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Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
... m posting the video - it's bumpy because of the bus and because I'm not great with video, but you can just listen if you're interested. At about 12:20 in the video you can see our military guard chase off a vehicle they felt was too close to our bus.
About halfway through our journey we stop at a convenience store (the Israelites would have loved that!) and Bruce and I buy Cokes for our military guards. Turns out they can't accept them because it could be seen ...
... during take off and landing. The "safety" briefing comprised of telling us how to use our seat belts, and that's about it. Airport security wasn't much tighter either, with domestic flights providing very little screening. I guess they're not worried about terrorists over here.
Anyway, 45 minutes and a few prayers to Allah later, we arrived at our destination....and that's when the real "adventure" began....
Despite booking our ...
... Karina and her friend went out for breakfast and took him at 11 and dissapeared. So I went to the pool which I havent been to yet. lush. very lush. I went for a dip and laid in the shade snoozing.
Eventually Karina came over to "talk" She let me know that because I was unwilling to work the hours required, she had found someone who was and they were coming tomorrow. She had booked a flight to London for me on thur at 4pm.
Nothing could have made my day better.
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Never coming again!
Oh My God!!! Reef Oasis is not 5 star. Is not 4 star. Is not even 3 star!!! The sea is wonderful, but everything else - just bad!! The food is not a standard for an all inclusive hotel, the rooms are so-so, but the worst thing is reception and people that work there!!! Another thing is different colors of bracelets that they give to different guests - each country has its own color!!! We are not in the zoo, people! It was so bad, that a lot of people threw their bracelets away!
Animation was for Italians and Germans only, all the rest were ignored! well, good luck, Reef Oasis, but I'm never coming back again!
Huge hotel, Not set up for English
Very impressive hotel on arrival; the biggest I've ever stayed in. Unfortunately we weren't given a map, so the first few days we spent lost! Lovely rooms, food was above average buffets and staff were mostly very friendly. Local wine was undrinkable but spirits and beer were fine and free flowing!
On the downside, English are not catered for at all, so we felt very much the minority and on several occasions annoyed by overbearing Italian "animation" team. The beach wasn't relaxing at all because this, but the pools were beautiful and reasonably peaceful. Snorkelling from the beach was AMAZING and worth the price of the trip!
Myself and my partner has just returned from a very enjoyable stay at the Reef Oasis Beach Resort.
The hotel advertises that there are 3 restaurants although each restaurant actually serves similar food and the choice can become tiresome after 1 week. The food is hot, very average and we did not suffer with an egyption tummy.
The pool areas are very nice, however it is very difficult to find spare sunbeds if you are late risers. The beach is good, there is alot of pretty fish & jelly fish, but don't be put off by the jelly fish as these do not sting.
The evening entertainment is in Italian so if you want to be entertained you may have to get a taxi into Nama Bay (approximately £2.50 each way).
Just returned from a week of hell. There is so much building work going on at the Reef Oasis it's a noisy nightmare. Kango drilling around one swimming pool and the bar near reception is being re-built, so noise all round. The British are not catered for one bit and the place is like a Butlins Holiday camp for Italians. This is not a 5* hotel at all. There are not enought sun-beds and there were daily arguments when people kept reserving beds and not using them.
Great time was had
The hotel and staff were excellent ( 1st. class) Meals and the drink again were 1st.class. I think the hardest thing we done was walking up the hill from the beach to the room. Pool and beach boys done everything for you.Waiters in the bars and restaurants were great as well...Only down point was the animation team didn't talk to you unless you are Italian..Most of the entertainment was also in Italian. But see beyond this and you'll have a great time...
My partner and I recently returned from a week holiday at Reef Oasis and it was wonderful! It was not exceedingly luxurious but the decor was nonetheless classy and the rooms were very comfortable. We had a king sized bed with a good (hard) mattress, everything was clean, the safe was workable, the fridge available to keep our drinks cool (comes empty unless you request it filled up with goodies). The grounds are pretty big, fortunately they provide you with a map and it is not long until you know your way round. Most of the guests are Italian, followed by Russians and Germans and therefore most of the fun activities and shows (they have a small theatre) are in Italian. The guests tended to dress up very nicely in the evenings so make sure you take something more elegant than shorts and t-shirts (our mistake!). For the Brits and other English speaking guests they had more cheesy shows (group dancing to La Bamba and, yes, the 90s hit Saturday Night!). But the last night we were there they had some local dancers including a plump belly dancer so that was a change! The beach chairs go very quickly so you have to get there before 10am! The sand is coarse and it gets very hot in the sun, few people walked around barefooted. Bring the snorkling gear, there are beautiful fish, the hotel is well positioned next to a coral reef just a few metres from the shore. This is a very children-friendly hotel - there are lots of activities for them and the staff is very nice to them. They just opened a spa and we had massages and other beauty treatments, cheap compared to UK and with very friendly staff. The food was ok, given the number of italians the pasta, pizza and coffee were better than usual in foreign resorts. The breakfast was the only downside, the pastries and bread are not very fresh. I tended to have only omlettes and fruit. All food was inclusive in our package and it was weird to walk around with no wallet. On that note, don't bother to exchange much money, they will rather accept USD or EUR or GBP. The egyptian pound was useless while we were there, even outside the hotel locals preferred euros! There are a few tours to Cairo, Luxor, or diving trips which were very well organised (very early morning starts though, for Luxor we had a wake up call at 3.30am to go to the airport) and value for money. Our only negative experience came from the airports, Cairo, Luxor and Sharm El Sheikh were terribly chaotic, never knowing where to queue and not getting any information from the staff when there were delays (frequent).
Just returned from a fantastic week at the Reef oasis. Hotel and grounds are beautifull. Our room was large, with a huge double bed, fridge & safe. It was cleaned to a very high standard every day.
Food was excellent and very varied. we ate most evenings at the main restuarant. Lovely B.B.Q outside. Everything was cooked well.
Only complaint was the loud, rude Italians, but we didn't let them spoil our holiday.
As a party of six we have just returned from a most enjoyable holiday at this excellent resort. Contrary to some reviews, we rate the Reef Oasis as having 5 star service and good 3 star food. With exception of cold scrambled egg one morning, the food was hot. Quality and variety, especially in the main restaurant, was excellent. Other Brits we spoke to, who read reviews, were surprised and delighted with accommodation and food. Bedrooms were spacious and clean. There seemed to be an army of staff who kept the gardens and pool areas spotless.
We have just spent two weeks at this resort. I did read some less than favourable reviews before we left but fear not.
Hey it's good
The review of 2004 is really out of date. Yes, there is a predominance of Italian things, but the staff look very favourably on Brits and we had a marvellous time. The food is varied, with excellent pastries and cakes, plenty of fresh fruit and salads. Be careful if you like your food hot as it's often just warm.
The rooms are very pleasant and kept clean and tidy, indeed the whole place is kept clean and tidy. The beach is good and the swimming, snorkeling and diving splendid.
I'd go back.