We were at Club Magic Life from 23 December to 6 January. The gala dinners held on Christmas Eve and Hogmanay were absolutely fantastic with stunning displays of food. The attention to detail and presentation of the food was magnificent. The firework display on Hogmanay was great although a bit close for comfort within the lobby terrace with sparks landing on top of us. Health and safety isn’t to the same standards as we have at home!
We dined in all three a la carte restaurants twice and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. It was nice to have dinner served to us rather than the help yourself buffet in the main restaurant.
The coffee shop in the Tower is a must for cake lovers. They serve a chocolate cake that isn’t too sickly and my husband enjoyed the cheesecake most days too.
The hotel itself is definitely not a 5 star going by British standards however, the staff and facilities are very good. Our room was on the top floor of block 22 and we had a great view of the relax pool. The fixtures and fittings in the room are dated and tired and could do with a major refurb. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well every night. Our shower wasn’t very powerful, but we put that down to us being on the top floor. The air conditioner/heater was extremely noisy so thankfully it wasn’t needed during the night due to low temperatures at this time of year. I expect that in the summer time when it would be required all day, it would pose a bit of a nuisance. We had fresh towels every day and the guy who cleaned our room left some lovely towel art for us throughout the holiday.
As others have said, due to the time of year, the sun didn’t reach all parts of the relax pool so it was a bit of a pain to have to get up early to secure sunbeds in a good spot. On saying that, as the day wore on, guests in the shade just dragged their sunbeds into a sunny spot so that they could get the most of the sun before it went down behind the buildings at 4pm.
We didn’t have any massages or spa treatments and although we were approached within 15 mins of sitting at the pool on the first day, we found that by giving a firm no, we weren’t bothered again for the rest of the holiday.
We were fortunate not to be bitten by mosquitoes, but they were very much in evidence as quite a few people had upwards of 50 bites on their legs, some of which looked really nasty. Neither of us had tummy upsets either which was something I worried about.
All in all, a good holiday, but I don’t think I would return to this hotel any time soon as I think there are probably better fitted out hotels in Sharm.
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