Gardenia Plaza Resort
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
Ancient Egypt must have been really something. Our 10-day visit has exceeded our expectations. Egypt’s history is fascinating, and because the climate is so dry and hot the ancient monuments are incredibly well preserved. Traveling to Egypt really does have its drawbacks, however. If you are not on an organized tour you will face harassment and/or people trying to cheat you for a good part of the day. Egypt is actually the first country in all ...
... four days relaxing by the pool after our buffet breakfast. The weather has been beautiful with sunny days of 28. In the evenings we would walk along the beach where all the restaurants and market places were.
Sharm el Sheikh is very clean and geared for tourists. You could forget you were in Egyt except for the hassling for money by the taxi drivers, service people and camel operators.
... I don't think anyone else on our bus was aware of this -- it was late at night and most were dozing -- but not one highway sign faced us, the two lanes were divided by a broken white line, and we crossed the median again just before we got to town. It was definitely the wrong way! Luckily traffic was very light coming out of Safaga and the Egyptians are used to crazy driving, but I was totally freaked out! Finally we got to port, but since a container ship had taken over the ...
... leave the hotel. It's the place where you don't have to respect the culture (girls were in mini skirts, tank tops, and heels even though it was too cold to be wearing these) and you pay four times the price that anything should actually cost. We really weren't impressed and I really wished I could have gotten a video of those Egyptians dancing to rap because it's quite a sight!
So that was Sharm and we were both happy to leave the next ...
... longer, we were already running a bit late (the army were waiting for us back at RMNP) and I decided to reveal my true identity. Welcome to Egypt you guys! After getting reacquainted, we drove back to RMNP where Baba and Mama prepared us a great feast under the African stars. It was great having the full team together – our African adventure can now begin!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gardenia Plaza Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Stayed here for a week in July, booked on a last minute deal when we got a chance to get an extra weeks holiday so our expectations weren't too high and in that respect we were not disappointed.
upon arrival looked nice from outside,once inside looked a little small at reception but still nice looking,walked to reception then it all went downhill
Terrible Hotel When You Arrive They Try And Make You Pay More Money And Say You Need A Bigger Room And They Are Putting You Into A Time-Share When They Say That,They Put Me And My Family In It And Made Us Pay Sixty (STERLING) Pounds!The Room Was Very Poor Standard For A Four Star Hotel,Every Meal We Eat The Same Food For A Fortnight Alot Of Pepole Fell Very Ill,The Pools Were Dirty,Fully Inclusive Was Not So Inclusive They Only Had One Bar Out Side And It Was So Bad Some People Nick Named It The Cow Patch,They Said To Use Other Bars But U Had To Pay 10 Dollers Per Day Per Person!!!,No EntertainMent What So Ever Unless You Were An Egyptian,The Room Cleanlyness Was Great!,Management Did Not Want To Know Of Eny Problems On The Up Egypt Is A Lovley Place To Visit The Boat Trips Are Great And The Snorkeling Is Most Intresting Other Hotels Are Good We Hear!This Hotel Is Not Recomended For British Holiday Makers!
My husband and I have just returned from this hotel after a weeks stay. A holiday we had planned for some time as this was the fist holiday in 12 years without our children.
My husband and I, with two friends, have just returned from the Gardenia Plaza Resort in Sharks Bay, Sharm El Sheik and I would like to put one or two things written by others, straight as some of the earlier reviews left us really concerned about our holiday destination!
I'l ltry and keep this as brief as possible, we went on the 30th April for 7 nights, the airport was a bit of a nightmare, got the passport stamped and went through customs which took about an hour, put us off going on the cairo trip but other people have said they didn't have a problem. On the flight home, we had no problem getting through the airport, it is a bit small and crowded, this should be rectified with the new terminal they're building, we boarded the plane about an hour early and there was plenty of calls and screens so you'd have to be a muppet to miss your flight.
Our flight was from Gatwick Airport to Sharm El Sheikh and we landed in Sharm El Sheikh at 16:25p.m. We travelled by local taxi which cost us £20.00 in English money, just to travel for 10 minutes to the hotel, immediately advised in correctly with regards to how cheap taxi's are, i.e. £4.00 to travel in Egypt all day, do not pay anymore than £10.
when we arrived at gardenia plaza its not what we expected, what we were shown by internet was different to what we got.
Just came back from a lovely week staying in the Gardenia Plaza. This is the second time we've been to Sharm and I must say we had a fantastic trip.
We have just returned from this hotel and can honestly say it is grossly misrepresented on its web site. We were told by Imperial Travel thet it was just 3/4 months old. In truth it is undergoing transition from time-share to hotel. It is not on the beach, there is a bus to take you and the "aqua park" is a few inflatables out on the sea. The Italian restaurant is just an outside eating area. Having been all inclusive on numerous other trips we were supprised to say the least that payment was required at the swim up bar, the disco and the lounge bar. There was no mini bar, no hairdryer and no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, and the beach/pool towels were smelly and dirty as if only laundered occasionally. The food was mostly undercooked and cold. The upside was the two lovely pools and the staff, who were always happy to serve you. The room was clean and supplied with fresh towels and sheets every day. Our room boy was called Mohammed and managed to get us a hairdryer and kettle, requests which were ignored by the staff on reception. This hotel caters more for Russian and Italian clients. As this was our first trip to Sharm it was a great disappointment to us to say the least. We`ll return to the area but will most definately not stay at this hotel.