This has to be on of the best value-for-money hotels I have stayed at. Let's get the negatives out of the way - it's right by the airport runway however other than the odd bit if aircraft noise, you hardly notice it (honestly). When I stayed in Nabq Bay in 2011, the aircraft were flying over the hotel - Sierra Sharm is not on any flightpath and there are no evening flights. The dress code in the restaurant is strict in the evening and we met with Denise e in Birmingham whose husband and her received mixed communication from the hotel staff regarding footwear. Best to wear trousers and not show toes (gentlemen) as they are trying to give a "fine-dining" feel to the restaurant and to be fair it is a 4-star hotel (Egypt rated 5-start but I would say it's a good 4-star).
Plenty of pools arounf the hotel grounds for all travellers i.e. relaxing pool, main pool, kids pools, so everything for everyone. Restaurant food is excellent with plenty of variety with cereals, pastries, continental breakfast (cold meats, cheeses etc), sausages, bacon, beans and the egg station cooking omellettes and fried eggs fresh.
Lunch and Dinner varies each day with the egg station converting to a pasta station with pasta being cooked fresh in front of you plus a salad bars, dessert station and plenty of fresh bread and fruit.
As the hotel was All-Inclusive, there were also a snack bar and pizza station around the main pool (afternoons between 1-5pm) plus free-ice creams (Cornettos) between 3-5pm.
Hotel also had a Spa with well-quipped modern gym. Premium all-inclusive guests were given a book of coupons giving 1 free 15-minute massage, 2 x 1-hour sauna, steam room and jacuzzi sessions, 1 game of 10-pin bowling, plus a cinema vouchere for a free 45-minute film on the history of Egypt (more interesting than it sounds).
The real bonus was Soho Square which was right at the back of the hotel which had a British pub, marble-paved streets with a parade of tatesful shops which comes alive in the evning with the Fontana Bar being the focal point and live entertainment taking place every night.
2 x pharmacy's and Supermarkets within 500 yard walk from the back of the hotel on Soho Square.
The Queen Vic pub, Akuna Matata restaurant and Fontana Bar were all included in our Premium All-Inclusive package which meant we weren't tied to the hotel - there were also Indian, Chinese, and Itlaina restaurants which were extra.
Busses run every 30 minutes to the beach at Sharks Bay where there is also a beach bar serving drinks and snacks FREE as part of the all-inclusive package.
Would certainly recommend family rooms (2518-2521) overlooking Mini-golf course.
Excellent hotel - would definitely return..but remember your trousers and shoes in the restaurant in the evebing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short drive from Sharm El Sheikh international airport and Na'ama Bay, the Sierra Sharm El Sheikh hotel is the perfect destination for those who want to explore the Red Sea and beyond or alternatively kick back and relax. The Sierra Sharm El Sheikh is superbly located next to Soho Square where you will find a variety of restaurants and bars, ten pin bowling, ice skating rink, the Ice Bar, daily entertainment shows and live bands. This is an exciting destination with enviable all year round temperatures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sierra Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sierra Resort Sharm El Sheikh
- Sierra Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sierra Hotel Egypt