The Best Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh For Every Traveller

The pool at adult-only Baron Palms Resort
The pool at adult-only Baron Palms Resort | Courtesy of Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheik / Expedia
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5 January 2021

Found on Egypt‘s Sinai Peninsula, sunny beach destination Sharm El Sheikh has sensational dive sites, luxe chain hotels and family-friendly all-inclusive resorts.

Despite remaining uninhabited throughout most of history, this fishing village turned strategic naval port saw tempestuous political times in the last century. Now reimagined as an enticing holiday destination and named as a city of peace, the restaurants, nightclubs, reefs, warm waters – and superb hotels – attract flocks of year-round visitors. Here’s where to stay.

Rixos Premium Seagate

Chain Hotel, Luxury
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Rixos Premium Seagate Sharm El Sheikh
Rixos Premium Seagate Sharm El Sheikh | Courtesy of Rixos Premium Seagate Sharm El Sheikh / Expedia

With its own protected coral reef, the Rixos Premium Seagate is a wonderland for divers. Discover the exclusive marine world at the foot of lush landscaped gardens and beachfront, or get active within the complex by partaking in the activities programme and playing sports. Drop the children at the kids’ club, then take it easy with a Turkish bath – there’s a ladies-only area in the spa too – followed by a meal at one of the 11 eateries.

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Four Seasons Resort

Chain Hotel, Luxury
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Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh | Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh / Expedia

Built into a hillside overlooking the Red Sea, this Four Seasons establishment showcases low-rise Moorish architecture. The 200 rooms – each with a balcony or terrace – are divided into clusters and spread across the grounds, providing a relaxing, village feel. Guests can take a funicular railway from the hotel to the private coral beach, drink cocktails in the Observatory Lounge while the sun sets and dine in one of several in-house restaurants.

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Baron Resort

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh | Courtesy of Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh / Expedia

Despite housing 357 rooms, the built-up area of this resort only accounts for 18 percent of its total footprint. The remaining area is laid to lush garden land, with meandering walkways and outdoor facilities including a Roman amphitheater, playgrounds and pools with commanding views. Visitors can choose from bed and breakfast, full, board, half board, or all-inclusive. An optional Bedouin dinner night with native food, drink, music and costume is also available.

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Baron Palms Resort (adults only)

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Chain Hotel
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Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheik
Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheik | Courtesy of Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheik / Expedia

This five-star boutique resort with private beach is reserved for adults only but provides plenty of scope for a playful break. The two pools (one of which is Olympic sized) have hot tubs, waterfalls and water cascades and there are facilities to play beach volleyball, beach soccer, water sports and tennis. Restaurants, entertainment and live music mean there’s plenty to keep you occupied after dark too.

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Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

Chain Hotel, Luxury
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Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh
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Child-free travellers seeking couple time will appreciate this sleek Savoy Beach-based hotel. The relatively central Soho Square location is useful for those wishing to explore the local nightlife, but with 14 international restaurants and 20 bars and lounges on site, you might not find the time. Guests are greeted on arrival with a cool towel and a cold drink. The modern and romantic styled four-poster bedrooms are recommended.

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  • Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort

    Luxury, Chain Hotel
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    Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort
    Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort | Courtesy of Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort / Expedia

    Part of the Renaissance-Marriott group, Golden View Beach Resort has 384 rooms laid over two floors. The complex also comprises a 350m (1,150ft) stretch of private beach (the sea is accessed from the rocky beach through a fixed wooden jetty), tiered tropical gardens, seven places to eat and drink, a full-service spa, pools and a health club. It overlooks the top snorkelling spot of Tiran Island.

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    Tropitel Waves Naama Bay

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    Tropitel Waves Naama Bay
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    Found in the Naama Bay area of Sharm, the Tropitel is a firm family favourite. There’s an on-site water park with slides, four pools, buffet dining options, an animation programme and a kids’ club. A beach bar and cafe provide spaces for the adults to unwind, while an Egyptian restaurant offers an authentic taste of the region.

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    Reef Oasis Beach Resort

    Hotel, Spa Hotel, Chain Hotel
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    Reef Oasis Beach Resort
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    Taking its name from the adjacent Temple Reef, this hotel is flanked by the imposing Sinai mountain range. Here you can try your hand at archery, ping pong, billiards, tennis, darts and more. You’ll also find an array of all-age all-inclusive activities and an in-resort waterpark. A free shuttle is provided into nearby Naama Bay and, for those Brits experiencing homesickness, the hotel has a pub.

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    Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort

    Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel
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    Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort
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    The architectural inspiration for this six-terraced property on Sharks Bay comes from the exotic Arabian heritage of the region. It’s also a short taxi ride from both the airport and tourism centre. The highlights of the Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort include a rooftop garden, private beach and round-the-clock room service. There’s also a collection of nine restaurants serving a globe-hopping menu.

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    Steigenberger Alcazar

    Chain Hotel, Luxury
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    Steigenberger Alcazar
    Steigenberger Alcazar | Courtesy of Steigenberger Alcazara / Expedia

    For fast access from the airport (using the limousine or shuttle provided by the hotel), consider Steigenberger Alcazar in the south Sinai area of Nabq Bay. The dramatic, contrasting scenery on the doorstep is perfect for a quad biking trip, while the huge beach at the hotel is ideal for beginner snorkellers. Varied food options include Japanese and Italian cuisine and guests can take yoga classes, among other activities.

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    These recommendations were updated on January 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.