I was in Sharjah for a wedding and I stayed here. Overall, this place was totally fine.
The public areas of the hotel were quite nice - all shiny and modern. I thought that the breakfast that I had was good - lots of choices, friendly service, and a nice view overlooking the corniche. There were two pool choices on either side of the hotel and both seemed really nice. didnt go in either, but they seemed well maintained, with ample deck chairs, etc, to make it comfortable. I dipped my toes in the water and it seemed a good temperature.
Room was a tad dated. My bed was comfortable and it had all the hilton touches - the sheets, the mattress, etc. What frustrated me was the inaccessibility of plugs in the room. I have what I thought were UAE standard plugs with my blackberry and adaptor for my us appliances, and there were only two plugs in the room that seemed to accommodate these plugs. it was very awkward to find the plugs and plug them in, which was annoying.
Another thing that I find annoying (and this is a chain-wide thing, not necessarily specific to this Hilton) - the charge for wifi. Wifi in the lobby is free, but here they charge a pretty high rate - 100AED - to have room access. I've stayed in third world countries in hostels and lower star rated hotels, and had better wifi for free in my room. It simply irks me that a high level hotel continues to charge for it.
If you have to go to Sharjah, then this place is probably the best you're gonna do. There are some nice views from the rooms, but looks can be deceiving as I was ready to get out of Sharjah ASAP.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A landmark hotel with rooms and leisure facilities overlooking the magnificent Khalid Lagoon, Hilton Sharjah is ideally situated at the heart of the Emirate, only 15 minute drive from Dubai main attractions and business districts. With a variety of landmarks and free transfers to the beach and shopping options, the hotel has a passionate team and facilities to provide a memorable and refreshing stay with a twist of local touch. ... more less
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