Aurora Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh

5 star hotel

Reviews summary

4
Good
( 3172 reviews)
Brilliant
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Average
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Poor
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Awful
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  • 4 room
  • 4.5 pool
  • 4 beach
  • 4 service
  • 3.5 dining
  • 3.5 amenities
  • 4.5 value
  • 3.5 food
  • 4.5 cleanliness
  • 4.5 location
 

116 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

One of our best ever holidays

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 4th of August 2014

"We have just come back from our fantastic holiday at the Oriental. My youngest Daughter has talked about nothing else, she made so many new friends and thought the staff were so friendly. My older teenage Daughter also met some great friends. The staff were very helpful, the Chef's were great and wore hygiene gloves. The food was nice, we had a lovely waiter who saved us a table every meal time. Animation team were great fun. Some great staff including Marcos the food director, Mustafa on waiter service, Omar and Islam on restaurant waiter service Muhammad on bedroom cleaning to name but a few, all the staff were very helpful friendly and great. My Husband and I are definitely booking for us all to return next year. Come as a guest and leave a friend is their motto and this is so true. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 1st of August 2014

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Location
  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 4 Food
  • 4 Cleanliness

amazing hotel

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Sun 29th of July 2012

"Hi, i have just arrived home in Scotland after staying for 16 nights at the Oriental Resort. What made this holiday special for me was the anamation team espical BABOO he was the crazyiest and most entertaining person i have ever meat :) also ALEX the bar man for the mainpool he was very friendly, EDDIE MURPHY he was always cheery with a smile on his face at meal times lets not forget BOB MARLEY he done some great deals for trips . i would recomend this hotel strongly !!!
lots of love, SARAH, SCOTT, CRAIG,GILLIAN AND PHILIP . (P.S (SCOTTISH) WE ARE THE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!:)
Hope to come back next year xoxxoxoxxoxoxxoxoxo "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 29th of July 2012

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Location
  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Value
  • 3 Food
  • 5 Cleanliness

best holiday yet

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 18th of June 2012

"im only 14 but this was a holiday of a lifetime, i went with my mum, dad and 2 younger brothers and i couldnt of asked for any better. We stayed for 2 weeks and we didnt get bored because there was so much to do. The picture of the bedrooms on the internet only show the old half of the hotel but when we got there we stayed in the new side which was only a few months old and very modern unlike the photos on here. The food was simple but nice and all the staff were extremely friendly, one of the waiters even saved us a table every meal time. There is lots for kids to do and the sea is only 5 minutes walk through the hotel garden. The pools are very clean and there is a new pool on the other side of the hotel that noone seems to know about so we were very happy finding that:p I was recommend this holiday to anyone. Amazing."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 18th of June 2012

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Location
  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Value
  • 3 Food
  • 5 Cleanliness

nice resort

4
Good
by
Reviewed Thu 5th of May 2011

"We have just come back today from oriental resort sharm , it was a great resort . the staff was so friendly specially Tamer in the reception , Kareem on the bar and waleed on the pool . swimming pools and beach area is wonderful , the room was so clean , the most thing I respect is the logo of resort COME AS A GEUST LEAVE AS A FRIEND .. it was really logo ,, Marco from Egypt "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 3rd of May 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 3 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 4 Food

nice hotel shame about food

2
Poor
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Reviewed Thu 10th of March 2011

"Hotel nice and staff freindly.The selection of food was poor and to be honest not a very good.The rep advised us that tummy bugs were a possibility and told us where to go for tablets,which was a little off-putting on our first morning.Her warning was correct on our 4th day my wife and i both got the runs,we ate out side the hotel the rest of the week.4star hotel but food 2star.I wont go back."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Wed 9th of March 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 1 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 1 Food

best holiday

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 21st of February 2011

"Got back from the Oriental resort on the i feb 2011 we had two weeks there we had a great time all the staff where great espically [email protected] @Sam we also meet eddie murphy and on the beach we meet Bob Marley it was great hoilday Alison Mcbride xx"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 20th of February 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 5 Food

brilliant

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 15th of February 2011

"we love sharmel sheik and have been quite a few times.but this was the best food we have ever had.the hygeine standards were brilliant,the waiters had hygeine gloves on when working with food and it made such a difference.we had no dicky tummies which was great.had a fab holiday and would go back again.not alot to do on a night but staff were very helpfull.would recomend to any age group. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 12th of February 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 5 Food

going back!

4
Good
by
Reviewed Tue 11th of January 2011

"I stayed at the Oriental Resort for 2 weeks at Christmas with my husband 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. After being delayed by the snow we arrived at the hotel at 2 in the morning, were we had our bags brought to our room and was welcomed by the staff, I think what made our holiday so amazing was the staff, they was so welcoming, really couldn’t do enough to help. I’ve been to many places for Christmas and Egypt defiantly celebrated it the best and our hotel did the most amazing dinner/party for new years. The stroll down the beach was nice, were the toilets were always clean and there was always a person to clear up a problem no matter were you was.
My grandson nearly drowned in the heated pool, were a life guard saved him and made sure he was ok, we really couldn’t thank him enough and every time he saw he always asked how he was. My other grandson had a fit a 2 in the morning, and the 24hour doctor came to our room with in minuets and reviewed him every day, with no extra charge. It was nice to be able to go to any bar and get a drink, ice cream or snack trouble free and no questions asked.
The hotel was really nice but not some were I’d go for a few years until the children are grown up, and we don’t have a buggy as there are no lifts, just stairs. We were all really sad to leave, and we did some great activity’s especially quad biking in the desert, and getting to see where and how to people of Egypt lived. The only down put would be evening entertainment. Defiantly going back!
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 9th of January 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 3 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 3 Food

Enjoyable holiday.

4
Good
by
Reviewed Fri 7th of January 2011

"We have just returned from the Oriental Resort. We arrived on the 22nd of December for a week. Bar staff and waiters, especially Alex, Eddie Murphy, Zac and Jimmy were all excellent and treated us like royalty. The top pool was like bath water, lovely and warm and we really enjoyed it. Rooms clean, food was good. More choice would have been nice though. Only disappointment was the entertainment was poor, verging on non existent. We spoke to 1 of the staff, Julie, who always said (I dont know anything!!!), which was a shame considering she worked there. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 3rd of January 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 5 Food

ok place, but wouldnt go back

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 15th of November 2010

"The hotel in itself was lovely, very picturesque, and very clean and all the staff were really friendly. The food was samey everyday and very bland. The desserts were dry and tasteless. If we left the hotel we lasted about 10 mins every time due to been hassled by drivers and just random people in the street. We also had a lot of people shouting "whitey whitey", or "milky, milky" on the first few days that we just founds very offensive.
The evening entertainment was very tiresome. A kids club that lasted for anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hours in the main bar/lobby area so people without kids had no escape. The evening shows are very child based as well and similar every night.
Would recommend Egypt to anybody but would advise people to stay in Sharks Bay and not Nabq bay as there are more things to do and less hassle
"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 13th of November 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 2 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 2 Food

Fantastic holiday

4
Good
by
Reviewed Tue 2nd of November 2010

"The oriental resort was spacious clean and tidy through out. the food can get a bit boring but make sure you take imodine tablets before going as no matter what u try and avoid your prob get upset tummies like we did.
Try and get a top floor room or even better the new extention the 4000's as these are the better rooms. most of the staff are friendly but some are quiet pervy. be aware of the giant red ants out side by the main pool with the slide. the beach is lovely but can feel like ur walking on brokn glass so avoid flip flops. the best pool is next to the gym you can swim up to the bar and as we found its the cleanest and quietest. make sure you take your repellent sprays with 50% deet plus as u will need these to avoid being bitten by sand mites and mosiquitos.
if you leave the hotel you may get hassled abit but if u do get collared just ignore and walk straight past taxi's or just firmly say no thank u, if our too soft ur more likely to not b hassled.
we stopped and chatted to an oldish egypian guy who told us no english no business so if you go out on excursions n u dont want to be bothered dont say your english if they ask shake your head no and there leave u alone.

the coach drivers who put ur baggage on the coach on both the transfers are cheeky and ask for money but just take ur suitcases and be on your way.

overall wed definately return there.
sayed aly one of the night workers in the lobby area is very friendly and speaks the best english there.

for any one who goes to oriental, hope u have a good time."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 29th of October 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 4 Food

fab

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Fri 17th of September 2010

"Was at the oriental for 1 week beginning of Sept 2010. Loved the place, Room was very large and spotless, we had a terrace that overlooked one of the 3 pools at this resort. I am sure this is a new part to the hotel as we had an elderly polish couple talk to us on the terrace and come into the room and were very impressed with our room, saying "new" and "best room". All the staff were exceptional, so helpful, friendly and chatty, couldn't do enough for us. The food did get a bit monotonous towards the end of the first week but i've found this at any all inclusive hotel i've stayed at.
Would return to this hotel for sure."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 16th of September 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 4 Food

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Top traveller tips for Aurora Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh

  • dawn by dawn

    "not great for young children and poor entertainment "

  • scorpio78uk by scorpio78uk

    "Females do not travel alone "

  • never again by never again

    "Do your research before you book "

  • wills and kears by wills and kears

    "make the most of what you have as no one appears to put entertainment on. "

  • clark0749 by clark0749

    "Beware of the sellers who often say they don't want anything but always expect something "

  • clark0749 by clark0749

    "Cairo, Snorkling, quad biking recommended. Entertainment vertually none existant "

  • Paula and her very happy family by Paula and her very happy family

    "A quiet, but enjoyable holiday. "

  • Polly H by Polly H

    "Really good base to explore "

  • gay by gay

    "3 Crowns pub, and defo go to Ras Mohammad. "

  • HoneyBunny by HoneyBunny

    "Sharm is great and would definitely return for a 3rd time, however, definitely not to this hotel "

  • craig by craig

    "Book another hotel along the coast or simply spend your money somewhere else "

  • sammy bob by sammy bob

    "clean ,, friendly but lack of excitement "

  • LYNSEY328 by LYNSEY328

    "Plenty of shops and restaurants you will never get bored of where to eat "

  • LYNSEY328 by LYNSEY328

    "Pyramids - Sphinxs - Mask of Tut The River Nile "

  • trox03 by trox03

    "Fantastic and friendly staff and people. "

  • romford crew by romford crew

    "to try this resort its a must "

  • HW Robbydooo by HW Robbydooo

    "Sun sand and sea with lots to explore. "

  • HW Robbydooo by HW Robbydooo

    "Dua Dua Italian Restaurant and Peking Chinese are both excellent. "

  • Gillian B by Gillian B

    "better selection of fruit and salad please "

Aurora Oriental Resort Sharm El Sheikh is also called

  • Oriental Resort
  • Oriental Hotel Nabq
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