Inside Look: The Luxe Four Seasons in Egypt

The hotel grounds are gorgeously manicured and lined with palm trees.
The hotel grounds are gorgeously manicured and lined with palm trees.

With another location in Cairo, the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is one of two Egyptians properties belonging to the luxury hotel brand. As expected of a Four Seasons, this 136-room resort has all the hallmarks of a five-pearl hotel: upscale dining options, elegant guest rooms, lovely swimming pools, and beautiful sea views. 

This is easily one of the top, if not the top, luxury resorts in Sharm El Sheikh. Scroll down for an inside peek at the sumptuous property overlooking the Red Sea. 

Like the rest of the property, the stairs are grand and lavish.

Like the rest of the property, the stairs are grand and lavish.

The approach along a perfectly straight driveway lined with rows of palm trees sets the tone for this immaculate and luxurious Four Seasons Resort. Lofty ceilings, hanging lanterns, and elegant stone arches combine with water features and intricate traditional tiling to create a palatial feel in the hotel’s lobby. The resort is styled around an Arabian village spread over a hillside and lined with manicured lawns, colorful flowers, and neatly sculpted shrubbery sloping down towards the coral-rich Red Sea.

Bedroom in the Two-Bedroom Residential Suite Poolside

Bedroom in the Two-Bedroom Residential Suite Poolside

The hotel’s accommodation options range from standard Superior Rooms to luxury suites, including large Residential Suites and lavish Royal and Presidential Suites. Decor follows the Arabian theme with canopied beds, carved latticework, and Moroccan hanging lamps and tiling. Deluxe amenities include well-stocked minibars, high-end flat-screen TVs, and DVD/CD players. 

Bathroom in the Two-Bedroom Residential Suite Poolside

Bathroom in the Two-Bedroom Residential Suite Poolside

There are also plenty of entertainment amenities that can be rented for a fee, including iPads, games consoles, and Apple TVs; though basic Wi-Fi is free, a high-speed connection incurs a daily charge. Spacious bathrooms are finished in marble and granite and include walk-in showers, separate soaking tubs, fluffy bathrobes, and L’Occitane toiletries.

Private Pool in the Two-Bedroom Residential Suite

Private Pool in the Two-Bedroom Residential Suite

All rooms also open to furnished balconies or terraces, most with lovely views of the sea. More expensive rooms may come with private pools on the terrace, each set with a couple of cushioned chairs.

The heated Waha pool has underwater music, private cabanas, and an adjacent whirlpool.

The heated Waha pool has underwater music, private cabanas, and an adjacent whirlpool.

The hotel has four pools, the largest of which is the Waha, a heated free-form freshwater swimming pool that’s over 10,000 square feet in size and features underwater music, an island bar, and views over the sea. There’s also a dedicated kids’ pool and another for laps.

Loungers dot the sand.

Loungers dot the sand.

The beach is small, but then the resort itself is smaller and more intimate than many in the area. Two jetties offer access to the water (you can’t swim out right from the shore because of the shallow reef), and there’s a real focus on water sports here, with a first-class dive school and even two 79-foot yachts available for guests’ use (note that diving and yacht hire often need to be booked in advance). There’s a small kiosk with towels and sunscreen, and guests can expect typical Four Seasons pampering such as free treats (think: fresh fruit or cakes) passed out by staff to loungers. 

The Arabesque restaurant serves Mediterranean, Moroccan, and Lebanese dishes.

The Arabesque restaurant serves Mediterranean, Moroccan, and Lebanese dishes.

Dining options include a choice of five restaurants ranging from Middle Eastern and Moroccan, to Italian, Asian, and seafood, most offering an alfresco option and views over the sea. There are also three lounges for cocktails and coffee. An extensive and excellent breakfast buffet is served each morning and included in the rate. Prices, however, are generally very expensive, especially for alcoholic drinks, and there is no all-inclusive plan available. 

Are you tempted to take a trip to this luxe property? What made you decide? Let us know in the comments!

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