I have no idea how this is a 5 stars hotel. Stella Di Mare is barely a 3 star.
For starters, the hotel doesn't have an x-Ray machine, so you will have a security guard rudely rummaging through your luggage. Be sure to tuck your underwear where it won't be seen or touched.
The premise is extremely dated and in need of immediate care. The same goes for the rooms where nothing seems to be working properly.
Our room was the worst hotel room we've been to. The room floor had no carpeting or rugs, and it was covered in dust. The shower and the toilet both had problems, and the TV was defective and kept making noises and statics. The air conditioner was also very weak. The staff was also very unfriendly.
This hotel has only one redeeming feature: the beach. Stella Di Mare enjoys a long white sand beach with clear warm waters. Other than that, the place is a mess.
You should also note that there are no sea view rooms at this hotel. What they call a superior sea view room is a pool view with a glimpse of the sea in the far horizon.
Stay at this hotel for the beach if you want, but have no other expectations. Personally, I'll be looking at other options next time I'm in Sokhna.More
- Free parking