Wow! What a great place! It has a lot of options which is great for a family; water slides, swimming pools (including 2 specific for kids), kids club, nightly disco for kids, etc.
The food was also great with many choices. I am a vegetarian and there was always a variety and for my husband (a carnivore) had lots of variety too.
We are both runners and really enjoyed the 1.5 km path beside the ocean. The staff were amazing too, genuinely friendly and so helpful.
The only issue I would say was that there was not many English speaking kids so that was a bit of a disappointment for our daughter. On the games night they could maybe try and not only speak in German but at least try and accomadate the few English speaking kids....
But other than that little point I would highly, highly, highly recommend it!
A big thank you to all the staff!!!
Luxury, modern, Moorish-style complex set in Coraya Bay, five kilometres from the airport and 75 kilometres from Marsa Alam …More
We stayed during Christmas 2012 with our adult children on half board basis (NB: there are few, if any, restaurants outside of the hotel complex). The hotel and its food were superb and the beach and sea at 21C offered amazing swimming and snorkelling. There was a host of recreational activities to suit all ages and levels of activity (many free, but some chargeable but not in local currency - usually Euros). The hotel had gone out of its way for its clients to celebrate Christmas - at our Christmas eve dinner we were offered no less than 60x different desserts - some gala dinner this was. We will definately return. Note that the hotel is not at Marsa Alam town which is about 65 Kms south of the hotel; although Marsa Alam airport is about 5 Kms south of the hotel. The hotel's web site is not that clear precisely where the hotel is located and Google Maps at times confuses the location of the Lamaya and Coraya hotels. The Iberotel Coraya Beach hotel is in fact at 25.604931,34.60395 (Lat/longs). This information is important as the local taxi prices are extortionate for such short journeys and the hotel mini bus is even more expensive at 40 Euros for each journey to/from the airport. Fortunately, one of our sons lives in Cairo and was able to arrange a much cheaper taxi. In fairness this is the only negative that we experienced and one which the hotel should consider changing to attract independent overseas visitors. Overall, a superb hotel and resort to spend Christmas.
John from Surrey, UK
This modern, Nubian-style resort is located on the Coraya Bay beside an 800 metre-long beach, five kilometres from Marsa Alam …More
This place is the best of the 3 different hotels in the area we've stayed. Very comfortable rooms, great sea view, house reef just off the beach, cared for grounds and strong WiFi signal everywhere (repeaters every 100 feet even on the beach), Emperor Diver's shop on-site. Food left more to be desired but that is to be expected in all AI type resorts in Egypt IMO. Overall - highly recommended.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the friendly, professional staff gave us every attention. Nothing was too difficult. The receptionist even managed to fix my broken camera housing.
The 'animation' team were attentive and their spoof of Mama Mia! had my face aching with laughter.
Will be booking to return soon.
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