Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort
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... had gone flat and the computer refusing to do anything. Having fallen asleep so early Jo was wide awake at 0300 and actually went for a nocturnal wander around the ship in search of a cup of tea. She managed to find tea but no hot water, actually between 0200 and 0400 there is no form of nourishment available on the ship, continental breakfast starts at 0400. Nick was up at twenty past 5 having accidentally had his 8 hours sleep and in the gym for opening time at six ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
This morning started very early, and I was really ready to get out of bed - not because of my excitement over a day of sightseeing, but because our hotel room beds were so gosh darned hard. I would have slept on the floor except that the floor was tiled. I couldn't decide which surface - the bed or the tile - was harder.
The lack of sleep has put me in a bad mood, so it's a good thing we have a military escort for the day - otherwise I might hurt somebody :)
... breathing lesson where their head was kept under water and once they passed this they were allowed to go scuba diving held onto by the instructor.
The fashion of the day beside the pool and beach is the bikini for young and old - the skimpier, the better or the burkini for the local ladies. Janet and I opted for a more conservative one piece.
Four days and four nights of relaxation, sun, surf and water. ...
... known as the deadly Stone Fish) laying quiet and camoflauged at the base of one coral reef..... waiting for his strike. The instructor said one touch of that and you are a goner! We kept our distance. He had to point out the shape of the fish several times before I could see how it had camofloged itself.
The dive equipment was the best I've used. I felt very comfortable with it and glad we had full wet suits on as we were very close to ...
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Loved the Sharm Dreams
We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks at the Hilton Sharm Dreams. We were very impressed with the size and cleanliness of our room which was on the first floor at the rear of the site overlooking the Tropical Pool, Heated Pool and Jacuzzi and we even had a distant view of the sea. The gardens were superb and being constantly worked on by a team of gardeners. Our room was cleaned to a very high standard every day, the best clean I have experienced and I have stayed in 5* hotels all over the world.
The breakfast buffet was very good but you did have to hang onto your plates as the staff seemed to want to keep the tables clear all the time. We had to stand guard over things that were on our table as we made the mistake once of both leaving the table at the same time only to find that the table had been cleared and re-layed when we returned. The Le Jardin restaurant was not so good for evening meals, we tried it once and didn't go back again as the food left a lot to be desired and it was a bit like a cafeteiria. We ate in the Tex-Mex Restaurant a few times and found both the fod and the service to be excellent. We didn't try the Italian as we are not lovers of Italian food.
Speaking of Italian, we had the misfortune of being there when practicaly the whole hotel was taken over by them. We found them to be very rude and loud and the entertainment seemed to be aimed at them, which did spoil it a bit.
The staff were very friendly and always helpful.
The beach was very good with quite good spacing between sunbeds and umbrellas. After walking along the promenade and seeing the beaches of the other hotels we decided that we certainly had the best as all the others seemed to have their sunbeds all lined up close to each other.
Like the other recent review we were disappointed that the swimming pools were so cold particularly the jacuzzi - I thought these were supposed to be hot tubs! The small heated pool was very crowded particularly with children which also made it very noisy. But with such a lovely beach close by who needs to use the pools.
A word of warning about the ice cream. The lovely Movenpick ice cream seemed superb until it gave me food poisoning and ruined two days of my holiday so eat it at your peril.
On the whole it is an excellent hotel in an excellent position for the main streets of Naama Bay and you can also use the facilities of the Fayrouz which seemed to have a bit more entertainment particularly for diners.
We plan to return there as soon as we can.
Not a 5 star
The Hilton Sharm Dreams offers great location, clean rooms, and friendly staff. That being said, this hotel fell short of the expectations I had for a 5* hotel. It felt more like a 4* being promoted as a 5* but perhaps it is, relative to the other hotels in Sharm. My husband and I have always been going to 5* hotels so if you have as well, then you may want to pay close attention to this review.
My primary complaint would be the food at the hotel. The breakfast buffet was okay (omelettes are good) but there was no variety (i.e. same things every day like mashed potates??, french toast, runny scrambled eggs, etc) but it was fine to fill up before a day of exploring. There were the occasional birds flying into the restaurant and hanging around the bread/pastry section which was slightly disconcerting. The few times that my husband and I had the dinner buffet at Le Jardin, we were really disappointed with the selection of food and it really seemed more like great cafeteria food vs a 5* menu. However, the food at the Italian restaurant was better and if you have to eat at the hotel, I'd probably recommend the Italian place. The Tex Mex restaurant was decent for more casual fare but again, it didn't blow the lights out. However, I think they have grill nights once/twice a week and I didn't try this so this may be worthwhile. The food offered by the pool side is all right.
Which brings me to the pools - which they have many of. The huge beautiful pool they have is great but it was freezing cold! To be fair, we were here at the end of March so it was only around 26-28 degrees outside but still, hardly anybody was swimming in this pool b/c it was way too cold. I realize they have another pool that is heated (which I recommend but get there early) but it gets crowded quickly b/c it's the only pool you can relax in and it's a much smaller pool! The jacuzzi pool was again, not heated, but freezing cold! Who has heard of a cold jacuzzi pool? Maybe this is useful when it's boiling hot in Sharm during the summer but can someone increase the heat just a bit at these lovely pools at this hotel?
The rooms were spacious, clean and had a balcony which was very nice. The rooms were cleaned every day to a very high standard and on a timely basis. However, from a 5*, you expect more than two large towels, shampoo and bath soap. Of course I brought my own toilettries but still, it's sometimes the niceties offered (i.e. lotion, more towels, robes, etc.) that make quite the difference.
My last complaint (I promise), was that when we were there, there were huge Italian tour groups going through (100+ people) every week. I love Italian people, I really do but these tour groups in particular, completely took over the resort and their tour group leaders were blasting really loud Italian dance music which one could hear at all the pools, it was that loud and thus, not very relaxing if you just want to snooze and read your novel by the pool. The tour group leaders were even singing into the microphone and let's just say, he wasn't Frank Sinatra... My advice, if you are a person who may mind these types of disturbances, call ahead to the hotel to check to see if any lively tour groups are going through. Because the reality is, if you complain when you're there at the pool, nothing can be done since these tour groups are the hotel's bread and butter!
While this review has been somewhat harsh, I think people should be forewarned because my husband and I weren't. Based on the other reviews listed here, I was expecting a lot more than what I actually experienced. I can see why it would be great for families and everything is pretty reasonably priced, but if you want a luxurious trip for two, you might be a little disappointed. You can't beat the lower cost at this "5*" but if I had known what I know now, I would have splurged and gone to perhaps the Four Seasons or Hyatt or even the Crowne (although these are not as well located as the Hilton). That being said, if you want a good, well located 4* resort and just need a decent place to rest between diving/exploring, this is a great place to stay. Just try not to eat at the hotel too much. However, be careful what you eat anywhere in Sharm b/c lots of people get an upset stomach from anything ranging from bad salad to the fizzy drinks sold here and please do not drink the tap water there!
Hope this helps
Very nice hotel, lovely grounds/pool.
Texmex/Italian restaurants excellent.
Breakfast better than most european hotels for 'international cuisine'
(excellent omlettes, but what nation regularly eats mashed potato for breakfast?!)
Short walk over the road (no problems crossing) to the Fayrouz for the
beach, lots of room on the beach and there's a bar and watersports/boat
Walk into Naama bay from the beach is about 5 minutes down the prom,
passed all the restaurants and bars from other hotels.
All in all a excellent hotel in an excellent location.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hilton Sharm Dreams over Xmas Eve 2005.
Though quite good, with a friendly staff always eager to help, we would not call The Hilton Sharm Dreams either great or a real 5-star hotel.
The food was all right, but we are probably biased by our Italian food standards; cleanliness standards were not up to perfection, but attempts were constantly made to have the Hotel look great.
Rooms were quite spacious; we were lucky enough to be assigned a room in building 14, on the first-floor: that area is far quieter than pool areas.
The beach is definitely the widest in Naama Bay, neither too crowded nor noisy, and chairs are not too closely set.
We would still recommend this hotel, though we would have to tell visitors to expect the services of a good 3-star hotel rather than those of a 5-star one.
Can't wait until next visit
I agree completly with the 4 holiday makers from south wales,my wife and I stayed half board and every night the 'la jardine 'restaurant had a theme night the food was spot on,the staff were great, and on new years eve the whole evening was spectacular, the entertainment, the buffet, the staff all dressed in 70's gear,and really made the evening one to remember. We will go for 2 weeks next time so we can explore Egypt more i.e Cairo and the pyramids. Well done Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort.
A fantastic hotel situated in the perfect place in Naama Bay. The rooms were spotless, the staff so friendly, the food excellent and the facilities first class. I could go on and on but I think everyone else has done that. On the opposite side of the dual carriageway 'Peace Road' the hotel is within walking distance of all the local attractions. The sister hotel The Hilton Fayrouz, offers the use of it's facilities and excellent beach. Sharm is a great place to stay and Naama Bay is very lively.
The taxi rides are especially fun! A visit to Old Sharm is worthwhile
An excellent hotel in an excellent location that I would strongly recommend.
Hilton Dreams is the Pick of the Sharm Hotels
We, a family of 4 adults have just returned from a Christmas break at this hotel. We didn't really know what to expect from a resort we've never heard of and the brochures always seem to paint a rosy picture, but i have to say, we have travelled to many countries and have stayed in some fabulous hotels and this one surely ranks up there with the very best of them. The hotel is spotlessly clean, has 7 pools and the staff bend over backwards to help with any of your needs. The rooms are spacious, are all single or two storey, are well appointed and have all the mod cons, phone, satellite TV, minibar, aircon, safe etc.....
There was only one gripe to write about and that was we had to ask staff to re-heat food for us in the Le Jardin restuarant. Other than that, we had no reason to complain about anything, whatsoever!
The hotel itself is just a few minutes walk away from the beach via it's sister hotel, The Fayrouz, which is excellent too.
Naama Bay is by far the liveliest resort to stay in. The shopping is excellent, the prices are very reasonable and the people are fun to haggle with and some of the friendliest i have ever come across. When is say liveliest, i mean this without seeing a boom-boom disco in sight! The place truly comes alive at night.
Take some advice and stay Bed & Breakfast as it's so cheap to eat out and the range of cuisines is vast.
We visted in late December and the weather was consistently ranging from 25c to 29c without a cloud in the sky!
We're definitely going back next - you can keep you Canary Islands.
What a fantastic holiday...
We've just returned from a weeks holiday at the Hilton Sharm Dreams resort, and felt compelled to write a review to encourage others to go too! The resort itself was remarkably well kept with gardeners, cleaners and countless other staff working around the clock to maintain the hotels pristine appearance.
In addition to their tireless work, all the staff were extremely friendly and eager to help at any time.
The rooms were cleaned and tidied daily to a high standard. Each day our beach towels were crafted on our bed into various shapes (flowers, swans), and on occasion adorned with flower petals!
We went half board, and were slightly apprehensive about the standard and variety of food we would receive. We were not disappointed. The breakfast buffet consisted of a huge choice including: cereal, toast, fruit, Danish pastries, doughnuts, freshly squeezed fruit juices, yoghurts, cold meats, cheeses, salad, Belgian waffles, eggs, bacon, tomatoes etc... I could go on!
There was also a huge variety for every nights dinner - each night has a different food theme such as, Italian, Asian, Oriental, Euro, Traditional Egyptian, BBQ. For those with children, there is also a 'Kids Corner', which I believe was pretty much the same choice of food as the adults, but was provided at a height level where children could help themselves.
The location of the hotel was perfect - just on the edge of the Na'ama Bay- 5 mins walk to the centre, and just across the road from the beach.
As you can probably tell, I thoroughly recommend a stay here!
Good centrally located hotel
As regular divers we have been to Sharm many times. The Hilton dreams is central to the local dive operations - Emperor divers is 2 minute walk from the hotel. Also quite close to Naama centre, so no need for taxis.
Hotel is clean, modern with good food and reasonable bar prices. Breakfast is good also.
Another Hilton hotel, the Fayroux, is adjacent to this hotel, which has a beach which Hilton Dreams guest can use. Also Fayroux has best bar in Naama, the Pirate bar.
I will probably stop here again.
Fantastic resort hotel
if you want guaranteed weather and first class accomadation this is the place.5* all the way, fantastic staff first class service and 5min walk into naam bay centre.this will be my 4th consecutive visit. sharm was originally a dive resort but non divers will not be dissapointed so much to do in hotel and outside and yes it is very safe. singles, couples or family you will not be dissapointed.