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“Good food; some odd people”
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Jaz Sharks Bay
Ranked #33 of 234 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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“Good food; some odd people”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Stayed here for five nights. The rooms are not small or large as they are about 200 square feet. All rooms have a balcony or terrace that overlooks the pool. The furniture is in good condition and the television is LCD with sat channels. The location is a bit isolated as nothing is in walking distance. However, cabs and the local minvans are easily obtained in front of the place. The minivans go to Nabqa and to Naama for 5 pounds. Food was the best I had in Egypt (on my budget). Two nights there was leg of veal and one night there was salmon. There was always a chicken, a beef, and a fish entree; Never any liver. For those that complain about the food I don't understand this (what do you eat at home?). Of course, I'm kind of a simpleton. Years ago I used to joke with an ex-boss of mine that we might be mistaken for J Edgar Hoover and his deputy Clyde Tolson since we ate at the same restaurant in Coral Gables for lunch every day and always ordered the same thing (like J Edgar, my boss would get cottage cheese and some salad; me the tuna melt).

As far as the hotel staff:

I don't know who cleaned my room since it happened when I wasn't there.
I probably met the manager but i don't remember. I meet many, many hotel employees (probably several hundred over the last two years) and could not possibly remember all their names.
I largely didn't interact with the wait staff. As it's a buffet I am capable of carrying my own food. The plates were removed when I wasn't at the table.
One bartender mentioned his name, Walled. He poured beer when I asked for one. I have nothing else to comment other than the guy did his job as expected.
A woman from Russia who was part of the entertainment staff talked to me briefly. She seemed interested in my travel to Turkey (not sure why) and inquired if I would like to go to Russia. Yes I would like to go to Russia but haven't really been able to afford it. I acknowledged the woman's ancestors incredible sacrifice in fighting against the Facist menace during WWII.

As far as odd people:

One guy asked me how much money I had (not on me but my net worth). He also said that some guy from Saudi Arabia talking to his girlfriend/wife/whatever was good looking and that he could f his bum. His lady friend was not pleased with the comment. Not to mention that such comments are kind of taboo in that part of the world.
A couple of older ladies invited me to a conversation with them in the bar. They wanted to hear stories about New York. I'm not from New York nor did I ever live there. As I couldn't help them and it was almost midnight I declined their offer and went to bed.
Some woman looks at a picture from Walled's wallet and comments to Walled that he is dark complected. Walled is not dark complected by my estimation. Seemed like an odd thing to say to somebody.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your experience at Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay.

We are happy to read that our team was able to make you feel at home and well cared off. Also we are happy that you have pleased with hotel service and facilities.

The entire Sol Y Mar Team is very much looking forward to welcome you soon again at your home in Egypt.

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Oct 1st 2013 - 1 week

Have just returned from Sol Y Mar and had to write a review. It was my first time in Sharm El Sheikh and I wonder how I missed this gem. I went with my daughter (19) for a week of sun and that's not all we got. This hotel has a family feel and you are treated like royalty.
Nearly 40 degrees every day but a nice bearable heat. The air conditioning in the room was brilliant.
The Sol Y Mar is a clean, tidy and friendly hotel just 10 minutes from the airport. It has a very large well kept pool and lots of sunbeds and shades. The hotel staff make your stay memorable as nothing is too much effort. The manager also makes sure all guests are happy at all times. The rooms are clean, tidy and often the cleaner leaves you a little towel art to make you smile - he is very artistic. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom and the beds are really comfy. The balcony is big and most look out onto the pool area. The bar staff are so attentive remembering what you are drinking and making sure your glass is topped up through the day and in the evenings.
The restaurant is superb and if you want something different - just ask and they see to that as well. Breakfast on the outside part of the restaurant is a must. All the staff make your stay pleasant from the pool men to the reception staff. The entertainment team were fun - pool parties, Michael Jackson and the club dance. They are around through the day with darts, water polo and much more. Great music around the pool through the day.
We haven't got any complaints no mosquitos, no stomach complaints just a great tan and the best holiday to date. The sister hotel Belvedere is on the beach and you can get a free shuttle there through the day.
Macdonalds is available delivered to the hotel.
The best trip was the golden sharm a submarine around the reefs and then onto a boat to go snorkelling. Soho square is a short drive and has to be visited. The hotel have a taxi service and this was great as 2 lone females we wanted to feel safe so the driver dropped us agreed a time and then returned for us on time to take us back to the hotel only then did we pay for the journey.
This is a friendly mainly British hotel that has the best staff in Sharm El Sheikh and well worth a stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay Hotel to spend your holiday

My team and I would also like to thank you for your valued feedback. We are extremely committed to delivering the perfect holiday experience for each and every guest.

We are utmost happy to read that you have pleased with the friendliness of our team members.

Wishing you a wonderful time at home until your coming back to Egypt

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks bay
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Just come back from the sol y mar hotel. Me and my partner Chris have had a very relaxing holiday there. All of the staff gave outstanding service and they made sure we were looked after at all times. The deputy manager even comes round to see if everything is ok, ive never had that sort of service before in the bigger hotels ive stayed in. The chefs in restaurant where always happy to tell you what they had cooked for you and everyone always had a smile for you and they all enjoyed a laugh. The staff make the hotel a fantastic holiday. We will go back. Thanks

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you very much for having taken the decision to holiday in Egypt and therefore to select the Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay to be your home away from home.

Thank you very much for your very kind comments on our Resort, we are utmost happy to read that our team and service were able to make you feel at home and they well cared off.

The entire Sol Y Mar Team is very much looking forward to welcome you soon again at your new home in Egypt.

Wishing you a wonderful time at home until your coming back to Egypt

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks bay
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Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Chris and Sue from Grantham UK. Just got back from airport this morning had a fantastic week at sol y Mar sharks bay firstly I'd like to say thanks to all the staff for a fantastic time we could not have asked for better we felt welcome from the first minute to the last minute we left the food was always good something for everyone the management spoke to us nearly every day to see if everything was okay will definitely go back again minute to the

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your experience at Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay.

We are happy to read that our team was able to make you feel at home and well cared off. Also

we are happy that you have pleased with hotel service and facilities.
The entire Sol Y Mar Team is very much looking forward to welcome you soon again at your home in Egypt.

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have always said I would write on trip advisor but on returning home have never carried it through, however this is a must as we received absolutely outstanding service and feel future holiday makers have a right to know the quality of the treatment we received.
This was a last minute holiday which I took my mum and son on for a bit of sun before the winter descends across Britain. On arrival we were greeted with drinks and shown to our room which was a family sized and plenty big enough to sleep the 3 of us.
During our stay the food was excellent plenty to choose from breakfast consisted of omelettes, pancakes, cereal, breads, fruit etc plenty to keep you going all day. Lunch either in the restaurant again a full range of cooked and cold food or you could eat at the pool bar from salads to burger, chips and pizza. Evening meal was lovely always plenty to choose from fish, beef, chicken, vegetarian options, vegetables and plenty of delicious salads, also fresh pasta cooked just to your taste. Puddings were plentiful too.
There was always lots of drinks available from juices, pops, the beer was good cold too !! then plenty of spirits and cocktails to choose from. So basically the food and drink was plentiful and of good standard.
The pool was lovely even if it was a bit chilly, hard to believe really as it was on average 38/39 degrees every day far better then the rubbish weather back at home in October. Drinks round the pool were regularly brought to you when your glass was nearly empty Magdee would appear with a refill, fruit kebabs and ice creams were also brought round and you didn't even have to move (Fantastic as after all a relaxing holiday is what you want)
So overall this was a brilliant hotel, amazing caring staff, fantastic weather 10 minutes from the airport so no lengthy transfer and an easy taxi ride into Soho square or Naama Bay only 10 minutes too.
However the reason for my review is to let fellow travellers know the outstanding treatment we received when my son was taken very ill on the day before we were due to fly home. My son needed the doctor several times during the last 2 days of our holiday through no fault of the hotel. A lot of staff were involved with making his care and stay as comfortable as possible and I would like to personally name them as they were all amazing. The front office manager Mr Ayman Ghanem made sure everything was to our satisfaction he reassured us nothing was to much trouble and anything we needed all we had to do was ask. Mohammed Hassn was the food and beverage manager who made sure that we had specially cooked food for my son which was never a problem and always waiter serviced to our room with a smile . Fathey was the chef who cooked pasta to your personal liking which I can reassure you was amazing. I have mentioned Magdee but feel this guy is just a real gentleman, nothing is too much trouble he always has a smile on his face and looks after you 100%. Moubark our pool man always put towels on our sun loungers for us was constantly cleaning and making sure everything was ok, just a genuinely lovely man. Even the mad mad cleaner known as Rambo I believe his name is Zidane, at first we thought he was mental but this man is hard working, never stops and makes everybody's holiday so funny. He will have you in stitches doing his daily routine of being the hotel prankster........
Overall this holiday was amazing and the service and care for my son we received was first class, cannot fault it. Go and see for yourselves and enjoy every minute.
Thank you Sol Y Mar for a great holiday xxx

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Abi,

Thank you very much for having selected the Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay to spend your holiday in Sharm El Sheikh

Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a report about your experience in our hotel and Sharm El Sheikh.

We are utmost happy to read that you have pleased with the friendliness of our team members, hotel service and facilities.

The entire Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay Team is thanking you for visiting Egypt and our Resort in particular, we all look very much forward to welcome you back in the hopefully not so distant future

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed in the Sol Y Mar for two weeks with my boyfriend this October. It was my 6th visit to Sharm el Sheikh but it was definitely the best!!
The hotel is small so it has the personal touch you don't get in the larger hotels. The room and in fact the entire hotel was spotless and the facilities were all of a very high standard (gym, bar area, pool etc).
Entertainment-wise it's certainly the staff that made our holiday - the bar staff in particular. The hotel is full of energy and we had so many laughs with manager Mohammad and his bar staff Ahmed, Magdy, Mohammad, Ahmed and Waleed. The staff are always happy and fun and really make every guest feel special. There are also so many nice touches such as them bringing fruit to guests around the pool during the day time.
The reception staff are also incredibly efficient and really helpful - Mohammad and Ahmed in the evenings and Ibrahim during the day really went the extra mile to make sure we were always well looked after.
The food in the hotel is also of a very high standard - even after two weeks we were still finding new things to try!
I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff at the Sol Y Mar for making our holiday so brilliant! I absolutely love this hotel and we can't wait to go there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay Hotel to spend your holiday

My team and I would also like to thank you for your valued feedback. We are extremely committed to delivering the perfect holiday experience for each and every guest.

We are utmost happy to read that you have pleased with the friendliness of our team members.

Wishing you a wonderful time at home until your coming back to Egypt

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks bay
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We returned from this hotel Sunday 13 October after 2 weeks, we had a great time, all the staff are a credit from Magdy the barman, Mohammed the manager, to the cleaner Rambo (Mohammed ) even Ahmed the lifeguard and pool man, also the entertainment was good, would recommend this hotel to anyone, you will not be short of a drink around the pool from Magdy he will bring you one without even asking him if he saw your drink was low, and if you went the bar he would chase you back to your lounger insisting he would carry them for you. It was a very relaxing holiday and will certainly be going back again, you also had a good selection of food you will never starve there, we would have our drinks ready on the table in the restaurant when we went for our meals which was lovely, this is the only place I have been where the manager would go around every other day to check everything was ok and to see if there were any problems which I think is a good thing to do, very good staff all around sorry if I missed anyone off, great service all around staff are a credit, hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AymanGhanem, Front Office Manager at Jaz Sharks Bay, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you very much for having taken the decision to holiday in Egypt and therefore to select the Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay to be your home away from home.

Thank you very much for your very kind comments on our Resort, we are utmost happy to read that our team and service were able to make you feel at home and they well cared off.

The entire Sol Y Mar Team is very much looking forward to welcome you soon again at your new home in Egypt.

Wishing you a wonderful time at home until your coming back to Egypt

Sherif Leon
Hotel Manager
Sol Y Mar Sharks bay
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Property: Jaz Sharks Bay
Address: 2 B Entrance of Sharks Bay | North Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 00328, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 234 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Jaz Sharks Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jaz Sharks Bay is one of the latest additions to the Jaz Hotels & Resorts portfolio, opened November 2009. This neat and modern Four-star hotel is only five minutes away from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. Just 10 minutes by Bus from a stretch of some of the finest sandy beaches on the shores of the clear and warm Red Sea. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, a lobby bar & terrace, an internet cafe, a shopping arcade, swimming pool, children's club, 24 hour reception and a shuttle bus to the nearby beach. The main building comprises 130 rooms, most of which overlook the pool. Others look out directly on to the pool deck. A separate two-floor apartment building houses 8 one bedroom apartments.Hotel facilities include one main open buffet restaurant, one outdoor a la carte restaurant, Lobby bar, snack/pool bar and 24-hour room service. A heated main swimming pool and a kid’s pool, shopping arcade and a shuttle service to the beach are also provided. ... more   less 
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