More about Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Super stay at the Jolie Ville Golf
Just back from a week in the Jolie Ville Golf hotel in Sharm el Sheikh and we loved the hotel. Had stayed in the Luxor one before and this was just as good.
Paid a small amount to upgrade to the Royal Wing and it was well worth it as the rooms were much nicer and there was the use of an extra pool.
There was a good range of food with the usual buffet, several pool bars through the day, a diner style restaurant, a Lebannese and a Manderin to choose from. Tried them all and didn't get a bad meal in any of them.
The staff were more than helpful and you never had to look far to find someone if you needed them.
The only thing I would say is that while they still stock the Movenpick ice cream (they are now run by Maritim), it is almost twice the price in the JV Golf compared to the JV Casino hotel in Sharm. Less competition out of the town I suppose. Still that was the only thing I would say let it down so I still give it a 5.
Loved this resort!
We booked an all-inclusive 2 weeks at another hotel in Sharm but it was so awful we checked out and booked into the Jolie Ville Golf Resort instead!
Everything about this hotel was wonderful, I was so disappointed with the hotel we had originally booked but this hotel saved our holiday! We didn't intend to play gold while we were away but it seemed such a waste not to once we saw the course. Dominik the golf pro was excellent - very helpful indeed. We played twice and thoroughly enjoyed it!!
The staff are fabulous at this resort - very accommodating and pleasant! The whole place is immaculate and they are always cleaning!
Pools are great and the beach is amazing. We even went snorkelling off the jetty and this was brilliant, a bit cold but once you were in you soon got used to it, still not bad for January!!
Food was good, we ate in the buffet and in a couple of the restaurants - the mandarin & the bistro, we went into Naama Bay a couple of times but it was hard work so we preferred to stay at the hotel, it had everything we needed, even happy hour!! They do a really good margarita!!!
We would go back to this hotel in a heartbeat!
Golfing in Sharm El Sheihk
Have just returned from a week at the Jolie Ville Golf Resort and am wishing i was still on that golf course. On arrival you get a feel for the place from the entrance lobby which is a grand design of marble, pillars and a huge chandellier. We were given a room that looked onto a courtyard which as we were there in winter didn't bother us. We spent the day outside and by 5pm it was dark and the curtains were then closed so didn't feel it was necessary to upgrade. The room itself was huge with two large comfortable beds . The bathroom was spot on and had a very powerful shower which i particularly liked. I would stand under it wondering how i was in a country where it virtually never rains being blasted by a jet of water ,when back home in Manchester which resembles Venice without boats I cannot get the same effect.
The pool complex is lovely and well laid out with a lazy river winding around the site. There are numerous comfortable beds and parasols and a couple of water slides. The beach area was our favourite although you will need to be fairly able bodied to reach it as there are a lot of wooden steps and terracing to be negotiated. Carpentry is alive and well in Egypt as you will see from the work that has gone into this area. Again there are loads of beds available and a couple of bars and restaurants. If you only try snorkelling once in your life do it here, it was superb. There are jettys to take you out over the coral reef and once into the sea which even in january was fine temp wise, you will find yourself surrounded by all sorts of brightly coloured fish.
I had gone to this resort for the golf and played 3 rounds while i was there. The staff both at the hotel and the golf club were great and couldn't do enough for you. I left my clubs at the course and each day i was playing they were out ready for me. The course itself is well laid out and offers something for golfers of all abilities. I played off the yellow tees off which the course measures 5'454 metres. There was quite a wind blowing on each of the days i played and this added to the challenge. There is a lot of water on the course and some shots are not for the faint hearted ! I particularly enjoyed the 6th which is a par 5 where if you hit a good tee shot you can take on a long 2nd over water to the green. The 18th again is a par5 with the green sitting almost island like over much water. I enjoyed this hole also,even when i hit my aproach shot out of bounds on to the steps of the pro shop. I found the greens very quick and hard to read and even after 3 rounds was still clueless, although having the touch of a baby Rhino doesn't help.
The food at the hotel was fine. It was a buffet style breakfast with a huge selection of items and i found myself trying all sorts of stuff. We ate out 4 nights in Nama bay and i wouldn't particularly recommend any of the places we went to. The worst of all was a Chinese restaurant called Dragonera which was awful, although some people seemed to enjoy it ok, maybe i have been spoilt. Nama bay was clean and tidy with lots of bars and restaurants although as i am sure you are aware be prepared to be pestered. This was a novel experience for me, it was the first time i have been away with the wife and not gone into a shop. They managed to put her off shopping, something i have been trying for years. Some people will love it however and it is all part of the culture over there. We ate 3 nights at the hotel bistro which was fine and although dearer than nama bay it wasn't that bad. We didn't spend more than 400 Egyptian pounds at the hotel on a meal with drinks.
In summing up we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend it. We were glad we were outside of Nama Bay but that is just our personal preference.
We visited with two children one 5 and one 3, what can I say but Perfect!
Rooms 10/10 (Royal Wing)
Everything about the place is geared up for families particularly the pool which is fantastic. We will definately be visiting this superb hotel again!
Maritim Golf is lovely
My best friend and I researched this hotel, arrived 2nd March, and were not disappointed. Beautiful layout, unobtrusive but efficient staff, helpful porters etc. Bedrooms nice, good size, excellent bedlinen, generous balcony. No hospitality tray, asked about it and this is the norm here, though we were loaned a kettle when we asked!
Great bathroom, decent shower, air-con useful. Choice of nice restaurants, Lebanese(good but pricey) in the golf club, chinese (excellent food), buffet and bistro in the main hotel. Breakfast was excellent, with large choice of cooked and chilled/fresh items for any tastebuds(nice pancakes!) Alcoholic drinks pricey as in all hotels here.
Room service prompt and meals very nice. Gym/spa area good.
Pool, beach and reception staff all excellent, very polite, particularly Karim, Ashraf, Zak and the Mandarin staff were especially welcoming. Fabulous grounds, very nicely kept, lots of little areas for refreshments, and plenty of sunbeds in the shade or in the sun. Great terraces heading down to the beach, nice spots to take in the view--Treasure Cove beach bar staff were nice, apart from one or two who were slightly too attentive with two unattached female guests! Well worth staying here.
My little Haven
We stayed at this hotel from 8th-15th March and the brochure does not do it justice. The rooms are of excellant standard, clean, comfortable and spacious. The Standard rooms do not supply kettle facilities, the only downside is that standard rooms look onto a galley and face opposite other rooms. We would therefore recommend you upgrade to a seaview or pool room. Or even better the Royal Wing which we did for the last three nights and you will not be dissapointed. The breakfast buffet was ample with a good selection. Totally recommend the lebanese restuarant and the grill were both good value for money. Watch the spirits, a double G & T cost me £10. All the staff were extremely helpful and could not do enough for you. The pool areas are fantastic both for singles and families, families can use the family area and couples can find plenty of quiet places to relax and unwind. The beach has a wonderful and unique decking are but is not ideal for the elderly or unfirm, where as the rest of the hotel is fine. The Royal Wing was far beyond our expectations with a size and half bath with shower and your own terrace area with comfortable chairs overlooking the grounds. Two queen size beds and sapcious room. With hairdryer in everyroom and also a kettle supplied, as well as robes, slippers and beach bag, to make that holiday extra special. Thoroughly recommend this holiday for a romantic stay with sunshine guaranteed.
swim with the fish
we were a party of 4 adults staying one week in mid March 2008. All agreed it was best hotel we have ever stayed in. We had 'courtyard rooms' -ie facing other rooms with an empty marbled courtyard inbetween. Large rooms, big bathroom, big terrace. Least expensive rooms but no need to pay for dearer ones unless you want to sit on a balcony with a view of pool all day! Don't bother with expensive 'Royal' rooms recently built at front of hotel - immature gardens, and very exposed to wind - and its always windy - with an extra half mile walk to beach. Hotel gardens lovely, exceptional swimming pools, lazy river and water slides. 146 steps across wooden bridges and Treasure Island Pirate type boardwalks to the edge of sea. ok going to beach but remember its 146 steps UP on your return ! Four big wooden pontoons out over the coral to enable you to snorkel and swim with fish. Coral in excellent condition - no crowds or queues on the pontoons. Lifegauards on duty on each one. Plenty sunloungers at pools and on 'beach' areas. Food in all the restaurants was first class. Never ever buy any wine -all a disaster.Staff everywhere excellent. We will return for two weeks next year. Hotel shop poor. Free hotel bus to centre of Naama Bay ( coral there deteriorated alarmingly over last three years.)Short taxi ride - cheap. If you are going to Sharm for one week and don't intend to tour away from there then no need to buy the £10 visa on entry at airport-just ask for 'Sinai Only Visa' this is free.
A little taste of paradise!
Have just returned from an extremely enjoyable stay at the Jolie Ville. It was our second stay at this hotel after being here for two weeks in August. Temperatures much more comfortable in April though, around 30-32 deg each day!
An extremely friendly hotel whereby the staff cannot do enough to help you. Everyone recognised us from the summer and seemed pleased to see us again which was nice.
I fell ill when I was there and the medical care and assistance I received was amazing. I had fruit platters and get well soon cards sent to the room, telephone calls from Guest Relations checking I was ok and if I needed anything, and some flowers freshly picked from the beautiful hotel gardens by the man who put our towels out every morning!!
Fabulous breakfast with lots of variety as well as a good supply of sunbeds which were available throughout the day.
As we prefer the pool more, we would tend to stay at the pool area and then take a walk down to the sea during the day for a spot of snorkelling. Great area for snorkelling and we actually felt we saw more varieties of fish at our bit of sea than we did on the boat trip to Ras Mohammend (a National Park). Nevertheless, this is a trip well worth doing. We booked this at the the Jolie Ville Excursion desk on the sea front in Naama Bay - only costs £19 for the full day and that includes transfers to the dock area and lunch/refreshments on board. No need to book it through your travel operater. We did this in the summer and they charged us £35 for the same trip!
If you like experiencing different restaurants in the evening I would recommend only going B&B at the hotel. Lots of great restaurants in Naama Bay (Dananner - fish/steak restaurant, Pomidoro's - Italian, Camel Tandoori, Little Buddha - Asian/French, Hyatt Regency Hotel - Sala Thai, fantastic restaurant, get a table on the terrace but you must book and men must wear trousers!)
Hotel is not in the centre of Naama Bay but this is why we like it. You can catch a taxi into Naama Bay from outside the front gates of the hotel. Just hang about until one comes.Never pay more than 30 Egyptian pounds for a taxi - barter hard, they give in pretty easily!!! Getting cabs from town back to the hotel is never a problem as there's always a long queue wanting the fare.
One spot of advice I can give is to take an anti bacterial hand cream out with you and use it every time you shake hands with an Egyptian (they like doing this a lot!!!!) and every time you handle the money (it really is filthy!). This is how most people get stomach bugs out there. If you do happen to get the 'Sharm el Sheikh's', the best remedy is to get to a Pharmacy and explain your problems to them - they have some magic green tablets in a green packet that work instantly, much more effective than if you only take Immodium.
In conclusion, a fabulous hotel with super friendly staff who love to talk to you and can't do enough for you. Am already making plans to go back again, we'd stay at the Jolie Ville everytime!
I believe this hotel is trying a scam against holidaymakers. We had paid to stay in a room overlooking the gardens but were put in a room overlooking some bins and cars. When we complained they claimed there were no rooms left and we would have to come back tomorrow which we did first thing. We were given a room that overlooked the gardens and we had to pay for the privilege. During our stay we met three other couples who had to pay for this 'upgrade' same as us.
However, once we moved our room was excellent and the hotel had everything we wanted. You can go down to the sea and go in off one of the four piers where there is some good snorkelling. The hotel has a large area so there are numerous places to sunbathe with some great isolated quiet spots down by the sea and a lot of places closer to the hotel and pool as it is a long walk from the sea back to the main building. There are some great restaurants and our favourites were the Lebanese and Dolphins although we tried the main buffet one night in Palmiers and that was very poor so I would avoid that and wouldn't advise taking half board here. Food is cheap in Egypt but alcohol is expensive, but in the hotel from 5pm there is one bar every hour that is on happy hour which has all drinks at 50%.
All the staff are extremely polite and it was very relaxing at this hotel, a wonderful break.
If travelling into Na'ama bay I would take the hotel minibus to come back because if you take a taxi that will cause real problems and overcharging.
After reading reviews on Tripadvisor we booked this hotel for our trip with Thomson to Sharm. On arrival, our very large room was not particularly clean but smelt strongly of disinfectant! Pity with the view, our balcony overlooked the inside of dark courtyard and other balconies facing us. A previous reviewer mentioned the Royal Wing, and with this in mind (and being a snob!) we upgraded (£18 per night) to the Royal Wing. Highly recommended, as these chalets are large, newly built properties, away from the main part of the hotel with the use of an extra pool. Much quieter, with no fighting over sun beds (we regularly came out to sunbathe around 10.30am and had no problems). There is a large children's water adventure area in this pool too.
The main pool area at the hotel is large, but a little jaded, and crowded during the day. The beach area isn't really a beach, but a rocky outcrop with tiered beach areas with pontoons that reach out into the reefs. The sea is crystal clear and a multitude of tropical fish can be seen from the pontoon!
Many restaurants, although many seemed to have very similar menus! Can highly recommend the Lebanese restaurant that was excellent! The main all inclusive restaurant has many variety shows each night, super cheesy singer trying to sing in English, not my taste, but seemed to entertain multitudes of Russian holidaymakers!!
Overall, a very relaxing holiday in a decent hotel (with the extra upgrade).
camels at the blue hole
Back to hotel
view from our balcony of our hotel in 2007
Sharm El Sheikh Movenpick golf resort
Me,my wife and our sons,10 and 13 years, we will go for two weeks in Hotel Movenpick Jolie Ville Golf& Resort. Is anyone which can give some informations regarding this hotel? I mean more than the official site gives. Also I am interested if temperatures in July are too high.
Pls any other infos about Sharm EL Sheikh will be really usefull.
Thank you in advance and wish you an wonderful holiday.