Hilton Sharks Bay Resort
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It’s really nice to get to a foreign land, find the man with your name on a placard, hop in his limo and head to your resort. This is still nice even when you are struggling to stay awake, bleary eyed from the rising sun reflecting off the desert dunes. It’s even nicer to arrive at said resort, check in at 7am, hop in the honeymooner …
... from the UK. When we returned to the "public" beach we found that it cost $2 Euro each to use the 30 foot wide access to the beach....with only about that much space at the beach front. Other beachs cost closer to $12 Euro each...so we did like our find.
There were two little Egyptian boys playing and we got a kick out of them and their families.
... or Cairo too. And it's no wonder the Israelites needed manna. All there is in this part of the world is rocks.
So we have armed military guards - eight of them, I think. One military vehicle is in front of us (to hit the land mines first?), and one is behind. I would be nervous, except that I like a little adventure, and our tour guide, Bruce Porter, is giving a really interesting lecture on Cain, Abel, and priesthood authority as we ...
... of the afternoon I took a taxi into town. The wifi at the hotel still wasn't working and I really needed to check a few things out (and let people know I was still alive). The taxi dropped me off in Naama Bay, Sharm's lively tourist centre. At least, that's what it is known as. When I arrived however, things were pretty quiet. Must be the time of day, I thought. I found an internet cafe in a mall with the help of a security guard, and spent an hour or so ...
... 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. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Sharks Bay Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Great hotel, great food, great staff
I would agree with all the previous writers comments. We got back on Monday 14/2/05, after a weeks stay booked through Longwood Holidays - whom we would recommend. Our flight was delayed by 18 hours - we didn't have to leave the hotel unlike guests booked on the same flight with another operator, who had to transfer to another hotel for the additional night. Have stayed in many quality hotels throughout the world but have not found such pleasant and helpful staff anywhere. Ideal for children in every respect. Don't even have to go in water to see such amazing fish.
My family and I stayed at the Hilton Sharks Bay in January 2005 and it was one of the most fantastic places. I wouldn't normally go back to the same hotel twice, but I'm looking forward to going back again next year. For a winter break, Egypt is excellent with temps ranging from 24 degrees to 30 degrees and never a cloud in the sky.
My Husband and I took a trip to Egypt in Feb 2004, and chose our hotel based on the price. We got a deal online for ''''''399 each all inclusive for 7 nights.
The best hotel in the world
This hotel was fantastick.Ive been three times over two years, i dont see how people can not injoy this fantastick,entertaining hotel. great food,butiful weather , nice beech, lots of fishs they must be crazy! i think it the best hotel in the world and belive me ive been all over the place with my dad and we love it.
As a frequent business traveller it takes a lot to impress me but this hotel had it all and certainly far exceeded my expectations.
Sharks Bay Resort is perfect
Sharks bay resort is absolutly beautiful the rooms are clean the entire hotel is emaculate.
The staff are friendly helpful and wonderful company. The views from the beach are amazing and the skys are clear and beautiful. I was totally amazed by sharks bay resort, i went in febuary of this year and can not wait to revisit. The staff make you feel very welcome and everything in the hotel is perfect deffinate visit. The evening entertainment in the tent is quite mild but still very pleasing and there is full day entertainment to keep all ages happy. I can not complain about anything except that i couldnt stay there forever.
We stayed in the hotel for 2 weeks in september this year and found the staff excellent, the food above average and the dive school absolutly superb. It's try the nightlife was pretty dire but then the pool and snorkelling off the beach coupled with the excellent diving made this pretty inconsequential.
We have always had action type holidays (theme parks etc) and wanted a dive / snorkel holiday.The hilton was a superb hotel the rooms ( we had 2 adjoining) were extreamly clean and spacious we had a fantastic janitor who kept the rooms very clean and extreamly tidy, who also had a great sence of humor.The room was visited every other day and checked for al mechanical items air con, tv etc and promptly repaired.The range of food was excellent 2 people in the family have food allergies and found enough range to eat, the snacks were mini meals rice, salad chicken bread no one would ever go hungry.the animation team were very friendly and great fun for all ages with a range of activiteis for all every day,the coral reef at the end of the hotels beach was out of this world I snorkled most days for hours on end and swam with an abundance of fish there was a dolphin that came most days and was very friendly and loved the attention, i saw Sting rays, Eagle rays, large groupers, Angel fish,Lion fish, puffer fish and many many more.We took advantage of snorkel trips to the coral at Tiran straights and Ras mohamed and saw dolphims, Turtles,Leopard sharKs,Napolion fish and more some of the coral was no better than the hotels coral so this makes you realise how god the site is.The diving was excellent we had Introductory dives with an instructor and went down to 6 meters for £35 this was fantastic and very safe our daughter tookm the PADI open water course and qualified in 3 days she is 14 and can now dive down to 18 meters she had a fantastic experience and had an excellent instructor this cost £250 including licence and dive log UK costs £350 + .We were not bothered about evening entertainment there was some put on at the sunset bar by the animation team you made it what it was but if you want clubs etc there are plenty in Nama bay 10/15 mins by taxi, the hotel supplies transport for 12 egypt pounds 1 way just over 1 UK Pound or you can get taxis and haggle the price around 25 Egypt Pounds £2.50 uk.Travelers Tummy i always get one but the hotel has its own doctor and clinic Iwas cured in 24 hours and enjoyed the rest of my stay.Overall we all had a fantastic time and were more than looked after all this in a desert of a third world country.
What a nightmare. I travelled with my mother, sister and niece and found this hotel dirty and very badly maintained. The food was truely disgusting. Cold most of the time and no variety at all.
Hotel was beautifully clean, rooms were lovely and very well kept, staff were all very friendly, and always available to help, the hotel itself has its own beach, but down a rather steep hill, worth the walk though, there is a bar and cafe down on the beach so need to go back up to main hotel during the day, it is based right over a reef where you can see all the fish without ever getting wet, but would thoroughly recommend the snorkelling. If this is not for you the pool is gorgeous. The food was very well displayed with plenty of choices. The only thing we found to complain about was the night life, or rather lack of it, there is a bedouin tent where they put on some sort of entertainment most evenings but nothing to get excited about, anyone with teenage children beware there is nothing for them and as the hotel is quite some way from Naama Bay we were quite isolated, if you want to get away from it all and are not bothered about the nightlife, it is the ideal place