Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh

Peace Road, Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 46619 Egypt
5 star hotel

About Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh

On Nabq Bay’s yellow sandy beaches lies the The Royal Albatros Moderna Resort,
one of Sharm El Sheikh’s most luxurious resorts. Glorious weather welcomes
guests to this family-friendly resort all year round. Only 12 km from Sharm El
Sheikh International Airport, you will be sipping a cocktail by the pool before
you know it. The resort’s 9 restaurants and 10 bars keep food lovers busy with
specialty foods from an abundance of different nationalities. A new Irish pub
and Columbus coffee bar add to the variety of food and drink options. Situated
just 20 km from Naama Bay and a 15 minute drive from the region’s main
shopping centres, this 5-star resort boasts an abundance of fun activities,
excellent facilities and unrivalled services. A new jetty allows guests to make
the most of the diving and snorkeling opportunities in what is widely considered
to be one of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. The Natural Protected
Area of Nabq is home to beautifully preserved coral reef and tropical fish. Kids
of all ages will enjoy zooming down the slides in the resort’s large aqua

Room Information and Room Facilities

The resort’s guest rooms and suites provide a respite from the Egyptian heat
as they are all fully air-conditioned and fitted out with mini fridges. Other
features include hair dryer, large bathroom with bathtub, direct-dial telephone
and tea and coffee. A real benefit of staying at the Royal Albatros Moderna
Resort is that every room opens onto a terrace or balcony, allowing guests to
make the most of the warm climate. From this vantage point you can relax with a
cold drink and take in the superb views of either the pool or the garden. The
Junior Suite and Royal Suite offer that extra touch of luxury, with more space,
armchairs and a coffee table. The Royal Suite also includes an extra bedroom
with a separate bathroom. Whether you select a regular guest room or a suite,
all of the rooms exude the luxury and style that has won the resort many awards
over the years.

Facilities, Entertainment, Activities

With visibility of 20 meters through the pure Red Sea waters, diving and water
sports are clear favourites in this area. This award winning resort boasts a new
jetty, which extends majestically for 630 metres out to sea. For families with
small children, the hotel’s aqua park is a popular destination, including 8
slides. The children’s pool has a further 12 child-friendly slides for the
little ones. With 2 of the 4 swimming pools heated in the winter months, there
is no chance of catching cold. The resort also caters excellently for sporty
guests with a great selection of indoor and outdoor facilities. These include
gym and fitness centre; tennis courts, football pitches and beach volleyball.
Why not let the experts in the Spa and Wellness Centre massage out the stiff
muscles afterwards? With a combination of sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzis,
serious relaxation is guaranteed.

Food and Drink Options

Such is the variety of dining options at the Royal Albatross Moderna Resort, you
could easily enjoy cuisine from a different country every night of your stay.
The national dishes from Thailand, Germany, Italy, China and Japan are served in
their respective restaurants, as well as Mediterranean food and an a variety of
different ways of cooking the abundance of fish caught straight out of the Red
Sea. With the new Irish pub built in 2011, you can now enjoy a refreshing pint
of Guinness to cool you off in the Egyptian heat. For the caffeine addicts the
Columbus Coffee bar, also added in 2011, makes an incredible variety of 39
different styles and blends of coffee. Whether you fancy a traditional hearty
North African Tagine or a delicate selection of authentic Japanese sushi, the
Royal Albatross Moderna Resort’s 9 restaurants and 10 bars provide an option
to suit every guest’s tastes.

Reviews summary

( 7175 reviews)
  • 4 room
  • 4.5 pool
  • 4.5 beach
  • 4.5 service
  • 3.5 dining
  • 3.5 amenities
  • 5 value
  • 4 food
  • 5 cleanliness
  • 5 location

165 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Lovely hotel

Reviewed Thu 6th of December 2012

"The Calimera is a lovely hotel situated on the beach. The hotel is kept very clean and staff work round the clock to make sure that everything is perfect. The bedding and towels in the room are changed daily and large beach towels are available clean every day also, so don't bother to pack any.

Ladies: There are proper hairdryers in the rooms (if not, ring reception and they bring one straight away) and bath foam, shampoo and liquid soap dispensers both by the sink and the bath. The bath is quite small but the shower is powerful so hairwashing is no problem. Plenty of wardrobe space and laundry service, hairdressing, massage, sauna, gymnasium all available on site. If you need a doctor there is one on site in the Clinic 24 hours a day. There are a few shops in the hotel which sell the usual souvenirs but also suncream and other stuff like that.

Men: there are a number of Snooker/pool tables and table tennis, crazy golf, diving, snorkelling (from the end of a long pier by the hotel which takes you out almost to the reef). Plenty of bars, a huge (the whole wall) screen TV where plenty of sport is screened. They do not have a cash machine in the hotel but they do have a Bureau de Change to change Travellers cheques and currency into Egyptian Pounds (when we were there about 10 Egyptian pounds to 1 British pound). Euros, British Pounds, American Dollars and Egyptian Pounds are all taken. Free Safety deposit boxes are available in reception. There is an internet cafe with about 4/5 computers - 3 euros for 15 minutes.

The Red Sea Restaurant serves food breakfast, lunch and dinner all buffet style, the pool bar serves late continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. There is also drinks machines for coke, lemonade etc which are just help yourself and icecream bar, also help yourself as often as you like (great for the kids). The beach bar serves lunch and drinks. There is an Italian A La Carte Restaurant in the hotel also (you have to pay for meals in this restaurant but for All Inclusive guests it's subsidised). There is a Turkish Cafe serving coffee and Shisha (the smoking water pipes). The food is very varied with plenty of hot and cold food available at every meal. There is a chef at breakfast who will cook your eggs how you like them..!! No problem if you are vegetarian - so much variety is available.

There is a nightly show run by the entertainment team, also afternoon quiz if you want to take part in that at the pool bar, and organised games if you want. The team aren't pushy though and if you say no they don't bother you.

There are loads of trips you can do from the hotel and the only drawback was the beach as if you are expecting white powdery sand you won't find it. It's light brown coral sand and not suitable for sandcastles..!! Also the sea isn't very suitable for small children as there is a lot of coral and you need snorkelling shoes or rubber sandals to wade out, however it's very shallow for a long way and the little fish come right in so you can see them without snorkelling. There are 3 pools (very large) and 1 of these is heated which is great for the kids. There are plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas around the pools and on the beach and plenty of room for everyone. Clean loos on the beach and around the pools.

The staff couldn't be more pleasant and are always smiling. The weather was perfect, so all in all a very pleasant week."

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  • Travel date: Mon 27th of February 2006

Fantastic hotel

Reviewed Wed 7th of November 2012

"I have just come home from a wonderful relaxing week in this hotel. It was spotlessly clean, Bed sheets and towels changed daily, rooms may be not up to the 5* rating but clean comfortable and plenty of storage space and coat hangers.good air conditioning and plenty of hot water for showers,
all the staff very freindly and helpful, food excellent with plenty of choices. I will be returning later in the year and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel who wants a relaxing holiday"

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  • Travel date: Mon 20th of February 2006

Superb Holiday at the Calimera Royal Moderna

Reviewed Thu 20th of December 2012

"The hotel reception is immaculate and there are plenty of places to sit inside and out.
The bar in the lobby was excellent and the service was excellent as well.
Downstairs again there were plenty of places to sit inside and out.

The sunset bar again had seating inside and out and you could watch the entertainment from here as well. Downstairs at the stage there were plenty of seats and the disco bar was open during the entertainment.

The main restaurant was elongated with the food all the way along one wall which spanned about 50 m. The non-smoking side was small and you had to go into the main restaurant for food and this was a smoking area. The selection of food was superb especially the meat selection, the potatoes could be more varied with potatoes with skins on etc. Breakfast had a great selection of prepared fruit and yogurts with both 3 minute eggs and 5 minute eggs. There were two egg stations in the morning using 12 frying pans.

The pool bar was superb as well with the daily barbecue selection and the staff were superb. The choice of all inclusive drinks was superb! See Mohamed and Hanni at the pool bar for excellent service.

The active pool itself was very clean although cold with plenty of sun beds.
The non-active pool again had its own bar and plenty of sun beds, see Mohamoud for excellent service.

The beach although windy was clean and the sea was beautiful with plenty of beds and the staff were superb, see Mohamed for excellent service.

The beach bar had a great choice at lunch times with pizza, pasta, chips and a great variety of hot and cold filled rolls. The steak sandwich and the burgers were superb, see Sharky for excellent service.

This is the fifth time I have been to Egypt and this was the best hotel I have had, better than the Dreams Beach and a good bit cheaper as well."

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  • Travel date: Thu 16th of February 2006

Very Good Relaxing Hotel

Reviewed Wed 7th of November 2012

"Having just returned from this Hotel we found the Staff really friendly and the Hotel itself was immaculate, the only downside we had was we found the food warm and not hot as we would have liked, we did however find that the snack meals in the Beach Bar were hotter than those in the Hotel complex. The Pool areas are well laid out and you are never too close to someone else the same applies to the beach area. The Hotel itself was situated away from the hustle bustle of Naama Bay area and was a quiet relaxing place to stay, a free shuttle bus took you into Naama Bay if you preferred the busy area, although the Shop owners kept pestering you to go into the ir shops which we found annoying, a must on this holiday is the Glass bottom boat the clear sea and tropical fish on view was terrific, all in all we really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the Hotel."

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  • Travel date: Wed 15th of February 2006

excellent hotel

Reviewed Sun 18th of November 2012

"Well what can i say? The hotel on first impression was clean, tiday, exsquisite and the staff were friendly and courteous on arrival. This impression I am pleased to say was the lasting impression.
FOOD = was lovely to start with but i have to say i did get a bit bored after the same sort of food for 3 days, breakfasts were the best with perfectly done eggs and soldiers.Yummy!!! lunches are definatley best at the beach bar and it is nice to have the waiter service for a change from buffet. Beware however that there are nasty tummy bugs around, i was very poorly on the last day and had horrendous stomach cramps and diorrheogh, had to see the pharmacist at the clinic to get some tablets to help, no amount of our normal tablets would give relief. they say that it is often viral, either way it was not a nice experience and had i had the opportunity i would have not flown home and would have stayed in bed feeling sorry for myself.
SNORKELLING = Wow, wow, wow........ this was amazing, we went to the bay to the left of the hotel (10 minute walk) and the marine like here was amazing. better than that on the all day snorkelling trip to the reef of "Ras mohammed" however due to all the new hotels being built along this stretch i am not sure how lovely it will remain. it is quite cheap to buy a snorkle at the hotel, about £9 and also aqua shoes as it is difficult to walk on the crushed coral. the fish are truly amazing and it is a must to go to this bay and give it a go
ACCOMODATION = can't complain, big rooms, very clean and comfortable, a powerful shower was a real bonus.
STAFF = couldn't be more helpful, can sometimes be a little overpowering though, possibly because i was away with my mum and no male presence. being a muslim country the staff are all male, no female staff at all.
LOCATION = the hotel is located far far away from the main resort of naama bay, you come out of the airport and turn left, travelling for 20 minutes until you reach the hotel (this is the last hotel on the stretch) however the main resort is left upon leaving the airport and about 30 minutes from their, thus it is 40 minutes ish from the hotel to naama bay, and from my experience the taxi and bus rides were pretty hair raising.
EXCURSIONS = well where do i start, the only trip we took was snorkelling by boat to a reef........ this i think is the closest i have ever felt to death.... the water was calm ish going out but on return the waves were ferocious and about 12 feet high, all the passengers by this time were hanging onto the tables attached to the boat and they were lying on the floor. i w=have never been so scared inj my life, however i dont think that this is usual, there were reports from others back at the hotel that there had been earth tremors that day, the next day however we heard on the news that the egyptian ferry had sunk, reportedly over poor weather conditions. i know that you cant predict the weather but what shocked me was the lack of H&S equipoment, no radio on the boat, no lifejackets either........ in hind site we were lucky!!!!!!! No more boat trips for me ever again!!!!
OVERALL = great holiday, weather average at about 22-26 degrees, a couple of overcast days but a goos tan in a week whilst using factor 25. windy in a couple of days also."

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  • Travel date: Wed 8th of February 2006

Our stay at the Calimera Royal Moderna

Reviewed Wed 26th of December 2012

"Me & my friend (both 24 yrs old) just returned from this hotel after staying for a week from 28th Jan to 4th Feb. Overall, we had a fantastic time, especially for the give-away price we got it for! It might not be 5 star but definately a four. If your looking for ultra luxury and are used to very high standards it might not be for you. For us though it was excellent.

This hotel is massive, it would take about 20 minutes or more to walk around it all! There are about 4/5 bars and one main buffet restaurant then a beach and pool bar serving food during the day. We got a room fairly near to the main block overlooking the pool, which was very clean, spacious and had both air conditioning and heating. The mini bar was stocked everyday with bottled water and 2 bottles of soft drinks and towels were changed whenever you wanted. I think there were fresh sheets everyday and all sorts of towel sculptures and montages made out of our night clothes! The TV was naff with mainly German & Russian channels but they had an MTV type thing which wasn't bad. For the girls out there don't bother with a hairdryer as you get a really good one which isn't one of those where you have to keep your finger down to make it work! Straightners worked over there too.

We got a safe which is based in the reception area and cost nothing other than a deposit. They take your passports off you when you check in and keep them for a couple of days to do 'checks' which we thought a bit odd, but got them back no worries after.

As for security, I have never felt more safe anywhere on holiday. It's like Fort Knoxx getting in or out the complex and there are guards all down the main roads and in the bay.

All the staff here are really friendly, there are no female staff at all, however we were expecting to be leered at and pestered by the Egyptian waiters etc. but most were just friendly and there was nobody trying any funny business like we had heard they would.

The pool area was great, absolutely loads of sun loungers, definately no fighting for them, although we guessed that the place was about a quarter to half full when we were there. We did remember thinking that in the height of the season it might be a different story. The only annoying things about the pool was the shocking entertainment which was so bad it was actually hillarious. It was mostly in German, mainly due to the fact that only the Germans were taking part. The actual population of the hotel was probably 50% German and then equal amounts of Brits & Russians. The guys selling trips became a bit annoying every day trying to flog a massage or an excursion of some sort. By day 7 we got a bit fed up of this but the guys were really sweet and you felt awful ignoring them so we just put up with it.

As for the weather we had 2 cloudy days out of 7, although only one of these was too cold to lie out in. The rest were lovely and when the sun came out it was really hot. I did wish I had taken more cardies or jeans though for the evening as it did get a tad nippy later on. We noticed it was also a few degrees hotter down in the bay which is much more sheltered so if there is a cloudy day I'd advise spending it down there. People at the hotel were all wrapped up but they were playing volleyball on the beach in bikini's down in the bay which was the difference! I can't imagine how hot it must be in July/August - some people we met said it was unbearable and I can kind of imagine it would be seen as it was so hot in January.

The food was generally fine. The beach bar and pool BBQ were really nice and we tended to class these as our main meal and pig out on this and then eat less at the evening buffet which was definately a step above edible as some people said, but not amazing. I enjoyed everything I ate and the Breakfast bar had everything you could ever wish to eat for Breakfast on it.

The drinks were again fine, I'd stick to the local beer and wine as the spirits just taste strong and not really like what we were used to. The cocktails were also a bit watery as their fruit juices look like our cordial. The wine is quite lethal though, a couple of glasses on the first night and we were sozzled!

Neither of us had the 'Egyptian belly' we had heard about but we were careful and never had ice and stayed away from the cold meats and anything dodgy looking. After speaking to a lot of people it tended to be those that had gone on trips and eaten on those that ended up with a funny stomach. It did happen to our friend though and there are loads of pharmacies around selling something that knocked it on the head in a few hours.

As for Naama Bay we went about every other night. It cost 70 egyptian pounds to get there and back which between four was really good and they even came to get us at 2/3am some nights which was good as we knew we were going back safely. There are about 3 taxis that just work for the hotel and its dead easy to get one - they are sat there all day just waiting to take people. We never bothered with the shuttle bus as you had to book one day in advance. The bay itself was really nice, exceptionally clean and there were loads of bars - both English and Egyptian style to go to. We found the traditional bars cheaper, about £1.50 for a glass of wine compared to about £3 in the tourist bars. There are a couple of clubs going on till 4am, we went to Pacha which is really good although pricey, about £6 a drink. Even the Egyptian Macky D's was open at 4am which went down a treat after a skinful!

I would definately reccommend Sharm-El-Sheikh for a winter break, there's plenty to do, weather is way better than the Canaries at that time of year and this hotel was fab. If you are towards the younger end of the age scale you may feel slightly out of place, I think we were the youngest there amongst a sea of retired couples but it didn't bother us too much!

Just a quick tip about the airport. This is the most unorganised set up I've ever seen. You just have to follow everyone else to find out where to go when you land and then there's a mad caffufle for the visa which you do need regardless of what everyone else says. You can't get through the passport desk without the stamp. It cost us £12. Then the queue for the passport desk was enormous and by the time we got through our luggage had gone round the conveyer so many times it stopped and all the cases ended up in a mound at one end. My friends case got broke and there are no staff around at this point. It's pretty chaotic. We didn't have a transfer and were getting our own taxi which was scarey at the time as we became surrounded by arab men trying to haggle us a fare. In the end we paid £10 in English (have English money ready as they prefer it) and 5 Egyptian. I'm glad we didn't bother with the transfer now as we beat the coaches and could leisurely make our way to the airport an hour later than the coaches were due to pick up on the way home.

As a general tip I wish I hadn't bothered changing my money into Egyptian as nobody was interested in it. They tell you all prices in English pounds and especially in the hotel they turn there face down at their own cash. You only need Egyptian at the bars in the bay area.

If you are going here I'm sure you'll have a great time! If there's anything else you want to ask drop me an e-mail and I'll be happy to answer!"

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  • Travel date: Wed 8th of February 2006

had a great holiday

Reviewed Thu 6th of December 2012

"Have just returned from a weeks holiday with my 19 year old daughter. We stayed at the calimera and were given an absolutly huge room overlooking the gardens. The room was cleaned everyday, towels and sheets changed and the mini bar stocked up.

The hotel has lots to do with all nationalities staying there. There are at least 4 bars (the complex is huge there may be more which we did not find)...and 3 restaurants, 3 swimming pools (one heated) courts, mini golf, checkers etc, large outdoor play area for the kids and a private beach...there is evening and daytime entertainment...and when this is all finished there is a disco which is opened till at least 3 in the morning.

There are also lots of on site shops, selling the usual tat, but also a nice jewlers, leather good shop and perfume shop.

The staff in the hotel are very friendly and cant do enough for you...The food in the restaurant is ok, nothing brilliant but edable...I prefered the food on the beach which was fresher and cooked to order.

We had a fantastic holiday, and found that although the hotel was multi national everyone mixed really well.

The only really downside to the hotel is that it is a good 25-30 mins drive to Naama Bay..although the hotel does run a free bus service the last bus is at 8 at if your like your night life its a fiver every night in a cab.

I would recommend this holiday to anyone who wants a relaxing time away from lifes stresses and strains..and def would return."

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  • Travel date: Wed 1st of February 2006

what a fabulas hotel

Reviewed Tue 23rd of October 2012

"Ive just come back from staying at this hotel and what a hotel it was, the staff were great the foof wow and the entertainment staff were brill! the place was spotlass !

I would recoment this hotel to anyone u wont be dissapointed!!"

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  • Travel date: Wed 18th of January 2006

Go there now!

Reviewed Thu 20th of December 2012

"I have just come back from a week at this hotel and all I can say is FANTASTIC.
The accomodation was brilliant we have 2 small children and were given a suite with a partial pool/sea view.The cleaner was brilliant and came every day and stocked up the mimi bar with soft drinks and bottled water.
The beach bar that served great food was an added bonus as you can just chill on the beach all day.
The entertainment was the only slightly annoying thing as it was german based even though there were a good amount of English people there.
The food was excelent and the omelette(for breakfast)snd the pasta station in the evenig are a must.Also room service is great if you fancy a meal in your room for a change.
We are already looking to go back as we enjoyed it so much the service is second to none.
One thing I must mention thoug is you do not need to buy a visa at the airport if you do not intend to leave the region and we were ripped off by a Taxi going to our hotel as they can basically charge what they want so if you can arrange hotel transfers which were half the price it will be worth it.
There was also a safe in our room with no extra charge and heating and air conditioning again with no extra charge."

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  • Travel date: Tue 17th of January 2006

Nothing wrong, but wouldnt recommend it

Reviewed Sun 18th of November 2012

"The reviewer: Family with kids 4,5 years old, for the third time in Egypt on Xmas vacation

The location of the hotel: The hotel is situated on a long stretch of beaches, left and right of the hotel are unfinished hotel complexes under construction which doesnt affect you at all. Unbearable was unfortunately the wind, there is a constant very very strong wind, (paper cups fly away), so strong that you cannot spend time on the beach unless you are well protected. for that purpose we brought a Half-tent in which we could protect at least the kids against the wind. then it becomes very hot and lovely. But my daugher got horribly ear pains from the wind that she cried all day, so bring a scarf for the head. Otherwise the hotel is in a lonely spot, you can take the one daily shuttle bus to Naama Bay (only afternoon, we had to reserve 3 days in advance). Naama Bay is certainly not as bad as Hurghada, it a cute town with lots of cute cafes along the beach and good shopping.

Hotel Facilities: The hotel is huge but clean. Upon arrival we were greeted with a nice drink at the reception, very refreshing after a long trip. (And yes it is true, you dont need a Visa if you stay in Sinai!] Our hotel room amazed me, it had 4 huge comfortable beds in which each one of us could sleep comfortably. Only the pillows are these harder ones which in my case caused neck pain. Maybe bring your own pillow if necessary. Our room was exactly at the Heated pool which was sooooo great. I could throw the kids in the water but stay in the room, relax there or lie outside on the pool. That was the best location of room I ever had, I was amazed. There is a guard all day and all night, he basically notices everything which was a good feeling. Nothing wrong with the room, the bathroom was in total ok, it doesnt bother me that the shower curtain is 1cm shorter than the bath tub, so when you take a shower, it automatically all flows outside, haha. But they bring always new towels, so you can just solve it like that. The rest of the hotel is kept clean very well, esp. in the restaurant restrooms is a guy constantly which, after a customer leaves, he cleans up immediately. Room Service> looks like the guy works for for those who tip him. For the first two days we got cool towel decorations on the bed, but then that stopped (I guess no tip?) and the cleaning guy shifted his route so he came to our hotel room late in the afternoon, which was a bit annoying because when we came back from swimming, the room was still in a mess.

Food: Best hotel for the All inclusive Service. We had stayed at 2 other hotels before for all inclusive Service, but once the restaurant closes, it is difficult to find food. In this case there is food and drink offered the whole time, and a lot of people took plates of food and fruits from the restaurant after breakfast or lunch out without anyone saying anything. there is a constant Ice cream car open, cappuccino as much as you want to drink, even Arabic coffee for free, also alcohol. this was a nice feature esp. when travelling with 2 hungry kids. The Mini bar was refilled with soft drinks and water for fee, or you can ask for a big water bottle at the bar and take that to the room or to the pool.
However, and I have to say I am really relaxed about food and love international food, but the food was horrible, especially lunch. We stayed for two weeks, and after we came home, I had lost my love for food and didnt even feel like eating at home! Breakfast of course is ok with the omelettes and fruits, but the coffee is very watery. At some point I had to give up my morning coffee addiction and instead get a good cappuccio from the pool, but even that one is still too milky. If you need a real shot of coffeein, get an Arabic coffee in the Sisha bar. Lunch was horrible, rice from the day before, meat from the day before as maybe gulash, veggies changed into Lasagna. For the kids were always some noodle dishes or French Fries so they were ok. Dinner was better, themes were German, Italian, French, Egyptian Food. But compared to the food in Le Meridien, Mariott where we stayed before the food must be rated 3 out of 6, and that from a person who is generally very relaxed about food. This was the first time where, after a long day at the pool, we didnt feel like having a good big dinner. The thought was not exciting at all. The desserts however were great, lots of chocolate cakes and other great cakes for me, which kept me sweet and happy.

Service> The service was phantastic. Amazing staff, havent seen better. For my kids it was heaven, they cooked with the cooks, served drinks with Mohammed, even the top manager knew their names and every day asked about them and greeted them,made photos. They were genuinely nice to us, everyone was great. Even upon arrival we were missing a couple of blankets, in a matter of 5 minutes some guy ran and brought them to us.

For Kids> there is a great playground, havent seen better anywhere. Across from the playground is a bar, so the lazy parent can observe the kids while drinking a cappuccino or drink across (of course the bar is horribly windy so bring your jacket]. Great idea. There was also a kids club from 10-12 and 15-17 with lots of activities. You can hand over your child there.In the evening Baby disco for half an hour. During that time my husband and I went to the Shisha bar to drink Espresso while the Babies were dancing. The evening entertainment was pitiful but better than watching TV. TV is good, a bit of German, CNN, Italian, and prob Russian.

Swimming: Well, the beach basically was out of the question. The kids could not enter the ocean because of the corals. The beach itself was way too windy, so windy we all got our cold back. All other swimming pools are glacier water, so no one swims. The only pool to be in is the Heated pool which is a nice size pool ideal for kids and also for us Oldies to dip in. It is the only wind protected pool. Snorkling we didnt do since it was sooo windy. You would have to walk down a 500m walkway into the ocean and once you come out wet, walk down in the strong wind 500m back, just the thought made me freeze. Yes there is a beach 3min by shuttle bus, much nicer ocean access for kids, but then there is nothing, no washrooms, no wind protection, no bar, so in reality it is not interesting when you have kids.

New Years Eve Party> Was fun, lots of good food, bad entertainment but nicely prepared. Everyone got a big bag with surprises for 12 o clock, hats and stuff like that. Funny enough even before 12 suddenly the cooks start running through the tent already cleaning up the food! Didnt make a nice impression.

Tips> 1.Bring a Jacket 2.Bring a scarf 3.bring a tent / windprotection for the beach 4. bring carbon pills against diarrhea and something against sore throat 4.bring lots of reading material (against boredom) and for kids drawing stuff

Conclusion: the hotel in itself is very good, it offers all and you get what you pay for. It is very relaxing. I cannot complain about the hotel by itself, but keeping in mind the 1.bad beach 2.bad food 3.strong wind I would not recommend this hotel to anyone."

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  • Travel date: Mon 9th of January 2006


Reviewed Fri 31st of January 2014

"Just arrived back from Albatros !!!5th visit this time three weeks. love this place it is so friendly, the staff cant do enough for you.its got really kids facilities,even thought we don't have kids. large water park on site.the rooms are large ,the food is first class,and Joseph in guest relations is wonderful.the management always around the hotel ,very helpful.private beach,5 swimming is heated.and problems would be sorted straight if you need to relax this is the place.also you don't have to queue for drinks .the staff also remember you each visit .there motto is welcome home !!"

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  • Travel date: Fri 31st of January 2014

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Location
  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 5 Food
  • 5 Cleanliness


Reviewed Wed 20th of March 2013

"The hotel is very active and plenty to do during your stay. The food is plentiful and good especially the italian. This is my 3rd time to roya albatross and 4th to the group. Each time i have ben there has been something added or improved which tells me this is the hotel in sharm for the future. Going again 20th april and cant wait. Love it !!!"

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  • Travel date: Wed 20th of March 2013

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Location
  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 5 Food
  • 4 Cleanliness

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    "the best reataurant was the hard rock in new sharm "

  • jcatty by jcatty

    "Take plenty of medical supplies cos they cost a fortune "

  • jcatty by jcatty

    "Do the quad trip you will love it "

  • h+jsis111 by h+jsis111

    "its lovely the staff are very kind and we are booking another holiday!!!!!! "

  • Flik by Flik

    "The jetty was the best thing there, its a must do! "

  • shosho by shosho

    "Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh are better . "

  • darkieson by darkieson

    "jeep safari vally of the kings luxor "

  • Maltloaf by Maltloaf

    "The trip to Cairo and the pyramids was terrific and even though it "

  • Gill Codling by Gill Codling

    "Yes I would but may sure you book your trips with the reps in the hotel "

  • trollydoll by trollydoll

    "Friendly hotel staff, but get hassled on the streets if you want to buy anything. "

  • trollydoll by trollydoll

    "Tiran Island for snorkelling and Luxor... "

  • rozylee by rozylee

    "great place ,if you want the quiet life go to nabq bay area,for night life its got to be naama bay , "

  • rozylee by rozylee

    "boat trip,pyramids ,seafood restraunts in hotel , middle naama bay,check price first goes on weight "

  • ab by ab

    "not 5 star should read 3 star "

  • Geejay8 by Geejay8

    "Book a different hotel "

  • Cheshire set by Cheshire set

    "Relaxing break. ! week max. "

  • cazza by cazza

    "always eat a good breakfast, may have to last all day "

  • Chri55ee by Chri55ee

    "Be friendly with the staff as they look after you and make sure you explore the hotel and its facilitys along with enjoying yourselves ;) "

  • Jaguar by Jaguar

    "Haggle in the markets and be polite "


    "If something is not to your liking report to reception,they will do there upmost to put anything rite. "

Royal Albatros Moderna Sharm el-Sheikh is also called

  • Royal Albatros Moderna Hotel
  • Calimera Royal Moderna
  • Calimera Moderna Beach

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