1 Four Seasons Boulevard
Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt
+20 (69) 360-3555
Rate: Superior Room $500 per room
Our Rate: $430 for Superior Room w/ Special Dive Package.
Booked Via: Direct
Wow.That’s the best word to describe the Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh. The Four Seasons Sharm is an oasis of calm in the desert. It’s one of those places where you don’t really care if you ever leave the resort. It’s that good. We visited here in late November, during the midst of the turmoil in Cairo. The Sinai is a world away from all those problems. We stayed here on the recommendation of friends who visited here a couple of years before. They said we wouldn’t be disappointed and we weren’t. Many of the guests that stay here are from the EU, UK or Russia. A few Australians and US folks make up the rest. Our review of the spa is separate and can be found here.
Four Seasons Sharm is located a mere 5-7 minute drive from the Sharm el Sheikh airport. We used transfers arranged by the hotel. You’re about a 10-15 minute taxi ride to the heart of Na’ama Bay and about 20-30 minutes to Sharm el Sheikh itself. We only ventured from the resort a few times. We really found all that we needed right here. There are a few other resorts located nearby, however most are a 5-10 minute walk or more from the resort. The resort faces the Red Sea with a good beach and a full on-site dive facility.
The Four Seasons takes security seriously at all of its resorts. The entrance to the resort is a good distance away from the main building and any rooms. There’s a 24 hour guard, as well as automatic barriers at the entrance. Cars are screened before accessing the premise, taxis are not allowed inside the front gate and baggage of visitors is screened outside the main reception entrance. In addition the perimeter of the resort is fenced. We never felt the least bit unsafe.
Our superior room was large and well appointed. There was plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The room included a king bed, sitting area, built-in sofa, along with a desk, table and chairs. There’s a large connecting hallway leading toward the bathroom that contains a full walk-in closet, plus large storage closetson the opposite side. There’s a large safe for your belongings and a small area for coffee and tea. The bathroom was also large with two sinks, an enclosed toilet area, large soaking bath tub and shower. As with all Four Seasons locations, you get a very nice sized room for the money.
What doesn’t this hotel have. The surroundings are typical Four Seasons. Lush, green with wandering paths and fountains everywhere. Even though this resort has 136 rooms, their spread out across a wide area of the resort in smaller buildings, so you hardly even know anyone else is there. There are four pools, tennis courts, a full service spa, large fitness room, on-site diving facility, five restaurants and three bars. What else could you need?
We ate at all of the restaurants on the property. Our favorite was the Reef Grill, an open air restaurant on the shores of the Red Sea. Once a week, the Reef has fish market night, where you can select your fresh fish on ice and have it cooked to your liking. We had the breakfast buffet every morning at Arabesque and what a buffet it was. It had American European and Eqyptian specialties that were unbelievable. One night during dinner at Arabesque, you could watch them making pita bread fresh near your table. Il Frantolo is their more formal restaurant located in the main reception building. It has an Italian flare and a very nice courtyard for dining. It had the best Tiramisu we’ve had just about anywhere. Two restaurants are located by the major pool areas and have a very typical resort lunch and dinner menu. The food here was of the same high quality as food on the rest of the resort.
The staff at the Four Seasons makes everything look effortless. If only all resorts had this level of service. Everyone at the resort was very friendly and always said “Hello”. Room cleaning was done quickly and efficiently as was the daily turndown service. By the pool, various small complimentary snacks were brought by throughout the day, as was complimentary sunglass cleaning. The staff at the Dive Center were very knowledgeable and very thorough. Spa staff were also very friendly and helpful.
If you’re going to Sharm, why stay anywhere else? This resort has everything you need for a self-contained vacation, along with phenomenal views of the Red Sea.
There really aren’t any. Even though you’re a way from town, it’s still easy and relatively inexpensive to go in when and if you need to. Security may be a concern for some, be we never felt unsafe the entire time we were here.
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Last modified: January 20, 2014