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Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #20 of 181 hotels in Hurghada
Cairo, Egypt
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Good Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Positives:
Great location
Big rooms
Big pool
Long beach

Negatives:
The front desk guys are not welcoming and not smiling at all
There is no variety in the food, very little choices
The animation team is using many sexual intimations in the night show

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Dear John M

Thank you for both your positive and negative feedback , I will make sure that i report the animation team and the food issue to the management . Sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon at our resort
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Gloucester
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Arrived on the 1st April, we were not welcomed, we had booked a sea view room which if you hung over the balcony and craned your neck to the left you could just about see the sea in the distance. This is not the hotel for British people. The other holiday makers were mainly Russian and German and the hotel catered for their needs, the staff were unhelpful. The tennis courts were under construction and not useable, the food was at best slop, there were not enough food stations, limited choice and not nice.

This hotel is at best a 3 star resort!

It was so bad we paid another £300 to be moved to another hotel on the second day.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Karen M

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, whether it is positive or negative , it is by reading your reviews that we try to correct our mistakes , sorry for you experience and be sure we will do our best to upgrade our service , food and accommodation
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Slough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Arrived at Sonesta and first impressions were good - on check in we found the reception staff rather unhelpful but just assumed it was because they were busy. Our room in the grounds was more than adequate albeit it had no view! The food was awful - it was like a canteen style more than 5 * and this is where we first came across the many Russians - they were rude, pushed in, and filled their plates (and bags!) with so much food it was disgusting! The hotel catered for the Russians and the staff have obviously picked up on their ways as they came across as very rude and unhelpful! At breakfast there was limited selection not enough plates/cups (sometimes having to wait 5-10 minutes) and the tables were often left uncleared. They were obviously very short staffed - and the hotel wasn't full? On a positive the pool area was beautiful if you could find a sun bed that didn't have bird droppings all over it - these were not cleaned and many were ripped. The grounds were very pretty. At one point we even travelled back to siva grand to try and book into there instead but couldn't afford the price! It's a good thing the weather was beautiful which helped enormously.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
YvetteH622

We are sorry you did not enjoy your time at the resort , I will report your comments to the management and specially the short of staff issue and I am sure if you give us another chance you will experience the difference next time

Thank you
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West sussex
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at the Sonesta Pharaoh hotel. Yes, there was a lot of Russians, but I found them well mannered. Maybe it was because the hotel was not crowded! There was plenty of chairs round the pool and on the beach. We had a beautiful room overlooking the gardens, which were tended to daily. I enjoyed the food and especially the cakes! There was an 'all you can eat' fish restaurant on the beach with an evening entrainment Egyptian style! We paid £10 as we were all inclusive guests and it was worth every penny! I've never seen so much fish!
All in all I would defiantly recommend this hotel

Room Tip: I don't know why, but we had a very large room with a king bed and two queen beds and there was...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New Germany, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Nice holiday ! Reception staff very good especially hussein gr . I traveled with my sister in february for a one week stay.We stayed in a garden bungalow and it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.Breakfast was really good with plenty of variety and everything freshly cooked.
i well come to the hotel soon
al omda

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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have visited Egypt with my family this year and i can say we were very luchy to have chosen Sonesta Pharaoh. The room we received was very big and luminous , with garden view, and also we could see the sea from our window.
The beach is very clean and large, and the corals are amazing. The water temperature in January was pleasant enough to dive. There are plenty of sun beds and you get towels that you can change as often as you want.
The staff ... incredible friendly! The animation team tempted us with all kind of fun activities like dance lessons, aerobics, darts and WOW shows every evening! They made our holiday even better, they made is perfect!

I hope to return here soon, because it was a perfect holiday!!!!

  • 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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Trnava, Slovakia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed for a week, expecting a calm, relaxing stay. And that is what we exactly had. It was sunny and warm, some days were even hot. The fresh breeze was really welcome. The beach is clean and large, no fights for sun beds. You get towels, which you can change as often as you please.
There is a beach bar (serving snacks and a lunch buffet). The staff will try to persuade you to get a massage (these are really annoying, but after a few days, even they give up) or join the animation activities.
We enjoyed the food (no funny tummies). However, some people may find it a bit strange for European tastes.
The room was clean and big, we had a nice view from the balcony. The bathroom is quite old (design of tiles), but very clean and functional.
Hurgahada is some 8 km away, but you can easily get a taxi outside the hotel (insist on 30 EL per taxi, not more, before you enter. Sit in the back and hand them the money after you get off the taxi) or if you are not sure the reception will arrange a taxi for you.
There is some entertainment every evening, a disco or something. Most of this is centered on the Russian clientele. (we didn't mind, since they were sober and kind).
I am not sure if I would return. However, I don't regret going.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Sabina B,

Thank you for your review , it was really nice that you enjoyed your vacation and we hope you can come back soon for a second visit
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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:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Hurghada
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#15 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#18 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada 5*
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