We stayed at the Dreams Beach Resort from 6th-20th July and have an absolutely fantastic time. I am a sun worshipper but my only complaint was that it was way too hot! We had a thermometer which went off the scale most days during our second week - off the scale was over 55 degrees! We would defiinitely go back to the same hotel but either in Sept or March.
Anyway, everyone is right, the airport is a bit of a shambles but thanks to this website we were prepared for the worse and weren't really surprised. We arranged for Mohammed from Charm of Sharm to pick us up to save a lengthy transfer journey - he was fab - stopped at a garage and bought us all soft drinks!
Arrived at Dreams Beach, were shown to our rooms within about 5 mins - in Block 32. Tip - if you've paid for a sea view - make sure you get the top floor instead of the bottom - we paid £112 and could see the sea if we stood up on the balcony - to be honest wished we'd never bothered as we hardly spent any time in our room. Which was spacious, very clean and our maid left us lots of extras after we gave him a £5 tip on arrival. Our fridge was stocked full of juice and water instead of just 2 water and 2 coke. He also gave us lovely little towelling bath slippers, made creations on the bed every day with my nighties!
The main pool was extremely busy so we went down to the pool by the beach which was a bit quieter. The Grill House is down there so we had lovely BBQ lunches most days. Word of warning - lots of stairs to climb to get up and down to this pool and the beach - about 80 in total I remember counting!
The meal on the Love Boat was amazing as was the show with the spinning man (you have to see it to believe how long he can spin for!) and the belly dancing. Well worth £10 per person.
Our favourite restaurants were the Italian - by the main pool - The Pergola and My Place - the a la carte restaurant in the main building. When you make your reservation you get to look at the menus for the week and pick your night. The wine in both these restaurants was much nicer than the wine served in the Foyer and Buffet Restaurant.
The food in the main Buffet restaurant was good too. There was a massive choice - chicken, lamb, fish, veal beef, rice, freshly cooked pasta etc. Other reviews have complained about the food being repetitive - it's true the meals are repeated every week - but with so much choice I can honestly say we didn't eat the same thing twice - unless we particularly liked something the week before - like the steak pie my husband devoured!
We went quad biking in the desert which we arrived through the guys on the beach - I think we saved a fiver by booking through them instead of Thomsons. We left the hotel at 5am and saw the sunrise - it was breath-taking - a real moment to treasure from our holiday. There's no way I could have done it through the day as it would have been far too hot. With temps between 50-60 degrees we spent most of our time in the pool.
And the fish - well lets just say they were out of this world! We went snorkelling and the fish were right in front of your mask looking at you! My mum isn't a strong swimmer and we couldn't persuade her to try it out but my dad managed to persuade her to walk out onto the jetty in the morning when the tide was still in and she stood in knee-deep water and the fish swam all around her feet - she was in awe of their beautiful colours!
On the second last night we went into Old Sharm - as recommended by a guy we met at the hotel how'd been to the Hotel 3 years running. He told us that in Namma Bay you got much more hassle from the shop keepers. We also spoke with other people in the hotel who'd bought various souvenirs and so we had a good idea what we should pay for things so that we didn't get ripped off.
The best part of our holiday was walking along to Dreams Vacation 3 days before the end of our holiday. It was so lovely - much relaxing and peaceful than Dreams Beach. We found little cabanas - four poster beds with little curtains at the furthest away pool - it was heaven!
I'm sure I've probably missed out loads but all in all just wanted to tell you all that we had a fab time at this hotel and will definitely be going back!
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- Also Known As:
- Dreams Beach Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Hotel Dreams Beach
- Dreams Beach Resort Egypt
- Dreams Beach Resort Sharm El Sheikh
- Dreams Beach Egypt
- Beach Dream El Resort Sharm Sheikh