Me and my boyfriend have just came back from a weeks stay at Sol y mar, we couldn't have stayed at a nicer hotel.
The hotel itself it lovely, rooms are a good size we balcony and patio with sun loungers in front if your room. Mohamed the gentleman who cleaned our room would leave various shaped animals and hearts on our bed in the towels, it was small touches like this which made us feel valued guests.
The bar staff were great specifically Sherif and Yusef (apologies if I spelt the names incorrectly). They always had a laugh and joke with us and took time to get to know us and ask how we were, it was rare we had to go to the bar as they were always on hand to offer us another drink or bring around ice creams when around the pool or bar at night.
I could go on and on about how good this hotel is, the food was well cooked, varied every meal time and there was always freshly grilled meat, pasta, omelettes, pancakes and always a fresh salad which I ate every day and had no dicky stomach.
Tamer the manager was every inch the gentleman, would hold out doors, offer drinks, very polite, took time to talk to every individual and managed a good team of staff in the hotel. The whole team are impeccable.
The one down fall which can't be put down to the hotel or any of the hotel staff were the animation team. They were 2 young girls who were there for day time activities and to let us know about the night life, where to go, where we could get night club wrist bands, entry tickets from etc, however, all they seemed to do was organise darts twice a day but only invite the men to play. Every day of the holiday they would ask my boyfriend If he would like to join in the activities but didn't even acknowledge me. After speaking to another couple our age who we spent the rest of the holiday with they said the girls were the same with them an it became obvious after a few days that they were only interested in speaking to the guys around the pool or in the bar of an evening when they would come to our table and ignore me and the other girl in our group but only speak to our boyfriends. They didn't introduce themselves to us and we didn't even know there names, they were rude and not what an animation team should be. If you need to know anything about the nightlife, days out etc go to the gentleman in the shops in the hotel, they are very helpful and will give you all the info you need and also try and get you discount in to the clubs in naama bay and soho square. Please don't hold the animation team against the hotel, we didn't let them ruin our stay and we had a fantastic holiday. The staff made our stay at this hotel even better than anywhere me or my boyfriend have stayed before. Egypt is beautiful and I will defiantly be going back to this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay is one of the latest additions to the Jaz Hotels & Resorts portfolio, opened November 2009. This neat and modern Four-star hotel is only five minutes away from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. Just 10 minutes by Bus from a stretch of some of the finest sandy beaches on the shores of the clear and warm Red Sea. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, a lobby bar & terrace, an internet cafe, a shopping arcade, swimming pool, children's club, 24 hour reception and a shuttle bus to the nearby beach. The main building comprises 130 rooms, most of which overlook the pool. Others look out directly on to the pool deck. A separate two-floor apartment building houses 8 one bedroom apartments.Hotel facilities include one main open buffet restaurant, one outdoor a la carte restaurant, Lobby bar, snack/pool bar and 24-hour room service. A heated main swimming pool and a kid’s pool, shopping arcade and a shuttle service to the beach are also provided. ... more less
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