Prior to booking we checked the reviews and this hotel seemed to be ticking all of the boxes. When we arrived, everything looked good, including the check in service. However, things could have been explained a bit better, however this could have been because of the language barrier.
So... the good points
The hotel is close the airport, which after a long flight is a god send!! But not too close.
The overall appearance of the hotel is 5*, the same quality you would expect in Egypt, but the finish was not of 5* quality in England.
Our room was brilliant, it backed onto the pool and was amazing!!! The bathroom was massive and the room was cleaned brilliantly everyday. I would recommend that you take a kettle and tea bags, if you are partial to a cup of English tea, as the hotel only provides mint tea etc within the main hotel.
The pools and outside areas were amazing, and kept us entertained for hours.
The water park was brilliant, loads better than any we have ever visited in England.
The beach was lovely. Be warned though, the sand gets very very hot very quickly, so you will need to wear something on your feet. The water is very shallow, so it is best to walk up the pontoon if you fancy a swim, but I would wear shoes in the water as it is a bit sharp in places. We went snorkeling, it was not as good as Sharm el Sheik, however, it's good if you fancy a paddle and are willing to fight the 'foreigners' for the ladder down!! Also, they like to walk on the coral, which seems to have destroyed it in places.
The bar areas were well stocked with spirits, however they tended to run out of beer in the middle of the day. Just be warned that the spirits are very strong, but as long as you are prepared, they were ok.
We went into the town by taxi, which was an experience, and we would say that you should only go if you have your wits about you. It's not like popping down to Primark on a Saturday afternoon; you need to be prepared and vigilant and you will be fine!!
So... the bad points, which we tried really hard not to have, but the more we think about it, the more they really were quite bad.
The food, as other people say, was very samey. e don't want to see a courgette for a very long time, as that was all we seemed to eat. The food is based upon basic ingredients, such as meat, courgettes, rice and chips, which is ok for few days, but can get a bit boring. As a previous review said, it could be because you pile lots of different food on your plate during one sitting, therefore you become bored of food very quickly. The breakfast was the best meal of the day, as the choice was endless and always good quality. The bread is always good, whatever the meal.
We were very ill whilst at the hotel, and are still experiencing some problems fives days since returning home. We could not pin point what exactly caused the problem, as we did stop eating certain things that we thought may have caused it, but it didn't let up. We think it may have been caused by the juice and squash being made with tap water, but we cannot be sure. All we know is that we were ill and had a lot of stomach cramps.
Finally, the hotel seems to have a lot of German, Polish and Russian visitors, who in our experience were quite rude, especially their children, who seemed unable to queue. Also, the entertainment was aimed very much towards them, which led to the English visitors having to find their own entertainment in the evening, which after a while led to us watching random films in our room.
The shops in the hotel are over priced, and it is hard to get them to lower their prices. We got better prices by visiting the shops just outside the hotel entrance.
Also, be aware that the patio door lock might be a bit dodgy, as we could pull ours open when it was locked. But all of our valuables were in the safe, so we weren't too worried.
Overall, this hotel is great for families with children, but probably better suited to visitors from across the pond rather than from England. I think our standards maybe slightly higher than theirs. The entertainment during the day is endless, which is good if you need something to keep you amused. If you do visit Egypt, they love the pound more that the Egyptian pound and will give you better prices. At the start of the week, we would have recommended this hotel to a friend, however, as the week progressed, and more things went wrong, we decided that we wouldn't make anyone else go through what we had.
In addition to the hotel, went went on excursions to Luxor and also quad biking. The trip to Luxor was amazing, very tiring, very hot, but well worth it. We would recommend you take lots of water and maybe some food, as it wasn't the best. Our tour guide Mohamed was brilliant. Quad biking was at the 'African Safari' and was dreadful. It was poorly organised, the guides didn't speak English and it felt like we were being led into the middle of the desert to be shot. The quad bikes were of very poor quality and the heat from the engine burnt our legs. We returned back to the hotel after one hour due to my back killing and feeling very sick. It took a lot of arguing with the 'guides' for them to take us back to the garage for us to return home. We had to pay for a taxi back to the hotel, which after arguing, the 'guide' agreed to pay half of the cost. These trips were arranged by our tour company 'You Travel'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Titanic Beach Spa & Aqua Park is located on the amazing sandy shores of the red sea, offering it guests a wide variety of fabulous activities making it a dream come true vacation. The resort will have the biggest Aqua Park in Hurghada, with its numerous water slides, wave pool, rafting river, an endless adventure of pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Titanic Beach Spa And Aqua Park
- Titanic Beach Spa & Aqua Park Hotel Hurghada
- Titanic Beach Hotel Aqua Park
- Titanic Beach Resort Aqua Park