Coral Beach Rotana Resort Tiran Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
11/11/2013 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
We took the taxi(or limo) to Na'ama Bay. The limo service dropped us off at a "friends" store so that we could have a place to call when we wanted to go back to the ship. Of course, they wanted us to spend our money at the store on knock-off t-shirts of the Hard Rock Cafe, or oils/perfumes , or whatever. We did ...
... m posting the video - it's bumpy because of the bus and because I'm not great with video, but you can just listen if you're interested. At about 12:20 in the video you can see our military guard chase off a vehicle they felt was too close to our bus.
About halfway through our journey we stop at a convenience store (the Israelites would have loved that!) and Bruce and I buy Cokes for our military guards. Turns out they can't accept them because it could be seen ...
... the Red Sea remains Ahmed the masseur, but it was magnificent nonetheless. And so, after some days enjoying the best of what Shark's Bay has to offer, the terrific diving and super friendly people, I was finally ready to move on. I can only hope that things start picking up for all those Egyptians dependant on tourism services, as they work so hard to have everything ready for the tourists, if only they would come. It really is a pleasant place to spend a ...
... instructors and a full crew with us. I love being on boats and so the hour it took to get to the first dive site was spent feeling the wind in my face, sniffing the salty air and looking out over the Red Sea. The diving itself was spectacular! Anyone who has ever dived or snorkelled in the Red Sea probably knows this already but the visibility was excellent. Such clear water and so much to see... We saw an eel, ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Coral Beach Rotana Resort Tiran Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
Very nice hoel complex
We stayed at the Coral Beach Tiran in September 2003. The complex itself is first class, and the rooms were very clean and well furnished.
Buffet breakfast had a good selection, however as it was a mixed resort some of the dishes were not to my liking. There is a cafe bar inside the main reception area that offer all your snacks etc at good prices.
Taxi services from the hotel were a bit hit and miss, oftening having to barter to get a realistic fare (no more than £4 into Naama Bay).
Overall a very good hotel, slight pain if you wanted to go into to Naama Bay every night though.
Just returned from the Coral Beach Tiran - an excellent hotel with exceptional staff nothing is too much trouble for any of them. We found the food to be very good and the rooms very spacious and immaculate. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. Booking for next year already.
We have just returned from Coral Beach Tiran and would recommend it without hesitation.
wow,me and my family went to this hotel last year and i can honestly say it was the best holiday ever! Just opening my curtains in the morning was enough, the view of the red sea was stunning,and the weather was fantastic. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and by the end of the holiday we knew most by names.The animatition team were all down to earth, and so funny, and l even learnt how to salsa thanks to "dj Mino". The eygptians adore small children, and took time to learn their names and favorite drinks of my daughter and sisters. The food was good, quite a variety,and there is a seafood resterant on the complex too. Our rooms were cleaned daily and very comfortable. We made some good friends at this hotel, and was quite sad to leave...........no doubt l will be going back again,very soon, l would recommend this hotel to anybody,the staff made it extra special by making an effort to keep us comfortable, and happy.
My wife and I stayed at this hotel December 2002 and despite the weather being on the cool side, we had a great time. i can imagine during the peak season, this would have been a fabulous place to stay.
Excellent, relaxing Hotel
We have stayed in this hotel twice during the past 2 years and it is a fantastic hotel.
Nice friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms with stunning sea views and 3 large pools.
Snorkelling off the jetty in the sea is must, the amount of fish in the sea is unbelievable as well as the variety.
I would definately recommend a boat trip to Ras Mohammed too.
An excellent hotel with friendly and helpful staff
We enjoyed the Coral Beach Tiran.
Went half board with Cosmos. Food consistently good. Evening meal, buffet-style, had sufficent choice to please vegeterians.
Room clean and comfortable.
Reef is accessible via floating jetty. For snorkelling, the best wildlife is seen off the headland to the left of the beach between Coral Beach Tiran and Shark Bay public beach. A diving boat is often anchored there. Watch out for the giant morray eel that lives at edge of the reef and free swims on the fore-reef in the early morning. Magnificent.
Fantastic hotel with absolutely amazing staff. The hotel is the biggest i have been to it will take you fourty minutes to walk around it, despite the size you will feel extremely safe, which is mainly down to the staff and security. The hotel doesn't save space by building upwards. It is seperated in to blocks and the surrounding areas are filled with plants, palm trees, beautiful lights, swimming pools, seating space, bars, restaurants and a man made waterfall. Truly this hotel looks exquisite at night. My favourite room is close to perfect, everything you need to keep you comfortable. The air conditioning was good, and the facilities in the bathroom were great. I stayed on the second tier of a block, it has a balcony, with a very good view. It isn't just that room with a view, I have travelled with a group of friends and theirs are equally as good. Opening the patio doors to a view of the breathtaking Red Sea, contrary to the name is an exotic deep blue colour; and in the distance is a red mountain, which adds to the splendor. looking below freshly mowed grass, surrounded by plants of all shapes colour and size. It is dazzling scenary fit for a prince. The staff are definately out of this world, they are ten times nicer than you are to them, really helpful, if you spend time with them and get to know them they treat you even better. The food is very tasty especially at the sharks bay restaurant, the staff there again are exemplary. On one occasion we were quite hungry, but didn't want to go out at that moment, we bumped in to the owner of sharks bay, and after a small discussion he decided to open it especially for us, legend! The hotel is a taxi ride away from the commercial and shopping centres of Naama Bay and only 8km away from the international airport. As you enter the palace-like hotel there is a beautiful fountain in the centre and a couple of shops including a shisha cafe. The reception is immaculate really and truly outstanding. Bed and Breakfast is unlike many experienced elsewhere, truly superb. I really can go on, but i won't. I will leave the rest for you to explore yourself. I decided to post this review after reading one which i totally disagree with. The hotel is given a rating of five stars on the internet and is worth every one of them.
I ve been to Sharm/Naama Bay several times over the past few years and this monstrous holiday village provided, without doubt, the poorest room/facilites/value for money of any hotel I ve stayed in. It is as large and inflexible as the Albanian civil service, the food as inconsistent and poor as a 1950's Butlins, the room as grubby and electrically dangerous as a Dehli flophouse (well, nearly).
Spent two weeks at this large complex hotel near Naama Bay in Sept 04. Large hillside resort with lots of luxury, however if you're not keen on italians the place would be best avioded, however if like myself you like getting away and don't want to be surrounded by all Brits this is the place. It is huge, three big pools, (find the quiet one near the gym with it's swim up bar) all rooms appeared to have lovely sea views, but a little hilly if you aren't into walking. Good snorkelling off the hotels private beach (it was small) but perfectly suited to lots of underwater swimming, with it's own pontoon over the reef to the edge. Burgers were excellent at pool bars, forget quarter pounders more like pounders, but the best idea is to aviod full/half board and head into the local town to sample some crazy egyptian taxi drivers and cheap, fresh seafood and local cuisine as well as the usual hard rock cafe (cool waiters). Hotel has it's own mini buses which will save you the massive £2.50 to get into Naama and you can even arrange pick up point for later in evening, just make sure you haggle and always walk away the taxi people always give in, in the end. Best avioded if you just want boozing hol, great if you love sun, snorkelling and relaxing with the odd cocktail or two!