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“DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Riva Mar

Riva Mar
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Riva Mar
Ranked #210 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2011

Stayed here for 1 night after being moved there after the ash cloud,1st impressions were fine until u get past reception,the corridor to yur room is dark n dingy,and when u get in yur room it's dated looks lyk faulty towers,as for the dining area omg there wasn't a clean table insite and the waiters done nothing to help u unless they were getting tipped,even 1 of the managers advised us to tip which I thought was a disgrace ,the waiters who worked on the bar were keep coming over to my partner n asking for cigarettes , please anyone who reads this DONT GO ,most family's work hard all year to afford a holiday and ths is definitely not a nice place to stay please please listen, I just hope the holiday watchdog goes there to close it down

  • Stayed May 2011
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2 Thank Loveholidaysme
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SolYMarRivaWorldGM, General Manager at Riva Mar, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to research our hotels.

We would like to inform you that, as of 3rd October 2012, Sol Y Mar will no longer be managing the Riva World Hotels of Riva Mar, Riva Beach and Riva Club.

We look forward to welcoming you to any other of our extensive range of hotels here in Egypt, with Sol Y Mar, Iberotel or Jaz.

Thank you once again for your interest in our hotels.

Kindest Regards
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Management Team
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2011

A wonderful holiday! We went to Sol Y Mar Riva World hotel for Christmas & New Year. This is our 3rd time to Sharm for Winter sun and this is the best resort we've found yet! The hotel has recently been taken over by new management so they're really keen to pull out all the stops to ensure that every guest has a wonderful time. The resort itself is lovely - sits right on the beach with ample sun beds to go around. The pools are large with the biggest being heated. Our room was also immaculately clean and were well made up each day of our stay.

The staff were fantastic, and always went the extra mile to ensure that we had all we needed and were comfortable. I fell in love with the bar staff too, AMAZING cocktail mixers (my boyf was more into his cold beers by the pool). Plenty of choice food as well - a buffet that offered a good selection for everyone’s taste buds. The main restaurant overlooks the pool and beach which is a really romantic view ...we will definitely be back and I've already recommended it to friends and family.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Davinia30
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SolYMarRivaWorldGM, General Manager at Riva Mar, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to research our hotels.

We would like to inform you that, as of 3rd October 2012, Sol Y Mar will no longer be managing the Riva World Hotels of Riva Mar, Riva Beach and Riva Club.

We look forward to welcoming you to any other of our extensive range of hotels here in Egypt, with Sol Y Mar, Iberotel or Jaz.

Thank you once again for your interest in our hotels.

Kindest Regards
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Management Team
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2010

hotel was a grt place to stay and relax..
staff were so pleasent and looked after us as if we was royalty
food was not great..
entertainment was in russian and german

but we would go back in a shot
it was a great place to be

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank globetrotter1971_10
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SolYMarRivaWorldGM, General Manager at Riva Mar, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to research our hotels.

We would like to inform you that, as of 3rd October 2012, Sol Y Mar will no longer be managing the Riva World Hotels of Riva Mar, Riva Beach and Riva Club.

We look forward to welcoming you to any other of our extensive range of hotels here in Egypt, with Sol Y Mar, Iberotel or Jaz.

Thank you once again for your interest in our hotels.

Kindest Regards
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Management Team
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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

This hotel was very clean and the food was ok for all inclusive but more than one week would get boring. The staff were very friendly but were let down badly by the management who could not organise a party in a brewery. The place was full of obnoxious Russians who were intent on drinking the place dry and on many occasions succeeded due to the mis-management of stock. Several times the beach and pool bars ran out of beer and if you like a gin and tonic buy your own tonic locally as we did as the hotel only seemed to have six small cans a day. The location is really nice with coral reefs just off the beach which the hotel took no responsibility for and never gave any advice on its conservancy, consequently the Russians were standing all over it and ripping bits of coral away to take home. The fish to be seen on the reef are spectacular.There was entertainment every night in one of the bars or amphitheatre but the hotel never gave any information out. The hotel has 3 specialised restraunts,which you pay extra to use, all of which were very clinical with no atmosphere,theme,or customers due to bad management by the hotel. The beach and water are safe for children as are the pools but be warned it is very hot. I would not revisit this hotel purely because it was managed so badly. Surprise, surprise they dont ask you what you thought of your stay when you leave. If you decide to go anyway tip the bar staff house boys and waiters on your arrival and they will look after you really well.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank tiffy325
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SolYMarRivaWorldGM, General Manager at Riva Mar, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to research our hotels.

We would like to inform you that, as of 3rd October 2012, Sol Y Mar will no longer be managing the Riva World Hotels of Riva Mar, Riva Beach and Riva Club.

We look forward to welcoming you to any other of our extensive range of hotels here in Egypt, with Sol Y Mar, Iberotel or Jaz.

Thank you once again for your interest in our hotels.

Kindest Regards
Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Management Team
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

We booked this holiday last minute, and feel we were totally let down by the holiday comapny.
It is rated as a five star hotel, when in my opion it is a UK three star rating.
The hotel is in dire need of a lick of paint, as well a fire doors that go all the way to the ceiling. There is an approx 6 inch open gap at the top of the door, which in a fire would be as much use as a chocolate fire guard!
Running through the hotel lobby area is a 'lazy river' which is full of stagnant water, that does not flow, hende 'lazy' the hotel staff do fish any scum or dirt out of it occasionally.
We got caught out as it was end of Ramadam as we got there, the hotel was full of Palestians and their famalies, what a nightmare.
Be warned there are only approx 10 rooms with a balacony, we did not get one much to my disappointment, however after complaining we did get moved to a room with a view of the sea.
The food was dreadful, as long as you like salad, bread and pastries you should be ok. The best meal of the day was lunch, pizza and chips cooked fresh at the beach bar.
All that said the staff were very friendly and helpfull, we had a good holiday and would go back to Egypt but not to this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank dihawley
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Property: Riva Mar
Address: Al Salam Road | Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#137 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Hotel Class:5 star — Riva Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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