AA Grand Oasis Resort
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Egypt was one of the most amazing and different experiences of my life.
It was my first time out of Europe and my first exposure to poverty and a culture very unlike ours here in the UK.
We stayed in a 4 star hotel and i really enjoyed the accommodation. We organised our excursions through the hotel and travel company.
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 ...
... from the UK. When we returned to the "public" beach we found that it cost $2 Euro each to use the 30 foot wide access to the beach....with only about that much space at the beach front. Other beachs cost closer to $12 Euro each...so we did like our find.
There were two little Egyptian boys playing and we got a kick out of them and their families.
... 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 ...
... to finish off our "trip series" Breaking Bad having only 2 episodes left. And my goodness the ending did not disappoint, do yourself a favour and watch the whole 4 series!
We spent the afternoon again around the pool before Jethro and I challenged each other to table tennis. 4 games later I was undefeated, not sure where this hidden talent has come from :)
After dinner which was nice ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews AA Grand Oasis Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
a group of 6 adults and 5 children stayed here for new year 2004.staff very friendly cannot do enough for you. hotel is immaculately clean.i am a fussy eater but there was something you could eat every night. italian restaurant lovely food. fish restaurant not very nice.new year gala was out of this world (providing we can get the leave from work for new year 2005 will return to this hotel. snorkelling amazing!! worth a visit to the pyramids, naama bay. went on camels and quad biking in desert. larger pool cold but smaller one heated. weather was fab..the only thing i would say if you were staying at this hotel at peak times (summer) you may have difficulty getting sun loungers and there may be queues at the main restaurant as it is a very large hotel ,but we didnt have this problem. i really dont know why others have complained!!
if you are going to the tropicana grand oasis and you drink vodka i strongly advice you to buy your own in duty free at the airport as the local vodka is really bad,the food is really boring and served cold.this hotel caters more for the italians than for the british. but saying all that i really did enjoy my holiday,the pool was brill same as the sea ,there is a bit of a walk to the beach but its not really a beach at all its more of a platform with sun beds, dont let this put you off ,the hotel is spotless and airconditioned ,i am going back to the red sea trying the resort hurghada in january
This is a large hotel, set in lush green gardens on the edge of a very arid desert. We booked it as a four star plus hotel, but it really feels more like a three star. It's next to the airport, but noise didn't trouble us.
A family view
well i am just back from 2 weeks all inclusive at the grand oasis tropicana 2 children my wife and myself
my honest opininon the hotel is excelent the food is great (my children had a good choice ) the staff very accomidating but not in your face all the time but the animation team (hotel entertainers )
were fantastic from a 10/10 they took it to about 15/10
it was the first holaday i have relaxed on the reps were about if needed and allways left a schedule if they werent about
if i could find a reasone to fault the hotel i would but i cant
my recomendation i cant wait to go back as soon as possable
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks in November 2004 on an all inclusive basis. The Hotel itself is not too bad however the food in the main restraunt is very poor and more often than not is cold. There are 3 other restraunts in the hotel which are Italian not bad, Oriental awful and fish didnt try it these 3 restraunts are booked on a daily basis however there is only the Italian which seems to be popuar. The rooms at the hotel are big enough and are kept clean as is the rest of the Hotel. There are 2 large swimming pools and the hotel has it,s own beach area with a floating jetty so that you can enter the sea easily and that is the best bit the swimming is great.
Quite the worse hotel we have been to in the last 35 years. ( 100 hotels we have stayed at)
I really enjoyded this vacation, there was enough food, good deserts, but after 1 week eating this food, it becomes all the same for you!!! The swimmingpool is nice, there's a lot of entertainment like watergymnastic, waterpolo, people which come to you to make you laugh!!!
The hotel is literally 5 minutes away from the airport - this doesnt create a problem with noise from the aeroplanes. Great reception area, very helpfull staff.
This hotel is excellent, i stayed there in june 2004 and it was fantastic, the staff were really friendly and helpful, the food was yummy and there was loads to choose from. I would definaltly recommend this hotel. The only down side is the lack of sun loungers by the pool but if you can get up early to put your towel out your sorted. It costs around £4-5 in a taxi to namma bay from the hotel but you can haggle. Overall an excellent choice and i would go back to the hotel, its really worth the four stars and the staff are so dedicated to keeping the hotel really clean.
Everybody else what is your problem this hotel rocks!!!!