I had decided to spend New Year’s Eve 2012 in Sharm and so I booked at this hotel for my first time for 3 nights. I was a bit worried about the hotel being 3 stars and dated.
The music being played at the cafes just outside the hotel is not sleep-disturbing. It did not bother me or my wife who really gets sensitive to noises while trying to sleep. It's a far-away music in the background. You can however, clearly hear any loud conversations in the corridors / aisles between rooms. A couple was arguing outside our room while walking and I could hear everything. So one or two occurrences happened during the daylight and it wasn’t a problem.
There are two room types to choose from; the Moroccan or the normal room. If you enter the Moroccan room, there’s a bathroom right next to the room door. Then you either go down stairs or upstairs. This room is 3 levels. Downstairs you have the bed, TV, living room area and fridge. Upstairs is just the rooftop where you can lie down and enjoy some sun. Not all of these room’s rooftops have nice views. We took the normal room because it felt more spacious than the Moroccan room. Also you cannot watch the TV from bed in the Moroccan room; it is almost impossible. There is no private rooftop in the normal room but that was not important to us. The rooms were clean. The Moroccan room is a different kind of stay I will try in the future.
Food was basic. It tastes good. Breakfast and dinner were open buffets. For the dessert, it was lacking in both variety and taste big time.
I stayed in sharm many times over the past 6 years. Of all the hotels I stayed at, this was the best in terms of location. You walk out into the heart of Sharm's nightlife. It’s like every time I walked out, I opened a magic door that short cuts to the nightlife. Not only that, but if I walked out from the hotel backside, I find myself at the hotel's private beach. Perfect. They have their own swimming pool too.
Pricing for the rooms is very competitive. The hotel staff was generally very friendly and flexible. One awkward thing I found, was that safe boxes are in a room next to the reception. Yes, the safe is not in the room. So everytime I was leaving the hotel, I took my valuables with me to lock them away (which was not so convenient).The safe box opens with two keys. One is kept with you and the other with the hotel's reception. Dual control.
Overall, I will very likely stay at this hotel again.
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