Sierra Sharm El Sheikh
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So this blog is actually being created now I'm home from Egypt, but as I refused to pay for internet access at the hotel we were staying in, I had no other choice really! The holiday was fab. It was nice to get away, get some sun and forget about all the work and stress that's taken over my life in recent weeks. Darrell and I spent most of the time …
... so I guess we disappointed them.
We wondered the length of the beach looking for the "public" beach area. On the way, we found a sign for "Happy Hour" from noon to 1pm. After more wandering we found the "public" beach. But by that time it was noon....so we went back to our first find - HAPPY Hour - and had some Egyptian beers with some ...
... I would be more than happy to stay awhile. It's hard to believe that in 2004 a terrorist drove a truck into the lobby of this hotel and detonated a bomb, killing 34 and injuring hundreds. Not incidentally, we go through several layers of security to get into the hotel. But I doubt the place is much of a target now, seeing we're about the only guests here.
We have the afternoon free, so Bruce and I try relaxing on the beach for a bit. That's when we get hit ...
... of the afternoon I took a taxi into town. The wifi at the hotel still wasn't working and I really needed to check a few things out (and let people know I was still alive). The taxi dropped me off in Naama Bay, Sharm's lively tourist centre. At least, that's what it is known as. When I arrived however, things were pretty quiet. Must be the time of day, I thought. I found an internet cafe in a mall with the help of a security guard, and spent an hour or so ...
Actual Date: September 1, 2011, 12 hours, 10.1 kms
I figure, I've seen plenty of the "real" Egypt, I deserve now to have a taste of the “fake” Egypt. After going through a tunnel under the Suez, the landscape dramatically changes as the endless flatness of Egypt turns to endless jagged, inhospitable mountains on the left, and pristine turquoise waters on the right. Occasionally the lifeless scenery is interrupted by ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sierra Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El-Sheikh
Visited the sierra resort in september, very dissapointed. Definately only 3*, both were ill. Doctor called. Hotel still under construction. Took 2 hours to get to hotel. Food very bland and unapertising. Nobody about,un policed no mans land. Be aware. Don`t trust anyone. Water not safe, pool dirty. Beer uuuk! Wine uuuuuk! Staff pleasant, helpfull but lacked integraty. Naama bay, don`t go there. Entertainment nill. Not built for disabled people or those with poor healf. Locals don`t like us. Full of ignorant germans. You have to sign for everything, why? Its fully inclusive. Not allowed to enter the sea, because of coral. Savoy ok but no one there. Airport frightening. Would not go back if they paid me. Have logded complaint with excel airline, and oddysey olympic holidays, have a good time somewhere else.
Just spent a very relaxing two weeks at the Sierra Hotel. We had our reservations about the hotel having read some of the reports but we're happy to say it was a very pleasent suprise when we arrived. The hotel is spotless and once inside the atmosphere is lovely.
Went with Libra holidays. Flew from Newcastle with Thomas Cook airlines which was terrible as no leg room at all - it was cattle class.
Stayed here in October and overall had a great holiday but felt that the hotel is slightly misrepresented in all holiday brochures.
Just returned from a week at the Sierra with my 13 year old daughter. Was very disappointed. We went with Soliman travel who for some reason flew us into Taba airport which necessitated a 4 hour journey to our resort, which was odd as Sharm airport was within walking distance, approx 10 minutes. Please be aware that airport noise IS a problem also that there are many night flights! This hotel is not a 5*, the hotel itself says it is a 4* and having travelled a fair amount I would say pushing it at 3*. The rooms are very basic bed, TV, shower, and fridge which is not stocked. The pool is good and pool staff friendly and weather was great. Hotel was filled with mainly German and Russian guests (you need to reserve your sun lounger early) Sorry to sound so negative but was really looking forward to a break and winding down.
Attended Sierra Hotel 15/10/05-22/10/05. Libra holidays. Flew with XL Airways.
The hotel is situated next to the airport and there is some noise but not all day. You can sit in the dining room and watch the airplanes land and take off. We were dropped off within 15 minutes from the airport and the first view of the hotel was building work being carried out in the front/main entrance area however this had no effect on our holiday and there was no noise from the area under construction.
Before I start this review a message to all people concerned about security.