Ever since I was a small boy more than fifty years ago staying at a Hilton Hotel meant the highest possible standards. I still believe that applies and so when I had the opportunity to make a late booking, only two weeks before departure, at one of the several Hilton Hotels in Sharm it was not a chance to be missed. To be fair we have stayed at The Fayrouz before but it has lost none of its gloss despite being a holiday hotel.
Early July was a good time to visit as Ramadan, school terms in Europe, very hot weather and the uncertain political state in Egypt kept visitors to a bare minimum. In fact there may have been more staff than guests for most of our stay.
The Hotel was so quiet that I was usually the only person in the main pool for my hourly dip. All the pools are shaped. individually with the longest near our room being about 70 metres and something like a peanut in outline with a pool bar at one end.The water was crystal clear and not salt tasting like so many others.
On the beach, shared with Hilton Dreams who had an all inclusive offer, the sun beds were well spaced out and plenty to spare. Unfortunately these are now getting quite old and looking worse for wear but still do a good job, The on beach cafe does a mean cappuccino.
We stayed B & B so that we could walk into town for our evening meal to visit the Camel Bar or Pomorado restaurants but the breakfasts were excellent.
The Feyrouz has a very nice Italian Restaurant attached to its beach side area which we used on two nights.
Our pool side room was spacious with a King Size bed, a large sofa and outside chairs on the balcony.
Having tea/coffee facilities is always important to me but the hotel was let down by its poor Wi-Fi provision. Charging for use in reception is unusual nowadays and hopefully the management will review this policy. Wi-Fi was also available in the Havana bar as long as a drink was bought but that seemed a little commercial when other hotels provide Internet access for free and I did not see anyone using this bar in the evening at all although the Pirates Bar was quite popular.
The staff, like all Egyptians working in Sharm were very polite and friendly.
The health spa was suffering from the lack of customers and we got a good deal on a two hour steamy Hamman Scrub and a massage. I wasn't convinced by the aromatic scrub but will definitely go for a massage again.
The hotel is under the flight path for aircraft approaching the local airport but they are merely a distraction and did not worry us at all.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Fayrouz and are already considering a return next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Commanding a central position in Naama Bay, the hotel is enclosed within beautiful landscaped gardens and has the advantage of the longest stretch of sandy beach in he bay. Just a short walk along the promenade will take you to the bustling centre of the bay home to a variety of shops and local nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sharm El Sheikh Hilton
- Hilton Fayrouz