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Shams Alam Beach Resort

Marsa Alam | 45 Km Abu Ghouson Road South Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam 3104, Egypt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Hi we just stayed for 10 days at Hotel Shams and were very pleased with the experience. The clientele of the hotel was 80% Italian but they were all very nice and not too noisy. The food was very good by Egyptian standards and what really made it special was the coral reef and the windsurf centre (Club Mistral) which... More 

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ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort, responded to this review

At First Thank you sir for your compliments about our Hotel. Your satisfaction and always urge to implement and optimize our services. The Hotel looks forward to welcome you again and we hope you recommend our services to your friends, so that they can satisfy their needs. Sincerely Yours Ahmed Kamal Room Division Manager of Shams Alam More 

Cairo, Egypt
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We didn't get off to a good start when the airport taxi failed to arrive and I was left to hire my own taxi. The resort itself is undergoing major renovations (the entire outside bar was demolished the weekend I stayed) so given Egyptian work rates I would avoid the hotel for the summer. There was piles of debris and... More 

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ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time you have taken to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to have you as a guest with us. As we read now, you have not been happy with everything and we couldn’t meet your expectations. Should there have been something we have overseen, we sincerely apologize. Normally we like... More 

Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

i spent there a 4 day vacation with my family and friends .. we enjoyed very much . we all found the staff very hospitable and funny .. mama liked the natural resort design very much .. snorkeling was marvelous as always ..

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ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort, responded to this review

At First Thank you sir for your compliments about our Hotel. Your satisfaction and always urge to implement and optimize our services. The Hotel looks forward to welcome you again and we hope you recommend our services to your friends, so that they can satisfy their needs. Sincerely Yours Ahmed Kamal Room Division Manager of Shams Alam More 

Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

In Egypt everything is amazing. It's weather and the amazing sun rays, the temperature of the sea water was perfect at day or night. The hotel was very good at it's services however indoor or outdoor services ... And Yaah They serve delicious food and they allow us a free internet access daily for booking or mailing, They are very... More 

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ShamsQM, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for the time you've taken to rate our Resort by TripAdvisor. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we're looking forward to welcome you soon back in our resort. Sunny greetings from the Management & Team More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Having a windsurfing husband and having visited Egypt a number of times at Dahab & Soma Bay & Sharm, John & I decided we wanted to try a different resort this spring and so, on recommendation, we booked the Shams Alam at Marsa Alam with Sportif. Despite it being a 1hr 30 mins transfer, it was well worth it. The... More 

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Marion R, Guest Relations Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Carol, thank you very much for your extensive review on TripAdvisor and we're pleased to read that you did enjoy your vacation with us. Thank you that your have been our guest and we're looking forward to welcome you soon back in your second home. The Management & Team More 

torino, italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I came back to Shams Alam after some years and many other hotels on the Red Sea. Shams still earns special consideration for quality of the reef and the unspoiled beaches surrounding the bay, that allow easy access to the reef.Also the remoteness of the hotel is for me a very important thing. The Wadi Gimal Island in front, and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

.We came to this hotel because of its location near the National Park , in which we could walk freely and watch the ever changing migratory birds. House reef was excellent for snorkelling and easily reached from the beach or jetty. The dive centre was very helpful and allowed us to go on dive trips suitable for snorkellers. They even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The hotel is located a good hour’s drive to the south of Marsa Alam airport (itself to the north of the Marsa Alam town). The hotel is a self-contained resort hotel which focuses on diving and windsurfing as the activities. When we stayed there were a few guests who were there for the sun & sand only as well; I... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I stayed at the Shams Alam hotel for 1 week at the beginning of March 2012. Having stayed in a few Egyptian hotels which had more stars than redeeming features, this was a very pleasant surprise. The hotel is right on the main coast road about 1 hr 30 minutes south of Marsa Alam airport. The entrance hall/reception area is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We booked only 2 weeks before we went so our options were limited as there were so few flights available (it was Christmas too). The whole focus of our holiday was the diving and in that respect we were not disappointed. Beautiful reefs, good dive staff (with a special mention to Nem Nem), and the hire equipment was all of... More 

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