Christmas in Egypt 2016

Hi all,

this year we decided that we would spend our Christmas somewhere away from the British cold, ice and rain. So here we are at The Old Palace Hotel in Hungarda.

We flew in on Tuesday 20th December 2016 on Thomas Cook Airbus 321, a small plane with two side rows off three seats. I am only 5 ft 3 inches and even I was cramped, so how tall people copped, il never know. I would rather pay extra and have less seats on the plane, but that’s just my opinion.

The Hotel is lovely, with a very grand entrance and lobby. Two restaurant’s inside and a pool and beech snack area. The main restaurant inside is a buffet style with every kind of food you can imagine and a outside BBQ area, the other one is a Mexican style restaurant which we haven’t tried yet, but we are booked in on Christmas Day, so that will be different.

The  Hotel is directly onto the beach, which is so very clean, with fresh towels and free sun loungers available all the time.
The water is clear Blue and the sand is meticulously clean. Large Ocean ships sail by every day.

Recently there has been a lot of problems and concerns for tourists safety in the Middle East and this has reflected on the people visiting Egypt.
Sharm has remained closed to tourists since 2015 due to terrorist activities and this has reflected on the amount of visitors who are choosing to Holiday here.
So as you can see we had most of the place to ourselves, intact I have never been anywhere with so very few other guests around us. But that made it even more special.
I can honestly say that we have been made extremely welcome by everyone we have come across and have never felt threatened at any time.
I can understand people’s concerns, but life must always go on, and these people can not be allowed to win.
The total cost of the Holiday was approximately £1300 each, for all inclusive 4**** accommodation and staff giving lots of time and attention.

If you have never been to Egypt, take a look at this place and think of it for your next Holiday destination.