I spent this holiday with a friend - -returning from a week long stay just yesterday (1st March)
I have been to Hurghada a few times - but this is the best hotel I have stayed in. Ok so the first impressions of the room was that the decor was a little tired but it was spotlessly clean (I even checked under the bed!)
But given that the bedroom is the place that you spent least time that was fine. The bed was very VERY comfy. The grounds were just stunning! The pool area got very noisy at lunchtime with the Animation team but we were on the beach and couldnt hear it so no bother. The beach was clean, the water was clear as crystal and there was always a beach bed even though the hotel was busy.
The food was varied and very tasty. Breakfast and dinner was available in the two restaurants inside the hotel, lunch was in the Oasis restaurant near the beach. Always the food was plentiful and hot. The waiters were efficient and attentive and knew exactly how to react with the guests. We spent our breakfast and evenings in the Amar restaurant on the first floor. We struck up some lasting friendships and I cant wait to go back again. One waiter even risked the wrath of his manager by arranging for me to have the Egyptian breakfast speciality Foul (beans - pronounced foooul) on the last two days. As I walked in you could hear him call to the chef and out came the little frying pan :) Yum yum. Apparently the regular guests dont like this dish so it isnt on the regular breakfast menu. I could go on here for ages about the hotel and the staff. But try it for yourself and see - -you wont be disappointed. I even enjoyed most of the evening entertainment which is something I usually avoid like the plague! Outside the hotel is the Siva pub / cafe (owned by the hotel but not in the all inlclusive price) - which has widescreen sport but it isnt in your face so you can still sit there and relax and watch the world go by. If you go there say Hello to Abdul - a very charming gentleman indeed. In brief - if you want sun, sand, sea and relaxation in a beautiful surroundings for a reasonable all inclusive price then this is the place to go!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying one of the very best locations in Hurghada, the Siva Grand Beach delivers tradition with a twist. Choose from generously sized junior suites in the main building or rooms in the two storey bungalows in the grounds. There are few steps and with a wide gently sloping beach and excellent children's facilities, it is a firm favourite with families. And it's within easy walking distance of a wide range of shops, restaurants and other activities too. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Siva Grand Beach