This is not a 5/4 star the rooms need updating. You pay for inclusive but you have to pay for lots of things. When sunbathing near pool you get people coming round asking you to book for different places to eat, trips and to get a makeover. These are really nice but if you say no they turn and are very nasty towards you.
I would not go back here free. If you do go take lots of cash because you will need it from getting off the plane to getting on the plane tips, tips and more tips.
I only got back from there about 2 days ago and there is so much i must say about it.
The location of the hotel is great. If you walk out of the gates of the hotel and to your left, if you walk down the road you will find a supermarket and a few shops, this is about a 10 minute walk.
To get to Naama Bay, ignore what people say about walking there and that its only a 15 minute walk because they are lying. It will be much much longer and you may get lost. So arrange to get the free hotel shuttle bus which you can arange a time to go and to get picked up. This is free of charge.
All Inclusive :
In the morning, breakfast opens at 7:00am and finishes at either 9:00am or 10:00am i'm not sure which one. Then dinner is served from 1:00pm i think till 3:00pm. Tea is served from 7:00pm till late.
The Pool Bar, there is a bar in the pool which you can buy drinks from all day, from around 10:00am till around 6:oopm, there is also a pool bar which is not located in the pool but just outside it where you can also buy drinks, but there is a small resurant next to it where you can get yourself some food like Pizza, Pasta, Fries and salads. Things like that.
The beach has two bars. When you see the Henna Tatoos which is located just outside of the pool area, you will see some stairs leading down to a beach. I recemend going to this part of the beach as it is was much peaceful and the jetti is longer, so you can walk down the jetti into the sea and you get fish swimming near your feet and it is just so beutiful. So if you dont like swimming in the sea, go down to that beach as you can just walk down the long jetti and see the fish that way. Well anyway, there is a bar on that beach and if you walk around down to the other side of the bech there is another bar. These are all inclusive and you dont have to pay.
There are alot of things to do there at Derams Beach. You have the swimming pool; The beach and the sea; A lot of shops just as you enter the complex; A disco at night; Entertainment at the Roman Theatre where the animation team host the night shows; The bedouin tent; The oasis bar where there is a live performer their every night.
There is alot of things to do.
If you want to go down to the pool, i recemend that if you want to get a good sunbed you need to get down there about 7am because the sunbeds are taken quickly just like other hotels but you need to stay there with your towels until 8am because you are not aloud to leave your towels before 8am. So then aftr 8 you can just go back to bed or stay up.
You go to naama bay around 6pm but there is not a free shuttle bus at that time so you will have to get a taxi. It is best to flog a moving taxi instead of getting one who is waiting there and asking you to get in. Make sure you agree on a price before you get in, so for example;
But that would not be right, you need to make sure your saying 35 egyptian pound because then when you arrive they may go 35 english because you never said egyptian. Do not pay any more than 35, because i went with my parents and we payed 33 egyptian the first time and 35 the second.
But 6pm is the best time to go because then you can sit down have a drink and relax and not be in a rush to get back to the free shuttle. Do not go in the day! It will be too hot and you will not like it, before it will be really hot and alot of people are trying to get your into their shops. BARTA for the price. If they say 100 for a top or something, say no, just say i got a deal down there from another shop for 70 ( or something) so you either match that price or i go
and then they will give it you for that price or for cheaper but do not buy cigerettes from their, they will be FAKE! Buy them from the shop either down at the complex beach or the book shop in the complex.
PIZZA HUT. It is so cheap in Naama Bay! We got 3 rounds of garlic bread, a small pizza, a large pizza and a platter for
Travel operator: Thompson
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Travel operator: Thompson
We arrived at the hotel just before sunset, so around 5-6ish. We were so excited to look around so we went down to the beach, i have to say there isnt much of a beach, but what is there is amazing!
On out first night we went to the main buffet resaurant and it was really good!
The next morning we couldnt wait to get out by the pool, within 5 minutes of being outside it was so hot! it was in its fourties everyday! surprisingly though i did not get burnt! we brought our own snorkelling equipment but you can rent it for cheap. There is a wooden walkway above the coral which you walk along to get into the sea. After this walkway there is a sheer drop, then another drop, (you can see this if you scuba dive) but we found the snorkelling amazing we saw so many fish we even saw a manta ray!!!! it was good to get into the sea it was a great break from the heat.
WHen i was out there i decided i wanted to scuba dive, there is a scuba diving place there called scuba dreamer, its located by the tennis courts. The staff here were so friendly and could all talk english. I scuba dived off the porta el karuf which is just off the wooden walk way from the hotel. IT was amaimg to see all the different fish, and turtles and stingrays and moray eels. I completed my open water diver course and enriched air diver course. I found them very interesting my instuctor was very nice kaled :)
So anyway, the hotel was very clean, the rooms were cleaned everyday with fresh towels and water. You will ve surprised how much water you will consume everyday.
The staff were very friendly to us, the problem we found while sitting by the pool you will get hassled by the staff to go into their restaurants, or get a massage! but they are friendly enough people .
You may get sick of the hotel music, you will wake up to it and go to sleep listening to the same music but so what? thats what all inclusive holidays are all about. The animation team do try their hardest and they are so much fun.
The entertainment itself is poor, i am 15 and dont really want to be watching childrens shows!
At around 11.30 the disco starts, i loved it in here and makde lots of friends to dance with, they played pretty good music to be fair aswel, we was in there til 2.30 when it ends, that was fun.
i am definatly going back to this hotel it was one of the best holidays ive been to, last year i went to the caribbean and egypt beats that! so thats saying something! Yes the food did get a little repetetive but there are other hotels to go out and eat. I would not rate this hotel a 5* maybe a 4* but whatever it was still amazing!
Travel operator: My dad
The rooms are surprisingly spacious with effective air con. The bathrooms are basic and the showers pretty useless!!
Food initially excellent..but like any all inc. resort becomes repetitive..watch out for the meat esp. chicken as not always sufficiently cooked. Once the bad tum sets in, which you will get after a few days the smells from the restaurant becomes too much!
There are 2 other rests included in the all inc. Pergola and Grill House which are excellent and break the monotony but if you want to pay extra there are 4 others, which believe me you will be hounded to do! We ate at the Asia House which was fantastic but not cheap for family of 5 on an all inc. holiday...and at the Bedouin tent which is a themed evening of food and entertainment which was most enjoyable...at
Travel operator: panorama
Here are a few of my thoughts on our stay
The rooms are a good size and very clean, the air conditioning is great we needed as it was over 40c every day and 30c at night. The beds are made, towels changed and fridge stocked daily. A small tip to the room boy and it is topped up with extra drinks. The bathroom was OK with a good hairdryer and there was always plenty of hot water. Mosquitoes were a problem for a lot of people. We used the local spray from the hotel shop and it worked. The stuff we took with from the UK was useless.
The buffet wasn't very varied but you have to think that they are catering for a lot of people from different countries with different tastes. Every time we used the buffet we always managed to make a meal. Breakfast was alright good egg station fresh omelets, fried or scrambled made to order. Pancakes or waffles were also done. We used the restaurant at the Dreams vacation for our evening meal most nights. It seemed a little less crowded and the fresh pasta station was excellent. The chefs cooked want ever you wanted to order. The Grill house is very nice with fresh Pitta bread baked in a charcoal oven. It was great place to snack in the day. Did not try at night
The Pergola restaurant. Excellent food and staff. You can use this restaurant once a week as part of your all inclusive. The staff tried to make it a bit special.
The Mexican. Food was good. Singer did a couple of songs while you ate, well worth the cost 110 pounds Egyptian. The beer and wine were OK but the spirits were absolutely awful even when a large mixer was added. The house wine was only served whilst the food was available so at 10 pm no more wine. It seems the people staying at the Dreams beach could use the Restaurant at the Dreams vacation but the people at the vacation could not use the beach restaurant? Fiona the Thomson rep (who was Excellent) was looking in to this and the 10pm wine rule to try and sort this out.
The beach is ok but not sandy. The staff on the beach will set up your sun bed and for a small tip look after you every day. You do get people asking you to book trips restaurants and massages and it can be a pain but we found that if you just chat for awhile the lads are just enjoying using the English they know and have a laugh with you.
The bar on the beach is great with excellent staff.
Thanks to Hamed, Ahmed and Shaker who kept my beers coming all day.
The sea is amazing but you have to get in via steps or a jetty because you are not allowed to step on the coral.
You have got to do the red sea cruise and go snorkeling it is amazing.
Travel operator: Portland Direct
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Food was OK but a bit repetitive and catering particularly for the huge number of Eastern european /Russian guests.
The wine was very weak the spirts tasted like something surgical!! The beer I think was OK and soft drinks ok too.
Didn't watch any entertainment and the pool was not heated, it was like a bucket of ice and not even the kids were brave enough to stay in for very long!
Travel operator: Thos Cook
Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The service is wonderful, food was top notch (I should know I tried everything).
This hotel is a large complex and links to the Dreams vacation hotel next door. On arrival we were quickly checked in and escorted to our Block by a porter who gave us a rundown of the hotel as we walked. Yes the hotel could do with a bit of refurb, but you have to remember it is open all year round. The room we stayed in was large, ground floor and had great views, and was cleaned daily. Had a couple of problems with hot water and TV breaking down but these were dealt with quickly (recommend you see your rep to get this done).
There was plenty of selection food wise, especially during the day where there were various restaurants and bars open. Evening time there was a choice of the main restaurants, but if you want to dine on the Love Boat you have to pay (we had friends who did this and wouldn't recommend it).
Recommend if you are into swimming to take your own goggles and snorkel, these can be hired from the hotel at about
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
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