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

Food

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.

Drink

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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7 bars

You'll find 7 bars here to choose from. They are all part of your All Inclusive package and include a lobby bar, sports café, The View bar, theatre bar plus pool and beach bars.

Mediterranean à la carte restaurant

Here you can try some of the best of Mediterranean cuisine.

Swim Academy* April to October

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

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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Two great weeks in Egypt

We visited the Holiday Village in July for two weeks. Myself, my partner and a six year old girl. I will try to be as honest as I can in this review as I place a lot of credence on these reviews before picking a holiday. Check In - Check in was fine. It didn't take very long at all as we had completed the cards given to us on the bus. What I would say is to take a pen with you as you will need it for the immigration cards at the airport and also for the check in cards on the bus. Rooms - We were in block 12 which was at the rear of the hotel. Never found this an issue at all. We had booked a swim-up room and it was the best move that we have ever made in a holiday. The ease you have when you can simply open your room door and go onto your own loungers is amazing. It saves the hassle of looking for a sun lounger and trying to fight to get one early doors. I truly would not go back to this hotel without booking a swim up room. There were two issues with this - The first being that a Russian woman from the storey above us decided that she would climb through the bushes and use our loungers. Our cleaner (more on him to follow) asked if she was with us and promptly moved her on. She moved but not after some protests. Secondly - on our last day a family had come into the room next to us. They had obviously invited their friends (who were not even staying at our hotel) into their room to use the swim up pool. One or two folk you can live with but four families all with two or three kids each is taking the mick. People have saved a lot of money for a holiday and you shouldn't be using the pool if you are not even staying in the hotel - have a bit of common sense and respect. Our cleaner Mohammed (In block 12) was amazing. I couldn't fault the guy. Always happy and always had a chat for you. He left towel art every day and was always very pleasant. This guy is a real asset to the hotel they should note that. Food - the food in the hotel is fine, I would think that even the pickiest of eaters would be able to find something to eat in the buffet restaurant. There is no long trousers required, but they ask that you are smart for dinner and I think that this is fair enough. The a la carte restaurants are good. We went to the Med restaurant and had a booking at 9.00pm. This was the last booking and it was like we could not get served and out fast enough. I know that this is a Muslim country and we were there during Ramadan so I guess the guys would have been hungry themselves. The food in the Med restaurant was good, however I would have enjoyed it a lot more had we not been rushed out. Special mention to Said in the buffet restaurant, always happy and with a smile. We always tried to sit in his area. The Sari Indian Restaurant was OK. The food was not what I would expect from an Indian Restaurant and certainly not what we would get in Glasgow. (e.g. the Garlic Naan bread was simply a naan bread with a load of raw garlic spooned on top of it). The oriental restaurant was also fine as was the Village Diner. We never went to the Stone Grill or the Seafood restaurant. Be careful if you are offered freshly squeezed orange juice in the buffet restaurant at breakfast - this is not included in the all inclusive and is an extra £2.00 per glass. Drinks - The drinks are what you would expect in an all-inclusive resort, not great to be honest. The soft drinks are plentiful as is the water, but if you are expecting premium brands - this isnt the place for you. I am not sure if you get these with the "Gold" wristbands for returning customers or not. Airport - Sharm airport is horrendously disorganised on arrival and departure. You will wait in a queue of at least an hour to get through immigration - don't forget a pen for the plane for your immigration card. On departure things are worse. We queued for almost two hours to get checked in - one guy between three desks. Its not their fault but remember that you can use any desk to check in for any flight in Terminal 2. Trips - we went on the boat trip which was simply amazing. We did it through Thomsons and to be honest it was probably worth the little extra that we paid. There are a couple of tour places just outside the hotel which do offer tours cheaper than the reps offer them. We also did the trip to Soho Square - which personally I thought was rubbish - and the trip to the old market which was much better (again in my opinion). If you are shopping be prepared to haggle - walk out if you are not getting the deal you want - if they want your business they will soon shout you back in. The shops immediately at the right hand side of the hotel seem to be a bit of a rip off. If you walk just past the Hard Rock Cafe there is a little supermarket called Metro. Get any snacks and stuff in here as it is much cheaper - but they only take Egyptian Pounds. There are a couple of banks just beside the shops and they have hole-in-the-wall machines if you need Egyptian cash. There is also a McDonalds; KFC and Burger King five minutes walk from the hotel if that's your thing. Kids Club - the kids club was great for our six year old. She only went a few times. I think we were initially put off when they have the chocolate party on our first full night there. A lot of kids wanted to go and the reps were pretty understaffed so it meant my own (and a lot of others) were turned away. Not an ideal first impression. I realise fully that the numbers are determined by staff to child ratio but there should be enough staff to cater for demand. There must have been at least 20 kids turned away that night as I think only 16 were taken in. The next week they had room for 56 children and so everyone who wanted to go get taken. The climbing Pirate Ship was great as were all the instructors. Entertainment - the First Choice entertainment team were great. Rich and Rhianna (and the rest of the crew) did so much every night for the kids and adults. However, on a Monday night there is an act from Britain to entertain - these were of varying quality - beware!!!! The pantomime was hilarious. James in the adult bar was also very good. Tips - I realise that this is a contentious issue with some people. If you want to tip, then you should. If you don't want to tip then don't. We took a few bags of £1 coins for the purpose of tips. My take on it is that these people do not earn a great deal of money as a wage. They work their backsides off so I see no reason why they should not get a tip. A pound here or there is greatly appreciated by them, but as I said, they don't look for it and I see no reason why you would not get the same service whether you tipped or didn't. Its totally your choice. Most places will take British (English) money and if you pay in British money I think you will get a better deal. If you want to change to Egyptian money do it over there as the rate is far better. As I said earlier there are banks within a five minute walk of the hotel. I would have gone back to the hotel this year had it not been for First Choice ripping the backside out of travellers. I had looked at travelling at the same time and getting the same room. There was a free child place available - UNLESS YOU WANT A SWIM UP ROOM - the minute you add a swim up room to your booking then you lose your free child place. I am totally unclear as to how this can be justified. This made a difference of £700 to a holiday which then became unaffordable. I cannot for the life of me see why you need to suddenly pay for a child simply because you chose a swim up room. It was not extra just for the swim up room, but the girl at Thomsons advised that you lost the free child place simply be taking the swim up room. I would like an answer to this if anyone can help?? If you are going have a great time, if you are thinking of going then you should go, Have fun.More

Bigmarky165, Glasgow

Simply Amazing Holiday

We returned from this resort in June 2015 and cannot rate this resort highly enough. My family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children) we part of a larger party of over 20 and each one of us didn't have a bad word to say about the place! This is the first holiday where I have not had to list the bad points as there really are not that many. The entertainment was good, although perhaps the younger children could have party dances a little earlier as by the time 9pm comes, most kids want to be in bed as it's an early start to the day in Egypt :) Entertainment was indoors for the most part and moved outdoors in the amphitheater towards the end of our visit. Each has their own benefits however we actually preferred it indoors as its air conditioned and comfier chairs. The kids clubs are really good here and operate all day long, into the late hours of the evening for the older ones. Some paid activities such as Chocolate Party etc but the staff are really good and the kids wanted to return (most days they just wanted to swim though). Not a problem with any of the reps, every one of them were entertaining and really went above and beyond to keep the little ones happy. Food was incredible, something for every palette and even catering for those with certain allergies / intolerances etc. The themed restaurants are a must if you are staying for longer than a week just to add a break to the main restaurant - the Indian restaurant was our best. The grounds are impeccable, gardeners and staff working all day long to maintain the stunning greenery. The pools are plentiful and there is ample space for a sun-bed in the morning without the usual towel wars, although this may not be the case at the height of the summer. Weather was 40-50 degrees every day, although this was not an added extra provided by the resort, it's always a bonus. The staff deserve a mention too, they cannot simply do enough for you. They don't expect tips however we felt that the service offered by certain people warranted it. Tips or not, the service doesn't falter. Lapbieb, you were absolutely fantastic and deserve a special mention. Rooms are massive, good layout and the cleaners did a fantastic job each day. We had bottles of water replaced each day and towel art on most days which obviously pleased the little ones. We were located within Block 10 overlooking the quiet pool and the view was stunning in the day and really nice at night with all the lighting etc - very peaceful too and good location from the main reception as its part of the same building. When we arrived, we were relocated at our request and the reception staff went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements - special mention to Ahmed who literally wouldn't leave our side until we were 100% happy. Wi-Fi is throughout the hotel and all rooms and is actually faster than our broadband at home! We experienced about 2 hours downtime for the whole two weeks we were there and the kids were able to stream Netflix etc. Code Brown was an issue during our stay (4 times in total). Usually at the main pool, but this is a massive pool. Maybe the hotel could split the main pool into two at the bridge to help this issue as only one side would have to close then? Also, only one side of the main pool gets the music and entertainment, this should be the whole pool so everybody can take part. Location was a huge plus, just outside the main entrance is everything that you could possibly need. There are local shops, markets and restaurants within a 5 minute walking distance and you must venture out to experience a slice of authentic Egypt. Just a word of warning - if you don't want to buy anything - let them know firmly, don't be drawn in. And Haggle, it is expected and great fun! I booked an excursion through Falcon Adventure (just 5 minutes to the right of the entrance) to Luxor and this was worth every penny and much cheaper than the First Choice prices, fully insured too! We also booked as a group a meal at the Hard Rock Cafe, if you are booking speak to a rep and you get discount (we only found out the day after). The food and atmosphere here was amazing! All in all, an unforgettable holiday! We were home for 36 hours and re-booked to return in May 2016.More

Stephen L, Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom

Overall review

I came here with my young daughter and we both had a great time. The staff were all great everyone did their best and made our stay absolutely fantastic. We will come again if I can save enough money. More

Kerry H, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Red sea holiday village

Absolutely amazing! Clean and beautiful grounds! Loads to do and amazing for the kiddies! Always something happen and it's just an all round amazing place to go! Would recommend anyone to go there! :) More

char203, Broxbourne, United Kingdom

Great holiday

As per norm holiday village was my first choice for my family to have a relaxing vacation! As this is my tenth visit I guess that speaks volumes. It's a great place for kids adults both this visit I took my husband as we run a very busy Buisness back in UK it's difficult for us to holiday together as I normally come holiday village alone with my kids. My husband enjoyed his stay loved food and enjoyed talkin with staff who were as normal extremely friendly and helpful, As for my daughters quiet a age gap 16 and 3 years old yet both were happy and fulfilled the whole 2 weeks stay. Rooms could do with little refurb I stay in a swim up room when I stay but have stayed in all rest too! My youngest daughter burnt her finger on one of lights over bed as there was no glass cover over it. I did report it to guest relations on day I checked out. Slightly disappointed with her response to it as it was quiet a bad burn and blister. But truth is as holiday village have always been inviting friendly helpful and I've never had issues or accident s before I have not let this upset our holiday at all and will travel back again The hotel is clean and tidy the gardens are beautiful and so well kept.food is above average and we have never suffered with upset tummy issues but we are a very hygienic family and don't drink alcohol very much! My girls enjoyed food and service was outstanding,, I use room service and laundry service both outstanding the hotel is well worth a visit if u have never been before I garentee u will return if u go as I'm positive u will enjoy ur experience there I'm tryin to revisit in September so see u all soon Xxxx😃😃😃😃 More

Stormthundet, Manchestet

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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 5724 customer reviews
from £369.55