Iberotel Lido Sharm Hotel

, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Iberotel Lido Sharm Hotel

, Sharm El Sheikh
5 star

Rooms: 62

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8/10
Lido
Submitted by: sharon in 21/07/09
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Egypt
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
we have stayed in the lido twice now i love the location of the hotel 5minutes from the town but you would think lying at the pool and sitting at the middle deck bar at night that you where miles away the staff where great nothing is any trouble the rooms have all you need and are cleaned everyday food served all day and 24hour room service,only thing i would like more comfy beds at the pool, a small thing for 2 weks .thank you .
10/10
Best spot in Naama Bay
Submitted by: Mike in 08/02/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
Staff very freindly, rooms cosy and very clean room service second to none. Pool area very relaxing with fantastic view over the Bay. "On the Deck" and evening bar area one of the best I have ever been to, food and service and ambience just great and at a very reasonable price (open to none residents) give it a try
10/10
The best hotel we have ever experienced!
Submitted by: Andrew in 09/10/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
We chose the Lido for our Honeymoon after reading some great reviews and finding a good deal moneywise.

The staff at the Lido are outstanding, very friendly and attentative.

The standard of the rooms is high, and towels are changed daily.

One of the best things is the food, absolutely delicious, and prepared just how you ask for it.

The location of the Lido is very good too, right on the beach and only a short walk to the centre of Naama bay.

10 out of 10, we are going back later this month (oct), and are looking forward to catching up with the crew at the lido.
10/10
Very clean, staff very friendly, good all round
Submitted by: Rachel in 05/09/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Honeymooners
The veiw and location of this hotel is outstanding, the staff are very accomodating and we are planning to return to the same hotel because we found it to be perfect.
10/10
An experiece I wont forget!!!
Submitted by: Asma in 14/07/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
When entering lido...my first impressions were fab!!! Not only are the hotel people friendly but they do a fab job!! Room services were excellent and the pool at the top with a view of the entire bay was amazing!!!

Views from outside the balcony were fantastic and the night life was great!!!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Naama Bay as not is it only near to the shopping Centre but also a 2 mins walk from the Red Sea....
An experience I would not forget!!!!
9/10
How To Crash, For Not Much Cash
Submitted by: Rob and Elaine in 01/02/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
The Iberotel Lido Sharm el Sheik. This has got to be one of the most relaxing hotels we have ever been in, only 62 rooms and has the friendliest, most helpfull staff i've come across in a long time. From Akmal the pool attendant to all the guys in the pool bar and the resturants.
The top deck, with its roof top pool is gorgeous,with uninterrupted views of the bay and the marina, where you can get all the boat trips and dives organised, or you can ask at the reception where they will only be happy to help.
With only a five minute stroll to the hot spots in Namma Bay where you can eat in some fantastic bars and resturants with all types of cuisine available (go to the Hard Rock Cafe), get a "combo for two" but don't have a starter, you will see why when the combo arrives, or the Pirates' Bar just to chill out, have a few beers and put the feet up for a while. All in all we totally love the Lido, you can do as much or as little as you like, sit on the loungers all day, topping up the tan (carefully, as it can get very, very hot here) or you can go diving, there are some of the best dives in the world here, or take a trp to the Pyramids and the Valley Of The Kings (around £100pp) but would highly reccommend it. Word of warning, if you suffer from a tricky tummy, keep away from salads, ice, and tap water, just be sensible what you eat and you will be fine. You can get a week B/B here for around £350, two weeks, £500pp it's well worth it. Hope you enjoy! we did.
Maybe see you at the pool bar mid August!.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Iberotel Lido Sharm Hotel

The Best Things Come In Small Packages....

from KandigirlSomersetUK
Well, what can I say... Tucked away on the very edge of Naama Bay, the Lido enjoys one of THE best locations of any of the hotels in the area. As as single, female traveller on my first trip to Egypt, I felt instantly at home in this hotel... the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing.

My en suite room was clean, and spacious for one (standard double) and I had a wonderful panoramic view of the bay and the cocktail bar and terrace... Stunning at night with candle lights and chilled out music mixed by the hotel's DJ. At the hotel's core is a large rocky outcrop and this provides a shaddy feature where birds chirp loudly during the day as they find shade from the intense sunshine...Magical.

The hotel is a lot smaller than the vast majority of those in the resort but this makes for a far more intimate feel where you are given first rate service by the polite and attentive staff. The roof top pool area was never crowded and the hotel has its own jetty into the Rea Sea which becomes an A La Carte restaurant in the evening.

The food was very good indeed... I took my buffet breakfast whilst watching the boats prepare for their daily excursions, my lunch by the pool, and there was an extensive selection for evening meals, with a surprisingly nice red wine available within the all inclusive package.

I have stayed at many highly rated hotels both in London and in Europe and I can say that this hotel holds its own with the best of them. It can rival places like the Astra Apartments in Santorini simply because it represents such good value by comparison....

Congratulations to the professional and committed management and staff at the Lido for making this one of my most memorable holidays... I loved it here.

I will definitely be returning.

Superb Wervice at Lido

from TISSUEHANKIE
Visited the Lido for a week 9-16th may as a late booking due to missing Sharm so badly !
We have stayed at a few hotels in Naama Bay but the last 5 holidays stayed at the Movenpick JV and Casino.
We always thought the lido looked a little shabby from the outside and never ventured into the hotel - well we proved ourselves completely wrong.
It is a gem of a hotel - and totally unsuitable for children so adults only all around - Excellent!
As others have stated it is built in the style of a nile cruise boat and so the rooms are very '20's, biggest criticism - bathroom not very big and not a lot of storage space in the rooms other than that no complaints.
Whilst the hotel is quite large and sits on the beach with complimentray sunloungers, there are less than a hundred room and so the service is very personal and faultless. lAll the rooms overlook the sea but beware if you cannot walk very well there are a LOT of steps !
The restaurant serves lovely breakfasts and we ate at their a La Carte Lido restaurant on one evening down on the Lido in the sea surrounded by loads of Lionfish all floating around under the spotlights . Whilst not cheap, the fillet steak with pepper sauce was perfect as were the extremely large prawns ! 2 bottles of wine, ! beer, 2 fillets steaks & 2 prawn cocktails ( plus bruschettas complimentary) was approx £65UK.worth every penny to sit' in the sea' , being serenaded overlooking naama as the sun was setting .
The pool whilst small was perfectly formed on the roof top (yes more steps) and we made friends with a few couples all of whom had been there before.
We were reserved sunbeds every day by the pool attendant without us asking him and the bar service was excellent with the waiter coming to us pre-empting our orders and lunch orders the menu would appear just on 1 pm !
This hotel is exquisite and very unusual- the building work at the beach side to provide the new decking/louge area is almost complete and makes the hotel stand out from the crowd -plus it must be one of the few hotels in naama that actually has superb sea views all around.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for adults - the layout and health & safety aspects would not be safe for any child particularly those under 14.
we have already booked to return to the movenpick next year but now have found a jewel which we most definately will return to - any other info you might need please email us.

Loving the Lido!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here with a friend for 2 weeks in May 06 and think it's one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in.
The staff are really friendly and helpful and because it's a small hotel (about 60 rooms), you get to know people quite quickly. The pool on the roof is one of the best features, with views over Naama bay and the mountains with most amazing spectacle when the sun sinks into the mountains.
The hotel is right on its own private beach and currently a new bar is being built. The restaurant is in a fab position as you're right next to the sea and can see the fish swimming below you. At night, they put spot lights out which encourages Lion fish to come and swim near by and you have to see these fish to believe them - beautiful but poisoness!
The food offers a great variety and the chef will always cook you up something if you require.
We moved rooms a couple of times and ended up with one of the roof by the pool, which I think is the best location of all.
The hotel is situated at the end of Naama Bay and is only a 10 minute walk to all the night life and bars of which there are many but check out the Camel Bar, next to Pasha, for one of the best vibes in town.
This was my 3rd trip to Sharm and definitely the best and I would love to go back to the Lido again soon!

Excellent Hotel!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent a week at the lido from 4th May,we were thinking of changing when heard about the building work but I am SO glad we didnt! There was absolutely no disturbance around the pool area,which we were most worried about. They just seemed to be tidying up the decking area and side of hotel down by the water. No complaints. It is the only hotel right on the water,every other hotel seems to be across the road. The centre of Naama is literally right at the end of the small road leading to hotel,so easy to walk in at night,we were suprised at how much there was to offer at night! Hotel is relaxing, staff are attentive, food is tasty and resort is entertaining- we are planning to go back for 2 weeks to lido later in year!! Recommend it!!

A dream hotel.

from Andy_K_Sussex.UK
We have recently spent a glorious week at this hotel and could find no fault. Even the building work, finishing next week, could not spoil what was a week of first class pleasure.
The staff were excellent, very attentive and appeared to be able to judge which guests liked constant attention and those like myself who wanted peace and quiet but the occasional drink or bite to eat.
I had read prior to the trip that the food was good but not first class. I would say that the seafood that I eat every day was excellent and caused me no problems at all. My wife ate the salads and found them excellent. We ate in the town at night and found that our lunches at the hotel compared very well.
The location of the hotel was incredible, watching all the diving boats preparing for their trips whilst we ate breakfast was fascinating and inspired us to venture out onto one for a wonderful day.
The roof pool was a splendid location and we spent hours soaking up the sun.
The hotel is undergoing a number of building projects and it appeared that these would be finished by the end of April. I would say that these projects will enhance the hotel but not change the ethos of it.
It is hard to imagine that such a small, chic and refined hotel is actually part of a large hotel chain, the attention to detail is not the usual for a large hotel chain.
To conclude it is always a joy to find a gem of a hotel however so as to experience other places you move onto another location/hotel next year. However in the case of the Lido I do believe that we will return to this wonderful hotel.

What a Great Hotel, a Little Gem !

from seleus
Just come back from a weeks stay in this hotel and I can't say enough about it. It might not be as grand as some other hotels but it can't be beaten on location, right on the beach, breakfast overlooking the Red Sea, evening meal on a decking area IN the Red Sea with soft lights and stunning fish swimming all around !!. ALL of the staff were so friendly, nothing was too much bother, Sherif the Head Waiter was always welcoming and smiling and Hesham, who gave us our towels every day was a really nice young man. Breakfast was very good, juice, tea/coffe, hot and cold food, cereals, breads, cakes etc.. Hotel is shaped like a ship and decor to match, very cleverly done with a lovely pool on the hotel roof. Good security in the hotel and everywhere in Sharm, never felt threatened once the whole time we stayed there. Snortling is a must if you don't dive as the fish are incredible and must be seen, the colours are amazing. Plenty of resturants to choose from for your evening meal and all resonably priced. Naam Bay is definitely the place to be in Sharm, met people who were staying outside and said there was not much to do of an evening in some of the hotels, in Naam there are plenty of shops and stalls to visit. There is also a Hard Rock Cafe in Naam and had a great evening there one night. I would recommend this place to anyone, a definite must!!.

Under construction but still unbeatable

from Suborno
Warning message one: there is reconsturction going on at the hotel. Some of the facilities marketed by their site and travel agencies have become unavailable (such as the gym, jacuzzi or the sauna). Throughout the day, heavy pounding can be heard from the roof. You can expect to walk out of your room into a layer of construction garbage thinly covering the floor.
Warning message two: as other reviewers said, the hotel is a maze of stairs, and it can be taxing for the infirm or very small children (unless you're prepared to carry them around). Starting with age of four, though, should present no problem.

That said, the hotel is perhaps the best positioned one in Na'ama Bay: whereas almost all others are separated from the sea by the promenade, in Lido you just have to run down a flight of stairs and you can plunge into the sea. There are several points of access to water (sand beach, pontoons); just a step aside is a "wild" beach (no longue chaises or towels, but fantastic sea life). The pool on the rooftop is clean, heated and has a kids' section, and the sun never sets on that spot. The staff are friendly, polite and inobtrusive; they're great with kids. (The room-cleaning procedures are a tad slow.)

The rooms are excellent, with a glorious sea view, nice comfortable beds, a small table, chairs and something you could use as a desk. What's even better, the balcony (always in the shade) also has a couple of nice plastic chairs and a desk - one can read, write or draw there to one's heart's content. Minibar (usable as a fridge); a safe in each room (too small for a decent camera, but good for documents and money; stealing doesn't seem to be a problem there anyway).

The bathroom is also nice and comfortable. No bath, but the shower is quite adequate. Ask the cleaners to replenish your supplies of shampoo and shower gel - sometimes they forget.

The breakfast buffet is plentiful and excellent in quality; omelettes are prepared with a flourish. There's never any hassle in the dining-room in the mornings; everything is very relaxed. You squeeze your own orange juice!

We've also tried the "On Deck" restaurant, which was very good (again, watch out for small children - water is around the deck, and it's not safely protected); sealife in spotlights is a special attraction; we saw a huge squid pass by, apart from countless other marine animals.

Na'ama Bay is a nice holiday resort, without poverty and dilapidation apparently typical of Egypt outside tourist zones. It's in transition from being a major Italian holiday destination to being a major Russian one. Once again, Lido is a nice place to aviod the crowds - it's small, quiet, and the population is mixed (seems to be predominantly British, but to a limited extent).

The jetty is next to the hotel, which makes it convenient if you go for an excursion to Tiran or Ras Mohammed for snorkeling/diving; the boats are only there in the mornings, and the clarity of water is not compromised.

Summing up, Lido would have been my choice of Sharm-el-Sheikh hotel even if I knew about the current refurbishment. If it's still going on, you could probably demand a major discount. Otherwise, if you don't sleep during the day or if you're a sound sleeper (and if you didn't plan on jacuzzi anyway), it shouldn't disturb you much. An excellent place with excellent holiday opportunities.

Pure heaven

from gfarrell67
Took my wife on a surprise holiday to The Lido after reading several reviews of the hotel. Being our first time in Egypt we we're quite taken aback by the politeness and hospitality of the staff at Lido (although this seems to be across the board in Sharm)
The hotel's design is different to any we have seen and very nice throughout, having only 66 rooms you soon know all the staff and they soon know you stopping for a quick chat and pamper to your every need, nothing is too much trouble for them. We were advised to go B&B and really glad we did not because the food is poor infact quite the opposite but because there is tons of great places to eat in Naama Bay from every continent of the world with an avarage 3 courses and bottle of wine (most only sell Egyptian wine) costing £30. The Rooms were of a good size with mini bar and free safe, The double bed was huge and very comfortable and we had a towel sculpute left everyday by the cleaner.
The beach, rooftop pool and sundeck are all kept spotless and great for catching some rays and going snorkling to see the vast aray of fish on the coral.
At night the sundeck bar is superb to sit and chill with a drink and watch all the lionfish and rays swim in the floodlit water.
The only thing I would say as a point of note is that there are stairs to go most places in the hotel so if no very agile then maybe not suit, and when checking out your room if settling in Eygitian pounds you need to have a bank slip showing you purched them in Eygpt. But if like us you pay by Visa your bill is shown in US dollers, UK Pounds and Egyptian pounds so wasnt a hassle.
Overall we cant praise this hotel enough and will without a doubt be back.

and going back in Feb and August 2006

from screamname_aghhh
If at all possible I always stay at the Lido when visiting Sharm with friends or family. The hotel is great, as are the staff. There is a little shop opposite which is vary cheap and handy too....

It has it's own beach and although not that big, if you like snorkelling it's the best section as there's a few bits of coral from about 6 to 12 feet deep and that's where the best fish are... I've seen almost as many species here as I have diving on the local dive sites... It really is better than any other bit of the beach around Naama Bay.

It's also next to the jetty for the Naama Bay dive boats which is handy and it has it's own jetty for relaxing on or for evening dinners... very nice, you'll also see an abundance of fish under the jetty which you can snorkel with... If you can get up early (about 6am) you might even see the Lion fish (Called Turkey Fish in Egypt for some reason) or an Octopus hunting on the shore side of the jetty.

Best of all is the breakfasts, fantastic food, better than all the other hotels we've tried before and the breakfast bar looks out onto the sea and the dive jetty... couldn't be better.

Just What we needed.

from A TripAdvisor Member
my husband booked a week at the Lido for our honeymoon. i wanted to go to Egypt for all the history and culture etc and my husband wanted to go for the great snorkelling.
we were both very pleased with his selection. a good compromise for us both.
we were warned a week prior to departure that there would be building work at the hotel during our stay but we never encountered any trouble at all no evidence of it ever emerged!
we loved the hotel. although we were only there a week when we returned every night it felt like we were returning to our own home.
the staff were extremely friendly and helpful without being to 'in your face'. the food was a bit limited but what we had was excellent and very reasonably priced.
we were on B&B basis, and the breakfast was great, really set us up for the day!
we had a day excursion to Cairo one day and ordered a breakfast bag to take with us - it was brilliant, sandwiches, fruit, pastries and water kept us going all day!!
we would definately go back to the Lido, without hesitation.
although we would stick to early in the year as even Sherif the manager says its far too hot and busy in the summer!!
the snorkelling is really good in the bay outside the hotel, we didnt venture on any excursions and were happy with what we saw. watch out for the lion fish - theres loads!!!
naama bay is one big tourist resort. i was surprised when we arrived. not what we would normally have chosen but the hotel is locted in the best position, near enough to wander into the main town for a look around and then near enough to escape to when it gets a bit much!!
the point made by the older lady on the site about the steps is very relevant - if you dont like stairs then dont go - stairs up to reception, up to pool terrace (which was deserted at nite - very romantic!!), down to restaurant and bar and depending on where your room is situated the chances are theres more stairs again. this didnt bother us in the slightest but a point worthy of note for those who 'dont do stairs'
one tip - make sure you have a jumper or fleece and trousers for going out in the evening this time of year it was definately more chilly than we had anticipated!
we had a fantastic time.
thanks to all staff at the Lido, we hope to see you again sometime!

Top Local Tips for Sharm El Sheikh

Late checkout If checking out late, this can be a little expensive. If your departure is not too late - Book a massage to suit your departure time. Store your luggage and use the pool for the remainder of the day. (Massage costs less and a shower is included).

to and from sharm airport always book your transport befor you depart uk if your staying in naama bay .as local airport taxis can not enter naama bay area without comfirmation paperwork ,so you will end up walking to your hotel from the main road

No Egyptian women in sharm you will find it very hard to have any sort of normal conversation with any Egyptian male out side the hotel allthough the hotel has a few pervey waiters they are at least subtle about it, this is a muslim state your femail opinions views or anything else are of no interest, your cleavage legs or any other part of you are, a glance in a males direction is a come on even when you are with a male married or not they have a low opinion of western women and think we are up for it, the few women walking around almost naked just confirms this for them so heads down girls and if you want something ask the man at your side to do it its is not worth the hassle of trying yourself, be glad you are a westener

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