First things first: You HAVE to remember that when you're booking anywhere it helps to actually check out the area where you are going!
Myself and my fiance stayed at Dreams Beach Resort from the 5th of February for one week and what a FANTASTIC time we had from start to finish.
The minute we arrived our cases were taken to our rooms, not once did they ask for a tip - and that included the entire holiday (we did tip though, but only once in the bar, restaurant, beach bar). We were given some lovely cold arrival drinks, much welcomed after our travelling.
The hotel: Beautiful place, like a palace! Loved having our walks around and discovering all that this beautiful place has to offer. This is Egyptian 5 star and I honestly don't think that people consider this before they book. The decor is beautiful, the reception is stunning, the club was really cool, the eating areas are clean and plenty of space so you actually get a nice peaceful meal. Would HIGHLY recommend the special meal nights they do, we had the grill night which was fantastic, free and were treated like royalty!
The room: Our room was on the sunny side :) if you want the sunny side... then ask for it! The room itself was spacious, huuuuge bed, plenty of pillows, great air-con, cleaned every day and left in peace when we had a lie-in :) , towels always changed, shower worked fine, hairdryer was a bonus, nice little toiletries, bottled water in the fridge, decor was fine, TV worked great with plenty of channels. Just lovely and very peaceful.
The beach: You have to remember that you are at the Red Sea and it is abundant with coral and shells so I would advise taking beach shoes if you are whingey about perfect beaches! However, we loved it, I thoroughly enjoyed rooting through all the corals and wonderful shells! There are plenty of sun loungers so you dont have to worry about lying on shells. There are some lovely little shops by the beaches, Mido has a shop that sells lots of wonderful concoctions, he is an absolutely wonderful man who we have kept in touch with. There are 2 beaches to this hotel. The right side beach is smaller and more shelly, however there is a great little beach bar that is open early, the waiter is absolutely amazing and brought us drinks all day! The left hand beach is much longer, less shelly and is easier to enter the sea. There is a pier here where you can get yourself in to go snorkelling, which my fiance tells me is amazing (I am too afraid to snorkel, DO NOT be put off by thinking that people only go to Egypt for snorkelling, I had an amazing time without entering the water!). The water is crystal clear, I have never seen such a blue sea in my entire life, stunning. The beaches are clean and tidy.
The food: I was slightly worried about the reviews being a fussy eater (I don't eat chicken), however, I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of variety, fish to die for, fiance really enjoyed the chicken, the beef was delicious, kofti - YUMMY! Plenty of delicious rice, veg, pasta dishes. So much bread! You MUST try the crepes at the pizzeria by the beach, I couldn't get enough of them! The lunch was great at the pizzeria too. Breakfast was fantastic! As previously stated, do the grill meal one night (book with the guy at the pizzeria).
The staff: 1st class!!! I cannot thank them enough. Kind, courteous, caring, polite, friendly, would go out of their way to make sure that you were comfortable. Remembered our names and favourite drinks from the 1st night. Always refilled our drinks. I lost my grandfather whilst away and I was so taken aback by how kind and caring people were to us, especially the lobby bar staff. I would like to thank them personally. The cleaners we only ever saw once or twice, always tidied our room, clothes folded and everything. They left wonderful towel creations on our bed :) something that I would expect on a honeymoon! We had a fantastic photo shoot, it was lots of fun and came back with some absolutely amazing photos! Get haggling!
Upon leaving, everybody who we had met made a point of saying goodbye and that they hope to see us again. Our bags were taken downstairs for us, which took a lot of hassle away. We were able to use the All Inclusive facilities even after check out, also we were able to keep our towel cards which was really nice as we could use the beach, pool area and showers until we were ready to go.
I would like to thank Dreams Beach Resort for such a perfect holiday. We had a lovely, fun and relaxing time here. I am gutted we had to leave! We definitely will be back again! Thank you Dreams Beach :)
I would recommend this resort for people who don't mind not being able to walk out of the hotel and discover the surroundings, it really is in the desert! As stated before: check out the area! There are loads of fantastic things to do here, even though it appears to be just desert! The quad biking trip was FANTASTIC, stay for the BBQ and the Bedouin show, £35 pound each for the entire afternoon and evening! I had the time of my life on those quads!
I thoroughly recommend travelling the area, Hurgada, Safaga etc.
Egypt is such a beautiful and real place. We love it!
Don't worry about being harrassed. We never really were and this was something I was very worried about, having been to Turkey and getting tormented to death! Egyptian people are happy, warm, caring and genuine. We will see you soon!
Unfortunately I cannot comment on the spa, but it looked great :)
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