Ocean Bay Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
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 ...
... however, generally lifts my spirits, and thankfully there's plenty of it at the huge breakfast buffet at the hotel. I'm thankful for a full belly as we begin our drive northward across the Sinai peninsula. What a barren, treacherous terrain. No wonder the Israelites, whilst wandering in this area, said, "hey, Moses. You know, life as pharaoh's slaves really isn't so bad. Whaddya say we head back?"
In my current mood, I'm ready to head back to the greenery ...
... the Red Sea remains Ahmed the masseur, but it was magnificent nonetheless. And so, after some days enjoying the best of what Shark's Bay has to offer, the terrific diving and super friendly people, I was finally ready to move on. I can only hope that things start picking up for all those Egyptians dependant on tourism services, as they work so hard to have everything ready for the tourists, if only they would come. It really is a pleasant place to spend a ...
... 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.