Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh
Reviews - Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort Hotel
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- Age Group: 18 - 25
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- Age Group: 41 - 50
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Watch out for Taxi Drivers!!!from abbysdad
Beautiful hotel, very clean, lots of sun beds whatever time you get up!!
Nice food, good bar etc etc.
Some good restaurants to look out for 5 mins from Hilton hotel in Naama Bay.
Zigolinis - upstairs in the Jolie Ville Hotel (at the edge of the main strip) - Excellent Italian Meal
Pomodoro - Again Excellent Italian food - always very busy with a good atmosphere.
Indian reataurant next door to Pomodoro (Sorry forgot the name)- again really good food, good atmosphere and spotlessly clean.
Hard Rock Cafe - Very Cheap / Good Value / Good Food and nice air conditioning when it still feels like 100 degrees at 10 o clock at night !!!
Anyway - If you stay at Sharm Dreams I think you will have a really good time - but if you have to get a taxi from the airport - DO NOT PAY MORE THAN £5 English - that is giving them a £1 TIP.
They tried to ask me for a Special price of £25.00 - Just stand your ground and tell them to sod off .
And remember to pack high factor sun cream - Very Very HOT !!!!!!
A dream come truefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Staff so friendly, couldn't do enough for you.
I had a memorable big birthday, the staff decorated our room, housekeeping delivered a birthday cake to our door. I was sernaded in the restaurant.
Private beach has fantastic fish and it's own coral reef - even if you are only waist deep in the sea.
I could go on and on - but if you all book I won't be able to go back.
Trip to Cairo very hot, very tiring but very very worthwhile. Cairo cannot be described. Pyramids,Sphinx and Tuttenkharmoun - wonderful. A once in a lifetime visit.
Sunset trip into the Sinai. Food basic but well cooked. Toilets basic but usable. Once the sun goes down the stars and planets come out. Guides identify the planets by telescope. They will even connect up your digital cameras to the telescopes to take pictures of the planets for you. However, be warned it is pitch black with no lighting for you to find your way back to the coach, mind the potholes - take a small torch.
I hope you enjoy your visits as much as we did.
Excellent hotelfrom bedhead
Now here's the pro-tocol for checking in, incase its your first time at this hotel! Leave caes outside hotel foyee whilst you check in. Once checked in go out outside and a porter drives you & your luggage to your room!
We stayed b&b and the breakfast was great. We ate lunch in the hotel, usually on the beach and ate 1 evening meal in the hotel. Lunch was fine and reasonably priced, however the evening meal wasn't great and was expensive. We found much nicer food in the resort which was much much cheaper. We also ordered room service on two occasions which again was cheap and of good quality.
Hotel has plenty of pools and sunbeds. The private beach is just over the road (2min walk) and again has loads of sunbeds. Also great waiter service, you don't have to move from your sunbed.
Rooms cleaned to a high standard each day. Rooms also have excellent air con, sat TV, good hairdryer, safe & tea/coffee facilities. Beach towels are provided each day so you don't need to take your own.
You must try snorkelling. I'm not a strong swimmer but saw beautiful fish in waist deep water!
There is loads of stuff to do in the resort so no danger of getting bored - horse riding, quads, glass bottom boat trip for about £5.50, 1001 egptian nights - this was a show charting history of Egypt which was ok but the other part of the show was acrobatic horse riding which was excellent.
Temperature was upto 40 degrees in May and it was still really hot on a night, you certainley don't need to take a jacket. The pools and sea are also v warm.
We will definately go back again.
Best location, top food!from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel itself is fantastically designed in that it's not some six-storey building crammed with rooms, but a large resort with numerous two-level buildings spread all over the place, and about a dozen swimming pools between them. Each room (without exemption, which is not the case with hotels in Egypt) has a balcony or a terrace (ground floor). This is important because you can end up in a hotel where 90% of the rooms have balconies/terraces, but because they're "fully booked" you could end up in a "prison cell" with no balcony and a worthless view on top of it (ie overlooking some construction site next door). The hotel itself is adjacent to the Hilton Fayrouz resort (Sharm's first 5-star hotel - there's a bit of history for you!), and both share the same beach (the Hilton Dreams resort is located right behind the Fayrouz, which is on the beach).
When it comes to food this hotel has the best that I've seen since the first time I went to Egypt. You'll get unlimited freshly squeezed orange juice during breakfast (rare), omletes made for you on the spot (pretty much standard), and all other usual things that you would expect to see served in the morning (be it scrambled eggs, pancakes, etc.). When staying on a half-board (HB) basis (make sure you get this deal from your travel agent, never take the BB package) you'll get free buffet dinners included. Each day of the week is different: Oriental night, Arabic night, French night, Italian night, Seafood night, etc. The food is exemplary by Egyptian standards, and they even had dishes which I never expected to see in Egypt - carpaccio for instance (thin slices of raw beef for the uninitiated), absolutely wonderful. The food really gets top marks, and is a huge contrast to the Hilton Long Beach resort in Hurghada, where the food is downright awful (went there this April). With the Hilton Dreams resort in Sharm you'll definitely be happy with the cuisine.
To sum things up I have to add that this is a relaxed hotel, with a chill-out-type atmosphere. This isn't the sort of hotel where people put on suits & ties when going to dinner, and ladies are not allowed in the reception hall in bikinis. At the Hilton... anything goes!
And before I finally click the send button...: Remember - if the hotel you're thinking of choosing isn't situated in Namma Bay - forget it! This is where you want to be, unless you plan on staying in your hotel for the duration of your stay without going out for a drink, a water pipe (if it's your first time, try apple as that's the traditional flavour), or a meal. Plus you won't find a better beach anywhere else, with most hotels having a rocky or coral reef entrance to the sea, forcing you to enter the water via a bridge extended into the sea. With the Hilton you'll have the best part of the beautiful Namma Bay beach all to yourself!
On an end note, when buying soft drinks don't go for the usual Coke or Spite, but check out the Fayrouz range of drinks (coincidentally named just like the other Hilton) - you'll love them! Also worth visiting is the Panorama cafe, from where you'll get a wonderful view of Namma Bay.
A good hotelfrom jen353
Fantastic hotel, great pools, brilliant restaurantsfrom Sweep
The hotel has 7 pools, guests tend to use the one closest to their room. As were overlooking the main pool which is the one we used. It is huge with plenty of sun-beds and a swim up bar. I can recommend requesting a room by the main pool when you check in - it's not noisy and means you don't have to walk far to get your towels etc. It also means you are located close to the restaurants and reception.
When you are by the main pool the staff come round constantly to ask you if you need any drinks, consequently you really hardly need to move all day expect to fall into the pool to cool off.
The hotel is spotless - the staff work incredibly hard all day, gardening, cleaning and sweeping - the result is fantastic. They clearly value their guests and as it is a relatively new resort they are pushing for return visiters. You are made to feel like nothing is too much trouble, but don't take this for granted - make sure you tip accordingly for each and every service you receive.
Bedrooms are large and modern with firm beds, good A/C and plenty of TV channels to choose from - some hilarious dubbing of US programmes into Arabic. All rooms have a terrace or balcony.
Restaurants - we ate in the Tex-Mex restaurant twice which was very good. There is also an Italian which we didn't eat in but which looked good.
Lots of the guests (mostly Italian) are on an all-inclusive deal and eat in the main dining room which is buffet style - bit too butlins for me and didn't really appear but from what I saw the food looked of a high quality.
As i said, this hotel is good so my criticisms are very minor:
- Terrible music by the pool - Egyptian techno! Take your ipod with you!
- Breakfast is not great. We only had this once (mashed potato at b/fast!)
- There is a very busy road you need to cross in order to get to the beach / restaurants etc. This involves negotiating speeding taxis which don't turn on their lights at night. Not a problem for us as we are young but harder if you were older or pushing a buggy.
- In June the weather was incredibly, unbelievably hot and this put us off walking over to the Hilton Fayrouz to use their beach. Although it's literally only a 6 minute in that heat it felt like too far.
- Shower is really weak in the bathroom - not very good water pressure - but perhaps this is the same everywhere?
- Some previous posts have commented that there are too many italian and that the entertainment is focused on them. There are a lot of Italians but we found their 'entertainment' hilarious - three times a day the reps perform their dance by the pool. We found them to be perfectly polite and the Italian reps try and include all the guests in their various activities (aqua gym, party games etc). Not really our thing so we always politely declined but it was funnny to watch.
All-in-all i can strongly recommend this hotel. Good location, good pools, good food.
Ideallic for sun worshipersfrom wracelle
The resort is very safe and the local people are really friendly, helpful and do not pester... there are a lot of Italians and a lot of focus is for them in both the hotels and the resort.....we thoroughly enjoyed our stay but the heat can be restricting....
My husband is a keen diver and completed 17 dives which he said were fabulous - I snorkelled with the children and the fish are amazing and not frightened of humans.....so be prepared for close encounters it is also possible to see turtles whilst swimming/snorkelling too.
We took a trip to Tiran Island and saw lots of dolphins who swam along with our boat and 2 manta rays - this was a superb experience for all of us.
The overall holiday/resort was great value for money very clean and pretty definately worth a visit.....
Perfect Sharm Dreamsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Walking down every morning to breakfast was not ideal as it was so hot but walking through the gardens and along the pathways did make it easier as there was some shade. Coming back up from breakfast was worse but the heat was unbearable until you got used to it after a couple of days.
Breakfast was a good selection of hot and cold, I stayed with the omelette and pastries. Plates were cleared from the table as soon as you were finished. Yes there were sparrows in the restaurant but they are not called cheekie sparrows for nothing.
Dinner a good selection again but I am not a big meat eater and tendered to go for rice and something and fill up on dessert. Do not like Italian food or Tex Mex. We also bought ice cream from the hotel and were fine.
This was my third visit to Eqypt and I have never had a bad stomach from the food or the water and this hotel is kept sparkling clean unlike other hotels that I have stayed in through out the world.
We did a couple of trips, bare in mind that if you do the Red Canyon that you have to be fairly fit, I have asthma and the trip down was OK, but coming back up in the canyon in the midday sun is not ideal if you are unfit!
If you go into the town you can get harrased but just walk away and say no firmly they soon get the jest. Yes they do drive at night with no lights on but that is their way of life.
Our villa we found out was to do with time shares and so would not be available after 2003 for package holidays, which is a great shame as it was isolated and fantastic value for the money, we had a huge bed, satellite tv, kitchen area and lounge area, balcony outside the bedroom and one outside looking over the pool.
We also were invaded by the italian brigade on our last couple of days and yes they do tend to take over and have no manners, lots of pushing in etc.
The airport was a nightmare when we left as they had 3 flights departing at roughly the same time and you could imagine all these people trying to get through one scanner machine. We got through and it came up that our plane had departed! Which of course it had'nt!
The hotel I could not fault, the airport was going to be updated!
Good hotel - careful what you ask for!from A TripAdvisor Member
The beach is well worth a visit though you have to walk across the road and through the sister hotel. You must try snorkelling even in waist-high water as it is amazing the amount of fish you can see.
If you are planning on scuba diving I can highly recommend the Camel Dive school in the center of the resort - very professionally run and great fun!
Weather was warm (mid-twenties) though we had two cloudy days. No humidity though.
All in all a great holiday!
Lovely, Jubbly!from sjcic
1) the airport is an absolute joke (this is the only thing that will put us off of visiting Sharm again) It took 2 hours to get our luggage. The wheels of my case were broken and when we returned there a week later it wasn't much better. There is so many people and they have all the wrong flight information on the boards so it's hit and miss
2) The airport road. You have to cross this from Hilton Dreams to get to the beach/promonade) It is a busy road and the Egyptians are crazy and often driving without lights in the evening (but this would not put us off of staying at that the Hotel again
3) The moses mountain excursion. DO NOT DO THIS as it is dangerous and there are no first aid facilities AT ALL !! You also have to be extremely fit and wear the right shoes (there was women wearing silly sandles!!) it is a proper mountain climb with lots of spitting, smelly, vicious camels and there are too many people. I eventually got to the top after 3 1/2 hours and was expecting to see a lovely sunrise. Unfortunately there wasn't one as too cloudy, so was really dissapointed
4) Haggling. Couldn't go into a shop and just look. We got hassled everytime so in the end we didn't even bother. Plus a few people we spoke to said Don't go the Old Sharm Market as the hassle you get there is even worse.
Apart from the above we had a lovely holiday and would go back again and stay at the same Hotel (when the airport improves) !!
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- Address: Naama Bay - Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt
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