Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
About Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
The stylish Baron Resort in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheik is an award-winning
360-room hotel, which has earned every one of its 5 stars. Set right next to the
glimmering Red Sea, the private beach just begs to be sunbathed on, and the
smart cocktail waiters busy delivering refreshments from the adjacent Palm Beach
Bar complete the idyllic picture. An ideal holiday destination for children and
adults alike, there is an abundance of exciting activities to try your hand at.
If you have never been on a banana boat before, then the glistening warm
waters of the Red Sea are the perfect spot for your first time. After an
action-packed day, guests head from the beach to the resort’s many and varied
restaurants. As the sun goes down on the Red Sea, a variety of Middle Eastern,
Asian and Mediterranean dishes are served both inside and out on terraces
throughout the grounds. Though the nationality of the food differs, one thing
remains constant; the service of the dedicated staff whose ambition is to make
your stay at the Baron Resort the best holiday you have ever had. To top it all
off, the hotel’s large beds and soft pillows ensure that you have the energy
to get up and do the same again, and more, the next day.
Room Information and Room Facilities
Rooms at the Baron Resort are flexible to suit the needs of each family, couple
or individual. This means either double or twin beds are available and extra
beds for an additional child and one more adult can be requested as well. For
their guests’ comfort, the hotel’s rooms are fully air-conditioned to
provide accurate temperature adjustments. With complementary slippers and
bathrobes, you will feel right at home. However, the luxury addition of a flat
screen satellite television and a mini-fridge lets you know you have arrived in
paradise. Whether your room has a shower or a bath, a terrace or a balcony,
every room is designed to afford the hotel’s guests the height of comfort and
luxury. With your valuables tucked away in the safe box, you are free to make
the most of the resort’s excellent facilities.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
Not only does the resort have its own dive school, which organises a vast array
of different classes and dives, it also rents out pedalos, canoes, catamarans
and other water sports equipment from its water sports centre. With the crystal
clear waters of the Red Sea enticing you in, there has never been a better time
to take up water sports. With 20-meter visibility and an undersea world of coral
and tropical fish to explore, it is clear to see why snorkelling and diving are
such big attractions along this coastline. If your daily life is active enough
and you need a bit of pampering, the Baron’s health club is the perfect place
to have knots eased out of muscles and to sweat out the toxins. With a steam
room, a selection of different massage rooms, rooms dedicated to beauty
treatments and a fully equipped gym, you will be relaxed in no time at all. As
for the children, fun activities are put on throughout the day to keep them
inspired and entertained.
Food and Drink Options
When it comes to eating out, the resort’s restaurants provide a sumptuous
range of culinary delights. The Middle Eastern Sinai restaurant serves a
combination of European, Far Eastern and International dishes three times a day.
For a special taste of Italy, Bella Vista provides a quality selection of
antipasti, pastas and pizza both at mid-day and for dinner. Perhaps most popular
of all, is the extraordinary Seafood Restaurant and Grill, with its unrivalled
view and its dedication to serving locally-caught seafood cooked exactly as the
customer requests; smoked, fried, BBQ or grilled. Other venues worth trying out
are the Indian restaurant on the seafront and the popular Egyptian Café with
its traditional local menu. For snacks and cooling beverages, the Palm Beach
Restaurant is open all day; keeping the beach dwellers topped up on drinks and
50 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great Beach, Nice Room, Mixed Service, Okay Food
"The beach and diving/snorkeling at the Baron Resort are great. It has a long sand beach, with plenty of beach chairs, and a long floating pier to great snorkeling/diving. The beach area is well staffed and kept clean. (Many places at Sharm do not have beaches.)
The room was spacious, with a nice balcony and sea-view. The furnishings and bathroom were definitely 4 star (vice the 5 star the hotel advertizes at the front desk). They were not bad, but not 5 star.
The service was mixed. The reception desk staff was excellent and very helpful. The bar staff was attentive and affable. The service in the restaurant and for room service could be improved. Trying to get a simple coffee refill at the restaurant was a chore. Seeing the same used room service items sitting in the hallway hours after one initially passed them (and noted that hotel staff passed them too) does not instill a sense of confidence in the service. Such left over food items probably explain the occasional wafting scent of pesticide in the hallways.
The food was okay - high volume with so-so quality. No food illnesses.
Overall, four star. Worth going to for the beach (and diving) and room view."
- Travel date: Fri 17th of November 2006
"We've been to Baron Resort 4 times and plan to go again next year to celebrate a couple of BIG birthdays!
You could not beat the location. It is about a 20 minute drive from Naama Bay, so nice and peaceful and relaxing. The hotel is directly on the beach, with a 100m pontoon leading out to the coral reef. The hotel is spotless, the staff cannot do enough for you from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. The food is excellent, so much to choose from, with Indian, Fish, Egyptian and Buffet Restaurants.
An absolute must for all visitors, is a dip in the sea - so many wonderful fish and coral to see without the need to take boat trips.
A shuttle bus operates through the day and evening into Naama Bay so you can enjoy the atmosphere and buzz if you need a bit of retail therapy.
Of all the places we've been (and we're well travelled) I would say this is the best! See you next year."
- Travel date: Fri 10th of November 2006
What a place.
"The Baron is an excellent hotel, if anyone can find faults within the whole hotel they must be hard to please.
From the manager who comes round every day and talks to you to the gardeners who keep the gardens perfect you just cannot fault the place, it's spottlessly clean where ever you go.
Food was very good, no upset tummys, room was big and the view from our balcony, WOW!!!
The sun was there everyday for us, the dive school just outside on the beach was great, had a dive from the hotels jetty to another fishy world under the waves, our holiday went far to quick but we will definatly be back, this hotel we can thoroughly recommend."
- Travel date: Wed 8th of November 2006
Been twice, Going again
"My wife and I first visited the Baron resort in March 2005 and we loved it, peaceful, clean excellent service, several restaurants to choose from. We loved the Indian Restaurant on the beach, the Italian does great pasta & pizzas. Lots of choice in the main restaurant. Plenty to look at in the local shops on or near the hotel.
The rooms are clean, in fact the staff never stop cleaning in all areas of the hotel. The manager walks around the resort ensuring everyone is happy. The Pool staff are very helpful and the snack bar at the pool does a lovely lunch.
We went again in March 2006 and we are already booked for March 2007 - it is our relaxing holiday - away from the family and
just spending time together.
One of the greeat things about it is that I never get biten be mozzies as the `bug smoker goes on his rounds at 6.00 every
evening - just heaven - lots of sun, great pool and no insects
- Travel date: Tue 7th of November 2006
"we went to the Baron Resort from 27th july- 3rd august it was great. in fact it was so good i want to go back and maby even migrate there. the hotel was perfect there was no bath but the shower was fine for us! The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were very clean the service was great. we stayed on a B&B basis the breakfast was a buffet with a wide variety. we mostly ate fruit however ther was meat, eggs- cooked however specified- break and loads of other foods
the people were extremly friendly although many people have said the egyptions can be overfriendly i did not find that this was the case. however when shopping you must haggle - always half the price they offer and if they dont agree to the price you feel is right go to the next shop - its very likely that that shop will sell the same stuff.
we stayed in egypt for a week- however i feel it was not long enough its best to stay for 10 days or a fornight theres just so much to do!
we spent 2 days is cairo - we went to see the pyramids if you visit egypt you must go to the pyramids its worth it - even in the heat.
although i must agree with the person who rote about how the animation team of the Baron Resort was very italian based. however we werent very interested in the activities they provided anyway as we were usually out or chillin by the pool! the pool was huge there was also a chilidrens pool and a salt water pool they also looked nice. there was a health spa that provided a vast number of high quality services.
if u enjoy goin out at night there perhaps might not be much to fulfil your needs however nama bay is quite lively and enjoyable!
It was fantastic I would go back there and recommend it to any one"
- Travel date: Sun 5th of November 2006
"we have been back a few weeks from this resort,what can i say but what a fantastic time we had here.as soon as we walk in there was a cold towel and a nice drink waiting for you.We had a pick of rooms which i thought was a really good of them,so we picked our room and what a lovely view we had.The room and hotel was spotless everywhere you turned they where cleaning which was very good to see.All the staff could not do enough for you,the cleaners did a fantastic job,they changed your sheets and towels everyday.The food was very good,we went bed and breakfast but next time will be all inclusive,as the drinks and food are about the same as over here.Pool and beach you cannot beat, what a great place the hotel is situated sea is warm but the pool is freezing.We had such a great time we are going back next year, the manger kept coming and asking if any problems to call him.The general manger said if we go back next year all we had to do was book and email him with the dates and what ever we ask for he will try and get for us,so we would say to anyone going to eygpt to go to baron resort and have a great time like we did"
- Travel date: Sat 4th of November 2006
Baron Hotel - The best
"This is our first time in Egypt and so many people warned us about the food and water and also their experiances when they stayed. Dpn't listen to them, not all hotels are the same. We stayed at the Baron Hotel and I have to say. what a great hotel, you get treated like royalty. There is so much to do here as well, you can relax by the main pool or if you want to have a even more quite relaxing time try the sea pool, or take a moonlit walk along the beach, you can even hire bikes and scooters. We stayed at the hotel only as half board and found the choice of restruants here was spot on. We had a choice of Indian, Italian, Seafood, Egyptian and even the buffet restrant. All these places offer fantastic good quality food. The only problem we found was that the Buffet resturant was too expensive so we only eat there once but all the others where so cheap. An average for 2 adults at one of these restruants cost us Â£20.00 for a 3 course meal, so you won't go hungry. Why don't you try your hand at diving or snorkling; the staff at Sinai where fantastic and friendly and the prices are great. We found that Sinai where the cheapest plus they are also in the hotel ground so not far to travel. While my partner done his diving course I just chilled out by the pool, he did visit when it was his lunch break. This would not be the case if he had to go outside the resort to do the course and I was happy as I knew where I could find him in case of an emergency.
Word of warning for all those who want to sight see, bring alot more money if you have booked through the travel agency. We can't believe how much money they charge us tourist to see the pryamids. We will be going back next year but will book to stay in Cairo first then fly to Sinai as it works out alot cheaper and yes the Baron also has a hotel here as well.
When booking this hotel, I have to say that the travel agents brouchers did not do this place justice, check out the Baron hotels website and you will get a more of an idea of what a wonderful place this is. All the staff are friendly and helpful and are great with kids and people with diabillity. They even have 2x lifts for people who are unable to climb the stairs and they even have a ramp that makes it easier for people with disability or kids to access the main pool.
We had our birthdays at the Hotel and the days the staff provided us a wonderful gift and birthday card. On James birthday the Baron gave him a hugh basket of fruit and on my day I had a big chocolate cake and the staff sang 'happy birthday' to me. It made the day so special and it will be once to remember. If you are going to stay at this hotel, let them know you special days, ie Anniversarys, birthdays etc and they will do the same. It can even be a surprise for your partner as you can arrange the time and the place you want them to receive the gift.
I have just booked up again to stay at the Baron next year, we can't wait. We hope to see you there.
James Bean and Elizabeth Chandler"
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of November 2006
A fantastic honeymoon
"You do wonder what hotel the bad reviewers really went to - this place is fantastic. Service is second to none, the Indian restaurant is excellent, the pool is huge and the snorkelling is like being in a completely different world. No one seems to have mentioned the fish restaurant from which the menu is whatever's been caught that day and laid out for selection - you just point at what you want and it's barbequed for your pleasure - prawns an inch thick (width not length!), snapper, squid, crab, and much more . The indian is lovely too (particularly eating al fresco with Tiran Island and the Red Sea in sight). The breakfast buffet is excellent and everyone stocks up from it for lunch too..
Great excursions on offer too.. and the General Manager is always around for a chat...
we're well travelled now but this still remains one of the finest hotels we've ever been too...a superb honeymoon
Naama Bay we disliked, too 'Tenerife' for our taste, but we enjoyed Old Sharm, but can understand may be a bit too 'other' for some..."
- Travel date: Tue 31st of October 2006
"We have just returned from one week in the Baron Resort, (send visit this year). We are already booked again for February 07. The hotel is excellent, service and staff were some of the best I have experienced. Nothing is too much trouble. Rooms great size, beautiful bed linens and cleanliness is excellent. I would recommend this hotel to both families and couples. There were a lot of Russian guests but on the whole they were "okay". Food was very good lots of choice and some excellent on site restaurants. The Hotel's coral reef was much better than some of the trips we went on (Tiran island)."
- Travel date: Mon 30th of October 2006
"This hotel is fantastic. We first stayed at it in 2005 and chose it because of the excellent reviews and the added bonus of being able to snorkel straight from the pontoon off the hotel's private beach. We were amazed by the standard of service and were not disappointed by the snorkeling. We loved it so much that we went back in May this year and found it even better, which we thought impossible. The management constantly check that everything is as guests like it and ask for any suggestions on improving the hotel and service. We could not fault anything, the staff are extremely professional and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are large and spacious and the sea view rooms have fantastic views of the Red Sea. The food is excellent with something for everyone at the breakfast buffet. The Indian restaurant is our favourite and the staff there could not have done more for us. The Italian restaurant is also really good and while we were eating there the staff called us out to show us a pod of dolphins swimming past. We hated leaving to go home as we had made so many friends among the staff and Mr Khaled the Manager had also been so good to us. We have just booked up to go back next May, there is no better place to totally unwind. We have travelled all over the world and stayed in countless hotels, but have never felt so at home and been so well treated as we have at the Baron Resort.."
- Travel date: Fri 27th of October 2006
Hotel very nice but
"I went with my friends (all girls) to sharm el sheikh last summer in june 2010. we booked with thomas cook which is the worst airlines I have ever travelled with. Departing from London Gatwick it was two hours delayed. Then coming back from Sharm it was 5 hours delayed and we landed at 3am in london. When arriving at Sharm the mini bus was there to pick us up. The hotel generally is very nice. Very clean. Staff are very friendly when you need help and the breakfast was good. A variety of choice. As we did not have all inclusive, we had to pay for the food in the evenings which was expensive and average.
However, if you want to stay on the beach for seven days then you will love it. But if you want to get out the hotel area and go "sightseeing" there is not much there and the thomas cook staff are not helpful either. To be honest they were trying to make money by making people book "activities" and one lady said that Barack Obama was staying in one of the hotels. Who would believe that?
There is also a free shuttle from the hotel going to the town "nama bay" but you have to be aware that the shuttle only stays for two hours (we were not aware of this before) in the city and then you either jump back in the shuttle or you are stranded. We had to take the local bus back and it was a nightmare.
Many people had stomach problems (including my firend) we went to the chemist at the hotel area and I do not believe there were qualified people working behind the counter who could barely speak english and giving out tablets which were over priced.
Overall the hotel area is nice and staff are friendly but if you would like to do more than just laying on the beach then I would not recommend this place. "
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of April 2011
"My wife and 5 year old son and myself arrived to a beautiful airport and were whisked away by the mini bus, i had to ask the driver to slow down as my son was at the back.
We were checked in with juice and a garland, All was going extremely well.
We were given a room with 2 single beds, hmm seeing as me and my wife are quite young i explained to the manager that we required a double bed as in the brochure and didnt mind my little son sharing with us, a polite 'no can do hotel is full' reply was given. After a 'stern will not accept' was replied by myself and 40 mins of complaining i was assured we would be given another room next day.
Apparently according to Baron Resort all 5 star hotels have single beds hmmmm.....( all OUR requirements were stated 3 months prior to arrival )...I was shown the room we would be moving into BUT as moving time came it all of sudden became unusable hmmm....but was given another room as a favour, OK OK we got our double bed finally with a see view as booked.....thankyou for the favour we had paid alot of money for.....
Its not all bad but it does get worse, at this point i must state the resort itself is very nice, lovely gardens and pool, the rooms were nice too. Let me state this now, 5 star in the normal world is different to 5 star in Egypt. THIS IS NOT A 5 STAR HOTEL although it claims to be.
Lets talk about service, 1st of all its only male egyptian staff at this resort, you might find a hand full of eastern european women working here...
I would often see the staff being very freindly to all white guests and would walk past without even a smile for us.....(how strange)..
Lets talk about the other guests, it became very obvious to us and other british guests the Russians and Eastern Europeans dont wait their turn, no smiles, no thankyous,
One night i visited the midnight snack bar, as i sat down the staff didnt seem too happy as they thought they would be going home. I tried to enquire what was on offer but a half friendly dont worry dont worry was given and within 5 mins a plate of meat was put in front of me. Being HINDU not eating beef i asked what meat it was, the waiter laughed and simply said MEAT DONT YOU KNOW WHAT MEAT IS ? I explained that i dont eat beef for religious reasons at which point he started tell me it was beef and lamb, i told him i dont eat beef so somehow the beef on the plate turned into all lamb HMMMM
I asked to see the manager when i was told he was the manager oh oh.....i could hear sniggering in the kitchen at which point i deciced to play safe and went to my room and had some crisps........after complaining to the hotel manager he apologised and sent a couple of peices of fruit as an apology...WHATTTT
At this point let me warn all Hindus about BARON RESORT.....I peronally think the staff tried to make me eat beef deliberatley for their own pleasure
ON A finall note......if your british and asian stay away, the staff are rude and the Russian guests even ruder....I AM GLAD THERE WAS A FEW BRITISH FAMILIES THERE, SAYING GOOD MORNING AND HELLO IS VERY IMOPPORTANT ON HOLIDAY.......
P.S. We were on an all inclusive and food is catered for people with no taste buds seriously.......
Sorry for being so negative but i felt others should know."
- Travel date: Tue 15th of February 2011