Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh
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The reason I love Sharm el-Sheikh so much is it's a holiday mecca! The place - a gorgeous sea view beach setting - has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Yes it's nice to see the locals and culture on holidays, but here you don't experience the down sides of this. From clubbing to quading in the desert, diving to fine food, this place has everything for an enjoyable ...
... at the dead of winter. All I saw was a teddy bear nailed to a ladder. The sad reality is we're destroying the world's oceans. There are only a handful of dive spots (Cebu island, Philippines is another) I've gone to where marine life is so vibrant that it takes your breath away. Can't help but wonder where all the fish in the supermarket come from! I didn't see huge schools of fish and I saw fewer sharks here. You know it's bad when divers get excited when they see a white ...
... m posting the video - it's bumpy because of the bus and because I'm not great with video, but you can just listen if you're interested. At about 12:20 in the video you can see our military guard chase off a vehicle they felt was too close to our bus.
About halfway through our journey we stop at a convenience store (the Israelites would have loved that!) and Bruce and I buy Cokes for our military guards. Turns out they can't accept them because it could be seen ...
... his dives though. Can't wait to see the pictures. Earlier he reminded me that we only have 3 1/2 days left of this wonderful holiday. That made me sad. It's been perfect. I can only say come to Sharm. There is no trouble at all. Everyone is really friendly. And the hotel, just ...
... so while I had no intention of getting souvenirs I walked out with a bag full. But I was also able to get a good deal on a 2 day scuba diving adventure, so I guess it all worked out in the end. As soon as I left these guys, another guy approached me asking me the same questions and told me I looked Egyptian but I was not falling for it again. Everyone had something to offer me in this Cancun version of Egypt, it was easy to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El-Sheikh
Brillint Hotel, Brillian Holiday
Having just arrived back in england, after a week in Sharm El Shiek. We have already booked to go back to the same hotel again. The "Baron Palms" Hotel is the sister hotel to the "Baron Resourt". The hotel is a 5 star hotel, which does "All inclusive". The food is readily available from about 6am until midnight. The drinks are all included in the hotel vacinity until 12 (Midnight). the Hotel has its own private beach (600m) wihc is about a 3 minute walk from the hotel. Drinks at the beach are alos included. You can have lunch on the beach as well.
The private beach has a jetty going about 60 meters out to see, where you can snorkle (at no additional charge). The jetty is just near a beautiful reef. so the non divers on holiday can enjoy the reefs snorkling.
We have booked to go back to the same hotel in September 2006.
The hotel is only about a 10 minute drive from the Airport.
One thing to remember is the airport. You will be expected to get a Visa (Approx £13 each), or about £170 (Egyptian). unless you are going to cario or Luxor, then this NOT required. if you suddenly require a visa during your stay (I.E you wanted to go on a trip to Cario), then you Rep can arrange one,
The local currency is egyption pounds, but the locals will readily accept UK stirling or US dollars. it is easy to say that for tipping you only require some £1 coins
We had a lovely time, would recommend the hotel to anybody, The location is beautiful. What more can anyone want ?
Ein Super Hotel
obschon das Hotel erst erbaut wurde und noch einige Mängel vorhanden waren, wurde es wunderbar gemeistert, vom ganzen Personal, sei das das Zimmerservice, oder die belegschaft die die Zimmer säubern, alles blendend, nur eine Beanstandung, man Müsste personal in der Rezeption haben, die auch die französiche Sprache beherrschen. Das Essen im Hotel ein Augenschmaus, kann es nur loben, Einen Dank an den Manager, der sehr Freundlich war, und an den wunderbaren Koch aus Deutschland. So genug, will 2006 meinen Urlaub wieder dort verbringen
I had a very unfortunate time at this hotel with Saga Holidays. At the time the pools were out of order and the majority of the guests were Russian. They were not good holiday companions, so be warned. The hotel management do try their best to sort things out but definitely not the place for the more mature person, especially the one on their own. I think that the sister hotel the Baron would be more suitable for the more mature guest who wants quality, peace, good food and a good view. This is certainly not the Baron Palms.
I spent a week there with my wife, and had a great time.
The hotel itself is is spotless, the rooms are lovely, but definitely request facing the pool, the other side faces the road. We had a problem with a smell of smoke coming in from the aircon, and they moved us from facing the road to a suite overlooking the pool, which was fabulous.
The food is very good, all meals in the buffet are great, but I don't like the canteen feel of buffets, so we ate ate the poolside restaurant, which has a limited set menu, but it's worth it for the waterfall, and the atmosphere is really good. The Egyptian restaurant was only ok, the staff are not as friendly as the others, I think it's privately owned, and you must book through the hotel. They were not keen on topping up drinks, as it's part of the all inclusive.
The pool is fabulous, the best we have seen, and a pound reserves your sunbeds for the week!Well worth it. The animation girl is really good getting people involved during the day, but the evening entertainment was shockingly bad, and most people left during the performances. It's all very lighthearted, though.
The russians and italians smoke a lot, this can be a bit off-putting, but it's the only real negative. The smell of the flowers by the pool makes up for it!
The spa is interesting, the ladies are expected to strip and my wife refused, but the next lady did, and had a full chest massage from the guy. The rep said it was normal, apparently.
One of the directors came by to ask how things were, and was very interested in improving things, and all in all this is a great place that I would definitely return to. It's great the relax, the local drinks are fine, and people could not do enough. Just expect " bon appetit" a lot, serving food, removing food, serving drinks, and generally saying hello. Very amusing!
Wonderful, can't wait to go back!!
My husband and I have just returned from the Baron Palms Hotel. I would recommend this hotel very highly. The accommmodation, staff, food, facilities are all excellent. I cannot fault any aspect of this trip. It is ideal for a relaxing break with glorious sunshine, friendly staff, very comfortable accommodation and spacious public areas. The General Manager (Yasser) and his team of managers and staff are to be congratulated on the quality of their service. The hotel has an intimate feel and makes guests feel very special. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who are always smiling. We loved it so much we are going back next year for our silver wedding anniversary - it has all we want and much more!! Anyone who is going to the Baron Palms is in for a treat.
An true oasis of hospitality and cleanliness
My partner and I spent a fabulous relaxing week at the Baron Palms Resort from 19th to 26th January. This was advertised as a brand new 5 star hotel, so we did not have a lot to go on. However, much to our delight, this hotel lived up to every star and was just first class.
A short 10-15 minute drive from the airport and you arrive at a very grand foyer and enter a beautiful traditional style reception where you are welcomed with a drink.
The bedrooms were tastefully decorated with quality Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes and slippers, safe deposit boxes, hairdryers, satellite TV and large balconies, ours overlooked the well landscaped pools which were beautifully lit up at night.
The cleanliness of this hotel was most impressive and as 4 star guest house owners overselves, this is something we usually take note of. Not only were the rooms spotlessly clean, but all public areas, restuarants, bars and the poolside area too.
The general manager Yasser was visible every day and took a keen interest in talking to his guests. His hotel team of staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The Tiran restuarant was the main restuarant where we had all of our all-inclusive buffet meals and having been to several all-inclusive resorts in other countries, often they can be a hit or a miss. NOT at the Baron Palms, this was an enjoyable experience, the food was excellent.
Breakfast had everything you could wish for and their was a different theme each evening for dinner, but always lots of salad, soups and chicken for those not wishing to be adventurous. Deserts to die for too and very efficient and friendly waiting staff.
The main lounge bar was very welcoming and the view across the gardens and pool at night lovely from the terrace area. The small night club bar was nice too but not used much, altough the hotel was not fully booked at the time.
The local beer, wines and spirits were okay and the ice in drinks safe, causing no upset stomachs.
During the day, the animation team kept us busy (if you wanted to be) with morning Salsa lessons, water aerobics, polo and poolside darts - thanks to Evita and David for looking after us so well!
In the evening the full team put on a different show each night in the open air Roman theatre at the end of the gardens. Not always our cup of tea, but hey these people have to cater for everyone, so take it as you find it - it's only an hour.
The hotel is linked to the older Baron Resort Hotel by a small boulevard of shops and the beach promenade.
The beach and red sea is only 150 yards at the end of the boulevard and the hotel has it's own area with sunbeds and a bar. Fabulous snorkelling off the jetty.
In summary, this hotel was just perfect for a relaxing holiday and we would certainly stay their again.
The nearest town of Naama Bay was a short 20 minute hotel shuttle bus (25 Egyptian pounds return) or taxi (65 Egyptian pounds) ride away. Pretty commercial, souvenier shops, arcades, bars, casinos and brand designer goods. The Camel Bar has good pavement and roof top bars and is reasonably priced.
Only negative - the airport, not very organised when returning home as 9 flights back to back return to the UK on Thursdays, but don't let it spoil your experience of the area, as you're only there for a short time! The new terminal is due for completion later in the year, so things should improve?
So good, you'll think we work for them - but we don't!
We returned from the Baron Palms Resort last night after one week in this excellent new hotel which only opened in mid December 2005. It is associated with the Baron Hotel and linked to it by the Baron Boulevard, with facilities being available to both hotels. Even though it is 10-15 minutes from the airport, only an occasional plane could be heard and the noise was never intrusive.
We could find nothing to fault at the Baron Palms with ever present and attentive staff performing their jobs seemingly around the clock. The staff are friendly, sociable and fun-loving and make the experience all the more enjoyable. They all go out of their way to please - a style led by the hotel manager Yasser Sheta.
Cleanliness seems to be paramount. Every morning, the pool area is cleaned and the sunbeds and mattresses cleaned. Three times a day, the paths and area outside the Tiran restaurant is vacuum cleaned. There was never any visible dirt in any of the rooms, corridors or open spaces. Yesterday, there was a minor earthquake which caused some cracking between the entrance portico and the hotel. Within a couple of hours, a 3 person taskforce had started on the repair work. Just another example of the attention to detail.
Yasser, the hotel manager, is openly approachable, obviously leading by example and can be seen around the hotel, restaurant, bars, pool etc every day, with the appropriate function manager 'in tow', inspecting and checking everything. He welcomes all interaction and feedback.
In many all inclusives, one eats because one needs to as the food comes in for justified criticism. Here, one eats for enjoyment as the food is excellently prepared, cooked and presented. Vegetables still have colour and texture, meat is well seasoned and tender, fish is soft and moist, rice grains separate and the scrambled egg at breakfast is as good as 'your mother used to make'! And this high quality is achieved with a buffet style restaurant.
While the wine is never going to be vintage, it comes out of wine boxes and red, white and rose are all good drinking table wines. The local beer and spirits are also very drinkable and, for just a few, maybe too drinkable!
Deserts are amazing and are seriously dangerous for the waistline!!
My wife suffered 'pharoahs revenge' but we are as certain as we can be that it was not caught within the hotel. We believe the source to be handling currency, which is incredibly dirty, and articles in 'souvenir' shops which are handled by many people and never cleaned. However, follow the advice of others - forget the immodium, go to the local pharmacy and 30 minutes after taking their pills, the dehydrating motions will stop and will enable you to start your recovery very much sooner. Oh, and the room cleaner filled a glass with fresh cut flowers for my wife and made some wonderful 'sculptures' with the towels too.
We have stayed at other all inclusives in other parts of the world but nothing comes close to this one. The only downside might be that you are not on the beach and cannot see the sea but the view over the pool, waterfalls and gardens, in my book, are better than the view of the sea just 150 yards down the Baron Boulevard.
But let's keep this great hotel a secret in case too many others go there and we cannot get our next reservation!!!
A Wonderful Time
We arrived at the Baron Palms Hotel on January 3, 2006. My husband, my mother in law and myself. We had made reservations back in June 2005 and about a week after the bombs went off. We chose not to cancel. We stayed for two weeks and we just returned. The hotel is only a few minutes from the airport. This hotel is all inclusive. This hotel just opened December 17, 2005 so everything was new. We loved every minute of it- but mostly our last week there. When we arrived, the hotel had a lot of guests from Russia and it seemed that everywhere you turned they were there. They were a bit loud, not what we are used to. Very few Brits but then again we learned that Russia is only 90 minutes by plane. The people working at this hotel seemed to be working 24 hours a day. Our room was beautiful facing the pool- our room was made up every day-the only concern there was that the "Animation Team" had the music on a bit loud around the pool during the day and then at night the entertainment was just below our room. This started everynight around 9:30 and it ended around 11pm. We dealt with it. During the day the pool was a bit busy (once again while the Russians were there) and so was the beach. The weather was nice during the day but be aware that there are some nasty flies and they will not go away even if you swat at them you need some type of bug repellent to keep them off you. This happened both at the pool and at the beach. At night it got a bit chilly so pack some sweaters.
The food was very good and the service in the dining room was superb. The hotel manager(Yasser) was always available and always stopped by to make sure we were having a good time. If you choose to go make sure you tell Yasser, Carol says "Hi"
We found nothing wrong with this hotel and we recommend it. We can't wait to go back!