Amar Sina Village

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Ras Umm Sid, Hadaba, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt

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63%

Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
21%
82
Very Good
24%
97
Average
16%
66
Poor
13%
51
Terrible
23%
92

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  • Families57
  • Couples50
  • Solo55
  • Business0
  • Awful, unsafe and not recommended

    by

    The lobby of the hotel gives you a clue to wha you will get at this hotel. Dusty and dirty and obviouly not maintained.
    Our room was not clean although the sheet (and I mean 1 sheet) on the bed was. The bathroom was dirty and the bath (about 1 metre long) was dirty and stained. the room smelt stale and unused so it was not exactly welcoming.
    I managed to speak to the men who were cleaning rooms and after a bit of bribary they disinfected the bathroom and generally cleaned the room.
    There is no glass in the windows, only wooden doors but that is in keeping with the look of the hotel but Mosquitos get into your room easliy. Walking around the hotel I noted that there were many bare wires showing where the ground level lighting was originally sited so this is extremely dangerous. Many of the covers of the bulbs wre missing and the bulbs exposed. these could easily be broken and someone electrocuted. This is especially dangerous for children.
    the breakfast was the same every day, cold and unpalletable UGH UGH UGH!!!!!! There are flies everywhere and the hotel doesn't seem to care about this. they could install the electric fly killers that attract flies etc and then electrocute them. If you do decide to stay at this hotel go B&B only.
    The beach that is supposedly 1,5 km away is about 4 kms distant. There is a beach abot 2km away but that belongs to another hotel. The so called "Private Beach" is in fact shared with other hotels. After being dropped of in the hotel mini-bus there are steep and sandy steps to negotiate down to the beach which is about 35mtrs vertically down from the drop off point. Not good if you're unfit or suffering from ill health. The drive with greasy long hair drives like a lunatic and I ended up shouting at him to get him to drive a little better.
    The internet cafe is costly 10 Egyptian Pounds (UK£1:10) for every 30 minutes but is OK. The Pharmacy that advertises as 24 Hrs is not and opens whenever the assistant feels like opening. The supermarket shelves are full but full of the smae things with little variety. Still it sells water, milk etc. I fortunately took a travel kettle so I could at least my wife and I could have a decent cup of tea/coffee when we wanted.
    My wife discovered that the Hotel had, had no maintenance done for over 15years which sums it up.

  • looks like a building site

    by

    this was my fourth holiday to sharm el shiek and one of the poorest hotels that i have ever stayed in, and i have worked in most countries around the world.
    the rooms we had looked dirty, and smelt dirty.in our room there were no windows just shutters with strips of coloured glass letting in very little light, i had three of these high domes in my room, they were built of brick, let in very little light and were a haven for mosquitoes.
    the first two nights i was bitten over 100 times on my arms and body and this was after i sprayed the rooms before we went out in the evening.
    my daughters room was a bit better than ours but she still slept in a scarf, tee shirts and leggings.
    of course the rep could not get us into another hotel as they "were all full" but we did manage to get our room changed, this room actually had a balconly, and did seem to be a little bit cleaner, still a lot of smears on the walls where the mozzies had been squshed.
    the restaraunt was set up around the pool area each evening at around six o clock, dinner is at 7 o clock but if you go down to eat a little bit later the food is not even warm, the food is basic and there was not a lot of variety. we went all inclusive but we only had lunch on the first day and we ate out three other evenings, we did try to make it up in the beer department which was nice. no complaints there.
    the staff were all friendly,the cleaners were doing their job ok it was just the poor standard of the hotel

    Unique Quality: the pool was ok it got a little full mainly because it was the easter period,
    the hotel did have a free bus to the beach, but it was down a cliff face and crowded. we just got a taxi down to the beaches down old sharm.
    so be warned about this hotel, we only booked up two weeks before we went so we had little choice.
    a little foot note, two days after moving out of our first room two chinese girls moved in , the next day these two girls were at the desk complaining about the state of their room, looking at the bites on their leggs very little had changed.

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    Egypt style hotel

    by

    The Hotel has potential but needs some work, it used to be a 4* but recently it was downgraded to a 3*..... And that is no surprise. To all inclusive guests the food became a bit boring after 5 days.

    If you are some one that’s really fussy I would not recommend this hotel as you will end up complaining the all time as some people did when I was there. But if you some one that’s relaxed and just take things easy like me you won’t have a problem.

    It's not a 4* hotel, but it's definitely Egypt.

    Tip: f you want a sun bed by the pool … you better be up early!!!

    Unique Quality: When staying in this Hotel you will know and feel like you are Egypt.

    The hotel has its private beach each you can take the free bus there from the hotel, the beach is a bit crowded but is one of the best beaches in Sharm and its free!!!

    The staff in the hotel are great they try to help you as much as they can, even when things went wrong they were always ready to do any thing to make our stay better.

    Directions: Motels street of Fanar road

  • Sharm's most friendly and welcoming hotel

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    Our arrival at the Amar Sina 1 hour after dinner service had closed was met with a warm smile and a polite "can i show you to your seat for dinner " the hotel had extended the entire dinner service (a very impressive spread) for our late arrival. This first impression was very typical of the level of service that was delivered throughout our stay at the Amar Sina.

    The architecture is amazing, a fusion of what we guess to be Moroccan and Egyptian styles or as quoted "a life size version of Agrabah" ( the city in aladdin). It is full of authentic stairways and passageways that lead you to discover new views and perspectives of the hotel and its surroundings. In short, the architecture is as warm and welcoming as the hotel staff.

    The rooms were well kitted out . The balconys are great but request one with your tour operator before you go to avoid paying a little backshish for an upgrade. The beds were huge but not the most comfortable in the world it took a day or two to get used to them but after a while you didnt notice.

    A zoo which is built as part of the hotel can be found with a few animals in particularly good if you can find the warden and for a little backshish you will get a ride around the grounds

    Unique Quality: The hotels facilities were more than could be asked for from a three star hotel " Jacuzzi, Sauna, Massage room, bedoin tent serving tea and Shisha (unfortunately not open during our stay) 2 bars, pool and tennis tables and swimming pool and also connected as part of the hotel - a supermarket (watch your change), internet cafe (e£10 ph) barbers (thorough cut throat shave and hair plucking) and a tea and shisha cafe.

    We found the food to be fantastic a wide enough choice to keep us well fed three times per day and with enough choice that kept us from getting bored.

    The Hotel has part ownership of a beach in Ras um Sid. The beach is reasonably small and you will find the loungers with no more than foot away from your neighbours hence a great place to make friends but not recommended if you like a bit of space around you.
    The great thing about this beach is the snorkelling its not as good as Naama Bay however for those that chose to go all inclusive, you can still use your card and pick up free soft drinks from a nearby hut.
    The worst thing about this beach is that the toilet is at the top of the cliff under the lighthouse, it is owned by the lighthouse keeper so expect pay a few Egyptian pounds for the privilege. For a little backshish ( a couple of Egyptian pounds for his trouble) he may happily take you to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy some fantastic views of the bay.
    Naama bay is your best but more expensive option, the snorkelling is amazing and the beaches are well facilitated with plenty of room and an umbrella for every two loungers. This will however cost you to stay. There are a few public beaches that are relatively cheap however if you are prepared to fork out about E£50 you can stay on one of the larger hotels private beaches which will provided facilities such as, towels, showers, toilets, volleyball and food and drink delivered directly to your lounger by a beach waiter and the best snorkelling spots.

  • Sharm's most friendly and welcoming hotel

    by

    Our arrival at the Amar Sina 1 hour after dinner service had closed was met with a warm smile and a polite "can i show you to your seat for dinner " the hotel had extended the entire dinner service (a very impressive spread) for our late arrival. This first impression was very typical of the level of service that was delivered throughout our stay at the Amar Sina.

    The architecture is amazing, a fusion of what we guess to be Moroccan and Egyptian styles or as quoted "a life size version of Agrabah" ( the city in aladdin). It is full of authentic stairways and passageways that lead you to discover new views and perspectives of the hotel and its surroundings. In short, the architecture is as warm and welcoming as the hotel staff.

    The rooms were well kitted out . The balconys are great but request one with your tour operator before you go to avoid paying a little backshish for an upgrade. The beds were huge but not the most comfortable in the world it took a day or two to get used to them but after a while you didnt notice.

    Unique Quality: The hotels facilities were more than could be asked for from a three star hotel " Jacuzzi, Sauna, Massage room, bedoin tent serving tea and Shisha (unfortunately not open during our stay) 2 bars, pool and tennis tables and swimming pool and also connected as part of the hotel - a supermarket (watch your change), internet cafe (e£10 ph) barbers (thorough cut throat shave and hair plucking) and a tea and shisha cafe.

    We found the food to be fantastic a wide enough choice to keep us well fed three times per day and with enough choice that kept us from getting bored.

    The Hotel has part ownership of a beach in Ras um Sid. The beach is reasonably small and you will find the loungers with no more than foot away from your neighbours hence a great place to make friends but not recommended if you like a bit of space around you.
    The great thing about this beach is the snorkelling its not as good as Naama Bay however for those that chose to go all inclusive, you can still use your card and pick up free soft drinks from a nearby hut.
    The worst thing about this beach is that the toilet is at the top of the cliff under the lighthouse, it is owned by the lighthouse keeper so expect pay a few Egyptian pounds for the privilege. For a little backshish ( a couple of Egyptian pounds for his trouble) he may happily take you to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy some fantastic views of the bay.
    Naama bay is your best but more expensive option, the snorkelling is amazing and the beaches are well facilitated with plenty of room and an umbrella for every two loungers. This will however cost you to stay. There are a few public beaches that are relatively cheap however if you are prepared to fork out about E£50 you can stay on one of the larger hotels private beaches which will provided facilities such as, towels, showers, toilets, volleyball and food and drink delivered directly to your lounger by a beach waiter and the best snorkelling spots.

  • SHARMS MOST FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING HOTEL

    by

    Our arrival at the Amar Sina 1 hour after dinner service had closed was met with a warm smile and a polite "can i show you to your seat for dinner " the hotel had extended the entire dinner service (a very impressive spread) for our late arrival. This first impression was very typical of the level of service that was delivered throughout our stay at the Amar Sina.

    The architecture is amazing, a fusion of what we guess to be Moroccan and Egyptian styles or as quoted "a life size version of Agrabah" ( the city in aladdin). It is full of authentic stairways and passageways that lead you to discover new views and perspectives of the hotel and its surroundings. In short, the architecture is as warm and welcoming as the hotel staff.

    Unique Quality: The hotels facilities were more than could be asked for from a three star hotel " Jacuzzi, Sauna, Massage room, bedoin tent serving tea and Shisha (unfortunately not open during our stay) 2 bars, pool and tennis tables and swimming pool and also connected as part of the hotel - a supermarket (watch your change), internet cafe (e£10 ph) barbers (thorough cut throat shave and hair plucking) and a tea and shisha cafe.

    We found the food to be fantastic a wide enough choice to keep us well fed three times per day and with enough choice that kept us from getting bored.

    The Hotel has part ownership of a beach in Ras um Sid. The beach is reasonably small and you will find the loungers with no more than foot away from your neighbours hence a great place to make friends but not recommended if you like a bit of space around you.
    The great thing about this beach is the snorkelling its not as good as Naama Bay however for those that chose to go all inclusive, you can still use your card and pick up free soft drinks from a nearby hut.
    The worst thing about this beach is that the toilet is at the top of the cliff under the lighthouse, it is owned by the lighthouse keeper so expect pay a few Egyptian pounds for the privilege. For a little backshish ( a couple of Egyptian pounds for his trouble) he may happily take you to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy some fantastic views of the bay.

    Naama bay is your best but more expensive option, the snorkelling is amazing and the beaches are well facilitated with plenty of room and an umbrella for every two loungers. This will however cost you to stay. There are a few public beaches that are relatively cheap however if you are prepared to fork out about E£50 you can stay on one of the larger hotels private beaches which will provided facilities such as, towels, showers, toilets, volleyball and food and drink delivered directly to your lounger by a beach waiter and the best snorkelling spots.

    Dont use the dive center in the hotel is v expensive

  • Small and friendly

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    When I arrived at the hotel, hot, bothered, tired, hungry and delayed my first impression was this is not too bad. Then we were shown a few rooms and my opinion changed. To say the rooms are basic is an understatement.
    They contained all that was needed (bed, fridge, bathroom etc) but they were definately in need of some decoration and new furniture. I was mortified and wanted to move straight away. It was one of the first questions I asked the rep the next day but was told there was no where to move me to.
    So I was stuck.
    But, after a couple of days, I saw beyond the decoration and the shabby furniture and I no longer noticed how much the sunbeds needed replacing.
    What I did see was that this was a small but friendly hotel. A hotel that had character. A hotel whose staff could not do enough for you (despite the tip which they received). A place where the pool area was very pleasant to sit in but never too busy. A place where having a drink and a spot of lunch did not break the bank. But, most importantly, a place where I felt safe with my young daughter.
    We were half board and the food did tend to be very much the same every evening and if I am honest, of all the times I ate at the hotel in the evening, I probably only really enjoyed my meal on one occasion. If you are planning to stay here, then I would budget for eating out occasionally. Naama Bay has tons of places to eat at reasonable prices.

    Unique Quality: The air conditioning worked very well which was very welcome after a day at the pool or the beach.
    The pool area is quite pleasant with flowers and shrubs etc. but it is never too busy.
    There is an internet cafe, a supermarket and a couple of shops attached to the hotel which is handy.
    There is a little bus which will take you to the beach during the day and to Naama bay on an evening. (Sometimes they can be busy so you may wish to get a taxi instead)
    There is a zoo!!!! Well actually, there is a few monkeys, a camel ,a donkey, some geese and some goats. Nothing to get excited about.

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    An Oriental village on top of the hill

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    The hotel lies on the Oum el Seid hill - a plateau 6 - 7 km to the south west of Naama Bay where all the action is.

    On this plateau there are about 40 or more small hotels - some at the edge so that they have direct access down a cliff to small beaches and coves and others, like Amar Sina, in the middle just along the road.

    In a 4 -5 km radius of the hotel, on the plateau, you have a go kart track, dolphinella dolphin show, Alfa Leila Oriental show complex with bazaar, cafes etc, banks ( with ATMs ), and spread out more shops, hotels, and dive centres. Then Naama bay is about 15 mins drive away.

    Just one word of advice - in summer it will be very hot there.

    For beach views see Sharm Reef

    Unique Quality: Built in the style of an Oriental village, with domed roofs, small windows, arched doors, stone and woodwork.

    Nice pool, small garden and some farm animals.

    The hotel has a mix of restaurants, bars and little shops - nothing special but OK.

    There is a good dive centre there and whereas I know that the hotel was not well managed before, rather dirty and poor service, the dive centre manager told me just ten days ago that he feels things are much, much better now as they have a new management company. I met the other day with a Polish tour operator who also is vey happy with the hotel.

    Directions: Middle of the plateau next to Mexicana

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    Different Kind of Place

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    This place I would describe as "different" to the other brand name hotels in Sharm. Its built in a traditional egyptian style in a half moon shape, hence the name Amar Sina.

    The hotel is situated in the "Hadaba" area of Sharm about 5k from Naama Bay. "Hadaba" means "The Top", as its situated on a mountain area close to the mountains and desert. Its costs around 20LE to get a cab downtown to Naama Bay or to Old Sharm. Fix a price before you get in cab, some drivers will try to take the ***, but on the whole its an easy experience.

    Dont go here if you are expecting similar to the Sheraton or Marriot type hotels because you wont get it, but this is not to say its a bad thing.

    The hotel is in four quarters, each in a slightly different style, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

    Its a very relaxed place for singles, couples or families. Everyone I spoke to here of all different nationalities seemed most happy with their experience.

    The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and make you feel right at home. Food is ok, served in the evening in a buffet style, plentiful and tasty. Most evenings its set out near the pool and you can have a nice table, eat your food and enjoy the ambience. I would so however, some might find it a bit samey as its mainly arabic style dishes, but to me it was heaven.

    On a sunday evening they have a big barbeque in another area behind the pool, with a large stage with dancing and entertainment.

    If you want to try something different for the usual tower block hotels then this is indeed for you.

    Unique Quality: The rooms are in a traditional bedouin or nubian style, mine was beautiful with 2 domes in the ceiling with coloured glass. Lovely windows with shutters and again coloured glass. My room had a very high ceiling and looked on to a beautiful view of the pool.

    It was furnished in a very simple but comfortable way and the housekeepin did a very good job with cleaning etc. I must also say that my bed was enormous, big enough for 5 people at least

    There is also a mini farm attached to the back of the hotel, where there are chickens, goats and other animals. I didnt get disturbed by any noise from this so dont worry. I think children would be especially enthralled with this aspect of the hotel but I loved it too.

    There was a very nice pool and little spa. It was well kept and a small bar was attached where you can enjoy drinks or just lie on the sunbeds.

    Although I didnt check this out I understand you could go on a little bus to a beach area owned by the hotel free of charge.

    I believe this hotel owner is a architect and it really shows with the character of the design. I was told he came to Sharm as he was suffering a terminal illness, but made a spectacular recovery and in homage to Sharm and its magical qualities, he built Amar Sina.

    It was a very unique kind of place and although I usually book 5 star accomodation I would certainly return here.

    Directions: Hadaba, Not far from Ocean Club and Rock Hotel

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the best hotel you can have

by A TripAdvisor Member

i have just come home from my holiday at amar sina,and i miss the place so much.everything was just fantastic.and the most fantastic of it all was the staff.from the housecleeners,the poolboy to all the lovely waters.how they cared about you and gave the most fantasti service you can want.i can reccomend this hotel to all that wants to feel warm inside their hearts.i will go back year after year.i have found my second home

Fantasic 7 days

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I have returned after 7 Days at the Amar sina Hotel. We stayed there from 25/05/2006 - 01/06/2006, all inclusive, and have absolutely no complaints.
When we arrived, check in was really easy, everything was ready for us and reception staff couldn't have been more helpful. We had a porter took our cases to our room and on entry I noticed it was a bit basic, but completely spotless. We had television, a mini bar and air conditioning on command, but when I went out onto the balcony, I couldn't believe my eyes. This hotel is built in an old fashioned style, it's like and old Egyption villiage within the hotel, amazing!!! The pool is clean and tidy and there's a pool attendant at your beck and call, getting you loungers, parasols and towels if you want them. I have never come accross a more helpfull friendlier group of staff and waiters, there's nothing they won't do for you.
All meals have a really good choice, at breakfast you can have freshly made ommlettes and pancakes. Lunch is a bit more relaxed with rice, chips, veg, beef and chicken dishes as well as a huge salad selection and fresh fruit and cake. Dinner as well as an even bigger salad selection has a choice of 2 kinds of soups, rice, meat, fish, potatoes (various) and an excellent sweet selection. Dinner is served round the pool, (beautiful) And no-one is allowed in the pool during dinner.
There is a really good light show on a Friday evening followed by a barbecue in the farm, reproductions of the pyramids etc and narration telling you all about them. There is also egyption dancing which we joined in with as well as the waiters, they really put off so much time with their guests, makes you feel so special.
Housekeeping is done everyday, (by men), and they do a better job than some of the women do in hotels here. Everyday, clean towels were put in our room and they were shaped into something different, one day swans, next day flowers, next day hearts, their talents are endless.
My husband and I are definately feturning next year, only it won't be for one week, it's just not enough, it'll be for 2.

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Amar Sina Hotel

by Sunshinel1

Hi everyone

Me and my boyfriend are staying at the Amar Sina Hotel at the beginning of July. I was just wondering has anyone recently been there and what they though of it? I've heard very mixed opinions of the hotel and I'm not too sure whether we should accomodation?

Thanx

Layx

RE: Amar Sina Hotel

by LeeDewhirst

Hello we are going to egypt. weird as it sounds were going to the same hotel. we were just wondering when it is your going because we have heard its better over there as a group as there are alot of hidden dangers. we are there for two weeks from the 2nd july. Write to my personal e-mail LeeDewhirst@hotmail.com

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 Amar Sina Village

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Address: Ras Umm Sid, Hadaba, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt