I went to Egypt mid-August with my girlfriend and we stayed at the Coral Beach Rotana Tiran and I have to say the thing that stood out for me was how helpful the staff were – they really can’t do enough for you. In particular I would say Mohammed Sherif in the bar area along with Mohammed and Waled in the Seafood restaurant were first class. The hotel itself is nice but it’s the staff that make it so good.
The key to having a good time at this hotel is to eat at the seafood restaurant as the service and food in there is far better than the main restaurant. Mohammed and Waled will look after you in there and sometimes they even make specials. I very much enjoyed this restaurant and their company.
The guys in the bar are all really friendly. Cocktail queue is on the right and beer queue is on the left. Every one of the bar staff was excellent.
As for the hotel rooms, they are basic but clean and it’s always nice to come back to your room after a hard day’s sunbathing to see the chamber-man has made you a swan out of the towels
The entertainment is limited and the bar closes at 11ish but in that heat we were ready to call it a day by that time. The weather in mid-August was fantastic – extremely warm but fantastic and we didn’t see a cloud all week. I stuck to the factor 50 and was fine until one day I went on 30 and got burnt. Lesson learnt there for me Also if you’re a wine drinker you can only get that with dinner in the restaurant as part of the all-inclusive.
The bottom pool/ bar area is near the jetty which was really nice if you’re into snorkelling.
We booked a few trips through Ayman our lowcostholidays rep and they were really good although our trip on the glass bottomed boat was cancelled for some reason. The first trip was quad-biking in the Senai desert where they take you out for a couple of hours with a guide. Remember to take sunglasses on this so the dust doesn’t get in your eyes.
The second trip was a boat trip to the coral reef which was lovely. You’re away for the whole day and it takes a couple of hours to get on to the boat but it’s lovely when you’re on it and you get 4 chances to stop off and snorkel or scuba. Some of the fish are amazing.
Perhaps not a place I’d take kids as some of the visitors from Cairo can be loud and aggressive but the hotel staff more than make up for it as they are first class.
Many thanks to Mohammed Sherif and his bar team as well as Mohammed and Waled from the Seafood restaurant. You made it a great holiday for us.
Greg and Nicki
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- Also Known As:
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- Coral Beach Tiran