Club Magic Life, from the onset of the holiday what an experience.
As soon as you arrive at the hotel you are looked after, with a nice cold drink and a cold towel to refresh from your journey. You are welcomed from the onset by staff that are friendly and helpful.
Your baggage is taken from you and delivered straight to your room.
We arrived at night but was informed of the late meal that is laid on, so not to worry about anything other than relaxing. We then went to our room, we was a bit worried as some reviews have expressed the rooms are a bit tired, however for the second oldest hotel in sharm sitting at 12 years old, yes you can see some wear, but you would see the same if not worse in a hotel 2 years old. The room is clean and well presented, with our housekeeper, placing petals on the bed which was queen size bed, and making animals and flowers out of the towels, giving it such and warm and friendly feel, as well as romantic. Our room was with a sea view and balcony that was well worth it. You have all the usual facilities from a flat screen TV which we never watched, to tea and coffe facilities and a fridge stocked with water and fizzy drinks,stocked every day. The bathroom has a large powerful shower and sink.
Moving on to the restaurant the food was amazing and well presented, and always freshly cooked. Not only was the evening meal presented well but breakfast and lunch were given the same attention, the theme nights were thought about from the restaurant being dressed in what ever the theme was and also the waiters. The staff could not do enough for you.
The facilities in the hotel are all well kept, and tidy. You have got the usual sun bed reservers at 0600 in the morning even though it clearly states that you can't, but everywhere you go that happens,but there is no need to rush for a bed as there are loads to go around. The pool is nice and cold as its filtered to keep at a nice cold temperature, the bar is situated in the middle so drinks flow all the time, even a waiter walks around taking orders, so you don't even need to get up. The pool has lots of games and events organised,, from water polo, to volley ball and lots of competetions going on. One down side is the constant hassle from the wellness staff trying to get you to buy into it. Having said that we did actually buy into it having two massages and a scrub each, which was well needed and good, as you are looked after by them,the gym itself lacked cv equipment and was just weights.
The bars were extremly well stocked with lots of wonderful cocktails, even non alcoholic.
The evening entertainment was good and well thought about.
The Thompson rep was very helpful and not a pressure salesman as lots of reps can be, we went on a trip to Cairo which was well worth it. Highly recommend.
The Internet was slightly slow, but we wasn't there to surf the net so not to worried.
My wife did a few fitness classes and thoroughly enjoyed them, think it was because she had a male instructor :-). The grounds themselves are well kept, a long with the beach. The hotel has its own private jetty which goes straight to the reef, and another top tip is to go snorkelling, both in the sea and off the reef,as there was so much to see.
The hotel has its own security to ensure safety, and that other guests from other hotels don't gate crash. Even though the entertainment went on til late you never heard it once you retired to your rooms.
I would defianately visit this hotel again.More
Sharps578, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Great family holiday
Just come back from a great family holiday from this hotel. All staff are so friendly and loved the kids. The entertainment was absolutely fantastic, never been to a hotel with so much going on, always something to do, like dancing and shows on evening and activity in and out pool and beach.All the entertainment staff were lovely, we made friend with a very nice man was sad to say good bye to him, he even waved us off.
A bad point the floor by the pool is very slippery when wet and also very hot, so advise to wear shoes as much as you can. Also we did have a problem with shower as the water was not going down the drain and was flooding the shower room in our room, we did have to get the maintence guy out twice, to sort out problem, it was that the plug hole was blocked of hair not nice at all. But it didn't stop our wonderful holiday.
Wifi in hotel is very poor and slow.More
Alexandra C, Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
October Fantastic Holiday
My wife and I have only been to Egypt once before a few years ago and were very disappointed. This time was different in many ways.
This was our first holiday with our 7 month old baby girl Liberty. The weather was amazing as expected, the hotel was very nicely laid out with a load of activities to be had. The room was very nice and clean nothing exciting but very comfortable. Air conditioning worked well and rooms were cleaned on a daily basis. The restaurants were great and the buffet had a wonderful selection of fresh produce and hot meals. Drinks were in abundance and cocktails were freshly made. Entertainment in the evenings was outstanding and the entertainment staff were great. In particular Tatyana, Zezo, Johnny, Maria and the Brazilian acrobat, sorry canât remember his name. Great performers and wonderful people, the club should be very proud of their efforts. My wife did fitness classes every day and was very very impressed.
The restaurants, Mai Thai served amazing foods and wines and the staff again outstanding and always there to help, our favourite. The Egyptian our 2nd favourite loved the food the bread dips, although no Humus, the food here were excellent along with the waiters and chefs. The Italian was least favourite but again very nice food but sometimes a little hot in the restaurant. The waiters again outstanding, a few of them doubled up, in particular one of the managers Siead. This man deserves a special mention as he was so accommodating it was ridiculous. Loveliest and friendliest person you will meet, the downside of his he will try to over feed you, if thatâs a downside.
Everywhere was very clean and management made themselves present at all times. The food and Beverages manager My Ali as they called him, was wonderful. He took a shine to our daughter from day one and built a very cute and lovely relationship with Liberty. He would pick her up and play with her 2 to 3 times daily and she loved spending time with him.
Mr Ali was great to us and our family and always insured we were looked after, he is an absolute credit to Club Magic Life Sharm el Sheikh and we wish him all the best in the future.
Last but not least our Thompson rep Arkmed. He was great and helped us from day one. He arranged my wifeâs birthday dinner with friends we met on the resort and arrange a cake as well, they even did a little celebration show. We met Arkmedsâs beautiful wife and daughter who were great with our little girl. On a whole a wonderful experience made wonderful by the people we met and the staff at Club Magic Life Sharm el Sheikh.
Club Magic Life Sharm el Sheikh should be very proud of their staff. Thank you for a great holiday, would we return absolutely.
Dion H, Santa Monica, California, United States
Magic ,magic , magic .
Stayed here for 2 weeks at the end of September, and had a great time at this resort with my wife and my brother and his wife . I could not come to this hotel last year as I was in hospital so we all came back this year and what a good time we had .
The hotel is in very large grounds and the staff on arrival we're first class we were soon off the coach , I the hotel reception , booked in and in our room in no tome at all .
The grounds in and around the hotel were always spotless, same goes for the pool area and all of the bars. We aways had a good time with the bar staff by the pool nothing was ever to much trouble and were always friendly never any hassle. We were always up early in the morning and went for a long walk along the pathway at the rear of the complex before breakfast . There is always things to do when you want or just lay back and relax and let the staff spoil you .
The food was excellent always good and plenty of it if you wanted it but by the end of the first week we were eating little and often I think that was the key to be able to try most of the dishes and oh yes if you have a sweet tooth be prepared because the sweets are to die for .
The waiters and the staff in the main restaurant were second to none especially [ Hannay ] he looked after us most of the time but all the waiters need a pat on the back for the service that the give . The chefs at the food stations were also very friendly at anytime of the day,there was a different theme in the restaurant every night .
The entertainment was relatively good and the animation team have got to be mentioned as they did a great job but never gave you any hassle. My brother and I went to Archery 2 times a day most days and became quite good at it as we had a good instructor who was from South Africa, her name was Bronwyn and if you had a problem with any aspect of the sport Bronwyn was there to put you on the right path we felt they this was good because in other places we have been it is never like that so well done Bronwyn and many thanks for the first class tuition, hope all goes well for you in the future .
Overall we had a great time and will be booking the hotel again for 2015 as we felt that this was a good place for just a relaxing break hope this helps many of you choose this hotel as we are sure you will not be disappointed . Well done to all who made our stay most enjoyable. More
MrBojangle, Dorchester, Dorset
7th visit to CML
Just back from CML and have to say standards are still high. Room cleaned daily, restaurant clean, bars clean. Staff efficient, thanks to Omar in the Eagles bar (and Bob). Mohammed Eid and Mahmoud in the main restaurant as helpful as ever. Beach and pool areas clean. Can't wait to go back in March for our 8th visit.More
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