CLUB CALIMERA Habiba Beach
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... at work, this is what I will be dreaming of. When I worship and praise God, this will be a constant reminder of His beauty. "The seas have lifted up, O Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-the Lord on high is mighty." Psalm ...
Moved to Little Brother at about 05:00 in the morning! Briefing at around 06:30 then off in a Rib for our first dive along the East side of the island. Saw a couple of Threshers, a small White Tipped Reef and a Grey Reef Shark. All managed to get back to the boat quite ...
Arrive at Big Brother in the early hours of the morning and were woken at 05:30!! Our first dive was on the SE Plateau, a very mild current running south along the reef to plateau, dropped down to about 34M, hung around in the blue and we're rewarded with a beautiful Thresher shark gracefully swimming by. After a few minutes hanging around we started back along the reef wall and we're escorted by a very friendly Napoleon ...
After breakfast and a dive briefing, our check dive was at Abu Dabab 3; pleasant first dive, all OK. Second was at Elphinstone; nothing much to report, not what it used to be like. Early dinner, then an 8hr rather bumpy cruise to the ...
... uninteresting. The most eventful part was when the driver and guide tried to find a place to allow us to have a much needed washroom break. There was a purpise built facility another hour down the road but some of us could not wait and many place were not keen to allow non Egyptians in there business. He finally found one that would allow the women but not the men. The locals had their entertainment of the day when they ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews CLUB CALIMERA Habiba Beach Marsa Alam
Stayed at this Hotel for 2 weeks 22 June - 06 July 2006. The hotel is located about 30 - 45 mins away from the airport so one of the things that you will notice is the lack of noise from aircraft and vehicles. We stayed in a twin bedded room en suite the standard of cleanliness and fitting were very good and the air conditioning was very effective and easy to use. One of the things i liked about this hotel was that the food was the best I have had on an all inclusive hoiday with a good variety of dishes each day. They cater for the European visitor so you wont get bacon and eggs for breakfast, but we did have roast beef !!!!! The staff are very friendly from the General Manager down all make a point of talking to you and are very polite and helpful, you can if you are so inclined go on a tour of the kitchens to check how clean they are. I should also mention the the Thomas Cook Rep Andrea who lives at the hotel is otstanding and goes out of her way to look after her guests (wicked).
Wir kamen am 21. April im Calimbra Habiba an und sind dann für zwei Wochen, bis zum 4. Mai 2006, geblieben. Das Hotel ist der perfekte zum entspannen und relaxen. Die Unterkunft war sauber und hatte alle nötigen Einrichtungen. Einzig auszusetzen war, dass die Dusche nicht immer heiß war, was aber nach einem harten Faulenzertag nicht so schlimm war. Die Pools, es gab zwei, waren exzellent und hatten beide eine Bar, man musste also nicht groß rumlaufen. Das Personal war sehr aufmerksam und das Essen sehr gut. Wenn Sie All Inclusive buchen, so wie wir, dann können Sie von morgens bis abends so viel und so oft Sie wollen essen und trinken. Der Strand besteht aus 400 Meter sauberen Sand und das Schwimmen dort ist sicher. Wir verbrachten zwei wunderbare Wochen dort, ich kann dieses Hotel nur jedem empfehlen, der einmal so richtig abschalten und sonst gar nichts will. Wir hoffen, noch dieses Jahr wieder dort hin zu fahren. Es gibt aber dort im Moment keine Möglichkeit, Travellers Cheques zu tauschen, Sie müssen also Bargeld dabei haben. Es gibt aber auch im Moment dort nur wenige Läden, wo Sie ihr Geld auch ausgeben könnten. Es werden aber welche gebaut, die in ein paar Monaten auch aufmachen sollen.
Ich hatte mir vorher ein wenig Sorgen gemacht, denn das Hotel hatte es vor kurzem aufgemacht und ich wusste nicht allzu viel darüber. Es hat eine schöne Lage, ist in die Landschaft sehr schön eingebettet und sieht sehr gut aus, wenn man bedenkt, dass es erst seit ein paar Monaten auf hat. Das Personal war sehr hilfsbereit und sehr freundlich. Die Mahlzeiten werden in einem Büfettrestaurant eingenommen. Die Qualität des Essens war sehr gut. Es gibt auch libanesische, italienische und Fischrestaurants, wo man ein Rabatt auf eine Mahlzeit bekommt. Ich kann den Libanesen empfehlen. Dort bekam man ein exzellentes 3-Gänge-Menü mit Getränken für zwei Personen für 40 Euro. Im Vergleich zu anderen ägyptischen Hotels sind die Getränke von guter Qualität, die alkoholischen Getränke und der Wein sind alle trinkbar und auch das Bier war gut. Im Hotel findet man viele Freizeitaktivitäten vor, man kann dort zum Beispiel mit sehr guten Pioneer-Tauchern Tauchen gehen. Ich war bereits zum siebten Mal in Ägypten und dieses war wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel. Wir haben unseren Urlaub sehr genossen und hoffen in diesem Jahr noch einmal dort hin zu fahren.
Went to the Camilera Habiba with my wife and teenage daughter.
Initially I was a bit worried as the hotel was late opening and I knew little about it. However there was no need for any concern as the hotel is fantastic. It is nicely laid out and very attractive considering it has only been open a couple of months. The staff are extremely helpful and very friendly. The meals are taken in the buffet restaurant where the food is a very good standard. There are also Lebanese, Italian and Fish Restaurants where you receive discounts off the price of the meal. I can recommend teh lebanese where we had a excellent three course meal and drinks for two which cost £25. Compared to other Egyptian hotels the drinks are very good the spirits and wine are all quite drinkable and the beer is good. There are plenty of facilities at the hotel and you can dive with pioneer divers who are excellent. Overall after seven trips to Egypt i think this is the best hotel I have stayed at in Egypt. We had a very enjoyable holiday and hope to go back later this year.
Those of you going to the Calimera Habiba will have a great time, every thing is V good.
Give the Wed night Beach night at the sister hotel a miss though, we have never seen a guy in a tight suit on roller blades shaking his butt before and I wouldnt like to see it again!!
That is the only thing in a two week stay we found we didnt like, say hello to Mohammed at the pool bar for us, just watch out for his handshakes.
We wish we didnt have to leave, however we will book to go back next year.
Stayed at Calimera Habiba Beach Marsa Alam for 1 week 4-11 May 2006, flying with Excel from Gatwick. Booked through Crusader Travel, who beat Thomas Cook's price by quite a long way, and didn't try to con us an extra £10 each for the in flight meal (which everyone gets anyway).
We went to the Calimera Habiba on the 21 April for two weeks, returning on 4 May 2006.
Spent 2 weeks at the Calimera from April 7th with teenage daughter. Hotel exceeded our expectations in every respect. Hotel has only been open for 3 weeks but did not encounter any negative feedback. Great location on its own private beach. 3 pools, each with an abundance of sunbeds and 6 bars on site. Highly personal and friendly service and high staff/client ratio. Rooms well-equipped and comfortable with remote-controlled AC,TV with mix of British,American,Arabic,German and Italian channels,fridge stocked with water daily,plenty sockets(round 2 pin) and lighting.Great shower(no bath) and quality bed linen,towels and mattresses.Beach very attractive with numerous palms,bar and no shortage of parasols or sunbeds.Reef approx 500m offshore so beach very safe butdifficult for swimming at low tide.Food quality very high- always beef/chicken/fish/rice/pasta and salads available and great range of bakery and patisserie items. No concessions to fast food here but snacks available at the main pool. Range of fresf fruit limited (mostly citrus fruits and melon) but not surprising given the location.Some shops on site selling toiletries,souvenirs etc and a clinic but this is not the place for retail therapy.Some stunning design in public areas featuring brick vaulting,glass and wood and landscaping generally very attractive.Some features more Bedrock than Bauhaus but complex obviously developing. Some nightlife at adjacent hotels within the same complex but general ambience relaxed and no problems with noise at night.Clientele mostly German and English. All in all a great destination to chill out and relax and you can be as active or as comatose as you chose.Staff and management are superb-professional,friendly and no culture of tipping.