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Turquoise Beach Hotel
Ranked #205 of 230 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
Rugby
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34 reviews
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“Very happy with the hotel”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Where to start...This was my second time in Egypt. First time I went to Urghada with a friend in July. This time I have travelled with my mum (56) in February (from 20 Feb until 2 March 2014). I am 26. For two people, all inclusive, flights, 20kg luggage, Monarch flights with extra leg room seats, 10 nights, insurance and four stop transfer I have paid £920 through lowcostholiday.com (where ever I go, I book through them). Out of the £920 only £150 went to the hotel for the 10 nights, 11 days of food and clean room and great pool and beach on the door step. So well worth it. The rest was flights mainly. My mum has leg problems and the extra legroom seats were pricey (£17.50 per person one way!). The luggage isn't cheap either. Right, that was the overall.

Airport - nothing to do with the hotel but if you are arriving at the old terminal, brace yourself! OMG! The chaos. My mother was very apprehencive leaving UK, travelling for 5 hours in the plane to arrive at a place where there was just chaos! She wanted to turn on her heel and go home! Not the best welcome. Anyway, we have survived until we met with our transfer people.

Transfer to hotel - OMG again! The driver had no idea where our hotel was. Scary or what?
Transfer from the hotel - what a fab experience. I did not even mind that it wasn't a four stop pick. The guy accompanying the driver must have been a guide. Very entertaining. Explained to us what 'Sharm El Sheikh' actually means.

Hotel - very close to the Old Market which is again very scary. On the beach (just across the road). Personaly I wasn't a big fan of the beach and only dipped my feet in. I found the sea too dirty and swamped with jelly fish. The boats are docked there. Not for me. So we spended all our free time at the pool. Great pool. It was fairly quiet during Feb so the pool bar staff was there only when called for. Great loungers and you get towels too (at the entrance to the beach but can be used at the pool). Drinks were served in small plastic glasses but that didn't bother me. I prefered bottled water anyway. Our room was overlooking the pool. Can get quiet noise in the evening when the entertainment starts. Spacious twin on 1st floor with very hadr beds which you will get used to. The bathroom was clean (well, the shower drain keep getting blocked - it looked like that part was never cleaned). Other than a bit of dust on table legs the room was very tidy. TV in the room (arabic, russian, english, german channels). Balcony with a table and two chairs. Aircon. Food was ok. Breakfast very bland. Same things every day but managed to eat something. All buns seemed sweet and when you wanted butter you had to ask for it. Couple of lunches were on the beach which was nice but you had to tag to other people cause tables went fast. Lunches and dinners were very nice. Some chefs had no idea what they were serving, mixing liver with beef. They should really use cards standing by every dish to say what it is (veg, pork, beef, etc) at least. And desserts. I struggled. Ended up eating fruit mainly (again, not much choice). Everything had coconut in it. My mum had to test the dessert for me first as I am allergic to coconut. I know that a lot of people get sick in Egypt but we were fine. No stomach problems at all. Staff was fantastic. Top marks. From reception to cleaners. The enterteinment team was ok but not for us.

The local shop is quiet pricey. Before you buy anything check other shops (cigarettes especialy - arpoirt was a lot cheaper). Changing money is better in Egypt. Better exchange rate. There is a bank nearby where you can change UK notes for Egyptian.

The thing I did not like on the hotel was that you can see into the pool area from the road. Very annoying. People kept staring (road workers mainly). The surrounding road walls could be a bit higher.

Resort - we really didn't leave the hotel due to the unrests in other parts of Egypt. We just needed a break from work and UK weather. Only went to old market twice which was scary enough. A lot of haggling and dragging you into the shops. You got to be very firm with them. And the ennoying taxis!

Overall it was a great holiday. We might be back in a few years time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Gloucestershire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I have been to egypt on many occasions having mainly stayed in taba heights as we couldnt get to our usual brilliant hotel we had to settle for a new destination so we tried sharm for the first time ill start with the good points -

decent hotel very clean and well set out with the main reception linked to the bar and outside there were the rooms and restaraunt and seating area linking to the pool , the beach was over the road very convenient and clean.

mahammed(pool bar , yellow shirt) , ahmed(main bar , blue shirt) , mustafa(cleaner) and saly(animation) were the only good hard working and decent staff at the hotel.

now the good bit the bad points -

food - very little choice unless you want pasta , rice , fish and beef every day for two weeks and it was luke warm when you eventually got to the buffet counter , NO butter for bread and when you did get any it was frozen !!!

drink - clearly stated in the advert for the hotel all local alcoholic beverages including wine were available all inclusive - we had no wine for the first 3 days unless you bought it at bar ! and when we actually did get some wine (only with dinner and only 1 glass allowed) it was WATERED DOWN (ILLEGAL IN THE UK)! and we witnessed this happen every day and the watering down included spirits ! and the plastic glasses you recieved your drinks in were no bigger than a thimble one mouthful and gone ? never enough glasses behind the bar either ! shocking ! and coffee and tea were average if you could get one during the day as they only have one coffee machine and they move it 3 times a day from the restaurant then to the bar (which was closed from midnight till 5pm the next day !!!) then back to the restaurant at 9.30pm ready for the next morning...

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very clean and well kept area unfortunately the lovely mahammed who always greeted us with a smile was always called away from the pool bar to do other duties including waiting on tables and nobody was left to cover the bar so as you guessed people went thirsty ! and as there was nowhere else to get a drink except water you had to go without.

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apart form the lovely saly who always had time for anybody they were a joke , alex was ignorant and only looked after himself and organising his very loud beach party on a saturday night (which kept everybody awake until 3-4 am) and nothing ever happened at the hotel only on the beach !!

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they have these things called manners in england where people open doors for each other or they acknowledge you if you are stood there waiting for a drink at the bar , if you see a sad faced little man at the disco bar or in the restaurant he is just a cashier and does not actually do anything (i would have sacked him) he blatently ignored people and chewed beer mats played with his pen , chewed sugar sachets which were out for customers to use !!!! oh and he never smiles ...

and the big bosses were always served before us and they got big glasses and personal delivery to either there rooms or tables !! disgrace !

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no offence to all the nice russian people but they did not come to this hotel all we had were pig ignorant disgusting and very rude russian people , they treated the decent staff like dirt and were always drunk and either being sick or letting there children go to the toilet in public areas !!! (thats what a toilet is for !!)

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you have a very good hotel here with very good potential , needs to be overhauled with the management staff as there are too many pen pushers and not enough people looking after THE CUSTOMER you could learn a hell of a lot by checking out the EL WEKALA TABA HEIGHTS trip adviser review , i will never step foot in this hotel ever again !!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our stay in this hotel was really nice. We spent great time there. The hotel is not big but it is very cozy and if you are looking for the good place for your vacation you can choose this one. The staff is polite and really friendly, the food in the restaurant was tasty, we were not hungry during our stay and we could find delicious dishes. The most important thing for us was a beach and the sea so they both were wonderful. We want to say special thanks to our housekeeper Mohammed - great job!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed her from 10th-24 Feb, Weather fantastic, clear blue skies for the whole 2 weeks & hot.
Hotel very clean, but yes could do with a lick of paint here & there, large room (with handy fridge) cleaned every day with towel changed daily.
Food I found good, all be it they do have multi nationalities to cater for, we always found something enjoyable to eat, no you won't find chips on menu regular but if you want chips ask & they will cook some for you, breakfast ok with normal bread,do your own toast, cold meats, some choice of cereal, no you won't find butter & i never got round to asking if they did have any i decided to go healthy! best bit your eggs are cooked to order scrambled,fried or omlete. The only negative I can say about this hotel is the small shot size glasses for drinks, beach bar just across road & pool bar. Yes you do get hasseled to have beauty treatments & massage etc if you want a treat barter & get prices down, if not just be polite & you don't get bothered. It was out of season entertainment every evening but a little sparse, the team tried very hard, Sally & Alex lovely, we had a great holiday & felt we were treated very well by all staff, went as strangers & left as friends, we will definatley return there as soon as we can.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stansted
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We have been at there for 14 days from the 30th of January this year...
Weather amazing - same as Red Sea and all the wildlife etc...
We have paid a really little money for all Inc and it was ok...
Food we have really enjoyed, staff was nice and friendly, hotel was looking clean all around...
Obviously U would wish to see freshly painted walls etc but it was fine for us...
Entertainment team was a little limited and we had same shows in the evening after a week...
Overall was good...we get what we have paid for but!
At one occasion I've went to the bar...had few drinks and i have left my phone on the bar top - gone missing the same evening so do not leave your belongings unsupervised please!!
Hotel have done their investigation with all the hotel staff etc but obviously it doesn't bring any positive for me...
Will choose different hotel next time!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ALLAN266@YAHOO.CO.UK
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Checking in was slow as a few of us arrived at the same time lot of confusion with the desk manager. Room was good and cleaned to a high standard every day. Food was good plenty of choice and always a meat and fish dish on offer every night with plenty of salad dishes to choose from and lovely cake desserts waitering staff were very friendly and restaurant manager always came around to ask if all was well. Entrainment in the evening was good. Short walk to beach across the road all in all in was a lovely hotel and we enjoyed our 11days stay would definitely return

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I stayed at Turquoise beach hotel (turquoise swiss inn) with a friend In mid February and loved it!

The hotel was lovely.
Very clean, amazing service and amazing staff which are very welcoming and always willing to help.
Food is very very basic not much variety at all so we ate out most nights, just down the road into the old market are Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants which are very nice.
The beach is just across the road of the hotel and is beautiful, there is a bar and restaurant on the beach, sunbeds, music, volleyball and other activities.
Along with al, the business owners trying to sell you something!

The hotel is very quiet and full of Russians, there was only one other English group whist we stayed.
Wifi is £10 for a week.
Beach towels are provided.
Sally from the animation team is the only thing other than food that ruined it for us, I have never met someone so rude in my life and I thought the entertainers were there to ensure you enjoy your stay, we'll she went out of her way to do the opposite.
Takes about 10 minutes by taxi to get too Naama bay which is lovely, lots of nice bars but so much hassle to just walk down the street.
Pool bar was very rarely open so we chose to stay on the beach.
Must get up early as it gets cold early afternoon.
Not much variety on drinks, only fizzy or alcohol, very rarely had wine.
Evening shows very short and sharp so I would recommend going out to one of the near towns of an evening.
The welcome meeting is very useful as they tell you where and what is good.

All in all it was a cheap holiday so you can't expect much more!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Turquoise Beach Hotel
Address: Sharm El Maya Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Sharm El Sheikh
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Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #205 of 230 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Turquoise Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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