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Couldn't think of a title... But there is actually a mosquito in the room, it just whined into my ear. Today was a really lovely and relaxed day! There aren't many customers around at the moment so it means divers from the mashraba centre in dahab have to go to the meridian centre, a very picturesque centre situated in the midst of an expensive resort. The front of the centre opens out onto grass (something special, can't find it anywhere in dahab!), then onto a beach with palm trees, ...
... for the experience yet to come). But heck, it's Egypt....so we didn't expect much....but the price of the airline ticket was exuberant for a 45 minute plane ride. The plane, itself, looked relatively safe, but was covered in so much sand, you couldn't see out the windows at all. The interior wasn't much cleaner. We'll have to video record the 15 second "safety" briefing on the way back, because there are definitely no restrictions on the use ...
... phrase. The whole place was in darkness until we stepped into reception and suddenly the pool lights came on and men looked busy scurrying around at the bar. They brought us a drink of some orange concoction and then took us to our room. UGH! Smelly, toilet not working, dirty looking floor, sofa bed that looked like a ski jump etc etc….All I could think was "help! Get me out of here!” And then I thought…if Dad can stay in a place with a rat under the pillow, ...
... that problem - but here- it took me a minute to think of which country I was in and where in that country. What a lovely state of mind to be in! Pam and Samy's night wasn't as peaceful. It turns out that they spent a large part of their night of camping in the sand dunes hushed up and siting in pitch black because someone Samy didn't know was camping nearby. Samy reassured Pam by telling her that he has a semi-automatic gun in the car. ...
... I again (eventually) reach the top. By this point however I was actually a tad bored so rather than go up the same wall again I asked to go back. It turned out nicely as I managed to speak to a person I went round Petra with online when I got back and they had just got into Dahab, so it was off for food and to hear his tales of camel riding in Wadi Rum and for the plan to go to St Katherines/Mt. Sinai which was why he had come to the area.
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We visited Sharm in October 2006 and stayed at the Concorde El Salam and had the most fantastic time. We loved the style, the service, the food and were blown away by how fantastic the sea is. The whole family were snorkelling.
just arrived back from the holiday village red sea 25 july 07,we were really dissapointed the hotel wasnt finished first choice said it was.we were woken up most days with the building work.loads of things not ready,the main staircase was coming apart from the wall,loads of rubble falling on the floor,electrical wires just left bare,didnt no if they were live or not no fire alarm system working yet its not good when you have got 2 children under 5 with you,the swimming pool turned the kids swimwear brown,my husband is diabetic and they didnt have any drinks for the whole trip,tennis courts wasnt ready either.once the hotel is complete it will be gorgeous i recon next year.after 12 days my hub and 2 kids had terrible tummy trouble,its 28 july today and 2 of them have still got it,i took my 3year old the doctors yesterday, and he has given her antibiotics.they enjoyed the kids club and entertainment and the staff were brilliant cant fault them.our room was lovely kids loved the dvd they watched in the day when it got to hot outside
this was spoiled by first choice lying to us stating the hotel was finished when we would arrive, nothing could be further from the truth . we were put in block 9 which was betwwen two buildings sttill to be finished, building 24hrs a day the noise was unbearable, builders shouting names at my wife which i couldnt say on here, constant electrical problems in room , no outside light the full holiday it was rushed that much the dvd player wasnt wired to tv and no batteries in control, we had a kettle in room but no cups tbags coffee sugar or spoons, the telephones never worked in room, the fire alarm call points were not there, all the wires were exposed and you never trusted if they were live or not, it wouldnt be a suprise to me if someone is seriously hurt in the hotel . when we went to main pool your skin went orange due to some problem with pool that wasnt fixed they said it was high levels of copper, my daughters skin went orange like fake tan then the next day came out in a severe rash,
Where to start? The holiday started badly to say the least. The Holiday Village was not ready to open when we arrived on the 14th June due to a problem with the fire alarm system so we were placed in the Conrad Hotel for 2 nights. We were promised we would be in the Holiday Village on the 16th June and sure enough we arrived at the HV at the time promised (see forum comments with regards to this).