Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa
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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!
Food generally excellent - service at daytime slightly better than during day. Highly recommend Hugh's Bar by the beach for dining al fresco accompanied by a very good guitarist and sounds of waves lapping the beach. Make sure you wash hands after handling money to avoid any tummy upsets. Recommend the mixed grill and king prawns..mmm! The swim up bar also demands that you have a beer there!
Not much entertainment a the hotel (an "arabian night" once a week) and a few activities geared to Italian holiday makers. This centres round one of the several pools so easily avoided if you want peace & quiet.
There is an excellent dive school and a fantastic spa! We indulged in 3 day package of 15 treatments - seaweed wraps, massages, facials, etc etc. Excellent for relaxing and a very good way to avoid the intense midday sun! Look out for their offers though rather than paying full price.
We also took part in several trips (as get bored lying in the sun, no matter how nice the hotel) e.g. 2 day trip to Cairo (definite highlight of the trip and well worth the long journey), camel safari/bedouin tent for tea, scuba diving at Ras Mohammed and coloured canyon day trip.
Negative things? Occasional brown water, occasional cold water, slight tummy upset, not much to explore in Sharm (these are all typical to Sharm, not the hotel itself.)
If you're looking for a quality, clean, not-crowded hotel that makes you feel special then this is it!
Love the hotel! The resort is terrrrrible!!!
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.
The pools are fantastic, the beach is a few steps away. The house reef is the most incredible thing you'll ever see. Great diving/snorkelling right off the hotel pier. Saw eels, a black tip reef shark, rays and a fantastic variety of colorful reef fish and coral. The staff was very helpful and extremely friendly.
Now, we extended our stay and were told no hotel rooms, so they moved us into the Resort. Big mistake!!! Whatever you do don't stay there. We had an infant and a 4 year old and there were no ramps for the baby stroller/pram which meant we had to climb about 50 steps up to our room with the stroller, no fun in warm weather. Then the walk to the beach and the pool was another 5-7 minutes, extremely inconvenient.
The primary guests at this hotel are Italians and Russians, very few if any folks from the US.
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.
You get what you pay for!
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.
We stayed on a B&B basis, which we were pleased about, as the breakfasts weren't up to much. The hotel tries to cater for all nationalities hence the selection was very varied but also rather strange. A lot of the food tended to be cold by the time it reached the self-service tables but the staff were lovely and attentive. At night we went into Naama Bay for food, which is great, loads of variety and plenty of bars and shops to pass the time. Unfortunately this is a taxi ride away but the hotel does have a good reliable fleet of cars, which provide a taxi service.
We regularly ate lunch by the pool and found the food to be very nice as well as good value. However they were short staffed and would often close the restaurant for an hour around 1pm, as they simply couldn't cope. We also ate at the Italian restaurant one night and the food was fantastic which just shows the hotel does have the capability to be better than it is. A few nights themed evenings were promised, only to be cancelled at the last minute, which was a shame, as the hotel didn't provide much to do at night. There was a bar but service was slow here even though quite often there were more staff than customers.....pity some of these didn't help out by the pool during the day. Definitely worth going into Naama Bay.
The beach was man made which was a bit hard under foot and hence the entrance to the sea was rocky as it was not a natural bay but there was a jetty from which the fish could be seen without having to go in the water. Quite often there weren't enough sun beds to go round but the staff always made an effort to find you one from somewhere.
Overall the hotel was just OK. We didn't pay a considerable amount for our fortnight so as they say, "you get what you pay for". It's definitely not the 4 star rating it claims to be but under better management it could be a really good hotel.
We would return to Egypt but we would probably stay at the Hilton or another hotel closer to Naama Bay.
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
First Class Relaxation and Enjoyment
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!
Eating in the hotel is very reasonable but be prepared to pay a lot for non Egyptian wine (up to £50 a bottle for a French red). However the Egyptian wine is very good and not too pricey. If you fancy a beer the best place to head to is the hard rock cafe in Sharm El Sheik which has an excellent atmosphere and the waiters entertain everyone with what looked like the Egyptian Macarena!
I would definitely recommend this hotel and indeed the resort- the weather was about 29 Degrees C in December- perfect!
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.
Extremely friendly, courteous, helpful staff. Lovely spacious rooms with a view of the sea. Clean comfy room with huge balcony and bathroom. Have just returned from a 14 night stay at the hotel with my partner and we have both thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel restaurant facilities were great, lots of differnt swimming pools to choose from well maintained beach and pools, reception staff very efficient and I would certainly recommend the twice weekly beachfront BBQ with all you can eat for $12 + great entertainment!! We both used the on site Dive school Aquarius to do our PADI open water diver certification. They were excellent in every respect, everything planned to perfection and top class instruction. If you like to explore there are many possible trips, ours included a midnight camel trek to Abu Gallum a bedouin camp by the sea where we stayed the night, Cairo is a 6hr bus ride away if you want to see the pyramids, the climb up to top of Mt St Catherine takes around 2 1/2 hours with plenty of breaks and done at 2 in the morning is nice and cool and well worth the views from the top as sun rises!!! Excellent resort, excellent staff, excellent facilities, excellent holiday!!!
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... diving. But then the second day we dove a site called shark and Yolonda, which was a ship that sunk there in the 80's, the ship is in 200m so we didn't see it, but they threw the cargo, mostly toilets, overboard to try and save the ship. So safe to say Adam had an endless supply of toilet jokes, both above and below the water.... 2 great dives nearly made up for missing the thistlegorm. Sharm itself is a happening place, but you have to ...
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 ...
... sheikh, hey i'll still alive and for that i'm thankful. I got past all the mitary gates and got here in one piece. Next i just hope that the sharks don't eat me. sharm is a large town where Europeans come to dive, snorkel, mingle and have fun. Lots of russains here as i believe the russain govenment has some type of travel agreement and the russian's can fly and stay here quiet cheaply, around 500 euros for 7 nights and flights. since the ...
... and job in London. not my idea of fun but... We chat for most of the way and we kill some time in the airport as I am posative I will miss this bus to Bristol and will catch the one just after 10 pm. Eventually arriving at the bus depot, it turns out the bus left about 3 minutes ago.
At this point Im so bloody exhausted you just kinda glare and hate yourself for wasting time. I could be 2 hours away from a warm bed with a lovely body in it.