Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort
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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 ...
... built resorts along the shore, but no tourists to fill them on account of the terrorists.
I think I've used the word terrorist enough in this blog that the NSA is probably reading along. So hi guys! Thanks for all you do to protect our country!
We drive past the area where Moses and the Israelites probably crossed the Red Sea from the Sinai to what is now Saudi Arabia. There's a shallow strip that connects the two sides, so it's conceivable this is where ...
By the time we hit the airport we had been on the go for 17 hours. It was nearly midnight. We hadn't killed each other yet so all good. The no whinge policy was working well. Coffee and muffins a for a light snack before boarding and we almost felt ready to go again apart from the fact that our eyes were nearly closed and our legs didn't want to ...
... head out to the beach promenade, a long stretch of paved sidewalk that runs between the hotels and the beach. The promenade is really pretty, even if littered with Cancun-like hotels and beach fronts. It feels like Cancun, except everyone is speaking Russian or Arabic instead of English or Spanish. The nice thing about the beach walkway is that there are no street vendors to hassle us as we stroll. A few of the restaurant staff stop us for the hard sell, but Mike ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Excellent Regency Club
I concur with all the positive comments here and would also say that the Regency Club upgrade was well worth it with impeccable service from excellent staff.
A first class hotel.
Both me and my partner stayed at the Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheik from 26th September 2004 for 14 nights. We did try to stay at the Four Seasons Resort in Sharm but because of lack of availability, the Hyatt Regency was recommended to us. We stayed in a superior room on a B&B basis, the cost of which was approximately £2,300.00. The hotel was kept exceptionally clean and the staff were also polite and very helpful. The cost of a bottle of wine was very expensive but beer and soft drinks were in line with UK prices.
The mercedes taxi service was exemplary and one night whilst dining out in another Hotel, they telephoned the Hotel of three occasions requesting they inform us that they would be late due to the main road into Sharm being closed. I will also say that they drove safely (unlike the Peugeot taxi drivers) and were not sleazy. On the one occasion that we did get a taxi outside the Hotel, the driver insisted on having a photo taken with me (not me and my partner) and kept touching me in a manner that made me very uncomfortable.
The food in the Hotel, especially the Thai was lovely and the room service very prompt. I will say that both me and my partner were a little bit disappointed in the standard of our room considering we paid that little bit extra. Although it was cleaned daily, clean bedding and towels daily, it did not have that "wow factor". We did meet some friends who were staying at the Four Seasons at the same time and paid just £100.00 more than us for 14 nights, and their rooms were spectacular and the Hotel provided more of a 6 * service.
Snorkelling off the Jetty at the Hyatt was out of this world and so was The Beach Restuarant and would definately recommend this Hotel for these purposes.
I would still recommend the Hyatt but really want to stay at the Four Seasons if I visit Sharm again.
Top notch hotel
Everything I'd read about the Hyatt Regency before I went was extremely positive. I'm glad to say that my experiences matched everyone else's. The hotel is well laid out, with good food, attentive staff (sometimes a little too attentive) and excellent snorkelling and diving from its own reef. The dive outfit onsite is part of a larger concern based in Sharm and seemed well run, though we had some problems with our equipment which was rather unsettling. They also run a car service that will take you into Sharm El Sheikh centre, if you fancy going out in the evening. This is about four times the price of an ordinary cab but a rather less hair-raising experience!
One of the Best !!
Having read some of the reviews prior to leaving, I promised myself that I would write my own review when I returned.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency for one week (10-17 Oct 04) and upgraded to a Regency Club room, which I will review later.
The Resort is without a doubt 5 Star and the pictures that are available on the Hyatt website do not do it any justice. It is also quite a large resort covering a huge area. Not a problem though if you don't want to walk too much because Resort taxi's (Golf buggies) are on hand to taxi you from place to place free of charge.
Communal Areas/Pool/Hotel Main Complex
The hotel's main complex, where the main foyer, reception and some bars/restaurants are based is fantastic and has some great views of the resort and the sea. Due to our upgrade we did not spend too much time around the main pool area or the main beach, but they are are as good as I have seen anywhere. The pool has three levels and a water slide, one of which is and adult only pool area, the beech area itself is also great, with sunbeds, umbrella's etc and a bar/restuarant.
There are various places to eat during the day serving a variety of good food and 3 main restaurants of an evening, with the Beach House Resturant on Tuesday and Saturday making it 4. We did not eat at the Thai resturant, but was told that it was really good. The Souk and Cascades are also very good, the Souk is slightly different offering you the opportunity to buy food by using tokens, from a range of food counters providing food from Italian to Egyptian. The Souk also has live Egyptian entertainment. Our favourate was the Beach House Restuarant, which as I mentioned earlier is only available on Tuesday and Saturday and you will need to book in advance. It has probably one of the best settings for a meal you could wish for and the fish is outstanding - lobster, seabass etc.
Open all day, has a small amount of gym equipment including running m/c, bikes etc in addition to free weights, but has enough for a good workout. There is also another room where a programme of classes is held. The spa has a male and female section and is really nice. The spa has a huge range of treatments, we had massages down by the beach - great !
The only area where I feel could be improved, that is not to say that we did not enjoy what was on offer but it would have made the resort faultless. Of an evening the entertainment at the Souk Resturant is pretty much the same every night and at the Stars bar, whch is open until 1 am has a live singer, which I would expect changes from one week to another. During our week we had a guy who sang Blues, soul etc and was very good. Most people went out into the local town ( 5 mins in a cab or hotel shuttle bus) where you can find whatever you want really !
The Regency Club (RC) was advertised as a Hotel within a hotel. This is not entirely true at this resort, because it is not sectioned off and anybody could walk into the Regency Club areas. However, due to the fact the majority of the rooms in the immediate areas around the Regency Club building, pool etc are used by the RC members it does not happen. RC, does not get you a better room or a better suite for that matter, they are the same as the non RC rooms. What it does give you is a private pool and beach, which is less crowded and it also gives you a better level of service when getting drinks or food at the pool due to the fact that there is less people. All non - alcoholic drinks are free during the day and every evening from 5.30 to 7.30 the RC lounge has " Free Alcoholic Drinks " - beers, wines spirits and canapes. Again a lovely setting overlooking the pool and sea. My honest view about the RC, is if you like the privacy, pampering and higher level of service then it is worth the money and if you are not that way inclined, I was told that you could get a Suite in the Non RC area for a similar price - which looked fantastic.
Overall a fantastic resort to stay at and if you dive or snorkel, the resort caters for this too. It really is "One of the best " resorts that we have stayed at.
Most relaxing holiday ever
Just returned from the Hyatt Regency at Sharm staying in a Regency Club room.
The hotel was fantastic. The staff wonderful and very hepful. Hotel was spotless.
The only thing I would criticise is that the Regency Club stops serving drinks just after 7.30pm which is a shame because it would have been lovely to have sat out on the terrace later in the evening.
There was some building work being undertaken to the Royal Villa but to be honest you hardly noticed it.
The restaurants are good especially the Seafood Restaurant on the beach which is open only on a Tuesday and Saturday evenings and reservations are recommended.
We did the coach trip to Cairo which was incredible driving through the desert when the sun is rising and setting. The Egyptian Museum was good together with the sights of the pyramids etc.
I would recommend the Hyatt to anyone who is looking for a quiet peaceful holiday in lovely surroundings and excellent service especially if you stay in the Regecny Club section where it does not get overcrowded like the main pool area.
Excellent Hotel with Upgrading Disappointment
Stayed for one week at the Hyatt Regency in September 2004. Cannot recommend the hotel enough.
The public areas and rooms are all wonderful, the view from the reception takes some beating. Excellent snorkelling directly from the hotel jetty, with no real need to take day trips elsewhere.
Food choices at the hotel are good, and the prices are reasonable. Drinks with alcohol are equivalent to UK prices, but virgin cocktails are delicious, and only cost £2. Cascades restaurant is good for inexpensive daytime snacks, and try the Souk for evening meals with entertainment throw in.
Complimentary shuttle bus into Naama Bay. Very touristy, as you would imagine, but a good selection of bars, cafes and shops. Best supermarket in town beneath MacDonalds.
The only problems we had were with regards to upgrading to the Regency club. There is construction going on at the moment directly in front of the Regency Club, which takes away from the atmosphere somewhat. We have complained but are still waiting for the Hyatt to provide us with a response. This was the only problem to our whole stay however, and I would not hesitate to stay at the hotel again. I would just give the upgrade a miss next time.
Superb Hotel, wonderful time !
Wonderful Hotel, very clean, great staff, totally 5* resort. We spent one week in March 2004 here and had a fantastic time. Weather superb, food / drinks great, wine a little too pricey to get carried away.
Swam off the beach jetty with wild dolphin on two seperate afternoons, made the trip complete.
Would recommend visit to anyone, families, young or old. Cant wait to return.
Absolutely fabulous hotel. Rooms were great and had a fantastic view of the sea. However, you can hear your neighbours through the connecting doors - and even smell them if they are heavy smokers!! The staff was very helpful and polite. Wonderful beach and the best snorkelling place right in front of the hotel. Restaurants at the hotel have a marvellous view and the breakfast buffet was super. The thai restaurant is a must - reservation required.
Red Sea Heaven
Excellent hotel with wonderful coral reef adjacent to beach with pontoon access. We saw all manner of exotic sea life. Rooms of high quality with decent size bathrooms with tub and separate shower. Good service and excellent buffet breakfast. Restaurants fine though wines heavily overpriced. Really well designed layered pool area with slides, waterfalls and jacuzzis. Good health club. Easy access to nearby resort which was very interesting though we were always pleased to get back to the luxurious calm of the Hyatt. Will certainly return!
BEST HOTEL EVER !
This hotel is fantastic - pure luxury ! Great rooms, excellent staff, wonderful food - can't fault it. We've done a fair amount of travelling, and this is one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in. It is absolutely spectacular.