We we greeted personally at the entrance by Taha and welcomed with fresh fruit drinks and cold citrus towels. A wonderful and friendly introduction; we were shown to our rooms and taken across to the restaurant.
The rooms themselves are fabulous, huge bed, massive TV and very very lovely bathroom. Housekeeping came daily and were friendly. There are three pools on site, heated so you can swim any time during the day. The bar around the pool offers cocktails and light lunch, both of which are delicious. We were invited to a cocktail meeting with management, who listened to our feedback and had no problem adapting immediately. (We asked that they serve iced coffee in the bar... Make sure to ask!). The pool attendant was very friendly and ensured everybody got a sunbed (no sun beds are reserved, so towels in a morning are ones he has put out)
The restaurant (Le Gondola) had a great variety of food, which was freshly prepared by the chefs exclusive to this restaurant. The waiting staff were cheerful and genuine. In particular we were served by a lovely guy called Bishoy, who soon learned our names and drink orders. He became our friend by the time we left and we were sad to have to go.
The beach is very busy, however the Le Royale has an exclusive section away from the hustle and bustle. The sea was very warm and pleasant to swim in, with brightly coloured tropical fish. Be wary of small jellyfish. My kids went parasailing and said it was fantastic. If you show your band, you get a discount and we bartered down the price a little more.
The weather was flawless, the heat was very tolerable and just right for sunbathing or having a swim.
Also want to mention, we made prior arrangements for transport from the airport through the hotel, by emailing them beforehand. They were there on time, very courteous and quickly transported us with aircon! (Far batter and much cheaper than coach transfer with tour operator)
5* and beyond!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Royale Sharm El Sheikh, a Sonesta Collection Luxury Resort, is a boutique property on the Red Sea. The resort offers 165 oversized luxurious guest rooms and spectacular suites with upscale amenities and opulent finishes. The resort features 3 magnificent pools and 2 of them are heated in winter from November 1st till April 30th.The resort has a fine-dining Italian restaurant, bars, and lushly landscaped gardens.A Health Club is available at the Sonesta Club across the road .Just 10 minutes from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. ... more less
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- Le Royale Sharm El Sheikh, a Sonesta Collection Luxury Hotel Sharm El Sheikh