Baron 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 ...
... did another dive on the wreckage on a turn of the 20th century commercial ship. The most recognizable part of the wreckage that remains are dozens of toilet bowls that sit at the bottom of the sea. As a result, the dive spot has been unofficially christened the toilet bowl dive. We were told to not sit on the ~114yr old toilet bowls, since fire coral and moray eels might be lurking inside them! The captain's old bmw car is also somewhere, I didn't spot it out though. One thing ...
... those who take hostages to achieve a political end and those to achieve a ransom payment (such as our friends the pirates). He does not deal with those demanding ransom payments because he believes that just increases the likelihood of future hostage taking. Going back to the Iran situation the cell did in fact contain the Anglican Clergy. Why were they being held? It transpired that a young Iranian who had recently converted from Islam to Christianity, fearing persecution by ...
... All we want them to do is keep us alive.
Anyway, we now have 8 cans of Coke, and none of our American comrades want any. Apparently they're all Coke Zero devotees. We continue on our drive until we come around the bend in the highway and lo and behold! The Red Sea!
Despite its name, the Red Sea is actually an incredible, deep aqua color. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and the area really should be filled with resorts. There are plenty of ...
I had my first Spa treatment today. Hot stone massage. Bliss. I can recommend it. Going back for more. Nick went diving again and saw manta rays and clown fish. I really envy him. I would love to be able to dive. Now we are sitting in the British pub of all places, its called the Queen Vic. How cheesy. Has to be done. Then we are having Tepanyaki for dinner. Perfect end to another perfect ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El-Sheikh
DON'T STAY IN THIS "HOTEL" !!!
I've just returned from an holiday at the baron. Well, I wish I'd chosen another resort !
This hotel was advertised as a 4/5 stars... Well, except the central lobby, nothing else gets a 4 stars rating.
Rooms are smallish, with few equipments, we didn't get a balcony in our first room, but after complaining, they gave us another room with a balcony. We had to complain VERY hard to get this room...
Hotel staff unfriendly, especially at the concierge desk. We were treated very poorly.
I've been to lots of resorts throughout the world, and the baron gets a 3-stars rating, not more !
Restaurants are awful, food is a problem there: lot of people were ill during my stay. I was ill for 2 days !
Also, the restaurants are cold like the Antarctic, they put the Air-Con at -10 degrees, completely crazy. I had to wear a sweat shirt during my lunch there.
Housekeeping very bad, never refilled correctly our room, I always have to ask for some toilet paper, only to get it 24 hours after, really the first time that happened to me !!!
I will definitely stay in another resort the next time.
I think you understand the real "quality" of this hotel now !
DON'T STAY THERE !!!
Loved the 'Baron' Hotel
We really had no idea what or where we going but literally just played pin the donkey with the brochure. What a lovely surprise, great staff, really fab with the kids. Huge rooms, immaculately clean. In fact, the staff everywhere just seem to clean or tend the fantastic gardens. No problems with food that friends warned us about (for the area in general). So cheap to eat out, free shuttle bus to Naama Bay. Resdtaurant manager really seemed passionate that everything was ok and had as much time as you liked to talk. We can not wait to go back and mock our friends who pay top dollar for Dubai. The beach was great with an excellent towel service on free beds with huge fixed straw umbrellas. Massage on the beach was addictive under a covered, open fronted 'tent'. Kids had a baby playground on the beach but amazingly only a few small kids were ever there (ours!!). The pontoon bridges out over the coral were amazing, I have never snorkelled & did not realise what I was missing until this holiday. So quick for the airport transfer 10 mins.), but not affected by the airport at all. Highly recommended.
Love the people
We have just spent 2 week at the Baron and enjoyed every minute of iour stay. We found the staff extremely friendly and helpful the whole place very clean --rooms comfortable and the food on the whole very good one could not have expected more for breakfast---- the Indian and Egyptian resturants excellent. The weather was good during the day but cold at night which you would expect for the middle of winter. We took a trip to Cairo on the bus which was very good. We are an older couple who have travelled extensively and would say that The Baron will be fondly remembered by us and we would hope to return some day
Great relaxing break
The Baron Hotel is great, very clean and the rooms are very spacious. The staff very friendly and always seem to to either cleaning, gardening and making sure everything is perfect.
The beach is fantastic with great snorkelling, a very quiet beach too, sometimes it was like we had our own private beach!
Lot's of facilities, and the shuttle bus to Naama is regular and free!, Naama has some fantastic places to eat, and very cheap!
I will definately be visiting Sharm again and Baron resort
Myself and my boyfriend went to The Baron last October (2004). What a fantastic hotel, situated in a quiet area but a reasonable distance from the lively Naama Bay. The free shuttle bus is brilliant and runs frequently to and from Naama Bay. The rooms in The Baron are lovely, spacious and most of all clean! All the staff are very friendly and helpful. The pool is a great size and so near to the sea, this is what i liked the most. All the restaurants are nice and the Indian especially - fantastic food and wine! All in all i would recommend this hotel to everybody and i am planning to go back there again this year!
Dream came true
the best hotel we have ever stopped at .marvellous views towrds tiran island .The staff couldnt have been better although its strange having men do allthe cleaning.the reef is just 130 yardsfrom the shore reached by a floating bridge with amazing variety of fish to be seen either from the pontoon or under water .The manager mr ahmed khaled actually comes around the resteraunt chatting to you and asking if you have any problems but there were none .The gardens were immaculent with a large range of exotic plants . definetly a pace to stay
Good for families with young children
Lovely hotel, very friendly staff, nice variety of restaurants: the main one a large buffet (nice, but nothing too special), two very good one (a fish and Egyptian restaurant) and two pleasant ones (Indian and Italian restaurant). Meals cost about £15-20 pp incl wine and are cheaper in Naama Bay but we really did not like that very touristy town 20 min away by courtesy bus.
It was very clean. The health spa was nice offering a good variety of services (scrubs, massages, cleopatra bath!). The snorkeling was beautiful and only a 50m walk over a jetty.
We had a great time with our children (3 months and 2 year old). Their young ages made us not very mobile but the hotel is on large grounds and with all the activities offered (my daughter loved the mini-disco, we hated the morning-gymnastics) we did not feel convined. It is easily big enough to stay far away from the Italian animation team! Arranging a dive for just a couple of hours or a whole day was quickly done.
Please go its lovely
I cannot understand anyone slagging off the Baron Resort Hotel in Sharm El Shiekh.
This Hotel is the best by far that i have ever been to.
It is so bloody good that we have been back 5 times.
The food is excellant and the staff are all to courteous and friendly.
The place is spottless and the food is fantastic.
To those who dislike it try staying at home .
The beach is beautiful and the sea views are spectacular.
We have always suggested that The Baron should have a 5+ rating.
Again those who slag it off should stay at home as they obviously do not understand the term luxury or relaxation!!!!!
We went to the baron from Jan 6th - 13th 2005 after staying in the Iberotel Palace the previous year. The hotel is a large complex situated directly on Ras Nosrani (Christians head).
The hotel was quiet, very clean and the staff were very helpful and pleasant to us. The food was generally quite cheap and of a good standard, although we both felt the Iberotel Palace was a little better in this respect.
One thing I will mention is that the main swimming pools are very cold - around 16C which feels like icewater and you can definitely not swim in them in the Winter period. However there is a good covered swimming pool with Jacuzzi and jets which is nice.
Temperature wise - in January, the coldest month, it varies from 18 C to about 24 C - sometimes there is a wind which can make things a bit chilly if you've been in the sea - it's certainly fine though. In the summer it has been known to hit 45 C + so take plenty of sunblock!
The hotel has all the facilities you'd expect of a good beach place with water sports, volleyball, football, bars, snooker, pool, restaurants, etc..
By far the best aspect of the hotel is the snorkelling/diving - you have to walk across the reef for about 100 - 150 m on a floating jetty - from there you can just jump right in to water about 10-15m deep and be on the edge of the reef where you will see pretty much the largest array of fish and coral anywhere in the world. Absolutely amazing!!!!
The hotel is about 20km from the Neama Bay area which is a tourist area full of bazars, shops, restaurants, jewelry stores etc.. the usual sales tactics are delivered - "come visit my new shop!", "my cousin is from " - just try to ignore them and browse at will - there are some good deals to be had but don't ever pay the price they ask as this is always far too high - it's difficult the first couple of times, but offer at least 40-50% of the price and they will probably accept the deal, for example we bought a diamond ring for 3500 LE (about £320 UK) when the sticker price was almost 6000 LE!
There are some good trips to be had, quadbiking, St Catherines monestary in the Sinai mountains, snorkelling trips to Ras Mohamed marine park - etc.. we'd done most of those the last time, but the Quadbiking is brilliant fun!
Overall highly recommended :)
Nice position but...
The Baron enjoys a nice position on one of the most beautiful beach of Sharm-El-Sheikh.
Hopefully, it is not situated in Naama Bay (which is Sharm's main town), because Naama is an awful place.
The most important point at the Baron is that you have a fantastic coral reef barrier (3 kms long!) just in front of the hotel, and you can use a special bridge to get directly on the barrier, without walking on the rocks & corals !
The barrier reef is one of the most beautiful I've seen (with the Maldives of course), 100 times better than in Hawaii or the Caribbean, the water is crystal-clear and you can see all the kinds of fishes & corals, while snorkelling on it !
But the Baron in itself has nothing of a good resort, its architecture is awful: it's a gigantic white building, with very few trees, so you don't really feel you're on a vacation near the sea, in fact it seems a downtown hotel.
Rooms are OK, cleanliness OK, but you must ask for a room with a balcony, if not you'll have a room at the ground floor, without the possibility to relax outside, or let your swimwear/snorkelling gear dry...
The big problem at the Baron is the food. While we were there, I've been ill for 5 days because of the food they serve at the main restaurant, and more than 30% of people staying there with us also had problems !
The other problem is that it's really hard to get some toilet paper. I mean, we constantly had to ask the housekeeping staff for some toilet paper, and we would get it only after 1 or 2 days, that was crazy !
Dining options are very limited, the main restaurant is, as I told you, very bad, and the other restaurant on the beach didn't seem better.
Baron's staff is OK, but some problems at the reception when we told them that I was ill for the bad food, and that we would have like to have some toilet paper in our room !
The beach is not quiet, because the entertainment team was always playing music VERY loud. So, you're on a nice beach, you try to relax because you're on vacation, and these guys play house-music from 9 AM until 7 PM, while nobody there wants to dance (it's 50 degrees celsius there by the day) or even listen to it...
Departing from Sharm, we had some problems at the airport, because the restrooms there are really awful, the custom agent was NOT friendly and made us open all our luggages, and our plane (Eurofly) was very late (3 hours delay).
I'll never go back in Sharm-El-Sheikh !