Aqua Blu Sharm

Ras Om El Seid, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
(4 star hotel)
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in Sharm El Sheikh
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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amazing hotel and people!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 30, 2010

This was the best holiday i've had! the hotel was beautiful and the rooms were always clean, the pools and slides were amazing and occupied you. There was a lot of sports and games going on in the day and the animation team would dance by the wave pool twice during the day. The staff were very helpful and made your stay comftable, the animation team were brilliant and made you welcome and they were very friendly. They always encourage you to do things during the day and dance in the nights. BRILLIANT holiday! Also went quad biking in the desert and that was quite good, you got to see how a lot of people lived and there were a lot of poor people living in the desert and you got to ride a camel. But when you see the children coming dont stick your hands anywhere they can reach because the will try their best to attach braclets on to your wrists so you have to end up paying them. Also when you go to outside the hotel, shop keepers will try to drag you in and if they do and dont take no for an answer and you HAVE to end up buying something then haggle, because they will try to rip you off. Other than that, it was lovely. Me and my family had a wonderful time and will definately be going back! -caitlyn xx

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Sun and splash spectacular!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 28, 2009

Aqua Blu Sharm is an all-inclusive hotel situated about 10 minutes taxi ride from Na'ama Bay. Our stay didn't get off to a very good start as the check in seemed to take forever. Everyone else on our bus got checked in and disappeared one by one while we were left standing there. Eventually the staff told us to go eat at a restaurant and when we got back our room would be ready, but they'd left our suitcases outside and after our flight all we wanted to do was to go to our room and freshen up! There was a bit of a problem when we tried to take our suitcases, the bellboy wasn't happy but neither were we happy about having our luggage left outside on its own! Eventually we did as we were told and things seemed to sort themselves out somehow!! Luckily, check in was the worst part of this hotel.

The hotel, location and room-
The hotel itself was immaculate. Staff were constantly watering the gardens and other general hotel maintenance. The hotel was a complete contrast to the resort outside. Being all inclusive I knew that the hotel wouldn't be where all the action is but I wasn't expecting it to be an oasis in the middle of a building site. The hotel is pretty, Sharm is not. The other negative to the location of the hotel is that it is in a residential area, which means you hear prayer calls from the mosque through out the day. The daytime prayer calls are fine but the one at 4.30am is a bit of a problem so bring earplugs! The room was very big, spacious and clean. The housekeeper was very friendly and always said hello. we requested another puffy pillow (instead of a flat one) which he provided. We also left him a note to explain that our do not disturb sign blew away which he replaced. We left him tips on a couple of mornings during our stay and received bigger bottles of water and had our towels arranged like a swan/flower on the bed!

Food and drink-
The hotel has 4 buffet restaurants, which are all pretty good but I personally found I got bored of the food. The restaurants are as follows-
Cave du Roi - biggest and most popular - has theme nights for the evening meals
Meditterranean and Asian - next to each other, self explanatory. If you have a room above these (which we did) be prepared to be annoyed by the cheesy background music (piano version of Titanic theme. ugh)
Italian - the smallest restaurant. Disappointing choice of pasta. Choose the pizza as they make it to order!
Food Court - not all inclusive. This is where people who visit the water park can have lunch.

The hotel has several bars. We liked the Club House as it was a good place to escape all the Russians (I'm not racist but the Russians really started to get on my nerves with their lack of manners, tight speedos and dodgy haircuts!), by the way I know that not all Russian people are like that as I used to work with some nice ones.

Staff-
All the staff were very friendly and professional. The only down points are you will get pestered by people asking if you want a massage/rasta hair/snorkel trip/quad bike/cocktail/newspaper etc etc etc although they are fairly easy to get rid of. Don't bother with the henna tattoos. I paid 80LE for one and was told it would last 3 weeks. It did not despite Adam the tattooist redoing it for free the day before I left. There was also a miserable git working on one of the water slides who made us give up our rubber ring after we'd been down the slide but didnt make anyone else give up theirs!

Unique Quality: Facilities-
Waterpark:
The main draw of this hotel is the water park which is free for guests (but has paying visitors). We counted about 16 different slides, I went on about 6 as I'm not much of a water baby, I liked the ones with double rings the best. There are several pools and plenty of sunloungers although sometimes there are a lack of rubber rings for the slides. I'm not much of a water park enthusiast but I can imagine this place would be really good if you have kids.

Beach:
The hotel has a free shuttle bus to the beach (which is in walking distance across a dodgy building site kinda road). The beach belongs to the sister hotel and in my opinion really isn't worth bothering with unless you're snorkelling or going on a glass bottom boat (incidentally the glass boats at this hotel are much cheaper than those on offer at Aqua Blu).

Shops:
Don't bother with the snack shacks or the pharmacy here if you can help it. If you walk across the bridge to the left of the Club House (above Cave du Roi), walk out of the exit, turn left and walk 5 minutes down the road you will find a supermarket that sells everything you might need for a fraction of the price!

Other:
There is a bank here but its rubbish. You can't get change smaller than a 20LE!

Sorry to waffle on so long but there was alot to say about the Aqua Blu!

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Address: Ras Om El Seid, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Amenities at Aqua Blu Sharm

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge

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