Sharm Cliff 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 ...
... and sure enough a taxi emerged. A furious battle began between the taxi driver and I. His starting ask price was 200egp and my bid was 20egp. There were raised voices, vigorous hand gestures, staring into whites of eyes and some walking away. He made me walk 100m away from him before he drove up to me and very grumpily agreed to 40egp. Once in the cab, I attempted to put the few chapters of "how to win friends and influence people" I'd read on the flight to work. I tried ...
... and the hostages were released. The next story concerned the Beirut Hostages of which there were many. As last time Terry Waite took us to the point where he was about to get into a car with the hostage takers and then said, ‘sorry times up, you’ll have to wait till next time!’ This was predictable but very funny.
The next lecture concerns his 5 years in solitary confinement and how he coped. The final ‘session of enrichment for the morning’ was ...
... with… and immediately an argument breaks out among the passengers, some of them saying that Mubarek is "getting what he deserved" being put in a cage and put on trial. Others exclaim—he was a leader and should be treated with respect… Clearly not everyone views the revolution quite the same.
We reach the station and before too long I find a bus headed to Sharm El Sheikh. I figure, I’ve seen plenty of ...
... and need to find a lounge spot which is near the restroom, the kids’ pool and the wifi hot spot. The kids have a blast playing all day in the pool.
Kurt discovers that the hotel is hosting a physician’s conference and I do notice the small number of Western tourists. I feel self-conscious at times because I’m wearing my swimsuit. The Muslim women ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sharm Cliff Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
After the taxi driver taking us to 2 different hotels both called the Sharm Holiday Resort, my partner and I were a bit unsure if we were at the right one but reception sorted it out for us. Turns out it was the Sharm Cliff Holiday Resort. We booked all inclusive for 2 weeks.
The staff there were extremely friendly and helpful, on arrival they take you and your bags to your room. Bring you a drink of fresh juice to welcome you.
Rooms were clean and tidied for you every day, great air conditioning and a fridge too.
The hotel has many facilities that we could use, 2 x swimming pools, (top pool more lively , holds volleyball games and such for everyone and the bottom pool was quieter), a tennis court (although it was too hot to play), a massage place,2 x pool tables, a gym, sauna, 2 pool bars (which were great, you just went to help yourself to drinks and the snacks they provided), entertainment every night, its own shopping mall, a disco, beach volleyball area, a shisha tent plus more including there own beach which they provided a bus service to get there. ( I felt the beach was overcrowded with sun loungers and the sand wasnt very nice to walk on ).
The beach towels were provided for us, there were plenty of sun loungers with umbrella's, and loads of inflatables at both the pools at the hotel and there separate beach.
If you are staying for two weeks you have plenty of time to see the entertainment they provide as it is the same stuff on each night, mondays - kids disco, tuesdays around the world dancing etc etc.
They provided us with a buffet for breakfast , lunch and dinner, and done snacks in between. Wide variety of food and desserts.
The meals were extremely good but we did stay away from salads and anything that would be washed in there water.
Try stay away from the inside bbq as they tend to take things on and off the heat, my boyfriend ended up with food poisoning the 2nd last day of our holiday!
The main part of town is a 5 minute walk from the hotel which was ideal for chocolate, gifts, cheap bottled water etc...
A tip for if you decide to leave the hotel - be able to say NO!
You constantly try get pulled into shops or into buying rubbish. Just say no thanks firmly but politely! Never say you will go back another time because they will remember! And never say you promise to go back another time or promise to buy something next time because again they will remember!
The town has everything you would need. Plently of food places TGI Fridays, Hard Rock cafe, and Mcdonalds ect, TGI's and hard Rock cafe fully recommended!!
Excuse my spelling but also if your into custom you should try the shisha pipes! I myself didnt like the taste but whatever floats your boat!
They do look dodgy but its not! I tried a banana one, basically smoking a banana. they come in all kinds of flavours.
There is a shisha tent in the hotel and they are available everywhere in town, you can even buy your own pipe!
Finally you can book day trips, i recommend the bus trip to cairo, the 6 hour drive on the bus sounds a lot, but you just sleep on it, it is an amazing experience, something i had always wanted to do as a child!
This Place Is Tremendous kev n ally
myself and my wife have just returned from the sharm cliff staying for 1 week we had an absolute brilliant time, when we arrived we were dropped of at the sharm holiday resort (which is the sister hotel), on looking at this hotel we were not very impressed, especially when reading all the other veiws this was supposed to be an upgrade on our hotel, but when we were dropped of at the sharm cliff we thought someones pulling our leg here! the place looked gorgeous it was all marble as you walked into reception greeted with a glass of fruit juice while the man behind reception exsplained everything to us and was very helpful and polite. we arrived at 1800 hrs and were shown to our room it was great very clean a nice big double bed the works, the veiw wasnt that great some building work but who cares how often are you in your room, anyway we went for a bite to eat in the hotel restaurant and found the food BRILLIIANT, listen if you want a full english breakfast, burger and chips ,pizza etc go to benidorm or salou this is egypt your in. the hotel is situated 2 mins from namma bay there is a free shuttle bus to take you or you can walk down the the steps at the front of the hotel not ideal for elderly people but as i say the shuttles there. the all inclusive bar is by the pool side and is good the barman BISHOWY is great, his sidekick LITTLE FADGER is ok too,they have an entertainment /dj there ADEL he is a class on his own he works very hard to get everybody involved in things and is a credit to the hotel the entertainment at night is good and have theme nights etc we had an oriental night and to coincide with it the restaurant had egyption food on they had chicken koffte egyption bread it was STUNNING, the chef spoke to all the english (only 8 of us there) maybee thats got something to do with the other reveiws but anyway he offered to cook us anything we wanted just to ask he kept to his word as people got steak and chips when they asked so all i can say is this place is CRACKING!
Not a 4 star.
We booked to stay for 14 nights all inclusive at Sharm Cliff, Naama Bay. First of all, we discovered that the Sharm Cliff is part of the Sharm Holiday hotel. There is no mention of Sharm Cliff anywhere in the complex! The reception was very unwelcoming with a "can't be bothered" attitude.
The rooms are large and kept very clean, however lots of niggly problems such as no hot water for a week, none of the door locks worked and no bottled water for all inclusive (the tap water isn't drinkable yet we are expected to pay for the water in bottles!)
The food is TERRIBLE! Lots of strange combinations (cheese and mustard mousse anyone?!). The meats were obviously low cost option, very fatty and under/overcooked. Much of the time its cold anyway! We spent 90% of the time eating in Naama Bay even though we were all inclusive.
Some of the staff were friendly, others not so. Bar staff can't be bothered most of the time. Alcohol option for All Inclusive very limited to local egyption spirits/beer. The beer was pre-poured into glasses and stored in the fridge before served leaving it flat and tasteless.
Pool was nice and kept clean.
Definately not a 4 star, very firmly a 3 star hotel.
Sorry but not a 4 star ,, place needs upgrading .. and food needs to be sorted out ,the food is not hot enough.!!!! but staff spot on ,,
Modest, but great panorama view
The hotel is nice, but quite modest and non-luxurious. Its staff is very friendly. The hotel is situated on a cliff overlooking Naama Bay and offers amazing panoramic view of Naama Bay and Sinai mountains. It takes 5 minutes to walk downstairs from the hotel to the centre of Naama Bay. The food is rather repetative.
Def inately thehotel did not live up to 4 star status, the reception staff were unhelpful although waiters and bar staff tried their hardest to welcome us. The restaurant was the biggest upset, we had to fight for seating, on numerous occasions the food was cold and uncooked. Management took no heed of comlaints and had no control of the restaurant facilities. Our stay was supposedly all inclusive but we found anything other than local spirits ie rum, whisky, vodka and gin had to be paid for. Our daily snack were nonexistant and a majority of europaen visitors suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting. Would certainly not recommend this hotel to anyone. Turned out to be the longest week we have spent anywhere. On our last day down came the rain which poured in through the hotel roof.
Goodbye Sharm El Sheikh
Such a pity
well firstly reception is not very welcoming and neither were the staff there... itsal a bit confusing really ,like it or lump it atitude .
room was very good big and quite clean although the laquer on the furnishings is peeling ,lack of humidity i suspect . we had the lower pool right outside our patio ,but was to cold to get in untillthey started heating it ....yesyou guessed a day before we left .
our biggest moan is thatwe got tummy trouble cramps and runs ,i had it firstly then my partner and then it came back again when we thought the medication was working and nearly all the brits had it and some were very ill indeed and onky seemed to be at our hotel ,as we found when asking about outside . the food is typical of these countries like turkey and tunisia you wont starve but thereare some strange recipes there. lots of italians and lithuanians and i personally found them all ok aswell as some others of aribic origin andwe all got on quite well i think
we went on the cairo trip and luxor long days but a must in my opinion.
much cheaper to buy outside down in the bay we saved at least £50 pp per trip you go at 5am and return artound 9 pm with flights only lasting 30/40 mins amazing trips and a must i think .
but all in all a clean hotel but not really suited for ai as you are restricted where you can drink .
would go again but not in january as it get cold very fast after 4pm
Good clean hotel
My partner and I stayed at the Sharm Cliff Resort in Naama bay for 7 nights. The hotel was absolutely spotless and the staff were very friendly and helpfull. The hotel caters mainly for Russians so the meals were unusual! We were half board (we should have booked b+b) and the meals were served buffet style. The breakfast was ok with cheese, bread and boiled eggs- no cooked breakfast! Dinner was awful with very strange combinations which the russians lapped up but left us feeling slightly nausous. Needless to say we ate out for the remainder of our stay. The hotel is in the middle of a building site, our balcony and the pool both looking onto half built hotels but we were never disturbed by noise. I would definitely recommend this hotel for its cleanliness, location and staff.
Great for basic holiday
Arrived at Sharm airport, and paid £100Ep (Egyptian pounds) to get to the Hotel, then the taxi driver tried to demand £100Ep each when we arrived, so be aware.
couldn't find hotel as it is still in the middle of a building site and no road had been built properly.
But once found, it was lovely and clean inside and the staff was very helpful and polite.
Rooms were kept clean and tidy on a daily basis, so clean infact the the cleaners take your girlfriend worn underwear and clean them, well thats what we are hoping they done with them.(never came back either, not sure that she would have wanted them back)
we stayed on BnB basis, which was fine because the breakfast was good and snacks at the pool bar was of a good standard and cheap.
pool was freezing so only swam a couple of times.
The location of the hotel was surrounded by building works, and the noise was drowned out by the music from the pool bar system, playing the same tune over and over again.
when the hotels on both sides are completed it will be nice and cosy, your balcony will look directly onto the other balconies in the hotel opposite.
Location was superb, short walk down through another building site with the ocassional flight of steps chucked in, this took you to the middle of Naama bay resort.
I went to sharm back in 1999 and it has grown immensly and not always for the best.
prices down town vary greatly, from silly money to London prices.
You must deal on everything, if they Say 100 you start at 20-25.
Beer worked out to be £2 a bottle, The beer was local Stella (not the Belgium one) 4.2% or Stella premium which was smaller bottle for the same price but it was 6.4%.
Three i can recommend, one was the indian tandorri next to camel bar and dive centre, but you have to book.
The others was on the sea front, one was opposite the red sea diving college and served steak mainly, they had loads of rugs down on the beach.
the other was a little further on outside the Movenpick hotel, I think it was part of the Movenpick hotel, but it had different nights from fish nights to steak nights and you picked what you wanted and they cooked it on the BBq for you, about £15 per head.
Overall sharm is getting more like spain every day from Macdonalds, pizza hut, kfc and Hard rock to clubs like pacha, little Buddha and the Tavern going up everywhere.
I would recommend it, but it ain't cheap anymore and the dive clubs are not so cheap, even if you have you Padi already, two simple reef dives cost me 100 Euros, which is a rip off.
If you go, have fun enjoy yourself but just remember that you are in a country in the middle east so try and respect there culture.