Viva Sharm Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
So excited!! Finally we are going to Egypt for 8 glorious days. Ever since I was little I've always wanted to visit Egypt. Pyramids, Sahara desert, camels, the Nile, King Tutankhamun's treasures, bazaar, snorkelling in the Red Sea, jeep safari in the desert, sun bathing in 44 degree heat, tanning AND burning, karaoke and the Sphinx! Got up at 6: …
... Circuit of diving. It is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations, but at the same time many of the most famous dives are really technical. A dive can be challenging because of the depth required or because of the underwater currents. The biggest challenge for both of us was learning to control our buoyancy. Our guardian angel on the boat was a Dutch man, Danny. He goes diving in the North Sea every weekend throughout the year and he said that experienced divers go to ...
... breathing lesson where their head was kept under water and once they passed this they were allowed to go scuba diving held onto by the instructor.
The fashion of the day beside the pool and beach is the bikini for young and old - the skimpier, the better or the burkini for the local ladies. Janet and I opted for a more conservative one piece.
Four days and four nights of relaxation, sun, surf and water. ...
... along the Nile on the way home. This was going to add at least an hour to our drive, making us arrive back at the ship long after it was supposed to have sailed. The drivers were quite upset about that, guns were brandished, and soon the drivers' licenses were confiscated, a police escort joined us, and we set off up the Nile. It was actually very interesting because we travelled through towns and cities all along it, seeing the real people walking around, living their normal ...
... drinks after. So for dinner, we caught a local bus (full of guys who stared at us the whole way) and got out in the Old Town center. We were told to bargain but we ended up eating at what looked like a cheap place that had a set menu and figured it would be the cheapest we could find. We only realized a few days into our journey that we paid WAY too much! I think our “cheap” meal was our most expensive meal of the trip. But you ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Viva Sharm Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
Its all about the money lol
just returned from viva sharm and found the hotel to be pleasent enough for the price we paid ,£500 for 3 of us half board . food ok but very repatisious,although i enjoyed the breakfast .kept nipping over to the sister hotel falcon hills to use there internet for my buisness and found it to be alot livelier AND more energy to the place..free shuttle buses to beaches and nama bay . DONT BOOK TRIPS WITH REP., USE TEMPO EXCURSIONS AT BOTTOM OF STREET ,4 HALF THE PRICE .....enjoyable holiday and nice rest .
It is the best hotel in my opinion,really friendly staff, amazing place, nice rooms, nice food, always feel welcome. definatly going back next year :D:D:D:D:D:D
Returned from a great holiday staying in the Viva Sharm hotel owned by Falcon Hotel group. Sharm el Sheikh itself is quite underdeveloped with lots of half finished hotels and pavements. Dont let this put you off though. We had a great time - lots of shops and places to eat/drink. Staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful - especially the pool attendant and cleaner who works hard - the whole hotel is spotless. Food is adequate, we always managed to fill up but "could do better" would be my comment re food. The free bus service offered from the hotel is great with a drop off at Namma bay. Reef beach is only 5 mins walk from the hotel and you can snorkle in the red sea - amazing warm water and the fish are breathtaking. All in all i would recommend this hotel - great value for money, decent location marvellous weather.
Just back from a fantastic week in Viva Sharm. We were really anxious after reading some horrendous reviews... When we arrived at the hotel which was about half an hour from the airport we were delighted with the hotel. It was clean and fresh.. the staff where friendly and took our cases to our rooms which was a god send as we were all absolutoley shattered after our long journey. The rooms that we had were excellent..once again clean and fresh. What more do you need really .. There is a tv, fridge but no hairdryer. The plugs are 2 points so you do need an adaptor there was also air conditioning which worked very well. Tthe weather was brilliant .... the pool was clean but very cold... there is a man that puts hotel towels out for you in the morning and you give them back when you are finished at the end of the day and you get clean towels the next day. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The only down side was the food ... not to our taste at all. We ate mainly the soup and bread..we went half board - so you get cofee or tea in the morning free but if you want it at dinner time you have to pay. You have to sign for everything no money has to be given to the waiting staff you have to settle your account at reception ... we did this every second night so that there was no room for mistakes. Free bus into Nama Bay at 9.30 and back home at midnight that was great as well. We enjoyed eating at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nama Bay which was great . Things were cheap..haggle all you can and enjoy the atmosphere. We all had a great holiday and would certainly go back put it this way ..its November .... snorkling in the Red Sea .... very hot weather... need I say anymore
We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Falcon Inn Viva.
We stayed all inclusive here Oct/ Nov 06. the hotel is very clean and your room is cleaned everyday with new towels and clean bed linen. the meals were buffet style which had something for everyone(except if all you eat is chips then your out of luck!). My husband always gets an upset stomach but not his time 1st time ever which probably had something to do with them having a French head chief!. All of the staff are very friendly from gardeners to reception staff, if you take a little time out to talk to them they can really increase your enjoyment of staying here. The entertainment is a little poor but is only for 1 hour and you can choose not to watch if you want. They have a free shuttle bus to and from Namma bay each night and free bus to 3 different beaches every day. The pool is very clean and cleand every night, there is always help at hand with beds and shade by "Imon" the poolman (please remember to tip Imon when you leave as i have witnessed that he does get forgotton). The only negative i can say about this hotel is that SOMETIMES outside one area of the complex there was a intermittant bad smell. All in all i have absolutly no problem in reccommending this hotel to anyone and i am already checking out dates to go back there next year. Enjoy your stay.
We booked the Falcon Viva on a late deal so were not really sure what to expect, we were All Inclusive and now wish we had booked somewhere nearer to Naama Bay and gone bed and breakfast.
We have been All Inclusive to Egypt before so knew not to expect too much from the food. However the Falcon Viva food was mostly the worst I have ever seen anywhere in the world, all I can say is that I wish we had gone B&B then we could have gone into Naama Bay to eat.
Myself and my partner stayed at the Viva Sharm or Falcon Inn from 21st September to the 5th October 2006. On arrival we were shown our rooms, on the way we noticed a rather unpleasant smell, once in the room itself it was basic and clean , however our sleep was interrulted by a loud noise rather like a washing machine, investigating the source to our disappointment it was created by the pump to an open sewerage system not more than 30m from the hotel pool hidden behind the block where our room was. The smell was vile and unbearable nearer to the four sewer access points. The pump causing the noise was obviously trying to keep it moving and was run nearly all day and night.