Sharm Cliff EXPOSED!!!!
I've Just returned from a week a The Sharm Cliff Resort with my
girlfriend & her six year old daughter.
On arrival, the hotel seemed to be quite nice, very clean & quite well set out.. The rooms are as stated in some other reviews (bright, roomy enough & clean). The outer pool area is also very pleasant & clean.
My only problem here was that ALL INCLUSIVE is NOT "ALL INCLUSIVE" in this hotel!! Bottles of water for the "little one" had to be bought from the bar, also fruit juice had to be bought! Snacks at the bar ie. pizza & fries were not free & i feel I should add that all items that had to be paid for (food or drink) at the hotel had a marked up price of about 900%!! eg. a small bottle of water was £10 L.E (Egyptian pounds), but if i was to take a 5min walk into Naama bay,
the same size (& brand) bottle of water was £1.5 L.E!! The cost of fruit juice (carton similar to Ribena) was roughley the same!! How can a person go to a country that's 30 degrees plus with unsuitable drinking water, pay for ALL INCLUSIVE and then be charged excessive amounts by the hotel/resort that you've already paid a fair price for ALL to be Included?!!?
The food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) was awful!! Repetitive as stated in another review is not the word! My girlfriend had an upset stomach for most of the week & we noticed food from the previous nights dinner was reheated for breakfast!! I wonder why she was ill... Nobody i know eats mashed potatoe for breakfast!
If you're into boiled meat with strange flavours then you're in luck
at The Sharm Cliff!! If you notice, i've put 2 circles for okay..
This was because the weather was superb & the little one had a good time at the beach.. Not to mention, she enjoyed the fact that we ate McDonalds most afternoons to avoid the pain of what was being served for lunch!! I've been on a few ALL INCLUSIVE holidays & this one was the worst EVER!! If you go to this Hotel, my advise would be to go self catering or B&B if pos'.. It's quite cheap to eat out in Sharm & you'd be saving yourself a good few trips to the toilet! further more, i would'nt advise taking kids, since there's nothing for them here. the entertainment is adult based (sexy fun), the activities (tennis,gym,pool/billiards) are all charged at extortionate prices (although they're advertised as being "Inclusive") and the beach area provided by the hotel has to be the worst on the stretch (small, overcrowded & in a corner where all rubbish in the sea ends up)!! Make you're own minds up people.. Peace to my man "SPROUTS ON ROOF"!!!
Sharm Cliff ' THE TRUTH ' !!
7.4.2008 - Returned from a week in the Sharm Cliff Hotel. Disappointed in the All Inclusive package at this hotel, as it wasn't!! On arrival the reception area was clean, bit sparce and small but not too bad. Room was nice, quite spacious and very clean, and great location opening on to the pool area, which was also very nice and clean. So far, so good.... Then we went for dinner... Sat down for dinner and asked the waiter for a drink, Oh No, afraid not, no waiter service here. Was told that drinks were on a table in the corner of the restaurant (well, canteen!) Beer was served in small glasses and the bottle left open until the next person requested a beer, just how they do it here I guess, but not the service we are used to getting on an all inclusive basis.
Food wasn't great, but initially we put this down to the fact that we arrived late for dinner the first night , just before the canteen closed!! However, it transpired that the food was terrible all the time, really awful. Got to the point that meal times filled us with dread, we endured it for a couple of days, until my girlfriend had some battered fish, she had 4 pieces and 3 of them were raw! Canteen manager came over, looked at them, shrugged his shoulders and took the plate away..that was that. Breakfast was bearable, until my girlfriends omelette was also uncooked. That was it for her, so we started venturing out for food most of the time and pool snacks (not free!) the other times. Thing is the bought food wasn't that bad, so they can cook, they just don't seem to bother for the all inclusive guests.
The other issue was the drinks, no free bottled water, water dispenser, but you get told off if you try to fill your own bottle. No fruit juice, so children had to have fizzy drinks or pay. We didn't have our kids with us, but people we met did, and the kids just are'nt catered for. And... there isn't a childrens playround here, or a gym, or a sauna!!!
The staff are cheerful and helpful on the whole, with the odd exception!! Entertainment bit poor, but not the fault of the animation team so much as the animation manager Gaby, who was approached and asked to do something child friendly, but didn't, also don't think the hotel allows much resource-wise for entertainment purposes!
All in all, we did have a good holiday, the weather was superb, we met some nice people who probably made the experience a good one, ' Hello you guys, hope your'e all well, especially the ' little one :)'... 'Oreet R Kid...Sprouts on roof!!' (keep in touch)
Would probably go to Sharm again, for the weather, but not this hotel, definitely not, it isn't all inclusive and it isn't a 4 Star!
Just back from sharm cliff
Returned from sharm cliff after 1 week all inclusive hotel was good and there was always something for eating in the buffet even if your fussy :)
we got fotos done by the photographer which he gave us a disc for which didnt work I am looking for an email address or contact for the hotel if anyone can help?Id like these fotos as it was our honeymoon.Id go back AL to same resort :)
Sharm Cliff "The REAL truth"
After reading all of the reviews, we weren't looking forward to going, but when we finally got there we were very surprised. The hotel was very clean and staff were really friendly.
We've been on loads of all inclusives all over the world and this was a nice hotel. Yeah the A.I. may finish at 11 but just go up and get a few drinks before 11. The drinks are in small glasses but at least there glass we,ve been to some AI where you get the cheapest plastic cups available. The lager and vodka are ok and there are water coolers avaiable at the bar so you can get your own water in the cups provided, they are a bit funny about you filling up bottles with the water but just get a couple of glasses and fill up your bottle that way. You also have a fridge your room to keep your drinks cool.
The restaurant is really nice and have a lovely view over Naama bay. There is always beef, chicken and fish also lots of salad, pasta and rice. We loved the soups and desserts. There's always something to eat and it's not as bad as poeple make out!
Our room was fantastic it was clean, bright and spacious. Also the air conditioning was fantastic. Our room was on the ground floor and opened straight up onto the pool. So we just left our patio doors open as we were just outside our room and could go in and our if we got to hot and needed the loo, which was ideal.
The pool bar did do food like burgers and pizza's but theses aren't included in the AI. They were only a few pound so not to bad.
We went here for a total chill out week and thats what we got!
The entertainment staff were really good and friendly, they tried really hard to get people involved and catered for all nationalities.
The hotel is in a flight path but to be honest it didn't bother us it wasn't that bad.
Also all I can say about the building work is if you don't want to stay in a hotel next to a building site DON'T GO TO SHARM EL SHEIKH. There is building work every where.
The work next to our hotel wasn't too bad and they didn.t make too much noise but by the time the music came on around the pool you couldn't hear a thing.
If you actually go out of the hotel be warned everyone will pester you to go in there shop/bar and won't leave you alone. This was the only down side to the holiday.
The steps down to the Namma bay are half done but aren't too bad unless you,ve had a good drink but they only take you 5 minutes to get into the heart of the nightlife.
A little it of advice the Namma bay is only about 10-15 minutes from the airport but if you get on a coach it can take up to an hour and a half. Get a taxi they'll try and charge you up to 35 english pounds but barter as it should only be about a tenner.
Overall fantastic holiday, even better weather and great hotel.
Go here if you want sunshine!
Brill Holiday - Sharm Cliff Hotel
14 of us have just got back from a 1 week stay in the Sharm cliff Hotel and it was Brill. After the reviews we had been reading we were a bit worried about what it was going to be like but on arrival the hotel was clean and tidy and the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We were asked to leave our suitcases outside while we checked in so the porter could take them which we werent too keen on the idea as we knew what the egyptians could be like with charging people for things so we carried our own to our hotel room. All our rooms were on the bottom floor so we could just roll out of bed and into the pool every morning. The rooms were very large and well kept. When the cleaners did the rrom we had shell shapes and things made out of our bedding which was nice.The all inclusive option was fantastic. We could help our selves to 'proper' coca cola and sprite and there was fresh water. There was Fanta also even though it looked a bit nuclear (bright orange) it was great for hangovers!! The free vodka and lager was a great thing for us all being a group of people aged 18-25!! The food wasnt as bad as people made out. For breakfast there were freshly made omlettes, cereal, fruit, toast. For lunch and dinner there was always salads, chips or potatoes, pasta and rice then some kind of meat. The pools were awsome, specially with the hot weather when you needed a cool down. The animation team were alot of fun, we all got involved in a few games of water polo and other competitions they had going on and they always included everyone. There wasnt really any noise on the building side at all and the planes didnt really bother us .The music got a bit repetitive but better than nothing. The stairs down to the town were a bit of a pain, specially in heels! But there was a KFC and a TGI Fridays at the bottom so they made up for them! Naama bay was lovely, plenty of bars and restaurants and the beaches were really nice. The egyptians trying to get you into their shops are a pain but if you ignore them or tell them your not interested they go away. We made the most of everything and there wasn't really any bad points. We all had an awsome time and would definately go back again.
Sharm to Cairo or Luxor
I'm planning to go to Sharm in May to experience the diving but also want to take in some sights and culture. Does anyone know how much days trips to Cairo or Luxor will cost from Sharm. Prices for Bus or flights would be greatly appreciated. Is it best to book once you get there?
RE: Sharm to Cairo or Luxor
hey! take a look at my sharm page, i did what you are planning to do. we got a flight from sharm to cairo for about 100 pounds (british) including transfers, lunch, tours, pyramids etc. When u think about it, its a really good deal.
others took the bus, it was 80 pounds for the same thing, but really the extra 20 is worth it. the bus takes all night, the plane takes an hour!!
RE: Sharm to Cairo or Luxor
we returned from sharm last week , we used a tour company, named fayed travel for a trip to cairo ,cost £120 per person , they use egyptian airways very good value for money ,lunch ,transfers, enterance to museum etc
ask for mohammed ,he is very good for info tell him mr peter was asking for him! they are situated in naama bay right across from mcdonalds restaurant
have a good holiday , griff
RE: RE: Sharm to Cairo or Luxor
Where did you purchase your day trip to cairo from? 100.00GBP sounds like a baragain!
Im going to Sharm in August, staying at the bedouin camp in sharks bay 08/08/06-16/08/06 then satying 3 days in naama at the sharm cliff resort (near halomony i think). Cant wait!
RE: RE: Sharm to Cairo or Luxor
we had a great time in sharm
my child and wife asked me more to get back to sharm soon
i booked cairo,super safri and dive course with charm of sharm and got discount too
service excellent and they look after you
they treat you as friend
RE: Sharm to Cairo or Luxor
We were in Sharm in Feb and went on the day trip to Cairo by bus, it only cost £35! although it was a long day, we heard of others who went on the flight trip, however they were delayed at the airport (as is often the case) and the flight trip, ended up almost as long as the bus trip. The bus trip was ideal, picked us up at the hotel at 1.30am (no having to go to airport and check in etc), we took blankets from the hotel and curled up on the bus. We got to Cairo for about 8.30am, and spent the whole day (Egyptian museum, trip on Nile, Lunch by Nile, Papyrus factory, Pyramids, Perfume factory, Bazaar), then left Cairo about 6.30pm, back in Sharm about 1am. Excellent day and worth every penny of £35. Lots of excursion companies in Sharm, wait until you get there to book.