Where relaxation meets fun, action, culinary highlights and wellness. That’s the new Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma at the Egyptian Red Sea. The resort opened up mid 2021 and offers a great variation of activities for young and old!
In this hotel review you’ll find out more details about our stay at the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma
Location & Arrival
Located near Safaga at the Egyptian East coast, the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma lies just a 40 minutes ride South from the International Airport in Hurghada. After landing we got greeted by a hotel staff member and driven to the resort.
The resort is located right at the beach with a private part which is only accessible for hotel guests. It is the ideal location to go kite surfing, snorkeling, diving or to relax in the sun.
The Steigenberger is located in a gated community called Ras Soma which is currently developing. The big plan is to open up more residences and shops in the upcoming years to transform Ras Soma in to a trendsetting location to live at and to visit.
Entering the resort through the lobby you’re instantly surrounded by the elegant elegant and modern oriental vibes which can be found all around the resort.
Rooms & Suites
All room categories at the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma are very similar and the biggest difference is the outdoor area and the view which can be a balcony or a terrace with either pool or sea view.
Executive Suite with Pool
My favorite category have been the rooms on the lower ground which are not facing the pool. They are called Executive Suites and have a private pool and garden attached to the terrace. Different from the other room categories, the Executive Suites have an additional sitting area inside.
The room itself is spacious with a king size bed, desk, relaxation area and a big window facade which leads outside to the terrace with sun beds and your little swimming pool.
The bathroom not only has a big rain shower but an additional bathtub for cozy baths!
Beachfront Villa with Pool
If you’re traveling as a family or group of friends you will love the private villas with up to three bedrooms. The outdoor areas of the this category is huge with an extensive private swimming pool, relaxation area and dining table. Inside the 215m2 space with your own kitchen and living room is designed modern and elegant – I especially loved the master bedroom with outdoor shower!
The Concept of the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma
Other than other resorts at the Red Sea, the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma is not noisy and loud but rather relaxing and perfect to unwind. You can either chill at one of the pools, have a drink at the bar, relax at the beach or get pampered at the Midiva Spa.
Pools & Beach
Located in the center of the resort, the main pool consists of three individual ones all of them are. The first one is relatively shallow and attached to the pool bar which makes it to the ideal pool to chill. The second one is the kids pool and the last one is the deepest pool and great for swimming.
Walk along the sandy beach and dip your toe in the refreshing Red Sea. At the beach you’ll find sun beds with umbrellas and wind blockers or rent a private cabana. We loved to that during the midday to get some shade during the midday heat.
As typical for the Red Sea, the Beach at the Steigenberger Resort doesn’t have white powdery sand like in the Maldives but rather an amber tone.
If you seek some adventures, then relaxing is for sure not the only thing you can do at the Ras Soma Beach:
Water Sport Activities
When visiting the Red Sea you simply can not leave without exploring the incredibly vivid maritime life. The best way to do this is via a little tour. We jumped on a boat at the Steigenberger Beach and only headed away from the shore for a few minutes until we arrived at the most beautiful underwater garden. The corals have been growing on natural pillars – kind of a vertical reef, surrounded by countless colorful fish! It was for sure one of my favorite diving experiences ever and super beginner friendly!
To try a bit of snorkeling you can also enter the water straight from the beach or head out a few meters on one of the kayaks or stand up paddle boards.
When the weather conditions are right you might even try some kite surfing. Unfortunately our session got cancelled due to the missing wind during our last day but it’s something you should definitely consider! We heard it is so much fun and way easier to handle than it looks like!
An important part of the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma concept is wellbeing that’s why the resort offers many choices to get pampered and fuel your body.
I loved to start the day with a Yoga Session right at the beach. Nothing beats hearing the relaxing sounds of the waves early in the morning when most people are still asleep.
For this reason I also fell in love with the Midiva Spa of the Steigenberger Resorts Ras Some. The treatment rooms are located in little beach huts with a verandah. This means that you can have the sliding door, facing the sea, opened during your treatment to listen to the sounds of nature. Patrick decided to try a classic Swedish Massage while I choose a Lymphatic Massage which I can highly recommend!
In the main building of the Spa you can enjoy the sauna, steam bath or Jacuzzis at anytime!
Of course you’ll find a well equipped gym as well but to be honest we didn’t had a chance to try it during our stay!
When you’re traveling as a family and like to spend some romantic time as a couple anyways, the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma offers a great kids club with an indoor and outdoor area.
Breakfast & Restaurants
With a total of five Restaurants and Bars they Steigenberger offers a great variation of culinary delights for all tastes.
The main restaurant of the resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on an extensive buffet.
It is for sure one of the biggest breakfast buffets we’ve ever seen with Arabic and international choices with different live cooking stations. Also for dinner you can choose from countless choices which makes it impossible to try everything even if you’re staying for a week!
Beside the buffet restaurant the Steigenberger Resort Ras Some offers a great selection of à la carte restaurants which are included in the All Inclusive Package as well. The quality of the dishes has been exceptional and we tried all different cuisines during our stay.
Probably my favorite restaurant at the resort since I’m a big lover of Asian food. The Benisuma offers Japanese Teppanyaki and Sushi plus Indonesian and Thai cookery. If you come definitely try the „sizzling pepper beef“ it is out of this world!
Fans of oriental cuisine will love the Arabesque with Lebanese classics and Arabian oriental Mezze which are perfect for a convivial evening.
This Restaurant and Bar serves seafood, Tapas, Italian specialities and amazing cocktails. Thanks to its location at the beach, Maya is the ideal place for any time of the day. Either a light lunch, afternoon coffee or drinks and snacks after sunset!
At the Aqua Pool Bar you can enjoy drinks directly in the Pool or stop by for a quick lunch with Italian cuisine.
My favorite Bar nevertheless has been the Safari Lobby Bar. It has the most elegant oriental design inside and outdoors for an afternoon coffee or drink in the evening while listening to live music.
Aqua Pool Bar
No matter if you’re traveling as a family, group of friends or couple, at the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma, you will find what you are looking for! Especially if you’re planning to have a vacation with relaxation as the main goal, combined with adventures and amazing food choices at a brand new resort!
We had a sponsored stay at the Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma, which does not influence my opinion and review about the resort.