Hilton Sharm Waterfalls 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 ...
... of the best diving in the world, and I've been looking forward to diving here for years after hearing so much about it. The world of dive vacationing is very similar to the world of backpacking, you meet people who have traveled / dived all over the world and are eager to share their experiences. Unlike backpackers, divers are probably the only people other than sushi chefs who will gladly talk all day about fish. I'm diving with a dive center which is reputed to be very ...
... interview of David Frost carried out a couple of years ago by Paul O’Loughlin the entertainments director. David Frost had of course died last year whilst on one of the Cunard Ships. Tonight the clock goes back again and tomorrow we transit the Suez Canal. We need to be escorted through in a convoy and there is so much to see that there will be a
running commentary on the decks and all other on board activities have been cancelled. It should be an interesting day.
... round for foreign as well as domestic travelers. The bay is popular for various watersports including diving, making this port of call a favorite for scuba divers. (Courtesy HAL Explorer)
The port authority had recently rescheduled our berth from docking to anchoring in Na'ama bay with an arrival schedule of 6 AM, with the last tender due back at 12:30 PM, therefore there would not be a whole lot of time to do much in ...
... are many souvenir places all filled with the same tacky gear. It is certainly the Gold Coast equivalent and has nothing much to do with Egyptian culture. One aspect that is striking is the number of restaurants and bars where you can sit and smoke the water pipes which look like hookahs.We ate a a great seafood restaurant last night and there were several men sucking on these ...
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My husband, teenage sons and myself have recently return from this hotel after too short a week's stay.
Wonderful weather, staff and surroundings. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at this hotel and the guy Ali who runs excursions from the hotel is both reliable and didn't rip us off on prices, he will even take Great English pounds as they are known in this part of the world.
The breakfast were excellent with plenty of variety and enough to keep you going until late afternoon. Mr Coffee circulates the dining room with fresh hot coffee and a variety of tea bags suitable for any tea addict.
As requested we had interconnecting rooms with lovelt views to the sea and the well maintained gardens and ponds. The gardeners work from dawn til dusk pruning, trimming and tending to the beautiful flowers and shurbs. As you walk through the jasnine arches the smell is devine.
It was my husband's birthday during our visit and he was greeted with more 'Happy Birthdays' that day then we can remember, on returning to our rooms that day we were greeted with towel sculpturesand flowers on all our beds.
The swimming pools and their attendents were top rate too, not only would the attendent find you a suitable spot around one of the pool areas but he would lay your towels on the sunbed and ensure hospital corners were in place on each sunbed. In general the service was wonderful it was so nice to be treated so well by staff who seemed to care ( until the service we have now grown use to especailly in the UK)
Yes we tipped the staff but not huge amounts and not every time you need to remember the cost of living in Egypt is much lower than the UK. A bottle 2litre of mineral water served to you by the pool worked out at about £1. Not bad you would pay that in the UK!
The private beaches were small but nice and not over crowded.
If you're looking for busy nightlife there is a disco at the hotel but we didn't try it, in general the evenings at the hotel were a little quiet but Naamha Bay is not far away with a shuttle bus service running from the hotel and taxis too.
I could write heaps more about our time at the Waterfalls, but maybe no one has read this far? So I'll end now but just to end would I go back? YES!
Absolutley Fabulous, pure relaxation, I did not get off my backside for 7 days apart to go quad biking in the desert, great fun.
I am the most paranoid parent and we took my 13yr old daughter and her friend and after sussing out the safety aspect, we did not really see them all day, we just met up for meals. The staff were extremely friendly and could not do enough for you, the men did not bother our girls which was something I was a bit concerned about prior to going, even in Naama Bay they were not too bad they didnt keep bothering you they just tried to be friendly.
Our hotel prices were comparable with Naama Bay so we tended to eat in the hotel the food was good and their was plenty to choose from, the girls especially liked the fahitas in latinos bar. The disco was very quiet but that suited the paranoid mother as the girls would go up for an hour whslst we sat in the lobby having a drink
Breakfast well you could not ask for anything more talk about choice, although I would say try to avoid the 9-10am rush, we tended to go up at about 10.30 and it was fine. The cleaner was very friendly and every day gave us a lowdown on what to expect for the weather, we were very fortunate as it was very breezy all the time we were there, although this did restrict us on swimming round the coral reefs, but even in the shallow water there is plenty to see.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes to chill and have a rest, my husband gets very itchy feet but even he found it very difficult not to just lie back and watch the world go by, we all had a fantastic time and the girls were most miserable at the prospect of coming home, we shall certainly be returning asap
Excellent in all respects. The highlights were 1) Stunning resort 2) Very attractive rooms 3) Staff the most helpful I have known 4) Didn't try buffet other than for breakfast which was excellent, but the a la carte restuarants were excellent.
A thouroughly excellent hotel.
Loved the friendly staff but got Egypy Tummy !
I stayed at this hotel with my wife from 6-13 March 2005, which is advertised as 5 star. The hotel has a lovely tiered setting overlooking the Red Sea and has its own private beach. Around the hotel are a number of hugh swimming pools surrounded by luxury padded reclining sunbeds, bars and sun umbrellas. The grounds of the hotel are extremely well maintained and very beautiful. There is a waterfall running down from the hotel towards the beach with a couple of ponds. The accommodation is set in blocks of about 20 rooms (about 400 for the whole hotel) with 50% having a sea view. Our room was near the reception facing away from the sea. It still had nice views across the grounds looking towards mountains. We were able to enjoy lovely sunsets. The grounds are fumigated at dawn and dusk against insects especially mosquitos. I only got bit twice during the week which is good for me as its usually lots more. The hotel has a buffet restaurant (for half board residents which we used) and about three restaurants which you can upgrade too. A pint of local lager is £2 and a small glass of wine is £3.50 (these prices include taxes). Not exactly cheap but you are in a moslem country and its difficult to get alcohol. You can only buy from local duty free shops (3 in the area) if you do so within 24 hours of arrival. Supermarkets only sell alcohol free beer. There were several supermarkets about 100 yards from the hotel. A can of pop was 20p. Two bottes of water and a large bag of crisps cost us 90p total !!! It shows how much the hotel is making out of its guests whom they ban from bringing food or drink from outside.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and I felt were not after tips. I did tip when I felt it warranted it.
We did not do any excursions as we wanted a relaxing week. However a trip to the pyramids at Cairo would have cost £150 each, which included the flight.
There are a number of shops, bars, in the locality of the hotel for tourists and each one you pass a staff member will try and engage you in conversation and get you into the shop. Then they will not let you browse alone. It gets a bit tiring after a while. We were not approached by any beggars. A taxi to Narm Bay for two of us was £2. Here there are even more shops, bars, cafes, etc and a nice beach.
I would rate the buffet food at the hotel as average. Indeed, I ended up with food poisoning on the last day and was physically sick. (We only ate at the hotel - my wife was okay) I am just getting over it. Apparently this is a big problem in Egypt... 'egypy tummy'...even at The Hilton. Overall, a nice relaxing week in a nice hotel but beware the food.
Just got back from the Hilton Sharm Waterfalls - what a great hotel!!
The complex is a little outside of the centre, which is brilliant if you want to get away from it and Naama Bay is only a short taxi ride away.
Definitley recommend anyone staying here.
A good choice
This hotel ticks all the boxes for a well presented and managed international resort type hotel.
Good sized rooms - twins are 2 single beds but the mattresses were good and all the soft furnishings were in good condition.
Well laid out public areas and grounds - altho maybe not so good for those less able to walk as the hotel is really quite spread out and there are many steps (altho a funicular/ outside lift helps you get from the top/ public areas to the main pool area).
Food was good - indeed, breakfast was excellent and we tried the buffet one night and it also was fine.
Take some shoes to paddle in ! The coral reefs attached to the hotel's beach are lovely and well worth a "snorkel" but the jetty leading from the beach out to the sea is actually in the water and gets slippery.
Many Russians and Italians at the resort - there seemed to be a "Club Med" type Italian tour operator using the hotel and their reps voices and music over the loudspeakers could be a bit invasive when encouraging their throng to partake in the group sports activities, but it comes in fits and spurts so not impossible to bear.
Neither Sharm nor Naama Bay appeared very "Egyptian" in character or style (unlike somewhere like Luxor) so we chose to stick mostly in the hotel and enjoy it's facilities. Good hotel, we ate and drank well - no complaints - and others seemed to feel the same.
Loved the hotel - great holiday
We booked a holiday to the Hilton Waterfalls hotel as a last minute deal, hoping for a relaxing holiday in a nice hotel. This is exactly what we got - the hotel was fabulous with great pools, excellent breakfasts and extremely helpful and pleasant staff. We went in January and the weather was lovely - about 22oC every day with a light breeze - just warm enough for relaxing in the sun or snorkelling in the Red Sea admiring the fish swimming beside you! The hotel is about 3 miles from Naama Bay but there is a bus that runs from the hotel hourly in the evening. We ate at the hotel most of the time - the Italian and Lebanese restaurants were both delicious - and went into Naama Bay twice. It was quite lively although there are a lot of vendors trying to get you into their shops ALL the time. Old Sharm is even worse for vendors and we didn't like it at all. We also went to Cairo and the Pyramids for a day trip, which we organised through our holiday rep. The trip was a long day, even though we flew to Cairo, but well worth a visit and our tour guide was excellent. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and would definitely go back again.
Super Room - loved this resort
We had a fantastic family sized room at swimming pool level at the Hilton Sharm Waterfalls. It was immaculately furnished, very clean and comfortable with two double beds and a large bathroom. Our terrace looked out to the large swimming pool. The pools were a bit chilly but the children enjoyed them. We tried various restaurants which were a bit variable to be honest but the breakfast buffet was very good. The spa was good and reasonably priced. Its out of town - you have to get a cab but this is not a problem and its fun to go down in the evenings and eat out and enjoy the shops and shisha cafes. Can't really fault the place and would go there again. The beach was poor as it is right on the reef and you can snorkel - with care and good shoes.
Spot on for a chillout holiday
From the moment we arrived to the day we left, the staff couldn't do enough for us. They were always cheerful, often cheeky and turned our stay in a very good hotel into a top experience. The hotel itself is of typically modern Egyptian, somewhat gaudy decor, was immaculately maintained and very clean. Breakfast and evening meal times were very flexible and the food in general good. The variety offered at breakfast in particular was excellent. Activities were fairly low key, with aquagym, aerobics and belly dancing classes, but then the hotel was only about one-third full when we went (5-12 Dec). There is a health club with small gym and massage services, all of which you have to pay for. Similarly the tennis court needs booking and there is an approx £2 charge per hour - be warned that for much of the time the court is in use for coaching Italians from the Blu Club which is in the grounds.
Our only quibble was with being wrongly charged for items for the minibar - and we weren't the only ones! They amended the bill with little quibbling, however.
Would definitely return to this hotel for some winter sun.
Wonderful waterfalls resort
What a holiday, the best yet. We were greeted with smiling faces, welcoming words and a fantastic room. The resort is clean, well maintained, and the people are so friendly. The service is excellent and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Facilities are very good but there was not a lot to do for the young children, apart from the pools which were excellent. The food was good and you could have whatever you wanted-even have it bought upto your room-even egg and chips! If you want a nice friendly, relaxing holiday this is the place to be. The worst part of the holiday was having to come home, but at least we will be able to go back next year.