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“SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort April 2012”

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SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort
Ranked #7 of 68 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 3, 2012

What an excellent hotel, the staff are fantastic, very friendly and the Hotel Conciege will sort any problems you have quickly and efficiently. My wife and I were there with friends on our honeymoon and the service was fantastic,the room was beautiful and right on the beach. The Italian Restaurant does the best steak ever and the buffet restaurant food is very good, BUT, please be aware that long trousers must be worn in all restaurants at night.
I never go back to the same hotel but, i would recommend this hotel to all and i would definitely pick another Sentido Hotel.

Room Tip: We had room 101 and it was well away from the lobby area and very quiet
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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orientaldream, Manager at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2012

Dear Graham,

Thank you for your complimentary review following your recent stay with us.We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed all the facilities and services that we provide to our guests in the resort.
We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the very near future.
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

THe best memories about this hotel is about animation!!!The special guy is Mando!!He is so funny,energy.He is high professional!Next to him u cant be sad and cant go to activities!!!He is very kind for everyone!!!!THanks to him veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerry much))))))

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Liza S
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orientaldream, Hotel Management at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2012

Dear Liza S,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about our resort. We are very happy that you had a lovely vacation. Especially our animation team staff is happy to get such a nice comment. It would be a real pleasure to all of us to welcome you again!

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Sentiado Oriental Dream is one of the best I can confirm this. There is a great atmosphere wszczególnie amazing team of animators and their honest approach to people, they like to joke with each and every DJ who know how to zabawić.Oraz individual good music and also each of its sposób.Zagra entertain the music on demand who he loves.
I recommend this hotel to everyone;)
I hope that I'll ever go back there! ;))

Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Natalia W
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orientaldream, Hotel Management at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

Dear Natalia W,

We appreciate You for Your comment about our hotel very much. We would like t thank You and we hope to meet You soon again in our sunny paradise.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon for a week, the room was beautiful and right on the beach, we could literally open the doors to our veranda and walk 10 paces into the sand. The house reef was in great condition with plenty for us to see snorkelling. The hotel entertainment team were amazing, I have never met a more enthusiastic and happy bunch, and they did everythin they could to provide something to appeal to everyone, every day! The food was of a high standard with lots of variety and the specialist restaurants were delectable.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a break away from tourist meccas but still with plenty to do if relaxing on the beach or by the pool is too much.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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orientaldream, Hotel Management at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2012

Dear idive78,

We would like to thank you very much for your enthusiastic comment regarding your recent holiday you spent at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort. We are very glad, that we could meet and even exceed your expectations and you had a very enjoyable stay with us. It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you hopefully soon again in our hotel.

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Ok, so it's a two and a half hour bus transfer from Hurghada airport making it a very long trip from Gatwick overall but was it worth the journey ? - YES. Our first time in Egypt and we were looking for a real escapism location without pubs, clubs and MacDonald's everywhere. Just a gorgeous beach, blue sea, sun and a great hotel with nothing but desert on the west side, so the location was perfect for us. The Sentido itself really lived up to our expectations. We had a lovely apartment, very spacious and with an Egyptian feel, right on the beach front. The food ( all inclusive) was excellent in the main restaurant with loads of choice as they varied the dishes daily. There was always a very good vegetarian choice, a kids choice, an Egyptian choice etc so meal times were never boring. In our view, there was no need to try either the separate Italian or fish restaurants as we felt that the food on offer there didn't rival the quality or choice of the food in the main restaurant.
Around the hotel itself there are three pools and in April there was loads of space for everyone. We could always get sunbeds easily at any time of the day, that goes for on the beach too. The central pool and surrounding area was the hub of the entertainment and acivities ie water polo, aqua aerobics, yoga etc were centered around it, so it was busier with familys using it. However, the pool closest to our apartment ( just out of our back door in fact) was beautifully quiet the whole time ; we had it to ourselves almost, along with the pool bar, and all of this with stunning sea views.
There is so much space in this hotel both inside and out. There are areas designated for outdoor activities ie boules, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, football pitch, mini golf , and without sounding like this is the Egyptian version of Butlins, these spaces are carefully situated within the overall design without seeming incongrous to the overall Egyptian feel and of the hotel.
If we had one gripe, it would be that there was nowhere for adults to go for a quiet drink away from the entertainment and music in the evenings other than inside the main reception area which was , I have to say, very nice. The evening entertainment seemed to be centered around kids and young families which is fine, but for couples and adults, a quiet outdoor location serving drinks would be good, although that said, the entertainment didn't go on for too long.
Overall, we thought this hotel was excellent. It caters well for the young and active, families with children, couples and older people. Nowhere is inaccessible as it's all on a flat level. There is plenty of space for everyone. There is plenty to do. The pools are beautiful. The beach is stunning. The food was excellent. The room was excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The whole place is kept up to a very high standard of cleanliness, including the beautiful garden areas which are attended to everyday. We wanted peace and quiet in lovely surroundings and this is what we found here. We think it will offer something for everyone and would recommend this hotel very highly. Sue x

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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orientaldream, Hotel Management at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2012

Dear Trumpers10,

We would like to thank You very much for Your comment about Your holiday in our hotel. We appreciate Your nice words about our resort. We hope that You wish to come back to Egypt and visit us soon again.

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

I spent the recent Easter Holiday Week in the Sentido Oriental Dreams. We got to the hotel quite late and had a reasonably quick check in. The main entrance is quite impressive. We were given one of the rooms at the back of the hotel facing the gardens, but we didn't mind as it was rather peaceful. The room itself though not luxurious was very clean and very spacious with 2 extra beds for our 2 children. The bathroom on the other end was not nice at all, definitely old and in need of bad renovation. The communal parts of the Hotel are well looked after with very nice gardens, lots of sunshades and wooden sunbeds with soft mattresses. Also you dont have to rush in the morning to get your spot by the pool or by the beach because there is plenty of space for all guests.
The beach is not properly sandy, but has pebbles and is strongly advisable you take some acqua shoes with you as the first 100 mt in the water have stones and seaweed you might want to avoid. After that the water is crystal clear with various areas where you can simply swim or snorkel around the coral reef.
The beach has a bar that serves food all day, I'm sorry to say the qualty of everything there is appaling. We ate lunch by the beach twice and regretted it every time. The main restaurant serves a decent breakfast but lunch and dinner are very disappointing. The salad bar is really basic, the Oriental corner with Egyptian food is very poor with 3 dishes every day, the meat dishes are also poorly executed, we skipped those every day and opted for the pasta corner. This last one had a very talented Chef, Ramsis who made 2 different dishes every day and they were rather tasty (avoid to sprinkle their parmesan cheese as it has a very bad smell). The worst part of the buffet was the fish. We always ate lovely seafood in the Red Sea but in the Sentido, forget about it. They call it simply "fish" so you could be eating anything really, and it was always the same kind od tastless, gooey fish always deep fried and then drowned in all sorts of sauces. As a result we had an almost completely vegetarian week. There is also a Healthy Corner that makes you want to cry when you see the signs "Boiled Beef" or "Boiled vegetables" and a Kids Corner equally as bad where people queue only to get french fries and run away.
Luckily the Pastry Chef is quite good, so if you are hungry you'll probably end up filling up your desserts plate at the end of your meal.
One good point of the resort is the Gym, excellent machines and very good instructors to help you everytime, really impressive. Even the Doctor on site almost all day is very efficient.
Would I go back?
Probably if they changed the way the run the main Buffet and did a bit of rooms renovation.

Room Tip: Dont go if you love seafood, you'll be terribly disappointed
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orientaldream, Hotel Management at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2012

Dear Marline,

We would like to thank You for the review about our hotel. We focus very much to provide our guests high quality service. For your unfulfilled expectations we would like to apologize. Your comments are for us a valuable source of information, how we can improve our services in the future.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

the best animation team and DJ !!!!!!!!!! the best dj ever ! the best disco, music, animation evenings, i'll come back soon i hope that !! i was 5 times in egypt, but it was my the best holidays ! i was with my friend and it was awesome !!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Meggy K
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orientaldream, Hotel Management at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2012

Dear Meggy K,

We would like to cordially thank you for your very nice feedback about your recent first stay at SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort. It’s a pleasure for us, that you spent a very enjoyable holiday with our animation team and we are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you soon again.

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Address: El Quesier Road | 30km North West Marsa Alam Airport, Marsa Alam 84515, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Marsa Alam
#5 Spa Hotel in Marsa Alam
#7 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Marsa Alam
#13 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
#14 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range: $74 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 348
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to SENTIDO Oriental Dream Resort! Nestled in an expansive landscape and 40 km from the airport, this elegant five-star resort offers you relaxing moments on a private beach. The contrast between desert, sea and mountains give the world a completely fresh aspect. The breathtaking sunsets, the turquoise sea and the magnificent coral reefs will enchant you. Unique preserved location for quiet vacation with an array of water sports activities and the desert discovery. The resort offers a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, Guest Relation desk, bell captain, limousine service and lots more. ... more   less 
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