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.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet meals and snacks.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, by the glass - time restrictions may apply.
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2 outdoor pools
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.
II Mondo International buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some nights there are themed evenings. And there's a corner for the little ones.
Napolitano Italian à la carte restaurant
Offering a selection of Italian dishes including pasta and pizza. Dining at this restaurant is included for those who upgrade to Ultra All Inclusive.
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This was my first visit to this hotel and about my 16th family holiday to Egypt including Sharm, El Gouna, Makadi and Taba, and i can honestly say that this hotel had the best buffet meals we have had so far. The choice was ridiculous, one evening there was a different chef cooking BBQ, pasta, king prawns, fresh Caesar salads, cooking a hot dessert, cutting fresh watermelons, even pizzas and chips!! and all at a respectable standard, as well as all the usual meats,fish and vegetables you get with a buffet service, so one one should be complaing about choice. If anything the restaurant may have been a little too efficient as there were a lot of staff clearing plates and laying tables which did give the restaurant a 'canteen' feel at times, and the way to get over this would be to eat slightly later after 8pm, or take a table outside around the swimming pool. We would take lunch at the Barracuda restaurant near the beach pool, and once again great choice and service We had a bungalow room, which had 2 bedrooms, i found out that there are some bungalows with only the one room, so check before you arrive. We used the beach or noisy pool mainly as we have 2 young children, but had to make sure we got sun beds away from the music speakers, but once sorted all was fine. The pool does need a make over at some point as the floor is getting a little rough now on your feet. The animation team do do a great job in making sure there is something to do if your have the energy, and the private jetty means you can step down in to the local reef and snorkel. Be aware there is a nasty little rip tide current that pops up occasionally and is quite strong. For wifi and trips, we used siani safari adventures, a English company based in Sharm who have a door to door service with cheap wifi, free bus rides to Soho Square, excursions and lots of local knowledge about exchange rates and restaurants etc, saved a fortune using them, highly recommended. Lastly, about Russian friends. This year we interacted with them with the water polo, vollyball etc. and found out that they are just normal people hoping to have a good family holiday like us. I think they struggle with the language and get frustrated when they dont get the right pasta sauce or omelette mix and end up having to point or raise their voice in frustration. Ask one of the animation team to teach you good morning or thank you in Russian, and see the response you get. Don't forget that next door at the Nubian Village, there are some great water slides for both young and oldMore
Me and my girlfriend went for just 7 nights at the Nubian Island, we had a great time out there, we stayed mostly by the quite pool at the top, which was much more relaxing however ventured to the lower animation pool and to the beach to do a fair bit of snorkeling. The staff were great and provided excellent service, "George" the bar man at the top pool was a good laugh and was friendly enough, Alaa, another member of staff monitored the top pool and made sure our belongs stayed untouched when left etc, he also kept checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed, even supplying us with flippers for snorkeling etc. Overall I had a great time and made some good friends both out there and from around the UK. My only problem was that I didn't boom for 2 weeks! Would highly recommend and will definitely look to rebook when possible!More
As a returning guest I was shocked at the state of the quiet pool.It needs total refurbishment!The steps are in a dangerous condition and there were nails protruding through the wooden flooring next to the pool bar.The staff at this hotel are fantastic and that is perhaps why people return regardless of the outdated rooms.I have mobility problems and this is not the best hotel if you have these problems.Having been here before I still came back because I made so many friends among the staff.The food is of a high quality and plentiful,however,it is repetitive if you are there for two weeks.The main restaurant can be hectic at peak times,especially with the Russian guests pushing and shoving.Sadly they do not know how to say please or thank you even though those words do appear in their dictionary.Most of the entertainment is directed to the Russians but there is a Brit pub quiz organised by the hard working animation team,Jo,Stephanie and Jo-Jo.While you are here you must try the Italian restaurant,Neapolitana.If you have a special celebration while there they will make it a great night.Again the food is good and the service is great.You need to order your food at the restaurant the morning of the evening you want to dine.The Barracuda restaurant is the one for guests who like seafood,at extra cost.It also does lunch and is a much quieter alternative to the main restaurant.The Italian also has sandwiches and burgers each afternoon from three o'clock.Maghed at the activity pool bar is an absolute diamond,he is the jewel in the crown of this hotel.The staff work so hard and they are eager to ensure that you have a great holiday.The hotel has two pools.The activity pool is nearest to the beach and can be very boisterous and loud.The quiet pool,or the British pool as it some times called,is nearest reception,the main dining room,lobby bar,uptown bar and the few shops in the arcade.In all of their publicity they stress the fact that there is a QUIET POOL.Unhappily that is not the case.As I wrote earlier I am a returning guest and I was aware that there was a quiet pool and that was one of the main reasons I returned.This year that was not the case!There were British families running around screaming,diving into the pool,bombing and throwing each other in.After complaints to the animation team,Thomsons rep and management they were given a letter regarding their behaviour.It stopped for a few hours and then they returned to their rowdy ism.Unfortunately the Russian guests took their lead from the Brits and the quiet pool was anything but quiet.The offending families were told that we complained and they made the second week of our holiday very uncomfortable with their dirty looks and whispering.Be aware that the hotel cannot guarantee the pool will be quiet.To top our holiday off our autistic son had his collectors item Star Wars t shirt stolen from our room.The fact that he paid for it himself made it seem worse.We complained to the hotel and they eventually got back to us two days later.They said that they had spent two days looking through the laundry as they felt it had been wrapped in the sheets as they stripped it but the pyjama bottoms it was with didn't.They said they would continue to look but after five days it didn't reappear.I am left with the assumption that the t shirt was stolen by the room cleaner.This holiday has been the worst experience ever whilst abroad.One of the highlights is a visit to see Minaret in the handbag shop in the hotel arcade.He will help you with Arabic phrases as will most staff.If you can learn to say please..min fadlak and thank you...Shokran,the staff will be so pleased.It pains me to write this review as I have made many friends at this hotel over the last two years but I must be honest about my experiences in order for other travellers to read prior to making their choice of hotel.Other guests at this hotel may not have had the same experiences as me but this is all true.More
A Great Holiday
Me and my boyfriend have just returned from our stay at Nubian Island and overall we had a great experience. On arrival we were given a cocktail and check in was very speedy. We arrived late at night and had missed the dinner but was later brought complimentary room service to our room. We mostly spent our day at the animation pool as it was the most lively of the two and was nearest to the beach. There were various things going on at this pool throughout the day and although we didn't really get involved in any of the activities, it was still nice to have a bit of entertainment. The beach was also lovely with its own bar and was also brilliant for snorkelling! Our room was cleaned daily and was absolutely spotless! We were given fresh towels and bed linen every day. The bed was massive and the room was also a great size. Our room overlooked the pool which was also lovely. The staff at this hotel were very nice and a special mention has to go out to the barman at the animation pool bar. He was incredible. Not only did he make us feel welcome when we came up to the bar, nothing was too much trouble for him and he even came round to our sun loungers with drinks. The animation team also work incredibly hard particularly the young boys! The English ladies on the animation team particularly the two jojos always made sure that we were okay and checking that we didn't have any problems. Although the food at this hotel was good, after staying for two weeks it did get a little repetitive. By our second week my boyfriend and I were eating out. Union Jack bar which was walking distance from the hotel is an English bar which serves traditional English food. Although the food wasn't great it was nice to feel like we had had a proper meal. We also got McDonald delivered to our hotel a couple of times and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe which was lovely!! A downside to this holiday which was nothing to do with the hotel, was the area. Apart from the Union Jack bar which I have mentioned, there wasn't anything else really which was walking distance to go at night. We took a taxi into naama bay a few times but this was very much for the Egyptians and wasn't really anything for the English. It was mainly full of shisha bars which was of no interest to me and my boyfriend. The best place in naama bay was the Hard Rock Cafe but we also later discovered that there is a Hard Rock Cafe up the road from the hotel. There are also a few shops opposite the hotel but they weren't of interest to us. It was a pain having to get taxis everywhere as they rip you off massively if you are unsure of how much you have to pay. Once we worked out how much we should pay to places we told them the price and then refused to get in if they wanted more. They soon lower their price to match yours once they think you are going to get another taxi. Also make sure that you have the right money for the taxis because they will tell you that they don't have change! The entertainment of an evening in the hotel was pretty basic. There was a singer in the lobby bar most nights who was okay. There was also a beach part which we had to pay extra for but this was more geared to the Russians. There was also bingo and an English pub quiz which we took part in for a laugh. I've read many reviews where people were moaning about the Russians. They were not a problem to us and kept themselves to themselves. We preferred to eat later at meal times anyway and it was less busy so we didn't experience any problems with the Russians at meal times. If you are looking for a holiday where you stay in the hotel for most of the time then this is great but if like us, you like to go out, particularly in the evenings then I wouldn't recommend coming to Sharm El Sheikh. The hotel was incredible but we are used to being on top of a strip when we go away and having different choices of what we want to do in the evenings. This was not the case here.More
Holly S, London, United Kingdom
Great holiday !! Made all the better by great staff!
Just returned from a 2 week stay and had a good time The staff are what makes this hotel they are so helpful and friendly a special mention to maghed at the pool bar he is an absolute star and sincerely hope comments are passed on to him by hotel so pank you Magi !! Food is good and varied and always hot, desserts are wonderful ! Grounds are fab and very well tended Beach is lovely and good snorkelling The bungalows are ok but they need updating sooner rather than later as looking very tired now but saying that your not on holiday to sit in your room ! The downsides of this hotel are the entertainment which is pretty awful and is the same each week so if your there for 2 weeks it's repetitive also the kids club is poor unless you speak Russian the same with mini disco having 3 young children with us it was disappointing to say the least Water slides next door can be used but take bottles of water with you as you can't get any drinks there which I think the hotel needs to address especially for kids who dehydrate quickly in the heat also safety is not a great priority at slides many people adults and kids alike were injured due to people coming down slides too quickly after each other . I would go back again as good outweigh the bad on the whole More
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