Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh
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A fantastic hotel!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Movenpick Golf and Resort for two weeks at the end of August and had an amazing time.
The hotel was faultless. The room we had was large and well stocked with satellite tv, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe etc.
You do not need to take beach towels as these are provided for you.
There were hardly any other guests staying when we were there (we were told the hotel is freqented by Italians in August, but many had cancelled their holiday following the bombing). However, this meant that there were countless sun beds to choose from and no overcrowding whatsoever in the numerous pools. The lazy river was fantastic....v wide and long. A large pool, with water slides, plus a kids pool, and then another large saltwater pool with two jacuzzis and waterfalls.
The beach area is built into the rock face, with lots of nooks and crannies where there are lots more sunbeds, and a bar with an awesome view. There are three jettys going into the sea, and the reef is great for snorkelling. Saw lots of varieties of fish (although for three days running, there were jellyfish in the afternoon too, so beware). (NB We bought our snorkels in Naama Bay, which was much cheaper than hiring them from the hotel).
The restaurants were great - especially the chinese restaurant - their saturday buffet is a must!
The staff were also all extremely friendly and accomodating - nothing was too much effort for them.
You get a better exchange rate out there, so best to take english pounds and change it to Egyptian at the hotel. There is no need to carry cash around with you, as you can charge everything to the room and pay your bill on departure.
We did a few trips when we were there...Ras Mohammed was a big disappointment. Terrible organisation, lots of sea-sickness, dead coral, not many fish, and you had to follow the guide, so there was no opportunity to snorkel at your own pace.
Sharks Bay is worth an excursion, however, as the snorkelling and beach there were very nice.
We also hired a taxi and took a day trip to Dahab (about an hours drive away). Dahab is very much a more chilled out, backpackers place, with lots of cafes and restaurants on the beach front. If you like windsurfing, this is the place to go.
Finally, we did the quad biking, which was excellent fun. You ride off into the desert at about 5pm and by the time you start the journey back, the sun is setting, and the scenery is beautiful.
All in all, Sharm is a great destination, and for location (it's good to be a little distance from the touristy Naama Bay), service and facilities (really can't rate the reef and pools highly enough) the Movenpick is a great hotel and we would definitely stay here again.
Great Hotel, will be better when expansion has finished!
The hotel is fabulous, the staff can't do enough for you, the rooms are hugely spacious and the bathroom is divine.
You are greated with a glass of the local tipple and a kindly porter will take your luggage to your room. Check in is easy and the staff are so polite it is wonderful. The breakfast is fabuoous, a wonderful choice of whatever you would like (except any pork products of course!) and the staff will remember what your drink preferences are like. Unfortunately for me that is where the good food ended. The remainder of the meals that we ate at the hotel (not many!) were bland and in the case of the chinese, overpriced drivel.
The shuttle buses into Naama are also not often enough, and if you get a taxt from the hotel it will cost you between £4 and £6. You can get one back for £3.
Other than that the pool area is well maintained, the floors swept and hoovered every morning, the pool is cleaned every day and there are gardeners everywhere maintaining the gardens (but discretely!) the pool boy who served us was fabulous (Ahmed!) and could not do enough for us. Waiters coem round regularly to offer drinks and food. The alcoholic beveredges are roughly the same price as in Naama, it is not a cheap place to drink. £2.50 for a local beer. Spirits are extortionately expensive. Cocktails are £5, I tried 2 and could not taste the alcohol, only soda water.
There is major expansion work going on at the moment so the road in looks awful and in front of the hotel is draped in cloth so you can't see the construction. This is due to finish in September. It did not spoil our holiday and we did not hear any noise at all from it.
Recommendations - Hard Rock Cafe, Pomodoras Italian, Camel Bar, CHina HOuse (On top of shopping mall). You will wait 1 hour at least for HRC but it is well worth it for the campest entertainment you have ever seen, great staff and fab food, all very very cheap too.
We had a lovely time at the hotel, and would go back.
Fantastic R & R
Just returned from a week here with 2 teenagers, choosing the Golf after reading TA reviews. The staff were charming, couldn't do enough, but unintrusive. Food was hugely plentiful - buffet breakfast particularly, which could have taken a smaller eater through a whole day! Evening entertainment splendid, devoted animation team as well as outside dance troupes and Egyptian entertainment (belly dancing, whirling dervish). Decor and room very pleasant, public spaces positively lavish in parts (especially entrance foyer - very pleasant to sit and people watch without feeling uncomfortable).
We were all impressed by the relative peace of our room (not to mention the size! - 40 sq m plus), and the peace, despite the obviously nearly full occupancy of the hotel by large numbers of families with younger children. Once in our room we heard nothing from anyone, and our balcony was pleasant and totally private. We could always find sunbeds by the pool or on the manmade beach. Fish in Red Sea stunning. A very well equipped gym too, if you want to tone up after a long laze by the pool.
We were unanimous in our opinion that this hotel represents a great holiday destination with very good value for money. I would definitely return, even though I'm not wild about Egypt per se....I could easily spend an entire week in the hotel, and not get bored! For me it was perfect - I'd sought hot weather with total relaxation and pampering, and that was exactly what I got....bliss.
Fantastic resort!!! the best ive ever stayed at!!
The Movenpick Golf and resort is sheer class! Every aspect of the hotel, from the wonderful breakfast to the range of variet of dinner is just excellent.
We stayed for 7 Nights on half board basis. dinner was different every night, entertainment was sutle, and not to over the top. The rooms were extremely spacious and the staff, well they were all just so freindly and extremely helpful.
The facilities of the hotel are superb, there is literally a swimming pool everywhere you look, there are more than enough sun beds to go around, and the hotel has a number of restauarnts and bars all over the resort.
This hotel is simply great, i trully reccomend it, it is seriously that good!!!
Not Just For Divers
Blimey I needed a holiday! I hate doing the travel agent thing and the internet can potentially give much more information about things so I scanned Lastminute.com. My search criteria were for a midlands airport, 5 star, one week, less that £500 - not too much to ask!! I didn't get many appropriate results so opened it up to any airport and there were lots of red sea stays - something that I said I wouldnt do because of terrorism threats, but after looking into the location further it appealed more and more.
Anyway, the process was find a holiday, look at tripadvisor.com and see what people like me thought - the Movenpick Jolie Golf was one of the few hotels that stood up to a good review and the pictures drew me in further - mind made up!
We had to travel to Gatwick from Leicestershire for a 7am check in so should really be moving at about 4am and getting up at say 3:30am - trouble is that I didn't finish packing til 3:20, so laid down 'just for 10 minutes!' - Woke up at 5am and got off at 6am, managed to board the plane without being called on the tannoy or appearing on a tv airport programme tho!
Flight went well, got off the plane and the heat was WOW! Filed into the arrivals hall for immigration and were there for maybe 2 hours, our queue just wasnt moving, other queues formed alongside, people pushed in, the immigration guy was the slowest too - bit frustrating but we got through it - our turn came, NO VISA!! GO BUY VISA! as we were not leaving the Sharm area we didn't need a visa, con No.1 extract money from unsuspecting tourist and send them to the back of the line. This one didn't wrk and we held our resolve.
Got to the hotel, opinion was that this was the best in the Sharm area and I reckon thats about right! What a fantastic place, lots of twists and turns, always something around the next corner and you have to marvel at how this place was put together on a drawing board - amazing.
The food was ok, not fantastic but if you chose wisely from the buffet you ate well. The waiting staff cleared your plates really quickly and attended to your requests propmptly and efficiently.
Staff were pleasant, did the job.
Con no.2 came when I changed some money at the 'hotel bank' I changed $200 to 1161EGP. Fair enough, the guy counted it out, it wasn't clear with a few distractions so I sat down and counted it, tried to reconcile the exchange rate and the notes received - I was short so I stood up to quiz the chap and wooo would you believe it another 50EGP note was on the counter - I didnt neglect to pick it up, it appeared!
Even though we went in June, what I thought would be a popular time the hotel was very quiet and most guests appeared to be russian. Apparently Sharm is popular with the Russians - lots of fairly burly chaps with young attractive ladies, 'businessmen' like Tony Soprano-ovski.
The hotel has many restaurants and bars, one 'english' bar was staffed by Wael the excellent bartender and the busybody manager Samir. If you have been or are visiting the Movenpick, you will remember the efficient making of cocktails, the clean and tidy bar, the snooker and the professional attitude throughout exhibited by Wael. I also experienced the disruptive attitude of Samir and frankly this guy had a negative impact on our stay - the cocktails that he made for my lass were not at all good, while playing snooker he badgered us for taking playing longer than a half hour, interrogated us as to why we were not drinking and worse of all seemed to be constantly criticising and admonishing Wael for something or other - just because we didn't speak the lingo did not mean that we were oblivious to the conversation. Seven nights and seven shatterings of the chilled evening drink.
We understood that tipping is the way of the Egyptian day, someone assists you, tip the chap. To be fair we didnt really experience this, or we were stupid and missed the cue.
We took cash - USD to pay for whatever was required but after trying to pay a bar bill and was told that he couldnt break a 50EGP not (about a fiver) we gave up and booked everything to the room which incurred an additional 2% charge but whats a couple of quid.
Overall, good good good.
We spent our days in the sun, no diving, no touristy stuff, just relaxation. Apparently there are some friendly russian ladies in nearby Naama Bay - next time I might meet them!
Absolutely First class!
Having visited Sharm and Taba for the fourth time predominantly for the diving, my girlfriend and I felt compelled to post a review to make it known what a fantastic and purely luxurious stay we had at the Jolie Ville Movenpick Golf & Resort. We decided to book a quick getaway for a week in the month of May, and used Peltours for the third time to arrange this. I was quite shocked at the lack of global reviews for this hotel and although the website posting looked superb, we were concerned at the lack of customer feedback available but took a chance. It transpired to be the best decision ever made. The Hotel is situated away from the main flight path and is themed with an area to suit everybody and every taste. The food was fabulous and the service excellent! Every day was in the 80's and the humidity at approx 1% so never unbearable. The hotel operates a free shuttle service to Naam Bay, which is a total contrast and an experience. The entertainment was first class, themed nights with shows from different cultures made an exiting spectacle and professionally orchestrated. For just over £500 each for the week this hotel at half board basis is the best we have stayed in overall when compared to the Hilton, Radisson and Hyatt at Taba over the past couple of years. I recommend Peltours for a trouble free and professional yet great value operator. No more to say except that we could not fault it and will definitely be returning.
Anthony and Sarah
Fabulous, luxurious resort - something for everyone!
Just back from a fantastic week at the Jolie Ville Golf Resort with my boyfriend! I've never posted a review on a website before but felt compelled to after visiting the Jolie Ville! The resort is simply fabulous and having stayed in some 5* resorts in the Caribbean and Thailand, we'd have to say this was up there. The sumptuous and huge marble lobby is the gateway to a magnificently designed resort that you may not feel you need to leave.
Rooms - the biggest I've stayed in, with acres of space, hanging space and a gorgeous marble bathroom with a shower for 2!
Pools - meandering through the resort, it'll take you a week just to discover the layout! The lazy river is brilliant - carries you around the resort with its current; the other pools are very aesthetically designed to blend in with the gardens, habitat etc and the flumes are great fun - even for the adults! There is a lifeguard and plenty of staff around to take care of children. There are always plenty of sunbeds and no real need to get up at dawn to reserve one! Around the main pool can feel a bit noisy but there are so many hidden and quieter places if you want.
Beach - this is one of the best kept secrets of the hotel! Built into the side of the cliff, beyond the pool and main resort, is a beautifully designed large area of sandy terraces and tiers all connected via wooden walkways, turrets, making for a stunning sight. Here there are many nooks and crannys for you to find a spot for just the two of you or the whole family. The Beach Bar here is the best place to get a sunset drink. The only downside is that you can't walk directly into the sea from the beachside as it's actually protected coral. Instead you dive or use steps from 3 jettys. The snorkelling is fantastic too and well worth trying. You can also dive from here as the resort has it's own dive centre.
Restaurants - there are 6 restaurants to choose from during the day. All offer very resonably priced and a very good standard of food. The Dolphin restuarant as someone said below is very good, as is the BBQ and the Beach restaurant. The Bistro is fun and the buffet each evening was a great standard - freshly cooked omelettes for breakfast too! For e.g. grilled chicken breast burger in french bread with salad and fries was approx £3.50
Staff - practically every person we met was friendly, efficient, polite, fun and there were many characters! The service here is excellent and really stands out - you couldn't even pour your own beer!
Weather - not a cloud the whole week, approx 32 degrees on our last day, 30 March. I think it would be unbearably hot during July and August, but aside from this, all year round Sharm seems to have very pleasant/comfortably hot weather.
Resort (Naama Bay) - the hotel is nicely located approx 10 min drive to Naama which is a mixture of brash neon lights, KFC etc and some authenticty in its shops, bars and restaurants. Definitely worth a visit - some of the bars are built into the hillside offering great views.
Overall, this hotel and resort is the perfect getaway for a fabulous, hot break, not too far from UK and at this point, very good value for money.
Have just returned from the JV Movenpick Golf Resort in Sharm and we had a great time. Room was great and really spacious, facilites were good too. We ate in the main Les Palmiers resturarnt most night - buffet style, and the food was surprisingly good with lots of choice. Only downside was the evening entertainment which was very family orientated and made the place feel a little like a holiday camp - but there were plently of places to go if you wanted to avoid this. The Dolphin seafood restuarant was great - they do special candlit dinner nights (& a la carte every day for lunch and dinner) and these were excellent and well worth the extra money. Chinese restaurant good too. Service was friendly and efficient enough, if at times a tiny bit slow (but not enough to moan about!)
Pool was good, although a bit like a waterpark with slides and lazy river. Great fun though and would be ideal for families, just not great if you actually want to swim a few lengths. On the coast there is an amazing man made beach area built into the cliff with lots of different terraces, platforms and a bar overlooking the sea. There are 3 jettys which you can also sunbath on & snorkel from & the snorkelling is amazing - best I have ever seen!
Having been a little nervous about travelling to Egypt after recent bomb etc, we were surprised about how much we enjoyed ourselves. I would describe the JV as a great 4* and perfect for a lazy week of sunshine. We did not leave the hotel once! As a couple there are plenty of places to escape the family atmosphere and if you are prepared to spend a little extra and eat at the other restuarants you really escape the crowds. My partner loved the golf course & this made his stay. Would definately return if ever want a week away in sunshine!
This hotel is truly amazing! I went here for 2 fantastic weeks in august 2003! The hotel has the biggest pool I have ever seen, more like its own water park! it features 2 water flumes, waterfalls, jacuzzi's, 1 large salt water pool and 2 even larger fresh water pools, also a lazy river!!
The hotel has an American restaurant, a romantic chinese restaurant, an outdoor bar-b-que snack bar and 24 hour room service, and its so cheap! roughly £2 for spaghetti bolognese!
The rooms are huge, which a massive bathroom with double showers! big balcony and room features satelite tv! fridge, phone, loads of long mirrors and loads of cupboard/draw space!
The hotels own 18 hole championship golf couse is definitely an attraction, at £20 a round its more than worth it!
Just at the back of the hotel (once you pass the huge pool) is the red sea. Stunning views and snorkelling is a must as they hire out gear very cheap and the fish are incredible!
The hotel has a free shuttle bus, pick up every half hour, and only 5 mins to naama bay where there are many great shops to find some bargains and barter with the egyptians, who are very friendly. Theres also a Hard Rock cafe there where they serve lovely food at good prices and it really picks up as the night goes on as it turns into a club!
Regular trips to Cairo to see the pyramids are always availible and may I say its an absolute must!
Overall this hotel is not to be missed, Sharm el sheikh is gorgeous and has so much to offer! Definitely want to go back!
Gemma 20, Lee, 22.
The Best of the Best
This is by far the best holiday location on the Red Sea. The hotel is well located and the rooms are fantastic. There is a large variety of restaurants in the hotel and all provide fantastic choice with excellent quality food. The waiting staff are very friendly and most speak excellent English. At the poolside there is a life gaurd which allows you to relax while the children play. The grounds of the hotel are beautifully maintained and the reception staff are wonderful. I would highly recommend this hotel I will go back and back again.
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... they don't like the Egyptian tourists though (who mainly go the Sharm to people watch the crazy foreigners who don't were a lot of clothes) because they are hard work to look after (very demanding), and don't tip, but the "go with the flow" Aussies get first class treatment, including lessons in Arabic and local politics. Thanks Sharm, you were weird, but the water was clear, and the Egyptians were friendly, now to see a bit more of your ...
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