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Premier Romance Boutique Hotel and Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sahl Hasheesh | Old Town, Hurghada 84511, Egypt   |  
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“First time in Egypt and no complaints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Firstly there are a few things that I did not see mentioned when I researched this on TA before Xmas which would have been useful to know. When you leave the plane you have the ubiquitous bus that takes 10 minutes to load and drive the few yards to the terminal that you can walk to in under a minute.

As soon as you enter the terminal building you are harangued by 20 or more men holding placards with lists of passenger names and you have to find yours, identify yourself to the placard man who leads you and others to one of about 4 desks where you have to buy your entry visa! We were not told by Secret Escapes (ILE) about this prior nor did the cabin crew of Easyjet announce it so almost all passengers were wary assuming it was a scam. It appears it is not and the cost is £13 or $15 or €15 each (they will take anything!). They do not give change so many people ended up paying £15 as they had no change with them!

That done the queue fro passport control was about 15 minutes and private taxi transfer was fine. The rep accompanied us all the way providing information in broken English and advised us not to drink the water or take ice in our drinks. After 30 minutes we were past the security checkpoint into Sahl-Hasheesh and checking in to the hotel with a glass of something red and cold, possibly Hibiscus tea!?

The room was ready and as good as it looks in the photos and the concierge changed one of our LE100 notes to small notes (5s and 10s) which we used for tips. I am told that most Egyptians exist on about LE10 per day or less which is just £1 so a tip of just £2 most days gets you extraordinary service. I know that it was an all inclusive break but does it really break the bank to dole out about £5 a day in tips for great service?? It certainly helps the staff to survive and they are very grateful.

So yes we did tip - (£10 for the week to the room cleaner guy, £2-3 a day for the bar and beach waiter and the odd £2 to the towel/beach attendant. When we ate in the Chinese and Italian restaurants we tipped a £5 as we were served well and bespoke orders taken and delivered with pleasure. As a result we were treated like old friends on the beach, given towels as often as we liked on the beach and drinks every few minutes if we wanted them - on the beach and in the bar and we usually got them without even asking!

The sea was crystal and fresh (not cold but not 80 either), the sand was like sharp sand used by builders as this is clearly a man-improved coastline and the 'beach' has been built up with the builders sand over rock - but we were fine with that. The pool was warmer but shadowed by the hotel after about 3pm however this was not an issue as the sunbeds were in the sunlight.

Food was very good at all meals - but don't expect any bacon sandwiches or pork sausages! The chef happily cooks you an omelette, fried eggs etc at breakfast and minute steaks in the evening according to what theme the buffet has that day. Most evenings they had whole beef fillets that they carve thin steaks from to order - mmm! The food in the Chinese and Italian was excellent even if there was a fairly short menu choice.

The resort is set in a bay where there are 14 hotels planned although only 5 are completed and open and no work was progressing on the others, probably due to the political instability and the fact that Egypt's reserves have fallen by over 60% since the start of the unrest 2 years ago. So it is not a building site; it is very quiet, with good snorkelling/diving and not much else to see or do (Cairo is 600k away).

Yes the spa people try VERY hard to get you to take 4 massages for the price of 3 but between 2 of us that was OK (full massage is priced at €60 but paid on credit/debit card in US$ - go figure!). However if you just want one massage for €60 just say NO to the offer as often as it takes. The masseurs/euses are good.

So if like us you wanted a lazy week of all inclusive winter sun with temperatures between 25-30 degrees and at a good price (£750 each including flights, private transfers, food and drink) this is just fine by me. Incidentally it can get quite windy (which keeps you cool), the hotel make their ice from large gallon bottles of water (so no trots!) and the staff have no problem at all if you can't/won't tip. Outside the resort everything looked a bit grim and poor but we did not go out of the bay so we were very happy with everything. Little ot no entertainment so all there is to do is read and relax!

Room Tip: The standard seaview rooms (almost all have a sea view) are perfectly good and get the sun almost al...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

One word to describe Premier Romance Hotel, EXCELLENT!
We found very little to fault.
All staff, especially Ahmed, Karim & Nassar were excellent & couldn't do enough for us.
The hotel was fairly busy & we never had to wait long for a drink as some other reviewers have said.
The food was very good, lots of choice.
We ate at the Italian & Chinese restaurants, both were great, I'd give the Italian 8.5/10 & the Chinese 10/10.
Our room had a lovely sea view, very nice , a place for everything.
We used the free wi fi in the Lobby Bar & outside on the Terrace & also realised as our room was just above the Terrace we could get a signal on our balcony!
The pool was lovely with Jacuzzi & sauna & good waiter service.
We didn't use the Spa.
The beach was great, good waiter service & sunglasses cleaning service!
We miss the place so much.
Can't wait to return next year.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mohamed S, General Manager at Premier Romance Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to post your review, we enjoyed your stay with us and hoping see you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Like everyone else who has recently added their comments about the Premier Romance we were also blown away by this hotel. We had stayed in Sharm a few years ago and didn't think we'd bother going back to Egypt but this last week at the Premier Romance has certainly changed our minds and we'll definitely be going back again next winter. Our sea view room (1210) was immaculate and our daily cleaner obviously appreciated an English sense of humour when he decorated his towel-sculpted swan with a pair of my sunglasses. After a couple of days spent by the pool we ventured onto the beach and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ibrahim really looked after us both at the beach and also at the sauna by the pool. The sunglasses cleaning at the beach was a surprise bonus. Due to my husband's tendency to have long lie-ins on holiday we often skipped breakfast but a couple of coffees from the beach service kept us going. We usually had lunch at the snack bar rather than in the restaurant - well looked after by Romany or Ahmed. It is worth trying Il Fornello - the italian restaurant - during the stay as it really is excellent. And finally credit must go to Karem in the lounge bar with whom we shared some good laughs each evening. All in all a great hotel, fantastic staff and a certainty for a return visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Mohamed S, General Manager at Premier Romance Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Visited end November weather very warm in daytime but cool in the evening.
The hotel is quite stunning with a fabulous position. Upgraded to a front larger room and
Was delighted. Room spotless and no noise at all. Only disturbed by cleaner keep wanting to
Change the towels, a lovely chap, never had so many towel changes.
The food was typical hotel fare but best to eat early. Lunchtime eating outside at the small
Cafe was splendid. Service a bit slow but so what, a few glasses of wine and a pizza just the job.
The beach was very good plenty of beds and the snorkelling great, most fish by the old pier.
No nightlife at all but not required by us so not missed. All in all a great break well looked after
By very helpful staff, in a splendid location.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms the best
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We chose the Premier Romance (all inclusive) from a late, internet deal. Fabulous value for money - the rooms are 5 1/2 Star, as is the food and service. Even though the catering is all inclusive (including drinks) it is worth leaving small tips (10 - 20 Egyptian Pounds) for drinks service, porterage etc. Staff were all very friendly and considerate - nothing was too much for them. Beach, pool and spa/gym are top class. Don't forget to leave a good tip for the restaurant and housekeeping staff at the end of your stay. Sahl Hasheesh is a new resort development south of Hurghada. It is cleverly designed to be traffic free in the guest areas, it is clean and it has its own security - there are no hawkers as found in other parts of Egypt. Architecture is beautiful, though much of it is still to be completed and seems to have stalled because of the recession and the political situation in Egypt (which certainly doesn't affect the tourist areas on the Red Sea). There is an enchanting mall with illuminated water features and colourfully lit fountains just down the road from the Premier Romance. It is delightful to walk there after dark on a warm evening. We had a perfectly relaxed holiday and on our return, we wondered why we were so tired - then we realised we were missing our afternoon nap!

Room Tip: Choose a sea view room (on the East Side overlooking the Red Sea) - 2nd or 3rd Floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

1st-8th February 2013
My wife and I chose this hotel because we wanted a quiet secure location with sun,sea and silence (ie; no loud music,screaming kids,nightcubs,teenagers etc).Dont get me wrong we love kids My wife and I have raised three of our own and have taken teenagers on holiday.We have now gravitated away from the noise and madness that surrounds them.The Premier Romance is a quiet and peaceful child free Hotel that offers a relaxing holiday in a beautiful stress free environment.From the moment we arrived until our departure we were treated like royalty.We were waited on hand and foot by a superb team of dedicated staff led by thier ever present manager Mr Mohammed who payed particular attention to detail and knew that little things make a big difference.The bedrooms were spacious,clean and far above average.The sea views were amazing an well worth a little extra.The guys who looked after us on the beach could not do enough and as with all the staff always had a smile on their faces nothing was to much trouble for them.This included cleaning your sunglasses and laying out your towels,even rotating the sunbeds for you to catch the sun.We snorkeled just off the beach and saw lots of fish in the coral.We ate in two of the resturaunts attatched to the hotel both the Italian and the chinese which made a delightful change.Entertainment was low key with one night of an Arabian belly dancer and a whirling dervish and another night with a pianist playing background music.After a weeks stay we returned home refreshed,relaxed and ready to face everyday life.We would not hesitate to recomend this hotel to any like minded people.
thank you for making our stay so enjoyable
Hazel and Ralph Parks

Room Tip: go all inclusive and opt for a sea view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Mohamed S, General Manager at Premier Romance Boutique Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we pleased to read your positive comment, we wish you all the best and looking forward for your next one soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

stayed her last week in September 1st week October 2012, however my review placed at the time of our return has not appeared..... so here i go again with a new review.

staff and management at this 5 star hotel are fantastic, the food was without doubt of 5 if not 6 star standard. The manager Mr Mohamed is a consummate gentleman, always asking if all was ok, what could be done to make things better... nothing was our answer.

We stayed at the Premier Le Reve the sister hotel also in Sahl Hasheesh in may 11, and this hotel was on par, only difference is the le Reve is 24 hour all inc...the romance is till midnight.... this did not really bother us.

the perfect fly and flop location, we wanted to relax and did nothing but chill, the beach was brilliant but on a few days we used the upper roof pool, and were purely alone albeit for our own barman. Signing for everything was not a problem for us, but some people moaned, it just ensures you get what you are entitled to.

the staff dont earn a lot they dont stop smiling and so polite, their service was brilliant, but a few tips and you're treated like royalty/ A lister celebs.

Will keep you to the deal ref the royal suite Mr Mohamed next time.... LOL, and thanks for your generosity on the day of departure.

Will without return in 2013 for our silver wedding anniversary, see you then Mr Mohamed and please say hi to all of your brilliant staff from the gardeners, the beach butlers, the barmen, reception, chefs and restaurant staff.

See you soon

Tony and Dawn Phillips

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Sahl Hasheesh | Old Town, Hurghada 84511, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#7 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#14 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
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Hotel Class:5 star — Premier Romance Boutique Hotel and Spa 5*
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