Let me first start by saying that this hotel was very nice. Coming from Southern California and traveling quite a bit all over the world, my husband and I have experienced many true 5 star hotels. This place came very close.
We were frustrated at times by some communication problems. We did not get picked up at the airport and had to wait, sitting on our suitcases at the curb for a good 30 minutes because there is no seating in front of the Sharm airport. We finally ended up taking a very unpleasant cab ride to the hotel. Exhausted from the flight over from Luxor via Cairo, irritated, and hungry, we finally were able to check in. We will give the Royal Savoy manager credit for being warm, hospitable, and professional. He upgraded our room and treated us very nicely. That was the kind of service we would expect from a 5 star.
The grounds and room were extraordinary. The beach was clean and beautiful. The reef was breathtaking.
We tried 3 of the restaurants onsite and were not impressed with any of them. The food was quite bland. The best part about our eating experience was the breakfast in the Royal Savoy lounge. While still not amazing, at least there were nice choices of fresh foods and an omelet station on the patio.
Loved the daily afternoon room service of cakes. Loved the rose petals on the bed. Loved the pool area and plush yellow towels all neatly made up on a sun lounger for us. Loved the location at Soho Square with a nice supermarket across the street for buying whatever we forgot to bring. Loved the warm and friendly staff, which were such a relief to be around after spending a week being harassed by Egyptians looking for handouts every minute of the day.
Drinks were weak. Beer and wine selection in Egypt is poor, but I'm sure that is how it is everywhere. Four Seasons? Do they have that problem too? Our biggest gripe - how could this property not have fresh brewed coffee anywhere??? With all of the Europeans around, have they not demanded fresh coffee? Advise - bring Starbucks instant coffee pouches. Much better than instant Nescafe.
Do not miss the diving or snorkeling! It was amazing.
Would we stay here again? Yes, would not stay anywhere else in Sharm. The Four Seasons may be nicer but I'm sure the crowd is older and there is less to do there.
- Also Known As:
- The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel
- The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Savoy is an exclusive club wing, complete with its own private lounge, terrace, pool, and beach area. Created for guests who prefer to stay in a more intimate and secluded location within the grounds of the Savoy. The Royal Savoy offers rooms of exceptional grace and comfort, all providing views over Tiran islands or the hotel's landscaped gardens. The rooms range in size from the generous standard rooms, to the famous luxury Suites. All rooms are welcoming and capacious, offering an exceptional combination of style and function. ... more less
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