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... wall just a few meters off the coast of our hotel which was amazing, but it was just the start of our incredible underwater adventures here.
Panu’s guest post about diving:
Through my adult life, one of my main phobias has been a fear of drowning. One day while swimming with my elementary school class I had a flotation mat flip on top of me and I panicked because I didn’t know how to get above water again. Since then, there have been numerous times ...
... of the Sinai Peninsula next to the Red Sea, and surrounded by desert Its population is approximately 35,000, and is made up of about 7000 km of land.
We stayed at the Marriot Hotel. Our Hotel was on the mountainside and the better half was on the beach side. Crossing to the beach meant a 5 minute walk over a busy highway with traffic police slowing down the traffic to allow tourists to cross.
... lunch everyone was still hanging a bit so we all headed back to the salvation of our airconditioned rooms for a siesta. A quick snorkel again off the beach and it was time for dinner. This time it was "International Night" but signified by an EU flag - go figure???
After yesterdays performance it was time for an early night not to mention the fact that we needed to be up at 3.30am for quad biking...
... br> On the way to our next stop, we pass the City of the Dead which is a cemetery but also houses much of Cairo’s homeless community. At the top of a hill overlooking the cemetery is the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, a massive building with three, large (and several small) alabaster domes. The Turkish influence is evident in the architecture. This mosque, built in 1848, has a very ...
... the train to Cairo the next day and it was advised that we pre book the bus service, so we walked to the local bus station (overtaken by a camel at one point) and booked ourselves in for for the 11am bus to cairo the following morning.
Unfortunately due to the late arrival, no chance to see sharm or naama bay, but we will be back to Dahab and the red sea later ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sharm Inn Amarein Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
We just returned from Sharm el Sheikh and the Sharminn Amarein. When we booked the hotel, we didn't expect miracles, since it was by far the cheapest hotel going in the brochure - but we were very impressed with the hotel and especially the service. We also took a PADI diving course next door at the Seamax Diving Centre - which was out of this world!
Think twice before staying in the Sharm Inn Amerien is my advise.. we booked for 2 weeks but stayed 1 night! and that was only because the rep was off duty till the next day and therefore we couldnt arrange a move till she was back! and belive me we didnt dare get in the bed! We boked this hotel as it was reasonably priced and I had only read 1 bad review and just thought that the person who wrote it must expect too much from a 3* hotel. The majority of reviews said this hotel was showing its age but was clean. we are ok with 'basic' so that wouldnt have bothered us but we foudn this hotel to be anything but clean ! the rooms are very dark .. like caves ! the bathrooms were tiny and unclean with stains in the bathtub and mouldy grout everything in dark wood and very old. Both rooms we had smelt of cigarette smoke and sewage to which teir answer was airfreshner!.. we had 3 lights that didnt work one broken window ( couldnt be opened ). Each room had a sofa which were badly stained, the rugs were filthy as where the bed covers. reluctantly we went to the restraunt and found its very dimly lit, tables squashed closely together it felt like a very bad Pontins holiday camp! After the state we found the rooms in we were very aprehensive about the food but had children that neede to eat after a long journey, however, having seen the guests pick up food ( fresh dates / bread rolls and slices of cheese) and then put them back down again ! and then seeing the chefs putting the food in to the containers with their hands - NO GLOVES or UTENSILS we'd seen too much! we drank water and eat biscuits that we had left over from the journey. We asked if our rooms could be upgraded but were told that they were the best on the complex! they literally faced the bar and pool.. so ALL the bathers and the bar attendants had full view straight in to room! The reviews stated that it was a very frendly hotel and nothing was too much trouble, I must admit as soon as they learnt that we wanted to leave they tried to do all they could to make thigs better for us but the bottom line here is it was NOT clean it was dark and dirty!. When they relaised i was making calls from my hotel room t other hotels to try to change they refused to connect me unless I went to the reception !!! With the help of the Rep we transfered the next day to the Coral Beach Tiran paid a small supplement of £100 per person which gave us half board aswell and had a lovely holiday.. the stark contrast was unbeleiveable.. this was not our first trip to Eygypt and we have traveled all over the world to Morocco / Africa and the likes but still we were horrified by this hotel... everyone has thier own standard but, this was not a place I could have stayed longer that the few hours we did!
Possibly one of the best hotels I have been in. The hotel was very clean and the staff were brilliant. Rooms are very big but a little short on storage space if 3 adults are in the room. This is the only fault we could find. Thank you to everyone at the hotel for making our holiday so special, especially the owner - Thank you!.It was so good that we are about to cancel next years holiday in the USA and go back to Sharm inn Amarein.
After reading the reviews and noticing that the Thomas Cook brochure has awarded the Sharm Inn the 'Marque of Excellence' we booked a week away at the Sharm Inn for the last week in August 2005 expecting great things.
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I was defintaly surprised when me and my 2 freinds visted this hotel, for the money we payed we were expecting poor facilities, but when we got to the hotel we were definatly surprised. The facilities were brilliant the staff was wonderful, infact they were always on hand to help and always smiled when they spoke to us. I think we made quiet a few freinds in that hotel by the time we left sadly.
A trip to sharm inn amarein alone in april this year,2005, was far from being alone! the hotel was spotless,friendly, staff couldn,t do enough for you, a great location if you want to either go into naama bay or old sharm, taxi ride was an experiance, but a laugh too, the indicator in abdul,s taxi didn,t go click,click. it was tinkle,tinkle. you had to hear it to appreciate what i,m trying to say.ha,ha. (even recorded it on my phone) real mad but funny(-:
Just arrived back from the Sharm Inn Amarein. Fantastic Hotel. Very quiet with ideal pool area. All staff extremely helpful, friendly, chatty - just what you want. 3 Restaurants incl. poolside bar, fish restaurant and main hotel restuarant. Food Great. Breakfast ok - omellettes and pancakes made to order - kids loved it. Typical Bedouin Tent -Eygyptian Night on Weds for only £10 per person food incl. - good night. Would definitely go back to this hotel - ideally situated. Only a short taxi ride into Naama Bay and Sharm Town - Sharm Town better in my opinion. Taxi drivers are crackers - but once you get the hang of bartering - its ok. We travelled with Thomas Cook/Neilson Active Holidays - the rep (Petrina) was very informative and helpful and around whenever you needed her. Airport - well a bit of a nightmare getting in - organised chaos actually. If your staying in Sharm you don't necessarily need a Visa - but you will if you want to go on any trips.
Excellant Value for Money
Pleasantly surprised. Very clean and friendly hotel. well situated for Naama Bay and the Old Town and beaches. Very good value for money.
For a relaxing stay in Egypt first time there in April 2003 now returning in Nov 2004. Staying in Sharm Inn Amarein with a warm welcome and personal service was more than expected and wish I could have stayed longer! Perfect for couples relaxing in the Bedouin tent and stepping out of the room to the bar and pool! Convenient for a fast door to door taxi ride to the Bay or Sharm Town. Great value for money, fresh fish favourite food at restaurant next door, near diving school and bus ride to beach. Comfortable rooms in nice garden setting, hotel shop and restaurant....wonderful Easter breakfast served with painted eggs?! Can't wait to get back! Certainly recommended....wish I could go more often!