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Customer Travel Tips for Sharm El Sheikh

73% Avg. city rating Rated by 18 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 74%

Shopping 73%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 70%

Sightseeing 69%

Culture 62%

Nightlife / partying 73%

Value for money 72%

Customer Travel Tips for Sharm El Sheikh

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93% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: La shokra (no thank you in Arabic) for all the restaurant and store sellers who are constantly trying to get you into their shop/eatery. And mosquito repellent or net. Do all the activities you can, try eat out, support this wonderful country and promote it when you get back home. Our news and tourism doesn't always portray the correct assumptions about this beautiful place. Try learn some Arabic words - it will get you a long way when haggling over prices.

Liked: After travelling around Egypt it was a welcome break to go to a city in Egypt that seems to be on the up. The streets are much cleaner and animal free (probably because it is mainly a tourist holiday destination). It's not as crowded in Sharm and the locals seem to be more used to foreign travellers and our ways, and so don't hassle you quite as much when browsing and shopping.

Disliked: There didn't seem to be a lot of local culture around. Maybe it's all on the ourskirts away from the tourist places. I didn't hear any mosques ringing out, and saw few locals homes. Sharm just seemed to me a purely tourist destination - which is great if that's what you want in a holiday.

71% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


18 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Visit The desert

Liked: The sea and mountains

Disliked: The mosquitos

60% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


10 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: smile be happy

Liked: sun and fish and coral

Disliked: dirty rubbish many places

78% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


07 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: If you want to buy anything shop at the Carr four supermarket the prices are displayed and it is far cheaper then any where else. .

Liked: I liked been in Egypt but it is a country of extremes. You get ripped off and people give you free things in their coffee bar etc.

Disliked: Yes, one place charged me and two divers 45 English pounds for four cups of tea, a coke and a small bottle of water. You have to be very careful where you shop as prices are just made up.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


31 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Book in advance all accommodation cab quickly disappear due to how popular it is.

Liked: Great diving locations everything is easily accessible and good value for money. We can enjoy as back packers.

Disliked: Over crowded with tourists mainly from Egypt and Russia maun came at a bad time

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Beach sightseeing, old market at night, and mall/casino a little bit north of the small town might main points here.

Liked: Seaviews and beach sightseeing are not bad there.

Disliked: Public transport is no good.

69% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


05 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy the beaches and relax

Liked: beatiful beaches, awesome excursions like the diving, good nightfife

Disliked: it is not Egypt. there is no culture to presence

89% Avg. rating
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  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


23 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: try to not use taxis as they are very expensive, make your transport on foot or local buses

Liked: the weather

Disliked: no

60% Avg. rating
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  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


23 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: ,

Disliked: ,

60% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


20 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Haggle with taxi drivers.

Liked: Only spent one night in Sharm so didnt really explore.

Disliked: N/A

93% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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93% Avg. rating


21 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Cairo by plane and Israel excursions - both excellent

Liked: Weather

Disliked: Salesmen in the street

60% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


19 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go dive!

Liked: The diving is absolutely brilliant, I would particularly recommend Ras Mohammed. The weather is great and the people friendly.

Disliked: The party and package holiday scene is not for me, although I'm sure some people love it.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


04 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy the lovely sea and snorkeling

Liked: beautiful sea and natural places

Disliked: no bad experience

62% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
62% Avg. rating


10 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You won't be experiencing true Egypt but if a beach full of tourists is what you want then you might enjoy Sharm.

Liked: There are lots of beaches and restaurants. The snorkeling trips are fantastic.

Disliked: Sharm is very tacky and touristy. Having traveled the rest of Egypt I would say that Sharm retains none of the true Egyptian culture or character. Sharm is very different and very European in its restaurants/ clubs/ prices. The people here just want to hassle tourists for money.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Some of the restaurants try to sneakily overcharge you on the bill, so double check and don't be afraid to point out the real prices written on the menu, the real amount of tax as written on the menu or the price you negotiated. They always backed down quickly and charged the proper price. You can negotiate prices at restaurants before you enter/sit down due to the amount of competition. A shisha can be bargained down to 10 Egyptian pounds in some places yet if you don't haggle at all you may find yourself paying 5 times that. Beware taxi drivers at the airport and bus station. Some will agree a very reasonable price only to stop halfway in the middle of nowhere, ask where exactly your hotel is and then charge a lot more to take you the rest of the way. Make sure they have seen your exact hotel address beforehand.

Liked: Lots to do, such as scuba, desert trips or just relaxing on the beach. Shisha can be haggled down to around 10 Egyptian pounds (1 UK pound) and coffee or tea to not much more. Good place to relax.

Disliked: Not great nightlife beyond chilling out with shisha and eating dinner. Some places had really watered down beer.

60% Avg. rating
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  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


04 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: dont speak english!!

Liked: the weather

Disliked: the hawkers continually trying to sell

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73% Avg. city rating Rated by 18 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 74%

Shopping 73%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 70%

Sightseeing 69%

Culture 62%

Nightlife / partying 73%

Value for money 72%

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