The Definitive Guide to Living in the Capital , Cairo , Egypt

Sights & Travel

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay: Reasonable Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay: Reasonable Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
    written by
    Yousef Hany

    Located on Sharks Bay in the Southern Sinai
    city of Sharm El Sheikh, Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay is a four-star hotel of the Jaz hotel
    and resort chain, which has a reputation in providing resorts
    with amazing facilities and a relaxing atmosphere.

    Getting There: An Egypt Air flight to Sharm El
    Sheikh takes around 45 minutes with prices starting at 500LE and upwards (for a
    one-way ticket) depending on the season. You can take a seven-hour bus ride,
    available through various bus companies like GoBus, which provides buses every
    hour at 80LE, 100LE and 125LE depending on the class – call their hotline 19567
    for more information. You can book tickets and take the bus from their Abdel
    Moneim Riad stop or from in front of El Seka El Hadeed Club in Nasr City.

    What to Do: The hotel is located on Sharks Bay,
    ten minutes away from Sharm El Sheikh Airport, ten minutes away from the breathtaking
    Red Sea beach, and five minutes away from Soho Square, which is the finest spot
    to hang out in with its quality dining venues and concerts.

    The hotel is situated twenty minutes away from
    Naama Bay, the busiest and most famous area in Sharm El Sheikh, and 30 minutes
    away from El Hadaba, which has the shopping mall Mercato and local
    entertainment show ‘Fantasia’ as well as many cafés such as Costa Coffee and
    Starbucks.

    As it’s not directly
    on the beach, Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay provides a free shuttle service to and from the beach from 8AM till 5PM
    and also to and from Naama Bay from 7PM till midnight for 38LE. You can also
    use the hotel’s limousine service if you want to head to El Hadaba, Soho or the
    airport.

    The hotel provides various leisure
    and fitness facilities like jacuzzi, massage, volley ball, gymnasium, table
    tennis, billiard and darts. Upon request, the hotel’s agency can arrange
    activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, speed boat, paddle
    boat, banana boat, water skiing and safari trips, with transportation to and from the
    hotel.

    Where To Eat: Sol Y Mar has several dining
    options; Barracuda, the main open-buffet restaurant, as well as an outdoor, à-la-carte
    restaurant, a lobby bar, a snack/pool bar and 24-hour room service. Also,
    the resort contains a heated swimming pool and a kid’s pool, shopping arcade
    and internet café.

    Accommodation: Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay has nearly 130
    neat, cosy and well-furnished guest rooms, all of which have a pool-view balcony
    or terrace and are fully equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning,
    satellite TV, a mini-bar, a hairdryer and electric razor plug. Non-smoking
    rooms are available upon request.

    How Much: Prices at Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay are reasonable
    for Sharm El Sheikh standards and change according to the season. For the month
    of May 2011, the hotel offers a three-day all inclusive deal for 1200LE for a
    double room. This cool offer makes the hotel an attractive option for a few
    days of relaxation by the pool in the Southern Sinai sun.

    To contact Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay Hotel you
    can call the hotline 16416 and for queries you can send e-mails to sharksbay@jaz.travel,for more information or
    online booking, check their website.

    recommended