Moevenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh
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Beach is nice... Hotel got too many stairs ! Diving is just paradise !
Through this entry, I will share general aspects of my 35 day African tour and my overall experiences. In subsequent entries, I will circle back to selected African destinations (dated between January 6th and February 7th) and populate them with commentary and photos. Essentially, I'm starting with the conclusion. I'm currently drafting this blog …
This entry is just a quickie to explain why the hell i'm in sharm again!!! Well, I had been feeling like **** for the last couple of days and decided to drop off the tour to get healthy. I was actually paranoid that I had something serious (like malaria) especially after the stories i had heard while on the African tour. While in Egypt, there's no …
After 2 weeks of 5 star pampering on the Sofitel Resort in Las Vegas (AKA Sharm El Sheikh), it's time to shift gears and start the real adventure. So I'm putting aside the Armani suit and the polo uniform, and ironing all my trekking clothes and getting the camping gear ready to commence my East African journey. Sharm was the perfect place to …
... Circuit of diving. It is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations, but at the same time many of the most famous dives are really technical. A dive can be challenging because of the depth required or because of the underwater currents. The biggest challenge for both of us was learning to control our buoyancy. Our guardian angel on the boat was a Dutch man, Danny. He goes diving in the North Sea every weekend throughout the year and he said that experienced divers go to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Moevenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El-Sheikh
Had previously been for a week on a Nile cruise, then
This hotel was great!! The staff were so nice, especially the restaurant staff who treated us like kings (going to the local shop to buy extra diet coke because they knew we liked it, we didn't even need to ask). The themed buffets are amazing, lots of wonderful dishes and again great service!! We tried the on site indian restaurant which was amazing, one of the best I have ever had.
We knew as soon as we arrived at the Sofitel that it was not of 5star standard and in fact asked to be moved the following morning. I agree that the hotel looks nice but the rooms have seen better days. The bathroom badly needed upgrading. The radio consol was hanging off the wall with the switches melted. The breakfast room was dark but perhaps this was to conseal the birds which were flying about. The staff made attempts to keep the food covered but this was impossible as kids would not replace the covers. We were shown two other rooms but they were just the same, just with nicer views. We asked to be moved and went to the Hilton Dreams which lived up to earlier reviewers comments. If it is views or the beach that you want this is the place, but you won't find the rooms pleasant at all.
We stayed at the Sofitel in June of this year, and it wasn't quite what we had expected from its 5* billing and previous reviews.
We went with our two kids, 6 and 2yrs and the mother-in-law in August 2004. We had a nice time, but there were a few problems. Our flight was delayed 24hrs due to our plane being stuck in Florida while a hurricane battered the state, that's life!
Enjoyable & Peaceful
If you are looking for the more peacful and private beach, this is the place. The hotel shares a promenade with the rest of the hotels where good reasonably priced food and loud entertainment is available.
You have to request a room with a good view though but ensure that your room does not have a door to the adjoining room as it can be very noisy if you have neighbours.
Food is good as well and you are spoilt for choice at breakfast.
Angenehm und ruhig
Wenn Sie nach einem ruhigeren, privateren Strand suchen, sind Sie hier richtig. Das Hotel teilt die Promenade mit den anderen Hotels, dort bekommt man günstig etwas zu essen und viel laute Unterhaltung. Sie sollten um ein Zimmer mit gutem Ausblick bitten, aber eines, ohne Verbindungstür zum anderen Zimmer, weil es ziemlich laut sein kann, wenn man Nachbarn hat. Das Essen ist gut und man wird mit einer großen Auswahl zum Frühstück verwöhnt.
Antiquated room, unequal service, average food. It deserves 3 stars. Best thing are the 4 hotel's private beaches, but you better rush at 7 a.m. to cover the chairs with your towels if you expect to find a place. Some people monopolise them all day long without going there. Food like almost everywhere is disgusting. Best restaurant is The indian in The Camel hotel in Na'ama Bay. Weather and water temperature are fantastic.
We have just returned from a week at the Sofitel Hotel in Naama Bay. Having not been to Sharm before we really did not know where to stay. The hotel was recommended by friends who had stayed before.
Beautiful views from the Sofitel
The sofitel in Sharm was a great surprise , the rooms have very high ceilings with lovely Egyptian furniture. all with a balcony with beautiful views overlooking Naama Bay. The hotel and grounds have a very spacious feel particular around the large swimming pool.The very efficient and friendly staff can not do enough to help you. The whole complex is very well kept and clean. Although i was very wary about the good reports on the Indian restaurant in the Sofitel I can confirm that it is one of the best ever and certainly worth a visit even if you dont stay at the hotel. I cant wait to go back to the Sofitel