Villa Sahara (Aug 2010)
Appréciation envoyée: 13 septembre 2010
Date de séjour: août 2010
We are a family of 6 (4 kids - 8, 10, 13 & 15).
Arrived at Cairo and picked up quickly and taken to the villa.
Sayeed let us in and popped in to make sure we were OK and was always on hand to help.
Maha came and helped plan our trips in and around Alexandria as well as 3 trips to Cario. Thanks to her we had our whole holiday organised by 1pm on day 1. Brilliant.
The whole time the kids were by the pool, playing table tennis, exploring the garden, watching TV, looking through DVDs and books... you get the picture
We arranged for Ahmed to come the first day and from the moment he arrived we were in the safe hands of a real gentleman for whom nothing was a problem.
There is no doubt that Ahmed is a start attraction of Villa Sahara. His driving, patience, assistance and local knowledge were outstanding, only surpassed by his clear care for us to ensure we were always safe and having as good a time as possible. From local trips to Carrefour or the beach through to 3 separate day trips to Cairo, night outs in local markets during Ramadan, helping us barter and introducing us to foul (beans) & falafel take away. He was absolutely brilliant and faultless.
The other star is Asrar and her superb cooking. We don’t eat beef and there is no pork in Egypt (that we could find), but that was no problem to her. We enjoyed 1 veggie meal, 1 lamb and 1 rabbit dish and a whole variety of different delicious chicken meals which Asrar prepared with local culinary flavours and techniques which we enjoyed every single night. To miss her cooking would be to miss a part of Egypt. As well as cooking, her readiness to come every day and her help planning the days and with translations were invaluable.
With Asrar cooking and Ahmed driving, my wife and I sat back and relaxed... and boy did we relax. The kids loved the whole trip and were never bored, but the pool was probably the best part.
The villa is great with a modern kitchen, TV, wireless internet, 4 air con bedrooms and the pool. It was great to get back each day and just kick back and relax.
Guy and Maria were also on hand to help and it is clear that you enjoying the holiday is as important to them as your payment. The staff and that invaluable mobile phone is a clear demonstration of this.
Top Tips - speedboat trip in Montazah Water Sports, go to the markets with Ahmed, only pay 150EP/person (or less) for camel rides, keep Ahmed & Asrar.
And just enjoy
Je conseille cette location à:
Vacanciers sans véhicules,
Familles avec adolescents,
Familles avec enfants en bas âges,
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