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Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The gorgeous and beautiful place at Egypt because it is so amazing place and the food and the Service are great you should come to this place the animation team they are aweeeesome they make a lot of fun there with very good aqua aerobics

Was amazing hotel at all seffty and security everywhere nice place with nice view food with good quality animation team they are awesome good show every night . And they are very nice guy they are professional

The drinks are served at room temp. always lack ice. The floor around the pool is dirty, the broken tiles, and very sharp. the water is dirty pool, many egyptian smoke and eat at the edge kiddie pool, Egyptians who spit in the water. Pool without filtering system (many dirty) pool open 9am and closed at 6pm. all the bars around the pool open at 10am and all the drinks are warm. The toilettes almost always dirty. At 4pm offers some sandwichs but they are empty. The desk of the bar always dirty and sticky. Always dirty tables. Always at table napkins. The towels beach little and torn. The floor of restaurant always dirty. The food too many times, bad lack variety, stay in 10 days saw french fries only 1 time. At breakfast lack hot chocolate, available at 10am. missing staff and maintenance. The staff does not have experience. Egyptians who eat at the entrance right in front of the reception. The beach is beaten. The sea is full of rocks and dirt in the water, it is everything. In the restaurant on the beach the pizzas are horrible. The coat of the staff are dirty. The Kids club is devoid of toys for the kids. Many Egyptian guests are not polite. Glasses dispersed throughout the corners of the hotel. Glasses, sometimes dirty Strong points are: the different shows every night, the club Car he everywhere will escort you to the hotel. Outside the hotel, front there are many shops. The Hotel is 10 minutes from the centre and the airport.

Very wonderful stay at Hurghada and an amazing animation crew with the great activities. Food was good and the customers and service are friendly. I recommend people to come to this hotel. Worth the time and energy.

We had wonderful holiday at sonesta resort animation was the best at the hotel activity at swmingpall was amazing and show everynight disco was amazing also eat was not good enugh and beach also but its was great because of animation team

Very good service Good people The animation team are very funny I like to hangout with them I recommend people to go to this hotel The swimming ... pool is very nice I love this hote I really enoy it...

I really enjoy so much there with so much fun and good eat everyone respect you there was very good animation they do a lot for us really !! Jokes and waterball they are amazing and every night was good show eat was good also and very nice staff there thanks for everyone was try make our vacation good

Ok. I think it's fair to say that I am a seasoned TripAdvisor reviewer. Have a few badges to my name. Therefore, my review of Sonesta Pharoah Beach Resort in Hurghada is in 'doccy style', true, critical, and balanced. This is my third visit to Egypt and I am aware of the standard of hotels that exist. This may have been a five star resort back in the day, but this most certainly IS NOT a 5 star resort or anywhere near as of Aug 2017. Today is day three of our 7 night holiday and I am travelling with my wife and 4 kids (age 10, 9, 5 and 1). I have explored every area of the resort. This resort is run down. The only decent area is the reception. The rest of the resort needs a major refurb. The pathways around the resort are damaged( in some cases dangerous), and unsightly. The landscape is dry and unmaintained. Dry dusty landscape as oppose to lush greenery. The tiles around the pool are loose and damaged. The tiles at the bottom of the pool have some sharp edges also ! This resort is now VERY dated. The staff are bored as it is actually quite dead. It seems a little deserted, Dusty and dry. Sadly, the room we are staying in 503 (bungalow) although adequate, with AC, fridge and spacious. Is probably a 2 star standard. Despite the reviews of the restaurant being hit and miss, I actually think the food is pretty decent and well cooked. Staff in the restaurant are pleasant and work hard. This is what probably has tilted me towards giving this resort a three star instead of two. But on the bright side, for £2800 all inclusive for 6 of us. Who am I to complain. This certainly is 'you get what you pay for'. And I can't complain for the price. We're making the most of our stay here and the staff are nice. There are play areas for kids (run down but does the job). But PLEASE- don't expect a 5 star resort. Don't even expect 4 stars. I am surprised travel agents across Europe and U.K. Have got away with labelling this as 5 stars. It isn't. I am amazed that I have managed to get wifi in the reception whilst writing this review. I think the tourism in Egypt has been hit hard. And it is evident as it's just local Egyptians here. This place needs a big investment to get it up to standard. But, if tourism is hit hard, is it a worthwhile investment.... Once upon a time, Sonesta was a paradise....? To end on a positive, I must stress, for the money we've paid. All inclusive... it's still a good deal. Happy times :) we shall make the most of the time we have left. Sun is shining and the kids are smiling :)

Good hotel is big and nice and rooms is beau. About drinks is many and animation is very nice people .and food is good i like hotle so much i will come agin i want every one see this hotel realy ..see u soon guys i like the hotel good job

It was a very good hotel and we had a lot of fun at the pool. The food was very good, too. The personal was always nice and very friendly. The animation was very good and we played for example waterball.

Safaga Road Hurghada

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Village Road, Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Makadi Water World and 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from New Marina. This 360-room, 5-star resort has a private beach, a golf course, and a marina. Hurghada Mosque and Hurghada Marine Museum & Aquarium are also within a 30-minute drive.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


The 360 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and patios, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Minibars, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada features a private beach, a golf course, and a marina. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EGP 200 per room one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an indoor pool.

Room options

Garden view room (Egyptians and Egyptian Residents ONLY)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow Chalet 1 Bedroom (Egyptians and Egyptian Residents ONLY)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Sea View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow Chalet 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1660 reviews