Stayed at the concorde at the end of june for 2wks, this was our 2nd stay here, the first being 10yrs ago. This was our 9th visit to sharm overall, as we have stayed at quite a few different hotels over the years. I had emailed the hotel previously to request a room overlooking the infinity pool & beach, which is exactly what we got. The room was very clean, it had a large double bed (2 beds pushed together) which was very comfortable!! We had a flat screen tv, which had a few english film channels, the bathroom had a large walk in shower.
The grounds of the hotel were kept very clean, gardeners were always busy, as in all the hotels we have stayed in. The staff were brilliant, cannot fault them, always smiling and happy to see you and have a conversation, Walaa at the gym pool was great, always brought us drinks, without being asked, in the evening he would be working in the piano bar til late too!
Nader (malcolm!!) from the pool bar was fab, very funny, always had a laugh with us, nothing was too much trouble for him, also rafaat and mamdoh. We usually ate at the pool bar at lunch time, they served cheese burgers, chicken, hot dogs all with fries, very nice they were too!
In the evening, we went to the main dining room, if you went too early, it usually got very busy, and you had to queue quite a while for food. The tables were not cleared away quickly enough, we thought, as some times we were standing around waiting for a table, or there would be empty tables, which had not been reset, so you had to find someone to bring cutlery, napkins etc. It got a bit manic when there was a lot of people in at the same time, its as tho the dining room was not big enough to cope with the amount of people.
The food was quite nice, we always found something we enjoyed, especially the cakes, desserts! Especially the profriteroles!
The reception and piano bar had all had a refurb, which was very smart, the dining room is in need of a refurb tho, the pillars by some of the tables needed a good wipe down, with food spills on the wall, this was a little disappointing. The dress code is for no beach wear in the evenings, which was not properly enforced, so some people were coming in 'short' shorts, flip flops etc there was a lot of young children being allowed to run around the dining room, which is not good when you have waiters/people carrying plates of hot food, or trays of drinks etc. This needs addressing, we thought.
The animation team were very good, we spoke to Holly and Emilie around the pool every day, they were very nice, they shows they did each night were good. They put in a lot of hard work, even tho the temperatures were in the 30's in the evening!
The hotel has a new bar at the beach 'the vendome', this was a really lovely place to sit & overlook the beach. We went every evening around 5ish for a proper cappucino & brandy! The only problem is that the AI finishes here at 6pm, you have to pay afterwards, so there was never anyone in there in the evening, which was a shame as we would have used it more if it was part of the AI.
Most evenings we walked around soho square, which is just 5 mins walk from the hotel. Its really nice to walk around, without any hassle. There are quite a few shops, bars, restaurants etc even an english bar, the queen vic. Soho is owned by the savoy hotel, so you do get to drink for free in the bars there, which can be quite expensive if you're not in the savoy! The crystal lounge next door to the queen vic had 'happy hour' on a few drinks between 9-10pm beers 18lr and gin,vodka,rum,tequila with a mixer for 18 lr.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the concorde, and would go back if the few issues i have mentioned were addressed.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, Hotwire and Evoline ltd so you can book your Concorde El Salam Front Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Concorde El Salam Sharm El Sheikh
- Concorde El Salam Sharm Sheikh
- Concorde Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Concorde Sharm El Sheikh
- Concorde Hotel Egypt