Okay, so, first off, yes the Russians are unbearably rude but you or the hotel can't change that. What we did find is that putting this to one side, getting to know the team was a big plus, they loved the UK guests as we're polite and patient (Russian friends of the week of July 28th please take note that it's the little things that count).
Yes, sunbeds by the pool were scarce, mainly because people completely ignore the requests not to reserve them so, usually towels on unused beds for hours. Ask the team, they will get one for you, alternatively, there are hundreds if beds free on the beach.
Yes, it is a 5 min walk to the sea people, this is a shallow beach, excellent for beach combing, it's 10 minutes to the end if the Jetty for snorkelling - amazing reef, not exactly a hike!!
All in all, the team here are great, Med and his team did absolutely everything they could for all of our group. Nothing was too much trouble and considering it was Ramadan I'm not sure I could have worked in those temperatures whilst fasting!!!
I don't agree the food was awful. The main buffet was indeed a challenge mainly due to the lack of patience in our fellow guests but the staff really did try to help us out and sort tables and seating. They even waited drinks to the table when they didn't have to. Once again, proof manners and the odd "please and thankyou" cost nothing!!
We ate in all of the extra restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed them, hats off to the Fishermans for their Chowder and I have to say I could have lived off some if the deserts!! The BBQ was a great experience too, yes, you may have liver but really? They do TELL you what it is, hardly a horse meat scandal!!
Did we rate the holiday? Absolutely. I'd agree this isn't a 5 star in comparison to a European/Western location but be realistic. It's Egypt, a beautiful country dying on its feet because we are losing track on reality. To the woman throwing a strop and insulting the staff because one water bottle a day "is just not good enough" think about the damage that the throw away Westerners do with their over consumptive attitudes. It's not hard to fill a cup and no, they don't charge for tea and coffee.
Would we stay here again? Absolutely. Chilled fun, laughter with the team and a staff that really did want to help and wanted us to have a great holiday. We did. Thank you to all of Med and his very patient team!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amwaj Resort & SPA – is a 5 star luxurious Hotel & Resort, located on a sprawling 400 meters long private sandy beach that is, offering comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities with fascinating rooms and suites, all boasting magnificent sea views. Our Resort features a selection of fine Restaurants and Bars, Swimming Pools, Beach, Shopping arcade, and well equipped Health Club & Spa. ... more less
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