Dreams Beach Resort
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The reason I love Sharm el-Sheikh so much is it's a holiday mecca! The place - a gorgeous sea view beach setting - has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Yes it's nice to see the locals and culture on holidays, but here you don't experience the down sides of this. From clubbing to quading in the desert, diving to fine food, this place has everything for an enjoyable ...
... at the dead of winter. All I saw was a teddy bear nailed to a ladder. The sad reality is we're destroying the world's oceans. There are only a handful of dive spots (Cebu island, Philippines is another) I've gone to where marine life is so vibrant that it takes your breath away. Can't help but wonder where all the fish in the supermarket come from! I didn't see huge schools of fish and I saw fewer sharks here. You know it's bad when divers get excited when they see a white ...
Last night we left Aqaba sailing in a south easterly direction down the Gulf of Aqaba back towards the red sea. This morning when the sun eventually rose (it got up a long time after us this morning – especially Jo) the sun was on the starboard side indicating we were still sailing south.
About midday the sun was directly over the stern of the ship indicating we had turned northwards and are now sailing up the Gulf of Suez towards Suez and the canal which will take ...
... has tried to pull me under water or I’ve been invited to dive below the surface "for fun." Well, the fun in these moments was one sided. In recent years I’ve been over coming my fears to prove to myself that long standing negative mental notions can be dispelled. I found that going skydiving was a quick way to face my fear of falling. Over New Year’s, after years of deliberation, I decided to become scuba certified and I have now completed several dives in the Red ...
... the rest of the dive.
The rest of the dive was a nightmare. I thought it would happen all the time. I did not go deeper than 12 meters and held me close to Jeff if it would be any problems. After the dive when we got up he asked me what happened. I replied that I had problems in pressurizing. When we got out of the water, I was still in shock. I did not feel the weight of the scuba gear when I went against the atmospheric ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dreams Beach Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
spent a week at this resort with my daughter and a friend, everything about it was great. the staff really couldn't do enough for us, our room was kept spotless with sweets on our pillows every night. our waiter had our drinks ready when we walked into the restaurent! Massage by the pool is out of this world. the bell captain helped us get a hotel taxi, the driver was great and arranged a pick up points to get us back to the hotel when we ventured into old Sharm. The old town is great, we were made very welcome and treat with great respect, we couldn't remember where the taxi was meeting us but we need not have worried - the driver came into the toen on foot to find us! on another occasion one of the shopkeepers walked us to the road for the taxi to stop us being hassled in case the taxi was late-and we had so many cups of tea and aquired some many gifts it was untrue, so much so that in one shop they wouldn`t give us the chance to buy just drink tea and talk we had to go back the next day to buy my handbuy and yes they remembered our names and we had more tea!
Also the trip to cairo is unbelieveable.
We got back from staying here on Tuesday and had an excellent time. The hotel was faultless, so clean and well kept, had everything you could possibly wish for. I had never tried snorkelling before but had a go on the reef directly below our hotel and am now hooked! Would never had thought all those beautiful fish would be right on our doorstep - amazing! I thought the Animation Team were great but can appreciate that the older generation could find them a bit annoying! They do walk around the pool trying to get people to do their activities but they're just trying to make your holiday a bit more interesting and if you say you just want to chill out they will leave you alone! Same goes for the people trying to sell Quad Bike trips at a 'Special Price - Just for you...'! Food was great, always a good variety to choose from however lunch was a bit repetitive, try the grill house on the beach for lunch for a bit of a change. One night a week they have a 'Bedouin' theme night which we didn't have a chance to do but they brought a camel over from the desert which was really lovely. If you're of the younger generation 'Bus Stop' in Naama Bay is a good bar and the cocktails were gorgeous. Camel Bar was also quite cool, rooftop bar with beautiful views over the bay. Overall a really enjoyable holiday!
Dreams Beach is a lovely hotel, Food is great and alot to choose from the snacks during the day are usually the same and can get a bit sickly. 4 different resturants to choose from, Italian, my place (buffet resturant) Grill house, Italian and al la carte, if wanting to go to love boat it is at an extra cost. Animation team were ok, do same thingst every day but they try hard to entertain. Naama bay is good for shopping and sitting and having a drink, there are about 2 or 3 english pubs. Would not reccomend old town, very dirty and get hassled alot. A great place to vist is Fantasia it is about 15min from hotel. Quad bikes excellent however be careful who you book with. Hotel is very clean, and they do there best to keep it spotless, staff are very friendly. I would recommend getting the shuttle bus into namma bay, even though the taxis are cheap they are not allowed to drop off in teh centre they drop you off on the outskirts of namma bay. Shuttle bus run about every half an hour on the evening, but your room number needs to be down on the morning. Overall the resort was brilliant.
Just returned from my honeymoon at Dreams Beach and thought it was fantastic! The staff were really friendly and helepful and could not do enough for you. There was loads of food to choose from they have a buffet, a la carte and italian down by the pool and also a grill house on the beach, we were spilt for choice. The only down side was the animation we went in to naama bay most nights as there was a lot more going on there. The rooms were very nice and cleaners came every day and kept them spotless. The main pool was very hectic and some rude guests would wake you at 5am when you could here them putting out the towels also people would take 2 sunbeds 1 in the sun and 1 in the shade, this was awful because you could see people walking round looking for somewhere. Anyway if you don't get a bed there you can walk straight through to the sister hotel dreams vacation or there is a little train to take you there and there is 2 swimming pools which are always empty and they are just as nice as the main pool, you can still get you're all inclusive drinks there but not food.
I would definaty recomend a trip to the old market as the egyptian peoeple are fantastic, yes they badger you to go into their shops but this is their livlyhood don't take offense, you can have a great crack on with them.
Overall this was a fantastic place to stay and would recomend it to everybody.
Fantastic Dreams Beach Resort
We recently spent a week at the Dreams Beach Resort in Sharm El Sheik and we have already rebooked for next year. This hotel and very friendly staff are second to none. All-inclusive was genuinely that. If you stick to locally produced drinks you never have to spend another penny .Food is excellent , spoilt for choice with all three main meals. We counted 51 different deserts one evening. There are snacks available in between mealtimes, which we never made use of, but if you have hungry children with you ,it is ideal.Bedroom spacious and cleaned daily with clean towels and restocked drinks fridge.
Ideal location for scuba diving and snorkelling --- housereef on the doorstep.Staff laid out your towel on the sunbeds and there was the opportunity to have a heavenly massage right on the beach for a very reasonable price.There are beachbars on all the different little beaches, so you never need to be without a drink.
The "Animation team" worked incredibly hard with choice of classes in aerobics, stretching and belly dancing, waterpolo , aquaerobics and football.This is a clifftop hotel, so would not be suitable for people who dont do steps.
Can't wait to get back.
Lovely and very clean
I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Dreams Beach Hotel. I visited with my family and found the hotel to be very clean and tidy. Our room attendant was very pleasant and kept our room spotlessly clean and tidy at all times. However the only down side to the hotel is that the rooms are a bit smaller than I expected and could do with some modernising. The grounds to this hotel are kept very nice with lots of colourful flowers. Food wise I could not fault the hotel and there was always a good selection to choose from. We visited My Place and found it to be a very nice meal but don't expect large portions. For those of you that are a bit unfit be aware that it is quite a hike down to the beach. We found most of the staff to be very helpful but you got the odd grumpy egyptian. The only NO NO for this hotel is the so called animation team who were utter rubbish but at times you had to laugh at their stupidity. I would recomend this hotel and did not suffer any kind of upset stomach. There is a guy on the beach who paints pictures and they are really worth buying; bless him he worked really hard in the hot sun. Talking of sun, it was really hot last week,about 34 degrees so take plenty of sun cream. The fish are amazing and you have to see them to believe it. Overall a brill holiday and I would love to return to dive in the Red Sea. Only down side to the holiday was the egyptians in the town; very pushy and not that friendly but I didn't let that ruin my holiday; more fool them.
Great value holiday will return no probs
Just returned after a great week. Our party of 4 couples all full of praise for resort and hotel. Weather good but could be cool at night if wind up. Food good in all restaraunts. Great entertainment in 'Love Boat ' well worth extra money. Room fridge topped up free of charge daily with bottled water and soft drinks of your choice and room service good. Ellie - Thomas Cook rep excellent. Quad bikes into desert great trip and value for money. Only slight criticism reception bar area could be bigger and more seats available but not a big problem. First time in Egypt for us and all keen to return.
Overall, a beautiful hotel
This really is a beautiful hotel but i have to agree with the comments made previously. it is very difficult to get a sun lounger, so what we usually did was activities in the daytime (snorkling, diving quads etc) and then watched the sunset in the afternoon. it is very beautiful because they light the place up. the views are really out of this world but its true they dont have a natural shore. they claim that all the rooms have at least lateral view of the sea, this is misleading because the beach is a little walk away from the rooms and we didnt spot any room that had a frontal view of the beach. nevertheless the surroundings are extremely well kept. food wise i found their food acceptable and had no health problems. they do serve an awful lot of sea food and being someone who doesn't like sea food, it limited our choices quite a bit. the in-room service is very good too, although i would recommend going all inclusive just for the convenience and value for money. the hotel also owns a gift/art/clothes/camera/jewellery shop which is convenient. they also have lots of pools, exclusive restaurants, massage (about 40 dollars i think), tennis and snorkling facilities (about 20 dollars for the complete gear). the rooms were quite nice but my only major problem was that the water in the bathroom ran yellow when you turned it on...it takes a good few minutes to clear...this wasnt pleasant as your wanting a shower at least once a day! also i didnt like the state of the bath. i spoke to one woman and she said that her water was not only yellow but ran cold, she tried to resolve the problem with the hotel but they wouldn't fix it, she was also very ill which didnt help...to me the staff seemed quite helpful, but we didn't have any big dilemmas. finally just a note that the hotel do not take egyptian pounds when paying for room bills (phone calls), but they do take card. everything else, shops, food etc all take egytian pounds.
clean smart looking hotel in nice grounds.
way too few sunbeds around pool-expect to get up at 7.00am to secure !!. also very loud pop music blasted around pool all day. Fortunatley we were not on all inclusive , so had the choice of lots of good resturants in narma bay(10 mins by taxi)-hotel food was poor. Hotel quite isolated no where to walk outside gate, -taxi only. Found whole area very commercialised including the diving.!
Fantastic, great one of the best ever holidays
Hotel was very clean and although some 20 years old in very good condition. Rooms were excellent, waiter service was generally good (although, they are foreigners so we do have to forgive them for their lack of speed). Good understanding of english and tried very hard to please all. We upgraded to all inclusive to find that coffee was not included nor was bottled water. Pool and pool bar well run, good food, good value for money, buffet menu in main restaurant generally good but at lunch times it was repetitive, patsa, pizza, fish and small pieces of what they would call 'chicken'. The Fish Markets restaurant on the sea front was excellent, a little dissappointed with the beach, no shore! Coral around the bay therefore you have to swim out and it's deep! You do have to be up by 7am to get a sunbed!