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Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Soma Bay
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Cairo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Unexpected marvelous vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We've stayed for four nights out of which one was complementary. The hotel was astonishing and the location within the bay was like a perfect selection. Starting from the reception hospitality till the housekeeping was just what you need in a vacation. Everybody wad helpfull and the safety guards at the beach and the pool were always present keeping eye on the kids. Talking about the lazy river and the slow water stream that makes you fully relaxed is something you have to try yourself. The gym,saums and jacuzi were included in the room rate.
The hotel only needs some more night life for people who loves to stay a bit late before going to bed.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank badawy44
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MichaelSchibler, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Badawy,

great to hear that we have exceeded your expectations for your vacation!
We are happy that you and your kids felt safe and secure under the eyes of our safety guards. Our lazy river is indeed a special experience and one of the most loved highlights of our guests.
Guests who are searching for some nightlife, can visit our neighbor hotel, the Robinson Club, or can rent a limousine care to check out the nightlife possibilities at Hurghada.

Warm regards from Soma Bay !

George Ganchev
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed myself & family at Kempinski Soma Bay for 1 week & I can say clearly that's the best hotel in Red Sea area. All hotel facilities are great. Food is amazing. All staff including reception, guest relation, room service, restaurant managers (Al Mar, the views & Bamboo Shoot) are really friendly & professionals. It's really five stars hotel. I'm sure that I will return to this hotel again & again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was our first trip to Egypt and travelling with an 8 month old we were a little on edge about the food, however it was excellent!! We would certainly return here. Its probably not the best location to be if you are after late nights and nightlife, however soma bay is stunning and away from the crowds which is perfect. The beaches are spotless and miles to walk along. If you like water sports there is also a fantastic Kite Surfing centre just along the beach. Also having walked a huge amount around soma bay, I'm very glad we stayed in this hotel as it was clearly the best in the area. thanks for a great stay. Wee went in December, and the weather was lovely as it was not too hot. around 23 most days. They had made a real Christmas effort also with a stunning huge tree and a great atmosphere.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tobydouglas
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MichaelSchibler, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Douglas,

Christmas 2012 is a while ago...but we can already promise you, that this year’s Christmas festivities will be as enjoyable as last year!
For our little ones, our culinary team is preparing special organic homemade food upon request. Also, on special occasion we offer delicious kids buffet. You should try for your next stay with us.
We thank you for your compliments and comment and hope to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards

George Ganchev
General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

This Is my first trip advisor recommendation and the only reason I decided to write this recommendation is because this place is truly unbelievable. Soma Bay in general is a hidden treasure in Egypt. Our experience at the Kempinski Hotel will definitely make us come back for another trip. One of the major things that interested me in such a place is the small and intricate details that the staff has paid attention to in order to make our trip most joyful one we've ever had. The rooms are very spacious and very clean. There are numerous activities that can be done in the hotel and the Soma Bay in general. There is a beautiful waterpark 10 minutes or so from the hotel. It's called Makadi Water Park and has some beautiful rides.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tj_crossroads9
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MichaelSchibler, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Tj,

We are very proud to receive this honor to be the first one you evaluated on tripadvisor.
Our employees are attentive but natural and this is what makes them special.
Thank you for your warm feedback and hope to welcoming you back again!

Best regards

George Ganchev
General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I must say that this is one of the best hotels in Egypt, as soon as we entered the hotel we were greeted by Mr. Maged the front office manager. He was really kind and nice to give us an amazing view room. We had such a great time, the half board package was more than perfect because both the breakfast and dinner were amazing. Food quality was great and a lot of varieties too.
The beach is very nice and the rooms are perfectly furnished. I asked for a baby cot and when we entered the room they had a small rope with baby shampoos and oils placed there nicely.
I must say the management of this hotel take very good care of every single tiny detail.
Thank you Kempinski for a lovely vacation, i am definitely going again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yasin B
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MichaelSchibler, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Yasin,

What an amazing compliment to be called as “Best Hotel ever”!
Thank you so much for this nice feedback.
Mr. Maged was very happy to receive your personal regards.
Hope to welcoming you back in near future.

Kind regards

George Ganchev
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Best vacation ever. I visited this hotel on 1st September 2012 with my family (My wife and 3 kids); you can just imagine the good memories I have to allow me remembering everything after almost 1 year. It is just fantastic.

All staff members are just professional, kind and very friendly wherever you go at reception, beach, pool, restaurants, room service and kids club. All are trying their best to satisfy guests.

We got 2 sea view connected rooms after being upgraded by Magdolen who is really fantastic; you can have sea view even from the shower room. Kid’s room was already prepared with additional bed and some chocolate gifts without any request from our side. They just understand the family requirements and they do not give you the chance to ask for something. Water mini bar is filled free daily. Rooms are very clean and well equipped.

We got welcomed by Daria (Lady in RED) who directed us to our room and gave us good presentation about hotel facilities and activities. Thanks.

Once enter the restaurant we welcomed by Mariam who is very kind to us and our kids, my little daughter loves her much. She always assist and help to ensure we got very good service.

Food is just perfect and delicious. Many varieties are available. I have tried Chinese restaurant in many countries but the best chicken sweet & sour I eat it their which is prepared by Chief Mohamed Ali. He is also very gentle and kind as he does not mind to prepare especial dish for my middle boy.

On our last day, our son was sick and then they advise us to go for the clinic, we went there and the doctor checked him and described his issue, before we are back to our room in 30min. we find the medicine on the top of the table. Thanks very much Dr. Shadi.

Very high recommended for families. I do not have to say that I coming back again as I already booked my next vacation on this month (AUG-13). This hotel is just becomes my favorite. Thanks very much for all hotel staff and Management.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thelw
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MichaelSchibler, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Thelw,

First of all, thank you for your great comment on tripadvisor.
We are very happy to read, that you will return back to us after one year having been guest at our hotel.
As we are offering Kids Club activities from 4 to 12 years for our little ones, we truly give great opportunities for family vacations.
Our Asian restaurant, the Bamboo Shoot, takes you on a culinary journey through Asia and India and we are sure, our team will also indulge your taste buds during your next stay.
Looking forward to welcoming you back this month!

Best regards

George Ganchev
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is great, friendly staff, great food. Sparkling wine in the breakfast buffet. The beach was great although I suggest wearing water sandals or crocs to avoid stepping on pebbles with bare feet. The room was clean, they upgraded us to a sea view room when we got there, the view was amazing.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hoda Y
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MichaelSchibler, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Hoda Y,

Great to hear that you had a memorable time with us.
The sea and beach is indeed breathtaking, especially the astonishing underwater world with its reefs and colorful fish.
Hope to welcoming you back again to the pearl of the Red Sea.

Best regards

George Ganchev
General Manager
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Additional Information about Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

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 Family Hotel in Soma Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Soma Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Soma Bay
#3 Spa Hotel in Soma Bay
#3 Luxury 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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