The stand-outs here are the two lagoon-style pools, although a private beach puts up fierce competition.
This hotel and bungalow complex is designed like a Nubian village – think pink and terracotta buildings linked by winding pathways, wooden bridges and cacti gardens. Plus there are two lagoon pools.
The hotel has a private beach with a diving centre and a jetty for coral watching. As for food, there’s an international buffet, plus an Italian and a seafood joint. Central Sharm El Sheikh is about a 20-minute drive away.
Buffet meals and snacks.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, by the glass - time restrictions may apply.
Ultra All Inclusive is available as an upgrade. It includes, in addition to the regular All Inclusive package, 24-hour drinks, International alcoholic brands, minibar refilled daily, VIP Lounge with Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, dining in all à la carte restaurants, room service - 1 sandwich order per day, two 30-minute massages per stay, hair session twice a stay, use of sauna, steam bath and whirlpool, private beach area, bottle of wine and fruit basket in the room on arrival. To add this package, please call us after you have completed your booking.
Snacks at set times.
The pools come with sunbeds, parasols, whirlpool bath and two pool bars. One pool is near the lobby where you can laze the day away in peace and quiet. At the second, there’s a livelier feel with a swim-up bar and a family-friendly vibe. One of the pools has a children's section and one is heated in winter.
Located in the main building, the double rooms have a warm and inviting colour scheme. They sleep up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. And they come with a furnished balcony or terrace.
These bungalows have a warm and inviting colour scheme with stylish décor. And there's a garden-view terrace. In these bungalows, there's a double bedroom with an additional sofa-bed. They're located in the Garden Building section of the hotel.
First impression were not the best, we were given bungalow rooms to start with which were infested with ants. After complaining on the second day we were moved to a more suitable room with a balcony.
Food in the hotel was lovely, I have got no complaints there. However after drinking cocktails with ice in them I became very ill due to the water used to make the ice.
The bar staff started out very friendly but because we didn't tip them straight away they began to ignore us and getting served at the bar became very difficult.
The most enjoyable part of the holiday was the quad bike experience.
I didn't have the best experience at this hotel but I think that may be because I was looking for more out of a holiday than Egypt can offer. Not only would I not return to this hotel but I wouldn't return to Egypt either, however if you want gorgeous weather with a quiet atmosphere and nice food then don't be put off by this review however it wasn't the hotel or holiday for myself. More
A bit disappointing
Came here to celebrate our anniversary & chose here as couldn't get into our first choice. As we had been to Sharm before staying at a more isolated hotel we had done most of the trips e.g. Sunset cruise & in that case free hotel run trips to medina & Soho Square we only availed ourselves of the Thompson trip to Sharm town centre - it was ok.
large & picturesque well kept grounds with meandering stream & little bridges leading to beach which had plenty of sun-beds & beach restaurant (the Italian al a cart in the evening). Bungalows dotted throughout (more later). However despite being lovely it was not wheel-chair friendly or in the heat very good for people with walking difficulties. Though we did find a more accessible short-cut.
Our bedroom (bungalow) was cleaned every day & bed linen & towels as requested
Main restaurant - large & plenty of choice at all meals with show cooking some evenings. Standard of food was passable but generally typical of a large canteen type facility. Waiters did greet you & bring water &/or other drinks after being seated - after that it was self-service
Visited the Italian once & had the steak which was lovely & rather a large portion so couldn't finish it. Staff attentive & pleasant & nice to be waited on
The entertainment girls were lovely & helpful as was the pool guy (towels) & the pool bar guy - we stuck with the quiet pool by hotel (there is a more lively one closer too beach)
We could leave hotel & wander the 'strip' with bars & shops - yes we did get pestered but that's part of the experience along with the battering
You could also put a sign on your umbrella at pool so you didn't get pestered by e.g. people trying to sell you trips out or join in activities - this would have been a negative if they didn't offer that facility
We had booked into an hotel room but none available so 'up-graded' to a bungalow which was very convenient for the pool but which I personally hated - even though it had been fully refurbished. Also room prices list was in bungalow & I would have thought if an upgrade it would be more expensive than hotel room IT Wasn't. Questioning this got us nowhere.
We did experience some problems with lighting in bathing area & toilet & also a smell of sewage - this was addressed quickly however.
Because of the problems with mosquitos they did spray regularly with a powder which created a smoke which if you didn't shut door & windows & block any gaps in time it & ?? the mosquitos got into room. The smoke got on your chest & in your eyes - not nice. Understand they have to do it but would have been nice to have a warning of when they were going to spray. Despite mosquito bands - ankles & wrists & use of locally recommend repellent, covering legs etc in evening, I got a couple of bites (some people had many more).
As mosquitos seem to like me (??? Blood group) I always take extra precautions BUT one bite - which I don't think was from a mosquito - was rather nasty so I went to on-site (? for Nubian Village next door) chemist (as had run out of anti-histamines & cream). He advised I visit doctor stating it was infected (as a retired nurse I can state it wasn't - the price for which I therefore wasn't prepared to pay. Luckily another nurse who was going home came to my rescue - supplying enough antihistamines to last.
One of waiters in the hotel bar was rather rude to myself & apparently to other guests - he was therefore moved to the pool bar (with the nice one being moved to hotel bar - good for him as apparently more money by we missed him).
We didn't really bother with evening entertainment but what we heard from bungalow was pretty dire.
Apparently we could use facilities of the Village but the rules were unclear as to e.g. if we could eat there or drink there
I must admit I may be biased as I personally don't like Sharm - hubby loves it so we agree to disagree as to if we would go there again. It's not the people & the weather is great so I don't know what it is!
Another excellent holiday at Nubian Island
It was lovely to return to Nubian Island for our second trip and to be given such warm welcome by staff who remembered us from our first visit last year.
Our bungalow was again very comfortable and convenient for all the amenities, although the bathrooms in particular are now looking a little tired.
Our only complaint and it is only small, is that we didn't receive one towel sculpture throughout our stay, but the cleaning staff were excellent apart from that.
The food in the restaurant was very good, although sometimes a little too bland, but the evening meal we had in the Barracuda was excellent.
Special mention goes to Jo (Guest Relations), she made sure everything was perfect for during stay, Maged (Bottom Pool Bar) who always looks after us so well, Mohammed (Il Mondo Restaurant) provides service with a smile and his catch phrase 'just one more' glass of wine, Amr (Leisure and Beauty) who always has time for a laugh and joke even when you are not buying treatments from him.
The staff are super efficient, and pay great attention to detail, nothing is ever too much trouble, a real credit to the hotel.
We will be returning next year.
I hope that all the troubles are sorted out quickly now and that Nubian Island can soon return to normal with the tourists returning in their droves.More
It's dated a lot
I've been here twice, once in 2008 and then this time round. The decor hasn't changed in years. I was really disappointed. I had a hut last time round and this time I had a ground floor apartment which wasn't very nice. I'd recommend the Jaz Mirabel Club instead. More
Stayed here in September 2015, staff were fantastic, so polite and courteous.
Food was amazing.
Beach was very clean and personal waiters were great!
10 out of 10 for everything!
Can't wait to go back again, totally loved it!More