A group of 4 20 something singles stayed at this hotel from april 22nd to may 6th 2013 and had a great time! The rooms were very clean and as expected cleaned everyday.
All staff are very friendly and helpful and are willing to assist anyone at any given moment.
The pool and the pool bar is lovely but the all inclusive alcohol is a little weak but still very much drinkable but for the price we paid it was expected and still well worth the trip (troubleshoot this by stocking up on alcohol in duty free at your uk airport) the pool bar closes at 12am and they leave the lights on until 1am but they are more than happy for you to continue sitting and drinking your own alcohol.
If you would like to purchase alcohol locally, the local shops sell "ID vodka" which is just like Smirnoff and of course loads of different beers.
The food is nice but after two weeks gets a little repetitive but that would be the case in any establishment no matter how much you pay for a holiday.
None of us got ill but then we didn't touch any ice, water, salad, or unpealable fruit.
We also all brushed our teeth in bottled water.
Local supermarkets are good but the best we found was the metro supermarket which is about a 5/10 minute walk but is £2 in a cab! (No matter where you are going make sure you agree a price BEFORE you even set foot in a taxi)
We went out for a few meals and have to say they were all good!
1) hyatt regency (just past naama bay)
Amazing thai food, ring to book beforehand and ask to sit outside. The views are amazing and after 6 or seven cocktails and a £40 bottle of wine and a big main each the bill was only £130!!!!
In London it would've been a lot more!
(The water and ice here is mineral and perfectly safe!) but make sure you are dressed up and men wear full length smart trousers. As they will supply you with them on arrival! Highly embarrassing!
2)Cafe royal (a rooftop restaurant across the road to the left of the sharm reef hotel)
We had steak and mash and again cocktails (mineral ice)
The steak was lovely as was the mash and the owner is lovely and english born.
That was about £30 a head but again lovely!
3)onions (restaurant not vegetable)
Across the road in the IL merkato shopping centre to the right hand side.
Again we had steak and lamb shanks here and it was around £30 each but that was no alcohol (which as you would gather from the previous mentions in this review, is some feat!)
4) Mc Donald's
I dont care where you are in the world you have to keep it real! The food here was nicer than Britain and the selection is the same with many tasty extras, like the mc chicken big mac! Amazing! And still only £3.90. I wouldn't of trusted the ice though and we all made sure we used hand sanitizer before picking up any food with our hands!
5) Hard rock cafe (naama bay)
Good food! Again no ice but not expensive. About a tenner a meal with drinks on top.
Excursions are a good idea but if you are tight on budget lots of local shops have good deals if you barter. They are used to this and set the prices with room for movement) we went to a guy in iL merkato on the right hand side just under the arch called Shady. Nice guy and not a rip off merchant.
We went quad biking which was great, we went to space nightclub on a £20 all inclusive deal ( great music on a hip hop night but the all inclusive alcohol was crap unless you paid for it, which we did! About a fiver for a vodka)
We also went to tiren island which involves getting on a boat and going to a local islands reef. You make 3 stops and get off the boat and snorkel each time. Its good but to be fair the beach that is attached to the hotel (a free shuttle bus takes you and brings you back and beware of departure times) is just as good and the minute you get in the water its like an aquarium-Incredible!
We all had a brilliant holiday and had a great time in Egypt. Definitely worth it!
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- Sharm Reef Hotel... perfect for those who want to be in the town center. Has a beautiful beach and ristorante da maria where one could enjoy the delights of Italian cuisine with unparalleled views of the red sea water and The Tiran island. ... more less
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