Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh
About Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh
The Baron Palms Resort, set in the beautiful Sharm El Sheikh, is an award
winning all-inclusive hotel that promises the very highest service. With 230
tastefully presented guestrooms and deluxe suites, the family-friendly 5-star
resort is not so big as to feel impersonal, but just big enough to have a buzz
about the place. A short 80-metre walk through the Baron Shopping Boulevard and
you arrive at 600 meters of private sandy beach, which gently descends into the
sparkling blue waters of the Red Sea. It is easy to see why people refer to The
Baron Palms Resort as paradise when you stroll around, under the shade of palm
trees, through the perfectly manicured gardens. If sea swimming isn’t for you,
there are two large swimming pools, as well as Jacuzzis and waterfalls. The
resort is a brisk 8.5 km from the Sharm El Sheikh domestic and international
airport. If you’re itching to get out and about for an explore, from Baron
Palms it is an hour and a half boat-ride out to the mangroves and shipwrecks of
the Ras Mohammed National Park. A 15 km journey will take you to the bustling
nightlife of Na’ama bay, with its casinos, bazaars and nightclubs.
Room Information and Room Facilities
When selecting your room you can choose from an array of 31 twin rooms, 63
family and connecting rooms, 133 double rooms and one executive suite. Stepping
out on the private balcony included in the guest rooms and suites, you can
happily reflect on the stunning views from the privacy of your viewing gallery.
The excellent room service includes daily bedding and towels change and overall
clean by the friendly staff - the whole resort is kept spotlessly clean. When it
comes to getting that all-important holiday shuteye, the fully air-conditioned
rooms and comfortable beds will ensure you wake refreshed and ready to get the
most from your holiday.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Baron Palms Resort has the ideal combination of water-based activities, from
exploring the exciting underground world of some of the world’s best coral
reef, to allowing the bubbles in the Jacuzzi to gently soothe and relax you. If
you want to go the extra mile, the Moroccan bath is the place for you. Here they
have an impressive range of beauty and massage treatments that are guaranteed to
ease you into the holiday spirit. For the children, the Kids ClubTwo is bound to
provide the activity they are looking for with floodlit tennis and beach
volleyball courts, darts boards and table tennis tables on offer. Special
children’s activities include castle building, ball games, story telling and
aerobatics to name just a few. While the kids are busy having fun, why not give
the resort’s health club a visit; a comprehensive fitness facility that will
give you the opportunity to work off all of the delicious holiday food you have
Food and Drink Options
Guests can choose from a range of buffet food and three excellent restaurants.
The buffet is outstanding quality, prepared and served by a catering team who
pride themselves on their professionalism and dedication to the two key elements
of dining – great flavours and good service. Whether it is making you pancakes
in the morning or serving you a cocktail in the evening, every service delivered
by the excellent staff is conducted with a smile. Restaurants to chose from
include the superb Egyptian Speciality Restaurant, serving mouth-watering Middle
Eastern dishes; the Paradise Pool Restaurant and Bar (the perfect spot for a
romantic candle-lit dinner) and the Tiran Restaurant with it’s international
buffet options. As well as the sit-down dining venues, there is also a range of
cafes and bars, including an internet café, a dance bar and a billiards bar.
All in all, the dining facilities provide just the right ambiance in which to
while away those balmy Egyptian evenings. Make sure you bring a pair of long
trousers, as the restaurants have a no-shorts policy in the evenings.
23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Insummary I had a wonderful week in Baron Palms Resort. Specially the front office manager and the housekeepeing were very kindly. The food was excellent, the selfmade bread, congratulation to the cook for all delicious meal.
I congratulate to the management of the hotel, Mr. Tesch, a very busy , particulary kindly and helpful person. I can recommend this hotel to other guests."
- Travel date: Sat 5th of August 2006
An Excellent Holiday in a first class hotel
"My son and his fiancee together with myself have just returned from two weeks at the Baron Palms and I can truthfully say this is one of the cleanest hotels/complexes I have encountered in many years of overseas holiday travel.
The hotel itself is quite opulent and is maintained by a high number of seemingly very hardworking staff dedicate to maintaining its' five star status. I have never seen toilets adjoining a pool so large or so pristinely clean. Similarly the public rooms, bar areas etc. are well furnished and beautifully cared for. The hotel has been open since December 2005 so facilities are up to date and noticably so compared to the other hotels nearby.
Following the advice of an earlier contributor we requested rooms with a view of the pool and were not disappointed. Although not large by international standards they are well set out and equipped with built in wardrobes offering ample storage space, coupled with good deep drawers in the fitted furniture. Rooms have a fridge which can be filled on request. We used ours to cool water bought from the on-site supermarket for about 60p a litre. They also sell a range of carbonated drinks and other "bits and bobs" but certainly not attempting to emulate Tescos!
The restaurant offered a wide choice with special events at night repeated for our second week. If nothing on the (pretty vast) choice appealed the Pool Bar offers all-inclusive guests a table de hote menu with a very nice choice of food in the evening from around 5 o'clock onwards. The pool bar also offers daytime snack food of a fairly substantial variety which certainly appealed to the younger audience in the day time. A choice of a couple of sandwiches served with chips and salad are also available at the Beach Bar until late afternoon. The all-inclusive drinks were generally of reasonable quality with the Lager very good and the Gin probably the best of the spirits.
Service at all times was attentive and appreciative of the odd tip or two. A society used to low wages and depending on tips to rescue the hourly rate! They do seem to work very long hours with the beach bar waiters appearing late into the evening in the main bar or on the adjoining terrace which has a Baby Grand piano played most evenings.
During our stay, consistent with several comments the guests were dominated by Italians and the entertainment geared to them almost without exception. They do tend to communicate at a high volume and display little of the British sense of gratitude when holding doors open etc. They won the World Cup whilst we were there so I suspect were entitled to celebrate!
The weather was very hot during our stay but both the pool and private beach offer plenty of shade if required and the breeze on the beach was very welcome. Not so the pests who continually try to sell you a newspaper (for around Â£4!) or get you to have a massage, beauty treatment etc. Say "no" early to avoid their continual attention!
The Baron Boulevard offers shopping of a new variety where every shop owner purports to be your friend, offers refreshment and a wide range of "artifacts" usually at extortionate opening prices. They are persistent and frankly annoying- their networking means that all will know your name and where you are from within five minutes of you sharing this with any of their fellow shopkeepers. You have been warned!
A trip into the nearby town by shuttle bus leaving on the hour or so costs very little and a taxi back if required (after the last 11.30 bus) around Â£5 if you negotiate hard this can be had for Â£4 which really is a bargain as the distance is further than one might anticipate. Best tip we had from the Thomas Cook rep was to go in the evening only-the place looks a real dump in the daytime but is enlivened at night by a huge number of visistors and a fairly flattering show of neons etc lighting up the busy streets.
This holiday was truly relaxing, the beach offers great snorkling (try this first before investing in diving lessons) and the pools and bars a great respite from the heat. Service is far in advance of hotels in most countries and cleanliness is exemplary.
Any dissapointments? The Airport at Sharm is chaos bordering on a nightmare. The seats on our Thomas Cook flight were designed for midgets and not somebody 6'3", go for the extra legroom if you can is my advice, it's well worth the money
We are looking forward to a return trip later in the year."
- Travel date: Mon 17th of July 2006
Good Hotel, Terrible Entertainment
"My husband and I have just returned from a two week holiday in The Baron Palms Hotel. The Hotel is good in general although it is 30minutes bus ride from Nama Bay and you have to pay Â£2.50 for the minibus.The surrounding area however is awful. It looks like Beirut with added rubbish. We had a room overlooking the pool however and so it didn't bother us too much but I feel sorry for those who had a room looking on to the mess. The staff are very nice.They are friendly and helpful and remembered what you liked to drink etc. The worst thing about it was the animation team who were supposed to be multilingual but only spoke in Italian. We were ignored to the point of rudness by this team who only spoke to the many Italian guests.You don't need to speak English to smile at people. Some people took their children to the kids club and were told,"You can leave them if you like but we'll be speaking only in Italian" There was no Egyptian cookery or belly dancing lessons.All of the British people spent their time in the cocktail bar or the reception area. We were there during the world cup and noticed a big difference between what was done when Italy was playing and any other country. We are Scottish so we didn't really mind who was playing or who won but we were annoyed when the animation team put up Italian flags and shirts, sang the Italian anthem then turned off the sound and spoke over the German anthem. That was typical of what happened during the holiday. Quite frankly we felt like second class citizens. The sun is good and the fish are spectacular but we won't be back."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of July 2006
"We have just returned from the baron palms resort on the 13th of july, i will start by saying we went there for a relaxing fortnight and that is exactly what we got. the staff are fantastic starting from the pool boys who for a small tip will keep your sunbeds for you for the rest of your time there, although the italians will steal them if they think you have a better place than them. the waiters are also as attentive they all seem to remember who you are and what you drink, some of them are highly educated and speak three or four languages.
the pool is beautiful and we never struggled to get room, the whole of it is in the sun for most of the day. the beach is only a short walk from the hotel along the shopping mall, there's a bar on the beach and there is lots of beds there so if your a pool person or a beach person you are well catered for.
baron palms has it's own floating jetty so you can go snorkelling any time you want, we went on a boat trip with the travel rep but i have to say the reef off the end of the jetty had just as much to see for free.
now a word of warning. the all inclusive has limits on it, not amounts but times. the now and zen bar for instance is only free for one hour 10 - 11. then there's the entertainment, it only catered for italians when we were there, even the childrens club is all in italian. so from the morning aerobics to the night time cabaret there was hardly a word of english spoken. you basically have to make your own entertainment
these are minor complaints though, we all had a wonderful time and are thinking of going back in october. can't wait!!!"
- Travel date: Fri 14th of July 2006
"My husband and I enjoyed a memorable two week holiday at Baron Palms in june. All the staff in the hotel were extremely hard working and the bar and dining room staff made you feel most welcome. We were able to change our room to one with a pool view which was so much better as the pool and surroundings are delightful.The animation team were only interested with the Italians as they were brought in by the Italian tour operators so entertainment was nil apart from the female pianist who played at the verandah bar each evening. Food was also a little disappointing at times although there was a good variety to choose from. The lovely beach was just a short walk down the boulevard and I snorkeled for the first time in the clear waters seeing brightly coloured fish just inches away even in really shallow water close to the waters edge. We visited Petra on a day long trip.It was exhausting in the heat but glad we have seen it. Lastly, go prepared for stomach upsets. Lots of people seemed to be affected but only one of us succumbed!. We met some lovely people on this holiday and I have extra special memories of handsome Ibrahim at the pool bar!!"
- Travel date: Tue 11th of July 2006
would not return
"1st time for Egypt. Accomodation probably 5* for this country but I have travelled to many places over the last few years and would not rate it the best. I must admit the hotel was very clean, food ok, no animation/entertainment worth mentioning.
All staff willing to do anything for a tip, but then the wages are pretty bad so you can't blame them trying to earn extra cash. Even though we were all inclusive, no bottles of water were allowed to be taken from the bar (only water by the glass). Not sure why but this did cause a problem because 2 of the family had tummy upsets during the whole holiday and really did not want to keep going for a glass of water as they needed to drink all the time because of dehydration. Quite a few other people had tummy upsets so go prepared.
Our room was not ready when we arrived at 7.00pm and we were not able to keep our room a couple of extra hours on our departure day. (It would have been a nice gesture if they could have done this). Other hotels would have been more than willing to compensate you for the inconvenience.
Accutally wanted to make a compliment to the hotel manager about a couple of staff members who had been very good, but he could not be bothered to meet me.
The hotel is surrounded by baron land, nothing to see other than the beach. Snorkling great fun and if you go Egypt it is a must."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of June 2006
best holiday we've ever had.
"We have just spent a fantastic week at the baron palms resort.The accomodation was absolutely top class.The staff are polite and friendly and nothing is too much trouble,the food is excellent and the whole hotel is spotless.We look forward to returning in November!"
- Travel date: Fri 16th of June 2006
Fabulous, nothing was too much trouble
"My Girlfriend & I stayed at the Baron Palms at the end of May. The hotel is spotless with staff cleaning, sweeping, polishing and gardening round the clock. I agree with the previous review that tipping goes a long way in Egypt but it is a custom of theirs and the service you recieveis first class. Take a few Â£1 coins but you only need to tip them once for this extra special service.
If you want karioke or lively entertainment then keep away. This hotel is for people looking to relax and chill out (if you can in 40 degree heat). If you want lazy days round a beautiful pool, cool drinks, afternoon tea, early evening drinks followed by choice of three restaurants for dinner then pack your bags.
As for the evening entertainment, we gave it a miss. apparantly we didn't miss much but if you want dinner around 8.30, a stroll round the shopping arcade and beach front followed by long Gin & Tonics on the terrace bar overlooking the pool to the sound of the resident pianist, then this place is made for you.
If like me you have never scuba dived, don't worry. You can buy a good quality snorkel and mask from the shopping arcade for around Â£9 and snorkel of the hotels own jetty. The coral and fish off the jetty are amazing and better than what we saw on the boat trip which cost Â£30 each. The trip was good but beware, you need to be a strong swimmer as the currents are strong when snorkelling. My advice, head down to the jetty just before sunset (around 5.30 pm) for the best fish and coral.
In summary, this hotel is excellent. The staff are ultra friendly, and the rooms are roomy and of a good quality (the air conditioning as fabulous). The food was to a good quality but be wary of the fish theme night. If you don't like fish book another one of the restaurants as fish is all you'll get apart from one chicken dish. In all a fabulous holiday and I would definately go back for another stay,"
- Travel date: Wed 14th of June 2006
Baron Palms Resort - the place to be
"My wife and I stayed in the Baron Palms Resort from 18 till 25 may.
We are from Belgium and are travelling since 30 years.
We were already several times in Egypt and both agreed that this hotel
was the best where we have stayed untill now in Egypt.
Pools were ok. Everyone, from cleaning staff till manager were verry
Rooms were ok.
Several restaurants with enough veriation - hot and high quality food.
Verry good all-inn form. with choise of soft drinks, hot drinks,
cocktails and alcoholics.
A two minuts walk via Baroms Boulevard led you to the priv beach.
Siesta beach bar on the beach with all-inn drinks and snacks
Toilet directly and Baron Hotel(sister hotel sharing the priv beach)
Verry beautiful and well-kept house reef.
Good hotel for parents with little children, older couples and people
who need to recharge batteries.
It's a rather small and verry charming hotel.
Shopping pos. in Nama Bay by shuttle bus and Old Sharm with his souks.
We are planning to go back in october with friends."
- Travel date: Tue 13th of June 2006
"Just back from 2 weeks at Baron Palms. Up to date info based on our experience.
Currency and tipping - Part of the culture. Even bus driver at airport expects to be tipped - visitors with no small or local currency were encouraged to give Â£2 coin!! Any change less than 50p returned to giver. US dollars, Â£ and Egyptian Â£ are all acceptable.
Security - High level - Guards around perimeter road to resort and at entrances to beach and Hotel. We felt totally safe around the Hotel and resort.
Hotel - No lift. Rooms and all public areas very clean. Painting, tidying and cleaning on rolling basis throughout resort and Hotel. Reception staff all approachable and accommodating - any problems dealt with quickly and professionally. Tips do lead to better service from waiting staff and housekeeping (Worth it for the towel sculptures alone). Many staff seem to be on 3 week rolling rota.
Other guests - During our stay, lots of Russian, German and Italian people. Much has been made of ignorant behaviour by other guests but our experience was the opposite. Regardless of nationality a smile and 'hello' invoked a pleasant response or more from all.
Food - Something for everyone's taste. Not up to British 5* but given number of All Incl guests and nationalities, more than adequate selection and quality. Water in room not included in AI., but available freely everywhere else including Beach Bar. Suggest fill up empty bottle from large container on Paradise Bar or do what we sometimes did and spend 65p on bottle from Shop in Baron Boulevard. Also sells Sprite and Coke at Â£2 bottle.
Weather - Getting very hot (average 40Â° daytime) and approx 27Â° night time. We saw one cloud (and photographed the evidence) in two weeks.
Mozzies - Vigorous spraying is carried out at regular intervals so there aren't too many in the resort area. I am normally a walking food bar for them, but returned to UK with only 1 bite. We used deet 40% concentration."
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of June 2006
best holiday in my life
"had a week holiday in baron palm hotel in egypt, this hotel was amazing, all the staff and management were amazing too,they did everything possible to make sure that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel,the food was lovely different every night, and you have the choice of three resturants at this fabulous hotel two large pools plus one childs pool, the rooms were all air conditioned, the bedding and towels changed everyday and rooms cleaned. The hotel rooms was spotless. The entertainment within the hotel was different every night. There was also more than one choice around the hotel. I would recommend the hotel to any person it lived up to the 5 star standards i will be returning soon.
Sheila and John from Liverpool"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of July 2011
Baron Palms Hotel is great
"Don't be put off by the few moaning minnies who say the food is not good, they should stay back in the UK and stuff their fat faces with McDonalds and KFC if they can't handle a change of menu. My wife and my four year old girl and I thought the hotel was lovely and so incredibly clean which was really important. Hygiene is obviously top of the list at this great hotel, although not a 5 star hotel UK standard, it is certainly a 4 star and the service and the staff were 10 star as far as we are concerned. Buffet food was great and varied, by the way and much better than many UK hotels in terms of its variety and very high standard of presentation. Top marks to all the very skilled chefs and the waiting staff and also the very attentive and cheerful pool attendants and cleaners. Rooms are spotless.
No problems with dodgy tummies either (we do wash our hands a lot unlike a lot of the guests who only have themselves to blame for poorly tummies - you can't expect to go to Egypt and eat the food with dirty hands and not get anything. Don't blame the hotel for your bad hygiene. So don't eat the nuts at the bar as you don't know who has been dipping their unwashed hands in!
We have especial praise for the waiters who were all excellent especially Mahmoud, Mohammed the speedy wine waiter and the head waiter. Reda and John in the shop are lovely chaps too. No high pressure selling! Just great, what more can I say, we hope to return very soon....
- Travel date: Wed 10th of November 2010