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“the curates egg” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ritz-Carlton Spa

Ritz-Carlton Spa
Om El Seed Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
+2069 3 661919
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“the curates egg”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Ritz Carlton was a complete curates egg, good in parts, and some of those parts were very good. The problem was with the name because we expected the quality of a Ritz Carlton and not Butlins Ibiza.
We booked a club room, which was a saving grace, for the extra money it gave exclusive access to the club lounge, which provided complimentary food and drink 5 times a day. The hotel also said that the club lounge was not available to children under 12 years of age, but this was not enforced. The a la carte restaurants served excellent food but at very high prices. The hotel was isolated and had very good security, but that meant that outside restaurants a 15 minute taxi ride away.
Although there was a dedicated children's pool complex the pool by the club lounge was always occupied by screaming children, disturbing anyone wanting a quiet rest on a sun lounger. The sun loungers were also mainly in need of repair. the climax of this less than peaceful break was that at midday every day there was an aquaerobics class playing very loud disco music for an hour, even when retreating to the club lounge the music shook the building. The Ritz London would throw up its hands in horror

Visited October 2012
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“What a waste of money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

I am a resident in Sharm el Sheikh and for the past two years when family or friends have come over i always treat them to a day in the spa. My friend from Australia was here last week so we both decided we needed a chill out day and booked ourselves into the Ritz spa. We were charge roughly £12 but what a waste of money. Normally we spend a full morning or afternoon in there but we stayed only 2 hours. Usually you get a refreshing drink of Hibiscus but not anymore.The jacuzzi was cold,i complained to staff who replied that the temp was correct. The steam room and sauna was ok but our mood had completley changed. I can also remember that you use to get slippers of some sort for your feet but not anymore. Apparently this hotel has a new gm or owner so to me it looks as if they are having cut backs but not in the right ways. I hate walking anywere without anything on my feet but in swimming pools and spa's you need this as their tiles are slippy. I will never ever set foot in this place ever again even if it was complimentary.

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