Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
11/11/2013 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
We took the taxi(or limo) to Na'ama Bay. The limo service dropped us off at a "friends" store so that we could have a place to call when we wanted to go back to the ship. Of course, they wanted us to spend our money at the store on knock-off t-shirts of the Hard Rock Cafe, or oils/perfumes , or whatever. We did ...
... however, generally lifts my spirits, and thankfully there's plenty of it at the huge breakfast buffet at the hotel. I'm thankful for a full belly as we begin our drive northward across the Sinai peninsula. What a barren, treacherous terrain. No wonder the Israelites, whilst wandering in this area, said, "hey, Moses. You know, life as pharaoh's slaves really isn't so bad. Whaddya say we head back?"
In my current mood, I'm ready to head back to the greenery ...
... the Red Sea remains Ahmed the masseur, but it was magnificent nonetheless. And so, after some days enjoying the best of what Shark's Bay has to offer, the terrific diving and super friendly people, I was finally ready to move on. I can only hope that things start picking up for all those Egyptians dependant on tourism services, as they work so hard to have everything ready for the tourists, if only they would come. It really is a pleasant place to spend a ...
... a completely artificial place—in fact it’s not really a city, as I don’t see any place where people actually live. I imagine the workers at these hotels leave their families back in Cairo or the Delta, and live in temporary housing, shuttling back and forth to their homes in the “real” Egypt.
I reach a street that looks like it heads to the shore where a lonely camel owner politely waits for customers ...
... the snake. But I am done. What a terrible way to make a living, I say. Can we go to back to the room now?
All in all, the snake and cobra show lasts a total of 15 minutes. The woman and her crew hang out at a table near the stage after the show. The wicker basket sits on their table. The lid rises and lowers slowly (because the cobras are pushing on it!) as she talks to members ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Sharm Sharm El-Sheikh
We stayed at the sol sharm in dec 05, it was a weeks break b4 xmas. the hotel was very good and the staff were excellent, the only problem we had was that the description said kids club but due to the fact that the hotel was very quiet when we visited the kids club was virtually none existant, however the entertainment staff were very friendly and professional. The place is spotlessly clean and the egyptians are really friendly.
Just returned from one week at Hotel Sol Sharm, Sharm el Sheikh. I would say the reviews i read before booking this hotel to be about right. We are a family of four, with a teenager so the huge pool was a real plus. The hotel is of a good standard, with some nice facilities. We had two rooms overlooking the smaller pool and boat, this had a nice view also of the sea and mountains. Some rooms did have a view of the building site so be specific if that is a problem for you. The room was fine, air con, sky tv, fridge but the bathroom is tiny. The food was very good, we were half board and it was enough. There is a snack bar at the pool which is cheap to eat something, so not a problem. Overall i would recommend this hotel although if you want a boozy holiday definately choose another. You can only buy small bottles of beer which we found very strong so take the free shuttle bus to Nama Bay and buy from the supermarket. This is a fairly quiet hotel with not so much entertainment but the friendliness of the staff make up for this. We have been before to Egypt and stayed five star so can compare the two. Sol Sharm Hotel was a very nice relaxing hotel with pretty good food and a super pool.
Loved Sol Sharm
We stayed in Sol Sharm in Egypt for two weeks in December 2005 and would without a doubt recommend it the rooms were fantastic, the staff very friendly and will do anything for you, good entertainment on during the evenings and the food was good as well.
Would go back again next year weather very hot as well ideal holiday.
Surrounded by beaches???
Was a little dissappointed to arrive and find that the description stating the hotel was surrounded by beaches was wrong and that really the beach was a 10 minute walk away (along the edge of a building site then across a busy road). attempts to book package holidays are frought with difficulties as the buyer is left having to trust the description sold to them. i stipulated that i wanted a hotel on the beach and although the sol sharm was actually a lovely hotel it wasnt on the beach.
Good for (doing) nothing
Stayed here for 1 week in july. The location is a bit isolated but this seems to be the same for most resorts in the area.Ideal for doing absolutly nothing which suits many people.
All the comments in the other reviews seem pretty accurate.Geared mostly towards the Italian touists.
Only downside was the Buffet style food which was 5 out of 10.Also the poolside music played daily is 200 decibles too high.Be prepared to haggle for a taxi fare to go anywhere as they start unreasonably high from the reception area.Good service, very clean although the "pharoes revenge" did strike for a couple of days.
All in all the place is to be recommended.
last year my partener and i went to egypt and stayed at sol sharm, which was about 15mins drive from naama bay.
We stayed at the Sol Sharm in July 2004 and i didnt know what to expect when arriving at the Sol Sharm. The hotel is out on its own the closest hotel being the Baron but they were building around it whilst we were there.
We went for a family holiday in June 2005. The hotel is newly built, designed for those on package holidays. It is isolated in Sharks Bay, with the Conrad Baron being the nearest hotel.
Simply the best
I visited the sol sharm in june 2004 and was highly impressed by everything in the hotel. Rooms were spotless and food was of a good standard - better than I expected. There was a free shuttle bus to the beach every 10 mins and one to namma bay twice a day which is useful as most of the shops n restuarants r in namma bay. we enjoyed our holiday that much we are hoping to go back at xmas!!!