Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort and Spa  

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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.

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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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.  Hot snacks.

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Main outdoor pool

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.

Kababgi restaurant

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.

Thalasso Spa & Wellness Centre*

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.

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superior twin room

Superior twin rooms are closer to the lobby and sleep 2 or 3 people in twin beds and a sofa or fold out bed.

twin room

Twin room sleeps 2 or 3 people in twin beds and a sofa-bed or fold out bed.

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High expectations of 5 Star resort not completely met

Me and my partner returned back from Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort just over a week ago after a 9 day stay through Thomson. Below is a breakdown of my opinions of the resort, I understand that the resort management do respond to these reviews and that most likely they will blame some of the negative comments on what Thomson has negotiated.I would however point out that my reflections are from the facilities as a whole for all Thomson and non-Thomson customers, therefore it is hotel related as people not booking through Thompson experience the same. Please note, this was our first 5 Star RESORT experience and our first ALL INCLUSIVE experience. Overall I would say my opinions reflect on the expectation that this was a 5 star rated resort so I was expecting better. If I knew this was 3 or 4 star my opinions and expectations would be far different. Also the expectation of all Inclusive being as it suggests, all inclusive. AMBIANCE, CLEANLINESS OVERALL The main reception and main areas of the site look lovely, when you arrive there are music players to greet you and make you feel welcome and special. The general up keep of all areas was pretty good too; there were always gardeners and maintenance people working the grounds. There was a piano bar but you couldn't sit in it as it was CHARGEABLE. Our room was cleaned every day, some mentioned that they had a daily towel display but don’t tip too early!! The cleaner made a nice cake display out of towels for my birthday which was lovely. To get the most out of the cleaners I would suggest leaving your room early each day to give them time. FOOD We were advised on the Thompson site that there were 6 restaurants to choose from at this amazing resort which is not entirely accurate. Beach View restaurant was closed the entire time I was there, Romantica restaurant was extra CHARGE, 2 Niche restaurants Al Dente (Italian), and The Fisherman require advance booking and many things at extra cost. Kebab restaurant was mainly meat and then the main buffet restaurant was Bay View. BAY VIEW BUFFET RESTUARANT Themed food nights every day but no entertainment, purely a buffet. The food themes were Indian, Oriental, English, & Middle Eastern etc. but for those looking for some authentic Egyptian food, you are out of luck. I am a vegetarian and my partner is a meat eater, he always found meat to eat but also felt that the choices were poor and most defiantly not 5 stars. Fresh fruit and juices which you would expect to get from a 5 start Platinum hotel were only available at extra CHARGE – therefore fruit you expect to get in hot countries like watermelon and pineapples were CHARGEABLE. Also Note – mealtimes are the only time you can get ice-cream without extra CHARGE. Poolside ice-cream is CHARGEABLE. As a Vegetarian there had lots of salads that were there each day, some potatoes dishes (chips, potato bake etc.), bread, and lentil and soup. This was my staple throughout the trip and was a little boring to be honest. I did speak to Hotel staff on arrival about the vegetarian options and they assured me that there were always at least 4-6 vegetarian dishes but I don’t think they understand that various incarnations of Potato are not that appealing. I was told that if I wanted something else I could ask the restaurant and they would help, but even asking for a cheese toasties or a simple pot of yogurt(available at breakfast) was not possible. Many of the foods you see at breakfast return in disguise at different meals. Leftover breakfast sausages become sausage rolls at lunch and sausage salad at dinner. VERY IMPORTANT: Over the time we were there on many occasions the food was under cooked. My partner noticed this lots with the meat, mainly chicken and eggs etc. I noticed it with the potatoes bake and some of the Indian options. Be careful as his stomach suffered for most of our stay. He also had a nut allergy and although some of the deserts explicitly stated nuts they didn't do this for all cakes and therefore there were some close calls. Overall I was extremely disappointed by the food and also in the Italian restaurant where we booked for a CHANGE!! DRINKS All inclusive is not necessarily all inclusive. They have approximately 6 cocktails they do free the rest are CHARGEABLE along with good wines. They often had posters advertising Mojitos and additional costs. The luxury of 5 Star platinum meant drinking out of very warn out plastic glasses the entire trip. I understand that Glass is dangerous but it did feel a little overused and tired. Beach & Pool Beach was lovely, you couldn't get drinks if you were further down the beach where it was quieter but the tranquility outweighed the loss. They had lovely gazebo’s which I thought would be lovely to use and were empty the entire time. These however are CHARGEABLE!!! Some fish come up close to the little bays and you can snorkel off the beach. It’s a lovely way to spend the day. Most of the pools were lovely and well maintained with attendants to offer drinks to the people they liked more and ignore the others. Towels were often put on beds all day with no one claiming them, the attendants did nothing to discourage this despite it being clear on the terms of use which meant sometimes it was difficult to find a place to site. STAFF The staff in the reception were always as friendly as they needed to be, the Restaurant staff knew their regulars and also some generic sayings from different countries which they blurt out constantly once they have an idea where you are from. This was less of a positive as it just made us seem like cattle. My partner is Dutch but as he was speaking English some of the staff kept using phrases like “Alright Geezer” “How you doing Mate” etc. etc. It was strange that staff were really keen on some people over others; at the time we were there it was mainly Russian people being served which I presume was because they tipped. It did diminish things for us as we felt like second class citizens. Overall staff were friendly and helpful, some that were more cheery than others were the bus driver, room cleaners and the friendly guy opening the door of the reception, a lovely friendly smile. WI-FI Wi-Fi although they say is included, only really works in reception which is why you always see loads and loads of people sitting in reception all ours of the day. There were signs by the pool but I could never pick it up. Also you needed to re-log onto the Wi-Fi with your room number and passport number every time you get near the network if you have been away for a few minutes. There were two computers but they were always busy and when we did get on it literally took 20 minutes for it to load outlook. You could upgrade your Wi-Fi to better connect but that’s CHARGEABLE. ENTERTAINMENT Every night there is a children’s disco for 30 minutes and a children orientated 30min show like magicians or dancers. There are films showing for children and then a later film for adults a few times a week. Once a week there was a fire show but don’t be expecting any amazing show, the fire kept blowing out and they just danced around with fire sticks. No Flame blowing or tricks. Other than that there is really was nothing to do after 9 pm every night. The hotel did have some buses going to; Soho Square (2.5hrs stay there), Na’am Bay (2.5hrs stay there), Old Market (2.5hrs stay there) all were short and most were CHARGEABLE. I would recommend getting to these places the cost was €5 each. Also at the hotel and in many places around Sharm they ask for either Euros or GBP as they have a better exchange rate. Keep this in mind and maybe bring a mix between local and home currency when you travel. Overall the hotel was nice, and clean and safe. However the extra trips we took away like Cairo Pyramids, Snorkeling and most definitely meeting people and getting bargains at Na’am bay made the trip memorable. It was disappointing all the things you expect to be included were CHARGEABLE. All inclusive’s are not the cheapest option; we did this to save on the extra costs of spending as money was tight. We were expecting luxury, we are not the fussiest of travelers, we have backpacked in hostels across the world and I am a very non-fussy vegetarian but when you say “5 Star Platinum”, there is not much higher a standard you can go, therefore it should be the best of the best, but I would say its more of a 4 star. This was the same opinion of several of the groups of people we met and talked to during the stay.More

sandy_v5, sandy_v5

Wonderful Experience

We stayed at ROBB from 11th Aug until 18th Aug, the 1st thing I would like to say was that our stay was to short... We arrived quite late at night and the reception staff was very helpful.. Our room was located in a great position about a 5 minute walk to reception and 5 minute walk to the leisure pool. Our balcony looked over the Adults pool as we had children unfortunately we were unable to go to the pool. Our room was fabulous the towels and sheets were changed everyday and the cleanliness of our room was perfect.. We did a few days around the leisure pool and the infinity pools at no point was the pools overcrowded or we had trouble getting a sun bed, we have been to some resorts where we had to be up by 7am to secure our beds!! everyone around the pools from the bar staff to the towel staff was fabulous.. did love the touch of cold flannels and the spray of water onto our feet and of course the sun glass cleaning which is a really nice touch.. Our children did not go to the kids club and we didn't see any entertainment that was on every night. they did watch the movie night a few times and the movies were very appropriate for my children ages. The buffet restaurant had a good choice of food every time that we went.. We only went in the buffet restaurant 3 times as we did go to the Fisherman's Restaurant which was fab.. and we did celebrate my sons birthday in the Italian restaurant which they kindly organise a cake once they found out it was my Sons birthday, the lobster which is an extra was fabulous as was the waiters. A must is the night snorkelling which we did one night with the dive centre which was fabulous fun. Every night we would get a lift back to our room on the golf buggy as my Son seemed to like this and the gentleman was always very obliging.. The only one suggestion I would make is that when you visit Hollywood, markets, Soho or the surrounding area book your transport through the hotel for your taxi as they are very reliable maybe a little more expensive, but we didn't do that the first time we went out and on the way back we had gone out with another family who had a very unpleasant experience with the taxi man (reversing up the dual carriage way as he was going the wrong way for our hotel) so take the taxi name and ring him when you are ready to return and will come to collect you. I don't have a bad word to say about this Hotel apart from the Russians but if you ignore them they certainly wont spoil your holiday. The beaches are fabulous one disappointment we do have is that I would of liked to of eaten in the Sea breeze restaurant over looking the red sea as we were recommended the restaurant but unfortunately it was closed throughout our stay.... A big high light for us as a family is that we travelled to Cairo to see the Pyramids which was just an awesome way to finish our holiday...Loved everything about the hotel and was gutted our holiday came to an end definitely recommend this hotel to families, couples and solo's as its an incredible friendly resort. thanks again for a amazing holiday..More

123jane41, swindon

Amazing hotel and Friendly staff.

I don't normally write a review about our holiday and our hotel but, I thought that our stay at this fantastic hotel deserves a mention. Travelled as Family of four (two adults and two teenagers 13 and 14) and it is was our first time in Sharm , The helpful lady at Thomson booked us two junior suites.. we were apprehensive about the possibility of not having two rooms close to each other but, the great staff at the reception were very accommodating and gave us two adjacent rooms. Our rooms were 2224/2225 and they were within a very short walk to the reception, restaurants and pools, for us it was perfect, big rooms and very clean (Cleaned perfectly daily). We spent most of our holiday in and around the infinite pool and we loved it. The hotel was mainly from Russia and Britain. We feel it is unfair to give credit to a single staff at this hotel.. in our opinion every single person at this hotel from the Taf Taf bus drivers, house keeper, reception staff, restaurant staff, lobby staff, pool attendant, jetty attendant to the hotel's management deserve a mention and a big thank you for making our stay at this fantastic and friendly hotel a fabulous one. I certainly recommend this resort and we will come back to it in the future.More

Richard K,

Best birthday treat ever!

We have just got back from another week at ROBB (our second visit in two months). It was just as good as the first time - if not better! Some of the things people complain about on here make me laugh... Some people just don't know five star when they see it!! Believe me you will definitely not be disappointed with this hotel. We travelled on my birthday, picked up from the airport by the hotel limo service, then were greeted by Egyptian men playing drums and singing me happy birthday in Arabic. We then were taken to our room to find a lovely cake and fresh fruit. We used the shuttle bus during our stay to visit Nama bay which was very easy to organise and very reasonably priced. We love that nothing is too much trouble for the staff at this hotel. For example - one night my dress broke as I was getting ready to go out for dinner. I phoned reception and within 10 minutes housekeeping had brought a sewing kit to our room! No complaints about the food, our favourite was the Italian (we went 4 times throughout the week) and tried various different dishes and were more than happy with them all. We were pleased to see that pizzas have now been added to the all inclusive option too as when we went in June these were an additional cost. The pools are fab, our favourite was the adult only relax pool. The only thing that disappointed us were people breaking the rules and bringing children with them to the pool on one occasion - but this was quickly sorted by the pool staff. The staff are second to none - made us feel right at home from the second we arrived. Far too many to mention but big special thanks to Angie, Wael, Khaled and Eslam for making our stay so enjoyable. Also a huge thankyou to Shehab the general manager for giving us the opportunity to return. Hope to see you all again soon (probably not this year as I think I'm pushing my luck by having three holidays in one year but you never know!!) Thankyou again and keep up the good work!! Jodie and Adam :-) More

JodieMurton, Padiham, United Kingdom

Great hotel, Amazing staff !

My husband and I and our 10 year old son stayed from the 13th August - 27th August. We had requested a king size and proper 3rd bed in our deluxe pool view room by email to the hotel and to our delight on entering the room we had been given as requested. We were near the leisure pool as requested also which if you have kids is a great base. This was our first trip to Egypt and it was a very nice surprise. We were concerned about the possible bad behaviour from the Eastern Europeans from other reviews but I have to say they were no problem whatsoever, it was a nice mix of nationalities and no fighting for sun beds because of this, only a few Brits with their Union Jack towels hogged the same beds everyday! We had breakfast at the Fisherman's every morning and the lovely chef cooked our eggs to order, the Bay View had a lovely choice for lunch and it was lovely to sit in an air conditioned environment and for dinner we utilised the A la Carte restaurants, our favourite being the Kebagi. I believe the hotel are currently in the process of building an Indian and Chinese which will give even more choice! The leisure pool food selection was poor, burgers, hot dogs ,fish and chips so if you're vegetarian you will only have salad, rolls and chips. The pasta was available the first week but disappeared the second? The staff are what make the ROBB they are truly wonderful people who made this holiday! We all suffered from the dreaded upset stomach but their concern was most appreciated, the pharmacist on site did the trick but tablets for the 3 of us was £30 GBP! If you have a guide on a day trip like we did he stopped at a local pharmacy and bought us a pack of 24 tablets for £1 GBP in case it struck again which it did to me on our return home. The hotel hygiene is very good apart from the lobby toilets, the doors were filthy and could do with a thorough clean, we were very careful to follow all recommended procedures but it was just one of those things, the food was hot and well cooked, we drunk bottled water and stayed in the shade when not in the water etc. My only suggestions are please make it compulsory for young children who are not toilet trained to wear swim nappies , we witnessed many babies not wearing anything and this could be an issue relating to upset stomachs also please don't let patrons smoke in the area where the kids films are being shown, we had a guest who kept sitting behind us and lighting up, we couldn't move or we wouldn't have been able to see the movie, the Panorama Terrace is huge and the smokers could be accommodated to the sides? The animation team were lovely and we were asked to participate but if you didn't want to there was no hassle just have a lovely day! The spa ladies and the dive club came round but again no hassle just there if wanted to utilise their services. The ROBB is a lovely hotel,well run and they really do try to make your holiday wonderful, the snorkelling is fantastic, book it you won't be disappointed, would we return - definitely!More

AmandaB72, waterlooville

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