self catering in sharm
We stayed in a 3 bed apartment on Delta Sharm which we found through holidaylettings.co.uk.
The apartment was spacious and clean with bedding and towels provided as was towel cards for 1 of the 6 swimming pools we were able to use.
There were supermarkets, cafes, chemist and internet cafes and places to eat all on the complex. The complex was very clean with 24hour security.
this artist will be famous
I found out this litle shop inside Delta Sharm Resort, The pictures are made by Josiane an Italian artist (really beautifull) living in sharm. Go to have a look, you will like the pictures and the artist...
Josiane hosts her art exhibitions in Sharm el Sheikh, at the Seamax Diving Center and at Delta Sharm Resort @ Pool G2 painting it dipends on the picture size
Cheap, Clean, and Comfortable!
I stayed in Na'am Bay at the Cataract Hotel in March 2005.
The rooms were simple, very comfortable, and very affordable compared to other resorts around town. Since all we needed was a clean room and a good night's sleep, the hotel was perfect.
The room rate when I stayed was 35 Euros/night including breakfast.
Breakfast was a bit unimaginative, basically the same every morning with boiled eggs, croissiants, cheese & meat slices, and fresh cucumbers/tomatos.
If you are looking for a luxury hotel, the Cataract is not for you...but if you are just looking for a clean and comfortable room, the hotel definitely fits the bill :) The coolest part of the hotel was that the staff left really neat little towel creations on our beds almost every day.
There is a large pool in the courtyard of the hotel.
I heard some people complaining in the lobby of the noise in the rooms located near the Hard Rock Cafe but neither I nor my friend heard a thing while we were there...could just be we were tired after diving?!
I booked this directly with the owner of the Apartment. The apartment was lovely, clean, spacious 2 bed ground floor.
This was the first time i stayed in a place like this, its not a hotel its more set out like a Butlins/Pontins type of place. Majority of the apartments are priavtly owned by ppl working out there, egyptians who time share etc..
Althought there are plenty of swimming pools and its def clean area, beautiful scenory,its very large and quite green. You feel quite out of sharm being in this resort of Delta Sharm. It felt more the Monteza at Ismaleya (sorry about the spelling)
The pool area's were very quite, no music, no entertainment, no kids club etc.
The shops seemed quite run down and not the usual standard for Sharm, more what u expect to see in Cairo.
After staying here for a week which i originally booked i went and stayed at the Sultan Gardens which was heaven.
I think Delta Sharm would be ideal for those who are looking for a quite holiday, no music, no atmospher just somewhere to escape and perhaps read a book. This wasnt the place for me, i went with my partner our 18month old daughter, my 18yr old brother and his girlfriend and my 15yr old sister and her friend.
Great accomodation but....
Having stayed at Delta Sharm very recently Apr '08 I would first of all like to say that the accomodation is brilliant. We stayed in a studio booked through a website though a lot of the accomodation is privately owned and rented out. We were also All-Inclusive which I understand is new to Delta Sharm since Jan '08.
The location of Delta is great, half way between Naama Bay and Old Sharm which are both well worth a visit. Only 10mins in a taxi which should cost you no more than a couple of pounds to either so make sure you barter with the taxi drivers as they will try and charge you more.
Anyway, back to Delta resort. Now my main gripe with the place is that the food is average, not much choice and a bit greasy. The service is also slow and getting a drink well that is another matter! You get small plastic glasses no matter if your on wine, beer or whatever and this feels like they are being stingy. You don't feel you are getting the service you paid for and that they are reluctant to give you more alcohol when you go back to the bar. They say the plastic glasses are for health and safety reasons but when people pay for the drinks who are not all-inclusive they get bottles, bigger glasses etc so that is untrue.
Some nice things to mention are the many swimming pools at Delta (about 13 I think!) inc 1 warm pool which are very clean and maintained, the grounds are immaculately maintained and every couple of days or so the rooms have a romantic pattern of towels placed on the beds. However beware of being left with no toilet roll on a regular basis!
Overall I would say I would recommend Delta but not as part of the all-inclusive package.
Good but not the best for all inclusives.
Tripadviser helped me and my partner choose are hotel so i am here to write a true review on this hotel. The delta sharm is a very clean and tidy hotel with fantastic rooms and pools. The only fault with the pools is that although they had 12 pools only 3 were acessable. The food was okay if you want to slim out, were all me and my partner ate for a week was pasta,rice and salad.There wasnt a great selection of food available but the snacks were the best meals of the day. We went all inclusive and alot of the poeple who were on holiday there were not satisfied with the service. It is very difficult to get drinks especially alcoholic drinks. You had to get a waiters attention which sometimes proved difficult,order your drinks and wait quite some time to get them and when they did they were unberleivably small portions. I myself got a glass of white wine which was served in a tumbaler and bearly reached half way up. Also there is no night life or emtertainment within the hotel so youhave to seek this off the premasis. I dont want to sound like i am slagging the delta off to much because apart from the food and entertainment we had an amazing first holiday as a couple. i would advise this resort to families just wanting to get away for a quiet week or so. i hope thsi review helps you.
Great Complex, excellent staff
Just returned on Monday from Sharm and had an excellent experience in Delta Sharm. We booked our accomodation through Holiday Lettings and the apartment was excellent - clean and very well equipped.
The complex was kept really clean and the grounds are exceptionally well maintained with gardeners constantly tending them. Security staff are very visible, we had one right outside the apartment door. We found all members of staff to be friendly and helpful - regardless of tipping.
Our youngest son caught an ear infection and the medical staff were lovely when dealing with him. We also left our camera (husband's pride and joy - worth quite a lot of money) at Friends restaurant and it was handed in by a member of staff which really impressed us.
The pools were excellent, we tried 4-5 of them but settled on the main pool most days.
The food from the restaurant was lovely, only complaint was that it was served a bit cold sometimes. We also tried home deliveries from several places which were all great, especially the Italian La Favola.
My only gripe would be having to pay for towels for the beach- with a party of five it wasn't cheap. Didn't think much of Terrazina beach as there was no coral nearby, Delta beach was much better for snorkelling.
We used the taxi service outside the complex which was 50p dearer than the local taxis but you could phone them when you were ready to be collected from Naama Bay and they would come for you and drive you right to the apartment door.
Be aware that the supermarkets in the complex do not sell alcohol (no idea why). We founf Zaza (I think that what it was called) supermarket to be the cheapest.
I would definately recommend this complex for your holiday.
delta sharm resort
we are going to the delta sharm resort in september as a party of 5, can anybody give us any info on the resort, what the rooms are like, where the best places to go, and where to go shopping without getting to much hassle, we have been to egypt before but only done the nile cruise for 1 week, is it safe to hire a car and what are the costs? thanks, any info would be appreciated
Re: delta sharm resort
I know people who have stayed there I have gotten mixed reviews, some say it is ok, some felt it could have been a little better. No one had any really bad things to say about it, so I guess you could say if you are extremely fussy about hotels, stay somewhere else. The only place you can really go for shopping is Naama Bay, just know you are in Egypt wherever you go you will get some kind of hustle/hassle. Keep in mind that you will have to bargain, don't go for the first price they offer. You can get a driver from the hotel to take you by car very inexpensively, most of the resort hotels have mini-vans that travel to and from Naama Bay all day. If you really want go somewhere else other than Naama Bay, ask the hotel about hiring someone to drive you to Dahab another town not too far from Sharm. About 80 km North of Sharm.
Re: delta sharm resort
Delta sharm is a resort more than a hotel and it contains a lot of owned villas and avlaible flats for rental.
the resort contains many resturants and about 8 swimming pools (maybe more) it contains also some stores for selling many things so u can use these stores in urgent matter such as buying water or cigarettes and much more with same prices of the market.
if u wanted to go shopping then u are in the middle of the way to both (Naema bay and the old market) u can take a Taxi from there and it will cost u maximum 4$ for each of these places.
u have to visit both places to know what will u need and where will u buy it.
the resort is not by the sea, they use a nice beach in Naema bay, i loved it :)
have a nice stay