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We stayed at the st george for 2 weeks on arrival the room i requested wasnt available and we were given room 2050 which was upstairs and right on the main road, this wasnt a good start we spoke to reception and they said we would be moved next day, which we was but it cost us £40 pounds after talking to our thompson rep who was very helpful we got a late check out the hotel itself is fine slightly dated and tired in parts but for what we paid for this holiday we had excellent value people and staff at this hotel were really lovely and friendly food was good always something for everyone, rooms spacious,pools cleaned every night ,entertainment like most hotels not very good we used both beaches but the sister hotel was amazing it does cost £4PP to go but the fish are breath taking you do get lunch and drinks for the cost would recommend, other beach man made but ok theres a bar and restaurant and when the weathers so hot you get nice breeze, we also did star gazing trip with thompsons which was lovely you can ride a camel if you want or just stay on the coach if you prefer which is what we did you then go to the tent sit on the floor drink there tea and smoke a bubble pipe watch how they make bread ,watch the sunset and then eat a meal then you listen to them singing and dancing then an astrologer explains the stars they have big telescopes and you look at saturn and jupitor its a good trip to sum up we had a wonderful holiday with lovely people,very helpful staff good food (try Nathens indian menu )Yes there is a supplement but its worth it brilliant weather all for an excellent price would deffo go back well done st george
hotel staff very friendly
This was the second time at the Xperience St George Homestay and all being well we will be back next year .
Staff were great and friendly, food was ona par with last year - never go hungry.
Met people that were there last year and we are already planning a reunion.
This was our first proper holiday abroad and we had a fantastic time from start to finish. All transfers ran smoothly and there were plenty of staff around to help.
Upon arrival at the hotel the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel did look a bit tired in places (e.g. around the pool and ensuite) - just general wear and tear, but this was only aesthetic and didn't compromise health and safety. All parts of the hotel were kept very clean; there were always housekeeping staff visible tending to something (they were all very friendly too).
Regarding food at the hotel (all inclusive buffet), there was something for everyone, every day/meal time... Plenty of meat, fish or vegetable options and the food was very good. Even with my gluten and milk intolerances, there were enough alternatives to keep me satisfied (not soya milk etc. but other foods to fill me up!). The desserts on offer weren't great, but I think that was more to do with the culture rather than the hotel.
Restaurant staff were very attentive and polite (with the exception of 1 or 2, but they worked on a particular section which we then avoided, which was no hassle to us). The staff at the two poolside bars were also excellent.
We dined at the a la carte restaurant (Nathans) on the last night; the food was very tasty and the portion sizes were good, but there was a 50 minute gap between our starter and main course, and there were only 8 people in the whole restaurant!
We found the entertainment (Animation) quite annoying, but this was easily avoided by going to the quiet pool. Hotel spa was a bit naff but the staff were nice.
We went on loads of excursions: VIP Cruise, Discover Sharm, Cairo by Air & Ultimate Desert Experience. All of the trips were very well organised and ran very smoothly. All of the guides were really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and it was a pleasure learning from them. The only hitch came at the end of the Cairo trip, when we returned to Sharm airport and couldn't find any staff to tell us where our bus was! But this was resolved within 5 minutes.
Finally, huge praise goes to the Thomson rep, Gad. He was absolutely superb; so friendly, approachable and really, really helpful. He made all the information very clear so any worries were quickly put to rest. He even drove to the airport on his day off to help us sort our visas for the Cairo excursion - something which I doubt we would have been able to sort by ourselves! Alfu shukrin wa shukrun, Gad! :-)
Please note that this hotel is now called Xperience St George Homestay!
This was our first trip both to this hotel and to Egypt and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The only downside was the hotel's situation, in a fairly desolate area. There is waste ground to the front with a quaint notice labelling it the site for the Olympic Village (?), and a factory to the rear hidden by the hotel's tall hedges. We had a garden room at the back of the hotel which was quiet during the day because the factory didn't start up till after dark, and fine with the patio doors closed during the night. We had read complaints of the beds being hard - they were - but we were pleasantly surprised when mattress toppers arrived towards the end of our stay! The temperamental shower was also replaced unexpectedly one day in our absence, improving things no end. No wonderful swans for us though - there's a limit to what you can do with old frayed towels. Housekeeping please take note. The food was varied and copious if not cordon bleu standard, and the waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful. We spent the first week between the pool and the beach - great facility, complete with bar and restaurant, efficient shuttle bus. We got more adventurous in the second week, and went on several excursions to see round Sharm itself, then to Naama Bay of an evening. We also went on a Red Sea Cruise and did some snorkelling, which was brilliant. The highlight was an expensive treat at the end of our stay - a day trip to Luxor, which we wouldn't have missed for the world, organised for us by Gad, the excellent Thomson rep. Some people have said that he was a little in your face, but another way of looking at this is that he was checking that your holiday was going as smoothly as it should. And if not, what could he do about it!
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