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Sharm

Sheffield, United...
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Sharm

Hi not been to sharm recently due to recent events ! Anyone out there been from England recently and the best way to get there !!

Alternatively never been to Hurghda what is it like !! Any info would be appreciated cheers Gavin

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England, United...
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for Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea and Sinai
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1. Re: Sharm

Hurghada is very different to Sharm Gavin but there are still some similarities like the sun and the sea! :)

There are a few different resorts, some that are mainly just hotels and others that have other things going on and then Hurghada itself where there is some nightlife if you want it and the same shops that you find in Sharm.

What do you like about Sharm and then we can give you some ideas of what areas of Hurghada might suit?

Best ways to get to Sharm seem to be with Pegasus via Istanbul or you could go to Hurghada and then fly over. Either way, you'll need special insurance to cover you due to the FCO regs.

Sheffield, United...
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2. Re: Sharm

Hi Lesley thanks for your replay, we have been to jolieville resort and casino Nama bay for the past 10 years, we love everything about Jolie vile,hotel and staff, location, short walks to nice restaurants and bars, we have also stayed in the Stella de mare n like it there,

Because there have been no direct flights to sharm thought we may try hurgarda, baron palace as seen on trip advisor,

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3. Re: Sharm

I love the Stella in Sharm. Hopefully soon the ban will be lifted.

Baron in Hurghada is fantastic. Its in Sahl Hasheesh which is not far from Hurghada and is a gated resort. There is a centre known as the old town at the other end of the bay but it's small with a couple of shops and places to eat. Nice for a visit though and you can either walk (about 3km) or go on one of the golf carts you can hire for an hour. If you walk along the pier in the old town area at sunset you get a good view of it over the mountains.

It's going to be pretty different to the area of Sharm the Jolieville is in near Naama but the Baron has some good restaurants and the food is fab plus the staff are amazing and the rooms great. You can snorkel from the beach if you like that too.

To get to Hurghada marina in a taxi will take about 35 min and 25 to the Hard Rock Cafe.

Edited: 29 December 2017, 23:33
North Walsham...
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4. Re: Sharm

We went to Sharm via Cairo last month with Egyptair from Heathrow. Straightforward to book, easy flight but a bit more expensive than direct of course. Egyptair give 2 hold bags each as part of the booking, so no added expense there.

We also looked at Turkish and Pegasus via Istambul. A bit cheaper and just as easy but the arrival and departure times at Sharm are in the early hours of the morning - not a deal breaker but we found the Egyptair times more convenient.

Others have flown via Brussels or other European hubs, again with few problems, so it seams there are plenty of options

Didn't try Hurghada, although we flew via there for a holiday in El Gouna. Weren't over impressed with El Gouna, the resort hotels are nice but there's something missing - perhaps less atmosphere, perhaps it's that the resort is just a generic pre-planned area, especially the marina area.

Edited: 31 December 2017, 19:54
Sheffield, United...
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5. Re: Sharm

Thanks John

Port Ghalib, Egypt
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6. Re: Sharm

Baffled.

El Gouna, the resort hotels are nice but there's something missing - perhaps less atmosphere, perhaps it's that the resort is just a generic pre-planned area, especially the marina area?

Yes it is made for tourists.

Hhhhmmmm so if that's the case what does that make Sharm?

The same a Generic pre planned resort for tourists behind a steel fence.

Sharm was purpose built.

Same where I live in Port Ghalib built by a wealthy Kuwaiti.

So it's not just El Gouna, Sharm is also purpose built and pre planned

Nuweiba
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for Nuweiba, Dahab, South Sinai
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7. Re: Sharm

Lots of possibilities to get to Sharm... some have been mentioned already :

Egyptair from Heathrow via Cairo.

Turkish Airlines or Pegasus via Istanbul.

Meridiana, Air Cairo or Neos from various Italian cities.

TUI or TC from Brussels.

Germania from Zurich.

etc etc

The first alternative will require an Egyptian visa upon arrival in Cairo, the last three will require separate flights with a second operator to the departure airport ( Ryanair or Easyjet ).

North Walsham...
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8. Re: Sharm

Jared

I know Sharm was created as a resort, but it feels like it has more 'depth' than El Gouna. We've been to Gouna twice, Port Ghalib once, Sharm lots of times and there's no comparison.

Doncaster, United...
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9. Re: Sharm

Hi we flew Egyptair via Cairo last year to sharm this year we have picked up cheap easyJet flights to hurghada then internal flight to sharm , spending a few days in hurghada either way just to check it out as not been before. Figure I get best of both worlds that way :)

London, United...
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10. Re: Sharm

Hi lynsky

Can you do an Update when you've completed your trips,let us know what you thought about the different citys..

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