Staying at the sharm resort/plaza now. 27 may 2013
Sat in reception writing as its 3 million degrees outside and fancy a chill break.
We have been here now for 1 week, and now finding out the scams of the hotel !!!!
First scam is the reps of red sea holidays ,
if you want to book a trip "DON'T" they pay the hotel a commission so you pay more than double . £50 boat trip at the hotel, £20 booked outside. All the trips are from the same people you sit next to the person who pays £20!!!
Want a taxi !!!!!
If you want one that can come in or out of the hotel you have to use red sea holiday taxis that charge more than DOUBLE again !!!! £10 hotel charge £3 local charge !!!!
So if you want a local taxi you have walk outside the hotel gates and get dropped off there !!! 2/3 min walk. Same if you book a trip from outside the hotel !!! Your choice !!!!!
The hotel itself is ok at the price you pay, don't expect great and you will love it.
Food as been ok, mass shortage of plates glasses ect. Must be expensive !!!!
I have had to laugh as its the first time I have queued up for my dinner !!!! Old butlins camp or school !!!!!! Very busy at the moment.
Snorkelling at the hotel beach is fantastic as long as a boat does not run over you !!! Keep your eyes out for everything here !!!! Do not trust the staff just because they are there !!!! Was on a boat trip yesterday and the boat next to us fired up there engines and swept to swimmers 200 meters away in fast waters!!! The Poor swimmers looked like they had swam to Egypt by the time they got back, and the boat staff just watched !!!
The locals/staff do not care if you live or die as long as you spend money !!!!!!
Always be on your guard and everything will be fine.
Rooms are nice and clean, tv air con ect.
You may be asked about the hotel by "guest team" don't waste your breath.
Drinks are generally warm beer coke ect think they have one ice bucket a day.
Most of the staff are nice they are even nicer when you tip them !!!! I give a couple of quid at meal times and always get good service when they see you !!!
Pool and sun loungers are of the mythical kind here !!! If you are a early bird at 7 in the morning you will get a lounger if you make a bee line for were you want one beach/pool ect later than 8 am not a lounger to be found .
The hotel says that if it's not been used for over 1 hour they will remove the towels !!! "[--]" we have watched and asked and some can stay all day with towels on and nobody uses them !!!
Not payed the beach guy any money yet but I think if i do I will get a lounger !!!!
money talks here as it does all over the world but at least it only takes a few quid here, be prepared to spend a extra £50 and the hotel is yours .
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