First of all well done Travel Zoo and Voyager Travel Direct for a great holiday package to The Siva Grand run by Red Sea Holidays. Flights by Monarch Airlines were great with good inflight hot meals provided. Transfers from Hurghada Airport approx. 10 mins to hotel. Check-in also appox 10 mins. First impression of Junior suite room no 329 was lovely, good size, clean and amazing view, room situated directly centre of building catching the sun from morning until late afternoon. Restaurants, two main buffet style on ground floor and first floor serving same food just slightly different opening and closing times, for breakfast and evening meals. Unfortunately food not as wide a choice or variety as have experienced in other hotels but sufficient. We found the only all inclusive drinks likeable were the white wine and water! A good tip would be to bring your own tea bags if you like a good cuppa in the morning with breakfast, Egyptian tea bags are a bit like saw dust! The best thing about the hotel was definitely the staff, very hard working, polite and they like it when you try to speak a little Arabic! Have to give a special mention to little Ahmed who clears the tables, Mahmoud the excellent chef in first floor restaurant and Mohamed Zidan who looked after us in the beach restaurant Oasis. Overall the holiday was great, lovely sunshine and hot weather for February, the beach was not crowded and sunbeds very comfortable with privacy screens made from wicker. One thing to be aware of is the taxi's outside waiting on the road just infront of the hotel....don't use them!!!! They want to charge you 50EP to go to Hurghada town when it should be 25EP!!! My tip...stay in the hotel and relax unless you relish a challenge and lots of hassle, don't get me wrong I love Egypt and Egyptians, this is my 10th visit to the country but they do love to hassle outside the hotels to the point it drives you back into the sanctuary of your hotel and grounds!!
- 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