This was our first visit to this hotel and it certainly wont be our last. We travelled as 2 adults and 3 children (14, 13 and 10 years old) and stayed in a suite for 6. On arrival the staff couldn't do enough for us and we checked in very quickly, they even allowed us to get something to eat even though it was nearly 10:00 at night and the restaurant closed at that time. The room was the best room I have ever stayed in! The suite consisted of a twin room, a room with sofa beds and another en-suite room with a queen sized bed. We also had 2 balconies.
The hotel is very, very clean and everywhere is air-conditioned which was needed in 40deg plus heat. The food was excellent and even my fussy 10 year old couldn't get enough. The main buffet area was filled with lots of fresh and very tasty food and the waiters kept the drinks coming. There was an outdoor BBQ area which did chicken, burgers, hotdogs and steak, this was open at dinners and most evenings. Another area near the slides did hotdogs and chicken etc and pizzas were also served at 4:00 near the activity pool bar. The only problem was deciding where we wanted to eat, We also received 2 vouchers to use at the American Diner and the Asian restaurant. We thought the American Diner was good, that was until we visited the Asian restaurant. All I can say is OMG! The food was out of this world!
The slides were fantastic, as was the surf pool. The wave pool was very relaxing and the pools for little children looked great, although we didn't use these. We loved the lazy river and once you get on you don't want to get off and many a time we went round 5 time or more. We were never short of something to do at the activity pool, volley ball, water polo, dancing, quizzes and everyone joined in, it was fantastic!! Can I just say that the entertainment team were the friendliest, helpful and most happiest I have ever met. They couldn't do enough for us. They work extremely hard just to make everyone's holiday the best and they didn't disappoint us.
Beds are easy to get even if you don't get up at 8 in the morning to put your towels on and the staff will always make sure you get beds in the area you want.
Bar staff will make non-alcoholic cocktails for the children if they want one and if you do drink just remember the measures aren't really measured they are just poured in. I thought I would be able to have a few vodka and cokes but believe me they will blow your head off.
We visited the beach which was lovely as well with lots of beds with shade. The only downside to this is that you need to walk through the Holiday Village to get to it and even though it only took about 10 minutes, when you are walking in 43 deg heat it really does take it out of you.
We only ventured out once at night and turned back as we were getting hassle from the locals to go in their shops and some were quite demanding and it made us feel uneasy. We were told to go to the Soho Square to shop but as we were only staying for a week we didn't bother.
I would recommend that you do tip as staff do deserve it as they work very, very hard and they do appreciate it. We tipped all through our holiday until we got to the airport for our return flight and the driver asked us which were our cases they held his hand out and asked for money. We said we would only tip once we got our cases, to which he then said he had a bad back and walked off!!!! He certainly didn't deserve one.
I am now looking to book this holiday for next year as it had everything! The one thing that disappointed me was the fact we only stayed for a week. Great for families with children of all ages I would certainly recommend this hotel for everyone. I am now looking out of my window at the pouring rain wishing I was back. Well done Thompson!!!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel the dynamic pulse the moment you walk into the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort. It is home to the most prestigious aqua park resort in the fashionable Nabq area on the Red Sea. The aqua park entertains guests with: Boomerang and the Speed/Bowl slides. On top of that, you can race down the multi-laner or go for something calmer like the lazy river. But the real big boy has to be the flowrider ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Sea Splash Hotel Nabq Bay
- Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay