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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Buffet breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant. Late breakfast, lunch and dinner at the 24-hour Caribbean Bar. Three à la carte restaurants and hot snack. 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. Hot and soft drinks served by the glass in all bars.
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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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Second visit, and definitely will not be going back
Having visited Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort during 2012, we were very impressed, and came back again during 2013 having found a good deal with Thomson. We requested the same room that we had last time, which we were given. At first we were happy, but it soon became clear that the resort has gone downhill. It was just one little thing after the other. Overall the room was fine but the shower in the room didn't drain properly, quite frustrating when you want to have a shower straight after each other (not nice stepping into a 'pool' of water.) Another thing was, after cleaning our room the maid often left the balcony doors unlocked (she opens them to sweep the patio), and although I pointed this out to housekeeping, it was left unlocked again. Not good. Our favourite pool was the one with the slides, and it has it own small buffet at lunchtime, but the food was just not good. Definitely not 5*, I would say 3*. Salad was drab, meat was tasteless, and I got a terrible tummy ache after eating the beef there. Food in the main evening buffet was hit and miss. Some lovely dishes / salads, and others bland / warm rather than hot. The a la carte Italian is very good, tasty food and good service. Some of the good parts of the hotel remained - most of the staff were friendly enough. Jacuzzi's on the beach delightful. Thomson reps, horrendous. I really don't know how these two got their job here. On our first visit to the Reef Oasis, we were frequently ordering drinks from the waiter service around the pool, but this time, the waiters scurried past and were almost impossible to catch, so we spent most of the time going up to the bar. There were so many small things that have gone downhill, that overall it just makes the entire holiday of a totally different standard. Things have definitely slipped here, will not being going back. I highly recommend the Hyatt in Sharm - there you'll find 'real' 5*.More
princessasofia, London, United Kingdom
Had a fab time at Reef Oasis Blue Bay
Spent 11 night at Reef Oasis Blue Bay from 20th Feb 2014. Stayed in a junior suite(room 3227) overlooking the relax pool and could see the sea from our balcony which was great... thanks Angie Holmes for reserving this room for us, we really appreciate it. Room was spacious with loads of storage. Bathroom large with shower cubicle and separate bath with overhead shower. Room cleaning was carried out daily to a good standard. Four A la Carte restaurants are available and there is no restriction on how many visits you can have to each as long as you make a reservation. The Egyptian A la Carte requires no reservation so you can just turn up. Our favourites were the Egyptian and Italian so we visited both twice. We spent the majority of our time at the beach as we enjoyed the snorkelling. If, like me, you are not comfortable swimming in the deep water off the jetty there are several little bays on the beach where you can just walk in and snorkel. The staff at the hotel are amazing and everyone of them seemed to genuinely want to make sure we were having a good holiday. Too many to name but I would like to give a special mention to Sayed in the Caribbean bar. I would definately recommend this hotel and we hope to return sometime.More
We stayed at the Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort and Spa during the last week of February and can honestly say we had a fantastic holiday. We had booked a twin room, mainly because we don't tend to spend much time in the room so did not see the need to upgrade however even the twin room was very spacious, clean and not to far from the pools/ main resort area. All the restaurants were good especially the Italian and the Egyptian. For snacks, try the pizza's from the pool bar. They are amazing. Most of the days we spent at the beach, majority of the time there was plenty of sun beds available. Rashad kept us all topped with drinks. My husband enjoys Snorkelling and felt the variety of fish seen just off the jetty was far better than the fish seen whilst we were on the VIP boat trip. Don't get me wrong, the boat trip was brilliant and we all had a great time. After a day on the beach and again after dinner we would spend time sitting on the patio outside The Pub. We have to thank both Ismail and Hany who were excellent, could do enough for us and really helped make our holiday. Without them working, the place wouldn't be the same. We also made use of Tuff Tuff most evenings, especially after spending time in The Pub. Good way to ensure you get home. Just one negative points - nothing to do the hotel or staff. We booked a trip on the recommendation of the holiday rep to Solo square and was told that what we paid would give us entry to the ICE bar. This wasn't the case. Still we tried out the ICE bar which was slight disappointing but we can at least say we've tried it. The rep appeared to be more interested in his commission rather than passing on important information to the guests, especially on the last Friday in February. Overall excellent hotel, absolutely brilliant staff, great place to meet new friends. We would recommend Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort and Spa to everyone. More
An honest review of a very good hotel (but not 5*).
We have just returned from our first visit to the Reef Oasis and overall were very pleased with it. It has an awful lot going for it and is a lovely hotel, though there were several minor issues and one major one to stop me giving it 5 stars. We have stayed at several 5 star hotels in Egypt and this wasn't quite up with the best. Like all hotels, it has its good points and bad points. Good Points. Great setting, just above its own private beach with views along the coast. Rooms were spacious, tidy, clean and with supremely comfortable beds. Hotel very well laid out in small blocks, with gardens & paths running in-between, so that you never really realise how huge it is. Hotel grounds generally well maintained. Three great main pool areas, but see below. At all hotels in Egypt, service is first class and the Reef Oasis was no exception - everyone from the gardeners, pool boys etc right up to management were extremely friendly and helpful. Whilst we frequently tipped the odd $ or two here and there, they weren't obviously doing it for this, but it helps with their meagre wages. Sea Breeze restaurant nicely positioned for breakfast and lunch. Main buffet restaurant great to sit outside and did excellent breakfasts (for other meals see below). Egyptian restaurant - great food and service. Italian a la carte - great food and service. Fish a la carte - food a bit disappointing, bland and lacking in flavour and the night we were there, service was a bit like Fawlty Towers - but still worth a visit. Local wine and spirits were acceptable, after you've got the first couple of mouthfuls down. Lovely lobby area, but short on seating - it can get very busy as it is the only area for the (very slow) Wi-Fi. Late checkout facility very useful, but at a bit of a rip-off price. Bad points. Piano bar in the lobby a complete waste of time. As it's not part of all-inclusive, nobody used it, the pianist played to herself and about 40 desperately needed seats were completely empty. Ridiculous. Food in the main buffet restaurant was ok but nothing more than that. There was a good selection, but typical of most buffets, it was generally lukewarm and often dried up or overcooked. It is possible to get good buffet food as shown by the Hotel Premier le Reve in Hurghada, where it is always fresh, tasty and hot. If we used this restaurant we sat outside, as inside was a bit warm, noisy and frantic. The French a la carte should be included as part of the all-inclusive, as it is totally under utilised and would relieve the pressure on bookings in the others where you have to wait 2-3 days. Rooms are not checked over carefully before occupation, as we found as soon as we walked into ours that several lights were not working and needed replacement bulbs. Some areas of pathways are broken and have missing bricks/pebbles etc which is not good for those a little unsure on their feet especially in the dark. The major drawback for us were the pools. We love to spend time in the pools to relax and to exercise and the hotel has a lovely infinity pool overlooking the sea, a lovely big adult only pool and a great leisure pool with water slides (not just for kids!). However, these were not heated (Thomson brochure says infinity pool is, but it isn't) and were way too cold to comfortably use. Many people wanted to, but very few did and this was one of the main complaints I kept hearing. Bear in mind that the clientele of this hotel is mainly Russian/Eastern European. Whilst I have absolutely no problem with that as many are very pleasant, a good number can also be very arrogant, rude and lacking in the concept of even the most simple, basic manners. Still, nowhere near as bad as the family of loud-mouthed cockneys who made you ashamed to be British. Overall When it comes down to it, the simple question is would we return? If they sorted out the problem of the cold pools, then 100% yes, as it is a lovely place. As it stands, probably not as we have been to better 5 star hotels, with one or more large heated pools.More
Fantastic hotel, will definitely return!
Just returned on 7th March and the service was 1st class from cleaners, towel boys, waiters and all other staff I've failed to mention. It's a massive place with so many places to eat, drink, swim or sunbath. Nothing is too much trouble. Can't wait to go back.More
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