Wonderful resort, stunning weather like expected went in June and didn't see a single cloud the whole two weeks, first impression was wonderful lobby was stunning, but on closer inspection to the rooms would only give them 3 star if that really need upgrading.
Pools were fantastic we found all the activities at the main pool bar but if you wanted a bit more peace and quite there was plenty more places to sit and relax at other pools and staff at all pools are very attentive especially saide at the pool bar was fantastic really looked after us. Also sameh at the lobby bar was fantastic really looked after us the whole trip he was also full of smiles. Made you feel welcome and special, all staff really look after you, if you give them a small tip they can't do enough for you especially if you tip in English not Egyptian but even before we tipped them they are really attentive.
Now for the food really not 5 star would give the main restaurant no higher than a 2 star breakfast was ok if you like toast fired eggs and omelettes, and evening was Evan worse only ate here about 4 times because food was terrible in the evenings unless you can live off chips theses not much more English food they seem to cater more for Russian and other foreigners. Food at the o grill was much better we ate here nearly every lunch time Evan though there is a very limited menu, we also ate at the la carte Italian restaurant witch was lovely food but again very limited menu. Be warned the Russians are very very rude and will push in front of you in a Que. but if you just take stand and tell them to get to the back they will do unhappily. Also what they class as snacks witch was only available from beach bar only included things like burgers and chips not crisps and ice cream was only available between 4-5, should have been all day.
We was happy with our rooms, stunning view clean and tidy however we did complain about noise after 8 nights of no sleep down to other guests being inconsiderate, and children running up and down stairs screaming and shouting at 1:30am, however once we spoke to management they bent over backwards to help was every good and very quickly offered us other rooms in the level part that was very quite and was the upgraded part of the hotel with its own private pool and also the staff in the level restaurant really looked after us once we moved here.
although other people have said about reps around pool pester you they work on commission so if you tell them you will think about they will come back but once you tell them no they leave you alone, we found Amed of fox safari witch was the horse ridding and quad biking witch we done twice and thoroughly enjoyed both times Evan though Thomas cook advised not to go on down to safety but we felt completely safe both times with the staff that took us out. Amed Evan arranged a taxi to both take and pick us from namma bay and met us there and showed us round on his own unpaid time witch was extremely kind of him but this is the kind of people they are out here. Couldn't thank him enough for the way he looked after us.
And last but least the entertainment was rubbish nothing after 10:30 in the night and what was there was only on for an hour and was rubbish only kind of nightlife for teenagers young adults was to pay to go on trips outside of resort. As the so called nightclub that Thomas cook advertise is aimed at children. Also didn't see why you should have to pay for the beach party and BBQ when we was here on all inclusive basses. And also thought the karaoke was held in the lobby bar should of been in the disco room as not everyone wanted to listen to it.
Would go again but with eyes more open to what is what, towards the food and entertainment, witch was the only two major problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Sinai Peninsula in the "Montazah Ras Nasrany Bay" area along the Red Sea shore, just 7 km away from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and from popular Na'ama Bay with its wide range of shops and bazaars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Melia Sharm Resort And Spa