Best 4 or 5 star resort in Sharm?

May 26th, 2004, 09:12 PM
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Best 4 or 5 star resort in Sharm?

Hi. Going to be in Sharm end of July for 3 nights. Looking for the best 4/5 star places (range $100-175 US / night). Interested in beach, watersports (snorkel/dive/maybe jetski if available). Accessible casino might also be a plus.
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May 27th, 2004, 05:40 AM
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I don't think your budget will get you 5* .Try 4 seasons you might get a deal for that time of year,it will be brutally hot.
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May 27th, 2004, 01:51 PM
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I've looked on the web-- found a deal at the 5* Conrad hotel for $100 /night, the Ritz looks to be about $160 / night, and a travel agent is offering us Movenpick Golf Resort at a reasonable rate also. Any thoughts on these places? The Golf resort doesn't look like its on Naama Bay & doesn't have casino, but I've read good reviews on it.
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May 28th, 2004, 04:10 AM
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I haven't been to any of those but I would go for the Mövenpick without hesitation. We've been at the Mövenpick in El Gouna and were very satisfied. Mövenpick is a Swiss chain, known for its good quality. (Side note: Pres. Mubarak has his private suite in this hotel).
You can book online for as low as 98$ for a standard room (112$ superior, 126$ deluxe)!
Have a look at their website
NOTE: The Mövenpick Golf is NOT at the beach. Their other hotel (Mövenpick Resort & Casino) is at the beach, although their cheapest rooms are across the (busy) street. Both are rather large properties.
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May 30th, 2004, 09:16 PM
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Keep in mind that very few hotels in Sharm have a good beach because the reef is right at the shoreline. I have heard that the Sheraton has a pretty good beach, but I haven't been there.

I have friends who recently stayed at the Conrad and really liked it. I also have friends who go nowhere except the Four Seasons.

We have stayed at the Hyatt and the Movenpick Golf. Both had limited beaches, but had diving centers right on-site. The Hyatt had a small beach area. Both hotels have the floating piers. Both are close to the airport, but are 10-15 minutes from the downtown Na'ama Bay/boardwalk area. I think most hotels have shuttle buses to Na'ama Bay. You could get a cab to the casinos.

Between the two, we prefer the Movenpick - althought the Thai restaurant in the Hyatt is wonderful! At the Movenpick, try to get a room on the inside circle, facing the pool.

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May 31st, 2004, 09:31 PM
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Thanks everyone! we're very excited about the trip.

We've confirmed a room at the Movenpick Golf. Our trip will be:

Cairo Movenpick x 2d
Luxor Le Meridien x 2d
Sharm Movenpick Golf x 3d
Cairo Helnan x 1d
Then fly away!

We're pushing it, but we'll squeeze in Abu Simbel too-- I really want to see it.
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Jun 1st, 2004, 08:07 AM
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Let us know how the hotels were. I was just at the Sheraton, and the beach was nice, although I don't remember how many watersports were located right there. They certainly could arrange for an operator, and you must go snorkelling on the reef. How are you arriving there?
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Jun 1st, 2004, 03:08 PM
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We will be flying into Cairo, then flying to Abu Simbel, flying to Luxor, then flying to Sharm, then Flying back to Cairo.

A lot of travelling, I know-- but our tour operator was able to give us a good deal. --$840 per person for all flights (not including flight to/from Cairo-- we already had that), all hotels including breakfast, and tours of all the sites, and a sunset felucca ride!

They are air-link travel in Egypt. I hope for no snags or surprises once we get there! If we have problems I'll write about it.
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