2017/11/23

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Naama Bay Beach

 Free Internet in lobby and free parking

Main amenities

382 guestrooms On a private beach Marina Restaurant and bar/lounge4 outdoor poolsRooftop terraceBreakfast availableFree children's clubHealth clubSpa servicesAirport shuttle24-hour front desk

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh


Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh



What’s around

    In Naama Bay
    Naama Bay Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    Sharm El Sheikh Golf Resort (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
    Shark's Bay Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    Sharm Old Town (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)

In the hotel
Taking the kids?

    Children's club (free)
    In-room childcare (surcharge)
    Supervised childcare/activities

Food and drink

    Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Bar/lounge
    Coffee shop/café
    Snack bar/deli
    Beach bar
    Poolside bar
    24-hour room service
    Barbeque grills




Novotel Sharm El Sheikh Hotel , Sharm el Sheikh

Things to do

    On private beach
    Number of outdoor pools - 4
    Outdoor seasonal pool
    Health club
    Tennis on site
    Spa services on site
    Spa treatment room(s)
    Marina on site
    Children's pool
    Spa tub
    Pool sun loungers
    Steam room
    Pool umbrellas
    Arcade/game room

Services

    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Laundry facilities
    Hair salon
    Luggage storage

Facilities

    ATM/banking
    Rooftop terrace
    Garden
    Library

Accessibility


    Accessible path of travel
    In-room accessibility

In the room
Home comforts


    Climate control
    Air conditioning
    Minibar
    Coffee/tea maker
    Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

    In-room massage available
    Balcony

Freshen up

    Private bathroom
    Rainfall showerhead
    Shower only
    Free toiletries
    Hair dryer

Be entertained

    LCD TV
    Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

    Desk
    Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

More

    Daily housekeeping
    In-room safe (laptop compatible)
    Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Novotel Sharm El-Sheikh, Sharm el Sheikh’s small print

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

Resort fee

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EGP 300

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EGP 30 per person (one way)

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in guestrooms for EGP 71 per hour (rates may vary)


Holiday and Beaches in Turkey

Holiday in Turkey

You can take a holiday in Turkey and have memorable days in life with the sightseeing of some fantastic historical ruins and picturesque landscapes of eye catching natural beauty.

Turkey is renowned as a hot tourist destination of historic attractions. It has an incredibly diverse natural settings and landscapes consisting of sunny Mediterranean serene beaches, undulated hilly terrains, lusting green dense wooded lands and challenging mountainous terrain with many exquisite ski resorts.

Turkey’s massive terrains with pleasant or cool climate make the holiday in Turkey a real experience. The ancient religious places mixed with modern resorts offer great facilities for sightseeing and vacation tours. 

Turkey Beaches
Turkey Beaches


Turkey Beaches

There are many breathtaking beaches in Turkey. The beaches in turkey are serene, picturesque and have all facilities required for an entertaining vacation. Turkey Beaches offer best season during May to October months.

Turkish beaches have sands which have pebbles and waters are cooler. Patara Beach, the longest beach in the Mediterranean, Olu Deniz Beach, Gemile Bay Beach, Turtle [Iztuzu] Beach, Çalis Beach near Fethiye, Kaputas Beach near Kalkan & Kas, Ladies Beach and Kustur Beach in Kusadasi, Içmeler Beach in Marmaris Bay, Cleopatra's Beach in Alanya and Side Beaches are some of the attractive beaches with many facilities in Turkey.

2017/11/07

Airlines and Car Rental in Turkey

Airports in Turkey

Turkey has many well equipped and convenient airports which are suitable for traveling anywhere in Turkey. There are ten major airports in Turkey which have all facilities of International standards and many international carriers operate their flights from these airports. All these airports have facilities like travel desk, internet, phone, restaurants, lounge, money exchanger and duty free shops. Flights to numerous domestic destinations and many foreign cities are operated from these airports.

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves millions of international and domestic travelers every year. Antalya International Airport located in South coast of Turkey, Antalya Airport with terminals and Dalaman International Airport on the Mediterranean coast are some other convenient airports in Turkey. 

Airlines and Car Rental in Turkey

Airlines to Turkey

There are many domestic carriers and international carriers flying to various airports in turkey. Turkish Airlines , Air France , Pegasus Airlines , Monarch Charter , Royal Jordanian , Condor , Gulf Air , Lauda Air , Norwegian , Air Moldova , Aeroflot-Don , EgyptAir , Thomson Flights , MALEV , British Airways , Saudi Arabian Airlines , Czech Airlines , Lufthansa , Finnair , Qatar Airways , KLM , transvia, easyJet, flythomascook, SunExpress , Alitalia , Aeroflot , Austrian Airlines , Adria , Swiss , Air Berlin , Singapore Airlines , germanwings , TUIfly , Olympic Airlines , AZAL , AtlasJet , Emirates , B&H Airlines , Iberia , Aegean , Kibris Turk Hava Yollari , IranAir , Aerosvit Airlines , Air Astana , TAROM , Rossiya Airlines , Corendon , LOT flights and JAT Airways flights are major airlines to turkey.


Car Rental in Turkey

To have an enjoyable vacation in Turkey car rental is a must. With convenient cars, the travel in turkey is hassle free and entertaining. Cars on rent are available in all Turkish cities and resorts. Cars can be reserved online. Typically small local car rental services offer cheapest rates.

There are many sites offers car rental booking facility. Rental cars tailored to match the requirements of the tourists are the special feature of car rental in turkey. All necessary information on highly accessible, easy to book, less cost and good value car rentals in turkey are readily available in the online websites.


2017/11/03

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts video


Art and artifacts were evaluated by the ancient Egyptians. Different spheres of Egyptian life can be studied by analyzing ancient Egyptian artifacts. The headrest is made of wood and has been used as a type of pillow.



Ancient Egyptian Artifacts video



Ancient Egyptian Artifacts video

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts video

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts video

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts video


Some were clear and some beautifully carved. They do not look very comfortable due to lack spacing the part that touches your head. The headrest comprises a upper seal with a curved rectangular.


Headrests have also been used to support those responsible for death to keep evil spirits from entering the earth in the body. Shabti figures statuettes, usually in the form of a mummy. The Egyptians believed they would magically do the work they had to do in "life after death".
 

2017/10/27

Useful Travel Information About Aruba

Aruba History


Aruba history begins with the Caquetios Indians from the Arawak tribe who fled to the island from Venezuela to escape hostile neighboring tribes. They settled on Aruba's shores centuries before being discovered by Europeans. They left behind cave paintings as well as pottery artifacts on display at The Museum of Archaeology in Oranjestad.

In 1499, Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojeda arrived and claimed Aruba for Queen Isabella. The Spanish found little use for the mostly barren island whose terrain was not suitable for plantations. Instead they transported the entire population to Hispaniola as slaves. However, most were allowed to return to Aruba where they were mostly left alone. Over the years pirates often used the island as a shelter and a staging point for attacks against ships heading home to Europe.

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Aruba history changed when the Dutch took possession of the island in 1636. Spain gave up its claim to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) as the Eighty Years War ended. Other than a brief period under English rule during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800's, Aruba has remained under the Dutch flag.


Aruba History - Industry and Tourism

Gold was discovered in 1824, and Aruba's first industry was born. But before long the gold mines dried up and operations ceased in 1916. But it wasn't long before an even more profitable industry made Aruba its home. The history of Aruba changed again when two oil refineries were built on the island in 1924.

The refineries helped create a booming economy that provided one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean. Although the refineries closed in 1986 and put much of Aruba's population out of work, a new refinery opened in 1991 and remains operational today. However, it is now secondary to Aruba's economy.

The economic history of Aruba shows a reliance on industry, but the island's future rely's on tourism. For several decades, Aruba has worked hard to become a desirable place for tourists to vacation. It's laid back style, welcoming atmosphere, and beautiful beaches make Aruba the ideal vacation for millions of people.

If you are interested in learning more, check out the Aruba books page for some informative books about Aruba History.


Aruba Weather

Aruba weather is about as perfect as you can get, warm and sunny. The temperature is just about the same all year long, averaging 82ºF (28ºC). In fact, the weather is so consistent that local newspapers rarely even write about it. Day in and day out, aruba weather is gorgeous.  And although the sun is strong, the constant trade winds make it feel comfortable and refreshing.

There is little rain (less than 20 inches a year) and the island lies well outside of the hurricane belt. You won't have to worry about canceling your vacation at the last minute due to weather in Aruba.

This is one of the reasons my wife and I chose to honeymoon in Aruba. And though we were told there were some light rain showers the day before we arrived, it was perfectly warm and sunny for our entire vacation. You can't ask for much better than Aruba weather.


Clothing for Aruba Vacation

The perfect clothing for an Aruba vacation is shorts and t-shirts. You'll probably be uncomfortable in anything more. Light colors are better than dark as they will reflect more of the sun away from you rather than absorb it.

Even at night, the temperature only drops a few degrees, so long pants, blouses, or jackets are not required unless you are going to one of the more elegant restaurants or night clubs. But even those are few and far between, and most places will welcome you in your shorts.

Women may want to bring along a hat or a clip for their hair. The trade winds are refreshing, but they make keeping long hair neat next to impossible. One thing you do not want to forget to wear is sunscreen.

The trade winds are so cool and refreshing that you will forget how strong the sun is. Luckily, I only got sunburned once while we were down there. It was my own fault. We had gone snorkeling and I was having so much fun I lost track of time and forgot to reapply sunscreen.

Bikinis and swim trunks are the norm on the beach, though you can expect to see a few topless sunbathers lounging or swimming on the resort beaches. There are no nude or clothing optional beaches on Aruba. But if you are truly determined to go buff, there are plenty of isolated beaches on the other side of the island.

Just be warned that the water is not exactly swimmer-friendly, and don't be surprised if a jeep or horseback tour comes along and spots you. So to make a long story short, men should bring plenty of shorts, t-shirts, swim trunks, and maybe a pair of light slacks and shirt for the evening.

Women will need their bikini, a hat or hair clip, shorts and light blouses, and maybe some sun dresses or a sarong. And everyone needs a healthy dose of sunscreen in addition to their clothing for their Aruba vacation!


Aruba Wildlife

All across the island, Aruba wildlife mingles with tourists and natives. It seems everywhere you turn, some little creature is looking back at you. The most frequent example of Aruba wildlife (at least from what we saw on our honeymoon) is the iguana.

These lizards roam all over the resort areas and may frighten those who are not expecting to see a miniature dinosaur next to them. But they are quite harmless, and they had breakfast with us everyday.

As my wife and I enjoyed our breakfast each morning outside the Radisson, a half dozen or so iguanas walked all around us. I even saw one make off with a piece of bacon that had fallen on the floor!

But I was really surprised at how much my wife liked the iguanas. I expected her to steer clear of them, but on our last day on the island she actually got to feed them. On the resort grounds, one of the workers gave her some lettuce and chick peas and the iguana ate it right out of her hand!

Aruba Wildlife Fact - For generations, Iguana meat was considered a delicacy in Aruba and was used in in soup and stews. Thankfully, that practice is now illegal.

As we drove around the island we saw several herds of goat as well as a few wild donkeys. These animals roam around the wild side of the island picking on grass and other vegetation.

We also saw some cottontail rabbits, and many beautiful birds. I'm not a birdwatcher, so I have no idea what species most of them were. But the one I did recognize was the pelican.

We stopped for a little while to watch a group of pelicans swooping down and diving into the sea, only to emerge a few seconds later with fish in their mouths. Other types of Aruba wildlife that we did not see during our vacation include snakes and bats.

Famous and less famous in Amsterdam

Most of the people, who are traveling for cultural purposes in Amsterdam, want to see the Anne Frank House. Like it wasn’t bad enough for her to live there.

We have to witness, as well, the poor conditions the woman was forced to survive in. In fact, the only reason it is worth going there, is the beautiful building in front of the house. That is something not to be missed.


Famous and less famous in Amsterdam

Famous and less famous in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels

Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels


Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels

Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels

Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels

Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels

Amsterdam Netherlands Hotels




Less famous, but much more interesting from the historical point of view is visiting Willet-Holthuysen Museum and Van Loon Museum. Those two museums are memorial houses owned by rich merchants who left a will saying that after their death, those 17th-century canal houses were to become the property of the city of Amsterdam.

Very well preserved, the houses offer an accurate image of how the wealthy lived in an Amsterdam canal house. In Willet-Holthuysen Museum you’ll see on the first floor a magnificent ballroom, a dining room, a room looking over the garden, and an imposing corridor.

 In other rooms furnishings have been brought from comparable 18th- and 19th-century houses, to recreate the atmosphere of bygone times. On the second floor is the romantic bedroom with a wooden bed so wonderful that I felt like taking it home with me, or, better, ordering a copy of it.

In the basement are the kitchen and the scullery, suggesting what life must have been like for the servants. At the back of the buildings is the garden, laid out according to the early 18th-century French fashion. In Van Loon Museum you’ll see a collection consists of family portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain.

I specially liked the small interior garden and the richly ornamented rooms on the first floor. Ferdinand Bol, Rembrandt’s most renowned pupil, first occupied the double canal house, built in 1672. In the eighteenth century the interior was embellished with lavish stucco, marble and a grand staircase.

Willem van Loon was one of the founders of the Dutch East India Company in 1602. In 1973 the family opened the house to the public. Famous and interesting is The Rembrandt House Museum. For almost twenty years Rembrandt van Rijn lived and worked in the house on Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam.

He bought it in 1639, when he was at the height of his fame. In 1656 he went bankrupt and everything of value was sold at auction. A notary drew up a list of his possessions and that is how the historic interior of Rembrandt’s house was restored and furnished with items and works of art from the master’s time.

In Rembrandt’s workroom are demonstrations of how etchings are printed. Demonstrations of how paint was made in the seventeenth-century are staged in the studio. There are special activities for children, including a quiz quest through Rembrandt’s house.

2017/10/24

Top 5 Destinations in England, other than London

England has more to offer

England has more to offer than London, and visiting those locations will make you wonder what the fuss is all about only touring Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

Expanding your vacationing horizons in England is a rewarding experience, rich with history and breathtaking scenery. Here is a rundown of the top five spots to visit in England without a thought of London:

Liverpool

This is a must-see location for Beatles music lovers. You can visit the places where George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were raised, and where Ringo Starr worked as a steward. Spots made famous by Beatles songs – Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields – are popular attractions.

The Beatles Story, a multi-media museum, offers plenty of information about the legendary pop group’s history. Recreations of some of the Beatles’ roots in Liverpool include the Kasbah Coffee Shop (owned by the mother of Pete Best, the group’s first drummer), and the Cavern Club (where the Beatles played more than 200 concerts before they became famous).

Perhaps the most interesting location is McCartney’s childhood home, where he and Lennon wrote their early songs in a back room because the acoustics were better.

An hour-long roundtrip ferry ride on the Mersey River is captivating. Millions of immigrants departed from there for America and Australia, symbolized by a statue facing the Mercey.


Top 5 Destinations in England, other than London
Isles of Scilly


Isles of Scilly

These islands are to England what the Hawaiian Islands are to the United States. Off the Cornish coast, the Isles of Scilly, a cluster of small islands, is warmed by the Gulf Stream. The climate is very tropical with winters rarely seeing frost.

Six inhabited islands and more than 100 other small rocky islands comprise the Isles of Scilly. Some are only a few square miles. The largest island – St. Mary’s – is more than 30 square miles. St. Mary’s, Tresco and St. Agnes are the major tourist attractions.

So many beaches, beautiful and serene, exist that you may find yourself alone on a beach for the entire day. How relaxing is that thought? You will be alone only among humans as thousands of seabirds flock to the islands from the Atlantic.

The Isles of Scilly is also a hot spot for fishing, especially for lobster, crayfish and crabs. The islands also feature burial chambers, standing stones, deserted cottages, lighthouses and windmills.

Cambridge

Located 55 miles north of London and 80 miles northeast of Oxford exists the college town of Cambridge. Oxford and Cambridge are notorious for being England’s ancient seats of learning.

You can walk the narrow lanes in which Darwin, Newton and Cromwell walked in Cambridge. The university touts esteemed alumni such as Isaac Newton, Virginia Woolf and John Milton.

With its college atmosphere, Cambridge is very festive. The city is also known for its May balls, which are held in June at a Cambridge college at the end of the academic year. The balls are held in the college gardens, lasting from 9 p.m. until well after dawn.

At Christmas time, the carol singing on Christmas Eve in King’s College Chapel is also a must-visit for England tourists.

Canterbury

Located 56 miles southeast of London, Canterbury is rich with history from the medieval times. Once completely walled, Canterbury has many traces of its old fortifications. The city was inhabited centuries before the birth of Christ.

The most famous historical incident in Canterbury was the murder of Thomas a Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, by four knights of King Henry II in 1170. The city is also known for Bloody Mary’s order to burn nearly 40 victims at the stake.

Canterbury’s city center also suffered immense damage from Nazi bombers in World War II. Because of this, the city no longer has its medieval pre-War look, but it still has a lot to offer. The city has plenty of pubs, and its High Street is filled with shoppers.

Brighton

Brighton, Sussex, is England’s most well-known city with a beach. The famous pebbly beach consists of many cafes, art galleries, second-hand bookstores, restaurants and a mini-rail. If you cross the seafront road between the two piers you will enter the historic Lanes which were once the heart of this fishing town.

The town is also a popular attraction for day-trippers from London with its railway, which was built in 1841. The city is also recognized for its nightlife, namely its more than 400 pubs and nightclubs that feature live pop music.

Another notable beach city in England, is Bournemouth… this city is known for its beach like atmosphere, and is also a university town, the home of Bournemouth University. In a recent survey First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain, with 82% of those questioned saying they were happy with their life in Bournemouth. So this is also a notable beach city that England has to offer. If you plan on visiting, you may want to also check out one of the Bournemouth Hotels rich with excitement and class.

When researching cities outside of London to visit, it is clear that England offers plenty of culture, good times, serenity and history. Who would have thought that England – so stodgy in its perception – has beautiful beaches on the Isles of Scilly and Brighton?

The country has an image of conservatism with its royalty and parliament government, but a strong liberal element exists with its music and pubs. In other words, England is worth much more than a simple vacation to London.

2017/09/23

The Most Beautiful Hotels in the World

1 - The Grand Resort, Athens :

Grand Resort is located in a wonderful peninsula with an area of ​​300 square kilometers in the southern province of Attica, and features an infinity pool, heated outdoor and a great place to eat and extensive spa treatments. And enjoy luxurious rooms where spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf.

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2 - Secrets Marquis , Los Cabos

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3 - Cuisinart hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla

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4 - rocks, Arizona

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5 - Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, Bahamas

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6 - Square Hotel New York City

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7 - Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

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8 - The Westin Excelsior, Rome

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9 - Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey

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10 - Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

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