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11/11/2013 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
We took the taxi(or limo) to Na'ama Bay. The limo service dropped us off at a "friends" store so that we could have a place to call when we wanted to go back to the ship. Of course, they wanted us to spend our money at the store on knock-off t-shirts of the Hard Rock Cafe, or oils/perfumes , or whatever. We did ...
... is it safe, it's delicious! The shopkeeper makes a cup for me and we chat in English. When a Russian lady walks in, he chats with her in what sounds to me like fluent Russian. These vendors and shopkeepers really are impressive linguists.
When it's time for bed, I'm ready for sleep and hoping for a softer mattress. But I'm also sad that our Egyptian adventure is ending. What a beautiful country filled with beautiful people. I hope to come back some day. Now on to ...
... in Naama Bay. Hamdy, my favourite waiter, served me soup and bread and we joked around a bit. His final conclusion was that J is a very lucky man (and who am I to argue?). The next day it was time for some more diving. We took the boat near Tiran Island this time. We did a drift dive at Woodhouse Reef and dove at the incredible Jackson Reef. Due to the current we couldn't go all the way to the drop off point and so I'm sorry to say that the only shark I've ...
... the foot of the Treasury, the famous 2000 year old "building" which is actually just a facade carved into the stone cliff wall. It was quite a spectacular moment. Our guide for the day was a Bedouin who had actually grown up living in one of the caves of Petra, so he knew every inch of the place by heart and was able to explain what everything was...as well as anyone could. So much of the ancient city is still being uncovered that every day they are making new discoveries about ...
... information on the amazing Pyramids of Giza, and any questions you may have will be gladly answered by your Egyptologist tour guide. After you have seen the pyramids of Cairo, your next stop will be the Sphinx. The Great Sphinx of Giza is a mythological creature, formed of a lions body and a human head. Standing over 73metres long and 20metres high, the Great Sphinx of Giza is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Iberotel Lido Sharm El-Sheikh
The Lido is a fantastic hotel: not for kids and not for the (more infirm) elderly.
Lido - Being guest, not another number
Away from crowd, swimming pool at the top, lots of wood and natural materials, rock in the middle of the hotel, limted staff (=instant familiartiy), nice place for dinner, good swimming during the day (you can have 1 hour swimming trip towards open sea part of coast and see some coral reef and fish). I really enjoyed. It is not 5 star, but very friendly and my No. 1 choice for returning.
The hotel is lovely but nowhere did it tell me that there were literally dozens of steps (without handrails) where ever you wanted to go to! I add this review only to forwarn people like ourselves, of restricted mobility, who are tempted by the Hotel description and position. Most reviews I read said there was wheelchair access and a lift. Being in our late 60's and not so good on our feet I thought the Lido would suit my husband and myself down to the ground. However wheelchairs would have to negotiate - from the road - a 6" step, a 10" step, some uneven ground and a further 4" step. The lift would then take you to up to the reception area. We were put in room 112 which meant down 20 steps. The next morning we found the restaurant and bar down a further 20 steps and from the restaurant to the pool meant climbing up a total of 40 steps, then if the toilet was needed, down 20 steps and back up them to the sunbed and a further 30 to our room! An awful lot of steps in a day and even more in a week! There were only 6 rooms allocated to people from the UK the rest were Germans, Austrians, Dutch, Swiss & French Egyptian and Italian all of whom were on All Inclusive deals. The staff although very good were geared mainly to our EU cousins. I would agree that while the Hotel was lovely, built to imitate a ship - all decking -it tended to be extremely noisy at 3am when the stilettos returned from town and marched down the decking overhead! The town was just the right distance away - being within easy reach but you weren't in the thick of it. The hotel food was plentiful if not terrific in quality , we only ate breakfast (which had a great variety of food on offer which is usual for Egyptian hotels) & a couple of buffet dinners there. We did have soup - the lentil and the cream of tomato are to die for - at the pool most days but whatever you do DON'T try to get anything that isn't on the Menu. We had several attempts at a cheese and tomato roll ( hard cheese and sliced tomato) and received amongst other things- a cheesburger and next day what looked like cottage cheese, lettuce and tomato chopped in mayo! YUK! Most evening meals we ate at the Pomerdoro or the Tandoori- both part of the Camel Dive Hotel and brilliant !
Das Lido ist erstklassig
Das Lido ist das angesagteste Hotel in Naama Bay. Tolle Lage, direkt am Strand und weit weg von all den Massen. Da es ein kleines Hotel ist, wird es nie zu voll. Die Angestellten sind freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstücksbuffet ist tolle, es gibt so viel Auswahl. War zum ersten Mal in Sharm und ich weiß schon, dass ich nirgendwo anders wohnen werde, wenn ich wieder hierher komme.
The Lido is excellent
The Lido is the place to stay in Naama Bay. Great location right on the beach, and away from all the crowds elsewhere. As it is a small hotel it never feels or gets overcrowded. The staff are friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast is superb, with so much variety. This was my first visit to Sharm, and I know that I will not want to stay elsewhere when I go back.
Returned from Iberotel Lido on 24th March 2005. Excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms, layout and pool were great. We sunbathed on the jetty which belongs to the hotel so we could get the breeze as it was over 80deg. The excellent location of the hotel ( only 3 or 4 mins) to the centre of Namma bay was brilliant. Will definitely be going again. Have tried to book with Thomas Cooks for Xmas but no rooms left. The night life in the resort is very laid back. Plenty of resteraunts. We liked the chinese which is next door to the thai, and also the dananeer which is always very busy. The best time to go there is before 7pm. Main place for having a drink is the camel bar on the main street. We opted to sit outside but there were plenty going into the rooftop bar. There is one english bar the Tavern but bit grotty. Good atmosphere in Hard Rock cafe but always very busy.
We stayed at the Iberotel Lido, Sharm el Sheikh for a week on Jan 10th 2005. The staff at the hotel were lovely, helpful and always available. We were unsure of staying in a smaller hotel but the quality of service, facilities, rooms, food and room service were all second to none and don't believe any of the larger hotels in the area could have bettered the service we received. The hotel is in an excellent location, almost directly on the beach, plenty of sunbeds, loungers and room around the heated pool. The hotel also had a free jacuzzi, steam room and small gym. We enjoyed it so much we are planning to return later this year. The resort of Sharm is built for tourists but there is plenty to do and see whilst in Egypt. We visited Luxor, tiring but well worth the effort! The people are very friendly, food is cheap and drink is also good value. We stayed B&B at the Lido and the buffet breakfast was excellent. The resort itself has an enormous selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Love this Hotel, it is in a great location right on the beach, two mins walk from the night life of Naama Bay. We booked through Thomas cook as this is the only UK operator that deals with this Hotel. There are other foriegn tour operators that used this Hotel though.We spoke to Itallian and Polish guests, that were all very nice.The Hotel staff were brill i slipped and twisted my ankle on a night out, the next day sitting around the pool area with a cold towel on my foot, i was asked if i was ok. There was no end of ice sent over to me and one of the staff sent my husband to the chemist to buy a sprain type cream, he wrote it in English and Arabic. Within a few days i was much better, and you wouldn't get that in a europe holiday resort.The Airport at Sharm was a bit upside down as it is being extended, but i am told that it is now near completed,i will be returning back to Sharm on the 3rd or March back to Iberotel Lido, and i will keep you posted.
We have just returned from a fantastic New Years break staying at the Iberotel Lido in Naama Bay.