About Rixos Sharm El Sheikh
Just 8km from the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport lies the glamorous five-star Rixos Sharm El Sheikh. With an elegantly landscaped pool area and a choice of 11 restaurants and bars, this hotel even owns a section of the Red Sea’s coastline. From the resort’s exquisite private beach the view stretches to the beautiful Tiran Island and to the start of the Gulf of Aqaba. To make the most of the outstanding views, the resort has included a balcony or terrace on all of their rooms. In this way the rooms look out onto the beautifully manicured garden, the sea and the pools. Inside the guest rooms can be found a phone, a wardrobe, a mini-bar and a flat screen television. From the tasteful internal décor to the fun towel animals left on the beds by the cleaning staff, every detail is thought out to provide the hotel’s guests with a sensational stay. Whether you are a sportsperson, a sun worshiper or out for a bit of pampering, the Rixos Sharm El Sheikh has all the facilities you need for a great break.
Room Information and Room Facilities
After all the exciting activities that the Rixos Sharm El Sheikh resort has on offer, a refreshing sleep is exactly what’s needed in order to face the next day’s activities. The good news is that the clean rooms are both spacious and comfortable. When it comes to the furnishings, the resort is known for its style and modernity. Just slip into the complementary pair of slippers, adjust the air conditioning, grab a refreshing cold drink from the mini-bar and chill. Guest rooms come equipped with satellite TV, sofa bed, hair dryer, safe deposit box and a bathroom containing a bidet and a bath. With free wifi, 24-hour room service and your own individual balcony, the guest rooms at the Rixos Sharm El Sheikh are second to none.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Rixos Sharm El Sheikh has just the right thing to keep its guests happily occupied whether that might be sports, spa treatments, sun bathing or shopping. A quick dip in the pool can easily turn into a whole day by the poolside as the friendly waiting staff from the pool bar keep you refreshed at all times. With complementary sun beds and parasols and free beach and pool towels, all you have to decide is whether to lounge in the pool or chute down one of the three slides. The dive centre staff are well qualified to introduce you to the beautiful and world renowned underwater world of coral reefs and tropical fishes. Back on shore, the spa and Turkish baths include a cold room, whirlpool, sauna and a good selection of beauty and massage treatments. Sports on offer include beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, football and water ball. There is also an excellent gym, which is equipped with brand new cardiovascular machines. For the little ones, the hotel has a kids’ club, cinema and a special children’s restaurant. For the adults, evening entertainment ranges from live music to cooking lessons.
Food and Drink Options
For the guests delectation there are two restaurants serving buffet meals and 6 different à la carte eateries specializing in food from all over the world. Whether you fancy Italian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, seafood or Oriental, the resort has just the restaurant for you. The diverse dining experience at the Zodiac buffet restaurant combines innovative recipes with the best ingredients, all brought together by the resort’s skilled chefs. For a genuine taste of the best delicacies the Mediterranean has to offer, the Callaina Italian restaurant comes highly recommended. If it is an authentic taste of the Orient that tickles your fancy, Payrus combines excellent service with delicious food. After dinner, it is hard to beat watching the sun go down over the Red Sea with a few cocktails. The resort’s waiting staff provide service as service should be, with just the right balance between not hassling and being attentive.
14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
recommended holiday we went either 2007 or 2008
"we went to this hotel on recommendation about three years ago and I can honestly say it was THE BEST holiday I have ever had. We didnt know when we arrived it was in the middle of Ramadan but even thought the (local) staff were not allowed to eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset they could not have been more obliging. Everything was how you would expect from a luxurious hotel like this from the service to the accomodation and food. We were VERY sad to leave and will gladly book again when our finances allow it. The ONLY down side is be VERY careful when out shopping around the markets especially at night as the local shopkeepers can get ver aggressive when they see you buying from one shop/stall but walk past theirs, we found the only way to appease them was if there was a man in your company for him to tell them they don't carry the money but the women do it instead because most of the men won't deal/speak to the women but I can assure you it did not spoil our holiday. "
- Travel date: 14th October 2012
Such a great holiday we are going back for christmas
"We stayed at this Hotel September 2010 and have been looking forward to going back evr since. Cant say enough about it. We are returning on the 15th December with our family for christmas this year. Cant Wait. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Roll on the 15th December.!!"
- Travel date: 2nd December 2011
Great hotel great staff
"I have been too egypt on a number of times , but this hotel is the best one i have ever stayed in the staff,food,hotel is out of this world in a class of its own. Will go back,and back and back again ."
- Travel date: 25th May 2011
What a great suprise can't wait to return
"Well what a surprise, we were supposed to be going to Tenerife for our Silver Wedding Aniversary, we had booked a penthouse room with a private jaccuzi and had planed it for over a year. On the morning of the flight 4th December we were on the plane for 4 hours on the runway at Liverpool and were then told all flights through Spanish Airspace were cancelled. we decided to book something else quick as we did not want to miss our special holiday, we booked this hotel through Thomson leaving from Manchester 12 hours later. We had never fancied Egypt but what a fantanstic place this is. The flight was good and only an extra half hours flying time from the Tenerife schedule. When we arrived at the hotel it was dark, so couldn't take it all in, but it was fabulous. Our room was spotless with two massive single beds I would say they were the size of the old three quarter english beds. There was a flatscreen TV which had HDMI and VGA connections which was great as we had brought our lap top and could connect to the tv to watch movies on the big screen. The food was fab as we were with thomson we were allowed to have breakfast and lunch in the Raj which is a smaller and more intimate space than the large restaurant. The food was great always lots of choice and a man cooking chicken or steak to order. I loved the soups there was always two choices and they were delicious. The hotel has so many pools it is impossible to count them, we were given a treat of a basket of fruit and a bottle of wine on our silver Wedding . The beach is great as are the staff on the beach bar and the sunbed/towel bar they are hilarious. The hotel was full but as it is so spread out and low level there was never any noise and it has been the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The weather was 28 degrees every day but dropping sharply at night. so take a warm jumper. The entertainment is dire, just a twirly wirly man who twirls his dress around his head (don;t ask) and some dancers who are not great, however the worst act was a singing duo of a man and women neither of which could sing, still it made for a great laugh and we spent most nights at the pool bar as it was much more cosy and met lots of interesting people. Although we would never have gone to Egypt before now we can't wait to return but we will definitely book this hotel again for next time. Oh before I go I must recommend the trip to the desert at night we booked with Thomson and it is called Sinai by starlight, it is fantastic, you get to see the real night sky and a man tells you all about the constellations and you see the stars and the moon through a telescope it is amazing, you also eat with the beduoin tribe and make bread and dance with them, not to be missed it is the best trip we have been on ever. There were also junior suites which had there own swim up pool and a fantastic position right on the beach, the cost to upgrade is 80 euros per night, we didn;t but we had a look at one and they are brilliant, we may consider booking one next time. This hotel has only been open since April and is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Long may it continue. The staff are also great nothing is too much trouble."
- Travel date: 19th December 2010
Amazing hotel and fantastic staff
"Just returned from Royal Grand Azure after Dreams Beach being cancelled with OTBeach. Was worried after all the reports I had read but wow the hotel and rooms amazing. Hardly any building work going on. Staff couldn't of done anymore to help. Not all the restaurants were open but there was enough selection if you were visiting for a week. Animation Team extremely friendly but I think they need to up the beat alittle on night time entertainment! Got prices to visit again, no way would we be able to go back on our budget!"
- Travel date: 7th January 2010
An Oasis in the desert
"We were booked at the 'Dreams Beach resort' with OTB and unfortunately a few days before hand were told we had been moved to the Royal Grand Azure. We were all really disappointed as we were told the Royal Grand was not completed, and we had seen pictures to prove it.So we travelled out with quite a few questions unanswered However, on arrival at the hotel, the entrance and Reception were beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays. The Reception staff were helpful and efficent, and our room was lovely.Our Daughter & her family were immediately upgraded to a junior suite which was fabulous. The main pool, and international restaurant were excellent, however, in a rush to be open on time, there are a few snagging problems, we had no plug for the bath for 3 days, the finish on tiles & wiring around the complex has obviously been rushed which is a shame. But the biggest bug bear for us and other guests was the noise of the air conditioning, which prevented us from sleeping a few of the nights. That all said, given time this will be a beautiful resort, the staff were mostly excellent,very helpful, the food was delicious and of a high standard. But our holiday was made extra special, by the Gala dinner on New Years Eve, the Hotel spared no expense to provide us with a beautifully decorated Marquee, a buffet & cuisine fit for a King and excellent entertainment. A truly memorable night. Don't be worried about staying at the Royal Grand its a lovely Hotel, and can aspire to be even better, if they don't spoil it by rushing the workmanship"
- Travel date: 5th January 2010
superb (but will be better)
"The hotel is wonderful , but there is still a lot of work that needs doing to finish it, i think once this is done it will be a genuine 5star property. we had junior suite right on the beach and it was beautiful ( a few finishing touches required) but well worth the extra. the snorkelling was awsome when there was no wind, the executive lounge is quite pointless as is being used as the italian, which is lovely and as is the indian , the main restaurant is good with plenty for everyone. the new restaurants they are building look amazing , they made the best christmas eve buffet ever, even turkey. tyson and bob at the pool bar were a blast and my daughter loved them , there was a very helpful engish lady called suzie (i think) who works there but if you needed any help she was there for you. this hotel is certainly one for the future and we hope to go back in april. if you have any questions feel free to ask. paul"
- Travel date: 4th January 2010
Terrible start... but Royal Grand Azure saved the day !!
"After arriving at Manchester Airport to find Libra has gone bang along with our flights, we re booked our seats to a costs of Â£650 (hopefully to be claimed back) were totally fed up by the hastle but arriving at Royal Grand Azure we forgot all the hastle. The hotel was amazing, the food great, the Christmas Eve Banquet Excellent, the entertainment by Egypt standard was better than we have had in 5 trips! Yes Suzie is so helpful, the waiters and pool guys all are fab and love the English people. Hotel not even a quarter full so peaceful. OK not totally finished but will not interfere with your stay. would go again."
- Travel date: 28th December 2009
You will not be disappointed
"Like everyone else that has recently come back from the Royal Grand Azure, were booked into Dreams. We were told about the change the day before we travelled and like everyone we spoke to read the one really bad review. We were devastated about the change. However! When we arrived at the Hotel we were treated like Royalty from the moment we stepped foot in Reception. We were shown to a sofa and the reception forms were brought to us to fill in. A welcome drink arrived we were also given a choice of room ro choose. First impressions WOW!. We were shown to our room and again WOW. All the staff were fantastic we felt that they were just happy to have us there for the while of the two weeks we stayed there. We were NOT made to feel all they wanted was a tip. All the staff could not do enough for us, watch the bar waiters though once they knew what you drink, (well put it this way we staggered back to our room a few times..lol). We did have a problem with the photographers, we felt we had been over charged for pictures that were taken. We spoke to Suzie at guest relations and she sorted out the problem right away. In fact she turned out to be worth her weight on gold and we would like to thank her for everything she did for us. The other members of the team were also very helpful it must be said, however talking to an English lady helps. ;-)) We are very easy going travellers and yes there are building works going on but the hotel did there very best to not let it affect our stay. The food was great I would say even the most fussy of eaters can and will find something to eat and the cakes (donât get me started on them) I am going to go to weight watches now...lol All I said is I will have a look and bang i had a plate full. oh well thatâs what holidays are all about. I would love to see the hotel when it is finished but I am sure I will not be able to afford to go. I am glad I was given the opportunity to stay in a lovely friendly place. If I had ten thumbs they will all be up. You will not be disappointed promise"
- Travel date: 26th November 2009
Gorgeous hotel - friendly staff
"So we got moved from dreams beach to royal grand azure, from previous reviews we were a bit worried but we could nto have been happier when we arrived..it was stunning. Yes not all resturants are open yet but the main buffet is and the food is lovely, lots of variety (lunch very good) and the italian and indian are also ready to go. The indian i have to reccomened, really was gorgeous, could have eaten there every day! There are lots of swimming pools and sun beds, so no worry there and it has its own private beach. Make sure you take with you or buy coral shoes though, its very shallow and i cut my foot on some coral, not nice! The rooms are huge and really well cleaned and maintained, housekeeping do a fantastic job and will get for you anything which you ask for. Staff are all sooo nice, they really like the english, which is a bonus. Say hi to Mike the barman, great english accent. They all work very hard and nothing is too much trouble. They get paid so little they really appreciate the tips, but they never make you feel like you have to give one and still treat you well if you dont. Entertainment is great during the day - evening is pretty good as far as entertainment goes, especially in egypt. One BIG tip - take GBP, EURO or DOLLAR. We changed all our money into egyptian and got stung because when booking excusions and massages etc they like every other currecny and then the exchange rate is worse so you spend more than you think. Only take a little Egyptian or change it over there. If you have enough money i would reccomend the trip to cario, our guide was fantastic, brilliant knowledge. Pymarids were a sight i'll never forget and the perfume shop was amazing. We really did feel at home here and did not want to leave. Would love to go back next year but know its unlikely we will be able to afford such a luxury hotel when its compltely finished. Oh and Haggle everything - at least half price! Enjoy!!!!!!"
- Travel date: 23rd November 2009
"We stayed at this hotel 4 a week on 12th nov we should have gone 2 dreams beach but was moved, the hotel was very clean abit of building going on but you dont really see it, the rooms were big and clean the staff were very freindly and helpfull. The beach is on the hotel and very nice and naba bay was bout 15mins by taxi, you can get taxi from hotel witch cost 95 egyptian pounds but if you go outside hotel you can get 1 4 50pounds. Food was ok you wont go hungry but there aint alot 2 choose from round the pool bar it was the same every day but the buffet was good and deserts were really nice. I would stay at this hotel brilliant time."
- Travel date: 23rd November 2009
"We stayed at this hotel in November 09, we was meant to go to the Dreams Beach but got moved at the last minute, very pleased we did!!! The room was very clean and modern. Huge bathroom, sitting area and walk in wardrobe! The pool area was extremely clean, fresh towels everyday. The staff at the hotel couldn't do enough for you, we didn't have to que for anything. The food was excellent, always hot and lots of choice. None of us had a poorly stomach. Just booked to go back next year, however to the hotel next door as it's too expensive now!! We'll have to pop in and say Hi to Suzie, she was great! We also met a lovely couple who made our holiday, Lee and Claire. Hope to see you both again! [email protected]"
- Travel date: 22nd November 2009
Top traveller tips for Rixos Sharm El Sheikh
"make the most of the hotel amenities from within the grounds right down to the open sea as the hotels have their own private beaches"