We arrived f or a fortnight at Jasmine Village on 14 April, and were really disappointed in our accommodation. As a family of 5, we were given a family room in the main part of the hotel. This was off a long, dark corridor, with a window straight onto the corridor, so, of course, your curtains could never be opened unless you wanted to be a permanent peep show! hence a very dark room. Our adjoining room had a balcony with a 'garden view'- in other words, overlooking the grass at the front of the hotel, and beyond that, the main road!! We immediately asked to move to a brighter, lighter room with a view but were told we couldn't as all the family rooms big enough for us were all off this corridor. To cut out all the details, at our welcome meeting with our rep the next day, we said we weren't happy to spend a fortnight here, and after persistence and perseverance, and some very expensive premium rate phone calls from a mobile to ONTHEBEACH back in England, we moved into the Aladdin, the sister hotel next door. SOOOOO much better! Beautiful, sea and lake view from our patio, light and airy rooms etc. From then on, our holiday was fab, fantastic animation team, all v friendly, attentive Egyptian staff, excellent variety of food (no salmonella or illness at all due to food or water), beautiful weather, fabulous trips (and if you dig your heels in, you do eventually get them for a really good price!!) The only negative is that these group of 3 hotels attract 99% Russians and Germans which put pay to any socialising due to the language barrier. However, in one sense this worked in our favour as we were one of only 2 English families and so were treated somewhat like celebrities by the staff as I think we were a nice change from the rude arrogance of the Russians!!
Would we go back? Yes we would (not to Jasmine, but to the Aladdin!) but I don't think this will be an option as I think the hotel is being bought out by a Russian holiday firm who are going to completely fill it with Russian holiday makers. Pity the staff!
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- Jasmine Village Hurghada
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