Verginia Sharm Resort
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... from the UK. When we returned to the "public" beach we found that it cost $2 Euro each to use the 30 foot wide access to the beach....with only about that much space at the beach front. Other beachs cost closer to $12 Euro each...so we did like our find.
There were two little Egyptian boys playing and we got a kick out of them and their families.
This morning started very early, and I was really ready to get out of bed - not because of my excitement over a day of sightseeing, but because our hotel room beds were so gosh darned hard. I would have slept on the floor except that the floor was tiled. I couldn't decide which surface - the bed or the tile - was harder.
The lack of sleep has put me in a bad mood, so it's a good thing we have a military escort for the day - otherwise I might hurt somebody :)
Originally I was supposed to leave for Aqaba in Jordan the next morning. But after having such a nice massage by Ahmed "the Shark"? The relaxing evening by the beach and the spectacular diving, leaving did not seem like the obvious choice. The holiday feeling had only just kicked in. So I stayed. As it turns out, I stayed for two more days. I had a wonderfully lazy day at the beach, snorkelling, swimming and reading. I even joined a yoga class in the morning. At ...
... want to ride his camels. European ladies walk up the street in bikinis and nobody gives them a second glance. I get near to the shore—but it looks like the actual beach is owned by the resorts, so I settle for a mediocre video clip from a public spot. Not very impressed with the set up here.
As dusk sets in I head back up past resort after resort, looking for something that resembles the “heart” of the city. ...
Luckily, there are no cobras in my dreams. The next morning we take a long van ride into the Sinai desert to see the Monastery of Saint Katherine. We pass two Bedouin villages and a U.N. Peacekeeping outpost on our three-hour drive. The rocky desert landscape looks inhospitable but ruggedly beautiful. The sandstone rocks have different colored streaks running through ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Verginia Sharm Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Arriving at the 'Sol Verginia' we were impressed with our first impression, our room was spacious and clean. It took us two days before we finally managed to get across that we wanted the two twin beds made into a double. Our first night was great and the next day we went for breakfast and a day by the pool.
Loved everything about it
The hotel was excellent, the staff couldnt do enough for us. The food was excellent and we always had a great choice of food, im a vegeterian and I had no problem at all in getting a really tasty meal. We did find it easier to go all inclusive instead of half board as it was expensive to continually buy drinks. The rooms were very clean and we had fresh towels and bedding every day. I would recomend this hotel to everyone and the staff cant do enough for you. If you are booking trips, go to the shop facing the hotel, it is half the price that the reps are asking.
The hotel itself was very nice and so were the staff. The food wasn't, however and I lived on omlettes and pasta which were the same every day and pastries - the cakes and pastries were very very nice! I travelled alone and expected to meet people while I was there which I perhaps would have done if I could speak Russian. 95% of the guests were Russian and I think the food may have catered to their tastes. It certainly didn't cater to mine and it wasn't local fare either, which I wouldn't have minded.
My boyfriend and I stayed for one week at Sol Verginia resort, and enjoyed it very much. As you can see on the pictures, it is a beautyful place, well kept, and with lots of plants and flowers. All the rooms are built around the huge pool, most rooms with a balcony or a small terrace.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 weeks in August. The hotel was lovely and the staff welcoming, friendly and considerate. It is situated in a good area with only a short cab ride to the local hotspots and sites, however...................ALL INCLUSIVE!! They said there was an English pub, yet this was just a sign we found which looked like it was going into the back of the lobby bar. There was only one restaurant called Septimus, which is nice with lovely food, yet boring and repetitive if you are eating there three times a day for 14 days. The 'Italian' restaurant is not a restaurant it is just a counter in the main restaurant which offers one pasta dish and just that......no variety and the same one every day. The oriental corner was non-existent. They said there was a late breakfast and snacks between dinners, however, the late breakfast was the left over pastries from breakfast and the 'snacks' were small rolls with a filling and this was the same every day and at times we had to ask as they had not prepared anything. The pool bar has excellent food, but is not included in with the all-inclusive so is expensive. The hours are also only until 11pm and any drinks after that you pay for and the prices are V.high.
We visited Sol Verginia in Aug 2006 and stayed for 1 week.
we stayed at the sol verginia for two weeks in august 06 and had a fantastic time. the food is great, hot and fresh every day with a great choice and lots of yummy desserts! the room is large and well equiped including hairdryer and tv, though could only get cnn news and bbc world news! but didn't spend enough time in the room to worry, kids were happy with a cartoon channel in english! we didn't have to get up early to get a sun bed as there was always plenty and the entertainment was good during the day and evening. entertainers were friendly and all staff always had time to answer any questions. beach was only a few minutes away with an hourly run bus, the hotel has its own sun loungers to use. as we booked the holiday online we had no tour operator but it wasn't a problem as there is a couple of places accross the road which we booked scuba diving trips and trip to cairo and other trips, which all were well organised and went well. we would book this hotel again. a+
Beautifil 3 star hotel
We stayed at the Sol Vrginia in November 05 and found it to be well above our expectations.
Our room was amazing for the price we paid - the staff were all really friendly (and seemed pleased to have some Western Europeans staying there at last).
The food was fine for a 3 star hotel, but we were dissapointed that the bar was not as well stocked as the Bar Menu advertised.
The pool area is gorgeous, and the Hannibal Spa located within the hotel offered great value massage/relaxation facilities.
Too far to walk to anywhere interesting, and you have to agree a price with Taxi drivers before you get in. The ATM was never working at the hotel, so make sure you get some Egyptian £ before you leave the airport.
Fab food,Great gardens
Two seniors stayed 2 weeks in this nice hotel in Feb 2006. The food was exceptionally good. We had a room overlooking gardens and pool( some rooms are at the back or sides of hotel and are not recommended -no balcony or patio/facing building sites.)Staff very friendly,efficient and honest.Pool not heated in off season.Twenty minutes walk to nearest public beach for excellent snorkelling. Free hotel bus to their own beach.Thirty mins walk to centre of Sharm el Sheik. Supermarket nearby (overcharges!)Taxi rank at door for cheap trips to other beaches.Only drawback were uncouth Russians and noisy Italians!