Regency Plaza Aqua Park & Spa Resort
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 ...
... or Cairo too. And it's no wonder the Israelites needed manna. All there is in this part of the world is rocks.
So we have armed military guards - eight of them, I think. One military vehicle is in front of us (to hit the land mines first?), and one is behind. I would be nervous, except that I like a little adventure, and our tour guide, Bruce Porter, is giving a really interesting lecture on Cain, Abel, and priesthood authority as we ...
... 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 ...
... arrival. I won't use this forum to complain too much about the hotel details, but suffice to say, it's not what we paid for and expected. Still it was only $210 for 8 days accommodation, with breakfast, so could have done much worse. Besides, it's 77 degrees and sunny in January! Can't complain about that either.
Went diving yesterday. It was great...but not THAT great compared to some of the other places we've been. Same with the beach, ...
... I would leave at 11:30pm.
3 hour hike to get up, watch sunrise, 2.5 hour hike to get down, and I wouldnt get back to the resort till 3. plane leaves at 4...
One thing I might never get to do.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Regency Plaza Aqua Park & Spa Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
We have just returned from a two week stay at the Regency Plaza and were so delighted with the overall location, friendly service and cleanliness of the rooms and site, we have booked another week in December. This hotel is in its infancy as it wasn't built until June 2006 therefore there is still a building being completed but this in no way infringed on the rest of the site which is charming and beautifully laid out. The gardens are newly planted obviously so it will be a few years until they are mature.
We returned yesterday from a week in the Regency Plaza. i must admit i was dreading it because of the negative reveiws i had read, but the place is amazing. i would not have any problems reccommending this hotel to anyone, it is lovely. The place took my breath away when we first arrived it is in a stunning setting, our room was next to the beach, when we woke in the mornig the first thing we saw was the beach - fab! The rooms and grounds are spotlessly clean, and tidy. The food was really nice with plenty of choice all clearly labeled. Breakfast had a huge choice, of hot or cold, freshly cooked pancakes and omelettes, fruit, cereal etc etc. The dining room staff we found to be helpful and attentive, some of the younger girls attracted some unwelcome attention though. Lunch and dinner were delicious too, with a wide choice and the puddings were spectacular. The snack bar on the beach was popular for pizza, burgers and sandwiches if we didnt fancy 3 courses in the restaurant.
Me and my partner had a weekat this hotel from 21st to 28th of Sep 2006, it was supposed to be a relaxing week away from all the stress of normal life. When we arrived the hotel took my breath away, it was stunning, we sat down and we got a nice drink and then shown to our rooms, the hotel guy showing us to our room never pointed anything out so basically you have to find everything yourself, don't expect to be shown anything because it won't happen. The main things we didn't like were the staff in the dining room, for starters none of the dishes are labelled so you don't hae a clue what your eating, if you get there a bit late all the alright stuff has gone anyway, i was just thankful they had bread otherwise my strapping fella would have starved!. So the staff in the dining room, supposed to get you a drink, sit you down all that kind of thing, oh no not here, they would rather play a joke on you, like what happened to me, you go and get yourself a drink because there too busy farting around doing nothing and when you come back your dinner has gone........because they have hiden it for a joke, ha ha how funny, NOT! I was so angry at them because i practically had to beg for my dinner back, then if your having a deep conversation with your loved one and then all of a sudden your plate is snatched away because the waiter thought it was empty, you just get annoyed, i got to the point where i didn't want to go in, if it wasn't the food or theie service it was the waiters constant staring at you, winking, blowing kisses, just completely unprofessional. They also claim to have a wonderful gym (never open) jacuzzi and steam room ( don't know how to book it and it costs extra) crazy golf (basically concrete slabs with holes in, no one ever used it, it was a joke!)
Just returned from a great holiday at an excellant hotel. Can't relate to other feedback complaining about this hotel. Don't be put off, go there and have a great time. All aspects are good and spotless.
There are a lot of bad reviews about this hotel, but to be fair i think they are written by people who go out of their way to find faults while on holiday! So to put your minds at ease, the Regency Plaza is a great place. Some areas still look a little bare because the plants are not fully grown yet and there is still building work, but i didn't hear any noise from it once and it is also on the opposite side of the resort. The food is great. Breakfast was the best serving you a wide selection inc pancakes and omelettes cooked fresh infront of you. Lunch and dinner were similar offering you a wide selection of different hot and cold foods. This could get boring if you stayed for 2 weeks. There is a seafood restaurant on site but you cant use your all inclusive there, but i would advise you to go anyway. We bought two different fish dishes which inc rice, chips, salad, bread and dips and it cost £5.50 for the both of us! Also this restaurant is open in the day (where you can use your all inclusive) to provide burger and chips, hot dogs and toasties. The rooms are large with great air con. The cleaners are very tidy and fold up any of your clothes lying around and even put your smellies in nice neat rows everywhere! The reps are great and provide many excursions. I would advise the boat trip (you snorkel at 3 different corals), quad biking in the desert and climbing mount Sinai! I will warn you that on your last day they will cut your all inclusive wrist band off at 12pm when you check out. We weren't happy at all about this and so i'd advise you to have a word with them when you first check in! The 3 pools at the hotels are very clean and you can play sports with the animation teams in them like water polo and volleyball and aqua aerobics for the ladies! There are shops at the hotel and cigs and booze are still really cheap there but you will find them cheaper in Naama bay. The beach is great but the sea is knee height for about 1/2 mile before it gets deep. There is a ship wreck on this beach also which you can walk up to and see coral and lots of fish. Do not walk out without foot ware though! This hotel is great but go with an open mind as i would say it is more 4 star then 5 but i'm sure you will have a great time.
Due to the lack of reviews on this hotel and the fact that it could be a potential building site, we were a bit worried! No need to be at all though, true the hotel is only 6/7 months old and there is building work going on, it is right over the other side to the finished hotel rooms and you can't hear it at all (in fact unless you went right up to it and explored, you wouldn't know). The rooms were lovely, really big, air con and very very clean, as was the whole hotel. Food was good, lunch and breakfast being the best as huge selection - dinner was pretty much the same as lunch, so I guess it could get a bit samey if you stay for 2 weeks! Hotel has buses and taxis to take you to Naama Bay (about £4 return for 2 people if you go in the evening, free during the day) and lots of excursions you can book. Pools are fantastic and animation team do their best to get you in the water for volleyball etc! We had a great time, perfect weather all the time, very relaxing and very safe - make sure your transfer times are correct going back to the airport though, that was the hardest thing to confirm!!
Did you stay at the Regency Plaza
we have just returned from Iberotel in Sharm which we changed to after reading about our original hotel the elegant Regency Plaza, there is work going on at the Iberotel but it does not realy affect you if you stay away from it, the snorkeling is out of this world and the rooms are clean and tidy, the food does get a bit repititious but a small price to pay if you want to snorkel on some of the best reefs going.
Has anyone just returned from the Regency and if so can they let me know how it went and if it was finished as i had to pay an extra £250 to Imperial Travel to switch hotels and i am in the process of trying to recover it from them.
By far the worst holiday i have ever had... Regency RUBBISH plaza sums this hotel up. A 1 star hotel advertised as a 5 star. total waste of money an time cant believe i had to spend two weeks on this half built building site.