Hauza Beach Resort Hotel

, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Hauza Beach Resort Hotel

, Sharm El Sheikh
5 star

Rooms: 506

43 Nabp Bay, sharm el sheikh - southe sina-egypt - Sharm El Sheikh - 002 - Egypt Hotel Website | | 00202 0106278157
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Reviews - Hauza Beach Resort Hotel

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8/10
10
Submitted by: Eddie.Davis in 23/07/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Stayed at Hauza Beach Hotel 2005 Sep & had a fantastic time, hoping to come back Sep 2007
10/10
Great Service & Staff
Submitted by: Julie in 05/07/07
  • Age Group:
  • From: Egypt
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
I had a thoroughly wonderful time at the Hauza Resort. The staff all worked very hard and always had a cheerful smile on their faces. They couldn't do enough for you. The hotel had everything that I needed, was clean and welcoming. The beach and the sea were just stunning. The food was great in both the main and the a la carte restaurants. The towel man on the beach was very kind and nice. The massage was out of this world, all you ladies out there - have one you will sooo not regret it.

The layout of the hotel with its many waterfalls, flamingo lake, the large pool and the tiered pools were beautiful. It is not a hotel for the disabled though as there are many steps down to the beach. Only fault that I can find is that the disco should be all inclusive then perhaps people will go to it. I personally like dancing and perhaps it would be nice to have some at the pool bar. It was nice and relaxing to have a chat at the bar though. The night sky and the stars are incredible.

I would like to say hi to Armando, Bassem, Samir and all the other guys I made friends with.

I will definitely be returning to this hotel next year and will not hesitate recommending it to my friends.
2/10
Hauza Beach
Submitted by: Karoline Wesson in 28/03/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
I cannot believe that this hotel gets a 10 rating, I have had numerous clients stay here and I have had to move every single one of them. In addition, my friend who is also a travel agent stayed here for two weeks. The food is not good, the pool is cloudy, poor plastic furnishing around the pool, but the worst thing is the so-called Zoo, it smells and the animals are not treated properly. When my friend was there, there was a pregnant animal in 90 degree heat with no shade, no water and no food. She cried every day, every morning she used to raid the salad bar to feed them. Numerous complaints to the management fell on deaf ears. I would only rate this hotel as a 2*don't go !!!
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10/10
Good
Submitted by: Mahmoud in 19/03/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Albania
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
A very nice hotel. Wunderbares hotel.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hauza Beach Resort Hotel

t Go There !!!

from Taffy73
Not as expected. This hotel is certainly not five star. The admin staff speak little English and are not very interested in answering queries. The rest of the staff are pleasant enough, but they expect a tip for everything from bringing you a towel, to moving a sunbed three metres up the beach (even when you haven't asked them to). Prices of taxis, camel rides and any souvenirs bought from Naama Bay are highly inflated - even after bartering.

The hotel has the potential to be a very good one, the pools, beautiful scenery and beach are worth visiting; but the lack of sun beds (of which you have to get up at 4am to secure), the basic rooms, the uneven paving, and the smell of sewerage water that watered the plants twice daily put us off a second visit.

Everyone we spoke to was ill - and the on site Doctor charges £40 just to write you a prescription (despite this service supposedly being part of the all inclusive concept). The hotel write up lists facilities that include a gym and a health club - these are yet to be constructed and the childrens club is less than secure. Entertainment was dire - a kids mini disco was the highlight of our evening.

Sharm airport is the most dismal place ever - you have to pay for toilet paper and a chunky kitkat costs £3:60!! There is very limited duty free and it is more like a market than a departure lounge.

Our advice - stay in another hotel. People we met had good things to say about the real 4 and 5 star hotels of Sharm.

My week at Hauza, far from a 5* spot.

from Senal
I went to Hauza for a week to relax and enjoy the sun. Relax I did not as all of us endured severe stomach upsets and ended up staying in the shade for two continous days. We all followed all advice given to us (no salad or fruit and drink only bottled water). Most of the english groups we spoke to had also had the same complaints but hotel staff told us that it was the change in climate, although I have travelled to other hotter spots and never had any compliants. The food was terrible and not enough of a variety and not fun when you have to dish out of an open pan where previous guests had been breathing/coughing over. I would recommend having your pasta made for you, as you get to see this being made and can chose what goes in your sauce (although I did stick to vegetarian as the meat looked about funny). i also have to agree that the bakery is a safe option.

Trying to get a sunbed was a painful task as you would have to either put it out before you went to bed or get up at 5am to get spot on either one of the pools. The pools were not cleaned enough, on several occassions waste was seen floating around the edge of the pool.

Rooms were very clean but you had to tip your cleaner to ensure that this was done properly.

The disco was more like a high school dance, everyone sitting around the edge, the DJ playing the same music over and over again. You had to buy drinks in here, maybe the hotel staff should serve free drinks in there too and it would attract more people.

Dont buy anything from the stalls in Hauza very overpriced, travel to the Old Market where you can grab a few bargins. Walk out of the resort to get a cab, we paid 40 egyptian pounds for 9 of us to go to Naam Bay when the hotel were charging 30 each.

Make a trip into Naam Bay if only you want to see some tack - trying to be like the West to much. Make sure you visit Pacha for a night out, 9 of us went and had a brilliant time especially as there is a pool in there. And you can leave the club go buy drinks and then come back in (bottles of beer £1!!).

One positive note about Hauza are the staff, although the men got a little over friendly and had there eyes on you when you walked around in a bikini, they were very very helpful and would pull all out to help you if they could.

I will visit Sharm again but not stay at Hauza.

Excellent Hotel but very bad stomach

from A TripAdvisor Member
What can i say, well the hotel i found to be spotlessly clean, i'd say it's more a 4* hotel though and 3* for the food, lack of english food wasn't good. Started with stomach cramps 2 days after arriving even though i'd been so careful not eating salads, brushing teeth in bottled water and having no ice. I'm still ill 2 weeks later which is really bad. It is a family hotel, not for young 20 somethings like ourselves, nothing to do on a night and the nightclub seemed to only have under 16's in extremely drunk! The germans are a nightmare and put the towels down on the pool beds and beach ones at midnight!!! Totally rude and ignorant and barge past you wherever you are. Could have planted a few!!

I would visit here again but i'll be even more cautious about what i eat and drink. If you go snorkelling to Tirana Island, PLEASE BE CAREFUL, health and safety doesn't exist and ya just told to jump in the water, if ya not a good swimmer then PLEASE DON'T GO! Quad bking is excellent, perhaps not for young children though.

What a hotel

from jonroberts
We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Hauza Beach Resort. The hotel has excellent facilities for families with young children and older ones.The room was very clean on arrival and this continued on a daily basis throughout our stay. The service given by all members of staff was excellent, especially the guest relations manager Mohamed Farreg (Mido). Mido made my family feel like royalty and often spent time joking laughing and having a drink at the bar. He also organised taxis, restaurants and checked that we had no problems with our stay. The beach at the resort is excellent as it enables children to snorkel in the little inlets by the coral. The main area for the childrens entertainment all week was either the pool with the slides or the zoo during feeding time. This was our secound time in sharm and will be returning at xmas to the hauza.

Hmm...

from A TripAdvisor Member
My partner and I returned from a week holiday at the is resort on the 31st May. A week on and we are both still suffering from dodgy tummies!

Having read other reviews we were quite prepared to expect a 3* hotel which still would have been good value for money.

And to be fair when we arrived the hotel did look very nice and clean.

However, 100% of the groups we spoke to had one, or more often than not all, of their members suffering with bad stomachs. My partner and I had only eaten in the hotel before we got ill, had cleaned our teeth in bottled water and not eaten ice or salad. We hadn't even drunk alcohol at the point we fell ill.

On several occasions we spotted sick and excrement in and around the pool which was not cleared up at all quickly, and you could not see the bottom of the pools as they were so dirty.

As for the food, it was pretty poor. The salads looked lovely, but as we were trying to take precautions against illness we didn't bother. The hot food consisted of boiled vegetables - very often cauliflower - and as a variation, deep fried vegetables - again often cauliflower. There was always rice, but never a sauce to go with it. The freshly baked bread and croissants were good though, as were the desserts.

As so many people have said the snorkelling is amazing and should not be missed.

There were definately people enjoying themselves, and the place did have potential. But our experiences left an awful lot to be desired.

I won't be going back.

wHAT A PERFECT HOLIDAY

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having not long returned from the Hauza I would just like to say it was one of the best 10 days holidays that we have ever been on. Being a chef myself i was worried about some of the reviews before we went but was very happy and surprised with the choice at the main restaurant but if we were not happy with this the food in the indian restaurant and the seafood restaurant were outstanding.Whilst i was there i had the privilege to be shown around the kitchens by the executive chef and the standards were excellent.
The jungle pool is brilliant for children and a bit of fun but the main pool is where all the day games go on and i must say that we got on very well with all other nationalities there if you make a effort with them they will treble it for you.The rooms were a good standard but we upgraded to a suite which was fantastic and i would recommend this.All the staff were amazingly helpful and could never do enough,my wife and i travel a lot and very rarely go back to the same place but are already looking forward to our next visit.

Is this really the same hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am not sure I stayed in the same place. It is directly on the flight path and the planes go very low overhead - it is not just the odd flight but a constant din throughout the day. The food is terrible, boiled everything and the drinks were just as bad, syrup with fizzy water. Why no fresh juice or typical local food. Some of the bar staff were friendly but the hotel management were not interested. The area where the kids disco takes place was like a building site, piles of nails, loose floorboards (one of the friends we went with cut his foot very badly) and the instruction to the kids to run and jump off the stage at the end is slightly foolish. We went with another family (we have three kids and they have two) - there were no kids beds in the family rooms when we arrived and the beds didn't arrive for two days in our friends room! One day there was sick in the pool and it took over an hour to get someone to come and clean it up. The manager told me it was totally safe to swim in but the scum floating on the top led me to believe otherwise. The tales are endless but this should give a flavour It was a Fawlty Towers experience from start to finish and I can only advise anyone going to proceed with extreme caution and expect the worse.

The staff make the holiday

from keltonshae
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Hauza and had a fantastic time. My 8 & 7 year old were both crying on the last day, not wanting to leave. The staff absolutely make this holiday. Like others I agree this is a 3* plus. The weather great in the 80's but in the very high 80's when we were leaving. The pools were freezing as it was not hot enough to heat them. Slides great fun. This holiday was great value for money. Everything in the hotel was priced in Euros, but you can pay in any currency you choose. The exchange rate is far better at the Hauza reception than in the UK. We tipped our waiter 50 egyptian pounds (about £5) on the second day and another 50 e.pounds a week later and the service was second to none. Each time we visited the dining hall our table was ready, complete with highchair and he immediatley brought our drinks. We also tipped the cleaner the same amount and he would leave us loads of extra fruit juices, bottled water and hot towels when we came back from the beach. When my husband was ill he ventured off and came back with tablets! It was my daughers seventh birthday and the cleaner made six swans out of towels with flowers in their beaks, a hugh heart and a present for her. The waiters decorated our table with flowers, spelt her name in petals, gave her a birthday cake, the whole of the staff sang and two of the waiters bought her presents. A birthday to remember for her. If you are going during busy periods I would suggest tipping the pool staff or the beach staff and they will look after you. No need to take beach towels all supplied. On the downside, health and safety is not great. We did not use the kids club but noticed that it had broken toys and nails sticking out of the rocking horse. The tiles around the pool were broken and loose and even adults fell down them. BE WARNED hotel shops and the chemist is very expensive. Nothing is priced. Take everything you need with you from the UK. 8 pamper nappied £5.50. 40 wet wipes £5.50, small tin of baby milk powder £7.50, box of 10 sanitary items £7.50. The sun newspaper was being sold for £3.50-£4.50. The gift shops at the hotel you will have great fun haggling, but are still quite expensive. Trying to get baby food warmed was near impossible if the resturant was shut. Milk was warmed at the pool bar but very hot, so the bottle was cooled in the pool. Would have helped if there were kettles in the rooms. Although we stayed off the salads (although they looked great) and brushed our teeth in bottled water, four out of the six of us had holiday tummies. When we arrived hotel was half full which was great, the following week was full as it was the start of the UK easter holidays which meant by 8:30am all the beds had been reserved and the resturant was packed. Food was plentiful and catered for everyones taste. We were upgraded to the bungalow on the beach which was absolutely fantastic - would definately recommend. Would love to return - but would go out of the school holidays.

Fantastic Value for Money!

from Pinkerfield
After reading the reviews I went hoping for the best but expecting the worse! I needn't have worried. The hotel is 4 star and, so long as that is what you expect, you will not be disappointed. The rooms are basic and sparsely furnished but clean and comfortable. The food was as one would expect from an "all inclusive" holiday and not one of us had an upset stomach. Everything you could wish for is at this hotel; friendly and polite staff, dive centre, 24 hour doctor, chemist, shop, internet cafe, plenty of sunbeds... the list is endless. My one concern is the hygiene implications (never mind the smell) at watering the plants and grass directly from the sewer! However, it would not stop me going back.

best vacation for years

from A TripAdvisor Member
i stayed a hauza beach in feb of this year with my wife, my four children and a friend and his two children. we initially booked a family room for ourselves and our two youngest children, we also booked a seperate apartment for our two teenage sons. upon arrival there seemed to be a mix up with our booking, we were all tired a little short tempered, and the last thing i needed was a problem with our reservation, whether it was a fault with the travel agent or the hotel, it was resolved very quickly and efficiently. i wasnt looking forward to our holiday at all after reading some of the dreadful reviews placed by others who had visited hauza beach, in fact i was going to cancel but was persuaded not to by my family. i can only give my honest opinion on the hotel, every one has different ideas of what they expect when they are on vacation....... we had a really great time, the staff were brilliant, the accomodation was quality,and the hotel was immaculate, i felt the food was 4 star but you never struggled to find something enjoyable to eat.the entertainment was dire, (the kids loved it) but not for anyone over the age of 12. there wasnt a great deal happening in the evenings but if its a quiet drink (or even a loud one), the pool bar was great fun with the bar staff bending over backwards to please you, to be honest i tipped a few of the staff the odd five pounds, every now and again, it was well worth it trust me!(bearing in mind the best paid staff earn around five pounds a week)
yes! some of us had a dodgy belly... but! we were eating non stop, drinking far more than we ever would at home and we were sitting in the sun for 10 hours every day, so rather than place blame on hygiene etc etc i take full resposibility for my upset stomach. i wasnt impressed when we ventured out to naabe bay the people were pushy and the shops all had the same tat once you had been in one you had been in them all, hard rock cafe was really good, but after dodging every shopkeeper and his mate we went back to the hotel and enjoyed the whole all enclusive concept. we travel as a family three or four times a year to a variety of destinations and hauza beach was for us as a family an excellent holiday...we vary rarely return to a resort but have re booked hauza this obtober.

Top Local Tips for Sharm El Sheikh

Baraka water- Egypt sharm I noticed that baraka water has a sodium content that is much higher than bottled water at home, and other bottled waters in egypt- beware as I think this can contribute to stomach upset (if you drink a lot of it) if you are not used to adding a lot of salt to your diet normally.

Stunning town Beautiful, clean place. HarD Rock Cafe excellent value and great staff.

The Airport It is a bit Chaotic at the Airport, But have patience you get through eventually. Do not buy a Visa unless you want to travel to Cairo, not neccessary. Barter with Taxi as they will try and Rip you Off!

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  • Address: 43 Nabp Bay, sharm el sheikh - southe sina-egypt - Sharm El Sheikh - 002 - Egypt
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