Shams Alam Beach Resort

Shams Alam Beach Resort

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#26 of 39 resorts in Marsa Alam
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Shams Alam where the desert meets the sea. With Wadi Gimal few kilometers away and the red sea right in front of you, Shams Alam is the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts. Rooms at Shams Alam Beach Hotel are inspired by the Arabesque architecture with its dome ceilings and islamic furnishing which will give you the feelings of warmth and coziness. The room also includes air conditioning, mini bar and free wifi. In addition, while staying at Shams Alam Beach Resort guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a gift shop, and sun umbrellas to enoy Egypt's weather and sunlight by your skin. You can also enjoy a dip in our pool and the all inclusive food and drinks at our open buffet restaurant and beach bar. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Shams Alam Beach Resort. During your visit, be sure to check out Wadi Gimal (0.3 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the resort. You also do not want to miss our various water activities including; diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and you might be our lucky guest to meet our turtle friends and the famous dugong. Enjoy your stay in Marsa Alam!
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Hammam
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Italian

Location

South Marsa Alam Road 45km, Marsa Alam 3104 Egypt
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Marsa Alam Airport
108.9 km
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lucycorn wrote a review Apr 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful week at this hotel. I did have some reservations before booking, due to some negative comments, but I'm so glad I did.

The staff were all professional, friendly and unobtrusive. The reception, cleaning, gardening, drink distribution and reef protection all very well managed. The gardens were beautiful, lots of flowers and birds.

The reef was extensive and amazing, accessible from the beach and jetty, coral and fish very colourful and several turtles on the sea grass. The superior room was good - new mattresses, new white towels, hot shower, hairdryer, mini fridge.

The dining room was lovely and well managed. The food, though less variety than other hotels we've stayed in, we felt was better quality. Good coffee at beach and pool bar and cold drink dispensers, including water at all bars.

Yes, some things need updating (bed bases and beds on beach), but we noted updating in progress and nothing affected us. This is a small and compact hotel, very quiet, no animation or loud music, which suits us well.

Wi fi is chargeable and intermittent, but we managed fine. There was fairly strong wind for 2 days, which is normal on this coast and we couldn't snorkel, but could still swim. There is an unheated pool, which is welcome in the heat.

We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ahmed kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 11 Apr 2023
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Magda N wrote a review Oct 2021
Krakow, Poland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our 2nd time at Shams Alam. We absolutely love the peace and the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.

The staff are so welcoming and friendly as well!
All the rooms have sea view and the upper floor rooms have a nice brick ceiling, although the ventilation/water systems can get a bit noisy especially in the evenings.

The reef is wonderful and once the wind calmed down a bit, we were able to see some amazing creatures, turtles, moray eel, lionfish and the famous dugong!

I love the fact that there is no loud music and other actitivities, many elderly guests which was perfect for us.

My suggestion to the hotel is to have some more variety in terms of vegetarian dishes, especially salads and warm dishes could use some source of protein eg. chickpeas or lentils, I am sure there are many great recipes with these in Egyptian cuisine! Really the food is the only thing that I would improve, because it got boring for us quite quickly as we do not eat meat or fish.

Big cheers to the hotel staff, you are doing a great job, please keep it up and we will be back :)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You can use the pier at the diving center for snorkeling, there is a great variety of fish and...
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 23 Oct 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review. It is especially important to us to guarantee our guests nice and relaxing holidays. We take your feedback as a reason to continuously work on our service. Best regards,
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Maria Grazia C wrote a review Oct 2022
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For the second time we stay on Shams Alam, first time was in 2018.
The place is always perfect for what I love more in a village: friendly staff, great food, amazing reef for snorkelling, not too much people.
What can be improve are: the beach bed are old and heavy, but beach boys are always kind and helps more than expectation.
The linen are quite old and deserved to be replaced, but still clean.
The Room need a refresh, some part are damaged by sun/humidity, but staff do a great job cleaning it.
As italian I want kindly ask to management to rescheduling the Expresso Coffee availability immediately at morning. This will be a added value. Cappuccino was missed at breakfast :)
And please considering to shifting the clock forward 1-2 hours to have more light.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you want relaxing holiday this is perfect.
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Response from ahmed kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 26 Oct 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Mira wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location with great reef. Compared to our last visit even the food and the offer of the drinks was slightly improved. The staff was very friendly as always.
Big minus are the towel-guys and the situation on the beach in general. I will suggest the hotel manager to go on the beach in the early morning. He will see, that many guests block umbrellas with various towels and bags overnight. On top of that, towel-stuff is from early morning arranging the sunbeds for some “friends”. However, these friends are still sleeping and you won't see them on the beach. So when you come to the beach with the kids after breakfast, almost everywhere will be occupied, but almost without guests. So I recommend the manager to have all "reservation" items taken away in the evening and in the morning to prepare sunbeds for people who actually come to the beach. I understand that the staff are trying to make money on tips, but they shouldn't be doing it at the expense of other guests. It spoils the name of the rest of the staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 11 Jul 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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diver8264 wrote a review Nov 2021
Prague, Czech Republic
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our third stay. The Hotel was closed for many months due to Covid 19, but it was really nice to see so many of the same staff there, and even nicer to be remembered and welcomed back by them! Management and all the staff do their best to make your stay enjoyable, and are genuinely friendly. Gardeners are working hard to replace plants which died during the closure, and the gardens will soon be back to their normal beauty. Only a few days out of 14 without strong wind, so visibility in the sea was not so good, but the coral is still in good condition. My partner loves dogs, so was very content there. This is not really a good choice for young people, we appreciated the peace and quiet. Hope we will be back next October.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid rooms close to the Kitchen (the noisy extractor fan could be a problem).
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Response from ahmed kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Laura wrote a review Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had wonderful time at Shams Alam, the resort is beautiful and not too big so it’s easy to get around. I obtained my Open Water Certificate at the Wadi el Gimal diving center. The crew was a joy to be around and helpful from beginning to end. The reefs are stunning and colorful, you’ll find turtles, many tropical fishes and if you’re lucky like me, even sea cows!

I also definitely recommend doing a desert safari with M.O safari, a private company located at the resort. Usama is a great guide who knows the nearby national park, Wadi el Gimal, like the back of his hand! We took quads through the desert to see the sunset and went for a camel ride at a Bedouin Camp in the desert. We drove back under the starry night sky to the resort. A truly adventurous and magical experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: M.O. Safari with Usama!
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 15 Apr 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Dew_2707 wrote a review Jul 2022
Sherwood Park, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can highly recommend this Hotel!
The place is beautiful and quiet, perfect for relaxing and enjoying Egypt and it’s beautiful weather.
It is our 3rd time here in this hotel and the standard is incomparable. The staff is super nice and friendly. Everyone is doing their best to make the guest feel safe and sound. The hotel is clean, the food is just perfect.
This will be the only hotel we will stay at when in Egypt.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 5 Jul 2022
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Siaga wrote a review Apr 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't buy sim card in the hotel, they are scamming people, yeah i know that i needed buy sim card in airport, but there was reason i dont do that..first it is very expencive here, 40 eur for 20 gb. On next day i got a message that i am reach out of limit (after 2gb usage). When i come to seller, there was another guy, he sayd that maybe guy who selled me sim card dont understand me, becouse this guy is bad in english (yea, sure, 40eur for 2gb good deal.) Ok, he fixed my issue, but in the end of my vocation after 10 gb usage (i have data monitor) i got again message that i am reach out limit :). Seller start works at 10AM, my transfer to airport was 9:30Am, so no chance to explain about another "mistake". I telled about this scamm in reception, but there is no one interested in this. Everything rest in hotel is good, service, food, coral reef.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ahmed kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 28 Apr 2024
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review. It is especially important to us to guarantee our guests nice and relaxing holidays. We take your feedback as a reason to continuously work on our service. Best regards,
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Karin V wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very serviceminded staff. Lovely all inclusive buffet also with very friendly and smiling staff. We loved, that the coral reef was just outside at the beach and easy snorkeling and diving by the hotel. We loved our holliday at shams alam beach resort.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Medbring lidt drikkepenge til personalet. Vi fik arrangeret taxi til både lufthavn og til en tur...
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Response from Ahmed Kamal, General Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 7 Feb 2023
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Ing. Miroslav Komárek wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been here for the second time and will continue to come back. Wonderful sea, corals right by the beach. As a bonus turtles. Perfect staff. Rooms are cleaned daily. Tasty food. Diving center at the hotel. The only complaint is the absence of wifi connection. Holiday suitable for lovers of snorkeling and diving.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from ShamsalamTeam, Manager at Shams Alam Beach Resort
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and the recommendation of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again as our guest any time soon. With best regards,
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Stefania S wrote a tip Feb 2024
Olten, Switzerland23 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The vendors want cash! Euros or dollars."
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Cosmopolitan787817 wrote a tip May 2023
Nai Yang, Thailand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own pillow if you prefer very thin pillow"
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Karin V wrote a tip Feb 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Medbring lidt drikkepenge til personalet. Vi fik arrangeret taxi til både lufthavn og til en tur til Marsa Alam. Billigt og trygt."
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Maria Grazia C wrote a tip Oct 2022
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want relaxing holiday this is perfect."
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Laura wrote a tip Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"M.O. Safari with Usama!"
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PRICE RANGE
₹6,930 - ₹9,017 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shams Alam Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Shams Alam Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Shams Alam Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shams Alam Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Arabic.
Does Shams Alam Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Shams Alam Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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