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“Nice hotel shame there are so very few Brits.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Otium Hotel Amphoras
Ranked #97 of 232 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice hotel shame there are so very few Brits.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

The hotel is in need of an update. The rooms are rather 'tired', the public areas are ok though. We initially found the food to be rather boring and barely warm. This altered in the last week of our holiday when the new manager Fathy El Mougy started to insert some influence.
The one great thing is the staff from Adle, Mustafa, Ahmed, and all the guys in the main restarant. Happy, Mohammed, and especially 'Messi' in the Mermaid. Mohammed Ali in the Bella Vista. Our cleaner Mustafa did an excellent job, changing bed linen and towels daily. All the bar staff, and finally the reception staff. The hotel would be a much poorer place without the wonderfull staff.
The animation team really work hard, Frances, Mohammed, and Ahmed (my new grandson), plus 'Jamaica and the lovely Russian ladies all try to involve everyone, this is hard for them with a mainly East European clientele.

The Italian guests have their own animation team who again are very friendly, if only someone could stop their two main guys singing on the beach.
We stayed three weeks and found that things got a bit repretative, the food and entertainment would help if it were fortnightly rather than a weekly programme .
That and there being only 2 or 3 British couples made it rather insular.

We think with the new management team this hotel could improve but for all this it is only a three star plus, mainly because of the tired rooms and main restaurant. Lovely grounds good beach area which is well supervised by the pool attendants.

This is a good hotel if you want to get away from the Brits and don't mind a mainly East European and Italian clientele.

Once again we must emphasise that the staff, and animation team are marvelous and cannot do enough for you, easpecially if you smile and are polite.

Room Tip: Don't be afraid to ask for a room change if things are not perfect. The staff will oblige. Most...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Hello and thank you for your review, during your stay I was in vacation and I am happy that you noticed our Resident Manager efforts!!!!

I see that overall you had a good holiday, we do work with the Biritish Market but during this period it is true that is very quiet.

Thank you for all your comments and we hope to have the pleasure to host you again.

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amphoras Resort
Sharm El Sheikh
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, amazing location which is perfect for snorkling and diving. The beach and the hot lake over their just isn't comparable to anything.
Rooms are good but i think need to be refurnished other than that the hotel is amazing and i would recommend it to anyone going to sharm elsheikh.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank You!!!!! for your review we are very happy that you had a good holiday....

We sincerelly wish that we can host you in the near future,

Thank Yoiu :)

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amhoras Resort
Sharm el Sheikh
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with limited cooking facilities, kettle and a hob-no toaster. The management did not really wanted you to eat in your room. We were not inclusive but could use the restaurants at a reduction. The pools and sun bathing areas got crowded when the wind made it cool on the beach. There was a jetty with steps into the water for snorkeling and swimming and was well supervised by staff. The sea current could be quite strong.
Staff were very friendly without being intrusive. There was not much near the hotel although we walked to the shopping centre near by.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Maureen I
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for your comments and review.....

We work with the Time Share system with RCI and we do advertise a minimal kitchen equipment, to make better and easy for guest we do offer good discount in all our Food and Beverages outlest wchich is very popular with all RCI guest.

All your comments are appreciated and all negative one have been investigated with the concern department.

Once again thank you..

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amphoras Resort
Sharm el Sheikh
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Poland
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed a while ago at Shores Amphoras and I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel is situated at the beach, you can take a lift to get to the beach, which is on a lower level than the hotel building, or you can go by stairs . There are nice snorekling areas , very nice of different shapes swimming pools. The hotel is close to the new city which is called Il Mercato , the city is becoming a modern center wih many restaurants and shops.
I can easily recomend the hotel, however in my opinion it needs renowation - but besides thats its really worth its price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank J0anna_B1983
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for your review and honour that you recomends our Resort!!!!!

For your information we are going throught a full rooms renovations to offer a better accommodation standards to all our Guest.

Once again Thank You!!

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amphoras Resort
Sharm El Sheikh
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Essex
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Great holiday, great weather , great staff!.

Tony the manager made the family feel very welcome from day one and was very friendly and hospitable, always checking on us to see if we needed anything whenever he saw us. Further mention must also be made for Sam the Bar man, Mohammed the Restaurant Manager and Ahmed & Frances from the Animation Team who together were all superb.

Yousef the Director Of Kitchen should also be mentioned for his excellent display laid on for the Christmas Eve meal.

Thoroughly enjoyable holiday with day time temperatures of 29 degrees.

If we ever get the chance to return to Egypt we will ensure we return to Shores Amphoras!.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for your honest review....

We are all very happy that you enjoyed the festivities,

Chef Youssef and myself thank you very much for yiour kind comments, but really the success of all is our STAFF!!!!! they do a great job..

Thank you and see you soon.

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amphoras Resort
Sharm El Sheikh
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Second visit to Sharm, and after staying in a somewhat shabby hotel there last year, I took more time and trouble to research hotels before booking this time round. Shores did not disappoint and I was impressed by the cleanliness of the accomodation and well manicured gardens and grounds. The room and bathroom was very clean with a nice balcony view over the gardens.
It has a great beach with a good reef easily accessed off the jetty and lots of activities for adults and kids - fitness, stretching, volleyball, boules, beach tennis, etc, all organised by a friendly and enthusiastic animation team. I made use of the hotels gym (quite small but has most of the kit you need - machines and free weights) and also had some sauna/steam and massage sessions in the hotel Spa. All staff were very friendly and attentive and could'nt do enought for you - this included the lovely guy who cleaned our room every day, the poolside bar staff, and the waiters in the restaurant - special mention here to Aish who looked after me and my daughter with humour and charm every time we sat down to eat - top bloke!
Yes there are more luxurious hotels in Sharm - the Hilton, etc, but you will pay a lot more for them and for a £500 all inclusive week's holiday in the sun, you can't do much better than this place. I am already looking forward to retruning back to Shores in January 15!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Doug B
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you and is nice to hear that you got a good value for money Holiday!!!!!

Thank you for your lovely comments about our staff and services..... we really appreciated..

See you in January next year and writte to us if yiu need any special request.

Thank You.

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amphoras Resort
Sharm El Sheikh
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Hotel is perfectly placed away from the main drag. It has a great beach front, lovely facilities and wonderful staff; especially Frances and Ahmed of the animation team. Food is not typically English so will not appeal to most, although perfectly edible, but by all accounts this is typical of the region and not out of place. Do not be fooled by some of the more expensive hotels, they may be nearer the action and 'English' bars, but they may well be within earshot of the local enormous mosque with prayers being expelled on loudspeaker all day. Lots of Italians and Russians, very much the minority here, but all mix well. Hotel could be 5* if it tidied up a bit. Very clean, lovely apartments, but could do with a bit of maintenance.

Room Tip: 7 pools, only palm pool heated. Ask for near there but away from amphitheatre bit. Late night very l...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Aralvarez, General Manager at Otium Hotel Amphoras, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for your review!!!!!

The animation Team will be very happy to read your lovely comments!!!!!

We are renovating the Chalets and Villas and working toward increasing the standars.

Thank you....

Tony Alvarez
GM
Shores Amphoras Resort
Sharm el Sheikh
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Additional Information about Otium Hotel Amphoras

Property: Otium Hotel Amphoras
Address: Salah Taher St. | Omn El Seid Cliff - POBox 110, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Formerly Shores Amphoras Resort)
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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#67 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#85 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#89 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Otium Hotel Amphoras 5*
Number of rooms: 484
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located up on Um El Seid Cliff overlooking the Red Sea, Shores Amphoras is ideally located in one of Sharm El Sheikh’s most beautiful areas. Situated near one of the top diving spots it is a haven for divers and snorkelers. The hotel allows you direct access to many underwater and marine wonders, the highlight being an exciting ship wreck diving site called Amphoras (from where the hotel has proudly derived its name).Shores Amphoras is 18 km away (25 minute drive) from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, and 11 km (15 minute drive) from Neama Bay (Centre). ... more   less 
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Shores Amphoras Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
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Amphoras Holiday Resort Hotel

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