We stayed at this hotel for a week in Mid November 12. Although the hotel still isn't fully operational, this did not for a minute spoil the experience that we had. There are now 5 restaurants available: Italian, Thai, French, Mediterranean and the buffet restaurant. We tended to eat at the Italian most days as this was open for both lunch and dinner, and was set down on the beach with superb views over the sea and Tiran Island.
The hotel has a great beach with superb snorkelling opportunities. As per most hotels in Egypt, you do have to access the sea via a jetty in order to protect the coral.
The biggest attraction at this hotel are most definately the staff. I have never been to a hotel before where they have been so friendly! There are far too many to mention by name, but from the cleaners to the bell boys, the restaurant staff to the animation team, and to Lauren in guest relations - they all took time to stop and have a chat and to make sure that everything was ok. They really cannot do enough for you here!
If you want to get out and about, there is a free bus service which runs most evenings to Soho Square which takes about 10-15 mins. There are many shops, bars and restaurants here, as well as bowling and an ice skating rink. If you wanted to take a taxi instead it would cost around £7-£8 return. The shopkeepers do not hassle you here either as in other parts of Sharm, making it a much better experience!
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone. It is a new hotel, and there are some parts of the hotel which are still being finished (aesthetically though and not structurally). Unless you are walking down to the beach, you would never even notice or hear it, so don't let this deter you!
We look forward to returning to see the finished product!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SUNRISE Grand Select Arabian Beach Resort offers guests an unforgettable and luxurious escape to enjoy an ultimate holiday. Each with an own private balcony or terrace overlooking the Red Sea and the garden surrounding, the 420 guest rooms are thoughtfully designed and exude the spirit of Arabian elegance and enchantment.Complemented by a host of comprehensive amenities, all rooms and suites are adorned with the convenience of Telephone in room, LCD Flat screen TV with international channels and News, WIFI Internet (free of charge), in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, individually controlled air-conditioning and daily free local and international newspaper.Several room categories guarantee to satisfy all guests’ needs. Families will find their personal haven in the spacious family rooms, featuring a separate bed room with king size bed and living room with 2 queen size beds. Experience a new level of pampering in our different suites with private Jacuzzi bath, that cater our discerning guests all the comfort and luxury for an unforgettable stay. Room Types• Standard Room• Deluxe Room • Family Room • Swim Up Suite• Executive Suite • Junior Suite• Pasha SuiteDining & Bars For the ultimate gourmet enjoyment at SUNRISE Grand Select Arabian Beach Resort an excellent selection of dining options awaits you. ... more less
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