"as expected there were plenty of nice places to visit but also some not so nice places "
"Beautiful country to visit. "
"First time for all of us holidaying to Hurghada, we all absolutely loved it."
"Hasn't changed for centuries and even poorer than expected."
"Very friendly people. Great weather."
"Don't see much of the country, as we stay round the pool in the hotel but we have been a few times and always found it a peaceful, relaxing break at the end of our winter."
"We went for the Pyramids experience, Nile Cruise and Temples. Amazing. Despite people’s concerns we felt safe and found everyone polite and friendly even the hawkers! "
"As above. "
"We felt safe at all times and never uncomfortable, however sellers do need to understand that when in a market you are more likely to make a purchase if they don't hound you! but that's Egypt!"
"A Nile Cruise on The Grand Rose was amazing and not to be missed!"
"It is in a sorry state"
"Obviously security is high but that only served to make us feel safer, it is time that Egypt was 'forgiven' and becomes a top destination again"
"Be prepared for dust in the air and mental traffic but the place was great and the sights wonderful. All guides are fab."
"Stayed in Luxor and in Cairo. Both hotels were really good"
"Egyptian people very friendly and helpful, and obviously a very interesting country culturally."
"Nile cruise excellent throughout, good food excellent guide. Travel transfer operators all very good and effecient throughout our trip."
"It was a real experience with so much history and the service on the Nile cruise and in the hotels was excellent."
"A lot of security around which was very reassuring. Great winter sun destination as well as the cultural aspect"
"Great loads to see and do very interesting. "
"A warm and sunny choice. Security was strong, visa a rip off, they say one cost, then increase it at the gate. "
"Nice but found the market traders a bit much"
"This was our second visit"
"the people of egypt are very friendly and polite i was a woman travelling alone and never felt in amy danger "
"Love Egypt everyone friendly and helpful "
"Lovely hotel, great service. First time in Hurgarda and we loved it."
"Hurghada was beautiful and if you like snorkeling / scuba diving it is amazing!"
"Excellent snorkelling, great diving for beginners!"
"Many improvements since my last visit."
Will be going back"
"Pleasant Surprise "
"Hot some parts in almost poverty but very friendly people"
"Trip up the river Nile which was excellent"
"Great place to travel to with more all less great weather"
"It was a lot poorer than I expected with donkey carts running along side cars & buses"
"Went to Hurghada and felt very safe there. The senzo mall was very nice with a big kids play area. "
"Was on a Nile one week cruise. For the short time I was there I was constantly amazed by its beautiful temples and river."
"Desperately poor. Wonderful place for a holiday if you can resist the baksheesh demands everywhere you go"
"Pitty not enough British people visiting
Will go back."
"A wonderful country to visit. The people are very friendly and pleasant. Do expect to be hasselled by the local traders however."
"Egypt has been badly scarred by drop in tourism, and most of the people we met have been very friendly and helpful. "
"It is what it is - not exactly picturesque! Tourism has dropped off tremendously which must have had an impact on the industry."
"People seem a lot poorer than last year through lack of tourists."
"Lovely destination with a beautiful coral beach 5 minutes from the airport."
"Very quiet where we were, we didn't travel to see any sites. Area where we stayed was beautiful. "
"Amazing from start to finish. The traffic in Cairo has to be seen to be believed. I didn't believe anywhere could be so dirty thougb the tourist areas were very clean!"
"Very safe very hot want to go back "
"love egypt "
"Lovely country,pity more people are not going. Lots to see and do. Nile cruise is wonderful. Would do it again"
"Lovely people value you being on holiday with them"
"Such a wonderful friendly and safe country"
"At Hurghada Red Sea it was terrible "
"Egypt is Egypt!"
"I hope more people start going back there again because that is all that is missing from this brilliant holiday. The Egyptians need us."
"Very nice, treated like royalty. Love the English. Got Tesco/Asda etc"
"Very welcoming and fascinating. Only downside was the constant harassment of local sellers which actually stopped me from buying all that I wanted."
"Egypt is well known to us. No need to worry about security in the main resort areas. Airport security much more intensive this year."
"Two centre holiday Cairo 3 nights the Nile cruise for 7 nights"
"Airport seemed very chaotic, especially checking in for return journey, people were queing outside airport and it was cold & windy, "
"Friendly country with loads to do"
"Great venue for a holiday, loads of great sites to see, people very friendly, traders could be bothersome."
"didn't feel like another country (magaluf but hotter!)"
"Very friendly people, love children"
"We had a fab time, weather was good, hotel wonderful and staff very friendly."
"Nile river beautiful"
"Egypt is amazing but they are not a very organised people."
"Holiday made by excellent hotel "
"Run down in parts around us "
"The people are lovely and very helpful but very poor."
"A gorgeous country, it was like stepping back in time. A very friendly and welcoming nation which everyone should go to and learn about. Rich in history and culture this country should be drowning in travellers, it needs more ambassadors."
"Still issues due to political situation, but govt. doing its best to support tourism."
"Welcoming people generally but only saw the resort so our experience was limited."
"Very very hot!"
"Travel direct to the resorts and you don't see any of the unrest that is ongoing in other parts of the country."
"resort was good for a resort- not much else to offer"
"its a shame tourists are put off by the Cairo issues, personally we are only interested in Egypts winter sun."
"Egypt was lovely. It is very difficult to comment on the country as a whole because we weren't able to visit any cities due to the current political unrest in the country."
"No problems experienced in the Red Sea resort"
"disorganised - no cash machine at Taba airport& dont accept cards"
"hurghada- hotel amazing but the area in general was a bit of a dump... "
"we stayed in dahab and i was plesantly surprised at how relaxed the shop keepers were not the hard sell like in cairo it was a enjoyable experiance "
"Love Egypt in general had a great time on trips etc "
"We went to Hurghada but stayed in the resort so didn't feel like we got to feel the culture of Egypt."
"A very interesting and friendly place"
"airport ok - coach driver was demanding tips"
"Blue warm sea, amazing sea life"
"loved it there"
"The Egyptian staff in hotel very nice and helpful. In the resort the shop people can be a bit pushy. "
"It was our first visit to Egypt and we are definitely keen to return. We didn't notice any signs of the political upheaval and felt very safe. It was a perfect balance of beach and culture."
"Where we stayed was nice, the only problem was when we arrived and thay took our luggage to an annexe five minutes or so from the main hotel, this was not acceptable, the room was very poor, and had single beds. I had phoned Your company to make sure we were in the main hotel and mentioned we were going to celbrate our Anniversary, Thomas Cook said they knew nothing about this and nor the hotel. So the holiday did not start off to well. WE did get moved the next day to a room in the hotel, but with no balcony or view, of which we were both promised. "
"We manged to visit Cairo and do some snorkelling. Weather perfect."
"Not keen to go again. Outside of resorts most areas were dirty and we got harrassed at every opportunity."
"Perfect weather although a little too hot on trips, didnt like being hassled at cairo/luxor but staff in resort were great."
"10th visit so no surprises, but we love the country and the people"
"It was a lovely place would like to go again."
"Know it very well and can speak Arabic"
"Very hot. Even locals said best time to go was May/June, not JULY, AUGUST as too hot. 40 degrees every day. Locals were fantastic and very helpful."
"Eygpt and Rome was fantastic"
"We went to Taba Heights.There is absoloutly nothing else in the vicintiy other than the hotels and the attached shopping centre"
"Lovely and warm and very clean in hotel and Nabq bay. Very sad that it is so quiet as due to recent troubles, Germans, Italians and Russians had cancelled. Nice for us but not good for business for the Egyptians."
"Very nice place to go in february for guaranteed sun"
"We had our second week amongst all the uprising . Not that we had any problems in Sharm. There is concern for tourism locally."
"Barren, Sharm region now very built up and the two Egyptian ports on cruise were both unattractive working ports."
"This is our 5th visit - we love it!"
"Friendly people, no problems at all with the food or being hassled compared to comments I had heard about Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. We loved it."
"The airport staff are not that efficient. The toilet @ the airport is very smelly."
"not as clean as thought it would be freindly people "
"would definitely return"
"El Gouna was beautiful and I would really recommend it to anybody, I can see why Michelle recommended it for us."
"Would go back."
"The process through the arrivals terminal was diabolical. Similar on return through departures. What little we saw of Hurghada was non-descript and not much to see."
"We booked a late deal Nile Cruise and really pleased with the price."
"Stayed in Sharm and were very impressed . We usually travel to Caribbean"
"always travels to Dahab"
"We love everything about Egypt"
"Wonderful, one of our favorite places, lovely friendly people"
"very clean and tidy, really nice."
"loved luxor and all the places along the nile.
elgouna was great for a rest, but needed a bit of competion between businesses"
"Good sightseeing, relaxing in afternoons"
"Loved the resort, stayed mainly in the Hotel though and completly relaxed"
"Interesting. Bargaining spoilt shopping"
"VERY BARRON AND UNINVITING BUT BEACHES BEAUTIFUL "
"When we go on our holiday then we will let you know all the details and information espcially as it is going to be our honeymoon away.
So I have filled out the weather and holiday destination as a decalration of what we will experience."
"Surprised by large numbers of Russian guests and by how many Eygptians spoke Russian. It appears there is alot of Russian investment in Sharm area."
"very hot. great scenery. friendly people. just what you need for a relaxing break."
"We did not move far from the resort. It was purpose built but is clean and has nearly all you could wish for."
"Weather was just what we wanted. Plenty of warm sunshine in the daytime and barmy evenings."
"Great hotel, great diving absoulutly appaling airlines"
"Very commercialised but lovely people"
"Brilliant - best holiday so far, the staff at the Coral Sea Imperial were second to none and made our holiday for us!!!"
"very nice, Taba feels quite isolated though."
"Hotel was basic but clean (4*). Service was correct and staff friendly. There was a good variety of nice food. We had a lovely relaxing family holiday and especially enjoyed playing and sitting by the fun great pool. "
"very good destination away from all the busy areas of egypt the weather was immense and things to do were great would highly recommend it"
"Hotel was fantastic. A real 5* hotel in Egypt."
"The conplex was clean and tidy although the first room we had was small and dark
The restaurant however was definatly not 5 star
The food was sloppy tasteless and hygine was below standard
The booking at the 4 other restaurants on site was not easy
I was so disgusted that I puchased tickets after 1 week and my husband and I came home early. "
"Fantastic hotel (Sharks Bay Hilton) which had its own pontoon into the sea. Excellent diving with the Red Sea Dive Co. Because it was out of the high season, the hotel and the boats were not crowded, making for a more enjoyable experience. We would definitely go to Egypt again in May."
"Everyone was really friendly."
"We stayed at the Sheraton in Sharm el Sheik and would definately recomend it to any one. There was a large selection of food for the buffett at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities were clean and perfectly kept."
"We went to Egypt for our honeymoon and we can't recommend it enough! "
"Very interresting and friendly culture"
"Suffered for 3 days with tummy upset but did not spoil the holiday"
"for a week of doing nothing and chilling out it was a great destination."
"Lovely hotel, immaculately clean, very poor food, always cold even when resturant just opened"
"lovely hotel and resort - totally recommend it!"
"At the hotel Taba we asked for an upgrage and got a Suite with roof top balcony for an extra £50 per night"
"This resort is beautiful and unlike any Egyptian resort we have stayed in"
"Great place to go when you are seeking sunnier climates during the Britoish winter months"
"People in Egypt are so friendly and mad a real fuss of our daughter- she loved the people here so much she cried when we left!"
"eceptional staff in the hotel,pick up from airport fantastic.
"I love Egypt & will continue to return to other resorts/cities within the country "
"We also satyed in the Movenpick El Gouna Resort which again did not seem like a 5 star hotel. The bars lacked any atmosphere, the rooms were quite basic and the decor dated. The food was good for breakfast but average for lunch. We went to El Gouna each night for our evening meal because of this which had some great restaurants. The great things we saw more than made up for any disappointments with our hotels and we had a wonderful holiday. The backshish issue was the only other thing we had a problem with, knowing who to tip and how much to tip."
"The people in Egypt are wonderful, I cannot fault their hospitality. However, unless you like diving (which we tried but didn't like) there is very little else to do. We visited Cairo, which was very smoggy and congested leading to my daughter being sick all day. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the pyramids, but that was pretty much it."
"Love the country and the culture"
"Was a good experience."
"Perfect holiday. Cannot fault it."
"The pestering when you try to go shopping is very off putting"
"Really fantastic holiday. Great hotels, exceptional service
in hotels. Great choice of excursions also. Thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone interested in seeing Egypt."