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“perfect relaxing holiday !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 74 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Certificate of Excellence
Bornem, Belgium
1 review
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“perfect relaxing holiday !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We just came back from a really relaxing vacation
This is our second visit to Coraya beach and it was perfect again !!!…Thanks to the waiters, roomboy, animators, just thanks to everyone to make our holiday perfect !!!! They are very friendly and extremely helpful. Every day there was plenty of choice from the buffet fresh and very tastfull… yes.. our weight was + 2 kg in one week ;-)))
The perfect stay to relax a week and enjoy all facilities of the hotel. Only 10 min transfer from airport !! The general manager was available to everyone and it seemed at anytime. Highly recommended!!!
We will go again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is my third visit to the resort and again treated like a Queen.
The staff are always welcoming, friendly and polite, the food, plentiful, tasty and well cooked. The resort is extremely clean, well maintained and the gardens beautiful and continuously well tended. The beach is clean, the sea is crystal clear and inviting and even if you don't snorkel in the main area, you can still see the odd ray, fish and other fish life in the shallows. There is a floating platform situated a little way off shore and whilst sat on it I saw multitudes of fish swimming close-by.
There are lots of sun beds around the pools & on the beach, always plenty to choose from, no need to reserve one.
The resort is tranquil and peaceful and I'm pleased that Thomson are turning it in to a couple's (adults only) resort. I'm informed by management of the hotel that from this summer, the resort will become exclusive to Thomson, so you will not find other holiday companies selling to families with children.
I love the place and the staff and can't wait to return in March.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Many many thanks to Mr Saber and all his wonderfull staff for our 5th and best visit to the Coraya Beach Hotel.
For us it is like returning to our second home. From the minute you step off the bus after an incredibly easy transfer from the airport, you are surrounded by lovely welcoming smiles. This continues throughout the resort - the gentleman who brings your luggage, the gardeners who tend to the beautiful grounds, the waiters, the chefs, the barmen, the room cleaner, the beach guys. The executive staff are always around and making sure your holiday goes well.It would be so easy to rattle through the names of the lovely people who always make our holidays such a joy but there are so many it would be easy to miss someone out so we will just say thankyou once more to all. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
We did not use the spa.
John (aka Frank) and Lesley

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This hotel is really really great!! The quality of the food is really impressive, both the evening buffé (ranging from freshly BBQd food to 15m desert tables) and the ala carte restaurant (which has got really good lunches). The service is superb. There are a lot of things to do other than sunbathing as well. The snorkling in the bay is really great, and there is the possibility to do scuba diving at the diving center (with scuba teachers from all over europe). We were lucky enough to have Robert, a Swedish scuba instructor who was great. We also took some massage and things which felt like good value for the money.

This was out first stay, but we will return here many times again as it's a great place for relaxing and diving!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Had to label my own luggage upon arrival ! 5 Star Hotel ! the Room paid for was a Deluxe superior room with sea view, we ended up with a view of an overgrown garden and now sea to be seen, Staff were great & pleasant eager to please. Food was bland with exception to the "Gala Dinner" F&B manager together with the Sue Chief promissed to improve, to be seen. Not much to be seen outside the hotel, taxis are extortionatly expensive, even the ones run by the hotel.I would rate the hotel 3/4 star and not 5 as claimed. Yet it has great potential in staff that have vision.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was our fourth visit to The Coraya Beach and we received the same quality service as we've received on every other visit. The hotel has some of the most professional & friendly staff we have ever met. All the staff are fantastic, with special thanks to the Area General Manager Mr Hossam Saber, as well as Azmir Mohammed, Nina Braband and Mohammed Rasily. The quality of the food is always good with a huge variety available. We have visited the hotel at different times of the year but think that October is probably best, it's still hot but not the highs of August & September. The snorkelling is great, for the first time we saw lion fish, rays, puffer fish & a turtle. We flew with Thomson, I think the only UK company that uses the Coraya, which was okay, however you cannot book an in-flight meal in advance, the downside of this being that of the 5 hot dishes listed only 1 was available on the return flight. I can't really understand why they have taken away an option that would seem easy to control, ie people ordering food in advance, and replace it with "A first come first served" option that will always mean passengers on the return journey are extremely unlikely to get what they want, if anything at all.

Please do not let the food issue on the plane put anybody off from travelling to this wonderful hotel, after all there is a Pizza Hut at Marsa Alam airport where you can buy pizza to take with you on the plane.

PS to Mr Saber - Is it 6 visits for your own palm tree?

Room Tip: High room for reasonable view, not a lot of late entertainment so all rooms are fairly quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Epsom, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Have just returned from our second visit to this hotel (previous visit in March 2012).

The only bad thing about this holiday is the flight - we paid for extra legroom which makes it more comfortable but the food is awful and the entertainment is non existant, We had a cooked breakfast at Gatwick and took along our own snacks for the flight.

Once at Marsa Alam airport make sure that you buy your visa at the bank on the left hand side as you enter- $15 each. if you do not do this the Thompson reps will charge you £13 each on the coach on the way to the hotel which is more expensive.

The transfer to the hotel is only 10 minutes and you are greeted with a welcome drink and a cool towel, We had requested a pool view room above the ground floor and we had a "Welcome Back" note in the room along with fresh fruit and scented candles.

We thought that the dining room had improved - the food was excellent and so was the BBQ outside, There are now 2 egg stations at breakfast which is better as in March this hotel was only 40% full - it is now more about 90% full which means more people at meal times but better atmosphere in the evenings.

We went all inclusive which meant that we could use the spa and gym as well as get all our laundry done for free - great to return home with a case of clean clothes! Drinks are fine but we took our own bottle of gin as the local gin is not so good - also ask them for a small measure as their idea of a gin and tonic is 4 times as strong! The best barstaff are at the pool bar - they make excellent drinks and listen to what you want.

There is free wi fi in the hotel lobby but it is very slow -I could access my e mails on my kindle fire but if you want to go on other sites it is quicker to buy a card for using a computer along from the reception - $5 for half an hour or $9 for an hour.

I would recommend having a massage - but haggle with the price - I had one of the best ones of my life on the beach on our last day - (they have a tented area on the beach or you can have it done at the spa).

We loved to walk around the bay each morning before breakfast - there is a walking trail with 100 metres markers. Sometimes we went snorkelling before breakfast - this is when you see the best fish. We also walked to the other side of the bay some nights to watch the sunset - they have an "sunset area" by the Lamaya hotel.

There are 4 hotels on the other side of the bay with a few shops - if you want to buy anything use these shops as the prices are less than half the price of the shops at the Coraya Beach hotel.

We noticed that tip boxes had appearred since our last visit in March but we prefer to tip our favourite waiters, barstaff and cleaners as we know they get the money, The staff all work so hard for very little pay and really appreciate a few dollars or euros ( they prefer notes, not coins as they can't use the coins).

All in all a wonderful relaxing holiday and so lovely to have some hot sunny weather ( and warm sea) in November to get us through the winter!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort
Address: Marsa Alam Road | Madinat Coraya, km 67 Al Quseir, Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Marsa Alam
#8 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 364
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