An up-to-date accommodation guide on where to stay in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Includes the top Sharm el Sheikh hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and dive resorts.
Nested on the sandy shores of the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh is one of Egypt’s premier holiday destinations for scuba diving, relaxing, or exploring the hidden gems of the South Sinai Desert.
However, with over 800 Sharm el Sheikh hotels, choosing where to stay can become a little overwhelming!
That’s why, in this 2023 accommodation guide, we’ve thoroughly combed through the best hotels, all-inclusive luxury resorts, affordable dive resorts, mid-range bargains, and low-budget hotels to help anybody plan where to stay in Sharm el Sheikh, no matter the budget.
- If You’re in a Hurry: Here are the Top Sharm el Sheikh Accommodations
- 3 Best All-Inclusive Hotels & Resorts in Sharm el Sheikh
- 3 Best Sharm El Sheikh Luxury Hotels
- 3 Best Dive Resorts in Sharm el Sheikh
- 3 Best Mid-Range Accommodations in Sharm El Sheikh
- 3 Best Budget Hotels in Sharm el Sheikh
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If You're in a Hurry: Here are the Top Sharm el Sheikh Accommodations
Being a resort town, deciding where to stay in Sharm el Sheikh will likely come down more to your accommodation preference than location. There are plenty of great dive resorts, all-inclusive luxury resorts, and beachside hotels dotted throughout Naama Bay, Sharm al-Maya, and Nabq Bay.
Below are three of the top hotel and resort picks for various budgets and travel styles.
- Best Dive Resort - Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Camel Dive is well-regarded as the best dive shop in Sharm. Being a leader in diving since 1986, this resort has the best reputation for safety, quality, and experience. Their resort is also amazing, with an iconic rooftop terrace, amazing breakfast, and a relaxing outdoor pool.
- Best All-Inclusive Resort - Rixos
This all-inclusive resort has everything you need. It boasts 12 pools, a sports club facility, 7 restaurants, and spa facilities. Located on a private beach overlooking the red sea. Guests at Rixos also have free access to Rixos's sister property Rixos Aquaventure Park.
- Budget-friendly 4-star Resort - Xperience St. George
The perfect pick for those wanting to be closer to the old town/market. 3 meal packages are available. A free shuttle runs twice a day to the 2 private beaches. It features a gym, 4 outdoor pools, and a spa facility. It has a 4-star rating at a budget price.
3 Best All-Inclusive Hotels & Resorts in Sharm el Sheikh
|Rixos Sharm El Sheikh||$$$$|
|Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa||$$$|
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Located on Nabq Bay amongst palm trees this luxurious 5-star resort has everything you need for your ultimate stay in Sharm el Sheikh. The resort overlooks the Red Sea with its own private beach with a beach volleyball court.
The immaculate rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, free wifi, flat-screen TV, and an ensuite bathroom. The 7 outdoor swimming pools can be enjoyed whilst sipping on cocktails from one of the nine bars of this hotel.
Rixos Sharm El Sheikh also offers its guests access to its sister hotel which has tennis courts, outdoor swimming pools, and its very own aqua park.
This luxurious 5-star resort is the true definition of luxury in Sharm el Sheikh. The Stella Di Mare beach hotel has wonderful guest rooms with free wifi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and room service. The hotel also features its very own fitness center with a sauna, massage, and steam room.
However, this is not the main reason Stella Di Mare is on this list. That would be because here you can start snorkeling at the coral reefs off the resort's private beach! An absolute must-have for luxury hotels in Sharm el Sheikh.
You can also enjoy a game of tennis at the on-site tennis court, or enjoy the wonderful Italian and fresh Mediterranean cuisine in one of 3 gourmet restaurants on site. Finally, we would also recommend the Stella Di Mare beach hotel to travelers with young children, as the hotel has babysitting and child-minding services available.
Oh, and did we tell you this hotel has 2 outdoor swimming pools with a waterfall?
The Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort can boast an excellent location in Sharm el Sheikh: near Sharks Bay! The views are overlooking the Red Sea Reef throughout the entire property, and from the resort's private beach, you can enjoy many water sports (and of course snorkeling).
Sunrise Arabian has spacious rooms with private terraces or balconies, which are decorated in an Arabian style. Furthermore, they also have air conditioning, free wifi, flat-screen TVs, and a private bathroom. Room service is always available.
This hotel has earned its spot on the list of best Sharm hotels because of the many entertaining amenities including a tennis court, hot tub, 3 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and evening entertainment for all such as karaoke, and a nightclub with a DJ!
3 Best Sharm El Sheikh Luxury Hotels
|Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh||$$$$$|
|Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh||$$$$|
This name should probably ring a bell, and not without good reason! The Four Seasons Resort in Sharm el Sheikh is naturally stunning. Located on a one-kilometer stretch of private beachfront, the hotel has an incredible 4 tennis courts, 5 swimming pools, hot tubs, a fitness center, a steam room, a games room, a kids club, and so on.
The oversized rooms have panoramic views, flat-screen TVs, room service, a private kitchen and living areas, and sometimes even a private pool. Pets are also allowed (on request), and they will surely enjoy the incredible gardens on-site with green grass and palm trees: a truly luxurious oasis.
Furthermore, the Four Seasons has 7 dining experiences, the famous Padi dive center on-site, cooking classes, themed nights, tours about the local culture, and much more. The Four Seasons resort simply has too many amenities for us to list here, which makes it without a doubt one of the best luxury hotels in Sharm el Sheikh.
Still don't know where to stay in Sharm el Sheikh? Don't worry, because then the Royal Savoy might be something for you. Situated just 5 kilometers from the international airport, this hotel offers luxurious villas or suites with panoramic Red Sea views.
Royal Savoy has everything you need on-site for a relaxing stay without the worries of needing to leave. Activities like snorkeling, diving, bowling, tennis, water sports, squash, and a steam room are available at an additional charge.
The rooms naturally all have free wifi, air conditioning, and so forth. We must mention though that this is an adults-only hotel!
The Steigenberger Alcazar is located on the beautiful Nabq bay, just 13 kilometers away from the Sharm el Sheikh International Airport. This 5-star resort has 3 outdoor pools (which are heated during winter times), a fitness center, hot tubs, a spa, and a wellness center.
Steigenberger has an amazing 610 rooms, which all have air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free wifi, private bathrooms, a minibar, and so forth. What we found amazing about this resort, is that personal grocery deliveries can be organized and that they have a minimarket on site.
Finally, Steigenberger also has live music, themed dinner nights, evening entertainment, and a broadcast of live sports events. Truly a luxurious oasis!
3 Best Dive Resorts in Sharm el Sheikh
|Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort & Spa||$$$|
|Camel Dive Club & Hotel||$$|
|Sunshine Divers Club - Il Porto||$$|
If you are into scuba diving, the Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort & Spa is surely an amazing choice. Located in a quiet area of Pasha Bay, this resort offers snorkeling and diving on the doorstep of the resort. You even have the ability to get your diving certificate whilst visiting!
Besides a private beach, Reef Oasis has a fitness center, scuba diving classes, table tennis, darts, and much more entertainment. Their large rooms have immaculate views of the Red Sea, and the pub bar runs 24/7 with beverages and sandwiches. What more could you want?
And if you are now thinking: maybe an outdoor pool with a jacuzzi, an aqua park with water slides, and a baby pool. Don't worry because Reef Oasis has it all!
Situated just a short walk from Naama Bay beach, the Camel Dive Club & Hotel is one of the premier hotels in Sharm el Sheikh. We personally stayed here and Haylea completed her Advance Dive Course through Camel Dive Club. The staff are extremely friendly, and the hotel is home to the famous camel rooftop bar, perfect for sunset views over the mountains and water.
The sleek modern accommodations all feature a kettle, tv, fridge, and air conditioning just perfect for the Egyptian heat. Some even have private balconies. The large bathrooms also have great pressure showers. Outside of the rooms, the Camel Dive Club has some awesome outdoor swimming pools and free wifi in the public areas of the hotel.
This hotel is especially recommended for fans of diving since there are excellent diving courses available and dive excursions and snorkeling trips are organized daily to the incredible Ras Mohammed National Park. The hotel is also just a short walk from the Padi dive center which is on site.
Sunshine Divers Club is located in a great location with views over the Red Sea. The area is known to be quiet and relaxing, and there is a private sandy beach for the hotel guests. If you are looking for a quiet holiday, filled with luxury, this might be your best bet.
Guest rooms are large, and all have room service and a private bathroom. The private beach area is also very close to some coral reefs with lots of fish right at your doorstep. Because of this reason, the Sunshine Divers Club is perfect for fans of diving and snorkeling. Dive courses can be done from the hotel, and the private beach area is the perfect doorstep to an amazing underwater world.
To complete your relaxing holiday, massages can also be arranged!
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3 Best Mid-Range Accommodations in Sharm El Sheikh
If the places above are a bit out of your price range, we have also found some wonderful hotels in Sharm el Sheikh which are a bit more affordable. The Charmillion Club is an all-inclusive resort that is located just a 2-minute walk from the beach.
The resort boasts a large outdoor pool, playground, and luxury-styled restaurants. They also have hot tubs and a wellness facility, which is perfect for those wanting to relax while the kids play in the kids club.
Rooms are large and cater to singles, couples, and families. They have flat-screen TVs, free wifi, air conditioning, and a private balcony. The hotel is also great for those sporty individuals as there is a fitness center, tennis court, and diving activities.
The 5-star Savoy Resort is one of the nicest hotels in Sharm el Sheikh. This amazing place has an astounding 5 large outdoor pools, a hot tub, a beach bar, a fitness center, a kids club, a games room, and several water sports and tennis courts. In short, something for everybody!
The luxurious rooms are decorated stylishly and all include a private balcony with panoramic views over the garden, pool, or ocean. Especially the panoramic views over the Red Sea which are really spectacular.
Finally, this large hotel also has a variety of 6 restaurants, cafes, and bars that can be found on-site.
Located near Naama bay Beach, and just 10 kilometers from the Sharm el Sheikh International Airport, the Waves Naama Bay Hotel is a great mid-range option. The hotel has modern design rooms with flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and private bathrooms.
This is a great choice for travelers with kids since the hotel has a large kids' water park with many water slides. There is also an oasis pool, surrounded by palm trees, and an on-site fitness center.
It's surely worth their great rating on booking.com!
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3 Best Budget Hotels in Sharm el Sheikh
Finally, we list some of the best budget hotels in Sharm el Sheikh. Starting off with an amazing 4-star resort, Xperience St. George Sharm El Sheikh.
This hotel has many amenities, such as an outdoor pool, steam room, hot tub, fitness center, and on-site buffet restaurant. The hotel also has its own private, sandy beach, located 2 kilometers from the property! There is access to 2 different beaches: one sandy and one coral. Both are great for snorkeling and swimming.
The rooms are spacious and decorated nicely. Some of them even feature private balconies. Finally, there is also free private parking. We think Xperience St. George is definitely one of the best budget hotels in Sharm el Sheikh. Hope you enjoy your trip!
Sharm Inn Amarein is an absolute gem. A great low-cost hotel in a great location near the old market and Al Sahaba Mosque. Don't worry about the distance though as they arrange a shuttle service to Naama Bay beach!
Sharm Inn Amarein has spacious rooms with air conditioning and satellite TV. They also have an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness center on-site. A real health club!
The main restaurant has some amazing buffet-style dishes and delicious food. Sharm Inn Amarein is therefore, definitely one of the best hotels in Sharm el Sheikh. You don't need a lot of money to enjoy a truly luxurious experience here!
We end this list with the Naama Inn Hotel, the perfect low-cost accommodation in the heart of Naama Bay. Located just 400 meters from Naama Bay beach and 2.5 kilometers from Garden Bay beach, this hotel has an astounding location for its price. Its location is the perfect base for exploring the best things to do in Sharm el Sheikh.
The beautiful rooms all overlook Naama bay or the pool, and they all feature a private bathroom, free wifi, TV and air conditioning. Naturally, they also have an outdoor swimming pool.
The Naama Inn is the perfect place for budget travelers, and certainly deserves its place on this list! We hope you enjoy your stay in the beautiful region of Sharm el Sheikh!
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