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The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh
Ranked #4 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 December 2012

I am a 45 year old solo male traveller & my trip was December 2012. First be clear on what you are looking at with this super hotel, it is a smaller exclusive hotel within the grounds of the larger more family orientated Savoy hotel. Royal Savoy guests have full use of the Savoy & it's many facilities but Savoy guests (or peasants as I like to call them!) cannot use the Royal Savoy or its facilities.
There are some super perks of being a Savoy Royal guest such as being met at the airport & whisked through the customs process without issue. My airline had not issued me with an immigration card (you need one-thanks Monarch) but the person collecting me had a spare one anyway & he even filled in in for me & obtained a visa, I just simply tagged along whilst everything was done for me! The transport to the hotel is a taxi & not a limousine as you may see suggested.
Upon arrival you are greeted & taken through to a very informal cosy lounge with an oriental theme where you are given a cocktail. The beautiful Anna from reception joins you & takes you through the check in process with ease & comfort. This is not a hotel of grand entrances with marble staircases & sparkly chandeliers, If you want that then head for the Savoy, this is very informal warm & friendly exclusivity with world class service.
I was taken to my room (standard side sea view) which was truly luxurious with the finest Egyptian cotton (when in Rome!) & luxurious feel to the room including marble bathroom. For me personally the highlight of the room was the dark wood balcony which was massive & just had a completely relaxing feel to it & was almost wild west ranch like including a fine set of wicker table & chairs. All Royal Savoy rooms have this dark wood effect on the balcony & trust me it's a real treat, this dark theme does not continue into the rooms though as they are light, modern & airy with many light fittings in all the right places. You have one full mini bar courtesy of the hotel however to refill it will be at charge.
A little moan was upon arrival I was giving a sheet showing main restaurant times which closed at 10pm. I went over at around 8.45 pm as I was hungry from the flight & was told they finish at 9pm & that I should hurry up! However I didn't overly let this bother me as the food in the main restaurant which was buffet style was just superb with a wide choice of dishes from different cuisines. I could clearly see cards close by to each kettle drum containing hot food to say that it had been checked for temperature & at what time which for me was reassuring. Unfortunately 3 days into the holiday they decided to close the main restaurant at night time which I was told was due to low occupancy (December). There are many other restaurants available but no other buffet style, so as a solo traveller this was not great as I did not want to sit in romantic candlelit restaurants on my own.
Pool & beach are just fabulous mainly due to being constantly spoilt by the staff. There's no getting up in the middle of the night for the towel on chair run as with 3 pools in the Royal there's plenty to go round (2 further large ones in the main Savoy). As soon as you choose a lounger they bring you a towel over, you do not have to go begging for it or supply a towel card like in a lot of resorts. They bring 2 towels one of which is neatly folded to give you a comfy head rest which was nice. You are then bought an ice bucket containing bottled water this is also replaced when the ice has melted. You are constantly asked if you are ok & if you would like drinks of any kind, you will not have to catch their eye to get a drink as it will be offered all through the day as a matter of course. The Savoy beach is a private beach & the Royal Savoy beach is a private beach within a private beach! The same towel/drink service applies to the beach area as the pool. There is a long jetty for snorkelling/swimming/water sports. I can highly recommend the snorkelling as some of the fish are just breathtaking. (this is not a trip, there is a coral reef on the Savoy beach!) Oh & also the Royal pool area has a sauna, steam room & jacuzzi (proper jacuzzi not a corner of the pool job).
At the time of my trip (December 2012) there were major building works at the Royal. These are covered over with tarpaulins which do drown out a little noise but certainly not all. Waterfalls & soothing poolside music also help drown out the noise (I hear disappointment in your thoughts-oh no building works) This was a strange one for me as I can honestly say it didn't bother me simply because I was so relaxed & looked after in this fine hotel. Did it spoil my stay? No way. Would I go again next week knowing the building works were there? Yes! Where do I sign! It was kind of like Kylie Minogue having a pimple on her bum! It may be better without but somehow you can't help but look at the bigger picture!
Breakfast is served in the Royal on a small terrace overlooking the pool areas. There was pink champagne on tap & a super friendly cool as cool can be egg Chef who comes to cook eggs for you in any way you desire. This guy is great & on my final day he wrote have a safe flight in tomato sauce around the edge of my plate! I love that fact!
You'll see Soho Square mentioned a lot if you are looking at this hotel. This is a development of shops/nightclubs/restaurants/entertainment owned by the Savoy. It's a couple of hundred yards from the Royal so it's an easy walk although they are quite insistent on giving you a lift there in a little golf style buggy. It's where most people seem to go at night from the Savoy/Royal Savoy & also tourists from surrounding hotels tend to visit also. There are many restaurants/bars here & you can charge drinks/meals to your room or if you are S-class they are free. It's very lively. I found some fine gifts for home amongst the many shops.
In conclusion I can truly say this holiday was one of my finest & I am well travelled. I will be returning next year as I have now joined the Savoy club for better rates etc. If you want family luxury & a large hotel then book the Savoy. If you want exclusivity & no splashing children & want to be pampered with some fine service then book the Royal. You are on Trip Advisor because you're worried about having a bad holiday or something going wrong? DON'T BE! Close this tab now & go back to the page you have found a deal on & book before it goes! Just look at the stats above, forget the odd moan on here (there's always one right?!) just look at the excellent ratings in the excellent bar above, it's a complete no brainer!
I haven't added any photos as they have all been covered by other guests but feel free to contact me if it helps. Lookout for photos showing the fine wooden room balcony. :-)

Room Tip: All rooms are side sea view & also overlook the pool so don't stress about this. If you can...
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Rabieva Nastasy... R, Royal Savoy Manager at The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

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Thank you for taking time to post a great summary about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your excellent feedback, which demonstrates the quality hospitality experienced during your stay at Royal Savoy ,it will definately help undecided tourists in selecting our property for their future vacation in our destination. We looking forward to welcome you again in Sharm El Sheikh


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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Royal Savoy is a fantastic property to stay at.One might argue that the rates are a little expensive but the exclusivity ,private pools ,beaches ,free drinks etc are totally worth it.The staff is great and the customer service is world class.

Some of the minor issues is that lunch can be a problem given Soho square is closed in afternoon and Royal savoy has limited food options during afternoon.There is construction work going on probably alterations and that can have some noise in the rooms which is a irritating.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rabieva Nastasy... R, Royal Savoy Manager at The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

Dear Guests

Greeting from Royal Savoy Sharm el Sheikh.

Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased to read ,that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your comments, and we will definitely take them into consideration.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Rabieva Nastasya

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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Hi to all at the Royal Savoy

We have recently returned from another fabulous stay, we were thoroughly spoiled and it was great to meet up with so many of our friends and staff at the Royal Savoy and Savoy hotel.

Sharm El Sheikh feels incredibly safe and we had a very relaxing holiday.

We wish you all the very best regarding the launch of your new lounge and rooms during 2013 and hope to return and see you next year.

Thanks for another great stay..


Caroline and Scott, Aberdeen - Scotland

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rabieva Nastasy... R, Royal Savoy Manager at The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

Dear Guests

Greeting from Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

Thank you for sharing with us your experience in Royal Savoy . We glad that you enjoyed your stay . Thank you for your wishes to us and looking forward to welcome you soon at Royal Savoy .

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Rabieva Nastasya

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

overall i thought this hotel was escellent however there were good and bad points
Good points-
Service, from the pick up from the airport, virtually off the plane, on the beach, restaurants and royal savoy lounge we were extremely well looked after.
Food - excellent in most of the restaurants we went into. Steak house wasnt as good as we expected, seemed to concentrate on the quality of the steak and left the rest to chance.
Pools - spread out and well looked after however a few tiles looking a bot dodgy
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Room - though large it was tired looking and though the room was cleaned excellently the patio doors were smeared. it also looked over the main savoy pools which did take away the feeling of exclusivity (as did the closeness of the savoy beach next to the royal one).
Noise - I agree with other writers the music was overwhelming and clashed coming from different sources. I didnt get the feeling of peace and quiet i usually do on holiday. They was constant noise every day from 8am til late and though this didnt bother us too much it did annoy on occasions.
overall we would return but only when all the alterations are done, the staff really make this place and Soho square is great.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rabieva Nastasy... R, Royal Savoy Manager at The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

Dear Guests

Greeting from Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh.

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to read, that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your comments, and we will definitely take them into consideration, Thank you for having chosen us for your vacation and looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Rabieva Nastasya

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

My first ever review on tripadvisor.co.uk last April was about the Royal Savoy ended with the line "We will be adding ourselves to the list of repeat visitors later this year!" - and so it came to pass. Always a slight fear when going back somewhere fabulous for the second time, that maybe the repeat visit wouldn't be as good. No need to worry though.

We flew with Easyjet (the service from check in to boarding was horrendous prompting me to wonder whether they transport humans as they would never be allowed to treat animals the way we were treated at Luton airport that morning...) However, Easyjet's shoddy customer service did at least provide the most amazing contrast for the wonderful greeting from Gammal of the Royal Savoy at Sharm airport, who whisked us through Passport control, carried our luggage and led us to our courtesy transport. Cheerful and chatty, knowledgeable and professional - a real credit to the hotel.

On arrival, Samuel was charming, Anna was brilliant.

Everything about our holiday once again was superb. The food, location, atmosphere and especially service were exceptional. Our room was very spacious and bright, with efficient air conditioning and good sized balcony overlooking the main pool (same as last time). Little touches like bathrobes and slippers, DVD player, daily fresh fruit and cakes in the room were great.

We opted for the Half Board Dine Around again giving us loads of choice for our evening meal either within the hotel or in the numerous restaurants in adjacent Soho Square. All the restaurants were very good, with the Italian our personal favourite.

The Half Board Dine Around meant we paid for drinks after 8.00pm but beer and soft drinks were free from midday (and between 6.00pm and 8.00pm you could drink anything you liked).

The staff were outstanding throughout our stay - courteous, cheerful, helpful and a joy to interact with. On chatting to some of them, it became clear that they took a real pride in working for the Royal Savoy. Bassem by the pool and Eshayad "the egg guy" were particularly impressive.

The majority of UK guests that we met were on repeat visits to the Royal Savoy and the staff and service were quoted as the main reasons.

On our sad final day, we were driven to the airport where Gammal was waiting to escort us through check in, passport control and security - the easiest entrance to an airport ever!

At the risk of repeating myself - the best hotel with the best food and the best staff - we will be back!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rabieva Nastasy... R, Royal Savoy Manager at The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2013

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Greeting from Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

Thank you for taking time to post great summary about your vacation in Royal Savoy . We are extremely pleased to know ,that you enjoyed your stay with us and be sure, that your praise will be passed on to our team. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 26 November 2012

We would agree with all the other positive comments on trip advisor.

From our arrival to our departure we enjoyed the excellent personal service by all the RS staff whom we came into contact with.They were all extremely polite & courteous & their service & peronal attention was second to none.
Our room,the lounge, restaurants & pool area were all of a high standard of comfort & hygiene.

This is undoubtably the best club facility we have stayed at in Sharm El Sheikh & we would recommend it & look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Second floor has good views
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

My wife & I have just returned form a week at the Royal Savoy and had a great time. Many of the plus points have already been called out but overall the stand out feature of the hotel is the service provided by staff. We were also greeted almost as soon as you got off the plane and whisked through security without any need to queue. Upon arrival we were upgraded to one of the junior suites which was a lovely gesture but probably a reflection in that some of the RS rooms are unavailable whilst they complete the hotel extension. Our room, complete with jacuzzi bath, walk in shower and four poster bed was lovely and overlooked the main swimming pool - I cant say that we were disturbed by any noise and at this time of year the hotel was very quiet. Breakfasts are served in a small, but private, reception room / veranda and a mix of cold (meats, cheeses, breads, croissants, cereals etc) and hot (buffet) are available. In addition, Farag, who is one of the happiest people I have ever come across, will prepare eggs in any way you want them. We were on the S Class plan so all meals and drinks are included. I do think that this was good value with international spirits included and only the very expensive cognacs & brandies along with lobster or wagyu steak carrying a supplement. However, only local wines are included and one chardonnay from South Africa - the remainder are expensive even with a 20% discount for S Class guests (so a basic Sauvignon Blanc was c£50 incl. the discount). There are numerous restaurants to eat at split between those on the hotel complex or situated in Soho Square (a 5min walk from our room or a 2min buggy ride !). I would strongly recommend the Indian (Bombay), Chinese (Zen), Italian Rosmarino) and L'Entrecote steak house. I would also agree that the Hot Rock restaurant was ok but it is very dark in the restaurant - this is also the case in the Safari bar and I would suggest they the hotel do need to improve the lighting. We based ourselves around the RS pool and I would echo previous comments on how good both Mohamoud and Bassem are - they look after everything when you are around the pool from constantly providing any drinks you require along with fresh towels and would set up our beds each morning before we even got to the pool !! The beach is ok and typical for Sharm and there are 2 pontoons for guests to use for snorkelling which was great. The hotel has a well equipped gym but there were a couple of machines which were broken during our stay and it did get busy. Given we stayed very much in the low season I would suspect that it gets very busy during the key summer months and I feel that the hotel does need a larger complex or a separate gym for RS guests. My only other suggestions would be that the RS lounge closes at 10am and after that you have to trek across to the Safari bar which is a shame so couldn't this open later ? Secondly the RS lounge & reception area need to be larger but I know that the hotel are in the process of addressing this and the new areas are scheduled to open in April next year. I would add that although the hotel does have quite extensive building work going on in the RS wing it really didn't create a significant amount of noise and in no way distracted from our enjoyment. In summary, a few small things which could be improved by the hotel but the rooms, complex and especially the service provided by the staff was fantastic and I would strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Soho square | PO Box 169, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#3 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#7 Business Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#11 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range: £117 - £667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Savoy is an exclusive club wing, complete with its own private lounge, terrace, pool, and beach area. Created for guests who prefer to stay in a more intimate and secluded location within the grounds of the Savoy. The Royal Savoy offers rooms of exceptional grace and comfort, all providing views over Tiran islands or the hotel's landscaped gardens. The rooms range in size from the generous standard rooms, to the famous luxury Suites. All rooms are welcoming and capacious, offering an exceptional combination of style and function. ... more   less 
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