Sea Club Resort - Sharm el Sheikh
33 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
An Honest Review
"We flew with Thomsonâs in January & stayed at the Sea Club. The complex is close to the airport and took us around 10 minutes to get there. The weather was great a bit cold in the mornings and evenings but lovely and warm during the day
There are 3 hotels in the Sea Group complex, Sea Club, Sea Gardens & Sea Life and what is great is that you can use all of the other hotels facilities also there is the Sea Club Aqua Park & Spa which is part of the group just up the road, we never went there but apparently there is a free bus from the hotels and discounted entry to the water park.
The hotel itself is kept in a very good overall condition of cleanliness, and the grounds are immaculate.
Lots of pools to choose from and some are heated in the winter, lots of sunbeds and space, the Sea Club pool is the liveliest and the Sea Garden pool is the most relaxing and quiet. Take an hour or so to walk round the complex so you can get you bearings.
The sandy private beach was a 2 minute walk from our room in block B. You have to go to the pier to swim and snorkel as there is coral and rocks close to the shore but itâs ok to paddle, plenty of sunbeds for all and a nice bar and restaurant right on the beach. Also towels to take are free with your card you get at reception.
We had a double bed with a view to the pool, a fridge, T.V (English News & Films) & shower with lovely hot water. There are rooms at the Sea Club close to the disco so choose wisely when booking. The room was kept spotlessly clean by our cleaner Abdul who was always polite and friendly and nothing was too much trouble even though he was very busy.
3 main meals a day with snacks in-between, there are 4 highly recommended specialized restaurants which you have to book in advance, my tip is to book while people are eating in the restaurants at breakfast and lunch to avoid the queues. The food itself in the Sea Club main restaurant is ok with a wide selection of choice but some people with English pallets might find some of it not what they are used to, the best bet is to try all of the complexâs restaurants and you will find something that suits you. Away from the main restaurants there are snack bars next to the pools that serve burgers, pizza, chips etc.
Lots of bars to choose from and some open 24 hours, the drinks served are of good quality and measures and if you want them a bit stronger just ask. At certain times of the day they do get busy so queues ensue but if you are friendly and polite you will find that the bar staff and waiters will bring drinks to your table. Smoking isnât allowed in the hotel and bars but there are plenty of places to have a puff and drink outside.
Daytime: Well I have seen better but itâs more inclined towards the kids.
Evening: A mixture of Russian, English & Egyptian Music, Karaoke & Games.
Nice modern Gym plus Massage rooms, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Bath, Turkish Bath, Hair Dresser, and Beauty Salon, Kids Playground & Arena. There are the usual shops at the hotel selling gifts, perfumes, carpets, tobacco & sweets. Cash machines are also available.
Out & About
There is not much too see outside of the complex within walking distance as its quite a way from any shops and other hotels you will probably want to get a taxi to visit shops, markets and places of interest. There is a taxi service within the hotel with modern day cars which are a little more expensive than the old rundown taxis you get outside the complex. The budget option which is 5 times cheaper are the little mini buses that run up and down the roads all day and night and will stop to pick up and drop off people as they go.
The old market is worth visit for an hour just to have a look round and do a bit of haggling, there is also a place called Soho Square which is a modern day shopping centre best visited in the evening. Itâs worth a visit just to experience the absolutely extortionate prices for everything, for example if you want a pint its Â£5 plus service charge plus some other charge that goes to the owners so it could end up costing Â£7 and around Â£8 for a cocktail. My partner saw a gorgeous leather jacket which was Â£600 in a shop there but we ended up paying Â£295 at the hotel shop for the same jacket. If you want to buy stuff itâs crucial that you are prepared to haggle as you can get bargains.
When you are by the pool or on the beach you do get a little fed up with the constant hassle of guys asking if you want to go on boat trips, diving, quad biking, pyramids and massages etc. usually a polite no will suffice but there are occasions when they do go on a bit. The people I spoke to say for the right price the massages and facials are very good as are the trips plus they are much cheaper than the Thomsonâs tours. We found that the Thomson rep was non-existent when we were there, we didnât see him in 11 days just a couple of cards that were put through the door asking if we enjoyed our holiday.
All in all a great holiday, the staff at this complex are fantastic no complaints at all with the service and the hotel is one of the best in Sharm. The only niggle I have is the Wi Fi which is dire, they wanted $50 for a week for Wi Fi in the room which is non-existent also in the Wi Fi lounge if there are more than 3 people in there you might as well give up trying to connect. I got an Egyptian sim card for Â£5 put it in my unlocked phone and connected it to my laptop and ipad through mobile hot spot for internet accesses no problem with connection and the sim lasted over a week.
Would I recommend this hotel, yes definitely.
- Travel date: Thu 29th of January 2015
Thanks the best Â«SEA CLUB ANIMATION TEAMÂ» for an enjoyable and memorable holiday!!!
"First time in Egypt at the hotel Sea Club Resort and so many positive impressions. We had a wonderful stay with You a few days ago. Nice hotel , service with smile, helpful and friendly. Clean rooms with a surprise towel swans, rabbits or any creative folding The man in reception was really welcoming. Special thanks to the waiting staff Manager who made our dining experience special. All requests were met with ease and pleasant courtesy by the staff. Please, pass on my thanks to all your staff. BUT in particular please pass on my many-many thanks to the Sea Club Animation Team , because without them we were bored. Thanks Sam, Coco, Elvina, Emma, Fabio, Adriano, Nastya , Cal, Cherryâ¦. All of them. Thank you guys for making our trip so special, for the really warm welcome given to us during our stay at the hotel . You all did a super job. WaterGym with Coco, and the Bachata dance lessons. Thanks him, now we can dance better ))). Thanks Adriano for yoga, for aqua aerobics too. Georgiana for morning exercises. Thanks a lot our fellow countryman Sam for his friendship, for attention and care. We had an enjoyable, happy pastime at Hard Rock on R&B party with Sam and Elvina and other guys from our hotel.
Every time coming for dinner we wondered how we will meet you, in what characters, in what suitsâ¦? And they surprised us with their ingenuity and originality. Thanks them for the wonderful evenings with interesting programmers, funny competitions. They are brilliant and good friends for us.
All of them lovely, hardworking and entertain you every single morning, noon and night, the shows of a night are varied and entertaining! And we had a superb time, the ambiance, days and evenings and party atmosphere . We loved every second of our 7 days stay here and we are definitely going to return as soon as possible!!! â¦ It was an enjoyable stay â Thank you guys! Thanks so much for the professionalism and excellent job given by all your team!!! You are the best Â«the Sea Club ANIMATION TEAMÂ» !!! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
All the best from Armenia.
Kind regards, Lucy ! ï
- Travel date: Mon 15th of September 2014
Imperial Travel Direct
"Keep as far away as possible From Imperial Travel Direct located in Reading. I booked and paid for an all inclusive holiday to sharm and paid nearly Â£4000 for 3 adults and one child but they didnt pay all the hotel bill... Half way through my 10 day stay the hotel manager came to see me to tell me that the hotel hadn't completely paid for. They demanded another Â£440. I tried to contact them but no response, i had to pay this or face the Egyptian police. The Hotel itself was Brilliant. It offered to much help and support to sort this mess i was left in."
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of January 2012
"We have just got back from a fantastic stay at the Sea Club resort. The staff are one of the best things about this resort. They are very intelligent - speaking various languages, but they are so efficient and friendly and make you feel so welcome. The accommodation is very clean and has everything that you need. The main restaurant has good food, with chefs that are on hand to explain if you dont understand anything. The Managers (Food & Beverage Manager) is very approachable and friendly. I am a hotel Manager in Devon, and if I could bring all the staff home to work for me I would. "
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of November 2009
"I just got back from Sharm. Me, a friend, and my 2 boys stay there for a week.
The staff is great. The buildings well kept and clean.
We had access to the Sea Life and Sea Garden, which are in walking distance from the Sea Club.
We liked the Animation team at the Sea Garden best.
As far as food, it was OK. A lot of selection, but me being germofobic, I always went for the same kind...and did not get sick.
We did the all inclusive deal, and I thought it worked great. We had access to food and drinks anytime we wanted.
The heat in the sea club swimmingpool was broken the week we were there...that's why I'm not giving a 10/10 review.
We went to the Sea Garden swimming pool"
- Travel date: Thu 25th of December 2008
Wonderful, amazing, excellent in every way
"From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome.The room was huge and beautifully furnished, as was the large terrace. We had wonderful views out to sea and over the swimming pool and pristine gardens. The room boy kept our room in superb condition and surprised us with the towel sculptures. The whole of the staff including the boys who looked after the gardens were friendly and very polite. Well I dont know how to impress you so much with the food and the staff in the resturant. All I can say is it was the finest food I have ever had on holiday served by amazing staff, waiters chefs all so very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thanks especially to Mamood who was out waiter. He is one outstanding member of staff. The lady on the resturant entrance, Shimaa was a lovely lady always smiling and ensuring that everything was alright for us. The Animation team were amazing and whenever they saw us around came to ask how we were. They put of really good family entertainment every evening. The whole hotel looked as if it had been polished in every nook and cranny and there was nothing anyone could ever critisize as everything sparkled making you feel very comfortable wherever you were. Cleanliness was aparant everywhere. The resident photographer was brilliant and took the most amazing photos of the guests with no pressure to purchase. He greeted us with a smile and a song every time we went into the resturant area. The fish resturant on beach served excellent food both lunchtime and evenings and the staff there were wonderful too. There was also a beach bar with staff who served you with a smile. They too provided food and drink right on the beach. The Jetty leading out to the coral reef was manned at all times so safety had been taken into account for the clients. Swimming pool was so clean and well maintained and looked after by smiling polite attendants. This Hotel is amazing so if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Sharm El Sheikh then book with my assurance that you will not want to come home. Even the little shop out in the grounds was managed by such a lovely man. He was so welcoming but never pushy. There isnt one thing I would change about the place. The management are aproachable and the information/reception staff so helpfull.....I cried when we were leaving as I felt as if I was leaving good friends behind. Thank you Sea Club Resort. Iris and Andrew Weston. 13TH NOV TO 27TH NOV 2008"
- Travel date: Sat 29th of November 2008
"When me and my family wernt to Egypt we stayed in the sea club hotel which was onbe of three hotels connected to each other. It was amazing!! the satff was fabulous and we couldn't have asked for better service. The staff and entertainment team was so lovely towards me and my family and we were treated like royality!!
In the picture attached is me and my sister with our two waiters that we had for the week.
I recommend it to anyone!!!
- Travel date: Thu 20th of November 2008
Great But Not For People With Walking Difficulties.
"I Would Say That The Sea Club Hotel Is Good, The Only Problem That I Took 2 Points Away For Is The Food And The Walking, This Complex Is A Wrong Holiday Hotel For Walking Dificulties And I Would Suggest That If Anybody Has Walking Difficulties That Not To Book This Hotel! Food Is Absolutley Awful, Drinks Are Great ! Alcahol,Tea Or Coffee, soft Drinks, Water The Lot Is Included As All Inclusive.
The Staff Are Brilliant I Would Not Give One Staff A Bad Comment Becauase They Are All Really Helpful and Friendly.
I Would Just Like To Say That The Entertainment Is Not So Good From Between 2pm-10pm, From then On The Entertainment Is Great, You Have The Freak Animation Team That Make You Feel At Home And Let You Join In On All The Entertainment They Put Together, After The Entertainment At 10pm untill 11pm which is At The Stage Outside The Hotel Reception, You Have Another Club To Go To Called The Jungle Bar Which Is Really Great! You Can Order Drinks From There But They Have To Be Paid For Because The All Inclusive Runs Out At 11pm. This Jungle Bar Is Open From 11pm Untill 2am In The Morning.
I Would Return Back To This Hotel But Maybe For Longer Next Time As I Only Went For A Week. But I Would Suggest That They Do Something About The Steps In This Hotel Complex For People With Walking Difficulties."
- Travel date: Sat 18th of October 2008
We 2 adults and kids aged 12 and 8, had...
"We 2 adults and kids aged 12 and 8, had a fabulous 2 weeks in the sea club. The hotel is spotless and the staff are really helpful and friendly, especially if you take time to learn a few arabics words which they really appreciate. The rooms are really spacious even with 4 adkts and 2 kids in the 1 room. The pool is lovely, and there is an abundance of beds with parasols. The sea is amazing, so warm and the snorkelling is just fabulous in the shallows. You can also snorkel off the jetty where the sea drops into an abyss...I preferred the shallows! We did a scuba introduction in Shark Bay but they give you a taster in the hotel pool first. We all did quad biking in the 'desert' - just off the main road! But the boys just loved it!!! Also did horse riding / camel riding on the beach. My husband and I both had a massage in the health club. All acitivities are arranged in the hotel as the reps all zoom in when you are lazing by the pool. You are expected to tip everyone all the time though - 10 egyptian pounds = 1 GBP, and they want everything paid for in euros! The food was ok but a bit 'samey' and I had really bad belly and was laid up for 2 days. Husband and boys were both ok, just be careful with choice of foods. Loved it and would go back but for a week only next time. xxx"
- Travel date: Sun 17th of August 2008
The service was excellent, staff very ve...
"The service was excellent, staff very very helpful and friendly, accommodation was first class always clean and tidy, good entertainment and facilities and the views were spectacular, I would stay there again, I would recommend this hotel to anybody!"
- Travel date: Wed 13th of August 2008
Although this was our first all inclusiv...
"Although this was our first all inclusive holiday, after recent AI holidays since this one, it puts this hotel to shame. Many drinks were not included in the all inclusive option and the food was not too good. The staf were pleasant, but some of the staff pestered us and forced us to buy things. This spoilt my holiday, and although I know this is common in Egypt, this should not have to go on in your own holiday complex, and this has stopped me wanting to return. On the plus side, the beach and gardens were gorgeous, and felt very safe as they were very cautious."
- Travel date: Mon 4th of August 2008
The hotel and staff at Sea Club were bri...
"The hotel and staff at Sea Club were brillant, i couldnt ask for a more relaxing holiday. The only down side of the holiday was the food on the all inclusive. I have three children, and the selection of food was not great. I would love to return to this hotel if only they would give you more options.
They could also do with more evening entairment for the children, the animation section was geared for smaller children.
- Travel date: Sun 13th of July 2008