Falcon Inn Viva Sharm Hotel

, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Falcon Inn Viva Sharm Hotel

, Sharm El Sheikh
3 star

Rooms: 92

Ras Um Sidd - Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt 20 69 3661734
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Fantastic Place

from Sassy_Pracownik
We booked the holiday through Olympic Holidays. The lady we spoke with was very helpful and we got a better deal than on the internet.
When we arrived at the airport we were met by a local rep and taken to our minibus. We had a very comfortable minibus to take us to our hotel, which we shared with only one other couple. The rep on the minubus was great and helpful.
We booked the hotel as we had seen the reviews and wanted somewhere quiet. The pool was lovely, and we enjoyed the food (beautiful, well presented cakes were made every day - with different cakes each day)
We went AI and it was worth it.
Had a great time in Sharm. If you are looking for lots of noisey (all) night life then stay in naama bay. it was only about £2 for a taxi to naama bay if you do want to go out.
There is a shopping mall about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. There is a great restaurant there called 'onions'. Great food, hue portions and cost about £8 per head for a meal (take your own beer)
had a really great holiday

Excellent holiday

from DavenCa
My boyfriend and I returned yesterday morning from 7 nights at the Viva Sharm hotel and we are gutted that we had to come home as we had a great holiday. The staff are lovely (Sheref the bar man and Hany, the supervisor were fab!) and the hotel clean with beds and towels changed daily. We are going to book to go again for two weeks in September as we didnt have enough time to do all we wanted to.

Advice:
DO tip the staff, the difference in them once we tipped the bar staff was unreal, we were all inclusive and after we tipped them, they were bringing us drinks the moment we finished one and topping up our glasses when they were slightly low - it was fantastic. We gave 200 egy pounds per day (£2 english) and it was well worth it!

DO allow for the fact that you may get a bad belly whilst in Egypt, I was lucky and was ok for the time we were there but my boyfriend was poorly for a day and I would say 8 out of 10 people we spoke to had also had bad belly at some point during their stay.

DONT sleep with your balcony door open as there are lots of mosquitos and they will get you if you leave the door open and one poor lady had to be sent home while we were there as she was covered. We had the odd bite but nothing major and I would expect that in a foreign country anyway.

DONT use the blue and white taxi's unless you really have to, there are nice taxi's outside the hotel which cost a bit more but the drivers drive a lot safer and the cars have air con. It was well worth spending the extra £1 a trip (although the experience in a blue and white is quite amusing).

DONT drink any of their water, it is slightly brown (probably because of the sand) but it is ok if you leave it running a while. Its ok to shower in etc but we used bottled water to clean our teeth and drink.

Food:
the food in the hotel was pretty basic with buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner and then snacks available 24 hours of the day. We werent bowled over by the food but if you havent got much money and can get all inclusive quite cheap (we paid for B&B and then upgraded to AI on arrival) then it is definately worth doing although if you arent big drinkers, you can eat out very cheap.. Alcohol isnt as cheap due to the fact that the majority of the egyptions are muslims and therefore dont drink.

Excursions:
We did quad biking in the desert and it was fantastic, you have to take your own bandana and sun glasses / googles to stop the sand getting in your eyes and nose / mouth, we brought these out in Egypt quite cheap and it was definately worth it. We also did a boat trip to do snorkelling which was really good. The only bad thing was that the guy on the beach who sold it to us said there would be other English people on the trip but there werent, we were the only two. We were also due to go to Fantasia (a show which is meant to be really good and the food fantastic) but my boyfriend was ill that day so we didnt get to see it.

If you want to go diving, Moon divers is on the corner of the hotel and my boyfriends dad has dived with them loads and says they are the best. We went to see them and they couldnt do enough for us and lent us snorkelling gear for a day so that I could try it out before diving. Ya Ya is an absolute star and he has just qualified as a course director (apparantly the most experienced diver in Sharm) so definately pay them a visit if diving is your thing!

Weather:
The weather was REALLY HOT and at some points we found it unbearable to sit outside in. The coach driver told us that in July / August this year they are expecting temperatures to go over 50 degrees for the first time ever! I can well believe that will be true as it was in the 40's when we were there!

I think that covers everything.. I think its important to remember when looking at reviews that most people will only post a review when they have had a bad experience and not when they have loved it.. make your own decisions and enjoy! Egypt is lovely and we would definately recommend it to everyone we know!

Enjoy...

loved it,loved it,loved it.

from luckystarScotland
Fantastic,that`s what kind of holiday we had here.The people are friendly,love children and NOTHING is too much for them,we made friends with a couple of the staff and they came out with us a few times @ night and showed us where to hang out!When you wanted something,it was there.room service,pool service,even our towels out for us in the morning,saved us having to get up that wee bit earlier,especially with a 22month old in tow.I can`t praise this hotel and the staff enough.I`ll definately be going back here.It was 5* service for the price of 3*.Highly reccomended.

amazing place, im well travelled and i loved it!!!!!!

from thomasthegr8
hello holiday fans!!!!
i went to sharm-falcon inn on the 12th of april to the 19th, at first its fair to say you seem out of your depth outside the hotel, the taxi driving, the police with guns, the locals that are not equipt with tourist skills.. but you do end up growing to live with these and start to relax, as for the hotel-the place was emaculate-huge rooms massive beds,a great fridge that actually works, and a superb air-con unit, the people within were lovely, very polite,helpfull,good people skills and are on hand for your every drink and food need!! prices are similar to uk, maybe slightly cheaper on certain things,this is due to a 12%service charge and a 10%tax, you sign for everything you eat and drink and pay at the end of your stay..the breakfast was the same each day,pleasent but not much to choose if your fussy like myself, but the evening meal was always lovely, plenty of choice and the food was tasty!!! the puddings are amazing!!!!!!

outside the hotel-be prepared for crazy taxi journeys never pay more than 25 egyptian pounds this is about £2.50, naama bay is beautiful, its the place to be, every shop, bar(english ones too)-camel and hard rock, highly recommended..hard rock was the highlight of my holiday(apart from snorklin which is stunning in egypts red sea)- the food was gorgeous,the people to waiters ratio fantastic, and the waiters, bartenders are brilliant people,every half an hour they play a song-all the staff stop get to the dance floor and perform,hillarious stuff!!!! hard rock gets 5 stars from me!!!!
if i was going to give anyone a piece of advice stay clear of THE OLD MARKET- not a nice place nothing to see and all you get is hasell....dont bother i say!!! but do get on a snorklin trip ive been to thailand and these waters match and even better that experience, the coral, the variety of fish, the crystal waters its stunning..all in all i had an amazing week needed longer as i wanted to do the pyramid trip-which is 22hour all round journey! the hotel beautiful, quiet, relaxing with every need catered for...if your going have a good time and say hello to the pool guy!!!!!

value

from delacourt
Have just returned from spending a week with a girl friend at the falcon hill viva sharm hotel, it is a great little hotel.

The hotel rooms are of a very good size with a small table and chairs, dressing table, tv cabinet and fridge (not mini bar) and beds which were of a good standard, not marshmellow or rock hard, and there were four pillows. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, though there are some balconies and terraces that face a small garden and then the road most face the pool area. The bathroom was a reasonable size with a shower over a very small bath (1/3 size) ours was starting to look a little tired but it was always clean - like the hotel in general. You would not feel cramped if there was another bed added for a third person/ child. There are safes available at reception.

All the public areas of the hotel were very clean, the pool area is nice and relaxing, though there is a stereo system which anyone can put CDs on, so it does mean sometimes the music can be a bit more than easy listening and on occasions too loud, but the volume is soon turned down if the majority think it is too loud. There is a good size childrens' pool.

There is a bar off the reception area, again clean, but we felt it had no atmosphere. In the bar there is a free pool table

We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast was from 7-10 and there was a fair selection of continental style breakfast, 4 cereals a selection of hot dishes, either eggie bread or pancakes and an egg station. I think you may well get bored of the selection if you had a two week stay.

There was the option to have Half board or All inclusive. Lunch was served between 1-3 and dinner 7-9.30. At the beginning of the week people had to take this in the viva sharms sister hotel across the road, but by the end they were serving food in the viva sharm restaurant. All inclusive did not mean you could eat all day you had to visit the restaurants at the set times. People that were on all inclusive were saying that by the end of the week the food was getting very repetitive.

The prices of food and drink in the hotel were not bad and the food quality off the 'a la carte' and room service menu was good. We even ate a few salads at the hotel and did not get the Sharm S**ts as it is known (which I did last year in a 5* after eating salad) A rough idea of prices using 10 Egyptian pounds to the english pound are
bottle of local beer 500ml £2
cocktail £2.50 (happy hour 2-4-1 at 4-6pm)
glass bottle pop 80p
small water 500ml 40p
large water 1500ml 80p
spirit shot large free pour £1.50
glass wine £3 upwards
basic salad £1.50
chicken/ tuna salad £1.80
pizza £2-£4
pasta £2-£3
fish and rice/ chips plus veg £3.50
burger and chips £2.50
kids meals burger/ chicken burger/ fish fingers and chips £1.20
The most expensive dish was beef fillet at £4.80
The evening buffet was £7

The hotel runs buses every day to and from 3 beaches, although the buses are free you have to pay to go on the beaches. The closest beach to the hotel is between a 5 -10 min walk, or get the bus. It is very pleasant and there is a reasonable childrens play are with climbing bits and swings but it is not in the shade. If you pre buy your beach ticket at the hotel it will cost 50p or £1 at the beach per person.

There was no evening entertainment at the hotel whilst we were there although twice there was entertainment across the road which you could go and watch.

When you order food/ drink you have to sign for it, you can not pay cash, but there is no problem paying your bill every day or two days or leaving it till the end. If you do go across to the sister hotel you have to pay for every thing you can not sign for it.

The hotel runs a courtesy bus into naama bay at 21.30 and it returns at midnight. If not a taxi cost £2-3 depending on your bartering skills. Or you can get a taxi to the fantasia area which is a new entertainment and shopping area for £1.

You just need to explore the surrounding area as the hotel is in a developing section of sharm. There is a half built hotel next door to the viva sharm which was not being worked on, so I guess it could get noisy if work begins again. The flight path into the airport is near to the hotel as well so you can hear some plane noise, but there can't be many hotels that don't get plane noise.

In summary we had a great time here, hotels good, staff were good, food was good and to top it all of the weather was good.

I would return to this hotel again

Lovely hotel

from Kent1988
Hiya,

I came back from the Falcon viva last night, i read a few of these before i went and thought it was really helpful so im writing one too!

The hotel was lovely, i loved it. I went with my boyfriend and we both had a great time. The room was spacious and very clean. The pool was lovely and the staff were brilliant, they really made us feel welcome.

We went all inclusive and the food was all lovely, i actualy miss it!!!
All the local vokda/beer ect is included and bottled water.

If you have children there isnt much to do at the hotel for them, its very much a relaxing place, especially during the day. The staff bring your drinks over to you and treat you so well.
By the end of the holiday we were sad to say goodbye to them.

The hotel beach is also lovely, would reommend it!

Taxis into Nama Bay are between £2 and £3 but haggle as they will start you off at £5
The locals are friendly but are quite pushy as they want you to go into their shop and buy something. They normaly start with 'england? my girlfriend is from england' or 'can you come in and i give you my business card?' but if you say no they are fine and just wish you a pleasent holiday.

Overall an excellent holiday and hotel! Will be going back same time next year! Weather was gorgeous! (30degrees most days!!)

I would also advise on doing some day trips, we went quadbiking where we saw the sunset, rode a camel and drank egyptian tea with the locals (well...the few people who live in the middle of the desert!) The diving is also amazing,

good Value for Money

from kevinmusic
We had a lovely stay at The viva sharm. After reading some of the reviews we were a bit wary but on arrival the staff were very friendly and stayed that way for the rest of our stay. Although slightly out of the way the hotel had a regular shuttle to nama bay (about ten minutes away). and it was a short walk to the beach. It was also a short walk to fantasy Island which is where the shops and bars are. They are also building a new shopping complex which is now almost finished and should be ready by summer 2007. In the evenings the hotel laid on entertainment which was nice. The food was slightly repititious but very nice and catered for all tastes. overall the hotel was very clean, friendly and extremely good value for money.

Nice quiet hols for good price

from Zuzlinka
Hi everyone,i foudn it so useful now to read reviews that i have to write one about my hols in Viva last sept,still 40 degrees every day,hotel is great for the money we spent (500 pounds for 2 of us B&B) however i heard the food is a negative side and also i have to confirm is a remote area,the reef beach which is beautiful is 10mins walk and there isa bus going to private beach of Viva which is however very expensive and there are no coral reefs,rather take a taxi to SHark Bay beach, thats the most amazing beach we have been to in egypt,we are goign back this june back to Al Diwan hotel which is close to this beach
Viva sharm doesnt have any entertainment, but has tv and room is perfectly cleaned every day,although no one did a swan from the towels for us!!maybe i didt tip enough!

overall,perfect holidays,i booked it bith First Choice, nice rep and nice reception man who let us go in with the watermelon as the food brought from outside is checked and confiscated by staff!!!!!
i cant wait till June,everyone has to go there once!

Great time!

from Dee795
My husband and I have just got back from a fab holiday! We stayed in the Falcon Inn Viva, we couldn't fault it! All staff made us feel very welcome. Rooms were cleaned every day, and given clean bedding and towels. We booked bed and breakfast but stayed in the hotel a couple of times for our evening meal. A good choice of food even for the pickiest of eaters! Only costing approx £8 for a 3 course meal! There was some evening entertainment, but with a fully stocked bar we made our own!:) Naama Bay only a 10 minute Taxi ride, costing only £3, where its all happening. Found the locals in Naama Bay very pestering which ruined it a bit for us so we were happy to stay in the hotel. You never get pestered for money whilst in the hotel, no cash to be given, all food and drink is signed to your room which we paid each morning. This is great for when you want food/drink by the pool! Bit chilly in the evenings (in feb!) so pack some long sleeve tops! All in all a very relaxing holiday, after hearing some stories about other hotels I think we were very lucky! The staff were incredible and made it a very enjoyable holiday!

The Most Boring Hotel Ever...

from Trux-7
Be aware of the fully inclusive deal, this starts from 11am to 11pm (which includes water). The hotel is remote and the area is under developed. Hotel room was clean although by the sewage area! There is no entertainment available for families or kids. Food was the same everday with just a different seasoning. You are restricted to the hotel unless you go to Namma Bay. There are no bars etc near the hotel. Unless you are happy to read a good book and watch NBC movie channel and want a complete chill out ,go, but take fly spray at this time of year for the day time. If you are looking for abit of everything, choose a different location and hotel. Not one person on coach back enjoyed their stay in the surrounding hotels. All females should be aware of the continuous hassle from staff if you are not with a partner. Maybe in 5 years time the area will be more developed and alot more stuff to do. Cairo is 6 hours away on the bus for example! Anyway Men In Black II was a good movie on a Friday Night! Just do research before booking!!!
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