We are still here and enjoying our stay very much. In fact this is my 4th stay at this hotel, and everything feels like home already. There were minor inconveniences but we think it's exactly what we should expect for the money we paid.
First thing you need to have in mind before travelling to Egypt is that most 5 star hotels here don't correspond to the 5 star standard you might be used to in Europe or the US. But let's be honest, they also cost a lot less. Radisson Blu in Sharm el Sheikh is the case, and still I recommend it without hesitation. You won't find 5 star luxury here, but if you're looking for an inexpensive, comfortable, cosy & unpretentious hotel with everything you need, go for this one.
Probably the best thing about Radisson is its beautiful & varied territory. The beach is similar to other Egyptian hotels. You can also walk a long promenade beside the beach which starts at Radisson and goes through several neighbouring hotels. In early November the holiday season is still high, but there were always plenty of free sunbeds near the pools and few by the sea. The sea can be accessed through the single pier.
Rooms are spacious enough, furniture a bit old. On our first day we noticed insects which we think is nothing special for a hot country like Egypt and the roomkeeper sprayed something around the whole room. It was quite smelly so we asked for another room and were given one right away. In our new room, for a daily tip of 1 USD the roomkeeper would make pretty creatures of towels on the bed, bring extra bottles of water and teabags, etc.
Regarding food, we felt that the choice was more varied in the previous years. This time the offer was quite basic. Among alcohol, beer is totally drinkable, but if you are used to good wines, you may be disappointed by what they serve to all inclusive guests. There's a really nice restaurant by the beach called Trade Winds.
However, the quality of service visibly improved. The staff is now always there to help, and super-friendly (it wasn't always like that previously) - although we almost never tipped, being all inclusive guests. You also have to remember that 'all inclusive' means that there are still things for which you will be asked to pay for, such as freshly squeezed juices, imported alcohol (domestic is free), dinners outside the main restaurant, etc. This is totally usual for most hotels in Egypt and many other Middle Eastern countries.
Sport facilities are quite important for us. We like it about Radisson that you can play beach volleyball twice a day; also, the tennis courts are free during natural day, you only have to pay if you want to play with lights on.
Another pleasant facility is free wifi which works well throughout the whole area, including rooms & the beach.
Overall, this is a hotel for a quiet, hassle free, enjoyable holiday, also suitable for families with small kids.
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Sharm El Sheikh Radisson
- Radisson Sas Sharm El Sheikh
- Radisson Sharm El-Sheikh
- Radisson Sas Egypt
- Radisson Blu Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Egypt - Nabq Bay