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Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada
Ranked #60 of 221 Hotels in Hurghada
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Memories to last a lifetime! Best hotel ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I have been to Sonesta many times before and it has become my second home!

The best thing about the hotel is the animation team! Karim from animation team is the best! Also sheeko and essam and Ismail! All of them are so kind and friendly and really make the holiday unforgetable! Also they are the best dancers I have ever seen!

The animation team prepare many activities for the guests throughout the day such as aqua gym, stretching, shooting, volleyball, darts, dancing etc...
In the evenings every night there is a new show and disco even mini disco for the children!

If you are looking for a fun filled holiday with lifelong memories sonesta is the place to go! Great for all ages there is something to suit everybody's needs! From young to old everybody will have a great time!

The rooms are very clean, other hotel staff are kind and with a smile! Beach is short walk and there are carts to drive you there if you don't want to walk! Beautiful pools and views!

All the best comments for this hotel and it's staff! Soon I will visit again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

The animation team is the best thing at the hotel i come to this hotel for only them they are very helpful .cute . Esam and Sheeko and Karim and Ismaiel relly i love this hotel because when i come i see them only

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Marwa N
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SonestaEgypt, Assistant Regional Communications Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Marwa

Thank you for your review , we are happy you enjoyed our animation team and we hope to see you soon again
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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took a 7 night stay (8/4/14-15/4/14) at the sonesta, booked via lowcostholidays and highly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting this part of Egypt.

Whilst the hotel is rated 5 star I would put it a little lower at a high 3 or a 4 but still excellent, excellent value for money.

On arrival we were greeted by Seif Mohamed, the manager, and upgraded to a bungalow but given the option to take our original sea view room if we desire, the bungalows in a quieter location as the sea view rooms over look the main external entertainment area.

The bungalow itself was very clean and spacious, with rooms cleaned along with fresh towels and bedding everyday.
The food served in the buffet area was plentiful and something for everyone though slightly more aimed to the Russian guests pallet, that said there is still plenty to tempt you no matter what your dietary requirements, some of the cups and glasses were a little damaged and on occasion you found yourself waiting for them too but it never took more than a minute or so and the damaged items made little difference to us.
We were given the option to dine a la carte every lunchtime and every evening at one of the various restaurants and again the food was excellent, though my only slight negative is the food is served too quick (never thought I'd say that).

There's plenty to do on site, shopping, excursions and relaxation (spa/massages etc) is all offered on site and at excellent prices. There is plenty for children to do too, kids clubs, kids pool with slides etc and also a small park.

In all for what you pay for this hotel (when I looked at my invoice from the travel company it was in the region of £335 for 2 all inclusive) and the level of service you receive, the food and drink on offer then I can't recommend it enough, nothing is a problem and if you speak to any member of staff regarding an issue it is resolved instantly.

I've read reviews in here regarding rude Russian guests being drunk, fighting, pushing in etc. in the 7 nights we spent there I saw only a couple of "merry" guests, I saw no fighting or offensive behaviour and only a handful of guests "jumped" in the buffet area but didn't do it to be rude (it is a big pet hate of mine and the manor in which it is done is not offensive at all). On the whole I found 99.9% of guests very polite and a pleasure to be around so don't be put off.

I could write so many good things about the hotel but you'd be reading forever, there are a few very very very petty minor negatives as mentioned above but nothing that detracts from the overall value for money and top class service you'll receive.







Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Jay7726 Helston, United Kingdom

we would like to thank you very much for your recent visit to Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort, and for the valuable time you have dedicated to write your detailed informative comments about your stay.
many thanks for your decent compliments and recommendation, as well as we do appologize for facing some shorts of services in some areas, assuring that all comments was considered for further improve of our services.

once more thank you so much for your time, looking forward to welcome you at sonesta pharaoh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We have just returned from a weeks stay at the sonesta pharaoh hotel and must say what a brilliant time we had. I would like to mention especially to people within the hotel who went above and beyond and they were Mr Seif Mohamed and Mr A Naby. On arrival we were upgraded to a bungalow which was directly on the edge of the beach and was lovely ..we also had the benefit of lunch at the Chinese restaurant which was superb and various invites to dine either in the Italian or Chinese of an evening. The food in the buffet was ok and edible but the a la carte was brilliant well worth booking. I must admit when we first arrived on Wednesday 9th April we were the only British people there the rest were Russians and Germans however, the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and relaxed we we're joined by other British holidaymakers. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear LynnebKent Kent
tahnk you so much for having the time to post your valued comments about your recent visit to Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, and many thanks for your compliments which will motivate us to maintain and further improve our service level's qaulity, it was a great pleasure for us to know that the accommodaion and services were totally up to your expectations and met your satisfaction, as that what we really strives for
once more thank you very much for your time, looking forward to welcome you bcak at Sonesta
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Нижний Новгород, Россия
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Vacationing together with a friend. Surprised by the beauty of the hotel. High level of service personnel. Superb entertainment programme for both adults and children. Especially surprised evening shows, guys, we really liked. Especially Shigo ))), handsome)))). Would definately stay there again. Thanks Sonesta Pharaoh for a wonderful holiday . Up to new meetings)))) .

  • Stayed March 2014
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Dear Marisha1987
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia..

Thank you very much for your kind recent visit to Sonesta Pharaoh, and many thanks for having the time to post your review, we all very happy that you did enjoyed your time and having a nice holiday with our team, we really proud of having such an animation team with us especially Chiko, well done mate keep up your hard work..
once more thank you very much for your time, looking forward to see you soon in Sonesta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

My Wife and I stayed here for a week, and we were both delighted with our choice, the extra attention to make our stay more enjoyable, Mr. Mohamed was a blessing, upgraded to a bungalow and the benefit of lunch in the Chinese restaurant was a welcome break from the other guests, whom just seem behalf like cattle at feeding time.

The rooms are cleaned daily and the turn down service was a nice touch. The were great, even if they were not valued or appreciated by some of the eastern European guests. a simple smile or a thank you to the hard working staff is rare, but appreciated greatly.

We would go again, maybe as a group though.

Room Tip: British and you will get a beach bungalow upgrade.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Oddjob73
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Dear Oddjob73, Maccesfield, England, UK..
Thank you very much for your recent visit to Sonesta Pharaoh, we're delighted to hear that you've got a nice time and you did enjoyed your holiday with us, we really proud of our place to be yours and many others correct choice, also being happy with our services is a crown over our heads, will keep everyone at Sonesta under pressure to keep up our high standard of services all times..
once more we thank you for your time, looking forward to welcome you back to Sonesta
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Hurghada, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I traveled with my friends looking for a nice vacation and I absolutely loved Sonesta The welcome was great All staff where extremely helpful.. rooms was cleaned everyday with fresh towels,tea,coffee and water.
restaurant was really good with plenty of food variety.
the pool was always clean and sunbed always available.
Beach is very safe, not too deep, corals and colorful fishes make you feel happy the water temperature is great.

the most gorgeous thing was the animation,the Hotel have two animation teams who will move your body in many different ways. they have lots of activities to do they didn't let you get bored.. daily yoga,latin or belly dance lesson,aerobic,shooting,water-ball in morning
and every evening they make a show and lots of cool competition games i felt so good taking apart of it twice. They are like no other animation team i've ever seen before,they are extreme talented dancers,helpful friendly always try to cheer you up :)
and i'd like to thanks SALUT! team for the good time we spent there.. gonna miss you all olga,ekaterina,igor,alina,diana and ivan

and SPECIAL thanks goes to the best (dancers/funny/friendly/talented/helpful) animation team ever "sheeko,karim,essam,said,cola and ismael" i'm so happy to meet you guys and hopefully will see you again soon.

finally i recommend you just to avoid the bad reviews as i think it's an individual cases.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Seifmohamed, Manager at Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear Mr.Ibrahim M..
Thank you very much for your kind recent visit to Sonesta Hurghada, and many thanks for having the time to post your review, we all at Sonesta glad that you having a good time and enjoyed your time with our team, we owe our team lots for thier hard work to keep Sonesta name among the massive hotels in Egypt, specially our Animation team... well done gents and ladies keep up your high performance we're proud of all of you..
once more thank you very much, looking forward to welcome you back with us
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Property: Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada
Address: Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Hurghada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Hurghada
#31 Top resorts Hotel in Hurghada
#49 On the Beach Hotel in Hurghada
#55 Luxury Hotel in Hurghada
#56 Romantic Hotel in Hurghada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada 5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, stretching across the sands of the Red Sea with a distinguished blend of modern and Pharaonic architecture. The resort's 360 unique guest rooms, family rooms, suites and bungalows each feature a private balcony or patio. The resort offers a private beach for the world's best scuba diving in the Red Sea's legendary waters, one outdoor pool, one indoor heated pool and one children's swimming pool for relaxing laps in the sun. There are several options for dining and entertaining at the resort's bars and restaurants as well as various choices of sports activities. ... more   less 
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