This hotel has surprised us a lot. First week of our vacation ment staying in a paradise. Not many people were staying in the hotel, so you were nearly alone by the pool, also there were many free sunbeds on their amazing beach (not in the first line of course :-) ) Accommodation was great. Room was clean, furniture very nice. Staff was also great and helpful.The only thing that can be (and need to be!) improved is the food. Yes - it was tasty and it was lot of it but every day basicaly the same (except their desserts - they were just delicious!).
Well, first week was definitely a paradise but the second one turned into a hell. But not because of the hotel itself. It was because of the lot of Egyptians staying in the hotel. Their behaviour was just awful! Five star hotel means certain services and certain standart and you have to behave according to this fact whether you like it or not but geez that was just too much!
And I don't think that the whole-day screaming, fighting for food in the restaurant, throwing food on the floor etc. belong to any 5 star hotel.
But as I said - hotel itself and its staff was great and I would love to come back but only without those Egyptians. And I believe I'm not the only person who feels it that way because many and many other tourists were pretty angry and complaining because of them!
Yes - I would recommend this hotel - maybe you will have a bigger luck on people than we had :-) And Sahl Hasheesh is worth visiting! Yet it is the most beautiful place in Egypt I have been to.
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