Hotel Novotel Sharm El-Sheikh
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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 ...
... travelers and enjoy getting to know them better. We are travelling with some amazing people, and I will always be grateful for the blessing of meeting these new friends.
We get cleaned up and head to dinner (which includes the yummiest hand-made pita/tortilla things), and then hit the shops next to our hotel. One shopkeeper offers a free cup of hibiscus tea (an Egyptian specialty). My friend Carrie had already tried it and hadn't died, so I figure it's safe. ...
... of the afternoon I took a taxi into town. The wifi at the hotel still wasn't working and I really needed to check a few things out (and let people know I was still alive). The taxi dropped me off in Naama Bay, Sharm's lively tourist centre. At least, that's what it is known as. When I arrived however, things were pretty quiet. Must be the time of day, I thought. I found an internet cafe in a mall with the help of a security guard, and spent an hour or so ...
... sheikh, hey i'll still alive and for that i'm thankful. I got past all the mitary gates and got here in one piece. Next i just hope that the sharks don't eat me. sharm is a large town where Europeans come to dive, snorkel, mingle and have fun. Lots of russains here as i believe the russain govenment has some type of travel agreement and the russian's can fly and stay here quiet cheaply, around 500 euros for 7 nights and flights. since the ...
... on my way, Rusher has no idea I am coming. Upon arrival I am convinced I will catch a cab but in Bristol, you have to call and I dont have the brain power so off I trek with my suitcase to grab my keys from Gaetan at the Bank (a pub) and then off to surprise Rush.
Letting myself in I leave all of my stuff downstairs, sneak up the stairs, into the bathroom where I remove clothes, wash face and teeth and creep in to Rushers room posative I will wake ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Novotel Sharm El-Sheikh
My second trip to Sharm-el-Sheikh this time armed with a bit of knowledge we decided to stay near where the action is.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Nama Bay and is fairly small (190 rooms). Consisting of 2 storey buildings each room has a balcony and has all mod cons including air conditioning, safe deposit box, drinks fridge etc. The rooms are on the small size but are clean and bright. We chose the hotel because a member of the party has physical disabilities that confine her to walking short distances on crutches or using wheelchairs. She found the ground floor room ideal and the walk in shower with grab rails easy to use. Ramps in various parts of the hotel made use of a wheelchair easy. A wheelchair was provided free of charge throughout the stay.
The Naama Bay Hotel is in a good location within easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shopping.
This hotel is a wonderful place to stay. The first day we arrived the people at the front desk made us wait a long time to get our room, that is my only complaint. They were not as nice as I had hoped but at the end their attitude changed. The food is delicious. The theme changes each night and it's an open buffet. The pools are Fantastic! There are about 4 pools to 5 pools. Each one is clean and well cared for. I liked each one of them. The staff I met with was all nice and polite. The beach was small and you have to arrive early or it will be hard to get a beach chair. IT was crowded. The rooms are clean and pleasant to be in. The rooms have everything in them to make you comfy. There is also good entertainment there, Such as shows and music. Its a great hotel and family friendly. I recommend this hotel to anyone.
Great hotel but don't use the spa
We stayed in this hotel a week in February 2005. I liked the hotel and its natural surroundings a lot. Service and staff were friendly but the Egyptians are in general not very polite. To me they seemed agressive and rued. I signed up for SPA treatment and that was a horrible experience. It looks very proffecional but I don't think it is. I was massaged by a horny young man who tried to do more than just the massage. It was really unproffesional and I felt terrified.
LOVELY FAMILY HOTEL
Christmas last year was a nightmare we booked in to a bad hotel called the Halomy, The rep would'nt move us, so I went walk about and found this hotel the Naama bay hotel, the Staff couldn't do to much for us they got us a taxi and helped us move our cases to their hotel. What a difference, We have been back to this hotel last Easter and will be going there in Dec. The hotel's staff are very friendly and can't do enough for you, the room's are very large and clean. Excellent is all I can say.
My favourite place in the whole world
We have stayed at the Novotel in Sharm for two consecutive years and found it to be the cleanest and best hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic. There is excellent snorkelling directly off the beach which is spotless. I wouldnt want to stay anywhere else in Sharm.
Naaama bay must do before you die
great place to stay and eat snorkelling out of this world do not miss this place