My girlfriend and I have just returned from our holiday and I couldn't get on here quick enough to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Coral Sea Resort.
The hotel itself has a gorgeous garden and pool area with great outdoor facilities including it's own beautiful sandy beach [we had 35 - 38 degree heat in early March, the sea was warm and the fish come right up to the shore!] The room itself was clean though a little basic - the main difference between this hotel and five star hotels we have stayed in, though the wonderful little surprises we found made up for this in abundance - creative towel characters and a birthday cake for my girlfriend who was celebrating her 30th! Assuming you won't be spending too much time in the room itself, this shouldn't be too much of a concern given the value you get elsewhere by staying here. For starters, the level of courtesy, friendliness and the immediacy of a genuine welcome that was extended to us by all hotel employees; whether bar staff, reception staff, security, cleaners, the brilliant animation team and the incredibly knowledgeable reps, far exceeded our expectations. A smile and a 'hello' is worth a thousand in Egypt and if you are friendly you will be made to feel like royalty. The [Thomsons] reps' expert advice really helped us to get the most out of our excursions [MUST do snorkelling and quad biking trips here] and provided excellent advice on how to handle shop vendors who in some parts of Sharm can be quite persistent, though they are well briefed local to the hotel that a 'no hassle' approach works well and is appreciated by us Brits :)
I was personally sceptical of going all-inclusive and this was our first time, as I always thought it would be quite restrictive [I like to find nice little local restaurants out and about], but I would recommend it here, as the food was excellent, provided a great deal of variety, and importantly is prepared under a controlled testing environment, meaning you are very unlikely to get ill - a common concern for travellers to Egypt. We had no problems at all in terms of stomach cramps or sickness and ate [and drunk] incredibly well all week!
Finally, hats off to the 'animators', who never failed to put a smile on our faces. Sure, the shows are a bit naff, but are enjoyable in the same way as a children's nativity and if you have made the same effort with them as they have with you, you should get a real kick out of watching your new mates drop their ego's and do their best to keep you entertained.
If you like people, sunshine, good food and nice hotels by the beach - this resort is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When it's time to plan your next family vacation, choose the Coral Sea Waterworld beachfront all-inclusive resort and experience the newest water park in Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh. Coral Sea Waterworld families are guaranteed to enjoy spending days on the body slides: twisting body slide, speed slides, tube and multi-lane slides. After the sun goes down, enjoy fine dining at the Indian restaurant, then laze around with friends over a drink at Finnley’s bar or perhaps feel the beats at the Hard Rock Café just around the corner. Make Coral Sea Waterworld your next Sharm El Sheikh getaway and experience utmost action! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Sea Hotel Sharm El Sheikh