We stayed at this resort for a week and the rooms were really great, air conditioning excellent, pool and surrounding area clean, communal areas clean so in all those respects we were happy. Two words of warning. The food comes out on trays at breakfast and evening meal and stays on show for hours on display albeit in an air conditioned environment but not that cold and left on display on un-chilled counters. It literally sits there in the heat of the day. I'm talking cold meats, cheeses, fruit, various yogurts etc Many of the trays return to the kitchen after sitting there for hours and I'm not convinced they then throw it away, not when there are several trays of sliced meats for example? It seems to reappear for the evening meal. The food was pretty awful in the main restaurant so we opted to eat our evening meals mainly at the a la carte restaurant and this was excellent food. We tried the steak house too but that was awful. You are allowed to book to go to the other restaurants free as long as you reserve in advance. My second word of advice is to avoid like the plague the annoying guy that comes around the pool area to start massaging your hand with essential oils to persuade you to have some massages. Yes I was persuaded (he is persuasive) and expected to have a lovely massage in a private room with nice music and essential oils. What you actually get is herded into what I can only describe as a fret work cubicle in full view of others and told to take my top off despite there being a guy in the adjacent cubicle. There was not even room to swing a cat (British saying) and the massage itself was awful. I was covered in coconut, which was eventually partially wiped off me and I went away with coconut all over me which I tried to get off. It was a complete rip off! Do not listen to the sellers, it sounded heaven when it was described to me and was another way of ripping off the gullible holiday maker. Everywhere we went the staff were pocketing the cash we handed over including the massage staff. Half into the draw, half into their back pocket. We loved our holiday and the rep for Red sea holidays was superb (Wassim). He arranged fabulous day trips out and came with us which added to the enjoyment. The holiday was only marred by the food in the large restaurant food and the massage team who I understand are not directly employed by the hotel. So...go there...its great BUT be careful what you eat and to whom you hand your cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suitably named, everything at this beautiful arabesque style hotel has been done on a grand scale – from the spacious and elegant rooms to the impressive terrace surrounding the three freeform swimming pools.Special consideration has been given to each individual feature to add to a setting that radiates five star luxuries. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Grand Hotel Hurghada
- Grand Hotel Hurghada
- Grand Resort Hurghada
- Grand Resort Hotel Hurghada