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Review: Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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With Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh soon to double in size, now seems the ideal opportunity to review this luxury resort in Egypt and to explain exactly why you should visit this exceptional hotel.

Location

Perched on a hill overlooking the Red Sea on the Sinai Peninsula, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is a short drive to waterfront cafés and restaurants of Naama Bay, the Old Sharm marketplace, and the upscale, outdoor-shopping options of Il Mercato. This world-class beach destination offers Red Sea life, desert adventures, and historical sites that are musts to experience.

Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, and EgyptAir all fly to Sharm El Sheikh from the UK with one-stop, or Tui fly direct from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh. From the airport, the resort is a short 10-minute taxi transfer, which can be arranged by the resort.

Style & Character

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt is uniquely nestled in an Arabian fairytale with Egyptian-inspired architecture, rooftop domes, and a multitude of waterways cascading down limestone cliffs.

Now, a multi-million-dollar expansion and enhancement project is doubling the size of the property, creating one of the world’s largest Four Seasons resorts. 115 brand-new guest rooms and suites are perched in intimate two-storey buildings facing the crystal-clear Red Sea to bring the Resort’s total to 315 accommodations.

The new rooms include the destination’s most spacious guest rooms and suites all featuring a private balcony or terrace, some with a private pool.

Service & Facilities

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has easy access to more than 70 dive sites, including sun-drenched coral gardens, historic WWII shipwrecks, and deep open-ocean walls.

Unmatched by any other resort in the destination, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh offers the only offshore diving and snorkeling experience without guests having to leave the resort with guided dives at the Resort’s house reef with its marine life, the uninhabited surrounding islands, or adventurous sports including the parasailing experience, banana boat rides and plenty more.

Beyond the water sports, there are numerous pools to choose from, all shaded by palms and flanked by deeply cushioned loungers, three tennis courts and there’s an excellent spa to relax in.

Rooms

Guests can choose from a wide variety of rooms, one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as residential-style villas, chalets, and signature suites with up to four bedrooms.

Designed with exotic Arabian influence, the resort now also features nine suite types, highlighted by the lavish beachfront Palace, a regal suite unlike any other in Egypt. You can see these new rooms in the photos above.

Designed by Wimberly Interiors, the décor takes inspiration from the surrounding Red Sea and golden sand, reflected in soothing shades of blue and beige with rich, natural textures. Sleek modern furnishing provides a delightful contrast with traditional Arabesque architectural motifs blending seamlessly with leading-edge technology including mobile room keys, as well iPad-controlled curtains, air conditioning, and lighting system.

Creating a luxurious home away from home, the ultra-spacious new guest rooms start at 75 square meters (807 square feet), maximizing the personal living space with two generous lounge areas, one indoors and one outdoors. The vast majority of guest rooms feature Red Sea views while the fully furnished balcony or terrace includes a day bed for afternoon naps as well as a café table for al fresco private dining. The new marble bathrooms are expansive and spa-like, aglow with sunlight from two arched Arabesque windows.

There are 146 suites and chalets, including 28 brand-new one- and two-bedroom suites. With sophisticated style and larger layouts, these new suites combine comfortable living areas and separate bedrooms, making them ideal for families and extended stays.

Many suites include plunge pools or full-sized swimming pools, and some feature a complete gourmet kitchen with an option of a Four Seasons private chef for guests to dine on a large terrace with Red Sea views.

The Resort’s largest and most lavish suite, The Palace is designed to host royalty, international figures, and the world’s elite. Magnificent and modern, this stand-alone beachfront residence measures a remarkable 565 square meters (6,082 square feet), offering the ultimate in Four Season’s sophistication. Entertaining unfolds in the expansive living room and formal dining room, moving outdoors to the terrace, where two swimming pools are just steps from the beach. Unique luxuries include a fitness room, spa treatment room, dressing room, a home theatre, and 24-hour butler service.

Food & Drink

There are numerous restaurants to enjoy at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. Arabesque restaurant specializes in mixed grills with beef tenderloin, veal, lamb chops, kofta, shish tawouk and you can enjoy this indoors or in a partially covered outdoor seating area.

Restaurant Il Frantoio has more of a fishy twist, with specials including crisp grouper fillet, saffron risotto, gremolata, and veal jus. Again this restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating area on the terrace.

Waha Pool Bar & Restaurant is by the pool and offers dishes including Murgh makhani, a butter chicken curry flavored with fenugree. Reef Grill is a restaurant specializing in grilled meat such as Australian beef tenderloin and has an outdoor seating area. Gezira Pool Bar & Restaurant is also by the pool with outdoor seating and then there is the Citadel Lounge, Nafoura Lounge, and the Observatory Lounge for sitting and enjoying a drink with a snack.

Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels.

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