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“Third time to the oriental” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh

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Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Nabq Bay | South Sinai, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 002069, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Nabq Bay
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Third time to the oriental”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Just got back after spending two weeks in this hotel, it's our third time back there. Firstly our room 309 was very clean and cleaned daily to perfection... The housekeeper couldn't be friendlier and more helpful. Breakfast and lunch were ok with different dishes to choose from but dinner was poor so we ate out every night. Entertainment started too late for the children at 10pm so without that there was little to do so was in bed by 10pm. Some staff were very friendly but others were very rude but just treat them the way they treat you. Drinks in the hotel are always warm and flat. The pool was always kept clean by the recreation team and Nemo at the main pool is the friendliest person you could meet so helpful and polite ( hotel should be proud to have him on their payroll). Rooms could definitely do with some painting.
Overall definitely not a five star hotel but you get what you pay for!!!

Room Tip: Don't chose room 309 as its next to the fire stairs and when the entertainment is around the poo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Just returned from two weeks from 20th June in this hotel, oh dear where do I start. Food very bad breakfast eggs bread, lunch chips beetroot bread, or pasta, dinner McDonald's KFC Three Corners which is an English pub. Look I know when you go all inclusive the food is same old I have been so many times to other hotels but dam this was bad not once when I did eat there at night did they lay my table I had to do it myself. If you were not Egyptian you was not important they would get
served first even if they were not first, they was also the only ones to get table service. staff in the dinning room rude behind the bar rude. The pool bar the little guy there very good and was cleaning the bar right up when we left. Pool never got done at all in the two weeks and I was up by 4.30 am so I know they didn't and was sat at the pool by 6.00am. Everyone gets upset tummy
but this was just not right my son lost so much weight I had to give his shorts away there as well as diarrhoea he was being sick so I had to give him an injection myself to stop him being sick.
I really don't think this was just Egypt belly. Garden was watered with sewage water I think this is what made people ill as I am sure 90% of guests were ill. Animation team oh dear well Rachael
tried really hard bless her she took the time to talk to everyone Families' Males Females but Dee Dee or rather Doo Doo if you was not a young girl he would not give you the time of day and he played some very bad music around the pool which had a lot of bad language when he was left on his own or he would shout killer pool or water polo and then disappear . If I had to sum this hotel up I would say Butlins for Egyptians. Feel like I've robbed of my summer holiday, hope nobody else ever feels like this bad hotel rude staff very poor food, One good thing got together with some really nice people.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Stayed here in June 2013 and the hotel location is brilliant. Rooms are clean and come with tv fridge and tea making facilities. Staff are amazing very friendly and polite. Pools and beach are clean. Food is not brilliant but there is always a good choice available. Beach is beautiful and serves food and drink. Overall a brilliant holiday

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

just came back on 30th june was a really dity hotel when you steped outside youre bedroom staff were rude mostly except Hameyd Omar and Mahamed at the beach bar food was awfull drinks disgusting felt like a boarding school having to que up for every meal will defo never return to this hotel

Room Tip: corner rooms by main poole are huge
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Everythin about this hotel was great, the staff in particular took soo much time and attention with us, the animation team
Was fantasic, rachael and demi in particular, i will 100% return and would advise anyone to try it, the food was good and the menu chaned daily, we also went to the in house italian restuarant, which was excellent, the shows put on at night were great fun an always got the visitors involved.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just got back home last night from a 1 week stay in the Oriental. It was my fourth time in egypt and second time in the Oriental. The staff truly make your visit special and simply fantastic.
Our room was very spacious and always kept very clean. Television worked wonderfully and was good to sit and watch fox movies sometimes in the evening.
Omar the bartender and the front pool was amazing, always very conscious of any guests in need of a drink and their happiness was very important to him. He is a lovely guy and just made us feel right at home.
Sam and another waiter (can't remember his name) downstairs in the food hall were amazing. They recognized us every night and knew where we liked to sit and always had our table and a drink each waiting for us. We got greeted nicely into the food hall and seated at our table.
Mostafa, the waiter at the lobby bar in the evening. Very funny and a great laugh. He said his English wasn't very good but frankly we thought he was very good and he always put a smile on our face.
Finally and most certainly not least, the amazing, fantastic, unbeatable animations team!!!! Will.I.Am, Racheal, Deedee, Abdul and Libby (I think, never quite caught her name properly bless). We didn't go to many entertainment nights because you do have to pay for some, however we went to a comedy and cabaret night where we all in stitches, foam party which we paid £5 each for, by far the best night of the lot. The animations and guests were all dancing together as if we had all known each other for years and language barriers were non existent! And finally karaoke on our last night. Which anybody can take part singing any song in a disco that is part of the all inclusive.

When the sun goes down in Egypt there is never much to do but the Animations team do their best to do everything they can to keep your holiday going amazingly every minute of the day.

Only faults, food isn't fantastic, but its ok to live with for a week not going to be much great food in a nicely priced all inclusive lol, plus burger king, kfc and mcdonalds all across the road at good prices, Metro virtually next door to the hotel £1.10 for a 20pk cigarettes, with cheap food, drink and anything really as well. Broken chair in our room. And a few bug bites this time which i didnt experience last time.

However overall, one of the best holidays of my life and I was very sad to leave. As soon as I can get holiday from work and I have the money, Im coming back Oriental. So I highly recommend to all. And a quick bit of advice for anyone wanting any excursions, book with either the guys on the beach at the hotel or st georges bar a bit of a walk down the road. We made the mistake of booking with our rep and paying double the price for what others got the exact same trip for.

Room Tip: Upgrade your room for an extra £70 for the both of us i think we paid, the rooms are so much nicer a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

just came back frm the oriental 26th of june. there was 7 of us 5 adults 2 children. this was are 2nd time at this hotel and 3rd time in egypt. have to say when we arrived we were very pleased that most of the staff remembered us! the rooms are cleaned daily and are spottless! all the staff at the hotel are very friendly and couldnt do enough for us. nothing was ever any trouble. the kids also had a ball the animation team were amazing and really made are hoilday espically rachael and demi we will miss them so much!!!!! the food in this hotel is the same as the 1st hotel we stayed at and there was always something that you could eat. we never had to que for food except for chips lol. we had a great time overall and will deff be goin back!!!!

Room Tip: ask for a room in the 400 as these are the newest rooms and are lovely
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Address: Nabq Bay | South Sinai, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 002069, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh > Nabq Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nabq Bay
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Nabq Bay
#14 Family Hotel in Nabq Bay
#15 Spa Hotel in Nabq Bay
#15 Luxury Hotel in Nabq Bay
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Nabq Bay
#16 Romantic Hotel in Nabq Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh 5*
Number of rooms: 380
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oriental Resort offers a unique location facing Tiran island, where natural beauty is coupled with timeless architectural style. This elegant five star hotel is embraced by the spectacular desert land and seascape of the protected area Nabq Bay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Nabq Bay
Oriental Hotel Nabq
Oriental Resort Nabq
Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh Egypt - Nabq Bay

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