I stayed in Sharm Life for 1 week and that was arranged by my travel agency. It's a 3star hotel, only 10km away from downtown, but it's a walking distance from the Old Market. The hotel is relatively new and the rooms are clean and spacious. The bathrooms are small however but have running hot water. Every room has telephone, A/C, TV and minibar. If you leave a tip on your pillow for the cleaning staff, don't be surprised to see your towel looking like some animal or a flower upon your return to the room :))) The staff of the hotel is very nice and they all speak more than one foreign language. There is a bar, restaurant and a small shop within the hotel premises. The hotel has its own beach and the transportation to get there is provided twice a day for free. There is also a van running between the hotel and downtown Naama Bay twice a day for a small charge.
As seen on the picture, the hotel has a very nice swimming pool and lots of chaise-lounges around it. What I really liked about Sharm Life is that it wasn't too big and so the people staying there can all become friends quite quickly. Another thing is that it's only 2 storeys and makes it a lot easier to run between your room and the pool. There is a small grocery shop across the street from the hotel, so you can always fill up your water supply.
The first time in Sharm el Sheikh, we stayed in the Oasis Hotel. This small hotel was a very cosy and peacefull place, from where we had a splendid view at the desert. You could walk straight from your room into the desert. And if you cross the Peace Road, you are within a few minutes at the beach and the Na'ama Bay boulevard. We hired a room with a bath for 40 $ (breakfast included). There were also very cheap reed huts with shared bathrooms, mostly hired by students coming for scubadiving.
In 2007 we came to check if the hotel is still there, because along the road you seen huge hotel complexes everywhere. We were surprised this small hotel was still there, so we entered and looked around and were shocked. The reception and restaurant were out of order. The rooms were still in use, maybe not by tourists, but by Egyptian people wroking in the booming tourist industry. We asked the people of the pharmacy in the same building. They don't know what the owner will do with the hotel.
So maybe the next time, it will be in the same bad or even worse state, or sold to a big company fro a huge hotelcomplex or shoppingmall or who knows renewed to the same cosy small hotel it ever was.
If you don't like to go to one of the large resorts or hotels, the smaller Oasis Hotel was a good alternative with all its rooms on the ground floor. The first time we came to Na'ama Bay we enjoyed our stay here. We had really good memories, so inn 2007 we came back to check the place.
The beloved central area of the hotel at the edge of the desert was a disaster. The nice bedouin tent, where you could have a rest, a drink, a tea or waterpipe in a very relaxing atmosphere 11 years before was gone. Though also the view at the desert was disappeared, the place itself has still the possilblity to become again the same relaxed and cosy place after some maintenance of the garden and renewal of the buildings. Let's see what will happen in the future.
I just simply had to post this. In addittion to being an amazing hotel, you have the opportunity to get massages from small white cabanas that overlook the cliffs. DRAWBACK: It is hot as hell and you are outside withsome massaging you. I imagine you'd get even hotter, yes?! Oh well... the luxury of it all!!!
A lovely hotel right on the Ras Umm Sid headland. You can snorkle straight from the beach over a walkway to the drop -off. The fish are amazing - huge Parrot fish and many swarms of brightly coloured fish. A unique feature is, because it is a conservation area together with Ras Mohammed the fish are very tame and will swim right up to you - completely unpeturbed
Large rooms and balconies with excellent views. Good Buffets with lots of fruits and salads
When I was in Sharm recently, I stayed at Shark's Bay (I think it was considered to be in Naama Bay). Having its own nice beach, there is a house reef to snorkel or dive, just steps from the sand at the beach. With a couple general stores, a handful of restaurants (all with the exact same menu!), and some touristy shops, it's got pretty much all you'll need.
We liked the Pizza place down by the dive shop at Shark's Bay the best for food and service (although pretty much everything comes with 'chips')!
For Sharm, apparently it's a pretty good deal, 35 EU per night for a double air conditioned room, including breakfast. You can actually stay for about half that amount, if you're willing to forego the A/C and share a bathroom.
Club El Faraana Reef
This season Sharm-El-Sheikh was visited with Italians and Russians mainly (4 years ago there were very many German tourists, but now I did not see 'em at all).
In Faraana Club there were about 2/3 of Italians, 1/3 - Russians and a few Polish tourists.
I believe we were lucky to get into mainly Italian Hotel, as we could have full relax on a beach - the "white noise" around was in unknown language and we did not notice it. :)
Great beach with coral reef
Three swimming pools - big with fontains and artificial waves, small for children and another big with springboard. All with bars.
Diving Center (Italian speaking instructors only).
It was a wonderful stay. If you are a couple then go to this village resort. It has a pure Egyptian style with a frensh taste of the place. Simple, unique, quite and so far from the crowd.
It is all build out of wood with no TVs or refrigirators. Just enjoy nature and simplicity .
There is a nice swimming pool and candels at night everywhere.
The pool at the hotel is great for families. Theres no such entertainment during the day but there is a net in the pool for volley ball.
It was a nice day we spent in Naama Height hotel, a 4 stars hotel with very nice location where you can see Naama bay from anywhere. The hotel has good water
The boys enjoyed the aqua park the water sliders, staff very friendly and place is very lean
The boys enjoyed the aqua park the water sliders, staff very friendly and place is very lean
The gardens in the hotel were excellent very well kept and the two pools where also very nice.
This is the smaller pool in the hotel and a little quiter than the large one although there is a swim up bar in the other pool. We never had a problem getting a sunbed although like any where you go some people put there towles out first thing and then you dont see them untill after lunch.
Every evening a man came around with a big blowing machine to kill off all the mozzies make sure to close your doors and windows, he usually came around about 6.00pm.
This is the BEACH of the Hotel BEACH ALBATROS . In the backyard u can see OLD SHARM not far away from our residence .
In this Hotel have had ALL INCLUSIVE , that s very important , because the drinks are also inclusive . So u have low costs !!
CLEAN ; DRY ; THE STUFFS ARE FRIENDLY , HOTEL WITH OWN BEACH , ANIMATION AND A LOT , I WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK
The best way to describe the hotel was cheap, clean, and comfortable...just perfect for someone who spends their time on a dive boat or out on the town! The room including breakfast was 35 Euros/night...a real deal considering that all we needed was a clean bed to sleep in at night since as divers the rest of our time was spent on the dive boat, at the dive center, at the bar, or eating out!
Breakfast is buffet-style with basically the same food each morning but since there is a good variety, you don't get sick of it after a couple of days. A few of the staples were hard-boiled eggs, crossiants, cheese & meat slices, and sticky sweets.
The staff was quite friendly and more than happy to help confirm plane reservations or pass messages to friends.
The courtyard houses a very nice little pool with comfortable padded beds to lay on.
The best place to exchange money, Thomas Cook, is located right outside the lobby door. And if you have too much cash, you can safely leave your belongings in one of the safes in the hotel lobby.
There is a small internet cafe just outside the hotel. Go out the door, turn right and go into the next small hallway. The cost is minimal and you can also purchase phone cards.
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 Stayed all inclusive at the Sealife resort at Nabq which is about 15 minutes drive from Naama bay. The only poeple i wouldn't recommend this to would be those looking for good intertainment as this aint up to much. Myself and my dad made our own entertainment along with people we met. Other than that this hotel was amazing. It's rooms were spotless, the pool was spotless, the beach was spotless, infact the whole place was spotless. The staff were realy friendly. The snorkeling at the beach was absolutely fantastic where the fish were all kinds of illuminous colours. I realy enjoyed the free food although i did hear others complain. The 2 resturaunts where you have to pay for the food were absolutely fantastic. The only complaint i would make is that the free beer was only served into very small glasses and at 1 glass at a time. All in all i recommend this hotel to anyone
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