This spacious and friendly Holiday Village is close to some of Egypt's best dive sites. With a fabulous range of restaurants, family facilities and spacious pools, its relaxed atmosphere and superb spa treatments make it a great year-round holiday choice.
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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
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.
With aqua tower.
Lessons by ASA-qualified teachers. For quicker results you can go private. Our Academies are for ages 3 to adult. Places on all three are hot property so get in quick. Academies run between April and October.
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Family suite sleeps up to 4 with a king-size bed and fold-up bed in a separate lounge area. You'll have bathrobes, slippers, DVD player, safe and 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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A good hotel ruined by First Choice
Unfortunately the hotel is undergoing a major refurb, if it was in Europe I think it would have been closed under health & safety laws, but trust TUI to take the money & not supply the goods. There were many good points which did outweigh the bad points, which were mainly caused by First Choice not the hotel. The gardens are excellent, planting and walkways are a credit to the hotel, there was no litter except that left by a few families who were to lazy to walk 2 mtrs to one of the many litter bins, but the staff cleared up after them quickly. The main dining room is very large and noisy, with music playing continually, which is drowned out by talking and sounds like you are sitting next to somebody with headphones too loud, but no problem getting a table for small or large parties, food was a bit of a shock after being used to European hotels, but tasty and plentiful, no show cooking of fresh meat or fish, but plenty of choice. We were given 7 vouchers to use in the A la carte restaurants which are excellent, makes a great change to be served and food was of a high standard. The rooms are large with a good walk in wardrobe, could do with some more draw space, we had same amount of space for 2 as my daughter had for 4 in her room. The pools are almost excellent, only exception being the small children's pool, which is cold, seems strange that they spend a lot of money heating large pools but the kids they have to have cold water. Plenty of sunbeds and shades, no need to get up early. Service everywhere is 1st class, all staff happy, friendly and helpful. The day time First Choice pool entertainers spoil it though, music was unsuitable for a family hotel, I thought that TUI would have supplied selected music. Several days holidaymakers supplied their own choice of music to the reps, much better, but very very loud, our room was about 1/2 mile from the pool and we could here the reps shouting over the microphone through closed doors. For some reason there is adult only entertainment at night, strange in a family Holiday village, and this is held outside in the pool area from 9.30 till midnight. Not only are there no professional acts the singers they had were rubbish. It has to be the worst evening entertainment ever. We could hear it in our room,(block 3) but decided not to change rooms, my daughter and family had paid a lot extra for a kid's den room which is directly opposite the pool (blocks 5 & 6). This was were the most complaints came from and demands to move, as when you have kids and babies in a room with you, you expect the rooms to be quiet, especially at night. She moved to block 10 by the quiet pool, refurbished room but no sea view. The quiet pool is not that quiet due to the refurbishment work taking place. The furniture in the buffet and "bars" (I use the term "bars" loosely), is falling apart and should be scrapped. At night there is the Sports bar, freezing cold, not showing live sport, but recordings, very dingy but clean. The lobby bar which shut after 3 days, is not a bar but a place to take your drink and sit in an A/C area next to reception, the roof bar which is very dark and busy, but service excellent, be careful when you sit down as the chair may well be broken. The Pharoah bar is a large room, looks as though it is laid out for a party, which never happens, with a small serving area in the corner. This is where the High 5 children's entertainment takes place, if you consider 2 reps stuffing marshmallows in their mouth and trying to say "fluffy bunny" entertainment, this is the place for you. This is followed by adult/kids entertainment, what do you expect 100 kids to do whilst bingo is being played? No professional acts just untrained, talentless First Choice reps. All in all a good hotel, a fair budget holiday, but until TUI do something about the entertainment and the refurb is finished, avoid it. If First Choice pulled out this could be a great upmarket hotel. The day time kids clubs and creche were very good There is gym, but most of the equipment is broke.More
David R, Upminster, United Kingdom
Just returned from our second visit to Holiday Village. Stayed for 2 weeks from 27th March. Staff can't do enough for you. Food excellent, plenty of variety, there's something for everyone! Stayed above a swim up room in block 13- Perfect!! Would I return- Almost certainly. See you very soon(just a tip about wifi go to Falcoln tours just outside the hotel , got a dongle for the fortnight couldn't fault it.)More
Vickie H, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great for families
This was our second visit to sharm and the first to the holiday village hotel. On entering the hotel the first impression isn't great as the reception area is currently being refurbished and looks slightly underwehelming. Dont be put off though as the rest of the hotel is lovely. We booked a room with a kids den, which was great as you are separated by a sliding partitioned door. Our room was in block 4 which was lovely and looked like it had been recently refurbished, massive room, king size bed and lovely powerful shower! Bufet restaurant very good, lots of choice, staff lovely. I would recommend as others have mentioned bringing £1.00 coins with you, as if you give the odd tip your drinks are replenished often without having to ask. we went to the Chinese and the village diner, out of the two we much prepared the village diner which was on the beech, better atmosphere food tastier. our boys are 10 and 8 and they were very occupied which meant we got a chance to relax! the kids clubs were great, water games, turbo-karts on the beach, canoeing, archery, and parties in the evening for them. Hotel pools great and even though we were there over the Easter holidays, their were always plenty of sunloungers and you never felt to crowded. The beach isn't what you would call sandy, so not great if you are expecting to build sand castles, but perfect for snorkeling and realaxing (it was always quiet). I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone with school age children as the facilities for them are great, and you should actually get a break knowing that they are in safe hands having a great time in one of the kids clubs.More
This was our first visit to the hotel and also first time in Egypt. We received an excellent service from Ahmed (Front Office Manager);He is a real ambassador for the hotel and a very good example of how customer service should be delivered. We found the majority of staff very friendly, especially Kiro (Kids pool Bar between 10am and 14pm), Mohamed (Restaurant, serving tables between numbers 79 and 88), our Room attendant (Mohamed, Room 8108), and Tarek and Ibrahim in Reception. Even the General Manager came and talked to us, which shows how much they care about customers. Thank you all. Our whole experience was very positive. We travelled with our 6 years old son and he loved the place and especially the Kids club (thanks to all of them, especially to Myles, whom is very enthusiastic and we could see that he really enjoys his job). We took the excursion to El Cairo and was very good, however, First Choice needs to find somewhere else to take customers for lunch as the place we went by River Nilo was not up to standards (poor quality of food and location); it would be a good idea to offer a real Egyptian lunch in somewhere else. The tourist guide had a good knowledge of everything, but spoke too fast and was difficult to understand him. Overall, a good place to go on holidays.We hope to go back next year and enjoy again the excellent service the staff provided to us. Only negative comment, which has nothing to do with the hotel as they only get a small percentage of what we paid, is the price that First Choice charges for this holiday; we think it is a bit overpriced and should be reviewed.More
14PAM, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Excellent in all aspects, but most particularly the staff, who were extremely attentive, but discrete as required. Food was very good, with good choice of all inc restaurants. Superb experience and will definitely go again.More
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