Don't callout the hotel's doctor, he charges 150 Euros. Nearly everyone seems to get the squits probably from brushing teeth with tap water. You are better going straight to the Pharmacy (on the right as you exit the hotel, 30 meters away) and get the "Antinal" that he'll subscribe. If you also get blood as our 5yr old did then they have an antibiotic Ciprofloxacilin (half pill for kids- not a penacilin) , costs 70 EGP.
Plus points: Middle Pool heated, great food - esp. Egyptian night (wed) - old Hotel Restaurants make Pizza's -with blue cheese-yum! and lovely flafels upstairs. Free ice creams from bar, (free crisps from bar next to where you get the free snorkling equip) , great Gin & Tonics , try Vodka/Pineapple/Lemonde v.refreshing, great snorkling - swim right 200meters to headland and there's some clown fish (Nemo) - did glass bottom boat - quite good (go incredibly close to coral) but felt a bit sick - trip to Nam bay eve (taxi 60EGP = £8 one way) v. good - coffee places on main drag with dancing egyptians great fun - fill a water bottle with red wine before yo go as all Resterants are BYO , the only wine you can buy is the Hotel's "Pharoah" (cost 55EGP) which the Red is quite OK.
Waiters very good, just insist you want to sit outside and they'll set you up (bit slow bringing the wine- get double orders) , rooms fine (New part best for kids) . TV great - Fox films, live premiership etc. Take GBP cash , exchange rate very good at hotel. Mt Sinia middle of night good trip - come back down just before sunrise and have the route to yourself and still see same sunrise - bit chilly at top - need fleece.
Negative: If busy all deckchairs taken by 8am (we moved some outside our room with umbrella, they eventually left them there after we kept moving them there each morning).
Sports bar reluctant to let you take drinks out - take an empty water bottle and fill it with whtever. Bars reluctant to let you take food back to room - just take food off plate and take it back. Beduin outing bit rubbish - take wine with you, you see much the same when hotel does Egypt dancing (except bely dancing) and food is suspect. Kids club bit dark and empty but occasionally make things in morning- mini kids climbing frame next door OK. 8pm kids disco bit strange multi language songs - they'd be better just letting the kids dance. Bailey's £8 per glass - bring your own**, Gatwick duty free £12.
Beach a bit small but kids seemed to like it. Internet at hotel v.expensive - use place 100meters outside on right cost 15 instead of 60EGP at hotel. Take own peanuts to Egypt - we paid £8 for some out there! (shops nearby bit pricey). Some kids T-shirts for 55EGP in one of the posher shops further along.
Overal good place 4 Stars (much beter than IFA in Grand Canaria) but not much to do- great coral reef here - Cleopark water slides a good day out for 4+ yr olds - bit pricey but better value than glass botton boat/beduins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive into a Red Sea adventure at the beach side Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheikh. Relax on the private beach, swim in one of 7 pools or try your hand at tennis or mini golf on the onsite courts. Close by the famous SOHO Square where restaurants, bars, entertainment centers, night shows and shopping arcade with less than 4 minutes walking distance. Just 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the Go bus station, the hotel boasts a fully equipped health club, a private beach, 7 polls, 13 restaurants and bars, 2 kids' clubs, kids' playground and shaded pool and daily evening entertainment with animation team program. Sporty types will love the dive center. Explore the Red Sea coast and top dive sites or visit Sharm El Sheikh Attractions like the Aqua land Water Park. Treat your loved ones with a private dinner at the beach, or enjoy a cool drink over Red Sea views at the Sunset Bar. Hilton rooms boast a balcony or terrace with garden, pool or sea view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sharks Bay Hotel
- Hilton Sharm El Sheikh
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- Bay Hilton Shark
- Hilton Sharks Bay Egypt