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“Best hotel for beach and diving in Sharm”

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Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence
Ranked #14 of 231 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Best hotel for beach and diving in Sharm”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Just back from another 2 weeks at the fantastic Fanara Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh. Having originally google mapped the Temple Bay dive site, 2 years ago, I discovered this place simply by looking at the satellite images of the bay. Not many travel company's promote this hotel so I had to ring around doing plenty of research. It is full of Russian, Estonian, Belarus and Ukranian tourist with a smattering of Italian and English but the hotel is very good and excellent staff who couldn't do enough for the residents. Food is great and there's plenty to choose from; La Gazelle is Ala Carte and I visited every night of my stay. Breakfast is as good as I've experienced in Sharm and the pool bar and restaurant is a great place to snack at lunch time after snorkelling all morning. I just wish travel companies would pick up on this little gem and promote the place for what it is. Most people from UK want a bit of winter sun and a good base to swim, dive or snorkel, well it doesn't get better than this hotel I have to say.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Location is very good, near see, beach is amazing and the corals were amazing. Food is very tasty, they have two restaurants. Staff was sooo nice to us, always smiling and ready to help. Rooms are very nice and clean. Pool is heated in winter time. Animation was great, spa and pool game, snorkling - many choices of great activities. It was really one of the greatest time in my life. If you choose this hotel you wont regret.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank JulijaMonika
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
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Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Remarks on stay at the Iberotel Club Fanara & Residence,
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 11-25 February, 2014

We are rather old couple (each of us close to 80) and were looking for the good but moderately priced hotel for spending two weeks in warm climate, as contrary to the cold, snowy weather in the middle of winter in our country (Poland). After reviewing several tourist agencies and considering our own experience, we selected Egypt (it was our 5th trip to this country), Sharm El Sheigh (3rd visit to this place), and Iberotel Club Fanara & Residence (2nd time in this hotel).

First time we stayed in this hotel a year ago. We were satisfied, therefore this year we traveled additionally with our daughter-in-law and our two grandchildren, 8 and 5 years old. Presence of kids allowed us to experience the care of children. As in the previous year, we returned home full of very pleasant impressions.

Official description of the hotel one can find in the Internet, therefore we will present only our private opinion.

For couples of medium+ age, and couples with a child, we recommend double rooms DZX1 A02 which are located at the ground floor, close to all the hotel facilities including the swimming pools, with the heated up to 30oC large Club Pool and Children Pool. For these who do not like morning sun rays in the room, the suitable are odd numbers 2101-2125, and for others 3101-3125.

These who like walking, can do it within the hotel area along the full of flowers paths of the long residence part. At the end are swimming pools, the bar and restaurant, and the exit gate. In the walking distance from the hotel there is an entertainment area "1000 and 1 Night" and many shops. For visiting the old town and the downtown, both with plenty of shops, the hotel offers free of charge 4 times weekly shuttle bus between breakfast and lunch and paid ones late evenings.

At least once a week at the Medina Restaurant (main in the hotel) are organized Gala Parties. During our stay especially celebrated was the Valentine Day.

All the staff members whom we met with: the receptionists, the restaurant and bar waiters, the international animators, the fitness servicemen/women, and room attendant, were friendly, polite and competent. Particular, extraordinary attention are paid to older visitors and children. Frequent guests are recognized and even at the second stay they are noticed and honored.

Best wishes and regards to the Manager and to the Staff Members of the Hotel,

Wieslaw and Zofia Lucjanek, Poland 2014-03-08.

Room Tip: As written in the review: For couples of medium+ age, and couples with a child, we recommend double...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
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Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Hotel have very goog location - next to the Red Sea pretty beach, colorful corals and have great views. Serrvice is so proffessional and nice to every client. Always ready to help you in any point. Standard is european. Rooms are very nice,the best with pool view! Two pools are so warm during the winter and there is great relax to spend time with family on pool area. Dishes tasty and kitchen clean.Animation team very nice but during the winter they have no many places to make interesting progrma in the evening. Most of time Amphiteathre is closed in the evening and program can not be done. But during the day you can play water polo, make gym, play voleyball. There is also some program and place for children, I reccomend to go there with TUI and ask for Hassan Sallam -as resident ( speaks polish, english) -He tell you everything about Sharn and Egipt places and culture. Tui in this hotel has the best service.

Room Tip: The best rooms are in 0 level with view on swimming pool. You have great view and close everywhere.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Agata W
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We have just returned from a fabulous time at this hotel. It has so much going for it! Wonderful location with a great beach from which you can walk directly into the sea to some amazing snorkelling. The heated swimming pool was amazingly warm and welcoming and very large! Rooms and communal areas kept very clean and the food is very good (for buffet standards) with plenty to choose from. I feel it could have been a little hotter but other than that it was very good. The staff at this hotel really make it a lovely, lovely place to stay, they are so helpful and friendly, the service is second to none and always with a smile. A special thanks to Tamer in the restaurant for ensuring we had our table ready with our preferred drinks and even some 'napkin' art which made us feel very special as we couldn't see it on any other tables, and his welcoming smile. also to Taho who made sure we had great drinks when we wanted them and especially the fresh strawberry juice which was very yummy!. Yes the hotel rooms are a little tired but all in all this is definitely a hotel worth visiting unless you like spending time with lots of English people as I think there were only 1 other couple there for part of our week!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Happyhols62
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
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Trinec, Czech Republic
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We have just returned from The Iberotel Fanara. It was really a fantastic holiday. The best advantage of this hotel is coral reef (especially on the left hand side). The only pity is that you cannot walk to the next beach (hotel Oasis reef). Oasis reef beach has a pier and for some people it is easier to do snorkellig from the pier. Hotel and rooms are very clean and nice. Special thanks to Robi from the main restaurant who made our stay really memorable. Robi was so nice and kind, he prepared the table for us for every meal, he remembered what each of us likes to drink etc. Robi, thank you, we wish you all the best for the future!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lucyna S
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
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Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Good location, very friendly staff and good service! All questions and small problems resolved quickly. Be friendly yourself and they will answer with very good service. Special thanks to Ahmed in main restaurant and to Sayed in hotel reception! It was fantastic week and already planing to come back next winter.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Argo F
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Amro G, Manager at Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence, responded to this review, 19 February 2017
Dear Guests,
thank you for choosing JAZ Fanara Resort to spend your holiday. My team and I would also like to thank you for your critical and valued feedback. You have provided us with great motivation in our strive to continuously improve the service we offer.
As a result of our efforts. This recognition directly influences our commitment to further improvements
Thank you, once again, for your visit to our hotel, and for your feedback.

Front Office Manager
Amro Gamal
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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Property: Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence
Address: El Fanara Street | Ras Om El Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Formerly Iberotel Club Fanara & Residence)
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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#14 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Jaz Fanara Resort & Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 378
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