Returned to my home just over two weeks ago, and my goodness how one can get very used to having the best of everything, I just want to go back on the next flights. This was our fifth time staying at what used to be called the Royal Grand Azure, and now the “RIXOS” hotel, and there have been many changes over the past two years. Many new additions to this beautiful resort, one is the magnificent Spa complex, sheer luxury – and everything you can enjoy and relax. The decor is absolutely superb, and without doubt the staff, as always are most courteous and welcoming, and if you have been previously to this hotel, the original personnel plus are now in the new Spa. This is the place I book my first appointments for five treatments, and it sure is the best.
Before I go any further in this report, can I just re-iterate the great welcome that is received as always by Karam and his team, the folk in the reception, the Guest Relations team Bella, Kelly and all the new people who have worked with Rixos organisation, who are very talented with many languages – you are made so welcome, and for me it is my home when I am there with everyone.
There are two very large dining restaurants, one is the Nefertiti , where we enjoyed excellent food, a great selection for all, and if you have a sweet tooth, the choice is endless. Chef Cinar, Chef Sherif and all the chefs who I have had the pleasure to know, cannot do enough for you – if there is something you want, just ask. They, along with the Restaurant Managers and the waiting staff, are most polite and always courteous, and most of all a pleasure to be amongst. The pleasant atmosphere, and the ambience in the Nefertiti is so relaxing, and with such a variety of food, who needs anything else.
The other very large restaurant –“Zodiac” is for families, and caters for a large number of people, barbeque style food is also served on a number of evenings, as well as the large selection in the dining room, so no reason to go hungry. The Al a Carte restaurants are in this complex, all excellent. Chef Alaa, and a number of the other people I have met on previous times, had just gone on vacation, but we will all catch up again later this year.
Now, for all those people who have young children, there is a "Rixy Club", a new complex has been organised, and has everything to offer. The childrens rest rooms, classrooms, outside area for playing, the boys and girls toilet facilities all beautifully decorated, the eating area for the children excellently laid out, and not forgetting most of all, they have a very well qualified staff for taking care of all them all. There is an area outside the complex where the children have their own vegetable garden, and are shown how to grow the different plants – it is just excellent, and most secure.
The other folk who take care to make sure that you enjoy your vacation are the guys who sort out your towels/ sunbeds – they do give you the first class treatment every time, each day. We as always, occupy an excellent room, and are lucky to have the cleaning all done early morning – and on a number of occasions there is a surprise of towel decorations, which are quite spectacular , all the little additives that are pleasing to the eye.
The restaurant ‘ Hatmehit Sea Food’ has now been erected just alongside the front of the beach, with seating outside and inside, and if you are a real fish eater, you will love this restaurant. Of course, not forgetting all the other restaurants – all excellent, and with wonderful food, along with great staff, who are most helpful – this hotels moto is “Except nothing less” it sure does ‘ what it says on the tin’ so to speak.
A new introduction to the hotel complex, are the Cabanas – all with very calming decor, and all that you need in them. I have not availed of one myself –as I just love the sun too much. They are costly, but then again when on holiday, try out everything.
I really only have one suggestion and that is, that the Management of the hotel, use one of the ‘Cabanas’ as a Hospitality Desk.
There is a ‘Sentry Box’ type of desk already installed just down from the Hatmehit Sea Food Restaurant, this type of desk is usually manned by a Guard to the entrance of Security buildings, and there is definitely no worry about security at this hotel, or throughout the Sharm El Sheikh Resort – to me it is the safest place in the world.
For those who are reading my report – you should just go out to Sharm El Sheikh, and enjoy this beautiful hotel, and all it has to offer – you will want to return. One group of people I could not forget to mention, and that is all the gardeners, the whole area is beautifully kept, no withering bushes or flowers, even petals, they are all cleared away very quickly.
Attached some photographs showing a small portion of what is on offer, some of the childrens play area, and play room and gardens.
One band of men one could not forget, and that is the gardenders who keep the hotel grounds, plants and trees in exceptional condition, they start work very early in the morning, and any loose petals, or debris is all away by the time you are heading off to breakfast. It is a lovely sight in the morning to see such superb grounds, and then to catch up with the sun daily.
I have some lovely photos of the food presentation in the Nefertiti, and Zodiac restaurants, the childrens "Rixy" Club, but unfortunately I am not able to get them connected, perhaps I will on my next report.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 198 Superior Rooms, 290 Deluxe Rooms, 70 Family Rooms and 137 Junior Suites are spread around this beautifully designed modern resort. Several swimming pools wind there way between buildings or there is a gorgeous stretch of beach providing our guests with lots of options on where to spend their days. There are even 3 water slides to entertain the young and the young at heart. Try snorkeling from the wooden jetty or merely a stroll at sunset to see the magnificence of the underworld of the Red Sea. Dining choices include international buffet or choose from the World of Cuisines, with Chinese, Indian, Sushi, Italian, Sea Food or a taste of Egypt. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Grand Azure Hotel Nabq Bay
- Rixos Sharm El Sheikh Egypt - Nabq Bay