This hotel opened its doors in 2009, so it has a modern, fresh feel. The bedrooms are a case in point – they’re cool and contemporary, decorated in stylish light pastel colours. Slick touches include air-conditioning, satellite TVs and minibars.
Outside, this low-level hotel fans out around a good-sized swimming pool. If you’re coming in the winter months, it’s worth pointing out the pool’s heated at this time of year. The surrounding sun terrace is decked out with cushioned loungers and the fledgling palms are beginning to take shape. If you prefer the beach, the hotel runs a shuttle service down to Naama Bay and private beach.
On the food front, it’s an All Inclusive affair – with breakfast, lunch and dinner taken care of, buffet-style. If you like a lie-in, you’ll be pleased to know the hotel lays on breakfasts up until 11.00 in the morning. Plus, afternoon tea and late-night snacks are all part of the package. And if you fancy a seafood supper under the stars, there’s also an outdoor à la carte restaurant here - it’s worth paying that little bit extra for.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late breakfast 10.00-11.00. Afternoon tea and coffee 16.00-17.00. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks until 24.00. Snacks 12.00-17.00 and pastries 16.00-17.00. Late snacks 23.00-24.00.
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The pool is heated in winter.
Barracuda main buffet restaurant
Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late snacks with themed buffets ranging from Asian, Italian and Mediterranean to Oriental, French and international cuisine. Gluten free menu available on request. Dress code applies, long trousers for men and no vest tops.
Seafood à la carte restaurant*
At the pool with waiter service, offering up seafood and international dishes in the open-air.
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Double room with pool view sleeps up to 2 adults and a child with a double or twin beds and an extra bed, suitable for a child up to 12 years.
Twin room with pool view sleeps up to 2 adults and a child with a double or twin beds and an extra bed, suitable for a child up to 12 years. Please be aware there is a charge for the minibar and internet.
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If Carlsberg did hotels!
My wife and I have just returned from 11 nights at this hotel. If you like fly and flop holidays this hotel is small and very friendly. It is not near the beach, but has free shuttle bus to the sister hotel, if that is what you want. There are no guest lifts so if you find climbing stairs difficult then avoid it. Enough has been said on the positives of this hotel by others, The Food is outstanding - best we have had on any Egyptian hotel. The staff give you 5 star plus service, you do not have to make a hot drink or get a cold drink. I want to say thanks to Mr Sherif Leon and his staff for making the holiday exactly what it say's on the tin. I only have one criticism - I think water bottles should be provided daily free of charge as this is an essential drink. I know we were allowed to fill bottles from water dispensers, however, this is unhygienic, using the same bottles daily could lead to stomach upsets! We did not suffer with any of the Pharaohs curse! Egypt is hot and water should be given freely as much as you want, this is the only hotel water has not been given to me on request in the room or at the bars without a cost implication! Thank you to Ibrahim and Mohammed in reception - Sahid our room artist - Ahmid the pool/towel person - Foush and Walied Bar staff - Elsayed, the Chef - Tamer, Mamoud (Mohammed), A.Aziz and Makram (my Arabic teachers) in the Restaurant. Shukran and see you again Insha'Allah - إن شاء الله - for the special menu for my wife due to her allergies - Animation, Tasha and Bobosh - and Trips Adam and Josef (who are insured). Con and RachaelMore
con m, Bristol, United Kingdom
Great holiday Chris L.
We have just returned from the Sol Y Mar hotel. Admittedly, its not the most luxurios hotel we have stayed in but is certainly one of the best. The rooms were kept spotless, the food plentiful and of good quality, all the staff could not be faulted. We had no complaints except the area around the pool was very slippery when wet. We were a party of 6, age range 36 - 69 and we all loved the Sol Y Mar. Our son said it was "epic". We would definitely return as it offered excellent value for the price we paid.More
This hotel is one of the best places I have ever stayed with the staff being the friendliest I have ever come across, from start to finish they couldn't do enough for you. We travelled with my parents and although it was my husband and I 2nd visit to Sharm (albeit a different hotel) it was their 1st visit to Egypt, and as appreciated were a little anxious. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel completely at ease. The hotel is ran especially well and if you have any problems at all just ask and it will be sorted for you. Although there is only 1 buffet restaurant here instead of a few a la carte the food the service more than makes up for this. There is loads of choice each night with your pasta station and also either fresh seafood or meat cooked infront of you. The veg in incredibly fresh. The food is very well prepared and exceptionally tasty, I would say the best food I have ever been served in an all inclusive buffet restaurant. I also love the fact that the head chef if always there and you can ask any questions. He even made my husband chicken pie after finding out he loves it! The waiters here are incredible and won't let you lift a finger. Drinks were always arriving at our table and the would even carry my soup bowl over to the table for me! Big thank you to Mahmoud, Tamer, Aziz and Pola in particular. The entertainment staff get you involved and keep you entertained during the day. The evening entertainment was as great for a small hotel and changes each night so your not watching the same thing each week. The pool staff, always laughing and can be rather mischievous :) Our towels were laid out each morning for us and again nothing is too much bother. The pool is always clean the area kept tidy. Thank you to Ahmed for this. The bar staff, these boys are gems. Waiter service wither lying on your sunbed or sitting in the bar in the evening. I didn't move off my sunbed the whole time I was there and my drinks were constantly full! No matter how hard I tried to get my own! They also look after the snack bar where you can get burgers, pizza, hotdogs, chips etc, again, everything is brought to you at your table. In the evening there is always several waiters and again drinks brought to your table. All the bar staff are always smiling and very polite. I would like to say thank you to Fo, Walieed and Alex but in particular to Mahmoud, he is young and doesn't speak much English but is desperate to learn and tries very hard. Overall, this is a hotel where you are spoiled from the minute you walk in the door until the moment you leave. Have we stayed in grander hotels? Yes, however this hotel, as a result of its staff, have left all the 5* hotels we have stayed in in the shadows! This is one of my favorite hotels I have ever stayed in and we will be back later in the year where we hope to see the faces that made our visit to wonderful this time! Thank you to all the staff and management at the Sol y Mar Sharks Bay :)More
MrsCarry, Navan, Ireland
This was our first visit to Egypt and i was a little sceptical. We travelled with my daugher and son in law. From the first moment we arrived until the secnd we left we had a fantastic time. The weather was fab as was the food and the service. We are well travelled and have previously stayed at Sandals resorts and i was amazed and pleased to say that this hotel was every bit as good although the service was better. We stayed in room 236 the room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The restaurant choices of food were fab (i am quite fussy) always a hugh choice. The waiters were fab too. The poolside was great always a bed (towels were put out for us every morning) waiter service to your bed including ice lollies and fresh fruit daily along with your drinks.Evening entertainment was good quality for a small hotel and the entertainment team kept everyone going. W would love to mention evryone by name that offered excellent service but to be honest i would have to name the entire staff as no-one was anything other than fantastic. I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to the entire staff at this hotel and say we will most definitely be returning later this year. Look forward to seeing you all again xxMore
Brenda S, Cumbernauld
Excellent February holiday!!!
Wow!!! First time ever in Eygpt and we picked the best hotel. Staff amazing, food excellent and the service was second to none. Soho Square is a must to visit, we had this included in a boat trip booked within the hotel and enjoyed snorkelling and a stop at Tiran Island (breath taking) A shuttle bus runs daily to the sister hotel and the use of their beach and all inclusive food and drinks. We met special friends who we plan to join again a the Sol Y Mar next February, but couldn't wait that long so I have just booked for a two week stay at Easter. Thanks for a wonderful stay, can't wait for Easter Shelley and DaveMore
ShelleyShardy10, Derby, United Kingdom
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