My husband and I just home from 11 nights at the tropitel. I have decided to do this review slightly differently as I felt it was more important to stress the type of holiday/area rather than just the hotel.
The tropitel was lovely, our room 3053 was a deluxe but was huge, sea and pool views. Lovely pool, wonderful beach great for snorkelling. Food: ok, plenty of choice, salads, breads, we found the meat very poor quality, obviously no pork or bacon! Italian and Mexican ok, fajitas we got one tortilla wrap cut into four for two of us!
Drinks good, staff lovely.
Downside: nothing to do at night but drink, watch a "show" on a handmade stage on the beach that was quite poor, some acts better than others. Finished by 9.45. Them nothing to do! We like to walk at night to a bar, look round shops etc, we saw signs for old town along promenade so walked it one tea time, 45 minutes in searing heat and all we found was a deserted beach bar and a few shops that were just selling same tat in our hotel shops, no real quality shops and soo quiet!! Bar man said is very quiet. No atmosphere, you can hire a golf buggy for 20 US dollars I think but there isn't much to see. The tropitel is on it's own as no close open hotels, Sahl hasheesh a gated community, some nice hotels but all spread apart.
We went on the courtesy bus to hurghada town one night, we hated it, very tatty, looks like Beirut! Sharm much much nicer, loads tat shops, I didn't like the stray dogs, donkeys pulling carts and saw woman with child begging, know it goes on but never saw in sharm. Got hassled by shopkeepers, seems lots locals there more than tourists, just felt safer in sharm but obviously that's just my view.
Went on submarine trip from Hilton hurghada, good but 45 mins bus ride each way.
To summarise, we felt this is very much a hotel holiday. If you only want a complete rest, go snorkelling on a lovely beach and have few drinks it's fab. If you like bit more like us it's not really suitable. Hope this helps, it is a lovely hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Supremely located in the newly and highest developed areas in the Red Sea “Sahl Hasheesh” 14 KM south Hurghada, one of the world's repute resort destination, Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh, offering magical views of the warm Red Sea, with impressive collection of alluring restaurants and cool bars, magnificent beachfront and modern stylish rooms as well as numerous leisure facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh Hotel Hurghada