Hyatt Sharm el-Sheikh: Beautiful Hotel, Terrible Time


The Hyatt Regency Sharm el-Sheikh Hotel Review is part of the Trip Report Athens Marathon: The Original Course which includes the following cities:

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Getting There: From the airport, you must take a taxi though they will try to sell you a camel if you don’t agree to get ripped off. I paid 50 EGP though I would be impressed if you got it for 30 EGP. The hotel is only a short distance away. The Hyatt provides free transport to the airport on the way back. Be sure not to forget your watch at the hotel before you depart.

The original plan was to run the Athens Marathon then go straight to Sharm for R&R. Then the plan changed to go to Cairo and Luxor and end the trip in Sharm. After the bombing of the Russian airliner where tragically 224 people were killed, I debated whether it was responsible to go to Sharm. I decided to go but unfortunately received the worst food poisoning my first night there. I was there for three days total and had a horrible time. Since I don’t want to recount the bad experience, this hotel review is going to be all pictures. Though the resort was beautiful, all I can think about when I see the pictures is how miserable I was.

Having said that, here is Hyatt Regency Sharm el-Sheikh hotel review.

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There would be no R&R on this trip
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There would be no partying either

The Hotel Grounds 

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Hyatt Regency Sharm
hyatt regency sharm el-sheikh hotel review
Very safe, secure entrance to the hotel
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Approaching the hotel
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The grounds
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The main entrance
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Diamond suites
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Diamond suite entrance
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Regency Club: free refreshments all day and happy hour from 5-7 which includes alcohol
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Regency club check in
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Regency club
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Regency club art
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Picture perfect day
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The hotel was basically empty
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Espresso book!
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Diamond suites overlooking pool

The Room 

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The pleasure room
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View from the pleasure room
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The bed
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The bedroom
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No comment
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The bathroom
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I love when hotels provide dental kits
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The tub
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TV in the bathroom
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Bathroom #2 no comment
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The living room
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The water came in handy
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TV #2
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Porch to the ocean
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Still a perfect day
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Balcony lounge
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I love Twix
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The terrible wine is back
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Was it the fruit?
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Living room art
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View of the living room
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Leaving the room for the one day of enjoyment
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But first some complimentary chocolates
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Was it the wine?
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Just terrible wine
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Another place I was ill

The Beach 

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To the beach
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The Red Sea
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Photo of photo
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Diamond private beach
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Yacht for snorkel and private high-speed boat
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Didn’t get to snorkel
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But beautiful water, reminds me of Hvar
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And then the night came

The Regency Club 

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Happy hour weak selection
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Was it the snacks?
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The desserts?
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Complimentary all day
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The falafel? No way it’s the falafel
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Dessert was good though
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No partying in Pacha
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Everything was still fine at argheli bar

The Day After 

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Then the sun went away and the clouds came out and it was all bad
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The main pool
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Breakfast buffet: There’s an a la carte in the Regency Club
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Could not really eat breakfast but it was a basic spread
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The Thai restaurant was good but the smallest Tom Yum bowl
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More of the clouds on my trip
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I don’t think I’ll return to Sharm
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But the flowers were nice

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