116 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
One of our best ever holidays
"We have just come back from our fantastic holiday at the Oriental. My youngest Daughter has talked about nothing else, she made so many new friends and thought the staff were so friendly. My older teenage Daughter also met some great friends. The staff were very helpful, the Chef's were great and wore hygiene gloves. The food was nice, we had a lovely waiter who saved us a table every meal time. Animation team were great fun. Some great staff including Marcos the food director, Mustafa on waiter service, Omar and Islam on restaurant waiter service Muhammad on bedroom cleaning to name but a few, all the staff were very helpful friendly and great. My Husband and I are definitely booking for us all to return next year. Come as a guest and leave a friend is their motto and this is so true. "
- Travel date: Fri 1st of August 2014
"Hi, i have just arrived home in Scotland after staying for 16 nights at the Oriental Resort. What made this holiday special for me was the anamation team espical BABOO he was the crazyiest and most entertaining person i have ever meat :) also ALEX the bar man for the mainpool he was very friendly, EDDIE MURPHY he was always cheery with a smile on his face at meal times lets not forget BOB MARLEY he done some great deals for trips . i would recomend this hotel strongly !!!
lots of love, SARAH, SCOTT, CRAIG,GILLIAN AND PHILIP . (P.S (SCOTTISH) WE ARE THE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!:)
Hope to come back next year xoxxoxoxxoxoxxoxoxo "
- Travel date: Sun 29th of July 2012
best holiday yet
"im only 14 but this was a holiday of a lifetime, i went with my mum, dad and 2 younger brothers and i couldnt of asked for any better. We stayed for 2 weeks and we didnt get bored because there was so much to do. The picture of the bedrooms on the internet only show the old half of the hotel but when we got there we stayed in the new side which was only a few months old and very modern unlike the photos on here. The food was simple but nice and all the staff were extremely friendly, one of the waiters even saved us a table every meal time. There is lots for kids to do and the sea is only 5 minutes walk through the hotel garden. The pools are very clean and there is a new pool on the other side of the hotel that noone seems to know about so we were very happy finding that:p I was recommend this holiday to anyone. Amazing."
- Travel date: Mon 18th of June 2012
"We have just come back today from oriental resort sharm , it was a great resort . the staff was so friendly specially Tamer in the reception , Kareem on the bar and waleed on the pool . swimming pools and beach area is wonderful , the room was so clean , the most thing I respect is the logo of resort COME AS A GEUST LEAVE AS A FRIEND .. it was really logo ,, Marco from Egypt "
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of May 2011
nice hotel shame about food
"Hotel nice and staff freindly.The selection of food was poor and to be honest not a very good.The rep advised us that tummy bugs were a possibility and told us where to go for tablets,which was a little off-putting on our first morning.Her warning was correct on our 4th day my wife and i both got the runs,we ate out side the hotel the rest of the week.4star hotel but food 2star.I wont go back."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of March 2011
"Got back from the Oriental resort on the i feb 2011 we had two weeks there we had a great time all the staff where great espically [email protected] @Sam we also meet eddie murphy and on the beach we meet Bob Marley it was great hoilday Alison Mcbride xx"
- Travel date: Sun 20th of February 2011
"we love sharmel sheik and have been quite a few times.but this was the best food we have ever had.the hygeine standards were brilliant,the waiters had hygeine gloves on when working with food and it made such a difference.we had no dicky tummies which was great.had a fab holiday and would go back again.not alot to do on a night but staff were very helpfull.would recomend to any age group. "
- Travel date: Sat 12th of February 2011
"I stayed at the Oriental Resort for 2 weeks at Christmas with my husband 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. After being delayed by the snow we arrived at the hotel at 2 in the morning, were we had our bags brought to our room and was welcomed by the staff, I think what made our holiday so amazing was the staff, they was so welcoming, really couldnât do enough to help. Iâve been to many places for Christmas and Egypt defiantly celebrated it the best and our hotel did the most amazing dinner/party for new years. The stroll down the beach was nice, were the toilets were always clean and there was always a person to clear up a problem no matter were you was.
My grandson nearly drowned in the heated pool, were a life guard saved him and made sure he was ok, we really couldnât thank him enough and every time he saw he always asked how he was. My other grandson had a fit a 2 in the morning, and the 24hour doctor came to our room with in minuets and reviewed him every day, with no extra charge. It was nice to be able to go to any bar and get a drink, ice cream or snack trouble free and no questions asked.
The hotel was really nice but not some were Iâd go for a few years until the children are grown up, and we donât have a buggy as there are no lifts, just stairs. We were all really sad to leave, and we did some great activityâs especially quad biking in the desert, and getting to see where and how to people of Egypt lived. The only down put would be evening entertainment. Defiantly going back!
- Travel date: Sun 9th of January 2011
"We have just returned from the Oriental Resort. We arrived on the 22nd of December for a week. Bar staff and waiters, especially Alex, Eddie Murphy, Zac and Jimmy were all excellent and treated us like royalty. The top pool was like bath water, lovely and warm and we really enjoyed it. Rooms clean, food was good. More choice would have been nice though. Only disappointment was the entertainment was poor, verging on non existent. We spoke to 1 of the staff, Julie, who always said (I dont know anything!!!), which was a shame considering she worked there. "
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of January 2011
ok place, but wouldnt go back
"The hotel in itself was lovely, very picturesque, and very clean and all the staff were really friendly. The food was samey everyday and very bland. The desserts were dry and tasteless. If we left the hotel we lasted about 10 mins every time due to been hassled by drivers and just random people in the street. We also had a lot of people shouting "whitey whitey", or "milky, milky" on the first few days that we just founds very offensive.
The evening entertainment was very tiresome. A kids club that lasted for anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hours in the main bar/lobby area so people without kids had no escape. The evening shows are very child based as well and similar every night.
Would recommend Egypt to anybody but would advise people to stay in Sharks Bay and not Nabq bay as there are more things to do and less hassle
- Travel date: Sat 13th of November 2010
"The oriental resort was spacious clean and tidy through out. the food can get a bit boring but make sure you take imodine tablets before going as no matter what u try and avoid your prob get upset tummies like we did.
Try and get a top floor room or even better the new extention the 4000's as these are the better rooms. most of the staff are friendly but some are quiet pervy. be aware of the giant red ants out side by the main pool with the slide. the beach is lovely but can feel like ur walking on brokn glass so avoid flip flops. the best pool is next to the gym you can swim up to the bar and as we found its the cleanest and quietest. make sure you take your repellent sprays with 50% deet plus as u will need these to avoid being bitten by sand mites and mosiquitos.
if you leave the hotel you may get hassled abit but if u do get collared just ignore and walk straight past taxi's or just firmly say no thank u, if our too soft ur more likely to not b hassled.
we stopped and chatted to an oldish egypian guy who told us no english no business so if you go out on excursions n u dont want to be bothered dont say your english if they ask shake your head no and there leave u alone.
the coach drivers who put ur baggage on the coach on both the transfers are cheeky and ask for money but just take ur suitcases and be on your way.
overall wed definately return there.
sayed aly one of the night workers in the lobby area is very friendly and speaks the best english there.
for any one who goes to oriental, hope u have a good time."
- Travel date: Fri 29th of October 2010
"Was at the oriental for 1 week beginning of Sept 2010. Loved the place, Room was very large and spotless, we had a terrace that overlooked one of the 3 pools at this resort. I am sure this is a new part to the hotel as we had an elderly polish couple talk to us on the terrace and come into the room and were very impressed with our room, saying "new" and "best room". All the staff were exceptional, so helpful, friendly and chatty, couldn't do enough for us. The food did get a bit monotonous towards the end of the first week but i've found this at any all inclusive hotel i've stayed at.
Would return to this hotel for sure."
- Travel date: Thu 16th of September 2010