We had booked a Couples Seafront Room and were looking forward to spending 5 nights enjoying a nice view on our patio. We were quite disappointed when we walked into our room that had a view straight into one of the restaurants, Taba-J. The sea was a distant spec of blue from the room’s patio and was not at all like the photos on the website. We did end up moving from this room later that evening.
The room itself is 376 square feet and includes a bathroom with shower, single vanity and toilet room as well as a king bed, small TV and chair. After our experience at Sunrise Attitude, we were disappointed by the style in the room and the maintenance overall. It seemed a bit dingy and needed some refreshed paint and touch ups.
Ultimately, the hotel does not differentiate between the rooms facing “the water” well. Anything that is facing the direction of the water is called “sea front”, when in reality, there are not really any rooms that we would classify as truly seafront. The image on their website is taken from one of the rooms closest to the water, but also located literally directly next door to the water sports center. We spoke with many guests who were extremely disappointed with their room allocation. Some of them were upgraded, some of them were told they were out of luck.
We ended up moving to a room that was a bit more private but had a giant, poorly maintained balcony with only two chairs that were too short to enjoy the view from. The patio was so long that you can actually not see the water without walking closer to the edge or standing up. This room would have been ok if they had had chaise loungers or a dining set or even a hammock on the patio. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to move a chaise lounge to the balcony and ended up not spending any time in the room because of it.
Personally, if I had known the true layout of the hotel, I would have booked a poolside room as they were the most central and had the best view. Most of those patios also feature hammock chairs and better patio railings, versus the wall that we had. Do note that the standard couples rooms face into the walkway and are not private.