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Island View Resort
Ranked #74 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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“Hotel has everything you need with friendly staff, great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed here for the second year after a great diving holiday last year.
Fantastic location, close to soho square, staff very friendly and remembered us from last year. Everything you could want from a hotel and more as you can get most things from on site. If you want to eat out, soho square is a one minute walk away, however the on site restaurants, Fatimas and the Italian offer a fantastic meal included.
The animation team work very hard, are great with kids (and adults) and really try hard to make you get the most from your holiday. Special mention to Maria and Vicky who are great, very friendly and can get anyone to join in the fun. Big thanks to Mahmood for supplying drinks all day at pool four, Pineapple and Cuba Libra all day :)
The Pyramids dive guys are also great guys and can teach you from snorkelling to advanced diving and more, great days diving with them and highly recommended, thanks Ahmed for the Hammerhead dive, awesome site, and Farid for the Blue Hole and Canyon.

Overall the hotel is great, staff friendly and will go out of their way to make things as best as they can for you. Once the rooms are updated which is currently in process, the hotel will be one of the best. Watch out for the Vodka Lizards (Russians passed out) they lie around in the dark.
Will definitely be going again.

Twix!!

Room Tip: A refurbished room with sea view will make this the perfect stay
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Valued guest,

Warm and sunny greetings from Island View Resort!

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay with us and its nice to hear that you visited us for a second time!

We hope you liked the improvements to Pool 4 and it sounds as if you had another fab time exploring what the beautiful coral reef and the red sea has to offer.

I am happy to hear you enjoyed the cuisine at our Fatima and Italian restaurants and we also have the 'Barracuda' fish restaurant located next to Fatimas with the lovely sea view.

We would love to welcome you back again in the near future so please do not hesitate to contact us when you are looking to return.

With best regards
Shellie Wilson
Quality & Guest Relations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Originally booking for 14 days at island garden resort with my partner and 2 boys aged 5 and 10 we were moved to this hotel after 5 days of our holiday, The resort is amazing, set in an ideal location having access to its own private beach, all the rooms are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, palm trees and 4 pools.. the rooms provide a cool and spacious place to crash out at the end of a very hot day! there are a few restaurants to choose from as well providing a good choice of food and drink. There are alot of holiday makers staying here from russia, germany, ukraine and egypt but the guys here made sure that who ever we were or where we came from that all of our needs and wishes were catered for
But the best thing by far are the staff who work here! the animation team really made this a holiday to remember and would like to give a BIG shout out to MIDO, MARIAM AND VICKY not forgetting ABBIE who we had to say goodbye to after 5 days,, we have all become great friends with these guys, especially my 5 year old who loved them all. We would also like to say a special thankyou to IBRAHIM who made it his job to welcome us to the restaurant every day with our drinks waiting for us as we arrived!! and also for guest relations manager SHELLIE who helped us with everything we needed. This is a 5 start resort and we will definitely be visiting again in the future as we cant wait to meet with all our friends again !!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Sunny greetings from Sharm El Sheikh to you and your family!

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your stay with us. I am sure your points will be very useful for any future visitors.

We are very happy you made lots of friends here and most importantly that your children had a great time. Family holidays are very important and make memories for life.

We hope the move from Island Garden didnt inconvenience you too much and that you enjoyed your holiday with us enough to return in the near future.

Our best regards to the whole family.

Sincerely yours
Shellie Wilson
Quality & Guest Relations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

On arrival to Island Garden Resort we were moved to this hotel, as they wanted to close it as less hoilday maker's were there due to the situation in Egypt. Island View Resort was fairly quiet too. The grounds are picturesque and well maintained. The swimming pools and onsite beach were good too. The rooms were comfortable. Bathroom needs updating. The hotel staff were pleasant and friendly, especially Vicky from the animation team and Sabry from Pool Bar 1, as well as the life guard for Pool 2. Pool 3 was closed for renovation. The food was mainly edible, but on several occassions my son was served uncooked chips so I took a sample and presented them to reception. The Snack Bar chef was then changed. Sadly, I suffered from a bout of diarrhoea caused from the hotel food as we had only eaten there and I was confined to my hotel room for over 24 hours. The onsite doctor charges £50 for a consultation and then for whatever medication he prescribes(usually an injection), so my daughter went over the road to the Pharmacy and retruned with three lots of medicine for £18. After this happened, we avoided the main restaurant and dined offsite. We only ate chips and burger from the snack bar and breakfast on our last day. This did spoil our holiday. My children didn't get sick because they are very choosey about their food. Having said this, I would go back there if they improved their food and catered better for plain eater's and children.
It would be good if the hotel offered some activities for children aged 10 - 14 as there is not much for this age group to do. Possibly invest in some games consoles and IT equipment to entertain them.
My daughter turned up for her appointment in the Spa and was sitting in the jackuzzi when in walked another family - husband, wife, kids. She immediately jumped out as she had gone there to relax. Staff for the Spa should inform guest's that it is mixed before encouraging them to participate, as not everyone is happy to Spa with people of the opposite sex.

The hotel cost's for using their wifi are expensive. Alternative and cheaper places are in Soho Square and Naamah Bay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from all of us here at Island View Resort!

Firstly, thank you for taking time out to write a review about your stay with us. Your comments realy do help us and they are evaluated throughout the whole resort from Department Heads to all our employees.

We are sad to learn you became sick whilst staying with us, however, the cause of an upset stomach can be from many factors such as the heat, direct sun, alcohol, dehydration, climate change and different cooking methods. Let me assure that our hygiene standards are assessed by random audit checks by European company 'Cristal' and we are consistently scoring in the highest and safest category.

I have passed your comment on to our Chief of Animation regarding the entertainment for children between 10-14years and if you have any suggestions please feel free to share them with us for the future so we can make the neccessary improvements. We are also open to suggestions from our guests and always try to implement them where we can.

With reference to the spa facilities, yes our Jacuzzi is a communal jacuzzi but if however you would like to use it privately then this is available on request.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the grounds and landscaping - our gardeners work hard all day everyday to ensure our surroundings are kept well manicured.

Its nice to hear you found the rooms comfortable and that you took time to explore our wonderful beach.

We would love to welcome you back in the future and look forward to seeing you again soon.

With best regards
Shellie Wilson
Quality & Guest Relations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We got moved to this hotel 5 days into our holiday, and it was even better then our hotel before. The grounds are lovely, the swimming pools are excellent and you have your own beach where the fish are amazing! You're also right next to Soho square, which has lovely food and hassle free shopping. Our room was lovely, and had a sea view, plus the cleaner worked very hard to keep it clean. All the restaurant staff were very helpful, especially Khalid, who made special drinks when my boyfriend got bad stomach! The food is fine, just a bit different to back home, but there was always good things to eat plus you can book at one of the other restaurants on site. Vicky from animation was great too, getting us involved in the activities, and helping us out with general info that would be a rep's job! Pool 1 was our favourite, with the pool bar! Sabrey was a great barman, always joking around and would make all kinds of cocktails. I would 100% recommend this hotel and hopefully we will be coming back next year. Unforgettable holiday.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 260 which was halfway between pools and the beach which was great! Plus we could l...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Sunny greetings from Sharm El Sheikh!

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. Your comments are an extremely important tool in helping to us learn about services and facilities from our guests point of view enabling us to make improvements where neccessary.

Its great to here that although you found paradise at Pool 1 you still took the time to visit the beach and explore our wonderful sea life on the coral reef.

Its sounds as if our staff really looked after you which is also to good to hear as they go through rigorous customer service training in order for you to receive the 5 star service you would expect at Island View Resort.

I will pass on your appreciation to those you have mentioned as we like to give credit where it is due and believe in letting our staff know that they are doing things right.

We hope to see you back again in the very near future!

With best regards
Shellie Wilson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent two weeks here. Nice location with amazing view and sea life. The rooms are being updated and sorry to say its needed. The bathrooms are awful with cracked tiles,toilet and mould in the shower. All very dated. It was such a shame.
The waiters were great as were the bar staff. The all inclusive drinks selection was limited and could only get wine with dinner or pay extra.
Ice cream was only served for about an hour each day and in short supply.
The food was not great although they tried. my 7yr old lived on chips.
Entertainment was ok the first week but repeated the second. I think it should be done on a two weekly rota to avoid boredom. Vicky,hero and Cheetos made the holiday for my children. The Russian staff were very stroppy if you said no to joining in. I got fed up with constantly being asked if my under age daughters could go to a night club with the entertainment team as they get paid the more people that go.
All the life guards were good and made pool fun even more enjoyable.
The hotel grounds were beautiful and well kept.

Shame there wasn't any wifi.

Summing up : very friendly staff. average hotel in need of the updating thats going on. Food not great. Entertainment ok. The good out weighed the bad. A
good holiday. Would try it again when renovations are complete.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Sunny greetings Sharm El Sheikh!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us here at Island View Resort. Your comments are an important tool in helping us to improve and maintain our services where neccessary.

Our rooms are going through a refurbishment program as you will have noticed, however we strive to ensure that our operating rooms are clean and well maintained We do have a guest service centre 24 hours in the hotel in the unlikely event you should encounter any problems.

I will pass on your appreciation to those that you have mentioned especially the bar staff and animation staff and I will pass on your comments with reference to the animation team to the Chief for his actions.

We are sad to learn that your son lived on chips as we have many different kinds of food available. Our Executive Chef is also always on hand for any assistance you may require.

I am happy to learn that you loved the grounds as well as the wonderful coral we have right on our doorstep.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future to see any changes we have made.

With best regards
Shellie Wilson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

After a few people tried putting us off Egypt stayed at this resort first time may 2010 had such an amazing holiday came back following year and again could not fault it. Rooms very clean friendly cleaners who left our towels made into swans which our daughter found great. Food plenty of choice for all waiters amazing and remembered us on our return could not do enough to make you feel special bar staff the same really looked after us on the whole definitely recommend this hotel and also perfect location on soho square. We have tried different countries couple holidays but am thinking to book to come back in sept just if you do book request a room with pool view by main building as resort is very large and is quite a walk if you further down.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from sunny Sharm El Sheikh!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. Your comments are important and we really do evaluate all points raised with our Heads of Departments in order to make improvements where neccessary.

I am happy to hear that you found the rooms and the resort clean as well as you felt that the staff looked after you during your stay. They do go through rigorous training in order to provide the high customer service standards you would expect from Island View Resort.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future.

With best regards
Shellie Wilson
Quality & Guest Relations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I loved this hotel. Everything about it was beautiful and it is set in a great area in sharm - away from all the hustle and bustle of naama bay but in soho square where there are still shops and things. The waitors cant do enough for you, they even refused to let me pull out my own chair in the dining room. The rooms are clean and we had a problem one day with ants which was resolved as soon as I rang up. The hotel has its own beach and the coral and the fish in the sea are just the most beautiful thing I have seen. I was so sad to leave this holiday that i cried all the way home!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shellie W, Guest Relations Manager at Island View Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Sunny greetings from Sharm El Sheikh!

Thank for you taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. Your comments are extremely important so that we can measure our performance and make improvements where neccessary.

I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time and I will especially pass your appreciation on to our waiters.

We are blessed to have such a beautiful coral reef on our doorstep so are glad you spent some time there exploring.

We look forward to welcoming you back once again to Island View Resort and hope to see you again in the very near future.

With best regards
Shellie Wilson
Quality & Guest Relations Manager
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Property: Island View Resort
Address: Sharks Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 46611, 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 Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#47 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#67 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#72 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Island View Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 492
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly located at the splendid Shark Bay with its own house reef you will find in this "Ultra All - Inclusive" 5 star (country category) Resort everything you wish. The four large pool areas, the splendid arranged garden, with water falls and canals, the spaciously designed rooms and junior suites are the ideal venues for your family vacation. ... more   less 
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Sunrise Select Island View Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
Sunrise Island View Egypt
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