The Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort and Spa is an award winner. The hotel scooped a Travellers’ Choice Award in 2010 and was named as a TripAdvisor Top Hotel this year.
You don’t have to look far to see why it impressed the critics. The hotel is set on its own beach, and it’s got a private jetty, which gives you access to some great snorkelling spots.
The list of swimming pools reads like a menu. It includes a relax pool for adults, a dive pool for practicing scuba, and a lagoon pool with water slides. There’s a collection of whirlpool baths, too, some of which look out over the sea.
The hotel’s spa is state of the art and the treatment list includes Ayurvedic massages and Zen-inspired aromatherapy. The dining scene goes that extra mile, too. The restaurants range from a Parisian bistro to an Italian trattoria.
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Food & Drink
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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.
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.
Outdoor leisure pool
The leisure pool is the place to go for fun, laughs and spills. With a flume and 2 slides to keep everyone happy, there are also terraces for loungers and sunbathing.
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Wonderful hospitality & amazing snorkelling
We have stayed at ROBB for the New Year break for 3 years running (2012-2014) and have always had a fabulous time. The family rooms are like a mini-suite (beds are very comfy and main room is very spacious) and are a great option if you have young children. The grounds are lovely and well maintained, the food is good, the public areas (especially the loos) are kept clean. The spa provides an excellent range of massages, and the view 'due south' down the red sea from the infinity pool is stunning (as is the sunset viewed from the same area). The beach is large and kept spotless by the hard working beach staff. What really makes this hotel special for us is two things: 1. The wonderful hospitality of the staff. On our second and third visits we were recognised instantly by our favourite waiter (Ayman) the first time we walked into the main restaurant and were royally welcomed back. Also, our son has a very restricted diet, but the restaurant managers (Ehab and Rada) just take care of this in the most "no problem" way you can imagine and arrange for the chefs to cook him something else to order. Not only that, but they do so simply because they want to please (it is hard to get them to accept a tip at the end, although we insist as they truly deserve it). 2. The awesome snorkelling that is right on the doorstep. Simply take ten steps along the jetty down at the beach and jump into God's aquarium. This last time there were 4 lionfish hunting right by the jetty and we saw huge Napoleon fish twice. These are amazing creatures to see in their natural habitat. All the fish are simply stunning and you can pass several hours just floating and watching them on the reef. We always feel very safe - the hotel are confident enough about who is in the hotel grounds to not require guests to wear a wristband for all-inclusive purposes. Other things being equal we plan to stay at ROBB many more times - the only problem being that Thomson have hiked their prices for NY 2015 by a huge amount (incl by £300 pp in the last 12 weeks alone!), which is very frustrating indeed; it turns a good value holiday into an very expensive one :-(More
NickandMary2013, Letchworth, United Kingdom
On our last day I would just like to say as a repeat guest(Wife 15 visits- me slightly less) what a tremendous stay (03-19 April) we’ve had and give a vote of confidence in the new manager, Shehab , long time number two at the hotel and now thrust into the bosses chair. “Nothing will change” He told us. But there have been changes. For one thing the management cocktail party has been re-introduced. and on the night we attended was a very animated affair. It’s where you go if you have an issue, a question, an idea , or simply want to find things out. Not unlike speed dating various department managers sit down and introduce themselves for a quick chat before moving on . What’s new? Plans to extend and improve wi-fi in public areas (runway- Relax pool).Ditto live night time entertainment with several singers auditioning over successive nights during our stay.(again Relax, Runway).More things for kids and teens to do; the popcorn machine has been fixed and there are plans for movie nights. During our stay our son completed the PADI open water course, and we we got to do something called ‘the backstairs tour’.About three visits ago someone said to us: “You should see underneath, it’s like an underground city.Every day 2000 beach towels, even more room towels ,bed linen and staff uniforms are washed dried and ironed in the laundry. They have machines that take 110 kg loads! All of the Bread is baked in the on site bakery fresh for every meal.Each of the restaurants has it’s own kitchen- a pastry-, there’s a separate butchers, and freeze rooms that are big enough to walk in.There are managers offices, an accounts department, staff canteens.And then there’s the stores, the food, the engineering department where they fix things.The surface bar where all the drinks orders for the restaurants are made up…..” This time they actually took us.They even had a joke staff name badge made up for my wife along with chefs hats for hygiene. We found It to be immaculately clean with the floors being washed on a continual basis, separate cold rooms for things like chicken, all foods clearly labeled, covered, and dated and kept on separate shelves. Even a separate area solely for the cleaning of vegetables.From here different doors lead you out into different unexpected restaurants,and my guess’ were mostly wrong We came away with the impression that Shehab’s ROBB wants us to come back as repeat guests and went the extra mile for us -just as John used to- to make sure that we do.If you agree press like.More
CliveLesley, Northampton, United Kingdom
A great disappointment
We travelled in April 2014 as a family of four with a 14yr old and an 11 yr old. We stayed in one of the family rooms, near reception. Room - very spacious and clean. We did have an issue with the aircon on the first night but the hotel fixed it very quickly and we had no further issues. There is an odd system of getting a card from reception and then going to the market stall (within the hotel grounds) to get stock for the mini bar. Bit of an annoyance but no big deal. Good room for families. Hotel - a really pretty hotel with spacious grounds and a good selection of pools to choose from. We liked the fact that there was a dedicated dive pool for the course my son attended. The water slides were also a hit. The only issue with the pools were that they were not heated and even though it was about 32degrees outside, the pools were freezing and we could not enjoy them for very long. We also appreciated that there was no mad rush for sunbeds meaning we could take our time getting up and still get a good spot. However, this was probably down to the fact that the hotel was only 45% full. The beach and reef are fabulous. The water sports and dive team, fantastic. The spa was a great hit, over priced but fantastic service and massages. Also, not an issue for us but it is not a cosmopolitan hotel. Only Russians (lots) and English (few) seemed to be there. Overall, the staff were very friendly and looked after us well. Particularly the pool and pool bar team! A big negative for us were the lack of wifi in the room which we have come to expect from any hotel we have stayed in over the past 10 years. So you end up with a mass of people in reception all gazing into mobiles of an evening. Big fail for us, particularly if you have to keep on top of email even when on holiday. However, the biggest disappointment was the food. Given that this is a Platinum star resort for Thomson I am surprised that they have given the hotel this ranking, even with the spa and pools etc. It was pure slop every day, luke warm with very little fresh food. We are used to a selection of fresh cold meat and fish for lunch, for example, rather than some diced cucumber and lettuce. The puddings looked like school sludge. I even found a black hair in one of the cakes. We existed on a diet of stodgy rice (you can select 3 kinds, all awful!) and pasta. We have travelled a lot and are used to different foods and diets so don't think that we are just after "English" food but the quality here is the worst we have come across ever. Unless the hotel can sort out the food, I fear that it will decline in popularity which will be a shame given the beautiful surroundings.More
stalbans48, St Albans, UK
We Expected More...Terrible Food
We have just returned from a not so nice holiday at the Reef Blue Bay, we were there from the 24th of March until the 6th of April, with our teenage daughter and her friend. We had read many reviews in the past and it sounded good at the time when we booked, the resort was ranked within the top 10. I’m not surprised of the drop in the ranking. The food at the main restaurant was horrible, repetitive, bland and very often Luke warm. The meat was over cooked and very salty. The seafood restaurant was not as good as expected. We wanted to visit the French Romantic restaurant and we were told it was closed, and opens only twice a week. The booklet in the room tells otherwise. The Sea breeze restaurant is like a school canteen or even worst, and as far as we could see hygiene is a major issue. I think one of the waiters took my daughters politeness as something more than it was intended and over the coming week was stepping over the line as far as I was concerned. Initially we were polite back and carried on with our holiday, eventually I gave him a piece of my mind. He apologized and asked me not to report him otherwise he will be fired. The Italian restaurant is the best they can offer in our opinion, and although very slow at times the manager, sorry I can’t recall his name, tries very hard. We also tried the food in the Egyptian BBQ restaurant Kababi, it had the taste, but it was cold. Our room wasn’t cleaned well and a couple of times our towels were not replaced. Entertainment is terrible and the animation acts are below average. We were led to believe there were some changes in management recently and there seems to be a lack of supervision or leadership. A perfect example was when we sat by the bar terrace a couple of nights and couldn’t get a drink, there were enough staff however instead of serving us and other tables, they were talking between themselves or one bloke who I thought looked like the supervisor was on his mobile phone. I must say the reception staffs were very good and helpful. A very disappointing week indeed. We will not come back. Certainly not what we expected..More
Bruce M, Leicester, United Kingdom
Once again Fantastic
Arrived on the 17th March for our 6th visit to this outstanding hotel. what can I say that hasn't been said before. A beautiful hotel with amazing staff, special thanks to little Mo and Jack at the relax pool bar, kept every ones drinks flowing and always a smile and greeting. There are three pools, one with slides to keep the little kids and big kids amused and a infinity pool where you can look out to the ocean, and even better the adults pool for peace and quiet. The food in the Italian restaurant where you need to book is extremely good with a good choice of meals, There is also a Fish restaurant serving various sea food which is also very good, and the main buffet where there is a different theme each night and caters for all taste. The best of all is the French restaurant which is not included in the A I, the food here is simply delicious and the service is first class and well worth the extra you pay. We had a junior suite for our 10 night stay and this was so comfortable and spacious the bed was one of the best we have ever slept in and so peaceful sitting on the balcony for a drink in the evening. The best thing however about this hotel is the wonderful friendly and helpful staff and we regard many has friends and do appreciate our welcome back to our second home. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would stress that Sharm el Shiekh is safe and do not be put off by any minor trouble in Cairo which is hundreds of miles alway. Go to the Reef Oasis and you will see for yourself how brilliant this hotel, we think it is the best hotel in Sharm. Thanks to everyone at the ROBB for our fantastic holiday, and we will see you all next year. Christine & Ray Wilson. (3205)More
myleaf, Seaham, United Kingdom
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