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“samaya was perfect” 4 of 5 stars
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Jaz Samaya Resort
Ranked #4 of 74 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“samaya was perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I recently had 1 weeks stay at this great hotel , food was great room was excellent and the bay was pure heaven ... will defo be going back. ... staff were so friendly they couldnt do enough for us . 1 word to sum this hotel up PERFECT .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We were looking forward to spend a week holiday all together...in family. We made the right choice ! All the members of the staff were cutting themselves in 4 to make us feel at home. Our room was large and very comfortable. Our baby felt very quickly at ease in this new environnement. It was very nice to walk around and stop from time to time enjoying the area with this nice view on this marvellous red sea.
To recommend with both eyes closed !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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advisor201074, General Manager at Jaz Samaya Resort, responded to this review, July 16, 2015
Dear Sir & Madam,

Thank you for choosing Samaya to spend your vacation and for taking the time to write a review.

The Team here at Samaya are grateful and would like to thank you for your very positive praise and comments regarding the hotel and staff.

Thank you once again,

Ashraf Ayed
General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Medium size 4 stars resort on the red sea with the taste of 5+ stars resort. Amazing crew, who waste no efforts to make you feel at home. Very good food with different tastes to match everyone needs. Majority of guests are German makes the resort like a German Club Resort. Diving center onsite about 200m walking from the hotel reception, where you find a professional diving team to enjoy you diving trips everywhere around Marsa Alam. Eliphenstone is the most wonderful diving site 2:30 hours by boot from the hotel where you can see Sharks and Dulphins in the same place. Don't wait and just try it :-)

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Amr M
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Luxembourg
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Stayed here for a week April 20 to 27. This is a small hotel nicely set at the south-end of the bay. I was allocated a family room which had a separate sleeping area with 2 additional single beds and a nice terrace overlooking the outdoor restaurant area. There is a kettle, a TV ( didn't watch ) and mini-bar. I didn't switch on the AC the room was cool enough during day and night .

Selection and food quality were excellent , we did not only get chicken every day ! The personnel without exception were most amicable, the entertainment team was discreet and definitely most friendly. There were quite a number of small children and the hotel became very quiet after dinner, at about 11 PM there wasn't anyone around , most guests went to sleep early. The majority of the clientèle was German speaking and a mix of other european nationalities Swiss, French, Dutch etc. only a few English voices. I wish I had stayed longer.

I came for diving, the weather was sunny and warm during the day up to 30 C and very windy, the sea was rough ! In the evenings temperature dipped to about 18 - 19 C and sitting outside without a cardigan or long sleeved shirt would have been uncomfortable. Water temp was about 23 C according to my dive computer, underwater was murky with poor visibility .

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Frankfut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I was surprised: Wonderful service, excellent food (I'm picky on that point), large and comfortable rooms. Don't go if you're looking for adventure, don't go if you mind 90% German clientele. Go if you're looking for a family vacation around the pool or snorkeling/diving. I took my two daughters, 2 1/2 and 5 years old at the end of March and had a wonderful stay. Day care is 10am-12pm and 3-5:30pm for those three and up including teen-agers. Prices have come down on wifi but make it easier on yourself and just by a local SIM for €15 including 500MB from one of the local merchants. Wonderful staff, very good food. 10 minute transfer from airport but few flights and you never seem to hear planes coming/going. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms much quieter than those facing inwards. If facing inwards then further from the bar i...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I used to take a break at Marsa Alam during Jan and Feb every year to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. This year I stayed 5 nights at Ibrotel Samaya Resort and I couldn't expect such wonderful atmosphere and fraindly staff. They didn't waste efforts to make us happy and enjoying every moment during the vacation. Rooms are amazing as well as the food and water temp. was 23 centegrate during Jan.

We was very sad to leave such fantastic place back to work and school in Cairo. However, we are planning to be back again and enjoy Marsa Amal in the same hotel during Spring this year.

Forgot to tel you about diving. Both my daughter and I had 2 dives on the house reef of the hotel. We saw a beautiful Aquarium and we missed the boat dives this time due to short vacation. Next time we are planning to go to Dolphins house and play with them.

Don't wait and just enjoy unforgettable vacation in Marsa Alam

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Holland
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

We have booked this trip through a German touroperator. It was a last minute all inclusive deal with very good value for money. The Samaya Resort is an Iberotel hotel in Madinat Coraya, Marsa Alam, which is a bay with a couple of Iberotel and Sol y Mar hotels. Madinat Coraya also has its drawbacks.

Reasons for going to Samaya Resort:
- The hygiene is good.
- The heated pools have a watertemperture of 27 degrees Celsius in january.
- There is a free water park with 13 slides.
- There are family rooms with two separate sleeping areas.
- The hotel looks luxury.

Reasons for not going to Samaya Resort:
- There are no regular buses, regular taxis, car hire or rent bikes so you're really stuck on the resort.
- There is little choice of tours and excursions are expensive.
- The evening entertainment is done by the animators and looks rather amateurish.
- Childrenentertainment is very nice but only in German.
- You can go on a tour to Luxor but then you have to travel by bus for 14 hours. You can also go by plain but this costs 220 euro per person.
- Bottled water is not part of the all inclusive deal.
- Wifi doesn't work. There is only one computer with internetconnection, costing 7 euro's per hour.
- Because of the coral you can not enter the water from the beach. You have got to use the scaffold near the Lamaya hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Jaz Samaya Resort
Address: Madinat Coraya, Marsa Alam, Egypt (Formerly Iberotel Samaya Resort)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Marsa Alam
#3 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Marsa Alam
#12 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
#14 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Jaz Samaya Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Iberotel Samaya Hotel Marsa Alam

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