We stayed at Faraana Reef for 10 days in July.
The room was clean and tidy and we were impressed with the quality of the air con. The cleaner was very good & also very friendly.
We quickly realised that we were possibly one of 3 English couples in the hotel. The entertainment was in Italian and Russian as most of the people staying in this hotel were foreign. The hotel does not cater for British people at all. The staff that we spoke to were actually very surprised to see British people and told us that this is rare to see.
We were very disappointed with the food. We expected that there would not be much variation being all inclusive but this was a joke. Pizza everyday? Salad for breakfast dinner and tea? My partner & I were both very poorly (chronic diarrhoea) the hotel staff were very helpful and actually contacted the pharmacy and got them to deliver the medication to us. The grill restaurant is lovely but please be aware that you can only use this facility when allocated. Plastic mugs for tea and coffee, small plastic cups for beer, cocktails, cola. It was impossible to enjoy an alcoholic drink.
The beach was a let down as we had to walk down 100+ steps to get there. We also had to purchase shoes to go in the sea as it was so rough on our feet. We spent a lot of time at the pools. Both in need of a good clean. There are sunken plastic cups amongst chippings of paint from the bottom of the pool. The pool does not appear to close and there were people in and out at all hours - even during the night.
This hotel is perfect if you are looking to relax and not have a conversation with anyone! We resorted to booking excursions and visiting soho square which I would highly recommend! The hotel is very nice to look at and it is such a shame that it is possibly being run into the ground.
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- Also Known As:
- Faraana Reef Hotel Sharm El Sheikh