This hotel is designed like a Nubian village. Think pink and terracotta buildings linked by winding pathways, wooden bridges and cacti gardens. The gardens merge into a beach, which slopes into the Red Sea in Nabq Bay. The waters are shallow for a long way out, so you can wade in to watch fish swim around the reef. And if you want to go swimming or snorkelling, there’s a long jetty jutting out to the deeper waters.
Elsewhere, the pool scene is nicely thought out. There are two large numbers, each with a different vibe. Head to the one near the lobby to laze the day away in peace and quiet. At the second, meanwhile, there’s a livelier feel with a swim-up bar and a family-friendly vibe. That said, both pools come with their own children’s sections, so you can still choose between quiet and upbeat if you have kids in tow.
In terms of accommodation, rooms are tastefully decorated with cream walls, light-wood furniture and plum-and-cream soft-furnishings. Satellite TVs and mini-fridges are supplied as standard, and each room connects to a terrace or balcony. If prviacy is really important, meanwhile, you can plump for one of the bungalows spread around the grounds.
The dining scene deserves a mention, too. As well as a buffet eatery, you’ve got a gourmet fish restaurant, an Italian trattoria and a pub-style bar.
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Buffet meals and snacks. Ultra All Inclusive is available at a supplement, this includes dining in all à la carte restaurants, a 24-hour buffet in the VIP lounge, and a bottle of wine and fruit basket in the room on arrival. Plus room service with 1 order per day. Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, by the glass - time restrictions may apply. Ultra All Inclusive is available at a supplement with international alcoholic brands, minibar filled daily and bottle of wine and fruit basket in the room on arrival. Snacks at set times.
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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.
With gym, sauna, whirlpool bath, steam room and beauty salon. Two 30 minute massages per stay are included for those who upgrade to Ultra All Inclusive.
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premium double room
Premium double room sleeps up to 4, with 1 double or twin beds, a fold-up bed and a mini-fridge.
Double room sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children, with 1 double or twin beds, a fold-up bed, mini-fridge and balcony or terrace with garden view.
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A Week in the Sun
This was a Thomson all inclusive holiday. The Hotel has the most stunning gardens I have seen in a hotel. The gardens are carefully managed by a team of gardeners and kept in great shape. The room if I was being critical is a bit tired, however I believe a programme of upgrade is in place to sort this. The room was immaculate in cleanliness and the staff member who serviced the room very pleasant and helpful. The only issue I had with the room is the bed. The bed is very hard to lie on and very noisy when any movement takes place. I believe they should take a look at the comfort of the beds as a matter of urgency. The food was very good in quality and quantity and table service was once again, terrific. The waiters, in fact all the staff are without doubt the most pleasant people I have encountered over 40 years of travel. It is worth mentioning that pleasant manners are a two way thing and there are many guests that show complete indifference to the staff in their manners and rude / aggressive ways. Strangely enough they all seem to come from the same area of the World. Perhaps this is a National trait. Treat people with respect and dignity whatever job they are doing. The General Manager had a cocktail meeting with guests and came across as a person with very high standards of Customer Service. This shows in his staff. They cannot so enough for guests, I wish the ignorant guests appreciated the effort. Terrific holiday for us, would highly recommend this Hotel, and hopefully will return again soon. Thanks to all at the Nubian Island Hotel.More
GerryUK1947, Glasgow, United Kingdom
What a lovely place :)
Lovely hotel, very friendly, clean, good food, well laid out with great staff - what more could you ask for. Animation team were really good, particularly Kate and Zino who made every effort to make you feel welcome and included. Yes there are a lot of Russions but you can avoid them easily, the only downside is the fact that the hotels activities are very much aimed at the Russians ie the tequila night - we did attend and it was good however we were in the minority as there were a lot of heavily drinking Russians there, the Brits do prefer a slightly different style of entertainment to the Russians and I think the hotel would do well to remember this!! But all in all a very good holiday and we would return.More
This was our second visit to nubian island we stayed for 2 weeks in room 652 overlooking the pool with views out over nabq and sea this is a fantastic hotel with staff who are so helpful and polite the grounds beach and all areas are all very well maintained rooms are spacious the addition of the beach bar is fab for us the staff make this hotel we would like to thank sam ( beach bar) and all beach towel guys and also all restaurant and bar staff for being so friendly but oh my god a special thanks to the animation team Zino,Kate,Alex and Barbara who all made our holiday and finally a big thanks to tony macaroni for teaching us some Italian and making us laugh every day we had an amazing holiday everything was fab sun,beach,food,hotel,staff and tony thanks all nubian island.More
103kevin, Dunkeld, United Kingdom
A warm welcome with excellent facilities
We stayed in one of the bungalows with there own little garden. Very spacious with incredible carved bed head-head. The bungalows were so planned that you felt you were in a house rather than the normal hotel rooms. All set in extensive gardens. The staff were fantastic and, as I had walking difficulties, arranged for us to be changed to a bungalow nearer to the quiet pool and the main restaurant etc. Good idea to have very separate types of pools. We loved the quiet pool , which was bliss , drinks brought to you, dry towels brought to you - you only needed to get up to swim in the huge pool. The pool was cool, but I like that , so often only 2 or 3 people in it at once. I felt like a millionaire with my private pool. Sunbeds were well spread out with parasols with fitted tables - a really good arrangement. The food was really good with so much choice that we only went to the main restaurant. where there were so many chefs cooking to your individual requirements and delicious dishes , the restaurant staff were brilliant and could not do enough for you. Felt part of the family rather than just a guest. We will be back if possible.More
Eve1942, Leeds, United Kingdom
Second time here, and it was great!
This was the second time we stayed at this hotel and it was just as good as the first. we were greated in reception with a warm welcome back as the staff reconized us. We were upgraded to a family room as we were returning guests. Our family room was lovley and there was plenty of room. The mini-fridge in the room was filled when we later returned to our room after food and a drink in the uptown bar. The staff of this hotel are very friendly and always happy to help and get us drinks. There is a very wide range of food in the resteraunt and the waitors there are always happy to attend your needs. There is a quiet pool close to reception for people to relax. We always went down the acctivities pool with the amazing animation team. There is always activities on and there is never a dull moment. The animation team are a very big part of the hotel and the entertainment in the night is the best shows we have come across in the night for egypt. Big shout out to Tony, Kate, Barbara and Antony. They always took time to talk to us and ensure everything was okay. The whole team was great and very encouraging to make sure we made the most of what was going on. Overall the holiday was exellent and we hope to be returning in the summer again for a third time. I was very sad leaving to come home and even started crying when saying good bye to the friendly animation team.More
googleeyedmonster, kent england
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