Ritz-Carlton Sharm El Sheikh

Finding the second best hotel in Sharm El Sheikh is based on the brands easy. Four Seasons is by far the best, but Ritz-Carlton is still a quality brand and while it had average reviews I decided to stay here.

I arrived in the hotel and immediately got a bad impression. The staff wasn’t very welcoming and the feeling of the place was bad. After an average welcome drink I was escorted to my room.

I stayed in a Red Sea Suite and even though this was their highest category of suites it was nothing special. Out-dated and like the rest of the hotel it was a place I couldn’t wait to leave.

The food was OK and service was acceptable in the restaurant. The rest of the hotel did however made a bad impression where it everywhere felt more like a Marriott than a Ritz-Carlton. Actually it was build as a Radisson and I wonder why Ritz-Carlton wanted this hotel.

The reason why this hotel dosen’t look horrible on Tripadvisor is the rates. It’s by far the cheapest Ritz-Carlton in the world and lots of their guests would never have explored a luxury hotel before and therefore is satisfied with a level of an average Marriott.

Overall it was by far the worst Ritz-Carlton I have stayed in. I Ritz-Carlton couldn’t get any worse than in Kuala Lumpur, but I was wrong. Sharm El Sheikh is far from Kuala Lumpur as well and I wonder why Ritz-Carlton are keeping this dump.

My opinion: Good experience.