Horizon Sharm Resort
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... so I guess we disappointed them.
We wondered the length of the beach looking for the "public" beach area. On the way, we found a sign for "Happy Hour" from noon to 1pm. After more wandering we found the "public" beach. But by that time it was noon....so we went back to our first find - HAPPY Hour - and had some Egyptian beers with some ...
... I would be more than happy to stay awhile. It's hard to believe that in 2004 a terrorist drove a truck into the lobby of this hotel and detonated a bomb, killing 34 and injuring hundreds. Not incidentally, we go through several layers of security to get into the hotel. But I doubt the place is much of a target now, seeing we're about the only guests here.
We have the afternoon free, so Bruce and I try relaxing on the beach for a bit. That's when we get hit ...
... of the afternoon I took a taxi into town. The wifi at the hotel still wasn't working and I really needed to check a few things out (and let people know I was still alive). The taxi dropped me off in Naama Bay, Sharm's lively tourist centre. At least, that's what it is known as. When I arrived however, things were pretty quiet. Must be the time of day, I thought. I found an internet cafe in a mall with the help of a security guard, and spent an hour or so ...
... I would estimate most started at $50k and up.
Since we did not have a tour scheduled we decided to just take a mid-morning tender, explore what there was to see (read shopping here) and head back before noon.
That sounded like a great plan until we realized that there were no shuttle buses, and the City Market was about 2 kilometers away. Reaching the main gate we immediately realized that the taxi’s drivers ...
We had been told once that you must go to the Red Sea and to Sharm El Sheikh and he was right! Flying into Sharm el Sheikh was like looking at an advertisement for paradise. The greenish-blue water and coral reefs was gorgeous. For snorkellers and divers especially its a must!
We got to our beautiful resort ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Horizon Sharm Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
No cocktails ,beer in tiny glasses, no tea spoons at breakfast, no coffee cups, warm soft drinks, no wine included on "all inclusive"!!!, repetitive, boring meals. No snack bar, no ice creams in the entire hotel!!! , The hotel has a nice private beach 2 minutes down the road but you have to pay for EVERYTHING there. Kids entertainment was terrible, at one point she was dancing in a circle with 5 or 6 young kids with a cigatette in her mouth!!! And the entertainment for adults was quite frankly non exsistent. However, we went on the fantastic "Lazy Days" boat trip (the snorkelling was awesome and it was the best meal we had all week!) The Hotel was clean ,the saving grace was the guy who cleaned the room (fantastic job) and the staff were friendly on the whole if a little lecherous at times. We loved Egypt but would not go to this hotel again.
Horizon Sham Knocking Shop Resort
If your looking a 4 star resort for your family? Do not book in the horizon sharm. We rename it as horizon sham, from the food, rooms and the staff you will disappointed. Kids get the worst deal from this resort and you need money for the chips, ice-cream to even playing on the pool table, mine you we paid for all exclusive. Hotel is a total sham. Jan 07.
I have just returned from this hotel after seven nights of horror. I would however in the first instance like to point out the positives. The young man who cleaned our room was very polite and cleaned our room to a very high standard on a daily basis, the poolside staff were also pleasant and attentive and the shopkeepers although inviting you into their shops were not overbearing. But be warned from here on in the service goes downhill rapidly. The food was awful, there was a constant shortage of glasses in the evening and all inclusive was not as it would suggest. Among the many things we had to pay for was water, wine, icecream and any activities such as pool, darts etc. There was no snacks available during the day and the poolside bar only served warm beer and juice, if you wanted a whisky, vodka etc then you had to go back into the main bar in the hotel, mixers were just left on the bar counter with the tops off and more often than not that was also flat and warm. I like many other guests after a few days succumbed to some sort of stomach bug that was very painful to say the least I think infact the busiest shop in this hotel was the pharmacy were all you had to do was enter the shop point to your stomach and he immediately knew what was wrong with you. I was very ill and unhappy in this hotel and my only consolation is that we met many people at the airport who had stayed at a variety of hotels and had a wonderful time. This trip has certainly not put me of a reurn visit maybe in about five years time but I would certainly never never ever stay at this resort.
sorry to say folks but if you have booked a holiday here on an all inclussive be prepaired to be let down as i would class this as a full board if at night you can get a 1/2 pint glass for your beer hold on to it and maybe you might get it filled at one point if not you can always use a brandy glass or a wine glass if you like tea or coffee in the morning good luck in getting a cup but that not to say you will get tea or coffee as that might have run out as well hope you like to see dirty rams in the dinning hall as that is about all the entertainment thatyou might get (sorry they now do a disco in the bar area and you now get tea and cake at five in the afternoon after along fight for this so enjoy that but be early for a cup)
We have just returned from 2 weeks holiday at this hotel, and never ever again, eveything about this hotel is terrible from having to queue for a cup for a drink in the morning to the so called entertainment at night.. This was nothing like the website there was an old 2 slice domestic toaster that the staff had jammed a knife in to make it work the food was not labelled so you took pot luck in what you where eating and glasses you had to keep hold of if you wanted a beer in the evening, I am diabetic and had to pay for Diet Cola for the 1st 2 days as the hotel said this was not included in the all inclusive, after a meeting with the General Manager on the 27/12 things slightly improved but soon went back downhill. This holiday has left us with a bad overview of Sharm El Sheik and we dont think that it is a place we will ever go back to
Loved The Holiday
wel ... we stayed here for 1 week and at the beginnin of the week ther wer a few problems, but as the week went by the problems were then getting solved, i enjoyed every minute of my holiday, me my mum and dad met some very nice people including staff at the hotel and other tourists. Muhammed i miss you lots x I will always remember this holiday ... Thanks a lot everybody who i met for making my holiday such a good one!! xdanni ov durham englandx
For any one planning to visit the Horizon Sharm over the next few weeks, months or year you have my heart felt sympathy... I have just returned from a holiday that can not be described appropriately due the regulations governing this website. Suffice to say that had this hotel been correctly managed it would indeed be closed!
We stayed in Horizon for a week. The hotell is quite terrible. It is big and dark. The rooms look really worn-out. Breakfast means lots and lots of buns in variations that taste the same. Only drinks avaliable are coffee/tea and some kind of lemonade (half water, half syrup). Someone said quite good, that the only thing edible is fried eggs. The hotell is situated aprox 17km from Naama Bay centre and that makes moving around quite discomfortable. Every 15min or so the hotell buss goes to beach and back (free of charge) but the only time the bus goes to Naama is in the evening, at 8 o'clock and noone remembers to mention the need for booking beforehand. The bus is aprox 20seats.. So it is always full.
In realtà la navetta, almeno per il periodo in cui c'ero io, girava dalle 9 alle 16:30 con pausa pranzo di almeno un paio d'ore. La spiaggia è ad almeno 1,5 km e se fai il percorso a piedi