Park Inn Great Hotel
Ive just returned from the Park Inn sharm el sheik. Formely known as the Golden resort. We had a fabulous time there. i went to Sharm last year and stayed the St Georges 3 corners, which is a great hotel but the Park Inn was better.... Sorry St george. the food was excellent the daytime activiteis were great for children an also fun for the adults. there was always plenty to do and eat. (your also able to use certain facilities at its sister hotel the Radisson sas which is accross the road. Night life in the hotel is a little quiet but you can always goto namma bay its appox 60 egyption punds in a txi.. or there is a beach bar at the radisson which has a good evenening entertainment programme. i would recommend going there, also the camel on the beach for the park inn and the radisson is very friendly (his name is moses) ot like the camels in the desert. there not the friendliest camels.
but all in all i would reommend the hotel to anyone... there is also aqua park in the hotel but it doesnt open till November, but i had a look around it . It looks impressive..
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Great Hotel awful Food
Just returned from Park inn resort after an 11 day stay . The rooms were fine clean towels dailey A/C worked fine . The Swimming pools and bar areas where of a high standard .
The Food was the worst i have ever experianced . I am a regular traveler and have been to most destinations , the food at Park inn was the worst i have ever had anywhere. The entertainment was reminicent of a 1960's holiday camp .
In conclusion if you want a clean pleasent hoteland are willing to go ot of the Hotel complex for your Food and entertainment then this is for you . I will not be returning .
A Great Resort
We have just returned from staying at the Park Inn Resort in Nabq and wanted to share our thoughts about the area and the hotel.
We had been slightly concerned with some of the reviews that we had read but on arrival at the hotel, very late at night, we received a warm welcome (although slightly rushed to eat dinner!), very friendly and helpful staff, and a very clean and spacious room. The hotel was very clean, with well kept pools and gardens. All staff that we met were very helpful and playful (in a good way!), and could not do enough for you.
You are able to use the facilities at the sister hotel (although food/drink is at additional cost), which is located across the road, where you can find the beach. The beach can be accessed by foot or via shuttle bus, unlike previous reviews we can honestly say that it is only a 5 minutes stroll, through the lovely grounds. The beach is quite rocky, as is the norm in this area, and the warm and very buoyant sea can only be accessed via a jetty, which ensures that the coral is protected, although there were some tourists who insist on walking on it. The sea is so clear and a fantastic location for snorkelling.
The food in the hotel is quite samey, which in our experience is normal in All Inclusive hotels, although the restaurant is hygienic and they offer any guests the ability to view the kitchen if they are concerned at all. Our only slight issue with the waiters is that they are very keen to whip your plate away from you the moment you are finished!
The only negative point that we have about the hotel is that the water park was not free for us and our understanding is that you can upgrade your stay in order to have a visit to the water park for free. We enquired about the cost for us and were informed that it would be £10 each, and when we were there, not all rides were even open!!
We visited Naama Bay one evening which confirmed our views that everything in Sharm has hidden catches! The Egyptians are very hospitabble people who have a talent in getting you to spend your money!
Overall we would definitely return to Sharm and are interested in seeing more of Egypt. We can thoroughly recommend the horse riding trips in the desert - enjoyable for people who, like us, have never ridden before. Well worth a visit!
Just returned from the newly named Park Inn Formerley the Golden resort. We stayed fron the 19 August till 30August 2007
Weather Fantastic, Hotel spotless, Staff highly recomended.
This staff can not do enough to help you, just ask and with in reason they will do it. Our son did not like the menu on a couple of occasions so my husband asked if he could have an alternative, for expample burger and chips, no problem it arrived freshly cooked.
The night life is not up to much, but its not the fault of the Animation team they really do try, when we were there we found the lack of people in the bar to be the main problem.
The beach is wonderful and the snokerling and scuba diving are not to be missed. The quad bike through the desert is ok,but a little boring as it is stop start. Eventually you arrive at little cairo, this is Commercialised and we found it spoilt the desert.
Our teenagers aged 14 and 19 enjoyed the holiday and had the water park been open I think it would have added to there fun. We would go back
Now known as "Park Inn"
Myself and a fellow girl-friend stayed here 13th-20th Sept 2007, paying around £470 each for gatwick flights, transfers and 7-nights all inclusive via "Travelrepublic".
The hotel is now called "Park Inn" although they haven't finished the re-branding yet so many things are still labeled as "golden resort" - (including the wrist bands!) and the in-room maps show many facilities that have long since been bulldozed. The development of further accommodation and the new aqua park is still not finished but this did not interfere with our holiday enjoyment.
The pools were clean with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas and towels provided fresh each day - absolutely no complaints on this front. One pool is larger and used by the entertainment team - therefore also noisier, and the other slightly smaller and considerably quieter. There are 2 pool bars - one "swim up" but the drinks selection is very limited and the own brand alcohol is foul. I had expected that in addition to the "all inclusive" beverages there would be premium brands, cocktails etc for purchase but this is not the case. You can help yourself to mineral water or pump soda drinks otherwise there are two squashes and that's about the lot (note the squash is made with mineral water so it's fine to drink). I would advise caution though as the cups the drinks are served in are not cleaned properly, they are just rinsed by the staff with their hands under the tap - not even soaped - so I imagine this will contribute loads to the spread of tummy bugs. We used straws/our own glasses and tried to keep hold of the same cup all day to minimise this risk.
Neither of us were ill during the stay but we used alcohol hand gel all the time and cleaned the room with flash wipes, avoided the ice and ice cream and salads etc.
The food is excellent with super buffet "stations" - fresh pancakes, omlettes, pasta, barbeque, pitta etc all cooked in front of you. Only complaint on this front would be the staff trying to be funny/overly friendly etc - we prefer to eat in peace rather than being interrupted whilst eating for a "hello, what's your name, where do you come from, how long are you staying" chat. This sounds harsh but it gets really tiresome.
The "beach" is manmade and you cannot swim off it except for from a jetty straight out to the reef and deep water, this was fine for me but for some people this might be a problem.
Hotel entertainment is quite dire so I suggest a few good books - the sky TV has about 3 English channels (sometimes) but none really worth watching. On this note we also had 7 power cuts whilst staying but this could be due to the work that was going on along the main road.
A new shopping area has just been built next to the hotel - if you're going as women only you wil get ridiculous amounts of hassle from the men outside their shops but the supermarket on the 1st floor has everything you need and there is a pharmacy etc - just don't buy the mask and snorkels here - they will leak dreadfully and are literally money down the drain - go to Naama bay to a dive shop and spend the money on some proper kit - it's totally worth it, the fish are awesome.
On balance a good stay with gorgeous weather, great hotel room but too much attention from sleezy men and concerns over hygeine took away somewhat from the enjoyment of our stay.
well firstly dont be alarmed by bad feedback i was scared of going and when i got there had pleasent suprise hotel beautiful. gardens very nicely kept they always cleaning and gardening . The down side is dont expect a water park just yet its not finished and be prepared for the possibility your room may over look the building site and they work 24/7. we was given a room looking at a pile rubble so refused to except it, the reception staff very obliging gave us a lovely room pool view! Chances are you will ge tbad stomaches nothing from england will touch it go to pharmacy next to hotel £18 9 tablets do trick. be prepared get free sample viagra! just what you need when you cant move of loo! they also do cracking injection if you get lots mozy bites stops itching for 3 days. I recommend take english cash they love it and exchange rate better out there. If you planning go cairo its around £300 per couple but it extra see mummies , tutan mask and to go in pyramids and you dont get given drinks thats around £22 in hard rock cafe were we was taken for dinner for 2 7ups! the pool great plenty relaxation massage great food average didnt go hungry look out for tarek resteraunt manager he sort any problems out. staff bit touchy feely gets annoying and the shopkeepers bit pushy but once they know you tend leave you alone. just go have a goodtime relaxing in sun you might even be lucky and get roast beef like us and the little jacket spuds lovely generally served tuesday nites! and blokes you cant get beer at the quiet pool so bcareful when picking your loungers and look out for only female working there little thai lady does a cracking thai massage bend your legs were you never thought theyd go! We had great fortnite just minor little niggles but you in 40+ degrees a nice pool food drink i couldnt be bothered with looking for problems. Oh make sure you go snorkling it fantastic just to warm stay on beach but worth the walk just see the fish! need any more info just ask.
I stayed in the 'Park Inn' for a week with my girlfriend and her family. I travelled from Ireland.
I did not enjoy my stay in the Park Inn, heres why:
- Food : I was only in this resort for a week and after 2 or 3 days I was bored of the food. The same food started to reappear time and again. Beef seemed to be the order of the day, it was not of decent quality and not cooked very well. For the last 4 days we chose to travel to Namba bay to get our dinner in TGI Fridays rather than eat in the resort. Most of the group I was travelling with also got sick from the food. I was out of action for one day of the holiday and was still feeling the effects when i came home.
- Service : The stay are very creepy and annoying. My girlfriend had been at the resort for a week prior to me joining them with here family and had got to know some of the staff. Some of the staff were aggressive and rude towards me. One one occasion I had a waiter hold a knife next to my head while I attempted to eat my breakfast. On another occasion I had flaming brandy poured from glass to glass over my lap. This was done my one particular waiter and he was subsequently suspended due to numerous complaints about his conduct.
- Cleaning: The room was cleaned very effeciently everyday but before we left I noticed certain items had gone missing. It was only when I gave the room the once over than I realised this Items had been moved to places I wouldn't have left them i.e. inside magazines etc.
- The Beach - Was a good distance away from the Park Inn altho there is a shuttle bus.
Some postives :
The weather was great all week. Couldn't have asked for more. The Air conditioning in the room was excellent. The pool and pool facilities are excellent and clean.
The bedouin night excursion was great fun.
If you are going to Egypt you will get sick from the food.
Don't pay more than 35 Egyptian for a taxi to Namba bay.
Go see the pyramids.
Ignore any shop owners if you don't want to buy their wares.
we stayed here for 1week all inc.from 2nd -9th oct 07
on arrival you are dealt with quickly and efficiently and showed to rooms within 20 - 30 mins.
the rooms are not of the high standard we are used to in sharm ,and were in need of an update,but they were cleaned daily ,with fresh towels etc.
the restaraunt was big and food was good with lots of choice for all ages .did not try a la carte..
pools and gardens could not be faulted ,very nice with a nice atmosphere throughout the hotel .
the location is not the best as the aircraft noise can occasionally be intrusive .also the road is just beyond the gardens and pool as they are at the front of the hotel ,and you are aware of buses cars taxis etc.. but yet again not too intrusive ...
to get to the beach you have to cross the road to the radisson sas and you can walk or catch the small bus the few hundred yards to the beach area.
the beach is large with plenty of sun loungers .it has a solid jetty to the coral ,but if sea is choppy can be quite daunting if you want some gentle snorkelling!!!
there is only a small drinks bar at beach and no all inclusive food (only cake ). ok if adults only but if you have 2 hungry kids with you it could become quite a chore . (back and forward to hotel)
they are building new aqua park to back of hotel so this might become less of an issue in future ,.
most staff lovely always smiling and nothing too much trouble
overall nice hotel but money spent on aqua park would have been better spent updating rooms and improving what is already there
ps marco the hotel guy who organises trips is lovely and we did quads with him , nice trip.
Waterpark at Park Inn resort and visa question
Hi there, I am thinking about booking a few weeks at the Park Inn for the end of June for my family. The big attraction with the Park Inn is the free entry to the waterpark. However, on one of the hotel booking sites it said:
Aquapark Free Entrance: All guests have free unlimited access to the Park Inn Aquapark situated next door to the hotel, for arrivals from 1st November, 2010 up to 30th April, 2011.
As we will be outwith this period, would we have to pay or will it be closed ? Would it be included if the hotel was booked elsewhere ?
Also would the Sinai visa cover us for the Nabq area and Naama Bay.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.