Spent 11 nights at the Hilton at the start of February and had mixed feelings about what we would find and experience. We arrived and were taken to our room on the deluxe side which we had prebooked. The room was on the ground floor with patio doors leading out to the heated pool. Bedroom was spacious with a large bathroom with separate bath and large walk in power shower. Large wardrobes which house an ironing board and iron and a safe which is on a code and is free. Large sideboard in bedroom houses a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities which are replemished daily. a large flat screen TV is also in the bedroom. Toiletries in the bathroom are Crabtree and Evelyn and are replemished each day so no need to take an iron, travel kettle or shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Towels are changed each day and also the bed linen is changed on a daily basis. Rooms are kept spotless and the towels were sculpted into various animals each day.
The hotel itself could do with updating on the old side but we only ate over there twice as spent all of out time on the new side which was fine. The all inclusive restaurant on the new side is extremely clean and we were made to feel welcome at every meal, our waiter left flowers on our table on two nights. The food was average for an all inclusive restaurant, it was good quality always hot and plentiful with a good variety at each meal. The Wave Bar did excellent snacks on a lunchtime, along with crisps and ice creams. Variety of alcoholic beverages was good with cocktails alongside hot beverages at both the pool bars and inside bars.
Service was excellent and there is nothing we can fault this hotel on. We tipped our waiter a £1 every other day or so and also the room cleaner and sunbed chap who would reserve your beds and make sure you were sat where you wanted to be. We were never asked for money but after spending out on a holiday a few quid over the course of the holiday is worth it, as the staff do rely on tips to make up there pay. Staff are as friendly as you are to them, we had good laugh with the bar staff they were fab.
On our last night we booked the 'Romantic Beach Meal' this worked out at £60 for the two of us and included a beautiful 3 course meal with a bottle of sparkling wine. This was upstairs in the Sunset Bar overlooking the beach. When we arrived we were taken up to the candle lit rooftop where it had been decorated with beautiful floral decorations and candles. We were the only ones there ( we were told that they only book in for one or two couples at a time). We had our own private waiter who came and took photos on our camera and we had a fabulous evening. This would be an ideal thing to book for that special anniversary, birthday or even better marriage proposal as it is so romantic.
The pool on the new side is great with a manmade sandy beach leading in off one side of the heated pool for the children.
The new side is by the runway of the airport and our room was situated about 300 metres from the edge of the complex. Yes you hear the odd rumble of a plane but not at night and it never bothered us at all.
The hotel is situated a short walk from Soho Square which is a bit like the Sharm Trafford Centre. The Queen Vic is a nice pub but being the only English pub there is able to charge what they want for their drinks. There is an ice bar but beware that they charge £15 just to go in.
All in all we had a fab holiday and would reccomend this hotel for a good holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive into a Red Sea adventure at the beach side Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheikh. Relax on the private beach, swim in one of 7 pools or try your hand at tennis or mini golf on the onsite courts. Close by the famous SOHO Square where restaurants, bars, entertainment centers, night shows and shopping arcade with less than 4 minutes walking distance. Just 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the Go bus station, the hotel boasts a fully equipped health club, a private beach, 7 polls, 13 restaurants and bars, 2 kids' clubs, kids' playground and shaded pool and daily evening entertainment with animation team program. Sporty types will love the dive center. Explore the Red Sea coast and top dive sites or visit Sharm El Sheikh Attractions like the Aqua land Water Park. Treat your loved ones with a private dinner at the beach, or enjoy a cool drink over Red Sea views at the Sunset Bar. Hilton rooms boast a balcony or terrace with garden, pool or sea view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sharks Bay Hotel
- Hilton Sharm El Sheikh
- Hilton Sharks Bay Sharm El Sheikh
- Bay Hilton Shark
- Hilton Sharks Bay Egypt