I continue my series about staying in hotels with another story about our second hotel in our holiday in Egypt in 2019.
The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh in the suburbs of Hurghada has long been interested to me because of its relax location and the concept of BB (breakfast only), and finally this year we’ve managed to get there.
In the morning, waking up at the Baron Palace (our first hotel on this trip), I’ve realized that I wanted to quickly be in Oberoi hotel, so we’ve decided to get there right after breakfast 🙂
How we’ve got there with the UBER, which appeared in Hurghada at the beginning of 2019, I will definitely tell you in a separate post 🙂
Geographically, the hotel still belongs to the village of Sahl Hasheesh, but it’s really located closer to Hurghada.
The biggest inconvenience of the location of the hotel is its remoteness from Sahl Hasheesh and from Hurghada. There is no way to get there on foot, the only way to use a taxi or just not to go anywhere and relaxing at the hotel (that’s what we did).
As a result, we’ve arrived at Oberoi early, somewhere after 11, and understood that it’s no chance to be settled so early, and we would just start getting to know the hotel, as we just could not wait to see it 🙂 But we were lucky, and we were immediately settled, saying that our room was ready.
I’ve immediately liked the small and cozy reception of the hotel, very nice staff, check-in was quick and comfortable. The only problem was when I could not understand that I was being asked to provide my business card 🙂
We were immediately taken on a buggy machine to our room, which I’ve really expected, reading the description of the room on the hotel’s website and reviewing its photo in the reviews.
Our room was located near the beach and the main restaurant, which was very convenient, because the territory of the hotel is huge and walking from the distant buildings to rooms will not be very convenient. Yes, there is a buggy service from the room to anywhere in the hotel, but still it is less convenient than taking a walk.
When we came in our room, we understood that this room couldn’t be called a room; it’s really a separate villa, which is simply located in a row with the neighboring buildings.
All rooms in the hotel are suites (from 85 to 225 m2), so their area and equipment corresponds to this category of rooms.
Each guest of the hotel (even in the cheapest room category that we have booked – deluxe suite) has at their disposal a separate villa building.
The room opens with a heavy key, which is fun to carry, but you won’t lose it for sure 🙂
At the entrance, we’ve immediately got into the living room with a sofa, armchairs, a table, a cupboard and a large TV (there is also an air conditioner). The room is spacious, the problem that thanks to the windows and the first floor you are in full view of everyone, so you had to live in a room with constantly closed roller blinds.
From the living room there is access to a private terrace with a large round table, chairs and two sun loungers with an umbrella. From there also there is a gate with access to the street.
To the left of the living room is the sleeping area with a huge and very comfortable bed, tables by the bed, a nightstand and a TV again, as well as a separate air conditioning.
The bed is very high and at first it was unusual. The bedding is of excellent quality, the pillows are comfortable.
Near the bedroom there is a separate spacious wardrobe with bathrobes, slippers, a safe and a bag for the beach.
A bit further there is a huge bathroom with a shower with access to a small terrace, a cool bathtub deepened in the floor, a cheerful bidet (with a strange system of use, which I had to deal with), and a toilet bowl that also worked very strange (it was needed a separate approach).
A washbasin, a mirror, a hairdryer and all accessories are in place. Cosmetics are duplicated near the washbasin, near the shower and bath – all from the L’occitane brand.
The number of towels is huge and for all occasions.
There is a kettle with a set of tea and coffee bags. Minibar for extra charge.
Additionally to daily cleaning there is an evening room service with cleaning and preparing the room for bed.
In general, the room is great, really the best of all that we saw in 81 hotels, which we’ve visited in 17 countries!
To be continued…