Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino Sharm El-Sheikh
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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 ...
... here are indeed crystal clear. Unfortunately I didn't see many big things aside from a few turtles. It is good diving though, and I'll probably come back here some day. I did 2 dives in the Straits of tiran, which sits between sharm and the island of tiran. The island of tiran is contested territory between egypt and Saudi Arabia. Apparently the island is famous for being the second most land mined piece of land in the world, so we stayed on the boat during our surface ...
... and the hostages were released. The next story concerned the Beirut Hostages of which there were many. As last time Terry Waite took us to the point where he was about to get into a car with the hostage takers and then said, ‘sorry times up, you’ll have to wait till next time!’ This was predictable but very funny.
The next lecture concerns his 5 years in solitary confinement and how he coped. The final ‘session of enrichment for the morning’ was ...
... kind of ritual that involved placing our palms first on a particular carving, then over our hearts, three times. We have no idea what it meant, but since it ended with Hugh having to kiss me on both cheeks, it probably was good for our marriage! After an excellent lunch at a very fancy hotel, this time at 3:00, we visited the temple of Luxor. The two temples are about two miles apart, parallel to the Nile. They are currently in the process of uncovering the sphinx-lined ...
Home to the largest city in Africa and the Arab world and a thriving tourist resort, it's no wonder Egypt is said to have a promising economic future. So when I explored the ancient sights of Cairo, and Sharm el Sheikh's sassy scene, it was a shock to see the extent to which poverty had invaded these two scenic cities.
The Great Pyramids stand on a pale sandy hill top overlooking an endless curvy desert and armies of roasted nut ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino Sharm El-Sheikh
The Hotel booking arrangement was through an Egyptian Tour Operator which has a web sharmexcursion-tours.com
The rate was good and the stay was excellent
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino Sharm El-Sheikh
Loved the hotel
I was impressed by the service , the professionalism in regards to the the hotel reservation system , the personnel and everything . the location is excellent as it is very close the the main shopping street . In fact one of the hotel doors is right on that street . We had regularly someone from the hotel checking if everything was OK and suggesting excursions , which we took 2 in a week . The food was excellent , with a very big variety .. I will definitly go back to that hotel and recomend it
Drilling for Water
Hotel was fine...
breakfast was great
other food was poor
Shame they decided to drill for water on the beach, we tried to escape to the Movenpick Golf resort for some peace but found they were doing exactly the same there
A truly first-class hotel
My partner and I are just back from two wonderful weeks at this marvellous hotel.
The food is great, the service is impeccable and the staff are - without exception - very friendly and helpful. The hotel is immaculate. The marble walkways are polished every night and the pool cleaned very day. We went to the Sheraton Hotel and the pool was very dirty.
We had no problems with eating salads or ice at the hotel, having been told by our holiday representative that they wash everything in purified water. Although we did not seek confirmation of this fact, we had no stomach bugs when we ate in one of the hotel restaurants.
The Orangerie buffet offers a huge choice of food for breakfast or dinner. The Italian restaurant Zigolino offers fantastic views over the main street of Naarm Bay and has great food while La Fleur, the French restaurant, serves food to rival the best in London or Paris. There is also a Beach BBQ that serves fantastic pizzas.
If you want to Scuba Dive we highly recommend Aquarius Dive Club (based at the Sheraton Hotel). They are marvellous with new or nervous divers - as well as experienced ones - and will collect you from the hotel. If you have any questions or concerns ask Edgar, the lovely Mexican manager, and he or his wonderful staff will do everything they can to help. I had Marie-Helen, Gary and Tory as instructors and they were marvellous. (Tory is very relaxed, has a great sense of humour, and is superb with nervous types like me!)
Finally, the hotel is located right in the centre of everything in Naarm Bay. From there you can walk to all the local restaurants and shops or along the seafront. If you want to go further afield you can get a taxi in seconds.
All in all, it was a great holiday.
Great hotel, fab holiday!
We stayed at this hotel in Naama Bay for 2 weeks this May. In general, the hotel was lovely - well presented & extremely clean, with friendly staff and a good atmosphere all round.
It benefits from one main swimming pool and a private beach - don't take beach towels with you from home, as you can get them from the hotel for free each day. The hotel's beach is relatively un-crowded and very well tended. There is also a saltwater pool in the 'sports' area of the hotel (across the main road).
We stayed in the 'front area' and found the room to be larger and more comfortable than we'd expected. We'd heard that 5 star hotels in Egypt are not up to the standard of European 5 star - this is true, nonetheless we were very pleasantly surprised by our accommodation. Housekeeping also did a sterling job each day - leave a couple of Euros as a tip half way through and you might get special treatment...!
The hotel has 5 restaurants: The Orangerie (where the delicious buffet breakfast is served each day), Seagulls (bar & brasserie with outdoor entertainment), Ziglioni (Italian), the Beach BBQ (great for lunch) and La Fleur (posh). We ate at all except Ziglioni's, which we'd heard was slightly atmosphereless. If the food sometimes falls a little short of 5 star standards, it is more than made up for by the fantastic service from staff in all the bars and restaurants. Get the guys behind the bar at the Beach Bar to show you their bar tricks.
The hotel's position in the resort is fantastic. Staying at the Movenpick allows you very easy (2 minutes walk) access to all the main bars and restaurants in Naama Bay. We felt that this was a real bonus, as it meant we didn't have to contend either with crossing the main road to get to the beach or with getting taxis (and being hassled) to and from our hotel at night.
Buy yourselves snorkelling equipment and you can enjoy mingling with the marine life just off the beach in front of the hotel. We also did a day trip to St Catherine's monastery & Mt Sinai, which was very interesting and a day trip snorkelling to Ras Mohammed (don't miss it!) Another activity to try is Quad Biking in the desert, which we organised from the hotel - this was great fun, but beware to have bought your 'bedouin scarf' before you go to avoid having to buy one for inflated prices when you get there!
One key tip: it's MUCH cheaper to get bottles of mineral water from the local shops than it is to buy it in the hotel (LE20, vs LE120).
Fantastic - This hotel was a hit with the whole family.
The location of the hotel was wonderful, directly on the beach and lovely in the evening for choice of places to eat, ambiance and lack of boisterous crowds. The rooms were great; we had two interconnecting doubles with an extra bed in one (3 children). There must be height restrictions as all the hotels in Naama Bay seem to have bungalow rooms with only a ground and first floor. The pool was lovely and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. The children loved the buffet breakfast which offered a vast choice, my 9 year old made great friends with the man whose job it was to make pancakes!
We took the shuttle bus to the sister hotel, Moevenpick Golf. The pool and slides were a hit with the children. Wooden walkways built into the side of the rock at the sea edge gave a peaceful feel. It was like a 'Swiss Family Robinson' construction, although children under 6 would have difficulty coping with all the steps and entering the sea via a jetty, straight into deep water. We spent the day wondering which hotel we liked best, but when we caught the 6 0'clock bus back to our hotel and had to scramble for seats on two 15 seater buses and still left people waiting for another bus, we decided that we liked our hotel best. It is definitely worth visiting this hotel to snorkel as the coral draws some wonderful fish.
My husband and 12 yr old took their first dive with Red Sea Diving which are on the seafront, turn right when you come out of the hotel. They were recommended by work colleagues and he felt they were professional and really enjoyed it. We took the Moevenpick snorkel trip to the tip of the bay which was fantastic. You are taken by glass bottom boat out to the coral and a guide comes in the water with you and leads you to the best places to see the fish.
We did not get visas, we told the visa desk that we were only visiting Sharm and the the man stamped the passport "Valid for Aqaba Coast and St Catherine for 15 days". He did not question it. You need a visa to visit Cairo or Ras Mohammed - we were only there a week and had plenty to do!
Sun & Fun in Sharm
My husband daughter and myself stayed at Movenpick in April 2005. We found the Hotel immaculate, the staff extremely friendly, and the service superb. We couldnt have asked for a better trip. I Highly recommend this hotel and it has 5 stars from us in every area.And the view was beautiful and the grounds well kept. I dont think I have ever stayed in any hotel that made us feel so welcomed. A must see for everyone. And the best snorkling place in the world. Not to mention the weather. I will be going back for sure to this Hotel in December.
Great Place to Stay
My wife and I stayed at the Movenpick Jollie Ville Resort and casino in Naama Bay in Mid January and again last week. The staff, accommodation and food was first class and highly recommended. We booked through Longwood Holidays the first time and all went brilliant from start to finish.
Their allocation was full when we tried to rebook so used Panarama Holdays for the second visit (not recommended) no rep at gatwick, three and a half hour delay and no information, no information from reps at Sharm airport and further delay on return flight.
However the Movenpick Hotel is one of the best we have stayed in and all the staff were superb, we have travelled to most places in the world and highly recommend the Movenpick Hotel group.
Great location and excellent facilities
We stayed here with our 12 year old son in February half term. Had to change rooms after the first night as we backed onto the street by the shopping area which is open to the early hours so was very noisy. Subsequent room looked like it had been rennovated fairly recently, the previous room was a little shabby. If you want to be close to all the amenities you do need location in the main area of the hotel where the facilities are excellent. Varied restaurants and excellent pool. Activities centre was also very good and we booked a couple of excursions through them which were cheaper than with our tour operator. My son and husband did diving with Subex who are right on the beach by the hotel. They were very professional and the best diving company my husband has used. You can dive straight from the beach as there are several coral reefs in the bay. We can also hire boats and wetsuits from the hotel. In February you really do need a wetsuit to snorkel as the water was quite cold - only £5 to hire for the whole day which made snorkelling the pleasure it should be!. We are planning to return again next year. Would also recommend the tour to St Catherines which was an excellent day out.
We have just returned from a two week holiday at the Jollie Ville Movenpick in Naama Bay. The hotel was excellent, accomodation superb, we were in a suite which was very spacious and kept immaculatelly clean by the cleaning staff. The hotel is well spread out in beautiful gardens and must have the best and biggest swimming pool in the resort. We were bed and breakfast and the buffet breakfast was superb. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly. The poolside restuarant was excellent and we can recommend their steak sandwich. We had a meal at the hotel's French Restuarant, La Fleur which is on the prommenade and the service and quality of the food were first class. The hotel has it's own private beach in front of the hotel, with beach bar and restuarant, both excellent. The beach bar was very popular between 12 noon to 1 pm and 6 pm to 7 pm which were the happy hours - all drinks half price! This hotel is ideally located as it is one of the closest to the shops, bars and restuarants- a couple of minutes walk! We had a lovely holiday, it was really hot during the day but got cooler at night so you needed warmer clothes at night to sit outside the bars. It is a very clean resort. We had a very relaxed holiday. If you go to Naama Bay and do not stay at this hotel you must try movenpick ice cream!
Best location on naama bay!
We booked a last minute holiday in October for some much needed sun and decided on Sharm for some guaranteed rays.
We found Sharm a more touristy resort than Hurghada (visited in 2001) and much more friendly. The Movenpick is right in the centre of Naama Bay with a private beach giving you an amazing opportunity to see the abundent array of sea life with a snorkel just seconds from your sun lounger!
The only downside was that our late booking only secured us a room in the sports section of the hotel which was a good 10 minute walk out of the main hotel and across a very busy dual carriageway! It was a case of packing your bag for the day and no popping back to the room. But we were fine with that and we had been warned, so it was no surprise.
The Movenpick is classed as a 5* resort, but the Melia Pharoah in Hurghada was by far a more luxurious choice. That said, the restaurants, service and entertainment couldn't be faulted. We were half board, but now knowing the resort we would definitely only go B&B in future since there are so many eating places in the town and along the prom.
We were there the week the bombs were going off in Taba, and we have to say the resort acted superbly by stepping up the security procedures without managing to cause any alarm.
We had superb weather, lovely food, excellent service and a perfect private location. Our only words of warning would be to try and secure a room on the right side of the road, so avoid the sports annexe side!
If this hotel is your choice have a great holiday!