Tropitel Naama Bay
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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 ...
... with the usual bunch of insomnia masochists. We attended 3 lectures this morning. The first was by the aviation lecturer Ian Smith on Aden and South Arabia. He had worked in the area as a flight engineer in the years preceding the British withdrawal in 1967 and was able to show us photographs taken at that time of some of the places we had visited. Of particular interest was Dubai where 40 years ago there was very little. The British left Aden after what some describe as the ...
... and to be going a little faster...
When the sun did rise we stopped for some cool photos. I'm not sure whether sun set or sun rise is my favourite??? The air and landscape just feels so fresh and clean in the mornings. Our guide made us do some pretty funny shots for photos before we told him enough is enough, less photos more riding. Mid way we had a tea stop - the tea was the sweetest I ...
... over the Sphinx’s face and hieroglyphics are traced out in laser lights at its feet. Very interesting.
We return to our hotel and find Mark and Janice at the roof-top cafe next door. They've caught glimpses of the light show during their dinner. We visit for over an hour and really savor this unexpected bit of time with them.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tropitel Naama Bay Sharm El-Sheikh
Great Hotel, Great Location
Me & my boyfriend stayed at this hotel for two weeks in July / Aug and we both really enjoyed our stay. The staff couldnt have been more helpfull and I would definitly recommend it to friends.
We didn't stay all inclusive but heard from other guests they would not recommend it. The breakfast was nice, there was a great selection of eveything, we didnt eat there at night but room service food wasn't great.
There are a few different pool areas which was great for getting away from everyone if you want to chill on your own, the pool areas at the top of the hotel are very quiet and you can stay there pretty much until whatever time. The main pool is really more for families.
The location is great as its right in the middle of clubs, pubs, shops and the beach is about a 2 min walk. There is also an old market about 5 mins taxi ride away (shopping is cheaper here). You can book all sorts of trips at the hotel or on the hotel beach, I'd recommend all of them especially quad biking in the desert. Enjoy!
Great location for night life
we went out for the first two weeks in August, it was VERY hot!
The staff in the hotel were very friendly particularly the restaurant and pool staff. The room was very large and cleaned every day.
The food in the restaurant was OK but I agree with lots of the other comments that it was very "samey" and certainly not a lot of choice if you have very young children. It is misleading to say that there are several restaurants when really you can only eat in one as part of the AI. The snacks are NOT readily available and are not good, sandwiches kept in a heated container!
The hotel certainly need to get their act together with the AI, being given drinks in plastic glasses and being quite restricted as to where and when you could get inclusive drinks was quite annoying.
I would go back to this hotel but not on All Inclusive, it's cheap to eat out!
myself husband and 14yr old son, returned to namma bay for the second time after reading reviews on this hotel was a bit optomistic as they weren't very good. we arrived on 17th july at 9.30pm had a lovely welcome from reception.we were taken to our room, and we're really impressed by the size of them, and we're spotlessly clean. we were all inclusive the buffet food at the restuarant was beautiful excellent choice and was always fresh. we we're there for two weeks and towards the middle of the second week we we're going out for the odd meal for a change. plenty of places to eat mexican which is joined to the hotel we're you get discount. mcdonalds kfc, indians etc. as this was our second visit to namma bay we new where to go. the only thing with all inclusive in egypt is totally different to other parts of i.e spain. their snacks are only cakes, and you have your drinks from different bars at different times. personally as its so cheap to eat here i'd go bed&breakfast again as we did the first time. the weather was boiling can't fault it. my son and husband both had to see the hotel doctor as they had ear infections, and he was brilliant, and was quite cheap, but will claim back on insurance. the hotel staff we're polite helpful and really nice people. we we're tipping our waiter every three days 20 egyptian pounds, and had fabulous treatment. we recommend that you go on the trip to ras mohammad national underwater park and the trip to tiran island the fish you see are amazing.we cant wait to back but will go a different time of the year so that we can do the pyramids etc. this time of year it's 45degrees there. hope you have as good a time as we had. and totally recommend this hotel.
Don't stay here!!!
PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE YOU CONSIDER STAYING HERE....
Firstly, this is certainly not a 5* hotel, just about 3*. Who ever wrote the entertainment is like West End quality, must work there! Its awful, nearly as bad as the food. I didn't meet one person there that the All Inclusive didn't give severe stomach upset too or worse. No wonder they have a clinic within the hotel, thats thriving, charging £175 to treat illness created by there own food!!
Three restaurants, yeah right, actually there is only one! They even have signs up for a seafood restaurant that does not exist! Don't expect any seafood, except for cheap white battered fish. I thought at least sushi night we would see some Salmon, Prawns or Tuna, but no.... They made the seaweed wrap with rice and just veg inside them!!!
If you wanted fresh fruit you had to pay extra for them (£2 for 3 apples). I was looking forward to the BBQ until we found out that was $20 on top of our A.I package!!! You even paid for bottled water & all drinks in the reception bar. The only other evening bar didnt even have a toilet on the same floor!!! That took 5 minutes to get to if the one lift was free. (Don't get me started on the lift, it didnt even go to the floor shown on the display!!)
We were told that it was on the beach, not true. You had to cross a road a car park and through another building to get to it. But I would not bother, the section fenced off for this hotel was about 30 ft wide (very crowded) and the sea is riddled with jellyfish!
The other lie that drew us to this hotel was free Wi'Fi, not true. The internet will cost you £112 to use for two weeks. It keep breaking down anyway, so dont expect to work a little like I did whilst away. Even a game of pool on their one table was chargeable, £3 for 30mins!!!
Hygiene standards were poor, don't expect baby changing facilities either. Good luck getting a glass at the bar, you normally get small plastic ones unless you tip heavily. This hotel have not got the hang of the A.I at all!!!
May I say this is the first holiday of about 30 I've been on, that I ever had to complain about, so please take my comments seriously and avoid this one. I'd also like to name the THE TRAVEL AGENTS that lied about the standards of the hotel, the free internet & the three restaurants in order for us to book it.
I gave 'QWERTY TRAVEL (You Travel)' opportunity to look into it, instead they chose to write back saying, 'We don't recall', or 'We did not advise' ........ NO APOLOGY or compensation, AVOID THIS TOUR OPPERATOR and this hotel.
Albergo davvero stupendo,in pieno centro con spiaggia a pochi passi dall'hotel e ben curata.Si hanno tutti i comfort..dai locali a due passi ai negozietti..
Camere spaziose,curate e pulite.
Cucina internazionale a buffet (con pasta preparata a l momento su richesta..anche se nn come la nostra č abbastanza buona^_^) e con serate multietniche.
Animazione molto buona..
Ci sn andata 4 volte e credo che tornerņ anche quest'anno!!!
Worst all inclusive ever had
worst all inclusive i have ever had ,had to eat out loads of nights because food was all the same no english food or menu at all food wasnt nice! Roof top bar was the most uncomfortble place in the hotel ! No air con or fans in the bar ran out of vodka at 11:15pm when bar didnt close to 12:00pm! When asked for more vodka he replied " sorry no more " Beer served in small plastic glasses the bottle would be opened the small plastic cup filled the rest of the beer put on the shelf for the next person no top or nothing! On friday on barbieque night which is £10 per ticket the bar for inclusive people is not accesable as it is for ticket onlys found we had to sit outside which had seating for 40 people for an hotel for 800+ rooms. Saturday kareoke night down in the mexican bar but had to pay for drinks even though payed for all inclusive. There was no entertainment upon the roof top bar on the night 3 people in bar. If you were paying for drinks in the lobby bar , nice cool air con beautiful comfy couches drinks in proper glasses. Would go sharmel chaik again but def not to this hotel. Got very stressed by the faults and complaining to various staff on this holiday though most of the staff were very very nice. all inclusive spoilt my holiday !
Great Hotel, Horrible food, all inclusive not recommended
Me and my boyfriend booked this holiday as the hotel is in the centre of Naama bay so we knew we'd be close to all the nightlife and restaurants if we wanted to occasionally eat out. We booked all inclusive but the food at the hotel was disgusting!! They have different 'theme nights' eg mexican, italian, chinese but the food is exactly the same EVERY single night! They are very fussy about how many drinks you are allowed, only giving you one small (500ml) bottle of water to share between two people and you only get small wine glasses of flat coke or fanta and you have to sign for every drink you ask for. You are not allowed to take the bottle of water out of the restaurant and they actually chase after you if you do! You cannot bring water in from outside the hotel so you have to pay if you want to take a bottle of water back to your room which is ridiculous as they supple you with a fridge but nothing to put in it. We just snuck bottles of water in although being all inclusive you really shouldnt have to, but otherwise would have been so dehydrated. The pool bar serves left over food from the restaurant and the drinks are given in small unwashed glasses and served warm. So in 40+ heat, having a glass of warm water of coke is disgusting, esp seeing as there is a fride there that they do not use! The waiters in the restaurant are so slow and rude, and do not speak english well at all, you ask for a bottle of water and you have to repeat it about 5 times before they understand. Going to the restaurant every day was the low point of the holiday and was so depressing, we actually dreaded it. There is only one restaurant to eat in for all the 800+ rooms and you have to go there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it gets VERY crowded. The mexican, italian and little buddha restaurants are not included in all inclusive. The food you can order for room service and at the pool (all you have to pay extra for) is the only nice food at the hotel. Every single person we spoke to including ourselves all had very bad stomachs from the food at the restaurant. As soon as we started eating out of the hotel, we were fine. This hotel is very nice & in a very good location, just do not go all inclusive as it is a complete waste of money and there is a hard rock cafe, KFC, indian, thai, chinese, Pizza hut and hundreds of other really nice restaurants to eat at literally across the road from the hotel, where the food is so much better quality and everyone is much friendlier outside of the hotel.
I really hated having to speak to anyone at the hotel as they are all so fake and only smile if you tip them or buy things from them!
I would def recomend the hotel, but not the food, which you dont need anyway as it is so central and the staff were unfriendly.
We have just returned from Tropitel Naama Bay. The holiday was very good. The hotel was very clean and plenty going on. when we arrived we were put in the villas which are situated at the back of the hotel, to get there you have to go to the middle of the hotel walk up 3 small flights of stairs. climb a small hill and a
futher walk to get there, this is not recommended for people with breathing or walking difficulties. We requested to be moved which they did without any fuss. The hotel is situated right in the centre for everything, the beach was a small walk away with lots going on all day. The rooms were cleaned everyday and fresh towels. The only down part of our holiday was the food, the first week we managed the second we ate out at some lovely restaurants which were very cheap and very good. The hotel has only been operating all inclusive a few months and not got it quite right. There were no snacks during the day, and drinks were only allowed in certain bars. At night you are expected to go to the roof top which is very hot. All in all this did'nt spoil our holiday and we would go back again but not in June as it is too hot.
Great location lovely hotel pitty about the food.
hotel lovely staff very nice, seems to be a problem with all inclusive though - food is themed every night but it is all much the same.
Lots of extras you are not told about eg if you want a burger or chips you can as long as you pay not included nor is ice-cream for the kids.
snacks available by pool consisted of 3 platers of hot dog sausages, triangular sandwiches with dressings or small fish bites in batter at dinner time. plain coissants, flavoured coissants and plain cake with dried fruit at breakfast time.
Evening entertainment is low key a singer and an animation team, not very
Farmacy is making a bomb as everyone we spoke to had a stomach bug.
Lovely and well situated hotel
A good 4 star hotel, 4 pools and great food. Clean and friendly and very well run.
Would definately do back here.