The Sharm Plaza
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... and the hostages were released. The next story concerned the Beirut Hostages of which there were many. As last time Terry Waite took us to the point where he was about to get into a car with the hostage takers and then said, ‘sorry times up, you’ll have to wait till next time!’ This was predictable but very funny.
The next lecture concerns his 5 years in solitary confinement and how he coped. The final ‘session of enrichment for the morning’ was ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
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 :)
... contents overnight. I considered walking to the hotel instead. It was literally just behind the airport. But it was getting dark and I was hungry, and pretty sure the backpack would gain a further few kilos in the process. As a last attempt I tried playing the 'I don't have enough money card', like I was letting them in on a secret. This was actually partially true, as the bank at the airport was closed and I hadn't changed much of my money into ...
... This is a long standing
tradition. If I don't, I get claustrophobic not being by the window.
I will wiggle, a lot, and drive the person next to me mental. (if my
non-stop cough doesn't succeed in this task)
The over whelming urge to stomp my foot
and stick out my tongue plagues me. But being a good kitteh (ie. Not
wanting to be removed by armed guards...) I refrain. See. I can
Giving up, I turn around and stalk off
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Sharm Plaza Sharm El-Sheikh
We were initially impressed with our choice of hotel.... imposing lobby area......clean modern spacious room.....fabulous coral reef and a good choice of pools on site (opt for the pool by the leisure complex, it's generally quieter!). The buffet breakfast has an astounding variety of food to choose from and we especially enjoyed the omelette station!!
Hotel is located a short cab ride outside of Sharm right by the sea next to the Garden reefs. A great location for snorkelling and diving. Lots of fish, coral and a moray eel. A manta ray even paid a visit one day.
We ended up at this hotel as part of a "last-minute" trip; it has 5 stars but I wonder if they have the same criteria as us!
Everything was fantastic about this resort, from the moment we walked in, to the moment we left. I went with my mum and dad ( I am only 13) and they had stayed in a Crowne Plaza in Brussels and loved the service and hotel there, so we decided to try out this resort. I did some research on this website and reading the reviews, I was a bit apprehensive about the resort, however I need not be. On arrival, we were ushered by some bell boys into the reception, they took our suitcases to our rooms before we had even got to our rooms. The entrance hall is amazing, huge with superb moorish style, different to anything we had ever stayed in before. Then, the Guest Relation Supervisor, took us to our room, and showed us briefly our room, before leaving us to explore for ourselves. Our room was just a standard room, but was spotlessly clean, with a fantastic view over El Pasha Bay, and some beautiful and well maintained gardens below us. We had only gone bed and breakfast, so for dinner we went to La Verdana, the main resturant, it is a casual buffet hall. When you enter it's a bit unclear as to where to go, but then this pleasant waiter showed us to a table. All the waiters here, well everyone actually here, cleaners, maintenance men, all the egyptian men are kind, helpful, and extremely pleasant: everytime you walk past one they always greeted you and asked how you were. They are excellent with children and are so helpful and nice. It is not compulsery to tip them, but we made particularly good friends with one waiter, and was talking to him, he works 18 hours everyday of the year, but they remain pleasant and helpful as always. The main buffet hall we were in, had every sort of food you could possibly need, all presented beautifully, especially the desserts, which looked and tasted gorgeous. The other resturants were nice too, the C View Bar.B.Q on the beach has superb food and really nice ice cream, the Italian Via Veneto was nice, quite romantic, by a roman pool, but the food was lovely, we decided to go to Seville's Tapas bar on the last night, really nice atmosphere, but a noisy singer was annoying. We got room service on two nights when we were too tired to go out, the choice was great, and so was the service. The beach was absolutely amazing, man made on four levels, the bottom levels seemed to be where all the women went who wanted tans and nothing else went, as they spent hours just lying there, the top levels were more alive, with the animation team running events and games for everyone such as Beach Volleyball, Darts, Table Tennis tournaments and workouts and water aerobics etc. All the pools were nice, a bit cold but after a while really nice, in the kidney pool on the beach, you can play water polo. The sea wasn't that warm as we went in March but it was bearable, the underwater life was incredible. The setting of the hotel couldn't of been better really, it was just that perfect holiday where everything went better than expected.
My husband and myself arrived for 14 days on the 7th Feb, to be honest as we are both in the Hotel trade and this being our first holiday to egypt we were pretty sceptical.
Not for wheelchair travellers
Hotel was OK but limited dining options as hotel half full and main a la carte restaurant closed. Room service had the best food and service! Snorkelling on the reef by the hotel was excellent. There are three reasonably well-adapted rooms for disabled travellers but - as the beach/shore and the rest of the hotel are built on a series of terraces mainly accessed by steps - go somewhere else if you are in a wheelchair.
We stayed here for 7 days over New Year 2004. Hotel is located about 15 minute taxi ride from Sharm. It's an attractive hotel with low rise flat roofed whitewashed buildings cascading down the hillside to the sea. Lush gardens. Imposing exterior and entrance akin to a desert fort, the reception and lobby areas are airy and attractive. No swimming beach but man made terraces with sand, sun loungers, umbrellas etc and a floating jetty to swim off. Hotel is on Far Garden reef so good snorkelling and diving right on your doorstep and lots of dive boats come to this site every day so lots to watch from your sun lounger. Pools are not heated (save one rectangular pool in leisure centre) so in Winter the water is positively artic termperatures (sea temperature is fine) which is a real shame since no-one used the pools when we were there and if you had young children pool temperature could be a real problem. We did not dine in main restaurant which was buffet style, save once at breakfast and found although it had a good selection of food the atmosphere was rushed and manic. The beach restaurant was OK but again little atmosphere if dining at night and the Tapas bar was frankly awful. Dirty, shabby seating, live bands playing with music amplified so loud you couldn't hold a conversation. Arabic coffee shop/bar OK but again no ambience - it was mostly completely empty and yet the hotel was at full capacity. Italian restaurant OK but food quality poor. Hotel has no proper bars to chill out in but Sharm itself has plenty of great bars and restaurants. It does have it's own nightclub but we didn't try that.
If you are looking for a hotel on the Red Sea that offers access to the amazing marine life and good quality service then this is the hotel that you are looking for. We went at the end of Nov 04 and loved it!
Me and my wife stayed with a couple of friends for 10 days in the Crowne Plaza this july.We mainly went to Sharm for the Scuba Diving, but being in the Hotel Business myself I always try to get one, if not the best, Hotels on the chosen spot.
We (my husband, myself and two children aged 5 and 8) went to this hotel for two weeks in early April 2004. We greatly enjoyed our stay.