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“Definately won't go there again” 2 of 5 stars
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Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #23 of 182 Hotels in Hurghada
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
“Definately won't go there again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I traveled with my husband to have a relaxed vacation in a decent hotel but this is not a 5 star hotel, its maximum 3.5
Cons:
The staff is very unfriendly except for the waiters at rhe restaurant
The food is average good but poor for a 5 star hotel and there was no variety
The bungalow we stayed in was big and not bad although the furniture and finishing
were poor compared even to a 4 star hotel, and also not completely clean, and the room service wouldnt change the soap and bath ameninities unless we asked
Pros:
Diving center staff was nice and the prices were very reasonable, we went on a diving trip and had so much fun on the boat
The hotel is big and theres always an elextric car to drive you around, and its all covered in green areas and flowers which make up a good view to wake up to
The everyday shows were good and enjoyable

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear Ess_2013

Thank you for getting back to us concerning your stay at our resort , we always value our guest's comments whether positive or negative , be sure we will report the staff and food issue to the management so they can take the necessary action . We hope you can give us another chance to change your experience at our resort to a better one
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Giza, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Hotel more than wonderful everything in the hotel a wonderful first location of the hotel is beautiful and the food is excellent and varied all the hotel staff treated guests excellent and dealt personally with diving center hotel and was one of the coolest experiences in my life and transpire you diver who I was with him and named sayed, a young man is excellent and respectful and patient and this hotel fitAll I am, for example, I was with my family and I find very appropriate and also fits the diversity of youth activities

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear ahmed_mohie

Thank you for your review , it was our pleasure that you enjoyed your time at our resort , please be sure that we will always work on keeping our guest satisfied and hope to see you soon again
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It as really great holiday with friends, actually i never went to a hotel had much fun like this.
I'm really very happy that i had such beautiful days with awesome animation team and everybody was friendly with us.
If you ever wanted to have a rest or a break then Sonesta is the answer :)

Room Tip: All of them have a good view and quiet :)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I've visited this hotel many times and every time I want to come back. It's a beautiful hotel with a lot of things to do. A nice place for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing or join the many activities every day like yoga, shooting, dancing, aqua-gym, dart etc. The staff are all very friendly and make a great effort to make all guests feel happy. Especially the managers in the restaurant and the animation team do a great work making you enjoy your stay. Karim, Sheeko and Essam are amazing entertainers, they make funny activities for the guests and the dance shows they make are very good.
The hotel area is located 20 minutes away from the city, but I don't think that is a problem. My family go there to relax in the sun, diving and snorkeling. And for this purpose the hotel is perfect! And because of the distance to city there is a private coral reef accessible directly from the beach. The hotel area is big and beautiful with flowers, lake, private beach and a huge pool area. It is a little bit worn, but the it seems like they are already working at improving the standard of the hotel, building new restaurants and bars.
The only unfortunate thing is that more and more Russians have discovered the hotel, which means that there are way too many Russians!

Room Tip: The bungalows are good if you like more privacy. The sea view rooms have an amazing view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cairo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

the service is good .the rooms are beautiful.there are three swimming pools and mini aquapark.there are many sports courts like tennis , mini football, mini golf, beach volleyball, basket ball. the food is delicious .there are 5 resturants.the sttaf treatment is good.really the trip was nice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Otelul Rosu, Caras-Severin, Romania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I recently was in Hurghada at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort with my mother and sister and all I can say is that this was trhe most beautiful trip I have ever been in. The Hotel is just amazing. I liked..no, I loved everything about the place. The room was spacious and beautiful, with view on the sea side, the food...no comment, it was veeery delicious, the pools, the one from outside and also the indoor one look like the ones from the movies, and the water is soo clear and blue. The sea side is amazing, the coral reefs from the beach are incredible:X what you see there while snorkeling...ift feels like you are part of a dream. The animation team from the hotel is...the best! the show they make every evening, they are all very talented and friendly! the competitions they make are super cool, I felt so good taking part of two of their shows,they make atmosphere! every day they make games on the beach,and many activities. They are like no other animation team I've seen before, so many talented people!they are extreme dancers, good at theater, good at everything!If I would ever come back somewhere where I was before, that would be Sonesta, Hurghada. I promissed I ll come back, and I will return as soon as possible!

Room Tip: Rooms with view at the sea side offer you amazing mornings, even to those ones who are ussualy sleep...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cairo
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I was in Sonesta with my family. I had a great time, all the people who work there are so nice! And the animation team awesome. I like Sheeko, Essam, Karim and Ahmed so much, they are the best entertainers! Every day you can go so much activities.
This hotel has everything you need and is very clean. The pool is very nice and also the beach. you can snorkel and dive.
Every night there is a nice show to watch. Sonesta also has some nice reataurants were you can eat very good.

I will go back for sure to sonesta! It's the best!

Room Tip: There are very beautiful rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada

Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#17 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#17 Best Value Hotel in Hurghada
#20 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada 5*
Number of rooms: 360
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