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Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Naama Bay | South Sinai, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #66 of 226 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“all very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

everything as you should expect from the hotel,,the service is good, as is the rooms ,pools,food even the gardens ,,
the only thing I can fault is the trips we went on,they are all exaggerated,,we went on the star gazing buggy/quad trip-didn't get to do any star gazing,I would also advise you take some warm clothing,we sat in the cold and dark for 90 mins where we eventually got some food,by this time all you want is this excursion to finish.
The snorkling trip,we were told we were going to a reef where there is a wrecked ship-first we had a long wait by a dock to get on the boat,then we moored over some coral close to a beach(no wreck,no reef),but the boat crew were all very good for advice and help.
Be careful of the paper seller in the hotel,,he will tell you he has no change,and say he will be right back,then he will try and avoid you,I caught him a few days after buying a newspaper,and he told me AGAIN,"I have no change,I will go get change" and I am still waiting on my 5 pounds,to me he is just a thief!!

Room Tip: we had a room towards the rear of the hotel, close to the cactus pool,,it was quiet there and close...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear rayhe14

Thank you for your review , we are happy you enjoyed the stay and had a nice time , we hope we can host you again soon
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Sonesta Beach is a lovely looking hotel and was very quiet in Feb, the weather was amazing! However if you are thinking of going to this hotel you need to be aware of the following:
The food is very hit and miss, sometimes good but mostly very average with a poor selection.
Most of the guests are Russian and are very rude!
The hotel allows people from shops with the vast resort to come round the pools to drum up business, this is very tiresome...they are relentless.
Some things arent included in the all inclusive e.g.mini bar, tandoori restaurant, certain cocktails, wifi
The staff are friendly enough but we were propositioned by 3 different waiters which we could have done without really.
Naama bay is like Blackpool but worse, we were hastled none stop from leaving the hotel every few yards, it is really annoying. It may have been worse as we were two females ? it put us off leaving the resort as it just wasnt worth the hassle. They are complaining there arent many English tourists due to the unrest, this will only get worse if they keep up the pestering tactics.
In my opinion it is a great place for guaranteed winter sunshine but I wouldnt dream of going in the summer, there are far nicer places to go. Sorry!

Room Tip: The rooms are all ok really nice and clean and very spacious
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear CarterD02

Thank you for your review we ares sorry the vendors in Naama Bay bothered you but you know these are everywhere in the world in touristic places , we hope you can come back again soon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

just arrived home from two weeks holiday at the sonesta .Everything was perfect helpful staff wonderful food, the animation team was brilliant especially ercan (jan Turkish boy) who was so charming. only one fault was the beach pool was so cold, but at least you could go to the heated cactus pool. bar staff are fabulous always ready to serve you. Our waiter Hady in the La Dome restaurant was fantastic. looking forward to returning soon

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Good location if you want to be able to walk into Naama Bay. Lots of pools and restaurants to choose from, we liked the Wave pool because it is heated and ate at the Dome restaurant due to our room being nearby. Food always plentiful with lots of choice, but not always fab! My son has a peanut allergy and staff were not very knowledgeable about what dishes might contain them, not great...
Rooms were spacious and airy, but bathroom could do with updating as looking tired and a bit grubby! Cleanliness of room itself was good, dressing area and lounge a bonus. But the bed was probably the most uncomfortable bed ever!
Staff were always helpful, friendly and good with the kids.
Went to spa one morning for a massage package inc sauna, steam room, wrap, face mask and an hours Egyptian massage, good value and very enjoyable.
Ali baba shisha-pipe roof top cafe worth a visit, not part of all-inclusive package but reasonably priced and great views.
Had a very enjoyable holiday here, though with the great weather we had it would've been hard not to!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Arrived home Monday this resort was excellent very helpful staff, relaxing atmosphere, very clean.
The beach was not great very small!

Jan (Turkish boy) on the animation team was very helpful

Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I visited Sonesta in early February with my five year old daughter. Everything was great, fantastic place. Clean nice room, very beautiful hotel grounds, food, with lots to choice, friendly staff!!!! And of course, special thanks for animation team. My daughter fell in love with Valentina and Ice.And still loves them (for me it is still a secret, how they could communicate if my doughter does not speak English at all :) Thank you so much girls!!!!!! Me and my energizer certainly be back next winter!!!!!!! xoxo

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have just come back from the sonesta hotel and would definatly go back! It was an amazing hotel with a great location. The food and entertainment was great! The animation team was fantatic exapecially my favorite one ercan! (John turkish guy) he was great very friendly and really looked after us as we went as a group of 3 girls he made us all feel safe and went out of his way to make our holiday... Amazing! Missing the holiday already!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Naama Bay | South Sinai, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#40 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#45 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#54 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#59 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 505
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino Sharm El Sheikh, stretching across the sands of Naama Bay, overlooks the Red Sea and South Sinai desert and mountains. The resort's traditional Arabic domes and archways form a village-style ambiance. The resort offers a private beach for the world's best scuba diving in the Red Sea's legendary waters, and seven swimming pools for relaxing laps in the sun. ... more   less 
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