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Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada
Ranked #61 of 222 Hotels in Hurghada
Нижний Новгород, Россия
1 review
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“We love you, Pharaoh Sonesta”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Vacationing together with a friend. Surprised by the beauty of the hotel. High level of service personnel. Superb entertainment programme for both adults and children. Especially surprised evening shows, guys, we really liked. Especially Shigo ))), handsome)))). Would definately stay there again. Thanks Sonesta Pharaoh for a wonderful holiday . Up to new meetings)))) .

  • Stayed March 2014
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Dear Marisha1987
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia..

Thank you very much for your kind recent visit to Sonesta Pharaoh, and many thanks for having the time to post your review, we all very happy that you did enjoyed your time and having a nice holiday with our team, we really proud of having such an animation team with us especially Chiko, well done mate keep up your hard work..
once more thank you very much for your time, looking forward to see you soon in Sonesta
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

My Wife and I stayed here for a week, and we were both delighted with our choice, the extra attention to make our stay more enjoyable, Mr. Mohamed was a blessing, upgraded to a bungalow and the benefit of lunch in the Chinese restaurant was a welcome break from the other guests, whom just seem behalf like cattle at feeding time.

The rooms are cleaned daily and the turn down service was a nice touch. The were great, even if they were not valued or appreciated by some of the eastern European guests. a simple smile or a thank you to the hard working staff is rare, but appreciated greatly.

We would go again, maybe as a group though.

Room Tip: British and you will get a beach bungalow upgrade.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Dear Oddjob73, Maccesfield, England, UK..
Thank you very much for your recent visit to Sonesta Pharaoh, we're delighted to hear that you've got a nice time and you did enjoyed your holiday with us, we really proud of our place to be yours and many others correct choice, also being happy with our services is a crown over our heads, will keep everyone at Sonesta under pressure to keep up our high standard of services all times..
once more we thank you for your time, looking forward to welcome you back to Sonesta
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Hurghada, Egypt
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

I traveled with my friends looking for a nice vacation and I absolutely loved Sonesta The welcome was great All staff where extremely helpful.. rooms was cleaned everyday with fresh towels,tea,coffee and water.
restaurant was really good with plenty of food variety.
the pool was always clean and sunbed always available.
Beach is very safe, not too deep, corals and colorful fishes make you feel happy the water temperature is great.

the most gorgeous thing was the animation,the Hotel have two animation teams who will move your body in many different ways. they have lots of activities to do they didn't let you get bored.. daily yoga,latin or belly dance lesson,aerobic,shooting,water-ball in morning
and every evening they make a show and lots of cool competition games i felt so good taking apart of it twice. They are like no other animation team i've ever seen before,they are extreme talented dancers,helpful friendly always try to cheer you up :)
and i'd like to thanks SALUT! team for the good time we spent there.. gonna miss you all olga,ekaterina,igor,alina,diana and ivan

and SPECIAL thanks goes to the best (dancers/funny/friendly/talented/helpful) animation team ever "sheeko,karim,essam,said,cola and ismael" i'm so happy to meet you guys and hopefully will see you again soon.

finally i recommend you just to avoid the bad reviews as i think it's an individual cases.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Dear Mr.Ibrahim M..
Thank you very much for your kind recent visit to Sonesta Hurghada, and many thanks for having the time to post your review, we all at Sonesta glad that you having a good time and enjoyed your time with our team, we owe our team lots for thier hard work to keep Sonesta name among the massive hotels in Egypt, specially our Animation team... well done gents and ladies keep up your high performance we're proud of all of you..
once more thank you very much, looking forward to welcome you back with us
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

I travelled alone for a month at this hotel with some trepidation having read some bad reviews
And I was pleasantly surprised, it was a large hotel with beautiful gardens and something going on all day. I chose not to participate but LOVED watching and listening to everything around me.
The rooms (236 )were spotless and sheets changed daily and towels twice a day.
I had a room in the main building top floor with views over the pool and complex with the sea in the distance and spent loads of time on my balcony watching the world go by.
I stayed in this room for three weeks but admit that the Russians beat me with late night drinking during the early morning and screaming children at the pool.
I was moved to a bungalow ( 540 ) in the grounds which was peaceful and set amongst beautiful gardens
The housekeeping staff were wonderful and my room boys so helpful and considerate they really spoilt me xxx thanks boys.
I ate breakfast very early and the chefs were a joy __ a smile and a joke daily
Reception were very professional and polite but break the ice with them and they were good fun too. Bang the bell and give them a smile and a wave in passing !!
A La Carte lunchtime was a joy - your wish was their command - don't try cutting down on your food intake because they take it as a personal insult and will add extra goodies to your plate.
Themed restraunts were all waiter service and of good quality and you were able to avoid the crowds at meal times in the main restaurant.
A big thank you to guest relations for their company along with Daniel and David for their friendship.
Special thanks to Said Mohammed who is trying his hardest to please his guests and will try to accommodate you with any problems.
To Al Saed / Mohammed and chefs in Chinese a big thank you, breakfast chefs you were great and to my room boys Diaa,Azjerman and Baraka you could come and run my house any time.
Sonesta -- Shukran and Best Wishes Gwyneth E

Room Tip: Garden bungalows are lovely
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Mrs. Gwyneth Elloitt,
Thank you very much for your kind recent visit to the Sonesta Pharaoah Beach Resort Hurghada, and for having a time to post your comments regarding your stay with us.
we all here at Sonesta glad that you've got a nice holiday and you enjoyed your time..
once more thank you very much, looking forward to welcome you back in Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada any time.
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I travelled with my friend for a weeks stay all inc, on arrival I had read on trip advisor that most English got a upgrade so I asked and was upgraded to a beach bungalow which was lovely and very clean. All staff where extremely helpful when they found out that you was English, yes the hotel mainly caters for Russians but they offer a resturant for lunch time for English only which was lovely, each night you had an invite to try one of the four other resturants so you don't really have to fight off the other guests for food. Overall I had a pleasant stay made nice hotel and very helpful friendly staff any problems where sorted out straight away by Bavly in reception. The spa which we visited 3 times was also excellent and good value for money. A big Thankyou to all the staff.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear JoSteve44 Slough, United Kingdom,

Thank you very much for your kind recent visit to the Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, and many thanks for your kind valued comments regarding your stay with us.
we're glad that you've got a nice Holiday and you enjoyed your time at Sonesta hotel..
once more thank you very much, looking forward to welcome you back in Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We arrived at the hotel and the staff on reception were very helpful. The hotel itself was clean .The room that we were given was very large in fact two rooms ,the bedroom and a separate room with a settee ,chair, TV and table .The room was clean and bedding was changed daily. Being disabled,access was important and was very good ramps throughout the complex even the beach was accessible. If you need to take a mobility scooter I advise that you take from the UK as Egypt do not have these .I found no problems with this. The surroundings and gardens were delightful. Staff were friendly and helpful. The assistant manager Seil Mohammed checked every day that we were ok.The main problem emulated from the 85% young Russians that were there during our stay who were rude ,noisy and frequently drunk. I can only assume that their packages were different .Food wise the main restaurant was not good and mainly I assume was for the Russian palate .The Quality was poor and the range of foods limited If you expect fries ,lamb chops ,steak ,pie this is definitely Not the place for you !! The assistant manager who has lived in the UK is quite aware of this and does try to help. There is a Chinese and Italian restaurant for western Europeans at lunch time although the menu is limited. The drinks were also of poor quality ,although the beer was quite good. Unfortunately our room was next to the disco and very noisy .Russian /Egyptian Karaoke was not for us ,and Thex bomb Thex BOMB at 2 in the morning became very warring!! Some of this we have to take responsibility for as we did not ask for a bungalow because there were steps up to these. The restaurant staff and George in particular were very helpful. I feel that the hotel is in a catch 22 situation in that if it intends to attract more western Europeans it needs to up its game with regard to food quality and drinks in order to extend its appeal Also at the moment the entertainment is geared to Russian Guests .We did have a good break and Seil was particularly helpful he could not have done enough but as it stands 10 days would have been enough

Room Tip: Go for a bungalow if possible
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Diane G

Thank you for this detailed review we are happy you enjoyed your vacation , we will pass on your nice compliments to the staff and specially Seif and George , we are very proud of our team because they helped you enjoy your time .
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London
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stayed here for one night and booked out the next morning it was awful. I booked this on lastminute.com as a secret 5 star hotel but it's not even a 1 star. All inclusive but only one bar with one barman I ordered a gin and tonic which I could not drink it tasted more like turps and tonic so I ordered a beer which came in a vey small plastic tumbler. Loads of vendors round the pool at night selling all kinds of stuff you don't want to buy. The food was not to my liking and waiters with big trollies, not trays, barging round the tables . I was told I had been upgraded to a bungalow from a standard room . The bungalow was out in the dark quite away from the main building no lighting on the door I felt quite unsafe as a single woman. Inside was just as dim as the outside. The Bathroom had a shower curtain over the bath? The towels were so thin you could see through them.the curtains hung onto the windows by a thread. The mini bar was empty and the fridge part of it was in need of a serious defrosting . The settee was stained. I slept on top of the bed with the sound of Mosquitos buzzing around me and when I put the air-conditioning on it was so loud I could not sleep. I would not recommend this as a five star more like a campsite .

Room Tip: Don't get a room here
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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badramani, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Siobhan W

Thank you for taking the time to write this review , we are sorry you were disappointed , I took notes of all your remarks and I will inform the management in order to take the necessary action to fix them. Meanwhile I have a couple of points that I need to clarify to you maybe this will help :
- The Gin and Tonic we serve in the all inclusive formula are local brands that is why maybe you are not used to the taste
- The bungalows are a bit far away from the main building because some guests prefer relaxation far away from the crowd , but this does not mean it is not a safe place to stay , it is part of the resort and it is also closer to the beach
Again please accept my apology and be sure your complain will be handled immediately.
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Property: Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada
Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#33 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#50 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#54 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#56 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada 5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, stretching across the sands of the Red Sea with a distinguished blend of modern and Pharaonic architecture. The resort's 360 unique guest rooms, family rooms, suites and bungalows each feature a private balcony or patio. The resort offers a private beach for the world's best scuba diving in the Red Sea's legendary waters, one outdoor pool, one indoor heated pool and one children's swimming pool for relaxing laps in the sun. There are several options for dining and entertaining at the resort's bars and restaurants as well as various choices of sports activities. ... more   less 
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