Located between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, the bustling Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh has long attracted visitors thanks to its beautiful natural attractions and vibrant nightlife. Sheltered sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs provide an idyllic backdrop, and when night falls a myriad of pulsating bars and restaurants – many of which are dotted along the town’s pretty tree-lined promenade – spring to life.
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 you narrow down the choices, we’ve selected 7 of the best 5-star and luxury hotels to be found anywhere in Sharm el-Sheikh. We hope you find our pick useful.
FROM £54/ NIGHT
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 equipped with a satellite 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 minute away by car or bus.
FROM £52/ NIGHT
Nestled in the heart of Naama Bay just moments from the beach, this large luxury hotel boasts an enviable location. All guest rooms are air-conditioned and come with a minibar, a safe box, and a private bathroom. Some rooms are located on the private beach side of the hotel and others on the garden side, the latter offering eye-catching views over the ocean, vast outdoor pool and tropical gardens. There’s also a well-equipped gym, a sauna and steam room, and several dining options including a buffet restaurant and a Beach BBQ where live entertainment is staged, plus a separate piano bar. Free parking is available at the property and there’s also free WiFi in public areas. Sharm El Sheikh International Airport is just over 6 miles away.
FROM £41/ NIGHT
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 £72/ NIGHT
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 side or the 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 £317/ NIGHT
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 £50/ NIGHT
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 £44/ NIGHT
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.