If you're looking for a holiday base with plenty going on, pop this one on your shortlist. It's 10 minutes from the sea, and lines up a pair of pools, 2 restaurants and big, airy bedrooms.
Just ten minutes from the Red Sea’s famous shoreline, the Xperience St. George Homestay is one of those all-rounders that ticks all the right boxes. One glance will tell you that water plays an important part here.
The pool scene is the centrepiece and you’ll probably want to spend a large portion of your holiday here – when you’re not taking the bus to the beach that is. There are two turquoise stunners to choose from plus a smaller one for the little ones. And they’re framed by roomy, palm-peppered terraces so you won’t have to fight for a spot in the sun either. When you’re ready for a drink, two pool bars complete this rather seductive picture.
Talking of food, the main restaurant does a great buffet. Pile your plate high with pasta, salads, meat and fish. Or plump for a meal in the à la carte and sit back while the waiters bring your order to you. Afterwards, make the most of the hotel’s entertainment, which includes Egyptian folklore and belly dancing. Or call a taxi and head into Naama Bay, the resort’s buzzing centre which sits just ten minutes away.
When you’re ready to retire to your room, you’ll be glad to hear a peaceful haven awaits. All white-washed walls and cool tile floors, each one comes with air-conditioning, a satellite TV and – the pièce de résistance – your own balcony or terrace. If you’re coming to the Red Sea Riviera with relaxation on your mind, this place is pretty hard to beat.
Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Any gluten or wheat-free dishes can be prepared on request, just let the restaurant staff know. Themed evening buffets are put on so you can enjoy trying a different cuisine while being away, expect Oriental, Italian and international evenings.
This is a great hotel I hav been to this hotel 5 times the second time I got a superb tattoo off George and had many more this last visit I had a full sleeve done. And it is the best tattoo I have ever seen .George is a very nice man and very professional I cant wait to come back to get my next tattoo off him . And also the hotel staff are extremely nice make you feel like family the pool people are amazing in fact all the staff in st George experience hotel are really really nice people thanks very much for making my family holiday amazing xxxMore
3rd time staying at this hotel, and this was the best yet.
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the St George, and we were pleased with the improvements at the hotel, which was mainly full of English guests.
Michael and his team are as friendly and helpful as always, and the new customer relations lady (afraid I cant remember her name!!) was on hand when needed. There was also better entertainment in the evenings on this stay, which was nice for a couple of the evenings when we were in the hotel.
Our room was clean and well maintained, and the aircon was very good, which was needed on the 1st 3 days of our stay.
The food in the hotel restaurant was very good, with a varied menu, and always something to eat. Lunches and diners were particularly good and the BBQ was lit most evenings. Food at the beach was adequate in the new restaurant there. However it was not very varied or appetizing. with chips everyday, and normally only one meat. That said, it was always fresh, and didn't upset the stomach, and the hotel knows that it has to work on food at the beach.
We spent everyday at the beach which was great. The beach was always clean and well tended and the guys in the bar and putting out the towels were always friendly. One nice improvement this time was the lack of hassle for the businesses on the beach (massage/tattoo/artwork) which became wearing last time. Also nice to see security at either end of the beach to prevent 'randoms' walking about!!
All in all a lovely stay and just what we needed with a baby on the way. Just a shame that we wont be back for a few years (bit hot for baby), but we will definitely be back at some point
Chris and Jenny.More
Chris S, Bath
Staff excellent, food let's it down
The hotel is clean and the room was spacious.
Our cleaner was amazing as we're all the other staff.
Mustafa and Adel in the bar were fab. In fact all the staff were exceptional, they can't do enough for you!
The food was pretty bad if im honest. No flavour and not very traditional.
The pool was noisy and the quiet pool was tiny so didn't spend anytime round the pools.More
Emma R, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Excellent staff, service and hotel
Me and my partner stayed here for a week and the staff were so helpful and friendly, the food, service and staff was great. No faults! Would return again no doubt.
Enjoyed everything about the holiday, the rooms were good size and clean, there were shops in the hotel which were affordable. The food was slightly repetitive but every night buffet was different themes, which was lovely food. More
Danielle H, Walsall, United Kingdom
A wonderful Holiday! Cant wait to return!
We have been to Sharm before and loved it so much couldnt wait to come back. This was our first time at Xperience St George but def won't be our last.
The staff work what seems like 24 hour shifts and are always friendly and really keen to help if you have any problems. everything was really clean and in each area the staff put English workers to shame.
Allam and his team at the pool were great, the animation time worked really hard at getting people involved but weren't upset if you just wanted to relax. You can actually get do not disturb signs to put on your sun lounger if you don't wish the various services ie George the tattoo guy or the spa team to bother you.
The food was great. Not once did we struggle to find something to eat and the restaurant staff were always on hand clearing fetching drinks. Hats off to the restaurant manager for running such a tight ship. The onsite Guest relations girl was always keen to check everything ok and quite often asked people coming out of the restaurant if everything was ok with the food and if any other problems were bothering you. The room was really clean when we arrived and the safe is available in the room free of charge. The room was very spacious and even though it would be Autumn and there fore the run down of the year everything was clean and constant maintenance was carried out all around the hotel to keep on top of things.
The hotel also runs a reward system for repeat guests and have to say when we were there there were a lot of repeaters and both them and us were treated like good friends.
There is a free shuttle bus that takes you to the beach, the old Market and also to SOHO square and for the party animals there is a bar crawl around Naama bay.
We didnt book onto Carlos's sunset cruise but heard very good reports about it and have to say Carlos is a character.
The only downside for us was mozzy bites. they seemed to love us. Will def give the citronella oil a whirl next time and visit the onsite doc if that doesn't work.
There are a few shops onsite too and the staff in these are very helpful. And last but not least there is a taxi service onsite linked to the hotel chain. Bob was great and pointed out a load of landmarks whenever we were out with him.
Amazing holiday in a brilliant hotel with staff that seem to possess super powers the amount of hours they work and how hard they work while they do.
Well done guys see you in april.More
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