We have just returned from 6 weeks in Sharm and stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks of our stay.
Bottom line is that of the 3 hotels we stayed in, this was the best and if you have children or really like children, it would be even better. We don't, being older but we survived and actually enjoyed it despite them...and there were a lot!
The hotel was probably the cleanest (or spent a lot of effort trying to be) we have ever stayed in. They expend considerable resources in every area monitoring the state of the floors in particular and the cleaners walked about all the time, sweeping and mopping spills in the restaurants, bars and outside areas. The room attendant was equally superb and did a thorough job every day.
The food in the smaller 3 restaurants (Asian, Mediterranean and Italian) was all good and especially that prepared by the Indian and Chinese chefs in the Asian was superb. Strawberries in the Italian and food salad dressings in all the restaurants were also pluses for us.
The main buffet was a let down though, Although the salad bar there was good, the rest of the food was generally poor and not warm...how you can bring out new dishes of "hot" food which are cold is beyond me but they managed.
The drinks are as said by others...wine OK and rum was OK but gin and vodka are to be avoided. Staff were great though and service was generally very good with waiters getting better as they got to know you and red wine would automatically appear if by magic once they knew our likings.
Pools are obviously abundant and the heated ones were reasonable even in January. Also plenty of easy entry access steps or slopes for us older people. The ability to use the beach and sea at the Beach Albatros Hotel is also nice although perhaps a slightly nicer beach bar/eating area for Aqua Blu guests would be a plus.
We will probably go back as we liked many things about the hotel. If they introduced some quieter Adults Only areas, especially a bar, it would be a big plus for us! It was definitely the best hotel we stayed at in Sharm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aqua Park Resort is ideally located on umm El Seed area. Only 15 minutes from downtown, 25 minutes from International Sharm El Sheikh Airport. The resort is on the area covering over 140,000 sq. m. Sport & Entertainment• Volleyball• Jacuzzi• Fitness room• Darts • Boccia • 1 Tennis court• Basketball • Children playground• Mini golf• Gondola on the Lagoon• One multi purpose court (handball, basketball and volley ball)• Water Park (62 slides, adults slides 17, 45 children slide)• Day and evening animation program• Beach parties during summer Facilities for children• Children’s pool • 45 Water slides• Children play ground Restaurants • Cave du Roi Main Restaurant (International Buffet)• L'Asiatique Restaurant (Indian & Chinese Buffet) • Mediterranean Restaurant ( Mediterranean Buffet)• Il Caminetto Restaurant (Italian Buffet)• Food Court (a la carte) against charge with 5 corners (Grill House, Italian, Chinese, Crêpe, Egyptian) Bars• Lobby Bar• Columbus Bar• La Canelle Bar• Cowboy Disco Bar• Club House Bar• Goofy Bar • Lagoon Bar • Beach Bar• Pool Bar• Kids Pool Bar•Billiard Bar• Jazz Bar• La Veranda Cafe ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aqua Blu Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Aqua Blu Sharm El Sheikh