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Gardenia Plaza Resort
Ranked #216 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Reviewed June 16, 2013

after reading all the bad reviews after i booked the hotel i thought well im in for a treat , , we arrived late sat night june 8th and were greeting with a welcome and offered food immedietly our bags were taken to our by electric car and bags carried to our room then we were showed around by our porter and his manners and english were fab , the room was cleaned daily with fresh sheets and towels daily , the food was fine plenty of choice for the most picky 13 yr old , who is always ''starving'' so when the restaurant was closed we had a fab pizza place which was really cheap , so he was happy which meant i was happy , the bar staff are amazing they work incredible hours and always happy to help , wifi at the hotel had to poaid for daily but at least it was there (thank goodness for a child who cannot go without his wifi )we did g to the local town in naam bay and went to soho , now i found it too busy but i could see how the youngsters would love it , there is a daily bus to the beach which is a must and safe , my only down side was i just couldnt go for a walk by the sea at an evening as it was too far, but the entertainment staff were fab they were great with the kids and even adult had fun , there was a huge mix of cultures where egyptian families holidayed with with their whole family and it was fab to see all ages in the pool , there was even a private female only bathing area , as u can this hotle made sure all cultures were catered for , and it was great to see the british kids mixing with egyptian kids using sign language , all i can go there enjoy don't look at bad bits its a holiday and just enjoy ,

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

I have too say if you know what to expect you aren't disappointed! In Egypt take at least one star off the how you rate the uk and you will be fine! Spent two weeks here and wouldn't hesitate to go back! All the staff were lovely! Bar men where hilarious! Some of the other guests got a little bit over friendly with us at one point and security were with us immediately! Rooms where clean ad very spacious our cleaning team were excellent! Only fault I can find is that the entertainment doesn't go on late enough! Definitely go to this hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Me and my family booked this as a last minute cheap holiday I have been to egypt twice before and stayed in 5* both times so I was abit nerves goin because I am very fussy I was really happy when I seen the rooms were clean they are abit dated but for the price you pay you cant expect 5* the food was good also the amination team were lovely we had so much fun they all made are holiday I would pick this hotel over 5* now any day its just so much more lively an fun I havent laughed so much on a holiday.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here 21st May - 4th June. Arrived late afternoon. I've been to Egypt before (different hotel) and my boyfriend hadn't so I knew what to expect. First impressions wasn't great was thinking it was a little run down but for what we payed we wasn't expecting the "Hilton". Payed extra for a nicer room as the company we went with messed up our flights, the room wasn't too bad the hotel gave us but my boyfriend went to reception and asked if it was the room we payed for and Mohammed said he will surprise us and we went to the room and within 20 minutes someone was knocking the door to move us. The new room was great so no complaints. First day round the pool we did get hassled into massages tattoos haircut.. Etc. but if you say no they wouldn't bother you again. Although I got a pedicure and my boyfriend got a haircut and shave, and a friend we made out there got a tattoo and it looked good and good prices. As we started settling in everyone was super friendly! Especially the animation team!! They are all so friendly and made our holiday! Big mention to Lucy, Toosha, Sara and Meky!! Went out a few times with them and had a good laugh. We are quite fussy eaters so didn't really enjoy the food but there was definitely something there for everyone. Pizza place on the resort was yummy (have to pay but so cheap!) Pools are always being cleaned. Mention to Ahmed on the pool bar (smiler) he was always making us laugh. Can't wait to go back to this hotel as long as the same people are still there because they did a great job in making our first holiday together special! See you soon guys!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank Krystyna93
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I would not recommend this to anybody me and my partner have never been abroad so this was a big deal for us hence why we went through Thomas cook and not a monkey company, we stressed to them what we wanted and they surgested this resort we wanted a lively ish resort with food we would eat as we are quite fussy eaters there was ment to be pizza, burgers, chips, and so on,, we went all inclusive so didnt have to worry about nothing, when we arrived on monday 27th May 2013 we fount out there was nothing the resort was dead nothing to do no life and the food was not edible and there was nothing like what we had asked for, we fount another place on the resort that SOLD burgers and chips so even though we was all inclusive we had to pay for this. the staff are very unhelpful and the ones that do help and just trying to scame you into buying from what they call there family run shop, when you say no they really are not happy, we went and saw a REP from the resort told him about where else can we eat he surjested NAMA BAY they have Mc donalds,Pizza hut and so on, we went straight there in a a taxi as soon as we got out 4 men tried taking my partner this is a very dangerous place as we fount out, i no this didnt happen in the resort but we was advised by the resort REP to go there, our holiday was from Monday 27th May 3013 untill 3rd june we had such a bad holiday and experice that i bought the Next available flight tickets back to luton which was Thursday 30th May which was our own decision but cost me a further £600. overall i will NEVER go back to Egypt and definatly not this resort. There is ment to be 4 resturants but there is only 1 main 1 the others might as well not be there for what they did or offer,hotel had fleas as well as my partner fount out.you are constantly pestered on the resort by people trying to get your money through ether massages or tattoos or excursions, newspapers and they WILL NOT accept no or leave you alone all day every day, VERY dissapointed in this holiday,

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank matthew u
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We changed hotels from Coral Hills and immediately saw a difference, great animation staff, Lucy was a sweetie and loved a good girly chat. Water polo and darts got people talking to eachother and it is a good hotel to meet people and hang out for the whole holiday. Bar staff and reception were very helpful along with room service and the glass collectors. Again tipping helps but they are all very helpful. slides were fun and it was a nice relaxing place to walk around. Taxi guys outside were fair but you need to haggle. Food is always poor and always the same but make sure even if you are all inclusive to go out to Soho Sq, Old Market etc for food, pubs and shopping! remember you have to pay for certain things even though you go all inclusive water is cheaper over the road in the little shop. expect to pay around 40-60 egyptian pounds to Soho or Old market.

Room Tip: don't buy late check out they give you a nice shower room to use for 30 mins on check out and st...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Chloe S
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

do you think i would have been back 7 times if it was not the place to be !! of course not
the only way to find out if you like it is to there and see for your self.

i have no answer as to why some people say such bad things about the gardenia.
i meet so many english people when there and 90 percent tell me they have had a great holiday

if you like being treated well go to the gardenia as all the senior managment - all the cleaning-staff-all the restaurant staff and chefs - and all the bar staff are are just so friendly to all holiday people.

what more do people want

daily hourly bus free to the beech at sharks bay every day
bus to naama bay on each evening and back
bus to soho square at sharks bay each evening
2 big pools and other small ones
main bar-the lobby bar open all day and night-you have to pay after 12 at night
the hotel as a animation team who organise various things around the pool and for children-and varius things at night in the open air theatre.

the restauraunt as everthing believe me, lots and lots of choice please remember that the hotel have to cater for lots of different people from different countries ! it dosnt just cater for us english

should you have any problem at all no matter how small i advice you to seek out a member of the managment and i can guarentee you your problem will be sorted immiediatly.

AMIR and MOHAMMED are two good people who u will see walking around have a word and they will help with any problem.

do not go about moaning if you have a problem with anything.

see u there sometime!!!

Room Tip: any problem with your room allocated on arrival ask if they could change the room and im sure the wi...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank LOZ067
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Address: Shark's Bay | Airport Road, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#110 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#145 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range: $40 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gardenia Plaza Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 407
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