This hotel is very good value for money. We stayed for 10 days and only paid £580pp, including flights and transfers. For this you get a decent room, tasty food, all your drinks until 11.00pm and daily transport to the Naama Bay and back. It is a little tired and could do with some TLC here and there but, while we were there, it was obvious the hotel was trying to step up their game. They made quite a few improvements and additions. If these improvements are ongoing, then good for them and for anyone staying there from now on.
The Staff are very friendly and are always happy to help, even if getting your message across can sometimes be difficult. The shuttle bus to Naama Bay of an evening is an interesting experience but book it early in the day so you get the time you want.
Mohammed in the Pool Bar is a cheery guy and the odd tip here and there ensures a little extra attention. This will get you a decent plastic glass for your drinks instead of the “coffee machine type cups”, the ignorant and arrogant Russians are given.
Ahmed, the “towel guy”, will also look after you and always has a smile pleasant greeting for the British “tippers”. Giving him £5.00Egyptian per bed per day (£0.60p) will ensure your beds are saved and that your towels are put out ready. No need for early rises to get a sun-bed before breakfast.
A small tip for the cleaner will also go a long way. They will clean the room pretty early, if you put the “Please clean my room” note out. You will also get a different “Towel Figure”, like an Origami swan or crocodile etc… daily.
This does sound like a tipping holiday, but the staff work 14 – 16 hours a day for very little wage. Anything you offer them is very much appreciated.
The restaurant can be crowded at 7.00pm for dinner, so expect to queue. You will need to go early if you are catching the shuttle bus but it is less busy later. The food is always hot and tasty and, though there may not be a great deal of choice, you can always find something to fill you up. The fruit and Salad is plentiful and varied, with a wide range of breads too.
The “Animation Team” try their best but the pattern is a little repetitive, with a version of Yoga, Water Aerobics and Water Polo (a chance to get one up in the Pesky Ruskies) every day. They do try and get you involved in the evening activities by the pool bar and, on the whole, make a decent job of it all.
The only down side are the Russians! They will push in at the bar and in the restaurant and will try to hog the tables, and food, at all meal times. There are almost as many flies from the nearby tip but they have better manners. You will come to realise that the staff do not have much time for them either.
On the whole, this is a decent hotel and is good value for money. It is a little way out of the town but this is compensated by the shuttle bus. If you want Luxury, go for 5*+ but expect to pay much more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing unique location of the breathtaking fascinating view of Naama Bay and South Sinai Mountains, the Panorama Naama Heights Resort Sharm El Sheikh surrounded with pristine picturesque landscape, the ideal place for families, very romantic gateway for couples and being the home of Space Club it’s the best place for Clubs and Disco fans.20 Minutes walking distance to Naama Bay Beach , shopping area, Restaurants and the exotic places of Sharm El Sheikh, scheduled free shuttle buses to Naama.Entertaining Aqua park with 20 meters high adults slides in addition to the children slides.The Panorama Naama Heights Resort Sharm El Sheikh features 241 spacious rooms, Family rooms and Suites with fabulous view overlooking the Swimming pools and beautiful gardens, comfortable modern rooms with modern conveniences. All of our stylish rooms feature balcony or terrace, individually controlled air condition unit, hair dryer, mini bar, Tea & Coffee Facilities, Satellite TV or LCD, electronic Safe box, Telephone, Bathroom with bath tub or shower ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Naama Heights Hotel Sharm El Sheikh