Sultan Gardens Resort
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2nd visit to Egypt, time for some sun and relaxation.
Went with family and friends, a group of 11 of us.
Today would just be a day of maxing and relaxing and soaking up as much of the 5 star hotel as we could.
So we spent the day swimming, reading, snoozing and just generally chilling. Around 5pm the guys decided they would go snorkelling, Megs and I opted out I was done with that for now, but we headed down to the beach and sat around …
This morning was a case of hurry up and wait.
We had made sure to be up, had brekky and in the mini van that took us to the port where the boat would leave on time. Unfortunately there were about 200 (no joke) other people doing similar trips on similar boats all leaving from the same port purportedly at the same time. So after about an …
After brekky we all piled into Jabula and drove the 45 mins or so to Ras Mohammed. We had to negotiate some questionable driving and one national park entry but when we arrived it was gorgeous. The water was crystal clear and aqua blue. Unfortunately the sun was sweltering so we set up the awning and then jumped straight in the water for a snorkel …
I decided today would be a gym day so I went off and Gary said he would meet me there...45 minutes later he came in dressed and ready for brekky, he had decided that waterpolo later would be more fun.
Straight after brekky we hit the poolside again, but we will never get sick of this and pretty sure we are going to miss it! After lunch we …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sultan Gardens Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Just wanted to write that i looked at this site before i went on holiday and was worried what to expect when i got there!!
We went to Sharm for the diving and would give that 10/10. Sharm as a resort probably a 6, the hotel only 2.
GREAT! HAD A FEW PROBLEMS BUT THEY SORTED IT OUT IN NO TIME!
I went there with my family and friends this year in april. I thought it was average but i have to say that the enteranceis astonishing! There is marble floors and it looks just like a plaace! The staff are really friendly.
I hope you take notice of this revew.
Can I start by saying that I have visited Egypt on at least ten previous occasions (mainly Cairo - Luxor - Aswan) but have not previously stayed at a Red Sea Resort. Now something about the hotel -
We had the worst ever time here. We were 2 single girls on holiday alone, and we had more harrassment from the men at the hotel than we have experienced in our collective 45 years in existence!
Holiday to remember
i found the staff very helpful, the shower fell of the wall , i reported it at 11.00am and it was fixed by 12.30pm. the roon was adequate, but nothing fancy, clean but dont think they know wot bleach is. the Bank with in the hotel was open at funny hours and the guy needed to smile alot more, The food was very basic in the main resturant but our holiday in Sharm was one to remember so all in all I can not say the Holiday Inn was a problem to me,
I stayed at the Holiday Inn hotel near Shark's Bay at the end of January 2005. There are apparently two Holiday Inns in Sharm, and the other is closer to Naama Bay.
Spent a week here at the end of January 2005 but unfortunately were quite disappointed, expecting better standards with it's 4.5 star rating. On arrival we were allocated a Garden Suite. Not as luxurious as it sounds believe me! It was extremely shabby and had absolutely no view apart from the back of the suite in front of us. We asked to be moved to another room but were told this would cost us $10 more per night. We decided to look at it, and although a standard room it was slightly better than the suite and had a view of the sea and Tiran Island. Back at reception they decided there wouldn't be an extra charge afterall. Once settled in, we received a phonecall from reception telling us we must pay the extra charge per night. I argued the fact we moved to a room which normally costs less than the suite originally allocated but only got out of paying extra after intervention by the holiday rep. 2 days later I was informed by one of the receptionists that he had to pay $30 himself for our room as we had refused to pay. How much truth there was in this I'm not sure. Food in hotel was also a disappointment, and you'll get a much more reasonable meal at one of the many restaurants in town, a short taxi ride away (LE50 - 60). Taxi's are plentiful, but I suggest you pay the little extra by using one from hotel car park rather than the blue & white ones outside the gates. 3 of the 5 pools were open when we visited but only one, the heated one, you could go into as the temp in the 2 top ones was absolutely freezing and racked your body in pain when entered! Security guard at hotel entrance may confiscate any alcohol brought in throughout your stay as they want you to buy from hotel bars which can be pricey, so I would advise you to take it in well camouflaged. Beach was ok but fairly busy and there are walkways out into the sea from which you can view all the fish, coral, etc. Clientele mainly consisted of Russian, a few Itallian and a little British. In my opinion, the hotel needs a refurbishment to bring it up to a good quality standard.
My partner andI have just returned from a two week holiday (16.12.04 - 29.12.04 at the Holiday Inn Resort Sharks Bay Sharm El Sheikh. I have to say expected a more sleek experience. Upon checking in at reception we were left to find our own room without a map or any sort of guidance. This particular hotel is spread over vast grounds and it took us half an hour to locate our room.