Holiday Village Red Sea


This year-round hotel offers up a huge pool, a week’s worth of restaurants, and an Aerial Adventure course that sits right on the beach.

This place is pulled up next to the Red Sea – the giant pool overlooks the water, and you’ll find restaurants and an Aerial Adventure course parked on the sand.

There are loads of activities and kids’ clubs for little ones, plus an impressive line-up of evening shows, parties and games.

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  • 14Buildings
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  • 484Rooms
  • 1Lift

The ultimate family holiday

  • Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
  • Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
  • Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
  • Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
  • Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
  • 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. 1 visit per week to each of the 3 à la carte restaurants and once per stay to the Village Diner. Couples' breakfast for adults only. Afternoon mini-buffet tea. Snacks 11.00-16.00. Ice-cream 11.00-16.00.


Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by the glass including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, cocktails, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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First Choice Kids' Club

First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system. From April to October.

Kids' pool

With aqua tower.

Evening entertainment programme

Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, children’s entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.

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interconnecting double room

Interconnecting double room sleeps up to 3. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Minibar at a charge. Safe on request.

double select room

Double select room sleeps up to 4. Includes DVD player, safe, bathrobes and slippers. Minibar at a charge.

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Amazing place but a swim up room essential!

We (party of 5, 3 adults and 2 children) returned from Coral Sea HV on 29th August and have had a truly amazing holiday. However, I would not consider going to this hotel under any circumstances had I not had a swim up room - we were in block 7 (rooms 7109 and 7110) and the location, room and pool were totally amazing really worthwhile paying the supplement. If we did not have the swim up room I think our holiday would of suffered significantly. The resort is very large and has amazing gardens (the gardeners work tirelessly which seems like 24 hours a day). The food is very "all inclusive" style and did become tedious towards the end of our two week stay - same as with every AI holiday I have been on not isolated to HV. We tried the three a la carte restaurants and were most impressed with the Mediterranean food and particularly the customer service which was excellent - thank you Osama. The Chinese (Bamboo) was vile and had the service to match - we didn't visit this is again as came away starving and thirsty - although we may have been extremely unlucky as other folk we spoke to said that the Chinese was there favourite. Our first visit to the Indian (Sari) was a little disappointing but not a disaster so we did return again and found the food to be totally different - really well cooked and fresh and drinks were always topped up - a big thanks to Wael. I do think the A la cartes are hit and miss and depends who is on and what time you go a bit of a mixed bag but nice to escape the main "canteen" for change. The canteen did become very boring and a lot of the staff (the ones that show you to your table) are very rude and cannot be bothered at all so not sure why they chose to work in this industry - top tip the area at the top of the restaurant (near where the deserts are) is a much nicer area to sit - they tend to prefer to take you straight to the area immediately to the right which is dark, dingy with plates piling up and no one ever asks you if you want a drink - such a stark difference in service just the other side of the same restaurant is amazing. At the top end it is cooler, light and airy and staff are so friendly and helpful even playing tricks on the children etc. As we preferred this area we would request this after queuing to get in most times was not a problem but if one of the grumpy, miserable police were on duty they simply said there was no room and took you round to the dingy right - this happened a couple of days and on both the top area was not full, in fact quite the opposite - virtually empty - they just couldn't be bothered to walk you up the few extra steps - next time I would insist on it to be honest. Special mention to Hany (Adult Bar and Ice cream in the day) who was absolutely amazing and would go out of his way to help you or assist in anyway whilst always smiling and I mean always - a really polite and lovely person so much so we nominated him for best smile. Also thanks must go to A Salem (served drinks to swim up rooms in block 7 and worked in the bar at reception in evenings) - always a smile, some chat and banter made us laugh during the day. Staff work so hard and are eager to help in any way they can. If you are booking trips please do not use First Choice/Thomson use Falcon - just outside main gate (I have received these separately Falcon Adventure) and would who heartedly recommend. Kids Clubs were great as was the football academy - very well organised and strict procedure for signing children in and out etc. At the end of two weeks we weren't ready to come home and I certainly could of stayed another week. Overall despite a couple of niggles I would recommend this hotel and would return but only if I had a swim up room.More

LadyLoco, London

Love love love!

We absolutely love the Holiday Village Red Sea. This was our second stay as we previously stayed in January 2013. We stayed in a swim up room in both occasions. They are well worth the extra money. If you can afford to wait, upgrade at the reception as usually it's cheaper than booking through First Choice. The rooms are kept spotless by the hard working room boys, even if you're not one for keeping things tidy. Also worth mentioning is that drinks are brought to your pool throughout the day - so no need to keep nipping to the bar. The buffet restaurant is great - something for everyone (love the fresh pasta station). There is even a kids corner perfect for the little ones. À la carte restaurants are great too. Beautiful food! My favourite was the Chinese and Italian, but all good. The restaurants have been refurbished since our first stay in 2013 and now they look better than ever! I wasn't so keen on the American restaurant. It was a bit weird if I'm being honest, as it seemed to be a mash up of Texan (clothing), Mexican (food) and New England (decor). Good live music though. Beautiful beach. Do grab a camel ride here. It's controlled by the hotel, so nothing dodgy going on unlike outside on the strip. Stay clear of those. Entertainment - great family fun. Very much like Butlins, but all in English so the kids understand what's going on! Do drop by to see Said at Falcon outside the hotel. He arranged some great trips for us, and arranged our faultless unlimited internet whilst in Egypt. Great value for money too. If you do get a craving for a good old McDonalds you're in luck. It's practically opposite (and KFC) and it's the cheapest and biggest McD's I've ever eaten! When walking along the strip, there is a bit of hassling going on, but not by everyone. Some just want to say hi. There is a Metro (Tesco) up the road. Again, cheap - especially the Dairy Milk! I think that's it - probably missed a tonne. All in all, I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Can't wait to go back! More

Craig E,


First of all you need a swim-up room - and they are 'Bliss'! Sooooo nice not to have to get up early for a sunbed as there are two outside your patio door. The swim-up pool was a so relaxing and with all the trouble with 'loggers' in the main pool, but they didn't spoil our holiday! The food was really nice, with a large choice and you could always find something to eat. We found the soups to be really tasty. The restaurant was kept spotlessly clean at all times. We thought the best other restaurant was the Sari - indian. Most of the staff were polite and helpful and worked really hard. We wouldn't go back this time of year again, due to the heat, some days it reached 46 degrees! And in the evenings, it felt even hotter! But October or xmas would be a nice time to visit. The sea, the coral and fish were amazing. I would suggest taking shoes for the sea, we bought some before going and a snorkel and mask is a must! We went on a 'Falcon' trip which was the Red Sea Cruise - half the cost of first choice, and we had a great day with lovely food freshly prepared on board. The crew looked after us all day. Next to the 'Falcon' booking place is a great hut that sells converse trainers and t-shirts, bags, wallets and no-hassle! He's a great guy with no pressure selling. We made some great friends in the swim-up rooms, and had a good laugh, especially in Ali BaBa's tent on the beach was a great night - try it!More

Andy R, Newark, United Kingdom

Another good holiday

We travelled as a party of 6 on July 23rd 2014 meeting up with friends who had arrived a few days before us so in all we were a party of 10. Our party were all repeat visitors, for my family it was our fourth visit, friends we travelled with it was their fifth visit and our other friends their second visit. Our rooms this year were in block 6 our room was huge. While on holiday myself and my husband celebrated our birthdays we could have gone to guest relations to have something arranged but we had no need to as our cleaner arranged cakes for us when he saw it was our birthdays, he also decorated the bed with our cards, towel art and flowers. When booking the speciality restaurants it was great because they put adults on one table and kids on another. As our kids are a bit older they did not use the kids clubs this time but I would recommend them to anyone with children. A must do is make a reservation for the Stone Grill restaurant (chargeable) but well worth it. Our only downside this time was the main reception staff did not seem as friendly as in previous years. We will be going back but not for a couple of years.More

robandcindyrolfe, Midlands

Almost perfect … but not quite.

We (2 adults & an 8 year old) had a brilliant two weeks at the HV Red Sea (1 – 15 August) – there were just a couple of niggles that meant it wasn’t quite perfect. The situation with the sunbeds was very frustrating – having to get up at the crack of dawn whilst on holiday to get a sunbed was not ideal and there were a lot of selfish people reserving sunbeds from early morning but not turning up until late afternoon to use them. This did seem to improve just as we were leaving and the pool boys were removing towels on unattended beds at 7am and 10am. The other thing that spoilt it for us was the pool closures – again this was down to the behaviour of some guests rather than the hotel. We work hard all year to pay for our holiday and we don’t want it to be spoilt by mindless idiots who think it’s funny to cause a “code brown” as it became known. One day the pool was closed virtually all day which meant our son wasn’t able to use the slides or the pool. The hotel did work had to identify the culprits and I believe 4 families were ousted from the hotel after our departure. Apart from these two small niggles – which in truth didn’t spoil our overall enjoyment of the holiday – the hotel is fabulous. The kids club was brilliant – our son doesn’t normally join in with kids club but the activities on offer were so varied and fun that he went to quite a lot of sessions – he particularly loved the chocolate party and the movie night and Myles! The swim academy and football academy were both brilliant – and I cannot praise the FC kids’ entertainment team enough - they work very hard in blistering heat and make sure the kids are having fun! The food at the hotel was very good & the choice of a-la-carte restaurants was also very good. We also ate at the Stonegrill which we all loved – great value for money and great fun. Our room was spotlessly clean and our son loved the towel art left by our cleaner. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and always had a smile on their face. Overall we had a brilliant holiday and would recommend the hotel to families and can see why so many people return. We would definitely go back to the hotel in the future.More

EAWBradford, Bradford

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