We visisted this hotel on 1st week of November, 2012. Sol Y Mar Solaya is a part of 5 hotels set, they share beaches around Coraya bay, nice aqua park and entertainment areas. Bars and restaraunts work only for guests of hotels they belong to.
Friendly and helpful stuff, most of them speak some English, German, sometimes Italian, French and Russian.
Food is quite standard for Egypt, though quality is high and fresh fruits were abundant. Special grill menu for dinner changing daily, welcome party with coctails on Friday.
We received nice sea view room (though as Russians we were expected some baksheesh in return as it is usual for Egypt).
The bay itself is part-sandy, part-reef. It is good if i you have small children, because it's defended from sea waves all the time (especially Solaya and Coraya parts), the water was warmer then in open sea and seabed is quite gentle. The reef is accessible via pier but the sea becomes quite muddy in the afternoon and the best time for snorkling is at dawn.