This place gives you a huge choice of places to eat, sunbathe and swim. It even comes with its own diving school.
Pools are where this hotel excels, with the star attraction being the infinity one with sea views. There’s no shortage of places to eat either, with the à la carte options including a gourmet French place.
The hotel is on its own private beach. It’s got a jetty, which makes a great jumping-off point for snorkelling. Or you can sign up to the diving school and explore the Red Sea’s world-famous coral reefs.
Buffet breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant. Late breakfast, lunch and dinner at the 24-hour Caribbean Bar. Two à la carte restaurants.
Hot and soft drinks served by the glass in all bars. Locally produced alcohol served by the glass. Wine served with dinner only.
Curving elegantly around the beach side of the resort, the heated infinity pool is designed to help you relax. With loungers and parasols dotted along the 2 sides and offers stunning views over the beach and to sea.
Your choice of meat or fish is barbecued to order and then you have a choice of salad and meze to accompany it. There's also a special menu just for little ones. The dress code here requires men to wear long trousers to dinner.
If you're not quite relaxed enough after a few days of sunbathing then the spa offers a steam room, sauna and 12 types of massage. If you want to keep up your fitness regime whilst away the wellness centre has a fully-equipped gym with treadmill, bikes and step and rowing machines.
We really enjoyed our stay the Reef Oasis Blue Bay (UK Thomson customer). The rooms were spacious, the staff were friendly and the facilities were excellent too. Although it is an All Inclusive resort, there are a number of chargeable extras. Some of these were expected (sirloin steaks, premium brand alcohol etc) but others seemed unreasonable, real fruit juices for breakfast costing Â£2....but this is my only real criticism of the hotel. In fact, the food in the restaurant is of a fairly high standard for Egypt! A trip to Egypt with zero tummy trouble âhooray!
Anyway the main reason for my review.....please please be aware of the marine life at the beach. Yes I'm talking about sharks. I and a number of other guests saw sharks whilst snorkelling just meters from the beach. I've dived and snorkelled all over the world and I have been an avid fisherman for decades. This was not a case of mistaken identity, it was a 5ft silvertip reef shark, and I was thrilled to see it peacefully swim by. The hotel staff did their best at trying to explain my sighting as a âbig tunaâ, but this felt unhelpful. Sharm has grabbed enough headlines in the past for shark attacks, so I'm sure the âbig tunaâ explanation from the staff is just a cover story. Do they really want me to believe that sharks don't live at Red Sea coral reefs?
In short would I want my kids swimming at dawn and dusk as I was? Probably not, these times should be avoided in my opinion. However this shouldn't discourage people from entering the water during the day to see the marine life (as thousands safely do every day!). Itâs beautiful and itâs a lack of understanding that causes misconceptions about sharks. Understand, be safe and enjoy some beautiful marine life in Sharm El Sheikh.
Oh and don't feed the fish, we saw several people doing this despite the warning signs. Thanks for reading :-)More
James B, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Our second visit to the Reef Oasis this year.
Another great holiday.
Our second visit to the Reef Oasis this year.
Check-in was a bit slow this time as there wasnât enough reception staff on hand which may have been due to our late arrival. However, we were allocated the same room as our last visit, a complimentary upgrade, the room was very clean and comfortable.
Since our last visit in March there have been changes made to some of the Management Team; starting with the new Executive Chef, Raimund. You would always see Raimund checking and testing the food served in the restaurants and bars that served snacks. Another asset to the team was Hussan, Food and Beverages Manager, who always made the guests welcome and was very helpful, taking on board any comments or suggestions.
The food has improved greatly since our last visit; and thanks to all the staff in the Italian Restaurant who looked after us on several occasions.
Entertainment: the hotel has now introduced live music along with better shows which makes a big difference. The acts were very professional and made for a pleasant evening, however, you could do with additional tables outside the Caribbean and Sports bar; Hussan (Food and Beverages Manager) said that this was in hand.
Special thanks to the Relax Pool Bar staff, Jack, Mohamed and Ahmed.
Towel staff, Islam, Saad and Ahmed.
Sports Bar staff, especially Mwabi, Caribbean Bar staff, Saad, Jamaica and Adriano.
Leisure Pool (Slides) Saad and all other staff.
Abdul the doorman.
Magdy Executive Asst. Manager Rooms.
These staff all made our holiday with their great service and friendly personalities.
If you are planning a holiday to Sharm El Sheikh then we would recommend you try this hotel. Many of the people we met at the hotel had been on their twelfth visit so it shows you how good it is.
Mr Mike & Miss JackieMore
mikeandjackie-Chi, Chichester, United Kingdom
Just stayed for a week at the ROBB and will definately return . Beautiful resort, amazing snorkelling & the staff are without doubt the best I've encountered anywhere!
Special mention to Hamdy in the Arena Bar, who couldn't do enough for us, all the staff in the Fishermans restaurant, Mohammed & Jack at the Relax Pool (from the white man & his girlfriend), our room cleaner Mohammed for his lovely towel art, the pool attendants by the relax pool for always finding us a lounger & keeping our sunglasses clean & last but not least the lovely doorman who always had a smile & a joke for us!!
Make time for a trip to the Pyramids, with lunch on the Nile, it's well worth it, we had a private guide, Ahmed, who was lovely!
Also the VIP cruise to go snorkelling was amazing. Ash, the guide, was number 1, so friendly, we hope he finds his special lady soon!!
All the restaurants at the Hotel were great but we loved the Fishermans in particular, a whole lobster for only Â£30!! Thoroughly recommend it.
All in all a perfect holiday :-)) thank you ROBB for a holiday we'll never forget, from start to finish!! More
This is our fifth visit to the Reef Oasis and whilst we are not generally the kind of people to return time after time to any particular resort, we do seem to be drawn back to the Reef Oasis. We absolutely love the hotel, the staff are always so welcoming, from the minute of arrival to the time of departure. It is always good to see familiar faces and to know that staff obviously like working at the resort too.
The food was as brilliant as ever, however we were disappointed that the Sea Breeze was closed. We always have out breakfast and lunch in the Sea Breeze and so missed this hugely. However we do understand the reason for the closure and believe it to be opening, refurbished in November. The chef (sorry we can't remember your name - your wife has just had a baby!) who cooked pancakes in the Bay View restaurant daily was lovely, so friendly and helpful. A truly delightful gentleman. Our room was very good and as usual we had a variety of animals crafted from towels each day. Also we had the addition of little plates of goodies left daily too - a very nice touch.
My husband dives and I snorkel, so we do spent a considerable part of our day in the sea. The dive club at the Reef Oasis is second to none and we would highly recommend them for both diving and snorkelling. Having experienced the Thomson VIP Cruise, we would strongly recommend skipping that and going out with the RO Dive Club instead. They are truly professional, and are brilliant for those wishing only to snorkel. The food and drink provided is first class, there is plenty of room on board the boats, plus there was no long bus journey to the other side of Narma Bay to board the boat. We left from Sharks Bay, a 5 minute ride from the hotel. Nor do they have photographers in attendance taking endless photos at every opportunity throughout the day and then try and hard sell them to you at the end of the day (even though you are told this will not happen).
I can recommend the Spa - I have had several treatments over the years and on our last visit Noy was absolutely brilliant, I had a wonderful Tai massage, pedicure and manicure. I always really enjoy my trips to the spa.
As you can see we highly recommend the resort. So much so in fact that several of our friends have already visited and have become regular guests themselves.More
ChristineJones1957, Oxford, United Kingdom
Just returned from a ten day stay and what a lovely time we have had. So clean and comfortable, food good especially the Italian which is a la carte, and staff exceptional. All have a smile on their face and ask how you are,. Special thanks to Reda and the beach guys, Abdo who seved us drinks and Hamdy at the arena bar. Fantastic snorkelling , just breathtaking. Thankyou everyone for making our stay perfect.More
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