Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort
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... from the Gorilla man, Professor Harvey Mann. He told the story of how he slept out in the rain forest for 4 nights with Douhmy, female mate of Alpha Male Titus, whilst she went through the final stages of her pregnancy with the eventual delivery of a baby gorilla. Male Gorillas know to keep well out of the way at times like this! After his mother, Harvey Mann was the first individual the young gorilla made eye contact with and the moment was captured on camera. A special bond ...
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 ...
... could have parted. And they've found chariot wheels in this area. The sea here is at least 10 miles wide. That crossing must have been an unimaginable experience.
After a couple hours' drive we arrive at our hotel, the Hilton Taba, which is right on the border of Egypt and Israel. It was built when the Sinai was under Israeli control, but is now in Egypt. It's a beautiful hotel and our room has the most amazing view of the Red Sea. It's peaceful and calm ...
... arrival. I won't use this forum to complain too much about the hotel details, but suffice to say, it's not what we paid for and expected. Still it was only $210 for 8 days accommodation, with breakfast, so could have done much worse. Besides, it's 77 degrees and sunny in January! Can't complain about that either.
Went diving yesterday. It was great...but not THAT great compared to some of the other places we've been. Same with the beach, ...
... I would leave at 11:30pm.
3 hour hike to get up, watch sunrise, 2.5 hour hike to get down, and I wouldnt get back to the resort till 3. plane leaves at 4...
One thing I might never get to do.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Lovely hotel with friendly staff
We spent a week over Easter at this hotel and enjoyed our stay immensely. The hotel was full but, because it is spread over a large area, was not in any way congested. The reef is particularly good for snorkelling and benefits from being away from the bustle of Naama Bay. I share others views about the limited choice of restaurants, but the standard of food was good, in particular the buffet lunch by the pool which was varied and very reasonably priced at 9 GBPounds per person (children no charge !). The staff were probably the friendliest I have encountered in any hotel worldwide. We will go again.
Me, my Partner, son of 13 and daughter of 5 got back yesterday. The hotel is beautiful and in a lovely setting. Extremely clean throughout the hotel and staff are friendly and helpful. We had booked a family room which we were told sleeps 5 people. When we arrived we had a bedroom with a large double bed and one sofa bed in the sitting room which is no good for two children so basically room was sleeping 3. We were told they were fully booked and couldn't produce another bed until the next morning. As it was now 10 pm there wasn't a lot we could do so our daughter shared with us for the night. Other people apparently had similar experience. Much worse was the rail to the balcony was completely loose and we couldn't possibly allow our youngest onto the balcony by herself. The next day they did fix it 'in a fashion' but it was still dangerously loose. No beach as such at hotel either. Childrens Club totally disorganised and animation team (2 girls) wandered around looking the part but not doing anything. Breakfast very good, pool service excellent (the guys work so hard). Naama Bay very busy and touristy - 10 min taxi from hotel. On the whole we did have a good time but they need to get themselves better organised.
I have just returned from the Renaissance at Sharm and can only say what a lovely place it is, with very good facilities and extremely friendly and helpful staff. It benefits from being in a superb location on the reef so the snorkelling is fantastic, just like being in an aquarium.
I will definatlly go back again!
the staff are very kind and friendly, once you arrive at the hotel the 5 star class begins! i have to say that i WILL DEFINATLLY GO BACK AGAIN! you will just DIE when you see the lobby it is just fantastic!
Beautiful place, brilliant attentive staff
This hotel lived up to its great reviews and to my expectations which were pretty high.... We were certainly not disappointed!! The grounds were gorgeous and perfectly clean. The housekeepers were so friendly as were the waiters. All the food in all the restaurants was first class. As soon as you arrive at the hotel, the excellent 5 star service begins. Everybody is really friendly. The pool boys are ready with fresh towels as soon as you walk towards a sunbed. If there is not a sunbed free, they will find one and bring it to you (with or without a tip!!). The beach area is quite extensive, staged at several different levels. For those of you already booked - enjoy! Those who haven't yet booked - what are you waiting for?!
Returned Sunday night. Fantastic Hotel, fantastic weather (Hot)
Can recommend Bedouin trip and trip to Luxor (Valley of Kings is unbelievable!) Wish we'd booked for 2 weeks...1 is definitely NOT enough!!
Will be returning..... Excellent food and all staff are extremely polite and friendly.
Quite simply the Renaissance Golden View is a great value resort that lives up to its five star billing without damaging your bank balance.
Wow - What a lovely place
Stayed here end of November start of December 2004. Went without the kids for a week just me and husband and we had a suite. Everything about it was lovely. Eating in the hotel is not exensive at all. out on a peninsula past nama bay (very, very touristy- we left after an hour - hassled to death). Because of the teraced design not for anyone with mobility issues.
One heated pool over by acapulco joes diner. Whole place great for couples or families - dont feel over crowded at all.
Great resort in perfect location
A great hotel. The rooms are huge and the facilities excellent. The photos on the Marriott site do not do it justice! The beach is constructed but the location for the reef is ideal and hotel is not on the airport flight path as it is a few km outside of the centre on the other side to the airport. The buffet restaurant is very good but the choice of other restaurants in the hotel is limited (an OK Mexican & more casual pizza/sandwich bar and the Italian is still to be completed). I'd recommend staying B&B and eating there at most only on a few occasions if you are there for a week plus. They do not have imported wine and Egyptian wine is frankly poor.