Just returned from 10 nights at this hotel with my boyfriend. There are a lot of people saying that these reviews are misleading but I can't disagree more. We booked this as a last minute holiday and the price was very reasonable.. I did upgrade as a surprise for the boyfriend, the jacuzzi wasn't worth the extra money because it was very temperamental (the staff did everything they could to fix it though) but the view out of block 18 was absolutely priceless. Phil and Nabil who cleaned our block were incredible. They did everything they could to help you, and it honestly felt like they had a genuine interest in how you were and how your day was. They left some amazing towel art in our room which had us chuckling everyday. The room was spotless and very big and comfortable.
The hill was quite steep, not as bad as some people are making out, but a good bit of exercise! There was a minibus going up and down all day long, I have to admit we did take advantage of this due to the heat!
The atmosphere around the bottom pool was great. We spent nearly every day here mainly because of the staff that were impeccable. Sameh who works in the pool bar was unbelievable. He remembered every drink and always greeted you with a smile everyday. We visited during Ramadan, so serving drinks and food all day must have been tough, but you would never had known that he hadn't eaten or had a drink since 4am! He was constantly busy but always an absolute gentleman.
The towel guys, Samwil and Mina were hysterical from beginning to end every day. We couldn't have survived without the ice flannels they were handing out, and the pranks they were playing! It was hilarious to look over and see the tops of their heads popping out over the towel hut! They were always smiling and laughing all day long.
There were people walking round the pool trying to sell excursions etc. but they were always very polite and didn't hassle us. We went on the diving trip to Tiran Island with Anar Diving Club who are located on the beach but do walk around the pool with yellow tshirts on. It was the most incredible excursion we have ever been on! The staff were fantastic and attentive, and made you feel very comfortable at all times, as well as keeping you entertained and most importantly safe. We almost went twice, but ran out of money! I would highly recommend this trip to everyone interested in snorkelling or scuba. Ali, who was in charge on the day was brilliant and explained everything in good detail.
The food in the main restaurant was of a good standard. Breakfast was quality. For lunch and dinner there was plenty to choose from, suiting all needs with a different theme each day. The food at the pool bars was great as well if you didn't want to go to the main hall, and the service was very quick.
We also went to the Indian restaurant twice, which was the best food we had the whole time we were there, Mahmoud who worked here was great, and was topping up drinks all night long.
Tipping does help, and the staff do remember if you tip, but even the staff we didn't tip were very good, and all of them would bend over backwards to help you.
My boyfriend spent a lot of time in the gym which was small but did the job, and was air conditioned.
We also visited the spa twice, once for the Cleopatra massage and another for an Egyptian massage on our last day. Both were fantastic and very well priced.
It was mainly English couples in the hotel, which was exactly what we were looking for.
The animation team were lovely as well, and you never felt forced into any activities.
We didn't want to leave, and are already planning our return!
Highlights: Scuba diving crew, Sameh, Samwil, Mina, Phil and Nabil. I have to insist that these staff members are an absolute credit to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xperience Sea Breeze Resort is situated on Shark’s Bay, a prime spot in Sharm El Sheikh. This spectacular beach front resort uniquely boasts its own private marina & offers magnificent sea views with a variety of aqua sports, scuba diving & snorkeling. The 304 luxurious guest rooms & suites are elegantly furnished to provide every facility to indulge the discerning traveler. ... more less
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