Sharm Holiday Resort Hotel
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Sharm caters mostly to European tourists who visit all year round to enjoy incredible weather and world-class diving and snorkeling. The entire coastline of the Red Sea in this area is peppered with resorts. We chose to stay at one of the older and smaller resorts originally started and run by Bedouins: Shark's Bay Umbi Diving Village. We stayed in a white villa overlooking the Red Sea and enjoyed 4 days of sun and incredible marine life with lots of fresh fish for dinner. There is a ...
Sharm el Sheikh is the travel destination for the international set. It is what Bali is to Australians. No Aussies but lots of Russians, Germans, English and every other nationality within a 5 hour flight radius.
We spent the day before battling Cairo traffic to the airport and then flying here. (1 hour flight). Shorter than the ride to the airport in Cairo.
Sharm el-Sheikh is situated on the ...
... which made me really happy :-) We also managed to arrange a game of 6-a-side soccer, go quad biking at 03:30 to watch the sun rise in the desert, drive to Ras Mohammed for some independent snorkelling and take a full day snorkelling trip to the Tiran Islands. So not a fully lazy holiday..... But relaxing ...
... time it prevents us from entering or seeing the cave (now a crypt) on the other side of the altar.
We also take a peek inside the Ben Ezra Synagogue, dating back to the 12th century. The guide book tells us that the spring next to the church is supposedly the spot where the pharaoh’s daughter found Moses in the reeds and where Mary gathered water to wash ...
... things to come.The bed and breakfast that we stayed in was a beautiful family home. The room were rustic but in a stylish modern middle eastern way-I took photos to steal there design concept! Of course we turned up the air conditioning to full blast but the poor machine really didn't stand a chance, so it did the best it good to neutralise the heat!
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How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sharm Holiday Resort Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
The Sharm Holiday Resort is a very good three star hotel (not a four star) with great staff and a good, quiet location. We paid £435pp for all inclusive with You Travel which was excellent value although we ate out for many meals because we prefer to do this. (all inclusive cost us £10 extra so we thought we might as well). When we did 'eat in' we found the food and the choice to be excellent the only thing that lets it down is the canteen style atmosphere in the restaurant.
we stayed here 11th-18th mach. myself and my husband 35, 43. the actual hotel has been nice in its time but is in need of some up-dating. it is clean and the hotel staff are nice and cant do enough for you. if you have booked this hotel, when you check in i suggest you ask to stay in the newer building which is next to the heated pool as the english tend to stay around this one with the other nationalitys staying round the cold pool and the rooms are much nicer and spacious. the only downside is that the food is cold and there isnt much choice. it is only a short walk into naama bay nightlife and the hardrock cafe. the food is brill there and very cheap. the hotel is quiet with not much entertainment. i reccomend that you o on the snorkling boat trip to ras mohammed it was out of this world. the fish and the reef wow!!! and on the way back we had over 100 dolphins swimming with the boat. a once in a lifetime experience. we also went quad biking into the mountains. the locals living in the bedoin tents, echo mountain, camels. a trip not to be missed. to sum this hotel up i would say, a good base in which to enjoy your stay in egypt the food is cheap enough so if the hotel food is not to your liking, it doesnt cost much to eat out. macdonalds, hardrock cafe, kfc, tfi fridays in naama bay to eat.
I stayed here on the 18th Feb. We booked to stay at the Sharm Cliff resort but ended up here which i now discover is the sister resort- A little confusing. Make sure when you book trips you give the correct name of resort as our friends missed their lift to scuba because the bus went to the sharm cliff resort instead!
Just got back 13/02/07. I read reviews after i booked it, and thought what have i let myself in for. Was taking my daughter and her friend both 16. Hotel was clean. food was fine, (was a lot of choice, but i am a fussy eating, so i stick to wot i no!!) - none of us got ill ! You can help yourself to drinks anytime, and you can get served at different bars, not just the pool bar, wine is not included in all inclusive, one women did complain about that. The staff were helpful and friendly. Cant say much about entertainment at night as we went into town every night ( 5 min walk), but lots of actitivties in the day if you want to join in. One pool was heated so that was nice. Room was clean, did say that the room had a mini bar, but all we had was a fridge!! Hotel shops very expensive, try and stay away, because you cant just look in the window, they will try and get you in!!, but this is the same in town so you cant win!! Weather was great, getting hotter everyday we was there. great location, no need for taxis into town, hotel does a shuttle bus to the beach, but that is only a 10 min walk, but gets busy as they share it with other hotels.
I only read the bad reviews for sharm holiday resort after I had booked it. I found the hotel to be perfectly adequate in cleanliness and facilities, though I think they should hire out irons. The staff were excellent, they are always genuinely friendly and amazingly hardworking (bar, restaraunt, bell boys and house keeping) and they all work long hours, they don't expect tips (we noticed the russians were especially tight and quite rude) but they are always very grateful for them, as you can imagine they probably earn peanuts. The food was good and varied and the egyptian food they served was gorgeous. The only reason the food tends to be lukewarm when you sit down is because you spend so long deciding what to have as you tend to get a bit of everything. Every one in my party got the ----- for a day or two but thats happened every time I've ever left the UK, and at least there are western toilets and plenty of loo roll available. As for having to drink out of plastic cups, so what, they are sturdy enough and some of the bars give you glass anyway and beer is always served in glass. It does say on the intro letter that you can only get all inc drinks at Sunset Bar but we and the other guests when I was there got served in every bar including the hotel club. The hotel is full of Russians, Italians and on weekends hordes of Arab families and their uber cute well behaved kids, but if you want to be surrounded by other Brits constantly you should go to Tennerife or stay at home. Some people insist on finding fault with everything, and to say that Sharm holiday resort is 'horrendous' or 'the most terrible experience of my life' leads me to believe the people who wrote those reviews are sad gits and should get out more.
When we first arrived in the hotel it was late so we never saw what state the hotel itself was in
I read the previous review before we travelled out to Sharm and was really concerned.
It is now October and it has taken me this long to get over my experience at the Sharm Holiday Resort in Na'ama Bay. This was to be a dream holiday - and it became a nightmare.
We stayed at the Sharm Holiday which was rated as 4 stars, the hotel room was dirty, had no plugs for the baths and the mini bar was empty. The food was plentiful but unappealing and the salads were washed in their own tap water not mineral water thus by making me ill. To be all inclusive meant that you could only drink at one pool away from the main pool area, making you a second class citizen there were no tonic waters or diet cokes unless you paid for them. We had to make our own way to the hotel which involved getting a taxi from the airport and they all wanted 150.00 Egyptian pounds which was excessive in fact overall the taxis were dirty with slashed seats and excessive in their pricing, it seemed that they all got together and wanted the same price. This has been my second visit to Egypt and overall a very unpleasant one except for the weather, there will not be a third and I will inform as many as my friends as possible not to go to the Sharm Holiday. Yours Mrs L. Little