Park Inn by Radisson Sharm El Sheikh Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Inn by Radisson Sharm El Sheikh Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Excellent for a relaxing getaway in the sun
Just returned from a week here. Had a fantastic time. The rooms are spacious with queen beds and a fridge, also free safe. Room is cleaned every day to a high standard. Overall cleanliness of hotel was excellent. The food was great with plenty choice and available practically all day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The local drink isn't excellent - the vodka takes some getting used to but grows on you. Beer is great and the red wine wasn't too bad either. The poolside was always clean with glasses being collected regularly. Plenty sunbeds and fresh beach towels every day. The beach is about a 5 min walk (with a shuttle bus also available) and is nice and secluded. Insect repellent is a must as the mossies are quite bad. The only down side is the evening entertainment. There isn't much but what they do have isn't up to much. But we were prepared for this so it didn't spoil out holiday. This was an excellent time to go as you can sunbathe all day but there is also a little breeze too but not much himidity. I would recommend the quad biking trip into the desert - well worth the money. Overall a great holiday and would certainly go back to this hotel.
As your Headmaster would say....Good, but could do better!
Firstly I think it only fair to say that this was our first visit to an all inclusive hotel. We are regular visitors to Sharm and up to now have stayed in the Hadaba/Naama Bay area but fancied a change and most of the hotels at the Nabq end of Sharm are all inclusive. That said, the hotel was of the standard you would expect of a SAS Radisson, well run, polite (if sometimes over-attentive) staff and spotlessly clean. Its sister hotel across the road is of a higher star rating and seems to charge the same prices for drinks not included in the all inclusive rate. The pools at the Golden Resort are excellent (one is heated) and there is an indoor one as well. The food is not exceptional but plentiful, hot and well presented. The drinks are included in the price but the spirits are local and quite frankly horrible. Stick to the beer and soft drinks! We had a 16 year old son with us and even he found the food to be ok - not too many Kevin & Perry moments!
The weakest area is the entertainment in the evening which either doesn't happen when it should or is of a very poor standard plus there is only one indoor bar which means you sit and suffer or go elsewhere, maybe that is the Managements idea, it saves on their drinks bill!
All in all a good family hotel, probably great in summer when you can sit outside at night but not in February! One last question. Why no ice cream? not even available to buy! Result, upset kids!
Good value hotel, extremely clean, food of a good standard and always fresh and hot. Could not fault the all inclusive basis, but beware the drinks aren't the best although the beer and gin and tonics always seemed like a good option. I think this would be the same in all hotels tho. We were warned before we went and took some wine and a bottle of southern comfort to keep us going. The rooms were large with 2 queen beds and we had a lovely cot for our little girl.
Went to Naama Bay on a few ocassions to Camel bar and can thoroughly recommend the indian next door (part of same complex) and the italian. Most people know where Camel bar is if you ask for directions as it is a well known bar for the divers.
Some taxi rides were a bit daunting, just make sure you agree a price before entering and just ask them to slow down if need be.
The staff in the hotel were lovely!
have just returned from a stay at the golden resort the all inclusive part of the radisson. brilliant holiday, hotel was really clean and the maids came everyday, leave a towel and they will make it into excellent shapes for you, however if you like a lie in put the do not disturb sign on otherwise they will wake you very early!! couldnt fault the staff at the hotel, they couldnt do enough for you. food was excellent, especially breakfast and the bedouin night. however i would say is you are a fussy eater you wouldnt like it, no chips at dinner. the only thing i found that let the hotel down was the entertainment, nothing at all on an evening. you can go to ricks bar (nightclub) but not great to be honest!!! get the shuttle on to the beach, really nice. definately recommend the snorkelling trips, absolutely amazing, i would definately recommend booking through your rep, much better service. i would definately go back to this hotel, one of the best hotels iv stayed in!
Fab Hotel - GO if you have the chance
Stayed at the Golden Resort between 9-16th Nov 2006, had a fantastic time. Gym is fab, pool heated during winter months great. Food was lovely, ok not the biggest selection but the quality was good. Service was the best, no one could do more for guests. Would I return - yes without a doubt! Go if you have the chance!!!
Golden Resort, Good and Bad
We booked our hoilday as a late deal through Thomson. Got it cheap, you get what you pay for!
Arrival was at 11.30 at night Thursday, checked in at reception then told we could get food at the bar upsairs, got a drink and went for food which was buffet style but there was none left as it had been out out and the guests had had their share too( food is there for everyone to eat if they want it). Every thing was clean in the room and no complaints until their bbq night on the Tuesday, meal was fine, kebabs and pitta bread reccomended! Went back to room and I went to text a friend who was staying in Sharm and my mobile was gone! the Management carried out an 'investigation' but didnt find the culprit, for this'inconveniance' we got a late checkout free. Also females beware at this hotel of the spa treatments. Lovely massage just they think English women like 'extras'.Some may but he should have asked first. I am no prude but this was a bit much and told him so. The Golden Resort is a nice hotel the bar staff are excellent but just be wary if you go there.
Loved Golden Resort - Want to go back
I stayed at the Hotel October half term with my husband, (silly old fool is 47!) daughter 18 and son 14 years. From the beginning we were overwhelmed by the friendly, professional and effcient staff despite arriving late at night and overdue.
The staff could never do enough for you, whether it be taking bags to your room or cooking you something off menu. Having said that we never took advantage due to the fact that the amount of food was immense, the quality excellent, and the variety unbelievable, and all fresh. There is a Bedouin Night in a very, and I mean very, large Bedouin tent at the rear of the complex. On a Tuesday night, this is your dining room. There was a mass of excellent food inside the tent, but when you went outside it doubled, fresh pitta breads in stone ovens, fresh cooked meats and BBQ fish, just too much to mention. The restaurant staff and chefs were very friendly, nothing was too much bother, including a traditional dance and singing of birthday wishes on daughters 18th birthday - unprompted I might add.
The staff even saw you across the road, and at night used a wand to slow the traffic down for you, there was the odd taxi at 80 MPH, but thats the general cruising speed - but they only pass about one every minute - really no danger from the road at Nabq - If you go to Naama Bay though beware, it is bedlam, personally I couldn't wait to get back to the tranquillity of Nabq.
The beach is fantastic, despite going at half term there was always plenty of space, sunbeds etc. Not the best beach for going for a quick dip, but get your snorkle on and you will be in the sea for hours - the marine life is unbelieveable. Not really suitable for young children though. Better still pay the fifty quid or so, and get yourself off shore scuba diving!!
Lastly, we must mention the entertainment team. Known at the hotel as the Animation Team. Yes perhaps a bit basic, but the enthusiasm of the team is fantastic, they really do try very hard. It did not matter as to whether or not this was at the pool side, at the disco - Rick's Bar, or around the general area. We got to know them quite well, because we joined in, and they are a fantastic bunch of people who really try their best, they are very genuine, and to those who stayed out the way, well, thats your perogative, but its your loss.
IF (and when) we go back to Egypt we will be looking at going back to the Golden Resort, definately - value for money - absolutely..
The only down side, which was nothing to do with the hotel or hotel staff was the few days after Ramadam, and the influx of people from Isreal, celebrating Eid, not that there were any problems with the Israeli people, but they are very different from the British, as they did not appear to respect the standards of discipline and etiquette that we demonstrate. (eating with their fingers and smoking in the non smoking section of the restaurant).
After booking this holiday and upon reading the reviews we were very apprehensive about going to Egypt. Even on the flight we were still wondering what we were going to expect.
SHOULD'NT HAVE WORRIED all I can say is that it was like being in Paradise. The hotel and weather was fantastic. Can't wait to go back next year.
IT'S A MUST!
We have just returned from a great holiday.
You could not fault anything, accept the entertainment needs a little attention.
Rooms cleaned every day, Food served all through the day, you would never be hungry.
Hotel staff very helpful, always have time or day for anything you need.
Pools cleaned every night,
The drink is fine, We had no problems with it at all.
If you are not happy with the menu you can ask the chef to cook you another fresh.
Breakfast was fine, fresh fried eggs while you wait, a great selection.
Only one problem, when you get to the airport you have a man waiting to send you into a que for a visa which you do not need unless you are leaving sharm.
You will still have to que but do not let them tell you diff.
They will be a bit funny with you but just ignore.
If you go to nama bay be strong or you will be drawn into a big con.
We went by minibus at 10 our return was at 4.30, but couldnt cope so returned at 12.
You will find many blokes holding there hand out for tips, the only tip you should give them is. dont put your hand on a hot kettle. the reason for this is they already get paid for what they do.
A Perfect Experience!
My fiance and I enjoyed a wonderful 2 week holiday in this hotel a few months ago. Having just finished our Uni courses we were looking for the perfect 2 week relaxing break - and we certainly found it! The hotel is a good size, very well maintained and everything finished to a high standard! The pools are large, clean and were never over-crowded! The swim-up 'Tiran' bar was a favourite, as we could enjoy a cold beer while sitting waist-deep in water! Having travelled in June, we would advise plenty of high-factor suncream as the temperature consistently reached over 45 degrees every day. The rooms were enormous, with large balcony or terrace and a wonderful view over the pool. The food was always plentiful and varied - in a 2 week stay we never had the same buffet options. Each night different specials were available, and the opportunity to try some traditional Egyptian cuisine - which was delicious! Tuesday BBQ nights in the Bedouin Tent were enjoyable, with some folk dances for entertainment. The beach was easily accessible on foot, although some people opted to use the free shuttle bus. While not an ideal beach for a quick swim, the marine life was amazing, and we would definitely recommend a snorkel. There were plenty of excursions available, although these were a little expensive through the travel company. We opted to further our diving training and took a 4-day course which was the icing on the cake! We would recommend visiting this hotel out of season, May or June are ideal as we could imagine it becoming a little crowded during the peak months. We would also suggest that this hotel is the perfect retreat for couples seeking a romantic, relaxed holiday!
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... they don't like the Egyptian tourists though (who mainly go the Sharm to people watch the crazy foreigners who don't were a lot of clothes) because they are hard work to look after (very demanding), and don't tip, but the "go with the flow" Aussies get first class treatment, including lessons in Arabic and local politics. Thanks Sharm, you were weird, but the water was clear, and the Egyptians were friendly, now to see a bit more of your ...
Sitting by the pool enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. All the staff here are so friendly and know you by name. My husband booked his diving yesterday. I will book myself some spa treatments I think when he is away. The spa is fantastic. Not cheap but really good. I love this place. It's been so good not having to worry about jobs and so on. We can just relax and enjoy the weather and the good food. Italian ...
It was a bit of a late night last night. A lot to drink and the sheer excitement of being here. Woke up early this morning. Went out on the balcony and saw people putting their towels down. This was at 7am. Now sitting by the pool in the sun. Oh it's hot. But di beautiful just as I remember it. Same faces even. My arabic comes in handy. Off for a ...
... Black Watch (those who had gone to the Valley of the Kings instead of Karnak) had arrived. The plan was to form a convoy to go back across the desert in the dark. I should have mentioned earlier that each bus had an armed guard on it and there were a couple of empty backup/decoy buses accompanying us. Although we had taken a shortcut to Luxor in the morning, at one of the checkpoints going out of town in the evening the police suddenly decided that they wanted us to take the ...
Sharm-El-Shiekh Sorry but Hot & Sunny AGAIN 90 degrees F
We had a really fun day today, Sharm-El-Shiekh in Egypt is well known as a Winter sun destination. It is very clean and a modern tourist resort.
From here we went on a Jeep and Camel Safari into the Sinai Desert. The 4x4's took us on an hours very fast and bumpy drive, with a couple of photo stops to look at ...