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Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Nabq Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We returned from our holiday on Wednesday 4th Sept after a week spent in the resort.

We arrived late on the Wednesday and were taken straight to the restaurant. This was nice but having with us a six year old who just wanted to go to sleep lead to a tiring time in the restaurant. Maybe a choice of going to your room could be given. We were then taken to our room after filing forms in not easy when your tired and have a tired six year old. When we got to the room we were impressed with its size. We had a family suite room 1102 on the ground floor. Initial impression was rooms were nice but need redecoration. Wires hanging from casing in bedroom and bedroom furniture needs revamping. All in all though nice and clean and air conditioning brilliant.

After a good night's sleep we woke to a beautiful view and lovely weather. Breakfast had a fab choice and all in all food excellent.


The pools are clean but again need revamping. We understand the lazy river where we spent most of our time is being shut on 9 Sept to be revamped.

A tip if you are taking a young child buy some swim shoes as this prevents any slipping in the pool and especially on the pirate ship. The water slides are brill and the life guards are excellent. A special thanks to Omar who was great. The Thomson entertainment by the pool was good but the downside was the evening entertainment which felt like you were experiencing some kind of parallel universe! Appreciate the reps do their best so its not their fault.

Downside to the holiday was the constanl demand for tips not from hotel staff but from driver of bus when we arrived at airport then again on any trips and again on way home. Outside hotel I think the shop owners are obviously struggling as very few tourists about. Felt very pressured to buy and maybe if they relaxed a bit they would sell more. A few of them did ask us where all the tourists were.

Make sure if you go to this hotel you visit the beach and walk out into the sea and experience the amazing sea life.

Flights were very boring with no entertainment. Thomson need to sort this out and their entertainment at the hotel to maintain their reputation however.

All in all an excellent holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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HHeikal, Public Relations Manager at Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to spend your holiday at the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

Thank you also for the recognition of our standards and your kind words about the efficiency and friendliness of our staff; your compliments will definitely be shared with the team.

Look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,

Hanan Heikal
Regional Director of Public Relations
Coral Sea Hotels - Resorts - Nile Cruises

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

i went there with my family and it was my first time going to Egypt and i was a little nervy going due to all the chaos that happened in cario luckily it was an eight hour drive from sharm so we were all safe my first impressions of the hotel were pretty good the staff and the porters give you a warm welcome when you come come in they bring your luggage to your hotel room as well wich was pretty cool the thomson staff and entertainment crew were awesome with the entertainment crew there meli, chels and danni you are in good hands also the kids club crew who helped my little brother when he was at the kid clubs and the barstaff are pure legends the likes of nabil ,abdo ibraham and the others are like brothers from other mothers lol they make sure they provide you with plenty drinks throughout your stay the rooms were very good very cool the porters provide with nice towel art when you come in the room after a long day at the pool my fave was a person doing gangnam style lol the food is good you get your buffett restaurant also a american and asian restaurants the buffet offer different style meals every day even check out there bbq so i recommend anyone staying at the coral sea aqua resort in sharm el sheikh in eygpt trust me folks you will get your moneys worth also with been all inclusive i would rate 11 out of 10 if i have to lol

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Joe-Scott-1989
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HHeikal, Public Relations Manager at Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to spend your holiday at the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

Thank you also for the recognition of our standards and your kind words about the efficiency and friendliness of our staff; your compliments will definitely be shared with the team.

Look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon; maybe next time you will rate us 12 out of 10... Please do let us know once you've booked your next holiday.

Kind regards,

Hanan Heikal
Regional Director of Public Relations
Coral Sea Hotels - Resorts - Nile Cruises

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Following a fantastic holiday last year in Rhodes HV, where we had a swim up room I felt it was a must to have a swim up room going forward. I looked into the HV Egypt but their swim up rooms don't take a family of 4 Thomsons recommended the Coral Sea Aqua as they had a family swim up room. We booked over a year ago, a swim up room and I requested on several occasions by email to the hotel and asked Thomsons to request a room on the sunny side. On arrival to our room it was difficult to see as it was after 9pm at night but I was immediately disappointed to find that the balcony had only two chairs and a table, it was evident that there wasnt room for sun loungers and the swim area was no more than a river that ran from left to right in front of our room. there is however a VIP sun terrace with a bar with waiter service which you can access by swimming over the pool or walking round. Not what I had envisaged having being spoilt in Rhodes. The sun terrace was only occupied by two to three families at the most, therefore we decided not to let this spoil our holiday and we had to get up at 7am to get a sun bed by the main pool which was lovely.

The hotel is only 2.5 years old which to me looked quite tired in places not like a new hotel at all. Although there was four of us we only ever got 3 towels in the bathroom!! I had to beg our cleaner Ali, for more every day which became a standing joke with him, 'more towels' he would say even on our very last day I had to beg more towels as we kept the room on until 6pm.

that's it for the negatives, following the first couple of days I got over my disappointment and to be fair customer relations did offer to give me a sunny area after a week, but once you have unpacked and settled in who can be bothered to move. Mahmoud (on reception) offered us an upgrade on the Saturday but we were leaving on the monday but he had the courtesy to show me the superior family suite which is cheaper than the swim up but far superior. I would definitely consider this next time.

The staff around the pool Abdo and Mohammed made our holiday. Abdo waited on us day and night he was such a laugh. Mohammed pestered us to buy spa treatments but by the end of the holiday we had become quite friendly with him and he was really good fun too. beware the cost of the spa treatments really expensive do not settle for the first price they offer you, you will get a much better deal if you barter with them.

The restaurant had plenty to offer you would never go hungry, BBQ was on most days salads, chips (home made chunky chips), breads, pizzas you name it very good.

By day the slides are amazing love the boomerang, wave pool, flow rider, mainpool plenty to do. The entertainment team (Thomsons) very poor. Didn't enjoy the evening entertainment, so we spent most of our time in the lobby bar which was air conditioned and we made some amazing friends as this gave us chance to have a good chat. the last night of our holidays Abdo was giving out shots and the violinist was superb. we had our very own leaving party everyone dancing the atmosphere was electric. Representation from Thomsons in the hotel was very poor, no where near the standard the HV reps. I was told that the hotel was much better before Thomsons took over, the Egyptians seemed to be so much more fun and sociable.

Thomsons excursions were extortionate, we were going to pay 120 pounds in sterling to go on the red sea cruise when luckily a fellow holiday maker advised us to go to Falcon Adventures to book instead. it cost us just £70 with Falcon and it was amazing, nothing different to Thomsons excursions, we also booked Soho square and quad biking in the desert. Would really recommend them Max was brilliant.

we celebrated my husbands 40th our wedding anniversary and my daughters 10th birthday and they gave us a cake for each occasion which was a lovely touch. we booked the Asian and American restaurants for our anniversary and my daughters birthday and they sing and dance to make a fuss of you, really good fun.

I would definitely consider going back but probably book direct and request a pool side room or one of the superior family suites would be nice but they are on the third floor which in the heat is a killer.

The resort is great the sea and snorkeling is amazing, you do get hassled a little but just a polite no thank you is all it takes, they seem to recognize you after a while and stop bothering you. The fake bags and converse were worth a look, but I would recommend you buy you bags from Eslam in the hotel as he gives you a really good deal and he is a really genuine guy.

on the whole had a great holiday would recommend the hotel just do not pay the extra for a swim up room really not worth it and price direct as I think Thomsons are really overpriced.

Room Tip: Do not opt for a swim up far too overpriced and not worth it. block 5100 looks perfect.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank mtelford7
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We went to this hotel with a group of 13 with ages ranging from 5-66 and we have had the most amazing experience ever . We have visited the hotel 3 times twice at Christmas 2011 and 2012 and then this time August and we hope to contiune coming to this hotel for as long as possible. The hotel alone is fabulous but the staff made the experince first class, even when my nan was being poorly one day the cleaner continued to check if she was ok throughout the day and asked if she needed anything . Around the pool service was fantastic , reception and restaurant , lifegaurds and groundsman every member off staff always polite and friendly . The entertainment was perfect each night and different act some you would pay to watch! I am 17 and at a funny age to do with entertainment but never felt out of place the main lobby bar ended up one of the best nights has some of the staff (abdo, nabial , Mohammed ) created a fantastic night with a mix of traditional Egyptian and classic music which lead to people aged 2 to 70 ish dancing the night away , it was a lovely atmosphere . The management were always around and talking to you to see that everything was ok. The food was perfect there was always something to eat for the (picky) memebers of the group but there was options to try some classic egyption food . The standard of drinks have increased hugely since we last Visited. This hotel is an all around perfect place to spend your holiday just the right size , it's definatley the best holiday I've ever had and I will never forget , thankyou for an amazing time and I cannot wait to come back !!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Mollylydiaadevonjade
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HHeikal, Public Relations Manager at Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to spend your 3rd holiday at the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

Thank you also for the recognition of our standards and your kind words about the efficiency and friendliness of our staff; your compliments will definitely be shared with the team.

Look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for the 4th time; please do let us know once you've booked you next holiday.

Kind regards,

Hanan Heikal
Regional Director of Public Relations
Coral Sea Hotels - Resorts - Nile Cruises

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have got back from my holiday today and can honestly say that the hotel is amazing . This is now our third time visiting this hotel and I would recommend it to anyone ! As a party of sometimes 10-13 ranging from the ages of 5-65 this hotel suited all age and expectation's. the bar staff can not do enough for you ,very helpful and polite even making me an Egyptian drink when I had a sore throat , not only friendly but the staff are also very funny, would like to thank nabil and abdo for making my holiday amazing! The cleaners were also excellent as everyday managed to come in and clean the tip I made. I could go on for ever praising this wonderful place and as soon as I have saved enough money I will be straight back there , don't understand how anyone could criticise this hotel!!!! Xxxxxx

  • Stayed: September 2013
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2  Thank Jadewalley
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HHeikal, Public Relations Manager at Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to spend your holiday at the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

Thank you also for the recognition of our standards and your kind words about the efficiency and friendliness of our staff; your compliments will definitely be shared with the team.

Look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back next year.

Hanan Heikal
Regional Director of Public Relations
Coral Sea Hotels - Resorts - Nile Cruises

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Just returned from a week at the Coral Sea Aqua Club. Myself and my 5yr old son and a friend with her 10yr old daughter. Great place for the kids, aqua park really good, lots of slides, a wave pool and flow rider brilliant. My son loved the lazy river. kids didnt stop all day. Hotel very clean, rooms are very spacious. Would of loved a swim up room but were all fully booked. Staff at the hotel cannot do enough for you, drinks were served round the pool continually and my son loved the ice cream.
A very big thank-you to all the waiters in the main restaurant. They all work very hard. They are all brilliant with the kids (my 5yr old even served at the ice cream station one night, they also gave him a chefs hat to make him feel special). A special mention to one waiter (HAMDY), he is my sons new best friend. He took the time to speak to us all and made us feel very welcome. A very pleasant young man.
Concierge were also brilliant, a big thank you to ALAA, MOHAMED and ATEL. Helped us with our luggage on the last day and were not put out at all when we didn't have hardly any money left to tip them. ALAA is very funny, Egyptian with a brummie accent. Brilliant holiday, would love to go back. I know my son definitely would. Only downside is the entertainment, not very entertaining for the adults, would definitely spend evenings outside of the hotel next time!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Skev2013
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HHeikal, Public Relations Manager at Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to spend your holiday at the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

Thank you also for the recognition of our standards and your kind words about the efficiency and friendliness of our staff; your compliments will definitely be shared with the team.

Look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back next year.

Hanan Heikal
Regional Director of Public Relations
Coral Sea Hotels - Resorts - Nile Cruises

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Coral sea Aqua Club was clean, the staff were friendly and the strip just outside the hotel hand a number of shops that occupied the interest levels of my family. The on-site slides were proportionate to the size of the hotel, and the lazy river was pleasant. We had a swim up room, initially on the shaded side which was freezing. When we spoke to reception about our inability to use the private pool due to the temp, we were moved to the sunny side within 24 hours! The food was well cooked, and you generally had a wide selection of food to choose from.

As a family, we looked into the choice and prices of excursions offered by Thomson. I must say that whilst the choice of activities / excursions were good, the value for money was simply not there. This point is particularly pertinent when one looks at the choice of excursions made available by Falcon Tours, who were located just across the road from the hotel. Their pricing was excellent, both comparatively speaking and in isolation.

We did a number of excursions with them including hiring a private speed boat and visiting Teran Island, which was a fascinating experience, and one that we would recommend.

I really do not want to end this review on a negative point, but I will. The "entertainment" provided by Thomson was extremely bad. I actually felt quite insulted about the money we spent and what we received from Thomson in return. Everything was geared towards Thomson financially lining their pockets further. It seemed as if guests were seen as cash cows, which Thomson tried to milk at every given opportunity.

if the entertainment was left to the hotel to arrange it would of been heads and shoulders above what we endured.

It would have also been nice if Thomson had provided films to watch on the plane as it was a 5 hour journey. Working reading lights on the plane would of been a nice touch too!

Room Tip: Request a sunny side swim-up room.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Anita R
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HHeikal, Public Relations Manager at Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to spend your holiday at the Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards.

Thank you also for the recognition of our standards and your kind words about the efficiency and friendliness of our staff; your compliments will definitely be shared with the team.

Look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back next year. Please do let us know once you've booked your next holiday and we will do our utmost to provide you with a swim up room on the sunny side of the hotel, according to the hotel availability at the time of your booking.

Hanan Heikal
Regional Director of Public Relations
Coral Sea Hotels - Resorts - Nile Cruises

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Address: Sharm El Sheikh, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh > Nabq Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nabq Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Nabq Bay
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Nabq Bay
#11 Spa Hotel in Nabq Bay
#11 Luxury Hotel in Nabq Bay
Price Range: $51 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 212
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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