Stayed here for our 2 weeks holiday. On arrival at this hotel check-in was extremely efficient and friendly and were within our room in minutes. The rooms are fine - very clean, comfy beds and great air conditioning. The bathroom looked a little "tired" but we had the best power shower over a corner bath.
The complex (includes sister hotel Dreams Vacation) is quite compact - you don't have to walk far at all, however, there is the little "taf taf" which runs from lunchtime tiill 11pm at night to convey you around the complex - it was quite fun! The main pool is loud and great for kids - music and games all day with the animation team. We preferred the quiet pool down by the beach next to the Spa which was a lot quieter, plus the sunbeds down there are a lot more comfortable.
The beach is a tiered "man made" sandy beach with loads of sunbeds and brollies - no need to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve them. The sea was AMAZING and one of the highlights of my holiday, there are three walkways over the coral giving access to the sea which is very very deep - approx 40 metres. If you can't swim, walk out on the longest one and you don't even have to get your feet wet to see the beautiful fish. They are in the process of extending this beach area with more sunbeds/bar, etc, and it was nearly finished when I left and looked impressive.
I visited the Spa and had a 2 hour treatment which cost approx £45 - well worth the money but ladies - if you have the coffee/coconut scrub - don't wear a white bikini as it will get ruined!
The food in the hotel was fine and varied - some nights were better than others though. The main restaurant "Lopera" could be a bit of a "bun fight" if you went at peak times too. You also have free unlimited use of the the Grill House and Pergola Italian Restaurant. We ate at the Grill House several times and it was very nice - unfortunately I can't say the same for the Pergola. Ate there once and the food/service was awful.
Other restaurants are available which you have to pay for - My Place (Steak/Fish), the Mexican and Asia House were excellent - very inexpensive and all drinks are part of the all inclusive package within these restaurants. Whilst on the topic of drinks - the wine is lovely (red/white/rose) but is only free from lunchtime till 10pm. Hubby said the beer and vodka was okay but the gin and tonic was yuck!!
Entertainment - non existent - but we made our own! We went to the Dreams Vacation Lobby Bar every evening where there is a singer (who was quite good!) - the Dreams Beach Lobby area did get very busy and sometimes its difficult to get a seat - not so at the Vacation which was reasonably quiet until roughly 10pm.
One wee word of warning - there are a few shops within Dreams Beach but they are extortionately expensive - £4.00 for a packet of paracetamol which costs less than 50p at home! Toiletries/feminine items were also about 8 times the price of back home - so ladies don't be tempted to buy products when you arrive as it will cost you a fortune!
The staff - who are absolutely totally wonderful and make this hotel what it is - a holiday to remember for all the right reasons! Hany Mohamed, Ehab, Malak, Mina, Omran, Ahmed and a great deal of others are just so lovely, helpful, and love to talk! Look out for them and stop to say hello!
Lastly - take a bag of £1 coins for tipping - tip for the first few days and then maybe before you leave and the staff will give you that extra bit of attention to detail throughout your holiday.
We left this hotel relaxed, happy and with a great tan (weather in the high 30's every day) but most of all - having made life long friends who we fully intend to see again next year on our return!
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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