Perfect place in the Center of the Naama Bay
I had a rough start with this hotel. Upon my arrival, I and 10 other people learned that Hilton Fayrouz was overbooked, and therefore the first two nights we would stay in the 5* Sheraton. We were totally unhappy, since Sheraton was away from Naama Bay, and we wanted to stay close to the center. But Sheraton turned to be a pleasant hotel (see my review), and after two days we were back, and everything was excellent from then on.
First of all, to compensate for first two days inconvenience, the management offered each of us some kind of bonuses: I chose two complementary full-body massages, which turned to be an excellent addition to relaxing vacation.
Hilton Fayrouz has a great and continent location. Couple steps and you are on the best and the biggest beach in the Naama Bay. Stepped out from the hotel and you are on the Promenade Alley, the walking street with café, bars, restaurants, which leads to the center of the city’s entertainment.
Unique Quality: My room was spacious and cozy, it had a queen-size bed (decorated with flowers every day) and a recliner (for the third person or a child), two chairs, TV and mini-bar. The closet is pretty big to put all your cloth, including your luggage. The bathroom is standard with bathtub, sink, toiletries that are replaced everyday. It has an old-fashioned hairdryer, so if your hair needs a special one, I would advise you to bring your own ;)
The room (bungalow) also had an electric cattle and a complimentary stash of tea, instant coffee and cream. For whatever reason, I was also provided with a bottle of water (my friends were not, I guess it depends on a courtesy of a person who cleans your room)
The food was absolutely delicious. It offered several kinds of freshly squeezed juices – mango, strawberry, tomato, orange, grapefruit and guava - during the breakfast. The dinners were thematic – every night a different theme (Arabic, Italian, European, Mexican, etc.). My separate kudos go to pastry and desert chief. Even my friends who are indifferent to sweets at home couldn’t resist. Drinks are not included into dinner but are available and can be ordered for an additional fee.
Unlike in the most of new hotels, where you can enter the water from a pantone only, the Hilton’s beach has a sandy water entrance, which great for kids and convenient for people who like to feel “the ground” under their feet. The corals though are not that impressive (it looks like someone cleaned the bottom many years ago) and rather “dusty” compared to the coral reefs at the Radisson, Domina Coral Bay, Savoy and other newest hotels. however, the fish is the same, and it’s easier to take pictures there.
The beach itself is long (700 m or 0.5 mile), with over 150 umbrellas and many more sun-beds. Beach towels are provided at the entrance and are free of charge. There are two showers and two tubs for feet washing. It also has volley-ball and kids grounds.