After mixed reviews about Egypt I decided to make my own mind up.
After a about a 10 minute transfer from the airport we arrived at Concorde and was amazed, it’s beautiful. We arrived at 10.00pm and we received a pack lunch which was basic but welcomed after a very long day.
The room we had was in the topaz rooms and they were very spacious, as was the bathroom. The room was cleaned every day with towel swans on the beds. You have a mini fridge in your room but you only get one large bottle of water a day.
The pool is gorgeous, feels alittle cold but that’s because it’s so hot outside, on our last day it reached 102!
The pool tempeture is checked everyday and it’s was 27 most days. The swim up bar, you can get all drinks in plastic beakers, burgers etc and ice cream, the vanilla is to die for.
You have towel cards which you exchange for huge yellow fluffy towels. As you would expect, sun beds do get reserved but if you got to the pool before 10am you'll get a bed.
We only went on the beach a few times, it sand is little stony. You have to get into the sea via a floating jetty as you do with must sharm hotels.
You do get guys selling trips and staff from the health spa selling beauty treatments and massages around the pool. Once you get abit of colour and they know you’re not interested they will leave you alone. They are very friendly and don’t try to stuff it down your throat.
We went on the quad bike trip and the 3 hour boat trip which was run by bobo's. They were both worth the money, esp the boat trip. We even seen dolphins which were amazing, the captain kept the boat out an extra 30minutes so we could see them.
In the main hotel all drinks are served in a glass which is great. The waiters in the piano bar are great, give them a small tip and they will keep the drinks coming. The wine is very strong as I found out one night but my partner said the lager wasn’t but was still a good drink.
The food was great. There was something for everyone. You couldn’t fault it. On breakfast and lunch time it is the same spread but there is plenty to choose from. At breakfast there is a chef cooking fresh eggs and omelettes, and much more. You can tell everything is fresh.
All chilled food is kept on ice to keep it ultra fresh. We even had roast beef and Yorkshire puddings on the Sunday! The puddings were really nice, plenty of choice.
The entertainment was great by the animation team but once you've been there a week you will have seen it all. The singer is great but as more Russians came he would sing more Russian songs. He seemed more for them but maybe that was because they were all up dancing having a good time.
There is a nightclub that opens up at 11.00pm but as the all inclusive ends at 12.00 you will need to pay for any extra drinks.
There was alot of Russians on the 2nd half of our holiday, they can be rude but not all of them. We did have a time when they were reserving a table with hats, bread rolls, and keys and coming down around 9pm to watch the entertainment but after bringing this to the manager’s attention it was soon sorted. If you want to see the entertainment you'll need to be outside for around 7pm to be able to get a table.
The hotel is a few minute walk from soho square which is beautiful. It’s more up market than narma bay and you get no hassle at all. They have free entertainment on and the waterfall even has a musical show. The hotel does have a free bus to narma bay which will take you and bring you back. You do get alot of hassle down there, I wouldn’t go on my own. Their all trying to get you into their shops and bars and will even chase you down the street talking if you get into convo with them. It is something to see, there are loads of bars and shops, McDonalds, KFC, starbucks etc.
I would defo recommend the Concorde el salam, it is a beautiful hotel, great service, gorgeous food and great location! I would defo go back as it was a great holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Concorde El Salam Sharm El Sheikh
- Concorde El Salam Sharm Sheikh
- Concorde Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Concorde Sharm El Sheikh
- Concorde Hotel Egypt