Just got back from our 1st visit to Egypt as a family of 4, myself hubbie, son 13 and daughter 11. We will most definitely be returning-it was that good! Here are my views of our great 2wks:
We arrived at our hotel at 9pm local time to be greeted by the great staff who swiftly saw to our check in and had our cases taken straight to our room. The hotel lobby area is lovely and spacious with a bar area to the left and to the right were the Asian restaurant, shops and sports bar. Down stairs is where the first choice reps, American restaurant and main buffet restaurant can be found.
We stayed in swim up room 2102 which was absolutely lovely! Well worth the extra ££. King size bed was big enough for the 4 of us! But there was also a partitioned area which held the 2 single beds for the kids. Hair dryer was found in one of the drawers btw. We phoned reception and asked them to empty the mini fridge and bring us an iron and ironing board which they did promptly. Our room was clean by Abdelhamed who was lovely and left us lovely towel art but more importantly fresh towels everyday and changed the bedding every other. Anything we needed he got for us without hesitation.
The hotel had one main pool where they started the day at 10 am with the animation team. Kids waterpolo, followed by adults waterpolo and then aqua aerobics...great fun. The team were fantastic sports and great with the kids. There was also yoga first thing on the wooden decking area which was great. Then you had the wave pool which was fab, the kids water area, slides and flow rider and last but not least the lazy river...my fave! The hotel was at full capacity and we headed down for us beds before we went to breakfast at 9am. By then everyone who wanted the same space every single day had their towels down but we were happy to sit anywhere so if we couldn't see any beds free the towel guys found some and we got good spots everyday we were at the pool. Some ppl tipped the guys and they put their towels down for them but I'm not that sad!
The main buffet restaurant was pretty much the same as any other all inc. we've been to- bread island, salad station, dessert section, hot food area, spaghetti station and a pizza making area as well as a small kiddies section. With 3 fussy eaters we were always able to get a good meal! They also had an American restaurant and an Asian restaurant. We stayed for 2wks and were given 2 admissions to both over our stay which we used.
Yes, it was quite poor but the animation team did the best they could and we had a great laugh! Kiddies film at 7pm in the sports bar followed by kids disco at 8.30 with various other goings on throughout the week (bingo, karaoke etc) it's supposedly a general thing throughout Egypt but we took a pack of cards down with us and had some fun with the staff whilst drinking cocktails! Mohammed from the lobby bar deserves a mention because he was wonderful to us throughout our entire stay!
We were situated just 15 minutes from the airport and if u turned left at the hotel u could find McDonald's, KFC, TGI Fridays, burger king and the viva bar and bus stop bar. The had a great pharmacy that had their prices on the packaging so u didnt get ripped off! Also across the road was the metro supermarket which again had the prices on the items and HSBC bank. Soho square was a 20 min drive away and Namma bay about 35 mins away.
We did a few over our 2wk stay and after much research we booked through Time Tours who are situated in La Strada mall, behind burger king. Mohammed darwish Ahmed was the man to see and we would recommend him to anyone that wants to do some trips during their stay.
Quad biking, Cairo by air, dolphin show and swim, glass bottom boat and soho square.
Overall we had a fabulous 2 wk stay and would all love to visit again...the people that moan about grout and tiling should spend their 2wks staying at a DIY store rather than go abroad. It could cause problems in 10 years time when things will need addressing but for anyone going in the next few years, ignore the bad comments and have a fantastic holiday because we certainly did!! And we'll be back again... :0)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel the dynamic pulse the moment you walk into the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort. It is home to the most prestigious aqua park resort in the fashionable Nabq area on the Red Sea. The aqua park entertains guests with: Boomerang and the Speed/Bowl slides. On top of that, you can race down the multi-laner or go for something calmer like the lazy river. But the real big boy has to be the flowrider ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Sea Splash Hotel Nabq Bay
- Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay