Well what can I say, we returned on the 17/10/14 after a two week stay, every year we have said maybe next year we will find somewhere different to try. One small problem we love this place. Every year we go back there is something new and further improvements an absolute credit to the management.
For some reason this year it was cheaper for us to have two rooms, I emailed the hotel shortly before we left the UK explaining our situation, on arrival we were allocated rooms next door to each other in the area I requested - thank you !
As ever the staff were brilliant both those that were new and those that remembered us from years gone by - they really do make this special place a second home.
We booked a couple of trips with Crash, the water sports rep that plies his trade around the pool, the quad biking was amazing and the water sports fun hour is definitely one to recommend - completely professional and looked after my family very well. This year I also indulged in a facial at the Horus Spa - not something I would normally do but while the Mrs was having her feet done I thought why not - a cut throat razor shave followed by a facial - very relaxing !
The food was great again ! no upset stomachs and a huge choice. Please don't make the mistake of piling every dish on every day onto your plate or as others have said you may feel the food is repetitive, if you had a different dish at every meal time you could eat differently for a month.
The animation team were outstanding once again Chico and his crew work tirelessly to keep everybody happy. A special thanks to our waiters, Ragab, Ibrahim and Mostafa who as ever looked after us vey well.
The snorkelling at the hotels sister beach is an amazing sight - you can either use the hotels shuttle bus or take a 5 minute walk to get there.
Old Market is a good place to visit if you fancy some shopping without the hassle that you would find at Naama Bay and also a short walk from the hotel is wonderful restaurant called Onions along with a McDonalds and KFC for those missing home.
I cannot find any negatives with this hotel it is clean and excellently managed and as the sign in the excellent Champions pub outside the hotel says - Tipping is not a city in China - a small token of thanks goes a long way. Have we discussed going elsewhere next year ? Yes . But as a family we all know where we will be next year - Back a the Aqua BluMore
Back to our happy place
Just got back from the aqua blu for our 7th time, well why go anywhere else when you have what u want right there,already looking to book again, as always was made perfect by their wonderful staff, started with the wonderful manager sayad halal, he had our room all ready as requested and was greeted with a lovely smile from him and welcome home, as always he made sure we were looked after the whole holiday,the reception staff are amazing especially ashraff little ears love him,
Our room was perfect location for us as we love being by the quiet pool so we really chill out and our balcony looked right over the pool it was perfect, the food and beverage manager was so kind and made us feel special every day with fruit in our room and drinks got for us and special attention in the cave de roi restaurant which has great choice of food something for everyone and gorgeous croissants,the med restaurant at the top outside reception also has an amazing choice of food including the chef who does all the Indian food and he spoilt us and cooked extra dishes to try which were gorgeous too ,I was with my best friend for the hol and all the staff couldn't do enough to make our stay special, Aladdin with our gorgeous lattes and the guys in the sports bar were great fun too yummy cocktails and milkshakes ,now as for the spa yeah you get a little hassle but their doin there job and we wanted some massages so didn't mind and the manager of the spa gave us an amazing deal and really looked after us and his staff we had such a giggle with them amazing massages spent most of our money there but worth it,once again thank you to the aqua park for making our holiday an amazing fabulous one keeps getting better,so clean in all areas as well they don't stop making the place look nice and so clean, don't ever want to go anywhere else miss u loads and will be back again !More
Lynsey N, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Average stay at Aqua Blu
We stayed for 2 weeks at Aqua Blu, we were put in a spacious room with lovely furniture which over looked a pool behind one of the childrens pools. The room was lovely until the Russians arrived for their holiday and kept us awake everynight until 4am by screeching outside and fighting.
The food was okay, not that much variation though! We spent most of our time at the pizza place which was quiet most of the time and had a good selection of food. The desserts are awful at Aqua Blu though!
We also took a hotel taxi to the old market and they dropped us off, right next to an Egyptian man that was trying to drag us upstairs to his shop. I can only think it was on purpose as he drove off with a smile on his face. We didn't enjoy the market so left after an hour in a public taxi to only find the next day the taxi man searching for us for his money for the return trip that we didn't even take!
We did do a trip to Cairo which was probably the best part of the holiday as we had a lovely tour lady.
If we came back to Egypt we wouldn't stay here again.More
amy c, Southampton, United Kingdom
Great for kids
stayed for 10 days and found it a very clean environment to be in, pools were always clean and the staff were always helpful, the food was a bit hit and miss but the Italian restaurant was always the most reliable place to eat, kids had pizzas every night.
The waterpark was the extra value option to this holiday which made entertaining the kids during the day easier.
Overall it was a nice place to stay.More
greensheffi, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Best place in the world
2 week stay in room 7210 lovely room, great service from the cleaner, The animation team was more than perfect as I spent more time with them than I did with my family!. I would definitely recommend coming to this hotel!, All the staff are friendly and caring, Manners cost nothing so use themMore
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