Ok lets start with the perfect.
The grounds and the enviroment are beyond beautiful. Three amazing Pools with lots of shade for the 45 degrees heat that we had. A swim up pool bar. comfortable beds. Drinks on tap and delivered to our bed side and if you give one tip a day they just keep coming.
The resort is on 4 layers leading up from the beach ( a quick note that if you are infirm please request a room at the top of the resort as the hills and steps are biblical and a wheel chair although accessable would be impossible).
The rooms are acceptable prob a fair 3star but no more. The cleaning staff are very very good.
I was ill during my holiday. The house keeper kept bringing me water and fresh fruit.I had not got food poisoning but close and not from the holel. As i was asleep in bed they very quietley gave the toilets and bathroom areas a deep clean. Fantastic.
The staff are amazing !!! Yes they want a tip but it seems to be good service first then tip,Not the other way around.
A strong recomendation if you dont want to be ripped off is the Taxi service from the hotel.Twice I didnt use them and twice it cost more. There cars are really nice and clean. Mohemmed( the younger ) took us every where. When you get out he will give you a card. Which ever bar ,shop or resteraunt you end up at,give them his card and they call for your return trip. You only pay upon return so only one tip.Very reliable. He will even go out and get KFC ect for you.(ps KFC McDonalds Pizza Hut deliver though).
The Bad. I booked all inclusive. THE FOOD HALL IS SHOCKING FOR A 3 STAR AND THIS SAYS 5. Look I know its cheep but there are lots of cheep hotels in sharm.
Because of the set up of the counters it is a free for all.The russians being masters of pushing and shoving are incredibly aggressive.
The worlds best bread is served in this resteraunt.But never any butter so ask the waiters and it will arrive.. The menu is not varied and is more russian .Not international at all.
they opened an engish resteraunt (sharks bay at the bottom of the resort)for a set lunch,you can sit down and the food comes to you. Chip butties are about it really as the fish and chips every other day incuded battered octopus tentacles and chuncks of other fishy things. The burgers are ok 1 day a week ect. You end up with chips and more chips. the evening meal is just the same Russian styled stews that are served in the main resteraunt and no variation.
I sound like the typacal 1980s egg and chips benedorm brit but I am not. I am a well travelled person who normally will choose to eat any varied menu on holday but this food is really really bad.
This hotel is missing the point totaly.ITS IS BEAUTIFUL. THE STAFF ARE SUPURB the facilities are good this resort could be a anual return trip for me apart from the food.So unfortunatley I will never ever return to Coral Beach rotana.
Ok on the up side if you have already booked. dont worry. You can eat out as we did so here are some options,
Soho square. (£4 Taxi ride) 20 resteraunts the best being above the queen vic pub.Its a steak house which is about good as I have ever been to. A little expensive but with every cut of meat you choose between Australian and US beef. and a full spach cock chicken for 10 quid. Mega.
Delta Sharm.(£6 taxi ride) Close to the old Market. Very good choice of resteraunts clean nice and a KFC Pzza hut McDonalds plus an array of international styled resteraunts
Narma bay (£4 taxi) Everything you could want in one place but we found the quality is a little poor. Great shopping but cheeper in the old market.
Ps Try to bookig thequad bike excursion. It is an amazing overview of the desert.
the snorleling is a gret day out for £30 but the coral is a little over tourism'd in places.
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