82 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Nice very relaxed hotel good nightlife friendly helpful staff who all speak good English excellent restaurants from all continents so cater for every taste beach and views beautiful met people from all over the world lots of Russians and Germans who were very friendly especially a German guy from Munich who was called Helmut I would love to speak with him again I didn't get chance to exchange contact details and hope he goes back to hotel again we spoke on the beach and always said hello so hope he puts a review on too."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of August 2014
One of the best in Naama Bay
"Having read some of the BAD reports I am sure these people stopped in a different hotel, my wife and I have been going to THE SHARM HOLIDAY RESORT HOTEL twice a year for the last 5-6 years. This is not the most Palatial hotel in Egypt but compared to some of the equivalent hotels we have stopped in, it is a palace. You get what you pay for and you have to make allowances that you are in Egypt and not in the UK. . If this hotel were in England it would be about a 3 *** rating The food is not Gourmet but it is well presented and edible and a good choice of hot and cold, the staff are very helpful and friendly the room boys look after you with clean fresh towels every day and clean your room every day and make the beds. The hotel is at the moment slowly improving its facilities like having new sun lounger mattresses and refurbishing the stonework and tiles a. The rooms are all being upgraded with new furniture and flat screen TV's. The 2 swimming pools are spotless. They have one of the best guest relation teams we have ever come across Safi and Alexander if you have any concerns at all they will sort out your problem. To give you a comparison one of the hotels we stopped in called The Royal Plaza Hotel in Naama Bay 5***** and we got fish heads for dinner one night and if they ran out of food or drink then you went without.
This hotel is situated about 10 minutes walk from the center of Naama Bay which means you do not get all the noise at night but you can walk in without the need for taxi fares. If you go into town make sure you have your haggling head on as the traders tend to get in your face, just say La La which means NO !!!. One other point to remember, Sharm El Sheikh does not accept travelers checks, we always take English currency and change it in one of the money exchange shops that will give you a far better exchange rates than you would get in the UK. If you want a reasonably priced holiday and good value for money in Naama Bay then this is the hotel to stay
- Travel date: Sun 8th of June 2014
"Loved this hotel! There was six adults all aged between 20 and 30 and we would all go back again!
Very very clean hotel,air con and clean beach towels everyday day so no need to take your own.
Staff very friendly they couldnt do enough for you.
Food was good and pool bar closed at 11.00pm but then naama bay was only 10 min walk and then there was plenty of bars and entertainment,would defo go back it was a brilliant hotel."
- Travel date: Fri 17th of September 2010
room management needs sorting out
"After late arrival at hotel.we were taken to our room and found to are dismay the was only two beds in the room.the was two adults and two children booked in the room.when we complained they made up one extra bed but told us the was no room for another one.my grand children aged 6 and 10 boy and girl had to sleep in one bed.this was not the only fault with the room ie tv had to be replaced not working and fridge faulty. "
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of August 2010
"I can't believe some of the reviews I've read on here! Having stayed at this hotel in January for 3 weeks and 2 weeks in May 2010, I can honestly say that everything about this hotel was good.Being a solo traveller, the staff couldn't do enough for ... and not in a pervy way!! Treat the staff as you would like to be treated!!After all they are doing their job with a pittance for a wage, but they still keep smiling!!
Not being a big eater at home, I found that there was plenty of variety , I tried everything, it pays to experiment!I tried a hot dessert called Umi Oli which was absolutely delicious..it was a cross between a bread and butter pudding and a milk pudding!
And why do the English always want chips!!!!!???
I would definitely recommend this hotel.I am actually going back in October and also February 2011."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of July 2010
best holiday ever
"when me and my mum booked up to egypt we didnt no wot to expect as all the reviews were so bad we though we made a bad decision, when we got there is was so hot, and it was the most 10/10 holiday this will be the 3rd year back there to the same hotel all staff so nice and funny loved it"
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of July 2010
good for your money
location is good but not great 10 mins from naama bay down a slight slope ok going down hot coming back up .hotel was clean rooms where avrage size ...they could have done more in the food range for the english but overall the food was ok ... needs chips and ice cream for the kids ! the staff were ok apart from the odd one or two with a attitude towards womon apart from that they were all men apart from 2 woman .. overall i would go back again ...
- Travel date: Mon 31st of May 2010
worst hoilday ever
"never again am i coming here worst hoilday ever
food was cold weather was alright not wat i was expecting for a 3 week hoilday not that taned either
room was so small couldnt get a fly in it
flew back to bristol joureny was terrible
turblance nearly all the way back home
i was sick 3 times my son was sat on his own
with a stranger at the front and i was at the back with my husband
never again horrible hoilday !!!!"
- Travel date: Fri 7th of May 2010
"We came back from Sharm Holiday 5.2.2010 and stayed there one week. Two adults and child three years. Our room was ok, quite big, but there was few weeks ago strom and heavy raining and we think that quite lot of water came in into the rooms. It was hard to close the outside door and same thing with the bathroom door. You could see that the furniture was damaged bacause of the water. Room wasnÂ´t too bad, but the floor seemed to be always dirty and little carpet was filty.Sheets were clean, but the blanket wasnt, some spots here and there.
Swimmingpools were nice, we stayed all the time at the lower pool, the other pool with slides was more crowded. If its windy, lower pool is quite cool ( in early february), but the upper pool is warmer, there is buildings making shield, so it is warmer.If you go with toddlers, itÂ´s good to know that the babypools water is NOT HEATED! The water is freezing cold! This was really big dissapointment for us. Staff was nice and very good with kids. We has all inclusive and to be honest, I was dissapointed about the food. There was lots of bread and sweet treats, but the main course was almost everytime pasta with tomatosauce (more like tomato soup)and some grated cheese, onion and chilli with it. One day there was burgers and fries and other day pita bread and kebabs. The meat wasnt very tasty and IÂ´m quite sceptical about meet in Egypt..anyway i ate almost all week just side dishes witch were: peas in water, mixed vegetables in water, or grilled vegetables, or zucchini in water or in somekind of sauce, everyday like this. Salads were greted zuccini, carrots, onion, cucumber, tomato slices, olives and local cheese (like feta cheese). Every day there was one soup, once I tried, didnÂ´t like. Everything was tastless, but this is my and my husbands opinion. After all we liked Shar el Sheik a lot, and will go again, but not to this hotel. Hotel is in good location, under 10 minutes walk to the shops and restaurants. Hotels own beach "Windy Beach" was terrible, just sunbeds too close to each other and the water was all grey and there was all rubbish in the water. Nothing good in that beach. There is free bus from hotel, but the bad thing was that the hotel buses wont come in time to pick up from the beach. We went there and saw what the beach was like and wanted to go back after 20 minutes (yes 20 minutes!), but we had to stay out with little child olmost an hour and waite the minubus to come..there was all explanations in the hotel...we were in wrong place, we didnÂ´t see the bus blaa, blaa. Be careful with hygiene, wash your hands all the time! Some people got really sick! "
- Travel date: Sun 7th of February 2010
"Four people in our group and we all throughly enjoyed this hotel,
I was concerned by some reviews but those reveiwers must have stayed
in a different hotel ! we will be returning along with many other
people who stayed at this very friendly hotel. "
- Travel date: Sat 10th of October 2009
"i ve not written a review before but after reading the ones on this hotel before i went felt i have to when i get back......where do i start we went with us two adults then daughter age 17, daughter age 16, son age 14, neice age 12 son age 10 and daughter age 8!! rooms are very spacious cleaned daily very nice maids who'll entertain the kids making dinosaurs, flowers fans and all kinds with the towels! air con in rooms fantastic as its very hot out of the room!! free safety deposit box at reception! pool boy mohammed very very nice man do anything for you marvellous with the children! mahmoud the pool barman fab guy again great with the children and very good at his work not to forget belal at the bar too! these guys just cant do enough for you! the food is good theres always something you can find to eat if yr fussy. the waiters in the restaurant are very good too ,there are two swimming pools one quietish one (well till we got there lol) and one louder one with the childrens slides in which were fun! we spent our time around the bottom pool as it was near our rooms and a lot of english people there. everything you need is in this resort you dont have to leave it for anything unless you want to go and visit naama bay which is a short walk down the hill at the rear of the hotel! there s free transport to the two beaches which you have to try as the snorking is fantastic beds and umbrellas on the wind beach bar food again everything you need! we had a fantastic time all of us and there s a variation of ages in our family and would definately go back just not in august as its very very hot!!! "
- Travel date: Sun 30th of August 2009
"this hotel is great and people who work there a great, saad was brill he had a lot of fun with us and mohamed behind the bar was funny, the rooms were big and clean, its freezing in england lol"
- Travel date: Sat 29th of August 2009