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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile



Low cost hotel with very very low cost clientele.
The beach is beautiful, coral reef is great but do not expect quiet moments. Every day, all over the beach and far away on the jetty, you have to hear the loud, pseudo disco music. It is a shame. You can ask to lower it down, they do not care and let the sound destroy your ears. Even in the so called adults only swimming pool.
At night, from 9 to 11: animation shows with loud loud music will prevent you from sleeping. We were in a beach bungalow but very annoyed by the noise. Bad smell of sewer in the room and many places all over the hotel.
The staff is very friendly, they work long and unacceptable hours for awfully low salaries but they keep on smiling and try their best to help you. Gardens are beautiful and the beach is long and clean. Food is ok, you get what you pay for. It was very cheap to stay there, which is a great advantage of course.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
4  Thank 363natalief
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Have travelled worldwide for many years, now I prefer a certain degree of quality.. transfer time was only 30 minutes perfect! Food was varied, tasty and they catered well for children. Entertainment team were attentive and great with the children. Dive centre was superb! I could have spent every minute up there with lovely atmosphere great tea and great diving! House reef offered plenty of fish, depth and good entry and exit.. boat or beach dives local to hotel! I can’t fault anything.... I have spent numerous years safari diving, but now with family this works great! My 9 year old was able to do 3 try dives and the boat dive to Dolphin house reef I used to dive on safari anyway! Can’t wait to revisit next half term break.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
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Thank kezdiver43
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ElphistoneResort, Front Office Manager at Elphistone Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

dear Kezdiver43
Thank you very much for taking time to write such an impressive feedback. We are glad to know that our hotel have met your expectations and we succeeded in providing a comfortable stay for you and your friends.

We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in our sunny oasis and that you are happy with Elphistone atmosphere, room enviroments, staff services,and we glad to know that you spent great & funny time with our Staff.

Therefore all your good self comments will be passed to the relevant departments and myself and Elphistone staff members are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We spent four nights here and we were so happy . Animation team are so nice , and active , alot of activities here you can do , the bridge is lovely and the food is delicious and variable , the room is clean , the view is fantastic , and the swimming pool is so nice , the lagoon here is amazing and the water is crystal .

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank mohammedhus
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ElphistoneResort, Manager at Elphistone Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

dear Mr.Mohamed
Thank you very much for taking time to write such an impressive feedback. We are glad to know that our hotel have met your expectations and we succeeded in providing a comfortable stay for you and your friends.

We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in our sunny oasis and that you are happy with Elphistone atmosphere, room enviroments, staff services,and we glad to know that you spent great & funny time with our Staff.

Therefore all your good self comments will be passed to the relevant departments and myself and Elphistone staff members are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Stayed here for 7 nights, Been back in UK for a week now. Was a beautiful experience. Pleasant large resort with many activities going on during the day and night. Food was superb. Enjoyed massages, riding on the camel, quad biking in the desert, On my last day -3-4 dolphins came close to the pier and I jumped off it and swam in the sea with them. The red sea is soo beautiful and was warm and filled with all kinds of tropical fish. Big thanks to the animation team who provided us with activities suring the day. football/volleyball, aerobics/morning stretching etc. Furthermore the fire show was incredible, along with the comedy shows and belly dancing show. I could go on and on....so much things to say. I don't write reviews online, first time doing this. Was a pleasure to stay here for a week. Thanks to all the staff at this well run resort. As they say in your language-SHHOKRAN! Hopefully I will be back again.
From DK. C303-oh and by the way beautiful view from the rooms. seaside view and stars at night look awesome.

Room Tip: get a room on a higher floor to better enjoy the beach and sea views. I had the 3rd floor room-magnificent views
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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3  Thank DK N
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ElphistoneResort, front office desk at Elphistone Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

dear DK N
Thank you very much for taking time to write such an impressive feedback. We are glad to know that our hotel have met your expectations and we succeeded in providing a comfortable stay for you and your friends. We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in our sunny oasis and that you are happy with Elphistone atmosphere, room enviroments, staff services,and we glad to know that you spent great & funny time with our Staff. Therefore all your good self comments will be passed to the relevant departments and myself and Elphistone staff members are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I was staying in room 101 from the 27th December to the 4th of January we had a young boy for a cleaner. he seemed okay but on the last day we packed. not thinking anything of it when we got home we saw he had stolen a duty free item i had gotten worth £50 my 4 year olds boxer shorts and my little girl 8 years knickers. and other stuff. lucky i had most of our items in the safe. do not recommend this hotel it is mediocre.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank Gemma M
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ElphistoneResort, Manager at Elphistone Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear valuable Guest
It was our pleasure having your good-self as a guest in Elphistone , concerning your observations , please kindly note the following :
- as the hotel policy for the staff they had controled by theier subervisor during his duty.
-all staff controled by the security by the staff gate whil enter to the work and after they finished their duty.
-we choose the staff carefully according their work history .
- We checked all our records (computerized & documentation) we found these stuff record in the lost and found book by the housekeeping department because the houseman found them besid the garbish basket .
- as the hotel policy he give them to his manager and record in the lost and found book and it was in the hotel safe.
-this stuff under your request any time or if you have friend will back soon to your home just informed us to give it to them. .

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