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
  • 476Rooms
  • 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. VIP breakfast for adults only. Afternoon mini-buffet tea 16.00-18.00. 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

This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.

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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family suite

Family suite sleeps up to 4 with a king-size bed and twin beds 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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Average: Could be great, with little work...

If you want value for money you can't get better than this. Don't expect too much however - as this place doesn't offer too much. We went with First Choice all-inclusive. You can't beat the weather. It's a great out-of-season destination. The price is very good too considering it is also a medium haul flight from the UK. I do however think the First Choice rating is a bit OTT. The hotel is clean with very well kept grounds. We had a room with a swim-up pool. It was a big room with a very comfortable bed. Good air-conditioning. Basic but limited satellite TV. Nothing fancy. A mini - bar which was payable if used. The pool was private enough and quiet. We were located in block 12 and a bit away from a amenities. There was a guy who came around taking drink orders but he wasn't the most friendly of guys. This seemed to set the tone about this place and it's Egyptian workers. On one occasion this guys short-cut path from this pool to the next was blocked by the odd inflatable toy that had accumulated in the corner by the light breeze. Instead of just moving one over-sized beach ball aside he simply booted it over the hedge for it to be never be seen again. Nice guy? Good customer focus. On the other hand the guy who looked after and cleaned the room did a great job and was very friendly. He looked after our needs. Food: The restaurant food is very basic. Being a Muslim country don't expect anything pork. Breakfast is okay if you're a vegetarian. The breads aren't great. Lack character or salt in their making. It's otherwise functional. Lunch and dinner is buffet style. Not much in protein and again geared towards vegetarian. They had some interesting unlabeled looking stuff. Would have been good to know what it was but although interesting in looks it certainly wasn't interesting in flavor. I did expect more spice in Egyptian cookery. It was lacking. Some foods were a bit suspect in content: Beef Burgers definitely had sheep in the mix. It's not hard to miss. Make one wonder what else is in the blend. The waiting service was indifferent too. Some guys were very helpful and friendly. Others not so. They were keen to clear the tables the minute you sat down. One took my plate from me as I was eating. He nearly got a fork in his hand for his troubles. We did a week here. I think a week is enough. There are 4 themed restaurants here: Sari: Indian themed. An okay effort but nothing like home. I asked for a beef madras but wanted it vindaloo hot. One would think adding dried chilli would do the trick. Mine came back with extra ground black pepper. It was interesting and a different option, but unexpected, kind if heat. Had a soya sauce base. Almost Chinese. Odd. 4/10. Village Diner: TexMex style I think: The beef taco starter was simply a dry fried ground beef on a bed of shredded lettuce with a few broken corn chips and small dollop of soured cream. No spice or dimension. Dull. Next came the beef fajita. I got a bit excited when asked by the waiter if I wanted it spicy or not. I asked for spicy. It was bland. No seasoning. No spice. God knows what normal was. It was maybe finished off with a dash of soya sauce. Accompanied with a garlic free guacamole (avocado and lemon juice), soured cream and the tiniest portion of salsa. The salsa was the best. It actually had fresh coriander on it. Shame it was so tiny. On the whole it was all a pointless exercise. 3/10. Mediterraneo: Mediterranean style: To be honest this could be anything. My main course was steak and chips with a pepper sauce - literally a gravy with ground black pepper and over cooked broccoli on the side. So far the best of the themed restaurants but it would be hard to totally murder this theme if kept simple - which they did. 6/10. Bamboo: Chinese Restaurant: Now... We did expect this to come bottom but it was surprisingly good. I think the chef had training in Chinese cookery. On the whole our meals were good. Only downer was the soya sauce fir dipping had been diluted or was of a very poor quality. Good nevertheless. 8/10 It seems themed restaurants for us are no longer a selling point when booking AI. Rarely has it been a positive experience. No wow factor. Really hit-and-miss. Daily buffet is better. They do throw in odd themes at night. It's a shame they don't pre-advertise what's cooking so you can choose to attend or opt for the themed. I did have the notion Egypt would have been ideally positioned to have access to exotic herbs and spices. I'm sure it is. But why doesn't this place use them? It wouldn't be difficult to pep up those meals with a little cumin or coriander or ginger or garlic. Fresh herbs? Everything is so bland. All very disappointing. Then I think about being back home and I see nothing of Egyptian cookery when it comes to food except if you venture to the Edgware Road in London. There, maybe, is a good reason? ...Tip: if you do the themed stuff aim to book theses themes early (1900hrs) so you can top up if need be at the main buffet. You might probably want too despite my earlier comments. Drinks: The bar service here again is indifferent. Some staff lousy with customers. I had a cocktail twice (called Trinity) and the guy dripped measures into the glass - like one would a vinaigrette on salad cautiously. He literally showed the glass the bottle. He did this on two separate occasions so guess he was at least consistent with lousy measures. Maybe he didn't like handling alcohol? He's based in the Lobby Bar by reception. Avoid him if you can. The second time he mixed one up I simply left the drink. If I wanted a Lemon and Coke I would have asked for a Lemon and Coke. He was confused and wasn't happy. Another guy went OTT and tipped the spirit in happily. Dripped in the coke and lemon. There was no "in-betweens" with this lot. Here: you either got big smiles/big measures or grumpy faces/lousy measures. The house wines and beers I'd recommend. White wine can be warm so beware. Cocktails are somewhat naff unless you stuck to classics and on who served you. Juices were of very poor quality. Squashes at best - unless you paid extra for real juice. Snacks a bit rubbish to non-existent, but if you're hungry you'd eat anything. Entertainment is okay for kids. Nothing much for adults unless you pay extra for water sports. All a bit dull here. But dull also does mean relaxing. I get the feeling the place does not like all-inclusive customers. It does its best, I feel, to not make them feel too welcome. It's like a real chore for some staff. The Bar areas plentiful but open for a limited period. No real outside covered sit down areas where you can chill with a drink in the shade outside. The staff are mainly men. I saw the odd lady worker but they were a rarity here and mainly confined to the wellness center. Staff attitude otherwise need looking at. Very hit-and-miss. On the whole we came for the sun, pool and comfortable room. We were not disappointed by this. The rest of it bought the score down to the 3 stars I give it. Then again... This is very budget. We'd maybe come to Egypt again just for the weather but not to this place nor the local people/staff (in or out of complex). The staff and and food here is generally poor. You get what you pay for I guess and this place is well overrated by First Choice in my books. Three stars at most. Nothing more... Final note: Mosquitos: They do exist here. They are tiny! But God... They do bite. Beware! Secondly: If you stay on the Sinai Peninsula you DO NOT need a Visa if a UK citizen. Thirdly: late check out is an option you may consider depending on when your flight is. For US$50 you keep your room to 1700hrs.More

Jaq1967, Basildon, United Kingdom

A great place for all.

Arrived at hotel early evening. We had e-mailed the hotel a few weeks ago to ask for a room by the quiet pool and a can of 'off spray' for the mozzies. And we got both!! Thanx again for that chaps.. .We had room 10228 which was excellent. It over-looked the quiet pool. The main resturant was busy but very efficient, tables were cleared and the staff very freindly and helpful. The food was lovely, a good range of things to have. Freshly cooked eggs, omletes, carvery section offering roasted meats. Fresh sandwiches at lunchtime, array of breads, They even had may it be small, a section for gluten free food. The only thing i was disappointed with was the salad counter. Only because the mayo and other creamy dresses were like water! No taste. Bit fussy i know but i only eat salad with the crap on. So i didnt have salads. Everything else was lovely and hot! All the bars were great. We tended to start our night in the phenix bar which is modern . The staff here are all very friendly. It opens at 7.30 but you can sit there at anytime as there is a bar inside were you can get drinks anyway. Drink quality is good. If you like your drink ask for a large measure as measures can be small... there is an adults bar near the beach, we had some great nights in there. James is great!! There are 3 themed resturants are in the same building all good. Chinese,indian,mediteranian. And there's the village diner on the beach which was excellant. Food here was beautiful. The sea bass is to die for. Steaks were lovely too. Staff were excellant. The gardens are well kept, lovely to have some where to walk at night. Just lovely hope my comments help. Just one more thing there are re-furbishing the rooms so ask for one of those. The others are i am told clean but bit old.... thanks to all the staff ..but mostly to all the new friends we made. Hope to be back soon. XxMore

janet h, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Back to sharm again

this is our 5th visit to the holiday village and as usual the hotel staff are excellent. Nothing is to much trouble from the cleaner to the reception or the restaurant and bars. The service is second to none. My only complaints are how cold the swimming pools are. We had a swim up room which was great even though the decor is looking a little tired but we could not get in the pool as it was freezing so we went to the quite pool which is suppose to be heated but that was also freezing this spoilt the holiday a little as it was so hot but it was to cold in the pool to swim. It would also be better if there was some type of umbrella over the swim up sun beds as there is no shade and was also to,hot to lay out on these as in full sun. So we went mostly to,he beach which is wonderful. Full covered swinging beds, drinks served to you when required, sea beautiful and warm and no one to bother you. My second complaint is the entertainment is awful. The evening entertainment for adults consists of quizzes and thompsons singers playing go get this item of clothes or false teeth is not my idea of Adult entertainment this went on for sometimes 2 hours in. In the adult only venue and after the children's entertainment in the family venue. It is the worst entertainment ever absolute rubbish this made the. It's quite long and sometimes boring. Apart from that food quite good the Mediterranean restaurant was our favourite. Had one night in soho square worth a look but very expensive 3 drinks in the english pub £30 most have a £5 minimum charge. Went on seascope to see the fish this was enjoyable. Think when we go next time will look for a hotel with better entertainment at least a disco. The Egyptian dancers were very good these would have been better on the stage if you could call it a stage just a dirty platform like you used to get in pubs years ago no costumes no curtains no show infact worse than second rate.More

michelehardy, london

Had a fantastic relaxing holiday

Will keep my review as short and simple as possible Pro's: Close to the airport Check-in was quick and easy Rooms are spacious and fully air conditioned (has a safe, small hair dryer (not the best but because it is hot there it does the job), walk in shower, mini bar, flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities...everything you need...) Resort itself is stunning and in pristine condition, although you aren't allowed on the lawn. Bummer - I would have loved to have an afternoon nap on their stunning lawn under a tree. Private sandy beach that has a refreshment station, clean toilets, showers and towel station. There is an 'adult only' section but a lot of people with families ignored it. 2 Main swimming pools - one close to the beach, which I find ideal as we spent our days moving between the beach and the pool. This pool joins in with a kiddies & activities pool (this is where the day time entertainment happens), has a pool bar, close to food station, water is clean and good temperature. The other pool is a quiet pool. Ideal for those who really want to relax in peace and quiet, away from loud music and noise. Food and restaurants - service is good, meals are good. Different meal theme every evening. Spa & gym - not your every day Virgin Active, but I do recommend their pedicures Staff are excellent with kids ATM on the resort which does convert actual cash as well Check-out was also quick and smooth. You leave your luggage by the door and they collect and hold it for you until it is time to bus it back to the airport, so you don't have to sit in reception with you luggage all day. Cons: Staff takes a while to warm up to you (as a woman) - this is because of their culture so don't take offence to it. All staff are men only, even at the salon/spa. Apart from the British First Choice entertainment team. The shops on the resorts are over priced (£2.50 for 1lt of milk) and feeble so pack enough toiletries, sunscreen etc. The pharmacy outside the resort is basic, but they managed to have what I needed. I had a minor incident and went to the clinic but the helpfulness at the clinic on the resort was disappointing. The cab service on the resort is not the best. Fast service but also expensive and the representative I found to be rather rude. The ATM on the resort constantly gives problems, often we had to go without cash so if you can then carry enough cash with you. The drinks aren't the best but I am naturally a fussy drinker. They aren't shy with their measurements when it comes to whiskey and other hard liquor Other: The neighbouring beach, Pataya Beach, can be noisy ... all day...and the music quite repetitive. Went snorkelling - absolutely loved it and do recommend it, but, we did feel ripped off with time. Our guide didn't let us enjoy snorkelling the reefs at our own pace. We felt very rushed. They say you snorkel 1hr45min hours (excluding travel time - cab and boat ride), so keep track of your time in the water to get your money's worth! Pack your own adapter, I bought one from the shop on the resort and had to change it twice and still fell apartMore

Mongowarrior, London, United Kingdom

1st time in Eygpt

We have just come back from the holiday village the hotel staff food was lovely considering how many people are there I do think there should be two dining rooms as they are Sooooooo Busy! It feels like you are eating in a works cantin. We did tip and found we had better service when we did in the dining room. There is plenty to do in the hotel but not a lot to get up to outside the hotel unless you don't mind running the gauntlet and getting pesterd all the time. We went on the VIP snorkeling boat trip which is 1st choice boat at a cost of £49 each person we were all amazed once we were near to boarding the boat we had to pay another £8 each person to pay for the snorkels and flippers? I have been on so many boat trips on different holidays around the world and never once had to pay for snorkels everyone on our coach thought this was wrong and complained to our reps. The boat was lovely so was the food but we didn't really see any fish only little tidlers I saw more fish swimming and snorkeling off the hotel pier. We went on the beach the first day we arrived that was all its not very nice the sand is like building site sand very course so not very nice. The water is lovely and warm but you have to walk out about 300 yards then its only up to your knees so not good for swimming unless you walk to the top of the pier and swim there. The swimming pools are lovely one with lots going on and a swim up bar the other the quite pool was also nice. The towel man Weil around the quite pool was very nice he even new where you wanted your dubbed and brought your towels to you, thanks Weil. The drinks are a bit hit and miss very weak but tip them and you will get a good drink"! Overall the holiday was good like I said the hotel was lovely and immaculate just didn't like the beach and very good value for money. Its not a 5* but a good 4* . Would I go back? Yes I think I would because the weather is fantastic for just a 5 hour flight away. Happy holidays!More

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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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Holiday Village Red Sea
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 5394 customer reviews
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