This grand hotel has it all – a great pool scene, first-class restaurants, a sandy beach and even its own ‘souk’.
It’s hard to know where to start with this place. The 4 pools are spectacular – 1 comes with an 82-metre waterslide. It’s also home to some of the smartest bars and restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh.
The hotel looks out over Gardens Bay, with its world-famous coral reef. There’s a diving centre on the beach, with plenty of watersports, and an in-house ‘souk’ with shops, cafés and live entertainment.
Twin club room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have a ceiling fan, internet access, bathrobes, slippers, luxury toiletries, 1 king-size or twin beds, separate check-in facilities, club house access to pool and beach area, tea, coffee and refreshments restocked all day and cocktails in the evening - alcoholic cocktails, canapés and continental breakfast at the Regency Club Lounge.
This was our 5th stay at Hyatt in Sharm and though it was a bit predictable it was still a really nice and relaxing ( stress on relaxing) holiday. We decided against the Regency club upgrade as it did not include alcoholic drinks throughout the day anyway, and it would be very difficult to drink $80 worth of soft drinks per person per day. They are also refurbishing it at the moment. Instead we have upgraded our sea view room to the sea front room 7107 for a small daily fee and were very pleased with it.
They have changed a lot from last year: breakfast selection is much better than it was last year, a lot more fruit and juices. They also look after their main clientele which seems to fall into 3 groups: Russians ( majority), Arabs and Other ( minority) ( English, German, French). The Room service menu has changed to reflect different countries' local dishes which I though was a nice touch. Entertainment has improved from last year. Now you can enjoy amazing fire performances twice a week which is significantly better than watching semi naked girls dancing(Tuesday and Thursday after 8:30 -9pm)
There are no more annoying boats mooring literally in front of the pantone at 3pm. They are all now move to the right or left from the pantone. Unfortunately, this is due to the fact that the middle gardens coral is broken and needs years to recover. Snorkelling is still great but you will certainly see less of live corals and fish, I guess it's a result of over exploiting the sea by diving and tourist firms.
Things that have not changed and need to be improved:
- Internet / wi-fi. Is still available in the lobby area only, very slow. Room internet is very expensive.
- Rooms - they are refurbishing rooms at the moment, so not sure how long it will take to do them all up. As a result of that we could not get a room in the block we wanted and where we stayed last year.
- Selection of non-egyptian wine is still very limited and very expensive, eg. Â£45 per bottle of the Italian wine and Â£200 per bottle of bubbly. Egyptian wine can be cheaper to reflect it's poor quality.
- Mosquitos - in spite of using anti mosquitos tablets and spray before going to bed, we were bitten to bits by these nasty insects. I think hotel needs to do more to reduce their population. This is the 1st time we have experienced mosquitos that bad, on all the previous visits we had an occasional bite and that was all. I am not sure what has changed. So take plenty of anti mosquitoes plugs, tables and sprays.
Overall, it's still a lovely hotel with amazing views of the Red sea. It's peaceful, quiet and well maintained. When you return to the hotel from Naama Bay, or from visits to other hotels ( as we did) you feel as you have returned to a paradise. Hotel staff is amazing . I think over the last visits we met the same people all over again. Reda and Ali by the lazy river pool have been incredibly helpful as always.
And for those, who are afraid/ dislike Russians. They are no trouble at all, no more than anybody else. You will notice, it's a different type of Russians who come to this hotel, you won't see people stuffing their bags with food at breakfast or causing trouble.
I have noticed a lot of people are returning guests to this hotel and we would, probably, be coming back next October. If you are thinking of visiting Sharm, I would definitely recommend Hyatt but make sure you get a sea front room. Happy holidays!More
An amazing experience!!
My husband and I had a truly awful holiday in Mexico in May, followed by a very stressful time sorting out our daughter's wedding. We needed a wonderful, peaceful break, with guaranteed sunshine, wonderful surroundings and amazing service. So we decided to take no risks and return to a hotel that we'd already had 2 fabulous holidays in, the Hyatt in Sharm. We were not disappointed, it was a stunning holiday and completely made up for the disaster of Mexico. We always stay in one of the fabulous Regency Suites and this time, as our requested room was not available, the wonderful Regency Club manager showed us to an even more impressive suite, Jade. It was exactly the same layout as our previous favourite, Coral, but with an even more amazing view of the Red Sea, fantastic! The staff in the hotel are all totally dedicated and the service some of the best we've ever experienced, anywhere in the world. The Regency Club staff are all incredible, nothing is too much trouble for them. It was fantastic to see some familiar faces here, even though we haven't been since 2010, in view of the possible security implications in Egypt. Our lovely Mahmoud is still there and what a star he is, we love him! His attention to detail is second to none and to hear him talk to guests in a range of languages, puts most of us to shame! The beach staff were fantastic, our sun beds were reserved every day for us, with an ice bucket stocked with water and beer, fabulous. All I can say is, if you want the most amazing, chilled break, with your every wish catered for, head to the Hyatt Regency, Sharm El Sheikh, what a wonderful place. We'll definitely be going back next year!! Mrs Jayne Walker, EnglandMore
Jayne W, Colchester, United Kingdom
A Pleasant Surprise
After reviewing different hotels in Sharm, I finally selected the Hyatt and suggested it to my wife. She thought let's try a new hotel since we have been to Hyatt several years ago. I was encouraged to come back here because of the good half board package and minimize the risk of a new hotel. We are both glad we made this decision. We met the driver at the airport and arrived to the hotel in less than 20 minutes. When we arrived at 3pm, the room was not ready because there was a group of doctors whom some of them decided to extend their stay, the matter that caused some confusion at the reception desk. I was asked to wait for 15 minutes and Sara clearly promised to make it up for us. She was honest and actually delivered her promise. Not only the room was upgraded, but its location was really perfect, at a centre point where you can oversee the three swimming pools located at three different levels, and of course the more important private beach (pictures attached). A rich fruit basket followed and another apology by phone came once we checked in to it. Dinner buffet was ok with some good selection, but the morning breakfast was such a treat. I really had difficulties choosing the perfect order of things that I like to try. I totally feel happy with my decision to come back after several years to the same place, finding it as great as I did last time. my room was 3101. Finally, ask the concierge about where to go, they are helpful. They advised us to go to the best place for fish and it was great experience. The restaurant name is Faares.More
Mmourad-hr, Cairo, Egypt
Another Great Stay !!!
We have just returned from our 5th stay at the Hyatt Regency - as always the staff were amazing - they welcomed us back like we were family.
We stayed as usual in a Regency Club Suite which was perfect for our needs and kept clean and maintained by the hard working housekeeping staff.
We had a couple of minor things that needed resolving and these were dealt with very quickly by Julia and a big thanks you to the General Manager Vipin and the Director of Rooms Emad who never failed to stop by and spend 5 mins checking that our stay was going well - we understand that there are plans to refresh some of the rooms and include new facilities ( some suites now have a private pool ) so we are looking forward to seeing the changes next time we stay.
As always the staff at the Regency Club were professional and attentive - special thanks as always to Mohammed / George and Mamoud for all their hard work.
Thanks also to the Pool Staff Reda / Shaban and Alaa who seemed to know what we wanted even before we did - they kept us well fed and watered and entertained us with their "charm and banter".
Thanks also to Bassam and his colleagues for driving us to and from the various bars etc.in the Regency Golf Carts.
Food at the Sala Thai was as good as ever and the steak at Cascades was excellent.
In short our stay was a just what we wanted - lovely and relaxing after a busy few weeks at work - the staff are amazing and work so hard to make sure that everything runs smoothly - we certainly appreciate their efforts and from speaking to many repeat guests the great service is something that they too keep coming back for.
We will be back next year in September - only wish it could be sooner - to everyone at the Hyatt keep up the great work and look forward to seeing all "our friends" next year.
Best wishes and thanks again.
David & LesleyMore
dmcflorida, London, United Kingdom
Hyatt Regency Sharm - Amazing staff and hotel
We stayed for 2 weeks at the Hyatt Regency from 18th of Sep to the 2nd of Oct and I can honestly say we couldn't fault a thing.
From the moment we arrived in the stunning lobby we were treated like royalty, checking in with our complementary drinks was effortless and our bags whisked away ready for when we got to our room.
The room was beautiful, clean and tidy and the cleaners made amazing towel art! They were always keen to ask about your day when you bumped into them and knocked of an evening to see if we needed anything.
Our view from the room was perfect (we booked a sea view room) and we didn't feel miles away from the pools, resturants, bar and beach but were far enough away to have peace and quiet!
The food from breakfast to dinner was out of this world. We mainly ate in the Souk restaurant where you pay in tokens (we were half board and got 24 tokens per person each night) and we had plenty! The food in the souk ranges from Italian , Chinese, grill food, seafood and traditional kebabs as well as some very yummy sweets. All of the food what ever you choose is cooked fresh in front of you and is truly scrumptious! Safe to say we ate like kings for two weeks! Meals range from around 9 tokens for a pizza to 22 for a steak which will cover your plate!
We also ate in the highly recommended Thai restaurant and had a set menu for 2 in order to try a bit of everything, by the end we were at the point of exploding! The food was again amazing but be prepared to top up your allowance for the night (Â£480 Egyptian allowance for half board) by around another Â£300/400 Egyptian, after all you pay for quality!
We expected your typical buffet style breakfast but again the Hyatt exceeded itself! With everything you would normally expect plus waffles, pancakes, omelettes made to your specification, pastries I didn't even know existed and honey that drips from fresh honeycomb! (my mouth is watering as I type!) All of the staff at breakfast are so accommodating and I have to make a special mention of George (Clooney!) who made us feel extra special every morning.
Now to the pools! We spent most of our days lazing/floating around the lazy river pool where you can find cascades restaurant. The pools are all beautiful and as always have the most attentive staff running them. With someone on hand to get you food/drinks and even inflatable lilo repairs, you really don't have to lift a finger all day. We had so much fun with the staff at the pool especially Micheal Fayez our waiter and Tawfek the ultimate in pool guys! It was people like this who really did make our stay perfect.
The beach is beautifully kept but the real beauty is revealed once you poke a toe in the sea! The fish and corals are out of this world and you don't need to be an experienced diver, snorkeler or even swimmer to see it. Knee deep in the water you will have stunning fish swimming round your feet however if you can snorkel then swim off from the beach to the end of the jetty and you will be totally amazed at what you see! The Hyatt also has a dive school and equipment hire for those who want to go to the depths!
There is another restaurant on the beach and again there are staff at hand to offer food and drinks which wont disappoint. You can have henna tattoos done on the beach by a lovely and talented guy (sorry I have forgotten his name) at a very reasonable price. I recommend to let him go freehand as he did with mine and it turned out great!
The Star bar based by the lobby had a variety of live entertainment each evening however as always the staff were the ones that made the evening! You can enjoy a free pool table and beautiful evening views from the terrace across the pools to the beach. You have to try on of Williams margaritas, best in Egypt by far! We have to say a massive thankyou to William and Hany who made each evening perfect.
The hotel offers a free shuttle buss service three times a day into Naama Bay and the concierge based in the lobby will happily arrange taxis for you though for only a little more we used the hotel car service just to make sure.
Overall what can I say....without a doubt worth every penny spent! This really is a 5*+ resort that will not disappoint. Totally wonderful holiday from start to finish made extra special by the hardworking staff so a massive thankyou to you all...We cant wait to come back and see you all soon! xMore
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