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
  • 3Floors
  • 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 April-October

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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double select room

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

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.

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Lovely holiday

Went here for 1 week with my husband, wasn't sure what to expecgt after reading mixed reviews, but we needn't of worried. The hotel is lovely we stayed in a select room which was very spacious and clean. We didn't eat in the buffet restaurant as we used the Al a carte ones which were all very good, we paid to go in the stone grill restaurant which was excellent value, the fillet steak was very big and for £7.50 excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and attentive we did tip but it wasn't expected. Drinks were not great in choice or quality but what we've come to expect abroad. Entertainment was probably one of the best we've seen abroad, the entertainment team were first choice, they provided lots of daytime and evening entertainment but weren't too pushy if you didn't want to join in. Overall we had a lovely relaxing week and wouldn't hestitate going back again.More

discho190, York, United Kingdom

Going back soon

Just returned from this hotel yesterday, didn't want to leave. Room was huge, as was the bed, and probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in away from home. Rooms cleaned every day and staff very polite and friendly. Huge pool, but very busy and beds very close together, but clean pool, clean tiles etc. Someone always around cleaning the tiles, pathways etc because of ice cream being dropped by the kids. There is another pool, called the quiet pool, plenty of beds, spaced out and a bar. We only went on the beach, and Salam put our towels out on the beds for us every morning without fail. He was chatty and liked to have a laugh with his guests. Beach toilets very clean. Weather was brilliant, in the high 80's, a few days a little windy, but died down in the afternoon. The sea is very shallow for a long long way, so good for children, probably 200 yards out and still only up to your knees. For all the snorkel people, coral is a long way out, although jetties there. There are diving and boat trips to go on, to Sharks Bay (around the corner) a lot more to see, and not far in the minibus. There are 7 restaurants in all. (All have hand sanitizers outside, very welcome nowadays). The main hall, and four others, complimentary - one visit per week, Mexican, Chinese, Mediterranean and Indian. Could not fault any of them, really lovely food and great service. The fish restaurant and the Stone Grill (on the beach) were the other ones and you had to pay if you dined there. The main dining area was as they usually are with all inclusive. Great selection of food, something for everyone, even a gluten free selection. We mainly had freshly cooked omelettes, tomatoes, mushrooms etc for breakfast, but there were cereals, fruit, ham, cheese, bread, toast, pancakes, fried/scrambled/poached eggs. Lunch, you could eat there in the main hall, plenty to choose from, or by the pool, a barbeque, with either burgers or chicken and a selection of salads, chips or Mediterranean vegetables. Or by the pool there was an indoor restaurant, serving pizza, chips, salad, chicken, battered fish (very nice). So you could choose where and what you wanted. When the restaurants had finished serving, and we walked back from the beach, there is an outdoor seating area by the main hall, serving tea, juices and a different selection of snacks. Burgers or hot dogs, sausage rolls, cake, pastries - just to keep us topped up!! All the staff are friendly and do the best they can for you. Outside of the hotel, very busy, lots of shops, places to look around etc, but you will be hassled, so up to you! One tip, to all travellers going to Sharm El Sheikh, take English pound coins and also English notes (they will ask you to change coins in to notes for them). Tipping is a life line for them. Also tip them near the beginning of your holiday, and during your holiday (the odd pound every so often), they appreciate it all the more. I will definitely return to this hotel, so enjoyed the holiday. Great place, great staff, will be back.More

salatham123, Stafford, United Kingdom


With regards to the hotel itself and the staff, I would rate it is excellent. the only few issues are caused by First Choice Entertainment, and a night club that is 100 yards from the hotel on the beach. This will not stop us coming back as the positives far outweigh these two issues. the place is great for families with young children or for couples, we have actually stayed there under both categories. The kids can be entertained from 10am until 11pm with loads of activities. there are also plenty of activities for the adults as well. The food is excellent with so many tickets to the special restaurants there is too much choice to be bored. we have always found the place to be extremely clean, and the staff cannot do enough for you. A genuine 15 minutes transfer from the airport which is good. The main pool area does need a re-surface as there is a small amount of cracking which causes the concrete to break and little pebbles, I have been told that this is being addressed soon. The Summer season Beach Party every other Friday night - this is scheduled to go on until 1am, but went on until gone 1:15 when we were there. It takes place in the ampitheatre next to the main pool. the problem is the music thumps away and if the wind is in the right direction it hits blocks 2,3, and four like it is actually in your room. Given the amount of day entertainment, I do not really see the need to have loud disco music and singing until gone 1am, 11pm or 12am is fine, but this is a family & couples resort, not 18-30. This is a first Choice issue as they run the entertainment, and no criticism of the hotel itself. The Pataya Beach Club - This is a beach night club approximately 100 metres to the east of the hotel, this opens at various times throughout the year, when we were there it was on a Tuesday night until 3am with the same problems for the blocks near the beach. Apparantly the hoteliers have managed to get the opening times reduced greatly, but the owner does have an official local authority license and unless there are massive complaints then the license will stay in place. If you want to avoid the potential noise, then the high numbered blocks away from the beach are the best - Block 10 which is in the main part of the hotel. Block 11 is a Swim up block on the ground floor, very quiet, but faces East so the sun is lost earlier. Block 7, Also Swim up is a little nearer the potential noise, but faces South so the sun remains on the pool and and sun chairs later, good for winter or Christmas breaks, although swim up pools are a little chilly in December. Trips - The first Choice VIP Cruise was that good we booked it a second time as soon as we arrived back from the first, the best £49 each I have ever spent. Coach collects at 08:30, quick drive to collect flippers and masks if you need them, about £3 per item. Then down to the harbour on a beautiful motor yacht, 2 hours cruise to Tiran, or the wreck, snorkelling with a qualified diver as a guide, a second snorkel, then a fantastic lunch, chicken, prawns, salad etc, followed by a 3rd snorkelling stop nearer the harbour on the cruise back. Finally fruit and cake. It's the best holiday trip I have ever had. This one is adults only but there is another one for families & children. We have also done the "Market Mayhem" which is an evening trip for £10 each. really good as the FC Rep shows you the best stalls to buy from before you get a couple of hours to browse. The submarine boat trip is also good for watching the fish without getting wet if you have small children. For all trips, there is tipping and the opportunity to buy DVD's or photo's of your trip - We were well looked after on the trips and a lot of these guys wages are made up from tips. It is part of their culture. Just outside the hotel is the St Georges Bar - Good for the football, also a Mcdonalds 100 metres up the road. In my view the best aircon in Sharm even if you are not hungry but just need to cool off. Our room is always made up immaculately, and the spa facilities are really good. the spa reps will wander around and try to sell you massages etc, but that's their livelyhood - Don't be afraid to haggle, it isn't rude, it's part of their culture. If you buy something from the shops in the hotel, be prepared to pay more than outside - The White Knight supermarket is quite a lot cheaper, but is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. If you like a shisha wander down to the beach in the evening and visit Mustafa in the shisha bar - Really nice guy and doesn't try and charge you the earth. Shopping locally - As above, we have been to HVRS 4 times and Sharm 5 times - This occasion was slightly different. When going outside we didn't get anywhere as much approached by people to look in their shop as we have done on previous occasions. I think they are trying a different approach with the tourists as on previous trips we have been approached several times. The best approach for us was always to be firm but polite. Bearing in mind this was in the Nabq area, not sure what it is like down in Naama bay. The hotel offer a reward package for return customers and it is really good, we received - 2 Free manicures in the spa, extra restaurant vouchers for the speciality restaurants, 50% off late check out, (normally 50USD which is still cheaper than FC online prices), VIP fruit bowl every other day, courtesy slippers and bath robe, free photograph. All in all a great holiday and a great hotel, just please try and sort out the First Choice Beach Party issues, and keep the pressure up on the authorities to either close the Pataya or make it soundproofed.More

Andrew C, London, United Kingdom

My Holiday Village experience

A fantastic holiday for all ages. We went as a couple. Brilliant service and food was amazing especially the Sari, Bamboo and Stonegrill. We were treated very well, nothing too much trouble and food was amazing. The entertainment team was fantastic very funny and had time for everyone. James was especially good at his job. The waiters around the main pool during the day worked very hard and I would like to say that "Ali" was a very nice man funny and very polite. The gardeners and toilet guys should have a mention too, not the easiest jobs but very well maintained. We upgraded our room when we booked and although the room was big and clean it looked tired but I gather that certain areas of the hotel are awaiting a make over! Our bedding was clean but smelt but it was changed for us. I do question as to whether the blankets are washed each time for every guest? Despite this our room was clean and kept very clean. I only really have two moans and one is that when we arrived along with lots of other people we checked in and then put into groups and walked around the hotel as a guy delivered us all to our rooms one by one, this was not very good as we were hot tired and hungry and the whole process took about half an hour, we were then told to wait for our luggage which took a further half an hour. I have stayed at a lot of hotels in Sharm and they all use buggies to take guests and their luggage to their rooms which I think is a far better way. There was plenty of staff on duty so this could have been done. The other moan was to do with the Spa. My husband and I paid for 3 massages sessions which were wonderful the girls were very good. However I then booked 2 pedicures and the first one took 2 hours because the staff were constantly arguing and at times the girl doing my feet kept getting up and shouting at another member of staff, this wouldn't be acceptable in England and to be honest ruined the experience, and the second pedicure took 20 mins???? A bit slap dash!! I couldn't be bothered to complain as I was going home the next day. The Spa also looked very tired and in need of a make over to make the treatments a bit more pleasurable in a nicer environment.More

Karen B, Kent, United Kingdom

Brilliant family holiday.

we have been to Egypt seven times now, the Coral sea holiday village was one of the best. last time we were in Sharm we stayed at the Sensetory hotel and in a lot of aspects the Coral sea was better. The food was good as was the service in the bars. The gardens were beutifully well kept The only thing I would like to suggest is for a towel station nearer to the swim up rooms.More

david e, Ashford, United Kingdom

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The kids' club, swim academy and football academy operate April to October, and the stage academy operates July and August.

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