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Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Soma Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Water sports”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

There are good windsurfing and kitesurfing facilities near the hotel both with good equipment and great instructors.

The hotel itself is comfortable and clean and the staff look after you very well. The food is good and plentiful

We were impressed by the service given by Belal who worked at both the beach bar and hotel bar. Also the doorman Khaled was very helpful.

Room Tip: We had a very comfortable room with a sea view and the room numbers in our section all started with...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Mr. Graves,

Thanks for the great feedback. Soma Bay is truly an incredible place for all kind of water sports with average wind of 4bft throughout the year.

I appreciate the comments for the staff and will congratulate Belal and Khaled on a job well done!

Hopefully see you again,

Kind regards,

Michael Schibler
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

you have some 5 hotels in Soma bay and Kempinsky is with no doubts the best choice. The kindness of the staff at all level is the guarantee of a very very good stay. The structure is quite big, as much as the restaurants (too big, too noisy). What surprises is the food which is really average for the high standard of the place. Avoid the oriental restaurant (do not rember the name) reaal not worthwhile.
If you happen to book at the laguna club rooms then you will leave a great experience with dedicated breakfast and lunch area, internet wi fi and attention to you.
Just one reccomandation do not take the car transfer from the hotel, they charge you 60€ when a common limousine service costs 25€. Last but not least there are a lot of families with little children sometimes too noisy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Stefano,

Grazie! We appreciate your comments a and we are pleased to hear you where content with the “heart of the hotel”-our employees.

Im so sorry to hear that you evening at the asian restaurant-bamboo shoot- was not up to your standars as normally guests are very pleased with it.

Nevertheless im glad to hear that you enjoyed the Laguna Club service.
Kind regard & pleased to see you again some time soon.

Michael Schibler
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed at kempinski soma bay for 10 days wish we could have stayed longer. Fab sea view room with balcony plus a large terrace with two sun loungers. As much complimentary water that you could wish for, luxurious bath towels and pleasant staff. Only complaint we had was that it took an age at breakfast time for the waiter to bring our tea, usually arriving after we had finished our breakfast. Other than that no complaints fantastic hotel will most definitely return if we are lucky enough to be able to do so.

Room Tip: Sea view room looking out towards red sea at night magical
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Madame,

The Kempinski Soma Bay team is glad to hear you enjoyed your holidays, its truly hard to leave this paradise!
I apologize for your inconvenice during the breakfast .
Hope to see you back any time in the near future.
Kind regards,

Michael Schibler
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Lovely stay in Kempinski Hotel at Soma Bay. Great place to relax in Egypt. Transfer time about 45mins from airport. Had a lagoon room at hotel. more than adequate. Not sure why would want to upgrade as have views over the swimming pools. Went B&B and thought it was a great choice as buffet evening meal was a bit manic when hotel was busy. Also saved money to use a la carte menu as buffet menu was very expensive. Bamboo restaurant was really nice to dine in with good range of asian dishes to choose from. Service very friendly and felt very safe. No sign of trouble even when on trip to Hurghada. Also did kitesurfing nearby at Kitehouse. Kitesurfing was great for a beginner to get used to being on a board. Good set up with nice cafe and lounging area if partner is not into Kitesurfing. Dedicated bus runs every hour to kitesurfing but make sure book up for the mornings, wind dies in afternoons. Really nice reef just off hotel beach to explore with great range of fish on it.

Room Tip: go for lagoon rooms, don't upgrade as views not better.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Mr Robert,

We are truly pleased you enjoyed your holidays at the Pearl of the Red Sea. Its truly a magnificent place for diving and kitesurfing.
We are glad you enjoyed our Bamboo shoot restaurant with our Masterchef Thiru from India,

Kind regards,

Michael Schibler
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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I've been to many hotels around Hurghada and the Red Sea and this hotel is among the best if not the BEST!
I stayed for 4 nights with my 9 years daughter in room 5111 and our stay was extremely pleasant.
Everything was smooth from check in till check out; great rooms...great beach...and great food: what can you ask more??
The only thing I would have loved to have in the room was a coffee/espresso machine to enjoy an early cup of espresso.
I would surely come back to this heavenly hotel and would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: 5111 (stayed in) or 5110 both are lagoon view rooms ground floor with a sea view and a nice terrace
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Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Sir,
We are truly happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay.
To have an even more exclusive time, just book one of our astonishing suites where complimentary tea/coffee setup is included.

Kind regards,

Michael Schibler
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed there for three nights in April. The hotel is simply fantastic. The breakfast and dinner buffets are royal! The beach is very safe and nice. The pools are also very attractive although the water was a bit cold for us.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Mr. Mahmoud,

We are very pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and you have selected us to relax from the busy and loudy Cairo hustle and bustle.

We are more than happy welcoming you back,

Kind regards,

Michael Schibler
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Me and my husband had a 4 nights stay from 6/3/2013 to 09/03/2013 This hotel is One of the Most Amazing Hotels I've ever been in Hurghada .
Simply relaxing and pleasurable stay .
Amazing Food , Excellent and Helpful staff , Beach Area at the diving center is more than amazing , and above all PRIVACY is the keyword :D really couldn't wish for more .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelSchibler, Resident Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Madame,

Woow, great feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our resort.

Wishing you back with us soon and maybe for a longer stay?

Kind regards,

Michael Schibler
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Property: Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
Address: PO Box 15, Soma Bay 84711, Egypt
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Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Soma Bay
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Soma Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Soma Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Soma Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Soma Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Soma Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 325
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be enchanted by this striking resort destination on the Egyptian shores of the Red Sea, an idyllic leisure retreat blessed with more 7000sqm of picturesque landscape of pools, lazy river, waterfalls and lagoons, flowing down to an immaculate 400m sandy beach. Inspired by the mystique and nobility of the ancient Moorish fortresses, the ultimately luxurious hotel features 325 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, ranging mostly from 39sqm/42sqm to 185sqm, mixing contemporary decor and European flair, with warm Egyptian hospitality and attention to detail. A host of deluxe leisure arrays and inspiring culinary choices harmonize your refined stay. The accommodation at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay captures the nostalgic elegance of an age where quality and care were a way of life. Indulge in an upgrade with any of our unique and generously spacious suites dotted by unmatched views of the Resort and the Red Sea. Explore an abundance of unparalleled choice enhanced by seamless amenities, direct access to the Laguna Club Lounge while enjoying flawless services and inspirational settings. 22 Junior Suites, 10 Deluxe Suites and 2 Presidential Suites are all confirming the luxe-appeal of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay. A host of deluxe leisure arrays and inspiring culinary choices harmonize your refined stay. Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is the ideal location for family holiday, honeymooners, incentive program for companies and definitely a heaven for golf players. A charming KIMO kid's club is operating daily from 9am to 6pm with lots of exciting activities under the supervision of a professional attendant. A voyage of epicurean and entertainment pleasures beckons at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay restaurants and lounge. Assuage your palate with luscious and idyllic ethos from around Asia at Bamboo Shoot or authentic international treats at The View, the hotel's main restaurant with inspiring views. Dine at "The View" restaurant or on its inspiring terrace with stunning sceneries of the Red Sea while enjoying a tantalizing gastronomical treat as you savor the unique signature dish, artistically created by our creative chefs. It is juicy, tender and sensually intrigues your taste buds, guaranteeing a wonderful culinary experience. Indulge in a timeless tasty culinary at Al Mar from noon till sunset in a serene setting. Savor premium light meals at the enjoyable Beachcomber. Revel in the epitome of luxury at Sultan Bar with high-end cocktails and heart thumping entertainment. Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is definitely a heaven for golf players. Being part of Soma Bay luxury destination, the Hotel guests have access to the spectacular "The Cascades Championship Golf Course". If you're feeling inspired to get fit and try a new sport this summer, head to the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay on Egypt's Red Sea and try out a complimentary introductory session of various leisure and sports activities including diving, snorkeling with a guide, windsurfing, kite surfing, catamaran, golf, beach tennis and volley ball... These are some of the leisure excitements waiting for you to explore in your next holiday. ... more   less 
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