Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports

Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports

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#5 of 6 resorts in Soma Bay
Location
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Cleanliness
4.5
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Value
4.6
This spectacular 107 rooms and suites adults only (16 years and above) Resort is directly located on the Red Sea and positioned in a way that each room enjoys its view. VIVA BLUE Resort & Diving Sharm El Naga,Soma bay, Red Sea area, is part of the Egyptian National park and offers a unique and exceptional virgin underwater wild life. Spectacular diving and snorkeling, boat trips, diving courses and reef offer plenty of opportunities for underwater adventures.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room service
Safe
Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Charming
Languages Spoken
German
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zlamalka wrote a review Jan 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
As per all available info, the hotel is in the middle of nowhere. One needs to be aware of that and choose this adults only resort just if that's what they want.
Adventurous transfer with no road may scare some, it put smile on my face :)
Staff of the hotel is absolutely amazing. Smiling, nice, kind, contributing to really pleasant atmosphere. Unlike some reviews, I didn't feel any pressure at all to tip, they were perfect without tips throughout all my stay and thus I think they deserved what I left at the end.
I found food really good, plenty of options every day, lot of fresh veg, fish, chicken, beef, soups, salads...and cakes! Omg, cakes ❤
Not sure about breakfast though as I was lazy and slept in ;)
Room was very spacious, bathroom really clean, plenty of storage, huge balcony. Sand finds it's way, but that's what cleaning is for.
2 big pools, jacuzzi, beach with easy sea access (that surprised me as some people wrote it is possible just from the pier - not true). I recommend swimming shoes though, I wandered bit further and was glad I had them.
Here or there one can see cracked mug or chipped glass, but nothing too annoying.
Most of the tourists in the hotel are German and thus first choice of language for all staff is German. However, after "I don't speak German ", there was no problem with English at the reception, bar or restaurant.
All together, I really enjoyed the time there and felt relaxed after my week there ❤
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Kyle Newman wrote a review Aug 2020
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in April 2019, had the most amazing stay. I have never had an all inclusive holiday before and it was all such a treat. I'm a new diver and all that side of things was great, managing our kit walking to the jetty, booking dives.
We both eat vegan and expected a limited experience in the restaurant but we were blown away not only by what was available but also by the attentiveness and efforts of the manager and staff who already have a detailed menu book that is really clear. Totally gobsmacked.
We made friends of all different nationalities too!
We re-booked straight away for April 2020 but thwarted by covid19. We'll be back as soon as it's possible!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Miss S J wrote a review Jun 2024
Merseyside
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to the hotel late evening. But managed to get a beer. They had also left some fruit and sandwiches in my room as I was too late for food.
Bottled water was put in my room daily.
The hotel looked pretty bleak at first. In the morning after a good nights rest I went to explore.
It is only a small hotel but well run clean and right on the beach.
The beach spread for miles inland it was like being in the desert with the Red Sea being an oasis.
You can always get a sunbed by the pools or on the beach.
In the bars you also had bottled beer Heineken. I was also quite surprised at the spirits they were better than most hotel local stuff.
Thanks to Edward his food made me put on weight. I tried everything. He had only recently taken over the restaurant. Think he said 4 months.
Like most Egyptian hotels they are run by men cleaning guest rooms and front of house.
I went there on my own and did not feel uncomfortable at all. In fact there were a few ladies on there own.
It is a great place for diving and you can see quite a few fish without going in to the water.
The best thing was there were no kids. It was quiet and chilled.
If you are a woman who wants to try a holiday on your own. This place is a good place to start. You won't get hassled here. But then again I am a pensioner.
All in all it was a good holiday and would go here again. But with a snorkel next time.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Take a snorkel. Your own paracetamol and a good book/
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Zorana K wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of its kind. Unique, secret well hidden ecological spot. Great for snorkeling and diving. National park. The hotel does not belong to the big hotel chain. Privately owned. Not for small children and weak swimmers.Great management/owner. Great staff. Great food. The unique experience of a lifetime. The hotel offers limo 3 times a week at no cost for trips to Hurghada or Safaga.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cynthia M wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have just returned from our latest visit , we really look forward to our stays here as every time we go we are not disappointed, particularly with the staff most of them have been there since we started visiting which to me says the hotel must be doing something right. For such a small hotel the number of chefs is excellent and the food that they produce is really good, how they find so many ways of cooking and presenting chicken, beef,fish and also duck is amazing. As always Marcos and Wageeh in the restaurant make you feel welcome and special. This time we did not get in the sea too much as it was very windy and the red flag was up most of the time but it didn’t stop us enjoying our stay and we look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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wael m wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An exceptional hotel. Literally, it is a place in no where: the desert and a superb view of the ocean. It has a marina ,so you must be a good swimmer to enjoy the reefs. The last part of the road to the hotel is not paved,so if you need to move to hurghada or any other pkace ,you will need a charged car - uber is available . It is the right place for those who seek quietness ,peace and tranquility . I liked the attitude of the staff: they were always helping and smiling The food is good and delicious. Only you have to watch the weather as 2days of my stay were so windy .Actually I liked everything in this hotel.special thanks to Kerolos,and Ramy in reception ; Zaky and Tony in the restaurant and Mr. Ebrahim ,the manager. Sure, I will visit this place again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lisa W wrote a review Nov 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a comfortable hotel with spacious rooms and very clean. The location is amazing, you go done an unmade road to get there and outside the hotel is the sea and the desert. That's it. So beautiful.The food is standard buffer fare but always something i wanted to eat, I recommend the breakfast omelettes and the honey cake.I have two issues, one is the sea is not suitable for swimming as aside from the strong tide it is very rocky and sharp underfoot. There are 2 really nice pools but I was sad about the sea. Also the bloke who sells day trips is a stranger to the truth. You can't get to Cairo in 5 hours and the tight squeeze mini van is really not adequate for a 7 hour each way jour. If you remember it takes between 6.5 and 7 hours to get to Cairo whatever the traffic ( and the traffic in Cairo is always terrible) you'll have a great time.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Priscilla W wrote a review Jul 2023
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very little good about this hotel, close to nothing. I’d say only the private beach which is nice, and the staff at the beach bar very efficient and respectful. But that’s pretty much it!!!
First of all, NOT for solo female travellers! A lot of unwanted ‘very heavy’ attention, staring, and approach. Totally disrespectful! An only men running place. Never felt so uncomfortable, and I travel solo often!
Food is a NO NO! Both variety and quality. I’m not fussy for food at all, I eat anything and everything, but it was just NO! I ate enough to keep standing.. and thankfully the tours I did offered lunch.
Wifi DOES NOT work! I mean, at all! I tried all the networks they have, and when it connected, would take forever to send a simple text message on whats app, and disconnected every few minutes.. So, make other arrangements for internet… if I’d known I definitely would have…
Air conditioner in the room worked, but in the common areas did not. Including the restaurant! Therefore, be prepared for heavy sweating while eating! And good luck. Unfortunately this hotel is the perfect definition of “you get what you pay for”… although, I can’t help but think in this case, was way overpaid.
*I don’t understand the good reviews, honestly.. people’s standards are a weird thing.. I truly wish I hadn’t believed them.. :(
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Suri B wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a good place for snorkeling and diving, but also for absolute relaxation, as there is no animation, loud music or noisy children. Pleasant staff with peaceful atmosphere.
We will probably be back!
We enjoyed our stay here at the end of April 2024.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: It is a good place for snorkeling and diving, but also for absolute relaxation, as there is no...
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Esther v wrote a review May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice and quiet resort. We had a nice, big and clean room. The staff is really friendly and the food is really good (thanks Edward!). For me the lovely salads and different desserts were irresistible. I definitely recommend Viva Blue Resort. We had a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from Cynthia M
Greater London, United Kingdom42 contributions79 helpful votes
Sorry for the delay in answering only just seen message. The best way to enter the water is from the jetty as going in from the beach means walking over the coral but it is amazing when you go off the steps on the jetty to see the reef.
Julie asked a question Jul 2019
8 contributions
Are towels for the pool provided?
Answer from Cynthia M
Greater London, United Kingdom42 contributions79 helpful votes
Yes they provide fresh clean towels everyday from the little hut on the beach.
Answer from James N
London, United Kingdom246 contributions48 helpful votes
When I was there in May wine was only available for Brits in the restaurant and not the bar. There was no explanation for this available. Strangely they would only serve Brits beer in a glass and for Germans left it in the can. Even when we all sat together and the bar staff brought a round out.
Answer from george T
Yerevan, Armenia25 contributions18 helpful votes
The food is delicious you will find it only at the restaurant The varieties of food is little but delicious Pizza at the restaurant yes From any place at the hotel to the restaurant I’d almost 2-3 min walk max 5 min
Miss S J wrote a tip Jun 2024
Merseyside24 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a snorkel. Your own paracetamol and a good book/"
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Suri B wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is a good place for snorkeling and diving, but also for absolute relaxation, as there is no animation, loud music or noisy children. "
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CatDee wrote a tip Apr 2024
Fife, United Kingdom505 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool view rooms with the veranda are great, especially for those with limited mobility, 234 was the nearest to the main building. Sea view rooms can be windy. "
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MustTriharder66 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Bideford, United Kingdom226 contributions73 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a kettle if going half board, and maybe some snacks. Shortie wetsuit advisable in the winter months if you want to snorkel."
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J stafford wrote a tip Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool side with a balcony, this also stops you being sand blasted by the wind from the north / west."
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PRICE RANGE
$53 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EgyptRed Sea and SinaiSoma Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
107
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VIVA BLUE RESORT & DIVING SPORTS - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports
Which popular attractions are close to Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Nearby attractions include Soma raceway (4.2 miles), Sobar Rooftop (4.2 miles), and S.cape Beach (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Conveniently located restaurants include Benisuma Restaurant, Bamboo Shoot Restaurant, Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, and Laguna Club Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports have airport transportation?
Yes, Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Viva Blue Resort & Diving Sports accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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