Radisson Blu Resort, Sharm El Sheikh
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11/11/2013 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
We took the taxi(or limo) to Na'ama Bay. The limo service dropped us off at a "friends" store so that we could have a place to call when we wanted to go back to the ship. Of course, they wanted us to spend our money at the store on knock-off t-shirts of the Hard Rock Cafe, or oils/perfumes , or whatever. We did ...
... is it safe, it's delicious! The shopkeeper makes a cup for me and we chat in English. When a Russian lady walks in, he chats with her in what sounds to me like fluent Russian. These vendors and shopkeepers really are impressive linguists.
When it's time for bed, I'm ready for sleep and hoping for a softer mattress. But I'm also sad that our Egyptian adventure is ending. What a beautiful country filled with beautiful people. I hope to come back some day. Now on to ...
... in Naama Bay. Hamdy, my favourite waiter, served me soup and bread and we joked around a bit. His final conclusion was that J is a very lucky man (and who am I to argue?). The next day it was time for some more diving. We took the boat near Tiran Island this time. We did a drift dive at Woodhouse Reef and dove at the incredible Jackson Reef. Due to the current we couldn't go all the way to the drop off point and so I'm sorry to say that the only shark I've ...
... for the experience yet to come). But heck, it's Egypt....so we didn't expect much....but the price of the airline ticket was exuberant for a 45 minute plane ride. The plane, itself, looked relatively safe, but was covered in so much sand, you couldn't see out the windows at all. The interior wasn't much cleaner. We'll have to video record the 15 second "safety" briefing on the way back, because there are definitely no restrictions on the use ...
... screen, I was out.
Luckily for me he was fairly quiet that night. only 3 times up. I felt lucky.
After playing with him from 5:30am, Karina took him and I went back to bed at 10. 3:30 I got up for an hour, then back to bed for 2. chatted with Rusher till 11. then slept. I awoke this morning feeling, for the first time in a while, like a human being and not an empty shell.
Little kids are so much fun when you have the energy to do more than just follow them around.
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El-Sheikh
Just come back from two weeks at the Radisson SAS and completely agree with most of what has been said previously. The hotel (Radisson, not Golden Resort) is very clean and well kept, with the pool and grounds equally as well managed. Did get bitten 13 times by the mozzies on the first night so make sure you take some spray/cream with you (they do go around with a leaf-blower style machine that pumps out mozzie killing fumes onto the grounds a few times a week, but it's not enough).
We spent 7 nights at the Radisson SAS Sharm El Sheikh between 1st and 8th May 2005. Having booked room and breakfast only on the internet through Radisson direct in January and subsequently having read that there appeared to be two resorts - SAS and the Golden Resort - I hoped we were in the Radisson SAS on the beach side. Fortunately we were - the Golden Resort was across a busy road with a bus shuttle service and was all inclusive. The SAS resort was in beautiful gardens and the rooms were large, clean although perhaps a little spartan. We ate at the Lebanese, French and Tradewinds restaurants and enjoyed all three. We did not enjoy breakfast as it was a rather downmarket cafeteria affair. We did mention this to the Food and Beverages Manager. Wine has a 300% tax put on by the Government and so we survived on the odd glass of Egyptian wine and beer. The gardens were beautiful with lots of waterfalls and bridges but the beach was disappointing as it was shingle. You were unable to walk into the sea because of the coral and further along the beach resembled a building site. Naama bay was 10 minutes away and very cheap by taxi. We ate here several times and had excellent value for money. In conclusion, the Radisson SAS although rated 5 star by the Egytian Ministry for Tourism is really only a 4 star by UK standards. The Golden Resort certainly perhaps would barely scrape a 4 star rating. However, for a cheap break and weather guaranteed - it only rains once in 20 years - it does represent excellent value for money.
after reading such different reveiws of this resort i started panicking, some reviews were excellent, some were awful. after visiting this resort in april i can conclude the results in simple terms: THE ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT IS MUCH LESS THAN 4 * ,AND THIS SITE IS ACCROSS THE ROAD FROM THE MUCH BETTER AND BEAUTIFUL, HALF BOARD RESORT. To reach the beach if you are staying all inclusive , you have to cross the road and go through the half board resort, which will be extreamly annoying especially as the half baord resrt is much, much nicer!
Having just returned from my second visit to the Golden Resort At Sharm el Sheikh, my first visit at christmas 2004, I am currently planning my next trip. The hotel is first class in every department. the rooms are large and spotlessly clean, the staff are friendly and professional, the pools are clean and nothing is too much trouble for all the staff concerned. The food was excellent with ample choice all buffet style with the chef and waiting staff only too willing to explain and advise you of local dishes including ingredients etc. I visited alone this time and being a woman on her own was a little afraid, however the manager and all his excellent staff treated me like royalty and made sure that i had an excellent holiday and felt very comfortable and at home. I would recommend the Golden Resort to all my family and friends and can't wait for my next visit, hopefully Christmas 2005-Andrea,Barnsley
I have just arrived back from a Brilliant holiday in Egypt. My family and I stayed at the GOLDEN RESORT - Sharm El Sheikh and much to our surprise and relief (we had read some bad reviews before we left) the hotel was amazing. The staff and the animation team had to be some of the nicest and most helpful people we have ever met. The cleaniness of the hotel was beyond belief. The food although average/good was varied and ample with lots of specialty theme nights (Indian, Italian, Arabic and Mexican to name but a few). The grounds are kept spotless and maintained to a very high standard and the pools are huge (and again very clean).
This hotel is not to be confused with the Golden resort, all inclusive. The Radisson sas ia a bed and breakfast 4 star hotel. This a a wonderful place to spend your holiday in sharm. It is kept 100% clean by the staff, who all work really hard to make you enjoy your holiday. The bedrooms are massive and are cleaned daily. The grounds are out of this world and are much higher than a 5 star hotel. All the restaurants are really good and very cheap. Around £14 for two, for three courses.
We stayed over Easter so first time the hotel was full since opening.
I have recently come back from the golden resort hotel the sister hotel of the radisson sas. The hotel is beautiful and the staff are very friendly. Although it is only ten minutes away from the airport and has alot of noise, the beach is 500 m away not as the brochure says and you have to cross a very busy main road to get to this. The beaches are o.k but because of the coral you have to go off the jetty which is very deep so no good for childen. At the hotel the entertainment at night is not up to much but there is half an hour of kids club, otherwise you have to take the children over to the sister hotel of which you have to pay for your drinks there, there is entertainment at the other hotel but you have to pay. One week of the food is enough as there is alot of chips and pasta. I have been in 4 star hotels before and this definetly is not one i will writing a complaint .
Don't be fooled by the 5 star rating of this hotel. When compared with the other 5 star hotels in the area (eg the Carlton Ritz) it seems almost criminal that they can get away with it. The Radisson is a poor 3 star hotel, at best (by UK rating standards).
To be brief, my partner and I booked a two-week holiday at the Radisson SAS. Our friendly agent told us that it had its own beach, and he thought it was excellent. Great, we thought. Upon our arrivel, we were told that we were in the Golden resort hotel, across the road from the Radisson SAS, and the beach, shops, bank, restaurants, etc ...