Iberotel Lamaya Resort
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Moved to Little Brother at about 05:00 in the morning! Briefing at around 06:30 then off in a Rib for our first dive along the East side of the island. Saw a couple of Threshers, a small White Tipped Reef and a Grey Reef Shark. All managed to get back to the boat quite ...
Arrive at Big Brother in the early hours of the morning and were woken at 05:30!! Our first dive was on the SE Plateau, a very mild current running south along the reef to plateau, dropped down to about 34M, hung around in the blue and we're rewarded with a beautiful Thresher shark gracefully swimming by. After a few minutes hanging around we started back along the reef wall and we're escorted by a very friendly Napoleon ...
After breakfast and a dive briefing, our check dive was at Abu Dabab 3; pleasant first dive, all OK. Second was at Elphinstone; nothing much to report, not what it used to be like. Early dinner, then an 8hr rather bumpy cruise to the ...
... along towards the west side,as they are all on this side to face their correct way...The actual Valley is tucked away from the human habitation,not far, but HOT...very sheltered,hawkers abound, but one cannot go there,no time to even look...
After a short trolly ride, NO cameras, have to be left in the bus,we were able to enter the first of the 3 tombs we saw,almost unreal ,that the colours are so vivid after all this time..so brillant and so much detail of their after life, ...
... enough for him so we just decided to stay onboard and relax.
The view from the ship was beautiful and they say it's a place where there is spas and healing waters, beaches and tranquility. People who went ashore said there really wasn't much to see or do, so I don't think we missed much.
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Returned last week from a week at the Lamaya, partner is now only just recovering from the upset stomach which everyone we spoke to seemed to be suffering from in one form or another. The hotel restuarant food was very mixed but there was usually something vaguely familiar to be found if only pizza/burger from the beach bar (though I was never sure of the animal source for the meat).
Sono tornato da 2 gg da un soggiorno di una settimana dall'Hotel Lamaya di Marsa Alam in Egitto!!!
I just came back yesterday from a weeks stay in the lamaya.
We have just returned after 2 weeks at the Lamaya. Even though I wouldn't consider it a 5* resort (more like 4*) I have rated above average as there's factors to consider such as where you are in the world, the heat etc and what we paid for the holiday, even though my hubby was ill for at least half of the time.
I am a 22 year old woman and went away for the first time with me old dad. We literally just wanted good weather and a relaxing time.
Just got back from Marsa Alam on 31/5 after having a fantastic 2 weeks. The hotel is set in a complex which houses 5 hotels around a coral reef edged bay. The added bonus of staying at the Lamaya was the jetty which streached straight into the heart of the bay from which you could snorkel.
Just returned from a week at the Iberotel, Lamaya Resort, between 03 May and 10 May. Our room was extremely comfortable and clean, facing the sea. It would be difficult to find anything to complain about: the weather was very kind to us, the sea just right for swimming in at 25 C, the food of a very high quality (although the breakfast was aimed towards the Germans and Italians). The staff very responsive and accommodating. The variety of food on offer was outstanding however because its a Muslim country do not expect any pork.
Returned early hours of Saturday morning from a week at this hotel/resort. One thing to watch our for are the Russians/Eastern Europeans staying here. Rumour has it they only paid $100 for the week!!! Should be interesting during the height of the holiday season when the British begin to arrive in bigger numbers. The brochure states 389 rooms of which max 20 occupied by British!!!
returned last friday from hotel lamaya, marsa alam, be aware that you will almost be sure of getting a stomach upset as a lot of us brits did, immodium won't solve the problem take something stronger. the food in the hotel although of good quality was of international cuisine!!! therefore it tended to be aimed at the german clientelle. lots of fun with towels around the pools also. you cannot access the sea directly from the beach. staff and rooms were brilliant. excursions brilliant. if the hotel could just adapt the food it would be definite return visit for me.