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Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Ain Sukhna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2011

Booked through Virgin (courtesy of Tesco Clubcard points!) but were almost put off by the unrest in Egypt through January. As the political situation seemed to have stabilised we went ahead with our week's break at the end of March only to be astonished when we were effusively welcomed as the first British tourists since the "revolution"!

We had the transfer minibus to ourselves and the drive from the airport to the highway heading to Ain Sokhna was, shall we say, interesting. I have driven all over the world but I think I will give driving in Cairo a miss - but it added to the memories of the trip!

Transfer took a little less than 2 hours with a very helpful and personable Rep who gave us all the information that we required. On arrival at the Jaz resort, he checked us in and made sure that our luggage and ourselves were safely on the golf buggy for escort to our room - a trip of almost 50 metres. The room was spacious with large beds, its own balcony, tea/coffee, kettle, crockery, fridge, safe and TV. Bathroom was roomy and extremely well laid out with a walk in shower that must have been 4m long - in which an extendable washing line had thoughtfully been fitted.

We were on half board and the food was absolutely excellent. Breakfast consisted of a fruit/yogurt bar, a wide selection of pastries and breads, eggs and cold cuts, two juices/tea/coffee, cereals plus a chef who would make you an omelette or pancakes of your choice. Dinner offered soup and rolls, a salad bar with a huge choice, four main course options (one vegetarian) at least one of which a chef would prepare on the spot, a good variety of vegetables and accompaniments, two choices of pasta with sauces, and a selection of at least a dozen different little desserts, cakes, baklava and fresh dates with various sauces and honies. Presentation was top rate (including melon carvings which are always impressive) and service was good. You will not go hungry! The Bar was comfortable but alcohol was very expensive (£30 for a bottle of wine and £4 for a can of pretty lousy beer) but we did try a few of the non-alcoholic cocktails at £3 a go.

There were three pools, two large - one unheated, one heated, and a kiddies pool. Beautiful setting, plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas for shade. Alternatively, the beach was a gentle five minute stroll - though the staff did at first find it difficult to comprehend our desire to walk rather than take advantage of a chauffeured golf buggy. We had to take some exercise to work off the food! The beach was golden sand with plenty of opportunity for beachcombing (shells & coral), lots of sunloungers and umbrellas and a beach bar providing free beach towels to residents.

Staff at the resort were friendly, respectful and always willing to be of help. All spoke English to some degree and appreciated being able to practise their language skills with us.

Tip 1: There is a small supermarket on site run by exceptionally friendly people at which to buy bottled water, juice and snacks far cheaper than at the hotel. We bought a case of 12 x 2 litre bottles of water, some milk and some biscuits for about £7 and were provided with a lift back to our room in the shopkeeper's car! It was really useful to have a fridge in the room.
Tip 2: If you haven't been to Cairo before, do book the full day trip to the Museum and Giza for the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Ours also included lunch on the Nile and a very informative tour guide. Not cheap (£175 a head) and a long day but worth it.

Observations:
We were taken aback by just how happy and optimistic everyone we spoke to were regarding the turmoil the country had just been through. Their revolution has inspired them all and we did not hear a bad word about any of it. I can only hope that the long term outcome fulfils their hopes and aspirations for their country. A lovely people.

Jaz was very quiet. If you fancy reading and dozing and swimming and talking quietly for a few days, it'll do you proud. There is nothing in the immediate vicinity approaching nightlife. No promenade, no clubs, no cafes/restaurants, no bars. I would suggest a week is probably long enough. That being said, it did liven up a bit on the Thursday evening/Friday/Saturday morning which is the Egyptian weekend when people came from Cairo with their extended families for a short break. If I lived in Cairo I wouldn't mind spending more than the odd weekend at Jaz.

The weather was beautiful (sunny and comfortably hot) other than the Saturday when it was overcast all day but still warm. There is a fairly constant breeze and it can get chilly in the evening so bring a cardigan.

Summary:
The staff and service were excellent, the weather good, the pools and beach glorious and the accomodation very good. The food was superb - though we weren't sure what exactly we were eating half the time. I would highly recommend Jaz Little Venice to anyone who wants a complete winter break just to relax and catch up on their reading. But do take advantage of the trip to Cairo if only to break the week up a little.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2011

I should first write that I was there for a business meeting while the hotel is clearly aimed at leisure clients. Anyway, after 1h30 drive from Cairo International Airport, I arrived hoping to see the sea. But it didn't happen on that evening because the beach is actually at about 500 meters from the hotel... A bit of a disappointment. The hotel is actually located in a huge compound, far from everything. Also, there is no such thing as a city centre in El Sokhna... So this place is only for those enjoying chilling out by the pool or on the beach!
Staff was nice and efficient. I got a large room as all of them seem to be, well equipped, made for warm and hot weather... In January, it is not exactly the case, but I have to say I never was cold. All the room are facing a quite nice swimming pool and none are really far from the hotel lobby (a very nice one!), restaurant and bar.
Food was excellent, from breakfast to dinner and staff pleasant at all time.
Free wifi internet. Meeting room awkwardly located outside the hotel building. Golf course seemed to be unfinished. There is a gym but surprisingly no spa. And no scuba diving around (too swallow waters).
In short, this is a nice hotel to chill out for a few days, notably to spend the week-end when on business in Cairo, but not to spend a week or more...

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

one of the best beaches on the red sea. 5 star accommodation in a beautiful secluded resort. Very close t Porto Sukhna where there is a marina and all water activities. BEACH BEACH BEACH !!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

Well I have just read the recent Trip Review's left against the Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort Hotel and I must admit it was as if I was reading reviews about a totally different hotel to the one that I just stayed in!

After a hectic week in Cairo City, me and my family thought we'd get away to a nice little quiet resort for a few days and found ourselves booking into the Jaz. We stayed there from 20th-23rd June. My initial impression of the hotel was 'Honeymooners Paradise', the layout of the hotel, pool, rooms etc is fantastic. I must admit that I found the cleanliness A1, our rooms were spotless, the only problem we had was the amount of midgies that were going around but the hotel provides plug in moscito sprays so we had one in each room so it was never a problem, I didnt get bitten once!

We spent every hour of the day at the poolside, there is bar and poolside attendants that are very very helpful and were always fussing over us, from helping to move our loungers to always asking if we were ok for food/drink etc. The beach is not directly next to the hotel but the hotel offers golf buggies free of charge to ferry you between the hotel and the beach, on the day that we spent at the beach we were the only people....which was bliss. There is also a private drinks bar at the beach which belongs to the hotel so you are never stuck for cold water etc if required.

Food - well I must admit you will never find a more fussy eater than myself (FACT!). I have to admit that the food was FANTASTIC. Breakfast and Evening Meal are served on a buffet style counter and there is absoluately everything to choose from, from Soup, Salad, Fresh Fruit/Fresh Veg, Pasta, Red Meat, White Meat, Fish and not to count the excellent home little home made cake things that are on offer.....also there are chefs serving throughout the service, and cook eggs for breakfast/past for evening meal etc in front of you to order - brilliant, I ate like a queen and that is truly not like me!

The only downside I could mention about the hotel is the lack of entertainment. We were luckly in that when we were there they were showing the World Cup Football Matches every night which kept the men happy, but apart from this there is nothing....no music, jukebox, entertainment etc?? I did hear that there is entertainment on from a Thursday through to a Saturday, which we just missed!

Also something to add is that the Golf Course attached to the Jaz is still being built and not looking to be finished until 2013...but when this is done it will be a fantastic golfcourse, we went for a little wonder and had a lookie.

For those that like to go wondering then this IS NOT the place for you. There is no-where close to the Jaz to go on a day-time or night-time, unless you were to hire a taxi and travel 30 mins to the nearest hotel, which provides entertainment.

I hope that the above helps you make a decision on the Jaz, as said I would definately recommend this to others - those that are looking for a quite little get-away.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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2  Thank Loopslinda
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

We chose Jaz Little Venice (think Venice Beach, not Venice, Italy!) for a quiet weekend getaway. Jaz is described as a boutique hotel. When we arrived, the foyer was packed full of people checking in for a conference...not something I'd expect in a true 'boutique' hotel. We checked in eventually and went to our room which was more like a suite and we were very happy..until we realised it hadn't been cleaned since the last guests.

We complained and the room was cleaned (the hotel was full and we liked the location of our room so didn't ask to change).

After that, things got better. It was indeed very quiet, more so the second night when the conference people left, but still, nothing to complain about.

The hotel is located centrally within the Little Venice compound, which itself is a relaxed, well kept compound. It is not next to the beach, but there are golf buggies to take you to and from the beach, which is only a 7ish min walk anyway. On the beach, there is an area reserved for hotel guests, which worked well when we were there.

There is no dinner buffet...thank goodness! The food we had was pretty good. Can't say it was outstanding, but we did enjoy the meals. Breakfast is a good buffet.

I don't know how good this hotel is if you have small children and specifically want to be at the beach, however, the hotel has two medium sized pools - one heated, one unheated.

Despite the initial problems when we arrived, we enjoyed our stay and will return.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort

Address: 36 KM Suez. Hurghada Road, Ain Sukhna 1111, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Ain Sukhna
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ain Sukhna
Price Range: $112 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort is the company’s first venture in Ain El Sokhna and offers a stunning five-star Golfing holiday to Egypt. Just 100 km from Cairo International Airport (and there’s even a shuttle service provided for guests) it is within easy reach on any European departure hub and promises a holiday of total relaxation. This Golf Resort features 120 pleasantly furnished, beautifully decorated guest rooms with all the modern amenities you could desire. With two restaurants and two bars you are spoilt for choice for eating and drinking. 24-hour room service is also on tap should you feel puckish during the night. Guests have access to a pristine beach. The lush International standard 9-hole golf course, due to open by end of 2010, will offer challenging greens, fairways and bunkers to suit experienced golfers without putting off the novice. Tee-ing off and driving on lovingly maintained greens against the backdrop of clear blue skies and crystal clear waters will exceed your expectations. The delightful climate throughout summer and winter means this plush resort can also be enjoyed all year round. ... more   less 
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