Savoy Sharm El Sheikh
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Well we went shopping in Naama bay today which is only 10 min from the hotel. Shopping paradise. It has everything. Loads of cafes, bars, nightclubs, etc, anything your heart desires. Beads heaven. I bought loads from pearls to agate to crystals. Couldn't stop myself. Now we are sitting in the Italian restaurant in the hotel enjoying the good food …
Oh well it was probably my own fault. Too much sun and too much to drink. I don't usually drink much, one glass max, but it was such a good day that I had to change my habbit, so not one but three glasses of the most wonderful local rose wine. It is so good. What can I say, I'm on holiday.
We have finally arrived. The temp is about 19 and cool. The hotel is absolutely stunning. Our room is close to the pool, so I can't get lost. I have a habit of getting lost in hotels this size. We had a drink in the Old Vic pub, go figure. An english pub in Egypt. It was showing the football from last night. Internet is intermittent. Not so good. I …
... from the tropics and they panic because the environment is too harsh. As an example of his prowess, at Jackson Reef he dove to 57 meters (150+ feet) and watched a shark swim around in a school of tuna. Here’s what he drilled into my brain: to go down I deflate my vest completely. Once I level off at the desired depth I put a little air back in, and as I go up I release air and as I go down I add air remain neutrally buoyant. This is no easy task, but on our eighth dive Leah and ...
... breathing lesson where their head was kept under water and once they passed this they were allowed to go scuba diving held onto by the instructor.
The fashion of the day beside the pool and beach is the bikini for young and old - the skimpier, the better or the burkini for the local ladies. Janet and I opted for a more conservative one piece.
Four days and four nights of relaxation, sun, surf and water. ...
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Short and sweet, just brilliant
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We have just returned from two weeks at the Savoy and have had an excellent time
Just got back from Eygpt, staying at the Savoy Sierra. what a way to totally chill out, felt completely relaxed from beginning to end! There is nothing I could not say about my holiday without smiling. The hotel was unbelievable for it's personal service, nothing was too much trouble! Waiters constantly asking if they can bring you drinks, and believe you me with the weather you needed it, food - what a choice in content and quality, we did not have the same thing to eat twice, I hate to think how much extra weight i've put on from the sheer enjoyment of indulgence, you could have eaten 24 hrs a day if you had wanted to!
We were in this hotel as a couple for my wifes 40th Birthday booked as a surprise. We would normally stay at the Hyatt but I picked this as an alternative and was not too overly disappointed in my choice.
Just got back from a week's stay at the Savoy hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. It has to be said that this was not my first choice but with it being half term the hotels I really wanted (Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton) were not available. On the plus side the rooms are spacious and well equipped and the main big pool is ideal for children. The staff are very helpful and eager to please. However, the food at the hotel was at best dreadful - half cooked and warm would probably best describe the main restaurant. The Italian restaurant was slightly better providing you are happy to wait for up to an hour for your starter - the speed of service was very bad. The hotel was only half full so goodness knows how they would cope if it were full. Unfortunately most of the people I spoke to had been suffering from stomach upsets for part of their holiday, as did I and the general consensus was that the food was very poor for what is described as a 4/5 star hotel. I think the hotel is at best a 3 star.
Eygpt is a great country, fascinating, multifaceted and full of history and culture. But it is also a third world country....! We went to sharm, the royal savoy whch is the vip quarters of the savoy hotel in sharm. My travel agency in london assured us that it was a new hotel therefore the service would be excellent.
We were due to stay at the Ritz but unfortuntely our tour operator had messed up so we had 3 nights at the Hyatt and were then moved to the Savoy for 4.
Better Than expected!
Has a brilliant time with my boyfriend and his family! The hotel was lovely and the heated swimming pool made all the difference as it was too cold in the other pools in feb. The breakfast was excellent with everything you could want! The room service food was lovely too and the service around the hotel was excellent. The thai girls doing the massage were excellent and tips are muchly appreciated as they are all on low pay in egypt. the beach is lovely and the sea is full of tropical fish which is a sight not worth missing! The only down side to this hotel is the bathrooms they are a bit grubby but the rooms are nice and spacious and cleaned everyday.
The rooms were very large, well appointed, and we had two a joining rooms for a family of four. Wine and fruit in the rooms on arrival. Clean sheets and towels in the rooms each day. The sky TV had english channels. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. Myself and my daughter received a posy of flowers each for valantines day and on the last night the management held a cocktail party in one of the many bars - and on this occasion there was a free bar. Three large swimming pools and a number of smaller childrens pools dotted around the complex, one on the private beech all in lovely surroundings. Clean towels provided for the beach/pools each day. A number of resturants to choose from which served a variety of food from Italian to hamburgers and chips. Food very good and no problems with queues or service. Plenty of entertainment in the hotel and activities, i.e table tennis, snooker, spa, tennis, volley ball, etc. Lots of staff around keeping the whole complex clean and tidy. The hotel only seemed half-full and there was ample loungers by the pool and on the beach to choose from. No cash exchanged hands as everything had to be signed for and payed for at the end of the holiday with either dollers or by credit card. The hotel also had its own shops and banks. I would say overall the hotel lived up to the five star rating. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would return to stay there if visiting Sharm again. The only drawback is sharm airport which is a nightmare.
What great surprise
I wanted a chill out, relaxing 2 weeks somewhere hot but not too hot, so we chose Sharm, not having been there before the hotel choice was a shot in the dark.
What a choice large comfy rooms, massive balcony and the pools were out of this world. but it was the staff that made the holiday. the front desk staff were very helpful and you could talk quite freely Ehab especialy.
Adam the maitre du, Olga and Shaymaa at the restruant marshalled it well and Hanny and Bassem couldnt have done more at the table who can forget though the Gentle Giant Walheed, we missed him when he went on holiday.
We will go again a superb hotel with it's own beach front can't wait to return
I have been luck enough to stay at the Savoy 3 times in 2004, the first visit was in march where we fell in love with the hotel, i have been to egypt before this trip was a cruise on the nile and from then on i loved the places and the people.
I am just booking to return march 2005, I stayed there with my daughter, we found the rooms to be first class, comfortable just like home we never wanted for anything the staff were there when every you wanted anything no question. i have travelled alot over the years and always stayed in 5 star and above once staying a 6 star in marocc, i found the savoy to be one of the top hotels i will always return.