We checked into the hilton fayrouz after debating about the other two and I am glad that we did! this is the beach facing hilton, there is one directly opposite called dream resorts which is mountain facing. A majority of the people from here come over to the fayrouz for the beach.
The staff were incredibly friendly, Ahmed in the restaurant was a fantastic waiter and very attentitive indeed. the chef who cooks the eggs was very accomodating as my mother was vegan and often produced egg and fish free dishes. There was another chef on duty who made for me a delicious Egyptian porridge... the list can go on...
We only had B&B as we did wish to restrict ourselves to the hotel. The breakfast adaquate. The fruit selection was rather poor, watermelon and pineapple needed to be brought as extra. However, the pastries were amazing and there was plenty to go around, we even took some pastries back with us for a lunch time snack.
The rooms - we had the pool bar facing rooms 506 and 507 - probably the best facing rooms in that area, we always had sunrise infront of us. The rooms are certainly dated, the TV's are ancient and the TV quality is terribly poor. however, they are fairly spacious rooms and have french opening doors to the pool. The A/C is very, very noisey at night and don't forget to use mosqutio repellent!
The bathrooms are fine except the hair dryer in 507 was awful... the air smelled of cigarette smoke and was broken... The rooms a cleaned everyday and the chap who cleans them is lovely. He does an amazing job cleaning and creates wonderful things on the beds with the towels.
The pool - The pool is lovely and the bar is perfect! Reda at the pool bar was a true gem and a proper gentleman! he was incredibly helpful and interactive with the guests. Get in early to claim your beds! especially if you are not staying in any of the rooms around the pool!
Planet Spa - this is amazing and you must experience the Cleopatra package, ensure that you negotiate and decent price, i paid £45. Asma was my lady and boy she is good! she is amazing!!! her colleague is equally as good my mum said. You have a sauna, steam, coffee and coconut body scrub, follwed by a shower and 45 min full body massage...ahhh it's truly amazing!!!
The area - Naama bay is nice, ut beware girls, if you are own, the guys there will hassle you lots in a flirty way! The beach is nice a Hilton have a private part, get in ealry to claim your beds though! Hilton here is central to all places in Naama bay you can walk everywhere around here. Places I visted were Camel Bar - this is a rooftop, and i really enjoyed it here. Pomodoro is also very popular for itallian food. Pacha is a nightclub, but not worth the price to get in (£30) try to get on a guest list if you can.
Soho Square - absolutely a must to visit! it cost roughly one way 30 Egyptian pounds to get there, make sure you always haggle with the taxi drivers and agree the fare befor you get in! Soho Sq is up and comming and is by far the most developed area, and very modern with places like ICE and O2 bar. It has an ice rink, the queen vic pub, plenty of places to eat, we went to the bombay and mai thai which were great, but expect to pay UK prices here....lots of evening entertainment in the main sq, belly dancing, singers and shows.
Old Sharm - this was my least fav place and if full of sleazy men... i'd avoid it, but if you like markets and bargins, this is the place for you indeed. I went on a camel here and there is a little hill you can climb and take pictures. BTW camels stink!!!
Excursions - we only did two, the glass bottom boat, which nice to pass time and enjoy the fish, and the sumberine. Both were nice in their own way.
I drawback is the fact that you have to pay for Wi-Fi and it's only available in the foyer and not in your rooms, hopefully they will improve this in the future....
overall i had a great time, the weather was about 40 degress and the evenings it was abou 32-36 degrees, it was so beautiful....i miss it already and will be coming back to the Fayrouz.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Commanding a central position in Naama Bay, the hotel is enclosed within beautiful landscaped gardens and has the advantage of the longest stretch of sandy beach in he bay. Just a short walk along the promenade will take you to the bustling centre of the bay home to a variety of shops and local nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sharm El Sheikh Hilton
- Hilton Fayrouz