Once again enjoyed 10 days at Domina Coral Bay Hotel. We were warmly greeted on our arrival at the Oasis reception by Mohammed Fathi who quickly processed our booking which enabled us to quickly get to our room and then be able to enjoy the rest of the day on the beach after our
4 hour flight from Switzerland. Mr. Fathi was very helpful during our whole stay with any questions, problems or information we needed.
The beach is wonderful at this hotel, 1.8km long and on a house reef. Plenty of places to sit depending if you want peace and quiet, amination, music or water sports, the choice is yours. There are also many pools, but why go to the pool if you are at the Red Sea?
The main restaurant is a bit big and maybe because of the size does not necessarily have a cozy atmosphere. It is also best to go later in the evening when it is quieter. Most people go just when it opens in the evening and I have the feeling they have not eaten for a week by the size of the portions they take (and leave mostly) and in the way they eat, which I find a bit off putting, but I assume this is a cultural thing depending what country they have come from??? Also they all seem to leave at the same time, which if you just arrive at the restaurant looks a tip and the personel don't have time to clear it quickly enough! This was different in the past, but assume times have changed - so go later in the evening when it is quieter! The food is okay, it is a bit repetative, but it is good enough and there is a lot of choice if you are prepared to taste different things and not expect chips! It is Egypt......
The rooms have always been clean and tidy. If there is anything not good, just go to the reception where I am sure all problems will be resolved. Our time was spent at the beach, enjoying time out and about and our room only needed for sleep - We did not even watch TV, and if I so, only the Egyptian Music channnel getting ready to enjoy the evening - we're on holiday.
Getting about - the hotel is very big, so at least they have provided the little buses. We never used them. As long as you are fit and healthy, walk. At the same time you can look at all the
lovely plants and flowers, the wonderful views and get some excercise. You are on holiday, so you have time!
The hotel is classed as 5 star, and in most European countries this would not be the case - but I think the views, weather, beach, sea and of course the staff -which are always pleasant and friendly, especially in the hard times that Egypt is going through at the moment, can be classed as 5 star? All encluvise, again, would be different in other counties. You can only go to those places specifically to which hotel you have booked - there are different ones within Coral Bay, so not everywhere applies. Just make sure you find this out in the beginning.
As I said at the begining - we had a good time once again, and will go back again soon. Maybe it's all down to attitude and acceptance and just getting on and having a good time !!!
Thanks again Mohammed Fathi for taking care of us at the Oasis :-)
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- Also Known As:
- Domina Coral Bay Oasis Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Domina Coral Bay Resort Casino
- Coral El Resort Sea Sharm Sheikh
- Domina Coral Bay Oasis Resort