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Verginia Sharm Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   El Motelat St., Hadabet Om El Sid, Sharm El Sheikh 002, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #122 of 232 hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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“2nd time here, will return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

21st to 28th March 2013.

This was my 2nd time here in a year and this time I went alone. As I had previously stayed here with 2 friends I knew what to expect. I made a mistake and chose a different hotel inbetween these 2 stays and had a terrible holiday (Luna Sharm....don't go!!)

The hotel has a new manager and improvements are being made. I have never seen so much cleaning being carried out in a hotel ever. One man cleaned the same windows twice in one day. The manager has them working very hard.

The rooms are basic, comfortable and cleaned daily (leave the cleaner a little tip and you'll have some nice fun towel decorations on your bed). There is a fridge in all rooms, free air con, a safe and plenty of storage space. I had a 2nd floor balcony room (3038) which faced the pool, the room was big enough to sleep 3 (same size as the previous year when I went with friends) and has a large balcony with a table and chairs. The bathroom also has a hairdryer which a lot of the lower star/priced hotels in Sharm don't have....very useful. The bathroom was tired, but clean enough.

The pool area is lovely, plenty of sun beds, and the pool man (Ahmed) will do anything for you and move beds in and out of sun/shade as you wish. The pool is clean, but very cold!! (Takes your breath away when you get in but it's fine when you get used to it.....later in the year it probably does warm up from the sun). There did seem to be a big problem with flies later on in the day as the sun was going down. They can be annoying. There was no morning/afternoon enetertainment this time (last year they had morning excercises and afternoon games of water polo/volley ball/and darts- not in the pool haha).

There seem to be a few new things added since my last stay here, a fish pedicure area, and a childrens play area. There is also a shisha bar above the waterfall area where they show football games on the big screen TV which is good if you son't want to venture out.

There is also the ampitheatre which has shows for an hour most evenings.

There is a spa and gym (gym really needs all the equipment replacing). The spa is fine, has hair salon, massage room, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi etc and the prices are reasonable.....the staff can be a bit pushy but once you have said no they usually leave you alone.

The restaurant is big and the food is fine. They have vegetables in tomato sauce, fish, meat (the stewed beef was lovely), and different shaped potatoes daily. There is a pasta chef for lunch and dinner, and an omellete/pancake/eggs chef in the mornings. They do have to cater for Russians and English so do understand that the food isn't to everyones taste. You shouldn't go hungry though. There is lots of bread and salads. (Morning lunch and dinner). You can have wine at dinner time from the bar located in the restaurant. The staff in there are lovely and always make the effort to say hello and clear away things very quickly. Friday night seemed to be BBQ night outside where they spent all day setting up the food service area by the pool. The meat was lovely. Breakfast is a strange mix of things but you should find good pastries, choices of cereals, eggs toast etc.

There is an onsite photographer and he takes photos all around the hotel and you can buy some at the end of your holiday.

The shuttle buses take you to 2 local beaches, one of which is a Coral Beach and is lovely for snorkelling (we liked it better than the drive to Sharks Bay last year).

The alcohol is the bar is served in small glasses and it's very hard to get drunk on it. There are lots of local bars you can try though. The outside swim up bar is lovely.

There is Wi-Fi which is charged at £20 (gbp) for a week. This is apparently being upgraded and currently only useable in certain spots in reception (best spot i found was sitting at the bar). I did think they should have given a discount on the Wi-Fi while the service is so limited. (Last year we could use it everywhere, even by the pool).

There is a problem with mozzies in Sharm, but i chose this hotel again as i knew i didn't have so much trouble there as I did at Luna the previous holiday in October. (I had over 200 there but this time at Verginia I had maxium 15). Still take some good repellant though as some people did get bitten more than others. (I usually suffer badly!)

Do not drink the water in the taps, and do not use it even for teeth cleaning. Even the locals use bottled water for everything!!

Noone here seemed to have tummy troubles as they did in other hotels (some very sick people on the flight home!)

This hotel is very Russian now I noticed, I only met 6 other English people this time, but luckily I met the friendly ones. It does seem to be aimed more at the Russians since the new manager took over, but the staff speak both languages very well.

There is a taxi service from the reception, you can also get free plug in mozzie repellant plugs for the room, delivery service from KFC/Mac Ds/Pizza Hut. Excursion bookings (cheaper place over the road though). There are 2 shops and a pharmacy in the hotel grounds.

If you want a cheap comfortable holiday without breaking the bank then this is a fine choice of hotel, and with the improvements they seem to be making it should only get better.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed 12/03 - 21/03/13. I went with my friend and all we wanted to do was to chill out in the sun and get away. Well I couldnt have asked for anything better! We're 2 young ladies (22 years old). We didnt take much money but didnt need it as we went All Inclusive.

The staff:
From the moment we stepped through the door we was greeted professionally, checked in then was shown to our room while someone carried our bags to it. We tipped everyone who helped us (this really makes a difference to their wage, just a couple of quid here and there). They always asked us how we was, if we want anything, to enjoy the rest of our day. Yes sometimes they were stressed like we all get at work sometimes but it was never directed at you, maybe just not as smiley or something!

The food:
Food was AMAZING..... fresh omelettes/ fried eggs if you want (not tasteless and horrible like someone else mentioned, its an OMELETTE?!) toast, cereal (milk isnt that bad) sometimes sausages..... lunch time, they did something new like fajitas/spaghetti/burgers/hot dogs/ chicken every day so there is always plenty of choice, then you get the common potatoes or chips sometimes and rice and fish and veg etc which is every day but you can't argue seeing as you do get different meat/ fresh choices so I dont really understand how people complain when its a buffet) Its like going to a chinese and choosing what you eat, theres only so many times they do something different if it is a big restaurant. In the evening they sometimes put the tables outside so its next to the pool which looked beautiful, we loved it and they would do BBQ's a few times a week and again always had something fresh like pasta bolognese or Chicken etc.....!

The Room:
Beautiful view of the pool. Very spacious, cleaned everyday. I'm not the person to waste time looking for a gritty old tile in the bathroom so everything was fine. Spacious wardrobe and free safe which was very handy! Balcony was huge and no bugs in our room. Also free Air Con. Could not complain. If you want to watch TV theres an english film channel on there called 2.

Entertainment:
AMAZING! Saturday night they have belly dancers/ snakes/ egyptian dancers and it was great! The entertainment team are great and will include you in the shows but if you dont want to join in and just watch this was fine. The stage area is also amazing. They have a show on for you every night around 21:00/21:30. They do aqua aerobics which looks fun, volleyball, belly dancing lessons, darts and more during the day and at night they fire dance/ walk on glass/ do a quiz night, comedy night, Adam and Eve night where its boys against girls (girls won ofcourse).... They speak English and Russian which is handy as there are a lot of Russians (they dont bother you like other reviews, they were actually really nice. If your judgement on someone elses culture is bad before you even step foot in the hotel you will probably not like them but honestly the only issue was they didnt have much sense of direction and are a little impolite in the que if there was one but the staff serve you first even if theyre in front and you just get used to it and dont let it bother your holiday! A couple and us got on quite well even though we couldnt talk to them!).
The hotel is lovely but the entertainment just topped it off for us, we watched the show every night and was never repetative or annoying or boring, they are really entertaining and the music is also good!

There are a FEW stairs to get to places but not a problem at all. Taking 5 minutes out of your time a day does not affect it.

Didnt go to the beach but spoke to a few people who did and they said it was really nice. The entertainment team plan nights out for you sometimes which sound really really good, we'll be going next time. there are 2 small shops in the hotel and is quite cheap, sells fridge magnets, hand made picture, ash trays, shisha, a lot of souvineers for really cheap. Also sells ice cream and some drinks, chocolate, crisps and packs of 200 fags or just single.

There is an English pub across the road that is cheap (can get a burger for £2.50!) and is really nice. Macdonalds also delivers to the hotel if you fancy it, you just ask at reception! Internet is £2.00 for 30 minutes. We didnt get any siganl on our Iphones in Egypt for some reason. They have a shisha area which also plays any football match and Grand Prix etc!

Makhmood the waiter and bar guy in the pool bar and restaurant is great, he's so funny and kind and lovely. Sherif is so polite and the Spa guys (we had a massage and it was AMAZING!) Had a bad experience before in a different hotel with a massage so was dubious but you can have a woman if you want and it was so nice. £10 each. The entertainment team always were smiling and really helpful. The pool guy was also very very helpful!

All in all I've been to quite a lot of hotels, I'm a fussy eater and I loved my time here, we had 9 nights there which is usually enough for us when we go away but we wished we stayed for longer as it was amazing. Were returning around October time.

Im very, very surprised at some of the other reviews for this hotel, I think its for a different hotel as the Verginia Sharm is one of the best hotels I've stayed in.

Room Tip: Request a pool view!
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Hotel staff was very friendly. The room was ok, furniture is a bit too old but room is spacious. We had a room near garden with balcony but there good not sit in evening because there were a lot of mosquitoes. Location is very good, short drive to Naama Bay (by taxi 25 EGP) and to Old Market (by taxi 15 EGP). Hotel food was OK. I would go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I thought it was good because the food was nice but it was the same food really every single day. For breakfast, dinner and then the thing after dinner. The cleaning was good but when we needed toilet paper it wasn't there. The pool was great. You saw that it was cleaned regularly. The spa could be a bit better. The playgrounds are really nice and for kids too in the dining room there is a place where little kids can sit down and eat their dinner. It was amazing.

Room Tip: I think you should choose a room with a balcony facing the pool because then you can see what is goi...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

it has good food it has a good pool a water fall it is all great it has great quaility great service good people Lovely entrance / reception area. Large clean rooms but shabby and bathroom tiles cracked and dirty shower curtain. Pool is lovely and clean but cold but once you are in its not to bad. Always found something to eat in restaurant but usually the same thing each day for most meals. Craved for some fruit/jelly etc but Have stayed in other hotels in this area and I must say this is the best so far. There were some who would differ but you get what you pay for and this hotel is great value for the money you pay. There was always something I could eat at meal times and it was good. Please if you want just English food I suggest you stay...Hotel deign was very beautiful. Every day the cleaner made nice compositions from towels on my bed. Hotel good spirit is the bar guy (Hassan) made the holidays more enjoyable, was very friendly and was great person! Service was very friendly in general and I have the best memories from my holidays!

Room Tip: rooms next to the pool and first level
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at the Verginia Sharm for 11 nights, we found the hotel staff to be very helpful and friendly. The room we stayed in was extremely large and spacious though basic. The food is very repetitive and at times cold. We thoroughly enjoyed the Egyptian night the hotel organised last Saturday night. Location wise, it is 10 minutes drive to Naama Bay and Soho Square where you will find plenty of night life. Il Mercato is a 10 minute walk from the hotel where you can spend a lovely evening with plenty of restaurants and shops (even a McDonald). We would return to this hotel if we were looking for a quick get away with guaranteed sunshine. The weather has been amazing, in the 30's all the 11 days spent here. We would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: ask for a room in the top floor to avoid the mosquito's !
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dorset uk
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

hotel was not the best :( were used to staying in travelodges and ibis hotels so i was expecting a little more from this but unfortunatly not. the room was very nice with a nice view and nice pool, but apart from that the bar staff and waiters were rude the food was the same every day, rubbish omlettes for breakfast and rice for tea. the hotel itself is in the middle of no where so have to rely on taxi 2 get everywhere. had a good time in sharm as we booked a lot of excursions but would of been awful if we hadnt!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: El Motelat St., Hadabet Om El Sid, Sharm El Sheikh 002, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#99 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#122 Business Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Verginia Sharm Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Verginia Sharm Resort (ex Sol Verginia), which opened in July 2005 is located in Sharm el Sheikh on the southern tip of Sinai peninsula. Just 5 minutes from the beach by shuttle bus, close to the Ras-Om El Sid hill and 4 km distance from the historical city center. The hotel has 120 Rooms (connecting rooms are available on request). The Verginia Sharm Resort offers friendly service with good facilities and entertainment. 160 rooms consisting of balcony or terrace, telephone, Satellite TV, hairdryer, minibar, free safety deposit box, air conditioning, heating linen and towels changed daily, room service available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Verginia Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
Sol Verginia Sharm El Sheikh
Sol Verginia Hotel

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