This particular trip was for my 1st wedding anniversary, and we went for 11 superb nights on the All Inclusive package. My wife and I chose Sharm el Sheikh having heard from friends that it was a great place to go, and were not concerned by all the media flim-flam about troubles in Cairo etc (it's over 5hrs drive away). Upon arrival the Hotel Manager Hany and his staff were very welcoming and provided us fresh fruit cocktails whilst filling out the hotel paperwork. It is beautifully decorated to a high standard.
This hotel opened in 2012 and is already #20 on Trip Advisor - this will not last, It should be nearer the top 10!!! All the staff we encountered were really friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The main restaurant has extensive buffet choices. All restaurants are included in the AI option the Italian, French, Indian, Mongolian and Thai except the 'Felucca' fish restaurant which is an extra cost (can I add that it has breathtaking views of the Red Sea)!. There are other bars/rooms that you must go to such 'Churchills' bar, the 'Mayfair' tea room and 'Gold Pub'.
Our room was a double in the 'Chamomile' block (right side of the resort) on the 1st floor.
Don't be put off by the steps around the resort, as there are buggies available to take you wherever you want. If you encounter any issues whilst there, just go to see the help desk they will sort issues as soon as possible.
I want to thank the likes of Moustafa, Marco and Ahmed in the restaurants, Paulo on the Island Bar, Karem (our room servicer) and Samy, my gym motivator!!! As well as the 'Real Animation' team, Ushe, Tessa, Oksanya and Paula, who were relentless in getting my wife & I involved in the daily activities! The hotel runs a complimentary shuttle bus to Soho Square area (near the magnificent Royal Savoy Resort) every evening, so take advantage of this when there.
Another tip is if you book your room through your specified agent be it Medhotels, Blue Sky Travels or Hotels4u... Make sure you only go on excursions provided by the above as they are legitimate, safe and totally EXCELLENT!!! I highly recommend the 'Golden Sharm Experience' but there are so many to choose from, we didn't have enough budget to do them all. Please do not be fooled or duped by individuals outside of the hotel offering 'bargain' tours. You will regret it in the long run!
Sunrise Grand Select - Arabian Beach Resort has great things ahead!
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- SUNRISE Grand Select Arabian Beach Resort offers guests an unforgettable and luxurious escape to enjoy an ultimate holiday. Each with an own private balcony or terrace overlooking the Red Sea and the garden surrounding, the 420 guest rooms are thoughtfully designed and exude the spirit of Arabian elegance and enchantment. Complemented by a host of comprehensive amenities, all rooms and suites are adorned with the convenience of telephone in room, LCD flat screen TV with international channels and news, WiFi internet (free of charge), in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, individually controlled air-conditioning. Several room categories guarantee to satisfy all guests' needs. Families will find their personal haven in the spacious family rooms, featuring a master bedroom with king size bed and 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds. Experience a new level of pampering in our different suites with private Jacuzzi bath, that cater our discerning guests all the comfort and luxury for an unforgettable stay. Room Types• Superior Room• Deluxe Room • Deluxe Swim Up Room • Family Room • Executive Swim Up Suite• Executive Suite • Dining & Bars For the ultimate gourmet enjoyment at SUNRISE Grand Select Arabian Beach Resort an excellent selection of dining options awaits you. ... more less
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