in reef oasis,actual name sentido, in February 2013 one week with my wife. we chose this resort because the beach is sheltered from wind by a 10 meter cliff, wind in winter in sharm is quite chilly. we chose the senses-sentido because of the better services and options offered. the resort is one of the best, maybe the best, we have found in sharm el sheik.
maybe floor cleaning in the bathroom can be enhanced a little to get perfection.
it is a good idea a few euro tips to the staff on the beach,to the room cleaning and to the reception: nobody asks for but everybody likes.
everything you need ask the staff boys: they are very kind and always ready to help you.
animation guys are quite good: every evening organize something. during the day they organize many activities. my wife enjoyed stretching, aqua gym.
my wife enjoyed the spa: oriental girls do oriental massage. maybe spa needs more room
there are 2 resorts in the same area: the reef beach and the reef sentido;they have different staff,different reception,different rooms and share some facilities. if you go to the sentido you have access to more facilities than reef beach including one very good restaurant near the reception.
the formula is a real all inclusive:everywhere you pay only alcoholic drink,fresh juice and dinner at one restaurant a la carte.
the place is filled with bar and swimming pool, maybe 18 pool, some with warmed water.
there are many different areas with their own swimming pool, bar and the rooms have different architecture styles.
if you can choose a first floor room near the pool: we had it and we liked it.our room had a lot of lights but still a little dark at evening
a couple of bar are opened 24 hours a day everyday so you can eat and drink every time
the beach is sheltered by a cliff so no wind and you can access the sea by the beach or by floating jetty as usual in sharm.
when you arrive to the beach the staff boys give you towels, sentido guests have a separated area on the beach. to have more shelter from the wind go to the left wing of the bay
we found a lot of Russian people not very respectful of sea environment: they feed fishes, take out out some corals. more surveillance can avoid this
sea and reef barrier at the beach is still good but not perfect. when wind blows you can can find plastic bags in the water, in the afternoon you can see a little pollution near the jetty.
we went to tyran and the reef is not anymore as it was ten years ago: less corals, less fishes. I am afraid the situation is getting worse and worse
diving staff is professional.if you forget your PADI diving license they find it on the internet and you can dive
staff at sentido reception is always available,kind and ready to help you.
Internet connection wireless free in the reception, to use skype switch off video.i am not sure but in the room it is free too but via usb cable
near the reef sentido there are a couple of streets filled with little shops. you can get there by feet. no danger even at night, the place is perfectly safe also for women. get some Egyptian pound at the ATM in the reception before to go there: rate change at the shops is not very good. if you want more choices, shops and crowd go to naama bay. if you prefer a more arabic situation go to the old market
it is a good idea to buy an Egyptian sim to call home it is cheaper then your sim. recharge the sim outside the resort at one of the many vodafone center.you do not need to know your phone number: staff is very kind. we chose vodafone but there are other company.
the reef oasis restaurants are good but if you like to go outside there are many choices:
-reef beach bar & restaurant: italian cucine, very good spaghetti,good pizza.its old name was "da sofia" or "da maria" or something like that. 10 minutes walking from reef sentido or a few euro by taxi
-fares seafood restaurant:in the old market,best food quality,friendly service, you can find local there.only by taxi
-abou el sid:on the terrace of the hard rock,you can stay outside or inside,good and true and classic arabic meal,very clean bathroom,old furniture,friendly service,pay with egiptian pound.no international cucine. go there!! I wonder how long such a place can survive in the center of naama bay.found some local there.naama bay
-dananeer: international cucine a few arabic plates, naama bay
-new panorama:real tourist restaurant-pizzeria also a performance show,naama bay
ask Mohamed, a waiter of the dananeer for more restaurant choices: he is very friendly
taxis are outside the resort or the reception can call you a fake limousine with a very good driver.both taxis and limousine can get you back to the resort after a couple of hours or more if you ask the driver. you can ask for driver mobile phone number and call him when you finish
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FOOD & BEVERAGE • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and light Snacks throughout the day • A wide selection of local alcoholic, soft & hot beverages • Mo's Restaurant available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner • Breakfast offers a selection of fresh juices • Il Patio Snack Bar presents an international a la Carte dishes for Brunch, Lunch, Snacks and high Tea together with a selection of hot & cold beverages • Oasis Senses Arabic Cafe hosts a variety of traditional Arabic coffee & Tea • Blue Bar air conditioned Lobby Bar offers a comfortable lounge ambience providing a selection of local and cocktails throughout the day • Rendezvous bar serving beverages throughout the day and becoming an elegant live music cocktail venue by sunset • Cactus Bar for self Barbeque and an interactive chill out Bar • Mini bar stocked with soft drinks upon arrival OTHER FACILITIES • Welcome drink and fresh towel at check in • Exclusive area on the beach at The Reef Oasis Beach Resort with private bar • Full usage of all facilities at The Reef Oasis Beach Resort • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in the lobby • Free Laundry up to 12 pieces per room per stay • Daily turndown service • ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reef Oasis Senses Hotel Sharm El Sheikh