Ocean Bay Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... from the UK. When we returned to the "public" beach we found that it cost $2 Euro each to use the 30 foot wide access to the beach....with only about that much space at the beach front. Other beachs cost closer to $12 Euro each...so we did like our find.
There were two little Egyptian boys playing and we got a kick out of them and their families.
... could have parted. And they've found chariot wheels in this area. The sea here is at least 10 miles wide. That crossing must have been an unimaginable experience.
After a couple hours' drive we arrive at our hotel, the Hilton Taba, which is right on the border of Egypt and Israel. It was built when the Sinai was under Israeli control, but is now in Egypt. It's a beautiful hotel and our room has the most amazing view of the Red Sea. It's peaceful and calm ...
... I came out I decided to find a cafe and maybe have a bite to eat afterwards. At Aladdin I had a drink and made some use of the wifi there. It was still really quiet everywhere. In fact, I was Aladdin's only customer. Even when I left, some 1.5 hours later, no other people had come to join me on the colourful cushions under the many star shaped lights. I ended up having dinner at the hotel. It really wasn't so appealing to eat by myself in one of the ...
... not sure how they picked out this spot because we did not see many Russians at the main tourist sites like Giza or Luxor. They definitely make the most of the alcohol side of the all-inclusive and I think it is funny that they are still white as a ghost when returning to Russia. There is also a part of Sharm that is built like the kremlin in Moscow and has all the same tops. We passed through it on one of our day trips and I thought it was pretty ...
... kinda look. slightly disgusted, and very confused.
Ah, yes, I feel loved.
"am I dreaming?" "No"
"Are you really here?" "As far as I'm aware"
"How are you here?" "a big metal bird that goes real fast. Then there was a bus."
5 minutes later I FINALLY get my kiss. It is now well beyond 1:30, and he has to go to work in a few hours. I am home.
Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Bay Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
I stayed at this hotel for the first time having previously used the sister hotel the Ocean Club (which is a bit cheaper being located a 10 minute taxi ride form Sharm - both hotels are booked up by Explorers Diving in the UK) - the rooms are comparable between the 2 hotels in most ways.
Well, writing this i have just got back from sharm, stayed at the ocean bay hotel,from the 28th of jan to the 4th of feb,
We stayed at the Ocean Bay Hotel for a week in January 2006. This hotel only offers bed and breakfast. There is a Mongolian BBQ offering dinner on some nights depending on the season at £7pp. This will also include some local entertainment.
When i first booked to go to sharm i was very unsure of what to expect from the resort and espically the hotel. Me and my boyfriend had only booked the previous week so we were very excited about going. When we first arrived at the hotel we had a very warm welcome and we was helped up to our room by a bus boy who insisted on carrying all our lugguage. We were very pleased with our room, very spacious, clean and the hotel had also provided us with information about the resort with prices of excursions.
Well worth going
For a cheap and cheerful diving base it's hard to beat. Hotel is modern, clean and tidy. It's close to the resort centre, the service is spot on and the facilities for what they are (faux Irish bar, a basic US style diner and a poolside bar) deliver what they promise.
Worth noting if you're diving is that Ocean College is on site and provides excellent service in all ways. Note of caution though - book everything you want as far as the diving's concerned before you go and it'll be a lot cheaper - extra days etc all appear a lot cheaper in the brochure but can sting if you book them whilst you're there.
We got a great deal on lastminute - 9 days for £149! The hotel is close to the airport, and the flight was organised by Explorers - so plenty of signs and people a the airport organising the visas and bus etc.
I Visited this hotel from 26-05-05 to 02-06-05, we booked one week before and got a great price of £199 each. We used teletext but you could get the same price using the Explorers web site. The Hotel is one of many run by Explorers in Sharm. They also run Ocean Club, which we looked at while we were in Sharm but it's a bit out of town.