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South Marsa Alam Road 45km, Marsa Alam 3104 Egypt
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#48 of 94 in Marsa Alam
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Value
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Shams Alam where the desert meets the sea. With Wadi Gimal few kilometers away and the red sea right in front of you, Shams Alam is the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts. Rooms at Shams Alam Beach Hotel are inspired by the Arabesque architecture with its dome ceilings and islamic furnishing which will give you the feelings of warmth and coziness. The room also includes air conditioning, mini bar and free wifi. In addition, while staying at Shams Alam Beach Resort guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a gift shop, and sun umbrellas to enoy Egypt's weather and sunlight by your skin. You can also enjoy a dip in our pool and the all inclusive food and drinks at our open buffet restaurant and beach bar. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Shams Alam Beach Resort. During your visit, be sure to check out Wadi Gimal (0.3 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the resort. You also do not want to miss our various water activities including; diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and you might be our lucky guest to meet our turtle friends and the famous dugong. Enjoy your stay in Marsa Alam!
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Property amenities
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Italian

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36Car recommended
Grade: 36 out of 100
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1Attractionwithin 5 miles
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South Marsa Alam Road 45km, Marsa Alam 3104 Egypt
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Laura wrote a review Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
I had wonderful time at Shams Alam, the resort is beautiful and not too big so it’s easy to get around. I obtained my Open Water Certificate at the Wadi el Gimal diving center. The crew was a joy to be around and helpful from beginning to end. The reefs are stunning and colorful, you’ll find turtles, many tropical fishes and if you’re lucky like me, even sea cows! I also definitely recommend doing a desert safari with M.O safari, a private company located at the resort. Usama is a great guide who knows the nearby national park, Wadi el Gimal, like the back of his hand! We took quads through the desert to see the sunset and went for a camel ride at a Bedouin Camp in the desert. We drove back under the starry night sky to the resort. A truly adventurous and magical experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: M.O. Safari with Usama!
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Responded Apr 15, 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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diver8264 wrote a review Nov 2021
Prague, Czech Republic227 contributions94 helpful votes
Our third stay. The Hotel was closed for many months due to Covid 19, but it was really nice to see so many of the same staff there, and even nicer to be remembered and welcomed back by them! Management and all the staff do their best to make your stay enjoyable, and are genuinely friendly. Gardeners are working hard to replace plants which died during the closure, and the gardens will soon be back to their normal beauty. Only a few days out of 14 without strong wind, so visibility in the sea was not so good, but the coral is still in good condition. My partner loves dogs, so was very content there. This is not really a good choice for young people, we appreciated the peace and quiet. Hope we will be back next October.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms close to the Kitchen (the noisy extractor fan could be a problem).
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Response from ahmed kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Jan 4, 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Magda N wrote a review Oct 2021
Krakow, Poland48 contributions9 helpful votes
It was our 2nd time at Shams Alam. We absolutely love the peace and the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. The staff are so welcoming and friendly as well! All the rooms have sea view and the upper floor rooms have a nice brick ceiling, although the ventilation/water systems can get a bit noisy especially in the evenings. The reef is wonderful and once the wind calmed down a bit, we were able to see some amazing creatures, turtles, moray eel, lionfish and the famous dugong! I love the fact that there is no loud music and other actitivities, many elderly guests which was perfect for us. My suggestion to the hotel is to have some more variety in terms of vegetarian dishes, especially salads and warm dishes could use some source of protein eg. chickpeas or lentils, I am sure there are many great recipes with these in Egyptian cuisine! Really the food is the only thing that I would improve, because it got boring for us quite quickly as we do not eat meat or fish. Big cheers to the hotel staff, you are doing a great job, please keep it up and we will be back :)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: You can use the pier at the diving center for snorkeling, there is a great variety of fish and...
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Oct 23, 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review. It is especially important to us to guarantee our guests nice and relaxing holidays. We take your feedback as a reason to continuously work on our service. Best regards,
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ArtiusPrime wrote a review Aug 2021
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I have spend here vacation with family. Hotel have just opened after covid break. I was amazing time. Wonderful raffs along many kilometers of beach. Shams alam village has a several nice, a little old but clean bungalows with a view of the red sea. To explore the desert surrounding the hotel with wild camels you can use quads. Services M.O Safari Quads available in hotel met my all expectation. Thanks Usama & Zizu for an unforgettable quad trip :)
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: family room with a view of the red sea
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Aug 3, 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Radek Kučera wrote a review Aug 2021
Svatoborice-Mistrin, Czech Republic1 contribution
My family and I spent ten wonderful days at Shams Alam Resort. As a whole, the resort is very cheerful with beautiful landscape and architecture that is homogeneous with the surrounding environment. The hotel staff members are very pleasant, and are always ready to help in every possible way. The rooms are spacious, clean. The food is very good regarding variety, taste, and presentation. The beach is very clean with comfortable shades. Snorkeling, SCUBA diving, wind surfing are available through professional personnel. The inhouse reef is quite sufficient with beautiful underwater scenery. The resort's entrance/reception has a very impressive architecture, with the large brick domes that are a signature of the local enironment. I would highly recommend. The fascinating was Safari Trip with M.o Safary to Wady El Gemal.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from ahmed kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Aug 3, 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Sherif B wrote a review Jul 2021
Cairo, Egypt4 contributions9 helpful votes
This was my second visit which was even better than my first! Staff are extremely friendly, fantastic sandy beach with great in-house coral reefs one of the best in Marsa Alam. If you are into diving and snorkeling then this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Jul 17, 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Ing. Miroslav Komárek wrote a review Jan 2020
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I have been here for the second time and will continue to come back. Wonderful sea, corals right by the beach. As a bonus turtles. Perfect staff. Rooms are cleaned daily. Tasty food. Diving center at the hotel. The only complaint is the absence of wifi connection. Holiday suitable for lovers of snorkeling and diving.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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hmhshaker wrote a review Aug 2019
Hurghada, Egypt32 contributions6 helpful votes
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My family and I spent four wonderful days at Shams Alam Resort. As a whole, the resort is very cheerful with beautiful landscape and architecture that is homogeneous with the surrounding environment. The hotel staff members are very pleasant, and are always ready to help in every possible way. The rooms are spacious, clean, and have been nicely renovated with modern furniture and bathroom accessories. The food is very good regarding variety, taste, and presentation. The beach is very clean with comfortable shades. Snorkeling, SCUBA diving, wind surfing are available through professional personnel. Daily boat trips to nearby islands are available; however the inhouse reef is quite sufficient with beautiful underwater scenery for those who prefer to skip boat trips. The resort's entrance/reception has a very impressive architecture, with the large brick domes that are a signature of the local enironment. However, neither the furniture style nor upholstry are up to the beauty of the architecture. I would highly recommend that the management considers changing it to a style that compliments the architecture.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Aug 20, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your time you have taken to review our hotel at Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we’re looking forward to have you soon with us again. Warm greetings and all the best for you, Shams Alam Management & Team
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Linda K wrote a review Jun 2019
Lugano, Switzerland35 contributions1 helpful vote
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Visited in 2016 - ideal place for those seeking tranquility and a beautiful sea, I obtained the SUB patent here and can only say spectacular. Don't expect nightclubs or lively entertainment. Hotel has suffered for the lack of tourists in recent years but as far as I'm concerned the very kind and helpful staff make up for it
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded Jun 24, 2019
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review. It is especially important to us to guarantee our guests nice and relaxing holidays. We take your feedback as a reason to continuously work on our service. Best regards,
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Elle M wrote a review Apr 2019
Milan, Italy7 contributions5 helpful votes
-Structure: first impression of the resort is good since the main areas are well kept but it is not the same with the less crowded areas, such as the gym and the game room. Starting from the gym, the few machines that they have are almost all not working and rusty, it would be better to close it instead of keeping a gym that you can’t basically use. The game room is well furnished with 3 pool tables and one ping pong, but there is a lack of hygiene since the floor is very dusty. -Beach: the beach is for sure the best part of the resort, you can find a diving center and a windsurf school -Food: food is nice considering the Egyptian’s economic crisis and the related difficulty to import. Dishes are natural, simple and good, especially the cakes. Moreover the afternoon snack break at the beach bar is poor since they only make pizza with no avaibility of fruit and other different kinds of food. I want to underline the “difficulty” to get a bottle of water, since you can get it only at the restaurant that is not opened all day long. -Pool: the pool is small but you don’t need a bigger one when you have that Sea -Room: there are some pros and cons about the rooms. Pros are that they are quite spacious with a nice patio/balcony. Cons are that the door is quite difficult to open, there’s not a coffe set on the desk, the AC makes a lot of noise where it’s on and matterasses and pillows are a little uncomfortable. In conclusion I would give this resort a 3.7 score that is mainly thanks to its beautiful beach and soureoundings, but I can’t give a 4 as there are things that would really need to be improved.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from AhmedKamalShamsAlam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded May 2, 2019
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review. It is especially important to us to guarantee our guests nice and relaxing holidays. We take your feedback as a reason to continuously work on our service. Best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$85 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
EgyptRed Sea and SinaiMarsa Alam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shams Alam Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Wadi El Gemal National Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Shams Alam Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shams Alam Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Shams Alam Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Shams Alam Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Arabic.
Does Shams Alam Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Shams Alam Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.