This hotel is a bit quirky, not on a beach nor a water park. Its entrance is off beat, with just an arched entry onto cobbles the reception is almost hidden to new guests- 30 meters down a row of shop outlets- doors to right and left in a pillared section, on right through double doors is reception-small name plate on the door only. reception staff very good.
You get a laid back relaxed feel in the surprisingly large hotel. The star attraction must be the daily night show, held in a vast amphitheatre- other hotels/reps ship tourists in each evening.
Free to residents but the hotel animation team always provide an alternative, unusually good for Egypt hotels.
Daily animation program across the large site with about 8 pools, tennis, mini crazy golf, darts, bowls etc. snooker & arcade games. kids club based near the new activity pool and play area.
Food is generally good, but very repetitive, the range of eateries on an evening is impressive- sampled Asian/Oriental Egyptian Italian as well as main Cave de roi (international) Don't expect English sausage or bacon as pig products are not allowed. Breakfast is limited to cereals, breads & cakes, eggs, pancakes, salad & cold meats, yoghurt and fruit. chips may also be on offer French toast & German sausage. hot +cold drinks inc. sodas. ( restricted range of alcohol with meals at lunch & supper) They employ hotel hygiene inspector, whom we spoke to as he checked food temperatures.
It is worth a visit to Dana beach on the free 10 minute shuttle (short walk)it has-: beach bar with snack lunch & chips. the sea has small jelly fish but is gently slopped. long jetty for diving and snorkling. horse & camel rides on beach.( no donkeys! )
Not many English guests when we stayed, mostly German & Polish, some Russian etc.
Several bars both smoking and none smoking also "disco" to 2am with AI drinks. coffee bars but the Jazz bar is recommended.
Waiters like a little incentive in tips to give good service even E£5 (50p) is enough daily. The pool guys kept pools cleaned and provided an excellent towel service.
ALL IN ALL A GOOD RELAXED HOLIDAY WITH MOOR THAN A FEW LAUGHS
Jungle aqua park next door bookable (to pay) from reception daily. not a lot extra for £30 few big slides etc. did not book but had a look.
Rooms Clean & tidy, big enough with free safe, fridge & air con. Daily towels + bottle water.
A lot of steep ramps for wheelchair users. Internet wi fi down but were told its slow when available.