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Dreams Beach Resort
Ranked #115 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here 23-30 April 2013 following an impulse booking 8 weeks earlier. At just £900 A/I we went open minded with the focus being very much on getting some decent sunshine.
On arrival at the hotel, my husband was demanded a tip (in sterling) from the guy who lifted the case from the coach to the ground, he did nothing more, but was very insistant he should be rewarded for his effort! The reception staff provided a swift check in, although their process could be streamlined for efficiency and would have been better to have had just one member of staff dealing with the whole procedure for each guest.
We stayed in a block just in front of the medical centre with a distant sea view. Initially I was shocked at the condition of the room, the tiles had stains and had clearly not been mopped, the rug had bits on it and had not been vacuumed and the bathroom, well, that was not pleasant at all with cracked tiles patched up with filler, mustard coloured water in the toilet pan (I thought it had been used and not flushed until I discovered the running water came out that colour!), the toilet seat looked worse than would be found in a public toilet and had seen better days, the light switches were filthy and there were hairs in various places around the bathroom.
There were 2 single beds which we pushed together, the mattresses were thin and placed on a wooden slatted bedframe. The bed clothes were "bobbley" and old. The air conditioning worked fabulously but was very noisy so had to be turned off at night.
Room service left an awful lot to be desired with only the beds being made and fresh towels being placed in the bathroom. Nothing was cleaned.
The food was awful in L'Opera. It was luke warm and offered very little variety. For breakfast the 2nd day, we discovered Cottage Pie was on offer which was what had been at the buffet for dinner the night before, it was clearly left overs! The staff were very slow to clear tables, they weren't cleaned properly and the cutlery was often grubby. The best places to eat were in The Grill House, here the food and service were great. We also paid to eat at the Asian House and Mexican restaurant located within Dreams Vacation, the more quieter complex within the same grounds, because the food within the hotel was so poor and we were worried we would fall foul to food poisoning. These two restaurants offer the normal run of the mill meals but are excellently booked and nothing was too much trouble for the the staff.
The entertainment is a joke and not worth wasting any time watching, there is absolutely no talent at all and if you did see any, it was only as a result of the very large alcoholic drinks consumed to ease the pain of watching. The best place for us we found was back at Dreams Vacation outside bar and the Bedouin area, both were very relaxing.
Alcoholic drinks were served from 10am to mid-night but wine was limited within those times. The local beer we were sure was very, very low alcohol but the spirits were pretty strong and the bar staff were not shy with their measures. All the bar staff were cheerful, chatty and a pleasure to be served by, in particular, those in the beach bar that served the Crepes.
The pool is a very good size but I would imagine it can get extremely over populated during high season as even at the time of year we went, there were very few sun beds available by mid morning and the same went for the "beach" areas. The first couple of days be prepared for staff from the spa, day trip organisers, paying restaurants coming round asking you to book with them but with a polite no thank you, they are off on their way and thereafter, they just stop for a chat to ask how your day is going etc, they were not in the slightest pushy.
As English people, we were in the minority with many of the other holiday makers coming from Russia or Eastern Europe and, unfortunately, we found most to be very rude not only to other nationalities on holiday but to the staff also which was not necessary.
Tipping, well, apart from the guy at arrival and one of the waiters, we didnt tip at all during the course of the week.
Would we go back? Definitely not to that hotel, we would pay to get a much better quality hotel but we would seriously consider going back to Sharm for a winter or spring break to get some decent weather.

Room Tip: Rooms near the pool area are noisy at night when there is enterainment in the surrounding areas.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Thanks to all the staff at Dreams Beach and Dreams Vacation for another great holiday. Had a lovely eleven night stay. Looked after by all the staff very well. Tried all the places to eat in the resort couldnt fault any. Yet again its the one place we stayed and didnt get Eygptian tummy. The garden staff work none stop so the grounds are lovely. The pool lads clean all the time. Cant wait to go again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Dorothy B
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Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in Dreams Beach with my boyfriend for a week over Easter, we loved it! First time in Egypt and I wouldn't hesitate to go back. The complex is large with a good choice of restaurants. There is the main one which we only used twice, buffet style with a variety of food - plenty to choose from even for the fussiest eater! It is not really catered for the British though.. There is the little Italian by the pool, went there twice, was great and in the all inclusive! There is also the grill restaurant which we only managed to book once, really lovely though. There is another restaurant which is paid called the love boat, it was amazing! £18 for 5 courses and all you can drink with great Egyptian dancing, really worth going! There is entertainment on in the evening but we spent a lot of time in the Bedouin bar, on the cliff looking out to sea, just beautiful. The hotel has a sister hotel called Dreams Vacation, you can use their bar, which we did and their pools which were lovely - actually a lot better than our pools! There are a lot of Russians in Egypt, beware because they are very rude.. Such a shame really as the staff are all amazing and the Russians treated them terribly. However as we were British we got treated like royalty! We always got served first at the bar and had table service where ever we went, this was not the case for the rude Russians! The staff at vacation saved us beds in the morning before they could be snatched up by the Russians. I think unfortunately there is a huge difference in culture, we believe in manners and they actually have none but by the end of the week their behaviour made us laugh. The staff here are amazing! High praise indeed for putting up with some of your guests! Totally love Egypt and the people, we will be back! Thank you for a great holiday xx

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank Susan R
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed here in April this year, we came for the weather and it was perfect all week. The Hotel was clean, comfortable and the food generally was of a good standard, always something we liked on the menu. Staff were very friendly and helpful, tipping helps if you want a sunbed on the beach they will hold one for you even when busy.
Mozzies kept down by evening spraying which was great, adjoining complex was good as well. Russians lack class and manners which is the only downside, other than that book with confidence.

Room Tip: Most rooms seemed to have a good view, higher rooms are better.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank brover
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed here for 1 week from 25 April , hot hot hot somedays it reached 42 degrees ! Hotel is good, gardens lovely,rooms big, we were in block 20 with sea view, it's the only place we've stayed where they go around at night with a buzz man blasting the mozzies ! Food is repetitive but the a la carets are very good value for money, beer is a little weak but fine for during the day however in the evening my partner chose to buy bottled beer at a slightly extra cost of £1.50 ! The wine is fine , vodka is vile and tastes the same as brandy ! You can't get wine after 10pm unless you pay extra, tipping does go a long way but when you think that the staff work like Trojans in the extreme heat for pittance in wages tipping is not a problem. You can use the Dreams Vacation next door which is only a 5 min stroll but you cannot eat there(can't understand why) the pool area here is a lot quieter here and you can also get a cabana for no extra charge.
The beach is man made and is set out on different levels, it's a bit of a walk downhill, which is no problem in the morning ,but a hike back after a day in the sun however there is a lift at the far end ( by the spa) and then you can get the free taf taf service which will drop you to wherever you want to go,
All in all it's a lovely place to go and the only sad points are that you cannot eat outside which is a shame, and there is not really any entertainment , but you get what you pay for , also they do like to hassle you to book a la cartes & treatments but a firm no soon sends them on their way.
Yes we would go back if the price was right !

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just returned from a week at dreams beach. Was absolutely fab! The staff are fantastic, couldn't do enough for you. Very tentative, some reviews on here are crazy! They don't want money at all! They like to chat and be spoken to politely (which a lot don't do to them!) the lobby bar staff were stars, Michael and Mustafar especially shone, we didn't even have to ask for a drink or refil! As for the alcohol, it's Egyptian so it's not the best but that is the Egyptian alcohol itself no the hotel or staff! Food was good, especially worth going to Asia house that's Chinese and Indian in one! Recreation team were fab especially akmed! Couldn't do enough for us and there is are fab waiters called Mohammad and arnob who went beyond they're job to make our holiday relaxed and enjoyable! The animation team were average and only two really spoke to us, they seem change a lot and not do that much through the day but luckily the lobby staff and pool staff made u forget the animation team! George jack was also a very friendly and entertaining character! They really do go above and beyond! We are going again as soon as we can get leave at work! Oh and our Thomas cook rep was pants! Never around! Luckily there was lots of trips available to do from the sales men who come to the beach n pool, they may seem artful dodgers but they just want a good chat and we went on two of there trips, both great! Deffo go quad biking in the desert! Out of the world experience! Overall all three of us adored this hotel and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jade1holiday
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

I spent 7 days in dreams dreams beach resort from 13 april to 20 april 2013 , I arrived to the hotel 2 p.m I was in my room 2.15 p.m ! The reception guys are more than proffesional they are very busy and very concentrating in their job as if you are the only custumer they are dealing with,this was my first indication I have my room in 10 min. The room it self was in block 18 sea and pool view , the sea view from the room is a real dream . The land scape and gardening in the hotel is perfect,the pool area and beach area are very well organiced,the pool crew ,the animation team even the towel station guys are very helpful with smilly faces offering you the best service you can ever have.the break fast is the best breakfast buffet is sharm with many varities tasty and fresh and well organised,if you have any problem in your room the room service will be at your door in less than 15 min ! The two disadvantages are. That there is no kids area !! When I asked they told me that it will be ready in a week ,such a big hotel needs a big kids area because lot of kids are seen all around the hotel the hotel for a nice family vacation require a big kids area,and the tv in the room is very old but they told me there is a plan to change all to new LCD,overall the hotel is very good and I will definetly go back :)

Room Tip: The room it self was in block 18 sea and pool view , the sea view from the room is a real dream
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Zaghou
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Address: Um El Sid Cliff, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#61 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#69 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#75 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#102 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#104 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range: $37 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dreams Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 467
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