While the outside of the hotel recalls architecture of the 1980s, with its angular overhanging roof supported by wooden columns half way round the building, the interior is 1970s cruise boat kitsch, featuring several shades of brown, marine-themed mosaics around the top of the walls and the classic display of clocks with the time in some of the world's major cities. It is though an agreeable introduction to the hotel. An attractive flower display adorns the central seating bank and there are more at the reception to the right and the bar to the far left corner. The hotel has two swimming pools (one of which is heated in the summer, the other being a salt water pool) which are well maintained and whose numerous sun beds are exposed to the sun all day long. There is also a kids pool for the little ones to play around in close to the main ones. The animation team consists of five English-speaking Italians who take care of both children (at the Snoopy Kids Club for those aged three-12) and adults (pool games, volleyball, music and dance shows at Seagulls restaurant). If you are looking to keep in shape in style then you'll love the Maritim's gym, one of the best we have seen in Sharm, with excellent facilities. The Thai Spa is equally as impressive with an attractively designed warm red entrance hall, several massage rooms (including one for Thai massages and two hydrotherapy rooms), a beauty salon, two saunas and two designer steam rooms. Across the road from the hotel are the tennis courts, diving centre and a small bar. Back on the main site you can also play table tennis, baby foot and pool. Excursions, such as jeep safaris and fishing, can also be arranged through the hotel. The Library/Tea Room is the perfect place to wind down with a book and a cup of tea or coffee and is certainly something that makes the hotel stand out from the rest. Due to the size of the complex and its layout, getting around can take a while, so buggies, driven by hotel staff, are at hand to get you from A to B. You will notice when aboard that the grounds are kept neat and tidy and at night they are lit attractively with, among others, Moroccan lamps.