Delta Sharm Resort
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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 ...
... will set you back almost us$30. I'd read that getting a reasonably priced taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is almost impossible. The taxi drivers in sharm are infamous for bullying foreigners and their starting ask price for the 10min ride to downtown sharm is 300egp. I read online that the lowest possible price is ~30egp but that was before fuel prices spiked here and prices increased across the board. Upon landing, I made a bee line away from the taxi stand to the ...
... 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 ...
... garlic bread that looked more like a garlic pizza on the side. I finished the entire meal. Back at the reception I picked up my passport and enquired about doing a tour the next day. I also asked about the wifi. After the receptionist fiddled with some wires the wifi was working and my phone started beeping and vibrating energetically. The receptionist was very impressed when I told him I had 125 messages (thanks people!). I tended to my ...
... shallow reef where there were loads of little fish all beavering about before you swam off the edge of the reef. It was a sheer 10-20 metre drop off into the bluest water I have seen. Just awesome to see! We snorkelled around for about 45 mins (that is pretty good for me I get bored easily) before heading back to shore. The boys continued on for another 40 mins or ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsDelta Sharm Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
A good place to stay, very clean and full of services and shops.
It provides a private beach too and apartments are nice and comfortable.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Delta Sharm Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Ok.....could do better!!!
My partner and I paid an extremely good price for a 2 week holiday in Sharm el Sheikh.
All we wanted was a cheap break and to do absolutely nothing for the duration of our holiday.
I read the reviews prior to staying at the Delta Sharm, so went there with the impression that the opinions already posted were very mixed and that I would keep an open mind and draw my own conclusion of the place.
The appartment we were in was very nice. Clean, spacious and exceeded our expectations.
The pools were fantastic and generally the grounds were in good condition and maintained well.
Staff were very nice, but the service within the restaurant and pool area was very poor. At times it was very haphazard. During the day they were meant to have staff walking around the pool areas where people were sun bathing and ask if you would like any food and drinks from the bar. Trying to find one of these was like gold dust and at times it was easier to serve yourself.
I'm always amazed with service like this, because what hotels don't seem to realise is that if they employ an additional waiter/waitress the needs of the guests will be met.
What this ultimately means is that we will drink more because people are constantly asking if we would like anything from the bar, therefore we would stay for longer, which equals more money for them.
Also..........when you pay for a bill, don't expect change. You must ask for it.
I found this surprising because if some drinks came to 7 Egyptian Pounds and you gave them 10. You would not get the 3 pounds change unless you ask.
But you can bet your life that they wouldn't accept 4 pounds. Very cheeky.
I think they state that they have a private beach. Take note that it is a 10 min taxi ride and they advertise it as a public beach when you arrive. If you want a spacious beach, then stay at the Hilton's next door. That's if you can get passed security.
The staff in reception were pretty useless.
If you want your rooms cleaned then you had to phone reception a minimum of 3 times to get it sorted. Punctuality at it's finest.
Overall the hotel served it's purpose for us. We got what we paid for. The reviews prior to mine were mixed and so was my experience. Some parts were very nice and others weren't. But I certainly wouldn't stay here again.
Ich habe dort letzte Woche 3 Nächte verbracht, hatte es nur auf Bedarfsbasis gebucht und würde es überhaupt nicht empfehlen! Sieht von außen schön aus, wie ein großes Dorf, aber die Zimmer innen sind schmutzig - Küchenschaben im Badezimmer und schmutzige Bettwäsche! Habe 2 verschiedene Zimmer probiert, aber der Standard war so ziemlich gleich.
Das Delta ist ideal für Reisende
Delta Sharm ist ein Komplex aus ca. acht kleinen Siedlungen mit Villas und Apartements, alle mit eigenem Pool. Einige sind im Privatbesitz, doch das Ideale an dieser Anlage ist, dass fast immer Zimmer zur Verfügung stehen, in die man normalerweise sofort einziehen kann. Beim Haupteingang gibt es viele Geschäfte, und es ist nicht weit von Naama Bay entfernt (ungefähr zwischen Naama Bay und der alten Stadt Sharm). Falls Sie vor Jahren schon einmal hier waren, wird Ihnen natürlich auffallen, dass Sharm inzwischen verbaut ist, doch wenn Sie kurzfristig nach einer preiswerten Basis suchen, ist es ideal. Viele Taucher hier, denn man kann natürlich von praktisch jedem Strand um Sharm aus schnorcheln, und lassen Sie sich nicht von den Landkarten irreführen, die Sie von Ihrem Reiseveranstalter bekommen. Die meisten Hotels, mit Ausnahme einiger weniger an der Küste hier, sind weit weg, aber dieses nicht. Selbstversorger: Imbissstuben liefern!! (ägyptisches Essen!) Personal hilfsbereit, Apartements nicht toll, aber nutzbar, Klimaanlage auf den Zimmern ist gut und Sie werden sie brauchen! Vergessen Sie nicht, mal die süße Beduinenbar oben im Delta zu testen, Open Air und viele Kissen, super!
Nasty flats, staff are bandits
This year I stayed twice in a flat here. This time I just turned up. From the outside the complex looks very nice, with beautiful gardens and plants and clean streets. The interior of the flats is old and dirty with many broken items.
The first time a colleague had booked the flat for me and this time I went to the reception myself. It took about 45 minutes to check in, although there was only one other couple waiting as well. Every time I asked what we were waiting for the receptionist told me "one minute, one minute" and continued chatting to his friends. There were about 10 loud youngsters hanging around the reception desk, playing with their mobiles and staring at my body, which gave a very intimidating impression. When I became more firm they finally decided to take me to the flat and let the other couple just wait.
The person who showed me the way to the flat entered inside with me and closed the door. In a joking way he asked me if I liked sex and he took a 100 LE note out of his pocket. When I said I was going to beat him and report him he left and said I had misunderstood him.
Both times many things were broken in the flats. Twice the bathroom drain was blocked and spread a sickening smell. There were small hairs and dirt in the sink. The mirror was broken and also the glass on the table was twice broken with some pieces sticking out which was very dangerous. This time the air conditioning was not working and there was no hot water. There were still candy wraps from the previous guests on the ground. Also there was sand in the sheets. The TV was good and has many channels.
When my husband arrived, a security man knocked the door and asked us for 20 LE "to avoid problems". I chased him. At 2.30 at night the security man was knocking the door again to ask for money. The first time I stayed here I had a similar problem, but then the security man just wanted to see the marriage documents and left.
The stay here was a nightmare. In the morning I left and went to a serious hotel instead.
Loved delta sharm
Delta sharm was one of my favorite places i have always wanted to go there my family and friends have been and came back and said to me it was brilliant. So i thought i would give it ago, we went to egypt on 20th july 2005 it was so great when we got their we were greeted by egyption people they were very friendly and showed us to are taxi, god those taxi's go fast about 80mph even down small streets. there is no traffic lights no signs just u turns to turn round, when we got to our room it was big and the air conditioning played a very big part in our stay.The room was very clean and fresh you get satillite tv fridge and cooker all the things you really need, the facilitys around the delta sharm complex were great the supermarket was quite a walk from where we were staying though. My children enjoyed the pools they are fantastic for kids there is slides and jaccuzi's every where and there are about 4 pools that the adults can relax on and it so so quiet the music that they play by the pool allday was so relaxing. At night the real things happen naama bay is the place to be at night the attractions include hard rock cafe, mc donalds, kfc, shops, resturants, and so much more we went to the town every single night. The beaches are the best by far in the world the snorkiling was amazing all the speices of fish that swim up to you are great, and after all that the sun shines all round everyday. i enjoyed delta so much i will be going again.
An excellent choice
I rented one of the privately-owned apartments direct from the owner through HomeHolidays, and it was excellent.
The apartment itself was clean, comfortable, nicely furninshed, very well equipped, satellite TV/DVD, and had good airconditioning. Overlooking one of the pools, our balcony got the sun all day long, and had tables & chairs.
Delta Sharm is like a private village with its own road system, attractive gardens, shops, restaurants, a Bank, and Taxicabs. Unlike some other reviewers, we found security professional, discreet, and efficient. Only 'known' taxis were allowed into the grounds, and then only in daytimes. People who don't live there or who don't belong there are not allowed in.
All of the staff at Delta Sharm were so friendly and efficient, and it helped that they wore different uniforms to identify their job. The blue-suited Security guards patrol the grounds day and night, there are plenty of them, and they are dispersed over the whole estate. You can see them, but they keep a low key. They don't approach you unless they think there is a problem - they are just there to keep an eye.
There are 6 pools and a lake, with a choice of restaurants overlooking it. If you are lazy, like me, you just pick-up the phone and get delivery - your groceries, or maybe a Beer, or a full restaurant meal. Here you get all the privacy and space of a very comfortable private self-contained apartment, but with hotel-style facilities and room service if you want it. They only allow recognised outlets to make home deliveries, so that made us feel safe too.
The pool area can be a little noisy at peak times, mainly because the Lifeguards/Poolboys make it so popular. They work a 12 hour day but have so much energy, always smiling, organising your sunbeds and sunshades, towells, drinks, keeping watch on the children, and entertaining them at times.
A cheap 10 minute Taxi would get you to Naama Bay, the resort centre, or the excellent El Fanar Beach Club for a relaxing day of snorkelling or diving. It's 20 minutes from the airport.
I would certainly return, to the same apartment, and would recommend it to friends. It's perfect for those who like to relax, swim, and have everything you need within a few minutes walk - or brought right to you!
Lack of security
This was the third time I had stayed at this resort, previously no problems but this time a complete nightmare. Arrived with my 8 year old daughter, my Egyptian husband arrived a few days later we advised reception that we were not to be disturbed and under no circumstances was anyone to be given any information about us as we had been having problems from his ex wife.
We received a late night phone call from her (unsure how she knew we were there) they put it through to us and gave her our room number.
We changed the reservation to my name and were assured we were ok.We went out for the day and later that afternoon discovered she was in our room having being let in by security after giving an oscar winning performance and persuading him she was still married.Result she destroyed every document we both owned traumatised my daughter and DELTA SHARMS response NOTHING.They denied all responsibilty and I received no apology,my husband has to forcefully take her back to Cairo while I stayed with my daughter when he rejoined us at a later date we checked out and DELTA SHARM refused to give us a refund for the remaining days we had left there, even though we were moving because of their lapse in security.
Given that Sharm El Sheikh has been the victim of terrorism this inadequate security is horrific I woud not recommend anyone to go there, however Sharm El Sheikh is a great place and has lots of reputable hotels so dont let this put you off.
Delta ideal for travellers
Delta Sharm is a complex of eight or so small collections of villas and apartments each with its own pool. some of them are privately owned but the ideal thing about this place is they pretty much always have rooms and you can usually book in on the spot. it has lots of shops at the main enterance and is only a very short distance from naama bay (basically in between naama bay and the old town of sharm)Obviously if you came here years ago youll find sharm built up but if you want a low cost base at short notice its ideal. lots of divers here as of couse you can snorkel from practically any beach round sharm and dont be fooled by the maps that tour operators give you most hotels except a few along the beach line here are far out this one isnt far out. self catering take away places deliver here!! (egyptian food!) staff helpful apartments not great but servicable air conditioning systems in the rooms are good and youll need it! dont forget to check out the cute bedoin bar at Delta upstairs and open air lots of cushions its great!
Stayed there for 3 nights last week, just booked on a 'turn up' basis and wouldn't recommend it at all! Looks nice from the outside, like a big village, but rooms inside are filthy - cockroaches in the bathroom and dirty sheets! Tried 2 different rooms but standards pretty much the same.
Just got back from staying in the Delta Sharm Apartment Complex.Found this apartment on ebay, couldnt find any reviews on it but thought we'd give it a go, and i am so glad we did! Travelled with my husband and teenage daughter, landed last Thursday at Sharm, and it was cold!! Thought what have i done,,,,anyway got to Delta Sharm complex,driven by a completely mad taxi driver,which is the norm as i have now found out, luckily from airport to apartment was only 20 mins.Apartment was spotlessly clean, and had everything you need. The Complex is gated and has 6 beautiful swimming pools, all yet again spotless, and beautiful landscaped gardens.All the staff are extremely helpful, and tipping is necessary as it makes up theyre wages.To get to the beach you just walk outside the complex and hail a mad taxi driver who will take you for the ride of your life down to Naama Bay ( only 5 mins). Downside of Naama Bay shopping area is you get hassled constantly to go into theyre shops, i was just firm and polite and said we are going to the beach, having been caught the previous day and ending up in a backstreet dingy shop with a guy quoting McBeth and trying to flog me perfume,,,you soon learn! The public beaches are quite crowded so we walked along the promenade (lovely) to the Novotel Hotel, paid only £5 sterling each(daughter was free) and used theyre beach and pool. The snorkelling was amazing, but do be careful if you dont like deep water it happens quickly, but its so salty you just cant sink! Fish are beautiful. We alternated our days staying on the Complex and using the Novotel. After the 1st cold day the weather was amazing, when we left yesterday (under duress!) it was 80. All in all lovely place and booked again for October. If anyone wants the details of the apartment id be happy to pass them on.