Island View Resort
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... 8220;one of the underwater wonders of the world.” The contrast of environments here above and below the surface could not be more striking – onshore there is literally only sand and rock, while underwater there is a non-stop festival of colors.
Turns out that becoming certified only means that you learn how to assemble your equipment and how to go under water, but you don’t learn how to dive. People only become great divers through experience and people ...
... four days relaxing by the pool after our buffet breakfast. The weather has been beautiful with sunny days of 28. In the evenings we would walk along the beach where all the restaurants and market places were.
Sharm el Sheikh is very clean and geared for tourists. You could forget you were in Egyt except for the hassling for money by the taxi drivers, service people and camel operators.
... to 18 metres, the maximum I’m allowed. It was truly amazing, because this time it was three dimensional in a way – there were things also above me :) So wherever I looked and turned there was so much to see, it was just full of life! And being in the middle of it is really indescribable, so again – go dive! :) Along many of the things we saw the previous day, there was also a starfish, so cute! :) This time we came out after a safety stop and after the hassle of ...
... that you get what they say though. Dinner was very tasty at they didnt overcharge us. However everey place we went for a drink lied to us in some way or tried to overcharge us. Made me want to go back to the chilled out experience of Dahab. However for one night it was nice and the food once again was great!
We paid a bit extra for late check out, which they even gave us a bit later ...
... all inclusive!! I get three meals a day!! My trip to St Catherine's and Mount Sinai, originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been rescheduled because the monastery is not open to visitors on Sunday (I have no idea what day it actually is any more). This, of course, should have been noted months ago but it's not a problem. Instead of going back to Sharm I'll be transferred directly from St Catherine's to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Island View Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Me and my sister just returned from a week staying in the sunrise island view suites (not to be confused with the garden resort).
this place is definetly not five star it is 2 star if that it is a dump if you have booked to go here go and change your hotel because you will be devestated it is filthy the hygiene in this place was disgusting the food is inedible the staff are ignorant and arrogant very unhelpful and while we were there everybody had upset tummys the bathroom had not been cleaned ever it had black sludge all around the seals and the bath was filthy with brown water everybody i spoke to had the same opinion on this dump full of ignorant russians . please if you have booked this place dont go the only nice thing about this holiday were the beautiful fish in the sea and a nice geordie couple we met
We stayed for 2 weeks as this was my first trip abroad i didn't really know what to expect. The hotel and accommodation where fantastic the staff where really friendly and it is very clean, the food was good and always well prepared. Sharm is very hot so take plenty of sun cream with you.
I spent a week in this hotel with a friend of mine and although I would not say it is really a 5 star, it met all the expectations. The room we were given was not very large and it was at the ground-floor with no balcony, so with no space to hang our bathing things to dry, but still we did not bother to swap it. The cleaning service was very good, although it was annoying that the cleaning boy was literally waking us up every morning, knocking at the door and shouting. The pool area and the beach were nice and clean. The diving experience really worth it. The food was very good, a variety of choice for breakfast and dinner (we did not go for all inclusive). The restaurant was pretty crowded all the time, but it was the peak season. Sometimes we came upon a cup or a glass in a chipped condition, what however should by no means happen in a 5 star hotel. The staff was really helpful, kind and extremely hard-working, but often annoying and boring, but this does not apply only to the hotel staff, but generally to Egyptian people.
Firstly..there are two hotels...one is 'Sunrise gardens' and the other is 'Sunrise Island views' This review is for the Island Views hotel which is the larger of the two sister hotels and I fully recommend this hotel ..It is excellent.....
This is a review for the sunrise island view (5 star)
We have just returned from the Sunrise Island View in Sharm El Sheik.
Loved Sunrise Island View
We chose Surnrise Island View (formerly Maxim Plaza) by chance. We travelled with Odyssey, staying 19-26 March 2006.
The hotel is situated on the sea shore, with lovely grounds which are full of beautiful flowers.
Rooms are large, well furnished, well maintained and very clean.
There are 4 restaurants (plus a snack bar on the beach) all serving excellent food and drinks (one tip - with Odyssey, go Ultra and pay extra to get imported spirits).
There are 4 pools of various sizes, which are clean well maintained and supervised.
All the staff were excellent, friendly, extremely hardworking and did everything they coud to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
We recommend it it and we will definitely be going back.
we decided to go here as it was not to long a flight and we knew the weather would be good.
Just been to Sunrise Island View Suite 18.12.05 - 01.01.06. This is not a 5 star hotel but a 3+. Hotel is very clean. Reception staff need to be more upto date with the hotel info. There is no central point to find out about menu,activaties,hotel facility etc. We normally go away at christmas and this time for the money we paid it just didn't feel like christmas. On christmas eve they had a gala dinner in the tent but for Medhotel guests they wanted extra 45$ each even though we were fully inclusive. Please check this at time of booking if you are going for christmas. Generally over the christmas and new year period hotel make an effort with food. sorry not at this hotel you will get the standard as a normal day. Entertainment was a waste of time. Over the 2 weeks we stayed only they bought a outside team to do the entertaiment, but this act repeated on new years eve gala, so nothing was really spent for our new years eve gala. They did not make an effort for us at christmas at all. Typical on christmas eve they said santa will be on the beach at 3pm and also a barbecue. We arrived well before all the children were ready but santa didnot appear. They said 10 minutes later shout santa and he will come so the children did this still no santa. Then they got the children to dance whilst they found santa. Half an hour later santa comes with a sack. Instead of santa sitting down and the children line up santa thew the presents and the children so some got more than 1 and some children had none and upset. The present were what you would get in macdonals little furry toys that weren't even rapped. As to the barbecue this was cakes. If you are looking for a beach this is not for children there is no sand and you cannot walk into the water.Hotel Savoy and Concorde you can do this. Please bartar with the taxi drivers we only paid to Narma Bay 25ep and to old sharm 25-30 They will start at 45 just walk away or wait a few more minutes and you will get a taxi. the blue and white taxi are very safe they do drive fast.Do not exchange you money here you will get a better rate there as they want $ and £'s. Finally the airport. you only need visa's if you are going to travel out of sharmel sheikh. Go to the Banks as visa only cost 10 pounds your reps will take you to there counter but they will charge more. Trolly's they will ask for £1 give them 2 Eyguptian pounds as this is less they will get a lot more if you give them the pound. Hope this review is helpful as this is my first time to write but if you do want a nice christmas I really don't think this hotel is the one for you and not the charges made by medhotels.Please give your keys for 12 as they will charge like 25 pounds for extra half an hour.