Having just returned from a 16 day holiday at the Viva Sharm (this is our 4th visit - why change hotels if you love this one), started coming to the hotel in 2011 and since then have seen changes for the better. The accommodation in the new block (quieter poolside) is modern and airy with a good sized balcony overlooking the pool. Only downside, you are shaded from the sun (if you want to be baked on the balcony then request main pool side !!) but to have shade is a welcome bit of bliss. All rooms have air conditioning and a small fridge. You can not fault the politeness and attentiveness of the staff, well mannered and professional from the housekeepers, chefs, waiters, reception staff, barstaff & pool attendants, oh and the managers of course who keep them all in check to ensure the guests are happy with the service they are receiving.
The food variety caters for all, buffet breakfast with freshly cooked omelettes, fried or scrambled egg, vast variety of pastries, salad bar with cold meat, cheese, cereal and hot buffet egyptian style. Lunch has a variety of Rice or Pasta dishes, Burgers & Chips, Salads, Soup and vast variety of breads. Evening Meal is also buffet style, Salads, Soups, Choice of different meat or fish dishes every night (beef "carvin" (egyptian spelling for carvery), chicken, even duck, meat pie and an egyptian BBQ once a week with Chicken and Kofta (absolutely delicious).
The only downfall . . . . . . If you have booked on an All Inclusive deal check with your agents before you travel as the A/I times and conditions were changed as of May 1st 2013 to the following: 10.00hrs – 17.00hrs & 18.00hrs – 22.00hrs. We were assured the agents were contacted by email over 1 month ago but as a result had not contacted all their clients before departure & not all of the websites have as yet been updated to include this new information. Do not let this put you off this hotel . . . . . budget accordingly after 22.00hrs as you will have to pay for your drinks.
Sorry Olivia early morning stretching, darts are not on the holiday agenda but I know you had plenty of other younger takers eager to stretch their limbs and test their accuracy of throwing a "pointy" thing after a night & early morning on the booze !! Good luck to ya and Adam x (from the "ol cleaning lady" ...guessed who yet . . hint ...)
Its not just the staff that make this hotel what it is , thanks also have to go to the friendly guests of all nationalities who are willing to talk & smile to everyone, coz even a smile in the morning goes such a long way to making the holiday enjoyable, this hotel brings out the best in everyone.
Looking forward to returning in Oct / Nov so see you all then and thanks to all the Viva Team for such an enjoyable holiday . . . . . (can't wait till then really, but have to fit in with work & holiday dates available).
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Viva Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Falcon Hotel Viva Sharm
- Falcon Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Falcon Inn Viva Sharm El Sheikh