I travel with my wife, son 13, and daughter who is 7yrs. We always have our main two week hol over Easter when we go to Mexico. We decided to have 2 holidays this year instead of one. I have vowed I wouldn't compare this hol with Mexico as it would be like comparing Man Utd with Yeovil Town. Mexico being Man Utd.
Flight was good no problems there. Sharm airport is easily the worst I have ever been to. Both on the way there and the way back it seemed they couldn't cope with the amount of passengers there. Transfer was quick as was check in. The hotel has this daft thing where everyone who is checking in at the same time gets taken by a luggage worker in a group. He then takes people to their Individual rooms whilst the others are asked to wait while he shows people to their rooms.It made getting to your room long and boring, taking my family 15 mins from walking out of reception to getting to our rooms. Clearly for tips I think. Rooms were nice and comfortable, cleaned every day no problems there.
The food was nice in the buffet, with plenty of choice, and a different theme each night. It was also kept warm. I prefered the Asian to the American for a sit down meal. Food at the Asian was very nice.
Oh dear! The alcoholic drinks here are easily the worst I have ever had. They are are REALLY bad. I like a decent drink on hol and by that I mean quality not quantity. More often than not we won the quiz and would win a bottle of spirits. I generally gave them away, and I am a Scotsman.
If you like quality alcohol don't come here. The beer is awful.
The sunbed situation is a joke. If you are not at the pool really early you will struggle. Beds are not supposed to be reserved before 8am. However pool boys were taking bribes and reserving them for folks. There was hell on over this each day.
Waterpark is good, and it never seemed really busy.
The entertainment team were really nice people, and had to work with what appeared to be virtually no budget. The entertainment here is not the best, but the team do give it everything they have got. The bought in acts varied in quality from bad to not bad. I think there will be an improvement when Thomsons take over this side.
Please beware When you step outside the hotel you get hassle galore from the local shop owners. It's really bad, and I almost knocked two out who tried to drag me into a shop. If you don't like that don't come here.
We met some really nice people here. Andy, Emma and their kids, Bailey and her family, Gary Louise Lauren and Emily. Will, Jack, Niamh and Sally say hello. I won't be back in Sharm and it's a shame because if they got their act together it could be great.
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