This was our 6th visit to this hotel and still not tired of the place. This place for me is truly magic, we went out to celebrate our 25th anniversary with 6 close friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again.Firstly on arrival we had toiletries/fruit basket/wine/dressing gowns and slippers in our room. We requested block 14 and 4 rooms together which we got thank you Carina Wortha at guest relations.The hotel staff are like an army of ants constantly on the go helping out wherever they can nothing is too much trouble for them.Pool was awesome we were all right next to magic radio everyday and our barman of the fortnight was Mohamed Metawea what a true gent he even refused our tip as he said it was his job.(persuaded to take though).Magic life entertainment team awesome as usual new manager Nida Guler settling in well, top stars for me were Bronwyn Burger (archery) and Carla Cattleya (sports),all the team were awesome special mention for Luis Eichinger who was the up and coming EXTREME (sports)rep.Food was great as usual in all restaurants.Our room cleaner did an outstanding job for 2 weeks keeping our room spotless thank you Omar block 14 room 14214. Its testament to the hotel that 99% of the staff are the same year after year well done to you all. As usual gutted to come home but as the saying goes only 255 days till were back, magic life set yourself free oh yes.More
grimreaper1965, Catterick, United Kingdom
The food was fantastic and the service from the staff was outstanding. Make use of the different food venues well worth a visit. We had a week in September weather boiling stayed by the relax pool not a child in sight and spend some time at the beach swimming. Overall fantastic relaxing holiday. Only think I can grumble about it that the rooms need a revamp bit dated, we were in block 18 and the air con unit was so loud no way we could sleep at night with it on. The entertainment was good but we did visit the theatre one evening if u were twelve years of age then it was for yr liking and there was no bar facilities there, other than that great I would definitely recommend this hotel we been to egypt before and have been ill with upset tummy but this hotel the food was excellent.More
Holidays681, Wales, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel and holiday overall -highly recommend!!
My boyfriend and I are just back from our two week stay at club magic life sharm el sheik. We had an amazing time and would love to come back. It is perfect for young or older couples, and also families. We were allocated to a ground floor room but when we realised the terrace was looking right onto the paths, we asked to change rooms, as we would always have to keep the curtains shut so other guests couldn't see in. Guest services was more than happy to help and within 10 minutes of asking, we were told to leave our luggage outside and it would be taken to our new room on the top level of block 14. We also were able to go and view the room before we decided to change. Block 14 is perfect location for everything, next to activity pool and main restaurant, only 2 min walk to beach and other a la carte restaurants. It wasn't noisy at all, which we were worried about after reading other reviews.
The 3 a la carte restaurants are brilliant, Thai and Egyptian are quite spicy. The Italian was out favourite by far.
Wifi is available in the whole hotel, signal is better in some places though (wunder bar) and it is only available for 2 hours at a time. You have to go and ask reception for a log in if you wish to go online and you are logged out after 2 hours, this was the only downside.
The main buffet is amazing, they do theme nights 4/7 which are great. We also never imagined being able to drink soup in 40degree heat but all the soups are amazing! Beware, the desserts look amazing but they don't taste amazing. If you want nice cake, go to the sissi cafe in the tower for afternoon tea every day after 4pm - the coffee and cake is so good. All ice and salad is prepared using mineral water, but we still managed to get sick one day. I would strongly advise to take your own anti-diarrhoea and stomach cramp tablets to save you going to the pharmacy if you need it.
The spa guys can be a bit annoying around the pool but if you either say no thanks, or that you have already booked something, they will leave you alone! Never accept the first price. We got face mask, body scrub and full body massage for £50 each when it was originally supposed to be £100 each!! It was very relaxing.
We booked Discover scuba diving with our rep at Thomson which was the best part of our holiday! We had full training in a pool and then went on 30min dive in the sea. The coral is like another world - you have to experience this! We didn't realise that the Magic Divers at the hotel also did scuba diving so I'm not sure what would have been a better deal (we paid £55each with Thomson). Remember to bring shoes that fully cover your feet for walking in the sea.
All the waiters in the hotel are good fun and very helpful. We tipped one of them £5 on our second night and he treated us like royalty for the rest of our stay! They don't expect tips at all but we tended to tip £5 most nights.
If you need an iron, just ask your rep, they keep one for their guests. We paid for ironing service which wasn't much, but then found out about the rep!
Overall it was the most amazing two weeks and I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone. More
We travelled as a group of 6, from 26 August for 11 nights; two adults and 4 kids from age 9 to 15. I can truly say there was always something for everyone, which in itself makes for a relaxing holiday for us parents.
For a family you couldn't ask for much more as there were always activities day and into the night for the kids, especially the teenagers at night which always proves a problem. They have different kids clubs according to age; and the teenagers have their own with loads of late night basketball/football on the beach type fun.
Nice gardens and plenty of resturants and bars. I was impressed by the number of coffee bars where you could get decent hot beverages throughout the day, and lovely cakes from 4pm!
The pool areas were really nice and always clean, and had good pool bars serving drinks and lunch time snacks. We could always find loungers, with no need to put towels down at the crack of dawn.
The beach had nice loungers, but as there is coral from the beach edge you need swim shoes to enjoy the sea. Having said that, the snorkelling off the jetty is terrific. They have life guards who are all too happy to swim with you if you're not confident. watch out for the man trying to get you to take a camel ride, he is persistent.
I love running but it was way too hot for that, but they had a full programme of activities to make sure you could work off all the lovely food if you wanted to. I enjoyed the pilates classes. But don't expect much from the gym, which was fine if you wanted to work out for Mr Universe, it had so many weights; but it only had one working treadmill that was in high demand, and not well maintained.
We had massages in the spa which were good value if you haggled the price down, and loved the steam room.
Entertainment team couldn't work harder and each night there is a show in the outside ampitheatre as well as entertainment in the main hotel area.
The biggest problem we had during the our stay was the poor wifi, awful. Also having to constantly go back every 2 hours for a voucher (they gave you vouchers to logon which only lasted 2 hours) was a drag.
They were ok, but nothing to write home about. It's been said by other eviewers that they are very comortable, but could do with some refurbishment in the bathroom area. They also don't have adequate power points.
The clleaning staff kept the rooms clean, and our balcony area was nice too. The kids were in a junior suite which was nice and big.
I think this is one of the best features of the hotel, the impressive quality and variety of food on offer. The main restaurant has a changing menu, and dinner is always themed on a particular countries food or a theme i.e fish. The wait staff are brilliant and can't do enough for you. I will make a special mention of Artif the resturant manager who is an asset to the hotel. A wonderful man who couldn't do enough for us, and also remembered what all 6 of us liked in terms of drinks. He always spoke to the kids and made us feel welcome.
One of the Al A Carte restaurants, Mai Thai was lovely. It also does a great lunch time menu.
We went on various trips, including visiting a great water park that had 44 slides. Thomson weren't doing quad bike excursions in the dessert but you can easily arrange yourself. we also explored other beaches and sharks bay was by far the best for snorkelling.
Go to the old market for holiday shopping bargains; but Soho sqaure the best for a nice evening out shopping, eating etc with the whole family.
So I would rate Club Magic Sharm as a place we would definately visit again, if we have the kids with usMore
Dasher2005, London, United Kingdom
Excellent! Thank you!
I have been meaning to write this review since we arrived home! This was a holiday to remember for al of the right reasons!
Grounds/pool/beach: we stayed round relax pool! Thank you Mohammed Gamal who made sure Our stay was special and looked after us no end. He would chat with us, advise us on where to go and make us smile! Thanks Mo! He also kept the relax pool immaculate and did not stop working all day (I hope the management say thank you after reading this - he is an asset to the hotel!) activity pool too noisy for us but some may enjoy that!
Food: to die for! Loads of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if you can't find something you like you have issues! Meat was cooked to perfection, fresh and tasty! Salad was fresh and prepared in front of you! Puddings could be improved as they are the usual 'hotel' puddings but I was usually too stuffed anyway! THAI RESTAURANT WAS AMAZING! service in all the restaurants was top class!
Rooms: a little dark maybe but very clean, the room staff kept everything tidy and you didn't need flip flops/slippers to walk around in as the floor was sparkling! Thank you!
Entertainment: ok. Not great, nothing to shout about, but ok. The outside acts were better than the hotel acts.
Guest services: had to book restaurants for 9am, not a problem at all! First choice reps helpful for stomach upset, went to pharmacy and bought antinal tablets, seemed to do the trick! Don't think it was food!
Beach was lovely although quiet and hot! Scuba diving worth the money!
Have a fab time!! Would def go back!! More
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