This was our Eighth visit to Egypt, our Third to Marsa Alam, and our first (but not our last) to the Lamaya. I love the peace, and the 10 minute airport to hotel trip. The fact that there is not a lot to do except swim, snorkel, or lie in the sun is a positive for us.
The Lamaya is possibly the best "all round" Hotel that we have ever come across. The Hotel is well maintained (but not opulent), The Staff all set out to make every guest feel special, from Management to the hard working garden staff, all have a smile on their face and want to know if you are all right, or if there is anything they can do for you. The Lamaya offers a most varied and high quality food, catering as it does ,for so many nationalities, and the drinks are of a far higher standard than other "5 Star" Hotels we have stayed at in Egypt.
My wife and I came here for a much needed rest, and to celebrate a "special" birthday. The Hotel staff did all they could to help us achieve our goal. Whilst the Hotel is mainly for families, we, as a couple, at no time found this a problem.
The day and evening activities/entertainment are of a high standard, and the this must be the best "animation" team around. They come round to see if everyone is all right, tell you what is on, then leave you in peace to decide what (if anything), you want to do. Their evening shows are good, as is the nightly singer by the lobby bar. A small but adequate dance area is well used, and he brilliantly caters for all styles and ages, he is a real bonus!
I must mention the Thomson team of Lorraine (the Boss) and especially Ahmed the Hotel rep..Ahmed has a huge knowledge of al things Egyptian, and was always readily available (but in the background) should you have a problem, or just need advice or information. They are both a credit to Thomsons, and far and away the best we have come across in over 50 years of travelling.
I could make a list as long as both arms, of the staff we would like to thank, from Ahmed the ever vigilant Restaurant Manager, to Ibrahim, the pool bar waiter. All I can say is a thank you to all of them, and that if you are thinking of going to this Hotel, then do so. I feel jealous of you already.
The pool bar is open in the evening till 11pm. Great if you want to sit out and keep an eye on your...
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