Hauza Beach Resort
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Cael amser ffantastig yn Sharm El Sheik yn ymlacio ger y pwll, mynd ar drip mewn submarine ar y mor coch ac i Mynydd Sinai. Amser wedi hedfan
Had a fantastic time in Sharm El Sheik relaxing by the pool. a trip on the read sea in a Submarine on the Red Sea and to Sinai Mountain. Time fle
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 ...
This morning started very early, and I was really ready to get out of bed - not because of my excitement over a day of sightseeing, but because our hotel room beds were so gosh darned hard. I would have slept on the floor except that the floor was tiled. I couldn't decide which surface - the bed or the tile - was harder.
The lack of sleep has put me in a bad mood, so it's a good thing we have a military escort for the day - otherwise I might hurt somebody :)
... 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 ...
... br> My first snorkel spot was where I did my first SCUBA ever. It was an introductory course. Many people get afraid of this and never make it underwater. I was able to go under down to 6 meters for 15 minutes. It was a great experience and give you a different outlook of being underwater, but I was a bit disappointed that someone was dragging me around. I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hauza Beach Resort Nabq
We have been to Egypt many times and will continue to do so even if this is their tourist hot spot. Service and "genuine" kindness marks this hotel out from the others. I have spoken to many other tourists and I know from them that our service was exceptional. Show a bit of interest in their culture and family life and you will have friends and service forever!
I stayed at the Hauza with my wife and two friends from December, 25th to the 1st of January 2005/06. First three days were cold and windy. Had to wear my jumper and jacket. Sun was out until about 4pm and then it became very cold. The last four days it got warmer but still windy. The Hauza at first seemed an impressive place but after a few days I could understand some of the criticisms I read on this site, however many were over the top in my opinion. It's definitely not a typical 4 or 5 start hotel like the Marriot or Hyatt or Hilton or Crown Plaza. It's hard to put a star to it but if I had to it would be a low four or high three star hotel. It covers a massive area so depending on where your room is, you will have a long walk to either the restaurant or the beach. There were a lot of Russians staying at the hotel. Nothing against them but they are normally quite happy to settle for basic service and facilities. Being that these people seemed to represent 75% of the guests it seems that the staff cater mainly for them. However, everyone seemed very friendly and it was mainly a family atmosphere with lots of kids running about. There were also Italians, Germans and English. We are in our mid-thirties, no kids, but were just looking for somewhere relaxing so this place was adequate for us. The staff were really friendly and bent over backwards to help. It was impressive how some of them remembered all of our names after the first day. Really nice people and not arrogant and just trying to con you like those who worked down the market in Na'am Bay. Whoever said that the drinks served at the hotel were only local drinks was talking rubbish as there was a decent range and anyway, the local Egyptian drinks taste fine. I mean if you are in Egypt you'd might as well try what they have to offer. Yes served in plastic cups but what do you expect with small children running about. The food was nice, not great but ok and I loved the chocolate cake and other desserts. But was a basic menu (apart from New Year's Eve which was a feast!)The swimming pool was nice and clean and the pool by the sea was perfect if you have kids. The snorkelling off of the Jetti was excellent and we went on a day trip to Cairo organised through the hotel which was a great day out albeit a little bit expensive. The hotel also arranged quad biking for us which is defintely worth doing but once again it costs. Also, we liked the private beach. The rooms were really clean and every day cleaned by the staff. When I first turned on the water it was brown but then cleared after the first few minutes and was fine for a week. Some people did get ill which is normal in Egypt if you do not watch what you eat or drink. Brush your teeth with bottled water and aviod anything that may be washed in local water like salads. The only way to get to Na'am bay is by taxi which is about £7 but reasonable and safe. Volley Ball area was a bit stoney but staff did their best to organise things such as dancing, aerobics and kids football. There was a table tennis table outside but it was too windy to play! You get a towel card for pool/beach towel. Overall we had a great time and were happy with the Hauza and would even consider staying there again in the future but don't expect luxury.
After reading reviews on the Hauza Beach Resort, I was open minded before travelling.
Was not sure what to expect with the hauze beach as had read some very mixed reviews,but was very pleasantly surprised. After the initial culture shock of stepping off the plane into what felt like a tumble dryer on hot ( we went end june and it was roasting)we were transported by buses to the airport where we were swooped on by guys trying to make us pay for trolleys, being unused to tipping for everything we struggled on our own, but soon discovered that a little monry goes along way in egypt and the service you get is worth every penny!!
As I had read some poor reviews, I was fairly concerned about staying at the Hauza. Luckily our holiday turned out to be lovely, and we would return to Egypt again.
Very nice resort. Very attentive and friendly staff. Clean room, clean resort. All you can eat and drink (best is local beer). Loads of spare sun-beds round pool and spaces on beach throughout the day. Excellent snorkelling. Handy 'limousine' service offering a good price without the need for haggling and safe driving in a car that looks like it would pass a UK MOT (a rarity in Egypt). Good food with excellent choice for us vegetarians (although nothing was labelled 'vegetarian' so we had to pick at some things to check). At least twice a day, staff came by to try and get us to take part in the activities (step aerobics or a pay-extra massage) a friendly 'no thanks' sent them on their way. This might get annoying after a week or so. No tummy upsets. No hassle. No complaints.
Have just returned from a weeks stay at the Hauza Beach with my husband, parents, sister and friend, 6 adults in all. On first arriving in Egypt the first thing you realise is how chaotic the airport is, you really don't know which queue to join so it's best to ask the nearest Egyptian rep for assistance. For guidance though you don't need to buy a visa unless you intend to do the trips to Luxor or Cairo just write 'Sinai Only' on the back of your visa card you're asked to complete.
Even in October it's HOT..30degs at night and high 30's-40+ in the day, Hauza was definately not a 5* as advertised more like a 3.5* 4* at a push. The hotel was enormous and you can easily get lost so be fit as plenty of walking is required, the people are wonderful, kind and nothing is too big a deal for them. The food was 'different' as it catered primarily to Russians (who are incredibly rude) and Germans (who push in alot) but Hauza has a 'instore' bakery and that definitely get's 5*'s wonderful bread and cakes! The 'Island Restaurant' needs a wide berth we were in there for 10 mins and were leaving as the food was dreadful..warm and unrecognisable. There's no branded alcohol but plenty of 'egyptian' equivalents, fizzy drinks and juices are everywhere, don't drink from the tap as bottled water is given at dinner and tea. The rooms are ok and are kept spankingly clean and smell lovely..fresh towels and sheets everyday, we left all our change and odd notes for our room cleaner as he was incredibly kind and sweet and you would have thought we had given him the earth (£8 something)..speaking of money take English sterling thats all they are interested in..its 10 egyptian pounds to £1.00 so its easy enough they hate taking their own money! Take your snorkelling gear the 'WOW' factor is 10 out 10..we kept clear of the beach for chilling out as the beach 'DJ' belts out loud music ALL DAY so we took shelter at the pool and listened to children yelling..the choice is yours but this may sway it for you..every morning between 8am and 10am the gardeners water the grass with human sewerage from the holding drains and the smell is revolting, this was the only downer on the entire holiday. Should you pine for a takeaway go to 'Naarma bay' (with the hotels shuttle bus, costs 3 euro's but charge it to your room bill they give you an itemised bill and you can pay in £'s) for Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC and Hard Rock Cafe which is a must, food is cheap but alcohol is REALLY EXPENSIVE, plenty of shopping to be done and barter hard..they love it. Holiday rep was useless and a rip off...they charge double for any trip that you can get in Naarma bay or by word of mouth and its exactly the same trip. If you like quad bikes the trip is 2 hours riding in the desert and we got it for £14 each rep was charging £25 each ..we also flew out to Cairo as the coach was a 5 hour trip and getting up at 1am! again the rep was asking for more than double...ask around. The best was the water slides...even my mother went down them and it was great to hear adults screaming and whooping the kids will love them and play all day. I will definitely be going back to eygpt but sadly not to Hauza Beach as they need to seriously need to sort the chefs out. If i have missed anything out please do not hesitate to contact me...Jules x
stayed at this hotel with our three children 12, 11 & 8 had excellent time staff really friendly, hotel very clean, large room with 2 double beds, balcony, food good and situated nearly on beach.shops and chemist with doctor on site. catch mini bus to town for small amount from hotel. lots of italians and germans but also english.be prepared for deli belly when going to egypt take lots of tablets but chemist very good and cheap.be prepared to pay extra for icecream , some snacks at poolside and drinks at beach bar which we found dissapointing for all-inclusive. you need to be up early to aquire sunbeads by pool and beach.
Nice quite place
it's a ncie and quite place in sharm-el-sheikh, very close to the airport. There has been too mcu hwind this wee though and couldn't get the chance to go snorkeling. Nice and cleaned rooms and perfect food.