Nubian Island  

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.

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All Inclusive

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.

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2 outdoor pools

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.

II Mondo International buffet restaurant

The buffet restaurant serves a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch and diner with some themed evenings, plus there's a corner for little ones.

Napolitano Italian à la carte restaurant

You'll find a selection of Italian dishes including pasta and pizza available here.

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double room

These double rooms with their warm and inviting colour scheme sleep up to three adults and one child or two adults and two children. They come with a double or twin beds, a fold-up bed, mini-fridge and balcony or terrace with a garden view.

bungalow with garden view

These bungalows with a garden view come with a warm and inviting colour scheme. They can sleep up to four with a double bed or twin beds, a fold-up bed, plus there's a mini-fridge.

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A hotel deserving recommendation

What an excellent stay. This was my first stay at this hotel but I have been keeping a watch on it for some time. As a single traveller the hotel amenities are very important when I travel alone. I can honestly say that I had not one single concern. The food, amenities, location, entertainment and staff were excellent. The weather was perfect if a little windy at times. The hotel has a guest relations person whose name is Jo. If there is anything that you might like to improve your holiday then if it's possible Jo will fix it for you. Well done an excellent value holiday and I would have been more than happy to have stayed longer. Will definitely be returning for second helpings and a longer stay next time.More

lawrence001, bristol

1st Visit to Sharm, Will I return???

I will keep this as simple as I can so its easy for people to understand!!! At first I was very apprehensive about travelling to Egypt (Sharm) due to the unrest in the region. We were originally going to Lanzarote but decided to change to Sharm instead. From getting off the plane and entering the airport it was very easy, no hustle or bustle and to my surprise very relaxed atmosphere, taken straight to our transfer after a quick turn around with the luggage. On entering the hotel we were greeted with a fresh juice drink and reception asked for our passports, there was no check-in information required and our luggage was taken straight to our apartment. We were told the restaurant was open till ten and that we should go for something to eat after a long journey. Now some information about our room, I will just list the pro's and con's Pro's, 1 - very quiet, room 574 in the middle of the complex 2 - amazing shower (most powerful shower i've ever used) 3 - Great air-con 4 - Free safety deposit box (big plus) 5 - towel's and bedding changed daily 6 - fridge Con's 1 - THE BED - if you enjoy laying on a concrete slab then its ideal for you but they are so hard and uncomfortable after a couple nights sleeping is really hard, ask for a mattress topper from reception but this still hardly has any effect on the mattress 2 - Bathroom - very small and compact, poor lighting, no bath 3 - Housekeeping - hit and miss, underneath the table and chairs had not been dusted once while we were there and the balcony had not been swept or mopped from the previous holiday makers Hotel and Complex Pro's 1 - I felt very safe and secure 2- beautiful complex in-fact its stunning, the landscaping is very well maintained 3 - Private beach with Jetty, I had my first ever experience of the fish swimming round me which left me speechless, it was incredible - simple things I know but the first time you experience that its amazing ( buy some water shoes before you start your holiday, we did and they are a godsend, we had couples who had scarred feet saying they should of done that, so we definitely recommend them ) 4 - Lots of sunbeds and towels available ( the towel lads were excellent and did there best to keep us away from the Russians and their kids who must be some of the most ignorant people on the planet!!! 5 - If you want a quiet no hassle holiday then stay at the top pool, which is mainly couples aged 50+ and get yourself a "do not disturb sign from the towel lad" which you hang from your umbrella, the 2nd pool near the beach is were the animation team is based and music if you pre-fare some noise with daily activities 6 - A massive massive thank you to Maged the lad who worked in the lower pool bar who was so friendly and helpful and great service, I think some of our waiters in our country could take some useful tips from him 7 - You have the main restaurant at the main pool but also a restaurant at the lower pool, which we preferred more as there were less Russians trying to barge there way in 8 - massive well done to all the lads who work in the restaurants who work incredibly hard from morning till night in particular Siad who looked after us from night one till our last day, thank you again 9 - Jo was the guest relations rep and was fantastic, very friendly and helpful and nothing was a chore if something was not right, she would sort any issue and made a point of coming to see us when ever she could to make sure everything was ok 10 - The animation team was good and did there best to get people involved, Emma was friendly and was constantly trying to get people up and involved in activities 11 - Every member off staff who worked there were very friendly and always said hello and good morning 12 - Water is freely available from the bars which is fantastic as most hotels have a small cost for this 13 - The two egg seats which are placed at the top patio of the bottom pool, which are great for a romantic quiet time with your partner, if you get up early, go and watch the sunrise!!! sat there is incredible!!! 14- GO TO SOHO SQUARE ITS INCREDIBLE!!! Con's 1 - No Elevator for disabled access 2 - The rooms are dated and in need of a re-vamp 3 - far too many sales reps trying to sell you everything under the sun ( recommend a do not disturb sign ) 4 - the pools need re-decorating in places 5 - The Thomson rep who will sell you something but will not look at you with any eye contact or take any interest, I'm convinced he was just reading from a script (will be arranging excursions independently next time for half the price ) 6 - The Italian chef who cooked the pasta was so ignorant, rude and intimidating and made us feel uncomfortable There was always something on at night, from shows to karaoke and the top bar has two of the most comfortable cushioned seats I've ever sat on All in all we had a fantastic holiday and want to thank everyone who help us share some amazing experiences and memories!!!!!!!! So the answer to my question is, will I return?????? YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!! Egypt has left me wanting more and we cannot wait till September when we return again!!!! Sucran Egypt!!!!More

dave7969, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Good but not the best

Me and the other half stayed the last week in Feb 2015 and while we had a lovely week, we felt we could have got a lot better value for money. Our review is mixed, we have tried to be honest and not too picky. On arrival, we were greeted by a cool non-alcoholic cocktail in reception and even though our flight was delayed by 2hours, they had kept the restaurant open for light bites for us. A nice touch and made us feel welcome. Then we were escorted to our room. The room was very basic to be honest. We were put in the first block adjacent to the dining room and I was worried it would be too noisy. It was, but only if we kept the balcony door open (who wants to go on holiday to keep the windows and doors shut though?). Twin beds (much bigger than singles but slightly less than a double) were pushed together and were very comfortable, a balcony overlooking the top pool (lovely view at night but if you are getting ready and tend to wander around in your room in your undies-who doesn't?- then make sure your curtains are firmly shut or you will get the waiters having a good look from the top terrace!) Good sized wardrobe and free safe- we thought this was a very good plus point as you normally have to pay for safe usage. Bathroom was gorgeous, shower easily fitted us both in at the same time! Pull out washing line in there also so you can rinse your bikinis out each evening! Fridge was stocked with 2bottles of water on arrival. These were not replenished so try to remember to bring a bottle back from the bar with you each evening if you want a drink during the night or when you wake up. Bribe your waiter with a £1 and he will fill up your water bottle with fizzy pop if you get fed up of water. Once settled, we went for a drink in the reception bar. It was slightly crowded each evening so we tended to settle on the terrace outside. TIP YOUR WAITER ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT!!! They will then look after you the whole holiday. We never had to go to the bar once, Ibrahim aka Tito, was absolutely outstanding. He was always polite, recommended drinks for us to try, remembered our usual order, and before we got to halfway down the drink, he replenished with another. Also complimented us with small bar snack which was such a nice touch. Can't speak highly enough of him. The reception restaurant for breakfast was very continental. As we counted only 5 English families/couples all week, it's fair enough that the hotel caters for the majority (loads of Russians and Italians) so after one failed attempt at getting a decent brekky, we tended to sleep in a little later and skip it completely. Lunches were outstanding though and more than made up for the poor breakfast choice. Fresh fruits, salads, vegetables, local dishes as well as your old faithfuls aka chips, chicken, beef, fish and lamb were all on offer and we didn't get hungry once. I would however make an observation that with other places we've visited, there are snack bars, which serve toasties, burgers, chips etc between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. This would improve the hotel considerably in my opinion. Dinners were equally outstanding. Bbq nights were lovely, everything was cooked fresh and they really did put such care and effort into every dish. The puddings were all gorgeous and I defy anyone to come out not full to burst! The pools were hit and miss. The top pool was mainly British older couples (average age 55plus) and very cold and no music. We are both in our late 20's so we tended to spend our days on the beach or bottom, heated pool. The music and animation team were great down there. It was a little trek from our room but worth it. Make sure you tip the towel man and he'll reserve your sun beds. Otherwise you'll be stuck and surrounded by loud, Russian kids all day. The beach itself was lovely. Soft sand, slightly rocky in places but with good access to the beach bar. Tip for the ladies though, if you are small-bladdered, either ration your drinking or be prepared to keep walking back up to the pool toilet as there isn't a toilet anywhere near the beach! The pier belonging to the hotel leads you down to the best reef I've ever seen. If you're planning on a snorkelling trip to see the fishes, don't bother. Buy yourself a snorkel and mask from the shop opposite the hotel (haggle to hell though, they will charge you the equivalent of £10 for something worth 50p) and snorkel for free off the beach. Amazing fish, warm waters salty enough to keep even a non-swimmer afloat, and the pier man was very helpful and knowledgeable. It's just like swimming in a fish tank! Tip for the sensitive skinned among us, buy a pair of beach shoes (similar to watersurfers shoes, only cost a couple of quid) and wear them on the beach and in the water. Take it from me, the beach ants love a munch and the sea anemones hidden in the rock pools are bloody painful to say the least. Our holiday was almost ruined by the end of the first day from over 80bites on one foot, which caused swelling that no shoes would fit for the rest of the week, and half an anemone point in my finger which is still healing a month later. But this was totally my own fault and doesn't influence our review. The hotel's own public relations lady, Jo, was so helpful. Very kind and dealt with our requests immediately. If you want to save on your luggage weight coming home, give Jo all your half-used bottle of suntan lotion, shampoos, body sprays etc. Our Thomson rep was also friendly and helpful, wish we'd listened to him a bit more when it comes to haggling outside the hotel though, we could have saved a fortune. Please remember that Egypt is a mainly Muslim country. There are no female members of the hotel staff and whenever I went up to reception/bar/restaurant to ask staff something, they were very off-hand with me and did not help me at all. Soon as my partner went up for the same thing though, they couldn't do enough for him. Same goes for the shops outside the hotel. I wouldn't feel comfortable going over without a man. All in all it was a lovely place to visit, the reefs, the cleanliness and the food all outweigh the negative points, but we wouldn't go to the Nubian hotel again. It was just a little too Russian-focussed for us and not as luxurious as we were led to believe. (I wanted to rival Kate Middleton, we got more like Katie Price)More

Claire-Louise K, Birmingham, United Kingdom


My family and I stayed at the Nubian last July ,we could not fault it at all ,every thing about it was just great,from staff ,animation,food ,lovely bungalow.if there was a fault we just had to let member of staff know about it and they came and fixed it,nothing was too much trouble.we even made friends with the very kind and cheerful man who owns the perfume shop,we sat with him a couple of nights just chatting and having a coffee with him,cannot forget the two Jo Jo's they where fab too,not forgetting pool man and pool bar man absolutely wonderful,the only fault is the Russians they are very ignorant no manners at all,although we did meet a nice Russian family More

Sue J,

Very clean Hotel with friendly staff,adquate food

A well mentioned Hotel with friendly hard working staff, food whilst plentiful is of a average quality. A better choice/presentation of fresh fruit at breakfast with fruit juice rather than squash would be a good idea. We enjoyed a Valentines Dinner which was well executed & credit to all staff involved. We booked a week before arriving, reading some of Trip advisors comments about the animation team I could see some guest rationale about not returning, far to many of them over 18 between this hotel & sister Hotel Nubian Village next door a team of 5/6 would more than suffice. Many lacked maturity and should not engage in arguments when guest did not wish to participate in their evening entertainment,they seemed to think they were in a Club 18-30 venture rather than family geared hotel. The Italian Restaurant was really good, strange booking a table in the morning & ordering your food for the evening.Food was of a good quality with good attention to detail. This was our 11th visit to the Red Sea & would rate this Hotel as a very good 3 star, just food quality needs to be improved.More

FlynnWales, Wales

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