Fantastic easy access for sea life and exploration
The hotel has an amazing setting looking across the sea to an island that changes colour as the sun sets at different times of the day. The gardens are beautiful, set down a gentle hill, falling towards the sea. Although we stayed in August the slight sea breeze and numerous pools made the intense heat of the desert manageable. The easy access to the sea, coral and amazing sea life was breathtaking. The rooms were spacious and if you were lucky enough to have a sea view as we were, perfectly situated to watch ships go by and the gentle rocking of the ocean waves. The variety and quality of food at the Melia Sharm and the rushed atmosphere of the large dining room unfortunately did not reflect the 5 stars advertised. The staff in the Hotel, especially the indoor bar were a strong asset, they were always friendly, generous and curious, no matter what time in the day. The air conditioning could have benefited for being a little cooler and a request was needed by us to have the hard beds exchanged for some softer mattresses. However, this was done quickly and with no fuss. The Promenade offers a welcome distraction in the evenings for a stroll to a small number of shops to purchase items to take home.Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday. We would love to return in the future.
October 11, 2012
great place to stay
very nice hotel staff extremely helpful and friendly animation team are not in your face friendly but not pushy. meals are well presented and cooked something's such as calamari would be better cooked fresh for you at the time other venues for meals such as the late breakfast and lunch time meals with table service were nice touches. at the time of our visit the hotel was not overly busy, mainly Russian and British guests but lots of space in the dinning hall and round the pool. accommodation was clean and well looked after with plenty of room. shame that wifi access was not free. the beach was clean and well looked after and the beach bar was friendly and helpful also. would recommend and would certainly go back again
March 27, 2014
Great relaxing holiday
We had an really relaxing holiday, the hotel was of high standard and the staff very friendly. The food was very good with a number of places to enjoy it. We swam in the Red Sea which was wonderful.
March 13, 2014
Although the facilities were very good and the service from the guys in the bars and dining rooms was very good there were a few things which would stop me from giving it 5 stars.
The room we had looked very tired and needed some cosmetic work done on it.
The music around the main pool was very loud which made us move to the beach.
There were also many additional things that were charged for which made a slight mockery of the all inclusive tag ( had to pay extra for one strawberry) plus many more things.
The hotel was also a bit out of the way with nothing around it to explore on foot.
Overall I would rate it at 3+.
March 8, 2014
Wonderful sushine holiday
We have just returned from a week at the Melia Sharm Hotel at Sharks Bay - the hotel is lovely and so are all the staff. At times the food was rather bland but there was plenty of it. Value for money it was an excellent place to stay.
The only downside was guests from other countries treated mealtimes like a stampede.
February 18, 2014
great holidays in sharks bay
We stayed in melia sharm for our honeymoon in 2012 and enjoyed it so much we returned for our anniversary in may 2013.
The hotel is stunning with amazing views. The rooms are spacious and kept very clean. The staff are so attentive, helpful and friendly, especially in the restaurant and bar. Salem, Ab Del Waheed, Mina are amongst the memorable ones.
We enjoyed our 2nd stay at Melia Sharm so much, we have booked to return a 3rd time for our 2nd wedding anniversary in May, and can't wait to get there.
February 11, 2014
Great Hotel with very friendly and helpful staff
This hotel offers excellent value for money. The food is very good, with lots of choices the staff are amazing-friendly and helpful throughout the entire hotel-waiters/barmen/pool attendants/room service/etc....
Would definitely recommend staying here.
Have lunch at the O Grill restaurant-free for Thomas Cook clients-Hassan is a brilliant waiter!
Entertainment maybe not the best in the world-but the overall experience is very good.
January 21, 2014
Nice hotel, shame about some of the staff. Would not return to this hotel
From the very start of this holiday we were pestered and harassed by locals all day everyday by the pool and the beach, selling spa facilities, massage, diving, boat trips etc. the people seemed really nice at first, having a laugh & a joke, but I was on my own one afternoon and the boss of the yih spa got right in my face intimidating & grabbing me. Making hand gestures whenever I saw him. It spoilt my holiday to say the least, I would not go anywhere without my partner after this happened. 2 other couples we met at the hotel were ripped off by a spa employee chicko, he took money from them for an excursion to the old town, they never went on the trip as he had gone back to Cairo. They didn't get there money back. The hotel it's self was lovely, the staff in the bar & dining area could not do enough for you, very pleasant all the time. Bar person Mina looked after us the whole week we were there, he's a great asset to the hotel. Our room unfortunately was shabby, there were cracks in the walls, rust on all the taps and they leaked. Marks in the bath. Broken toilet roll holder, toilet didn't flush properly. Only half the bulbs were working in our room. We did report it, but no one came to replace them. The food was nice even tho it was very repetitive. This hotel was not a 5* in my opinion! more like a 3. If the hotel would ban people pestering and harassing people, and the rooms in better condition, it would be a lovely place to stay.
December 22, 2013