Well having just returned from the Dreams Beach I can honestly say it was a FANTASTIC place,after reading some reports on Trip-Advisor we were not to sure exactly what we were in for,some reports were poor most were good,We travelled from manchester to the NEW Marsa airport and on to the hotel off the bus and checked in easy and quick then we were shown to our room and it was clean and cool 2 large single beds 2 arm-chairs and a coffee table the dressing table had the TV on a swivel base and that was about it (ample for a hotel room,the bathroom had the bath/shower a basin hair-dryer toilet and bede marble and tile and again spotless with clean towels daily,out to the balcony 2 chairs and a table looking on to the cntral boat lagoon with 4 plunge pools out side the blocks of rooms (for a dip in the summer) all in all vrey good impression to start the holiday.
The restaurant was the next stop and it was quite small/dark but there was an outside covered eating area where the grilled food was cooked in side the choice was OK but could be better salads/pasta soups and about 10 main dishes and potatoes and veg a little repetative over the week and food for most tastesso no need to go hungry and the breads and sweet were there to fill you upand quite a choice.there were also some satalight eaterys a Italian a grill and the Bedouin experiance also a fish restaraunt some you payed for All in all food is 7 out of 10.
Then the barr area in the foyer was a bit small quite crowded attimes (and the hotel was not full) so when full it will be very crowded,the staff throught the hotel were very polite and helpful and liked a bit joke with the guests tables were cleaned of empties all the time and clean ash-trays put on tables at the same time quite a pleasent area with a singer every night who mingled with the guests and invited then to join in but did not push you to participate all in all very good.
The pool area was also clean with astro turf around it plenty beds and the towel boys were very quick off the mark when you walked to your chosen spot they were there with towels and the pool bar was handy for drinks and snacke with waiters brining you drinks if you wanted and as always with all hotel staff a small tip now and then was a good way to thank them for a small service to make your holiday very relaxing.
The beach was split into 2 with beds and wind-breaks for the breeze the sea was warm but only for a paddle as the Life-guard stopped you going too far in because the Reef is protected and to swin for proper you had to enter the water via the jetty which was out into deper water to protect you and the reef as it is like all coral dangerous and can give a nasty cut.
Apart from the hotel there is nothing else near and if you want shopping the nearest village(1 street) is 30mins away by taxi or shuttle bus it is out on it's own for a quiet break (what we wanted) to do a trip/tour most places are 2hours away not what we wanted so we stayed put may-be if we had 2weeks we would have took a tour would have loved a visit ti The Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings but this was a 6hour bus ride away and would be a long haul trip.
Now don't get me wrong we knew what we had booked and it was what we wanted A SHORT RELAXING WEEK in the sun and we got exactly that all i all a great holiday good hotel pleasent staff and clean worth a visit befor it gets like Sharm (built-up) it is a place we would not hesatate to visti again.
And I know some reports are the oposite of mine but every one is different and most reports on this hotel are Good so give it a try and enjoy
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