Royal Plaza Hotel

33 Mohamed Mazhar St Zamalek, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh

All eyes to the 30th

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt

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... is certainly that lack of conviction, thus lack of systemization on the 30th will cause any activity to melt down into ineffective chaos. And surely the motive behind a second revolt could never be as strong as the first – after all, it's not a corrupt despot regime that the people are living under this time? Up until now, for every person I've met still stoked up enough to 'go down Tahrir', there's always been a counter-balancer saying ...

Crazy, Chaotic Cairo

A travel blog entry by chris-tom

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... are no traffic lights, no road signs, no road rules. Cars create their own lanes, the roads narrow in places and 5 lanes will merge into 3. Every car is scratched. When you park your car the side mirror is automatically pushed in, (if you have a side mirror). VW Vans are the local taxi. The back panel on the motor is permanently up because of the heat, the side door is left ...

Day 1 in Cairo

A travel blog entry by thaines

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... I’m back to reality now J

After recovering from the above with the help of good company, a few bottles of wine and less challenging sleeping positions, I started my Desert country adventure with a horseback ride through the Sahara desert. The ride started with comical negotiations with locals. Once settled, we started by riding through some small desert towns where people here live a very simple and basic life with only a few pounds needed to house ...

Egypt's version of Cancun without all the fun

A travel blog entry by richard.fry

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... democracy and trying to earn a living in an uncertain enviornoment with tourism down. The best way we can describe it is like when your teenager grows up and leaves the house - no supervision, and they're still immature. That's the feeling here - everything is inconsistant, and it turns out that things like our hotel experience are par for the course here. The people are over the top aggressive trying to get any tourist money, and it's part of ...

Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Luxor & Dahab Egypt

A travel blog entry by tessrealty

... ready and had a great breakfast on the ocean, then had 2 dives scheduled, The canyons and Ricks Reef, did both dives them went back to my hotel to do my last camel ride in Egypt, I was given camel milk, I heard it was very healthy for you, it was pretty salty, I wouldn't drink it again :) but glad I tried it. I decided to go to dinner and went to a chicken place, the guy who owned the travel agency I went to earlier that day sat down next to me to have dinner too, so we started ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on 33 Mohamed Mazhar St Zamalek, Sharm El-Sheikh, is near Mohamed Ali Mosque (Citadel of Saladin), Citadel (Al-Qalaa), Solar Boat Museum, and Temple of Ramesses II.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Plaza Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh

    Loved This Hotel!

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    Just got back from a 2 week stay at The Royal Plaza and, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised ( apart from the food ). Breakfast is fine if you like eggs!! though the Chef cooks great omelettes fresh for you. Evening meals were disappointing, so we decided to eat out, 'Onions' just round the corner have a great menu and the food is so cheap but so tasty.

    Photos can be deceiving!!! Never go there again!

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    Definately disappointed, This is certainly not 4 star, maybe more 2-3.

    Average!!

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    great location.{you dont have to go in the mad taxis] the food was basic.. some of it ok,wine.yak!! we were told there was an outdoor barbie,its hysterical.you have to see it to believe it, (bless them)...staff very friendly,too much sometimes, the rooms were basic ,no terrace,but large inside.cleaner fantastic.. till we realised we had a few bits missing on arriving home,a nice bottle of aftershave and a lovely shirt! HE was a nice cleaner..we musnt have checked the room properly.

    Supposed to be a 5 star but more like 3

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    this hotel had an impressive lobby but the rooms were very basic it used to be a shopping mall and still looks like one. the toiletries in the room were cheap and nasty and the towels were grubby. the dining room was awful more like a school canteen and the food was always luke warm. you had to get your own tea and coffee at breakfast as there were never enough staff to serve you.we had to clear the table and look for cutlery several times. we were half board and i wish i hadnt bothered as there were some lovely places to eat nearby. the rooftop pool was ok but the animation was non existent. there was also nothing to do when the sun wentdown you had to just sit in the room. the gym was ok but again very basic ie no towel or water cooler. in my opinion this is a budget hotel which is in a good location. i wish id paid more and stayed elsewhere.

    We thought it was fantastic!!

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    We stayed at the Royal Plaza in October for one week and thought it was fantastic. We stayed in a suite that had 2 king size beds and lovely living area. The staff were extremely friendly and never expected tips, in fact when I did tip the young man who brought us room service, he looked extremely shocked. It was a beautiful hotel in an excellent location for the night life of Naama Bay. We stayed on a half board basis and even though the food wasn't particularly varied it was of a good standard, warm and plenty of it.

    We couldn't fault the hotel at all and would definitely return to Naama Bay and the Royal Plaza Hotel - we had a brilliant time!

    Royal Plaza Hotel

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    Normally I am not one to write a review although i do consult them regularly. The hotel itslef is as one previous reviewer put it a very good 3* or an average 4* hotel, not the 5* they rate themselves as.. I booked to stay at this hotel for three nights although ended up staying only one as I was visiting friends. While I found the reception staff to be very polite and cordial, the security staff are rude and think nothing of shouting at and manhandling a young woman travelling alone. I was there to see some egyptian friends and as i was being dropped at the hotel and preferring not to leave my room as I was alone I brought back a bottle of water to brush my teeth with as the water in the taps was a murky colour and i did not feel safe using it, I was stopped at the security checkpoint entering the hotel and told I could not bring it in with me. I argued with the man at the checkpoint and he roughly grabbed me by the arm and said come with me and called me a bad name in Arabic, I told him I understood some arabic and would not tolerate such language. At this point he started to shout at me that who did i think i was etc in front of a reception full of guests. I was mortified, I would never even send a meal back in a resteraunt no matter how bad it is, confrontation is not my thing. He then shoved me over to where the reception staff were standing looking at the situation unfold. I asked to speak to the manager and explained my case to him very politly and he was very angry with the security guy and allowed me to bring whatever i wanted to the hotel. He also invited me to have a drink with him by way of apology. I did not take him up on his offer but I thought he was very nice and much less intimidating than the security staff. The breakfast was ok, nothing to write home about but when I went up to the buffet for some more coffee, my half eaten breakfast had been cleared from my table even though i had advised the waiters that I was not finished. In all I would not go back to this hotel ever again as I felt that as a woman travelling alone the security staff should be more respectful, they were in other parts of the same resort that I visited. It is not the egyptian way to manhandle a woman and at most they will shake hands with you but only if you invite them to. They are a very kind and sweet society marred only by a few bad apples. When I told my egyptian friends of this incident they were horrified and offered immediatly to get me another hotel which at 10pm on the night of the feast is no easy task so I stayed where i was until the morning where my friends picked me up and brought me to the Concorde Hotel which I will say is fantastic. it is in a better location and the staff are very nice. The whole decor there is much nicer too and the variety of food and drinks available was much more extensive. I will go back to Sharm El Sheikh but next time I will book into the Concorde Hotel.

    Excellent Servive at the Royal Plaza

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    Although this hotel is rated as a five star, it is a very good 3 star plus to a 4 star.

    Needs Improvements!!!

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    On arrival the porter asked for two tips..... And seemed disappointed with the amount given.

    Just OK

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    A 5 star hotel in name but in reality probably only merits 4 stars.

    The egyptin people are not shy about asking for tips and this hotel is no different - the bell boy even came back up to the room to ask for a bigger tip, despite not even meriting the one we gave him!

    The room was huge and very nice but not facing the pool as we'd booked.

    The buffet dinner was nice - never the same selection for all 7 nights we stayed

    Egyptian men are unfortunatley fond of leering at white tourist women and this was the case with the staff within the hotel and much as with the locals outside - that said it is a problem with egypt rather than this indiviual hotel.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Plaza Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good