My friend and I have just returned from a ten day stay at The Sonesta Beach Resort. There were good and bad points to our stay. Our room was basic, beds were rock hard and most of the plugs were broken. The mini bar is not all inc, which we did not realise until checking out and not all the bars are all inc. Wine is only included in the buffet restaurant, otherwise it's an extra charge. The pool areas were not the cleanest and the behaviour of some of the bar staff is quite repulsive when it comes to young girls. The gym is annoyingly across the road in the sister hotel and the casino is not in the hotel either. You have to pay to use wifi and you can only do so in the reception area of the hotel. The food was ok considering it was all inc - fruit selection non existent. The entertainment at night provided by the animation team was shocking. My friend cut her foot on a nail whilst participating in one of the shows and none of the team were concerned nor followed it up.
Good points - most of the staff were lovely. Nasif in the buffet restaurant couldn't have done any more for us. Both Ahmed's at the blue wave and cactus pool bars were lovely and went above and beyond their duties to cater to us. Oscar who works for the spa is lovely (the spa itself leaves much to be desired). These people made up for the bad points of the hotel.
All in all it was ok. It wasn't so bad that it ruined my holiday but I won't be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino Sharm El Sheikh, stretching across the sands of Naama Bay, overlooks the Red Sea and South Sinai desert and mountains. The resort's traditional Arabic domes and archways form a village-style ambiance. The resort offers a private beach for the world's best scuba diving in the Red Sea's legendary waters, and seven swimming pools for relaxing laps in the sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta Beach Resort And Casino
- Sonesta Beach Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sonesta Sharm El-Sheikh
- Sharm El-Sheikh Sonesta