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“Best Hotel in Soma Bay, EGYPT”

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Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Soma Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This hotel use to be HILTON and was designed by them and afterwards, Kempinski took over. However, neither of the two own the complex. The owners; 1 from Saudi and 1 from Egypt and the Egyptian is always popping in and out, but you wouldn't know it or who he is.

They own the complete Soma Bay area in Egypt, i.e., hotels, etc. You will find different brand names of hotels there.

This hotel has a true Egyptian flair and the Egyptian staff are very friendly and polite. The beach area is huge and the Red Sea is very nice.

Here you don't have a bunch of kids running around and screaming like in Hurghada. The hotel is for adults and the price is out of the range for most teenagers. :-)

Swimming pool area laps around to a large area, but clean... Many different restaurants on the compound based on your taste or you can eat at the hotel itself.

A must see hotel even if it's one time, but you will not be sorry!

Enjoy!

Room Tip: All rooms have an excellent view of the area... Higher level always the best!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Viper_Intl,

“Best Hotel in Soma Bay, a must see”, sounds great!
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and give us your positive feedback.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and services provided during your vacation.
Egyptian hospitality with friendly and polite staff is one of our benchmarks, therefore we are glad to hear that we live up to the expectations of our guests in this field.

We are looking forward to welcome you back soon for another memorable stay with us.

Best regards,

George Ganchev
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

A must see as hotel owner rep I must say this is one of best places I have visited
Excellent service and amazing for kids quality is outstanding thanks to management for maintaining this quality in Red Sea Egypt as a whole is a must visit Majid Alissa

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear Majid Alissa,

Thank you for your great feedback about your recent stay with us.
We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with our services and the facilities for kids.
We are looking forward to your next visit.

Sunny greetings from Soma Bay,

George Ganchev
General Manager

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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is in a magnificently landscaped setting with an Arabian fotress atmosphere to it, complete with arches, bridges and incenses burning in the grand lobby that has a moroccan feeling and a bit slightly dark. The gym is superbly fitted with the latest equipments from Tecnogym and well kept, good music playing and a nice view on a back pool through the all-glass walls. Food served in the restaurant is of the international standards but could be a bit more fancy, with the exception of the dessert section that features everything fromall the Egyptian sweets to the more conservative choices. Unfortunately, service and the service personnel does not meet the 5 star rating of the hotel. Never smiling, never saying hello upon meeting, and always the same people doing the same job for 10 days in a row which is not the wisest management techniques to make serve clients by totally exhausted employees.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear Mademoisellehongrois,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that you liked the magnificent landscape and enjoyed our gym facilities and the dessert section.

Your valuable feedback about the level of service will be discussed by the management in order to continuously improve our standards.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

George Ganchev
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The hotel is so big, it feels very much like an overcrowded tourist ghetto. During the day it's not too bad, because people spread out, but during dinner you feel like in a big canteen. And when we were there the hotel was by far not fully booked! The dinner was good sometimes, but the selection was not always very good. There weren't any restaurants to chose from most of the days, one very poor one for lunch (pizza, pasta, some appetizers), and one buffet style restaurant for dinner. You can go to restaurants along the bay however. Then one more thing: They perfume the lobby with very heavy scents, I felt nauseated every time I had to go in there! Besides that, everything was up to expectations.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear UrlaubimSueden,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, your valuable feedback is very important to us.
We are happy to hear that most of our facilities and services were up to your expectations.

We regret to know that you didn't like the variety of food in our hotel. Please kindly note that in Al Mar Restaurant by the pool we do have international a’la carte menu including different variety besides pizza, pasta and appetizers; also the menu has just been upgraded starting from the 4th of June. Every Saturday and Tuesday at lunchtime we also offer the fish market, where you can choose your fresh seafood items that are grilled a’la minute.

Regarding the main restaurant we have a live cooking station every night with different themes. We also offer a’la carte menu with international items and our signature dish.

Our Asian a’la carte restaurant is open 4 days a week with a wide selection starting from sushi and sashimi to Indian specialties prepared by our Indian chef.

In addition we also offer private romantic dinner at the beach as well as seafood lunch with a setup prepared inside the sea.

Rest assured that to enhance our food variety, our executive chef is working on upgrading the dinner buffet menu, which will be implemented by the end of this month.

We hope to have a chance to welcome you back to Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay.

My personal greetings from Soma Bay,

George Ganchev
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We have stayed at the Kempinski Soma Bay for a week on half board term. We had a ground floor room near the beach. Whilst we did not care for the sea view, we would ask for a higher floor if we come back to this hotel. The room has a nice set up, a decent size, very well equipped bathrooms. Service was great throughout our stay and with everyone we had dealings. The beach is very close and we always had a space even if we arrived late, possibly also because of the low occupancy due to the situation in Egypt. Security however was high entering the Soma Bay area, there is no need to worry.
The pool area was one of the best we have ever come across with several pools on various levels and a long lazy river. The clever set up not only provides lots of privacy but also practically everybody with first line access to the water.
The food quality was very good, though we would have liked to see a little more variety.
All in all, a great stay and we would definitely go back if we return to the Red Sea.

Room Tip: Ask for higher floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear gemsstock,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience on your recent stay with us. We were delighted to read that you had a great stay. Our beach and pool area is truly one of the highlights in the hotel.

We are looking forward to many more opportunities to welcome you back to Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay.

With very best regards,

George Ganchev
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from another amazing 3 days holiday to Kempinski hotel in soma bay with my girlfriend,and it was just wonderful.

Starting with checking in,everything went smooth and simple as planned,a very warm welcoming, staff were extremely friendly,no hassles or anything,we got our double room with sea view within minutes,we were surprised with the amazing view,as we could see the entire Kempinski,and also the room was spacious,clean and furniture was very classy and modern.

Food was scrumptious ,omelet in the morning buffet was tasty,and same at dinners,we really enjoyed the food and sweets,and of course the fresh fruits.

We were a bit disappointed because the pools weren't heated but we still managed to swim in the Red Sea,although water was bit cold,we still enjoyed every bit of it,beach was very clean and good to relax and to sunbathe.

Views at night were really charming,we had nice walks around the pools at night after dinners,very relaxing and quiet.

Room service was perfect,we got our orders in less than 10 minutes,and that bread and butter meals with tea were so nice.

Special thanks for sending the red flowers to our room,was a cute gesture,we really liked them.

After all I'd like to say we really enjoyed our stay in Kempinski,our memories there shall never be forgotten,it was our second visit and hopefully we will come back very soon!

Highly recommended hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Diaa90,

Thank you for this great feedback and your recommendation.
We are delighted to hear that you had a fabulous stay again with us.
The whole team is happy that you were satisfied with our facilities and the level of service; this is a great motivation for them to keep up the high standards.
The views at night around the hotel are really one our highlights, creating an amazing and cozy atmosphere for an evening walk.

We are looking forward to your third visit in Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay!

Sunny greetings,

George Ganchev
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 10 nights in early May. I travelled with my Mum for a relaxing break,.and got exactly that!
Stayed in a Laguna Club room so had access to the club lounge for all meals, afternoon tea and drinks. Great value as we paid €1000 euros for this. People we met there had paid a touch less just for drinks. So well worth the extra. We has a problem with our transfer going home and Nasser was extremely helpful even though we had checked out and left the hotel.

There was enough choice for us at breakfast and lunch here but at dinner we went to The View (drinks not included) for a wider range. Every day there was fresh fish and pasta for evenings as well as another cooking station which had various choices through the time. There was a wide range on the buffet, not you usual chips etc either so this was a lovely change from the usual fare.
The hotel was pretty empty so we had a choice of sunbeds, the pool guys are are lovely and helpful and Alaa, who also does the aqua gym which is great fun, always knew where we wanted to go and that I wanted sun and my mum the shade.
The ladies in red are lovely and very helpful, and the ladies in black in The View are great and we smiled, joked and laughed with them every day.
The staff here are the biggest asset, everyone from maintenance and gardeners to front desk,management and chefs were friendly and helpful. No one expected tips and the focus is on making the customer happy. My mum has a throat condition and everyone was keen to make recommendations and check she was ok.
The only thing I would have liked is a little more signage around the hotel and some bikes or scooters to zip along the beach promenade!
I would recommend this hotel to couples and families alike, for those who want a relaxing break, If you're looking for action packed, dancing and drinking every night it's probably not for you.
I can't wait.to go back with my family as soon as possible

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Ganchev, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Dear Lisa,

Thank you very much for this excellent review and recommendation.
We are happy to hear that you had a relaxing break, meeting your expectations.
Knowing that you enjoyed the extra benefits of the Laguna Club concept is a great feedback.
Thank you for the compliments to all our staff, and personally to Nasser and Alaa, they were all happy to hear that you were satisfied with the level of service.
Thank you for your suggestion about more signage and bikes/scooters, these will be discussed with the management and taken into consideration.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

Sunny greetings,

George Ganchev
General Manager

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Additional Information about Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

Address: PO Box 15, Soma Bay 84711, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Soma Bay
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Soma Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Soma Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Soma Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Soma Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Soma Bay
Price Range: £54 - £303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 325
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be enchanted by this striking resort destination on the Egyptian shores of the Red Sea, an idyllic leisure retreat blessed with more 7000sqm of picturesque landscape of pools, lazy river, waterfalls and lagoons, flowing down to an immaculate 400m sandy beach. Inspired by the mystique and nobility of the ancient Moorish fortresses, the ultimately luxurious hotel features 325 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, ranging mostly from 39sqm/42sqm to 185sqm, mixing contemporary decor and European flair, with warm Egyptian hospitality and attention to detail. A host of deluxe leisure arrays and inspiring culinary choices harmonize your refined stay. The accommodation at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay captures the nostalgic elegance of an age where quality and care were a way of life. Indulge in an upgrade with any of our unique and generously spacious suites dotted by unmatched views of the Resort and the Red Sea. Explore an abundance of unparalleled choice enhanced by seamless amenities, direct access to the Laguna Club Lounge while enjoying flawless services and inspirational settings. 22 Junior Suites, 10 Deluxe Suites and 2 Presidential Suites are all confirming the luxe-appeal of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay. A host of deluxe leisure arrays and inspiring culinary choices harmonize your refined stay. Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is the ideal location for family holiday, honeymooners, incentive program for companies and definitely a heaven for golf players. A charming KIMO kid's club is operating daily from 9am to 6pm with lots of exciting activities under the supervision of a professional attendant. A voyage of epicurean and entertainment pleasures beckons at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay restaurants and lounge. Assuage your palate with luscious and idyllic ethos from around Asia at Bamboo Shoot or authentic international treats at The View, the hotel's main restaurant with inspiring views. Dine at "The View" restaurant or on its inspiring terrace with stunning sceneries of the Red Sea while enjoying a tantalizing gastronomical treat as you savor the unique signature dish, artistically created by our creative chefs. It is juicy, tender and sensually intrigues your taste buds, guaranteeing a wonderful culinary experience. Indulge in a timeless tasty culinary at Al Mar from noon till sunset in a serene setting. Savor premium light meals at the enjoyable Beachcomber. Revel in the epitome of luxury at Sultan Bar with high-end cocktails and heart thumping entertainment. Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is definitely a heaven for golf players. Being part of Soma Bay luxury destination, the Hotel guests have access to the spectacular "The Cascades Championship Golf Course". If you're feeling inspired to get fit and try a new sport this summer, head to the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay on Egypt's Red Sea and try out a complimentary introductory session of various leisure and sports activities including diving, snorkeling with a guide, windsurfing, kite surfing, catamaran, golf, beach tennis and volley ball... These are some of the leisure excitements waiting for you to explore in your next holiday. ... more   less 
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