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Shores Paradise!!

Reviews summary

4
Good
3463 reviews
Brilliant
1953
Good
891
Average
356
Poor
148
Awful
115
  • 4.5 room
  • 5 pool
  • 4.5 beach
  • 5 service
  • 4 dining
  • 4.5 amenities
  • 4 food

25 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Lovely hotel, excellent staff

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 5th April 2011

"Just came back from a fabulous holiday at the Amphoras Hotel, Sharm. We're on a timeshare so not all-inclusive (different rooms and meal organisation). The grounds are beautiful, the pools and beach are lovely, but what really made our holiday special was the friendly and helpful staff, always smiling, always polite and always going out of their way to make our stay as good as possible, or to help us with anything at all was having problems getting through to our transfer and eventually they said they'd just phone for us and check the time). They really did make our stay a pleasure. 6 Pools, small family friendly beach, diving facilities and lots of activities if you choose to do them. We enjoyed it! Only one negative point is the loud music around all the pools which (if not your taste you can't drown out because of the levels...) We did eat in the restaurant once and the food was good, great selection and yes it's mass affair but it was tasty and hot:)"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 5th April 2011
  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 3 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 3 Food

Superb

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 11th August 2010

"Agree with people who say if you want a resort full of brits go to benidorm. We had a great holiday and the staff were fantastic, they made our stay special. Snorkelling off beach unbelievable. Food was a bit repetative but always fresh and plenty of choice. Yes it caters for Italians and Russians but enough british families to talk too, so not a big issue. Dont rely on tour reps (blue sky/hotels4u), the trips were over priced and we nearly missed our flight home due to transport turning up late. If you want trips look at sharm club on internet, cheaper and we were looked after extremely well."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 11th August 2010
  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 4 Food

Excellent value for money!

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 4th August 2010

"We've just had a brilliant holiday at the Shores Amphoras and after reading some of the negative reports, I wanted to put the record straight. The Shores Amphoras is set in lovely surroundings. The gardens are tended everyday, there are 6 swimming pools, several bars and direct access to the beach. We had no problem being served all inclusive drinks throughout the day and despite the moans of some guests, you can get drinks on an all inclusive basis in the evening at the bar set in the centre of the resort, next to one of the pools and there is also another bar in the main hotel building. The food was varied, hot and tasty and in addition to the buffet selection, there was a barbecue outside the restaurant every evening. The only time the standard of the restuarant dropped was when there was an intake of 1000 guests on one day and the staff didn't cope too well with the sudden rush. It only happened on one night and other than that, we always found a table in the restaurant easily and there was never a shortage of food. By the next day however, it was back to normal service. In addition to the buffet served in the main restuarant, you could have lunch at the beach bar, where there was hot and cold food served every day. The rooms were spotless and comfortable and they were cleaned every day by a lovely young lad who never stopped smiling. I have never stayed anywhere that has so many helpful and accommodating staff, no problem was too much for them and we were made to feel very welcome. The British were in the minority at the Shores Amphoras, with the highest ratio of guests being Italian, along with Russians, Polish, Dutch - but isn't mixing with other nationalities all part of holidaying abroad? The best part of the Shores Amphoras is the Grand Blue Dive School - run mainly by Italians. The trainers are excellent - the variety of dive courses offered is superb - so a special thanks to all the staff there! I would definitely recommend the Shores Amphoras - don't listen to the moaners - we had a fabulous time!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 27th July 2010
  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food

Honestly

4
Good
by
Reviewed 16th October 2010

"I like Amphoras...it is a clean, well run resort with mostly friendly staff. However I was dissapointed to see the new brown colour woodwork in the apartments...it does not complement the rest of the decor, it look cheap and clashes with existing decor! Also many more people were complaining of sickness this trip and the doctor grossly overcharged after insisting that my dad attend his office as he refused to see him in the apartment despite the fact that he had just collapsed at the beach and had to brought up by luggage cart. He was sick twice on the way and collapsed again in the pharmacy. Is this a new way of practicing medicine? I would suggest avoid the hotel doctor and go directly to the hospital. Staff smoking in the hairdressers or in the corrider outside of the salon should not be permitted. If you want to charge 5 star prices then you should ensure a five star service. I acquired a skin infection from the threading that had to be treated with a topical antibiotic and a fungal infection in my toenail after a pedicure for which I am still receiving treatment! The restaurant food is good but boring and repetitive for years on end now. Surely the menu could be reviewed. Check out the Renaissance nearby for new ideas. Despite this Sayeed the restaurant manager was an absolute professional and a gentleman and very helpful and caring when my father was ill. He should be teaching customer relations to the other staff...and given a promotion! Pool staff were also excellent. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 6th July 2010
  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 3 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 3 Food

An honest review of Amphoras

4
Good
by
Reviewed 16th April 2009

"Spent a wonderful two weeks in Amphoras last July. I agree the food menu could do with a bit of revision however it is good healthy food, just what everybody should be eating. I can't imagine eating cordon bleu every evening even if it was available. Regarding staff and service I really can't praise them highly enough. All politely mannered and extremely helpful. For the price of all inclusive offered I really don't know what people are expecting...considering the price of alcohol in hotels in the UK "free" does not compare. I recently paid £90.00 for a bottle of (very average)champagne in a night club in London!!! I expect to pay anywhere from £6 - £10 for a glass of average wine in any restaurant or bar at home. Re- proximity to other amenities...there is a shuttle bus to Naama bay from the hotel and taxis are not expensive. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 16th April 2009

Animation team owns

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 13th December 2012

"Well,the title explains it self........at the beginning when my mum told me that they are going to sharm el sheikh,i wanted not to come with em cuz i thought i will miss my friends in cairo but when i went,I found a great team were they call them self animation!.....i didn't know whats their point of existence :P but after 1 day i was almost practicing with them all their stuff,even doing some cool prova's inside the coco loco :D i used to go out with em hang out,dance,and even i was sometimes assisting them on whatever they may find hard to do :) {nothing realy hard on them} after all i had a perfect week of fun and entertainment.I can never forget this week i wish time goes backward :) the day i left i was almost crying."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 19th February 2009

Holiday of a lifetime

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 2nd December 2012

"In contrast to recent comments, we had a superb holiday at Shores Amphoras. The facilities were excellent. The hotel and rooms were spotless, and service friendly and helpful. Of course the staff don’t speak much English – we were in Egypt, after all – and our Arabic was much more limited than their English. But we conversed adequately, and no-one could do too much to help. Food was varied and very tasty, but again, this is Egypt and the cooking is Egyptian. You won’t be happy if you want fried breakfasts, and English dishes. Try the food – it’s wonderful. If you must have a burger (and why would you go to Egypt if you want American fast food), MacDonalds is only a mile or two away, with an adjacent Starbucks! We had an all-inclusive rate, including all food and local drinks by the glass. The red wine was far better than most cheap reds in UK supermarkets, whilst the lager (if a little sweet) was perfectly acceptable. The hotel setting is fantastic, right by the beach. But it’s not a beach for swimming, as there are superb coral beds just past the water line. Swim or snorkel from the jetty in the deep blue sea, or stand on the jetty and wonder at the multi-coloured semi-tropical fish and the coral. The pools were spotless, and the grounds well manicured. All in all, a superb holiday at a lovely resort. We’re going back next year!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 28th January 2009

Food Fright ...

1
Awful
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Reviewed 2nd December 2012

"Well when we arrived in Sharm El Sheikh, the airport was unclean and and loud and hostile. Most of the lights were broken and cockroaches roamed the toilets. It was disgusting. The 'vehicle' that took us to the Amphoras was old and dirty too, but that was the company we had booked with at fault... We arrived, and a man came up to us and wordlessly took our bags, and immedietly i was like "okay..." We were taken to our room after checking in, and it turns out the receptionist had forgotten to give us a room key. The man who had shown us to our room ran back to got it, but immedietly held out his had for a tip for doing so! We arrived on new years eve, in time for the new years eve party. this was okay, but they didnt hesitate to shove all of the English in to one corner "out of the way". The arabs are unfreindly and descriminitive, and hardly any of the staff speak very good English. The animation team was great however, and a few were from England, and it was funny - hey were advising us NOT to eat the food at the hotel as it was horrific and was making them all sick ... Getting started on the food, the food that was not fit for a dog. the meat was either over cooked or undercooked, and what should have been hot was cold, what should have been cold was warm. It was awful. I am 13 years old - writing on behalf of my family and i was never off the toilet! it sound horrible but the pains in my stomach were so bad i felt safer on the toilet than off it !! my mum was the same - we were eating as little of the food as possible. Another thing about the food was that it WAS NOT all inclusive. The all inclusive only refered to drinks, which were watered down. Even the alcohol was watered down! What was free was horrible - what was okay was extreamy expensive .... YOU WILL BE RIPPED OFF"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 26th January 2009

disgraceful!!!!

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Reviewed 30th October 2012

"Absolutely terrible!!!! If you are english then you are most definitely not welcome,staff are ignorant and quite agressive.Supposed to be 5 star all inclusive but when you get there you have to pay for everything,drinks,bottled water etc,when you do pay at the bars there is no change and when there is the staff either try to rip you off or don't want to give it you back!!! The in hotel shop tried to charge us 26 english pounds for 2 bottles of water,a bag of crisps and some chocolate and that was just the start of it.The food is terrible,either look warm or cold and noticed waiters putting food off used plates back on the buffet.The room was ok but couldn't use bath or shower,when running the water it came out black and full of sludge,absolutely disgusting,complained to manager-no joy!!! Beach isn't a beach its hust a cliff with 20 feet of sand.....honestly if you are thinking of staying here then don't,i wouldn't want anyone to experience what we had to,i was sick on xmas eve and another one of our party was in bed for 3 days with food poisoning...again no help from management!!!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 13th January 2009

great hotel loved it

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 29th October 2012

"the hotel is great after reading some reviews there not that a bad hotel. i loved it im going next year thats for sure. the staff are great the pools are clean.the british staff at the tiled pool were very funny and nice, lots of activities(darts, ping pong).the jetty was good but it was windy some times, the food was unbelievably nice but it was the same.the shop owners were nice, we got loads of stuff. cant say much more... i would recomend this hotel and if its your first time to eygpt go to cairo, its worth the money and time. GO SHORES AMPHORAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see you next year"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 21st November 2008

fantastic cant wait to go back !!!!!

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 25th November 2012

"i have been reading some poor reviews about shores amphoras. My family and i have been going there for a few years now and think the hotel and staff are fantastic. We have never been spoken to rudely and they can not do enough for us. The only one small issue we had was the food, once we had spoken to the manager they were more than happy to cook us anything that we asked for and even brought it to our table. We have made a number of friends that worked in the hotel bar staff and shop owners and are still in contact with them. Our rooms have always been clean and to a high standard. Reguarding the pools there was never an issue with it not being clean and when we went the staff were very helpfully and even had our towles out layed on our sun beds ready for us. There is a lot of italians there, but if you chose to go abroad why cant they !! We were not treated any differently than them and never had any problems on sitting on "there side" in the dining room. Overall i would rate this hotel for there outstanding service and we had a very plesent stay and cant wait to go back this year."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 9th November 2008

Great Resort Centre

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 8th October 2012

"Stayed for 2 weeks at the Amphoras Hotel Centre and for the money for ALL INCLUSIVE, my partner and I just could not fault it! I agree about the Italian people getting the best side of the Restaurant plus their Entertainment was better than what the Brits got but still, the entertainment was okay. The food was 6/10, had no real complaints, if you want chicken/lamb/beef or pork steaks, then you will be dissapointed, but every night, they had the Bar B Q on cooking meat/fish which was nice. Although the hotel is 85% Italians, I found it very relaxing and they were polite, certainly not like other Nations I could mention! They have 5 Adult and 5 Children pools(at least!). The rooms are very spacious with Double beds which was nice! The beach area is lovely plus a big pool near by so there is always somewhere to sunbath! They though have not quite got the All Inclusive down to a tee yet, not all bars have free drinks so watch out for that. The Cabana bar by the beach is brill looking over the sea, you can have lunch here and drinks are free. We found the staff very freindly, give them a tip at the start of your holiday, just a pound and you will definately get better service, we were having to get them to cut the measures down as there was no room for the mixers! We would go back again no problem. The terrace bar is nice by the lift but you have to pay for drinks there but the view is lovely. The Amphoras is about a half hour taxi drive from the airport, very cheap, you pay no more than £10, worth it. Would 100% reccommend going to Cairo for the day but fly there, will pay alot more but you do not get stressed out as if you were going by coach, check the internet for private tours, pay in total about £150 per person but what a day! Hope this is of use, I would say the rating of the Hotel is 3*."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 6th November 2008
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