Royal Albatros Moderna
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Sharm El Sheikh exceeded all expectations. The one thing which makes it unmissable is the underwater world - simply breathtaking! The Hotel Albatros was super. Very large and slightly impersonal as a result, but couldn't fault the accommodation, facilities and all inclusive apart from the fact that every spirit and cocktail tasted like rum! Plus …
... about diving, women, diving women and other innuendos to do with diving and women that I'm sure you can think up. The guy has just broken up with his girlfriend again. It was one of those man conversations and we came up with a quote! MAN MOMENT! WOMEN AND ALICE CLOSE YOUR EYES! 'You can find your perfect woman, but no matter what, she will still be a woman.' YES! Moment of manly inspiration. If you didn't close your eyes ladies, then feel ...
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 ...
... cheap tea (the tea here is disgusting dad, as is the beer) as an excuse to use their wifi which is surprisingly quick! Then it's off to dinner with a fellow diver at a regular haunt, funny mummy, where me and will negotiated a regular's discount just before he left! Then back to the hotel and reading before I go to bed. I'm reading all the time now, thank God for books otherwise I'd go crazy with boredom. Thank you to you all again. The tan is coming along btw! If ...
... Next port of call was Beersheba. Firstly we visited to Israeli Air Force museum which the boys were really keen to see as there is the plane they used as a hospital during the raid on Entebbe and a MIG plane flown into Israel by an Iraqui defector, plus numerous bits and pieces of captured and shot down planes!! And then we visited the Australian Light Horse Park which was established by Richard Pratt (of Visy Packacking fame in Australia). After that to the Allenby memorial ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Albatros Moderna Nabq
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!)