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Rests reef OR Resta Grand resort?

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Rests reef OR Resta Grand resort?

We are going for third time to Egypt, choosing between Resta reef or Resta Gand- the grand has better rooms but the reports for reef are quite good- has anybody stayed in both and can recommend? We are looking to have a quiet relaxing week, sun beach, reading and snorkelling and a lot of relaxation. Are the rooms in Reef really so old and dated? And which has better beaches? Many thanks

Marsa Alam, Egypt
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1. Re: Rests reef OR Resta Grand resort?

Hi Luke

This is Sherif, Hotel Manager @ Resta Reef Resort.

Of course, I'm not in a position to recommend properties; however, both products are quite different but yet are next door to each other.

Grand our 5 star brand is relatively a brand new property with large modernly furnished rooms and large pools are the property is almost 4 times the size of Reef.

Reef is a small cozy 4 star property with a more intimate feel to it.

The access to the beach is either through the jetty which is shared between both properties or through the natural pools that can be found close to the shore of Resta Reef where guests can still snorkel even when the sea is high due to strong winds, whereas there is no direct access to the sea from Grand except for the jetty. Both properties however, have an open beach policy

I remain meanwhile at your disposal for any further assistance.

Kind Regards

Sherif Afifi

Hotel Manager

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2. Re: Rests reef OR Resta Grand resort?

Hi Luke been back from Resta Reef couple of weeks. Can highly recommend it we had a look round the Grand its more luxurious n eye pleasing but the Reef was very clean n comfortable food great atmosphere brilliant n staff outstanding. We didn't want to come home n can't wait to go back. My view why pay extra for what u don't need.

We will be booking for return visit after Christmas

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3. Re: Rests reef OR Resta Grand resort?

Hi Luke,we have stayed at the Resta Grande 5 times,and at the Resta Reef once.As Sherif has already said,they are qiute different properties.We found there was a problem with service in the buffet restaurant and on the terrace at the Resta Grande.We met with food and beverage managers who said changes were being put in place to improve things. On our last visit to the Grande,things were just as bad.After checking the reviews,we decided to try the Reef. Wow,what a place,it has a good atmosphere and wonderful attentive staff.The food is of good quality,and the main courses are nice and hot.The rooms aren`t that bad,they have T.V. ,safe,air-con,and fridge.The shower is powerful,and we always had very hot water.We would recommend the Reef over the Grande.Hope you enjoy your holiday,whatever your choice.Regards,Terry and Belinda.

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