Royal Albatros Moderna
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First day at the pool. The husband is out diving and I have a day to myself. Don't have to think about anything, just bliss. I can listen to my favourite arabic music and am enjoying a good book. I can't remember the last time I read a good book. I have lots of time to finish a ...
... based on information I'd found out. Once the 'unresponsive diver' or weight belt was found, my buddy became said diver and lay prone on the ocean floor. I then had to bring him to the surface and tow him to shore, while providing rescue breaths and taking off his and my equipment. On reaching shore, I had to take him out of the water and carry him to dry sand, and then provide CPR until 'emergency services' came. It was hard work! But I passed ...
... We stopped at one spot that seemed to be designated the official photo spot and some urchins came and begged for food so we gave them the bread rolls…they ran off with glee! We spent a lot of the journey working out how to extricate ourselves from the hotel as we were meant to stay there two nights! We decided to just say we had changed our plans and had to get back over the border and would pay them for the extra night anyway. And then we quickly booked the nicest ...
... me not to go to St Katherine's Monastery after a few tourists were kidnapped - a place around the corner from here. I did hear that a couple of Americans who were kidnapped and released shared their very positive experience - free food and accommodation, plus get to experience the way that Egyptian people live. Now there's an optimistic couple! Dahab seems nice so far and I've been hassled far less here. It's also great to go out at night ...
... so with that there was no arguing. The rest of the day was actually spent starting this blog properly and having a some beers at a sea front restaurant. A few beers led to a few more and then to a nice bar with some terrible yet amusing karaoke on and then to a club. The night had been going great and it was time to walk home. Walking back i was approached by two young egyptians who started talking to me, i humoured them for a few moments until they started suggesting i came ...
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I booked the hotel based on a some of the reviews I saw on this site. I was so glad I did. The place might not be 4 star but its a very good 3 star. The rooms were big and clean. The place itself was massive. The staff were a joy. The food was good despite what some people say I think you cant go too much wrong giving the place a go. At the end of the day you get what you pay for and for what I paid you I got more then I could ask for ! Going all inc is a big plus. If want a nice break were you can have a bit of fun with the staff and take in the sun then this is the place to go. I have no doubt there are much better places to stay in sharm but you have to pay the difference but overall it gets the thumps up from me!
You need to read the whole of this review, as there is important info througout. Believe me, you'll thank me later.
We had a fabulous time at this Hotel.
Just got back after a fantastic week at the Calimera.
i agree with the other reviews in a way but the food at this hotel is not good. was talking to a couple who had stayed here last year and they said the standards had definately dropped. there where 3 nights that i couldn't eat the food at all and had bread rolls and tomatoes for my dinner. on complaining to management the food improved slightly. this wouldn't be a problem except that the hotel really is in the middle of nowhere and you can't just nip out for something to eat. you can't walk around outside the complex or the police/security turn you back. all trips into the desert had been cancelled for your own safety!! there is a major building site going on next door and it does have diggers, earth movers and tipper lorries working from early morning and believe me their air horns are loud at 7am!! on on particular day the big earth mover trundled along the beach past the sunbeds!! all the drinks are served by the glass which wouldn't be a problem except the glasses are filthy!! the hotel and grounds are spotless though and the staff all work very hard and are really friendly. everyone took tummy bugs when we where there - really it's not surprising as the food and drink is not really that good. a german friend even had to go get tablets from the doctor because she was so ill. my advice is if you want a really quiet holiday by the pool (you can't swim off the beach the water is very shallow and if the tide is out it is quite dirty) and if you don't want to do any trips much and don't mind staying in the hotel for a fortnight go here but we had a much better time in the cleopatra in february and i don't think we'll ever go back to this hotel. we will however return to the cleopatra.
What can I say - this hotel is amazing - so enormous, extremely clean and well kept in every department, from your room to the gardens. The staff take so much pride in their work!!
Myself and 9 friends travelled to Egypt on June 16th 2005 flying with Excel Airways. The flight had a 2 hour delay, which was fine, and the flight was spacious and food lovely!
The road to nowhere
This hotel is lovely, clean and well maintained.
The staff are very well trained, helpful, and friendly.
Food of a decent standard well presented and varied.
On the downside most people seem to pick up some sort of stomach bug, from where ? I dont know.
As it is the last hotel on the "Strip" you have absoulutely no where to go unless you jump on the hotel bus (free) or take a taxi to Namma Bay or the sister hotel.
The entertainment crew is German but they try to make everyone welcome.
a British crew would be making some sort of effort to dance, sing, etc, but not here, everything is done to backing tapes, so don't go here looking to be entertained.
If your looking for a very quiet holiday then this is the place for you.
Very Very good
The Royal Moderna is like a palace and the staff treat you like royalty. There is nothing they wouldn't do for you and many of the staff recognised your face after just serving you the once. (Admittedly they are even more helpful if you're blond and English!) Food was excellent with a wide variety choice na dplaces to eat including a fantastic beach bar.
Only down-side was that my partner and myself both got dodgy stomach for about 3 days and the onsite doctor was very unhelpful and charged extremely high prices for a few pills. We were not ill because of the food, it was due to the very hot weather (quite a few degrees warmer than England!)