I should start by saying that I love the red sea resorts of Sharm and Hurghada, and have been coming for 20 years. We've never had a bad experience in any Egyptian hotel because we know what their 5 star means and we know what makes a good holiday for us. If you want English food, posh cocktails and all mod cons then don't come here. if you want beautiful pools, slides, stunning sea life, comfy beds, are willing to try different foods and mix with other nationalities who may do things differently to you then give it a go. The negative reviews on here are really harsh in my opinion.
On arrival late at night (our Thomas Cook flight was 2 hours late) we were checked in very efficiently and were able to get something to eat in the Jack restaurant until midnight. There were breads, salads, some hot stews and rice, drinks (juices and sodas) and desserts. Exactly what we needed after a very long day. Our room was a family room with separate kids bedroom, on arrival the extra bed for our 3rd son was not there but a quick phone call to reception and it arrived 5 minutes later. There was water and coke in the mini fridge. The air con was great, a bit noisy but so is most aircon we have come across. The bathroom was fine although one night the water pressure in the shower was very low, but back to normal the next day. We had a fantastic housekeeper called Taha, he kept us well supplied with towels, toilet rolls, drinks and kept the room spotless. There were towel sculptures every day too. We left him £1 each day and gave him £10 at the end of our stay as we thought he did a brilliant job and always checked with us if we were happy or if we needed anything.
The pools were beautiful, the perfect temperature in 40 degree heat and of varying depths. We never had a problem getting sunbeds and we certainly didn't get up early to do so. On average we went down to the pool at about 10 and always found a good spot. The aqua park was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. Yes some of the tiling is a bit rough but just watch where you're walking, it's hardly a death trap. The beach was my favourite place. The snorkelling at the end of the jetty was brilliant and the beach itself was quiet and peaceful. The beach restaurant served drinks all day and food (burgers, pizza, pasta, chips and salad) from 12:30-16:00. Yes if you go at 1pm when the aqua park shuts for lunch you will have to queue for about 10 mins max for food, so use a bit of common sense and go at 1:30 or 2, there are no queues then. Wherever we sat there were waiters taking drinks orders but we mostly just went to the bar ourselves. The swim up bar was where we ended up every day in the late afternoon. I cannot understand how a previous reviewer waited 39 minutes for a drink! Sometimes the bar is very busy and the waiters don't come to the water section, so again use common sense, get out of the pool and go to the bit where they are serving. We never had to wait more than 2-3 minutes there and we just carried the drinks back to the water seats. The gin and tonic with ice there was very nice.
We ate very well. Breakfast was fantastic in the Jack restaurant, we stuffed ourselves every morning on breads, omelettes, pancakes, salad, yoghurt and fruit, and tried some of the egyptian items. I've developed quite a taste for Halawa! We had lunch at the beach restaurant every day and in the evenings we either went to Cleopatra restaurant at the Palace side or we went to one of the a la cartes. The ones which require a reservation were the best (Japanese, Lebanese, the Grill) whereas we found the mongolian very hot (it's outside) and pretty tasteless. The Chinese had good food but the service was appalling. My youngest son got no food despite repeated requests so in the end we gave up and went to Jack's. What food we had was tasty but it's not ok to only feed some of the diners! The other disappointment with the a la cartes was that our middle son had his 12th birthday the night we went to the Lebanese restaurant. We told Janet this when reserving the table and she promised him a cake. This never happened, not sure where it went wrong but we saw kids getting cakes and a song in other restaurants so this was disappointing. Cleopatra was great, the service was spot on, we were always found a table straight away and the chips were easier to get for the kids than the other buffets! The live cooking stations outside always provided tasty food and the salads were lovely. All restaurants and bars had self service non-alcoholic drinks so we never went thirsty.
We used the onsite diving school for 3 days of diving. Our middle son got his PADI open water certification with them. We were happy with the service and diving and would use them again.
The clientele were a mixture of nationalities, there were lots of big egyptian and other arabic families (lots of burkinis!), eastern Europeans and a few English and western Europeans, although we were definitely in the minority. This didn’t bother us one bit. Overall we loved our time in this hotel and would happily return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Titanic Beach Spa & Aqua Park is located on the amazing sandy shores of the red sea, offering it guests a wide variety of fabulous activities making it a dream come true vacation. The resort will have the biggest Aqua Park in Hurghada, with its numerous water slides, wave pool, rafting river, an endless adventure of pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Titanic Beach Spa & Aqua Park Hotel Hurghada
- Titanic Beach Spa And Aqua Park
- Titanic Beach Hotel Aqua Park
- Titanic Beach Resort Aqua Park