Hilton Noweiba Coral Resort Hotel, Nuweiba
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On a par with Sandalsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Spot on!from Doogiej
From the moment we arrived till the moment we left the entire staff were magnificent. Nothing was too much trouble and all were friendly and polite. They genuinely were pleased to be working there and all went out of their way to do anything you could ask with warmth and a fantstic sense of humour.
The all inclusive deal we were on worked wonderfully. The main restraunt, "The Blue Blue" was, like all aspects of the hotel, very clean and bright. The range and quality of food available from early morning to late at night was extremely good. Every day a different theme, supported by standard dishes, I could have spent my entire week in there alone! The succes of this facility meant the A La Carte restraunt was used by few people, though we did try it and for very little extra the food was superb. Now that the season is getting into full swing the Italian, outdoor, restraunt will be reopening, for our stay the Italian menu was served in the main facility, the pasta undoubtedly the best I have ever had, which is saying something!!
The setting of the Hotel was beautiful, see included photos, well established and lovingly nurtured grounds and a fine private beach with more than enough sunbeds, two delightful pools, a beach bar and a pool bar. There is a diving school available though I did not partake, those divers and snorkelers I spoke to were very enthusiastic about about the coral and marine life including turtles and dolphins. We viewed the coral from a glass bottomed boat and can see the facination!
The holiday company we travelled with was Libra and they offered a range of activities and trips that compared favourably with other vendors available at the complex, again as we were only there to relax we did not take part in any. Our one sally from the hotel was to the local tourist market which was great fun and an ideal way for beginners to learn to haggle with the very friendly Bedouin stall and shop holders.
In summary, the break was exactly what I wanted and more and I would heartily recommend it to anyone and yes, I would certainly go back!
4* Hotel offering a 5* Holiday - Perfectfrom Squirrel
We arrived at Taba International, we were met by Longwoods Holiday Reps and given a complimentary bottle of water and escorted to our coach for the transfer to the Hilton Coral Reef Resort which was expected to take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with 2 stops on route.
Our rep on board the coach made us feel welcome and explained that if anyone was dissappointed that the temperature was only 16 degrees, fear not as the airport is over 1000 metres above sea level and as such the temperature in the resort at 4pm was normally 23 to 24 degrees centigrade.
The coach wound its way through extremely rugged mountains, which were spectacular especially during the sun set, and you can spot the odd camel or two wandering around as well.
We arrived at the hotel in only 1 hour and 20 minutes to be greeted with refreshments and a hot towel. Our luggage was unloaded from the coach and delivered to our room for us, whilst we spent 2 minutes booking in.
We were now free to roam the resort. The hotel is divided into 3 blocks consisting of approximated 54 rooms per block. Then individual bungalows and villas were also available. During our trip we stayed in a standard room and were impressed by a) its size and b) is cleanliness.
During our stay we were greeted at the door of the main restaurant everyday, escorted to our table and within 24 hours, our waiter had memorised our drinks orders and whilst choosing our meal from the excellent buffet selection we often returned to find our usual drinks waiting at our table.
The beach was ideal, silent except for the sound of the sea, there is a beach bar which stocks soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks, and a fully stocked water sports and diving school. 3 times a day cruise ships arrive at the harbour approximately 1 mile away, however we never heard them leave or arrive apart from the increased wave noises that followed them for about 5 minutes.
The beach is well supplied with palm covered parasols and sun beds with padded covers for extra comfort, and free beach towels are available each day and is exceptionally clean. The water is cold in february, only 12 -13 degrees, but you soon get used to it and the snorkelling is v.good especially near the jetty.
Throughout the resort you also have access to croquet, tennis, squash, ping pong, basketball and crazy golf to name but a few for the more active amongst you.
I have to mention the cleaners, all male they clean the room daily, we often returned to find towels folded in to swans, hearts and flowers as a final touch, make sure you give them a good tip they deserve it.
As for the waiters/hostesses they will not accept tips in any of the restaurants or beach/pool bars. However you can leave a tip at reception when checking out which is divided amongst them to ensure they all get something.
You cannot go to this hotel without visting "Down to Earth" the sheesha room. The traditional hubbly-bubbly pipes are available for about 50p per flavour and range from gentle flavours such as Apple or Rose, to the stronger Honey deemed the local mans choice. Ahmed the host makes you feel so welcome and relaxed.
There is a nightclub at the hotel, whilst I was in the sheesha bar, I am told the most up to data song played during our visit was Michael jacksons "Thriller" so no good for the ravers amongst you, but good for a giggle.
Several excursion packages are available from the hotel and a few shops on on the grounds. However this hotel really is best suited to the true sun worshippers and are looking to lay on the beach all day and relax at night.
You cannot fail to enjoy a visit to this excellent hotel, we are already looking to return in September 2005.
a pleasant stayfrom shumms
The staff there just make your stay so wonderful. They are always polite and enjoy their job although they work very long hours. I can't remember any negative encounters with the staff and I tipped them as well as notify their manager on how pleasant they were.
The food there is gorgeous. Lots of variety and you wont go hungry.
each night they had a different theme, and I enjoyed the Egyptian night.
The rooms were clean and spacious with a nice balcony. There was a TV, air conditioning and a large bed. Very well maintained.
The staff are always trying to get the guest involved with the activities and the beach is beautiful with views of the Sinai mountains. The snorkeling there was fun and they had pier which lights up at night so you can see the fish swimming in the dark waters. The guards at the beach are always eager to give you pedal boats/canoes to ride (which are free)
There are dolphins around and I managed to see a couple that came down to play with the guest. awesome or what!
The only downside was the spell of lotuses that appeared from no where? but that was really rare.
Make most of the blue blue restraunt where most of the action is and the coral bar is also cool. Nice place to relax and have a drink.
Tipping was something I did not see happening very often, but the staff there really do deserve it, you will see for your self (don't forget the cleaner as he tends to miss out as you hardly see him) but he make sure your room is spotless on your return.
The service was impeccable.
I miss the resort and I will sure sure see them, the resort and the dolphins again..cute
The evenings can get pretty cold so I recommend to take some warm clothing too.
Have fun :)
A great big relaxing breakfrom maryelle14
Friendliest resort ever!from moonpoppy
We had no idea what to expect, people took good care to regale us with horror stories about blonde European females travelling on their own but despite doubts about our ability to cope with the temperatures, we thought the resort sounded like heaven.
After facing a wall of heat (37 degrees) on our arrival at Taba "International" (ha!) Airport and the scary armed guards as we passed through Passport Control, we wound our way down through the beautifully barren mountains on a road which looked more like a dirt track than a highway. Stopping off at various hotels on the way through Taba, our faces drooped lower and lower ... not just through the heat but it all looked so unfinished, passing by camels galore and tiny huts near deserted beaches and partially-completed hotels.
However, my son forgave me as soon as we entered Hilton Coral Resort, Nuweiba and were welcomed by such friendly staff. After supping a deliciously refreshing drink (milk and coconut - not my favourite things but cunningly disguised into something divine!) we went on our way to our room. In need of refurbishment and not as 4* as we were used to, we forgave everything as soon as we stepped onto our balcony.
I could wax lyrical about the Coral Resort forever, but suffice to say the staff here are the friendliest and most helpful we have ever come across. Nothing was ever too much trouble and a big hallo to Sammi who took charge of the Italian restaurant at night (serving delicious pizzas!).
The first week was divine; we learnt to snorkel and made lots of friends before the school holidays kicked in and it became "Malaga" in S.Sinai! The food was always 5*, with burgers, steaks and desserts to die for.
The beaches were spotless; with sports and activities for all the family to enjoy. The water was beautifully clear, with fantastic sealife and the jetty at night was a joy, watching cuttlefish and lionfish dart back and forth underneath. We saw no sign of the famous dolphin but were mesmerised each afternoon as shoals of tiny silver fish leapt out of the air, predator rapidly approaching.
The heat reached 49 degrees at one point but the all-inclusive option was a fantastic deal; 2L bottles of water were drunk as if going out of fashion. All local spirits tasted the same but rose wine was a surefire winner - but my sensitive digestion took offence to the ice, 'though most didn't suffer any ill-effects at all.
The entertainment guys were great fun and really looked after the family. Evening entertainment was better than in most resorts 'tho I stopped drinking rose wine soon enough without feeling the need to get up and practice my belly-dancing techniques learnt from Sharif on the beach late afternoon! By the way the massages are to die for, do treat yourself to more than one.
On the only day I was taken ill, my son was really taken care of by members of staff who looked out for the both of us. Our room attendent even bought me flowers from the garden, to cheer me up!
It has to be said that after one week of pure laziness and all our needs being taken care of so perfectly by the staff, it was time to take a look at available tours. We did the camel-ride but that was definitely a one-off experience! We also took a two-day trip to Cairo which was very well-planned, our armed security guard keeping a close eye on us both (being so fair we attracted considerable unwanted attention) and we loved the Egyptian Museum and Pyramids - do go the Pyramid Light Show, even if you are dead on your feet, you won't regret it. We also spent far too much money on gold (something I regretted as soon as I landed in Jordan!) but at least we can say we have been there and done it. Sadly the Pyramids were not a mystical experience, rather one of being chased by touts when all you wanted was to stand and admire at this Wonder of the World.
Jordan was our last trip but this was arranged by ourselves to visit a friend in Jordan. We took the catamaran from Nuweiba to Aqaba - believe me, not a trip for the faint-hearted and they really do not appreciate dealing with European women ... my son had to hand over the money and speak for us; one poor woman with a toddler was refused a ticket to travel. Jordan was fantastic, full of wonderful memories of beach-bars, mango juice, Wadi Rum and Petra, but I will never ever again travel back from Aqaba into Nuweiba Port - it took us 3 hours to gain entry back into Egypt and I have never been so scared in my life!
Do take a trip into the Tarabin to collect gifts for family and friends; don't be afraid to haggle and walk away if they won't go any lower - it usually does the trick! We found the signs in Tarabin hilarious and well worth a few shots of the camera. My son was delighted to find a bong for only £3 (with an assortment of goodies) but we still managed to pick up some beautiful items from the hotel shops, such as finger bracelets and a local pottery horse-head.
On the whole a truly fantastic time. My son made very good friends with the staff and became a real hustler on the pool table. The only thing which makes me hesitate in going back issnothing to do with the resort itself - Taba Airport guards are terrifying and (from personal experience) like to make life as difficult as possible.
Don't hesitate to go ... enjoy the snorkelling, enjoy the diving, enjoy the food and most of all, do enjoy the hospitality of the staff.
Absolutely Perfect!from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed all inclusive with Libra - the food was very good with a huge choice, as we were out of season the italian restaurant was closed but they had moved the chefs to the main restaurant so you still had the choice. We also had dinner at the seafood restaurant even though this was not part of the AI the food and service was very good indeed and they even give you LE£40 back towards the cost of the meal.
It is the most relaxing place you are likely to visit, we also treated ourselves to a massge, which was very nice and reasonble at around £18 sterling.
The local beer and wine is also easy to drink! And you won't sit long before they come over and refil your glass!!
The weather while we were there was around 25C everyday, a good tip is to get to the beach early (10ish) so you can get alot of hours in, once the sun starts setting about 4pm the wind tends to pick up and it can be chilly - light jacket or cardigan needed for the evenings.
The beach is cleaned everyday and the snokelling is very good, you don't have to swim far at all to see fish, turtles etc. The sea is very calm and very clear.
If you do anything though make sure you go to the jetty at night, it is lit underneath and the amount of sea life you can see is staggering, take your camera!
exceeded all expectationsfrom AHSG
lovely hotel, terrific staff, almost perfect!from k4ssie
The resort was very well laid out, giving a feeling of space - i was amazed to learn that it was full when we were there as there. It's also beautifully tended and planted so that you forget you're in the middle of the desert. The location is special too, with mountain on two sides providing a gorgeous backdrop to the beach at sunset.
The staff have a real gift for being genuinely hospitable and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. I was unwell while i was there (i don't think there were issues with the food preparation, i was just run down) and received a service from the doctor that put the NHS thoroughly to shame - fantastic care and instead of being told "drink water, don't eat and you'll either die or get better" (the usual line from our local surgery!) he gave me an armful of drugs which had me right as rain within a day or so.
Our room, and bathroom, was a little bit "tired" but decor was plain and clean, and the aircon was quiet enough for me to sleep with it on (hardly ever happens!). Evening entertainment was surprisingly good quality, and gets the right balance between providing something to do (tho i preferred sitting on the pier watching the fantastic fish in the floodlit sea below) without being so loud or so long as to disturb guests wanting an early night.
The food was fine, a good range of options and plenty of fruit and healthy stuff if you wanted it, and superb desserts. THe beach restaurant was nice, we didn't try the italian as it was outside with no breeze and just too hot to contemplate sitting there, even at 8pm (it was 40 degrees in the day most days).
The only downside: children. Lots of them. I'm told we'd unfortunately selected the week that Israeli children were on half term or something, having carefully avoided UK school holidays, and all of the enormous families seemed to take special care to distribute themselves evenly around all the pools and areas of the beach so there was no chance of missing out on the fun, i mean screaming. Also the restaurant could be stressful with the little darlings running about under the waiters feet, mashing food into the floor etc. Both of these problems could have been solved by making one of the two massive pools "adults only" and having a child sitting at dinner ending at say 8pm. Or, if you don't relish the patter of tiny screaming mouths, check carefully not just the UK holidays but also the Italian, Israeli and Russian ones, before you book!
Fantastic Holidayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We booked with Longwoods who I cannot praise highly enough for their support with a personal crisis during our stay.
Top Local Tips for Nuweiba
lion fish Make sure you walk up the jetty at night at the coral hilton and observe the lion fish and numerous other exotic aquatic animals in the flood lit area
dolphin reef israel had a great day at dolphin reef israel, can book with hotel or independantly (which we did) its just over the border. yyou can snorkel or scuba dive or just watch from beach! great day for whole family
Clothing. Take a fleece & windproof jacket if visiting in winter months!
Other names for Hilton Noweiba Coral Resort Hotel
- nuweiba hilton
- hilton nuweiba coral resort
- hilton nuweiba coral hotel
- hilton nuweiba
- hilton international nuweiba
- coral hilton nuweiba
- Address: South Sinai - Nuweiba - Egypt
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