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“Not terribe, but not the best....” 3 of 5 stars
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Coral Sea Waterworld Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   El-Salam Road, Sharm El Sheikh 317, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #39 of 228 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Essex, England
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“Not terribe, but not the best....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

I have now been out to Egypt 4 times, and stayed in 4 different hotels. This, unfortunately has been the last on my list of recommendations. It is not bad at all, as the staff and location are great, however there are some really niggly things that are very dissapointing, but could quite easiy be fixed. The areas surrounding the pools are awful. It is as though they have decided to pull up some of the cement that covers it. Uneven, and stoney. Not at all safe or comfortable for children. The "walk-in pool" looked as though cement had been poured in at one end to make a slope. This was also very uneven, and contained quite alot of Algae which increases in hot weather. Rooms semed very basic and old fashioned. In definate need of an update. Insufficient storage (we had a twin room with 3 small children!). No tea/coffee making facilites.
Having said all of this, it wasnt terrible but I will not be returning

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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N yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

Our second stay at this hotel and as last time we can't criticise it at all, the food is great and people who say otherwise need to give their heads a shake, as last time the staff are very polite and friendly and the only negative thing we can say is the entertainment is poor and the same as last year and the hotel would be better with Thompson entertainment from our point of view.
The Russians are worse than the Germans for being ignorant but there are less of them this time of year just don't let them try to push in.
Use the shops in the hotel, no hassle to buy from these people at all and cheaper.
The pools are great and to walk into the sea is a pleasure masses of fish and coral, you must take a mask and snorkel to appreciate what is under the water.
That all we have to say really, lovely place, great people and can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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 May 30, 2010

absolutely great resort. clean rooms, plenty of food, friendly staff!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

This was our 3rd trip to Egypt and by far the best food and service we have had yet. Yes a buffet restaurant does get boring if you are there for 2 weeks but there was always plenty of hot or cold food to choose from. Our rooms on the 1st floor were huge with the same size again for balconies, but our shower was pathetic, even when they changed shower heads for us. Our teenagers were in the room next to us and theirs was fine so we were just unlucky with the water pressure in our room.
The pool areas and beach are lovely and kept very clean, the pool bars are busy from the minute they open until closing time and Nabil and Tamer are the best barmen we have ever met anywhere. The animation team are very hit and miss and like the food become boring after two weeks, as does the evening entertainment. We had quite a few early evenings it was so boring but that suited us as we were there for the weather which was blistering hot some days.
Just up on the main road is the big supermarket, Metro, and lots of others shops. We only ever walked as far as 30mins away and saw a huge variety of shops/restaurants and an internet cafe at La Strada that was half the price of the hotel. The smell of sewage on the walk up to the main road was disgusting and overpowering some times.
Negatives - the spirits were vile and best to have a cocktail to disguise them. Only ate in Italian a la carte once, the food was very good but they really need to look at why you pay for drinks on AI, it was almost empty for the 2 weeks we were there. Mini bar - again what a farce - that also needs to be sorted out - they hand you bottle of water at lunch dinner - why not just put them in the fridge when cleaning the room.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

Hotel was very clean and Staff were brilliant, couldn't do enough for you. Food was good and plenty of it. Drinks weren't up to much and that is the only fault we could find. Make sure you go to the Italian restuarant in the hotel where although you pay for your drinks the food is excellent. Gardens and Beach were really nice and the service was excellent. We'd like to mention Sabry who was our waiter and he always had a drink ready for us when we arrived in the Restaurant and never let us sit with an empty glass.....lovely bloke. Try and take some small (5 & 10's) Egyptian notes with you for tipping, you will find that giving the odd tip will ensure prompt service. The Egyptian night in the hotel wasn't up to much and you had to sit on the floor which wasn't too good for the elderly or anyone with a bad back. Naama bay is worth a visit and a mini bus can be booked in the hotel to take you there and pick you up for a reasonable 70 Egyptian pounds for two. Although Naama bay is quite lively you do get harrassed a bit by bar and shop staff as you walk by. Better to go at night as more is open then. Nice walking in the sea amongst the fish but beware of the little jelly fish, sometimes they can be hard to see. If you are planning to visit Cairo be aware that it is over 7 hour bus journey usually in a little mini bus. When arriving at the airport you will be ushered into buying a visa for £13 each, this is not needed if you're staying in Sharm-el-Sheikh.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

My x husband and I stayed at the Coral sea in Sept. We were very impressed with the hotel. The buffet meals I really enjoyed, yes a bit repeatative but there was always plenty on offer so it didn't bother us. We dined at the Al A Carte restaurant the food was beautiful. 2 visits as we went for 2 wks. I booked this holiday for my 40th birthday. Went to the Al a Carte on my birthday, a bit gutted as my X didn't even bother to let them know. They had on that evening sang Happy Birthday to lots of people it was great. The staff there are brilliant, the bar staff I would say have the best memories ever always remembered our drinks, which were always large ones. We met some great people, who I still am in contact with. I wish I could remember peoples names but it's been a while now since I was there. All staff worked very hard and in the red hot weather. Tips I gave mainly to the staff who tendered to us, but did tip the gardeners as they do a superb job in keeping the gardens looking beautiful.
I loved the situation of the hotel, far enough away from the hussel and bussel of Namma Bay but close enogh to restaurants and shops if you wanted to venture out.
There is a great chinese Restaurant just down the road, amazing food went twice, good prices too. Went to Mcdonalds wow, the Big Macs are huge 4 burgers in it, I'm not usually a big eater but had to finish it for a bet.
I would love to go back one day. I actually had tears in my eyes the day we left. 2 wks didn't seem long enough.
Yes I would recommend this hotel to others, and I would love to go back but the prices have increased quite a lot. So maybe if I come up on a really good deal.
Enjoy

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

We went to Coral Sea Resort for our Honeymoon in February expecting a relaxing time after the stresses of organising a wedding, we had booked a superior room, which I can assure you it was far from superior, we requested to be moved and we were moved the next day to a better cheaper room, as we had arrived Tuesday evening.

Our first full day Wednesday at the hotel was fine, although we were contantly pestered by the Spa staff, which was quite annoying as you felt badgered into having a treatment, that wasn't that good anyway. The food seemed to be fine with a wide variety, the alcohol on the otherhand was not very nice at all.

By Thursday evening I had started to be ill, then by late evening extremely sick with a severe stomach bug, within six hours I was in agony with the pain, then my husband started with the same symptoms. We had to have the Doctor call to our room to see to us as we could not leave our room. We were given injections and tablets, which we thought would help us, we saw the doctor every day until we left the following Tuesday. We had never been so ill in our lives, we could not wait to get home and see our own Doctor who confirmed that we had both had food poisoning.

We found the hotel reps unhelpful and some of the hotel staff very ignorant, on the otherhand there were members of staff were extremely caring and helpful.

We will never forget this holiday - Our honeymoon mainly spent in our room, but for all the wrong reasons!!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: El-Salam Road, Sharm El Sheikh 317, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#24 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#25 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#34 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#40 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Coral Sea Waterworld Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 376
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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