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Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff were lovely, had a cabin right on the beach with sitting room and kettle and mineral water every day. There is a reef at the pier on the hotel beach with great snorkeling. Zaki the lifeguard is worth having a chat with. He will point out the best snorkeling. In January it was a little cold in the water, if you've got a short wetsuit then bring it. It was just as good snorkeling from the hotel pier as the trip to maymaher island. Food is plentiful but a bit samey. Big dining room that felt quite empty as hotel very quiet. There's something on in the bar every night but there's not many people about.

spent xmas and new year at hotel ,we had a fantastic holiday ..All staff could not do enough for you ,we had a lovely bungalow with sea view which was amazing ,The food was very good .off its private beach there are 2 jetties which lead out onto a small coral reef which makes fantastic snorkelling ,under the watchfull eye of zaki the lifeguard who goes above and beyond to help you have the best experience in the water ,,thankyou zaki ; When we were there it was quiet but suited us .The animation team were great company for adults and brilliant with kids ,especially ahmed and bazil ,,rooms were cleaned daily by smily happy cleaners ,all club car drivers were great and always smiling ,the bar staff and restaurant staff all lovely ..we will be returning this year ..thanks to the management we will be back

We stayed over Christmas and New year and had a very relaxing enjoyable holiday,the Christmas eve gala dinner was excellent and the New year eve celebration and especially the gala buffet were Superb, the weather was averaging 24/25 degrees with a nice breeze most days.The hotel seemed to be very quiet, this may have been because they are in The middle of a takeover so no queues at the bar or restaurant. I must mention the superb staff,they all worked very hard to ensure our holiday was as relaxing as possible.It helped we were upgraded to a bungalow in the hotel grounds only 50 metres from the sea and a few minutes walk to the hotel,a golf buggy was available to give free lifts around the grounds and to the beach and bungalows if we felt a bit tired.You must try the snorkelling around the reef just off the beach,it was fantastic. Not much to walk to outside the hotel ,just a few shops,avoid the taxis outside the main gate,rip off..!!.To sum up ,a nice relaxing beach holiday with good service from the staff.

Fantastic hotel, excellent staff. We had this hotel as part of a Nile Cruise and hotel package and everything was fab. Our particular favourite was the stone-baked pizzas by the beach! I can't recommend this hotel enough.

Stayed here 3 nights then again for 4 nights after the Nile cruise. Too big for our liking but we had a lovely bungalow in the gardens. Quite a trek back to reception and restaurant tho. Extremely good room service from Nagy - well done. The buggy/cart driver were quite pleasant and smiley at times. Good beach access and nice piers to walk along. The outdoor pool was freezing. The indoor pool nice and warm but don't bother if it's packed with Chinese in their underwear - not a pretty sight !! The A I food n drink plentiful and waiters etc very obliging and smiley friendly. At times too attentive tho. We used the Italian, Chines and Oriental Restaurants which were all excellent food and great service. The Egyptian/Oriental was extremely good. The main buffet became rather repetitive as usual. The animation tried their best with limited resources but also seemed to just amuse themselves every night with their own dancing and tunes only played half way through. They became quite irritating after a while and over friendly. They also let us down some days by not turning up to water aerobics and boccia on the beach. Far too self indulgent. We had a great time though due to very pleasant climate for late Nov/early Dec ! The place was kept very clean & tidy although the bungalows which are very spacious are now a little tired and need some TLC. It's more 4* than 5*. The evening entertainment certainly needs improving. Wouldn't return to this hotel but we really did enjoy our 7 days chilling in sun but even that died down too soon every day. 7/10 guys so room for improvement !

We stayed at the Sonesta Pharaoh in December, the staff and animation team were excellent and extremely helpful and enthusiastic despite it being such a quiet time. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the buffet food was very good and varied.

Its a nice hotel have a nice view and its too big and have a nice beach and food is very good and testy. Service is awesome animation team are awesome try do a-lot of fun mr ahmed and tammer amr basel fatma

I like sonesta hotel realy it is verey good hotel and i like resturant and food is verey good and i like my room its verey good and the animation team is verey beautiful team realy i lpved animation team basel ahmed fatma tamer amr thay is verey good team thanks soneta

It's was very nice hotel service was good food was tasty room have a nice view and thanks for animation team Ahmed tammer Basel amr fatma they was very good with us and they make a good show every night

A very pleasant stay. The hotel is comfortable and clean, we had booked for a standard room and were upgraded to a bungalow near the beach was good , the bungalow was a bit dated and with pretty basic furniture, however cleaned with fresh towels and bed linen every day. Compared to UK Standards I would not class this as a 5 star but that seems to be the case in most countries The check in and check out was easy and they allowed us to check out later with no additional fee. The staff are helpful and friendly. The food is lovely with plenty of choice. The beach and pool were nice and clean, private beach is very nice with an excellent coral reef so take your snorkelling gear. None of the reviews mentioned mosquitos but we were bit in many places so best to take some form of repellent. If you are looking for a hotel with wifi this is not the place, the only place the wifi works is the lobby but that too is temperamental. The hotel is about 10 miles from central Hurghada with not much around it apart from other hotels. But you can get a taxi from outside to visit the Marina which is worth visiting. Many reviews commented on the animation which was practically non existent , it was just staff entertaining themselves by mucking around with DJ booth playing half a song then changing it for another one a repeating this most of the night. One downside for us was the staff playing loud club/disco music by the beach and the pool at 10 in the morning which was more for them and not the guests, when all we wanted was peace and quiet. If your looking for a nice place to relax then this serves the purpose.

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.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. 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 nightclub, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1869 reviews