Me and my boyfriend went to stay at domina harem for two weeks mid July this year. We booked to stay in a junior suite and paid for all inclusive.
The resort is absolutely huge and consists of 7 hotels. There is a little bus service with many different routes called the taf tafs that pick you up and take you around the resort wherever you want to go , they are great and the drivers are so friendly !
Upon arrival to the harem hotel we were greeted at reception and told we could go to the restaurant for some food if we wanted whilst they prepared our paperwork and room.
We were taken to our room on a club car it wasn't far from reception but this was useful with the cases. The room was absolutely beautiful we had 2 bathrooms and two lots of wardrobes, a lovely sitting area, a jacuzzi bath and a lovely large four poster bed upstairs. Unfortunately The bed wasn't that comfy and made a lot of noise with every move. The balcony was also very pretty with soft furnishings making it a lovely place to relax at night.
When the staff explained to us our all inclusive deal I then understood the previous reviews
left on here about it not quite being all inclusive.
We were only allowed to eat all inclusive (for free) at the two buffet restaurants one near the room (spices) and the other one which was on the other side of resort (el wadi) and drink at the 2 all inclusive bars yet there are many more restaurants available to eat at but if we chose them we had to pay however were given a discount.we were also restricted with our beaches and pools.
The beach was just a five minute walk down the hill and you are supplied with towels!!
The food in our restaurant (spices) was ok but not amazing. We always managed to eat a decent meal but sometimes felt it could be repeated regularly and also not much catering for the English.
There were a lot of Russians in this hotel , the fact that the harem bar is the only 24hr bar on the resort made me wonder if this was why they were all here. They are very rude so be warned!!
Half way through our first week we made the decision to upgrade to another hotel in the resort called prestige. We upgraded our package which meant we could eat at all of the a la carte restaurants at lunch time and dinner time , have access to a private beach, private club car service, access to the spa and gym, access to salt lake , access to any beach and any pool. All we had to pay for was drinks and we got a 30% discount on the total.
To upgrade we spoke to samy at harem reception who was fantastic he told us all about our upgrade and arranged for us to go and have a look at our new hotel before we made our decision. He was very helpful and friendly and answered all of our questions that we had.
Overall staying at harem was pleasant but there were some aspects that made me feel like I wasn't in a five star hotel. The room was fantastic I was actually quite sad to leave it, the pool was ok lots of kids though! The food was ok.
The service from the staff however was outstanding. They were always more than happy to assist you with anything and nothing was too much trouble. Room service/cleaning was also very good.
Despite everything I probably Would return to harem again as I would know what to expect next time.I'd say this hotel is more like 4 star. However we still thoroughly enjoyed our first week at harem :)
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- Domina Hotel Harem
- Domina Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
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