The stand-outs here are the 2 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 2 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.
With sunbeds, parasols, whirlpool bath and 2 pool bars. One pool is near the lobby to 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.
We stayed from 5th to 15th October and had a fantastic holiday. We did not want to leave. The staff are a credit to the hotel and special mention has to be made about Maged the bottom pool barman who was lovely and very efficient, Moisey who also looked after the bottom pool bar when Maged went home, Wahid the pool towel guy, the animation team who always had time for a laugh and a joke and also Jo the British Guest Relations manager who does an excellent job making sure everything is okay, Mohammed in the Il Mondo restaurant was always there to make sure we had a drink and was always smiling, Ahmed from the lobby bar was also very efficient with his line 'just one more'.
We stayed in a Bungalow which yes as other reviews have said do look a little dated and could do with a little TLC although the patio furniture was being replaced when we left which definitely looked better than the old cane furniture.
Our cleaner was marvelous and left us some amazing figures made from the towels for when we got back to our room.
The only gripe we would have is that even though the hotel is all inclusive, at the Uptown Bar you are expected to pay for your drinks and at the Barracuda restaurant you have to pay for an evening meal which is probably why they were empty at night?
Other reviews also mentioned the food and we have to say that we could always find something to eat. Yes it does get a bit samey at times but was still delicious and my husband just loved the desserts.
The Russian guests as other people have mentioned are very rude and it is probably best not to use the restaurants first thing in the morning for breakfast and go after 8pm in the evening as it resembles a scrum. We even tried the good morning to them and were met with a glare so we just gave up and avoided them as much as possible.
We will definitely be going back to this hotel.More
A little gem
This was our 6th visit to Sharm but the first in this hotel. Before we went we were a little apprehensive regarding some of the recent comments which I imagine resulted in the hotel moving down the rankings. Having just returned I'm very pleased to say that these fears were unfounded.
Check in went very smoothly and we were given a bungalow close to the top pool next door to our friends as requested. The room was spacious with a very nice front garden and met up to our requirements in terms of space, cleanliness, storage and bathroom facilities. My only criticism of the room would be that the subdued lighting made it impossible to read after dark.
I noted that some of the other reviews had criticised the food. We have stayed in a large number of hotels ranging from 5*+ down to 1* budget and all I can say to those reviewers is they would be better served holidaying in Blackpool or Benidorm. I have a very 'delicate' tummy and had no problems whatsoever. The choice of food was excellent with a nice salad bar, regular joints of top quality beef and lamb plus some superb fish. The dining room staff were both friendly and efficient.
The hotel grounds were immaculately kept with a fantastic garden, making the walk down to the beach a real pleasure.
Our thanks to the staff particularly our room boy Ragab and his wonderfully amusing towel art. Alaa, Wahid and the other towel guys plus George, Abd Alla and the rest of the bar staff who kept the drinks flowing.
Yes I can see why some people are upset by the attitude of the Russian guests however the concept of queueing is alien to them so just accept it with a wry smile.
All in all a very satisfactory 10 days and we would gladly recommend it.
A few tips ; Sharm Club a few hundred yards down the road to the right and opposite offer excellently priced excursions with friendly guides and a lot cheaper than booking through your rep.
Antinal tablets from the pharmacy opposite the hotel are excellent for those with delicate tummies, (start taking them on arrival).More
David M, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Little gem of a hotel
We stayed here from the 6th of October to 13th October in room 572, this was our 1st visit to Sharm and the hotel was outstanding the staff all friendly, helpful and attentive, the hotel cleanliness was incredible the attention to detail was evident throughout in all areas, we spent a lot of time on the beach, where were looked after brilliantly by our attendant Ahmed and his team.
In fact the entire staff, from bar staff to waiters and cleaners were extremely friendly and efficient and made us feel most welcome and at home there, we did not want to leave thank you all for our amazing holiday and stay at Nubian Island.... We've just booked with you again see you all in March :)More
1st time in this hotel and really enjoyed it, all the staff were very friendly and helpful especially Mohammed from the Italian Restaurant, Said Samir from the Dining hall, Masry the trip rep, the pool staff from both pools ( who always managed to find us sunbeds in good locations ). All the bar staff were excellent and very attentive. We had no complaints with the food and found there was always a good variety to choose from.
We visited both the Italian and Fish restaurant but our only criticism was with the food at the Fish restaurant which we did not enjoy.
The hotel rooms were very spacious and clean and tidy.
We had a very enjoyable holiday from start to finish and would highly recommend this hotel if you,re looking for a relaxing time.More
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