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Resta Reef Resort
Ranked #26 of 68 Hotels in Marsa Alam
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Just got home today, And I have to say, This is the best hotel ive been too, amazing! Everyone is so welcoming and friendly, food is great, drinks to, staff are amazing, absolutely loved it, definitely recommend!!!:)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We just came back week ago from resta reef resort and was so nice ,people are very welcoming and definitely make your feel like home ,food was amazing thanks to all stuff a spacial to abdorrahim ( the chef ) they can't do enough for you .bar staf Ramadan is very polite , all ways is in good manner ,happy cheerful at all the time . Animation team is excellent start from bledi he is very talented kid ,solo is very funny hard working kid .sharlet is very helpfull with anything you need in your saty ,just ask .
100% return to this beautiful place very relaxing and welcoming atmosphere thank you all hope see you soon

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Banito
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

just got back from resta reef in marsa alam everything marked positive in all areas have had just such a wonderful time the staff are amazing and work so hard. made very welcome and treated like royalty. the animation team also a very good accet they work very hard and get everyone to join in the activities. the bar and waiting on staff could not do anymore to help they work so hard and always have a smile to greet you will defitanatley will be returning to this resort very soon .

Room Tip: rooms very nice at the front of the hotel and always sunny
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We'd stayed in Marsa Alam quite a number of times already, but this was by far the best hotel we'd stay at. Location is brilliant, only 10 minutes' away from the airport, rooms were nice, clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the service and reception was simply brilliant.

That being said though the one thing they could possibly improve upon is the food. Cooked well, but there didn't seem to be much variety, especially at breakfast. Same selection every day pretty much.

Would highly recommend this hotel for a diving holiday, but not so much a family holiday. There doesn't seem to be much to do at the hotel during the day, and would get pretty boring after the first few days.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

i have been here 3 times! it is by far my best place to go on holiday im hoping to go again in december. All the staff are wonderful and so helpful. the food is fantastic a great variety even for those who are picky with what food they eat, like me.

Room Tip: go for a sea view
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Just got back from resta reef in marsa alam yesterday and couldn't have wished for a better holiday.

The positives: 15 minute drive from the airport! Every single member of staff was so polite and helpful from the bar staff to the cleaners even the gardeners spoke to u every time u saw them! Every single day u were asked numerous times was everything ok with your room, could anybody get you anything? Where you enjoying your stay, it's the first holiday I've been on where I genuinely felt that the staff really did care about you and your holiday!
2 lovely pools 1 with a pool bar! This was the one we used the most! Ramadan the bar tender was the best ! Had your next drink lined up before you had finished the one you had! Also the beach and beach bar were really nice although the sea was very rough so was always a black flag but that's hardly the hotels fault!
On our first day we had a one hour Turkish bath and massage which was a brilliant relaxing start to our holiday!
Hotel cleanliness was one of the best I've been to! Every single day the room was cleaned and you were left 2 bottles of water! Air con was a saviour left the room lovely and cool! Our cleaner was also called Ramadan and he was a lovely man! So happy and polite came and said hello to you every day and asked about your room even made us a swan display from our towels!
Last but by no means least the animation team! Whether British or Italian both teams said hello to you every day! For us solo, Lisa jay and Alan where the best! Jay and Alan spent a lot of time chattin with us and making us feel welcome, solo is possibly the happiest man on earth never sad or down and always trying to get you involved in activities but none of them where ever pushy with it! Charlotte was also very friendly and helpful and took the time to come and speak to you during your holiday.
On arrival we were greeted by jay Alan and Charlotte and made to feel very welcome! When departing all the animation team made a point of coming down and saying goodbye to you and waved us off to the airport!
One piece of advice I would give if your going the beach party do not touch the mojhito's ! They made us so ill!!

The negatives: not much food choice! Having said that the quality of the food was good would just have been nicer to have a bit more choice! The resort itself is very remote but as we didn't wish to leave the hotel it suited us fine.

All in all one of the best holidays I have ever had made some really great friends both staff and guests! Would definitely recommend the resta reef value for money without a doubt! Such a shame Thomson are thinking of pulling out because it really is an amazing hotel ! Achmed was our rep for Thomson and again very polite and helpful, full of knowledge and happy to sit and chat with you and share it!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

just spent 2 weeks at the resta reef resort and had a reasonable holiday.I will start with the staff the animation team are brill the new boys jay and allen superb lads all the best from matthew hes in bed for a change plus all the rest of the team you keep the place going at times.
The waiters and the barstaff do a great job even considering that somedays the temperatures are a sweltering 45-50 degrees.
The restaurant staff great job ( in general) again good service in harsh conditions which leads me to the one bad apple in the pack ahmed he Is the young chef who serves the b-b-q outside quite simply the rudest most arrogant women ogler I have ever come across in my life . Ask for abit more and he will give you the dirtiest look ever and slam the lid down ,then you feel like oliver twist when all you want is 2 small pieces of chicken instead of 1.I have also never seen anybody undress women with his eyes as blatantly as him nobody was safe its a shame as he really lets the team down.
To the food: simple food well cooked don't expect any expensive cuts of meat or fish or prawn starters etc expect simple food sometimes bland food with little taste but always well cooked you will always find something to eat but I was a little disappointed after reading some of the other reviews but I wonder where some of the other reviewers have been to rate the food so highly.
The all inclusive drinks are average when the cocktail list for a/inc includes 1 called diesel which is beer with a coca cola top you understand if you want a decent cocktail you must pay,cappuchino coffee which comes out of the same machine as white coffee you must pay ,freshly squeezed orange you must pay when you can eat as many oranges as you want ,wine only available in the restaurant when I mentioned to this to charlotte her reply was you can buy it at the bar on buy 1 get 1 free not quite the answer I was looking for.
There are so many tiny little things that if put right woud make this hotel so much better but I suppose you get what you pay for.
Now to the black flag please beware we hit the jackpot 14/14 black flag days with a couple of days where he put the red flag up for short periods of time where at your own risk of being smashed into the steps of the pier or even worse on to the reef you could go in which I did,beautiful reef with plenty to see just very dangerous trying to get out. I don't blame the hotel for this I blame Thomson holidays cause they know that at this time of year the winds are very strong and create rough seas and to still sell this holiday without a warning of the weather at this time of year is false advertising but they wont warn anybody as it could cost them money.
With a few tweaks this hotel could be so much better but still reasonable for what you pay

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Resta Reef Resort

Address: KM. 65 Quoseir - Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Marsa Alam
#4 Business Hotel in Marsa Alam
#19 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Marsa Alam
#23 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
Price Range: $28 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Resta Reef Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 218
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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