Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
my visit to club fanaraPosted Jul 5, 2013
Pros: The pool and staff.
Cons: It's a good distance from main shopping centre of narma Bay.
Location: Very nice, on the cliff so you can dive from the hotel beach. 5 pools in 2 areas always with places to sit and relax when not taking a dip.
Second stay at this hotel, it's still a great place to stay. What I would say is there are not a lot of English people staying at the hotel. The animation team do a decent job and get people involved with what ever is going on. The food can be a little boring but as I was only there 7 days it was more then a choice to keepsake going.my review
for Everyoneby Jihan from Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
A friendly and uncongested resort.Posted May 13, 2013
Pros: A friendly and approachable staff who are diligent to your needs.
Cons: Internet connection
Location: Beautiful snorkelling and diving sites. Excellent views of the Red Sea.
My sister and I stayed in this resort recently. The staff have been so friendly and pleasing to talk to. We instantly felt cosy. The hotel complex was very beeautiful with amazing views of the Red Sea. The meals were all first class tasty dishes which were mouthwatering. Internet connection was the only problem. I am planning to return to this hotel as the diving sites are superb with an in house Italian diving school which offers snorkelling and diving experience for people of various diving and swimming experience.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Cairo, Egypt
Truly All-InclusivePosted Nov 24, 2011
Location: No need to leave the hotel, especially since it is all-inclusive and because Sharm doesn't have anything besides its beach resorts. If you are trying to "experience Egypt" AND relax on the beach, you'll have to take at least one full day of your trip to travel to Cairo or somewhere else around Egypt.
Great hotel; the all-inclusive saves you a ton of money as the tourist prices out on town will eat you up. We were making fun of the reviews that said not many people speak English until we got to the hotel... It's not a bad thing at all, but 90% of the guests were Russian, Italian, or other Eastern Europeans so the activities and SCUBA dive instructors and most employees speak predominately Russian or Italian; but I still got through 2 SCUBA dives in English :D Again, it's not a bad thing, but in case you want to socialize with other guests, you can expect a language barrier with English. The staff was very professional and the meals were fairly good for all-inclusive meals; you can a beer any time of the day and the bar is a great place to have some chips/peanuts and a drink after the sun sets.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from UK
Excellent, but needs to protect the corals betterPosted Oct 10, 2011 on Hotels.com
I don't think I'll return for a third time as it's too distressing to watch the ignorant masses clamberring their way to the reef wall of Ras um Sid, a top dive site. The Fanara and its guests aren't the main culprit, but it can do more.It should put in place a pontoon or jetty as soon as possible. It should employ boat patrols in the meantime. They have well meaning staff using megaphones, but by that time , the idiots from mainly Russia and locals, are already walking all over the coral. The hotel is really good and they have the best reef on their doorstep. They should build on their situation , or things will simply deteriorate to a level that they will be just another hotel.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Good HotelPosted Jul 23, 2011 on Hotels.com
I said is good Beach location nice sunrise and sunset i recomended
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Hurghada
good teamPosted May 17, 2011
do not miss the Scuba Diving on the house reef
for Couplesby Alex from London
Good Sharm HotelPosted Nov 30, 2010
The hotel is up to the usual "good quality" Sharm standard. Not premium luxury, not poor, but normal respectable and acceptable good quality standard for the Sharm area (and I've stayed in quite a few over the years). The hotel is on the shore and has own moderately-sandy beach, which is quite a plus in Sharm, especialy in the Hadaba area where it is situated. Not all hotels have this, in lots of other hotels you'd need a bus to the beach. There are shops and a pedestrian bazaar-type area within a 10min walk from the hotel. Best one is the Metro supermarket, a 10-15 min walk down the main road past the Fantasia complex. A proper supermarket with prices marked and no haggling. Note the hotel is not inside the main town of Naama bay, but is rather a 10-min taxi ride away.But singles and clubbers might prefer a hotel inside Naama itself. Food is fine, but I'd recommend to the chef to use more imagination and less sausages, radishes and mayo.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Ireland
Good quality hotel & great dive centrePosted May 14, 2010 on Hotels.com
This is a nice resort hotel - suited to families with kids, and possibly couples. Facilities are good. All inclusive actually means "all inclusive" which is not the case with a lot of hotels. Food is excellent with a wide range of tastes accomodated. Staff are friendly and helpful. I stayed here because I was diving with their dive centre. The experience was excellent, thoroughly enjoyable - both shore & boat dives. The hotel were helpful in providing towels, early breakfast or lunch boxes on request. Also I had an early departure when leaving, but they were able to accomodate breakfast before I left, irrespective of the restaurant not actually being officially open. The only down side for me was - I enjoy a peaceful, quiet time to read and relax - that's not really an option here. There is always music or "animations" by the pools, and music in the restaurants. There aren't really any places to simply "get away" which was disappointing. But that seems to be pretty universal across hotels in Sharm. All in all, I'd recommend the hotel. I booked separate flights & accomodation, didn't use a travel company, and had no issues whatsoever... however I have been to Egypt many times before. I travelled alone because I came to dive, and because I have friends who live & work in Sharm. I had no issues at all being at the hotel alone, I felt very comfortable and relaxed the entire time. Certainly recommend it.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from hertfordshire uk
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for Familiesby A verified traveler from Sutton, UK
overall enjoyablePosted Feb 13, 2010
The hotel was of a good standard - a proper 4 star. Hamy who looked after our "villa" was extremely helpful. The overall standard of food was good. As it was all inclusive, several guests were helping themselves to 3-4 plates of food and then wasting quite a lot of the food. The male staff selling their spas and beauty treatment were extremely irritating and not taking no for an answer. My daughters were not happy with some of their lewd comments which spoilt an otherwise great holiday. The Expedia agent Sameer was extremely helpful.