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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Coral Sea Holiday Village Hotel Sharm El Sheikh