Tropicana Rosetta Hotel
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We had to get up early today (5am) to catch our flight to Sharm El Sheikh. It was so foggy by our hotel it was almost impossible for the driver to see the road and everyone was driving with their hazard lights on. We got to our hotel, the Hotel Tropicana Rosetta and were surprised to find out that it was an "all inclusive" resort. They gave us …
Today was a banner day for me. Those of you who know my feelings about sharks and water are never going to believe this but after breakfast we went down to the beach for a swim. It's worth mentioning that there have been four people attacked by white tip sharks right where we are. We were even told that the beach was closed yesterday while the …
We slept in late, didn't get up until almost 10am. Now that's vacation! After breakfast we took it easy for a couple hours and decided we wanted to go find a pub. Not just any pub, I mean we can get free beer here at the hotel. We wanted to find an English pub that we read about in the Lonely Planet book. This pub was reported to have "a large …
Arrived in Na'ama Bay to much yelling and bustling by the security people at the Airport. Not much fun! Passed from pillar to post as no-one wanted to give us a visa as we were not with the Thomson group having booked with crystal! The room at the hotel is a long walk with dodgy slopes from the reception area, but we are outside a great pool. Our …
Cette semaine je me suis achete un nouveau manometre, un Tusa, a 36 euros, et hier je me suis achete une combinaison Cressi 5mm, pour 125 euros... Bon prix!!
Donc cet apres midi j'essaie le tout sur notre housereef. Il me faut rajouter 4 kilos a ma ceinture, ce qui fait 10 maintenant!! J'aime pas trop ca.. Mais bon ca fait du bien d'etre a moitie au sec, ca va me ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tropicana Rosetta Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
A wonderful time
We stayed at this Hotel on b&b basis in February. The sun shone and the sea was warm enough for snorkelling. We are worldwide travellers with wide experience of standards, and have no hesitation in recommending this Hotel. The service we received was superb and nothing was too much trouble for EL SAYEED our House Keeper. As with most holidays we needed him to sort a couple of problems (hairdryer and bath plug) and this was done immediately. His attentive polite manner was on a par with and probably better than some cruise ship stewards. Likewise the excellent pool attendants ASHRAF and MOY made sure we were comfortable with sunbeds. Breakfasts were most appetising and enjoyable. To enjoy a walk, we ate out most evenings in Sharm so cannot comment on Tropicana restaurants. All in all we had a wonderful time and would say that if you enter into Egyptian culture, the Tropicana would appear to be as good if not better than some of the higher priced hotels. The Hotel Staff are to be congratulated on their handling of luggage especially post holiday. Unlike many they ensure your luggage is collected from your room by Staff, and kept secure until your coach for the airport arrives. Tips are appreciated but there was no hassle for same. Sharm Airport is manic but "go with the - stop and go flow" both entering and leaving Sharm. It is an experience. We will be returning to the Tropicana Rosetta soon.
Anne & Mike Lane Feb 2005
I liked it
I was in Tropicanna at the end of Feb 2005. And liked it a lot. We got good room on the second floor. I enjoed food.
There were lots of Russian and Italian.
Good beach. Warm weather.
And the best moment was that it located in the middele of Sharm.
On arriving in our room ..we noticed that the wardrobe door didn't open,we had no plugs in the bath or sink and on going to reception found that the door didnt lock.We changed rooms the next day to the one above which did have a nicer view over Naama Bay and the pool,but unfortunatly the 2weeks we were there we hardly ever had any hot water and the shower didnt work...also they took the hairdryer which was never seen again!!
Our cleaner Mohaamed was a sweetheart the room was always clean..sheets and towels everyday,he even cut flowers for us and made models out of the towels,the staff in the restuarant are willing to help but are quick to take the plates ect away ..you have to keep putting your hands over them.In all we did have a nice stay as we done alot of trips while we were there...Cairo,Luxor,dolphins but we won't be going back to Tropicano.
A great place to stay
Myself & my best friend stayed in this lovely hotel just last week. We went B&B so we could get out & about during the day/evening & sample the local cuisine. Our breakfasts were superb. Everything you could ever want...our personal favourites were the freshly made-before-your-eyes pancakes with delicious hot chocolate sauce :)
I have to say I did get a nasty bout of food poisoning but whether it came from the hotel or a restaurant, i'll never know! My friend was fine though, & we ate the same things. I must just have a weak stomach!
The hotel was SUPER clean. We came in one morning at about 4.30am & the cleaners were "brasso"-ing everything, scrubbing the swimming pool tiles, you name it...they cleaned it!
Our room cleaners (Moustafa & Moustafa) were incredibly diligent...making sure everything was sparkling, folding up our pyjamas, tidying up our massive mess & even bringing us freshly picked flowers one day!
This reflects the feel of Sharm el-Sheikh as a whole really. I didn't see any dirt/mess at any time during our holiday...(well, there are a few nutshells on the floor of the camel bar!). The hotel did all the maintence/building works at night time so you don't have to witness it & if work is needed to be done during the day, huge rug type things are put up so you don't have to see the mess!
Generally a fantastic place to stay. Everything is done for you, the staff are so friendly and desperate to make sure everything is perfect for you.
The three swimming pools are of a good size with lovely comfy sun loungers! Although we didnt actually find the free beach that belongs to the hotel, we just went to the Gafy Beach which is straight over the road.
All you need to do is nip through the Hilton hotel to get to the centre of na'ama bay, we never needed to use taxis/buses for going to town.
If you want luxury, then go for the Hilton/Novotel etc, but if you're on a bit of a budget & don't mind walking over a road to the beach (insted of being on the seafront) then this is a great choice of hotel. Even though it's 3 1/2*...it felt like we were getting 5 * service.
I hope you enjoy your holiday as much as we did :)
A Very functional & friendly hotel.
Set 30 metres back from the main road, split into the main complex and an annexe, and next to Emporer Divers (The best dive school in Sharm) the Rosetta is a very reasonable and interesting hotel. Set on a hillside, there are many different levels for this hotel. The hotel is also very spread out. If you aren't keen on walking sometimes long distances depending on where your room is, do not stay here. Some of the hills & steps are pretty steep though assisted wheelchairs can get up them with a bit of a push.
The rooms are clean and have surprisingly high ceilings but again they are very often on a split level & one has to negotiate a very steep sharp spiral staircase to get into & out of bed. This can be a pain in the --- if one wakes up in the middle of the night needing the bathroom or to answer the phone. It would not be safe negotiating the stairs without turning a light on & we all know the implications of doing that to one's wife in the middle of the night!!!!
Air conditioning good, tiled floor, decor a bit scuffed, Bed comfort & size is good & rooms are fitted with mini fridges.
Reception area beautiful & is the standard Egyptian marble. Security is good though some of the guards can be over zealous. My daughter who lives in Sharm came to visit me at the hotel & was physically restrained from entering my room with me!!!! This was reported to hotel management!
The food is good and hearty though the dining room is a little bit like a dungeon, few windows, predominantly below ground and poorly lit. There is a chinese restaurant attached to the hotel.
Bar service is ok and pool snacks are basic but adequate.
There is no hotel entertainment to speak of but the Black House nightclub (attached) is probably one of the best in Sharm.
Staff are very attentive and really make you feel very welcome.
There are souvenir shops, basic travel goods & an internet cafe within the hotel complex.
I would stay there again.
we have just returned after a weeks stay at the tropicanna rosetta hotel sharm a excellent holiday staff very polite and friendly.bedroom very clean breakfast brilliant.the swimming pool was rather cold which was a little dissapointing chinese restaurant ok wine awful. lots of lovely restaurants in sharm itself at a reasonable price. jeep safari recomended we had a lovely day eating with the locals and visiting a bedouin camp it was amazing must have a ride on a camel our 16year old daughter was with us and thoroughly enjoyed her holiday.
Brilliant New Year staying at Rosetta
Stayed in Rosetta just after Xmas and had brilliant New Year.
the complex is very big with 4 swimming pools (all cold water though not heated pools). Staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly. Stayed B&B which was the best option for us. Breakfast was good with great choice for anyone's palette. Read previous reviews that indicated the Hotel was 'tired' and not too sure what to expect. All facilities that we stayed in were excellent and our room couldn't have been better. Had 2 queen size beds, hairdryer, TV and requested a kettle (arrived later that day) requested a stove (arrived few hours later) to reheat an Indian that we had over ordered (from Indian Restuarant previous night - great food but advisable to book - next to Camel Inn) nothing was too much trouble. Flowers were put in our room, and balcony overlooking pool. Not only was our room cleaned daily but all hotel continually being cleaned daily. Supermarket on site for convenience and reasonably priced - great place for families or couples.
New Years's eve gala was spectacular (we usually shie away from organised events) but buffett excellent with dancing and show put on after midnight.
Took trip to Cairo (not with travel company) but Sun n Fun - Pyramids awesome cost approx £45 each all inclusive entrance and lunch in restaurant overlooking Sphynx. although 7 hours travelling each way during a 24 hour time slot definately worth the effort. Jeep took only 2 sets of people with double seats to lie out on for overnight travelling to Cairo and interrrupted sleep for rest stops at services.
Most definately would say Hotel value for money with comfort and facilities to suit most people. Would we stay at the Rosetta again - definately yes. Maybe spring or autumn as nights became very cold definately need thermal warm clothing at Xmas or New Year for evenings although very sunny and hot throughout the day.
Great for divers
Have stayed at the Rosetta twice now, its a nice hotel with great reception area, facilities and friendly staff. Rooms are a decent size, if a little dated in places.
Hotel is located off the main road through Naama Bay, 10 mins walk from the busy centre with bars and restuarants - so no taxi's required. Rooms are quiet though as on the desert side of the road.
This hotel is a great option if you go to Sharm to dive, as Emperor Divers is located right next door. Therefore no need to arrange lifts to/from the dive centre each day, so you get a lie in !
2 or 3 pools, no Italian Disco aerobics on offer here (thank god) unlike other hotels in the area. Public beach is 5 mins walk, Rosetta have arranged free towel/loungers there.
Hilton Fayroux and Hilton Dreams hotels are located next to the Rosetta - I recommend the Pirate Bar at the Fayroux - I'd say the best bar in Naama (Camel Bar comes a close second).
All in all a decent hotel (especially handy for divers) not far from the centre of Naama. Recommended.
Me and my husband stayed here for one week in november great hotel rooms are spacious and comfortable staff are brilliant. It is a fair walk to the beach you need to get a ticket from reception that will allow you a free sunbed and towel there are free shuttle buses to other beaches the snorkelling is out of this world you cant go to egypt and not snorkell even if your a none swimmer it is about ten minutes to the centre of namma bay which is very busy there isnt many bars but what there is a good night is guaranteed. The locals are very friendly you really do have to barter to get what you want. Back to the hotel there is very little entertainment they put on a russian show VERY BORING. The food is excellent lots of choice and all very fresh but you have to pay for any drinks. but the bars are very nice and welcoming. Another must is to go Quad biking in the desert it is an experience. Overall a fantastic resort with lots of things yo do any questions you can email me. at gail .email@example.com.
Just back after having a wonderful holiday in Sharm el Sheikh. The weather was fantastic, the food good and the beaches/snorkelling out of this world.
The hotel is very clean and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. The pools were all lovely with plenty of sun loungers for everyone.
However, I would not recommend this hotel for people with walking difficulties as within the complex there are a series of ramps and stairs to get from one end of the hotel complex to other.
The good thing about choosing this hotel is its location to the beach plus the hotel runs a free bus shuttle to its sisiter hotel the Grand Oasis - where the snorkelling is even better. DONT FORGET YOUR UNDERWATER CAMERA - as the fish are spectacular.
At night you can take a slow walk along the promenade to Naama Bay where you will be hasselled to buy things. If you don't want to buy anything just walk right past them and ignore the locals. Remember and barter with them, usually start at half the price they quote you.
In all a fantastic holiday, and we have already been to the travel agents to book up for next year.