7 charming 5 star & luxury hotels in Sharm el Sheikh

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated January 1, 2024

Located between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, the bustling Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh has a wide choice of luxurious places to stay.

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Sharm el-Sheikh has long attracted visitors thanks to its sheltered sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs, not to mention the myriad of pulsating bars and restaurants – many of which are dotted along the town’s pretty tree-lined promenade – that spring to life when night falls. There are a huge number of accommodation options in Sharm el-Sheikh and when it comes to luxury hotels the pricing is extremely appealing – particularly for those who are used to European and American rates. To help narrow down your choices, we’ve selected 7 of the best 5-star and luxury hotels to be found anywhere in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Jaz Fanara Resort

Perched in a plum spot on the cliff of Ras Om El Sid, Jaz Fanara is one of the area’s most popular high-end resorts. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and come with a TV, and some also offer spacious living room areas and beautiful ocean views from private balconies. Explore the resort and you’ll find an array of exceptional amenities, including indoor and outdoor dining options, a beach bar, a disco, a spa, tennis courts and water sports opportunities including snorkelling and diving. The nearest beach is around an 8-minute walk and Naama bay is just a few minutes away by car or bus. From $112 per person.

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Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

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Set right on the beach in the heart of vibrant Soho Square, this lavish resort is characterised by lush tropical surroundings and a dazzling choice of amenities. Among them are five swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, a fitness centre, six restaurants, five bars, and a state-of-the-art spa. For little ones, there’s also a dedicated kids’ club, as well as a games room with table football and darts. Well-equipped guest rooms are no less impressive, with each offering a flat-screen TV, and a furnished private balcony or terrace with panoramic views. Water sports fans can enjoy a range of aquatic activities at the resort including diving and snorkelling. From $94 per person.

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Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Also boasting its own private white sandy beach, this prestigious resort is one of the most luxurious anywhere in Sharm El Sheikh. Guest rooms come with a pillow menu, satellite TV, 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a furnished balcony, while some also offer scenic views of the Red Sea, Tiran Island or the resort’s gardens. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a luxurious health club, a lagoon-style pool, an Olympic-size sweet water swimming pool, an adults seawater whirlpool, a kid’s pool, a snorkelling and scuba diving platform, and a grand total of 9 restaurants and bars. There’s also a Dance bar serving exotic cocktails and playing evening music. Activities available at the resort include beach volleyball, jogging and cycling, and there’s also a supervised kids’ club. A free shuttle bus is available once a day in the evening to Soho Square. From $86 per person.

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Iberotel Palace

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Housed within a striking white-washed complex, Iberotel Palace is both an idyllic retreat by day and a popular entertainment spot by night. All guest rooms feature a private furnished balcony or terrace with views of the pool, sea or garden. Notable hotel amenities include two freshwater outdoor pools, an impressive eight restaurants and bars where guests can choose between a wide range of international dishes, plus exotic cocktails. A regular programme of evening entertainment is also staged across these dining spots each night. There’s also an indulgent spa, or for more energetic pursuits two tennis courts, and water sports facilities (extra charge). The property offers a shuttle boat service to a nearby coral beach. Naama Bay is just over 6 miles away. From $137 per person.

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SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort

Just over 5 minutes’ walk from its own private beach, the Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort enjoys an idyllic setting. Surrounding its lavish confines are beautiful pristine gardens, while all of its modern guests are elegantly decorated in tasteful Arabian style. In terms of in-room amenities, there’s a private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, and an en-suite bathroom. Elsewhere in the resort, there’s a state-of-the-art gym and spa complete with hot tub, steam room and sauna, along with six a-la-carte restaurants, a lounge bar and a coffee shop. Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in a range of adrenaline-thumping activities here too. Free WiFi is available throughout the resort. Naama Bay is around 6.8 miles away. From $130 per person.

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Cleopatra Luxury Resort

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Located on Nabq Bay, a private beach and a dedicated diving centre are just two of the impressive facilities and services at this upscale Sharm El Sheikh resort. Stylishly decorated guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV and satellite channels, air-conditioning, and a minibar. There’s also a regular programme of events and activities that take place around the resort, including aqua fit classes. There’s a large, tempting infinity pool, while kids get their own swimming pool where they can splash around in a safe environment without disrupting the grown-ups. Guests can choose from a diverse mix of 10 food and beverage venues. Sharm El Sheikh International Airport is just over 4 miles away and daily shuttle services will transport guests to the popular Naama Bay. From $130 per person.

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Naama Bay Hotel & Resort

Positioned in the epicentre of of Sharm El Sheikh’s main entertainment and retail district, and a 5-minute walk from the beach, Tropitel Naama Bay combines a great location with some brilliant amenities, especially for families. There are 4 swimming pools, an aqua park, a spa, a fitness centre, 8 on-site restaurants and a poolside bar where guests can order cocktails and snacks. A daily programme of activities ensure that boredom is never an option and for kids there’s a separate swimming pool. As for guest rooms, they are no less impressive, with stylish design and plenty of space to relax and unwind before heading out to the bright lights of Sharm El Sheikh. From $58 per person.

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