I've just returned from a lovely 10 day, scorching holiday at the Tiran Island hotel.
The hotel was really nice and we had no complaints whatsoever about the rooms - the beds were comfy, cleaned and refreshed everyday and the cleaner was very inventive with his towel decorations!! The shower was amazing - really powerful and it seemed like there was an endless supply of hot water! The bathroom was small, yet clean. From what I gathered, each room is basically the same, either with twin beds or big double bed and and each room has a nice balcony. The grounds of the hotel are nice, lovely flowers and makes it feel clean and relaxing. It is in a quiet location - there is literally nothing there except the beach - so Naama bay and the shopping is a taxi ride away - perfect for a quiet holiday - but very close for those who want to party!
The staff were friendly and work incredibly hard to ensure you have a nice stay.
The pool is massive and there are plenty of sun beds to go round - the pool was a little chilly to begin with and you needed to be a bit brave to take the initial plunge...by the end of the holiday I just jumped straight in and it was lovely :) the pool staff are really nice, they don't really hassle you and just let you get on with a nice relaxing day. Nice clean towels too! The pool area is clean - and there is a nice pool side bar with cocktails and drinks from 11am. There is an 'animation team' consisting of young students I guess - form different nationalities. They do a hilarious dance each morning! You will get bothered by the massage guys throughout the day, but they will be ease off after day 2 - the massages are good though!! I think they also offer a turkish bath too. Antonias does the most amazing henna tattoos and he's a lovely guy - be sure to have a chat to him :)
There are a couple of shops at the hotel - a little supermarket with bottles of water and other drinks, suntan lotion and also a few souvenirs. There are a few other little shops as well.
The food situation is possibly one you will be most interested in! The restaurant is ok - the restaurant staff work sooooooo hard, whizzing around cleaning tables and ensuring you have a nice experience. The food is ok - nice salads and nice selection of bbq food, pasta etc, but it does get a bit monotonous. It is certainly not the Ritz, and if you are a fussy eater, you may not enjoy the food so much (mind you I have lived and travelled to many hotels in Egypt and it's generally all similar in my experience!) I am not a fussy eater and generally enjoyed the food. HOWEVER, Beware the Russians......I found some of them very rude and was quite embarrassed by them never saying thank you or being polite to the staff......also, I agree with some of the other comments about the food being geared toward eastern europeans.
The beach is lovely - only a 6 minute walk or you can get the free bus every 15 mins. Quick Tip - stay at the pool in the morning and then go to the beach around 1:45ish. All the russians come back for lunch leaving the beach nice and empty and peaceful...and plenty of sunbeds. We went down one day at 8:30am and there were no beds free at all in that part of the beach. The snorkelling is awesome :))
If you want to use the internet, it can be quite expensive - 35 LE for half and hour, 55 LE for an hour or something like 10 quid a day - so it would get quite expensive if you needed the internet regularly.
Overall, it was a really nice holiday. We found the hotel perfect for our needs, the food fine and the weather fantastic. If you are looking for a 5* hotel and pure luxury, then look elsewhere, but this hotel is definitely worth it - I'd go again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of Sharm el Sheik's finest locations in the heart of Montazah, the Resort is able to offer an outstanding vacation, diving and conference experience. The luxurious four-star Tiran Hotel features 335 rooms and suites with sea, pool, garden and mountain views, two restaurants, including an Indian specialty restaurant Opening October 1st 2009), three bars, an extensive landscaped outdoor pool and children's pool, a kids club, an ampitheatre, a business centre, an internet café and a spacious conference hall with adjoining syndicate rooms. The Tiran Hotel has its own private beach featuring relaxation facilities, dining and a Bedouin tent. ... more less
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