Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
11/11/2013 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
We took the taxi(or limo) to Na'ama Bay. The limo service dropped us off at a "friends" store so that we could have a place to call when we wanted to go back to the ship. Of course, they wanted us to spend our money at the store on knock-off t-shirts of the Hard Rock Cafe, or oils/perfumes , or whatever. We did ...
... 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 ...
Originally I was supposed to leave for Aqaba in Jordan the next morning. But after having such a nice massage by Ahmed "the Shark"? The relaxing evening by the beach and the spectacular diving, leaving did not seem like the obvious choice. The holiday feeling had only just kicked in. So I stayed. As it turns out, I stayed for two more days. I had a wonderfully lazy day at the beach, snorkelling, swimming and reading. I even joined a yoga class in the morning. At ...
... amphitheatre, large screens and restaurants—all looks very new and very fake… but still a refreshing change from what I experienced in the “real” Egypt… and no sign of a city center of any sort. Finally I make may way back towards the main boulevard where I hop on an overcrowded van—I actually have to hang out from the door—a more authentic way of riding back to the bus station… and on to ...
... The cobra seems to instantly go to sleep right there on the stage. Then she picks it up by the tail and swings it back and forth like a pendulum to wake it again. She leaves it coiled on the stage and steps back carefully to the basket for a second cobra. She swings it around and plays the same game, dodging as it strikes at her. She engages both cobras, managing to get out of the way ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa Sharm El-Sheikh
Just come back from a really fantastic holiday in Egypt. Stayed at the Sheraton (hotel area, not resort) which was just what we required - quiet, laid back but quality, first class rooms, great service, not crowded, very clean and friendly. The view from the hotel rooms and snorkelling off the Sheraton House Reef are worth staying here for alone!
Overall the hotel is really good, except for the water in the taps, which is a dark brown color at times. Also, no hot water between 7:00-10:00 am in the morning, so either take a shower before going to bed or rise early.
We stayed in the Sheraton Sharm last week in April in a superior room, which had a great sea view. The bedroom was spacious with seperate area for TV etc, with a large private balcony and good air con. Room was well tended with "treats" being left in bedroom by hotel staff - fruit, flowers etc, which was a nice touch. Security seemed to be good with every car having to go through two security checks at hotel entrance and various road checks were in place on road into Narma Bay, which is a must to go for a variety of food and drinks in evening. Taxi cost to Narma Bay about £3.50 (hotel taxi) and £2.50 (blue and white taxis) but always negotiate - which sometimes works!! Food more expensive as you would expect in hotel but worth it as you get some entertainment thrown in as well. If I must find fault -- it would have been nice to have one pool for adults only as there were a lot of families there (and ours have grown up!!) and breakfast does end up a bit of a bun fight due to volume of diners but overall we had a great time, lovely weather, great for early or late in year. Hotel standard is a good four star.
We stayed here in March for 2 weeks and found the hotel to be a mixed bag. We were given a "preferred room" which, although was at the top of the hotel to maximise the view, was also under the restaurant so you could hear every scrap of a chair which was very disturbing in the morning when they were preparing for breakfast. Also, whether this was to do with the room being at the top of the hotel I don't know, but the water temperature and pressure were unreliable. The shower could turn freezing at one point only to be boiling hot (so much so you had to jump out the shower), a few seconds later. We were warned the water could also be brown, which it quite often was, making a bath instead of a shower not an option. In all fairness to the hotel I believe this is a problem with Egypt and not the hotel.
Great value; would return
I stayed there in May 2004. For whatever reason, the hotel was not full, but the food was good, the staff was pleasant, and the grounds were beautiful. I stayed in I think the older part of the hotel which was pretty simple but clean and convenient to the main part of the hotel.
Had a wonderful holiday,the hotel was excellent, very clean and the staff were excellent, they were very friendly and could not do enough for you.
Getting around the hotel grounds was very easy with the bus that was running all the time. The pools were great and the sea was full of all kinds of colourful fish. Would return again at this time of year where the weather was hot and sunny every day. It is the place to go for a bit of winter sun.
we stayed at the shereton in november 2004, it was perfect, could not find any faults, only to praise highly the staff and hotel, the perfect holiday.
so good we went back in febuary this year it is simply the best holiday destination and hotel we have found and we will visit again in november
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at the Sheraton Sharm where we were treated like royalty by the very friendly staff who cannot do enough for you. Our room was spotless as was the whole hotel resort (they even take time to clean the tops of street lights!) and the facilities were excellent. There are six glorious pools of which i would recommend the 'waterpolo pool' by the main hotel in front of the beach as this one was the warmest!
We have just returned and found the Hotel and its surroundings to be clean and well laid out, the food was good the staff friendly with a good sense of humour. There was plenty to do and see if you wished and the beach and sea was second to none. We will definitely visit again.
Fantastic Hotel for whatever holiday you are after whether it be relaxed or adventurous, beach bum or scuba diver...definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Sharm el Sheikh area. A little out of the way location wise however a taxi will have you in the bustling na'ama bay within 10 minutes and is very cheap. You can pretty much jump in a taxi at any time of day or night outside the hotel lobby.