We had a wonderful time at the 'Resta Reef' last December. Unfortunately we have not been able to post this earlier as we have been moving house and have had no spare time to give it justice. We have only praise for the staff at the hotel, they couldn't do enough for us! The hotels either side may be grander but after taking a tour round we knew we had made the right decision in staying at the Resta Reef. The rooms may be basic but the beds are extremely comfortable. The room service was excellent and we were well looked after by Mustafa who amazed us with his awesome use of the towels. One day we returned to our room to find a monkey hanging from the bed post. He kept the room spotless and he always had a smile and a greeting for us. On arriving at the hotel we were greeted with smiles and a welcome drink. Our cases were taken to our room by a very friendly and handsome chap (whose name escapes us) but we came into contact with him frequently and he always treated us exceptionally well. We felt very well looked after! The staff in the restaurant were exceptional! We made so many friends, in particular Mohammed who we miss dearly. He is a little treasure and an asset to the hotel. When feeling unwell one particular day he insisted on coming especially to our room with a tempting breakfast and some Egyptian medicine. I am pleased to say it worked very well! The food was always well presented and there was a huge choice. Guests have no excuse for going hungry. The hotel provides food to suit everyone and it is nice and hot. The waiting staff are brilliant, each and every one, and made us feel like Royalty. This also applied to the waiting staff round the pool and in the disco. We made so many friends who made our holiday so very special. The highlight of our holiday was meeting Mohammed who ensured we had lovely clean, fluffy towels every day. We spent much of our time talking to Mo asking him lots of questions about Egypt and he readily responded in perfect English. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him and were delighted when he invited us to the staff football tournament. We had a great time and the staff made us feel so welcome. We felt honoured to be invited and were so disappointed for Mo when the Housekeeping Team lost in the final. A special mention must go to Elisa, the Guest Relations Staff Member, who proved to be great company and even arranged for a cake to be delivered to our room on our Wedding Anniversary. It is the first hotel we have visited where the Manager spends so much time with the guests and makes every effort to ensure they have a wonderful holiday. We enjoyed several evenings being entertained by the team and were particularly impressed with Fabio and Alessandro, they worked extremely hard and were so friendly. It was a wonderful, relaxing holiday. The snorkelling was out of this world. We saw an octopus, turtles and on our last morning several dolphin swam by. The fish were beautiful, the sea was stunning and the sand was soft on our feet. We had great weather and enjoyed relaxing by the pool or swimming off the end of the pier. There are several trips you can go on but having previously visited Egypt hubby decided to go on the quad bike out into the desert and one day we visited Port Ghalib. The hotel may be 3 star but the staff deserve 10. We hardly spent a bean but what we did spend was on tips for the wonderful staff. Thanks go to them for a wonderful holiday and for making the guests' enjoyment top priority. Well done to each and every one of them. 'Go Mo!'
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly in tune with the landscape around it, Resta Reef Resort is a luxury retreat right on the shore of the Red Sea. Resta Reef Resort has a beautiful sandy beach on its doorstep, and a number of swimming pools set amidst lush gardens and tranquil waterways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resta Reef Hotel Marsa Alam
- Resta Reef Marsa Alam