Great time at the Laguna Vista
We visited the Laguna Vista during the first 2 weeks of July 2005. We can only agree with many of the previous reviews we have read. The layout of this Hotel is excellent. The first thing that impressed us was the Reception area which was quite spectacular and huge.
The accomodation was excellent (we had a Duplex). This was like a semi detached bungalow, big bathroom, lounge, built in wardrobes with sliding doors, TV, fridge, and even had an upstairs bedroom. Outside was a patio area complete with sun lounger, chair and table.
The grounds within the hotel complex are fabulous and the pictures in the brochures cannot capture what it is really like. You are spoiled for choice regarding swimming pools. Weather is exceptional---no rain!
Food is excellent and if you can't find something to your liking here you must be really fussy! The service in the restaurant and bars is excellent and the waiters are really friendly and helpful. Magdy and his staff in the main restaurant were especially helpful and in addition to the great service were always prepared for a chat and a joke. Kiko and Ahmed in the pool bar made sure we were always well supplied with drinks.
This hotel is situated right on the beach in Sharm. Lots of parasols and loungers complete with windbreaks. Towels are available on the beach.
Red sea is warmer than some baths I've had!!! The water is very shallow for approximately 1/2 mile so is safe for children and non swimmers.
However, you really need to wear something on your feet due to the sharp bits of coral. Lots of fish and starfish to see.
I will not expand on what has been said of the Italians by other reviewers other than they are not all the same----some are polite.
Come here for yourself and see how good it is. If you get the time, go out on the Quad Bike trek through the desert-------this was brilliant.