Sharm el-Sheikh does accommodation right. With a wide range of places to lay your head, from private villas to all-inclusive hotels that make you feel like the royalty the city is named for, there’s something for every kind of holidaymaker and budget. With so much choice, it can be hard to make a decision about the place you stay, but thankfully our guide to the best hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh will give you the lowdown on where to get a room that’s perfect for your holiday needs.
The Best Luxury Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh
Majestic seaside views, opulent, shining white fountains, and perfectly manicured grounds that spring green even in the astounding summer heat: Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh is the epitome of luxury, and has a big claim to being the best hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh. Overlooking the Straits of Tiran and the National Marine Park, the views match the luxurious nature of the resort.
The on-site amenities are second-to-none, with heated pools, a concierge, Wi-Fi, a kid’s club, and great accessibility for those who have special needs. There isn’t a single type of tourist who’ll find something wanting during a stay here. You can also book a treatment in the world class spa to get a bit of pampering after a hard day of lounging by the pool, if you’re a fan of facials and massages. And that’s before we mention the rooms, which are stylish yet welcoming, and fitted with beds that make clouds look uncomfortable.
A hotel shuttle bus is provided, meaning you can see the best of Sharm el-Sheikh in comfort – if you can tear yourself away from the hotel, that is. And, of course, there are a number of world-class eating options right in the grounds. The buffet-style Sinai World Class Cuisine is ideal if everyone in your group is keen for different styles of food, but we highly recommend the unforgettable Taj Mahal Restaurant, where world renowned chefs serve up food from all over India, from the tandoor specialties of the north to moreish coconut curries from the south.
Cleopatra Luxury Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Considering it’s named after one of Egypt’s most famous rulers who was also known for her love of the finer things in life, it’s no surprise that this resort is at the peak of luxury Sharm el-Sheikh hotels. With 324 rooms, all the height of class, comfort, and tasteful décor, you’ll have a choice of overlooking the vast, lush gardens, the shimmering heated pools, or the sea and the majestic Tiran Island. Family villas are also available, meaning you can get a little more privacy and control over your holiday.
In terms of the amenities available, Cleopatra Luxury Resort is one of the best hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh. There are four unbeatable restaurants on the grounds, including the popular Market Restaurant that serves buffet style delights three times a day, and the Red Sea Wharf Restaurant which delivers a more intimate experience alongside delicious, locally caught seafood.
And to work off the lip-smacking food, there’s a private beach to explore and swim next to, as well as tennis courts, gym classes, volleyball, and water polo available for guests. If you want to explore the city itself, there are shuttles. There’s even a limo service available if you really want to travel in style.
If you’re looking to get the adrenaline pumping, you can also arrange water sports and diving lessons through the hotel, where you’ll be sure of the quality of instructors and equipment. After a day of sight-seeing or skipping on the waves, and finally tearing the kids away from the activities at the Kid’s Club, you can enjoy the dancing and fire shows the hotel puts on almost every night.
The Best All-Inclusive Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh
Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort
With sweeping views that overlook the cerulean sea and the Sinai Mountains, the aesthetic beauty of the surroundings of this hotel are enough of a reason to not want to leave. When you add in the range of activities available on site, the associated Diving Centre, the thrill-giving Aqua Park, ten (yes – ten!) pools, and the world-class spa, then it’s easy to see why Reed Oasis Blue Bay Resort is considered a gem among Sharm el-Sheikh hotels.
The rooms are clean and airy, with a bit of old-world charm that only adds to the feeling that you’re living like royalty. Whether you’re here for a romantic break, a family getaway, or just to blow off some steam, this all-inclusive hotel truly lives up to the moniker. The Piazza Bar is open 24-hours a day, so you can have a Buck’s Fizz with your breakfast and a glass of Moet with your dinner.
In between, the numerous pool bars offer swimming and sangrias (and other drinks), as well as snacks. And, of course, there are multiple restaurants you can enjoy as part of your all-inclusive package here, and some options that incur an extra charge but are well worth it.
If you do decide to have a wander of the surrounding areas, there are shuttle services to the main sights, so you can see what Sharm el-Sheikh has to offer. This is without a doubt one of the best all-inclusive hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Jaz Mirabel Beach Resort
Set in vast grounds that make it the perfect escape for young families and party-lovers alike, Jaz Mirabel Beach Resort is without a doubt one of the best hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh. A short hop from the airport, it’s home to a private beach, classy restaurants, relaxed beach bars, and pool bars to grab a beer or three. As it’s all-inclusive, you can enjoy a variety of international and local cuisine guilt-free, including at what many consider to be the best Asian Fusion restaurant in the city: Makai Tukai.
Adventure Water Park has slides for adults and kids, and sportier visitors can try their hand at games like tennis, beach volleyball, and others. Then there’s the numerous pools to dive into, a gym to work up a sweat, and a spa to luxuriate in.
And, as night falls, the hotel puts on a plethora of entertainment, from dancers to acrobatics. If you don’t want the night to end, there’s also a nightclub on the grounds, Glow, playing the best dance beats to groove away the night to.
With so much to do it can feel like spending time in your room is a bit of a waste, but frankly the accommodation is worth the price of the stay even without the all-inclusive elements. With sweeping sea and garden views, balconies to enjoy them from, and a slick yet comforting décor to match the dreamlike beds, it can be hard to tear yourself away.
The Best Hotels for Families in Sharm el-Sheikh
Albatros Aqua Park Sharm El Sheikh
If you’re looking for a family escape but want to head somewhere you know will have everything you need (and everything you forgot to think about), then Albatros Aqua Park is one of the best hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh. As the name implies, the resort is bursting with water-based fun, with rides suitable for all ages.
Rooms come in two sizes: Standard and Family. Both deliver wonderful views of the verdant, well-maintained grounds of the resort, as well as air-conditioning and daily housekeeping services, so you’re always collapsing into fresh sheets.
The beach is just a short walk from the grounds, but you don’t even have to leave Albatros Aqua Park to have an unforgettable day. Aside from the park, there’s a heated pool, multiple bars and restaurants on the grounds, and countless entertainment options. Children between 4 and 12 can make friends and enjoy activities at the complimentary Kid’s Club, so parents can indulge in a beer and a swim. Visitors can also book things like diving classes, excursions to nearby architectural and cultural sites, or take the shuttle to the city to explore what else Sharm el-Sheikh has to offer.
Domina Coral Bay Resort, Diving, Spa & Casino
Blessed with golden sands and sweeping views of the calming Red Sea, Domina Coral Bay Resort has some of the most sought-after rooms in Sharm el-Sheikh, especially for those travelling with families. The private beach yawns out over 1.8km, but there are also several swimming pools, including two floating pools and a sea pool that allows visitors to admire the corals without fear of damaging them (or yourself).
There are numerous room options, but each delivers the height of comfort, whether it’s the luxurious Prestige or the bright and airy Family Villas. The resort stretches out over the entire bay, so you can find a secluded space as well as get acquainted with the other guests if you’re feeling more social.
The Kid’s Club is one of the best in the city, allowing young ones to engage in creative activities and sports for most of the day, leaving adults to be able to enjoy the casino, or even try their hand at snorkelling or diving through the on-site Diving Centre.
Food lovers can rejoice if they’re staying here too. With four à la carte restaurants, three buffet venues, and four beachside eateries, you can eat your way around the world without leaving the resort. There are just as many bars too, from classy cocktail-serving affairs to more laidback pool and beachside bars. And, if you’re a fan of retail therapy, the resort is home to numerous shopping options where you can find handicrafts, jewellery, and daily essentials. What more could you need from your Sharm el-Sheikh hotel?