All Seasons Badawia Sharm Resort
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Booked a last minute deal, after reading reviews and checking out the web site sounded like a nice place to spend a week just before Christmas, we wanted all inclusive, which we have booked before in Sharm. We arrived around 6pm Egyptian time after a reasonable flight on Thomson, although no leg room this is to be expected on these flights. We were greeted by the friendly reception staff and once in the hotel we were were pleasantly surprised from the outside it does not inspire. Informed dinner 7-10pm, so had time for a quick shower. Room was small but adequate, although beds were hard, covered in one very thin sheet with an old blanket which had seen better days and then a bed spread on top. Room supposed to have A/C but did not work properly, for either heat or cold. Fridge very efficent. There was plenty of hot water, absolute blessing. TV adequate but only 3 english channels and very repetative. Room got very dusty over the week, mirrors and surfaces covered all the time.
Went into dinner at 7 to be greeted by very pleasant staff, it was help yourself buffet and oh boy did the Russians help themselves, plates laden, so you could hardly see the table. We thought food must be good, we were sadly mistaken it looked awful and tasted even worse. Not one meal was hot, only just luke warm every meal, we ended up going out or ordering room service which surprisingly was good, my advice if you book this hotel don't book AI go BB and order in very cheap, burger £1.80, very filling and many other choices. Food outside hotel good and cheap.
in summary hotel could be very good, in a good location, staff excellent, but management are letting the side down, need to make drastic changes to the meals. Rating 2 star at this time
Cheap and cheerful
We spent a week at the Badawai which we found on the "on the beach" website as an all inclusive deal to sharm.
We arrived late at night after a delayed flight but were met with helpful staff and a clean and tidy room (11pm).
The room was on the ground floor,very helpful, and was an average size and the tele showed quite a few english films.
The meals for the "AI" were pretty bland but sufficient to stop you from dashing off down to Naama bay McDonalds. The selection was mundane and not very varied .
The hotel was fairly quiet so the pool had plenty of chairs but the water was "freezing" , much colder than the sea. The pool barman , eddie murphy, looked after all your needs, as did Gemel at the Camel bar in the hotel, both worthy of a good tip.
Transport provided to the beach which was crowded on the lower level but quieter on the upper level and the "ai" provided a good supply of soft drinks and beer. (snacks had to be paid for at the beach). Transport also provided to nearby Naama bay at night which was helpful....trips by taxi costing 25 egyption pounds (£2.50) and this was a good place to pass away a few hours (Footie in Naama at the Camel bar and the Tavern bars).
Right out of the hotel and right at the end of the street leads you to a local market and some eateries which are pleasant to wander around.
A good place for divers and sun seekers but a bit out of the way for anyone for nightlife.
We did not go on any trips but a few are available locally.
The downside was the 5hour flight on Excel airways with their narrow seats and limited entertainment (it was worth the upgrade to extra leg room)
There was no particular drama as all we wanted was quiet week in the sun which is what we got....
A cracking little place.
If you are looking for a holiday in Sharm, then you should try to stay here.
The hotel is small, I would guess at approx 50 rooms, and it is all the better for it. The staff are first class, will do anything for you and will do it all with a smile. Because of the size of the hotel you will know pretty much all the staff by name at the end of the week.
The pool is clean and you will generally always have a sunbed. The bar in the swimming pool is nice and again, because of the size of the hotel you will never have to wait for a drink. We went all inclusive and soft drinks are always served in their glass bottles, water is always in a sealed plastic bottle and beer and spirits served in very sturdy plastic beakers.
The rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. A couple of English speaking channels are available on the TV, both showing decent movies in the evening.
The food for all inclusive is good, alot better than I expected. There were comments from some guests about the variety of food on offer. But, you get what you pay for and I certainly didnt get bored of the food. Having said that I only stayed for a week, after two weeks I might have thought differently.
There isnt anything to do in teh hotel of an evening, apart from drink. the hotel do play movies on a large screen (white sheet) by the pool some nights. But there is plenty of bars and entertainment in Naama Bay and Old Sharm, both no more than 10 mins away by taxi or with the hotels free bus service.
A fantastic week was had by myself and partner and we will definately return to this hotel, no question.
Hope this has helped
Wonderful clean and Friendly Hotel!
After reading some reviews about this hotel we were a bit worried about what the hotel was going to be like, i can certainly say we were pleasently surprised when we arrived. We booked very last minute and just wanted a cheap weeks holiday all inclusive to relax. The hotel staff are very friendly and are very helpful. The hotel is extremley clean and i didn't see one bug while we were there!
House Keeping was always a pleasure to see in the mornings, very friendly and left either animal shapes or flowers made out of towels and sheets for your return later in the day.
The all inclusive food was good, i recommed the pasta which is avaible a few nights during the week. At Breakfast there is a great selection from pastries, to cooked food and cerals. Dinner there is a selection of foods, mainly chicken, veggie and rice and a range of salads available at all meal times.
The pool area is lovely, great sized pool with an excelelnt pool bar. The only thing about the pool area is the limited availbility of the sunbeds, i noticed people were getting up at 5am to lay towels out! However if you find the sunbeds have been taken the pool attendant will provide a large quite thick cushion (lilo size) for you to relax and catch the rays.
The entertainment at the hotel is music playing throughout the afternoon and evening with varied type of music, some nights they put on a movie on a big screen by the pool area by the bar.
There is a free bus service from the hotel to the diamond beach which runs approx every 15 to 30 mins to and from the hotel. The beach area is ok if you wish to get away from the pool area and it has a bar and restuarant which serves snacks, if you are all incluvise the beach bar provides free soft drinks and everything else is extra. There is also an apportunity to snorkle or dive at the beach area.
The hotel provides a free bus service to Naam Bay from 9pm and the last bus is at 10.30pm. If you wish to visit Naam Bay at any other time there are always taxi's around to take you anywhere you wish to go! I wouldn't pay anymore than 25 Egyptian pouds for a taxi to Naam Bay. Also do make sure you check your change as i was given 25 pasters instead of egyptain pounds!
If you are out in Egypt when the football is on there is a bar called Camel Bar in Naam Bay which is run by an english chap and shows all the games and has a wide variety of drinks and food.
I do reccommed you take some bite repelant with you, i'm not prone to getting bits however i was covered on my first night there.
I would vist this hotel again for a cheap holiday deal, we had a great time!
What a Surprise we got!!! Badawia Was Great!!!
Having not seem much reviews on this resort we were a bit dubious about it - but what a surprise!!
The resort was very clean and tidy. The pool area was great as was the pool bar!!
Nothing was a problem for any of the staff who were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and tidy and all close to the pool area. As only 100 people maximum can stay there it was never 'overcrowded'.
The food was good and we never got any dodgy stomach aches. The room service was great also.
All in all this resort was first class.
One slight disadvantage was the resort was slightly out of the way - but you can go anywhere by taxi .
All you can expect and more for a 3* Hotel
We went here in August on our Honeymoon, we booked because it was cheap and affordable and for All Inclusive you can't go wrong.
When we got dropped off out the front we did think 'oh my god' but it was late (gone mid-night) and we were extremely tired. Went through reception tho and out the other side and it was lovely. The pool is excellent and a really decent size. The rooms are basic but clean and all you need.
Everyone was friendly and helpful. If we did need to ask for anything we always got it quickly.
The food was actually not bad at all for a 3* hotel all inclusive. I think people have much higher expectations but if you only book a 3* your not gonna get steaks every night.
If you do get a little bored of the food, there is a pizza place in the hotel and for about £2.50 get a whole great tasting pizza. Room service is good food and cheap and also you can order off the bar menu which does steaks and various other stuff and is also cheap so we didn't fault any of the food.
We didn't suffer with bangalo belly either which reading some of the reviews seems people did. In this case I can say if you did, its definitely not the food as we ate most days 3 times a day in the all inclusive.
I would definitely go back especially at that price.
We booked the Badawia as part of a last minute deal with teletext on a fully inclusive deal.
I found the hotel extremley clean (never seen a single bug!) the staff were great and really friendly. The food was much much better than i was expecting on a fully inclusive buffet style. the room service food is excellant and really cheap if you don't feel like leaving your room or get back late.
the only thing i would say to beware of is if you book any excursions through the hotel find out all the details, does the guy who collects you stay with you etc. we went to Cairo through the hotel and were collected by a guy who turned out not be our guide just our lift to the airport and we didn't know who we were meeting at Cairo so we were left a little confused and agitated till another couple from a different hotel who shared the minibus pointed us in the right direction. but that is the only thing i can think of that was a problem.
just to note there are no hairdryers or kettles in the rooms if you need these!
If i was going back i would stay at Badawia again.
Do Not Go To This Hotel!!!!
We recently booked a holiday to creative badawia. We only stopped two nights and got moved to another hotel because it was so bad.
There was limited choice of food and it was all stone cold. We went all inclusive, but the only one all inclusive bar constantly ran out of drinks, all drinks are served in plastic cups and you only get half a beer at a time. If you were paying for drinks then they were served in glassed and you got a pint!. None of the bars were open until 10am in the morning so your cant even get a soft drink.
We were told by the travel agents that there would be entertainment, no such luck. This consisted of a small portable television on the terrace, playing all egyptian music.
The was building work going on on all side of the hotel with constant noise all day long. If you walked past the builders they would all stop and stare and at one point taking picutures of us on mobile phones (very intimidating).
The hotel operated a shuttle bus to the beach, this was a run down old wagon. That crammed in as many people as possible, not a pleasant experience. All in all three other couples moved from this hotel after only a couple of days, so that is saying something.
We went with cosmos, and they managed to sort out another hotel within half an hour. We ended up going to Sol Sharm which was fab!! couldnt of asked for anything better. Creative Badawia is classed as 3 star, but beleive me it is no where near. We have stayed at other 3 star hotels before and this just does not compare at all. All I will say is do your homework if you are thinking of going to this hotel, when we looked I couldint find to much about it, now i know why.
Mr and Mrs Rushton
Our egyptian experience at Creative badawia
We where looking forward to our first holiday in Egypt but couldn't find a review on the Creative Badawia Hotel anywhere.
We thought the hotel was very clean, the pool was really nice, although if you wanted to use the toilet you had to go to reception or your own room. The staff where friendly although the service was a bit slow, what was nice though, they folded our bedding into various animals everyday which was very unusual and a lovely touch. Our drinks where a bit on the warm side, so stock up the fridge in your room. We went all inclusive, but that did not include diet fizzy drinks and named spirits. They do not have any white rum in the resort. The food was not a la carte, but was adequate, (you can pay for a nice bacon toastie outside the hotel, next door). The hotel was about 4-5 miles from Narma Bay which is the resort centre and you should expect to pay about 20 egyptian pounds in an taxi (plus tip), be careful as the taxi drivers will try to rip you off, don't pay more than 10 english pounds from the airport to the hotel.
The weather is far too hot for the Brits in July. We didn't realise exactly how hot it would be, but some days we had to stay inside because we couldn't bear the heat in the afternoon. We wouldn't recommend you came during summer.
This hotel is ideal if you just want to sunbathe and lounge around the pool all day, if you like shopping then I would say to stay nearer Narma Bay, because apart from the taxis there is no public transport. There is a beach near the hotel but it's shingle and coral so good for diving, theres a free bus every half hour and free sun beds for all inclusives at the beach but not free alcohol, only soft drinks.
Everybody in our party suffered with the tutenkamun trots i'm afraid, do not go without imodium or you'll be sorry, because the heat just makes it worse. Plenty of people had the doctor but I don't think it was the food just the heat, it really is that hot. If you need the doctor it would cost you about £55.00.
I can recommend a night out to a club called fantasia, thay do a show and buffet but there is no other nightly entertainment, and no entertainment at the hotel.
I won't be going back to Egypt, and i can not recommend the the hotel for anybody looking for an exciting family holiday, or for young people wanting nightlife. But if you just want to relax and do nothing then this will be for you.
just got back from egypt stayed at the hauza beach resort, but last july me and my husband stayed at the badwia lovely hotel staff very nice nothing to much trouble for them , the pool is lovely but there is no on site beach, if you have children they might get a little bored as ther isnt anything for them to do,we went on loads of trips including quad biking that was great fun.