Just got back from a week at this property. My partner and i booked through secret escapes for the first time. This was our 4th time to Egypt but first visit to Sahl Hasheesh. Had read some of
the reviews and will agree that the Hotel is a bit tired round the edges but for cleanliness, comfort and lovely rooms (we had a chalet) it's as good as other hotels in the Hurghada area. The room we had was very spacious, lovely Super King size bed which again very comfy, lots of storage, large flat screen tv. Great bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath. The room was kept immaculate by our cleaner who always greeted us with a big smile and very polite.
The food selection is enough even for the finicky. I have seen larger buffets but we found ample and you will not go hungry, beef, chicken, fish, pasta, lots of different salads, breads and deserts! There is only 1 a la carte restaurant but it is the best i have ever been to out of all the other hotels we've been to, we were so pleasantly surprised with the Italian and spoke to others that said the same. The Pool is huge and very clean, there are plenty of beds for everyone you don't have to "claim" your bed early.
At this present time the hotel is making pleasant changes to the pool area and this would not interrupt your stay as they do this at night. We were actually shown the plans by a manager as he saw us guessing what all these people were discussing!
The animation team work tirelessly and obviously enjoy what they do, and what i liked is that if like me you have experienced nearly being pulled off your sunbed to join in something, here it's not like that, they will speak to you politely and mention that if you'd like to join in then do. You don't have to pretend to be asleep! (pointed out in the comedy show) so true and funny.
The shows aren't west end but at the end of the day we don't go away for this! I'm sure as this hotel grows so will the amenities.
Now the bit we were so overwhelmed with.....The staff, how one hotel can get the most happy, polite, helpful bunch from the room attendants, gardeners, animation, waiters and pool staff, up to managers and above i don't know, but we witnessed other guests tearful saying their goodbyes and even certain staff came to us to say goodbye as we were leaving and they wouldn't see us. They truly made our holiday, even the lifeguard lent his phone for us to check our flight times!!
This hotel is managed by a superb team actually interested in your comments and always asking if you're having a good time, you end up feeling at home among friends :)
Can't wait to go back and we definitely will, thanks for a most relaxing, happy time everyone
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