Hotel "Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh": reviews of travelers (photo)
In 2012, Rixos Hotels, the Turkish hotel chain, opened the first hotel in Egypt. The hotel complex, named “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh” 5 *, became the eighteenth in a row object of the travel industry of the world famous company.
A small village on the shores of the Red Sea for forty years has grown into a resort city of world importance. The village located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, known since the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Convenient location and stable mild climate contributed to the rapid development of the tourism business. The name Sharm el-Sheikh (official - Sharm el-Sheikh) in Arabic means "Sheikh's Bay." The seaside resort is original. It differs from other Egyptian cities in its pronounced continental Mediterranean appearance. It is curious that the city was not built according to a single general plan. It developed from several oases, one of which is a luxury hotel.
Paradise on the Red Sea
For our compatriots, trips to the Middle East have become commonplace. The purpose of the trip can be different: a business tour, a wellness trip, a honeymoon, outdoor activities, shopping and even pilgrimage (after all, the sacred mountain of Sinai is located nearby). All this offers ancient and many-sided Egypt. Rixos Sharm El Sheikh provides guests with a full range of such services. Russians from the very opening moment have chosen this hotel. Compatriots come here in families, small groups and one by one. The complex is located in the heart of the resort town. The highest level of service and modern infrastructure deservedly make it possible to call the best resort complex in this coastal region “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh”. "TopHotel's" in most nominations is headed by this hotel. If we take into account that there are more than two hundred hotels in the city, this says a lot.
Location How to get there?
Hotel “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh”, is located 9 kilometers from the airport of Sharm el-Sheikh on the shore of Nabq Bay. The area is called Nabq Bay (Nabq Bay). The hotel is a well-known place, so it’s impossible to get lost.If you have a passport in your hands, it will not be difficult to get to the luxurious beaches of the Red Sea. The resort’s air harbor has direct flights to many cities in Russia. The visa is issued in Egypt directly at the customs control for a period of thirty days. If desired, the term may be extended. From the airport to the hotel it is most convenient to take a taxi. The road will take no more than 15 minutes. If there is no direct flight, then you can go by plane to Hurghada, and from there you can take a regular flight or by bus to reach the resort.
The hotel is located at Sharm el-Sheikh, Nabq Bay, South Sinai, 46 619. Phone: (002) 069-371-03-10. Fax: (002) 069-371-03-09.
Hotel class - 5 stars. The hotel complex “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh” was built in 2009. It represents seventeen two-and three-storey buildings, made in the modern style of Middle Eastern architecture. In 2012, the tourist center was acquired by the network “Rixos” and significantly updated. The total area of the complex is 153,000 sq. M. The hotel offers 695 rooms, which can accommodate up to one and a half thousand people at a time. Most of the time guests spend inside the hotel.Therefore, the interior design, service, and courtesy of the staff create a cozy familiar home atmosphere. The interior space is decorated in a modern European style of pastel colors.
The extensive adjacent territory is divided into active and recreational relaxation zone. The garden and park complex is a real oasis in the desert, which the Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh Hotel can rightly be proud of. Photos of this work of art are invariably present on all advertising brochures and online resources. The hotel also has eleven landscaped pools, of which four are designed for bathing children. One of them is heated and has three slides.
The hotel does not smoke. Pets are not allowed. Services are provided to accommodate the low mobility guests. In the open air is a jacuzzi. For children there is a special playground. There is a golf course nearby. Order on the territory, including on the beach, round the clock provide security and lifeguards.
Guest Accommodation at Rixos Sharm El Sheikh
The resort complex is full of guests all year round.The contingent arrives at the hotel, mainly using ready-made tours. “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh”, however, also provides independent customers traveling without the mediation of operators the opportunity to book rooms freely. To do this, guests should notify the staff of their arrival within two days and confirm the reservation. Married couples must present a marriage certificate. Payment can be made using Visa and MasterCard plastic cards. Perhaps online booking. Check in - after 1400, checkout time - 1200.
Number of rooms
Hotel “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh” has single and double rooms of four categories, including luxury studios. Each room has a balcony or terrace, a safe, a minibar with a large selection of drinks (soft drinks and beer are free), a telephone with international access, a hairdryer, and a split-system. The flooring is ceramic tile. Daily updated kit for self-preparation of tea and coffee. There is a 32-inch LCD TV. Satellite television broadcasts Russian channels.Guest accommodation is offered in the following categories:
- Superior room with an area of 37 m². In accordance with Egyptian requirements, the windows of the premises of the class Superior overlook the sea coast. In most cases, this type of side. Double rooms with one double or twin beds.
- Suite - two rooms with a total area of 50 m². Can accommodate from two to four people.
- Family room is 58 m². Two rooms can accommodate up to four people.
- Double Superior Studio (Junior Suite) with an area of 74 m². In the spacious room in addition to the bedroom there is a guest area with a dining table and upholstered furniture. Ten rooms in this category have separate exits to the pool.
The view from the windows opens to the sea and the bay of Aqaba with the island of Tiran, the coastal gardens and swimming pools on site. Every day wet cleaning and bed linen change. Upon prior request, the hotel provides a cot. Spacious rooms are one of the advantages of “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh”. Photos allow you to verify this. However, those who rested in the United Arab Emirates note that Egyptian apartments are inferior in size even to the rooms of the hotel of the same Rixos Hotels chain in Dubai.
On the territory of the tourist complex there are five bars, two main restaurants (Zodiac and Nefertiti) and six establishments operating under the a la carte system, that is, providing services in accordance with the menu catalog. Operating mode: from 1900up to 2300. The level of service in these institutions is significantly higher. “Rixos Sharm-El-Sheikh” provides guests with Ultra All Inclusive food system. This means not only the widest choice of dishes, but also a very convenient service schedule. Tourists call this service a gourmet haven. The buffet schedule provided by the base restaurants is as follows:
- 730– 1000- breakfast.
- 1230– 1430- lunch.
- 1830– 2130- dinner.
- 0000– 0200- late dinner.
- Round the clock snacks in bars.
- A selection of hot and non-alcoholic beverages: both local and imported.
In the restaurant "Zodiac" for lunch and dinner treat ice cream. Once a week, à la carte restaurants serving Turkish, Oriental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisines can be visited free of charge with a pre-order table. Japanese restaurant "Sakura" without payment, you can visit daily, reserving a place in advance. Buffet drinks are served in glasses.Vsop cognacs, premium alcoholic drinks, aged wines, cigars and hookah are offered for payment. Special dietary or children's menu is available on request. Also, if necessary, you can get a high chair. All restaurants have children's areas. There is also a specialized fish restaurant "Hatmehit". This institution is distinguished not only by an exclusive menu of fish and seafood, but also by the unusual architecture of the transparent pavilion, located on the very sea shore.
Services and entertainment
At Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, the quality of service meets the highest international standards. Russian speaking staff. The receptionist at the counter is round the clock. 24 hour concierge service. On-site parking is available. For an additional fee you can rent a car or a scooter. Transfer to the airport for an extra charge. In the urban neighborhood you can take a bus or a taxi. In the daytime, a bus to the city center will deliver free of charge. Taxis can be ordered from the room or ask the receptionist on duty.For an additional fee you can use the laundry, dry cleaning, medical office, and also visit the hookah room. For the convenience of movement of guests around the hotel plying mini-cars.
Also for an extra charge the staff provides the following services:
- Guests can rent a pavilion for one day, the cost of the service is from $ 100 to $ 250.
- Organization of a romantic dinner. A visitor to one of the restaurants for $ 100 can choose a place for dinner in the room, by the pool, in the VIP-zone, on the pier.
- Babysitting services are available for babysitting. Service around the clock: the cost in the daytime - $ 20, at night - $ 50.
The underwater life of the Red Sea needs no introduction. Diving is one of the popular tourist attractions that Egypt offers to tourists from all over the world. Hotel “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh” (the photo is colorfully illustrated) gives its guests the opportunity to make an unforgettable underwater journey. Experienced divers can rent scuba gear, and experienced instructors will help those who want to learn.
The staff also offers a variety of water sports and entertainment.In addition, outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the fitness center, equipped with modern cardiovascular equipment, rent a tennis court or play beach volleyball and football. The hotel “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh” has a spacious conference hall with two hundred seats. Guests are invited to improve the health of their guests at the Royal Spa Wellness Center with a set of relaxing treatments, you can also visit the hot tub, hammam and Turkish bath. You can relax in the sauna and take part in aqua aerobics classes for free. Guests are not bored by very active animators.
The Red Sea is distinguished by extraordinary purity and clarity of water. Most tourists agree that one of the best places for a beach holiday is Egypt. Rixos Sharm El Sheikh provides guests with a luxurious beach more than 300 meters long. In a small cozy bay there is a special children's area. The hotel is located on the first coastline. To the sea - just 100 meters. Bathing accessories, as well as deck chairs, umbrellas, and mattresses are provided free of charge. Near the coast is a coral reef. The sea near the coast is not deep.It is recommended to go into the water in shallow water near the reef with special shoes. During low tide the water level becomes even lower. To get to the big water, you should go to the depth of the bay along a pontoon about 150 meters long. This is the only drawback for diving enthusiasts. For an additional fee on the beach, you can reserve a spacious tent, mini-bar, TV and fan.
The hotel complex “Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh” includes several places of entertainment. The largest of these is the “Life Center”, which can simultaneously accommodate about 800 visitors. Incendiary concert programs, music shows with the participation of singers, dancers and show groups are held every evening. For the entertainment of children operates a club called “Rixie” Age category - from 4 to 12 years. The club held film screenings, Russian-speaking animators are involved with children. Fans of nightlife are invited to beach clubs, equipped with powerful acoustics and lighting.
Near the hotel are popular attractions - Jackson Reef, Rehan Beach, Nabq National Park and Soho Square.Sharm el-Sheikh is located in an area abundant in ancient historical monuments. You can see the sights as part of an organized group, with a personal guide or independently, using the rental car or scooter in the hotel. Two hours away, at the foot of the Sinai Mountains, is the oldest of the existing monastery of St. Catherine. At the top of the mountain - a mysterious place of pilgrimage - you can climb, accompanied by guides, on foot or by camel. It will take less than three hours to get to the Colored Canyon. Unique lunar landscapes will be remembered for a lifetime. The tunnel under the Suez Canal is at a distance of 350 km. From the city port you can go on a cruise ship cruise or rent a yacht.
“Rixos Sharm el-Sheikh”: reviews
All those who visited the hotel agree that the service corresponds to the stated category. Many have come back here to rest. The service is at a very high level. Even arriving late at night, customers are settled for 15-20 minutes. Russians note the professionalism of the staff fluent in Russian.In a huge hotel there is no fuss. Many tourists who come to Egypt for the first time choose because of the high rating of the hotel “Rixos Sharm El Sheikh”. Reviews say that no one has yet been disappointed in their choice. Even if the rooms have shortcomings in the form of a broken mini-bar door or a lack of a set of towels, the staff immediately responds to complaints. Employees constantly consult guests about whether everything is in order, and if problems arise, they are immediately resolved.
All guests especially celebrate the chic cuisine, varied menu and an abundance of fresh juices. As for climate, many Europeans are very hot in summer. The average daily temperature is +35 degrees. Although the usual person is quite comfortable. The climate is not humid, and the heat is transferred easily. This tropical resort is advised to go in spring or autumn. Even in winter, the warm weather allows you to swim in the sea and sunbathe. However, at this time of year on cold nights the temperature can drop to +15.