We went to Magic life 12 months ago for the first time and were very,very impressed.
6 months later we returned to Sharm but stayed at the Sensatori instead as it seemed to be "the place" people were talking about and wanted to see if we were missing out.
In fact we were missing out on nothing much!
As we were dissapointed from day one at the Sensatori last year,we went back to Magic life earlier this month.
Amazing!! As good as the first time...
The GM still patrols every inch of the complex. When he finds something not 100% he calls the relevant manager who then organises it to be corrected. We saw somebody even cleaning the outdoor bins following his rounds!
The major difference between Magic life and the Sensatori is management control.
The GM monitors senior managers, who in turn monitor under managers and staff.
This being said the staff seemed happier and more part of a team at Magic life than the Sensatori.
We were pleased to see the executive chef is the same as the last time we went and is truly on top of his game. The same level of management supervision takes place in the restaurants too!
I am making a concise comparison between the two hotels because I received negative feedback from young honeymooners after I left a bad review of the Sensatori last time.
Fact: At Magic life you wont find baked beans or greasy backon. At Sensatori they were every where!
At Magic life the waiters share tips collected from a box out side so we all get the same level of service as nobody knows who has tipped or not.
At the sensatori I have had staff open their hand in front of me ???? We tip after we get a decent service ... We dont tip before to get one..
There are plenty of parasols on the beachat magic life as there was at the sensatori.
The ONLY two things the sensatori beats Magic life on are 1. The rooms were modern and 2. the beach had sand brought in so looked nicer. The rooms at Magic are a bit dated now to be honest but as we all say, how much time are we in the room.
There are so many things to do at Magic life, zumba,steps,pilates jogging, archery,cycling and tons more!!
Magic life service is really efficient, a little slower when very busy but that is understandable.
There is a quiet pool and an activity pool. If you are a light sleeper try and get a room in the quiet section as you will hear music from the night bar till late otherwise.
There is free a internet room but internet access is very slow. There is also a free wifi area near the disco bar which works better.
The buffet restaurant is where we ate every evening, we sat out side in candle light whilst often there was a musician playing relaxing music (Not even asking a tip!)
The Sensatori buffet for us was like a staff canteen,with similar food too!
Though some seemed to like the food ....
The flights over were bad for both hotels ...Why cant Thompson at least put on a film or two during the flight?
We are going back later in the year again, checking flights already.
The above are our views
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