Just returned from our first ever week in Egypt. In all honesty we chose this Hotel as it was advertised at a great price, and on balance trip advisor showed very good reviews.... We were NOT disappointed. So lets get a few negatives out of the way first:
Transfer - We decided not to book a transfer and instead arrange our own taxi, NIGHTMARE. We had been warned about overcharging and pressure. We are 4 fairly strong men, but the experience was somewhat daunting, after finally settling on a price, we got to the hotel for the taxi driver to try to increase it again! Be firm and stick to what you agree, or book transfers to avoid the hassle. For reference on return journey 4 of us paid Equiv of £7 to get back to airport.
Spa Facilities - Jacuzzi was not working for 6 of 7 days stay. Every day we were told "Tomorrow" Amazingly once we book a massage on condition Jacuzzi was fixed, they repaired it within a few hours? - Thanks to Sham for sorting this, you stuck to your word sir!
Food - Remember this is an all inclusive hotel, so you have to cope with the weird food combinations. Not exactly what you would see on a menu back home, but remember you are in Egypt, and they are catering for many different nationalities. That said we are all 'healthy' Eaters and found something at every meal time to enjoy. Food always hot and various options on offer.
And that is really as bad as it gets! The staff at this Hotel are SIMPLY OUTSTANDING. We stayed old side (closer to beach and spa / gym etc...) Our room was fully refurbished, Cleaned daily and the towel art each day brings a smile! Bathrooms very well equipped and towels changed daily.
From the moment you arrive every staff member we encountered went out of their way to ensure you had a great holiday. There was no pressure to tip. After some initial tipping we decided to wait until end of holiday, and service remained high.
The hotel offered good value and that coupled with it cleanliness would be enough to make you want to go back...There was however another deciding factor that is the main reason we are booked to return in September... ANIMATION TEAM! - These guys and girls are the entertainments team who work long hard days to ensure that everyone is having a great time. They organise events (darts / pool / Aerobics etc,,,) which you can chose to join in or not. They spend time speaking with all the guest and making everyone feel welcome. The whole team work really hard, but there has to be a special mention for Magic. The guy is someone you instantly have to like and watching him throughout the day he seems to be best friends with every guest, switching faultlessly between a multitude of languages.
In Summary Hilton Sharks Bay result is a great place to stay, whether you are a young couple; a group of friends; a family or celebrating your 60th Wedding anniversary.
If you decide to go make sure you searching out Magic, he is like you unofficial rep who will ensure that a good holiday is an amazing one!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive into a Red Sea adventure at the beach side Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheikh. Relax on the private beach, swim in one of 7 pools or try your hand at tennis or mini golf on the onsite courts. Close by the famous SOHO Square where restaurants, bars, entertainment centers, night shows and shopping arcade with less than 4 minutes walking distance. Just 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the Go bus station, the hotel boasts a fully equipped health club, a private beach, 7 polls, 13 restaurants and bars, 2 kids' clubs, kids' playground and shaded pool and daily evening entertainment with animation team program. Sporty types will love the dive center. Explore the Red Sea coast and top dive sites or visit Sharm El Sheikh Attractions like the Aqua land Water Park. Treat your loved ones with a private dinner at the beach, or enjoy a cool drink over Red Sea views at the Sunset Bar. Hilton rooms boast a balcony or terrace with garden, pool or sea view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sharks Bay Hotel
- Hilton Sharm El Sheikh
- Hilton Sharks Bay Sharm El Sheikh
- Bay Hilton Shark
- Hilton Sharks Bay Egypt