I always read trip advisor reviews, but usually take them with a huge pinch of salt. We try to get a least one trip to the Red Sea a year, to chill out and swim in the beautiful sea. Our requirements are simple; we are not interested in hotel activities, trips or animation teams. We go for cheap and cheerful, a safe place to sleep with a decent selection of edible food for dinner. Not much to ask, and in the last 10 years we have always got exactly what we required and I have never had a bad experience or been driven to write a negative review. However:
Everything about this hotel is terrible! They even use pictures of another hotel in their professional photos on Trip Advisor – did you know this Trip Advisor?? This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the management’s deception of guests. The hotel is not 400 m away from the beach as it says in their information on web sites and they don’t have a Jacuzzi or a gym.
Worst of all the Hotel Viva Sharm is a Health and Safety nightmare (I have made a formal complaint our holiday company), myself and two other guests had serious accidents in the week we were there – none of them our fault.
The other key issue in this hotel is the food, the chefs can cook – we experienced good food on at least two occasions – the rest of the time it was inedible, rubber meat and one evening we were told it was chicken but it was actually rabbit – chicken doesn’t have the bones we found in our food!
We did not experience any theft when ourselves, but having read the reviews before we went, we were very careful.
Please don’t waste your money going to this hotel, there are fabulous hotels in the Ras Um Sid area of Sharm that are cheaper and much much better than the Viva Sharm.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Viva Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Falcon Hotel Viva Sharm
- Falcon Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Falcon Inn Viva Sharm El Sheikh