Rated 3 out of 5 by Billybob67 Not so Sharming
The beach facilities and proximity of the reef was very good. The all inclusive drinks were poor and spirits were almost unrecognisable. The food menu was very average, with very little meat choice. Evening entertainment was amateurish and embarrassing. The evening entertainment venue was uncomfortable and unsafe. The hotel and location are fine, but the all inclusive offer was poor compared to many others that we have experienced for a similar price. Our upset stomachs were dismissed as being caused by "too much sun or swimming in the sea".
December 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Milos77 Adjust your expectations
As a holder of both Platinum status in SPG and a top status in another 2 hotel frequent guest programs I had to make a choice in between Sheraton and another hotel in Sharm - based on reccomendation of my colleagues I have booked Sheraton. Big mistake. Few pros&cons.
1. very low price on www.spg.com
2. nice upgrade to corner suite with huge terrace with unbelievable sea view
3. 5 min taxi ride away from the airport
4. smooth check in&out and great reception staff
5. hotel is clearly marked as Category 1 (lowest) property within SPG, which is a great help with adjusting expectations
1. overpriced "all inclusive" surcharge
2. as not "all inclusive" guest I did not have a bracelet - hence I had problem each and every time I was trying to post consumption in one of many restaurants/bars to my room account; staff rude persuading me that I am not a hotel guest and hence have to pay in cash for everything (even though I was showing my platinum SPG hotel card&room key) - twice I had to push them to call reception and sort this issue out (needless to say, at check in receptionist has made pre authorisation at my credit card for all incidentals)
3. mini bar in room - empty
4. TV did not work (not that I needed it, of course - though as a frequent guest my minimum expectation would be to have all room equipment in working order)
5. dental kits - ordered twice from Operator, never arrived
6. breakfast - ordered Benedict eggs to the restaurant manager (not waiter) - after checking with kitchen he advised me that the cook does not know how to preapare them (to my surprise as in all other Sheratons that is a part of standard offer) but have asked me to describe the dish which I have gladly done. After 30 min my eggs have not arrived - have checked with restaurant manager and was advised that they are being prepared in kitchen. As the standard preparation time is around 20 min, I did not argue. After another 20 min eggs were still not ready, breakfast was finished (I was alone in breakfast hall), and manager was, of course, nowhere to be seen :))
7. I have arrived&checked in alone. after that I have notified receptionist that my girl friend will also be joining me (standard modus operandi in big resort htls as due to security concerns they usually want to send all arrival guest lists to guards at the gates). soon afterwards i have received an sms from my girlfriend- she was standing in front of the main gate and was not let in to the resort as she was not a hotel guest.. I run towards her - in the mean time she succeeded to "negotiate" with guards - she was let in, but she had to leave passport at the main gate. When I arrived to the gate (due to huge proportion of resort, I needed 10 min to reach it), clearly identifying myself as a hotel guest (by showing my platinum SPG hotel card and room key), saying that I am going to register her as a hotel guest and requesting to have my girlfriends passport handed over to me (I needed it to check her in), I was subject to unbelievable torture of security guards. For my 17 years long experience of stays in various 5* hotels&resorts (btw, I am at this moment spending 200+ nights in hotels each year, and am therefore holder of top frequent guest statuses in 3 different programs as well as middle statuses with additional 2) I have never felt so humiliated. Both of us were kept at the gate for 20 minutes until security guards finally have accepted to return me my girlfriends passport (but not before making a copy of it - which was repeated 2 min afterwards by receptionist when he was checking her in); in the meantime i have requested to be connected (in house phone was located at the gate) with receptionist, security manager... but nothing worked out... On a positive side, great receptionist was very apologetic and told me that he is thinking about the best way to compensate to both of us for the all troubles
8. nothing happened for 3 hours - MoD (Manager On Duty) phoned me at 11 pm to send apologies of the entire management, assuring me that they have dealt with this situation and that it will not be repeated, etc etc etc.. Not a word about any compensation - just for the record, I was not expecting anything besides maybe a flower sent to my room for my girlfriend, or a bowl of fruit with a cheese message.. After that I have requested to at least be waived a second person surcharge (10$!) which MoD could not initially confirmed as he needed to consult with superiors.. In the morning I`ve seen a message waiting saying that the management is glad to hear that I am enjoying my stay and that they are delighted to inform me that they will waive second person surcharge..Which was simply a bit too much and I have decided to check our immediately.
9. when the credit card statement arived next month I have realized that I have been charged second person surcharge, despite the "generous offer" made by MoD
10. I have written similar remark on TripAdvisor that was commented by hotel employee stating that they will contact me over e-mail for a follow up - which never took place
The rest of vacations I have spent in the hotel of another chain where I also have top frequent guest status - that is absolutely fantastic property!
October 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mo78 The best place to stay in :)
It was my first time to Sharm as well my brother and his wife. We have enjoyed our time to the greatest and we really didn't need anything as everything was setted up for us at the hotel and you don't need to go out for anything. It was affordable and will come back there for sure. I've asked lots of friends and they told me that some hotel areas are noisy whitch i didn't see at this hotel as it has the best location. Food was EXCELLENT, Great Hospitality and service. The ladies liked the SPA and we've all enjoyed the swimming pool and how they are designed. GREAT PLACE EVER :)
April 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ashy77 Very bad experience
Very bad customer service specially Customer Service Desk was very bad after check in, no hot water at the room and TV channels was very poor .
The breakfast food was very bad it is 2 star level and no much varieties and the level of service is poor too, according to other Sheraton in Egypt or other hotel in Egypt or Dubai the hotel rank 2 stars
April 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merman Best Egypt Hotel I ever visited
Rooms -- Excellent (Main Building)
Sea --- GREAT, the ponton bridge needs to be a bit more convenient, it's hard to be on it when there are waves. Also it would be great if there was some area for children bathing (not yet knowing how to swim). There are such areas -- but very short, 1-2m from the shoreline.
Food -- EXCELLENT. It would be great if the assortment offered on the beach from 3pm to 5pm could be wider. For people who don't eat after 6pm.
Animation -- VERY GOOD
Territory -- EXCELLENT
SPA --- GREAT, and it's very good that sauna/jacuzi are for free 1hour per day for Main Buliding guests.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miriam “Great time and just what we wanted”
We have just returned from Sharm el Sheikh and we very much enjoyed our stay at Sheraton Sharm Hotel.
It's a perfect spot for chilling out by the beach or pool. We opted for beach as we love snorkelling and spend whole days exploring beautiful coral reef which is just on your doorstep.
Beach is great and you can find some very private loungers but be close enough to the Beach Bar to get a cold drink. You can even watch colourful fish while sunbathing from the shore. It's truly relaxing experience. Hotel is very big but feels private and is easy to find your way around it. Most of the main restaurants and bars are around reception area together with small shopping centre where you can buy basic articles.
We enjoyed White Cruise and Lobby Bar during the day and Portofino and Tamarind for dinner. White Cruise, however was our favourite with very informal feel to it and interesting concept. It had the most variety of food offering and you could choose your portions depending on how much you felt you could eat.
Hotel staff are amazing, smiling, polite, always helpful.
From the moment we walked in we felt pampered and nothing was ever a problem.
Thank you Sheraton Sharm Hotel and All Your Team for making our one week trip so special. We will return soon!
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ktg309 Excellent Service
This hotel exceeded our expectations in it's level of service. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room was spacious & spotlessly clean, we had a corner suite which was lovely. We felt that the entertainment was a little sparce & repetitive. The all inclusive option was very confusing with certain bars available at certain times of the day, and the wine was undrinkable, but the food was very nice, and we also had a lovely meal and purchased a lovely bottle of wine in the Portofino The Spa staff were a little persistant in their selling attempts but were polite & pleasant.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kira12 This hotel has great features
My husband and I have visited Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa on more than ten occasions. We love this hotel for its beautiful building,sea view room, huge picturesque and well-groomed territory, live music in the evenings. Also, we very much appreciate the friendly atmosphere, which is the policy of the hotel and is manifested at all levels.
Our children have long grown up. However, every time I think that I got in a good fairy tale.
Our vacation was fine.
We have received a complete relaxation and a lot of pleasures in this time.
We have visited several different countries and can compare the level of service with those countries. We can say that the warm, friendly welcome and level of service at the Sheraton Sharm Hotel is the highest.
I thank the leadership of the hotel for the faultless work, namely: General Manager Mr. F. Irsheidat and the Front Office Manager Mr. M. Salem .
April 11, 2013