First of all, let me explain who this review is coming from. I am a 19 year old girl, and i spent a week at the Jaz Mirabel with my parents and fiance. I will make this review as honest and to the point as i can, as ive noticed people just LOVE to moan when writing reviews.
We arrived in Egypt early evening, the heat when you step off the plane is amazing! a real opening of an oven door effect! Airport is nice and air conditioned, not to busy, and the people are friendly. If they approach you to take your bag, you just say "No Thankyou" Lots of people queued up for a Visa but we didnt. Our bags came through quite quickly and we got on the coach and set off. easy. the Jaz was only 10 minutes down the road, which was handy.
Upon arrival, it looked amazing!! first off you have to go through a metal detector and they check your bag, but that just shows how high the security is, which is reassuring. When you get into reception, its like an Egyptian Palace!!! you dont lug your case around because they take them at the door and drop them to your room. You even get a drink upon arrival too!
Our room was right nextdoor to my parents, and they were a fair walk, but nothing no one couldnt manage, after all its good to walk. The room was spotless and smelt lovely. MASSIVE bed, lovely balcony overlookin the pool and you could even see the beach, lots of towels, a brilliant hairdryer that even dried thick hair like mine, so girls dont take a hairdryer! the air con was VERY icy, sometimes too cold!! the tv had good channels and the mini bar was temptin, nice place to keep the bottles of water that you collect. our cases arrived at the room in 10 minutes. easy
DINING ROOM AND BAR.
Dining room was lovely and big, we got quite friendly with a waiter on our first night, he is situated right up near the buffett at the top, hes called Aymen, looks like a young Michael Jackson and is SO friendly, (Miss You Aymen) The food is alright, obviously dont eat anything you are'nt to sure on. the food is themed every night (Asian, Oriental, International, French......) if you dont see anything, theres always back up of pasta etc. NEVER EVER waited for our drinks, the wine was nice, and the vodka was nice, the food is presented really well, but its hard to know exactly what it is. just be sensible i suppose. There is an upstairs cocktail bar, which we sat in every night, the waiters up there are very friendly, and the Tequila Sunrises are a must try! SO YUMMY! the bar outside the restaurant outside was open the first 2 nights, but closed for the rest of the week, not sure why, they seem to move their entertainment around the bars, which is fair enough. The Animation Team always kept us up to date with what was happening and where.
The pools were MASSIVE! we always sat near where the water polo nets are, which was right in the middle of all the action. in the morning there is Water Aerobics, which looked fun, i didnt take part cos i am lazy, they play wicked music (even Michael Jackson.... I like him, can u tell?) the water polo is fun to watch, my fiance took part n we made good mates. you can always guarantee a pool to yourself at one point, its wicked! pools and like bath water, lovely n warm. the pool bars and really good with ice cold drinks, and the restaurant right down near the beach was so yummy, try the fish fingers, their not like english fish fingers, their better. all food and drink was instant!
ok let me put it this way, you are bound to get SOMETHING wrong, to a tummy ache to being sick all night, its just the way it is, theres no explanation for it, the Thomson rep (Che, miss you too!!) said that every week, one of the reps is down with it, its just the heat and the change of food, the way its cooked maybe cos lets face it, u cant go 2 egypt and expect everythin to be like england! my advise is to drink plenty of water, take breaks from the heat, and know what you are eating. Unfortunately, me and my fiance were ill on the same night, i was the only one who was sick, but once its out ur system and u taken something, drink water be sensible and its gone! 24 hour thing! our cleaner was SO worried about us, my mother was also ill, he wanted to call a doctor, he even gave my mum some tablets that certainly did the trick, so kind, miss you Mohammed!
from the people who work there to the guests who stayed there. The egyptian people all round the complex were gifted with manners and they were so polite, they all say hello to you, hold open doors, smile, work every hours under the sun, 7 days a week, for months, with no days off. i cant fault the people. THEN you get the russians and the germans. the most rude and arrogant people ever, they treat the staff like slaves, push in at the dinner queues, and the woman feel its a RULE to wear tiny thongs by the pool (i felt so proud to be english with my tush covered thank you very much!) you seriously have to just ignore them. i think their the people who do the towel stealing aswell (2 ladies had their towels stolen, so snide!) One morning, the place was totally mobbed with people, unfortunately the scottish flight had been cancelled, well apparently they moaned like hell, but you could see the waiters were bending over backwards for them, ungrateful is the word i think. over crowed beach they said?? yeh overcrowded because of them!!!!!!!!!! ahhh ok ive done my moaning. hehe!
BITS AND BOBS
I absolutely loved this holiday, the whole family did. i do actually remember my eyes filling up with tears when i had to leave and i saw the coach come to collect us. this place is an absolute MUST! i was so worried because of bad reviews, but seriously, people just LOVE to moan dont they?? obviously just because its 5* doesnt mean their gonna kiss the ground you walk on but i tell you, the people made my holiday for me! please just ignore the bad reviews, book up and enjoy.. im sorry i didnt write anything about the beach, we didnt go on the beach haha im a pool girl! if anyone wants to ask anything, email me Jaimeowen5000@hotmail.com, im up for answering anything! i just want lots of people to make some memories there too.
Dont think you can tip one waiter, they cant keep it or they are sacked, they have 2 put it in a pot and have it shared.
The cleaners can keep their tips.
whatever sun protection u have bought? forget it. go and buy one higher. the heat is unthinkable and very deceaving! i recommend 30!
collect bottles of water at the restaurant and stock up.
be sensible, enjoy, and HAVE LOTSA EGYPTIAN FUN!!!!!!!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Jaz Mirabel Beach Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Jaz Mirabel Beach Resort
- Jaz Mirabel Beach Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Nabq Bay
- Mirabel Beach Resort