Pharaoh Azur Resort (ex Sonesta Pharoah)

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The Pharaoh Azur Resort stretches across the sands of the Red Sea, with a distinguished blend of modern and Pharaonic architecture. This family-friendly beach hotel comprises a total of 360 guest rooms. There are several options for dining and entertainment at the resort’s bars and restaurants and a selection of sports activities is available.

How far is the nearest beach?
The hotel is situated alongside Hurghada Beach in the Red Sea.

Distance from Airport
12 kilometres from the airport.

The Sonesta Pharaoh Beach has 260 rooms (twins, chalets and singles) and 100 bungalows (small chalets), all with a fully equipped bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar and safe deposit box. 24-hours room service is also provided. Baby cots are available on request and will count as 1 person in the room and not in addition to the maximum occupancy.

Food & Drink
The hotel offers breakfast and dinner buffets. The a la carte restaurant “Alexandria” accommodates up to 84 people. The sea food restaurant on the beach accommodates up to 120 people, The hotel also has a lobby bar, oriental cafe Farfasha (an Arab style cafe), snack bar by the pool and a beach snack bar. There is also a discotheque “Fun Pub” which offers another venue for entertainment.

All Inclusive Food & Drinks
The AI programme consists of breakfast (07:00-10:30), lunch (12:30-14:30), dinner (18:30-22:00) and late dinner (22:00-24:00), all buffet style, served in the Karnak main restaurant. Late light breakfast takes place from 10:30-12:00 at the lobby bar. Also at the disposal of the AI guests for A la Carte dinning with prior reservation is the pool restaurant (12:30-16:00), the beach restaurant (12:30-16:00), the Valentinos restaurant (Mediterranean & International cuisine with special menu for dinner) and the Paella restaurant (International sea food for dinner). Customers are entitled to enjoy dinner at the special parties every Sunday (BBQ). A la Carte snacks are available between 12:30 & 24:00 at the lobby bar as well as afternoon sweet & tea corner from 17:00-18:30 and hot snacks from 23:00-24:00. Tea & coffee time with snacks & mini sandwiches is from 16:00-17:00 by the pool and the beach restaurant. Guests can have ice cream at the pool & beach restaurants, during their operation hours. For kids aged 5 to 12yrs old there will be ice cream, mini sandwiches, snacks and cookies at the kids club from 10:00-13:00 & 15:00-17:00. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks by the glass like spirits, cocktails, mineral water and various choices of tea & coffee are served from 10:00 till midnight at selected outlets. There will be one bottle of mineral water in room upon arrival (only) and a tea & coffee tray, daily re-filled.

Sports & Entertainment
Two swimming pools, a children’s pool, an indoor pool for your swimming pleasure. The Sonesta Pharaoh Beach caters your sporting needs with a gym, sauna and steam bath, massage service, two tennis courts, two paddle courts, a hockey pitch and an all-weather sports court. By the beach the scuba diving centre personnel are ready to assist you with, among other activities, snorkelling. Note that the hotel has a house reef. Additionally there is an extensive entertainment programme.

All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment
Sport facilities at the hotel include fitness room, Jacuzzi, table tennis, shooting, mini golf, hockey, French bowls, beach volleyball, shuffle board, indoor pool (heated during winter), tennis (10:00-16:00), sport activities all day long at the pool & beach, daily aerobic gymnastics, water gymnastics, dancing lessons, daily mini disco for kids at 20:30, 900 sq.m of fully equipped playground and nightly show presented by the multinational animation team.

Chargeable Extras
Bottled beverages, room service, fresh juices, imported beverages & spirits, all food & beverage orders after midnight till 07:00, shisha, sauna, steam bath and massage are available at a charge.

Facilities & Services
The hotel has its own shopping gallery, a boutique, a souvenir shop and a mini-market , hair dresser, bank, and jeweller shop. The Sonesta Pharaoh Beach can provide you with the usage of its meeting room, the “Memphis”, which has a theatre style capacity of 360 people. It can be equipped and formed to be used for cocktail style functions, school style functions and for banquets (at ~25% less capacity).

All Inclusive General Info
Using the A la Carte restaurants for dinner requires a previous reservation at the reception, daily from 10:00-14:00. In order to assure the best service, guests should wear their AI armband all times. The AI concept will be implemented by room not by guest. All food & beverage orders must be consumed within the restaurants / bar. Any order carried outside the outlet as well as invitations will be charged to the guestroom. Armband should be returned to front office prior checkout at 12:00, to avoid extra charge.

Useful Information
Gizeh is 590 km away, Peninsula of Sinai (by boat 300 km), Suez (410km) and Marine Live Museum in Hurghada (20km). Previous hotel name: Melia Pharaoh.

On entry into Egypt, you must obtain a visitor’s visa at the port of entry; the fee is £10 (subject to change). Sharm El Sheikh is considered a free zone, due to being located in the Sinai Peninsula. Travel on excursions outside the peninsula, the visitor’s visa is a requirement. We recommend that you see your Medhotels rep on arrival, and they will assist you with obtaining the visa.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning
  • Archery
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Golf
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (Extra Fee)
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace

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