We have been to a number of hotels in Sharm, and elsewhere in Egypt, so we have plenty to compare this against. The hotel itself is lovely, the rooms are spacious and kept nice and clean. The staff are very friendly and we needed up having a laugh and a joke with lots of them. When we were there the hotel was about 50% full, which was nice. I am not sure what it would be like with sun beds and restaurant/bar seating if the hotel was near capacity.
The food was good quality and always hot, but there was not a great variety, which I guess is due to it being a small hotel. I asked for a specially cooked spicy curry on Indian buffet night, which was absolutely lovely. Not a hint of stomach problems for the whole 2 weeks, that's a first. It was made clear that individual requests would be catered for, so I don't understand people moaning about the food having not made any requests for what they want. The drinks started off with individual bottles of coke, sprite etc but after about 3 days was served by the glass.
The entertainment was pitched at the right level, bearing in mind very few hotels in Egypt, with the exception of Sensatori have elaborate entertainment on tap. The duo Christelle were easy to listen to, and also nice people to talk to. We wish them all the best in Vietnam and Macau.
I can't comment on the Thomsons rep as we didn't have much to do with him, but we had a lot of dealings with Danielle, the Thomsons entertainment rep, mainly in relation to the many cats that also inhabit the hotel. We took three kittens under our wing while we were there and made sure they we all fed and watered. Most of the cats are very friendly, and if you don't like cats, just ignore them they won't bother you. Danielle is a lovely lady who is moving on soon, and we wish her well back in the UK.
In summary we had a lovely fortnight, and met some wonderful people.
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