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Beach Albatros Sharm
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hadabet Ilm Elseid, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #70 of 226 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great value, beach and staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just got back from a week stay, whilst we seemed to have picked the only week were the weather wasnt great we still had an enjoyable holiday.
We were upgraded from 2 singles to a chalet no 3030 perfect location by lifts and veranda bar (which has spectacular views) Furniture dated but clean, functional and plenty of storage. Water temp and pressure a little hit and miss but nothing too dramatic.
On arrival we were worried by location and appearance but fear not-its only a 5min walk to old market (walk via the beach its quicker) and a short taxi ride to Naama bay.
Private beach is great with a lift down for those that find the steps daunting.
Spa was excellent we ended up booking 3 massages each!
Good selection of food with both late breakfast, afternoon tea and Late dinner included in AI. Staff as always were great-Tip your favourite waitor and he will LOOK AFTER YOU WELL!

BUT few points:
no table service for drinks in restaurants

reception staff we found were poor-cashier never had any change and often the staff didnt have answers to simple questions such as how much for late check-out with out asking 3 different people and youhaving to comeback "when my manager is back" really dissapointing and the only real negative-some of their housekeeping/waitors could teach them about customer service!

Animation team were enthusiaistic but there was definately a feel of "off season" malaise, however Annie's comic complaining and Toby's boundless energy were both great.

DONT BOOK THE MEGA SAFARI-THE ONLY DECENT PART IS THE QUAD-BIKING OTHERWISE THERE IS ALOT OF HANGING AROUND AND "SELLING" TIME

It can get windy-take some long trousers and a wrap/fleece/jacket for evenings.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hanyabdelshafy, Manager at Beach Albatros Sharm, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our appreciation and thankfulness for your fantastic rewiew about your recent holiday at our hotel Beach Albatros Sharm El Sheikh and for recommending the same.

We are honored by your very praising comments regarding our service and it will be a great pleasure for us to be your host soon again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wer'e just back from a month at Beach Albatross. We'd booked a garden view room, but on arrival got a upgrade to a seaview room without even asking for it.
We were more than happy with our room. It was 'L' shaped with a sofa & soft chairs in the first part & the beds & wardrobe in the other bit.
The beds were the comfiest wev'e slept in, in a hotel, and our shady terrace was frontline to the sea, with unspoilt views as you looked down upon the bay.
We were by the tennis courts in room 6002, in the quieter part of the hotel.

The staff were always busy, cleaning, mopping, sweeping & they kept the complex lovely & clean. Also our cleaner, Madgy who kept our apartment spotless.

During our 1st 2 weeks there were lots of Russians at the hotel & i have to say, they are far ruder than the Germans. Especially in the dining room. They didn't know the meaning of queuing up & they had no control over their kids who were running around in the restaurant.
They didnt believe in getting a little bit to eat, then going up for more if still hungry.
They fetched all their courses at once & filled their plates high, as if they were scared of running out of food.

The food in the 2 restaurants was pretty good, although it became repetative after a while.
There was usually always Fish, Chicken & Beef available, plus freshly cooked pizzas & spaghetti dishes.
Plenty of salad at all meals but there was never any onions but we got them if we asked.
There were a few little things that was a bit back to front withe the food that they could easily have changed.
For example: Cakes & Pastries were available on the breakfast buffett, also jelly, but we'd have enjoyed them more at lunchtime or with the evening meal.
Also, cooked meats & cheeses for brekky, but not available with the salads at lunchtime.

The two pools were both too cold to swim in january, but it was nice & relaxing just to chillax around them.

On our last day we arrived at airport to be told that our flight back to Birmingham had been cancelled.
We were all taken by coach to the 5 star Hilton Dreams Hotel in Naama Bay for a overnight stay. Our initial reaction was 'Great, we get to stay in a 5 star for a extra night'!
However, this hotel was not a patch on the Beach Albatross. The rooms were newer, but the mattresses were too hard & the food was disgusting.
We got talking to the other delayed passengers & from their descriptions of the hotels they'd been staying in & the food they'd had, we soon realised how lucky we'd been in choosing the Beach Albatross.

All in all, a wonderful relaxing holiday, for a really good price with amazing views.
Many thanks to all the staff.
Carol & Len, Bewdley.

Room Tip: Rooms 6001 to 6010 are frontline to sea by tennis courts & quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hanyabdelshafy, Manager at Beach Albatros Sharm, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our appreciation and thankfulness for your fantastic rewiew about your recent holiday at our hotel Beach Albatros Sharm El Sheikh and for recommending the same.

We are honored by your very praising comments regarding our service and it will be a great pleasure for us to be your host soon again.
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Dennyloanhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I are seasoned travellers to Egypt and selected this hotel to it's trip advisor ratings and to say we were sadly disappointed!.

Food:
Is the standard repetitive day in day out stuff but if your not fussy there is always something to find...like the rest of Egyptian hotels it caters more for the Eastern European,Russian dinners which is pretty bland.3/5

Rooms:
The rooms were a real surprise as they are the worst rooms I have stayed in,in the 7years I've visited Egypt.Beds were knackered and the furnishings were on there last legs....the toilet and shower are something u would expect in a 2star accommodation really disappointing.2/5

Complex:
Has no real grand reception which lets it down badly and the road upto the main entrance is something you would expect from Libya.Once past reception and through into the grounds they are maintained well and the gardens and pool areas are nice...now the view is awesome looking over the bay and beach.3/5

Beach:
The beach and bars are ace with plenty of water sports at hand...sandy beach and you can walk straight into the sea.4/5

Staff:
The staff are ace especially the entertainment team Mario,Toby,baboo...these guys were the best team I've met in Egypt to date they were awesome....and deserve more credit than any other staff!.....now the reception staff are easily the worst I've ever met they were awful and couldn't be bothered helping anyone worst I've ever seen by a country mile....Entertainment team 5/5....bar staff,cleaners 3/5....reception staff,bell boy 0/5.

I do hope this helps someone make there decision in regards to booking here...it's your choice at the end of the day...but apart from beach/outside grounds/entertainment team this place would only get 2/5...so I'm going to be generous and give a 3/5...but just be wary of the rating on trip advisor because this one rated highly which I find very strange!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hanyabdelshafy, Manager at Beach Albatros Sharm, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our appreciation and thankfulness for your fantastic rewiew about your recent holiday at our hotel Beach Albatros Sharm El Sheikh and for recommending the same.

We are honored by your very praising comments regarding our service and it will be a great pleasure for us to be your host soon again.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

First impressions from outside hotel is not good but once inside, the grounds are lovely and the views amazing. Wasn't happy with first room we were given, it was small and in need of an update, shower curtain falling down etc, 2nd room better but bathroom not good, the third room was excellent with stunning views. The staff couldn't be better, friendly and polite and work very hard wether its in the dining rooms or gardens, everywhere is kept very clean and they really do try to make your holiday enjoyable. Not too sure about the entertainment, perhaps I am hard to please. Overall couldn't have picked a better place to stay for the week, the hotel must be in the best location. So come on get all those rooms up to standard and you will have a really first class 5 star hotel

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hanyabdelshafy, Manager at Beach Albatros Sharm, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our appreciation and thankfulness for your fantastic rewiew about your recent holiday at our hotel Beach Albatros Sharm El Sheikh and for recommending the same.

We are honored by your very praising comments regarding our service and it will be a great pleasure for us to be your host soon again.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

myself and my wife just got back from our best holiday in egypt ever...this is our 4th visit and the best by far . our room was lovely and very clean ,also the view was amazing from our room and also quiet we were near the sea view restaurant. food was excellent and the staff very friendly and efficient in their duties,,special mention to mustafa who greeted us each time we entered the dining room with a very warm greeting and nice smile ...entertainment team worked hard too each day they always tried to put a smile on peoples faces.beach was also amazing to sunbathe from and also to snorkel from as the sea is full of amazing fish .so well done and thanks to all the staff..keep up the good work and for sure we will be returning next year for a 21 nighter with luck, all the best from dave and lynne from oxfordshire

Room Tip: quiet rooms seem to be near sea view we were in 7012
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hanyabdelshafy, Manager at Beach Albatros Sharm, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our appreciation and thankfulness for your fantastic rewiew about your recent holiday at our hotel Beach Albatros Sharm El Sheikh and for recommending the same.

We are honored by your very praising comments regarding our service and it will be a great pleasure for us to be your host soon again.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Just got back from a weeks holiday at Beach Albatross. Overall it's a clean, spacious and friendly resort. The weather was amazing and the beach location was great - crystal clear sea and, being in a cove, this made it great for snorkelling etc. Having never been on an all inclusive holiday before, beach Albatross seemed like an affordable option, however I think in hindsight if we were to do it again we'd choose a slightly more expensive hotel, as the food, drink and amenities could have been nicer. The local spirits and wine weren't great and there was no option to pay for premium drinks, and although the food was good, having the option to eat in different restaurants on site would have been nice. So next time perhaps we will go for something with those options. But you get what you pay for, and for a bargain holiday in the sun, it was just fine.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed here November 30th for 10 days, along with 3 of my friends. We originally booked for 2 rooms, but got given a family room for 4. The room was next to the childrens creche. Very clean rooms, cleaned every day along with fresh towels both for the room and our beach towels. Not far to walk to the main resturant which was excellent service, a varied selection of food, which was delicious. Bottles of water provided at the bar, along with settes made to soft drinks or alcohol. We enjoyed omlettes made to order for breakfast, the beach snack bar served gorgeous pizza, chips, salad or sandwiches for lunch, Evening meals had different cuisines each nite and when that finishes at 9:30pm they serve a smaller selection of food 10:30pm-12am Staff are very friendly and also the animation team were lovely. Every part of the hotel we saw was spotless. The views were to die for had great warm weather. Nice shops dwn the beach along with hairdressers. The old town was excellent for shopping and in Narma Bay fab nitelife but a little expensive. The Manager who stayed a few doors dwn from us was very welcoming, friendly, & helpful.The only thing to be aware of is that it is full of Russians & Germans, I always spk as I find but there was a small number of them very, very rude, ignorant n no manners what so ever!!! Like most human beings we all work hard in our lives to afford to go on holiday to enjoy & relax, my only advise is if u can just stay as far as u can away from them, not to spoil ur holiday!!!! We had a FANTASTIC & AMAZING time at Beach Albetros wld highly recommend to anyone, and cant wait to stay again #amazballs :)))

Room Tip: we stayed next to the childrens creche which was inbetween the main resturant & bar, think it wa...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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hanyabdelshafy, Manager at Beach Albatros Sharm, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our appreciation and thankfulness for your fantastic rewiew about your recent holiday at our hotel Beach Albatros Sharm El Sheikh and for recommending the same.

We are honored by your very praising comments regarding our service and it will be a great pleasure for us to be your host soon again.
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Address: Hadabet Ilm Elseid, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#45 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#58 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#63 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Beach Albatros Sharm 4*
Number of rooms: 228
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LocationBeach Albatros SSH located on the Sharm Elmaya bay. Only 20 minutes from SharmInternational Airport, the Hotel is built on an area covering over 137,000 sq. m.• 20 minutes to the airport• 10 minutes to Na’ama bay (Center of Sharm El Sheikh)• 05 minutes to the old town• Shuttle bus to Na’ama bay (extra charge)Rooms & Amenities• Number of rooms: 228 Rooms• Double rooms 194 rooms with Terrace or Balcony, Maximum 3 person's occupancy, Air condition, direct dialing phone, Sat. TV, Mini Bar, Hair dryer.• Chalets 34 rooms two bedrooms + Living room , and one bathroom, with stylish windows or terrace 1 - 4 persons, Air condition, direct dialing phone, Sat. TV, Mini Bar, Hair dryer.• Number of floors: 3 in the main building ... more   less 
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