This was mine and my boyfriends first time to Sharm El Sheikh and we would go back in a heartbeat. We stayed at the Hilton Sharks Bay after a recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. We had a lovely room overlooking the pools which was kept clean with fresh towels daily. It was very quiet at this time of year which is perfect for couples. There is a swim up pool bar which is great for having cocktails in the sun, however this pool isn't heated so you have to brave the colder water to get to the bar! Sunbeds and towels were always guaranteed however the one downside to sunbathing by the pool is that you do get hassled quite a bit by the staff from the spa at the hotel. My boyfriend had to be quite firm with them to get them to go away.
The all inclusive food was a massive disappointment. It was ok for breakfast and lunch but dinner time was like a canteen at school and the quality of food was quite poor. There is an italian restaurant which is included in the all inclsuive deal which is much nicer and definitely worth a visit. The Houses of Asia restaurant in the hotel was beautiful. We ate there twice, and although it was quite pricey it was definitely worth the money. I would definitely recommend doing the 'romantic dinner' which takes place in a gorgeous little hut with fairy lights. This cost £50 for the both of us which included a bottle of sparkling wine and the food was gorgeous. We were served by a man called Hamdi who certainly deserved the 40% tip that we gave him. Nothing was too much trouble for him, he was friendly, efficient, respectful and certainly made our night with the fabulous service he gave us.
I would also highly recommend going down to the beach and hiring one of the private areas that has its own little beach hut. This was only £10 for the whole day which was absolutely amazing. We were served all day by another absolute star waiter called Ahmed Rahman. Not only on this day, but for the whole holiday he looked after us and absolutely made our trip. He went out of the way to make sure we had the most amazing holiday ever and succeeded. He was such a genuine, friendly guy who did everything in his power to give us special treatment. My boyfriend got ill one day (not because of the food or water i hasten to add) and Ahmed even made trips to our room to take him water and make sure he was ok.
There is way too much to write about this fantastic trip. All in all we had an amazing holiday as long as you are willing to spend a little extra to have nicer meals! I would urge people who are slightly apprehensive to travel to Sharm, like we were, to go! It is beautiful and we are already planning our next trip back.
We met a lovely couple Carol and Pete who we did not get to say bye to, so if you see this - get in touch!
- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sharks Bay Hotel
- Sharks Bay
- Hilton Sharks Bay
- Hilton Sharm El Sheikh
- Hilton Sharm El-Sheikh
- Hilton Sharks Bay Sharm El Sheikh
- Bay Hilton Shark
- Sharm El-Sheikh Hilton
- Hilton Sharks Bay Egypt
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive into a Red Sea adventure at the beachside Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheikh. Relax on the private beach, swim in one of 7 pools or try your hand at tennis or mini golf on the onsite courts. Just 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the Go bus station, the hotel boasts a fully equipped health club, a private beach, 7 polls, 13 restaurants and bars, 2 kids' clubs, kids’ playground and shaded pool and daily evening entertainment with animation team program. Sporty types will love the dive center. Explore the Red Sea coast and top dive sites or visit Sharm El Sheikh Attractions like the Aqua land Water Park. Treat your loved ones with a private dinner at the beach, or enjoy a cool drink over Red Sea views at the Sunset Bar. Hilton rooms boast a balcony or terrace with garden, pool or sea view. ... more less
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