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The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh
Ranked #5 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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Reviewed December 31, 2009

This was my second visit to Sharm El Sheikh. In May 2009 I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Club which has the same concept as the Royal Savoy "a hotel within a hotel". The Royal Savoy is a very good hotel. The best part of the holiday at the Royal Savoy was the food; we were on the all inclusive package and enjoyed amazing food at different restaurants each evening. The Bombay, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki (all Soho Square) and the Italian restaurant (Savoy) were our favourites however the Saffron Restaurant (Soho) and the Seafood Restaurant (Savoy) were of a poor standard in comparison. The al a carte lunch restaurant next to the beach was great. All inclusive is very important in Sharm if you like to enjoy a few drinks. At the Hyatt Regency Club you have 2-3 hours of free alcoholic drinks in the evening however after this time a glass of Egyptian wine costs £20!

In comparison to the Hyatt Regency Club the Royal Savoy itself was not as good. The private beach at the Royal Savoy consists of around 8 sun loungers on the cliff with no direct access to the sea/beach without walking down some steps, however at the Hyatt Regency Club the private beach is really big and private with a beach bar and waiter service (all soft drinks free). The swimming pools at the Royal Savoy are small, quite basic and lack privacy. The Hyatt Regency Club, however has a beautiful, large, private three tier pool with waterfalls. The clubhouse snacks at the Royal Savoy were very basic compared to the Hyatt Regency Club.

I can understand why other people have stated that the construction did not interfere with their holiday at the Royal Savoy, as it does depend where your room is situated, but I didn't like it. The noise did interfere with my holiday. The constant music around the pools (attempting to hide the construction noise?) is very irritating too.

The check in at the Royal Savoy was excellent, however the check out was disappointing. The Royal Savoy was closed (6am) so we checked out at the main reception. The receptionist tried to charge us for alcohol and crisps from the mini bar that we had not consumed. There was no "inventory" at the beginning of the holiday and the items were never in the mini bar. This fiasco took 30 minutes to resolve and made us late for check in at the airport. To make matters worse our taxi driver did not know which terminal to take us to!

Overall, the Royal Savoy is a great hotel with many positives set out in all the reviews and we had an amazing holiday. The dining experience makes it stand out from any hotel in Sharm. If you are more concerned with privacy, the beach and the pools however, I would recommend the Hyatt Regency Club. I recommend both hotels very highly but for different experiences; the Hyatt if the day is the most important and the Royal if the evening is most important. I just wish one of the hotels offered both!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Lolly1980
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Reviewed December 11, 2009

Having returned from the Royal Savoy a few weeks ago i can only say i wish we was still there. We travelled with my partners parents and all four of us agreed it is the best hotel in Sharm. We had 2 ground floor rooms in front of the 2 no swimming pools and within a 50m walk to the Royal Savoy Lounge.
We went on a half board basis this included breakfast, all soft and local alcoholic drinks in the Royal Savoy area up to 6.00pm and then international drinks and cocktails from 6.00 to 8.00pm in the Royal Savoy Lounge. It also included evening meals in 8 of the restaurants within the Savoy and Soho complex.
We tried all the restaurants during our visit and found the food to be very good. Our favourite was Zen the chinese however the others particulary the Indian, Italian and Ukranian one were also very good, depending on your taste of food it would be very difficult not to enjoy the variety of choice at the Savoy. Some of the restaurants charge a supplement for some courses although the majority of the menu was included and some of the portions were so large that there is no need to pay any extra.
We was happy to stay within the Royal Savoy complex, however if you wanted to enjoy all the bars of the Savoy and Soho complex and enyoy an active nightlife then it would most probably pay to go All Inclusive as the choice of bars and entertainment within the Savoy and Soho complex as a whole is very good.
The thing that makes the Royal Savoy stand out from other hotels is the staff. I am not very good at remembering names however Ali and Ehmud at the pool were both first class in looking after us. However all the staff from the reception area to the Royal Savoy lounge were first class and did everything possible to make sure we enjoyed our holiday.
The only thing i would say is that the rooms were a bit dated in particulary the bathroom area and could do with an update in the near future. They are currently carrying out building work which we understand is to form another 15 or so Royal Savoy rooms. I would expect these to be very special and then hopefully they would update the existing rooms in the near future. i would also say that the building work was not intrusive and did not interfere with our holiday at all.
Having said this the rooms are still very nice and have all the ammenities you would expect and were kept spotlessly clean
We travelled with my partners parents and although the complex is built on a steep hill we was provided with a club car to take us about the complex which was particulary good if you want to the Soho complex which is at the front of the Hotel.
The main beach area is about a 50m walk from the Royal Savoy pool area and although we found this to be very busy during the mornings it was a lot quieter during the afternoons and we used to go down about 2.30 for a swim. The snorkelling just off the pontoon was the best we have experienced in Sharm and that says a lot as all the areas are very good
We went for a relaxing holiday and the Royal Savoy provided it. We never went out of the complex for the whole fortnight. It was the first holiday we have had where we have never left the Hotel.
We stayed at the Four Seasons the last time we were in Sharm which is next door to the Savoy and although the quality of the rooms were better, and is also a lovely hotel you do pay a lot more to stay there
All i can say is the next time we return to Sharm which will hopefully be next year we will be staying at the Royal Savoy again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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9  Thank CAPTAINBUDHELL
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

I must say this wasnt my first choice of hotel, i was hopeing to book in to the Four Seasosn but on sepaking to a few agents i found this was over my budget, it was when i spoke with nadine at eshores travel (suggested on here!) she gave me some great advise and suggested this hotel was possibly more suitable for what we were looking for anyway, and it was in our budget!! Yippee!! The service i got from eshores was fantastic, even though i know i am very fussy nothing was any trouble and i felt confident in her choice of hotel for us. On arrival we were given a very warm welcome and taken to our rooms, although a little smaller they were percectly formed with a luxurious king size bed. The choice of food and entertainment within the Soho square is fabtastic, perfect for any age, and the service was friendly & fun. My advise would be to pay for the upgrade to All Inclusive (a little expensive but worth it) to avoid eating in the main restaurant each night as i heard this was quite bothersome. Having visited the Savoy hotel id say that the Royal is a perferct upgrade for couples looking for that VIP feeling with the private club lounge and pool area for relaxtion..Lush!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank TILLYGB
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Reviewed November 27, 2009

I can't praise th Royal Savoy enough - whisking us through the airport past all of the crowds and treating us like royalty from start to finish. The reception staff made sure we had everything we needed. The best holiday we have ever had.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank joy162
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Reviewed November 23, 2009

We have been staying at the Four Seasons, Sharm for about 8 years now but fancied a change this year. It didn't start well when we were not met in the airport, but outside. We are used to be met within the airport and taken directly through customs and off to the hotel. Upon arriving you have to go down a road at the back of some buildings which really isn't very nice at all compared to the FS Boulevard. Check in was ok, the room was nice, but with the smallest bathroom in the world - we could only use it one at a time and it didn't have twin basins either. The Royal Lounge facilities are very good and to be honest saved us a fortune in pre-dinner drinks. The restaurants in the hotel are ok, but much much better in Soho Square which is really good fun. The two little private pools are ok, but unfortunately the sunbeds are the most uncomfortable I have ever lay on, they really should upgrade them. Most of the staff are lovely, but with some of them, their smile never really reached their eyes which speaks volumes to me. At FS, you get the impression that everyone really loves their job. I slipped and broke my wrist whilst there, and would not recommend having to use the hospital there - if you do make sure you take a translator. It would have cost about £1500 more to stay at FS including food/meals and for the extra, I will be going back there next time.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Tom-LouCheshire
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Reviewed November 23, 2009

We stayed ay the Royal Savoy for 1 week to relax before the xmas madness. The service and accommodation were fantastic waited on hand and foot nothing was too much trouble.We had the S Class all inclusive and would recommend this to anyone going there as the food and drink can be expensive. Vast selection of restaurants and drinks which were good (too many to list). The whole of the Savoy resort was spotless and the water is supplied in bottles at all times. Temperature at this time was 86 degrees which was perfect. Will definately return again soon.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank alice96
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Reviewed November 18, 2009

We had a great time at The Royal Savoy. We also read many of the reviews but found this ticked every box in almost every way. The arrival was good and the greeting and welcome when we arrived was first rate and very professional. (We arrived in at the main Savoy and the receptionist said congratulations you are staying at the Royal Savoy then we were whisked of the comfort of the RS lounge for a private check in) The food was great, in particular the Indian and the Italian. Pizza at lunch time in Morgana’s was as good as you get here I thought, not that I am an expert on World Pizzas mind you but we also enjoyed their steak sandwiches.

We recommend the Cape Bay wine, quite drinkable.

The private pool areas were very welcome and really managed to get time to relax. Not too bothered that there were towels or books placed earlier on sun loungers, we just moved them and no one seemed to mind or notice ;). Ali and Ehmud were excellent as was Remy- thank you guys.

A nice touch were the printed newspapers in the lounges, read them and the hotel day’s activities, we only realised that there is more that goes on at the end of the trip.
If it’s important you need to work then ask the hotel to check the internet connection in your room as ours did not work when we arrived , everyone was very helpful to rectify it but it took 2 days before it was realised that there was a router issue after this was identified then there were no further issues. Also O2’s blackberry does not pick up 3G in this part of the hotel, it seemed only to pick up in the main lobby area of the hotel.

The S-Class Package seemed very good value overall and if you are spending time relaxing in the hotel and not intent on travelling then you should make good use of it.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank sincerelypaul
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Address: Soho square | PO Box 169, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#4 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#7 Business Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#12 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range: $141 - $1,180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Savoy is an exclusive club wing, complete with its own private lounge, terrace, pool, and beach area. Created for guests who prefer to stay in a more intimate and secluded location within the grounds of the Savoy. The Royal Savoy offers rooms of exceptional grace and comfort, all providing views over Tiran islands or the hotel's landscaped gardens. The rooms range in size from the generous standard rooms, to the famous luxury Suites. All rooms are welcoming and capacious, offering an exceptional combination of style and function. ... more   less 
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