Royal Paradise Resort
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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 ...
... All we want them to do is keep us alive.
Anyway, we now have 8 cans of Coke, and none of our American comrades want any. Apparently they're all Coke Zero devotees. We continue on our drive until we come around the bend in the highway and lo and behold! The Red Sea!
Despite its name, the Red Sea is actually an incredible, deep aqua color. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and the area really should be filled with resorts. There are plenty of ...
... with Barbara) With our 5 euro taxi ride back to the ship, we infused around $40 USD into their economy.
We raised anchor over an hour late (due to the tendering) and set our course out into the Red Sea swinging back on a northwesterly course into the Gulf of Suez and our 3 AM arrival at anchorage. This anchorage is necessary until a convoy of ships can be made up to start the canal transit.
Next: Welcome to the Suez ...
... bus that runs from Dahab to Sharm which is only 3USD if I remember correctly, but we've had our fill of buses the last few days so we opt for a taxi. The taxi is only 40USD for the hour long drive. In San Francisco we pay this just to get to the airport from home, which is a significantly shorter distance and time. Therefore we consider the $40 hassle-free taxi and door to door service to be a deal!
We check into the Marriott in Na'ama bay and ...
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Don't go to this hotel!
On arrival the reception had no record of our booking. The staff are surly and unhelpful. For a 4 star hotel the accomodation is basic to say the least and our room , which was supposed to have a sea view, overlooked a building site!
The general fabric of the hotel is in desparate need of upgrading. The food is absolutely awful, so repetative, sausage stew etc, poor quality and looked like is was reheated day after day. The chef's uniforms were dirty. The final straw was being charged for fresh orange juice and a slice of melon! - which on an All-Inclusive package seemed out of order.
The pool bars were a joke - basically they were one fridge which served soft drinks. The main bar was just as bad with drinks being rationed by the bar staff, again i use the term drinks loosely- you could have gin or vodka with Sprite or Fanta! Anyone asking for a beer got enough to just whet their appetite, they would not serve wine at the bar as that was rationed to the restaurant only and even then it was served from underneath a cover so you didn't really know what you were drinking. Needless to say we checked out after 2 nights into another hotel were the service, accomodation and food were what you would expect from a 4 star hotel.
Ragazzi per carità, non vi avvicinate a questo villaggio, è successo di tutto durante il soggiorno.
Oltre ad essere sporco, i camerieri sono povera gente, è tutto anti-igienico, le stanze venivano pulite raramente e quando lo facevano, venivano pulite in modo molto superficiale, spesso non sostituivano le asciugamani del bagno, nessuno parla l'italiano, spiano quando fate la doccia in camera. Quando innaffiavano le piante l'acqua puzzava di fogna e l'aria diventava irrespirabile. Per non dirvi la puzza che c'era nel ristorante. Vi devo raccontare anche dei furti che abbiamo subito!
Peccato perché la struttura non è male, ma manca il necessario: cioè la pulizia.
Pensate che la piscina non aveva il cloro e se facevamo il bagno avevamo prurito alla pelle. 2 amici hanno avuto una specie di reazione allergica con relativo prurito intenso.
RAGAZZI GRAZIE AL ROYAL PARADISE LA VACANZA È STATA DA DIMENTICARE
senza dubbio Sharm è un meta ke consiglio a chiunque voglia godersi sole un bel mare e tanto divertimento ma MAI e ripeto MAI consiglierei il Royal Paradise Resort.C'è da premettere ke tutti gli hotel di Sharm sono belli e anke questo indubbiamente lo è ma.......Voglio rendervi partecipi della ns disavventura....Sarò molto breve....pulizia nelle camere pietosa, ci hanno rubato i costumi fuori il balconcino (sappiamo ke sono stati quelli dello staff),cibo da vomitare, acqua del lavandino spesso Nera e in ultimo ci hanno spiato(sempre loro) dalla ventola del bagno mentre facevamo le doccie.E' osceno come hotel "osceno"!!!!!sarà anke ke nn è un albergo italiano ma qui si tratta proprio di zingari!!!!!!
I'd go back
Egypt - Sharm EL Sheikh - Red Sea
Trip - May 2007
Hotel - Royal Paradise Resort
I would recommend going Sharm EL Sheikh and staying at the Royal Paradise Resort if you're into snorkeling or diving and enjoy beach holidays.
We paid £400ea for 1 week all inclusive through [--]
My comments take into consideration the cost of the holiday which in my opinion was good value.
Hotel was clean well laid out with gardens and two swimming pools.
Our room was clean, comfortable and a reasonable size.
Hotel had a very nice private beech 5 minutes walk with free sun beds.
Beech & sea was by far the best part of the holiday.
Just off the beech was a fantastic reef with absolutely stunning variety of fish and warm crystal clear water.
Sharm EL Sheikh has the red sea the coral reefs and the fish which are stunning. Unfortunately there is not much else unless you travel.
Boat trips to the coral reefs for snorkeling is a must we had two great days out and on the second day we had a pod of about 25 spinner dolphins following the boat which was a fantastic experience.
Food was just OK but could have been a lot better.
The hotel staff on the hole were very friendly and helpful but this was let down by a couple of staff that were rude, unhelpful and not very polite.
Unfortunately I found the street traders to be not very friendly and in some cases very rude.
OK so it hasn't rained for a number of years. The water used for watering the gardens was shipped in from somewhere
And it stunk. Everyday for a couple of hours the garden's and pool areas stunk of stagnant water which I found nauseating.
Be careful what you drink and eat. Tourists are not used to their diet or water and if you are not very careful you will get
an upset stomach which can cause stomach pains sickness and diarrhea. It is recommended to see a doctor for medication
in most cases.
Would I go back?
Yes for the snorkeling or diving it's a great place. For an out of season winter sun holiday it's great if you get a good deal.
You would have to be very lucky to get a better holiday at this price.
Un po' una delusione
Siamo stati al Royal Paradise nel Febbraio 2007. Loro lo reclamizzano come un cinque stelle, ma quando siamo arrivati abbiamo capito che invece di stelle ne aveva quattro, il che non era la maniera migliore di cominciare. La cosa peggiore se siete inglesi è che probabilmente vi troverete ad essere gli unici lì dato che è principalmente occupato da russi. I servizi non sono fantastici: ogni sera c'è una discoteca all'aperto e se non ci volete andare la troverete piuttosto rumorosa. Non si mangia troppo bene; noi abbiamo preso prevalentemente pasta, il che dopo un po' stufa. Nonostante si vantino di avere una piscina riscaldata, entrambe sono assolutamente gelide ed erano troppo fredde per entrarci. Non direi che hanno una spiaggia vera e propria, ma una piccola baia, tuttavia se entrate in acqua i pesci sono fantastici. Guardando al lato positivo, il personale è estremamente premuroso e si fanno davvero in quattro per te se sanno che sei inglese.
Insomma, siamo stati bene, ma non ci tornerei.
Soro rimasta soddisfatta di quest'hotel
Sono appena tornata da Sharm dove ho soggiornato all'Husa! Quest'hotel è perfetto per una famiglia con bambini perché è a dieci minuti di macchina dal centro (Naama Bay) ed è tranquillo e calmo, quindi ideale per non vuole chiasso durante il giorno!
L'hotel ha due piscine che sono belle e grandi ed è possibile prendere qualcosa da bere agli acquabar a qualunque ora!
Noi siamo andati per il "tutto compreso" il che era perfetto per noi: abbiamo fatto tre pasti e tre spuntini! Più che sufficienti!
Di sera ci sono due navette che ti portano in centro e poi di nuovo in albergo, una alle 18:30 e una alle 20:30; il problema è che il servizio non è operativo durante il giorno. L'unico modo di andare in centro di giorno è a piedi.
Le camere sono belle e pulite, gli asciugamani vengono cambiato ogni giorno, mentre le lenzuola ogni due!
Direi che questo è tutto. Se avete domande mandatemi una mail in inglese a firstname.lastname@example.org mettendo come oggetto: "Question about Sharm".
A bit of a let down
We stayed at the Royal Paradise Hotel in Feb 2007. It had been advertised as a 5* and when we arrived we realised it is actually a 4* which wasn't a great start. The worse thing about this hotel if you are British is that you are probably going to be the only British guests there. It is mainly occupied by Russians. The facilties are not great, there is an outdoor disco every night which if you don't want to join can be really noisy. The food isn't very nice, we mainly ate pasta which can get really boring. Despite being advertised as having one heated pool, they are actually both freezing cold, far too cold to use. I wouldn't say it has a beach, more of a tiny cove, but if you go into the water, the fish are amazing. On the plus side, the staff are extremely helpful, they cannot do enough for you if you are British.
To sum it up, we quite enjoyed our stay but wouldn't go back again.
I am satisfied with the hotel
I have just come back from Sharm and I stayed in this hotel!
This hotel is just a bingo for family with kid because it is 10 minutes ride from center(Naama Bay) and it is quiet and peacefull,so great for a persons want to hear no jam during the day!
Hotel has 2 big and beautiful pools and bars on those pools where you can get refreshment any time!
We have payed all inclusive and it was really ok-we had 3 meals and 3 snacks! More than enough!
And in the night you have 2 shuttle bus taking you to the centre and returning you back to hotel,but the bad thing is that you can not go with that bus during the day to centra if you wanna walk there for examole during the day,cause it goes only in 18:30 and in 20:30.
Rooms are very nice,clean and towels are changed every day and sheets every second day!
That will be about it-if have any other questions feel free to write on email@example.com with subject "Question about Sharm" please!
Do Not Stay at This Resort!!!
Do not stay at this resort!! We had personal items stolen from our room and the security staff were very reluctant to do anything about it.
They water the gardens with 'grey' sewage water causing the grounds to stink miserably.
The food is inedible.
The beds did not feel clean and we experienced insect bites after the first night.
When you order a coffee or a beer you will have to ask for it several times before they bring it.
The first room they gave us had no electricity and they didn't want to give us another room.
We moved to the Holiday Inn at Paramiso after two nights.
Hardly Royal Paradise!
When reaching the Royal Paradise Hotel and trying to check in, they weren't even aware we supposed to be staying there. We were asked to wait by reception for 10 minutes while they phoned the rep, although this turned into 30 minutes.
Our first impression of the hotel was very nice. The rooms were very spacious and clean and the hotel had fantastic grounds with 2 large swimming pools.
We found the beach unimpressive though, as it was nothing like it showed on the Med Hotels website and we found this very misleading. It was very hilly and the best parts of the beach were very crammed. The water was lovely though -
Lots of corals and reefs, with all different tropical fish.
We couldn't believe how quiet it was by the swimming pools though - some days we had the whole pool to ourselves, although this could be to do with the fact that they were so cold, it was very difficult to swim in them.
The food at the hotel wasn't very nice at all. The first day or so we found it okay, but because there was no variety in the menu, it got very boring. It was mostly pasta, rice, salad and vegetables - they were very tight with the meat. After a few days I came down with stomach upset and I found I couldn't even eat in the restaurant after that - If I walked in there the smell turned me sick. So basically, the last few days we lived on pizza from the pizza parlour up the road. That was very good value - you could have a large pizza for £2.50.
We weren't very impressed with the bar in the evening either, as there was no entertainment, only a man about 60 playing the keyboard - he wasn't even singing!! Lager was served in wine glasses too - it seemed as if they didn't want to give you too much.
One night we went clubbing to Hard Rock Cafe, which was very expensive. We paid £10 each to get in and it was £4 each for a vodka and coke. So if you intend to go clubbing - take plenty of money!!
I would recommend going into Naama Bay for a look - the hotel provides a free bus there and back. Try not to let the Egyptians drag you into shops you don't want to go in though, as once you're in there, it's hard to go. It's best to try and ignore them, as they tend to annoy you after a while.
If you go to Egypt I would definitely recommend quad biking in the desert - it was only £22 for two of us. If you go though, make sure you go early afternoon, as we didn't go until 3pm and by the time they brought us back it was dark - it was a really scary experience driving home through the desert in the dark not knowing where you are going. Also beware as they try to charge you extra for the sunglasses and scarf that you're expected to wear.
All in all, I did enjoy the holiday and would go back to Royal Paradise Hotel, but if you do intend to go there, don't expect too much for your money. Be prepared to have to pay to eat out and don't expect it to be like other all-inclusives you've been to before.
I think it's definitely catered for an older couple with no children, who don't like to drink too much and go to bed early. Also Egypt isn't the cleanest of places, so make sure you take an antibacterial hand wash with you to kill the germs, as their money is handled very well and is very dirty. The flies also tend to annoy you, as you can't even eat your food without them buzzing around you.