Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
Ancient Egypt must have been really something. Our 10-day visit has exceeded our expectations. Egypt’s history is fascinating, and because the climate is so dry and hot the ancient monuments are incredibly well preserved. Traveling to Egypt really does have its drawbacks, however. If you are not on an organized tour you will face harassment and/or people trying to cheat you for a good part of the day. Egypt is actually the first country in all ...
Sharm el Sheikh is the travel destination for the international set. It is what Bali is to Australians. No Aussies but lots of Russians, Germans, English and every other nationality within a 5 hour flight radius.
We spent the day before battling Cairo traffic to the airport and then flying here. (1 hour flight). Shorter than the ride to the airport in Cairo.
Sharm el-Sheikh is situated on the ...
... from Cairo on Egypt's monopoly airline - Egypt Air - the only way to get here domestically...unless you want to risk a 16 hour bus journey across the desert. Anyway, Egypt Air Express (aka sarcophagus express) limits all your luggage to 70 pounds in ONE bag only...and this is only if you buy a business class ticket (economy is half the luggage allowance - and still ONE bag, with no option to pay extra). Carrying our Scuba equipment, we didn't have ...
... screen, I was out.
Luckily for me he was fairly quiet that night. only 3 times up. I felt lucky.
After playing with him from 5:30am, Karina took him and I went back to bed at 10. 3:30 I got up for an hour, then back to bed for 2. chatted with Rusher till 11. then slept. I awoke this morning feeling, for the first time in a while, like a human being and not an empty shell.
Little kids are so much fun when you have the energy to do more than just follow them around.
... of canned food as our fridge was not performing at all. Nevertheless the food was delicious and we polished it after a hard day of doing nothing.
A rowdy French group arrived at sunset to camp next to us for the night. Besides the warm wind and flapping tents, the singing and talking on the beach ensured we couldn’t enjoy a good night’s sleep.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Kahramana Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
Best holiday especially in January
we went to the Kahramana hotel and had the best holiday we have ever had. It is very central but far enough away from all the noise and bustle of the main bazzar. The resort was great, and the snokeling was amazing. Egyptians were all really friendly, a wee bit cheeky too but all harmless! We even took a local bus 6 hours travel to Cairo and stayed there for a few days you can't go to Egypt without seeing the pyramids!
we will go back and especially in during the Brittish winter
Having just returned from the kahramana hotel for the christmas and new year period 18th dec - 1st jan.
I'm going back !!!
Just back from the Kahramana after spending Christmas there.Was concerned after reading some of the poor reviews but am already planning to go back next year.It's a small, friendly hotel in the centre of town. Most of the new plush hotels are a taxi ride away. Everything is on your doorstep and yet the rooms are quiet.Everywhere is spotless in the hotel and 'yes' some areas are a little tired looking but the helpfulness of the staff more than makes up for any shortfalls in the decor.The hotel is more reasonably priced than others in Sharm, so you get what you pay for. The food is adequate and plentiful.Bedrooms are clean and clean linen and towels everyday.I had a lovely relaxing holiday and can't wait until I go back again.
went to this hotel with open minds in jan this yr stayed b&b for two weeks and what a great time we had. the room was spotless and the staff were friendly and nothing was too much bother. breakfast was so varied that you never got bored with the food recommend the crepes and omeletes cooked while you wait .it was my birthday while there and had a lovely cake and happy birthday sang to me.cleaner made some lovely things from towels etc like a boat on the waves. beach was very nice and not public as previously stated you had to have a ticket from the hotel to go on it. plenty of loungers to go round and you had them moved to where you wanted to lie.there were not two hundred loungers and you dont have to walk over them.we were so impressed we are taking our grandson who is five for his first holiday abroad in october this year to the kahramana for two weeks half board. if you are wary going to this hotel dont be the rooms are a nice size,air coditioned that you control and it is of no extra cost.they are very clean,grounds and pool spotless the staff work very hard , staff are friendly and very helpful. dont be worried go you will enjoy it. and the small coral reefs just off shore are fantastic we saw a spotted ray,lion fish, angel fish and loads we dont know the name of...all the colours you could imagine
We stayed at the Kharamana as a group of 3 adults (44,44,54) and 2 daughters (19,20) March 2004
W`eve just got back from Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. we werent to sure about visiting and went with some reservation.It in Fact turned out to be one of the best holidays wev`e ever had. The hotel we actually booked for was substituted and we were offered the kahramana.what a superb alternative,the staff were extremely friendly and would do anything to help you. the rooms were spotless and the housekeeping first class.the hotel grounds were kept clean and tidy. there was a very generous buffet for breakfast and for the evening meal,this could get a little repetetive but there was always a good choice.if you decided not to eat at the hotel there was a vast amount of restaurants to choose from offering evertything from tex mex right the way through to pizza hut(which by the way we tried and was extremely good and cheap)all in all we couldnt have wished for a better hotel and if any of the staff read this well done 5 star service from everyone.
Go to the Kahramana! After reading the two reviews that were on this website before I went, I was expecting the worst. But when I got there, I absolutely fell in love with the place! The food was excellent, the staff were so friendly and the rooms were kept clean & were tidied etc everyday! I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone. All ages stayed at the hotel. Whilst we were there, there wasn't much entertainment on at nights in the hotel, but a 2 minute walk took you into Naama Bay centre which was full of restaurants of every kind, bars and shops! Excellent holiday, definately will be booking to go again next year!!!
Just returned from a week at the Kahramana Hotel, Sharm El Sheik. We booked this Hotel just before Christmas 2004 but shortly afterwards found a very bad report about it on the Internet. After reading it we decided to still go ahead with our booking and were very pleased that we did. The location is central Naama Bay - one of the main areas in Sharm El Sheik so location was perfect for the beach, all the shops and lovely bars in the resort. We were very pleased with our room which overlooked the swimming pool. At night time it was beautifully lit up - looked so pretty. There were clean towels and sheets every day and no worries with cleanliness anywhere in the hotel, it was spot on! We only stayed b&b but there was an extremely varied selection for breakfast ranging from many different breads, fruit, salads, cheeses, hams etc and the chefs were on hand to freshly cook omlettes or crepes etc. The Which Way Restaurant in the Hotel was very good and there were good bar facilities and the pool was lovely.
Situated in a side street in the centre of Naama Bay, this hotel offers the basics for the holiday maker. We were B&B but after the first day never bothered about breakfast again. There wasn't a good selection of food. The rooms were adequate and clean. The staff were...okay and the pool and facilities were just okay. Nothing really to write home about, an average hotel, nothing special.
If I was to visit Sharm again I would look for somewhere else to stay.