Holidayed with my teenage son - considering price paid my expectations were low but used to All Inclusive resorts and their ups and downs.
Considering this was during Ramadan, and in a country which had recently experienced turmoil we were most pleasantly surprised.
Some of the bad reviews on here amaze me....5* in Egypt is categorised by the facilities and not how grand/classy it is...it not the Ritz and you haven't paid Ritz prices.
We ate at all the a la carte restaurants - Tapas Italian Indian Caribbean Seafood Med and they were fab and booking easy. Buffet was what you expected for a mass catering at a holiday hotel but just went there for breakfast. Lunch options were good - small portions - so you just have two!
Pools clean - room better than expected - entertainment a bit strange but as expected.
We didn't pay any extras for the theme nights and lobster etc....and only spend £100 between two of us on shopping and one night out in Naama Bay.
Snag is August is Ramadan but the staff carry on not drinking or eating in day light in 46 degrees - if you visit Egypt you should expect some of them to be hot and a bit stressed/short - its their tradition so we should respect it.
I plan to return again next year!
If you want true luxury for for a ShangriLa or Regent Hotel.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included