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“FABULOUS RESORT - AN ABSOLUTE PARADISE!!”

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SENTIDO Palm Royale
Ranked #11 of 222 Hotels in Hurghada
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“FABULOUS RESORT - AN ABSOLUTE PARADISE!!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

DATE OF STAY: 14th Sept to 28th Sept 2012

We have never written a review about our holiday before, but as this holiday was so special and outstanding we thought we should definitely write one.

From the moment we walked through the door into the most amazing marble reception area, we knew we had picked the right place for our two week stay in Egypt. We have visited Egypt 4 times previously, always all inclusive at 5 star resorts, and we can firmly say with no hesitation that this was by far the best resort in every way.

The food in the buffet restaurant (Stella) was always good, with plenty of choice each meal time. The 4 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Lebanese, Greek and Asian) we ate in each a couple of times and were never disappointed by anything, the atmosphere was lovely and the staff always very attentive and friendly.

The Azure bar by the pool had good snack choices for lunch as well if you didnt want to go inside to the main buffet.

So food wise the choices were very good for all inclusive.

The room was very spacious and extremely clean. We were on the fourth floor in the main building and had a wonderful view of the Red Sea and also the pool area. The room was very quiet.

The Spa is a fantastic way of relaxing with friendly staff and a good choice of treatments.

The whole resort is extremely clean and very well maintained, and staff are constantly working endlessly to keep to this high standard.

We shall definitely return to this wonderful paradise resort just as soon as we can.

We are very shocked to see some of the negative reviews and seriously wonder if these people were actually staying in the same resort as us!!!

We met many people who were staying at the resort for a second or third visit, so in itself this must speak volumes

Paul T & Amanda F.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I have just come back from a small vacation in Soma bay , i have enjoyed my stay at Palm Royale resort ( x Intercontinental Abu Soma resort ) 27 September to 30 September .
everything is very good specially the people there are helpfull , i can remember Ahmed in the beach assistance .
also the people of the front desk i have called many times in different times & they they have recovered my comments , they have a good response & feedback .
i was there with my family & we have enjoyed .
I recommend this resort for egyptians &tourists worldwide .
There is a long lovely beach ,relaxation ,health club , good food,vollyball ,activities , windsurf there is a place to pray in Friday for Muslims & many things good .
you can et many lovely photos there , it is a good& recommended palce for family , honeymooners &relaxation .

Room Tip: i recommend the rooms in the main building it is so close to the main restaurant
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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NOTTINGHAM
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was our second visit to this wonderful Hotel in five months.
My partner and i travel extensively and i will only put a report on Trip Advisor if the Hotel we have stayed in is extremely good or extremely bad.
This Hotel is a total Gem, we have stayed in many Hotels in Egypt, mostly five stars including the Savoy and this is the only Hotel we shed a tear when we have to leave, and the only Hotel we return too.
On our first visit to the Hotel, we met one of the Manages Mr Kannan who initially showed us to our room and looked after us for the rest of our vacation.
Mr Kannan was on leave this time and informed his assistant Manager Mohamed Mustafa, when we were arriving.
Again we were looked after like Royalty and treated like old friends.
I am mentioning this because i think these two guys deserve a special mention, for there kindness,and there genuine attention to there clients to have a wonderful stay at this Hotel.
Mr Kannan even took time away from his wife and new baby Girl to come to the Hotel to see us.
All the staff here are excellent, they made our stay here fantastic.

As a couple we love this Hotel, the atmosphere here is very relaxing, we are not party animals, we enjoy good food, luxurious surroundings and quiet evenings, this Hotel fulfills all our requirements
Attention to detail in this Hotel is exceptional and the level of service in the Restaurants is superb, and the quality of food is very good, our favorite being the Lebanese restaurant, all are good.
The hotel is set on a wonderful long beach with soft sand and calm water, that is shallow for a few metres, in September the water was like bath water and we spent most of our days on the beach and in the sea. The daily temperature was a wonderful 38d.
The beach bar here is a lovely place to chill out with a cool drink, the water is always served in bottles.Romany the bar manager and his staff deserve a mention they are excellent!
Now a special mention for our personal beach friends Shokran and his camel Casanova, and the little donkey!!!
They are such a funny sight walking up the beach, the camel is so friendly and loved to devour our fruit every day, Shokran is a lovely old man who treats his animals with kindness, they have rides up and down the beach also they have horse riding.
All the animals belong to the Hotel and are very well looked after.
Reading most of the reports for this Hotel most people love the Hotel and all the people we met there said they would definitely return here and for them this was one of the best Hotels they had found in Egypt.
The person that wrote the report "terrible" i can not understand did they realy stay in this beautiful Hotel at all? They mention the word "uncultured" these people and this review sounds just that!!

I understand everyone has a different point of view but this has to be one of the cleanest well run Hotels in Egypt and we are extremely fussy people and not at all easily pleased.
If you are unhappy with any aspect of your stay wherever you stay,find a Manager tell them of your concerns let them help you,the staff here do listen and they will rectify problems.
It is very easy to moan on Trip advisor when you get home but say absolutely nothing whilst you are there, not giving any one a chance to put things right.

Well this Hotel is definitely one of our personal favorite Hotels, and we would definitely recommend anyone looking for an excellent Hotel with superb staff fantastic quiet location excellent Food and restaurants in sensational surroundings look no further you have found it!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Pool view rooms, more close to the action, high floors sea views, sea view rooms on the side have ex...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have just returned from a week at the resort. We had a wonderful time and we found the resort difficult to fault.

The cloudless blue sky and warm weather helped make this a fabulous beach holiday. Being in a bay the sea was completely calm which would be great for children and non-confident adult swimmers. Beach beds were comfortable and plenty. The system of towels was trouble free and efficient.

The food was great - plenty of choice with unlimited access to the 4 A La Carte restaurants. Our favourite was the Asian Delights (run by Tamer who was great) which we went to three nights. Mohamed Elsayed Restaurant Manager was also very helpful too.

We had an issue with the All Inclusive system (ok if you book with Thomas Cook though). Luckily the bar manager Romany Ibrahim sorted it out for us in no time. He like all staff was very helpful and eager to make our stay a pleasant one.

Rooms were spacious and very clean. The whole resort was very well designed, large and spotlessly clean.

The whole place was a real gem and we will definitely be returning soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The hotel is not good, woman who is owner is very negativ person,and my family and me do not belived how mutch she is uncultured.Hotel is old and not realy 5 stars,only beach is good.There you can find insects in bed in Palm Royals room.In Hurghada You have many better choices,this hotel is disapoiting and poor.Bad expirience,bad rooms,bad services.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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broadstairs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Had great time .arrived back 3 weeks ago.The best hotel we have stayed at in egypt certain members of staff stood out for us and made it a great time (abd cl aziem yossef,) lebonese. restaurant ( tamar abdelaty) asian restaurant. (remon nashaat) greek restaurant.( nishanta ) italian .karam abd elbaky and bishoy atif bar staff.and members of staff at the health club.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I stayed at Palm Royal for eleven days (23.08.-03.09) all inclusive. I have no complaints.
- The food in main restaurant was very good. From a la carte restaurants I tried The Lebanese and the Greek. The Lebanese restaurant was excellent.
- The pool is good, but the beach is the best thing about this hotel. It is fantastic.
I strongly recommend this hotel to everyone. I will be back. That is for sure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about SENTIDO Palm Royale

Property: SENTIDO Palm Royale
Address: Hurghada - Safaga Highway, Hurghada, Egypt (Formerly Palm Royale Soma Bay)
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Hurghada
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
#6 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#9 Spa Hotel in Hurghada
#10 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — SENTIDO Palm Royale 5*
Number of rooms: 445
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly located at the 1.2 km long private sand beach in Egypt is the Palm Royale. Here you can relax and enjoy the perfect holiday with your family and friends. The two bays offer a perfect atmosphere for privacy and enjoying the weather. The Palm Royale is just 45 km away from the airport of Hurghada and 50 km to the city center of Hurghada. Moreover, the city Safaga is just 12 km away from the Palm Royale. You have got the possibility to use the free WIFI from the hotel. Furthermore, the Palm Royale offers a kids club, Babysitting, a playground for children, a gym and four tennis courts. The meals are served in form of a buffet with fresh cuisine in the Palm Royale. Furthermore, several a la carte restaurants offer a huge variety of fresh meals. Many sport activities are offered during your holidays. You have the possibility to play beach volleyball, water ball, use the gym and many other water sports activities. Furthermore, the Palm Royale has got a spa area to relax and enjoy the senses. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Palm Royale Soma Bay Hotel Hurghada
Intercontinental Abu Soma Hotel
Intercontinental Hurghada

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