10 minutes from the airport and you arrive at the fantastic Savoy.
So many restaurants to choose from both within the hotel and just outside in Soho Square which is owned by the hotel. Thai, Indian, Seafood, Italian, Chinese the list is endless, infact, in the 2 weeks we were out there we never once eat in the main buffet restaurant. Best restaurants are the Italian in the Hotel and the Indian in Soho Square. All-inclusive people (called S Class) don't pay a penny in any of the 10+ restaurants, inside or outside the hotel. Best novelty restaurant is Hot Rocks inside the hotel, where you cook your own steak on your table on a bit of slate heated to 400degrees. Best waiter of the hotel works here, Hanna, watch out for his magic tricks!
WORD OF WARNING GUYS! You've seen in the 5* brochures when tour operators dramatise about gents wearing smart evening wear etc and then you turn up and there are people in leisure wear/shorts and wonder why they said it! At the Savoy and imparticular the Soho Square restaurants they actually mean it. Wearing a smart shirt, smart linen trousers and smart brown sandles I actually got refused entry because of my sandles. You have to wear shoes into the restaurants, rediculous when women can wear sandles. If like me you hadn't any shoes or indeed no trousers, the restaurants actually lend them to you, although they are the most hideous things you have every seen!
Hotel caters for B&B, Half Board and All-Inclusive. Would strongly reccomend going all-inclusive as food and drink is very expensive. Couple of beers in a bar in Soho Square £18, average 3 course meal for 2 people in the restaurants in Soho Square £100+, of course if you go all-inclusive this is all free! All inclusive also includes brand drinks like Barcardi! You don't get tradional all-inclusive wrist bands to wear which is great, although that does mean you have to sign for everything, v interesting when you see how much it would have cost.
Breakfast is ok...but not the tradional fry up! Beef bacon and baked beans which are kidney beans in tomate sauce, look awful! Loads of great fruit, yoghurts, pancakes, waffles, omlettes etc. Dining area can be a bit noisy and echoey during school holidays, my advise is go outside for breakfast. Just watch out for the milk if you eat outside, they leave it in jugs on the table in the full sun and it goes off quickly.
If like me you are obsessed with gym, the gym here is amazing. Top notch equipment, although only 2 tredmills and 2 cross trainers which are therefore limited to 30mins. To be honest even though it has air con, its so blummin hot 30mins is enough before you hit the vast amount of weights.
Bank within hotel has a lot better rate than if you were to change money in UK.
Reception staff very very rude, but everyone else is so so lovely you wouldn't believe they worked at the same hotel.
Paid for pool view and on arrival didn't get it at first, had to go back to reception to complain. Make sure you take your booking confirmation as evidence.
Lot's of russians and germans at this hotel. Bit of a problem with securing a sun bed, everyone seems to go to bed early and get up very early in the morning; therefore, if you can't beat them join them and get your towel out at around 8am! Leave it beyond 9am and you won't get a brolley to shade you from the sun.
Overall great hotel, just takes a bit of getting to grips with the rules. Ignore reception when they say bottles (including water) aren't included in all-inclusive.
Work in travel industry and have stayed all over the world and this is a true representation of a 5* hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Savoy Sharm El Sheikh is located near Ras Mohammed National Park inside SOHO SQUARE, the 5-star hotel offers 136 sea view rooms, 55 pool view rooms, 161 garden view rooms, 46 triple rooms, 2 special care rooms, 13 diplomatic suites, and 1 presidential suite. The hotel also features a private beach, 5 swimming pools 3 adult pools (2 heated in winter time) and 2 children's pools (1 heated in winter time) , 5 Bars (1 pool Bar) , and 6 restaurants Savoy hotel offers different types of meal plans that ensures you trying everything starting from the hotel’s main restaurant to Soho Square different restaurants and cuisines; standard Bed and breakfast, half board, full board, S-Class (ultra all-inclusive concept) , and half and full board dine around option (which SOHO Square restaurants as well) Diving or at least snorkeling with a PADI approved dive school on the beach. In the hotel we can find tennis, squash and beach volleyball courts as well as a modern gym facility . Sauna and Jacuzzis, as well as a range of beauty and spa treatments. Each room features adjustable air conditioning, WiFi access, mini-bar, en suite bathroom and hairdryer, and a private terrace overlooking our gardens , pools, or the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
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