My wife and I stayed at the hotel at the end of March 2013 and loved it. Having stayed at other hotels in Sharm at around the same time, I was surprised just how busy it was, however that didn't detract from the the standard of service in the bar, round the pool or in the restaurant.
Initially we had a room on the ground floor at the side of the quieter pool and although the location was ideal, the room was smaller than expected and the air-con louder! The next morning we were moved to a larger room without question and everything was fine. The guy who cleaned the room was called Shariff and he couldn't do enough for us - very friendly and the room was kept spotless - we were also kept well stocked with water!
Having previously stayed at the much more prestigious Ritz Carlton I can say the food in the Sierra's main restaurant was as good, if not better than the R-C. The obligatory 'egg men' were there every morning making fresh omelettes to order, and the evening meals were always fresh, hot and plentiful.
The other advantage of staying at the Sierra, of course, is that you have other places in Soho Square that you can eat - the Cafe Chino was particularly good for mixed grilles.
The beach was about a 10 minute walk away, although there is a complimentary bus from the hotel every 30 mins. The only criticism with the beach area is that it's shared with the Savoy - by shared I mean 70% the Savoy and 30% Sierra - the two areas being separated by a row of sunbeds!! Obviously the Sierra part of the beach was very busy in the morning with hardly anyone on the Savoy side. The other thing is that the hotels clearly thought people from the Sierra wanted to listen to loud inane music whilst they sunbathed,whilst the more refined clientele from the Savoy didn't.
Well let me tell you - a lot of people from the Sierra wanted peace and quiet as well!!!! In fairness we used to 'cross the border' and lie in the savoy side, with out blue and white towels looking conspicuous in the 'blue and black' section of the beach. No one said anything though, and it was the only way to escape the relentless banging of the music.
Pool areas were clean, although quite crowded, and with 7 pools to chose from there was plenty of choice. Again the main pool was quite noisy and the favourite haunt of the many Russians at the hotel, but the other pools were much more relaxing.
The Spa and gym were also good with a fair range of weights and cardio machines, certainly enough to keep you ticking over whilst on holiday. The free 15 minute massages were of varying quality, but overall a good set-up.
In conclusion, the Sierra is a good hotel with friendly staff who made our holiday very enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short drive from Sharm El Sheikh international airport and Na'ama Bay, the Sierra Sharm El Sheikh hotel is the perfect destination for those who want to explore the Red Sea and beyond or alternatively kick back and relax. The Sierra Sharm El Sheikh is superbly located next to Soho Square where you will find a variety of restaurants and bars, ten pin bowling, ice skating rink, the Ice Bar, daily entertainment shows and live bands. This is an exciting destination with enviable all year round temperatures.For more details please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sierra Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sierra Resort Sharm El Sheikh
- Sierra Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sierra Hotel Egypt