Verginia Sharm Resort
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... and allowed to return to England. An agreement was reached that the young Iranian at the centre of the problem would not be treated. A similar episode was resolved in Colonel Ghadafi’s Libya when some hostages were taken there after the shooting of PC Yvonne Fletcher. The problem this time was that Libyans in the UK were being treated badly by the authorities following the shooting. A help line was set up in the UK so that Libyans could have their grievances ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
... offering massages, haircuts, pedicures, and brow waxing. One guy actually starts ripping out Bruce's eyebrows, promising to make Bruce "more beautiful." We figure the only place to hide from these guys is underwater, so we head to the little dive shop, take a quick refresher course, and go SCUBA diving. And wow! The fish and coral in the Red Sea come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors. And they're all beautiful!
After our dive, we lounge on the beach with ...
... a completely artificial place—in fact it’s not really a city, as I don’t see any place where people actually live. I imagine the workers at these hotels leave their families back in Cairo or the Delta, and live in temporary housing, shuttling back and forth to their homes in the “real” Egypt.
I reach a street that looks like it heads to the shore where a lonely camel owner politely waits for customers ...
... the snake. But I am done. What a terrible way to make a living, I say. Can we go to back to the room now?
All in all, the snake and cobra show lasts a total of 15 minutes. The woman and her crew hang out at a table near the stage after the show. The wicker basket sits on their table. The lid rises and lowers slowly (because the cobras are pushing on it!) as she talks to members ...
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Arriving at the 'Sol Verginia' we were impressed with our first impression, our room was spacious and clean. It took us two days before we finally managed to get across that we wanted the two twin beds made into a double. Our first night was great and the next day we went for breakfast and a day by the pool.
Loved everything about it
The hotel was excellent, the staff couldnt do enough for us. The food was excellent and we always had a great choice of food, im a vegeterian and I had no problem at all in getting a really tasty meal. We did find it easier to go all inclusive instead of half board as it was expensive to continually buy drinks. The rooms were very clean and we had fresh towels and bedding every day. I would recomend this hotel to everyone and the staff cant do enough for you. If you are booking trips, go to the shop facing the hotel, it is half the price that the reps are asking.
The hotel itself was very nice and so were the staff. The food wasn't, however and I lived on omlettes and pasta which were the same every day and pastries - the cakes and pastries were very very nice! I travelled alone and expected to meet people while I was there which I perhaps would have done if I could speak Russian. 95% of the guests were Russian and I think the food may have catered to their tastes. It certainly didn't cater to mine and it wasn't local fare either, which I wouldn't have minded.
My boyfriend and I stayed for one week at Sol Verginia resort, and enjoyed it very much. As you can see on the pictures, it is a beautyful place, well kept, and with lots of plants and flowers. All the rooms are built around the huge pool, most rooms with a balcony or a small terrace.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 weeks in August. The hotel was lovely and the staff welcoming, friendly and considerate. It is situated in a good area with only a short cab ride to the local hotspots and sites, however...................ALL INCLUSIVE!! They said there was an English pub, yet this was just a sign we found which looked like it was going into the back of the lobby bar. There was only one restaurant called Septimus, which is nice with lovely food, yet boring and repetitive if you are eating there three times a day for 14 days. The 'Italian' restaurant is not a restaurant it is just a counter in the main restaurant which offers one pasta dish and just that......no variety and the same one every day. The oriental corner was non-existent. They said there was a late breakfast and snacks between dinners, however, the late breakfast was the left over pastries from breakfast and the 'snacks' were small rolls with a filling and this was the same every day and at times we had to ask as they had not prepared anything. The pool bar has excellent food, but is not included in with the all-inclusive so is expensive. The hours are also only until 11pm and any drinks after that you pay for and the prices are V.high.
We visited Sol Verginia in Aug 2006 and stayed for 1 week.
we stayed at the sol verginia for two weeks in august 06 and had a fantastic time. the food is great, hot and fresh every day with a great choice and lots of yummy desserts! the room is large and well equiped including hairdryer and tv, though could only get cnn news and bbc world news! but didn't spend enough time in the room to worry, kids were happy with a cartoon channel in english! we didn't have to get up early to get a sun bed as there was always plenty and the entertainment was good during the day and evening. entertainers were friendly and all staff always had time to answer any questions. beach was only a few minutes away with an hourly run bus, the hotel has its own sun loungers to use. as we booked the holiday online we had no tour operator but it wasn't a problem as there is a couple of places accross the road which we booked scuba diving trips and trip to cairo and other trips, which all were well organised and went well. we would book this hotel again. a+
Beautifil 3 star hotel
We stayed at the Sol Vrginia in November 05 and found it to be well above our expectations.
Our room was amazing for the price we paid - the staff were all really friendly (and seemed pleased to have some Western Europeans staying there at last).
The food was fine for a 3 star hotel, but we were dissapointed that the bar was not as well stocked as the Bar Menu advertised.
The pool area is gorgeous, and the Hannibal Spa located within the hotel offered great value massage/relaxation facilities.
Too far to walk to anywhere interesting, and you have to agree a price with Taxi drivers before you get in. The ATM was never working at the hotel, so make sure you get some Egyptian £ before you leave the airport.
Fab food,Great gardens
Two seniors stayed 2 weeks in this nice hotel in Feb 2006. The food was exceptionally good. We had a room overlooking gardens and pool( some rooms are at the back or sides of hotel and are not recommended -no balcony or patio/facing building sites.)Staff very friendly,efficient and honest.Pool not heated in off season.Twenty minutes walk to nearest public beach for excellent snorkelling. Free hotel bus to their own beach.Thirty mins walk to centre of Sharm el Sheik. Supermarket nearby (overcharges!)Taxi rank at door for cheap trips to other beaches.Only drawback were uncouth Russians and noisy Italians!