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Island View Resort
Ranked #63 of 230 Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh
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18 reviews
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“just a great place”
Reviewed 28 September 2010

it was a great family hotel loads to do .very frendly people entertanment exerlent, only bad poinnt we all had the egyption tummy

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2010

Returned yesterday from a great holiday at this hotel. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked through the entrance. We had a junior suite which was great as we were located very close to pool 3 which was for adults only. Only downside there was no pool bar but it was not too far to get a drink form other bars. The Italian Restaurant was great and you could visit as many times as you wanted during your holiday (unlike other hotels where it is limited). Fatima's was similar but service was not quite as good. Snorkeling was great. Temperatures in the 90s during our stay. Visits to Luxor and Petra were extremely enjoyable.
We will defintely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2010

Just returned from my 5th visit to this hotel/ yes the rooms are a little tired now but nothing has changed lovely weather great facilities/ we brought 2 babies with us this time and they were fine/ no tummy upsets and we stayed at the front beach pool under the canopy where we got a lovely breeze all day. All the staff went out of their way to look after us/ Ahmed at the main pool bar especially made our nights so relaxing. He always got us seats and had our drinks for us. We did tip but we gave a few american dollars everynight not a lot and they really did deserve it. The only downfall is the airport where they hassle for money to take your luggage from the coach. My husband gave them 3 euro and they told him it was 5 because he had a big family!!!! he didn't give him anymore but I think if no one gave them any tips they might stop hassling everyone. They don't even work for the coach companies and I don't think they should be allowed into the airport. Also on the return coach they where taking off cases to get to the bottom ones and then putting them back on the coach so they would have to get money before they passed them out this delayed everyone and he would not give me my buggy until we handed him some cash!!! The hotel if fab and I will return though I will book a taxi

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2010

Very nice hotel, all that you could ask for. Entertainment could be better. Rooms ok but a little dated. Food ok, but very good in the italian restaurant. Beach area and jetty exellent, especially when you go snorkling.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2010

we have just returned from 1 week holiday to this hotel and i can honestly say it's the best holiday i've had. Everything was great, from the room, the service, the hotel, the drinks and the weather. My husband and i had a great room overlooking the sea, (room 326), which is classed as a junior suite, this was near pool 4 which is where we spent every day. Ahmed always seen us coming and put our towels on the beds, got a table and then drinks without even asking, (we did tip him £1 each day for doing this, but well worth it). then the barman would collect our empty glasses and refill without asking, (we tipped him too). While sitting outside restaurant on an evening the drinks kept being refilled too. Tip- take a bag of £1 coins to tip waiters etc and you will be looked after. The room was cleaned well everyday, and clean towels provided. The minibar filled daily with fresh bottled water. Weather was extremely hot, in 40's everyday, use a high factor sunscreen to make sure you don't burn!. The only problem we had was ringing home, Gareth the thomas cook rep told us not to buy phonecards for public phones as they don't work, but to go to the vodafone shop outside hotel and purchase sim card for 50 egyptian pounds (approx £4), they will put it into mobile to check if working and then buy credit for it. This way it would cost aprox 4 egyptian pounds per minute to ring home. Unfortunately the sim card didn't work in our mobile so we weren't charged for it. We had to top up mobile via debit card to our network and got about 6 mins and 2 texts for £20. To ring from hotel it was £4 per minute even if you didn't get through!!. Hence we didn't ring home very often.
Soho square is literally outside the hotel and is beautiful, all lit up at night with dancing fountains etc, there is also an ice rink and ice bar which we didn't venture into. The queen vic pub is quite expensive, we bought 4 vodkas and 2 cans of coke and this cost us approx £20.
The courtesy bus is provided to take you into namma bay which is worth a visit, we didn't get hassled at all, in fact bought all our presents from 1 shop and got a good price!!. Namma bay is very lively along the main drag, but fascinating to see, music loud and all the waiters dancing and singing, an experience in itself.
Fatimas restaurant inside the hotel is a must, waiter service, background music and excellent food (we felt guilty not having to pay for it, but left a tip). It was like a first class restaurant at home and is included in the all inclusive.
All in all, had a great time, seen no bugs, all very clean and tidy, food very good always something for everyone, and can't wait to go back next year.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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suffolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2010

Well to those people who pick tiny faults!! Seriously are you that bored while you are in an amazing complex! The staff are brilliant you will find a few that are better than others, the rooms are good everything you could expect and need! The pools are superb, choice of four large pools, the weather is out of this world! If someone makes an impression on you while serving give them a few £, it is only small to us but alot to them! They really do go out of their way! This was the mist relaxing 2 weeks I have ever had, the health spa offers a massage centre which is amazing! If u can have one then do it, it's worth it! The trips are cheaper with the people who come round the pools and they are genuine!!!! They are also such nice people! We went as 2 couples and had an amazing time would recommend to families, couples, young and old!! AMAZING

  • Stayed September 2010
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Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2010

I have just returned from a two week stay at Sunrise Island View and loved every moment there! The rooms were always clean, the facilities were perfect, the food was beautiful with a lot of choice, the staff were always friendly and helpful. The animation were great. We used both the health spa and salon and were highly impressed by both. The whole experience overall was outstanding! will definitely be booking up to go here again. During the two weeks we were talking to a lot of people at the hotel and not one person had a bad thing to say. It was an excellent holiday, one which I will be repeating very soon!

  • Stayed September 2010
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Property: Island View Resort
Address: Sharks Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 46611, Egypt
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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#39 Top resorts Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#59 On the Beach Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
#62 Luxury Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Island View Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 492
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly located at the splendid Shark Bay with its own house reef you will find in this "Ultra All - Inclusive" 5 star (country category) Resort everything you wish. The four large pool areas, the splendid arranged garden, with water falls and canals, the spaciously designed rooms and junior suites are the ideal venues for your family vacation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunrise Select Island View Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
Sunrise Island View Egypt
Hotel Sunrise Island View
Sunrise Island View Hotel

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