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“Great hotel and staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Island View Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Sharks Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 46611, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #70 of 228 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Merthyr Tydfil
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great hotel and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for two weeks, great location. Staff are so good and can't do enough for you and your family. Rooms are lovely and big and cleaned everyday.
Food is good, you wil not starve although can get a bit boring.
Two min walk to Soho Sq shopping centre,worth a trip.
Great value hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IslandViewRe, Quality Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Dear Loischloe,

Many thanks for your review, we're glad you had a good stay with us. If you return in the future please do not hesitate to let us know.

For future geusts, we remain open for business as the Island View Resort and look forward to welcoming you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Rachel Glennerster
Quality Manager
Island View Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

omg where do i start... i came here with my partner july 2011 and was the best holiday we have ever had, hotel was beautiful, the waitors where lovely and couldnt do enough for you,
there was plenty to do there and it is in the perfect location, fish off the jetty where amazing!
tip dont bother paying for snorkelling boat trip its a waste of time and money you can see better fish off the jetty for free! it is right next to soho square which is beautiful, the food was lovely too and lots of choice, the room had great view as requested and the pools take your pick!
3 lovely restaurants on the complex food was really good especially greek restaurant fatimas the workers here are so nice and make you feel sooooo welcome, would definatly recommend this to couples, families, anyone! returning again next year... thank you sunrise x

Room Tip: pool view over looking the over 15's pool
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  • Stayed July 2011, 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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WARWICKSHIRE
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

At long last the hotel is on the market again.

Going later in the year for our third visit and i feel sure there will be others doing the same.

I have never felt the need to write a review about this hotel in the past because the vast majority of reviews speak volumes. Well with the exception of the odd professional moaner.

Even though this hotel is now under new management the vast majority of the staff remain and i must say these people are exceptional and they will always go the extra mile to help and assist guests. A major asset of the hotel.

The hotel has everything that the vast majority of us would want in a holiday. Plenty of options available, just depends on what you want your holiday to consist of. Four pools, beach, snorkelling, spa, snooker, big screen tv, entertainment, shops, hairdresser and Soho Square just outside the door. Plenty of excursions available etc. What more could you possibly want?.

I have read the reviews about the rooms but i can honestly say the rooms we have been allocated in the past have been fine, not a problem. Bathrooms ok. Although i believe there is a refurb. programme.

Food has also been fine, Always something to eat and i must say i am a very choosy eater.

With regard to the Russians/Eastern Europeans, just ignore the silly comments, they are only a problem if you want them to be. If you go abroad you expect to come across different nationalities and cultures. If you cannot accept that then stay in the UK. There is good and bad in every race.

We are both looking forward to our visit later in the year and who knows under the new management it may be better than it has been in the past. I know i will want to book Fatimas for our second night as it is my partners birthday and he does like his mixed grill.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

we bhave stayed here 3 times,found hotel fantastic.waiters very helpful.MOHAMED HESHAM AND AHMED GOUDA THE BEST STAFF IN RESTAURANT.We would love to come backas we loved it.only problem i didnt like entertainment team as the last year one better.Rachel and Wendy were great,ironed out any problems.IM GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE.SAY HELLO TO mOHAMED AND Ahmed.We booked when easter celebrations found egyptians who came very rude and Russians,agree they treat waiters like animals with no thankyous or pleases.My Shakira is craving to come back,misses mohamed and Akmed and Elsayed all the time,only 8 yrs old. that explains it all.

Room Tip: just dont book first two weeks in easter.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Tamworth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Just heard off good info re Sunrise are Dropping Island View, it is to be run by the Egyptian owners, who are keeping 90% of staff, and instead of the Hotel shutting for refurb for 18 months, from May this year, They are planning to refurb one block at a time starting August for 9 Months, I believe Thomas cook are staying with Sunrise, and I am being told you have to book Direct with the Hotel, After two great Xmases there try to support the Hotel, it is what the Hotel needs as we told the Management, I have been 3 times to Island View and will crtenly be going back. Yours Jeff Yardley, Tamworth UK.

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IslandViewRe, Management Team at Island View Resort, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Dear Jeff,

Thankyou for your review and kind words of support.

The SUNRISE Island View hotel will no longer be managed by SUNRISE resort and cruises and from the 1st May will be named the Island View Resort under the management of the owning company.

The hotel will undergo a full refurbishment throughout the year and promises to be spectacular once finished.

During that time we will work with various agents to sell the hotel and we will remain open for business as usual.

We look forward to welcoming back many our repeat guests and can confirm that all of our staff who wish to stay with us have kept their positions within the hotel.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be kept up to date or for any further information, please email us directly at rachel.glennerster@islandview-egypt.com or info@islandview-egypt.com.

For direct reservation please contact ahmed.gouda@islandview-egypt.com.

The Island View Resort Management Team
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Ashton in Makerfield, null, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Were to start, it was the best holiday i've ever had and i can not wait to get back to the sunrise island view resort or what its called now i do not know. we was in a junior suit the maids kept the rooms spotless which i was impressed with as well the maintenance team to when we had a leak in our room they where there in a matter of minuets to come fix it late on at night which we was very surprised at and grateful. how to word this about the Animation team, well they where Amazing absolutely amazing i can't put a word wrong they are the hardest working people at the hotel, by getting you do lots of activities, which i did and thoroughly enjoyed every minuet, to top it off which i never expected was when they asked you are you coming out tonight mainly rachel and lee asked us they are amazing nice people and miss them loads because they got us out every single night to go Namma bay or just outside the resort where one of the big night clubs I've ever seen taking us too sees one of the best DJ's and electric violinist playing together i cannot forget that with cheaper prices than what they would offer at the door which is a saver, and the shows what the animation team put on at the amphitheatre was brilliant and funny. it also took me a while to get my friend to come on holiday to Egypt he was a bit unsure to come on holiday so a lot of persuasion was needed with him and now he says it was the best holiday ever he has had and can't wait to come back to the same resort as i can't wait neither. the food was average can be better a lot and needs more flavour in the food in some of the dishes, it may be better if me and my friend was working in the kitchen their, the team down on the beach with activities are cheaper than which holiday company you come with, i went parasailing with someone who we met at the hotel and we loved it too bits never done it in my life and was zoo breath taking looking at the scenery of the mountains, Tiran island and rthe sea as well beautiful coral as you would expect with Egypt

  • Stayed April 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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scotland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This was our second visit to this hotel. We were in a junior suite. It was very clean and tidy but the decor was a bit dated and as others have mentioned it is about to close for a major refurbishment which in my opinion is needed. The surrounding grounds are always kept tidy. The food was fine and there was always something suitable to eat The staff in this hotel are first class. They are always cheerful and helpful. The entertainment team work very hard and always try to get everyone involved in the daily activities. My one complaint about this hotel is that about 80% of the guests were Russian / Ukrainian. They seemed to take over at nights when the enterainment was more suited for them and they even brought their own music to play once the entertainent stopped. I would go back but would like to see more British tourists in the hotel. I also get the impression that the staff would like to see less Russian / Ukrainian guests

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sharks Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 46611, 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 Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#45 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#55 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#59 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#61 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Island View Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 492
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly located at the splendid Shark Bay with its own house reef you will find in this "Ultra All - Inclusive" 5 star (country category) Resort everything you wish. The four large pool areas, the splendid arranged garden, with water falls and canals, the spaciously designed rooms and junior suites are the ideal venues for your family vacation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunrise Select Island View Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
Sunrise Island View Egypt
Hotel Sunrise Island View
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