Just returned from another wonderful stay at the Oriental Rivoli Hotel, would highly recommend staying here this is the best hotel I have ever had the privilege to stay, I don't normally write reviews but wanted to make sure this Hotel gets the praise it deserves. The hotel is approx. 15 minutes taxi drive from Sharm El Sheikh Airport and is located in a serene area of Naama Bay. This is a boutique hotel which is very grand and ornate depicting an Oriental theme throughout as the name dictates.
Myself and my friend, we were treated like absolute royalty, I cannot give enough credit to the General Manager, Badr Hussein and not forgetting his F&B Director Aymen who by the end of the holiday had changed his name to "Ivan"!!! along with their excellent staff who were outstanding and made us feel so welcome! nothing and i mean NOTHING was to much effort for them. We were always greeted with a smile at all times and treated as though we were part of their family, I have never been to a hotel where the staff are so courteous, warm and friendly.
We were half board and enjoyed an excellent buffet for both breakfast and evening dinner, with chefs who also prepare and freshly cook the main course, there was a very good selection of dishes for guests to choose. The hotel also like to put on speciality nights for evening dinner whereby they have a Fish & Barbecue night (a small charge for this) you will enjoy the food is wonderful and the chefs have taken a lot of care and attention. On Friday nights it’s an Egyptian evening when they arrange a spectacular show with belly dancing, Egyptian dancers and afterwards you will be entertained by Totty with a Disco. For those who prefer B&B if you want to eat out you will find a good selection of restaurants & shops only a stone throw away.
After dinner, the Hotel is very comfortable and relaxing of which they have several bars for Guests to hang out at where the bar staff are happy to entertain and serve, so special thanks has to go to Totty, Magdy & Monty.
The hotel has two beaches you can choose from, you can either walk across the road to the beach shared with Gaffey Hotel, please don’t forget to take a ticket from Reception as this will need to be given on entrance to the beach. We found this to be a lovely beach with ample sun loungers for everybody with bar & restaurant facility. The Oriental’s second beach, Viva Beach, is reached by free courtesy coach which leaves the hotel at 8.00 & 10 am every day with the last coach returning back to the hotel from the beach at 16.30 hrs every day, this beach was also very nice with a very tasteful bar and restaurant in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.
Accommodation, the rooms are so amazing, large and so comfortable, no expense has been spared in the decor whether you choose “Comfort” or “Superior” both are equally nice. My friend was so envious of the curtains she wanted to take them home for her lounge. The towel art from our gentleman maid, one word ‘brilliant’, every day we would return from the beach to our room to see a different design amazing!!!
Swimming pools, you will have three to choose from and you will never fight for a sun lounger or space by the bar.
The hotel also has Hairdressing/Beauty Salon, Gift shop & the most wonderful Spa aptly called "Oriental Spa" forget the guy's on the beach who sell them as this was by far the best I have sampled in a long time & which I found to be very reasonable in price, ambiance was very relaxing and the Spa itself was in keeping with the design of the hotel, being very well managed by Mustafa who is a professional, it was the most marvelous experience.
Thank you so much for the most enjoyable time and I hope to return very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oriental Rivoli is a new 4 star hotel, recently opened in Sharm El Shiekh. It is ideally situated in a tranquil area of Naama Bay, but still only a few minutes away from the buzzing center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Oriental Rivoli
- Oriental Rivoli Sharm El Sheikh