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Great Holiday, but.....
We have just got back from a two week holiday (19th May until 2nd June) at the Titanic Resort. We were 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 4 -10).
The Aqua park not only caters for adults and grown up children. We were pleased to find that there is also an area for younger children where they have 3 pools – one of which is a warm water pool with a small slide for toddlers, the other two are for the more adventurous 5-10 year olds with slides and water buckets. There are plenty of lifeguards around and as previous reviews have mentioned – the area around the pools is extremely slippery, we witnessed quite a few nasty falls, both children and adults. Even with aqua shoes, the floor can still be slippery. However, the Aqua Park is what made our holiday thoroughly enjoyable. The pool water is cold, particularly in the mornings but after the first dip, your ok.
The restaurant offers a reasonable variety of food not fantastic, but you will always find something to eat. Breakfast is exactly the same every day which can be a bit boring. However, because there is only one restaurant, it gets extremely busy. The whole situation is made worse with the Russians queue jumping which ruins the dining experience. The Russians don’t just jump the queue in the dining rooms, they will jump any queue whether it’s at the bank or the bar. A lot of them are very rude to staff and other tourists and generally quite arrogant – so be warned!
The hotel complex is quite big and relatively well maintained. The staff are very friendly and work very hard and long hours. A tip now and again is a nice way to show your appreciation.
The hotel also has a health club offering massages at very good prices. We had the Cleopatra massage twice during our stay advertised @ 50 euros, we paid £20pp which is good value for a 90 minute treatment.
Excursions – the med hotels rep will give you horror stories, strongly advising you to book only with him at inflated prices. They all use the same sub contract companies. We were being offered an air conditioned jeep safari for £50.00 for 2 adults and 2 children by Mena (Moto Safari rep) but the med hotel’s rep fed us the horror story of no insurance and broken backs, blah, blah, blah. So we booked with him at £69.00. We were picked up by a sub contract company running the jeep safari to the desert. We were the only English the rest were German and French tourists from other hotels. The jeep had no air con and opening the windows made matters worse with very hot air blowing in. We were told that it would only take 45 – 60 minutes to reach the Bedouin camp, but it took almost 2 hours. (Be warned with all excursions including Luxor, the travelling time is almost twice what they tell you). The Desert Safari is not recommended for families with young children as you do not get back to the hotel until after 10pm with hours of sitting around waiting in the desert heat. We spoke to the people who were running the excursion and they confirmed that it does not matter who you book with in the hotel lobby as they are the only company running that desert excursion.
Also if you go on any boating excursions, make sure that they have sufficient life jackets (in good condition) we discovered they only keep 3 or 4 life jackets on board (only enough for the crew) on a boat which could potentially carry 30+ people.
Overall, this holiday was excellent value (we paid £1500 for a family of 4). Based on this and the Aqua Park on site, we would have considered going back to this hotel for definite. But, things changed in the last couple of days, the open air night club which is situated approx 100 yards from some family rooms has just opened. Loud music with lots of base from 10.30 pm until after 4 in the morning. Consequently, I cannot recommend this hotel for families which is a shame as up until they opened the night club, I would have strongly recommended with an excellent rating.
The Best Holiday!!!
We went to Egypt in the middle of april and we are bulgarian living in England. In the Titanic Hotel there aren't many bulgarians, mainly russians and germans and a few french. But if you are bulgarian going there you will be suprised as the animation team who do the sports programs by the pool and the shows every night are bulgarian. So if you hear a bulgarian song played by the DJ( chief animator)don't be shy to go and say hello to them.
Anyway about the resort. Where do I start...
The water is cold in all of the pools except the private one for which you have to pay. But don't worry because br midday you are so hot you have to cool down somewhere. The slides are very exciting and some very scary-the tsunami one! Becareful with the tiles on the floor which are very slippy and you can easily fall down and get a brooze. There is music all the time by the pool and many different sports programs one after another which are really good and they include: Yoga, Volleyball, Water Gymnastics, Dancing, then after lunch belly dancing, and finally aerobics.
The food was very nice and it was like bulgarian. There was rice, fish, potatoes, chips for children, salads, breads-these were the things that were every day for lunch and dinner. However there was something different everyday like crabs, cus-cus and many more. The puddings were different every day, however there weren't many fruits-oranges and fresh dates-mmm...very nice and refreshing. Breakfast was nice too-but you will see.
The hotel was very clean where the men(no women) were cleaning and shining anything all the time-they were like little bees. They were always smiling and very nice
We had a lovely time and would like to go back again.
we got back from the titanic on the 28th april and we loved it.
its great for the kids we took four 13 year olds as well as our mothers who are nearly 70 and we even got them on the slides the weather was hot and the pools were cold which you needed to be.
the staff were great everyone was helpful and the food was good too something at all times for everyone even if you are fussy in what you eat .
plenty of taxis to take you in to town as well as a free bus to take you to the beach where you can use the bars and restraunts free of charge.
we went to luxor where we had a cruice down the nile and visited all the tombs a full meal at a good restraunt. we allso went quad biking for two hours and then camel riding
then went to a show which was great and including a meal.
we also went to paradise where we went snorkling and this was on a large boat and then went for a meal also included. for all the three trips it only cost about £60 each person well worth doing .dont book at the hotel go down to the travel shop at the side of hardrock cafe our taxi from the hotel took us straight their.
Nice hotel. Good food (Egyptian standards) and nice aquapark and pools. Loved a days. snorkling trip with Tito (to be booked in the lobby). Value for money! Be carefull you always pay to much in the hotel shops.Pay 1/3 to half of the price or walk away.
Not bad, Not good!
We stayed at the titanic for 9 nights at the end of April. The overall look of the hotel was good, we had a family room which was very big with seperate room for kids opening out onto the pool and kept very clean each day.
A bit of a worry was the health and safety in the waterpark ie it doesn't exist. My son on arrival went on the tornado ride and went down on a mat which he apparently shouldn't have used ( no one was manning the ride!) had a nasty bump to his head and was a bit spooked about the rides for a few days. I got food poisoning after 3 days and continued to have a very upset stomach for the duration of the holiday until I found out on the last night in a pharmacy that it was a bacterial bug and immodium doesn't touch it! Egyptian medicine stopped it pretty much instantly!
We went on 2 trips 1. paradise island, very choppy day, daughter sick on boat, island beautiful but ruined by all the boats honking horns etc snorkelling good, but was just as good off the beach (a little way out) at aladdin and jasmine. 2. The quad biking to the bedoin tribe was a fab day out, my daughter had been very scared about going on them but said it was one of the best bits of the holiday!
The food was ok, really not alot for the kids, and mine aren't fussy. We went to the hard rock cafe on the last night (this really isn't the kind of thing we had planned to do) the food was as it would be in any other HRC but a third of the price!
Our favourie member of staff had to be Tito in the bar, always looking to help and serve you first, rest of staff were very helpful too.
All in all the kids had a lovely time, our holiday was a little jaded by the frequent trips to the toilet! Would we go back? Dont't think so, and not even sure about trying Egypt again.
Great for big kids
My boyfriend and I have just returned from a week at this hotel. We're both big kids (in our 30's but behave a lot younger) and loved the water slides. The hotal itself is very large and the decor amusing. We were originally assigned a room above the lobby but requested a move after the first night due to the noise. The rooms with pool views look lovely but be warned - there is a big open air nightclub due to open on 31.05.06 and we would be interested to hear what the noise levels are like.
Swimming pools are huge but very cold. Refreshing though as it was very hot (35-38 degrees C). You do have to be careful around the slide area as it is very slippy. We wore aqua shoes which helped.
The food is disappointing, particularly as there is only one restaurant at the resort. Every night there is a similar pattern of pasta, rice, potatoes, carvery etc and salads but we found the meat very chewy and a lot of the dishes cold!
However, we had a great week. The staff are very friendly and will do anything to help. Do keep your glasses in the bar as they can run out but even then you don't have to wait that long. Enjoy!!
great days-quiet nights
just got back from a week at titanic and we were surprised at what we found after reading other reviews.the hotel was spotless and although we were given rooms on third floor after booking ground floor rooms due to having two children under 18 months the manager assured us he would move us the following day to ground floor rooms.The next morning we were moved to 3 ground floor rooms facing the poool area as promised and all luggage was moved for us.the pool area was lovely with something for everyone and very clean.the lifeguards which other reviews have said are none existent were plentiful and actually saved two young children from drowning(both in different parts of pool area).the pool was quite cool at first but towards end of week warmed up nicely but was still very refreshing to escape heat.the food was as other reviews have said and catered mainly for russian/german with not much in way of english food on offer and not a lot for kids to eat as everything had some kind of sauce or flavoring and you know how picky kids are.the night time entertainment wasn`t up to much at all so we just put youngest kids to bed and sat outside room and had a few drinks.couple of us went quad biking in desert which was great but we booked with victor in the hotel lobby and not the med hotels rep as the day before one girl we met had fallen off on med reps trip which she said was far too fast pace.also went snorkelling on 4 island trip which we booked with george in lobby which too was great.would go back if food and night entertainment gets better but don`t let this put you off as hotel+staff r great (small tips go a long way + staff great)they are helpfull and will do anything for you and are always smiling even when they are being spoken to and treated like dirt by russian/german guests, they don`t deserve this as they work very hard for their money so tips are appreciated by all.
ps. haggle for everything in hotel shops and trips as you can save quite a lot of money and this is expected by staff so don`t be scared to haggle hard for a bargain.
Nice place, shame about the disco!!
The holiday started well. The hotel was very nice, rooms were clean and comfortable. Food was well presented with several dishes on offer, however there was little variety in so far as most dishes were somewhat bland with not enough local food on offer. All inclusive drinks left a lot to be desired, mostly served in small plastic glasses which were'nt always exactly clean! The hotel staff were lovely and couldn't be more helpful. The boy that cleaned our room left flowers, or a sculpture made from towels every day.
We took several trips. A jeep safari, which was great! We had a day's snorkelling with George - Highly recommended and a day trip to Luxor, through Med Hotels also highly recommended, but very hot!! IRemember to take a hat or better still an umbrella and plenty of water!! Our guide, Mohammed was very knowledgable and most helpful.
Unfortunately, the hotel have opened a disco which is held in a open air club and plays techno beat until 4.30am!!!!!! Many guests complained but to no avail!! They also moved the entertainment (Which wasn't great) over to the club, where drinks had to be paid for. This felt like a blatant attempt to make money and upset many guests!
Checkout procedure also leaves a lot to be desired, as your band is removed and you are not allowed any drinks etc after 5pm, not even a cup of tea!
Rating Ok but we wouldn't be inclined to repeat the experience.
We visited this hotel for one week at the end of April. The hotel is quite new. It was very clean in fact to the point that it was too clean. As soon as you put an empty glass down on your table it was wisked away - even sometimes on some occasions when there was still drink left in it. The rooms were very big and roomy. The air conditioning was good too. There were limited bars. one inside and one by the pool which shut at aroun 5.30pm. Not enough for the capacity of the hotel. There also seemed to be a shortage of glasses. The restuarant was okay, but did not seem big enough for everyone. It seemed very unorganised most times. The food was not very good, and was only luke warm at the best of times unless you just happened to be there when they brought fresh out. It did not really cater for the English food wise. We ended up eating out 3 nights of the week, as we couldn't stomach it anymore. The water park, or aqua park is excellent for all the family especially the children. It just gets a bit busy with other tourists who visit it during the day. It is around a 20 minute drive to the town centre and we highly recommend a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe, which is excellent value for money and a really good night. The hotel overall I would rate as average. I would travel back to Egypt but not to this hotel.
Titanic resort & aqua park
i am going to hurghada for the first time this year with my boyfriend. We are staying in the Titanic resort & aqua park, has anyone stayed here? and could you please tell me what it is like. Also does anyone know the exchange rate at the moment into egyptian pounds? Thankyou.
RE: Titanic resort & aqua park
A beautifully built hotel which now has its own Disco. Some guests have complained it is noisy because of this. No complaints about the food or staff though.
Exchange rate today is 10.6 to £
RE: Titanic resort & aqua park
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