Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
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... without a trace of vegitation.
An early start to travel about 200ks through the mountains and on to the Nile Valley, to Luxor and its wonders.Our guide "D",had flown from Cairo..a new highway still under construction,we set off, many buses in the convoy,all must go together,we had an armed guard,on each bus, tiny man with a large "glock",gun,who was very low key.
Our guide gave us lots of wonderful information on the history of this interesting Country,and lots of ...
... enough for him so we just decided to stay onboard and relax.
The view from the ship was beautiful and they say it's a place where there is spas and healing waters, beaches and tranquility. People who went ashore said there really wasn't much to see or do, so I don't think we missed much.
Wednesday 10 April - Safaga, Egypt
After a tedious 3 3/4 hour drive to Luxor on a grotty bus we reached Luxor. We saw lots of signs of poverty and squalor on the way - so much rubbish tipped into the canals - altogether not a pretty sight and certainly not a good advert for the country.
The tombs at the Valley of the Kings were pretty amazing - hard to believe they were built so many years ago and apparently a new tomb ...
... is a picture of the choir, double click on it --- can you recognize me?
The group had a few more dance parties so of course we went too. One was a party on the open deck 11 and it was called White Nights. Everyone came in white clothes (except those of us who did not have white!). It was a beautiful evening and a lot of fun. They were a great coup of people and I will remember my times with them very fondly! I hope our promises to keep in touch work ...
... not know how they were feeling but I was doing a steady pace. At 40km we got into Qena which was the start of the chaos. Today's ride took us into the agricultural lands close to the Nile where we came across "vegetation"(haven't seen that since Cairo) and loads of people (also been scarce in the desert). The race ended at 61km today at the lunch stop. From there I joined Steve (1of 4 SA riders) for the +/- 50km to Luxor, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
We went for 1 week to the Sheraton at the end of June. Our holiday really started from the airport, our private taxi driver was friendly and very helpful, he gave us a "mini tour" of Hurghada and told us a bit about the culture which was very interesting.
I travelled with my husband and 1yr old daughter. Although quite hot we had a brilliant and relaxing time. As our daughter was below the age for the children's club she was still welcomed and enjoyed her time in the clubroom colouring, painting and also the planned activities from building sandcastles and the disco in the evening. It was brilliant to be able to leave her for the odd hour while we relaxed nearby at the poolside. There was also a lovely shaded shallow pool for her to splash around in as well as climbing frames and swings. We stayed in one of the bungalows with a sea view, which was absolutely gorgeous. The large bathroom was luxurious, with 2 sinks, a walk in shower and a large bath, toilet and bidet. The bedroom was the perfect size even with our daughters Cot in it; we had a large Plasma TV and a walk-in closet with safe. The living room had a small dining table, a seating area with a large TV, CD player etc. Opened out onto the balcony, which also had two sun lounges and a side-table. There was also a small kitchenette with a Fridge and sink, which was brilliant for keeping snacks for my daughter. Room Service was brilliant, every evening they knew I would be ordering milk for my daughter, I didn't have to say anything! The food was good with different themes every night. Evening entertainment was good, with dancers and singers. We didn't really leave the resort over the 3days other than to go to the Spa, which was lovely.
I spent 7 nights at the Sheraton Soma Bay in May of 2006 with my wife and two small children (1 yr, 3 yrs). It was fabulous experience, and one that I would recommend to all.
We are just back from a one week vacation at the Sheraton Soma Bay. After reading here the positive reviews of the hotel we had high expectations - they were all met or even exceeded.
This was a last minute beach holiday for realxing and we were WOW'ed!!
We stayed at the Sheraton for seven nights with our three children aged 3, 5 and 10 years old on half board basis. We were immediately impressed with the hotel upon arrival, it was a large lobby all marbled, light and airy. Staff were very courteous and helpful upon check in.
Visited Sheraton Soma Bay in Jan 06, immediately was impressed with the hotel. Service at the hotel was impeccable from check in - check out. We were on an all inclusive basis, which included, a buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and a choice of buffet or a la carte dinner (with 16 euros included per person for all inclusive guests, with drinks already included). The wide variety of food was always at high standards with alternating themes. The cost of the food was reasonable if you were not on all inc. howevewr drinks at the hotel had usual British bar prices (very expensive cocktails between £4-9, bottle of house wine from £12). The rooms were neutral and spacious in design with a large bathroom (walk in shower only). with a balcony or terrace. We would recommend paying for a sea view as we were left overlooking a building site, although there was no noise it wasnt too nice to look at. Housekeeping and maintenance met expectations. Beautiful large pool area with wooden deck chairs and loungers. Private hotel beach was perfect, with the most amazing sunse
Good Hotel! Not the best season to go...
I stayed 5 nights in late march at the Sheraton because my agency had told me the weather was fine.
Actually, I could go to the beach for a couple of days only as it was constanlty raining... maybe it was just bad luck, but I would definitively suggest anyone to book a bit later (may - june) to enjoy the sunny weather. Lovely hotel and excellent location. For scuba diving I have to admit Sharm el Sheik is much better!
Our stay was only for 3 nights. The intention was to look at Soma Bay as an Investment opportunity, so decided to stay at the Sheraton as a base. I can honestly say that the Hotel at this time of the year is far from busy due to the Temperatures soaring to the early 40's. We found the Staff, Cleanliness, Facilities and Food is that equal to the best.