Just returned from 2-weeks at the Sea Club, Sharm El Sheikh.
Had some really positive aspects - the staff (could not be more friendly and helpful), and the hotel grounds/rooms (beautiful setting), but unfortunately let down by a few aspects. A couple of them are outside the control of the hotel - such as the large amount of rude russian guests and the buliding work going on next door (huge amounts of dust and noise) but the one thing the hotel could improve is the quality of the food.
The hotel has to cater to a large cross section of guests/cultures however this does not excuse the cold food or lack of choice. The hotel seemed to be on a budget drive - the meat options (just 1 or 2 per meal) is given out by a chef at a station in tiny amounts and if you ask for more, its very reluctantly given. Ice-cream was only served twice during the 2-weeks and again its controlled by a chef, and in tiny little plastic containers. I lived on bread roles mainly for 2-weeks -they are fresh daily.
If you want ice cream in the day/by the pool, then you have to pay (never come across this in an all inclusive before).
Also be prepared for the selling that goes on. The chaps from the beauty salon and the diving club and so on - there are lots of them and they just roam around the pool/beach trying to sell to you. Unfortunately it all starts out nice - your name, their name, where you are from etc etc but when this is happening 4/5 times a day, its gets irritating. I was asleep on the beach one day, when felt someone tapping me on the shoulder. I looked up and there stood a chap asking if I wanted a pedicure! Was not impressed and this happened more than once. Avoid the chap selling newspapers - he charges the earth and never has any change, got quite nasty when I insisted on either money back or a free paper.
Couple things that were not mentioned in the holiday brochure, there are stairs only (no lifts) so if you have buggys/prams/wheel chairs, it can get difficult. Its quite steep in places from the beach back up to the main hotel, so if you have trouble gettting about, again it can be difficult.
The entertainment is mainly in russian so if you are looking for a lively evening entertainment programme this is the not place for you - you cannot walk to anywhere outside of the hotel due to the distance so be prepared to take taxis if you want a change of scenery.
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- Sea Club Resort - Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Nabq Bay
- Sea Hotel Nabq
- Sea Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sea Club Resort - Sharm El Sheikh Egypt - Nabq Bay