I stayed at this hotel last year and really enjoyed the holiday. We booked to go back to Sharm and I stupidly thought we'd try another 5* star hotel for a change. After 1 night we requested a move to the Maritime and it felt like going home. I would say the clientele at this hotel on a benchmark basis tend to be from good backgrounds and they have manners. You feel safe and it's very child friendly. This is important as otherwise you may be relying on trip advisor posts which are from clientele who have different standards of what 5 star is.
The best feature of this hotel is the staff, nothing is too much trouble. If you have any small niggles I'd encourage guests to speak to the front desk and they solve everything they can, to make sure your stay is a happy one.
We love the pools and the lazy river is a great as you feel as if you have a pool to yourself as you drift under the palm trees. The kids love the water slides and raced down them, it's handy to have 2 slides when you are racing....
We took our own snorkelling gear and this was brilliant as we could just go in for short periods even though my 6 year old was happy to keep swimming out along the reef for miles. I don't think she heard the life guard whistled us back as she was too interested in the fish.
The food for Egypt is very good and having stayed here twice you won't be ill from the food, eat salad and ice cream to your hearts content. It's fresh and they take food hygiene very seriously.
The rooms are very spacious however, if you stay in the cheaper Courtyard rooms you have a view of other internal rooms and a tiled courtyard. These rooms are priced to reflect this and actually as it goes dark early in winter and most people go to dinner early, it probably doesn't matter. If you enjoy sitting on your balcony with a view then don't book courtyard. We always pay for a room with a view however, the people we spoke to were happy with their rooms incl. courtyard. If you have young children you may want to stay in a block nearer reception and the main restaurant.
The only disappointment we had was that in 2012 the Italian animation team were awesome and the place was not the same without them. Our children really missed them and the cocktail games. We missed the aqua aerobics, yoga, volleyball and water polo. I understand this has been caused due to the low occupancy as a result of travel embargoes from certain countries due to the unrest in Cairo. This hotel takes security very seriously there are no issues and you will feel safer here than you would in your own home. Please bring the animation team back as they really enhance the guest experience.
The golf driving range is good and value for money, we did not play as we had the children however, if you want to play they will discount the green fee to the resident rate of Egptian 550. They shuttle you to the golf club whenever you want and they do a free lesson on a Monday for 1 hour with free range balls. The pro is very friendly and they will partner you up if you are on your own.
They had an international tennis tournament on and the players were there for 3 weeks, hence I went to the gym once, realised how unfit I was and stuck to swimming after that. The gym is well equipped an the Spa offers fantastic treatments. Remember in Eygpt they expect you to negotiate so don't be worried to barter. To state the obvious if they can host an international tennis tournament, if tennis is your thing, then you will be very happy.
I hope you find this useful.
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- Also Known As:
- Maritim Jolie Ville Golf And Resort Sharm El Sheikh
- Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Sharm El Sheikh