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.
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.
Really wanted to give this place a good review but I can't. As I'm sure you have read in previous reviews: you will get food poisoning, you will cut your feet on the sandpaper pool floor and and the room isn't up to the standard of other establishments within the sharm El sheik area for the same price.
This review maybe slightly cynical but the bad points really did outweigh what could of been a good holiday and being unable to leave the room/ be within running distance of the room for around 2-3 days didn't helpMore
very attentive staff
Nice rooms; very well kept; big surface with one of the nicest gardens I saw till now in a hotel.
One pool completely quiete (no animation, no music) and one pool near to the sea with music/anilmation/.....This one is heated in winter.
In the main restaurant you cannot eat outside;
The food is very nicely presented and of good quality.
There is also a restaurant near the beach with a terrace but no sun.
Drinks of good quality and the waiters serve it as you like it.
Really everyone tries to make your stay as comfortable and nice as possible.
When we were in the hotel (january 2015) there were few tourists (some 25 to 30 % of the rooms were full) but all activities and all bars/restaurants were open.
Very active animation team if you like to participate.
Very bad tennis court.
Snorkeling at the beach of the hotel just OK., nothing special.More
nik1333, Lille, Belgium
THE BEST HOTEL IN SHARM V8
For the 8th time we vacationed in Nubian Island and yet again the experience was second to none. This time we took son and daughter-in-law and were met on our 3rd day by very good friends from UK, Simon & Kim who had been before and Jane & Steve who have been numerous times too. We all had a fabulous time and all praised the standard at the hotel. You've seen my previous reviews and nothing has changed, immaculate on cleanliness, staff VERY helpful and the management team excellent; so this time I will give you some tips on how to enjoy the facilitiesâ¦
1. You tip in this country for excellent service so why not tip in the hotel? They really look after you.
2. Use the 2 onsite restaurants for a change from Il Mondo, speak to Amer who offers a great service â donât stoop to other nationalitiesâ standards by not tipping, you know who I mean!
3. Take the necessary precautions against the sun. There were lots of Brits this time who were either red raw or peeling like crazyâ¦The temperature is higher than what is published.
4. The sun and heat affects your drinking ability. You WILL get drunk quicker as a few Brits found out. Control your drinking at the swim up bars or youâll spend all your time in your room not make the evening and with a hangover.
5. The last thing is that there are mosquitoes in Egypt. I am very lucky that they leave me alone but my wife has to use some form of protection. Take plenty and use on your legs, thatâs where they get you.
6. Always exchange you UK money in Egypt, you will always get a better rate.
7. The meet & greet cocktail parties are not just for drinking cocktails and eating nibbles, the management team are introduced to you and come round to chat to ensure their staff are looking after you. Take the opportunity to talk to them so that they can make your holiday experience the best they can provide.
8. If you do have issues or even praise then Joanne is on hand to sort out any problem or pass on your praise when required. She gets paid to do just that and provides an outstanding personal service.
A final thank you to ALL the wonderful staff at Nubian Island, 719 had yet another wonderful holiday at the best hotel in Sharm, we will see you 11 Aug...More
FRANK E, DORSET
I want to start with the fact that we did have a lovely holiday. It's just that the Nubian Island didn't quite live up to my expectations of what a 4* hotel should be. To be fair, I only have the experience of one 4* hotel in Egypt to go by but I felt the Nubian Island lacked any form of luxury and I considered it to be more of a 3* at best. Our room was very basic and was obviously a double room with two extra beds. Everything was geared up for two people, I.e. 2 glasses, 2 cups, 8 hangers and two chairs on the patio. The hotel staff were very good in that they gave us anything we asked for but it felt like I had to keep asking for an extra two of everything. The beds were extremely hard and I had a first sleepless night ending with backache. I had read on previous TA comments that if the bed was too hard, to ask for a topper, which I did and it was better after that. They must be used to people asking as the manager didn't blink when I mentioned it. The general condition of the room was very basic and it is very much in need of redecoration and new furniture. We couldn't actually walk around three of the beds as there was no space between them. Moving on to the bathroom, the shower was brilliant! It was really powerful and there was always hot water. It was a shame you couldn't see anything as the lighting was so poor you were practically showering in the dark. Whilst the overall condition of the room was poor, the cleanliness was very good. Sheets and towels were changed regularly and the man who cleaned the room was very accommodating. I was expecting some towel creations for the kids but no, I was expecting too much. Moving on to the pool area. Our room was situated at the "quiet pool" and our patio door opened out directly on to the pool area. This was great for us with the kids. The towel man was always there early and sorted us out with beds and generally kept the area clean & tidy. I was expecting a pool waiter as the bar was on the opposite side of the pool, but again I was disappointed. Was I expecting too much from a 4* hotel? As mentioned in previous reviews, the pools do need resurfacing. They are not dangerous but are not very attractive. We did use the slides in the sister hotel Nubian Village which the kids loved. We didn't use the pool near to the beach as it was very noisy. The beach was lovely and it was nice to be able to walk in to the sea without having to use the jetty. The hotel had a kids club on the beach (not a Thomson one) which my kids did try a couple of times but I was concerned that there was nothing stopping them from just walking out if they wanted to and in fact if they needed to use the toilet, they had to walk quite a way back up to the main pool area alone to use the one there. My kids are 8 & 9 and quite sensible but I wasn't happy for them to be wandering around the hotel grounds on their own so I found myself taking up residence on some nearby sun beds on the beach in case they needed the loo! On to the restaurants now. Haven't really got anything negative to say about these at all. The food was great. Loads of choice in the buffet area and the staff were very obliging and were constantly clearing the tables. We ate at the Italian restaurant twice and both times it was lovely, although you have to make your food choices at the time of booking which I found a bit odd. That aside it was a four course dinner that I would have happily paid for. We did ask Jo the public relations lady to show us a bungalow so that we could see if it would be better for us, should we decide to go back, and yes it was quite a bit bigger than our room and did have a separate area for the kids which in hindsight would have been better for us. That said, the decoration and furnishings were exactly the same and very basic. Can't really comment on the entertainment as we didn't stick around after the mini disco but we could hear it from our patio. It would seem they did the best they could with what they had. All in all as I said, we had a lovely holiday and there was nothing more the staff or Jo could have done to have made this hotel any more than a 3*More
KD1965, Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Nubian Island View
Just returned from week long stay at Nubian Island. Accommodation was a poolside bungalow, which was well appointed. Pool was well played out however repair work was required for purely cosmetic wear and tear. Lobby and eating areas were clean and tidy. Staff were very friendly and helpful to us. Now for the failings. Food at Nubian is edible, but of a particularly mediocre standard.
Themed nights catering for Oriental, Asian and European with suitable use of authentic ingredients would go some way to raising standards.
Toilet facilities are sparse and limited, particularly if you are using the pool and do not have the luxury of a nearby bungalow or room to go to. When dining at Napolitano a large carte restaurant, my wife had to leave the restaurant to go outside and upstairs to use toilet facilities.
All in all a bit of a flawed diamond, but a few changes and improvements would turn it into a true 5 star location.More