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“May 2013” 5 of 5 stars
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Coral Sea Holiday Village
P.O. Box 223, Sharm El Sheikh | South Sinai - Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh 317, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #29 of 232 hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
“May 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Arrived late evening so first impressions had to wait until the morning, pulled back the curtain and wasn't disappointed. Bright blue skies and very hot. Made our way to the pool, me the missis and our nearly 2 year old son. Bit of a walk as we was in block 14. Restaurant very clean full of friendly staff, all the items you could want for breakie then off to the pool. Lots of kids as you would expect there are quieter areas if you fancy that. 2 slides and a baby pool with slides etc. all beds have shade available but as we found the hard way if you get their 'late' 1 ish there can be no beach towels available and the beds get red hot. Over all very impressed, would recommend and would go back. Read before we went the sea is very shallow and some people didn't like that. We found it a bit of a walk for a swim in the sea but perfect for the little ones. The temp is hot but always breezy so feels cooler (not cold) just doesn't feel like scorching heat we saw plenty of burnt backs and shoulders. evenings are the same not sitting outside sweating and definitely no need for a jumper!

Pro's. genuinely very friendly staff, all Thomson staff VERY friendly. Rooms very clean. Best blocks are lower numbers 14 in total. Premises very clean. Food is good with a good variety. Good beauty rooms and massage. Lots of daily activities in the day and non stop evening entertainment for all the family. If your lucky enough to see a comedian Ricky K your in for a treat suitable for kids but excellent hidden adult humour. You will be Tapping your feet if not getting up and dancing to the i 5 live songs. No one asks for tips or holds there hands out but it goes a long way if you do £1 is greatful. No need to take any Egyptian pounds they love a £1 coin, if we wanted to change any money English to Egyptian or visa versa just ask a waiter shop owner or barman they will happily change there money for you with no exchange rate or commission.

Cons. Go outside the complex beware, pressure from the moment you step out, camel rides shop owners etc. they will cross the road to speak to you. But still very friendly. We found there seem to be limited pool towels. No Germans but plenty of early pool bed reservers. We had our beds 'nicked' from going to the pool putting towels down and going to breakfast, came back and had an awkward conversation. to the beach instead (not so bad) rumour was people tip well to get there beds reserved by the pool team, save them getting of there own ar#* to do it.. Sales teams for spa approach while relaxing round the pool several times a day. Going to the airport to depart bags were held hostage for a tip by the driver.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 17, 2013

Hotel room very good and clean. Food very good choice. Service at bar, restaurant and pools also excellent. Absolutely no complaints apart from grim music in restaurant. The main reason I am writing this review is to say how absolutely amazing the children's/entertainment team were. We came with my lively grandson Charlie and his mum Shelley and from day one they made Charlie very welcome. The team came over each day to ask Charlie to join in one activity or another. He had one to one swimming coaching with Sophie and she was fantastic and taught him many swimming techniques which increased his confidence no end - thanks Sophie. He went to the football academy twice with Matt and James, they are brilliant and Charlie loved them (although I also think Shell had a soft spot for Matt). All the other reps were so lovely (sorry I cant remember all your names - Nanna syndrome ha ha) I will however ask Shelley to write her own review and thank you all.
The evening team were truly so funny, hardworking and always had time to chat. Cameron you may get teased for being short but you are such a big personality and a fantastic entertainer, where do you get your energy ?. James, oh we loved you, so friendly, kind and in the panto so funny in your heels. Matt I know you are Russell the Brussel and you are very funny and dry. Hannah and Jo you were both lovely. Hannah you team up so well with Cameron very funny.
I really must comment that we visited Sensatori last year and sorry Sensatori the entertainment team at Holiday Village are the winners (Sensatori Red team, Holiday Village Yellow). Yellow team win !!!!. Big big thanks to all at Holiday Village for making our holiday so good.
PS I can now dress myself after Abba experience. Charlie loves and misses you all and sends his lov

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Date traveled: 28th April - 8th May 2013.
Two couples, one couple in 20's, other in 30's.

We booked with First Choice for a 10 night stay at the Holiday Village after reading the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor, along with the great (but false) advertisement in the FirstChoice brochure/website.
We were looking for a holiday for two young couples, where the hotel provided plenty of evening entertainment, a few pools to relax by in the day, and ample amounts of choice of food.
Honestly, we thought we'd found the perfect place after reading the many reviews on TripAdvisor, but in reality it failed to deliver.

On arriving to the resort, you find an uninspiring entrance into the reception. The staff on reception had us checked in within 5 minutes, and we were escorted (along with our travel companions and another couple who had arrived the same time as us) to our rooms (no golf buggy ride to the rooms - the grounds are quite big and in 40 degree heat this would have been a nice touch! Also, no welcome drink which has been a given at most other hotels that state they're 4/5 star establishments). The escort to the rooms was a 10 minute trek in scorching but dry heat around the grounds as we were all escorted by the same person (can't understand why when there are so many other staff members just standing around). The escort was pleasant and welcoming enough though so not all bad, and when arriving at our room, he was quick to point out everything to us.

ROOMS:
The rooms are an exceptional standard and a ridiculously large size! This is one of the most impressive things about the hotel. Also, a large balcony on the first floor over looking the pool/beach in block 6 was provided to us (after an e-mail to the hotel), along with a mattress topper after reading about the negative reviews on some of the beds. The bathroom consisted of a separate area for the toilet, sink, and walk in shower. On first inspection this was also of a very high standard, although after a few days it becomes clear that the "blood" stains mentioned by other reviewers is in fact paint, a bit careless by whoever did the decorating but not really a problem nonetheless. The shower however, was a let down, and whoever maintains the rooms really could have done with putting a couple of bottles of Buster Bathroom Unblocker down the drainage system!
Other than that unfortunate problem, the room stayed cold throughout the day with the air-con left on, the safe worked without any issue (although taking the battery out would allow access to any willing thief!), and the room was cleaned to a high standard every day.
The only other issue with regards to the room (may be a problem to block 6 only because of its location), is on a Tuesday night, when there is a beach party at the Pataya beach night club which goes on till around 4am. This woke me up from 12.30am on and off until it finished, something that could have been avoided had the hotel installed double glazing. Along with that, the kids entertainment which went on until the early hours in our second week in the ampitheatre (5 year olds should be in bed by then!!!) also caused a few disturbed nights.

FOOD & DRINK:
Food in this resort is one of the two things that lets it down big time.
Breakfast is the only meal that could redeem them in this area. As much freshly made omelettes and poached eggs as you could want, and they were actually both nice. Pancakes, waffles, fruit, pastries, all nice enough. Other things such as beans, sausage etc are not what you'd expect but I very much doubt Egyptians eat those sorts of things for breakfast (especially Pork with it being a mostly Muslim nation), so credit to the hotel for trying to make them available anyway.
Before arriving, we had seen the watchdog episode, and read a lot of the many many negative reviews on TripAdvisor. We presumed that the issues highlighted by the watchdog team would have if anything, given the hotel a big kick up the backside, and more than likely improved the overall quality and choice of food available. Add to that the thousands of positive reviews and you'd have thought you're onto a sure winner. Whilst the hotel is no longer cooking undercooked chicken or any other meat for that matter, breakfast (with the exception of the a la carte restaurants) is where the quality starts and ends.
Lunch is an American's dream. As much pizza, chips & burgers as anyone could wish for. The pizza was actually very nice, but 3 or 4 days of this and naturally you begin to grow tired of it. There was a salad bar, but it was hit or miss whether it was fresh one day to the next.
Onto your evening meal. With regards to the food, this is where my biggest gripe lay. I have read loads of reviews saying how great the food is, and how much choice there is. I've also read plenty of reviews disagreeing with that, and saying there isn't enough choice, and then read quite a few reviews saying if you can't find something to eat, then you must be a very fussy eater. Me and my partner aren't, i've been called the dustbin back home because I will pretty much eat anything. So those comments to us, confirmed we'd be okay. Again, we were wrong.
Firstly, let me start by saying, yes, there is quite a bit of choice. There is basically two rows of about 8 dishes, the same dishes on both rows located at opposite ends of the restaurant, each dish different each night determined by whatever "theme" they're cooking from, i.e. Italian, French, Egyptian, Oriental etc.
In the middle you've got a pasta station where the dish is prepared and cooked in front of you. Next to that, there is a griddle where different fish is cooked each day, and then next to that you've got a meat joint being cooked with some very unseasoned/bland/earthy potatoes in a station next to it (also called "Boiled Vegetables", yes plural, indicating more than one type of vegetable, but only potatoes!). Pizza is also prepared and cooked in front of you at one end of the restaurant. There is also a wide range of breads to go with any of the two soups available each night, and there is a cold platter of meats next to another salad bar at the other end of the restaurant. Desserts are pretty much the best part of dinner each night, a wide range of choice, each one very nice, even more so if you have a sweet tooth.
That sounds like a hell of a lot of choice, hence the reviews saying if you can't find anything to eat, you're a fussy eater!
However, I can see why there are reviews to counter that accusation.
This is mainly down to a lack of taste. All dishes are not seasoned anywhere near enough. Meat dishes seem to appear several days of the week disguised under a different name, but tasting exactly the same as the last! Once you've had pizza for lunch, you're not really going to want it for tea. The pasta dishes are never cooked long enough, e.g. if you want garlic or chilli, it spends around 5-15 seconds in the hot pan along with the pre-cooked pasta and a pre-cooked sauce. So your sauce and pasta are piping hot, but the ingredients you've selected to go in, are cold and under cooked. This is why there are people complaining about a lack of choice, because pretty much everything is bland in taste. Whilst there is a lot of choice, you can therefore find something to eat, but do you actually want it? Not really, you're just picking it for the sake of eating something or starve. The service on a whole is not too bad. Could definitely be improved, if we were seated in the right side of the restaurant we were lucky to be offered drinks.
The left side a definite improvement, and a special mention to Ahmed who is a credit to the restaurant, and hotel on a whole. Generally wherever we go on holiday we will mix with the locals and have a bit of banter. Here we found it quite hard to do that other than with Ahmed in the restaurant who was helpful and friendly, along with the pool bar staff.
The a la carte restaurants however, make a very good, welcome change to the buffet, each one we couldn't fault at all, very tasty, well cooked, and the service better than the cattle market that is the buffet.
With regards to drinks, like Turkey, Egypt is for the most part a Muslim country, therefore they do not drink alcohol. This is evident in their cocktail making skills, in that cocktails are too strong and therefore undrinkable. Shorts are like paint stripper. The lager isn't too bad, if a little too gassy. Soft drinks no problems at all. We did have dodgy stomachs throughout the holiday, whether this is down to food, or the ice in the drinks is debatable, however, you can't expect to go abroad and not be effected somehow by a change in food/drink/weather, etc.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Along with the food, perhaps more so in this case, the entertainment let us down badly.
FirstChoice advertise this hotel as having evening entertainment. There are also consistent reviews rating it as being for couples as well as families. Both are completely wrong, and how fellow reviewers can come to that conclusion is beyond me.
Entertainment for adults consists of a quiz in the View bar (adults only), from 9.30pm to 10.30pm. After that, there is a singer from the kids entertainment team doing some covers of an artist/group of the last 20-30 years. That is your entertainment for the night. Every night. Hardly whats stated in the brochure...
If you've got kids on the other hand and you don't really want to look after them for the night, you can leave them with the "i5Live" team who will keep them entertained at 1000 decibels right through till the early hours! This is the first hotel i've been to, to find the kids have more entertainment than the adults!

POOLS/DAYTIME ACTIVITY:
The pools were brought up in the watchdog program. I am sad to report that on two of our ten days, the main pool was closed, due to some parent's failure to control their child or their diarrhea. This didn't stop some adults from trying to get in the pool afterwards completely oblivious of the "chocolate hostage", and without intervention from other sunbathers, they'd have been unknowingly swimming around in a pool with excrement! Other than this problem on two of the days, the pool was nice and cold and offered respite from the 40 degree heat. There were enough sunbeds for us each day, turning up at the pool around 10-11am. However, had it been a summer holiday and I doubt this would have been the case.
One other problem with regards to the pool and cleanliness, I was up early one of the mornings and sitting on the balcony watching one member of staff going around the pool and filling his bucket up from it, then cleaning tables, beds etc with the pool water. Wouldn't have normally been too worrying but I hadn't seen anyone putting chemical treatment into the pool to treat it once throughout the holiday.

SPA:
I only mention the spa because me and my brother intended to have a scrub and massage when we arrived only to be put off by a rude and obnoxious masseuse who came around the pool (along with about 4 others) trying to sell packages (mostly to the paler sun starved residents such as ourselves!). Basically she sat down on our lounger, tried telling us which massage package we should have, telling us to take the most expensive (obviously) where you would get a scrub, massage at the beginning of the holiday, and another before you went home. I tried telling her we only wanted one massage and she said "no no no, you want two massage". So insistent on us having the most expensive package, even after I had told her we only wanted the one, she then proceeded to leave her hat, glasses, and folder (containing all her money) on our lounger and said she'd be back in 20 mins. It didn't seem to occur to her we may have been planning on going down to the beach, leaving us with no choice but to wait for her to return. At which point I was so annoyed with her aggressive selling tactics that I told her I didn't want a massage anymore. She then huffed, muttered something under her breath and walked off with a face on! We were then pestered by rude members of staff throughout the 10 days who tried to sell us something every single day, even when we insisted we didn't want anything they'd still try and persuade you, we needed another holiday when we got back because of all the annoyance they caused!
I think one thing FirstChoice need to do to improve this (it is their hotel after all), is put a stop to the constant pestering around the pool area, or introduce no go areas to stop people from the Spa or the Watersports down by the beach coming onsite and trying to sell, sell, sell all day long. In our case, it was made worse because one of our party has a little bit of acne, which she hates and is conscious of. The spa staff thought nothing of approaching her every day and saying "we have treatment for your skin". Not exactly very thoughtful to say the least.

FIRSTCHOICE STAFF:
FirstChoice have an entertainment team here called "i5Live". They were mostly for kids. Although pleasant enough, they did nothing to improve our overall experience of the hotel. From our view, all they did throughout the holiday was try and sell things over the announcement system around the pool. They were however, great with kids, and if you have any, I can see why you would be a return customer. The entertainment for kids was great.

Overall we had a decent break from the wet and cold of Shropshire here in the UK, and at the price we paid, you can't grumble for an all inclusive hotel in 40 degree heat.
However, through failure to put a leash on the aggressive sales tactics of their staff, along with the food, and lack of adult entertainment, made for a largely forgettable holiday with exception of the excursions with Premier Excursions outside the hotel.
I have read comparisons of this hotel with Butlins. I have been to Butlins Minehead a couple of times and to be honest, with the focus on the kids entertainment, the "charge for anything" tactics, along with the buffet in the main restaurant, it is hard not to make comparisons between the two. One review mentioned it is Butlins in Egypt, and it is hard to argue against that statement.
If you have children, I would imagine you'd have a great holiday here. Unfortunately we don't. For these reasons, I would give this hotel a 3 star rating. It is nowhere near a 4 or 5 star establishment, AND DEFINITELY NOT FOR COUPLES!!!

TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOLIDAY HERE:
- E-mail the hotel before hand to make requests on rooms.
- Do NOT buy wi-fi cards from the hotel, what a rip off they are (failure to mention you can only use them in the lobby even though wi-fi is accessible via the rooms, resulted in wasted money for us).
- If you want to watch the football, go to St Georges English bar next door, also has free wi-fi.
- AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE the "mall" over the road, I had one of the guys from over there get in my face and tell me to "shut up and respect me" because we wouldn't go in his shop for a second time. When I mentioned I had already spent £16 in his shop, he shouted "you spent nothing!" in my face, very ungrateful. Also avoid a jolly, hilarious guy called "Mr Bombastic" next door to the mall. Once he has you in his shop, he will try to rip you off something unbelievable. We were quoted 3800 EGP which equates to £380 for 5 fake superdry t-shirts and a snorkel mask. You can barter all you like with these guys but they know all the tricks and you'll lose out in the end. Save your money for Soho square or the Old Market, that are no hassle zones and are much more easy to haggle with.
- Do NOT book trips with FirstChoice, they are on some excursions, 4 x the price you'll pay outside the hotel. We used "Premier Excursions Sharm", do a left outside the hotel, about 150 metres up the road on your right. Very pleasant, and very cheap, even for private tours.
- Do NOT book parasailing (other watersports were fine, the sofa a lot of fun) through anyone selling watersports around the pool. We were quoted 6-8 minutes in the air, and a private boat for our two couples. What should have been a pleasurable experience was an expensive disaster waiting to happen. There was a lack of planning by the staff who took us out on the boat, we ended up in the air for a maximum 3 minutes, and were told to get onto another boat (whilst moving at high speed) that was going alongside the speed boat, to be escorted back to the beach, stopping us from taking close up pictures of the couple we were travelling with, thereby forcing them to purchase pictures from the expensive cameraman on board the boat. I did make my views perfectly clear to the guy who sold us the trip, who gave us free kayaks for as long as we wanted, but this did little to improve our experience dealing with them.
- Only ride Bobby the onsite Camel if riding a Camel is something you want to do. If you ride a Camel outside the hotel you will get ripped off.

Happy to answer any questions via private message.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Myself husband and 2 daughters stayed at holiday village Red Sea from 24-4-13 a to 4-5-13.
I can honestly say this is the best resort we have stayed in( and we have stayed in a few ).
When we arrived we were shown to our room(block 5) the room was so big and the kids had there own room which was lovely .

When we woke up next morning the sun was sunny and we could see the main pool and palm trees( what a lovely site to wake up to)
We went to have breakfast. The restaurant was massive and there was do much to choose from.

At lunch time we went to the snack bar next to the pool with slides the good was lovely there. U cod also go to main restaurant which again had loads of choice.
My family and me are quite fussy eaters and always found something to eat all very tasty.

The swim up bar is great and u can sit on stools and waiters come and serve u.
The waiters came rounds pool all day bringing your drinks . (They didn't even expect a tip I only tipped on last day)

Entrainment
Wow this is amazing the first choice team are what make this hotel (if kids happy were happy)
They is so much going on from 10am till 11pm. My kids done zips ire canoeing high ropes Water games artery. The list goes on. (Like me)
We stated at the coral sea splash resort last year (now called aqua club across the road)
That was also good. water park was lovely but food rubbish there swim up pool was great tho)

We done all our excursions with company called falcon adventures (turn right from hotel about 2 min)
There provide loads of trips and so cheap and so much fun. The guys there are great. My kids loved max.
It did start to get busy as we were
Leaving but thats when holiday sesion started.

The only bad thing I could Moan about would b is the beds are rock had even with a mattress topper on (couldn't wait to get into my own bed)
This I'd the best holiday were been On so far. So much to do.
I would not hesitate to go back there but there making it only a holiday village from may to oct from next year. And was very busy 1st week of may.

Looking to go to turkey holiday village or tenerife holiday village next year as my kids loved the holiday village entainment.

The first choice reps are all brill
Especially Matt Dent and Beth (thanks guys for making our holiday extra special )
Maybe c u at another holiday village.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Came back for a week in May and stayed in a swim up room for a 5th time. We have always stayed between the end of September and Mid November in previous visits but came at this time of the year as my partners son gets married in a couple of weeks and she wanted to top her tan up, Great decision as it stayed light till around 630 ( previous visits dark by 445) which meant lovely afternoon sun for so much longer. Yes it was hotter for the majority of the day and i wouldnt want to go in July or August as it would be too hot but would certainly look to return at this time of year in future years. As for the holiday itself once again loved the place and the swim up rooms are brilliant for managing the heat. A massive thumbs up to ALL the staff they are a credit to their country and NOTHING is too much trouble for any of them.

Cannot finish this review however without mentioning the flights. Considering a new 737 was used on both flights they was were both awfully uncomfortable. Going out was passable simply for the adrenaline rush in anticipation of the holiday but coming back was a COMPLETE nightmare and i would like to thank the couple who had a baby two rows away from us ( looked about 18 months old) crying for virtually the whole flight (landed 2am) coming home and did very little for the first three hours of this flight to soothe the child. Why people subjects infants of this age to flights of this length and and at this time of night as well as the heat in the resort itself is completely beyond me. No consideration whatsoever shown to other passengers but suppose thats the world we live in these days................

Room Tip: want the sun a bit longer in a swim up room go for Block 7 or block 13 low numbered rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent 2 weeks at this hotel last week April, 1st week in May, there was only 2 of us and we had a swim up room in block 9. Having now returned home and had time to digest the holiday I'm glad we paid the extra and got the swim up. Couldn't really fault the hotel on the cleanliness and reading the previous reviews, they have definitely got the standard back up. The choices at meal times everyday was excellent and the quality of the food could not be faulted. From breakfast with the omelettes and fruit smoothies right through to evening meal you are spoilt for choice. The waiters worked very hard the whole time. The entertainment at night was a little bit disappointing (there wasn't any). We used the foyer bar most of the time and it was pleasant with plenty of seating and again the waiters did well. The hotels grounds are spotless and the gardens are extremely well looked after, nice for a walk around after a hard days sunbathing as the sun goes down. Getting back to my previous point of I'm glad we had a swim up room. There is 2 large pools on the complex 1 quiet and 1 family. I have never seen so many sun beds around a pool in all my travels. There was very little room between the beds and chaos ruled. The noise in both pools was at certain times unbearable and why certain members the British holiday makers seem to think its big and clever to get a drunk and loud. If you are in a swim up room you will have an excellent and very relaxing holiday if you don't book a swim up good luck !!!!.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time again staying in the same room, very clean, did have a noise problem which was sorted immediately, nothing is ever too much trouble for all the staff, the beach is always clean and Michel & he had cannot do enough to make your time enjoyable. All the waiters were very attentive and make you feel very welcome each time they see you. We have made many friends with both staff and other guests and would not hesitate to recommend the holiday village to everyone. The food is exceptional and how people can say there is nothing to eat is beyond me, I,m a fussy eater and found more than one choice very night. All in all this is a fantastic holiday, so much so that three days after returning back to the uk, we have booked to go again for a fifth time. Looking forward to seeing Mahmoud, Michel,gehad, Ali and all the staff again .

The Watson family

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box 223, Sharm El Sheikh | South Sinai - Egypt, 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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#23 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#38 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering the unsurpassed panoramic views of the Red Sea, Coral Sea Holiday Village Resort presents a comprehensive under-one-roof concept that meets the need of every discerning leisure traveler. This 5-star resort houses: 484 elegant guest rooms with modern amenities, superbly-designed facilities and 13 exciting dining and lifestyle choices for a multi-dimensional experience. It is our privilege to enchant our guests with courteous and attentive service that is the hallmark of Coral Sea Holiday Village Resort; we deliver only the best! ... more   less 
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