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Wonderful Holiday at Coral Beach Tiran
Just back yesterday from this wonderful hotel.
I find it difficult to fully express in words the wonderful time we had at this hotel between the 13th and 20th of Feb 2006.
This hotel is a must for anyone with children. My son was the centre of attention in the restaurants, cafe, bars and pool areas of this hotel.
I would bore you with the details but the genuine kindness shown by at least a dozen members of staff made this a holiday we will never forget.
The sea was fantastic with many fish and the view of the 40 foot coral wall is difficult to describe if you are used to gently sloping beaches.
More practically our room was 30 metres from the sea and 20 metres from the pool. Rooms were very clean, as was the hotel, and yes a small tip to the cleaner brings the reward of an intricate design of towel art.
The food was fantastic - some options may seem strange - but there was a good selection.
However, I have discovered I like pickled olives and black honey and Tesco's better have them on the shelf this week!
Lots of Russians and Italians - not an issue though just folks like us on holiday. Most people came to the lower pool near the beach as you could dip in and out of the sea. We spent a quiet morning at pool 3 on the top level - good if you want to chill out.
Yes there are steps between the three levels but for most they should not present a problem and there are inclined paths. As a reward for the steps you get outstanding views of Tiran Island and Sharks Bay.
The animation team are lively at times but realised we were just not into mass participation but still spoke and involved us when we wanted to.
Special mention for the bar staff who put up a projection screen for the football especially for me when I asked but then couldn't find the channel - a good effort.
Special mentions for Sammi, Alaa and Moshin who were outstanding.
The real stars were the Splash bar staff and the pool attendants who just did not stop looking after everyone.
We didn't bother with any trips - just took a taxi through the concession in the hotel into old sharm for a couple of hours - tip - get the mobile number from your driver, call him when your ready and he picks you up from the drop off point 15 minutes later.
Visas - if your Sinai only - go straight to passport control on the right on arrival.
Most delays seemed to be from passengers not following instructions.
The Perl of Sharm el Sheikh
The hotel located close to the sea. Great service, beautiful nature, diving, corals - paradise for the tourists! Great wiew to the sea, comfortable beach, 3 swiming pools, fountains and amaizing waterfall. To get to the center is 15 by taxi.
Nokesys nice places
We just loved it people lovely hotel great service never had better,the whole experience was made so much better by the people always smiling always pleased to see you,a holiday i would love to do again ASAP Just Great All Round
Great place returning for the third time Oct 2006
Service magic,quiet or loads of fun take your pick,returning for the third time in three years says it all.
Christmas at the Coral Beach Hurghada
Booked a week from 23 December 2005 at the Coral Beach Rotana Hurghada through Going Places via Airtours. Flights with MyTravel excellent and on time as well as transfers to resort. On arrival,found an impressive entrance with excellent security. Was given room no, but no instructions, and found it really difficult to find in the dark, with minimal lighting. When I did find it, was plunged into darkness as receptionists failed to tell me to charge the electricity with my room key. Well, they changed me to somewhere nearer reception. Next task to find the restaurant which was a huge tent on the beach. I got to enjoy the meals and the service in that tent, and the grounds and villas were beautifully kept and clean.
Was not impressed with 5 young animators dressed in rather inappropriate mother and father Christmas outfits which continued several days. Yet there was no decent entertainment, no belly dancing or Egyptian or Arabic music and dancing. There was a good resident duo, but I didn't get a chance to enjoy the music as the bar was constantly taken over by kids entertainment and animators. Although my Gala Christmas dinner was supposed to be included, there was a sales effort going on in the lobby selling the Gala dinner in another restaurant, not the tent. They were also pushing expensive local wines in the lobby. I proceeded to the usual tent where I enjoyed a meal with Roast Turkey etc and lovely desserts but missed out on the entertainments.
The advertised stretch classes couldn't take place because it was too windy on the beach, and no effort was made to relocate them. When the Hurghada winds subsided, I did enjoy one stretch class, but the kids who were being hyped up all the time by the childrens' animator, couldn't leave the adults alone. The next day, with loud music blaring from the loudspeaker on the beach I gave up this form of relaxation.
I was not happy with the amount charged for a single room supplement although there were numerous empty villas. So I wouldn't recommend the place for single travellers, until they start to treat single people better. Probably good for families and couples on normal holidays. The swimming pools were lovely, and so were the gardens.
Took a full day excursion to Luxor which was very enjoyable and worthwhile.
great location, lovely resort but the animation is unnecessary
This hotel is superb in many ways, the Staff - particularly the restaurant staff and Sammi in the cafe, the Layout - beautiful, the views.
The airport transfer is only 15mins but amazingly it definitely doesn't affect the ambience.
The hotel souk and coffee bar is nice too. The restaurant food is fine there is plenty of selection -plus BBQ night. We had no tummy bugs from the hotel (I was astounded our 5 & 7 year old boys stayed healthy), altho' we tried to avoid the usual; salads and ice in drinks.
BUT.. "Dear Owner of Rotana Group, please get rid of the animation program at Coral Beach Tiran! It is costing you a lot of money and most people don't like it.
Do something one or two nights a week (NOT every night). The whirling dervish dance evening is excellent and that is about all you need. If you make it an occasion your guests won't get bored! Besides they may spend more in the bar rather than being dragged away to the amphitheatre. P.S. your reception staff are making a packet by checking families into small rooms (even though we have paid for a room for 4) and then 'up grading' them for a baksheesh of USD250 cash a week! Thought you might like to know (this practice altho' common in Eqypt and Turkey puts tourists off coming back! You see... the world is their oyster & maybe they'll go to Thailand next time instead!), from one hotelier to another xx"
The only people entertained by the animation program are the 'euro crazy' animation staff themselves. The natural ambience is spoilt by enforced entertainment. When I think of going into the dining room I cringe at the memory of passing the animation team dressed up in some tacky fancy dress, press ganging people to come to their shows, every night!
DON'T GET ME WRONG... It is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful place. We had a lovely family holiday here and the Red Sea is the best for snorkelling.
Would I return? 'Yes', definitely to the location (because you can see amazing fish right on the shore/reef line) but only 'yes, possibly' to the hotel.
The fish restaurant down near the beach (private entity)is very good indeed but sadly the ambiance is ruined by the pool where the 'animation team' hang out. This particular pool is nearest to the sea and has the BEST views but... y'know I am bored of explaining about that animation crap!
'Mr Diver' (located down at the beach in the hotel garden) - boat trip to the Tiran reefs was second to none! Mimo is an amazing guide and the video is worth it. We saw everything in the book plus turtles and dolphins.
Top tip. bring your kids life jackets, Mr Diver only has adult jackets. Also don't get carried away by eating salad at the delicious included lunch on board, (stick to the cooked stuff) I paid for it for the next 4 days and had to find a decent pharmacy in Sharm-el-sheik. 6 USD later and a lot of bottled water I was fine.
Sharm-el-sheik is definitely worth a trip (20 mins) on the free hotel shuttle bus (twice a day). The souks are...interesting in a kind of "I was only built 5 years ago but I look older" sort of way. If nothing else the trip will make you glad you chose to stay out of Sharm itself!
We stayed in 2 separate bedrooms, the hotel was big, needs a fit person to climb all the steps, the pools were clean, rooms and toilets were clean, we stayed for 2 weeks and was very relaxing, apart from two incidents where some workmen woke us up to fix the bed!!! They don't wait for you to leave the room to start their work, but instead they would knock on your door interrupt you and start their work with few sorries, we had to complain about this and demanded they stop their maintenance work until we leave. Another thing, they tend to turn the airconditioning off in the restaurant, so it can get terribly hot and you wouldn't enjoy the food, talking about food, I must say that I haven't for once enjoyed any of it, not in the hotel or in restaurants, it lacks the flavour and the dessert in the hotel was the same every single day which really put us off, we stayed on a b&b basis but used to have dinner nearly every day it cost around £12 for 2 adults, there was no major entertainment apart from the egyptian night every wednesday with their silly italian animation team, it's not very children oriented, if you have children like I do don't stay in this hotel unless your children don't mind watching tv and go swimming in the morning, we had quite few tantrums thrown at us because they thought the hotel was way too boring for them, but personally I enjoyed its relaxing atmosphere and its staff, they're ever so nice and helpful, and being full of adults rather than children made it even better for me, at least I enjoyed the pool without being kicked in the head with a flying ball, or being splashed with water by children having pool fights! Maybe Sharm is more for older children or adults alone, I personally loved it and wouldn't mind going there every year.
Loved Coral Beach
We have just got back from this hotel, and thought it was great. The staff are absolutely fabulous and have always got a smile for you. We always went to the top pool as advised by a reviewer on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed as the pool is huge, clean and empty, and Belal and Mohammed are great fun. We stayed for 10 days and found the food pretty damn good for a hotel of this class. We booked a couple of trips through the hotel, rather than the rep, which saved us a couple of quid. Snorkelling at Ras Mohammed, but to be honest we saw more at the hotel reef, if you swim right round to the Rotana and even as far as the Jolie Ville, it is out of this world. We also went to Luxor by plane, which was an early start (5am) but to see all the history in front of you is mind blowing. We also liked Naama bay, The Pirates Bar at the Hilton is very friendly and if you ask them to show a certain footy game from home they will do their utmost to oblige. We loved Egypt, I just wish the shopkeepers in the main town would realise that hasselling you to go in their shop doesn't work and just gets tiring. But apart from that I think you would be hard pushed not to enjoy yourself.
I am a single traveller and for the 1st time thought I would try a 14 day holiday instead of the usual 7days. I was a bit apprehensive about this but never the less booked the holiday. My holiday was then changed to 17 days duration and I was really worried. I had no need to be worried it was a fantastic hotel, wonderfully clean and marvelous staff.I made friends with lots of people and many of the staff who really looked after me. The weather was great. I went on trips to Cairo, St Catherines Monastery and the Searching for Nimo boat trip and again the agency Thomas Cook use had really good guides who were really clued up on history, geography and sea life.I didn't enjoy the shops mostly as a woman alone I didn't like all the hastle but who needs shops on holiday. Three beautiful pools and plently of sun loungers and the bonus of not needing to take your beach towel. The hotel provides very good towels. I have booked to go back again next September, this is the unfortunate thing about being a single traveller when I decided to book in November 2005 the only dates that were available was one date in September and one in November 2006. So if you are a single traveller get booking.
After reading so many reviews before choosing our hotel, I thought it was only fair to write one of my own.
The hotel allocated us seaview rooms with perfect access to the beach, pool, sunloungers etc. The only drawback to these rooms is indeed the amount of stairs you will have to climb to get out of the hotel or to the restaurant! This is an issue for the less able of holiday makers.
However, The staff at this hotel really cannot do enough for you. They are always friendly and will do anything within reason and graciously accept a tip, no matter how small or large. Because of this, if you call the hotel before you leave the UK, they will do their utmost to change your room at no extra cost. Specific sunloungers can be booked for your duration by tipping the nearest pool attendant on your first day.
To reiterate a million points, don't expect too much from the entertainment team, they are fun and their job is to get people up but a polite 'no thanks' will do. They will remember your name and always make you feel welcome even if you are completely ignoring their antics, which is nice.
If you book this hotel and need a decent and honest taxi driver then ask at the reception for them to book 'Amin Ziedan'. We cannot recommend him enough. I can say without being unkind that Egyptian men are not exactly honest but Amin was quality and we trusted him throughout our stay.
Anyway, with so much to see and do, GET OUT OF THE HOTEL AND SEE SHARM!
Your clean rooms and friendly staff will always be there, oh, and so will the shisha bar!
We met two awesome families and have stayed in touch with both, already looking to book up at Easter for a reunion.
Hope you love it as much as us.
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Coral Beach Tiran Hotel
I've heard good and bad reports about this hotel. Has anyone stayed here? If so, can you please tell me what you thought of it. Thanks
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Coral Beach Tiran
Has anyone stayed at this Hotel ? most review sites give it a good rating but would be interested to hear anyones views from this site !!
RE: Coral Beach Tiran
i went to Sharm last yr, it was fabulous. I didnt stay at this hotel but my friend from work did stay at this hotel in Dec. She said it was lovely, good service and the food was excellent.
Overall Sharm is a fantastic destination, there is plenty to see and do and make sure you visit Naama Bay for a night out.
RE: RE: Coral Beach Tiran
You are a long way out from Naama Bay... about 30 mins by car/bus, so bear this in mind if you wanted to be near the centre. That's why theese hotels have good **** ratings, they have to provide everything. Also they are cheapoer than some closer to Naama Bay.
RE: RE: Coral Beach Tiran
By all accounts the hotel is only 8km out from Naama bay and a 15 min taxi ride ! Just far enough away to have a relaxing holiday and a trip in now and again when we are restless !!
building at coral beach tiran ?
We received a letter yesterday from our tour operator saying that there was building work taking place next to the main hotel building, has anyone recently returned who has seen this ? and does it cause any concern or is it just minor work ? we leave on thursday !!!